A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: On campus


Course name: Graduate Certificate in Science (Aquaculture)
Duration (full-time equivalent):
6 months
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Course name: Graduate Diploma in Science (Aquaculture)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD083
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Course name: Master of Science (Aquaculture)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 - 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM156
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The postgraduate aquaculture courses draw on expertise from key industry figures in South Australia who serve on the industry consultative committee for Flinders University courses.

Linked with these courses are work placements in tuna, yellowtail kingfish, oyster, abalone, mussel and freshwater crayfish sites. Flinders University is involved in research shared with Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

The courses develop an understanding of aquaculture principles and practices in nutrition and water quality, reproduction and genetics, hatchery management, ecology and physiology, husbandry and production, health management and disease control, product quality, aquaculture system and technology, experimental design and statistics for biology, fisheries biology and management, and bio business.

The program involves practicals in laboratories, aquaria and tanks, aquaculture professionals and a flexible choice of elective topics available from different disciplines.

The Masters of Science (Aquaculture) course can be fast-tracked in 18 months and includes a research component.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree in any relevant discipline of science or equivalent qualification. The programs are not available to graduates of the BSc (Aquaculture) or BSc (Aquaculture) (Honours) or equivalent.

The Faculty Board may under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: To be advised
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Science (Aquaculture)

Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $15,372

2018: $16,500
2019: $17,000

Graduate Diploma in Science (Aquaculture)

Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $30,085

2018: $33,000
2019: $34,800


Master of Science (Aquaculture)

Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $30,744

2018: $33,000
2019: $34,800


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.