Bachelor of Science (P3O)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

There's some really interesting people here at the University, studying some interesting stuff. They're very passionate about what they do and it comes across in lectures and classes. It makes a huge difference when you see someone else who is enthused; it really inspires and encourages you.

Laura van Galen, Bachelor of Science graduate
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.
If you enjoy pursuing your curiosity and understanding the world around you,  consider yourself an innovator, and are passionate about shaping the world from our living laboratory, our Bachelor of Science provides a gateway to an exciting world of rewarding careers.

The University of Tasmania’s science degree provides you with a foundation of core skills in science, analysis, and rational thinking. You have options to focus your study in one or more scientific disciplines and learn the methods to apply your skills and knowledge to the practical needs of industry, business, and government in both scientific and non-scientific roles.

In choosing a Bachelor of Science you can:

  • Build a degree that is tailored specifically to your own needs: select your major and minor subjects from 17 different disciplinary areas.
  • Try new subjects without the pressure of long-term commitment and discover potential new areas of interest.
  • Learn through hands-on practical experience including laboratory work, field trips, field-based units and research projects.
  • Enjoy being mentored by highly qualified staff, many of whom are national and world leaders in their field.

Our curriculum offers flexibility and choice in how your degree is structured. We provide a wealth of practical experience, access to world class facilities and an opportunity to immerse yourself in a local and interconnected scientific community.

Majors availableHobartLauncestonDistance
ChemistryChemistry is available in Hobart Chemistry is not available in Launceston Chemistry is not available by distance
Computer ScienceComputer Science is available in Hobart Computer Science is  available in Launceston Computer Science is not available by distance
Data ScienceData Science is available in Hobart Data Science is available in Launceston Data Science is not available by distance
Earth ScienceEarth Science is available in Hobart Earth Science is not available in Launceston Earth Science is not available by distance
EcologyEcology is available in Hobart Ecology is not available in Launceston Ecology is not available by distance
Environmental RemediationEnvironmental Remediation is not available in Hobart Environmental Remediation is available in Launceston Environmental Remediation is not available by distance
Food Innovation and SafetyFood Innovation and Safety is not available in Hobart Food Innovation and Safety is  available in Launceston Food Innovation and Safety is not available by distance
Geography and EnvironmentGeography and Environment is available in Hobart Geography and Environment is available in LauncestonGeography and Environment is not available by distance
Geospatial ScienceGeospatial Science is available in Hobart Geospatial Science is not available in LauncestonGeospatial Science is not available by distance
Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementLogistics and Supply Chain Management is not available in Hobart Logistics and Supply Chain Management is available in LauncestonLogistics and Supply Chain Management is available by distance
Marine BiologyMarine Biology is available in Hobart Marine Biology is not available in LauncestonMarine Biology is not available by distance
MathematicsMathematics is available in Hobart Mathematics is not available in LauncestonMathematics is not available by distance
MicrobiologyMicrobiology is available in Hobart Microbiology is not available in LauncestonMicrobiology is not available by distance
Molecular BioscienceMolecular Bioscience is available in Hobart Molecular Bioscience is not available in LauncestonMolecular Bioscience is not available by distance
Ocean Conservation and IndustriesOcean Conservation and Industries is available in Hobart Ocean Conservation and Industries is not available in LauncestonOcean Conservation and Industries is not available by distance
PhysicsPhysics is available in Hobart Physics is not available in LauncestonPhysics is not available by distance
Plant SciencePlant Science is available in Hobart Plant Science is not available in LauncestonPlant Science is not available by distance
Psychological SciencePsychological Science is available in Hobart Psychological Science is available in LauncestonPsychological Science is not available by distance
Statistics and Decision ScienceStatistics and Decision Science is available in Hobart Statistics and Decision Science is not available in LauncestonStatistics and Decision Science is not available by distance
ZoologyZoology is available in Hobart Zoology is not available in LauncestonZoology is not available by distance

Our exciting degree structure is built to prepare you for your future career, no matter where your path takes you.

In addition to a deep understanding of a scientific discipline of your choice (or two if you choose to study two majors), you will acquire core knowledge and skills in research, analysis, and data handling. You will develop professional soft skills such as time and project management, team work skills, and preparing and presenting reports. This core knowledge is designed so that no matter what scientific discipline you focus on, you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge across a range of industries around the world.

The degree is also focused on delivering genuine practical experience, with options for field trips, research projects, industry engagement, work integrated learning, and even international study opportunities. We prepare you to hit the ground running when you graduate by giving you a study experience directly related to where you may find a career.

You will be able to apply the scientific method in a range of disciplines, identify problems, gather evidence, and form and communicate your conclusions based on research and experience. This is why the Bachelor of Science is one of the most sought after degrees by employers—our graduates are prepared for anything.

  1. Articulate the methods of science and explain why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry.
  2. Explain the role and relevance of science in society.
  3. Demonstrate well‐developed knowledge in at least one disciplinary area.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge in at least one other disciplinary area.
  5. Gather, synthesise and critically evaluate information from a range of sources.
  6. Design and plan an investigation, evaluating creative solutions where appropriate.
  7. Select and apply creative, practical and/or theoretical techniques or tools in order to conduct an investigation.
  8. Accurately collect, record, interpret and draw conclusions from scientific data.
  9. Communicate scientific results, information, or arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes.
  10. Sustain independent, self‐directed, globally‐relevant learning.
  11. Work effectively, responsibly, respectfully and safely in an individual or team context.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory frameworks relevant to their disciplinary area and personally practise ethical conduct.

Our new degree is built with practical experience in mind. We offer field trips, specialist facilities and laboratories, work integrated learning, industry experience, international travel, and more. When you study with us, your learning experience extends well beyond the classroom.

