Aquaculture and Marine Biosciences

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Autumn 2022 (1. semester)

Elective courses
10 sp
10 sp
10 sp

The semester package in Aquaculture and Marine Biosciences include the following 10 ECTS-credit courses:



Aquatic Microbiology

On successful completion of the course:


The student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of farming salmon, halibut, cod and Balean wrasse
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of fish physiology
  • Have an understanding of the ocean as an environment for living organisms


The student should be able to:

  • Explain the principles used in the farming of actual species from egg to harvest
  • Explain how different fish groups are adapted to function optimally in their environment
  • Define and use key concepts in basic physical oceanography

General competence:

The student should:

  • Be able to discuss actual challenges as welfare and sustainability in the aquaculture industry
  • Be trained in giving oral and written presentations
  • Be able to adopt a critical stance towards `taken for granted¿ or common-sense understandings of oceans as physical environments

Minimum 1.5 years of full-time studies within biology or related fields.

Please note: this semester package is designed specifically for exchange students.

How to apply for student exhange

Language requirement

For students who transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Biology, this programme provides career opportunities for graduates in both the private and public sector.
The semester package can generally be acknowledged as one semester of undergraduate education at universities, related to study programmes within aquaculture, marine biology or ecology. Upon transfer to our BSc in Biology and graduation in the programme, students are qualified for Master in Biology and Aquaculture.

In addition to the semester fee and syllabus literature, students are expected to have a laptop with microphone and camera. Students must purchase their own laboratory coat for use in courses with laboratory exercises.

Cost for some elective couses may apply, max. NOK 2000,-.

See assessment and examinations for each course.

Students take an active part in the evaluation of the courses in the programme through mid-term and final evaluation. Dialogue meetings are also conducted between students and the programme director every semester.