AQ5006 - Aquaculture: Principles and Practices
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Available to students admitted to the Graduate Certificate of Science, Graduate Diploma
of Science, Master of Science, Master of Science (Professional), Graduate Certificate
of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice or Master of Development
This subject aims to inspire and motivate students through research-informed teaching
in this rapidly developing field. Aquaculture: Principles and Practices discusses
the scope and role of aquaculture for increasing food and profit yields of marine,
brackish and freshwater organisms. This subject integrates laboratory and field based
learning so that students benefit from varied circumstances, contact and settings.
Students maintain their own aquaculture organisms (fish or crustaceans, depending
on availability) in an intensive aquaculture system, develop skills to propagate hard
and soft corals, measure water quality parameters at the largest prawn farm in tropical
north Australia, experiment with live feeds for use in hatchery production and learn
about aquaculture research at the Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS).
Students will develop practical animal husbandry skills and report writing skills.
The course coordinator/lecturer has considerable experience in the aquaculture industry
and associated wild fisheries. The biological principles of aquaculture including
species selection, hatchery breeding and rearing and grow-out practices. aquaculture
technology and systems, overseas experience and Australian potential are addressed.
- a preliminary understanding of the biological and other principles underlying aquaculture;
- an appreciation of the potential future of aquaculture and factors that will influence
- an appreciation of the scope and need for aquaculture in food production;
- an awareness of the environmental demands, including aspects of pollution and disease,
for sustained aquaculture;
- to enable students to evaluate their aptitude, enthusiasm and commitment for undertaking
a major, and possibly pursuing a future career, in aquaculture; and a general understanding
of the different types of aquaculture systems.
- end of semester exam (50%)
- assignments (50%).
|Previous degree in Biology required.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Assoc. Professor Jennifer Blair
||Professor Dean Jerry, Professor Kyall Zenger, Dr David Vaughan, Assoc. Professor Jennifer Blair.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 25 hours lectures
- 3 hours tutorials
- 24 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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