Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science - Catalyst Program (P3L1)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 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 list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

"I would 100% recommend studying at IMAS. It provides an excellent basis for making connections within the scientific community, the facilities are amazing, and the research and volunteer opportunities are unmatched!”

Kat Stuart
Marine and Antarctic Science student
Please visit the new Catalyst webpage for the latest information about the program.
Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your studies online. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.

Are you a high-achiever with a passion for marine and antarctic science?

The Marine and Antarctic Science Catalyst Program combines a Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with extra experiences, activities and opportunities. It was created for outstanding students, just like you.

Marine environments cover the globe, and so we provide a globally connected education. You can apply for the Overseas Exchange Program and spend a semester learning at one of our international partner institutions. If you're accepted to the program, you'll be automatically supported by a $2,500 scholarship.

You can also apply for a Summer Research Project where you will work with a supervisor on a research topic of your choice. Again, upon being accept for a project you'll be supported by an automatic $3,000 scholarship.

You can even graduate with a custom built, multidisciplinary second degree, the high achiever academic extension Bachelor of Philosophy at no extra cost, with just a few additional units.

There is a $7,500 relocation scholarship available for domestic interstate students moving to Tasmania, and a $3,000 bursary for Tasmanian students to support the start of University studies.

If you want to get the most out of your University experience, set yourself apart in your chosen field, and give yourself an edge for future employment, the Marine and Antarctic Science Catalyst Program is for you.

The Marine and Antarctic Science Catalyst Program gives you a globally relevant education including hands-on research experience and enriching overseas exchange and education opportunities.

In this degree you can choose your specialty: follow a research-oriented path at our Hobart campus, or focus on the more applied sciences and aquaculture in Launceston. We have five specialisations that cross the spectrum of these disciplines, which means that there really are options for everyone.

Choose from one of the following specialisations:

  1. Marine and Antarctic Governance (Hobart)
  2. Marine Biology (Hobart)
  3. Marine Resource Management (Launceston)
  4. Physical Oceanography (Hobart)
  5. Sustainable Aquaculture (Launceston).

All our study options provide specialised skills and an educational experience centred on ecological sustainability. Overall, this degree prepares students for meaningful scientific careers in industry, or as researchers. The skills gained can lead toward contributing to world issues such as food security, climate change, and marine stewardship.

You will gain skills in data collection, analysis and presentation to interpret marine processes and patterns. You will be able to critically analyse and solve problems, communicate outcomes to a range of audiences, and explain the role of marine and Antarctic science in society.

We are pleased to offer industry-leading facilities at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and the chance to study alongside internationally recognised experts. You will also have the chance to undertake study at any of our partner institutions across the globe, and work with a broad range of world-leading scientific organisations that have chosen to base themselves in Tasmania.

Many graduates continue into postgraduate study and conduct research in IMAS' key research areas of oceanography and cryosphere, fisheries and aquaculture, ecology and biodiversity, climate change, oceans and Antarctic governance and ocean-earth systems.

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  • Your university learning experience goes beyond lectures, labs and tutorials with study opportunities that take learning to nature’s classroom: the Southern Ocean.

    Your learning experiences also benefit from our strong relationships and proximity to international experts and industry-leading facilities including the Australian Antarctic DivisionCSIROCCAMLR and Institut Polaire. You will have the opportunities to pursue work experience and research projects with these organisations, including coastal field trips to the Southern Ocean.

    Immerse yourself in our living laboratory

    The University of Tasmania has with six diverse ecosystems all within 30 minutes of the IMAS campus. We’re the gateway to Antarctica and, as the birthplace of the green movement, celebrate our biodiversity and environmental sustainability in everything we do. Your proximity to a wide range of pristine, diverse environments, and the researchers who travel from around the world to work in them, give you unparalleled practical field experience while you study, plus it makes Tasmania an amazing place to live.

    Study overseas as part of your degree

    Never mind a gap year when you can travel and study overseas and have it count towards your degree! The University exchange program provides students with the opportunity to gain an international experience as part of their current degree, with 150 partner institutes globally across 30+ countries, there is a program type for everyone offering programs from semester length to just 2 week international stints.

    The exchange is typically undertaken in your second year, and you'll be fully supported by our dedicated Student Mobility team all the way. Upon successful application to the semester exchange, Catalyst students automatically receive a $3,000 scholarship to assist with costs. Other financial assistance is available for both domestic and international students.

