James Cook University

School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Aquaculture Science and Technology


The Director, Office of International Affairs

Brisbane, Queensland


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science (Coursework)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A postgraduate qualification from JCU can enhance your career prospects, enable you to reskill and change careers completely, or develop a specialist area of expertise and personal interest. A range of opportunities await graduates in the academia as well as in private and public sectors. Aquaculture technicians, for instance, are involved in freshwater and marine farming, hatchery management and research into farmed species. They can be involved in research, equipment design, site development, and the harvesting, processing and shipment of products. Graduates can also get jobs as research assistants or support staff for teaching. With a PhD, you can gain research positions (Postdoctoral, Fellowships) that are often funded for a few years or apply for permanent positions as a lecturer and researcher. In the private and public sectors, opportunities exist in non-governmental organisations (e.g. Nature Conservation Agency), federal institutions including the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Environment Protection Authorities (EPA), to name a few.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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