Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science (33J)

Overview  2017

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

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The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This 4-year full time or equivalent part time degree is offered at the Hobart and Launceston campuses, and a limited number of first year units are available at the Cradle Coast Campus.

A Bachelor of Business degree offers you the opportunity to study business fundamentals and then to specialise and aim towards your chosen career in business by selecting one of the following majors:

  • Accounting (Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast)
  • Business Economics (Hobart)
  • International Logistics Management (Launceston, Distance)
  • Finance (Hobart, Distance)
  • Human Resource Management (Hobart, Distance)
  • Information and Communication Technology (Hobart, Launceston)
  • Marketing (Hobart, Distance)
  • Management (Hobart, Launceston)

In the Science component of the degree you can choose from a range of fields of specialisation as follows:

  • Applied Mathematics (Hobart)
  • Aquatic Biology (Launceston)
  • Biochemistry (Hobart)
  • Chemistry (Hobart)
  • Computer Science (Hobart and Launceston)
  • General Mathematics (Hobart)
  • Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (Hobart)
  • Geography & Environmental Studies (Hobart and Launceston)
  • Geology (Hobart)
  • Microbiology (Hobart)
  • Physics (Hobart)
  • Plant Science (Hobart)
  • Psychology (Hobart and Launceston)
  • Pure Mathematics (Hobart)
  • Statistics and Applied Mathematics (Hobart)
  • Statistics and Operations Research (Hobart)
  • Zoology (Hobart)

The educational objectives of the combined degree are consistent with those of the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science degrees.

Career outcomes

For careers outcomes for the Bachelor of Science component of the combined degree please see the entry under the Bachelor of Science course details.

The BBus specifically prepares students to work in accounting, corporate governance, economics, finance, business logistics, management, marketing, human resource management and ICT.

Professional Recognition

For the BSc component, graduates are eligible for membership of a number of professional organisations, specific details are provided under individual discipline entries.

For the BBus component, if graduates wish to be eligible for membership of a professional body they will need to select units endorsed by that body. The Tasmanian School of Business and Economics offers units to enable students to apply to join the following professional bodies:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • CPA Australia
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries in Australia
  • Australian Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Institute of Public Accountants
  • The International Import-Export Institute
  • Institute of Management Consultants

Membership details may be obtained from the appropriate professional body.

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science you study 32 units (or the equivalent of 400 credit points) from the schedule.

The combined degree requirements consist of:

  • A major in each degree component of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced units
  • A minor in each degree component of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate level units
  • Degree electives: 3 units in each degree component. In the Bachelor of Business component, the compulsory first year degree electives are all at introductory level (with the exception of students who are completing an Accounting major who will enrol in BOTH BFA104 and BFA208, one of which replaces a breadth unit). Note: The degree electives in the Bachelor of Business are required to be taken at introductory level as they form pre-requisites for later units and would normally be taken in the first 2 years of study, if studying full-time. In the Bachelor of Science component, 1-2 degree electives may be studied at introductory level and 1-2 at intermediate or advanced level.
  • Two breadth units chosen from this list: http://www.utas.edu.au/students/breadth-units

Bachelor of Business

In the Bachelor of Business component, you choose a major, a linked minor, 3 degree electives and a breadth unit. The first year units are common to all students (with a choice of 1 degree elective and a breadth unit). Students then elect to specialise in one of the majors, which have linked minors and degree electives.

Note: if you have not chosen a major and minor, you should initially enrol in the following compulsory units in the first and second year of study (if studying full-time). These will meet the requirements for 1 of the introductory units in the major, the 2 introductory units for the minor and the 3 degree electives. When choosing the remaining introductory degree elective, you will need to consider your choice of major.

  • BEA111 Principles of Economics 1
  • BMA116 Communication for Business Professionals
  • BFA103 Accounting and Financial Decision Making
  • BMA101 Introduction to Management
  • BEA140 Quantitative Methods
  • BFA141 Commercial Transactions

Bachelor of Science

In the Bachelor of Science component, you choose a major, a minor, 3 degree electives and a breadth unit. With the exception of Mathematics, a major and minor must be taken from different discipline areas.

Degree electives are normally chosen from intermediate and/or advanced level science units.  Please contact set.enquiries@utas.edu.au if you wish to undertake introductory degree electives.

Launceston students transfer to Hobart if they wish to continue studies in Chemistry and Mathematics after introductory level.

This major can be taken on campus at the Hobart, Launceston & Cradle Coast campuses

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Commercial transactions provides an introduction to the Australian legal system, which considers sources of law such as Parliament and the courts, the Federal system, the legislative process, precedent, alternative dispute resolution, an introduction to the law of torts, the law…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Welcome to this foundation unit for students intending to undertake an Accounting Major in the Bachelor of Business. This unit is compulsory and is an important pre-requisite for second and third year units. You will consider the fundamental principles that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit expands the understanding you have gained in BFA103 and BFA104 to develop your accounting knowledge and skills. In this unit you will become familiar with a number of accounting standards, and you will be fully cognisant with the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

If you intend to pursue a career in business and accounting you need to understand how the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), regulates the business activities of corporations and their managers. This unit allows you to develop such understanding. It examines…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit is designed to give you a practical working knowledge of Australian taxation laws, and to develop your skills in the interpretation and application of taxation legislation. The focus of the unit is on an understanding of income tax…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

Introduction to the key concepts of auditing and the modern audit practice environment within the Australian professional and legal framework.The unit's broad aim is to discuss the role of an auditor and the practice starting from the initial audit planning,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Accounting Theory is designed to provide you with an understanding of historical and contemporary issues that influence the development of accounting thought. As it has developed, accounting theory has three main approaches: the descriptive or positive, the normative and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

This unit builds on the work undertaken in BFA201. It embraces the theory and practice of financial reporting for complex corporations with an emphasis on international financial reporting standards in areas such as business combinations, consolidation, segment reporting, cash flow…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This major is offered on campus at the Hobart campus only

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Principles of Economics 1 enables you to improve your decision-making in all domains of your life. The unit will enable you to better understand aspects of the microeconomic policy environment in which you operate, and to apply the key economic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

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

Principles of Economics 2 facilitates improved decision making in all domains of your life. You will develop a better understanding of aspects of the macroeconomic policy environment in which business managers operate and the choices faced by policy makers in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Intermediate Microeconomics has two main purposes. First, it provides you with the basic foundations of economics. Starting from a number of fundamental assumptions, this unit develops the neoclassical theory of the optimising behaviour of consumers and firms and the process…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Strategic thinking is the art of outdoing an adversary, knowing that the adversary is trying to do the same to you. All of us must practice strategic thinking at work, as well as in everyday life. As a business manager,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

In this unit, we consider how a firm's profitability is critically dependent on how it prices its goods. This unit will show you how economic ideas and tools are applied to business-based pricing issues and problems. It introduces you to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit builds on an understanding of microeconomic concepts in order to provide you with an introduction to several widely-applied economic evaluation and impact-assessment methods. Informing decision-makers about how best to allocate scarce resources is a key role for economists…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

In undertaking this unit you will develop an analytical basis for evaluating the impact of policy on the economic performance of industries. You will examine government policies relating to industry in Australia, particularly competition policy; and consider the impact of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides you with the economic tools of analysis to answer important questions in the area of human resource management. With a specific focus on the management of human resources at the firm level, the unit provides a detailed…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This major can be taken on campus at the Hobart campus or via distance.

If you are intending to study Honours, you should choose BEA342 Econometrics at advanced level and not BEA321 Banking and Financial Institutions in the Finance major.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Provides you with an understanding of the role that accounting plays in various aspects of financial decision making. The unit provides a conceptual overview of the profit and wealth measurement process, and of the major financial statements which provide information…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Financial markets play a critical role in the functioning of a modern global economy. To understand how these financial markets operate, it is important to establish the "key principles of finance" that underpin the decisions made by financial market participants,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

In this unit we will focus on security analysis and portfolio management. The unit is designed around the following three perspectives to enable you to learn about trading and investing in financial markets:Investment skills for your own personal gain;Investment skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit introduces you to the major concepts and analytical tools used in the theory andpractice of financial management in a business organisation. It is designed to provide you with anunderstanding of:The scope and nature of the finance function and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit provides you with an in-depth analysis of the principles of corporate finance. Throughout the semester you will examine: risk management structure, dividend policy and capital expenditure decisions; corporate acquisitions and restructuring; alternative funding mechanisms; securities and securities markets…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

DIn this face-to-face and flexible delivery unit, you will develop an understanding of one of the fastest growing types of financial markets - those of derivative securities. They are called derivative securities because they 'derive' their value from the value…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides you with the skills necessary to understand and address some of the multi-faceted issues of the international financial environment. International finance draws upon ideas and techniques from various fields, including financial management, international trade, macroeconomics, and investment…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

In undertaking this unit you will examine the institutional structure of the Australian and international financial systems, considering:the different roles of intermediaries and markets, and the role they play in the flow of funds in the economy; the use of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit provides you with the techniques required to quantify the magnitude, strength and form of relationships between variables and the strategies that you will need to employ to use these techniques effectively. More specifically, you will examine the theory…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This major can be taken on campus at the Hobart campus or via distance.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit provides you with an introduction to the management of human behaviour in organisational settings. Topics include individual differences, perception, attitudes, and motivation and their relationship to performance. It also considers topics such as teams and groups, leadership, power…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

