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AQ5806 - Aquaculture: Introductory Principles and Practices

[Not offered in 2022]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Science (Aquaculture Principles and Practices)

Aquaculture: Introductory Principles and Practices discusses the scope and role of aquaculture for increasing food and profit yields of marine, brackish and freshwater organisms. The biological principles of aquaculture, including species selection, water quality, hatchery breeding and rearing and grow-out practices, aquaculture technology and systems are addressed.

Learning Outcomes

  • a preliminary understanding of the biological and other principles underlying aquaculture;
  • an appreciation of the potential future of aquaculture and factors that will influence it;
  • 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.

Subject Assessment

  • Online quiz, online practicals, reports.
AQ2001 AQ5006

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