AQQ253 Product Quality in Aquaculture

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Turid Mørkøre

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Engelsk

Limits of class size:30

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:125 hrs.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in June block. This course has teaching/evaluation in June block.

About this course

Central and current topics on quality of aquaculture products are presented during lectures. The industry's focus on product quality, problems and improvements will be addressed during excursions and visits to applied research institutions. The student is expected to present her/his impressions in the excursion report which has to be approved before the examination.

Learning outcome


The student will during the course have gained a solid theoretical understanding of:

  • Quality and the components responsible for quality of aquaculture products
  • Insight into different analytical methods and possibilities for influencing/improving important quality parameters
  • The students are further expected to gain detailed knowledge related to central sensory, nutritionally and processing related quality parameters, as well as the importance of ethical and hygienically safe products


  • Insight into the factors regulating quality in practical production will be gained through the excursion and visit to applied research institutions

General competences

  • The student is presented to the basic principles of quality, definitions and the needs for appropriate analytical methods and ways of influencing quality
  • Lectures, excursion and report writing.
  • The work of the student will be supported during excursion and as comments to the report. Teachers will be available for questions.
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry.
  • Written multiple choice examination.

  • An external examiner will evaluate the examination.
  • Approved excursion report.
  • Lectures: 45-50 hours. Excursion: 3-4 days.
  • Special requirements in Science