AQUACULTURE ENGINEERING

AGR3AQE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will develop your theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to the construction and management of aquaculture facilities. You 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 your 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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Effects of waves and currents on gravity-type cages in the open sea

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHuang C, Hung-Jie T & Liu, Jin-Yuan

Year2008

Edition/VolumeVOL. 38

PublisherAQUACULTURAL ENGINEERING

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Environmental sustainable land-based aquaculture

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTal, Y, Schreier, K, Sowers, J, Stubblefield, AR & Zohar, Y

Year2009

Edition/VolumeVOL. 286, PP. 28-35.

PublisherAQUACULTURE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The physics of open-water shellfish aquaculture

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStevens, C, Plew, D, Harstein, N & Fredriksson, D

Year2008

Edition/VolumeVOL. 38, PP. 145-160.

PublisherAQUACULTURAL ENGINEERING

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Cage aquaculture

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBeveridge, M

Year2004

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING, UK

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Evaluation of nitrifying bacteria product to improve nitrification efficacy in recirculating aquaculture systems

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKuhn, D, Drahos, D, March, L & Flick, G

Year2010

Edition/VolumeVOL. 43, PP. 78-82.

PublisherACQUACULTURAL ENGINEERING

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Recirculating aquaculture systems

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTimmons, M & Ebeling, B

Year2007

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherNRAR PUBLICATION, USA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Aquaculture Engineering

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLekang, O

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING, OXFORD, UK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand the behaviour of liquids and gasses in relation to the design an aquaculture Facility
02. Apply technical knowledge to construct simple pipe and plumbing systems for aquaculture facilities
03. Identify and evaluate different soil types in relation to their suitability for pond construction
04. Investigate and design solutions for aquaculture engineering problems

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 31 - 43
Two 3.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Design assignment (1,200-words). Written feedback via a marking rubric and tracked changes.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO4

Literature/product review presentation (15 minutes, 750-words equivalent). Via a marking rubric.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Two practical and group reports (Total 2,000-words per student). Written feedback via a marking rubric and tracked changes. 

N/AReportGroupNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4