Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture
Level 8

Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates


    22 July 2024
  • Study options

    Full time or part time

  • Length

    1 year fulltime or 2-3 years part time

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2024: $7,669 plus $246 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies (2024; $2.05 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

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This one-year programme is designed to build on the scientific knowledge gained from your previous degree-level study and give you practical experience to work in marine biology.

bachelor of aquaculture and marine conservation

Learn how to apply marine biology theories in the aquaculture sector and contribute to the development of sustainable growth through innovation. You will receive one-on-one mentorship from a globally renowned expert tutor in their field. 

You will have the chance to network with industry professionals and research institutes, which can lead to employment opportunities. You can also pursue a Master's degree in Applied Science, Aquaculture. 

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production industry in the world, with a strong focus on sustainability. Nelson is New Zealand's central hub of research and seafood production leaders working in the region. 

You will learn to put marine biology theory into practice, and throughout your study, you will have networking and research opportunities that may lead you to the job you want.

This programme will give you an advanced theoretical understanding and the technical and practical skills related to sustainable aquaculture practices.

It will give you the skills to critically assess aquaculture systems and complete an industry research project as part of an internship or in your existing employment. This will encourage you to support the development of sustainable growth in the aquaculture sector through innovation. 

The programme has been developed in consultation with the aquaculture and scientific community and industry representatives.








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