Aquatic production

Aquatic production (for students admitted before 2018)

This study track it for students with interested in Aquatic Production from the value chain perspective! You will start at NMBU and must submit your application for enrolment at NMBU. 

In the first year your will gain competences in Aquatic Production at NMBU and in the second year you can decide to carry on your studies either at DTU or at SLU. 

At DTU you will gain additional competences in industrial production whilst at SLU you will gain additional competences in Fish and Wild Life Management. 

Learning outcome

  • Describe physiology, anatomy, health and welfare of fish and to be able to apply it to aquatic production. Evaluate the cause and effect relationship of different production techniques/strategies and handling process during the life of the fish and final process quality of fish as food & aquaculture 
  • Analyse and evaluate  systems used in aquatic production and optimizethe production of broodstock, juvenile and adult fish 
  • Assess the economical, technical, environmental, and biological challenges of today’s and tomorrow's aquatic production from a management perspective. 
  • Evaluate the cause and effect of different production techniques/strategies and handling process during the life of the fish and final process of fish as food (DTU specialization) 
  • Assess quality attributes by relevant sensory, microbiological, biochemical and chemical methods throughout the production (DTU specialization). 
  • Classify  on the basis of problem formulation, method accomplishment, personnel and equipment requirements, permits, and animal welfare and ethical issues (SLU specialization) 
  • Apply population ecology, especially with regard to sustainable use of harvested animal populations and the conservation of small populations (SLU specialization) 

Courses during the first year

Semester 1 (e-learning) 
  • Aquatic Food Primary Production: Fishery and Aquaculture (7.5 ECTS; NMBU AQF200
  • Aquatic Food Processing and Technology (7. 5 ECTS; NTNU BT3110
  • Safety and Health Effects of Aquatic Food (7.5 ECTS; DTU 23154
  • Aquatic Food Supply Chain Management, Environment and Resources (7.5 ECTS; UoI IÐN118
Semester 2
  • Basic Aquaculture Engineering (5 ECTS; AQT 254)
  • Aquaculture Production (10 ECTS; AQT 211)
  • International Aquaculture Laboratory Course (5 ECTS; AQT 252)
  • Elective courses (10 ECTS)

Courses during the second year

Semester 3

Specialization at UMB/SLU: Aquatic Production and Fish Wild Life Management 

  • Fish and Wildlife Census Techniques (15 ECTS; SLU BI1123*)           
  • Project based advanced course (15 ECTS; SLU BI1076*)

          * Not mandatory but recommended 


Specialization at UMB/DTU: Aquatic Production and Industrial Production 
  • Introduction to food production chains (10 ECTS; DTU 23101)
  • Predictive Food Microbiology (5 ECTS; DTU 23551)
  • Elective courses (15 ECTS)
Semester 4 

M.Sc. thesis project (30 ECTS)
16 JUNE 2019