Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus
2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): Aquaculture: 71.40 | Aquaculture and Marine Biology: 75.25
Guaranteed entry ATAR: Aquaculture: 70.00 | Aquaculture and Marine Biology: 70.00
TAFElink: Aquaculture: Certificate 4 or above | Aquaculture and Marine Biology: Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: Science and Maths, SEAS, RISAS
FISC Foundation: 6.2, A Levels: 7, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
Aquaculture is a specialisation offered within the Bachelor of Science. This specialisation is also available within the 4 year Bachelor of Science (Honours).
The Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture) was established to provide you with the right combination of skills needed to be a part of the next phase of aquaculture’s growth or to make an important contribution to aquatic resource management through a variety of career paths.
It is the only university course of its kind in South Australia and has the backing of the fishing industry through the South Australian Fishing Industry Council.
The focus is on combining a strong background in the natural sciences with an understanding of health and safety issues, practical and management issues, and business and communication skills.
Aquaculture/Marine Biology double specialisation
Students can apply for a double specialisation in Aquaculture and Marine Biology. The Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture/Marine Biology) can still be completed in 3 years. This double specialisation will provide graduates with increased job opportunities. They will be well- equipped to take up positions in either the research or applied science sectors.
What will I study?
Refer to the course rule.
What is Aquaculture?
Aquaculture is applied science at the most practical level and is more than just fish farming. Aquaculture includes the production of molluscs (including oysters, abalone, mussels and scallops) and crustaceans (shrimps, prawns, freshwater and marine crayfish), and even aquatic plants such as seaweed.
Why study Aquaculture at Flinders?
- Flinders has a large team of marine biologists, aquaculturists and oceanographers undertaking world- class research on current issues in marine science.
- We are major partners in both the CRCs (Cooperative Research Centres) for Sustainable Finfish Aquaculture and Australian Seafood. Our scientists are leading research in three areas of the Australian Seafood CRC’s program and are involved with two major projects related to the farming of southern bluefin tuna. We are also a lead partner in the Marine Innovation SA initiative and the State Government provided $6.6 million to recently expand our Lincoln Marine Science Centre in Port Lincoln. The Centre is the venue for a range of research programs carried out by Flinders, the SA Research and Development Institute, the SA Shellfish Quality Assurance Program, TAFE SA at Port Lincoln and the Tuna Boat Owners Association of Australia.
- To facilitate the development of practical skills, students have access to:
- sophisticated aquaculture facilities on campus in Adelaide, including six specially designed indoor laboratories that enable the culture of algae, zoo-plankton, fish, crustaceans and molluscs at controlled temperature and light levels
- more than 100 aquaria
- eighteen 10,000-litre outdoor tanks.
- Workplace education is provided in collaboration with aquaculture operators in various locations in South Australia, interstate and overseas.
Combined degree options
You can combine this course with the following:
- Bachelor of Business and Technology l 4 years
- Master of Business and Technology l 5 years
- Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice l 6 years l SATAC code: 214442
- Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours) l 6 years l SATAC code: 224302
Study a language
Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.
Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.
International students: Entry and English requirements
Applications and annual fees
|SATAC code:||Aquaculture specialisation: 224121
Aquaculture/Marine Biology double specialisation: 224281
|Mid year entry:||Yes|
|Mid year entry:||Yes|
|Applications:||How to apply|
Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
Refer to credit transfer for further information.
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Enhanced Program for High Achievers
Further study options
Science & Mathematics (PDF 1MB)
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