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

This unit of study builds on foundational concepts introduced in Managing People at Work. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives that have influenced the development of the Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) disciplines.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective to prepare students for understanding, implementing and managing the process of change. The need to manage change is increasingly recognised as a critical success factor for organisations today. This unit provides students with the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The attraction, recruitment, selection, remuneration, performance management and, when necessary, termination of an organisation's human resources are now widely recognised as critical contributors to organisations achieving their objectives. Today's HR professionals are expected to have sound skills in these areas.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The development of an organisation's human resources is now widely recognised as a critical component in gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Developing people's capabilities in diverse contexts is thus a vital role played by HR professionals, and one…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit offers you an opportunity to pursue advanced study in the discipline of industrial relations (IR). Upon completion of the unit, you will be able to explain the influence of culture in approaches to IR, plan and contribute to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This major can be taken on campus at the Hobart and Launceston campuses.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory unit

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem-solving and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems. The following fundamental programming concepts will be introduced: memory and variables, data types, declarations, expressions and statements,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

This unit provides both a theoretical and practical overview of project management as it relates to technology-oriented projects. Specifically, this unit will introduce project management principles, techniques and tools that can be used to guide traditional business-oriented ICT projects, as…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

This unit provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to develop an application system that uses a web interface to a back-end database. The unit assumes a sound basic knowledge of programming and database concepts and skills as…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

The capstone project units provides an opportunity for students to consolidate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their course and apply them to a substantial ICT project. This unit extends students' development of the professional, technical, communication and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This will be a continuation of ICT Project A but includes some new learning experiences such as testing, advanced implementation, documentation and integration. Students will be required to present their solution.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students will be introduced to the key concepts and principles involved in the sourcing, integration and management of ICT assets as a key organisational resource. The unit examines two strategic themes: organisational approaches to the sourcing and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

This unit is designed to provide you with an opportunity to use the knowledge and skills developed in previous entrepreneurship units (and other units) to plan, research and implement entrepreneurial projects. You can choose an agreed industry workplace project, or…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on the process of innovation, from an initial idea to the successful exploitation of a business opportunity. Innovation is not just limited to new products and new services, but applies also to new production techniques, new operating…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school

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

This unit provides you with an overview of contemporary principles and tools of marketing communications, and considers how managers develop sound communications strategies to achieve marketing objectives. Topics include: advertising planning, media selection, direct response marketing, sales promotion, public relations,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Focuses on developing your advanced theoretical knowledge and applied skills in order to assist you to formulate marketing strategies and tactics, to face challenges and overcome marketing-related problems successfully, and to generate marketing-driven business growth.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

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

This unit is concerned with the development of applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing platforms.Android, iOS, and cross-platform web apps will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related to the development of mobile and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In today's world, the prevalent use of technology and automation have resulted in an explosion in the quantity of data, often referred to as "big data", accumulated by business and by researchers. Data warehouses have been used to set up…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

To develop within the student a desire to undertake a career in research. The projects will provide a taster for honours with substantial research projects requiring a proposal, a plan, a mini-literature review and significant outputs. Students will develop an…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students will be introduced to the broad, inter-disciplinary area of human-computer interaction (HCI) with special emphasis on iteration design and user interface design.Lectures cover the design, development and evaluation of computing technologies, including desktop computing, mobile computing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will extend the treatment of two or three of the areas of AI introduced in KIT108, adding more depth and having a more technical focus. The specific topics may vary between years, reflecting the expertise of the staff…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sensor networks are found everywhere: industry processes, cars, airplanes, robots, in the environment, farms, in hospitals, on space and on our phones. Sensors play a key role in our daily life activities. This unit will introduce students to ways of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed for students who have an interest in learning about challenges in the development, implementation and evaluation of technology infrastructures, applications and services to support health. The unit is also designed for students considering pursuing a research…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit takes a practical and interactive approach to understanding the role of communication in modern-day business. A broad range of communication concepts, theories and strategies important in the development of effective self-management and workplace skills are covered at an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

International Transport Systems provides students with an understanding of international transport and the way it operates. The unit will cover various topics such as transport modes (road, rail, air and water transport) and terminals, global transport system, inter-modal transport, transport…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit introduces the concepts, application and practice of management in the context of contemporary international business. It involves a study of management fundamentals with a focus on the current global economic, political, socio-cultural, legal and technical environment within which…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with a broad appreciation of the nature and importance of logistics activities and an understanding of some of the key concepts and tools used by logistics managers. After studying the unit students should be able to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit investigates the role of warehousing management in the strategic success of any supply chain. Basic principles of warehousing, inventory management, packaging, materials handlingstrategies are further developed, enabling the critical evaluation of warehousing solutions.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In today's global business context the procurement of various commodities, their sourcing strategies and the total cost of acquisition impact on an organisation's capacity to be competitive. Global Procurement examines key issues relating to purchasing and procurement; additionally it investigates…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with the theory and practice of strategic management emphasising application to theTransport and Logistics industry. The unit focuses on strategic thinking and decision making whilst analysing the strategic management process. Examples are provided to demonstrate how…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Supply Chain Management develops logistics knowledge in conjuntion with concepts from strategic management, information technology, marketing and transportation systems. This enables better management of the supply chain providing efficencies and improving customer value creation.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This major can be taken on campus at the Hobart and Launceston campuses with some units also available via distance.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit provides you with an introduction to the management of human behaviour in organisational settings. Topics include individual differences, perception, attitudes, and motivation and their relationship to performance. It also considers topics such as teams and groups, leadership, power…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

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

In undertaking this unit you will be provided with a theory base for Marketing and develop:the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing;an understanding of the marketplace;an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; andthe ability…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective to prepare students for understanding, implementing and managing the process of change. The need to manage change is increasingly recognised as a critical success factor for organisations today. This unit provides students with the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Small businesses contribute significantly to the economies of most countries, particularly in regional economies. The size of a small business is diversely defined across the globe. In Australia, small business is defined as organisations employing fewer than 20 people. Australian…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

'Management' remains the only means we have at our disposal for coping with, and comprehending, our increasingly complex work and social lives. In a world of endless change, managers have to act, and to decide, they have to act decisively.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit serves as a foundation for understanding the past, present and future of the complex field of leadership. It is designed to provide students with an overview of the types of leadership, and the role of leadership, in organisations.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This major can be taken on campus at the Hobart and Launceston campuses and via distance.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Provides the theory base of marketing and develops in students: the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing; an understanding of the marketplace; an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; and the ability to identify…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit addresses the importance of the services industry, the distinctive characteristics of services, and marketing implications arising from these. You will develop an understanding of key challenges and issues associated with marketing in a services environment. Additionally, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

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

Buying and consuming is something we all do nearly every day. As consumers, we are continually undertaking simple, as well as complex, purchases. Understanding how these purchase decisions are made, and what factors influence them, is the focus of consumer…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Focuses on developing your advanced theoretical knowledge and applied skills in order to assist you to formulate marketing strategies and tactics, to face challenges and overcome marketing-related problems successfully, and to generate marketing-driven business growth.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

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

This unit provides you with an overview of contemporary principles and tools of marketing communications, and considers how managers develop sound communications strategies to achieve marketing objectives. Topics include: advertising planning, media selection, direct response marketing, sales promotion, public relations,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Retailing is a large and diverse industry that contributes significantly to the overall economy. Further retailing, influences our daily lives in our roles as consumers and shoppers. In recent years, the role of retail marketing and management has evolved with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In today's rapidly changing environment, cost effective, accurate and timely marketing decision-making is crucial. Effective marketing research is fundamental to managerial decision-making, and relies on the identification and satisfaction of target-customer needs. This unit introduces you to the process of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The minors below are automatically linked with the majors above on your enrolment, so if you choose the Accounting major, you also take the Accounting minor.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Provides you with an understanding of the role that accounting plays in various aspects of financial decision making. The unit provides a conceptual overview of the profit and wealth measurement process, and of the major financial statements which provide information…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

This unit takes a practical and interactive approach to understanding the role of communication in modern-day business. A broad range of communication concepts, theories and strategies important in the development of effective self-management and workplace skills are covered at an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This core accounting unit adopts the perspective of accountants as designers and auditors of accounting information systems (AIS). It examines the information environment of organisations, including information types, needs and flows. The impact of organisational structure and function on AIS…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the technical and analytical skills you will need to analyse relevant management accounting information. You will use these skills to inform your decisions in a variety of contexts. You will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit takes a practical and interactive approach to understanding the role of communication in modern-day business. A broad range of communication concepts, theories and strategies important in the development of effective self-management and workplace skills are covered at an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Commercial transactions provides an introduction to the Australian legal system, which considers sources of law such as Parliament and the courts, the Federal system, the legislative process, precedent, alternative dispute resolution, an introduction to the law of torts, the law…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

