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AQ3008 - Aquaculture: Systems Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

This subject discusses the factors which should be considered for the design of a system for culturing aquatic organisms. It addresses fundamental principles and concepts rather than describing how to grow a particular species. Therefore, as a result of studying this subject, students will be able to complete a design for a system for culturing any aquatic species.

Learning Outcomes

  • define the requirements for selecting a site for an aquaculture enterprise;
  • describe and select appropriate forms of infrastructure for an aquaculture enterprise;
  • describe the requirements for and parameters to be considered in the development and operation of an aquaculture system.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biology and aquaculture, and should have completed BS2001 (or BZ2001) AND AQ2001 or equivalent. Completion of AQ2002 is also recommended.
Prerequisites: AQ2001 and (BS2001 OR BZ2001 OR AG2001) and allow concurrent for BZ2001
AQ3320 AQ5008


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Igor Pirozzi.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.