Chemistry is the study of chemical and physical properties of substances and is a fundamental enabling science. At the University of Tasmania we have innovative teaching programs and a vigorous research program that covers most of the major areas, including analytical and industrial chemistry plus areas of biological chemistry. The units available in the School of Chemistry provide training for students who are planning a career in chemistry and also for students requiring chemistry to support specialist studies in other disciplines, such as biotechnology , biochemistry and microbiology.
The School of Chemistry's strengths lie in its active research programs covering most of the major areas of chemistry, in particular synthetic, analytical, computational, industrial, biological and environmental chemistry linked to Tasmanian industries. The teaching program is particularly solid in the following areas: analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, Antarctic and Southern Ocean chemistry and natural products, biological and synthetic chemistry, fundamental and applied chemistry, computational chemistry.
Primary employment opportunities for professional chemists exist in Industry (research and development, bulk chemical, pharmaceutical, quality control, sales and technical services, technical/general manager); Education (university teaching and research, school teaching and management); and Government (environmental monitoring, forensic science, health standards monitoring, research and development). Other career options available to students include: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, clinical chemistry, agricultural chemistry, environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, polymer chemistry, science writing, patent and intellectual property law, marketing and commerce.
Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
73O Bachelor of Science
This 3-year (minimum) full-time or part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and is available at Hobart. Students can study first year Chemistry in Launceston and continue their studies in Hobart. The main intake to the Bachelor of Science is February; however a mid-year intake in July is also available. Interested student would study a major or minor in Chemistry, or Biochemistry.
73S Bachelor of Biotechnology and Medical Research
This 3-year (minimum) full-time or part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and is available at Hobart. This course specifically aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for employment in industry and research organizations working in the expanding biotechnology sector as well as for research in higher degrees.
73U Bachelor of Applied Science (EnvSc)
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Science) is a multi-disciplinary degree combining the disciplines of biology, chemistry, ecology and geography complemented with studies in environmental policy and management. The Environmental Science program offered at the University of Tasmania has a strong focus on aquatic science, chemical monitoring and environmental management and overarches a number of the University's theme areas, particularly the Environment, and Antarctic and Marine Studies theme areas. The degree also provides a nexus with research programs in the Schools of Chemistry (environmental chemistry, ACROSS) and Geography and Environmental Studies (coastal and catchment management, forest ecology and agroforestry), as well as institutes within the University (IMAS, AMC NCMCRS). This course specifically aims to provide students with competencies, skills, knowledge and awareness, which will prepare them for employment as environmental scientists. The program also develops a wide range of general abilities including communication, analytical and problem solving skills that are widely valued by employers.
K3S Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science
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 Higher Degrees by Research, see the Graduate Research website)
S4E Bachelor of Science with Honours
This 1 year full-time, 2 year part-time (maximum) course is available at Hobart and, subject to available supervision, at Launceston. It aims to provide advanced training in the major area of the student's pass degree, opportunity for training in research, to prepare candidates for further research study (eg MSc and PhD) and employment in research organisations, and an in-depth knowledge in a single area of science, such as Chemistry.
S4R Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours
This 1 year full-time, 2 year part-time (maximum) course is available in Launceston. The BEnvSc(Hons) degree provides a pathway from undergraduate studies in environmental science to post-graduate research in environmental science or alternatively the opportunity for students to further develop and apply their skills on a research project in preparation for a career in environmental science. The educational objective of the BEnvSc(Hons) degree is to equip students with the fundamental knowledge, skills, capabilities and awareness which are necessary for undertaking research in environmental science. Students will receive advanced training and consequent in-depth knowledge within a particular discipline covered by environmental science. Research techniques developed will assist candidates to gain entry to postgraduate studies or employment in research.
K4L Bachelor of Biotechnology and Medical Research with Honours
This one-year full-time or two-year part-time course is available at Hobart. This course will extend the BBiotechMedRes course to provide a year's training in research, through the opportunity to participate in an in-depth research project and other research-relevant activities. This experience will equip students with advanced knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for careers in biomedical research, biotechnology and related areas.
K4B Bachelor of Marine Science with Honours
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.
K4F Bachelor of Antarctic Science with Honours
This one-year full-time or two-year part-time course is available at Hobart. The Bachelor of Antarctic Science with Honours 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 degree 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. This program is science-based and caters for students with a strong background in Antarctic science.
K4M Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science (Prof Hons)
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.
K7J Master of Applied Science (Specialisation)
The Master of Applied Science (Specialisation) may be completed in 3 or 4 semesters depending on level of qualifications on entry and discipline preparedness of the specific candidate. The MAppSc (Spec) provides students with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in a specific science discipline. In addition, students will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to workplace research and/or a degree by higher research (Masters or PhD). Currently, specialisations are available in the following areas: Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Food Safety, Microbiology, Physics (note: mid-year entry (July) only available), Biological Sciences, Environmental Management and Spatial Sciences.