Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (Z2F)

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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

Hobart
Term 1, Term 3
Launceston
Term 1, Term 3
Cradle Coast
Term 1, Term 3

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

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies is a new pathway to a career in two exciting high-tech fields: Cyber Security and Cyber-Physical Systems (robotics and automation). This program has been developed in response to industry demand for graduates with practical skills in these rapidly expanding areas.

Throughout the program, you’ll acquire hands-on experience with real world issues facing almost every industry today, such as automation, information security and data analysis. With its work-based, industry-led delivery and its emphasis on applied technology, the program is a world away from traditional IT degrees. The two year (full time) duration also means that you’ll graduate faster with highly relevant work-ready skills. If you’ve never considered a career in IT but love all things ‘tech’, this program could be for you!

Industry experts have helped to develop the course and are actively involved in the delivery through teaching, site visits, case studies and work placements. This ensures that you’ll be equipped with best practice processes and skills for a rapidly developing career path.

The specialisations currently available are Cyber Security or Cyber-Physical Systems (robotics and automation).

Completing our Associate Degree in Applied Technology will give you:

  • a pathway to a great career in exciting and rapidly evolving technologies
  • practical skills to take straight into the workplace
  • opportunities to advance in your chosen field
  • an in-depth knowledge of industry requirements
  • the skills to help you meet personal career development goals
  • potential credit towards further study at the University of Tasmania
Cyber-Physical Systems (Robotics and automation)

(Please note that Term 3 commencement is available part time only)

Cyber-Physical Systems (Robotics and Automation) are systems in which physical processes are monitored and controlled by computer systems. This specialisation covers areas such as sensor technologies, data capture, data analysis and visualisation processes and introduces students to industry applications such as electric grids, robotics, and driverless vehicles. The program provides students with the latest knowledge and skills to make a real impact in this exciting and rapidly expanding area.

Career Opportunities

New to Cyberphysical systems and never worked in the industry before?

For graduates new to Cyberphysical systems, this qualification could assist you to gain roles which could include service technician, sales consultant, systems technician, site installation technician or project support officer.

Already working in industry and want to fast track or leverage off past experience?

For graduates already working in the information and communications technology industry, the Associate degree in Applied Technologies – Cyberphysical systems may enable you to progress into managerial roles, leading a small team, becoming a specialist in the cyberphysical systems field.

Cyber Security

(Please note that Term 3 commencement is available part time only)

This specialisation has been developed to create cyber security technologists who have the technical and project management skills to work across any organisation. Subjects are industry-specific and cover areas such as protecting systems from hackers and detecting & preventing credit card fraud. Our course is industry-specific, taught by industry, so you study subjects important to business – like implementing security technologies to protect against hackers or credit card fraud. Students will complete a project applying principles covered within this course.

Career Opportunities

New to Cybersecurity and never worked in the industry before?

For graduates new to Cybersecurity, this qualification could assist you to gain roles which could include network analysis, sales consultant, security specialist, computer support technician or project support officer.

Already working in industry and want to fast track or leverage off past experience?

For graduates already working in the information and communications technology industry, the Associate degree in Applied Technologies – Cybersecurity may enable you to progress into managerial roles, leading a small team, becoming a specialist in the cybersecurity field.

In both specialisations, you’ll complete a major project applying the principles you’ve learned.

The program is available for full-time and part-time study across all campuses in Tasmania and is delivered through a combination of online study, face-to-face classes, practical workshops and tutorials.

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence.
  2. Reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing of personal performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning.
  3. Perform project management tasks to support the completion of advanced discipline projects.
  4. Identify, select and use technologies and tools relevant to the specialised discipline to generate, manage, maintain and share information.
  5. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional discipline practice in a global and sustainable context.
  6. Apply effective communication skills in a professional context to interpret, evaluate and present technical discipline information using oral, written, visual modes.

