The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in Aquaculture provides a leading edge in this fascinating industry.
The Aquaculture major combines a comprehensive study program with industry-focused, hands-on experience delivered through a wide range of subjects.
Learn while you work! We offer a flexible delivery program with online self-directed learning, workshop events and virtual evening classes. Ask us how this works.
Throughout the degree, you will study a variety of subjects, including:
- biology of fish reproduction
- genetics of aquatic animals
- applied finfish aquaculture
- mollusc and crustacean aquaculture
- algology and zooplankton
- microbiology and aquatic animal diseases
- aquaculture engineering
This major has a strong vocational focus to support solid theoretical foundations for the Bachelor of Agriculture and the Bachelor of Technology. The promotion of sustainable aquaculture development is central to the aquaculture stream.
Based at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Epping campus, modern industry standard facilities include the commercial aquaculture training and applied research centre, commercial earthen pond systems, live feed production laboratory and seafood processing facility.
A partnership for success
This degree is offered through Melbourne Polytechnic, in partnership with La Trobe University. Graduates will have their degrees conferred by La Trobe University, and degree testamurs will feature the La Trobe seal and logo.
See the La Trobe program here and ask us about enrolling.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
VTAC CodeCommonwealth Supported Places 2100322791 - La Trobe University See the La Trobe program here and ask us about enrolling
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies - HE
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