The major in Aquaculture provides students with the opportunity to develop graduate attributes that are recognised as appropriate by professional scientists working within the broad subject areas of whole organism biology, ecology and biodiversity, and that are well suited to related employment opportunities within their chosen discipline subjects.
Aquaculture is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Science (BSc). Aquaculture may also be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Aquaculture as a single major for the BSc, students must gain 135 points including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete AQCUL101, MARIN101, AQCUL201, AQCUL202, BIOEB203, EARTH241 and 45 points from AQCUL301, AQCUL302, EARTH341 and MARIN301.
To complete Aquaculture as part of a double major for the BSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete AQCUL101, MARIN101, AQCUL201, AQCUL202, BIOEB203, EARTH241 and 30 points from AQCUL301, AQCUL302, EARTH341 and MARIN301, including one of AQCUL301 or AQCUL302.
To complete a minor in Aquaculture, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Aquaculture major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete AQCUL101 and 45 points from AQCUL201, AQCUL202, AQCUL301 and AQCUL302.
Note: The Aquaculture major and minor subject is only available in Tauranga.
The 300-level papers for the Aquaculture major and minor will be offered for the first time in 2021.
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Prescriptions for the GradCert(Aqcul) and GradDip(Aqcul)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Aquaculture at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location AQCUL101 Introduction to Aquaculture 15.0 21A (Tauranga) This paper will introduce marine aquaculture in a New Zealand context, with perspectives from historical Maori aquaculture and that of ancient foreign cultures. MARIN101 Marine Biodiversity 15.0 21A (Tauranga) This paper provides an introduction to marine ecosystems, the form and function of key marine taxa, the identification of New Zealand marine plants & animals (both indigenous & introduced), and the concepts of kaitiakitanga and conservation, as they apply to the coastal marine environment.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location AQCUL201 Invertebrate and Algal Aquaculture 15.0 21A (Tauranga) This paper will introduce key taxa of invertebrates and algae used in aquaculture, focusing on the biology and physiology of their lifecycles, and common husbandry methods. Particular emphasis will be given to species of relevance to the NZ industry. AQCUL202 Fish Aquaculture 15.0 21B (Tauranga) This paper will introduce key fish species cultured around the world, with a focus on the biology and physiology of their lifecycle as well as common husbandry methods. Particular emphasis will be given to species of relevance to the New Zealand industry. BIOEB203 Animal Structure and Function 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) This paper is an integrated theoretical and experimental study of the principles of animal structure and function. Comparative aspects will be emphasised in how animals adapt to their environment. Topics covered include homeostasis, the function of major organ systems, ecophysiology, musculoskeletal design and locomotion. An introd... EARTH241 Oceanography 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) This paper introduces students to the broad scale properties, issues, and research importance of the global ocean via the main disciplines of oceanography: particularly biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanography
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location AQCUL301 Aquaculture Industry and Innovation 15.0 21A (Tauranga) This paper provides an overview of innovative blue biotechnologies that enhance marine aquaculture species target and product diversity as well as improving process efficiency, including environmental sustainability in a New Zealand context. AQCUL302 Research Tools for the Aquaculture Industry 15.0 21B (Tauranga) This paper will introduce modern research tools that give us a detailed understanding of the physiology of farmed fish/shellfish species and provide insight into how their husbandry can be improved. EARTH341 Coastal Oceanography 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) This paper focuses on the physical oceanography of the coastal zone. Topics include estuarine circulation, wind driven currents on the shelf, longwaves, resonance, seiching, methodologies for quantifying processes and coastal responses, waves and surfzone processes.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 3 March 2021 10:40am