Immerse yourself in our globally unique facilities

The University of Tasmania is the only University in the world to directly control a continental-scale array of world-class radio telescopes. Our researchers, your lecturers, use these in both national and international collaborations including with SpaceX and NASA. Depending on your area of study, even as an undergraduate you can have direct access as part of your studies, literally driving them yourself as you test theories and explore the Universe.

Practical experience through specialist laboratories

Several specialist labs operate on-campus that have direct links to industry, delivering real-world practical experience and networking opportunities. The Molecular Genetics Laboratory has contributed to a range of projects in conjunction with CRC Forestry, Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, Australian Antarctic Division, Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, and CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research.

Our world class research is your educational advantage

Our teaching staff bring their cutting-edge, globally connected research to your laboratories and classrooms. You benefit from their amazing work, as our well above world-class research rankings in disciplines including analytical and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, environmental sciences and management, evolutionary biology, geology, geophysics, genetics, oceanography, plant biology, zoology, agriculture, fisheries science and horticulture, and neurosciences help deliver you a cutting edge science education.

When you study with us, you’re learning from some of the best in the world. People who are helping solve global health problems and locating missing star clusters, in the same environment where they conduct their world-class research.

Tasmania is literally a living laboratory

The University of Tasmania has with six diverse ecosystems all within 30 minutes of the Sandy Bay campus, and the world’s second largest temperate rainforest only an hour away. We’re the gateway to Antarctica and, as the birthplace of the green movement, celebrate our biodiversity and environmental sustainability. 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!

Become a Student Ambassador

Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities. Though the Student Ambassador Program or STEM Outreach Team you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

Study overseas as part of 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.

All formalised programs count as credit towards your current studies, will not delay your graduation and are taught in English. Financial assistance is available, including scholarships ranging from $500 to $7,000, as well as the OS-Help loan* (2019 $6,790) which can be used to assist with the costs of travel, accommodation and other in-country expenses.

Grab a friend and attend an upcoming information session to learn where your current degree can take you! You could find yourself visiting the night lights of Paris, attending Glastonbury or simply riding your bike through the streets of Hong Kong. Just like when you study at the University of Tasmania, not all classrooms have 4 walls!

Students in the Bachelor of Science have many exciting opportunities to participate in work placement. The University of Tasmania has consistently maintained a strong relationship with industries such as agriculture, earth science, and forestry, among others. Through this, many of our students are able to turn practical experience into work experience.

You may also be able to gain practical experience in industry via the Dean's Summer Research Scholarship.

Career outcomes

"The best thing about studying science is that I could follow a passion and change direction as I went, and in doing so I actually opened up even more career options for myself. Studying science doesn’t confine you to a particular career, you could even do something not related to your field of study, using the skills you pick up in research, analysis and communication."

Bun Fu Yu, Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours graduate

The modern economy relies heavily on skilled individuals in the fields of science, engineering and technology. As a result, a science degree is one of the most sought-after degrees at university and among the most respected by employers.

The Bachelor of Science is one of the most flexible degrees at the University of Tasmania, giving you opportunities to focus on one area of study, or select several areas across both scientific and non-scientific disciplines. As a result, your career options are many and varied.

If you're not sure where your degree might take you, don't worry! Many students start studying a science degree by following a passion, not knowing exactly where they will end up. During your studies, you will meet other students, academics and visiting lecturers, all of whom may spark an idea of where your particular science degree could take you.

Career Opportunities with Science

While science career options are wide and varied, they typically fall into three main categories:

  • Specialist knowledge (e.g., geologist, marine biologist, IT systems developer).
  • Careers where a broad understanding of science is essential (e.g., science teacher, journalism, policy advisor).
  • Careers using generic skills obtained during your degree (e.g., public relations, business manager, marketing, government and local councils).

At the University of Tasmania, in addition to specialised scientific knowledge and skills, our focus is on giving you the practical and professional skills that are highly sought after by all employers – creative problem-solving, working in a team environment and flexibility of thinking. We teach you how to think, not what to think.

A career in science can be in any industry on earth. It will come to where your passion takes you.

Postgraduate study

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

Professional Recognition

You can speak to a course advisor about the majors or units you need to complete in the Bachelor of Science to be eligible for individual professional memberships.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Science requires the completion of 300 credit points comprising:

  • 100 credit point Major
  • 100 credit points of Discipline Elective units
  • 100 credit points of Elective units

For your Major, you can select from a wide-range of science disciplines as your primary study focus.

You may complete any unit in the majors listed in the schedule below as a Discipline Elective so long as you meet any pre-requisites.

In the Elective component you can choose from any units marked as "Student Electives" which you meet the pre-requisites for, at any level, from across the university. To search for possible Elective units, use the Unit Search tool to search by the discipline that you are interested in.

Your electives can be used to add breadth to your degree, by exploring a variety of different subject areas from within or outside the College of Sciences and Engineering. Alternatively, you can deepen your engagement with specific subject areas, for example, by completing additional units in the same discipline as your major or related fields.

You can also use this space to complete an optional second major which may be a second major chosen from another course noting some exclusions apply. Not all majors can be taken by students in different courses.

We have a team of Course Information Officers available to help you structure your studies to meet your desired outcomes.  For enrolment assistance please contact us via U Connect today.

Chemistry is the study of chemical and physical properties of substances. The discipline provides training in analytical and synthetic chemistry as well as areas of materials and biological chemistry. It also provides a solid foundation for anyone needing chemistry to support specialist studies in other disciplines, such as biotechnology, biochemistry and microbiology.

Note: a satisfactory achievement (or higher) in TCE Year 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite for this major.