BEA202 provides you with an understanding of a wide range of issues related to international trade theory, policy and contemporary global issues. In undertaking the unit, you will develop knowledge of both the micro and macro aspects of the international…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

Intermediate Macroeconomics equips you with the macroeconomic theories used in the 'real world', for example, by Treasury officials in formulating the Government Budget, or by business economists forecasting GDP and inflation. The unit expounds the IS-LM models allowing you to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides you with an introduction into the econometric methods that can be used to examine the strength and form of relationships between economic variables. More specifically, you will examine the theory and use of the Linear Regression Model…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit takes a practical and interactive approach to understanding the role of communication in modern-day business. A broad range of communication concepts, theories and strategies important in the development of effective self-management and workplace skills are covered at an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Commercial transactions provides an introduction to the Australian legal system, which considers sources of law such as Parliament and the courts, the Federal system, the legislative process, precedent, alternative dispute resolution, an introduction to the law of torts, the law…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit provides you with an introduction into the econometric methods that can be used to examine the strength and form of relationships between economic variables. More specifically, you will examine the theory and use of the Linear Regression Model…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

For those who seek to become a para-planner, a financial planner or who seek an understanding of how to develop their own financial plan, this unit introduces financial planning. It provides sound understanding of the process of financial planning, together…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit takes a practical and interactive approach to understanding the role of communication in modern-day business. A broad range of communication concepts, theories and strategies important in the development of effective self-management and workplace skills are covered at an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Commercial transactions provides an introduction to the Australian legal system, which considers sources of law such as Parliament and the courts, the Federal system, the legislative process, precedent, alternative dispute resolution, an introduction to the law of torts, the law…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit focuses on the dilemmas that arise out of potential conflicts between the economic performance and the social performance of an organisation. The unit assists students to acquire and develop the critical thinking skills required for the successful practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

This unit provides a comprehensive overview of the strategic management process, and aims to integrate functional areas of management in analysing issues in strategic management.Note: As part of a joint teaching initiative between the Australian Maritime College and the Tasmanian…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit takes a practical and interactive approach to understanding the role of communication in modern-day business. A broad range of communication concepts, theories and strategies important in the development of effective self-management and workplace skills are covered at an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

This online unit focuses on the information needs of organisations, groups and individuals, and the ways in which ICT-based systems support them. The unit provides both a theoretical and a practical understanding of methods for evaluating the structure, policies, operations…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

This unit provides a comprehensive overview of the strategic management process, and aims to integrate functional areas of management in analysing issues in strategic management.Note: As part of a joint teaching initiative between the Australian Maritime College and the Tasmanian…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

The unit does not try to 'teach' creativity, but rather it endeavours to unlock creative capacity within each individual. The unit includes: an understanding of creative styles and identifying a creative learning preference; understanding the differences between lateral and sequential…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The main focus in this unit is to consider entrepreneurial behaviour, including approaches to creativity, innovation, risk-taking and the process of social change. Both Australia's and China's growth in the current age is due, in no small part, to entrepreneurship.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on the dilemmas that arise out of potential conflicts between the economic performance and the social performance of an organisation. The unit assists students to acquire and develop the critical thinking skills required for the successful practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

In undertaking this unit you will be provided with a theory base for Marketing and develop:the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing;an understanding of the marketplace;an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; andthe ability…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

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

Buying and consuming is something we all do nearly every day. As consumers, we are continually undertaking simple, as well as complex, purchases. Understanding how these purchase decisions are made, and what factors influence them, is the focus of consumer…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to develop an application system that uses a web interface to a back-end database. The unit assumes a sound basic knowledge of programming and database concepts and skills as…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

International Logistics Management Minor
Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Commercial transactions provides an introduction to the Australian legal system, which considers sources of law such as Parliament and the courts, the Federal system, the legislative process, precedent, alternative dispute resolution, an introduction to the law of torts, the law…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit focuses on the dilemmas that arise out of potential conflicts between the economic performance and the social performance of an organisation. The unit assists students to acquire and develop the critical thinking skills required for the successful practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

In undertaking this unit you will be provided with a theory base for Marketing and develop:the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing;an understanding of the marketplace;an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; andthe ability…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit takes a practical and interactive approach to understanding the role of communication in modern-day business. A broad range of communication concepts, theories and strategies important in the development of effective self-management and workplace skills are covered at an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Commercial transactions provides an introduction to the Australian legal system, which considers sources of law such as Parliament and the courts, the Federal system, the legislative process, precedent, alternative dispute resolution, an introduction to the law of torts, the law…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit focuses on the dilemmas that arise out of potential conflicts between the economic performance and the social performance of an organisation. The unit assists students to acquire and develop the critical thinking skills required for the successful practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

This unit provides a comprehensive overview of the strategic management process, and aims to integrate functional areas of management in analysing issues in strategic management.Note: As part of a joint teaching initiative between the Australian Maritime College and the Tasmanian…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit takes a practical and interactive approach to understanding the role of communication in modern-day business. A broad range of communication concepts, theories and strategies important in the development of effective self-management and workplace skills are covered at an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Commercial transactions provides an introduction to the Australian legal system, which considers sources of law such as Parliament and the courts, the Federal system, the legislative process, precedent, alternative dispute resolution, an introduction to the law of torts, the law…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit focuses on the dilemmas that arise out of potential conflicts between the economic performance and the social performance of an organisation. The unit assists students to acquire and develop the critical thinking skills required for the successful practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

This unit provides a comprehensive overview of the strategic management process, and aims to integrate functional areas of management in analysing issues in strategic management.Note: As part of a joint teaching initiative between the Australian Maritime College and the Tasmanian…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

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

Choose one unit for your major.  For most majors, you must take one of the units below which leads to the major you choose, the other unit must be a breadth unit.  NOTE:  If you are taking the Accounting major, you must take both BFA104 Accounting Context and Methods and BFA208 Financial Management in lieu of a breadth unit in order to meet accounting accreditation requirements.

Principles of Economics 2 facilitates improved decision making in all domains of your life. You will develop a better understanding of aspects of the macroeconomic policy environment in which business managers operate and the choices faced by policy makers in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

Leads to Business Economics major

Financial markets play a critical role in the functioning of a modern global economy. To understand how these financial markets operate, it is important to establish the "key principles of finance" that underpin the decisions made by financial market participants,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Leads to Finance major

Welcome to this foundation unit for students intending to undertake an Accounting Major in the Bachelor of Business. This unit is compulsory and is an important pre-requisite for second and third year units. You will consider the fundamental principles that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

Leads to Accounting major

This unit introduces you to the major concepts and analytical tools used in the theory andpractice of financial management in a business organisation. It is designed to provide you with anunderstanding of:The scope and nature of the finance function and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Leads to Accounting major

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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

Leads to Management major; Human Resource Management major

Provides the theory base of marketing and develops in students: the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing; an understanding of the marketplace; an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; and the ability to identify…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

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

Leads to Marketing major

This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem-solving and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems. The following fundamental programming concepts will be introduced: memory and variables, data types, declarations, expressions and statements,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Leads to Information and Communication Technology major

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Leads to Information and Communication Technology major

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Leads to Information and Communication Technology major

International Transport Systems provides students with an understanding of international transport and the way it operates. The unit will cover various topics such as transport modes (road, rail, air and water transport) and terminals, global transport system, inter-modal transport, transport…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Leads to International Logistics Management major

Science combined degree component

This major is aimed at people who enjoy applying mathematics to solve scientific problems that arise in modelling real-world effects. People with this training might work in industry, medical applications, finance, or go on to further study in the area.


If you select both a major and a minor in Mathematics, substitute KMA155 for KMA152 or KMA182, and substitute KMA153 for KMA154 or KMA184. KMA255 should be substitued for KMA252 if it is taken as part of another Mathematics major or minor.

Year 1
Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This first year mathematics unit provides a broad introduction to the fundamental mathematical operations and methods (differentiation, integration and partial differentiation) and mathematical objects (vectors) needed in engineering and science. We initiate themes of mathematical modelling which are most important…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This first year mathematics unit builds on the fundamentals learnt in Mathematics I and provides students of science and engineering an introduction to those areas of mathematics which are most important in connection with practical problems. We will initiate the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the physical and biological sciences, economics and engineering.Topics include linear algebra and matrix algebra for the solution of systems of equations; techniques of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Covers use of calculus and applied linear algebra in solving problems that arise in the modelling of real-world situations in biology, physics, chemistry and engineering. Introduction to phenomena that involve continuous change with time; dynamical systems. Linear and non-linear differential…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Introduction to partial differential equations that arise in applied mathematics, physics, biological science, commerce, and engineering.First-order PDEs: the linear wave equation, method of characteristics, traffic flow models, wave breaking, and shocks. Second-order PDEs: Classification of PDEs and characteristic curves; parabolic,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical and biological sciences, commerce and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical integration…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

Provides grounding in theoretical physics for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Linear and Non-linear systems, examples. Phase plane and phase space. The Hartmann Linearization Theorem. Co-dimension 1 bifurcations; saddle-node, pitchfork and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides grounding in theoretical physics, for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Introduction to the state of stress in a continuum. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions of motion. Conservation laws for mass and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

This unit gives an introduction to Calculus of Variations and its use in optimal control theory. Review of basic multi-variable calculus, constrained maxima and minima, Lagrange multipliers. The "simplest problem" of the Calculus of Variations. The Euler-Lagrange equation. Application to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides the basic tools in the use of complex variables to solve practical problems in Applied Mathematics and Physics. It continues the use of integral transform methods to solve ordinary and partial differential equations. Analytic functions. The elementary…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Biochemistry looks at life from inside out. You’ll explore how living organisms function from both a molecular and cellular perspective. This major provides an essential basis for detailed understanding of biology and medicine.


