24 months
38000 AUD/year
34092 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The postgraduate Aquaculture program from Flinders University develops an understanding of aquaculture principles and practices in a wide variety of fields.   

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

Your career  

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity 
  • Aquaculture System and Technology
  • Experimental Design and Statistics for Biology 
  • Aquaculture Nutrition and Water Quality  
  • Fisheries Biology, Science and Management 
  • Aquaculture Reproduction  
  • Aquaculture Health and Product Quality 
  • Aquaculture Practicum 
  • BioBusiness GE

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 082818A  

  • Applicants must normally hold the Graduate Diploma in Science (Aquaculture) or a degree in any relevant discipline of science or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. The Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • The Master of Science (Aquaculture) is not available to graduates of the BSc (Aquaculture) or BSc (Aquaculture) (Honours) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    34092 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34092 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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