    Find out more by visiting the Student Mobility website.

    Summer research project

    Regardless if you choose to pursue a career in research, the Summer Research Project is a great way to set yourself apart for your future career. You apply to conduct a six to eight week research program on a topic of your choice during the summer, typically between your second and third year. If your is successful, Catalyst students receive a guaranteed $3,000 to assist with costs!

    You have the advantage of working in some of Australia's best facilities, with access to leading researchers in whatever field of study you're interested in. This may become a pre-cursor to an honours year, or a great experience to add to your CV, either way it's putting you ahead when it comes to starting your career.

    Tasmania has thriving aquaculture and marine research sectors for you to engage with and learn from while you study.

    We offer opportunities for placements and research projects within businesses, non-government organisations, and research centres. Our deep connections across the entire industry mean we can connect you with best-practice businesses exporting to the world, or globally connected policy setters, or research centres undertaking world-leading study, so you not only gain direct, first-hand experience, you gain valuable networks to build towards your future career.

    Work placement and experience opportunities are available for all study options, so you know you can get a practical, industry connected education regardless which path you follow.

    Career outcomes

    "My University of Tasmania qualification was essential for gaining my career as a Feed Trials Technician at Huon Aquaculture.

    This degree required several weeks of work placement which resulted in gaining employment in my current role shortly after graduation."

    Andy Hilliard
    Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science graduate

    Your Marine and Antarctic Science learning experience goes beyond lectures, labs and tutorials, ensuring you graduate with significant practical experience in a range of ecosystems, facilities, and environments, preparing you to meet the challenges of your future career.

    The "Blue Economy" is projected to contribute $100 billion annually to Australia's economy by 2025. Graduates from this course will be highly sought-after in a range of fields of this thriving sector, including in marine and freshwater research, oceanography, fisheries and climate research, environmental conservation, environmental governance and management and policy.

    The skills and knowledge you learn could see you have a real impact on practices, processes and policies on a local, national or worldwide scale, and we have graduates working around the globe in a variety of positions and organisations.

    • Scientific Officer
    • Antarctic Researcher – Australian Antarctic Division
    • Coastal Community Engagement Officer
    • Marine Park Manager
    • Aquarium Manager
    • Fisheries Biologist
    • Commercial Diver
    • Fish Health Officer
    • Conservation Biologist
    • Marine Biologist
    • Federal or State Government advisor (policy / environment)
    • Ice Core Chemist
    • Climatologist
    • Glaciologist
    • Remote Sensing Scientist
    • Researcher
    • University Lecturer
    Further study opportunities

    The five specialist streams also provide clear pathways for students to undertake postgraduate and PhD study.

    The Antarctic Gateway Partnership between the University of Tasmania, CSIRO and the Australian Antarctic Division employs PhD students, early-career researchers and technicians working with senior scientists at the largest Southern Hemisphere Antarctic and oceans research hub. This research provides a gateway for Antarctic research, education, innovation and logistics, and their related careers and enhances Tasmania's reputation as a global leader in Antarctic and Southern Ocean science.

    Course structure

    Select a specialisation from the following

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    This unit (along with Chemistry 1A in Semester 1) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

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    Understanding the sources, fates and transport mechanisms of chemicals in the environment is critical to our ability to minimise or avoid anthropogenic impacts on the environment that we live and work in. Many industrial and everyday practices have had, or…

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    This unit will explain the relationship between data, information, and knowledge and introduce several different methods/tools for managing, storing, securing, modelling, visualising, and analysing data. This unit will provide an understanding of how data can be manipulated to meet the…

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    This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem-solving, and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems with reference to the Java programming language. Beginning with the fundamental characteristics of computers and how they…

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    This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, and computational algorithms and techniques. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: references and pointers, memory management,…

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    This unit provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to develop an application system that uses a web interface to a backend database. The unit assumes a sound basic knowledge of programming and database concepts and skills as…

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    This unit focuses on the design, implementation and testing phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that communicate with data…

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    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly prevalent in our day-to-day lives. As a result, skilled GIS analysts arein high demand across the workforce. The goal of this unit is to provide you with a foundational understanding of the conceptsunderpinning…

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    Satellite images and aerial photographs are used to observe the earth and its atmosphere. These images are used for mapping and monitoring our natural and human environment. Remote sensing is an exciting field that is constantly changing with regular launches…

