Courses

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology

Aquaculture - International Students

The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in Aquaculture provides a leading edge in this fascinating industry.

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Aquaculture

The Aquaculture major combines a comprehensive study program with industry-focused, hands-on experience delivered through a wide range of subjects.

Delivery

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.

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.

Contact

For any additional information on the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology, majoring in Aquaculture, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

International Students

Code

HELSBATE

CRICOS Code

070935F

Campuses

EPPING

Duration

Full-time: 3 years

Entrance Requirements

  • Academic: Australian Year 12 or equivalent, to include mathematics, and one of either chemistry or biology, OR
  • satisfactory completion of a Diploma course in Agriculture (or equivalent), OR
  • mature age applicants (21 years of age or over) relevant industry experience defined as professional industry engagement for a minimum of two years and demonstrated capacity to undertake work at degree level. Supporting document to include a CV with at least 2 supporting written references
  • English: Academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no individual band below 5.5, or Pearson PTE Academic 50 overall with no individual communicative skill below 42, or recognised equivalency
  • Note:All applicants must complete a phone or skype interview as part of the selection process

Assessment Methods

Subjects are assessed in a variety of ways including exams, practical exercises, case studies, demonstrations and assignments

Materials

You will need to purchase textbooks and notes. Book lists will be provided at enrolment or course induction by the teaching department

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $11250
  • Tuition fees per year: $22500
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Pathways to further study

Successful completion means you can go onto significant post-graduate studies. You consider a Masters qualification in Agriculture or Aquaculture

Career Pathways

Graduates can expect to gain employment in all aspects of the aquaculture industry, in Australia and also overseas

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear
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Units Of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Code Subjects
AGR1AST AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY
AGR1FCW FOOD PRODUCTION IN A CHANGING WORLD
AGR2AFA APPLIED FINFISH AQUACULTURE
AGR2AIA AQUAPONICS AND INTEGRATED AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS
AGR2ANN AQUATIC ANIMAL NUTRITION
AGR2AQA REPRODUCTION AND GENETICS OF AQUATIC ANIMALS
AGR2FFT FUTURE FARMING TECHNOLOGIES
AGR3AQE AQUACULTURE ENGINEERING
AGR3ENV ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
AGR3MCA APPLIED MOLLUSC AND CRUSTACEAN AQUACULTURE
AGR3MIC MICROBIOLOGY AND AQUATIC ANIMAL DISEASES
AGR3RAH RESTORATION OF AQUATIC HABITAT
AGR3RP1 APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT 1
AGR3RP2 APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT 2
AGR3SPM SEAFOOD PROCESSING AND FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT
BUS1RBM RURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
SCI1AZ ALGOLOGY AND ZOOPLANKTON
SCI1BIF BIOLOGY OF FISH
SCI1ECB ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
SCI1LAL LANGUAGE AND LOGIC
SCI1LS1 LIVING SYSTEMS 1
SCI2ECO ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
SCI2INP INDUSTRY PLACEMENT
SCI2SED STATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN