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:

There will be no new enrolments into the Aquaculture major, second major, GradCert(Aqcul) or GradDip(Aqcul) from 2025.

The Aquaculture major and minor subject is only available in Tauranga.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Aquaculture papers

100 Level 200 Level 300 Level
Code and paper title Points
AQCUL101 Introduction to Aquaculture - Ahumoana right arrow

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...

15 24A (Tauranga)
MARIN101 Marine Biodiversity - Rerenga Rauropi Taimoana right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to marine ecosystems, the form and function of key marine taxa, the identification of New Zealand marine plants...

15 24A (Tauranga)
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AQCUL201 Invertebrate and Algal Aquaculture right arrow

This paper will introduce key taxa of invertebrates and algae used in aquaculture, focusing on the biology and physiology of their lifecycles, and...

15 24A (Tauranga)
AQCUL202 Fish Aquaculture right arrow

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...

15 24B (Tauranga)
BIOEB203 Animal Structure and Function right arrow

This paper is an integrated theoretical and experimental study of the principles of animal structure and function. Comparative aspects will be...

15 24A (Tauranga)
EARTH241 Oceanography right arrow

This paper introduces students to the broad scale properties, issues, and research importance of the global ocean via the main disciplines of...

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
AQCUL301 Aquaculture Industry and Innovation right arrow

This paper will provide a wider scope on the aquaculture industry beyond production biology. There is a specific focus on the concept of innovation...

15 24A (Tauranga)
AQCUL302 Research Tools for the Aquaculture Industry right arrow

Research and development is essential to develop an efficient and sustainable aquaculture industry. This paper provides students with a knowledge and...

15 24B (Tauranga)
EARTH341 Coastal Oceanography right arrow

This paper focuses on the physical oceanography of the coastal zone. Topics include estuarine circulation, wind driven currents on the shelf...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am