26.3 Master of Marine Studies (Aquaculture)

The Master of Marine Studies (Aquaculture) is a multi-disciplinary program providing students with exposure to the dimensions of aquaculture practice and management required to contribute to and successfully operate aquaculture development and production.

26.3.1 Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is on a limited and competitive basis.

  1. To be considered for admission to the program an applicant will normally possess a relevant second class or better undergraduate degree from a university of recognized standing.

  2. Up to two seats per year are reserved for applicants of Indigenous ancestry who have met the admission requirements but are not in the top ranked candidates. Applicants wishing to be considered under this Clause must check the appropriate space provided on the application form and provide documentation of Indigenous ancestry.

  3. In exceptional cases, applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree may be considered for admission. Preference will be given to those who have at least 10 years of relevant professional experience and have successfully completed several years of post-secondary studies. Applicants who do not meet normal admission requirements shall be required to complete, with a high level of achievement, certain undergraduate courses before being considered for admission.

  4. Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or Internet based score of 92-93 (or higher); or

    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).

      Information regarding the TOEFL is available from the Educational Testing Service. IELTS information is available from IELTS. It is noted that other equivalent tests acceptable to the School of Graduate Studies will also be considered.

26.3.2 Program of Study

  1. Students must successfully complete 36 credit hours of course work, including an internship. Refer to the list of Courses.

  2. Students who have successfully completed the Marine Institute Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture within the last 10 years, and who have at least one year of recent, documented, and relevant industry experience will be given advanced standing credit for AQUA 6060-6065, and AQUA 6101

  3. Dependent upon the applicant’s academic background or advanced standing status, other courses may be required by the Academic Advisory Committee

26.3.3 Transfer of Course Credits

  1. Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Marine Studies (Aquaculture) program may transfer the course credits earned in that program towards the Master of Marine Studies (Aquaculture).

  2. Up to three relevant courses (9 credit hours) may be transferred into the Master of Marine Studies (Aquaculture) program from other graduate programs within the School of Graduate Studies or from other post-secondary institutions recognized by Senate, subject to the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Academic Director.

26.3.4 Evaluation

  1. Students must obtain a grade of 'B' or better in all program courses.

  2. Students who have received a grade less than a 'B' in a program course will be permitted to remain in the program, provided the course is retaken and passed with a grade of 'B' or better. Alternatively, the student may, on the recommendation of the Academic Advisory Committee, substitute another graduate course. Only one such repeat, or substitution will be permitted in the program.

  3. Students must complete and receive a pass (P) in the Internship.

26.3.5 Courses

  • AQRS 6060 Current Topics in Aquaculture
  • AQRS 6061 Finfish Aquaculture
  • AQRS 6062 Shellfish Aquaculture
  • AQRS 6063 Aquatic Animal Health
  • AQRS 6064 Fish Nutrition and Feeding Practice
  • AQRS 6065 Aquaculture Engineering Technology and Systems Operation
  • AQRS 6101 Internship
  • MSTM 6072 Animal Husbandry Management
  • MSTM 6073 Aquaculture Environmental Management
  • MSTM 6074 Aquaculture Site and Operational Assessment
  • MSTM 6075 Aquaculture Engineering Technology Management
  • TECH 6022 Communication and Conflict Resolution in a Technical Environment

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