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) components of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies focus specifically on developing students’ employability skills by exposing them to real-world industry case studies and taking a problem-based learning approach to reiterate discipline learning. Work placement will allow students to gain direct experience in a work environment.

Practice and Portfolio (P&P)

Portfolio development and hands-on learning are a key component of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies. The Practice and Portfolio (P&P) components of this program introduce the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Throughout the P&P subjects, students learn to critically reflect on their progress towards meeting personal career development goals.

All P&P subjects are delivered as a companion to a discipline subject. As such, discipline subjects cannot be taken as standalone subjects- it must be done with a corresponding P&P subject. The P&P subjects add value to the discipline subjects by enhancing student’s learning experience through developing students’ core skills and knowledge in problem solving, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership- crucial employability skills, and by relating these skills back to the discipline content. Students are introduced to the concept of ‘learning through practice’ in order to develop their understanding of work and the workplace from their first learning experience in Term 1.

All students will be required to demonstrate evidence of application and reflection within defined parameters of para-professional work and practice. Across all P&P subjects, assessment tasks are embedded in the discipline subject assessments and are cumulative and informed by increasing knowledge drawn from the subject.

These P&P units are designed so that the student and Portfolio Coach can build a picture of student strengths and weaknesses and thus be guided accordingly. Each P&P subject will be based on a method or approach to practice.

The types of P&P approaches that a student can expect to undertake during the two-year degree are:

  • Projects;
  • Data for decision making;
  • Field work;
  • Case Studies;
  • Action learning cycles;
  • Design and creative thinking;
  • Simulated environments design;
  • Work placements;
  • Internships; and
  • Wicked problem (an issue highly resistant to resolution)/ entrepreneurship).

Career outcomes

Graduation from the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies can provide an entry opportunity for those who have not worked in technologies, accelerate progression through a graduate’s present organisation, or open up new career paths and opportunities.

Specialisation - Cyber-Physical Systems

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber-Physical Systems) you will be able to:

  • Commence employment or enhance your current employment as a cyber-physical systems technologist; or
  • Articulate into further undergraduate study with credit into a specified University of Tasmania bachelor degree. This further study will prepare you to transition into leadership and management roles.

New to Cyber-Physical Systems and never worked in the industry before?

For graduates new to Cyber-Physical Systems, this qualification could assist you to gain roles which could include service technician, sales consultant, systems technician, site installation technician or project support officer.

Already working in industry and want to fast track or leverage off past experience?

For graduates already working in the information and communications technology industry, the Associate degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber-Physical Systems) may enable you to progress into managerial roles, leading a small team, becoming a specialist in the cyber-physical systems field.

POTENTIAL TYPES OF EMPLOYERS

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Transportation/Automotive
  • Agri technology
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Defence resources
  • Health Care
  • Green & Renewable technologies
  • Sustainable development: Water, pollution, waste, etc..

Specialisation - Cyber Security

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber Security) you will be able to:

  • Commence employment or enhance your current employment as a cybersecurity technologist; or
  • Articulate into further undergraduate study with credit into a specified University of Tasmania bachelor degree. This further study will prepare you to transition into leadership and management roles.

New to Cybersecurity and never worked in the industry before?

For graduates new to Cyber Security, this qualification could assist you to gain roles which could include network analysis, sales consultant, security specialist, computer support technician or project support officer.

Already working in industry and want to fast track or leverage off past experience?

For graduates already working in the information and communications technology industry, the Associate degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber Security) may enable you to progress into managerial roles, leading a small team, becoming a specialist in the cybersecurity field.

POTENTIAL TYPES OF EMPLOYERS

  • Banks
  • Local, state and federal governments
  • Consultancies
  • Defence
  • Investment companies
  • telecommunication

Course structure

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies is a two-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree requiring the successful completion of 32 subjects, comprising of a combination of 16 topic areas, each with an embedded hands-on learning component. The program is offered in two specialisations: Cyber Security and Cyber-Physical Systems.The program is offered over four teaching terms of 10 weeks.

