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    Master of Science (Aquaculture)

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Certificate

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



    Bedford Park

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 41,800  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Master of Science (Aquaculture)


    The postgraduate aquaculture program develops an understanding of aquaculture principles and practices in a wide variety of fields. These include nutrition, water quality, reproduction, genetics, hatchery management, ecology, physiology, husbandry, production, health management, disease control, product quality, aquaculture systems, aquaculture technology, experimental design, statistics for biology, fisheries biology, management, and bio-business.

    The courses draw on expertise from key industry figures in South Australia who serve on an industry consultative committee. Linked with these courses are work placements in tuna, yellowtail kingfish, oyster, abalone, mussel and freshwater crayfish sites. Flinders University is involved in research shared with Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA) and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

    The program involves practicals in laboratories, aquaria and tanks, aquaculture professionals and a flexible choice of elective topics available from different disciplines.

    The program provides you with an understanding of global aquaculture through a combination of theoretical coursework and technical practicals and will develop independent thinking and problem-solving skills within aquaculture. Topics cover areas such as aquaculture systems, aquaculture technology, water quality, product quality, plant diversity, algal diversity, and economics for business. Masters comprises coursework and an industrial work placement.


    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education or closely related qualification. In addition, applicants must also have no less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    Graduates are suitable for careers in acquaculture systems and technology, health and genetics.

    Potential occupations include:

    • aquaculture development officer
    • aquaculture consultant
    • aquaculture research scientist
    • aquaculture development officer
    • aquarist
    • business manager
    • farm manager
    • hatchery manager
    • laboratory manager/ technician
    • specialist (nutrition/ health genetics)
    • technical officer.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 41,800 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
    Flinders University

    Master of Science (Aquaculture)

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