Introduction to Aquaculture
- ECTS credits10
- Teaching semesterAutumn
- Course codeBIO203
- Number of semesters1
Level of Study
Bachelor (advanced) and master. Students in the master's programme in biology will be prioritised.
This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. The application deadline is Wednesday in week 33 for the autumn semester. Please see this page for more information. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a seat in Studentweb no later than Monday the week after the deadline.
It is compulsory to attend the first lecture/orientation meeting, or you risk losing your seat. If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must contact the Study Section (firstname.lastname@example.org). The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on Mitt UiB.
Objectives and Content
The course includes the biology and rearing of salmonids, marine fish species, shellfish, crustaceans and algae, including the design and operation of fish farms and the control of environmental factors which are important for cultivation and production routines. Other important topics are fish health, environmental impact from fish farming, nutrition, feeds and feeding, genetics and international aquaculture. Compulsory assignments focus on key aspects of controlled biological production and reflect the main emphasis of the required reading list, while lab work and excursions give practical insight into challenges facing the industry.
After completing the course the students should have a thorough understanding of biological challenges related to farming of salmonids, marine fish species, shellfish, crustaceans and algae, with emphasis on cold water species. Integrated in these skills, the students should have insight into key topics which are central for aquaculture and production planning, design and management of aquaculture farms, fish health, genetics and breeding, and international aquaculture. Through the writing of student papers, the students will demonstrate skills and knowledge about critical topics related to aquatic biological production.
Required Previous Knowledge
Compulsory courses in bachelor's in biology, or equivalent courses.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
MAR250 Introduction to Aquaculture (10 ECTS) overlaps 100% (discontonued course code which now is BIO203 Introduction to Aquaculture).
Access to the Course
In order to be admitted to the course, you must be admitted to a study programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Students in the master's programme in biology will be prioritised.
Teaching and learning methods
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
- Compulsory excursions.
- Compulsory written assignments.
Approved compulsory activities are valid for 6 semesters, including the semester of completion.
Forms of Assessment
- http://www.uib.no/en/student/87471/digital-assessment-students">Digital written exam (3 hours), accounts for 50% of total grade.
- Written assignments, account for 50% of total grade.
Examination Support Material
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade, grade F is a fail.
Assessment SemesterDigital written exam in both spring and autumn semesters. In semesters with no teaching, the examination will take place at the beginning of the semester.
The literature list will be available by June 1 for the autumn semester and December 1 for the spring semester, and you'll find it on course description website or on Mitt UiB.
Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.
The Programme Board is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the course.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences by the Department of Biological Sciences has the administrative responsibility for the course.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examinat
- 24.02.2023, 09:00
- 3 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam
- Solheimsgt. 18 (Administrasjonsbygget), SOL 4. etg.