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies has been developed in close consultation with industry leaders to ensure that you will be equipped with best practice processes and relevant skills for a rapidly developing career path.

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies requires students to develop knowledge and skills through a learning approach based on work integrated learning opportunities such as industry placements, fieldwork, case studies and applied research. This leads the program to be structured around the concept of paired or companion subjects where a Discipline subject and a Practice and Portfolio (P&P) subject are linked such that students are given the opportunity to apply discipline knowledge in a work based type setting.

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies is offered in blended mode, where students receive access to comprehensive learning materials and a lecturer for each subject of study. There is a workshop component where students attend on campus to practice their skills and also online sessions where students can integrate theory and practice.

Cyber-Physical Systems specialisation

Cyber-Physical Systems are characterised by a close coupling between embedded control systems and physical processes, monitored and controlled by those computer systems.

This is a project-oriented and design based learning course in which students investigate the fundamentals of cyber-physical systems and their application to problems dependent on sensing the environment and the entities within it. The subjects within this course encompass: sensor technologies, data capture protocols, data analysis and visualisation processes and how these underpin decision making, both by machines and humans. Application contexts will include electric grids, robotics, environmental sensor networks and autonomous vehicles. Students will complete a project applying principles covered within this course. The program provides students with the latest knowledge and skills to make a real impact in this exciting and rapidly expanding area.

CORE STUDY AREAS

  • Digital control systems
  • Object orientated programming
  • Project management
  • Design Thinking & Digital Innovation
  • Principles of electrical machines
  • Intelligent systems and robotics
Cyber Security specialisation

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber Security) has been developed to create cyber security technologists; blended graduates, with technical and professional skills to work across any organisation. By studying cyber security, you’ll have the skills needed by all companies today. Our course is industry-specific, taught by industry, so you study subjects important to business – like implementing security technologies to protect against hackers or credit card fraud. Students will complete a project applying principles covered within this course. The program provides students with the latest knowledge and skills to make a real impact in this exciting and rapidly expanding area of cyber security.

CORE STUDY AREAS

  • Ethical Hacking
  • Data Analysis
  • Project management
  • Design Thinking & Digital Innovation
  • Programming principles
  • Information security
  • Technology and Innovation

For assistance with the enrolment requirements for this course, please contact UC.Enquiries@utas.edu.au or phone (03) 6226 1045 or (03) 6324 3391.

Z2F Applied Technologies (Cyber-Physical Systems)

Students are required to take two discipline subjects, each with a corresponding practice component (called 'Practice & Portfolio'), totalling 4 subjects at 6.25 credit points (cps) in each term, if you are studying full time. 

Students commencing mid-year (Term 3): Please note that mid-year commencement is available part time only. Please refer to the mid-year course planner for enrolment guidance.

In this unit, you will identify skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen science/technology based business/industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

The subject will teach the fundamentals of electrical circuits and systems, such as voltage, current, impedance, electrical energy, power and resistors, inductors, capacitors, phasors, filters, electrical units & measurements. The subject will also introduce operational amplifiers, sensors and actuators and…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to mathematical and statistical methods that support informed decision-making and solution design based on analysis of scientific and technical data. This includes examining how statistical and mathematical methods are used for different purposes…

Credit Points: 6.25

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HobartTerm 2
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Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Digital control systems are ubiquitous and find their applications from medicine to robotics, food and space industries. The introductory subject portrays a digital control system as a common class of embedded hardware/software systems for real-time measurement, open and closed-loop control,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to the ethics of digital innovation, and provided the opportunity to learn and apply the five main steps in design-thinking for digital innovation:Empathy to understand the end-users and their needs;Problem definition to refine…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject is an introduction to object-oriented programming language. The course introduces the fundamentals of analysing a problem and then implementing a solution as a programmable logic controller (PLC) system using an object-oriented language. Students learn about problem-solving strategies, top-down…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Students will work in small teams on industry design based projects that enable them to demonstrate problem-solving and design optimisation skills. Each group of students will work on a discipline related project for which they will collectively develop design options,…

