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AQ5010 - Aquaculture: Production and Evaluation Report

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

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 covers the design, construction, operation and evaluation of the success of an aquatic animal recirculating tank culture system.

Learning Outcomes

  • o provide practical skills required for growout of an aquatic animal. To engage students in all aspects of an aquaculture recirculation system design, construction and husbandry techniques;
  • to promote an understanding of the interaction between system function and stock production. To encourage the application theoretical knowledge to practical aquacultural exercises;
  • to develop critical thinking, problem identifying and solving, and aquaculture enterprise evaluation skills;
  • to develop effective interpersonal skills, cooperation and teamwork, leadership, organisational and decision making skills, and the capacity for conflict resolution;
  • to develop effective communication skills (eg. listening, arguing a point, public speaking and presenting);
  • to develop a capacity for preparing, writing and presenting a major technical report.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically.
Students enrolling in this subject should have either enrolled as a Bachelor of Applied Science degree student and have completed their level 2 and 3 aquaculture subjects or have an undergraduate degree in relevant discipline (eg biology or environmental science) 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
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Chaoshu Zeng.
Assessment: production success measured by output; (25%); assignments (40%); student initiative involvement and leadership ability in project (35%).
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.