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Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Course summary for international students

Award granted Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture
CampusOffered at Warrnambool
Cloud (online)No
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$30,530* AUD
CRICOS course code075367D
LevelUndergraduate
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code S394
VTAC Codes1400718253 - Warrnambool, International full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture is one of only a few courses to offer fisheries and aquaculture as a combined undergraduate program. The course provides you with comprehensive training in fisheries resource management, aquaculture management, and fisheries biology, with a focus on environmental sustainability, particularly renewable resource exploitation and culture of marine and freshwater species. You will learn about fisheries and aquaculture from a global perspective, including topics such as fish markets, nutrition and farm certification processes, the history of Australian fisheries, fisheries methods and impacts of fishing. The course also includes studies in marine and freshwater biodiversity, ecology and behaviour, research methods, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing, and environmental chemistry. Fieldtrips and professional practice activities provide you with the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on skills. The course is focused on developing graduates with strong research and management capabilities with skill sets for a wide variety of work environments. In addition to employment in the fisheries and aquaculture fields, as a graduate you may also find career opportunities in areas such as food and agriculture-based industries, quarantine, wildlife biology, government environmental monitoring, private environmental consulting and museums. Graduating students have the opportunity to undertake further studies in existing honours and PhD programs.

 

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

South East Asia is recognised as the epicentre of a global aquaculture industry in terms of volume and innovation, and represents a valuable regional employment opportunity for graduates. Students will be capable of fulfilling roles within fisheries management organizations such as DPI (Victoria), ABARE, AFMA and regional CMA’s with expertise in freshwater systems. Further, graduates may find employment in wider industries such as food and agriculture, quarantine, wildlife biology, government environmental monitoring, private environmental consulting and museums.

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Career opportunities

South East Asia is recognised as the epicentre of a global aquaculture industry in terms of volume and innovation, and represents a valuable regional employment opportunity for graduates. Students will be capable of fulfilling roles within fisheries management organizations such as DPI (Victoria), ABARE, AFMA and regional CMA’s with expertise in freshwater systems. Further, graduates may find employment in wider industries such as food and agriculture, quarantine, wildlife biology, government environmental monitoring, private environmental consulting and museums.

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Course rules

The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 20 credit points of core (prescribed) units
  • 4 credit points of electives (which can be taken from any area of the University)
  • Completion of SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
  • No more than 10 credit points at level 1
  • At least 6 level 3 units, of which 4 must be course grouped to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment units.

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Course structure

Level 1

Trimester 1

SLE103 Ecology and the Environment  

SLE104 The Blue Planet: Water and Life  

SLE111 Cells and Genes  

SLE150 Environmental Chemistry  

SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program  *

 

 

Trimester 2

SLE105 Aquatic Pollution  

SLE144 Aquatic Life  

SLE161 Aquaculture and the Environment  

STP010 Introduction to Work Placements  *

plus one elective unit

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

SLE244 Aquatic Ecology  

SLE251 Research Methods and Data Analysis  

SLE255 Functional Marine Biology  

plus one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SLE261 Diversity of Fishes  

SLE217 Aquaculture Nutrition and Seafood Quality  

SLE223 Water Quality and Ecological Health  

plus one elective unit

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

SLE301 Professional Practice  #

SLE304 Geographic Information Systems: Uses in Aquatic Environments  

MAE322 The Economics of the Environment  

plus one elective unit

 

Trimester 2

SLE319 Environmental Planning - Catchments to Coast  

SLE343 Fisheries Management  

SLE329 Aquatic Animal Health and Reproduction  

SLE315 Comparative Animal Physiology  

 

*SLE010 and STP010 are 0-credit-point compulsory units


# Must have successfully completed STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)

 


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Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

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Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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