Associate Degree in Applied Science (Marine Environment) (J2C)

Overview  2018

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

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.

:40

Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 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

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

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  Australian Qualification Framework level: 6

Duration
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

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.

: 40 or equivalent
Course code
CRICOS: 075290J
Current students
View 2017 information
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Associate Degree in Applied Science (Marine Environment) is offered by the IMAS (Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies) North and is available at Launceston.  This course provides an innovative translational science approach to the educational experience in Australia with a broad introductory exposure to the areas of natural sciences, social sciences, technology, management and electives that include economics and policy, and law. Students choose two areas of study to specialise in from the five specialisations on offer: Aquaculture, Aquatic Science, Aquatic Biology, Fisheries Management, Marine Conservation.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply their disciplinary knowledge effectively in the work force
  • Analyse critical factors that affect the management of the ocean and coastal environment and marine resources
  • Apply a broad range of generic/transferable skills in other areas of endeavour
  • Continue their learning by applying academic skills engendered from their studies

Students successfully completing the Associate Degree of Applied Science (Marine Environment) are eligible to articulate into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment); students may be eligible to receive upto 12 units of advanced standing towards the Bachelor degree.

This course aims to:

  • Provide graduates with a broadly based education in the marine environment to a level equivalent to the first three semesters (1.5 hrs) of a three-year bachelor degree.
  • Provide students with the skills and knowledge required to progress successfully to a three-year degree. Students wishing to transfer to a bachelor degree should confer with the relevant Course Coordinator concerning the requirements
  • Recognise (via an early exit option) the level of study achieved by Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) students who wish to exit prior to completion of the three-year Bachelor degree course

Course structure

Students undertaking the Associate Degree in Applied Science (Marine Environment) will complete the following from the schedule below:

  1. Four foundation units to enhance scientific knowledge and academic skills
  2. Two minors (a minor consists of 2 units at introductory level and 2 units at intermediate level)
  3. Four degree electives

Choose 2 minors from the following list:

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

This unit provides an introduction to ecology. Students learn to apply ecological principles and statistical methods to explain patterns of distribution and abundance, compare and contrast ecological relationships and evaluate how humans impact upon the distribution and abundance of different…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Work placement is an essential part of our strategy for developing aquaculture, fisheries, coastal management and marine conservation skills and gaining an appreciation of the work environment. It complements the information gained in the course, allows students to experience government,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory unit

This introductory unit addresses the chemical, physical and geological properties of freshwater, estuarine, coastal and marine environments and relates these to our understanding of the biology of aquatic ecosystems. Students will learn to identify basic oceanographic over different spatial and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This is an introduction to quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills. Topics covered include algebraic, trigonometric and matrix operations, solving systems of equations, ordinary differential equations, derivatives and anti-derivatives of polynomial functions, basic mathematical modelling, sigma notation, hypotheses testing and linear…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

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

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Work placement is an essential part of our strategy for developing aquaculture, fisheries, coastal management and marine conservation skills and gaining an appreciation of the work environment. It complements the information gained in the course, allows students to experience government,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit introduces students to the basic principles and practices of aquaculture. Theoretical aspects introduce students to environmental awareness and socio-economic impacts related to commercial aquaculture. Lifecycles, production systems, water quality requirements and health management of key aquaculture species are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides an overview of aquaculture recirculation, cage, tank, raceway and pond systems and their associated technologies such as filtration, aeration, waterconditioning, fish pumps, graders, counters, feeding system etc both in Australia and overseas. The unit takes a hands-on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the practical and theoretical concepts involved in the production of current and future commercially important aquatic species (including molluscs, crustaceans and finfish). Students will be able to relate the biology of culture species…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

This unit will integrate knowledge about larval and early life history biology with the practices and processes that underpin hatchery operations for algal, molluscan, crustacean and finfish production. This unit will expose students to a range of practices across key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Work placement is an essential part of our strategy for developing aquaculture, fisheries, coastal management and marine conservation skills and gaining an appreciation of the work environment. It complements the information gained in the course, allows students to experience government,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This introductory unit provides the student with an understanding of the processes for managing commercial, recreational and traditional fisheries under the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). On the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to describe…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This introductory unit provides the student with a broad overview of the human system of fisheries and an understanding of both the harvest and post-harvest sectors of the fishing industry. On completion of this unit, students will be able to:…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

This intermediate unit provides students with a detailed understanding of fisheries biology and population dynamics. Biological concepts include, morphology, behaviour, reproductionand life histories strategies of fisheries species. The unit also covers the logistical and quantitative methodologies associated with undertaking a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Work placement is an essential part of our strategy for developing aquaculture, fisheries, coastal management and marine conservation skills and gaining an appreciation of the work environment. It complements the information gained in the course, allows students to experience government,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit addresses the importance of conservation as an integral part of managing the marine environment. Students learn to explain the linkages between the environment, economics and culture; to critically appraise the effect of marine and coastal conservation issues on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit considers the role of the environmental advocate involved in marine and coastal conservation. Students learn to identify and critically analyse the role of the environmental advocate including non governmental organisations,government and community stakeholders, and proponents of marine use…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

