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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will develop students' theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to the construction and management of aquaculture facilities. Students will develop an understanding of physical laws describing the behaviour of gases, liquids, forces, motion and energy, in relation to water flow. A capacity for critical analysis will be developed through an evaluation of the relationships between environmental properties, physical laws, functional design and operating characteristics of aquaculture plant and equipment. Skills required in all forms of practical aquaculture - including simple pipe construction, pumps and filtrations - will be learned through practical application at the NMIT aquaculture facility. The subject will also to extend students' knowledge of aquaculture facilities such as pond aquaculture systems, cage systems and recirculation aquaculture systems for the production of aquatic animals and maintenance of suitable water quality.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites Admission into SBATE


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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAquaculture EngineeringRecommendedLekang, O 2006BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, OXFORD, UK.
ReadingsCage aquacultureRecommendedBeveridge, M 20043RD EDN, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, UK
ReadingsEffects of waves and currents on gravity-type cages in the open seaRecommendedHuang C, Hung-Jie T & Liu, Jin-Yuan 2008AQUACULTURAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 38, PP. 105-116.
ReadingsEnvironmental sustainable land-based aquacultureRecommendedTal, Y, Schreier, K, Sowers, J, Stubblefield, AR & Zohar, Y 2009AQUACULTURE, VOL. 286, PP. 28-35.
ReadingsEvaluation of nitrifying bacteria product to improve nitrification efficacy in recirculating aquaculture systemsRecommendedKuhn, D, Drahos, D, March, L & Flick, G 2010ACQUACULTURAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 43, PP. 78-82.
ReadingsRecirculating aquaculture systemsRecommendedTimmons, M & Ebeling, B 20073RD EDN, NRAR PUBLICATION, USA.
ReadingsThe physics of open-water shellfish aquacultureRecommendedStevens, C, Plew, D, Harstein, N & Fredriksson, D 2008AQUACULTURAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 38, PP. 145-160.

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