Courses & Units

Aquaculture Technology KSM613



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. While the content delivered to students in the undergraduate and masters unit will be similar, there will be clear differences in assessment (more detailed, in-depth and complex) and learning expectations (more technical and critical thinking) for KSM613. Assessment details will be provided to students separate to the unit outline.


Unit name Aquaculture Technology
Unit code KSM613
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator Associate Professor Christopher Bolch
Available as student elective? No
Level Postgraduate


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify current farm equipment/systems, and modes of operation
  • Explain why and how technologies are used in commercial and research applications
  • Explain the working principles of, and problems associated with farm technologies
  • Demonstrate an ability to use mathematical calculations to solve technological problems
  • Propose technological solutions to bottlenecks in aquaculture production systems
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050701 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly 2h lecture sessions, Weeks 1-13. On-campus attendance.

Weekly 3h practical sessions, Weeks 1-13. On-campus attendance.

Assessment (40%)| (25%)| (10%)|Technology Presentation (25%)
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