Aquaculture (2024)

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.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    AQCUL101Introduction to Aquaculture - Ahumoana15.024A (Tauranga)
    This paper has been designed to introduce you to important aspects of the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world. Aquaculture is one of the most efficient food production systems and now provides over 50% of the world's consumed fish. You will learn about the wide range of farmed aquatic organisms from algae to fish. We...
    MARIN101Marine Biodiversity - Rerenga Rauropi Taimoana15.024A (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 Matauranga and biodiversity, as they apply to the coastal marine environment. He whakataki no tenei pepa i te rauropi taimo...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    AQCUL201Invertebrate and Algal Aquaculture15.024A (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.
    AQCUL202Fish Aquaculture15.024B (Tauranga)
    This paper has been designed to provide a more in-depth knowledge on key fish species that are currently being farmed around the world and within New Zealand. There will be a particular focus on understanding the biology and physiology of the organism's lifecycle and how this knowledge enables the technology being used in productio...
    BIOEB203Animal Structure and Function15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (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...
    EARTH241Oceanography15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (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
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    AQCUL301Aquaculture Industry and Innovation15.024A (Tauranga)
    This paper will provide a wider scope on the aquaculture industry beyond production biology. There is a specific focus on the concept of innovation and how this solution driven approach is being used to develop an efficient and sustainable industry. The course covers a range of topics using specialist guest lecturers to explore ind...
    AQCUL302Research Tools for the Aquaculture Industry15.024B (Tauranga)
    Research and development is essential to develop an efficient and sustainable aquaculture industry. This paper provides students with a knowledge and working experience of a number of modern laboratory techniques that help researchers understand the physiology of farmed organisms to inform and innovate husbandry practise. This has ...
    EARTH341Coastal Oceanography15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (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.

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 February 2024 8:39am

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