Courses & Units

Course rules for K7J3 Master of Applied Science (Chemistry)



The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology may accept as a candidate for the degree of Master of Applied Science (Specialisation) any of the following:



a person who has qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in Science or Applied Science of the University of Tasmania, the course for which requires the equivalent of 3 years of full-time study, provided the applicant's standard of achievement in that degree course is acceptable to Faculty and/or the applicant has completed such additional academic or professional work as the Faculty considers appropriate;



a person who holds a degree of another university or tertiary institution approved by the Faculty for this purpose, and who is deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent to a candidate in paragraph [i].


Candidates for the degree shall complete the requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three separate semesters of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than eight semesters of part-time study in consecutive years from time of first enrolment. The length of program will be determined at the point of admission and will be dependent upon the candidate's science background in relation to the specialisation that they wish to complete. A candidate who has completed a suitable three year degree with a major in the area of study for which they've applied will normally complete a three-semester program. All other candidates will normally be required to complete a four-semester program.

Course structure


To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall satisfactorily complete a course of study prescribed by the Faculty


A four-semester program will comprise:



50% of undergraduate units with no introductory-level (100) units permitted and a maximum of 25% of intermediate-level (200) units [as listed in Schedule A];



100% comprising postgraduate-level (400, 500, 600 or 700) units [as listed in Schedule B].



A capstone semester comprising of either the research stream consisting of a thesis (50%) which shall embody the results of research carried out under the direction of a supervisor or supervisors appointed by the appropriate School OR, where available in some specialisations, a professional practice stream consisting of a 700-level capstone unit (25%) plus  additional postgraduate level units (25%) [as listed in Schedule C].


A three-semester program will comprise [ii] and [iii] above



These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2020 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.


Candidates who satisfactorily complete the component described in 4 [ii] above, and elect to not proceed to the Research Pathway, or do not meet the minimum performance standard of 65% average calculated on all units taken, including both pass and fail attempts, to complete component 4 [ii] above, shall be eligible to proceed to the Professional Pathway (where available) or shall be eligible for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Applied Science. In addition, students who do not successfully complete the capstone semester (4 [iii] above) shall be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Applied Science.


The approved abbreviation for the degree of Master of Applied Science (Specialisation) shall be MAppSc (Specialisation) and for the Graduate Diploma of Applied Science shall be GradDipAppSc. The term specialisation will be replaced on the testamur with the appropriate discipline specialisation and the abbreviation will be dependent on the specialisation chosen.