Students should note that in order to enrol in the intermediate units of the Biochemistry Major (i.e. CBA260 and CBA265) they will need to complete introductory paired units in Chemistry and either Zoology or Plant Science. For Hobart based students the units are KRA113 + KRA114 and KPZ164 + KPA161 or KZA161. For Launceston based students the units are KRA101 + KRA102 and JFA101 + JFA102.

Year 1
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This unit provides a general introduction to the biology of aquatic animals and investigates phylogenetic relationships, and how the anatomy, physiology and life history of animals are adapted to meet their requirements for locomotion, feeding, excretion, osmoregulation, gas exchange, communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Together with Chemistry 1B, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry (Chemical Bonding…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Together with Chemistry 1B, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to 2nd year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Aquatic Biology B provides a general introduction to fundamental biological processes underpinning aquatic biology by integrating cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, reproduction, classification, genetics and evolution with knowledge about aquatic plants, microbes and animals. You will develop practical laboratory skills to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

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Together with Chemistry 1A, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science, and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Organic Chemistry highlights biological…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Together with KRA113 Chemistry 1A, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to second-year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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 group from…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Provides students with a broad introduction to metabolic and nutritional aspects of biochemistry, and laboratory techniques in biochemical analysis of tissues and enzymes. Major topics include structure, function and metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids; the integration and control…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Provides students with a broad introduction to molecular biology. The focus is primarily on humans and other mammals but most of the matters discussed apply to a much broader range of species. Major topics include protein structure and function; DNA…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit provides students with "hands-on" experience of contemporary techniques in protein biochemistry and molecular biology, including proteomics and genomics.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit provides students with an understanding of contemporary approaches in protein biochemistry and molecular biology, including genomics and proteomics.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This is a whole-of-semester research project supervised by a member of the School of Medicine or other academic staff involved in medical research. It will require up to 6 hours per week spent planning and completing a research project and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides students with an understanding of recent developments and contemporary issues in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology. Areas covered include topics related to hormones and signal transduction, gene regulation and epigenetics, stem cells, transgenic animals and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This major is aimed at people who want a broad range of mathematics skills and concepts drawn from the other mathematics majors, without requiring depth in any single area. It is particularly targeted at people who are interested in teaching higher-level mathematics at secondary school.


If you select both a major and a minor in Mathematics, substitute KMA155 for KMA152 or KMA182, and substitute KMA153 for KMA154 or KMA184. KMA255 should be substitued for KMA252 if it is taken as part of another Mathematics major or minor.

Year 1
Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This first year mathematics unit provides a broad introduction to the fundamental mathematical operations and methods (differentiation, integration and partial differentiation) and mathematical objects (vectors) needed in engineering and science. We initiate themes of mathematical modelling which are most important…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This first year mathematics unit builds on the fundamentals learnt in Mathematics I and provides students of science and engineering an introduction to those areas of mathematics which are most important in connection with practical problems. We will initiate the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the physical and biological sciences, economics and engineering.Topics include linear algebra and matrix algebra for the solution of systems of equations; techniques of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Extension of the themes introduced in KMA153 by examination of problems involving several treatments or several explanatory variables. The unit covers properties of designs and tests; regression; multiple comparisons and analysis of variance; and an introduction to principles of statistical…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 3
Compulsory advanced unit

Provides a deeper understanding of the calculus of real functions, and an introduction to the powerful methods of complex variable theory. Recommended for mathematics majors, and teachers at the upper secondary level. Introduction to real analysis. Sequences. Convergence, limits, Cauchy…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Choose 3 advanced units from the following list:

The unit develops foundation skills for the analysis of real-life systems with elements of uncertainty, useful for careers in Statistics, Physical and Biological Sciences, Operations Research, Engineering, Computer Science, Finance and Economics. The unit covers major topics from Probability Theory,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Credit Points: 12.5

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Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical and biological sciences, commerce and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical integration…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Driven primarily through the lens of linear algebra, this unit provides an abstract development of standard algebraic structures: groups, rings, fields, and vector spaces. Topics include: linear transformations, non-singularity and invertibility; isomorphism and homomorphism theorems; the algebra of linear transformations;…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Aims at providing a solid foundation in the basic concepts, principles and methods of functional analysis, a study which is mainly concerned with vector spaces and operators acting upon them. The principles learnt from basic calculus and linear algebra will…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Extension of the concepts, methods and tools introduced in KMA253. A 'hands-on' course in which the emphasis is on the development of skills in the selection and application of statistical methods and the presentation of statistical results. Statistical methodology covered…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Introduction to partial differential equations that arise in applied mathematics, physics, biological science, commerce, and engineering.First-order PDEs: the linear wave equation, method of characteristics, traffic flow models, wave breaking, and shocks. Second-order PDEs: Classification of PDEs and characteristic curves; parabolic,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit develops skills in the modelling and optimization of real-life deterministic or probabilistic systems and is particularly useful for students interested in careers in Statistics, Operations Research, Engineering, Management, Finance, Economics and Teaching.Topics from: Dynamic Programming and Probabilistic Operations…

Credit Points: 12.5

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A general introduction to Statistical Inference, topics include: foundations of statistics, point estimation and hypothesis testing, maximum likelihood estimation, likelihood ratio tests, Bayesian methods, sufficiency, consistency, general linear models and least squares, generalised linear models, statistical computing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The unit will cover basic group theory leading towards the theory of the matrix representations. Students will be introduced to the subject through a general discussion of symmetry in the physical and biological sciences, with a view to understanding how…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit gives an introduction to Calculus of Variations and its use in optimal control theory. Review of basic multi-variable calculus, constrained maxima and minima, Lagrange multipliers. The "simplest problem" of the Calculus of Variations. The Euler-Lagrange equation. Application to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit provides the basic tools in the use of complex variables to solve practical problems in Applied Mathematics and Physics. It continues the use of integral transform methods to solve ordinary and partial differential equations. Analytic functions. The elementary…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This major covers Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and remotely sensed data (e.g. from satellites, manned aircraft, and unmanned aircraft systems) to answer real world, practical questions. These skills are highly relevant across a multitude of disciplines including geoscience, computing and information systems, biological sciences, agricultural science, marine science and Antarctic science.

Year 1
Compulsory Introductory units

Satellite images and aerial photographs are used to observe the earth and its atmosphere. These images are used for mapping and monitoring our natural and human environment. Remote sensing is an exciting field that is constantly changing with regular launches…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used in a wide range of disciplines to investigate and display characteristics of data that vary with location. Producing a map to present spatial information is a skill that is itself valuable to scientists in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit builds on KGG102 GIS: Introduction and will give you more advanced skills in the analysis and presentation of spatial data. As more businesses and scientists get to grips with the advantages of using GIS to manage and interpret…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit builds on the theory and skills of KGG103 Remote Sensing: Introduction and focuses on advanced aspects of remotely sensed image analysis. These additional remote sensing analysis skills are highly valued by employers in the spatial industry. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Nearly all information on modern topographic maps is derived from aerial photography. Photogrammetry is the science of measurement from photographs. This unit will provide you with an understanding of the mathematical principles of photogrammetry and their application to a variety…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) enable autonomous global positioning using signals broadcast from various satellite constellations. With an ability to achieve accuracies ranging from metres to millimetres, GNSS provides positioning capability that underpins a host of scientific, commercial, civilian and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The aim of the Spatial Research Project is to allow students to undertake supervised project work in a field of their own choice within the broad discipline area of spatial science. The unit provides the opportunity to advance students' knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit builds on KGG212 GIS: Spatial Analysis and focuses on advanced aspects of spatial data analysis, including practical aspects of programming for GIS customisation. At the start of semester you will spend one day in the field collecting GPS…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The Aquatic Biology major provides a general introduction to aquatic plants, microbes, and animals, and application of these concepts in environmental microbiology, aquatic animal health and marine ecosystem management and conservation.


