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Course Overview

In this course, you will learn the important aspects of Aquaculture, which include Feed Nutrition, Diseases Management, Hatchery Technology, and Aquaculture Systems, 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.

Entry Requirements

‘O’ Levels
  • 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 1 year of relevant working experience OR
Higher Nitec
  • 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 1 year of relevant working experience and WSQ Workplace Literary Statement of Attainment (SOA) (Level 6) AND Workplace Numeracy Statement of Attainment (SOA) (Level 6)
Without relevant academic qualifications 
  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on 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.

Who Should Attend

  • Singapore Citizens / PRs aged 21 and above
  • Individuals who are able to commit to the training programme on a full-time basis


In addition, the target trainees for SGUS programmes will exclude the following:

a) Graduated or graduating in Calendar Year (CY) 2019 / 2020 / 2021 from ITE, Polytechnics, Universities, and other educational institutions. This includes graduates from private universities as well as overseas institutions; and

b) Graduated from the educational institutions mentioned in (a) and completed or completing their National Service (NS) in CY 2019 / 2020 / 2021 and are entering the labour force.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the course, graduates can look forward to taking up a role as an Aquaculture Technician.

What You'll Learn

Subject Name Subject Description

Diploma in Applied Science (Aquaculture)

Certificate in Aquaculture Sciences

  • Aquatic Animal Nutrition and Feed Development
  • Aquatic Animal Health and Disease Management
  • Hatchery Technology


Certificate in Aquatic Systems and Mechanics

  • Basic Fluid Mechanics
  • Aquaculture Engineering 
  • Water Quality Management


Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture and Environmental Sciences

  • Environmental Science
  • Aquatic Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Sustainable Aquaculture


Certificate in Aquaculture Technology

  • Seafood Post Harvest Technology
  • Global Perspective in Aquaculture
  • Application in Aquaculture


Certificate in Aquaculture Management

  • Aquaculture Farm Management and Regulations
  • Business Economics
  • Enterprise Business Plan

Industry Project/Industry Attachment

This programme involves project-based learning, where you are required to be either attached to companies or work on real-life projects for companies or centres, related to your course of study. You are expected to undertake various activities discussed with and assigned by the supervisors or participating host organisations. The programme enables you to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the course of your study to address practical problems in the real workplace.

Course Schedule / Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

March 2022


9 months | Full day training

Lessons will be conducted online in synchronous/asynchronous or face-to-face mode

Register Interest

Registration may be closed earlier due to overwhelming response.

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Total Fees (w GST)
Singapore Citizens / PRs aged 21 and above S$750.00

SkillsFuture Credit Approved. For more details, please click here


Full Course fee before subsidy: $27,009.00

Please take note of the following requirements in order to be eligible for the subsidy:


1) Trainees must fulfil minimum attendance requirements and pass assessments to qualify for course fee subsidies. Trainees who are unable to meet these requirements may be asked to return the course fee subsidies that they have received.


2) The programme allows trainees to exit without penalty if they are successfully placed into a job or have secured a job on their own accord while undergoing training. However, trainees who exit the programme without a valid reason may be asked to return the course fee subsidy that they have received.

Contact Details

  • 67881212
  • 8.30am – 6.00pm (Mon – Thu)

    8.30am – 5.30pm (Fri)

    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

    Due to Safe Management Measures, our office is currently closed.

    Please call or email us your enquiry.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

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