Zoology is the study of animal life – how animals are built, how they work, how they behave, their evolutionary relationships, how they interact with other animals, plants and organisms, and the physical environment. By studying Zoology at UTAS, you will utilise Tasmania’s proximity to unique and diverse ecosystems such as ; alpine heath, temperate rainforests, costal landscapes and the Southern Ocean, which many fascinating creatures inhabit.
Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology; Comparative Endocrinology and Ecophysiology; Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management; Freshwater Ecology
Zoologists find a range of career opportunities from conducting environmental impact assessments, fauna conservation and ecotourism, to teaching, research and academic positions. A graduate in zoology may find employment in one of the government agencies responsible for managing primary industries and the environment: Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australian Antarctic Division, Forest Practices Authority, Forestry Tasmania, Inland Fisheries Service
Ecological Society of Australia; Australian Mammal Society; Australian Herpetological Society; Australian Society of Comparative Endocrinology; Australian Marine Sciences Association; Australian Society of Fish Biology; Australia New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry; Australian Institute of Biologists; Australian Society of Phycology and Aquatic Botany; Australian Society of Reproductive Biology; Australian Society of Limnology; Society of Behavioural and Neuroendocrinology; Royal Society of Tasmania; Marine Mammal Society; Birds 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 student would study a major or minor in Zoology.
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 Zoology.
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 Zoology.
This 3-year (min) full-time or part-time course is offered in Hobart and builds on the University's global reputation of excellence in temperate marine research. The course aims to provide students with knowledge, competencies, skills and awareness of a variety of subjects linked together by the common theme of Marine Science. Marine Science is a rich and diverse discipline (including elements of chemistry, physics, geology, oceanography, mathematics with a strong focus on Zoology.
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 Zoology.
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 in Zoology.
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 as for research in higher degrees. Interested students would apply for Honours in Zoology.
The Graduate Diploma in Science allows students to obtain a science major in an area outside their specialisation, such as Zoology. 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 Zoology.
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. Zoology is offered on the Hobart campus.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
1 May, 2012