MJRP-SUAGM v.1 Sustainable Aquaculture Major (MSc Science)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This major in Sustainable Aquaculture 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 demand. The learning model will enable students to gain skills that will help them to assume leadership roles within the resource management sector.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply knowledge of basic biology of aquaculture species and conduct research to manage environmentally sustainable production
2. apply critical thinking skills based on sound research to analyse the issues of social and environmental sustainability faced by the aquaculture industry so that informed decisions are taken
3. locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature on health management of aquatic species; evaluate and synthesise evidence to inform decision making relevant to the sustainable management of aquaculture industries
4. demonstrate high quality written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in academic, professional and aquaculture contexts
5. select and use appropriate biotechnological innovations in the fields of environment, nutrition and health management to improve sustainable aquaculture productivity; use a range of information technologies to collect, analyse and disseminate scientific data and information
6. use lifelong learning skills to maintain currency to practice and sustain intellectual curiosity through research and scholarly activity; take responsibility for their personal educational development
7. recognise the global contribution in terms of biotechnology, management and scientific innovations in the field of aquaculture; consider environmental issues from a global perspective, appreciating that Australia is part of a global environment, and that there is an international need for sustainability and social justice
8. demonstrate respect for cultural diversity in the practice of the biological sciences and aquaculture; work in a socially responsible manner to achieve the goals of poverty alleviation and social justice through sustainable production; value indigenous, environmental and other community perspectives
9. demonstrate initiative, leadership and ethical practice when working independently and collaboratively in a challenging environment; respect the responsibilities of scientists in society, both nationally and internationally
Duration and Availability
This major is available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|AQUA5002||v.1||Aquaculture Principles and Practices||4.0||25.0|
|ENST3000||v.1||Environmental Impact Assessment||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|AQUA5004||v.1||Aquaculture and Food Security||5.0||25.0|
|ENST5005||v.1||Climate Change, Modelling and Adaptation||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|NPSC5000||v.1||Science Masters Research Methodologies||3.0||25.0|
|ENST5001||v.1||Environment and Agriculture Research Project 1||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|ENST6004||v.1||Aquatic Research Project||2.0||100.0|
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