Available:  On campus Hobart

Introductory Units

Together with Chemistry 1B, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to 2nd year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Together with KRA113 Chemistry 1A, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to second-year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

   
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Together with Chemistry 1B, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry (Chemical Bonding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Together with Chemistry 1A, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science, and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Organic Chemistry highlights biological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Intermediate Units

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
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Advanced Units

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit explores the application of contemporary organometallic chemistry to the study of catalysis and reaction processes. The organometallic chemistry topics will include bonding and structure, catalytic reactions, and applications in organic synthesis and industrial chemistry. Laboratory work will cover…

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This major provides advanced skills for scientists to assist with data manipulation and graphical display, including using virtual and augmented reality technology.

Available:  On campus Hobart and Launceston


Introductory Units

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

   
Choose 1 unit from

By its nature, computation is close to mathematics. This unit examines some of the mathematical processes that underlie the science and technology specific to the computer age, with emphasis on applications using Python. This provides a treatment of discrete mathematics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Intermediate Units

This unit will explore the exciting field of virtual reality, mixed reality and the advanced concepts and technologies for interfacing humans to complex machines. We will discuss their potential impact on the way we think about computers and the way…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1

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

   
Choose 1 unit from

This unit extends the first year treatment in KIT107 of standard data structures and algorithms for solving computational problems. Topics include: data structures (such as balanced trees and hash tables) for collections, (binary heaps for) priority queues, sorting algorithms (e.g.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school

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

Advanced Units

This unit will look at the programming foundations of 2- and 3-dimensional graphics and animations. The mathematical and algorithmic techniques used in generating computer graphics and animations will be covered, as well as the programming methods to build the tools…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

   
Choose 1 unit from

This unit exposes students to historical approaches to increased processor efficiency, such as pipelining and superscalar design, before concentrating on a key concept of modern computer architectures: multicores. Both CPU and GPU architectures will be explored in this context and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

In recent years, due to advancement of internet technologies and instrumentation of every part of our life, we have noticed a huge surge in data available to us. This revolution is termed as Big Data. This Big Data cannot be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

   
Choose 1 unit from

The capstone project units provides an opportunity for students to consolidate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their course and apply them to a substantial ICT project. This unit extends students' development of the professional, technical, communication and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit is concerned with the development of applications for mobile and ubiquitous computing platforms.Android, iOS, and cross-platform web apps will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related to the development of mobile and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

   
Choose 1 unit from

This will be a continuation of ICT Project A but includes some new learning experiences such as testing, advanced implementation, documentation and integration. Students will be required to present their solution.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

To develop within the student a desire to undertake a career in research. The projects will provide a taster for honours with substantial research projects requiring a proposal, a plan, a mini-literature review and significant outputs. Students will develop an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school (early)

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

This unit will extend the treatment of two or three of the areas of AI introduced in KIT108, adding more depth and having a more technical focus. The specific topics may vary between years, reflecting the expertise of the staff…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Big Data is now a core function within government, commerce, and science. This major provides an opportunity to explore new kinds of data, the tools for processing it, and to learn how to capture, manipulate and process huge volumes of digital data and transform it into usable information.

Available:  On campus Hobart and Launceston


Introductory Units

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

Intermediate Units

This unit is designed to extend the knowledge of statistical data analysis. It builds on the concepts of regression and ANOVA introduced in Data Handling & Statistics 1 and introduces analyses using multiple explanatory variables, mixed-effects models and generalized linear…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

   
Choose 1 unit from

This unit extends the first year treatment in KIT107 of standard data structures and algorithms for solving computational problems. Topics include: data structures (such as balanced trees and hash tables) for collections, (binary heaps for) priority queues, sorting algorithms (e.g.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSpring school
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school

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

Advanced Units

In today's world, the prevalent use of technology and automation have resulted in an explosion in the quantity of data, often referred to as "big data", accumulated by business and by researchers. Data warehouses have been used to set up…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In recent years, due to advancement of internet technologies and instrumentation of every part of our life, we have noticed a huge surge in data available to us. This revolution is termed as Big Data. This Big Data cannot be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

   
Choose 1 unit from

The capstone project units provides an opportunity for students to consolidate the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their course and apply them to a substantial ICT project. This unit extends students' development of the professional, technical, communication and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Data Handling and Statistics 3 is the third applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). It provides an extension of the concepts, methods and tools introduced in KMA253. It is a 'hands-on' course in which the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

   
Choose 1 unit from

This will be a continuation of ICT Project A but includes some new learning experiences such as testing, advanced implementation, documentation and integration. Students will be required to present their solution.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

To develop within the student a desire to undertake a career in research. The projects will provide a taster for honours with substantial research projects requiring a proposal, a plan, a mini-literature review and significant outputs. Students will develop an…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school (early)

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

Sensor networks are found everywhere: industry processes, cars, airplanes, robots, in the environment, farms, in hospitals, on space and on our phones. Sensors play a key role in our daily life activities. This unit will introduce students to ways of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit develops skills in the modelling and optimization of real-life deterministic or probabilistic systems and is particularly useful for students interested in careers in Statistics, Operations Research, Engineering, Management, Finance, Economics and Teaching.Topics from: Dynamic Programming and Probabilistic Operations…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This major is for students interested in the study of the earth and geoscience.  Earth Sciences examines how planet Earth was initially formed and then modified by plate tectonics, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, weathering, erosion, biological evolution and human activities.

Available:  On campus Hobart/some units may be available by distance.

