Course code AQP211

AQP211 Production Technology in Aquaculture

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Course responsible: Bjørn Frode Eriksen
Teachers: Odd Ivar Lekang
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Preferential right:
Aquaculture students and technology students.
Course contents:
The course gives a general survey of production technology for aquatic organisms, with focus on intensive farming where Norwegian salmon farming is used as an example. Knowledge is given in production of broodstock, juvenile and ongrowing. The students will be given an overview of central working operations, site selection, maintenance, production hygiene and regulation for juvenile and ongrowing production. There will be lectures in production planning and making of production plans, which also include evaluation and optimizing of plans. In this topic will also a survey of investments and running cost for major technical equipment be included. The students shall through two exercises make their own production plans for respectively juvenile and ongrowing farms. The exercises shall also include working plans for major working operations. Lectures will also be included in production management and important factors that can be controlled. Production control, design of production control and routines for deviation will also be included in lectures. A main aim with the course will be overall and practical understanding of the production.
Learning outcome:
- Have general knowledge in production of aquatic organisms, with focus of salmonids. - Know how to produce broodstock, juvenile and adult fish - Know how to evaluate and optimize the most important working operations on a juvenile and ongrowing farm. - Knowledge to make a production plan for a juvenile and ongrowing farm. - Know which factors that is important to optimize the production on a juvenile and ongrowing farm. - Know which factors that affect the production velocity, how can they be changed, and what is the effect of this. - Know procedures for season independent smolt production. - Know how to performe site evaluations and know site selection criteria. - Know how to prepare documents for production control and propose efforts with deviation. - Be able to prepare working plans for smolt production and ongrowing production farms. - Know maintenance routines/plans for smolt production and ongrowing production. - Be able to estimate investment and running cost for main components in smolt and ongrowing farms. -Know laws and regulations that have affect on the production planning.
Learning activities:
Lectures and a project work are used as learning methods. The lectures cover the most important topics that are related to production technology and production planning. Great emphasis is placed on relating theory to practical examples. Independent work on two projects concerning production planning and management of a juvnile/smolt production plant and an ongrowing production plant respectively.
Teaching support:
The course teacher is available for support in connection with exercises in working hours, and by e-mail and phone outside of the teaching hours.
Reading list is handed out in the first lecture.
AQT254 or equal.
Recommended prerequisites:
AQT250 + AQF200 or AQX 251
Mandatory activity:
Students are required to hand in two compulsory written assignment.
Final written examination, 3 hours.
Nominal workload:
Lectures with homework: approx. 200 hours. Project work: approx. 100 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: approx. 78 hours.
This course is part of the universitys total course offering in aquaculture (and aquaculture engineering), but is also suited for other student groups which have the required background. The course may be taken as a distance course but the examination must be taken at UMB or other approved institution.
The external examiner assures the quality of the teaching process by participating in the preparation of plans and structure for the course, as well as giving comments on achieved results. The procedures and considerations that have been made when assessing the final examination are described in a standardised form that follows the assessment work.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått