Special Note: This Masters course is not approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy).
The Master of Applied Science is a four semester full-time or eight semester part-time course offered on the Hobart and Launceston campuses by most Schools of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. While the course for full-time students is the equivalent of four semesters, students with an acceptable background may be able to complete the course in three semesters over one calendar year.
The course aims to:
- provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills in a range of basic physical, computational, mathematical, earth and life sciences;
- provide graduates with advanced knowledge in one science discipline; and
- meet the needs of industry, business and government agencies.
Graduates of the Master of Applied Science will find employment opportunities in their areas of specialisation. These opportunities are similar to those listed under the career outcomes sections of the Bachelor of Science (including Honours).
Depending on the area of specialisation, graduates may be eligible for membership of a number of professional organisations.
The structure of the MAppSc is necessarily flexible to cater for the varied backgrounds of students entering the course. An individual program of study will be agreed between each student and the dean upon entry to the course. Successful applicants to the course are asked to contact the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology on (03) 6226 2125 to discuss enrolment codes.
The MAppSc comprises four components:
- A three to six week bridging component (0% weight) in research training, computing, mathematics and any other required disciplines;
- A one semester consolidation component comprising 50% of undergraduate units with no level 1 units permitted and a maximum of 25% at level 2;
- A 100% (two semesters) advanced component comprising 75% honours and third level units, and a 25% project. The coursework units will include a minimum of 25% Honours level units. The project will normally be spread over the two semesters to allow the completion of 37.5% coursework in each semester. On approval of the relevant Head of School, the 25% project may be replaced with a further 25% coursework at Honours level; and
- A 50% thesis.
Students who satisfactorily complete the coursework components of the course (up to and including the advanced component) shall be eligible for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Applied Science.
Areas of specialisation
For sample course structures please refer to the Postgraduate Course Guide http://www.international.utas.edu.au/static/courseBrochures.php
|Geography & Environmental Studies|
|Remote Sensing and GIS|
|Mathematics & Physics|
|Mathematics & Physics|
A bachelor degree in Science or Applied Science at the University of Tasmania or an equivalent award from another university or tertiary institution.
To recognise the variety of tertiary education backgrounds of applicants, the course has the following three entrance points:
- Advanced Component -- applicants who have completed a suitable three year degree with a major in the area of study of application in the MAppSc, for example a student with a BSc majoring in mathematics who wishes to study mathematics in the MAppSc;
- Consolidation Component -- applicants who have completed a suitable three year degree with a major in a different area of study to that proposed in the MAppSc, for example a student with a BSc majoring in mathematics who wishes to study computer science in the MAppSc; and
- Bridging -- all other applicants admitted to the course.
There is no articulation with other courses.
Fees & scholarships
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.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
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