Introductory Units

This unit is taught in a blended style with material delivered both face to face and online, and is available to distance students who will complete three intensive weekends of practicals and excursions in Tasmania during weeks 4, 8 and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit is taught in a blended style with material delivered both face to face and online, and is available to distance students who will complete three intensive weekends of practicals and excursions in Tasmania during weeks 4, 8 and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Intermediate Units

Enables students to recognise and interpret Earth materials and their history. This unit is aimed at students with a professional interest in the Earth. The unit commences a week before semester starts with a field trip to northeast Tasmania which…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The unit is focused on developing skills which are required for understanding geological forces which shape Earth's surface, methods for mapping the geology of the surface and upper crust, and geological process which operate near the Earth's surface. This unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Advanced Units
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This unit provides a systematic description and quantitative interpretation of magmatic rocks within a plate tectonic framework. Lectures cover an introduction to igneous petrology and geochemistry, and key aspects of the mineralogy, textures, classification and origin of the main types…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Comprises lectures and practical classes covering tectonics, key events in the Earth's evolution, and volcanology. The principles of compressional, extensional and transform tectonics will be presented. The unit will show how modern models of major Earth processes are supported by…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Comprises a series of lectures and practicals covering the application of structural geology, metamorphic petrology and geophysical methods in the production and interpretation of geological maps. The structural geology component of the unit emphasises (i) the fundamental principles of fault,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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An advanced unit dealing with processes in ore genesis. Topics include: ore forming processes, especially hydrothermal alteration, and the formation of magmatic-hydrothermal and hydrothermal ore deposit types. Practical exercises are designed to give students a perspective of ore microscopy and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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The unit provides geoscience skills to help discover the resources for our everyday needs. Most things we use in everyday life require resources. Think mobile phone, cars, fridges, cutlery, crockery and glassware to name a few. Resources represent the concentration…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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One of the greatest challenges we face in society today is the management of waste with the mining industry producing billions of tonnes of mine waste annually. If these wastes are inappropriately managed then environments and communities in proximity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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The ecology major is for students with an interest in interactions between animals and/or plants and their environment and who want to explore and develop strategies to understand, support and conserve populations and communities in the natural world.

Available:  On campus Hobart

Introductory Units

A series of lectures and associated practical classes introduces fundamental concepts in ecology of both plants and animals. It also introduces behavioural and evolutionary ecology and experimental methods. There is a strong emphasis placed on developing skills in practical ecology…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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Provides an introduction to the scientific study of animals. Students are introduced to animal diversity through studying the major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla with an emphasis on Australian examples. We consider the structural and functional characteristics of each group from…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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Intermediate Units

This core unit provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of population and community ecology and (with other core units in the School of Biological Sciences) forms an essential basis for specialist studies at third year level. This unit focuses…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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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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HobartSemester 1

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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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HobartSemester 2

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Advanced Units

Field Botany (KPA375) - Courses & Units - University of Tasmania, AustraliaField Botany is an iconic part of the University of Tasmania's undergraduate offerings, remembered fondly by students for the past 30 years. In this unit, you will experience the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Hobart5 Week Session Feb B

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This unit is all about the study of how ecosystems function, which gives it great relevance from scientific and management perspectives. We will examine the processes that operate in terrestrial and aquatic communities and ecosystems from both a theoretical and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit will provide you with a strong grounding in the application of biological principles and ecological science to the problems of conserving the diversity of animals and plants in ecosystems undergoing rapid change. You will gain an understanding of:…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Biologists collect and reason with a wide range of data and information. This unit introduces the key processes needed to design, collect and analyse biological data, and develops the different ways in which 'data' is converted to 'information' and how…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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The environmental remediation major provides knowledge and skills in land-based environmental monitoring and chemistry associated with industrial and agricultural enterprises.

Note: a satisfactory achievement (or higher) in TCE Year 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite for this major.

Available:  On campus Launceston


Introductory Units

Together with Chemistry 1B, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry (Chemical Bonding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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Together with Chemistry 1A, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science, and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Organic Chemistry highlights biological…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

This unit will develop an understanding of the chemical behaviour of important elements and compounds in the environment, with an emphasis on aquatic, marine, atmospheric and soil chemistry. Topics include aspects of inorganic (eg metals, chelating agents, particulates) and organic…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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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

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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Advanced Units

KRA300, Environmental Monitoring & Remediation utilises the diversity of examples of environmental chemistry in natural, urban and industrial environments within Tasmania to develop an understanding of the sources and fate of chemical contaminants in the environment, and an understanding of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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The unit gives a sound foundation to the theory and application of modern instrumental techniques, explaining how these are applied to chemical analysis, especially with regards to environmental samples, including sample preparation. Topics are selected from: gas and liquid chromatography,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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New Unit - Environmental Remediation Research Project

This major focuses on post-farm gate value adding (e.g. fermentation science), safety and quality of food products. It takes advantage of, and contributes to, the vibrant SME food industry sector in Tasmania which requires graduates with training in food analysis, production, new product development and processing technologies to contribute to innovation in the industry.

