SLE262 - Aquaculture and the Environment


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)*

*2023 will be the final offering

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

SQB161, SLE161

EFTSL value: 0.125




Incompatible with: SLE161
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

8 x 1 hour online classes per trimester, 3 x 2 hour seminars per trimester, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester, 3 x 3 hour fieldwork activities per trimester.


Practical activities for students enrolled at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus will be conducted at the Deakin University Queenscliff Marine Science Centre.


The overall purpose of this unit is to develop student’s knowledge of aquaculture in a global context, both from human and animal perspectives, and to develop their understanding of the positive and negative effects various aquaculture systems can have on the environment and the inter-dependence of aquaculture with commercial fisheries.

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