Courses & Units

Master of Applied Science S7P

This course is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.

Introduction

THIS COURSE IS IN TEACH-OUT AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS. PLEASE SEE K7J MASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE (SPECIALISATION) INSTEAD.

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.

Summary

Course Name Master of Applied Science
Course Abbreviation MAppSc
Course Duration 2 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 5 Years
CRICOS code 033207A
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

Objectives

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.


Career Outcomes

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).

Professional Recognition

Depending on the area of specialisation, graduates may be eligible for membership of a number of professional organisations.

Additional Information

computingagricultural science, horticultural science, microbiology, sustainable resource management, chemistry, computing, earth sciences, geography, environmental studies, remote sensing and GIS, mathematics and physics, plant science, behavioural science

Prerequisites

A bachelor degree in Science or Applied Science at the University of Tasmania or an equivalent award from another university or tertiary institution.

Entry points


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.


If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

There is no articulation with other courses.

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:

  1. A three to six week bridging component (0% weight) in research training, computing, mathematics and any other required disciplines;
  2. A one semester consolidation component comprising 50% of undergraduate units with no level 1 units permitted and a maximum of 25% at level 2;
  3. 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
  4. A 50% thesis.

Exit points

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

Agricultural Science
Agricultural Science
Microbiology
Chemistry
Chemistry
Geography & Environmental Studies
Geography
Environmental Studies
Remote Sensing and GIS
Mathematics & Physics
Mathematics & Physics
Plant Science
Plant Science
Zoology
Zoology

Course Structure

Annual Course Cost

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.

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.

Course Rules


Entry

1 The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology may accept as a candidate for the degree of Master of Applied Science any of the following:
[i] a person who has qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in Science or Applied Science of the University of Tasmania, the course for which requires the equivalent of 3 years of full-time study, provided the applicant's standard of achievement in that degree course is acceptable to Faculty and/or the applicant has completed such additional academic or professional work as the Faculty considers appropriate;
[ii] a person who holds a degree of another university or tertiary institution approved by the Faculty for this purpose, and who is deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent to a candidate in paragraph [i].
2 Candidates for the degree shall complete the requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three separate semesters of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than eight semesters of part-time study in consecutive years from time of first enrolment.

Course structure

3 To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a course of study prescribed by the Faculty. A candidate shall:
[i] Satisfactorily complete the bridging component (0%) if required;
[ii] Satisfactorily complete the consolidation component (if required) comprising 50% of undergraduate units with no level 1 units permitted and a maximum of 25% at level 2;
[iii] Satisfactorily complete the advanced component (100%) comprising a minimum 25% Honours level units, a maximum 50% level 3 units, no units at levels 1 and 2, and a 25% project (or an additional 25% Honours level coursework if approved by relevant head of school); and
[iv] Submit for examination a thesis which shall embody the results of research carried out under the direction of a supervisor or supervisors appointed by the Faculty (50%). In accordance with the Rules of Higher Degrees by Research, the 50% thesis will be externally examined for those students wishing to apply for admission to a research higher degree. For those students not wishing to proceed to a research higher degree, the thesis may be internally or externally examined.
4 An individual program of study will be agreed between each candidate and the dean or representative of the dean upon entry to the course.

Miscellaneous

5 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2000 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.
6 Candidates who satisfactorily complete up to and including the advanced component, and elect to not proceed to the thesis component, shall be eligible for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Applied Science. In addition, students who do not successfully complete the thesis shall be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Applied Science.
7 The approved abbreviation for the degree of Master of Applied Science shall be MAppSc and for the Graduate Diploma of Applied Science shall be GradDipAppSc.