December 16, 2016


New master's programme in aquaculture offered by Aussie university


The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia, is launching a new two-year master's programme in Applied Genetics by Research (Aquaculture) for international and national students. The programme combines a coursework component with a research thesis.


This innovative hybrid structure is unique in Australia as it embeds the necessary advanced and hands-on discipline training integrated with tailored courses in quantitative and population genetics, reproductive biotechnologies, omics, applied statistics and bioinformatics, and analysis of breeding, genetic and genomic data.


According to the USC, the Master of Applied Genetics by Research (Aquaculture) will prepare one as a future leader in aquaculture breeding, genetics and reproduction, to tackle these complex issues. It says that this is the only programme in Australia in applied genetics and aquaculture breeding that emphasises industry-relevant training.


Career opportunities include roles in universities, research institutions, governments and industry in the fields of aquaculture breeding, genetics, and reproduction dealing.


Application for the first intake to start semester 1 (February), 2017, is now open, according to an announcement posted by Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific on its website.


More information about the programme structure, admission requirements and career perspectives can be found in this link

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