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    This unit builds on KGG102 GIS: Introduction and will give you more advanced skills in the analysis and presentation of spatial data. As more businesses and scientists get to grips with the advantages of using GIS to manage and interpret…

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    This unit builds on the theory and skills of KGG103 Remote Sensing: Introduction and focuses on advanced aspects of remotely sensed image analysis. These additional remote sensing analysis skills are highly valued by employers in the spatial industry. The unit…

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    Planet Earth is our home planet. It is the Goldilocks planet and the only one in our solar system that is habitable. In our lectures, we will explore our planet in time and space. Together we will examine the processes…

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    The unit provides a broad understanding of the dynamic processes that are active at and near the surface of the Earth and is suitable for general science and arts students with an interest in the geological sciences. KEA102 is a…

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    Have you ever wondered about the tale that can be told by a grain of sand? Or why some volcanoes erupt violently and others effusively? Learn how to unlock the secrets held in minerals and rocks in KEA208. After an…

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    This unit provides students with an understanding of geological processes that shape the Earth and the tools and approaches used to map and interpret the geology of the Earth's crust and mantle. The unit covers igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural…

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    The objective of this unit is to provide a thorough grounding in dynamics, mechanics and special relativity (32 lectures) and electromagnetism (17 lectures), and to appreciate the mathematical framework through which quantitative problems in these areas can be solved. On…

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    The unit KYA102 Physics 1B is the second semester unit designed for students who intend to proceed with further studies in Physics in later years, or who will be proceeding to other courses for which a strong Physics background is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    Data Handling and Statistics 2 is the second of three applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). This unit is designed to extend students' knowledge of statistical data analysis. It builds on the concepts introduced in…

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    The unit KYA211 Waves and Kinetic Theory is the core physics major course for second year, first semester. It is also suitable for students who wish to study more physics beyond first year but who do not intend to major…

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    Do you want to make a difference to something in the world you care about? Would you like some time and space to consider, develop and test your approaches in a safe environment, supported by experts in the field? Following…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The challenge of ensuring adequate and sustainable food production and equitable access to food for a diverse human population in the 21st century is crucial and profoundly complex. This unit helps you contribute to meeting this challenge. The interdisciplinary skills…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    Ever thought of yourself as one in a million?Universities Australia notes that in 2017 Australia has more than one million students enrolled in Universities across the country. That is more than one million potential graduates entering the workforce over the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Earth is a lively and dynamic planet that is undergoing rapid changes wrought by the activities of humans. In what ways are these changes impacting on us and other species? Are we precipitating another mass extinction; the 6th major mass…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit is an elective of the Diploma of Sustainable Living course and explores the interlinked scientific, technical, environmental, economic, social and political factors that have shaped society's energy usage and which will impact on future energy policy and decision…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.
    Select one student elective (100, 200 or 300 level) and JFA207

    This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both “consumers” and “producers” of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.
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    The fast-paced development of new digital technologies provides powerful resources for addressing today's social and environmental challenges. Combining the perspectives of business entrepreneurship, regional science and information systems, this breadth unit will uncover the potential of digitally connected social entrepreneurship…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This second-year unit Working with Communities will give students in a range of conceptual and practical tools to understand the complex idea of community and skills to work effectively with diverse communities in their professional practice. The focus is on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    We live in a world of sciences. From the pure physics of string theory to the applied sociology of interventions, from the study of nanoparticles to broadband strategies. Science, in its various forms, plays an important role in how we…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Naturally hazardous events do not necessarily result in natural disasters, rather, natural disasters are measured by the impacts of the event on people. This unit will introduce the natural earth systems that create natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    This unit introduces students to the world of social research. It answers questions about how to produce knowledge through empirical research, and discusses the methods used to solve practical problems. The unit covers a wide range of social research methodologies and approaches,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Do you want to make a difference to something in the world you care about? Would you like some time and space to consider, develop and test your approaches in a safe environment, supported by experts in the field? Following…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    The challenge of ensuring adequate and sustainable food production and equitable access to food for a diverse human population in the 21st century is crucial and profoundly complex. This unit helps you contribute to meeting this challenge. The interdisciplinary skills…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Ever thought of yourself as one in a million?Universities Australia notes that in 2017 Australia has more than one million students enrolled in Universities across the country. That is more than one million potential graduates entering the workforce over the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Earth is a lively and dynamic planet that is undergoing rapid changes wrought by the activities of humans. In what ways are these changes impacting on us and other species? Are we precipitating another mass extinction; the 6th major mass…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit is an elective of the Diploma of Sustainable Living course and explores the interlinked scientific, technical, environmental, economic, social and political factors that have shaped society's energy usage and which will impact on future energy policy and decision…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Choose one unit from the following