Note: For students transferring to Hobart after the completion of first year in Launceston, the introductory units JFA101 and JFA102 may be used as alternative enrolment pre-requisites for the intermediate units of the Zoology Major/Minor.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides a general introduction to the biology of aquatic animals and investigates phylogenetic relationships, and how the anatomy, physiology and life history of animals are adapted to meet their requirements for locomotion, feeding, excretion, osmoregulation, gas exchange, communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Aquatic Biology B provides a general introduction to fundamental biological processes underpinning aquatic biology by integrating cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, reproduction, classification, genetics and evolution with knowledge about aquatic plants, microbes and animals. You will develop practical laboratory skills to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

Microbiology is the study of single-celled organisms and viruses, which are ubiquitous on Earth and which are intimately involved in our lives, with both good and bad effects. General Microbiology is an introductory unit that gives students an overview of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both "consumers" and "producers" of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit outlines quality control systems and the sensory and non-sensory evaluation of seafood. Topics will include key attributes of a quality control system, system requirements, product attributes and measurement. Students will learn to apply a range of nonsensory and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 3
Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

The unit provides students with a detailed understanding of aquatic animal feeds and nutrition from selection of ingredients to the impact of feeds on product quality. The relationships between nutrition and farming practice, feed formulation, physiology and biochemistry of aquatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit provides students with understanding of aquatic animal health issues, relevant to aquaculture and wild fisheries. Disease diagnosis, biosecurity in aquaculture, disease control and treatment are discussed. Host, environment and pathogen relationships are examined. A wide range of exotic…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit exposes students to a detailed examination of the physiology and behaviour of aquatic animals, with an emphasis on fish and crustaceans. Development, growth, respiration, osmoregulation excretion, reproduction, endocrinology and sensory physiology are discussed in relation to the effects…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit provides students with an understanding of the practice and application of molecular biology and technology in marine and aquatic ecosystems. Students learn and practice modern molecular techniques used to characterise, manipulate and compare DNA, RNA and proteins, use…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Being a multidisciplinary unit, this unit brings together the subject material of a number of disciplines to help design policy. In order to manage marine ecosystems sustainably, including decisions to use or conserve these ecosystems, an understanding of the primary…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit provides students with the principles and practices necessary for the planning and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). The unit syllabus addresses the types and roles of MPAs, planning and administration, processes for establishing an MPA and management…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit provides an overview of marine ecosystem restoration. The syllabus includes current restoration philosophy, views and concepts, synthetic ecology, developing viable restoration frameworks, physical parameters, biological parameters, restoring assemblages, assessment and monitoring and sustaining restored ecosystems. Students learn to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit is a discussion-based group forum that explores current issues and discusses, debates and critiques these within the context of marine environmental studies. The issues range across policy and management, ecology, economics, law, technology, aquaculture, conservation, global change and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Computer Science encompasses a range of foundational technologies that support almost every modern day human endeavour. This major gives students experience with a wide range of computing techniques, and prepares them to develop technical solutions for different end users’ needs. Students will develop skills in programming, database design and deployment, networking, artificial intelligence, mobile applications, and web design, as well as gaining experience of interacting with real clients to produce quality software products.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory unit

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem-solving and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems. The following fundamental programming concepts will be introduced: memory and variables, data types, declarations, expressions and statements,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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By its nature, computation is close to mathematics. This unit examines some of the mathematical processes that underlie the science and technology specific to the computer age, with emphasis on applications using Python. This provides a treatment of discrete mathematics…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The unit provides an introduction to many AI sub-fields, including: expert systems, machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, intelligent agents. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art examples as well as emerging technologies and get practical experience of solving interesting…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

This unit provides both a theoretical and practical overview of project management as it relates to technology-oriented projects. Specifically, this unit will introduce project management principles, techniques and tools that can be used to guide traditional business-oriented ICT projects, as…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit extends the first year treatment in KIT107 of standard data structures and algorithms for solving computational problems. Topics include: data structures (such as balanced trees and hash tables) for collections, (binary heaps for) priority queues, sorting algorithms (e.g.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 3
Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

The capstone project units provides an opportunity for students to consolidate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their course and apply them to a substantial ICT project. This unit extends students' development of the professional, technical, communication and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This will be a continuation of ICT Project A but includes some new learning experiences such as testing, advanced implementation, documentation and integration. Students will be required to present their solution.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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In this unit students will be introduced to the key concepts and principles involved in the sourcing, integration and management of ICT assets as a key organisational resource. The unit examines two strategic themes: organisational approaches to the sourcing and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit is concerned with the development of applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing platforms.Android, iOS, and cross-platform web apps will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related to the development of mobile and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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In today's world, the prevalent use of technology and automation have resulted in an explosion in the quantity of data, often referred to as "big data", accumulated by business and by researchers. Data warehouses have been used to set up…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit will look at the programming foundations of 2- and 3-dimensional graphics and animations. The mathematical and algorithmic techniques used in generating computer graphics and animations will be covered, as well as the programming methods to build the tools…

Credit Points: 12.5

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To develop within the student a desire to undertake a career in research. The projects will provide a taster for honours with substantial research projects requiring a proposal, a plan, a mini-literature review and significant outputs. Students will develop an…

Credit Points: 12.5

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In this unit students will be introduced to the broad, inter-disciplinary area of human-computer interaction (HCI) with special emphasis on iteration design and user interface design.Lectures cover the design, development and evaluation of computing technologies, including desktop computing, mobile computing…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit will provide highly able students with an opportunity to extend their knowledge of algorithms and their ability to solve algorithmic problems through to the point of a working program implementing the algorithmic solution. The unit will have a…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit will extend the treatment of two or three of the areas of AI introduced in KIT108, adding more depth and having a more technical focus. The specific topics may vary between years, reflecting the expertise of the staff…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit focuses on the design and programming techniques essential for developing distributed software systems and applications - with Java as the teaching language. The unit presents concurrent programming primitives and concepts for distributed systems. The unit also focuses on…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Sensor networks are found everywhere: industry processes, cars, airplanes, robots, in the environment, farms, in hospitals, on space and on our phones. Sensors play a key role in our daily life activities. This unit will introduce students to ways of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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In recent years, due to advancement of internet technologies and instrumentation of every part of our life, we have noticed a huge surge in data available to us. This revolution is termed as Big Data. This Big Data cannot be…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit is designed for students who have an interest in learning about challenges in the development, implementation and evaluation of technology infrastructures, applications and services to support health. The unit is also designed for students considering pursuing a research…

Credit Points: 12.5

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A particular programming paradigm not only dictates a programming language's syntax but also strongly influences how one solves problems using that language. This unit examines programming paradigms from low-level assembler through to the advanced functional language Haskell. Specific topics covered…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Geology is the study of the Earth. You’ll examine tectonic processes leading to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and the generation of mineral, petroleum and water deposits in the Earth’s crust. Areas of study can include Geophysics (the structure, composition and location of mineral, water, oil and gas deposits), Environmental Geology, Geochemistry, Petroleum Geology and Economic Geology.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit introduces you to the world beneath your feet, and to the record of the way the Earth has changed from its very conception. We begin and end with the Earth's place in the Universe and Solar System, including…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit covers the evolution of the Earth and life, the nature and origin of ore deposits and fossil fuels, environmental geology (including volcanic and landslip hazards, mining issues, groundwater fundamentals, and carbon geosequestration theory), and the geology of Tasmania.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Enables students to recognise and interpret Earth materials and their history. This course is aimed at students with a professional interest in the Earth. The unit commences a week before semester starts with a field trip to northeast Tasmania which…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The unit is focused on developing skills which are required for understanding geological forces which shape Earth's surface, methods for mapping the geology of the surface and upper crust, and geological process which operate near the Earth's surface. This course…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 3
Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

This unit provides a systematic description and quantitative interpretation of magmatic rocks within a plate tectonic framework. Lectures cover an introduction to igneous petrology and geochemistry, and key aspects of the mineralogy, textures, classification and origin of the main types…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Comprises lectures and practical classes covering tectonics, key events in the Earth's evolution, and volcanology. The principles of compressional, extensional and transform tectonics will be presented. The unit will show how modern models of major Earth processes are supported by…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Comprises a series of lectures and practicals covering sedimentary processes, environments and fossil fuels. Examines clastic sedimentary transport and depositional processes and the formation of carbonate and evaporite chemical sediments. These processes are discussed in the context of the earth`s…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Comprises a series of lectures and practicals covering the application of structural geology, metamorphic petrology and geophysical methods in the production and interpretation of geological maps. The structural geology component of the unit emphasises (i) the fundamental principles of fault,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Involves a series of lectures and practical work that focuses on the application of computational techniques to geology and geophysics. The unit includes digital signal processing, seismic reflection data processing, airborne geophysical data processing, heat and fluid flow modelling and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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An advanced unit dealing with processes in ore genesis. Topics include: ore forming processes, especially hydrothermal alteration, and the formation of magmatic-hydrothermal and hydrothermal ore deposit types. Practical exercises are designed to give students a perspective of ore microscopy and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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KEA342 involves a series of lectures, practical work and geophysical survey work, which includes the interpretation of results and the preparation of a report. The unit covers seismic, gravity, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic methods in geophysics. Recommended for students planning…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The unit provides geoscience skills to help discover the resources for our everyday needs. Most things we use in everyday life require resources. Think mobile phone, cars, fridges, cutlery, crockery and glassware to name a few. Resources represent the concentration…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit focuses on geoenvironmental issues that relate to how human activities can affect geological materials, and problems that can arise from such interactions. This will be taught through lectures, diverse practicals and local fieldtrips. The course provides an introduction…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Geography and Environmental Studies develops your understanding of the world at a human scale in the context of the great issues of our time. The major focuses on developing skills in understanding spatial and environmental relationships and resolving the best paths through environmental issues. It explains the patterns on the globe of climate, landforms, life, societies, cultures and economies. The major leads on to careers in environmental and social planning and management and strongly complements the other natural and social sciences.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This introduction to geography and environmental studies 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 around the world…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both "consumers" and "producers" of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The purpose of this unit is to gain a basic, practical understanding of GIS and remote sensing concepts, techniques and their real world applications. Techniques for data collection, integration, manipulation and spatial analysis are introduced. Practical sessions using GIS will…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Australia's accelerating engagement with Asia requires a capacity to understand our northern neighbours, empathise with them, and relate to and work with them.In this unit you will have opportunities to understand the nature of the physical environment of selected parts…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The physical and living aspects of the global environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, environments and species that occupy this planet. This unit highlights the interplay and conservation of these processes so that they continue to maintain…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Do you want to acquire the tools to better understand and transform the different, overlapping worlds we each inhabit individually and collectively? In this unit, you will explore the empirical concerns and disciplinary approaches of Human Geography as you analyse…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Effective management of the natural environment is one of the most important challenges of our time. This field-based unit develops the abilities to describe and assess the conservation status of natural terrestrial ecosystems. Through field data collection, lectures, and a…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Society needs professional environmental managers who have the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle problems of sustainable resource use and biodiversity conservation. Environmental managers also play an important role in helping communities identify and move towards sustainable and just futures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 3
Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

