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 students 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.
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 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.
The prerequisite for this course is a BBiotechMedRes (73S) degree at this University or equivalent qualification at another approved tertiary institution. Candidates would normally be expected to obtain at least a credit average in their third year units. Candidature is subject to appropriate supervision being available for the thesis topic approved by the relevant Faculty and subject to satisfying the prerequisites required for the chosen field of study. 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 them with advanced knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for careers in biomedical research, biotechnology and related areas. They will have learned to access and critically evaluate scientific literature, and gained substantial practical experience in the application of relevant experimental design principles, experimental techniques, and approaches to data analysis and presentation. They will also gain experience in communication of research results through preparation of a written thesis and oral presentations. They will also gain a broader understanding of important approaches and issues in contemporary biotechnology and medical research.
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 (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.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
16 April, 2014