International First Year Diploma Science (X1D)

Overview  2020

ATAR

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (extended)
The University of Tasmania International First Year Diploma – Science (UTAS IFYD-Sci) programme has been developed to meet the needs of students who are academically capable of undertaking undergraduate study at university but require extra Academic English language support in their first year. These students will also benefit from a targeted introduction to academic, cultural, social and practical aspects of study at the University of Tasmania which may differ from the diverse international backgrounds they come from.

The Course is designed to allow students to meet the prerequisite knowledge and skills required for direct entry into second year Science undergraduate degrees at the University of Tasmania. Students will study eight units at first year undergraduate level. In addition to three compulsory units (Academic English, Data Handling and Statistics and Understanding Science), students will choose five elective units (two units for a discipline major, two units for a discipline minor and one unit as a degree elective). Four units are studied each semester over two semesters giving a total of eight units.

1. To demonstrate a coherent understanding of a discipline’s first year undergraduate level through identifying, describing and explaining foundational theories, concepts, principles, models and processes.

2. To critically apply this understanding to routine and relevant problems and settings and to make subsequent interpretations and recommendations.

3. To demonstrate intellectual independence, impartiality and sound judgement within general academic and specific disciplinary ethical and legal frameworks.

4. To effectively communicate ideas and findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences in written and oral formats using appropriate conventions and logical development supported with evidence and research.

Course structure

The course structure is designed to allow students to complete the course in two semesters. Entry points occur at the beginning of Semester One (February), Semester Two (July) and the Spring Semester (late October). Semester dates align with the standard University of Tasmania semesters. Semesters consist of 13 weeks of study followed by a one week exam period.

Complete the following 3 units (37.5 credit points)

Data Handling and Statistics 1 is the first of three applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). Statistics is the science of decision making, and as such forms a key foundation of any scientific research. This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The purpose of this unit is to develop your skills in reading, writing, listening to and speaking English at undergraduate university level with attention to academic vocabulary and common text types. You will read textbook sections and other material from…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the nature of science and the regulatory frameworks and ethics within which scientist’s work. The role of the scientific community, along with its culture, and the role and relevance of science to society…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Select 5 units (62.5 credit points) from the following list

This introduction to geography and environmental studies, Global Geographies of Change integrates physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability.You apply this knowledge to issues of vital importance…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This foundation unit in Geography and Environmental Studies develops your knowledge of the ways in which people turn space into place, how patterns of landforms, soils, plants and animals form on the surface of the earth, and how cultures, societies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem-solving, and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems with reference to the Java programming language. Beginning with the fundamental characteristics of computers and how they…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will explain the relationship between data, information and knowledge and introduce a number of different methods/tools for managing, storing, securing, modelling, visualizing and analyzing. This unit will provide and understanding of how data can be manipulated to meet…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the students’ knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, and computational algorithms and techniques. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: references and pointers, memory management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The applicability of calculus and linear algebra is so broad that fluency in it is essential for a successful career in a variety of areas including science and engineering. This unit is devoted to the conceptual and logical development of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is a continuation of Mathematics 1A, with emphasis on the application of single- variable calculus and linear algebra to problems in the physical and biological sciences, economics, and engineering. The units Mathematics 1A and Mathematics 1B also provide…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit presents series of lectures and associated practical classes which introduce fundamental concepts in ecology of both plants and animals. It also introduces behavioural and evolutionary ecology and experimental methods. There is a strong emphasis placed on developing skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Cell Biology, Genetics & Evolution is a core first year unit for BSc students majoring in Plant Science or Genetics, and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit (along with Chemistry 1B) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in year 12 and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit (along with Chemistry 1A) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in year 12 and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to the scientific study of animals. Students are introduced to animal diversity through studying the major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla with an emphasis on Australian examples. We consider the structural and functional characteristics of each…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

All applicants must satisfy the requirements specified for admission.

Admissions to be determined by UP Education in conjunction with UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $26,910 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $26,910 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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