AUT University : Bachelor of Science – Aquaculture.
We live on an island nation and have a growing interest in our ocean. This major provides a strong grounding in the principal science that forms the basis for marine ecology and aquaculture practices throughout New Zealand and overseas.
In addition to learning the pure science behind the aquaculture industry, you will gain a good introduction to core management and legal issues relevant to this field. This knowledge will enable better management of marine resources.
University Entrance Level 3: Biology, Chemistry, Statistics and Modelling
WHAT THIS MAJOR COVERS
The Aquaculture major includes the following papers:
· Biological Chemistry
· Ecology and Evolution
· Form and Functions of Plants and Animals
· General and Organic Chemistry
· Health and Environment
· Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
· Statistical Models
Students study Marine Research Techniques, Environmental Law, Marine Invertebrates, Fish and Aquatic Plants and Coastal Management.
Students undertake the third core subject; a research project that involves an investigation into a scientific problem. Students develop skills in experimental design, literature searching and the collection, treatment, interpretation and reporting of results. Papers in Marine Ecology, Environmental Monitoring and Risk Assessment, Aquaculture, Freshwater Ecology, and Geographical Information Systems.