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Introduction to Industry ZAS101

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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 will gain insight into your chosen science/technology business/industry and identify challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world.  You will explore the operational and external environment of your industry, and how your industry intersects with other industries.


Unit name Introduction to Industry
Unit code ZAS101
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science

Robin Katersky Barnes

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 1 On-Campus Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 4/2/2019 12/3/2019 13/3/2019 12/4/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Learning Outcomes

Discipline ILOs

D1. Identify and describe key features of selected businesses and industries

D2. Discuss and analyse contemporary and emerging challenges and opportunities in selected businesses and industries

D3. Identify and define a range of practitioner roles, skills and knowledge applicable in selected businesses and industries

Practice & Portfolio ILOs
P1. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques
P2. Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace
P3. Use reflective and deliberate thinking to generate plans for self-development
P4. Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
3 2019: $684.00 129999

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Teaching Pattern
  • Lectures online
  • Tutorials 1-2 hours per week
  • Field trips/workshops: up to 6 days per term

Business/industry eScan  (20%), Experiential Report (40%), Presentation (20%)

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