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Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation (Level 7)

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
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Program description

This programme will provide you with specialist knowledge, as well as technical and practical skills relating to aquaculture.

On average you will go on one field trip a week, take part in at least three different work placements and complete applied research projects. The programme was designed with industry so you will graduate not only with the practical skills and knowledge in aquatic ecology and marine conservation biology but also communication and operations management skills so you can make an immediate contribution to the aquaculture industry whether locally, nationally or internationally. The programme provides you with flexibility through elective study options to choose the area, such as marine conservation or business that you would like to study.
You will also be learning in the region where the majority of New Zealand aquaculture produce is grown. It is the leading producer of farmed Greenshell Mussels, King Salmon and Pacific Oysters in the world. The Nelson area is also a major hub of research in this field. The programme brings together the knowledge and expertise of Nelson and Marlborough aquaculture industry members as well as the Nelson scientific community to provide you with an informative and dynamic learning environment.

Structure and timetable

The Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation is a three year full time (or part time equivalent) programme of study. The first year provides a solid foundation in the basics of aquaculture and marine conservation (as it relates to the aquaculture industry) , the second focuses on further developing and refining technical skills and the third year comprises a mix of higher level aquaculture, aquatic ecology and conservation and research skills. The third year has significant components of applied research which will allow you to specialise in aquaculture, marine conservation (as it relates to the aquaculture industry), aquaculture industry management or a combination of these that best suit your career aspirations and interests.

Career opportunities and pathways

On completion of your degree you can get employment in Aquaculture in business management, production management or policy management. You could also become a research and development technician, local government environmental officer, marine ranger, Ministry of Primary Industries Fisheries inspector or observer, or work as a public aquarium curator. You can also go on to complete your Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture.

Industry based learning

Off-site practical and workplace components (work-based training) are designed to provide you with practical experience and involve placement in an aquaculture industry work environment. This is actively supervised by competent and experienced workers and directed towards your specific educational goals and skills training.

The Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation programme includes two compulsory Industry Practice courses which include industry placements, one at Level 5 and one at Level 6. There is also an industry placement in the Applied Industry Project course at Level 7.

Admission requirements

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification. Entry requirements vary from country to country.

Applicants Over 20

For applicants 20 years or over there are no minimum academic requirements. However, applicants will need to provide their curriculum vitae detailing any relevant work experience and academic achievements. The Manager Maritime will use this information to assess whether the applicant is likely to successfully complete the Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation programme.

English language requirements:

All applicants must have a standard of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Those students whose first language is not English must have

An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band), issued within the last two years or the equivalent.

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)

University of Cambridge English Examinations: FCE, or FCE for schools, or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 50

City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score 66

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Tuition fees

NZ$18,900 per year.
*Fees are valid for study in 2020

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), established in 1905, is today the northern South Island’s premier education provider of post-secondary school education through to postgraduate level. NMIT is a Category 1 ranked institution by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and...

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

322 Hardy Street
7042 Nelson
New Zealand

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