Course code AQP350

AQP350 Planning and Design of Intensive Fish Farms

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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 Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2012V
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Through the course, the students will gain new knowledge as well as utilise previously acquired knowledge in a process where they will plan and design an intensive land-based fish farm. The plan will be adapted for an actual site and an actual production. The course has an international scope, and the planning of a farm for international and non-traditional species can be done. Topics for lectures are design and dimensioning of inlet, transfer pipelines, pump stations, fish handling, feed handling, farm design, site selection, superstructure principals, room program, planning and technical design.
Learning outcome:
Be able to design a fishfarm included a production plan for intensive fish farming
Learning activities:
The course is based on lectures as mainly support the larger project assignmen, in addition to individual supervision.
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.
The syllabus will be distributed at the beginning of the course.
AQT254 - Aquaculture Production, or similar knowledge in the area. AQP211 - Production Technology in Aquaculture, or similar knowledge.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Final oral examination, approx. 3/4 hours per student. At the oral examination, the candidate is assessed by a combination of examination in basic theory and defence of the compulsory project work and report. The grades of both parts is combined into one grade, where the oral examination counts 1/3 and the defence and quality of the project work count 2/3.
Nominal workload:
Lectures and homework: approx. 110 hours. Exercises and group work with instruction: approx. 70 hours. Project work with individual supervision: approx. 320 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 3 hours per week, totalling 39 hours. Exercises and project work with supervision: 3 hours per week, totalling 39 hours.
The course is a part of the university¿s total course offering in aquaculture (and aquaculture engineering) and is especially tailored to English-speaking Master´s degree students.
An external examiner participates at the oral examination and defence of the project tasks. In addition, the examiner assesses the project report in a preliminary manner before the oral examination and offers input to the planning and organising of the course based on achieved results. The procedures and considerations done when assessing the oral examination, defence and report are described in a standardised form that follows the final assessment results.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått