Oceans once teeming with life are being whittled away. This disintegration of the ocean’s wildlife corresponds with market demands for seafood, which have risen at an exponential rate since the last few decades.
In this course, you will learn about aquatic care and feeding management; aquatic diseases and treatment; designing a recirculation system for fish; monitoring water quality and many more! With the rapid expanding aquaculture production around the world, the insights gained here can improve aquaculture management so that seafood demand can be met in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.
At least 3 ‘O’ Level passes in the following subjects:
English Language (EL1 or EL2) Grade 1 – 7
Any mathematics subject Grade 1 – 6
Any science subject Grade 1 – 6
and 3 years of relevant working experience OR
GPA ≥ 2.0 OR
GPA ≥ 1.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
GPA ≥ 3.5 OR
GPA ≥ 3.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR
|Higher Nitec in Technology/Services||GPA ≥ 2.0 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR|
|Nitec in Technology/Services||GPA ≥ 3.5 and 1 year of relevant working experience OR|
|WSQ Qualification||Relevant WSQ Qualification with 3 years of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literacy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (SOA)(Level 6)|
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.
|AAQU101||Aquaculture and Aquatic Eco-System
This subject covers the basic concepts and principles of biodiversity and ecosystems in marine and freshwater environment including ecological concepts pertinent to aquaculture systems. Key differences between a natural aquatic system and an artificial system as exemplified in aquaculture systems and how aquaculture system can be adapted to simulate the natural ecosystem for long term sustainability will be highlighted
|AAQU102||Fish Anatomy and Biology
This subject covers basic fish anatomy and physiology of some common aquatic species in relation to feeding, growth, health and reproduction. In particular, the different life stages of aquatic species and their specific nutritional and physiological requirements will be highlighted
|AAQU103||Fish Care and Husbandry
This subject covers concepts of fish care in relation to handling, stocking density and environmental conditions as well as application of basic techniques for stress reduction in fish.
|AAQU201||Nutrition and Nutrient Requirements
This subject covers the basic concepts and principles of nutrition, nutrient classes and fish nutrient requirements at different stages of its life cycle. Students will learn cultivation techniques for selected live feeds.
|AAQU202||Feed Formulation and Preparation
The subject covers theory on feed types, its nutritional content and physical characteristics that will affect the durability and sinking rate for application in aquaculture. Students will apply basic calculation commonly used in formulation of feed.
|AAQU203||Feeding Management in Aquaculture
This subject covers concepts and principles of feed management practices and feeding strategies in relation to feeding frequency, feed conversion rate and feeding rate for cost-effective feed utilization that would have an impact on fish growth.
|AAQU301||Fish Health Management
This subject covers water quality management, nutrition, sanitation and husbandry practices as part of fish health management.
|AAQU302||Fish Diseases and Diagnosis
This subject introduces students to the various types of fish diseases, mode of disease transmission, identifying and recognizing diseased fish, and methods for diagnosing fish diseases.
|AAQU303||Fish Disease Prevention and Control
This subject introduces students to the quarantine measures, relevant biosecurity processes or procedures, risk assessment and quality assurance as part of fish disease prevention and control. Vaccination and prophylaxis will also be covered in the subject.
This subject covers knowledge on fish reproductive biology and the factors affecting reproductive performance as well as the application of reproductive strategies for ornamental fish and foodfish.
|AAQU402||Broodstock Management and Breeding
This subject will focus on the various induced spawning techniques for commonly cultured food fish species. It will also cover the various natural and artificial spawning techniques reflecting the diversity, and the unique reproductive strategies employed by different species (e.g. livebearers, nesters and egg layers). Induced breeding techniques to enable control on the timing of the availability of fry and the quantity of fry will be highlighted and discussed.
|AAQU403||Broodstock Development and Selection
The subject covers basic fish genetics and its general application in aquaculture for broodstock development and selection. Factors affecting gonadal development and maturation as well as quality traits desired in aquaculture will be covered.
|AAQU501||Water Quality Management
The subject covers concepts and principles of water quality management and the effects of environment and water quality on fish care and health. Topics included will cover techniques for water quality monitoring and means of filtering and treating water in recirculating aquaculture systems.
|AAQU502||Culture Systems and Practices
Farm practices for land-based farm – ponds and recirculating aquaculture systems, cage farming, for food fish species. Intensive farming management to ensure high Farm productivity – high growth and survival rate, and efficient feed conversion, for hatchery, nursery, harvesting and post-harvest stages will be highlighted.
Farm practices that cater for the special needs on maintenance of good body condition - colour and shape of ornamental fish species, including optimum water quality and health of the species.
|AAQU503||Farm Management and Regulations
This section covers the specific needs when designing and operating ornamental fish and foodfish farms from environmental and regulatory perspectives, biosecurity measures to reduce . disease occurrence and to ensure optimum farm productivity.
Topics such as biosecurity to ensure high farm productivity, and GMP standards to qualify for international import/export health and food safety rules, will be highlighted and discussed. Various schemes related to the standards of international import/export health rules and regulations for ornamental fish will also be covered.
Modes of Assessment
|Intake Info||Application Closing Date||Course Duration|
19 April 2021
02 November 2020 - 11 January 2021
8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Thu)
8.30 am to 5.30 pm (Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
- Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
East Wing Block 1A,
Level 3, Unit 81
21 Tampines Ave 1
Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.