This unit provides an overview of concepts and methods for conservation biology including the conceptual foundations of conservation biology, solving conservation biology problems and statistical methods for measuring biodiversity. The syllabus includes definitions of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

Work placement is an essential part of our strategy for developing aquaculture, fisheries, coastal management and marine conservation skills and gaining an appreciation of the work environment. It complements the information gained in the course, allows students to experience government,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Year 1

Thinking and Writing at University develops and assesses those thinking and literacy skills essential to study at a university level. There is a particular focus on critical thinking and the development of an argument in an essay, as well as…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

PLEASE NOTE: students should access important unit information from the Chemistry website prior to the start date.This unit aims to provide you with an introduction to chemical principles sufficient to be used as a pre-requisite for first year chemistry units…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSummer school

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

This unit is taught through a combination of independent learning, lectures, tutorials and prac sessions.The aim of the unit is to provide students with an understanding of some key areas of physics: forces, energy and work and momentum, mechanics and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
LauncestonSummer school
Cradle CoastSummer school

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

Applied Mathematics Foundation Unit covers college level mathematics with non-calculus based content. The aim of this unit is to prepare students for the subjects which require basic algebra, data handling and statistics or discrete mathematics as part of their tertiary…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

OR

The subject is taught through a combination of independent learning, lectures and tutorials.Mathematics Foundation Unit aims to cover pre-tertiary mathematics required for students who are planning to study science, engineering, computing or commerce at tertiary level. A brief look at…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSummer school
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Cradle CoastSummer school

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

Year 2

Provides a basic introduction to biochemistry for students in health, exercise & marine sciences, complementing studies in cell biology and chemistry for life sciences. The unit also provides an introduction to metabolic biochemistry and molecular biology. It considers the basic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Thinking and Writing at University develops and assesses those thinking and literacy skills essential to study at a university level. There is a particular focus on critical thinking and the development of an argument in an essay, as well as…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit considers the role of the environmental advocate involved in marine and coastal conservation. Students learn to identify and critically analyse the role of the environmental advocate including non governmental organisations,government and community stakeholders, and proponents of marine use…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This introductory unit provides the student with a broad overview of the human system of fisheries and an understanding of both the harvest and post-harvest sectors of the fishing industry. On completion of this unit, students will be able to:…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit introduces students to the basic principles and practices of aquaculture. Theoretical aspects introduce students to environmental awareness and socio-economic impacts related to commercial aquaculture. Lifecycles, production systems, water quality requirements and health management of key aquaculture species are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides an introduction to economic concepts. Students learn to explain fundamental economic problems, principles and concepts and to compare and contrast microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts. Students discuss how international trade impacts upon the marine environment and critically appraise…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This introductory unit provides the student with an understanding of the processes for managing commercial, recreational and traditional fisheries under the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). On the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to describe…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit addresses the importance of conservation as an integral part of managing the marine environment. Students learn to explain the linkages between the environment, economics and culture; to critically appraise the effect of marine and coastal conservation issues on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This is an introduction to quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills. Topics covered include algebraic, trigonometric and matrix operations, solving systems of equations, ordinary differential equations, derivatives and anti-derivatives of polynomial functions, basic mathematical modelling, sigma notation, hypotheses testing and linear…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit gives students a sound understanding of seafood processing and handling methods. Students will learn wet processing methods, high and low temperature preservation techniques, sashimi handling as well as traditional preservation methods of smoking, salting, canning, drying and low…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This introductory unit addresses the chemical, physical and geological properties of freshwater, estuarine, coastal and marine environments and relates these to our understanding of the biology of aquatic ecosystems. Students will learn to identify basic oceanographic over different spatial and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides an overview of aquaculture recirculation, cage, tank, raceway and pond systems and their associated technologies such as filtration, aeration, waterconditioning, fish pumps, graders, counters, feeding system etc both in Australia and overseas. The unit takes a hands-on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

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

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

This unit explores the chemistry of skeletal muscles - bonding and interactions that allow muscles to work, and nutrient cycles - carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus - reactions and their conditions. Through these themes, this unit covers introductory chemistry for students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

Students meeting the University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements may enter the course. Entry may be achieved through a variety of pathways including:

  • Satisfactory achievement (SA) or better in a minimum of four pre-tertiary subjects preferably including English, Mathematics and a Science subject.
  • Completion of a vocational certificate III or higher in a relevant discipline.
  • Relevant industry experience may be given special consideration.

Applicants who have completed nationally (Australian) accredited vocational units of competence will be considered for admission into the Associate Degree of Applied Science (Marine Environment).

Students successfully completing the Associate Degree of Applied Science (Marine Environment) are eligible to articulate into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment); students may be eligible to receive upto 12 units of advanced standing towards the Bachelor degree.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2018 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $29,250 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

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

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