Master of Applied Science (Biological Sciences) (K7J2)

Overview  2016

ATAR

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course provides you with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in Biological Science. In addition, you 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).

At the completion of the course you will have:

  • acquired advanced current knowledge in Biological Science topics covered in the course;
  • acquired advanced research skills that can lead to workplace research and/or a HDR course;
  • engaged in research and development projects in Biological Science;
  • developed the ability to apply advanced current knowledge, skills and principles learned in the course to your respective workplace contexts;
  • developed an understanding how the field of Biological Science can be applied to solve global problems from a scientific perspective.

Course structure

A four-semester program will comprise:

  1. 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].
  2. 100% comprising postgraduate-level (400, 500, 600 or 700) units [as listed in Schedule B].
  3. 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 [as listed in Schedule C]. If approved by the Dean, a candidate may complete additional units (four at the postgraduate level) in place of the thesis.

A three-semester program will comprise 2. and 3. above.

Note: a credit average on 8 postgraduate-level units must be obtained before progression to the research thesis component. Students failing to reach this standard will exit with the Graduate Diploma of Applied Science.

Biological Sciences

This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the diversity of plants found in Tasmania. In lectures, we examine the major natural vegetation communities in Tasmania, the key processes shaping them in the present and in the past, and their conservation…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plants in Action is a core unit for BSc students interested in specializing in plant science. The unit explores the interaction of plants with the environment at the organism, organ, tissue and cellular levels. We examine the processes of photosynthesis,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Genetics & Evolution is a core second year unit for BBiotechMedRes, BMarAntSc, and BSc students majoring in Plant Science or Genetics, and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. The unit offers an introduction to genetics and evolution, and integrates…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Provides instruction in the biodiversity and phylogeny of algal groups and allied protists, physico-chemical limnology and oceanography, phytoplankton ecology, micropaleontology, seaweeds, harmful algal blooms and aquatic food webs. Particular reference is made to studies in Australian, Antarctic and Southern Ocean…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Quantitative skills are among the fundamental tools of professional ecologists and other biologists. They are necessary to design their studies, analyse and interpret their data, and to assess and interpret published studies. This unit provides a solid grounding in appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Credit Points: 12.5

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This core unit provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of zoology, and with KZA211 (the other core unit), forms an essential basis for specialist studies in Zoology at level 3. This unit focuses on developing students' understanding of functional…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Tasmania has a distinctive fauna in both Australian and world terms. This unit aims to provide an overview of Tasmanian habitats and the faunas they support, and to use them to illustrate a range of ecological and evolutionary principles. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Choose four units from the following list:

This unit will introduce students to quantitative data analysis techniques. Students will learn aspects of collecting, processing, analyzing and presenting quantitative information. Topics include: statistical presentation of data, experimental design, data exploration techniques, fitting linear models and their extensions, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Australian vegetation is shaped by earth, air, fire, water and human activity. In this unit you will become familiar with these elemental constraints on plant growth and how the environment is reflected in the vegetation. You will also learn…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides instruction in the biodiversity and phylogeny of algal groups and allied protists, physico-chemical limnology and oceanography, phytoplankton ecology, micropaleontology, seaweeds, harmful algal blooms and aquatic food webs. Particular reference is made to studies in Australian, Antarctic and Southern Ocean…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examines a range of cell biological processes currently being researched in laboratories across the world. Topics include: the cytoskeleton, the eukaryote flagellum, cell motility, molecular motors, mitosis, cell division, cell cycle control, spatial organisation, plant cell development, organogenesis, plant tissue…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit, you will experience the major natural vegetation communities in Tasmania and explore the key processes shaping them. You will be introduced to the diversity of plants found in environments from near sea level moorlands to exposed alpine…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will give you an overview of how classical and molecular genetics are used to study development, and the opportunity to participate in a novel research project in the practical component. We examine a number of different genetic techniques…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit provides practical and theoretical experience on the use of genetic and molecular tools to study ecology, evolution and natural history. You will be introduced to the field of molecular evolution and the concepts and techniques involved in molecular…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This course introduces you to the many and varied aspects of modern plant ecology. We will look at the processes that operate in terrestrial systems at all levels from individual plants, populations and communities to entire ecosystems. We will go…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Examines contemporary theories and concepts in ecology and evolutionary biology in terms of the ways that these ideas are used to inform both scientific progress and public debate. Modern biological theories are profoundly affecting such things as the ways in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of behavioural ecology within an evolutionary framework. There will be an emphasis on fundamental principles (e.g., the ways in which animals interact with their own and other species and the environment,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Credit Points: 12.5

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Develops the ecological and physiochemical concepts that are essential for the study of lakes, wetlands, and rivers. The unit emphasises the processes responsible for structuring populations and communities of organisms in open water and benthic habitats. Biological interactions (e.g. predation)…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Quantitative skills are among the fundamental tools of professional zoologists and other biologists. They are necessary to design their studies, analyse and interpret their data, and to assess and interpret published studies. This unit provides a solid grounding in appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Conservation biology combines principles of ecology, biogeography, genetics and other disciplines with the objective of developing management strategies to maintain biological diversity. This unit covers the theoretical basis of conservation biology and wildlife management, linked with practical experience in field…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Involves a semester-long research project, supervised by a member of the School of Biological Sciences staff. It will involve approximately 80 contact hours planning, conducting, analysing and reporting on an individual research topic negotiated between the student and the supervising…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Core Units

This unit provides practical experience in communication in biological science research. You will be introduced to the preparation of documents for a variety of research purposes, including: an introductory seminar, a grant application, research poster, a database of scientific observations,…

Credit Points: 25

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This unit provides opportunities for students enrolled the Master of Applied Science program to undertake a series of activities related to (but not replicating) their dissertation topic, with such activities being negotiated and documented with the Master of Applied Science…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides practical and theoretical experience in research in biological science. You will be introduced to a range of concepts and techniques needed to address a specific research question. With your supervisory team, you will develop a set of…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides practical and theoretical experience in research in biological science. You will be introduced to a range of concepts and techniques needed to address a specific research question. With your supervisory team, you will develop a set of…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

The Master of Applied Science may be completed in 3 or 4 semesters depending on level of qualifications on entry, and discipline preparedness of the specific candidate. Applicants must demonstrate their qualification(s) were conferred no longer than 10 years previously.

3 Semester Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in a science field with a major in Biological Science.

4 Semester Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in a science related area, and some background (e.g. minor sequence) in Biological Science.

Common

International students must provide an IELTS (Academic) test score of at least Band 6 with a minimum of 6.0 on all bands.  Please refer to the Entry Requirements page for further information:  http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements

Students completing the Master of Applied Science (Biological Science) will be eligible to apply for a HDR program, either MSc or PhD, contingent on performance.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2016 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $25,500 AUD.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA for 2016 is $290 AUD.

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