Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation


Subject area

Marine Science



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification is for school leavers, those working in the aquaculture industry and those wanting to enter the aquaculture industry who wish to gain an aquaculture specific vocational science degree. It will provide a systematic and coherent introduction to aquaculture and its relationship with the marine environment. It will support the achievement of sustainable growth in the aquaculture sector.
Graduates will have the specialised knowledge and practical skills along with the ability to adapt and apply them in a professional aquaculture context enabling them to work as research and development technicians or in technical and supervisory roles on a pathway to management in the aquaculture industry.
Students will be equipped with the personal attributes, specialised knowledge and professional technical skills required to make an immediate and valuable contribution to the aquaculture industry of New Zealand or internationally.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic requirements: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 or higher and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include: 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects; Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above made up of: 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing; Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards or unit standards 26623, 26626 and 26627). OR Any qualification (New Zealand or overseas) recognised by NZQA as being equivalent to achievement of NCEA Level 3 .If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), NMIT will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency. OR Any Level 4 qualification in a related field. Alternate requirements: Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Entry Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience , may be approved for alternate entry. This may include Recognition of Prior Learning. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Academic score of 6.0 (not less than 5.5 in each band) from a single test issued within the last two years, OR A result from a test or qualification on the NZQA acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table. OR Achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements. Other requirements: For distance study, applicants must have the following to be able to utilise the online learning environment and complete practical/vocational aspects of the Programme: Employment in a suitable aquaculture industry workplace OR Recent relevant experience and access to a suitable aquaculture industry workplace to undertake assignment and practical work required for specific courses Ability to attend compulsory residential workshops; Ability to attend NMIT or an alternative venue to complete examinations.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,931 $20,792
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$20,029 $60,086
Total $26,960 $80,878

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 422 733
Phone: (03) 546 9175
Fax: (03) 546 3325

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