Course code AQT254

AQT254 Basic Aquaculture Engineering

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Course responsible: Bjørn Frode Eriksen
Teachers: Odd Ivar Lekang
ECTS credits: 5
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 January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in January block, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course gives an overview over technical equipment used in aquaculture production, how it function and is constructed. The course is divided in three modules, 1. Water transport and water treatment, 2. Production units, 3. Additional necessary equipment.
Learning outcome:
The aim of the course is to give the student basic knowledge on technical equipment, methods and systems that are nessessary for aquaculture production.
Learning activities:
Lectures and exercices are used as learning method. Models of components will also be shown to increase the understanding of the function.
Teaching support:
Teachers are available in the course period by phone and e-mail.

Lekang, O.I. 2013. Aquaculture engineering  (Wiley - Blackwell) + information uploaded on fronter.


Bachelor degree in life science or ongoing bachelor degree studies at NMBU.
Recommended prerequisites:
AQF200, or equivalent.
Written examination, 3 hours, counts 100%.
Nominal workload:
Lectures, exercises and homework, approx. 150 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in science
Type of course:
Activities consist of lectures and literature studies for a three week period ending with a written examination. The estimated activity includes 8 hours with lectures and theoretical exercises per week + individual literature studies.
This course is part of the university¿s 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 and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått