Diploma In Aquaculture

Programme Overview:

This programme provides students with the scientific knowledge and skills in aquaculture and forms a link for those who wish to embark on a career in aquaculture industries. The programme covers a wide range of topics in aquaculture setup, water quality, system preparation, feed and nutrition, seed production and nursery, harvesting, aquaponics etc.

This programme also offers hands-on practices, fieldwork, industrial visit and prepares graduates with aquaculture skills and techniques, as well as analytical skills in laboratories, leading to the professionalism in the area of aquaculture. Students will also be taught the fundamental of business and entrepreneurship to help the graduates to venture in aquaculture industries.

Entry Requirements:

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Programme Outline:
  • Introduction to Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture System and Practices
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Commercial Aquaculture Species and Farming
  • Site Selection, Design and Setup
  • Aquaculture Environment and Water Quality
  • Entrepreneurial Practices
  • System Preparation, Stocking and Management
  • Small Business Venture
  • Aquaculture Engineering, Equipment and Tools
  • Feed and Nutrition
  • Live Food Species and Production
  • Introduction to Seed Production and Nursery
  • Grow-out Technologies and Practices
  • Harvest, Processing and Post-Harvest
  • Aquatic Animal Health
  • Chemical and Drugs in Aquaculture
  • Industrial Training
Elective (Choose 3):
  • Introduction to Aquaponics
  • Economics and Farm Management
  • Computer Skills
  • Information Technology and Systems
  • Introduction to Organisation and Management
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:

English Language, Pengajian Malaysia 2, English for Communication, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, English for IELTS, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, Public Speaking, Co-curricular

Career Prospects:
  • Sales and Technical
  • Hatchery Technician
  • Farm Technician
  • Laboratory Technician