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Full time or part time
3 years full time or 4-6 years part time study
Year One - $7,138: Year Two - $6,451: Year Three - $6,191: plus $240 Student Services Levy per year
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.
NE4862 - Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation
This programme will provide you with specialist knowledge, as well as technical and practical skills relating to aquaculture.
On average you will go on one field trip a week, take part in at least three different work placements and complete applied research projects.
The programme was designed with industry so you will graduate not only with the practical skills and knowledge in aquatic ecology and marine conservation biology but also communication and operations management skills so you can make an immediate contribution to the aquaculture industry whether locally, nationally or internationally.
If you are already in the industry in New Zealand and looking to get a qualification, talk to us about how we can make that work for you to study alongside your employment.
You will also be learning in the region where the majority of New Zealand aquaculture produce is grown. It is the leading producer of farmed GreenshellTM Mussels, King Salmon and Pacific Oysters in the world.
The Nelson area is also a major hub of research in this field. The programme brings together the knowledge and expertise of Nelson and Marlborough aquaculture industry members as well as the Nelson scientific community to provide you with an informative and dynamic learning environment.
There are also a number of scholarships available including if you are a descendent of Wakatū Incorporation.
The programme provides you with flexibility through elective study options to choose the area, such as marine conservation or business, that you would like to study.
Chris Chamberlain is in his final year, studying towards a Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation.
In the first of a three part video series, Chris shares how the first term of year three has been going.
Degree students find out more about tropical aquaculture as part of their studies.
You will learn how to monitor stream health and the effects it has on the species living there.
Maybe aquaculture can provide the solution for īnanga/whitebait. This is a single whitebait under the microscope.
Liam credits the work placement opportunities for helping him discover his future career.