AQT254 Basic Aquaculture Engineering

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Odd Ivar Lekang

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Engelsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:Lectures, exercises and homework, approx. 125 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .

About this course

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.
  • Lectures and exercices are used as learning methods. Models of components will also be demonstrated to increase the understanding of the function.
  • Teachers are available in the course period by phone and e-mail.
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
  • Written examination, 3 hours, counts 100%.
  • 2*2 hours per week, Lectures and exercises according to semester plan.
  • Letter grades
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)