In this course, you will build on your knowledge of aquaculture (fish farming) and develop your skills using new advances in the area of sustainable aquaculture.
You will cover many areas, including principles and practices in sustainable aquaculture, aquatic environmental management, aquaculture nutrition, food security, aquaculture technology, value-addition of aquatic products and climate change.
You will be prepared for leadership roles within the resource management sector and have the practical skills and knowledge you need to manage the operations of aquaculture, marine and freshwater farms, and hatcheries.
A sustainable aquaculture research project is a significant component of this course. Intensive study periods may also be available over the summer or vacation periods.
Australian & NZ Students
You must have a bachelor degree in science, preferably biology, and/or have achieved competency in aquaculture or a related discipline to the level of second year tertiary study.
Those without a background in research methodology will be required to complete an additional research methodology unit. You may also be expected to complete appropriate bridging units in areas relevant to your research topic.
Minimum English language entry requirements:
IELTS ACADEMIC (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1
Aquaculture Principles and Practices
Environmental Impact Assessment
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2
Aquaculture and Food Security
Climate Change, Modelling and Adaptation
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1
Science Masters Research Methodologies
Environment and Agriculture Research Project 1
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2
Aquatic Research Project
Upon graduation, you will have a strategic advantage in advancing your career in government agencies responsible for fisheries or natural resource management, environmental management, or in private companies whose operations use freshwater and marine resources in a sustainable manner.
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