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AQ5009 - Aquaculture of Tropical Species

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

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

This subject discusses aquaculture in tropical regions of the World and Australia. It will provide information about the status and methods of production of the major species cultured in this region and opportunities for new species culture. Topics include: Marine finfish; Freshwater finfish; Crustaceans; Seaweeds and Molluscs. This subject shares lectures and field work with AQ2002.

Learning Outcomes

  • assess the current status and major constraints for aquaculture species in the tropics;
  • describe general biology and major production methods for key aquaculture species in tropical regions and particularly tropical Australia;
  • evaluate the benefits and limitations of the practical aspects of tropical aquaculture based on evidence drawn from visits to aquaculture farms and research institutes.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (40%) - Individual.
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.
AQ2002 AQ5809


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Professor Jan Strugnell
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng, Professor Dean Jerry, Professor Jan Strugnell.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.