AQX120 Intensive Aquaculture

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Hans Magnus Gjøen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:250 hours

Teaching and exam period:The course has teaching / assessment in the spring parallel.

About this course

Production systems and management, fish welfare and fish health in intensive production systems, sustainable feed resources, breeding and genetics as tools in intensive production systems, robot- and AI-based camera-technology, and slaughter & processing in salmon farming.

Learning outcome


The student will acquire broad knowledge of production methods, management tools and the most important challenges throughout the value chain in intensive aquaculture production with special emphasis on fish welfare and sustainability, exemplified by Norwegian salmon production.


The student must summarise and apply the knowledge of the various production challenges to a comprehensive and balanced assessment of the various considerations for optimal decisions, e.g. in assessments regarding time for de-liceing, time of slaughter, colouring of fish or type of fish that are used at different locations.

General competence

Through semester assignments and presentations, the student will acquire assessment, collaboration and dissemination competence.

  • 26 hours lectures, semester assignments, presentations and colloquia / self-study.
  • Lectures. Teachers will be available through e-mail, individual and group mentoring
  • AQX100
  • Oral examination during the examination period. A-F
  • External censor at the oral examination.
  • Group work, exercises and student presentations
  • 26 hours lectures + group work and presentaions
  • Letter grades
  • Special requirements in Science