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AQ5808 - Aquaculture: Systems Design and Operation

[Not offered in 2020]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject discusses the factors which should be considered for the design of a system for culturing aquatic organisms. It addresses fundamental principles and concepts rather than describing how to grow a particular species. Therefore, as a result of studying this subject, students will be able to complete a design for a system for culturing any aquatic species.

Learning Outcomes

  • To define the requirements for selecting a site for an aquaculture enterprise;
  • To describe and select appropriate forms of infrastructure for an aquaculture enterprise;
  • To describe the requirements for and parameters to be considered in the development and operation of an aquaculture system.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (50%).
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
Prerequisites: AQ5806 or equivalent
AQ3008 AQ5008

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