This unit comprises a one-semester geographical or environmental research project. The aim of the unit is to provide students with research experience and skills in an area of their own choosing. Project design, data collection, data management and data presentation…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Political ecology is a diverse field of scholarship, activism and professional practice that brings together the goals of social and environmental sustainability. Analysing nature and society as one system, you will explore concerns about the scarcity, distribution, control and management…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Over six hundred million people live on the world's 43 island nation-states and on hundreds of sub-national island jurisdictions. The 'island-continent' of Australia comprises over 12,000 islands, islets and rocky outcrops, while the island-State of Tasmania is an archipelago of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Climate change is an immensely complex social and environmental problem with implications for knowledge creation, policy development, professional practice, technological advance and everyday life. This unit will help you to interpret and integrate a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Human induced climate change is arguably the most serious problem currently facing our planet. Detection and attribution of human induced climate change requires an understanding of the mechanisms of natural climate variability as well as climate change. Earth's climate is…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Change occurs in modern landforms and sediments by means of landslides, river bank erosion, and coastal loss with sea level rise, and this unit focuses on understanding such change. Fieldtrips will visit real current situations, and you will learn field…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Conservation of geological features and landscapes is a global priority. This unit considers strategies to sample, understand, and address geoconservation issues. By way of a series of field-based and problem-based learning experiences, the following skills and knowledge will be developed…

Credit Points: 12.5

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A unit essential for those working towards a career managing natural environments and people in protected areas. For those with other vocational interests, the unit is a way to learn about natural ecosystems and the principles of conservation management. Fire,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type, there are landscape processes, both…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit introduces students to the concept of place using the perspective of phenomenology. Because phenomenology promotes the particular over the generalized, and the insights of subjective experience over claims of objectivity, much recourse is made to the creative engagements…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit we ask 'how can we foster the development and care of sustainable settlements?' In response, we first develop capacities to understand the challenges facing contemporary society by examining five key concepts: sustainability, community, governance, citizenship and scale.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides practical skills for planning and managing wilderness and other natural areas, with emphasis on conservation of both natural and cultural values, environmental protection, and impacts of adjoining or associated uses such as nature-based tourism and primary production.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an introduction to legal, administrative, social and scientific aspects of environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing, environmental management systems and related environmental management tools. The unit emphasises the practical aspects of environmental management for Tasmanian, Australian and international…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines agricultural production systems within the context of climate, landscapes and natural resources. Management of soil, land, water and vegetation resources on a catchment and property basis will be covered. Students will develop competency in the assessment of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Being a multidisciplinary unit, this unit brings together the subject material of a number of disciplines to help design policy. In order to manage marine ecosystems sustainably, including decisions to use or conserve these ecosystems, an understanding of the primary…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with the principles and practices necessary for the planning and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). The unit syllabus addresses the types and roles of MPAs, planning and administration, processes for establishing an MPA and management…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides an overview of marine ecosystem restoration. The syllabus includes current restoration philosophy, views and concepts, synthetic ecology, developing viable restoration frameworks, physical parameters, biological parameters, restoring assemblages, assessment and monitoring and sustaining restored ecosystems. Students learn to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Learn about the major areas in psychology and basic techniques for psychological investigations and gain insight into research methodologies, individual social behaviours, group and intergroup relations.

Note: Students considering a career in Psychology need to complete an accredited undergraduate sequence of study in Psychology (12 units) to progress to fourth year and postgraduate study in Psychology. The requirement for the accredited undergraduate sequence is completion of an accredited Psychology major (8 core units) and a minor in Behavioural Science (4 units, which can be taken as student electives and degree electives - for intermediate units - in the Bachelor of Science).

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include the historical context of psychology, research design, lifespan development, and abnormal psychology. Students are required to undertake independent reading to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides a further introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include research methods, intelligence, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit introduces students to experimental design, methodology, and data analysis in psychological research. Lectures will present students with a systematic overview of major principles and issues of the scientific method, research design and methodology and hypothesis testing to facilitate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The lectures examine aspects of overt social behaviour, such as two-person encounters, behaviour in small and large groups, and intergroup relations. Research in social cognition, which studies people's perceptions and interpretations of the social world, will also be presented. Lecture…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced unit

Research methods lectures extend studies in experimental design and analysis to the use of analysis of variance, planned and post hoc comparisons, analysis of interactions, and repeated measures designs. Students are also introduced to regression and trend analysis, two factor…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Hobart

Provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different periods of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders including psychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-based treatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategies employed by the clinical psychologist in the treatment of various…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The series of lectures in psychological assessment provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the assessment of adults. The lectures aim to promote an understanding of fundamental concepts in assessment and an awareness of issues in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Launceston

Provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different periods of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders including psychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-based treatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategies employed by the clinical psychologist in the treatment of various…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Provides an advanced coverage of two core areas: individual differences in intelligence and personality, and the assessment of these characteristics and other psychological characteristics such as cognitive style and anxiety. Lectures in psychological assessment focus on the assessment of adults…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

 

Provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different periods of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Cognitive neuroscience utilises a range of scientific techniques to examine the link between the neural organisation of the brain and various cognitive functions, such as how we think, feel and act. This unit builds on the intermediate material covered in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders including psychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-based treatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategies employed by the clinical psychologist in the treatment of various…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit will provide an introduction to psychology and law. The progression of lecture topics in this unit will roughly follow the course of an investigation and trial of a criminal case, covering issues such as eyewitness memory; false memories;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit examines the processes underlying skill acquisition and human performance. Skilled performance across many tasks involves the coordinated processes of perception, cognition and action. Of particular interest are the substantial changes in these processes that occur as people gain…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to the field of organisational and industrial psychology. This is an applied field that draws on core theories and ideas from psychology and applies them to organisational and work contexts. The unit will be taught…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The series of lectures in psychological assessment provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the assessment of adults. The lectures aim to promote an understanding of fundamental concepts in assessment and an awareness of issues in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In this unit, students are introduced to the most important and hotly debated issues in the psychology of language. Lecture topics include the distinctive features of human language as a system of communication, current theories of how children acquire language,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This 13-week blended unit provides third year students with an overview of counselling concepts and skills. Students will be introduced to theories of counselling and basic communication skills. Multicultural counselling and an awareness of some of the ethical and professional…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Extreme environments are so named due to the unique challenges they pose to human performance compared to more routine environments. This 13-week online unit provides an introduction to factors influencing human performance in extreme environments including Polar Regions, Outer Space,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides an advanced coverage of two core areas: individual differences in intelligence and personality, and the assessment of these characteristics and other psychological characteristics such as cognitive style and anxiety. Lectures in psychological assessment focus on the assessment of adults…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit covers the main areas in contemporary Health Psychology. The unit will focus on health psychology, its origins and history, the contexts within which it can be applied, and the methods used to study it. Health Psychology will be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Psychological factors are recognised as having an important part to play in the attainment of success in all achievement contexts. Increasingly, there is a demand for health professionals to deliver non-clinical programmes designed to complement and integrate with other health…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

  

       

Microbiology looks at how microorganisms work and their role in our world. From bacteria and viruses to fungi, single-celled animals and algae, microorganisms are fundamental to the basic nutrient and biogeochemical cycles that underpin life on Earth. Your study could range anywhere from the study of infectious diseases to the production of a vast array of foods and chemicals.


Note: In order to enrol in the intermediate units of the Microbiology Major students will need to complete introductory paired units in Chemistry or Zoology or Plant Science or Aquatic Biology. For Hobart based students the units are KRA113 + KRA114 or KPZ164 + KPA161 or KZA161. For Launceston based students the units are KRA101 + KRA102 or JFA101 + JFA102.

