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Post Degree Diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus, Canada

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CAD 28791

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 150

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12 months


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Program Overview

This is a very popular program for students that already have a B.Sc. in a related biological/environmental science. Students take applied, lab-oriented courses in fisheries and aquaculture. These courses are taught in conjunction with weekly practicum (work) placements in a wide range of situations (government research labs, fisheries habitat and management agencies, shellfish and finfish aquaculture hatcheries & farms, salmon enhancement hatcheries, environmental consulting firms, etc.). Graduates find the knowledge, practical skills and work experience gained to be excellent direct gateways to careers and graduate school.

The post degree diploma is comprised of a subset of courses offered in the 2-year diploma  and B.Sc. programs.  The specific subset of courses taken is tailored to meet individual student's career interests, usually with either a fisheries management or aquaculture emphasis. Students must complete a total of 30 credits which must include 2 semesters of practicum and 2 semesters of AQUA 191T Husbandry Project I.

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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 7.0 - With No Band Less Than - 6.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 93 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 65 - With no score less than - 60

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree.


7 IELTS Score
93 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
65 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 150

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11400 Per year

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