Associate Degree in Computing (S2D)

Overview  2019

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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

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

There is no new intake into this degree from 2014. This degree is in teach-out. Interested applicants should look at the Associate Degree in Information and Communication Technology.

The Associate Degree in Computing is a 2-year award which provides a solid foundation to the disciplines of Computing and Computer Science. Students complete 16 units with at least 10 relating specifically to IT. Some foundation units are allowed to better prepare students for bachelors degree study.

The associate degree articulates to the Bachelor of Computing; with appropriate unit choices, the Bachelor of Computing degree may be completed after one additional full-time year.

For more information see the introduction to the 73D Bachelor of Computing degree.

Career outcomes

The Associate Degree is intended as a stepping-stone for the Bachelor of Computing degree. See the Bachelor of Computing for more information.

Course structure

To qualify for the Associate Degree in Computing, students must successfully complete 200% in three stages as follows:

Foundation Level Units (loosely described as 'pre-bachelors degree units') - students select 0-50% from a list which includes:

KRA001 Chemistry Foundations (12.5%)

KPZ005 Life Sciences Foundations (12.5%)

KMA003 Mathematics Foundations (12.5%)

KYA004 Physics Foundations (12.5%)

KIT001 Programming Preparation(12.5%)

ESH100 Thinking and Writing at University (12.5%)

HPA001 Foundations of Critical Thinking (12.5%)

The Faculty may look to expand on the preparatory units that are available, for example, a writing/literacy unit may be introduced in future. Other units offered by partner institutions may be approved as Foundation Level Units on a case-by-case basis.

A minimum of 125% units of which 50% must be from Schedule A, 25% must be from Schedule B, and 50% from Schedule C.

25%-75% of units from anywhere in the University, up to 50% in place of Foundation Level Units.

Foundation Level Units

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

The Life Sciences Foundation Unit is offered twice each year by the School of Biological Sciences (previously known as Plant Science and Zoology) on the Hobart campus. The first delivery runs in February in the week preceding the start of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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

This unit will provide students with an introduction to computer programming and its role in problem solving. The fundamental concepts of programming will be introduced. These include: the memory model, data types, declarations, expressions and statements, control structures, block structure,…

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

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.

Schedule A

or

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit will explain the relationship between data, information and knowledge and introduce a number of different 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

or

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

or

Today's modern integrated technology is built on ICT systems that run in a range of contexts (e.g. Servers, PCs, mobile computing, robotics) using a range of technological solutions. This unit will provide students with an introduction and broad overview of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

or

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Schedule B

Credit Points:

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points:

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit will raise students' awareness of the social impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems on society at global, local and personal levels. Students will gain an appreciation of the massive and positive impact that ICT has had…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Games (whether they be video games, console games, computer games, mobile games, or web games) differ from other media as they elevate the viewer to the level of a participant. Games are an ever-growing cultural phenomenon, which has increasing relevance…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 2 Schedule C

Students must complete the following two units:

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

or

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit discusses social, legal and ethical aspects of the computing industry and exposes students to existing standards of professional behavior. It also covers the principles, techniques and tools of project management and focuses on the aspects of software documentation…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

or

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Feb A
LauncestonSemester 1
Launceston5 Week Session Feb A

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

Plus two of the following units:

This unit introduces students to fundamentals of distributed networked environments, primarily focusing on wired networks but students will examine some of the different approaches in wireless networks. It provides knowledge of internetworking standards and understanding of the networking architecture, technology…

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit introduces the topic of game design. Students will work in teams to design and document a game and develop a simple prototype of their design using an agile development methodology. Design topics that will be covered include concept…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

The program offers an alternative method of entry for applicants who do not meet the standard admission requirements. It prepares students for entry to degrees in science and engineering offered at the University of Tasmania. Specific units from the foundation component of the Associate Degree (Stage 1) may taken by students seeking admission to degree programs with specific admission pre-requisites.
S3F Bachelor of Computing.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

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

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

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

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