Courses & Units

Aquaculture Technology KSM204



This unit provides an overview of aquaculture recirculation, cage, pond, tank and raceway systems and their associated technologies such as aeration, water conditioning, biofiltration, fish pumps, graders, counters, feeding systems etc both in Australia and overseas; specifically their working principles, components, problems and application to the production of aquaculture species. This unit also covers the principals and use of biotechnologies and digital technologies that support cultured plant/animal health and performance, and environmental sustainability across production stages.


Unit name Aquaculture Technology
Unit code KSM204
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture

Kelli Anderson

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:
1: Identify current farm equipment/systems, and modes of operation;
2: Explain why and how technologies are used in commercial and research applications;
3: Explain the working principles of, and problems associated with farm technologies;
4: Demonstrate an ability to use mathematical calculations to solve technological problems;
5: Propose technological solutions to bottlenecks in aquaculture production systems.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,783.00 050701

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Report 1 (10%), Report 2 (25%), Presentation 1 (25%), Final exam (40%)

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