Available:  On campus Launceston


Introductory Units

Approximately two thirds of Australia's agricultural commodities are exported each year, generating $47 billion. This unit provides an understanding of historical developments, current status and future opportunities and challenges of the dominant agricultural and horticultural industries in Tasmania and Australia.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Choose 1 unit from (Note, Year 12 pre-requisites apply to KRA101 and KRA102)

Together with Chemistry 1B, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry (Chemical Bonding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Together with Chemistry 1A, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science, and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Organic Chemistry highlights biological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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This unit explores the chemistry of skeletal muscles - bonding and interactions that allow muscles to work, and nutrient cycles - carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus - reactions and their conditions. Through these themes, this unit covers introductory chemistry for students…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

Microbiology is the study of single-celled organisms and viruses, which are ubiquitous on Earth and which are intimately involved in our lives, with both good and bad effects. General Microbiology is an introductory unit that gives students an overview of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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Tasmania has a growing reputation as a gourmet paradise, with high quality primary products and a growing fermented food and drink industry. In this unit, students will learn about the full production life cycle for fermented food and drink, from…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Advanced Units

Food safety management, particularly for microbial hazards, is undergoing revolutionary change internationally. Essentially, a more wholistic approach is being advocated that relies on analysis and synthesis of knowledge and data from several scientific disciplines. The approach is termed 'risk analysis’.This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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This unit equips students with knowledge of the role of microorganisms in the production, deterioration and safety of foods, from both ecological and physiological perspectives, including the effect of temperature, pH, water activity and other factors affecting the growth and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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With the rise of more varied and specialised diets, consumers are seeking novel and nutritious value-added food products. This unit examines how new food products are created and developed, and explores the role of science in determining the optimal properties…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Explore the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills related to the study of people-environment interactions. Informed by international, national and local research, these programs allows you to develop specialist expertise across the physical, spatial and social sciences. Expect opportunities to get into the field, and an emphasis on student-led and problem-based learning. From environmental management and sustainability planning to policy development, you will be prepared for a range of meaningful careers.

Available:  On campus Hobart and Launceston


Introductory Units

This introduction to geography and environmental studies integrates physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability. You apply this knowledge to issues of vital importance around the world…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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This foundation unit in Geography and Environmental Studies develops your knowledge of the ways in which people turn space into place, how patterns of landforms, soils, plants and animals form on the surface of the earth, and how cultures, societies…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

The physical and living aspects of the global environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, environments and species that occupy this planet. This unit highlights the interplay and conservation of these processes so that they continue to maintain…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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Society needs professional environmental managers who have the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle problems of sustainable resource use, climate change and biodiversity conservation. Environmental managers also play an important role in helping communities identify and move towards sustainable and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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Effective management of the natural environment is one of the most important challenges of our time. This field-based unit develops the abilities to describe and assess the conservation status of natural terrestrial ecosystems. Through field data collection, lectures, and a…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSpring school (late)
LauncestonSpring school (late)
Cradle CoastSpring school (late)

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Advanced Units

This unit will equip students with an interdisciplinary understanding of energy systems. Its focus is on how science and policy are interacting to shape Australia’s energy futures. The Australian energy sector is experiencing a period of change, prompted by the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Human induced climate change is arguably the most serious problem currently facing our planet. Detection and attribution of human induced climate change requires an understanding of the mechanisms of natural climate variability as well as trends in climate. Earth's climate…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Coastlines and river catchments undergo processes of change, bringing complex management issues. Focus is on sedimentary environments of hill slopes, river channels, beaches and estuaries, including natural hazards such as flooding, landslides and coastal erosion. Vulnerability of different types of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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A unit essential for those working towards a career managing natural environments and people in protected areas. For those with other vocational interests, the unit is a way to learn about natural ecosystems and the principles of conservation management. Fire,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school

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The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type - there are landscape processes,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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The Geospatial Science major focuses on spatial data tools and techniques to examine human activity, natural environments, ecosystems, space, and the Earth’s climate.  Graduates with strong geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing skills are in demand to support planning, management and decision-making processes across business and government.

Available:  On campus Hobart


Introductory Units

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used in a wide range of disciplines to investigate and display characteristics of data that vary with location. Producing a map to present spatial information is a skill that is itself valuable to scientists in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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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…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Intermediate Units

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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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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…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Advanced Units

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) enable autonomous global positioning using signals broadcast from various satellite constellations. With an ability to achieve accuracies ranging from metres to millimetres, GNSS provides positioning capability that underpins a host of scientific, commercial, civilian and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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Aerial photography has recently become a technology that is widely available. The advent of drones and modern photogrammetric software has revolutionised the way in which we can collect information about the earth’s surface. Photogrammetry is the science of measurement from…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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The aim of the Spatial Research Project is to allow students to undertake supervised project work in a field of their own choice within the broad discipline area of spatial science. The unit provides the opportunity to advance students' knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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This unit builds on KGG212 GIS: Spatial Analysis and focuses on advanced aspects of spatial data analysis, including practical aspects of programming for GIS customisation. At the start of semester you will spend one day in the field collecting GNSS…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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The Logistics and Supply Chain major aims to provide students with a holistic perspective of the interdependencies in logistics and international trade. It provides students with background knowledge of critical elements of the international logistics and supply chain management enabling problem-solving skills to be applied to key industry issues.

The major will furnish prospective early-career administrators and managers with a solid foundation in international logistics and freight management. The major provides the necessary grounding in international logistics so that the theoretical and practical elements of the freight management and transport industries are appropriately applied to enable effective decision-making within a complex supply chain system. By developing critical analytical skills within the industry context, students will be able to contribute to industry growth and sustainability. 

