MCAST Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Fish Management

MCAST Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Fish Management

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Course Code AG6-03-16
MQF Level Level 6
Duration 3 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Fish Management


2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes Preferred: Biology

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description This course offers students a very thorough understanding of aquaculture and fisheries sciences and includes a wide range of aspects that will give them a better understanding of these sectors which are so important to the economy of the Maltese Islands. The units revolve around the aquaculture and fisheries sciences and relate to the production and management of aquaculture facilities, giving a better understanding of the highly complex field of fisheries. The course is intended for those that want to delve deeper into the fish management sciences and who thus want to start a career in this sector. After successful completion of the first 120 ECTS that relate to the first 2 years of the programme, the student will be awarded a higher diploma in fish management.
Study/Course Delivery The units will be delivered through a combination of classroom-based lectures, tutorials, site visits, practical sessions, laboratory practicals, workshops and applied outdoor scientific activities. Visits to various sites of relevant interest will be part of the course prospectus.
Assessment An ongoing assessment is an integral part of the course. Assessment will include practical and theoretical work. Students will follow practical ongoing assessment, written assessment, projects as well as practical work experience.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1.Understand the production processes of aquaculture facilities

2.Evaluate the operations of aquaculture enterprises

3.Assess the fishing industry’s management, economics and governance

4.Evaluate different fishing practices and technologies.

Core Study Units
  • Aquatic and coastal environments
  • Marine zoology
  • Fish anatomy and physiology
  • Aquaculture systems design and engineering
  • Aquaculture production and husbandry
  • Fish nutrition, formulation and feeding
  • Aquaculture, the environment and sustainability
  • Aquaculture biotechnology and genetics
  • Aquatic health and diseases
  • Aquaculture management and policy
  • Introduction to fisheries and fishing
  • Fisheries biology and ecology
  • International fisheries management
  • Fisheries economics and marketing
  • Fishing practices and technology
  • Fisheries governance
  • Maritime governance
  • Research project
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career Opportunities Aquaculture and fisheries related jobs