Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture
Level 8

Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture

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    From 1 October 2022, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates

    Nelson:

    20 February 2023
  • Study options

    Full time or part time

  • Length

    1 year fulltime or 2-3 years part time

  • Total credits

    120

  • Fees

    2023: $7,461 plus $240 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 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.

  • National qualification code

    NE4863

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.

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.

Jamie Bellamy(external link) has graduated with the Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture(external link) and says the close connection with industry is an integral part of the programme. 

"Dr Mark Burdass has a really close connection with New Zealand King Salmon and does a lot of work with them," says Jamie, "We also visited other industries including oyster farms, mussel hatcheries, and other salmon places to talk with people and find out what they're doing and what issues they are trying to solve."

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