Year 1
Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This unit provides a general introduction to the biology of aquatic animals and investigates phylogenetic relationships, and how the anatomy, physiology and life history of animals are adapted to meet their requirements for locomotion, feeding, excretion, osmoregulation, gas exchange, communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Together with Chemistry 1B, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry (Chemical Bonding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Together with Chemistry 1B, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to 2nd year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 group from…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

Aquatic Biology B provides a general introduction to fundamental biological processes underpinning aquatic biology by integrating cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, reproduction, classification, genetics and evolution with knowledge about aquatic plants, microbes and animals. You will develop practical laboratory skills to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

A series of lectures and associated practical classes introduces 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 in practical ecology…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Together with Chemistry 1A, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science, and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Organic Chemistry highlights biological…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Together with KRA113 Chemistry 1A, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to second-year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

Microorganisms, though invisibly small, collectively make up the majority of the living matter on Earth and have profound influences on many aspects of our lives. This unit will draw on contemporary and real-world examples to explore the influence and impact…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

Provides students with a basic knowledge of microbiology including bacteria, archaea and viruses. The unit considers the place of microorganisms in the evolution of life on earth, their structure, chemistry, biology and ecology, and consideration of their role in disease,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides students with a basic knowledge of microbiology including bacteria, fungi, protozoans and viruses. The unit considers the place of microorganisms in the evolution of life on earth, their structure, chemistry, biology and ecology, and consideration of their role in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

This unit will commence with an exploration of the basic concepts of Medical Microbiology. It will then examine the epidemiology of transmissible diseases that are common in healthcare and community settings. The unit will analyse information on the mechanisms through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit expands on the introductory immunology from KLA210 and CJA212. Areas that will receive extended coverage include advanced immunological mechanisms, the immunopathology of disease, the manipulation of the immune system to protect against infectious and non-infectious disease. Practical and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Maintenance of food security and public health requires vigilance in the food supply chain based on knowledge of the physiology, ecology and epidemiology of food-borne pathogens including bacteria, viruses and parasites. This unit focuses on enhancing depth of knowledge of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Advanced topics of plant disease biology and management are the focus of this unit. Topics will be illustrated by diseases caused by viral and virus-like agents, phytopathogenic bacteria and fungi in agricultural and horticultural systems. Topics include infection biology, host…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit consists of a one semester-long individual research project in the area of food, environmental or medical microbiology and under the supervision of an experienced researcher approved by the School of Land and Food. Normally the project will complement…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Food safety management, particularly for microbial hazards, is undergoing revolutionary change internationally. Essentially, a more wholistic approach is being advocated that relies on analysis and synthesis of knowledge and data from several scientific disciplines. The approach is termed 'risk assessment'.This…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit equips students with knowledge of the role of microorganisms in the production, deterioration and safety of foods, from both ecological and physiological perspectives, including the effect of temperature, pH, water activity and other factors affecting the growth and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Microorganisms out-number all life forms on the planet and greatly impact biological, chemical and physical processes. This unit considers the significance of microorganisms in the ecology of terrestrial and marine environments; microbial diversity and evolution; the role of microbes in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is a truly life-enhancing science. This major looks at all aspects of plants and their impact on human life. You’ll study how plants are intrinsic to producing food, fiber for clothing, wood for furniture, shelter and fuel, paper for books, spices for flavour, drugs for medicines, beautifying public and private spaces and providing the oxygen we breathe.


Students who wish to study both Botany and Zoology together in the one year must study KPA161 + KPZ164 and KZA161 + KPZ163

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Plants in Action is a core unit for BSc students interested in specializing in plant science. The unit explores the interaction of plants with the environment at the organism, organ, tissue and cellular levels. We examine the processes of photosynthesis,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Genetics & Evolution is a core second year unit for BBiotechMedRes, BMarAntSc, and BSc students majoring in Plant Science or Genetics, and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. The unit offers an introduction to genetics and evolution, and integrates…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

Field Botany (KPA375) - Courses & Units - University of Tasmania, AustraliaField Botany is an iconic part of the University of Tasmania's undergraduate offerings, remembered fondly by students for the past 30 years. In this unit, you will experience the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Involves a semester-long research project, supervised by a member of the Plant Science staff. It will involve 5-6 hours per week spent planning and completing an individual research project. The aim of the unit is to give students experience in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examines contemporary theories and concepts in ecology and evolutionary biology in terms of the ways that these ideas are used to inform both scientific progress and public debate. Modern biological theories are profoundly affecting such things as the ways in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is all about the study of how ecosystems function, which gives it great relevance from scientific and management perspectives. We will examine the processes that operate in terrestrial and aquatic communities and ecosystems from both a theoretical and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will provide you with a strong grounding in the application of biological principles and ecological science to the problems of conserving the diversity of animals and plants in ecosystems undergoing rapid change. You will gain an understanding of:…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on practical applications of genetics and biotechnology. It emphasises the uses of modern genetic tools including genomics and biotechnology to plants and animals. The lecture series will show that genetics is central to biodiversity conservation and restoration.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is about how genetics is used to study development and evolution, and gives an overview of the genetic approaches and techniques that are now an essential part of almost every area of biology. The lecture component examines ways…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to provide students with a state-of-the-art knowledge of plant function, focusing on central concepts of plant responses and adaption to drought stress,nutrient availability and light environment. These plant behavioural characteristics are essential for understanding the way…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Biologists collect and reason with a wide range of data and information. This unit introduces the key processes needed to design, collect and analyse biological data, and develops the different ways in which 'data' is converted to 'information' and how…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides instruction in the biodiversity and phylogeny of algal groups and allied protists, physico-chemical limnology and oceanography, phytoplankton ecology, micropaleontology, seaweeds, harmful algal blooms and aquatic food webs. Particular reference is made to studies in Australian, Antarctic and Southern Ocean…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Chemistry is the study of chemical and physical properties of substances. The discipline provides training in analytical and industrial chemistry as well as areas of biological chemistry. It also provides a solid foundation for anyone needing chemistry to support specialist studies in other disciplines, such as biotechnology, biochemistry and microbiology.

Year 1
Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

Together with Chemistry 1B, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry (Chemical Bonding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Together with Chemistry 1B, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to 2nd year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

Together with Chemistry 1A, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science, and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Organic Chemistry highlights biological…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Together with KRA113 Chemistry 1A, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to second-year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

This unit builds on first year chemistry units and consolidates this theoretical and practical framework. It is essential for students who intend to major in chemistry, or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas (such…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

This unit builds on first year chemistry units and consolidates the theoretical and practical framework required by students who intend to major in chemistry or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas. It provides a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds on first year chemistry units and consolidates the theoretical and practical framework required by students who intend to major in chemistry or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas. The inorganic chemistry…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

This unit extends the basic understanding of organic chemistry and chemical reactivity from level 200 units and introduces more advanced chemical reactions and the concept of rational synthetic design. The course also highlights the key reactions in the synthesis of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the application of contemporary organometallic chemistry to the study of catalysis and reaction processes. The organometallic chemistry topics will include bonding and structure, catalytic reactions, and applications in organic synthesis and industrial chemistry. Laboratory work will cover…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds on a range of chemical concepts and techniques introduced in 200 level units that are widely used by modern scientists that are not restricted to the chemical sciences; including earth sciences, environmental studies, industrial chemistry, and physical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit concentrates on instrumental methods of analysis and provides a sound foundation to the theory and application of modern analytical techniques. This unit is of importance to all who rely on the use of instrumental analysis in their field…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The following unit may be taken to compliment the above advanced units as a student elective:

This unit comprises a one-semester research project in chemistry for advanced students. This unit will only be offered to students who are currently enrolled in units leading to a major in Chemistry (within the BSc, BBiotech, BBioTechMedRes or BEnvSci programs)…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Physics is the study of the fundamental laws that govern the Universe, from sub-atomic scales to the clusters of galaxies. It is the foundation of engineering and technology and enhances our understanding of the other science disciplines, providing a basis for understanding biology, chemistry, geology and biomedical sciences

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Dynamics, special relativity, electromagnetism and electrical circuits are studied in depth. Topics in dynamics include vectors, Newton's Laws, energy and momentum conservation, friction, rotational motion and torque. Special relativity covers time dilation, length contraction, Lorentz position and velocity transforms, relativistic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit is designed for students who expect to major in physics, as well as for those who will major in other physical sciences, mathematics and computer science. Physics from the fields of: atomic physics, oscillatory phenomena, properties of matter,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Waves topics include oscillatory systems, the wave equation for vibrating wires, acoustic waves, electrical waves in coaxial cables or transmission lines. The Schroedinger wave equation and Fourier techniques for wave analysis will also be studied. Kinetic theory topics include molecular…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Electromagnetism topics include electric and magnetic fields using the vector operators of divergence, gradient and curl, properties of induced polarisation and magnetisation in materials, induction effects, and finally Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation. Applications of electromagnetic phenomena in nature, scientific…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Wave mechanics develops the ideas of quantum physics, starting with the wave/particle nature of matter and radiation. Topics include an introduction to quantum behaviour via examples such as electron spin and photon polarisation states, Heisenberg's principle, and applications of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Advanced electromagnetism begins from Maxwell's equations and investigates in detail the following topics.The properties of electromagnetic waves in dielectrics and conductors, including study of how the phase and group velocity, impedance etc, depend on the conductance, relative permittivity and relative…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

