UTAS utilises our unique location and proximity to diverse ecosystems such as Antartica and the Southern to conduct research and teaching that has impact: targeting issues such as Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change. Leading Antarctic Scientists at UTAS and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) research the large-scale interactions of the polar regions with the global environment, as well as providing knowledge to students for the management of the Antarctic environment and its living and non-living resources.
The Bachelor of Antarctic Science focuses on the scientific investigation of the south polar regions and the oceans that surround them. The degree also covers the subantarctic islands, which represent areas of rich terrestrial and marine biodiversity surrounding the Antarctic continent. The course also provides instruction in the political and legal issues that are inherent within the region.
The available majors within the Bachelor of Antarctic Science are: Antarctic Studies (compulsory); second major from Chemistry, Plant Science, Geography & Environmental Studies, Zoology, Geology. Depending on their chosen field, students could specialise in: Atmospheric physics and chemistry, physical, chemical and biological oceanography, satellite remote sensing, glaciology, marine biology, palaeo-climatic reconstruction, climate system modelling, law and public policy, fisheries management and environmental management.
Career outcomes are similar to the Bachelor of Science, but as this course focuses on Antarctic Science, it is particularly suitable for students planning a scientific career and who wish to contribute to the understanding of the Antarctica and its surrounding oceans. Possible employers include the Australian Antarctic Division, which administers Australia’s wide-ranging activities in Antarctic and subantarctic regions and has its headquarters in Hobart; CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research; Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre; oceanographic institutions; other general science-based institutions and industries. Students with a science background will also be able to foster careers in the policy area relating to the Antarctic.
(For research trained degrees, see the Research section.)
2014 only. See K3S Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science. 73P Bachelor of Antarctic Science is a three-year full-time or six-year part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and is available at Hobart. Antarctic and Southern Ocean is one of the University's theme areas and it is an area that is unique to the University of Tasmania. The course has two streams - Antarctic Life Science or Antarctic Physical Sciences - allowing for different emphases in specialisation.
This new three-year full-time or six-year part-time course brings together the Bachelor of Antarctic Science and Bachelor of Marine Science into a single award. The program is arranged around three areas: Marine Biology, Policy and Governance and Physical Sciences. Upon completion of the course students will have the capacity to plan and execute research projects associated with the above, and/or be capable of making decisions in science or policy-related areas.
(For research trained degrees, see the Research section.)
The Bachelor of Antarctic Science with Honours, offered by the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies (IASOS), continues the general overview of Antarctic and Southern Ocean matters with specialist training in a research topic, generally within physical sciences, biological sciences, law, policy, international relations, environmental management, or polar technology.
The Bachelor of Marine Science with Honours has been developed to provide students with advanced knowledge and scientific training in a specialised area of marine science; training in research as preparation for employment in a research organisation or for postgraduate study in Masters or PhD programs; and equip students with knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for employment in industry. The degree is fully equivalent to an honours degree with any other University School and satisfies the usual eligibility requirements for research higher degrees and postgraduate scholarships. The program can be taken in one year full-time or two years part-time study. Students can commence the program in either semester 1 or semester 2. Available specialisations: biological sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences and marine geosciences related to the broad areas of marine science.
This honours degree provides advanced teaching and training in marine and Antarctic sciences. It is for students with a Bachelors degree in science (or equivalent). This course will be delivered over 12 months in Hobart. Most units will be delivered in flexible modes, which will include intensively taught in two week blocks. This course provides high level training in the marine and Antarctic sciences. It will provide students with the background and skills necessary to enter science jobs in government, research and industry science centres. It will also articulate into the Maters in Marine and Antarctic Science, which provides the research skills necessary to enter a research degree such as a PhD.
The Master of Marine and Antarctic Science is a specialised coursework Masters program in the marine sciences which provides students with advanced instruction and training in emerging approaches and technologies. The course is designed to produce expertly trained scientists with international experience and research skills in marine science. MMarAntSc students will develop an understanding of the roles the marine ecosystem play in the global climate system. The MMarAntSc was developed as part of the International Antarctic Institute (IAI) and the UNESCO/Cousteau Ecotechnie Chair in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environmental Sciences. The IAI is a multi-disciplinary consortium of international universities. MMarAntSc students are able to cross-credit study programs and may choose to take electives available at one of the twenty partner universities as well as undertake their research project in association with an IAI partner.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
27 March, 2014