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BIO-3011 Advances in Aquaculture - 15 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for arktisk og marin biologi

Type of course

Master course for biology students and for students at the program Fiskeri- og havbruk - retning Havbruk. The course is available as a singular course.  

Course contents

The course is an advanced course in aquaculture covering topics such as fish genetics, fish disease and interactions between farmed and wild stocks. Focus is on relevant biotechnological developments and the sustainability of aquaculture practices in Norway. Commercial applications and ecological issues pertinent to fish biotechnologies and feed management are discussed. The course is organized into theoretical and practical modules. The practical part is both field- and lab-based, and involves the delivery of activity reports.

Application deadline

Concerns only admission to singular courses: Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Local admission, application code 9371 - - Master`s level singular course. Admission requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification, with a major in biology of minimum 80 ECTS. Prerequisites: BIO-2506 Introduction to fish biologi and BIO-2508 Aquaculture I or equivalent

Objective of the course

On completion of the course, students will be able to:



General competences:

Organize work independently and develop basic teamwork skills.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars and field/laboratory activities


4 hour written exam (80%). Laboratory reports (20%). A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail.

Coursework requirements: students presentation during the seminars. In order to sit an examination, the student must complete and gain approval for any coursework requirements.

Students require to attain a pass grade (A to E) in the laboratory report in order to be able to take the ordinary or re-sit written examination. There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination. The re-sit examination is a written exam only.

Date for examination

Written examination 27.05.2019;Reports hand out date 05.04.2019 hand in date 09.05.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Recommended reading/syllabus

Syllabus and reading list will be announced prior to course start.