Master of Applied Science (Chemistry) (K7J3)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.
This course provides you with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in Chemistry. 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 knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills in a range of Chemistry disciplines;
  • developed analytical and synthetic laboratory skills appropriate to various disciplines of chemical research;
  • developed advanced skills in accessing, critically evaluating and communicating the outputs of current, peer-reviewed, Chemistry literature;
  • received research training in experimental design, critical thinking and research methods that allow you to pursue a potential career in chemistry research;
  • demonstrated the ability to produce an original written research thesis;
  • developed the necessary skills to communicate your research both orally and in written form.

Course structure

This program has either a 1.5 - or 2-year structure, depending on your background (see academic requirements).

1.5 Year Program (3 Semesters):

A three-semester program will comprise:

1. 100% postgraduate-level units as listed in Schedule B.

2. a Research Thesis (50%, as per Schedule C) which shall embody the results of research carried out under the direction of a supervisor or supervisors appointed by the appropriate School.

2 Year Program (4 Semesters):

A four-semester program will comprise:

1. 50% consolidation units as listed in Schedule A with a maximum 25% intermediate units permitted.

2. 100% postgraduate-level units as listed in Schedule B.

3. a Research Thesis (50%, as per  Schedule C) which shall embody the results of research carried out under the direction of a supervisor or supervisors appointed by the appropriate School.

If you would like further advice about what your Study Plan would look like at the University of Tasmania, please email Course.Info@utas.edu.au and we will put you in contact with an appropriate staff member.

Note: progression to the research thesis component requires a minimum performance standard of 65% average calculated on all units taken, including both pass and fail attempts.

Chemistry

This unit builds on first year chemistry units and consolidates this theoretical and practical framework. It is essential for students who intend to major in chemistry, or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas (such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on KRA113/114 or KRA101/102, and consolidates the theoretical and practical framework required by students who intend to major in chemistry or who need additional chemistry to support their studies in other science areas. The Physical Chemistry component…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the basic understanding of organic chemistry and chemical reactivity from level 200 units and introduces more advanced chemical reactions and the concept of rational synthetic design. The course also highlights the key reactions in the synthesis of biological molecules and provides and introduction to the role of natural products and synthetic chemistry to the pharmaceutical sector. Topics that will be included are selected from: the biosynthesis of biologically important molecules, natural products and medicinal chemistry, the chemistry of reactive intermediates, pericyclic reactions, heterocyclic chemistry, mechanisms of polymer formation and the use of retrosynthetic analysis in the design of multi-­-step chemical syntheses. The laboratory program is closely associated with the lecture material and introduces techniques and instrumentation that are used in modern synthetic chemistry for the synthesis of small organic molecules such as those of importance to the pharmaceutical industry.  …

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds upon the basic understanding of inorganic chemistry from level 200 and introduces more advanced topics. With particular focus on the application of contemporary organometallic chemistry to the study of catalysis and sustainable reaction processes. The topics will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on a range of chemical concepts and techniques introduced in 200 level units that are widely used by modern scientists that are not restricted to the chemical sciences; including earth sciences, environmental studies, industrial chemistry, and physical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit comprises a one-semester research project in chemistry as an introduction to research before the major research component on the course. This unit will only be offered to students who are currently enrolled in Masters of Applied Science-Chemistry. Once…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Science or Masters of Applied Science, specialising in Chemistry, who undertake units from Chemistry honours courses use this code if enrolling in units with a total weight of 25%…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit concentrates on instrumental methods of analysis and provides a sound foundation to the theory and application of modern analytical techniques. This unit is of importance to all who rely on the use of instrumental analysis in their field…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is the research component for the Masters of Applied Science (Chemistry). The results from this component will be used for the preparation of a written thesis.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit involves the investigation, analysis and writing of a major project report related to a chemical principle. Students will develop the ability to identify important points of the topic of interest and perform a critical assessment of the ideas.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on advanced chemistry units and applies theories and practical experience to a research environment. Students will develop the ability to identify important points of the topic of interest and perform a critical assessment of the ideas. Students…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on advanced chemistry units and applies theories and practical experience to a research environment. Students will develop the ability to identify important points of the topic of interest and perform a critical assessment of the ideas. Students…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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.

3 Semester Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree in a science field with a major in Chemistry completed to a standard of achievement that is deemed acceptable by the College.

4 Semester Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree in a science related area, and some background (e.g. minor sequence) in Chemistry completed to a standard of achievement that is deemed acceptable by the College..

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 International General Entrance Requirements.

All applicants must:

(1) demonstrate their qualification was conferred no longer that 10 years previously;

(2) provide evidence in their application of laboratory skills to a standard set by the discipline area; and.

(3) provide a written statement of purpose outlining the reasons for their chosen specialisation. Please note that the statement must be no more than 500 words in length and be written in your own words.

Students completing the Master of Applied Science (Chemistry) 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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 62,983 AUD *.

Course cost based on a rate of $30,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

"This Masters course is not approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy)"

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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