Credit Points: 6.25

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HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

And a choice of one subject from:

This unit introduces the rationale and basic approaches behind costing and feasibility analysis. Effective business managers determine whether changes or initiatives in business operations are financially feasible, and justify their rationale. You will explore small scale changes involving existing operations,…

Credit Points: 6.25

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HobartTerm 4
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Circular design challenges the idea that things should be used once and thrown away. In this subject, students learn about a systems approach to design, in which resources are re-used and any waste created feeds back into the design loop…

Credit Points: 6.25

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HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
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In this unit you will investigate sustainable business practices in natural resource and science reliant industries. This includes practices that promote a sustainable business model that minimises negative impacts on social, economic, environmental and cultural values. Through industry based investigation…

Credit Points: 6.25

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HobartTerm 4
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This subject will focus on device level programming on products such as the Arduino, and Raspberry Pi, covering topics such as hardware interfaces and serial communications (GPIO, I2C, UART, SPI), microprocessor programming (memory addressing, interrupts, etc.) and real-time systems. Students…

Credit Points: 6.25

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HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s). This subject builds on concepts of learning through practice in year 1, by introducing students to…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

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HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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And one elective from the list provided by University College

Credit Points: 6.25

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HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Students will develop low-level software for robotics applications, covering problems such as sensing the environment (using sonar, vision, LIDAR, etc.), navigation and movement control (locomotion and non-collision trajectories, steering, route planning), and actuation (gripping, manipulation). A range of software platforms…

Credit Points: 6.25

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HobartTerm 2
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Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Project management is a desired skill for any employee in the applied science field. Science can be creative and often unpredictable. It is important for a project manager to assess the known and unknown risks and make sure the risks…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
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Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

The subject will introduce the students to diverse fundamental issues encountered in designing and analysing intelligent sensors and sensor networks (ad-hoc mobile and stationary networks), with emphases on mission critical applications.Students should enrol in ZAP206 Practice and Portfolio 14 in…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
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Applied Science operates in an environment that is increasingly enabled by technology and driven by innovation. This subject creates a practical awareness of the use of technology in applied science and explores how innovation contribute to industry competitiveness. Leading edge…

Credit Points: 6.25

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HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject aims to introduce to students to modern electrical machines and drives, including introduction of electrical machine technology and applications, Matalab/Simulink models of power electronic converters, single phase and three phase transformers, high frequency transformers used in power electronic…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Z2F Applied Technologies (Cyber Security)

Students are required to take two discipline subjects, each with a corresponding practice component (called 'Practice & Portfolio'), totalling 4 subjects at 6.25 credit points (cps) in each term, if you are studying full time. 

Students commencing mid-year (Term 3): Please note that mid-year commencement is available part time only. Please refer to the mid-year course planner for enrolment guidance.

In this unit, you will identify skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen science/technology based business/industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this subject, students will learn how computer networks are constructed, how they work, and how modern applications use the services provided by modern computer networks. The concept of protocol layering will be explored to learn how computer networks operate,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to mathematical and statistical methods that support informed decision-making and solution design based on analysis of scientific and technical data. This includes examining how statistical and mathematical methods are used for different purposes…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to principles, standards and methods of computer programming. This will include a broad overview of various computer languages, technical standards, software development lifecycle (SDLC) approaches, and application architectures. You will examine best practices…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to the ethics of digital innovation, and provided the opportunity to learn and apply the five main steps in design-thinking for digital innovation:Empathy to understand the end-users and their needs;Problem definition to refine…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This unit will provide you with an introduction to the foundations of cyber safety and security, and IT security management at the corporate level. This includes examining management issues encountered as a result of threats, countermeasures, policy and initiatives in…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Students will work in small teams on industry design based projects that enable them to demonstrate problem-solving and design optimisation skills. Each group of students will work on a discipline related project for which they will collectively develop design options,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

