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  • Objectives
    In this course you will undertake three semesters of coursework, exploring topics in culturing finfish, crustacean and mollusc species and their post-harvest handling. You will also complete an individual research project relevant to the aquaculture industry.
  • Entry requirements
    An honours degree. Alternatively, admission may be gained by the completion of a relevant postgraduate diploma or equivalent, to a satisfactory standard.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Science (Aquaculture)
  • Course description
     Course CRICOS Code: 055650M
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years

    Introduction

    This course will provide opportunities for the students to obtain further postgraduate specialist knowledge in the area of aquaculture with the emphasis on new aquaculture technologies and research approaches.This degree will complement existing Master degrees by research in the related area and help meet a demand, especially from international students many of whom opt for postgraduate degrees by coursework. The learning model will enable students to gain skills that will help them to assume leadership roles within the resource management sector.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    Completion of an honours degree from an approved institution. Alternatively, admission may be gained by the completion of a relevant postgraduate diploma or equivalent, to a satisfactory standard. Students will need to demonstrate that they possess a background in research methodology. If this is not met, they will be required to complete an appropriate research methodology unit. Students may be expected to complete appropriate bridging units in areas relevant to the research topic.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    This course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course Organisation

    This course consists of three semesters of coursework, which includes subjects relevant to culturing finfish, crustacean and mollusc species and their postharvest handling, and one semester of a research project relevant to aquaculture.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates will find employment at a managerial level in government agencies responsible for aquaculture developments, in private aquaculture enterprises and in research institutions.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    305348     v.2           Crustacean Aquaculture 501                             5.0     25.0
    305359     v.2           Seafood Technology 501                                   5.0     25.0
    309849     v.2           Aquatic Ecosystems 601                                    5.0     25.0
    309865     v.2           Introduction to Population Dynamics 601          5.0     25.0
                                                                                                                       100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    305352     v.2           Finfish Aquaculture 502                                     5.0     25.0
    305356     v.2           Mollusc Aquaculture 502                                    5.0     25.0
    305368     v.3           Aquaculture Nutrition 502                                  5.0     25.0
    309866     v.2           Seafood Science 602                                         5.0     25.0
                                                                                                                       100.0

    Year 2 Semester 1

    305354     v.2           Genetics and Stock Improvement 501               5.0     25.0
    305370     v.3           Applied Agricultural Statistics 501                      5.0     25.0
    309844     v.2           Research Project 601                                         5.0     25.0
    309850     v.2           Biotechnology and Aquaculture 601                   5.0     25.0
                                                                                                                        100.0

    Year 2 Semester 2

    309843     v.2           Aquatic Research Project 600                             3.0     100.0
                                                                                                                         100.0
    Availability
    Year     Location                  Period     All*     Internal    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1           Y                 
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2           Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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