Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture (Level 8) in Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Campus: Nelson

Duration: 1 year

Intake: Feb and July

*Fee: $18,900 plus $240 Student Services Levy.

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This Course is introduced to build on practical skills learnt from previous degree level and provide you technical experience to operate daily in a marine sphere.

Aquaculture is the rapid growing food production industry on the planet.

You will be allowed to work in a suitable industry.

Through the programme you will make contacts in industry and research that can lead to employment

This course will give you a boosted theoretical knowledge and skills linked to sustainable aquaculture techniques. It will give you the skills to analytically assess aquaculture systems. As part of an internship, you will also take an industry research project. This will boost you to support the growth in the aquaculture field through innovation. The course has been introduced in discussion with the aquaculture and scientific industry as well as industry representatives. It has been designed to meet today’s demands and those of the future, locally, nationally and overseas.

Course Structure:

This Course will give you with unified study and research chances in the fields of sustainable aquaculture practice (30 credits at Level 8) and management (30 credits at Level 8).

These studies are backed by a program in research methodology (15 credits at Level 7) leading to a research dissertation (45 credits at Level 8).

The motive of the research project is to start original research while working alongside aquaculture industries and/or research organizations.

Career Outcomes:

After completing the course you will have the skills to move to higher Postgraduate study such as a Master’s Degree.

Some career choices:

  • Aquaculture production management
  • Specialist roles such as health management or feed management
  • Voluntary sector for marine conservation
  • Department of Conservation marine reserve ranger
  • Ministry of Primary Industries fisheries inspector or observer
  • Public aquarium curatorial staff
    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    Candidate must have a Bachelor degree in science or agriculture.

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0
    2. TOEFL Score of 79 is required with 21 in writing
    3. PTE required score is 58