Taught course

Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Entry requirements

Academic requirements for all applicants, a degree in any science discipline from an accredited NZ tertiary institution or a degree from an overseas tertiary institution deemed by the Academic Committee to be of equivalent standing.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture is a one year programme is designed to build on scientific knowledge gained from your previous degree level study and give you practical experience to work daily in a marine environment.

If you have a science degree and want to work in the field of marine biology. This qualification is for you.

  • Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production industry in the world.
  • You will work in a highly sustainable industry.
  • Through the programme you will make contacts in industry and research that can lead to employment.
  • You will learn to put marine biology theory into practise.

This programme will give you an advanced theoretical understanding and the technical and practical skills related to sustainable aquaculture practices.

It will provide you with the skills to critically assess aquaculture systems. As part of an internship or in your existing employment, you will also complete an industry research project.

This will encourage you to support the development of sustainable growth in the aquaculture sector through innovation. The programme has been developed in consultation with the aquaculture and scientific community as well as industry representatives.

It is designed to be flexible enough to meet today’s needs and those of the future, locally, nationally and internationally.

Information for international students

If English is not the applicant's first language they must provide evidence of an IELTS overall academic score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each band, issued in the last two years or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

0800 422 733