Food security is one of the most important grand-challenges of modern times. Fisheries and aquaculture remain important sources of food, nutrition, income and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people around the world. The market for seafood is huge, and growing fast, but stocks of fish are dropping dramatically due to overfishing, pollution and other human impacts. World per capita fish supply reached a new record high of 20 kg in 2014, thanks to vigorous growth in aquaculture, which now provides half of all fish for human consumption. Aquaculture is the aquatic equivalent of agriculture – the production of aquatic species in land or sea based ‘farms’. Aquaculture is an applied science drawing knowledge from biology, chemistry, engineering and technology disciplines.

Technology and Management of Aquaculture (TMA) is an undergraduate study program of Department of Aquaculture. It focuses on tropical species and prevention of overharvesting of wild populations, and guarding against habitat destruction. This programme will provide you with specialist knowledge, as well as technical and practical skills relating to aquaculture.


PROSPECTS


Our courses focused on development strategies for sustainable tropical aquaculture, strenghten food security, and food sovereignty. Our fundamental research based on aquaculture environments, fish reproduction and genetics, aquatic health, nutrition and aquafeed supplies, and also on production systems.

You will be well equipped into the expanding field of aquaculture and start your own business as entrepreneurs, or to work with related fish-farm; careers in hatcheries, grow-out production, aquaculture supply companies, aquafeed industries, R&D programs,  fish processing industries, – or a job in the many aligned industries and government bodies servicing aquaculture include pollution control, environmental impact assessment, fisheries management, regulation, and conservation.  There are also opportunities in more general areas, such as finance services, sales and marketing, journalism, and teaching.


LEARNING OUTCOMES


 

  1. Able to cultivate a variety of freshwater, brackish water and seawater commodities by applying the principle of GAP
  2. Able to manage aquatic environment to increase production
  3. Able to produce eco-friendly aquafeed for aquaculture commodities by considering food safety
  4. Able to manage fish health for success of aquaculture production by considering food safety
  5. Able to design and operate and analyze problems on sustainable aquaculture systems and technologies in accordance with the needs of production
  6. Able to compare systems, technologies and aquaculture models based on the character of natural resources to improve aquaculture production
  7. The design process for organizing, managing, and operating aquaculture activities and aquaculture business services
  8. Able to design, create, and manage aquascape and ornamental fish including its components
  9. Able to perform laboratory activities and able to intrepretate data analysis results
  10. Able to conduct economic analysis of aquaculture business
  11. Able to apply the principles of entrepreunership
  12. Able to apply regulations and policies on aquaculture practices
  13. Skilled in communicating and able to work in teams