Plants are such an essential part of our lives that we often take for granted how gardens, parks, and wilderness areas enhance our lives, and that plants supply us with most of the food we eat; fibre for clothing; wood for furniture, shelter and fuel; paper for books; spices for flavour; drugs for medicines; even the oxygen we breathe.
Studying Plant Science at UTAS involves utilising our unique location and proximity to our living laboratory; the unique biota in the Tasmanian wilderness.
A major in Plant Science will equip graduates for careers in the management of the natural environment and wilderness areas (Environment Australia, Greening Australia, National Parks and Wildlife, Herbarium, Botanical Gardens); the sustainable management of forest and marine resources (Forestry, Marine and Freshwater Industries, including aquaculture); agriculture (Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment); research (universities, CSIRO, industry); teaching (universities and schools) and biotechnology.
Australian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany; Ecological Society of Australia; Australian Systematic Botany Society; Australian Society of Plant Scientists; Society for Growing Australian Plants; Southern Connection; Genetic Society of Australia
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 dtudents would study a major or minor in Plant Science.
The Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies (min 3 yrs) is for students who are interested in gaining a wide interdisciplinary understanding of natural environments and wilderness and developing knowledge, skills and techniques that are useful in employment or other activities related to natural environments and wilderness. Student can elect to study a reverse major in Plant Science.
This 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 provides students with an opportunity to obtain a double specialisation; Antarctic Science and a second major of their choice, such as Plant 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. 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. Students interested in Plant Science would study a major in Biotechnology.
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 Plant Science.
This one-year full-time or two-year part-time course 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. Interested students would apply for Honours is Plant Science.
The Graduate Diploma in Science allows students to obtain a science major in an area outside their specialisation, such as Plant Science. 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 Botany.
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. Plant Science is offered on the Hobart campus.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
1 May, 2012