Courses & Units

Aquaculture Technology JFA501


This unit provides an in-depth view of aquaculture recirculation, cage, tank, raceway and pond systems and their associated technologies such as filtration, aeration, water conditioning, fish pumps, grades, counters, feeding systems etc, both in Australia and overseas. The unit takes a hands-on and industry-related approach and will focus on system design, working principles, commercial and research application, and recent innovation. Students will learn to design systems, size components and calculate key operational components such as hydraulic loading, carrying capacity, oxygenation and biofilter capacity.


Unit name Aquaculture Technology
Unit code JFA501
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture

Assoc Prof John Purser

Teaching staff

Assoc Prof John Purser and others

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lectures, 3 h practicals, 1 h tutorials


Coursework: 60%. Examination: 40%

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