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AQ5816 - Current Trends in Aquaculture

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

Aquaculture is the fastest growing agro-business sector comprising the successful management and integration of five key topic areas - Disease, Sustainability, Feed & Nutrition, Animal Physiology and Breeding & Genetics. This subject takes a big picture view of each of these areas, and looks at the short to long term impact and development of each with a special focus on how to apply this knowledge within the aquaculture business sector. This subject also looks at major trends in aquaculture and the impact these may have in a rapidly growing food sector

Learning Outcomes

  • Research and identify the key aquaculture areas under development and the impact these may have on the sector;
  • Apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills to address problems associated with a rapidly evolving food sector;
  • Awareness of the recent advances and trends in aquaculture;
  • Recognise and reflect on biological, social, ethical and environmental issues influencing future aquaculture production.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (20%) - 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
Prerequisites: AQ5806 or equivalent


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Professor Dean Jerry.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours workshops - Online group discussions
  • 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.