Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture
Level 8

Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture

  • We are evolving

    From 2023, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of
    Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. See more here.

  • Locations and dates


    20 February 2023
  • Study options

    Full time or part time

  • Length

    1 year fulltime or 2-3 years part time

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2022: $7,261 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


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

If you have a science degree and want to work in the field of marine biology. This qualification is for you. 

  • Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production industry in the world
  • You will work in a highly sustainable industry
  • Through the programme you will make contacts in industry and research that can lead to employment
  • You will learn to put marine biology theory into practice.

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

It will provide you with the skills to critically assess aquaculture systems. As part of an internship or in your existing employment, you will also complete an industry research project.

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 as well as industry representatives.

Jamie Bellamy(external link) is studying 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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