Available:  On campus Launceston/distance


Introductory Units

International Transport Systems provides students with an understanding of international transport and the way it operates. The unit will cover various topics such as transport modes (road, rail, air and water transport) and terminals, global transport system, inter-modal transport, transport…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit covers a wide range of topics relating to the air freight transport industry including its management and operation, economic and market characteristics, airports and aircraft, marketing and pricing strategies, forecasting, cargo handling and terminal management, designed to give…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

This unit provides students with a broad appreciation of the nature and importance of logistics activities and an understanding of some of the key concepts and tools used by logistics managers. After studying the unit students should be able to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit introduces you to the fundamentals of warehousing management and related distribution issues that are important for pursuing a career in the logistics, transport and maritime industries. Academic understanding and applied skills will be developed to the point where…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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Advanced Units

Supply Chain Management develops logistics knowledge in conjuntion with concepts from strategic management, information technology, marketing and transportation systems. This enables better management of the supply chain providing efficencies and improving customer value creation.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

In today's global business context the procurement of various commodities, their sourcing strategies and the total cost of acquisition impact on an organisation's capacity to be competitive. Global Procurement examines key issues relating to purchasing and procurement; additionally it investigates…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit is designed to provide students with an opportunity to complete their final year project by employing various research methods and techniques with which they have been equipped. The aim of this unit is to encourage students to apply…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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This unit develops students’ knowledge and capabilities in managing the complex international freight system. It covers aspects of managing the movement of goods across national and international borders efficiently and effectively. It explains different actors and activities involved in managing…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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In the Marine Biology major students will learn about the plants and animals of temperate marine, southern ocean and Antarctic ecosystems ranging from microscopic plankton to large animals. Graduates will develop broad skills and knowledge in marine biology that can be applied globally. 

Available:  On campus Hobart


Introductory Units

Provides an introduction to the scientific study of animals. Students are introduced to animal diversity through studying the major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla with an emphasis on Australian examples. We consider the structural and functional characteristics of each group from…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

A series of lectures and associated practical classes introduces fundamental concepts in ecology of both plants and animals. It also introduces behavioural and evolutionary ecology and experimental methods. There is a strong emphasis placed on developing skills in practical ecology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Intermediate Units

This core unit provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of population and community ecology and (with other core units in the School of Biological Sciences) forms an essential basis for specialist studies at third year level. This unit focuses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Advanced Units

In Marine Ecology you will learn about the fundamental features and processes of marine systems. The following themes are developed: influences of physical variables at a range of scales on communities and productivity; ecology of plankton; dynamics of estuaries; structuring…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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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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HobartSemester 1

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Provides a comprehensive understanding of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. The unit covers several key areas, such as the basic oceanographic features of the region and how these influence the distribution and abundance of nutrients, the role of microorganisms in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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This unit provides a comprehensive account of the biology of birds and mammals that inhabit the Southern Ocean (loosely defined here as waters from Southern Australia to Antarctica), and the role that they play in the marine ecosystem. Topics covered…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSpring school (late)

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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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HobartSemester 1

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The mathematics major focuses on a broad range of mathematical topics that would be of interest to a student who was interested in both theoretical and applied mathematics.

Note: a satisfactory achievement (or higher) in TCE Year 12 Mathematics Methods (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite for this major.

Available:  On campus Hobart


Introductory Units

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus (KMA152 and KMA154) into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Covers use of calculus and applied linear algebra in solving problems that arise in the modelling of real-world situations in biology, physics, chemistry and engineering. Introduction to phenomena that involve continuous change with time; dynamical systems. Linear and non-linear differential…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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Advanced Units

This third year, first-semester unit continues the development of crucial mathematical ideas, in particular providing core knowledge in abstract algebra and real analysis. The focus is an appreciation of the unity of algebraic structures appearing across many areas of mathematics…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit gives an overview of some of the key ideas and concepts that underpin modern applied mathematics. There are three distinct elements that will be covered: (i) an introduction to complex analysis, in which we discuss the important theories…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This third year, second-semester unit covers some of the fundamental abstract structures, processes and relationships that underpin all of mathematics. The first half of the unit focuses on the central role groups play in modern algebra together with their application…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Fundamental numerical processes for obtaining approximate but useful solutions to mathematical models. Topics include: errors in computations; solution of linear and non-linear equations arising from problems in the physical and biological sciences, commerce and engineering; approximation of functions; numerical integration…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Introduction to partial differential equations that arise in applied mathematics, physics, biological science, commerce, and engineering. First-order PDEs: the linear wave equation, method of characteristics, traffic flow models, wave breaking, and shocks. Second-order PDEs: Classification of PDEs and characteristic curves;…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Provides grounding in theoretical physics for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Linear and Non-linear systems, examples. Phase plane and phase space. The Hartmann Linearization Theorem. Co-dimension 1 bifurcations; saddle-node, pitchfork and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Provides grounding in theoretical physics, for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Introduction to the state of stress in a continuum. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions of motion. Conservation laws for mass and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The microbiology major looks at how microorganisms work and their role in our world. From bacteria and viruses to fungi, single-celled animals and algae, microorganisms are fundamental to the basic nutrient and biogeochemical cycles that underpin life on Earth. Your study could range anywhere from the study of infectious diseases to the production of a vast array of foods and chemicals.

Available:  On campus Hobart


Introductory Units

Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Together with Chemistry 1B, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to 2nd year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Together with KRA113 Chemistry 1A, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to second-year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit explores the chemistry of skeletal muscles - bonding and interactions that allow muscles to work, and nutrient cycles - carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus - reactions and their conditions. Through these themes, this unit covers introductory chemistry for students…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Intermediate Units