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both “consumers” and “producers” of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Data Handling and Statistics 1 is the first of three applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). Statistics is the science of decision making, and as such forms a key foundation of any scientific research. This…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    Solving complex geopolitical environmental issues requires an understanding of the science at the core of issues and communicating this information to government in a compelling way to inform policy. Take a multidisciplinary approach to learning with topics available ranging from Marine Ecology to International Relations.

    We live in an uncertain and challenging era where global issues increasingly affect ourlocal daily lives. Forty years of uneven globalisation has been accompanied by the rise ofcorporations, regional and international institutions, and international nongovernmentalagencies. As important influencers of decision-making,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit provides an introduction to the fundamentals of political science. It introduces students to some of the central ideas, concepts, actors, institutions and processes which characterise politics in democratic nations. It uses examples and case studies from Australia and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit presents the fundamental building blocks of marine resource economics and the key objectives and components of major economic theories of marine resource management. Students will gain knowledge in basic resource economic theory as well knowledge of the economic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Antarctica and the Southern Ocean – valued, protected, understood. This mantra was coined originally by the Australian Antarctic Division (the government department with responsibility for Australian activities in the Antarctic) and was also adopted, with modification, by Antarctica New Zealand…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    International cooperation has undoubtly a positive ring to it. Recent decades have seen an impressive increase in inter-governmental and transnational cooperation, which often have been hailed for creating policies of peace and prosperity. Examples include the European Union, the Arms…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    The public policy arena presents a complex framework of actors, politics, instruments, and practices. This unit examines the broad range of theories, models, influences, and players that shape the development of Australian public policy. It aims to equip students with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    This unit integrates the natural and social sciences to place contemporary maritime issues into a broader context. Its objective is to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to the management of uses of the international marine environment. It includes a series…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit takes an environmental justice perspective in introducing students to the dynamics that shape contemporary environmental policy (including green politics) with broad appeal to students of politics and policy, justice studies, environmental studies and science. The roles of politics…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit utilises various analytical approaches concerning the development, implementation, evaluation and legitimacy of Antarctic and oceans governance at both the international and national levels.Three broad interrelated issue areas are examined: [i] the evolution of the Antarctic Treaty System; [ii]…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both “consumers” and “producers” of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate.…

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

    Entry requirements

    See rationale above for details of the proposal

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    Catalyst Program scholarships
    Interstate relocation scholarship (domestic students only)

    There is a guaranteed $7,500 relocation scholarship available to domestic students who are relocating from interstate to Tasmania, and are commencing the Catalyst Program for the first time.

    The scholarship will be delivered as $2,500 per semester for your first three semesters, provided you are fully enrolled in the Catalyst Program at census date, have successfully passed all your units in each semester.

    Tasmanian Catalyst scholarship (domestic students only)

    There is a $3,000 bursary available to domestic students from Tasmania to support the commencement of their university studies. The scholarship will be delivered as $1,500 per semester for your first two semesters, provided you are fully enrolled in the Catalyst Program at census date and have successfully passed all your units in each semester

    Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS) (international students only)

    The Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS) provides commencing international students with a 25% reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of their course (provided satisfactory grades are maintained).

    Overseas Exchange Scholarship

    The College of Sciences and Engineering will give you a guaranteed $2,500 to assist with costs upon successfully applying for a semester overseas exchange. Note that other sources of funding are also available, including additional scholarships, funds through the Commonwealth OS Help Program and (if eligible). Domestic students can still claim Centrelink payments.

    Dean's Summer Research Program

    Typically taken in the summer of your third year, you have the opportunity to participate in a six to eight week research program working on a topic of your choice. You will work alongside your supervisor and graduate research students to gain experience in identifying and solving research programs. If your project is accepted for the program. You will need to apply to the program, and if successful, will receive a guaranteed $3,000 scholarship to assist with costs.

    Additional scholarships

    Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

    Although you receive guaranteed scholarships as part of the Catalyst Program, you can still apply for others. For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

    Important eligibility information

    Program participants will be required to fulfil all the Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies and, if applicable, Bachelor of Philosophy requirements.

    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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