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Fall 2024 Course Information
Aquaponic System Design Essentials

Course Description
Aquaponic System Design Essentials is a lecture-based course focused on the art of aquaponic system design. With a sole emphasis on design principles, this course provides a streamlined exploration of the intricacies involved in creating efficient aquaponic systems. Through a condensed curriculum, the course will guide you through the essential aspects of designing an aquaponic system. From selecting the appropriate components to optimizing the layout and flow dynamics, we'll cover the key considerations necessary for successful system design. Whether you are an aspiring aquaponics designer, a hobbyist seeking to elevate your skills, or a professional looking to specialize in aquaponics, this course is tailored to equip you with the core knowledge required to craft efficient and effective aquaponic systems. Join us to embark on a focused learning journey that will empower you to unleash your creativity and expertise in aquaponic system design. Recommended Course Prerequisite: Small Aquaponics Basics

Teng Yang

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.



Course Access
Approximately 2-3 weeks before the first day of class at K-State, the K-State campus coordinator, Ashley Schultz, will email course access instructions to visiting students for courses taught by K-State. These instructions are also available on the Visiting Students webpage at K-State. By following the course access instructions, visiting students create their K-State eID and complete the K-State Course Access Form. Students meeting all deadlines for eID creation and submission will have access to Canvas by the first day of class.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


No required synchronous components. However, students may attend a synchronous zoom lecture on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:20pm CST. The lectures will be recorded for anyone who cannot attend the zoom lecture.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

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