SLE362 - Aquaculture


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Commencing 2024:

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Student learning activities comprise of a mix of classes, practical activities and site tours to local aquaculture operations. We expect that each student will need to dedicate about 150 hours of study to complete the teaching, learning and assessment requirements of this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 x 1 hour weekly classes (W1-11)

4 x 3 hour practicals delivered face to face (W2, 3, 5, 6)

2 x 3 hour fieldtrips/ site visits to commercial aquaculture farms

In-person attendance requirements

Students will be required to be on-campus for classes and all practical activities. Fieldtrips/ site visits will take place remotely, on-farm, at the premises of a commercial aquaculture entity.


Aquaculture (the farming of aquatic organisms) is the fastest growing food sector in the world, currently accounting for more than half of all fish and seafood consumed globally. This unit will expose and enlighten students on the critically important role that aquaculture plays in global food security, providing an overarching insight into aquaculture principles and practices, animal health and welfare, and the cutting-edge technological approaches implemented for the realisation of sustainable food production. Capitalising on Deakin's state-of-the-art aquaculture research infrastructure, students will gain exposure to animal husbandry practices and explore the pinnacle of technology for aquatic animal rearing and feed production.

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