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AQ5006 - Aquaculture: Principles and Practices

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

Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma, Master of Applied Science, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science and Masters of Development Practice.

This subject discusses the scope and role of aquaculture for increasing food and profit yields of marine, brackish and freshwater organisms. Topics include 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. This subject shares lectures, tutorials and practical classes with AQ2001.

Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (eg marine biology, biology or aquaculture) or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study or industry experience. They should have an excellent understanding of science subjects including basic biology, chemistry, aquaculture and statistics.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Kate Hutson
Lecturers: Professor Rocky De Nys, Dr Kate Hutson.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
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.