And a choice of one subject from:

This unit introduces the rationale and basic approaches behind costing and feasibility analysis. Effective business managers determine whether changes or initiatives in business operations are financially feasible, and justify their rationale. You will explore small scale changes involving existing operations,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Circular design challenges the idea that things should be used once and thrown away. In this subject, students learn about a systems approach to design, in which resources are re-used and any waste created feeds back into the design loop…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4

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

In this unit you will investigate sustainable business practices in natural resource and science reliant industries. This includes practices that promote a sustainable business model that minimises negative impacts on social, economic, environmental and cultural values. Through industry based investigation…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this subject, students will learn about the various methodologies used to compromise corporate host and network security as well as techniques to harden corporate computer and network defences. You will be introduced to the techniques required for data analysis…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s). This subject builds on concepts of learning through practice in year 1, by introducing students to…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

And one elective from the list provided by University College

This subject is a hands-on course designed to introduce students to discipline relevant data. The emphasis is on the conceptual understanding of data management and handling commonly used by the industry, which will allow the correct application, interpretation and presentation…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject introduces ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques to students. Students will be able to solve problems in ethical hacking. That is, students will perform cyber-attacks to machines and applications with certain security vulnerabilities. Students will also have the…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Project management is a desired skill for any employee in the applied science field. Science can be creative and often unpredictable. It is important for a project manager to assess the known and unknown risks and make sure the risks…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This unit covers the basic principles and techniques used to protect information. The areas covered are: defining, identifying and classifying information as a resource, access control, information risk analysis, contingency planning, information technology systems, threats to information systems security, data…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Applied Science operates in an environment that is increasingly enabled by technology and driven by innovation. This subject creates a practical awareness of the use of technology in applied science and explores how innovation contribute to industry competitiveness. Leading edge…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

This unit provides introductory skills and knowledge required to implement testing procedures for systems in an organisation. These involve application layer testing tools as defined by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), network testing and monitoring tools. The unit…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Entry requirements

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds. You can gain admission to the Associate Degree in three ways. These are:

  1. College entry;
  2. Alternative entry; or
  3. General entry.

If you've just finished school, the following will apply to you:

College entry – a minimum level of study undertaken in Year 11 and 12 at Level 2 or above. This includes Satisfactory Achievements (SA) in English and Mathematics, and SA results in three other Level 2 subjects at Year 11 and 12 standard, with awards spread across both years; or

General entry – meet the broader general entry requirements for the University, which are SA results in at least four Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA) level 3 accredited courses or a Year 11/12 ATAR.

For applicants with Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records, UTAS will attempt to access these transcripts on your behalf. You will not need to provide any documentary evidence at this stage, and we will contact you if anything further is required.

If you're a mature age student or don't meet the above requirements, the following will apply to you:

Alternative entry – demonstrate through work experience, hobbies/interests, competencies, other studies that you are eligible for entry. For applicants who have other qualifications, high school studies, or work experiences, you may be required to provide some supporting documentation. This supporting documentation may include one or more of the following:

  • Tasmanian Qualifications Certificate (TCE)
  • Personal competency statement
  • Year 10 (term 4) report
  • TAFE of other VET or Recognised Training Provider academic records
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement on hobbies and other interests which demonstrate numeracy and/or literacy skills

It is likely you will need to submit some documentation to support your application. If you are not sure what documentation to provide, don't worry. An Admissions officer will review your application and will let you know if anything further is needed.

International students

This course is currently not offered to international students.

Articulation into the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies from other courses will be done in line with the University's standard application for credit process. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies course.

Students wishing to articulate from the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies into a University of Tasmania bachelor program may gain credit, subject to the receiving faculty/college's discretion.

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

Each year the University of Tasmania administers an estimated $7 million in scholarships to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

For more information on scholarships and to view the full range of scholarships available to you, head to the Scholarships website.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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