Astrophysics is the investigation of the Universe. It enables us to study the behaviour of matter in extreme environments that cannot be replicated on Earth. Atmospheric physics plays an important role in understanding weather and climate systems. In this unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The successful design and execution of astrophysical observations requires an in depth knowledge of the telescope, its instruments and their operation. The aim of this unit is to give students a theoretical and practical introduction to fundamental astronomical observation techniques.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides grounding in theoretical physics for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Linear and Non-linear systems, examples. Phase plane and phase space. The Hartmann Linearization Theorem. Co-dimension 1 bifurcations; saddle-node, pitchfork and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides grounding in theoretical physics, for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Introduction to the state of stress in a continuum. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions of motion. Conservation laws for mass and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Statistical physics describes the structure of bulk matter - solids, liquids, gases, plasmas - in terms of very general assumptions about the behaviour of the basic constituents. It has close ties with both kinetic theory and thermodynamics but applies also…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Atomic and nuclear physics studies atomic and nuclear structure and our understanding of these phenomena based on quantum mechanics.. Topics include alkali and alkaline earth spectra, the physics of angular momentum, exchange forces, spin and the Pauli principle, many electron…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Statistical physics describes the structure of bulk matter - solids, liquids, gases, plasmas - in terms of very general assumptions about the behaviour of the basic constituents. It has close ties with both kinetic theory and thermodynamics but applies also…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Atomic and nuclear physics studies atomic and nuclear structure and our understanding of these phenomena based on quantum mechanics.. Topics include alkali and alkaline earth spectra, the physics of angular momentum, exchange forces, spin and the Pauli principle, many electron…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Zoology is the study of animal life. It looks at how animals are built, how they work, how they behave, their evolutionary relationships and how they interact with other animals, plants, organisms and the physical environment. This major provides access to and study of our unique ecosystems: alpine heath, temperate rainforests, coastal landscapes and the Southern Ocean.

Please note that this major is only available for study in Hobart.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory 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 group from…

Credit Points: 12.5

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A series of lectures and associated practical classes introduces 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 in practical ecology…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This core unit provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of population and community ecology and (with other core units in the School of Biological Sciences) forms an essential basis for specialist studies at third year level. This unit focuses…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This core unit provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of zoology, and with KZA211 (the other core unit), forms an essential basis for specialist studies in Zoology at level 3. This unit focuses on developing students' understanding of functional…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 3
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This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of behavioural ecology within an evolutionary framework. There will be an emphasis on fundamental principles (e.g., the ways in which animals interact with their own and other species and the environment,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit is restricted to students who have achieved the minimum level of a Credit in both KZA211 and KZA212 and at least two more second level science units, and who are undertaking a major in Zoology, and for whom…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Examines contemporary theories and concepts in ecology and evolutionary biology in terms of the ways that these ideas are used to inform both scientific progress and public debate. Modern biological theories are profoundly affecting such things as the ways in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit will provide you with, first, a strong grounding in the physiology of reproduction, stress and disease ecology in higher vertebrates. You will develop your understanding of how knowledge of a species' physiology and behaviour, particularly in relation to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit is all about the study of how ecosystems function, which gives it great relevance from scientific and management perspectives. We will examine the processes that operate in terrestrial and aquatic communities and ecosystems from both a theoretical and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit will provide you with a strong grounding in the application of biological principles and ecological science to the problems of conserving the diversity of animals and plants in ecosystems undergoing rapid change. You will gain an understanding of:…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit focuses on practical applications of genetics and biotechnology. It emphasises the uses of modern genetic tools including genomics and biotechnology to plants and animals. The lecture series will show that genetics is central to biodiversity conservation and restoration.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit is about how genetics is used to study development and evolution, and gives an overview of the genetic approaches and techniques that are now an essential part of almost every area of biology. The lecture component examines ways…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Biologists collect and reason with a wide range of data and information. This unit introduces the key processes needed to design, collect and analyse biological data, and develops the different ways in which 'data' is converted to 'information' and how…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Provides a comprehensive understanding of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. The unit covers several key areas, such as the basic oceanographic features of the region and how these influence the distribution and abundance of nutrients, the role of microorganisms in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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In Marine Ecology you will learn about the fundamental features and processes of marine systems. The following themes are developed: influences of physical variables at a range of scales on communities and productivity; ecology of plankton; dynamics of estuaries, structuring…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Quantitative skills are among the fundamental tools of professional ecologists and other biologists. They are necessary to design their studies, analyse and interpret their data, and to assess and interpret published studies. This unit provides a solid grounding in appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This major is aimed at people with an interest in applied statistical modelling, in which techniques from computational and applied mathematics are needed in the modelling processes.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

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KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the physical and biological sciences, economics and engineering.Topics include linear algebra and matrix algebra for the solution of systems of equations; techniques of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Extension of the themes introduced in KMA153 by examination of problems involving several treatments or several explanatory variables. The unit covers properties of designs and tests; regression; multiple comparisons and analysis of variance; and an introduction to principles of statistical…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

The unit develops foundation skills for the analysis of real-life systems with elements of uncertainty, useful for careers in Statistics, Physical and Biological Sciences, Operations Research, Engineering, Computer Science, Finance and Economics. The unit covers major topics from Probability Theory,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical and biological sciences, commerce and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical integration…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Introduction to partial differential equations that arise in applied mathematics, physics, biological science, commerce, and engineering.First-order PDEs: the linear wave equation, method of characteristics, traffic flow models, wave breaking, and shocks. Second-order PDEs: Classification of PDEs and characteristic curves; parabolic,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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A general introduction to Statistical Inference, topics include: foundations of statistics, point estimation and hypothesis testing, maximum likelihood estimation, likelihood ratio tests, Bayesian methods, sufficiency, consistency, general linear models and least squares, generalised linear models, statistical computing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This major is aimed at people who wish to study the foundational concepts, principles and structures of mathematics, its proofs and reasoning. This specialty is suitable for those interested in higher study and research in the mathematical sciences.


If you select both a major and a minor in Mathematics, substitute KMA155 for KMA152, and substitute KMA153 for KMA154.  KMA255 should be substitued for KMA252 if it is taken as part of another Mathematics major or minor.

Year 1
Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This first year mathematics unit provides a broad introduction to the fundamental mathematical operations and methods (differentiation, integration and partial differentiation) and mathematical objects (vectors) needed in engineering and science. We initiate themes of mathematical modelling which are most important…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This first year mathematics unit builds on the fundamentals learnt in Mathematics I and provides students of science and engineering an introduction to those areas of mathematics which are most important in connection with practical problems. We will initiate the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the physical and biological sciences, economics and engineering.Topics include linear algebra and matrix algebra for the solution of systems of equations; techniques of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

A first unit in modern algebra. An introduction to number theory, followed by a study of algebraic structures, including groups, rings, lattices and Boolean algebra.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Provides a deeper understanding of the calculus of real functions, and an introduction to the powerful methods of complex variable theory. Recommended for mathematics majors, and teachers at the upper secondary level. Introduction to real analysis. Sequences. Convergence, limits, Cauchy…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Driven primarily through the lens of linear algebra, this unit provides an abstract development of standard algebraic structures: groups, rings, fields, and vector spaces. Topics include: linear transformations, non-singularity and invertibility; isomorphism and homomorphism theorems; the algebra of linear transformations;…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Aims at providing a solid foundation in the basic concepts, principles and methods of functional analysis, a study which is mainly concerned with vector spaces and operators acting upon them. The principles learnt from basic calculus and linear algebra will…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The unit will cover basic group theory leading towards the theory of the matrix representations. Students will be introduced to the subject through a general discussion of symmetry in the physical and biological sciences, with a view to understanding how…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This major is aimed at people who have an interest in modelling and analysing real life systems with element of uncertainty using statistics, applied probability and optimization tools. Since uncertainty is a key feature of both natural and industrial systems, this area is of relevance to a wide range of real-world problems; people with these skills might apply them in evolutionary biology, health care systems, telecommunications, amongst many examples.


If you select both a major and a minor in Mathematics, substitute KMA155 for KMA152, and substitute KMA153 for KMA154.  KMA255 should be substituted for KMA252 if it is taken as part of another Mathematics major or minor.

Year 1
Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This first year mathematics unit provides a broad introduction to the fundamental mathematical operations and methods (differentiation, integration and partial differentiation) and mathematical objects (vectors) needed in engineering and science. We initiate themes of mathematical modelling which are most important…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of the unit is to introduce some basic ideas of discrete mathematics, which is to say, roughly, mathematics not based on calculus or limits. This material is pertinent to later mathematics courses such as those in algebra and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This first year mathematics unit builds on the fundamentals learnt in Mathematics I and provides students of science and engineering an introduction to those areas of mathematics which are most important in connection with practical problems. We will initiate the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques;…

Credit Points: 12.5

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KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the physical and biological sciences, economics and engineering.Topics include linear algebra and matrix algebra for the solution of systems of equations; techniques of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.