Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation
Level 7

Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation

  • Fees Free eligible programme

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  • Locations and dates

    Nelson:

    22 February 2021
    Year 1
    22 February 2021
    Year 2
    22 February 2021
    Year 3
  • Study options

    Full time or part time

  • Length

    3 years full time or 4-6 years part time study

  • Total credits

    360

  • Fees

    2020: Year One - $7,138: Year Two - $6,451: Year Three - $6,191: plus $240 Student Services Levy per year; 2021: Year One - $7, 276: Year Two - $6,560: Year Three - $6,312: 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. A Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies.

  • National qualification code

    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.

If you achieved University Entrance (UE) in 2020, the entry requirements for this programme may differ from those displayed on this page and in printed material due to the disruption caused by COVID-19. To find out about entry requirements for those who achieve UE in 2020 see the NZQA website(external link).

At NMIT we bring together marine conservation and aquaculture to start addressing solutions to the threats to many of the marine and freshwater environments of our planet. These threats have come in the form of overfishing, pollution, habitat destruction, climate change and more. Education about marine conservation is critical to start addressing these global and local issues.

Students are encouraged to think further afield and are also taught about tropical marine environments. All of this knowledge is combined to create a greater understanding of ecology and environmental impacts to further progress momentum into the marine conservation and sustainable aquaculture space.

Connect with industry

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.

Best place to study

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.

Flexible course options

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.

In your last year at level 7 you will have an opportunity to choose electives.

 
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