By studying computing and information systems at UTAS, you will have access to world class facilities, such as our Human Interface Technology Lab in Launceston, learn from leading researchers and embark on your journey towards a rewarding career anywhere in the world.
Information and communications technology (ICT) skills play an increasingly vital role in almost all occupations, and contribute to productivity gains, innovation and job growth across all Australian industries.
In order to meet expected continued growth over the next few years, the ICT industry will be seeking computing and information systems professionals with skills in areas such as business process management; systems analysis and design; project management; games design and production; mobile computing; systems and network administration; software engineering; information retrieval and data mining; graphic design and multimedia; artificial intelligence; learning systems; Internet engineering and web design; and computer security.
Undergraduate students of the BComp are eligible for student membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The range of careers is diverse , including: website management, system administration, client support and training, program design, development and testing, mobile computing and telecommunications, graphics, internet and web engineering, artificial intelligence and more. Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Systems can expect to find employment as an ICT business analyst, computer systems auditor, information architect, information strategy developer, database designer, information security analyst, project manager, business process analyst, systems analyst, chief information officer, logistics manager, ICT manager, information manager, ICT consultant.
(For research trained degrees, see the Research section.)
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 and Launceston. 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 Computing.
The Bachelor of Computing is a comprehensive 3-year degree course that encompasses computer science and software engineering with an applied orientation. Three specialisations are available:
This on-campus, 3-year full-time (maximum 7 years) course is offered at the Hobart and Launceston campuses. The course aims to produce graduates with knowledge, skills and understanding of: the relationships of information and information technology to organisational needs; current management practice in the development of information systems, their use and associated policy formulation and analysis; the value of research, critical thinking and effective communication.
This 4-year (min) full-time or part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and is available at Hobart and Launceston. The objectives of the combined degree include improving employment opportunities for IT graduates and more closely integrating the Computing and Information Systems disciplines.
This 4-year (minimum) full-time or part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and is available at Hobart and Launceston.
(For research trained degrees, see the Research section.)
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 Computing.
A one-year course designed to provide in-depth knowledge and advanced training in major areas of computing, and to provide the opportunity to practise research methodologies in preparation for research higher degrees or employment in research organisations. It consists of coursework and a thesis.
The course (min 1 yr) aims to provide: students with a good understanding of the research methods in Information Systems and provide the training necessary to pursue a research degree in the field; advanced professional education and training in order to fulfill key roles in the IT and related industries; the community, particularly Tasmania, with honours graduates who have the research skills and knowledge that will lead to positions of leadership and management, particularly in IT profession.
The Graduate Certificate in Creative Media Technology is taught by the Human interface Technology Lab, Australia based in the School of Computing and Information Systems.
The Human Interface Technology Australia (HIT Lab AU) is a strategic initiative of the University of Tasmania (UTAS). The HIT Lab AU is a specialist teaching and research centre bringing foundation virtual and mixed reality technologies to the Launceston campuses.
This on-campus one semester full-time or four semesters part-time course is offered by the Faculty Science, Engineering and Technology at the Hobart and Launceston campuses. This course is designed to enhance skills within an existing career path and to broaden knowledge in the areas of electronic commerce, database design and management, IS/IT project management, information management and decision support systems.
The Graduate Diploma in Science allows students to obtain a science major in an area outside their specialisation, such as Computing. Applications are open to graduates from all disciplines provided that the prerequisites for the field of specialisation are met, or other evidence of fitness to undertake the work is provided.
The Graduate Diploma of Science with Honours allows graduates to obtain the necessary science major to pursue higher degrees in Science. It offers advances training in the area chosen with a research Honours year, such as Computing.
The Diploma consists of an eight-unit program generally undertaken on a part-time basis. The program is taught by the Human interface Technology Lab, Australia based in the School of Computing and Information Systems.The HIT Lab AU is a specialist teaching and research centre bringing foundation virtual and mixed reality technologies to the Launceston campuses.
This on-campus 1 year full-time or 3 years part-time course is offered by the Faculty Science, Engineering and Technology at the Hobart campus. Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Information Management could expect to find employment as librarians, teacher librarians and information managers.
This on-campus, 1-year (minimum) full-time or 3-year part-time course is offered at the Hobart campus and aims to enable graduates to fulfil key roles in the IT and related industries, and to liaise between IT personnel and other professional and industrial personnel.
This is offered on-campus at Launceston and Hobart. It is normally studied part-time over two years, but can be completed in one year of full time study. The course is specifically designed for people with a tertiary qualification in a discipline other than computing, or with a minimum of six years' computing industry experience, who wish enhance their professional qualifications by further developing computing skills and exploring current technologies.
This course (min 2 yr) is designed for people who already have a degree in Computing and wish to study an advanced course in Computing. It consists of 8 units coursework and an individual dissertation requiring supervised applied research. The master degree by coursework is a postgraduate course of advanced study in computer science and software engineering for computing graduates wishing to enhance their computing skills, explore current technologies and research future applications.
The Master of Creative Media Technology is taught by the Human interface Technology Lab, Australia based in the School of Computing and Information Systems (min 2 yrs). The Human Interface Technology Australia (HIT Lab AU) is a strategic initiative of the University of Tasmania (UTAS). The HIT Lab AU is a specialist teaching and research centre bringing foundation virtual and mixed reality technologies to the Launceston campuses.
The eight-unit Masters (min 1 yr) will enable students to develop specialist knowledge in electronic business. The degree will be of interest to those students requiring a specialised electronic business degree rather than the more general (and research oriented) Master of Information Systems.
The two-year Master of Electronic Business (Specialisation) enables students to develop specialist knowledge in electronic business and one related specialist field such as International Business, Information Systems Management, and Accounting. This is of interest to those students requiring a broad two-year electronic business degree rather than the more general (and research oriented) Master of Information Systems, or the more restricted eight-unit Master of Electronic Business.
The Master of Information Systems is offered on the Hobart campus by the School of Computing and Information Systems. The course may be completed on a full-time basis in a minimum of 1 year or can be extended to take up to 2 years full-time. This is a professional, applied degree which specialises in topics related to the management of information systems. Project work (if undertaken) within the degree will equip the students with appropriate methodological and analytical skills.
A master-degree-by-coursework course (min 1 yr) has been designed for those with a bachelor degree and varying levels of experience and study in Computing. It provides a flexible pathway into advanced studies in Computing.
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 within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
2 May, 2012