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Deakin’s Bachelor of Fisheries and Aquaculture gives you the opportunity to study fisheries and aquaculture as a combined 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.
Fisheries and aquaculture is a growing field with good job prospects around Australia. 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.
At Deakin you’ll find opportunities to help prepare you for a global future.
In 2013, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is introducing a new program to help high achieving students add an international experience to their studies. The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas (via an exchange or study abroad program). Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship of $3,000 to assist with the travel costs. As part of the program, they will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship program. To find out more, visit the Global Science and Technology Program page.
Deakin's Study Abroad and Exchange Office also offers various programs including exchange, study abroad, short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteering opportunities, enabling students to study overseas for a few weeks, a trimester, or a year as part of their degree.
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website
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