Diploma in Aquaculture (AT117)

Programme Details

Diploma in Aquaculture is a two and half (2 1/2) year semi-professional program which focus on aquaculture production and technology. The students will be able to gain their theoretical knowledge during lecture session. The program is designed to equip the students with essential knowledge and understanding of aquaculture production technology. The critical knowledge in aquaculture technology is taught in courses such as Biology in Aquatic Organisms, Elementary of Biochemistry, Aquatic Ecology and Environment, Aquaculture Technology, Aquaculture Hatchery System, Disease and Health of Aquatic Organism, Larval Food Production, Finfish Culture, Crustacean and Molluscan Culture, Ornamental Fish Culture, Post Harvesting and Processing and Algology. The students will be able to enhance their fieldwork skills set through practical works at laboratory, hatchery and fish ponds through certain courses such as Pond Management Practical, Hatchery Management Practical and Practical on Aquatic Disease Diagnosis. Besides, the students are required to attend industrial trainings in related disciplines at government and private sectors to gain valuable experience and knowledge in real working environment.

Job Opportunities

Graduates of Diploma in Aquaculture have the ever-needed career prospects in aquaculture-based food production as part of the world food production sector. The graduates are highly demanded in government agencies related with fishery industries to assist in research works, as well as operational management in Department of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries and aquaculture-based private sectors. Moreover, the graduates will be able to become entrepreneurs in the growing aquaculture industry to meet the needs of domestic and export aquaculture-based food supplies.

Further Study Opportunities

Graduate in this program will be able to further their studies in the related fields offered by higher learning institution, either locally or abroad.

Admission Requirement

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Contact Us

MUHAMAD SYUKRIE BIN HJ. ABU TALIP Head Center of Sciences, Plantation and Agrotechnology Studies UiTM Sarawak, Kampus Mukah Email : muhd_syukri@uitm.edu.my Tel Number (O) : 084-876041 H/P : 013-8229773