Master of Science (Sustainable Aquaculture)

Master of Science (Sustainable Aquaculture) – CRICOS 061489J

MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(N/624/7/0021) 11/27

Location Miri, Malaysia
Study Method Full-time / Part-time
Study Mode Hybrid study mode (On-Campus Lecture/Tutorial, Online Class, Practical, Self-learning)
Intake February or July
Duration 2 Years

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About

Our MSc Sustainable Aquaculture programme provides you with an opportunity to engage with world leading research, with access to outstanding aquaculture facilities that will give you the tools to make the most of the global career opportunities in this field.

The Masters in Sustainable Aquaculture explores the principles of aquaculture and the key factors influencing the viability of aquatic animal farming and food production systems. You’ll develop an understanding of aquatic animal biology, environmental issues, nutrition, reproduction and genetics, disease and health management.

With practical application at the core of your studies, you can choose to focus on specific aspects of sustainable aquaculture, including:

  • Aquaculture Nutrition
    Aquaculture Principles and Practices
  • Aquaculture Technology
  • Seafood Technology
  • Food Security
  • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Monitoring

You can also explore the commercial business of sustainable aquaculture, with optional modules covering marketing, business studies and economics. You’ll learn the skills necessary to establish, manage and appraise aquaculture enterprises and development projects from within the industry or public sector.

Why study

  • You will design and establish an intensive aquaculture system and integrated production system and explore major issues associated with the economic and environmental sustainability of aquaculture.
  • This course will teach you how to effectively plan, implement and evaluate aquaculture programs in a variety of settings.

How this course will make you industry ready

  • The curriculum is designed from a global aquaculture perspective. You will be collaborating with peers from all over the world.
  • There are a number of study options available including fully online, full-time or part-time study.
  • You will acquire important knowledge and skills, which will benefit you from day one and help you make a difference in your current role.
  • You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced teaching staff.

Career information

As a graduate, you may work in a number of fields, including fisheries and aquaculture. You may work in the public sector or with non-government organisations, such as manager in the fish farming industry, quality control, governmental or extension positions, developing new aquaculture species, managing breeding programs, and administration.

What you will learn

  • Apply a research and prepare a strategic plan based on sustainability through aquaculture
  • Design and establish an intensive recirculating aquaculture system and/or integrated production system
  • Apply aquaculture certification, eco-labelling framework and/or diversification options to develop sustainable aquaculture management strategies
  • Evaluate diversification options, including indigenous knowledge with the aquaculture industries
  • Apply the ‘Aquaculture Meeting Global Food Security Goal’ framework to develop sustainable aquaculture management strategies
  • Solve issues associated with the economic and environmental sustainability of aquaculture through consideration of system diversification
  • Investigate processes and controls associated with the sustainable and ethical global trade of seafood products.
  • Evaluate the local and international trade of seafood products with respect to ethical, cultural and regulatory issues

Why study Master of Science (Sustainable Aquaculture)

This course will teach you how to effectively plan, implement and evaluate aquaculture programs in a variety of settings. You will design and establish an intensive aquaculture system and integrated production system and explore major issues associated with the economic and environmental sustainability of aquaculture.

The curriculum is designed from a global aquaculture perspective. You will be collaborating with peers from all over the world and will be taught by highly qualified and experienced teaching staff. Our students come from a variety of fields, including fisheries, marine science, agriculture, and food science.


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  • A bachelor degree from a tertiary institution, preferably in fisheries, marine science, agriculture, and food science.
  • English: IELTS (Academic) overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band (or equivalent English test)

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

As a graduate, you may work in a number of fields, including fisheries and aquaculture. You may work in the public sector or with non-government organisations, such as manager in the fish farming industry, quality control, governmental or extension positions, developing new aquaculture species, managing breeding programs, sales or administration.

Master of Science (Sustainable Aquaculture (Semester 1, 2021 Intake)

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 (March)
Aquaculture Nutrition
Aquaculture Principles and Practices
Science Masters Research Methodologies
Optional Units*

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 (July)
Aquaculture and Food Security
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Monitoring
Seafood Technology
Optional unit*

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 (March)
Aquaculture Technology
Life Sciences Research Design
Optional unit*

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 4 (July)
Aquatic Research Project


* Various optional units to select from Year 1 and 2:

  • Environmental Aquatic Chemistry
  • Applied Water Treatment Methods
  • Global Business Dynamics
  • International Marketing for Managers
  • Culture and Ethics in Business
Master of Science (Sustainable Aquaculture (Semester 2, 2021 Mid-Year Intake)

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 (July)
Aquaculture & Food Security
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Monitoring
Seafood Technology
Optional unit*

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 (March)
Aquaculture Nutrition
Aquaculture Principles and Practices
Science Masters Research Methodologies
Optional Units*

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 (July)
Aquaculture Technology
Life Sciences Research Design
Optional unit*

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 4 (March)
Aquatic Research Project


* Various optional units to select from Year 1 and 2:

  • Environmental Aquatic Chemistry
  • Applied Water Treatment Methods
  • Global Business Dynamics
  • International Marketing for Managers
  • Culture and Ethics in Business

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Fees and Charges

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