Aquaculture

The Aquaculture Major equip students with the knowledge and skills for the farming of fish, crustaceans, aquatic plants and organisms (including prawns, shrimps, oysters, mussels, crocodiles and algae).

Many career option exist in this field in both public and private sectors, form shellfish farming to scientific research. Some entry-level aquaculture jobs require either a high school diploma or an undergraduate degree in aquaculture and fisheries but more advanced position require a master’s or doctorate degree.

Aquaculture Courses

  1. Principle of Aquaculture
  2. Water Quality Management
  3. Limnology
  4. Fresh water Prawn Culture
  5. Ichthyology
  6. Crustacean and Molluscan Aquaculture
  7. Fish Breeding and Hatchery Management

Career Opportunities

Graduate in tis major will be able to find careers in federal government agencies, academic institutions, fish farm and NGOs.

Curriculum

No Course Credit Code
1 Core Microbiology 3(2,1) AQ2201
2 Principles of Aquaculture 3(2,1) AQ2203
3 Aquaculture Pond Construction & Management 3(2,1) AQ2204
4 Aquaculture Feeds & Feeding 3(2,1) AQ2205
Sub Total 15 credits
1 Compulsory Introduction to Statistics 3(3,0) AQ2301
2 Aquaculture Production(I+II) 3(2,1) AQ2302
3 Fish Breeding & Hatchery Management 3(2,1) AQ2303
4 Water Quality Management 3(2,1) AQ2304
5 Freshwater Prawn Culture 3(2,1) AQ2305
6 Limnology 3(2,1) AQ2306
7 Introduction to Fish Health Management 3(2,1) AQ3307
8 Management of Small Impoundments 3(2,1) AQ3308
9 Aquaculture Equipment & Facilities 3(2,1) AQ3309
10 Fisheries Techniques 3(2,1) AQ3310
11 Research methodology and experimental design 3(3,0) AQ3311
12 Scientific writing and communication 3(3,0) AQ3312
13 Project Management 3(3,0) AQ4313
Field Trip I 1
Field Trip II 1
Industrial Placement or Internship 3
Undergraduate Seminars 1
Sub Total 45 Credits
1 Prescribed Crustacean and Molluscan Aquaculture 3(2,1) AQ3401
2 Fish & Crustacean Nutrition 3(3,0) AQ3402
3 Fisheries Biology & Management(Genetic + Physiology) 3(2,1) AQ3403
4 Aquaculture Farm Management 3(3,0) AQ4404
5 Mariculture 3(3,0) AQ4405
6 Ichthyology 3(2,1) AQ4406
7 English 1 3 (3,0) AQ2407
8 English 2 3 (3,0) AQ2408
Sub Total 24 Credits
Free Elective Sub Total 09 Credits
Thesis 08 Credits
Total of Credits for the Whole Program 133  Credits