Course code AQT254

AQT254 Basic Aquaculture Engineering

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Course responsible: Håkon Hoel Olsen, Kristoffer Larsen Kvame, Odd Ivar Lekang
Teachers: Kristoffer Larsen Kvame, Odd Ivar Lekang
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2012V
Course contents:

The course provides an overview of technical equipment used in aquaculture production, how it is constructed and how it functions.

The course consists of three modules:

1. Water transport: The module includes an introduction to hydrodynamics, an overview of typical pipes and fittings and an introduction to water pumps.

2. Water quality and water treatment: The module adresses water quality parameters, as well as water purification equipment, typical in fish farming. This includes particles, pH, nitrogen compounds, dissolved gases in water, disinfection and heating / cooling.

3. Production units and other necessary equipment: Various production units, including sea cages, ponds, tanks and hatching equipment. Other equipment includes feeding equipment, measuring instruments and more.

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 methods. Models of components will also be demonstrated 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 Canvas.


Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Recommended prerequisites:
Written examination, 3 hours, counts 100%.
Nominal workload:
Lectures, exercises and homework, approx. 125 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
2 * 2 hours per week, Lectures and exercises according to semester plan.
Allowed examination aids: C3 Alle typer kalkulatorer, alle andre hjelpemidler - inkludert digitale
Examination details: Written exam: A - E / F