Provides students with a basic knowledge of microbiology including bacteria, fungi, protozoans and viruses. The unit considers the place of microorganisms in the evolution of life on earth, their structure, chemistry, biology and ecology, and consideration of their role in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Microorganisms, though invisibly small, collectively make up the majority of the living matter on Earth and have profound influences on many aspects of our lives. This unit will draw on contemporary and real-world examples to explore the influence and impact…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Advanced Units
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This unit discusses human disease and provides students with an understanding of recent advances and innovation in the areas of inflammation, medical microbiology, and immunology. In addition, the unit is designed to enable students to develop skills to become effective…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Maintenance of food security and public health requires vigilance in the food supply chain based on knowledge of the physiology, ecology and epidemiology of food-borne pathogens including bacteria, viruses and parasites. This unit focuses on enhancing depth of knowledge of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Advanced topics of plant disease biology and management are the focus of this unit. Topics will be illustrated by diseases caused by viral and virus-like agents, phytopathogenic bacteria and fungi in agricultural and horticultural systems. Topics include infection biology, host…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Food safety management, particularly for microbial hazards, is undergoing revolutionary change internationally. Essentially, a more wholistic approach is being advocated that relies on analysis and synthesis of knowledge and data from several scientific disciplines. The approach is termed 'risk analysis’.This…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit equips students with knowledge of the role of microorganisms in the production, deterioration and safety of foods, from both ecological and physiological perspectives, including the effect of temperature, pH, water activity and other factors affecting the growth and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Microorganisms out-number all life forms on the planet and greatly impact biological, chemical and physical processes. This unit considers the significance of microorganisms in the ecology of terrestrial and marine environments; microbial diversity and evolution; the role of microbes in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Molecular Bioscience looks at life from inside out. You’ll explore how living organisms function from both a molecular and cellular perspective. This major provides an essential basis for detailed understanding of biology and medicine.

Students should be aware that TCE Year 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) is assumed knowledge for this major. 

Available:  On campus Hobart


Introductory Units
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This unit is designed to introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and digestive systems of the human body. The regulation of body temperature will also be studied in the unit. The unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit explores the chemistry of skeletal muscles - bonding and interactions that allow muscles to work, and nutrient cycles - carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus - reactions and their conditions. Through these themes, this unit covers introductory chemistry for students…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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Provides an introduction to the scientific study of animals. Students are introduced to animal diversity through studying the major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla with an emphasis on Australian examples. We consider the structural and functional characteristics of each group from…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit is designed to introduce students to human cells and tissues and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, defence, musculoskeletal and neuroendocrine systems in the human body. The unit will include: (a) the basic facts and concepts relating…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

Provides students with a broad introduction to metabolic and nutritional aspects of biochemistry, and laboratory techniques in biochemical analysis of tissues and enzymes. Major topics include structure, function and metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids; the integration and control…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Provides students with a broad introduction to molecular biology. The focus is primarily on humans and other mammals but most of the matters discussed apply to a much broader range of species. Major topics include protein structure and function; DNA…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Advanced Units
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This unit provides students with an understanding of how contemporary approaches in molecular biology are being used to address problems in human health and wellbeing. This includes an introduction to genomics and proteomics. The use of molecular biology and protein…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit provides students with an understanding of how systems-based approaches are being used to address problems in human health and wellbeing. Students will plan and undertake experiments investigating disease mechanism using systems-based tools and approaches to data collection and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit provides students with an understanding of recent developments and contemporary issues in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology. Areas covered include topics related to hormones and signal transduction, gene regulation and epigenetics, stem cells, transgenic animals and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Genetics forms the nexus between human biology and the environment with almost every human disease having a genetic component. This course covers the basic tenets of human genetics, introducing genetic concepts and building on these throughout the course. This will…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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This unit focuses on practical applications of genetics and biotechnology. It emphasises the uses of modern genetic tools including genomics and biotechnology to plants and animals. The lecture series will show that genetics is central to biodiversity conservation and restoration.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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This unit is about how genetics is used to study development and evolution, and gives an overview of the genetic approaches and techniques that are now an essential part of almost every area of biology. The lecture component examines ways…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This major responds to the need for innovative and real-time monitoring of diverse and challenging environments: from coastal to oceanic offshore ecosystems. Graduates of this major will be future sustainability managers and regulators of marine industries with integrated skills combining technology, big data science with marine industry context to maximise the natural capital of coastal and offshore waterways.

Available:  On campus Launceston

Introductory Units

Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques;…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
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LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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Sustainable marine food production introduces students to core principles, industry practices and current technologies that underpin site selection, production and harvest of major seafood species. The unit explores biology and behaviour and their importance in the development of production technologies,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

This unit is designed to expose students to the diversity of views about the state of the marine environment and the impact of extractive industries such as fishing. Students will gain experience exploring relevant questions using a variety of methodological…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit is designed to respond to the growing challenge that natural and other disasters pose to organisations and individuals. It will provide individuals with insight into how to improve resilience at multiple different levels considering personal, community, organisational and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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Advanced Units
New Unit - Field Research Techniques for Marine and Coastal Ecosystems

This unit provides students with the principles and practices necessary for the planning and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). The unit syllabus addresses the types and roles of MPAs, planning and administration, processes for establishing an MPA and management…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit introduces you to the autonomous and remotely operated airborne, seaborne and underwater vehicles used to support operations in the blue economy. The unit examines how the technologies driving industry 4.0 such as advanced materials, sensors and communication, robotics…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit provides an introduction to legal, administrative, social and scientific aspects of environmental impact assessment (EIA) using case studies. The unit emphasises the practical aspects of environmental impact assessment in Tasmanian contexts, but EIA processes and legislation are similar…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Physics is the study of the fundamental laws that govern the world around us, from sub-atomic scales to the entire observable Universe. It is the foundation of engineering and technology and enhances our understanding of the other science disciplines, providing a basis for understanding biology, chemistry, geology and biomedical sciences. Physics has deep links to mathematics and computing. The goals of the physics major are to give you the knowledge and skills to investigate matter and energy in theoretical and experimental terms and to communicate information about these investigations to others.

Note 1 A satisfactory achievement (or higher) in TCE Year 12 Mathematics Methods (or equivalent) and Physics (or equivalent) are pre-requisite for this major.

Note 2 To complete this major it is necessary to undertake KMA152 and KMA154 at introductory level and KMA252 at intermediate level using your discipline electives or electives.

