BI2065 - Aquaculture


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The basis for aquaculture, nationally and internationally will be reviewed. An introduction will be given to production technology for salmonids from broodstock / egg production to adults. Furthermore, feed and nutrition, energetics, welfare, importance of water treatment and environmental aspects to aquaculture will be threatened. The main focus of the course will be salmonids, but there will also be introduction to aquaculture of marine fish species, mussel cultivation and macroalgae cultivation. Digitalization and automation will be addressed as important components of the aquaculture sector as well as the importance for sustainable development of the sector. A brief introduction to the organizational structure, industry actors and management sector of the aquaculture sector will also be given.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate will know principles for production of aquatic organisms, thorough understanding of the production chain system in aquaculture, biological, technological, environmental, research based and international aspects of sea based cultivation of fish, molluscs, and other aquatic organisms Furthermore the candidates will know the characteristics and environmental requirements for cultivated organisms. He/she will have overview of the organization structure in the aquaculture sector, and can understand the importance of the aquaculture sector in future sustainable development.

Skills: The candidate is able to: have basic knowledge in fish culture and environmental requirements, life cycle/biology of other aquatic organisms. He/she can describe and evaluate types and design of aquaculture systems (fish, molluscs, algae, integrated systems). In addition he/she can describe principles for fish nutrition, evaluate feed composition and growth. The candidate have the ability to apply required knowledge for developing holistic solutions to establish and manage aquaculture farms

General competence (attitudes): The candidate is able to: Evaluate/calculate operation parameters and routines related to different operating conditions in aquaculture farms. He/she can evaluate basic suitability for possible site selection and understand the role and impact of aquaculture as food producing sector

Learning methods and activities

The teaching will be in Norwegian. Lectures: 40 hours Excursion: Up to 4 days to aquaculture companies. Information about this will be announced at beginning of the course.

Examinations can be held orally outside teaching semester

Further on evaluation

In case of fail or improvement of grade a final exam is held during the exam period each semester. The written exam will be changed to an oral exam in the semester when the course is not taught.

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BI2062 3.0 AUTUMN 2015
BI2063 3.0 AUTUMN 2015
MB201512 4.0 AUTUMN 2019
BIA2002 4.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Aqua Culture
  • Biology
  • Marine Biology
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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