Note 3 Some advanced level units are offered in alternative years.

Available:  On campus Hobart


Introductory Units

Dynamics, special relativity, electromagnetism and electrical circuits are studied in depth. Topics in dynamics include vectors, Newton's Laws, energy and momentum conservation, friction, rotational motion and torque. Special relativity covers time dilation, length contraction, Lorentz position and velocity transforms, relativistic…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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The unit is designed for students who expect to major in physics, as well as for those who will major in other physical sciences, mathematics and computer science. Physics from the fields of: atomic physics, oscillatory phenomena, properties of matter,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

Waves topics include oscillatory systems, the wave equation for vibrating wires, acoustic waves, electrical waves in coaxial cables or transmission lines. The Schrodinger wave equation and Fourier techniques for wave analysis will also be studied. Kinetic theory topics include molecular…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Electromagnetism topics include electric and magnetic fields using the vector operators of divergence, gradient and curl, properties of induced polarisation and magnetisation in materials, induction effects, and finally Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic radiation. Applications of electromagnetic phenomena in nature, scientific…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Advanced Units

Advanced electromagnetism begins from Maxwell's equations and investigates in detail the following topics.The properties of electromagnetic waves in dielectrics and conductors, including study of how the phase and group velocity, impedance etc, depend on the conductance, relative permittivity and relative…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Wave mechanics develops the ideas of quantum physics, starting with the wave/particle nature of matter and radiation. Topics include an introduction to quantum behaviour via examples such as electron spin and photon polarisation states, Heisenberg's principle, and applications of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Statistical physics describes the structure of bulk matter - solids, liquids, gases, plasmas - in terms of very general assumptions about the behaviour of the basic constituents. It has close ties with both kinetic theory and thermodynamics but applies also…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Atomic and nuclear physics studies atomic and nuclear structure and our understanding of these phenomena based on quantum mechanics. Topics include alkali and alkaline earth spectra, the physics of angular momentum, exchange forces, spin and the Pauli principle, many electron…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Stellar and Planetary Physics is an advanced unit in the Physics Major focusing on the production of energy in stars and the structure and energy balance of planets, including the Earth-Sun system and the physics of climate. Different sections of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Provides grounding in theoretical physics for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Linear and Non-linear systems, examples. Phase plane and phase space. The Hartmann Linearization Theorem. Co-dimension 1 bifurcations; saddle-node, pitchfork and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides grounding in theoretical physics, for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Introduction to the state of stress in a continuum. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions of motion. Conservation laws for mass and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The plant science major is for students with an interest in the biology of plants, including their structure, functional biology, genetics and distribution.

Available:  On campus Hobart


Introductory Units

Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

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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HobartSemester 1

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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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Advanced Units

This unit is about how genetics is used to study development and evolution, and gives an overview of the genetic approaches and techniques that are now an essential part of almost every area of biology. The lecture component examines ways…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit is designed to provide students with a state-of-the-art knowledge of plant function, focusing on central concepts of plant responses and adaption to drought stress,nutrient availability and light environment. These plant behavioural characteristics are essential for understanding the way…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to the diversity of plants found in Tasmania. In online delivery, we examine the major natural vegetation communities in Tasmania, and critically appraise current understanding of past and present processes that have shaped these…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit focuses on practical applications of genetics and biotechnology. It emphasises the uses of modern genetic tools including genomics and biotechnology to plants and animals. The lecture series will show that genetics is central to biodiversity conservation and restoration.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Biologists collect and reason with a wide range of data and information. This unit introduces the key processes needed to design, collect and analyse biological data, and develops the different ways in which 'data' is converted to 'information' and how…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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The psychological science major allows students to study the human mind.

Note: PSY112, PSY125, PSY223 and PSY224 must be completed along with the Psychological Science major as electives for students to be eligible for Psychology Honours.

Available:  On campus Hobart and Launceston


Introductory Units

In today’s information-rich world it is essential to be able to interpret and critically evaluate empirical and popular reports of psychological research, as well as research findings more broadly. We need to be able to recognise the characteristics of valid…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Cradle CoastSemester 1

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Human behaviour is not universal. Why do individuals behave the way they do? Lecture content will introduce and explore theoretical descriptions of individual differences such as personality and intelligence that can impact behaviour in a variety of contexts, as well…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

The lectures examine aspects of overt social behaviour, such as two-person encounters, behaviour in small and large groups and inter-group relations. Research in social cognition, which studies people’s perceptions and interpretations of the social world, will also be presented. Lecture…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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The field of psychology has an aim that, on the surface, appears straightforward: to understand human behaviour. However, human behaviour is varied and complex, and achieving this goal presents a considerable challenge. Researchers must be familiar with and adhere to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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Advanced Units

This unit provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders including psychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-based treatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategies employed by clinical psychologists in the treatment of various mental…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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Psychology, the study of human behaviour, is wondrous in its complexity. Individual behaviour is affected and influenced by many factors, including biological, neurological, psychological and cultural. Psychologists can and do measure all of these factors and understand that the relationships…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit offers a systematic approach to understanding psychological symptoms and psychopathology. Theoretical models of psychopathology, as well as psychological assessment and evidence-based interventions will be explored. Consideration is given to a range of psychological assessment and intervention strategies and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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This major is aimed at people who have an interest in modelling and analysing real life systems with element of uncertainty using statistics, applied probability and optimization tools.

Note: a satisfactory achievement (or higher) in TCE Year 12 General Mathematics (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite for this major.

Available:  On campus Hobart


Introductory Units

Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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The aim of the unit is to introduce some basic ideas of discrete mathematics, which is to say, roughly, mathematics not based on calculus or limits. This material is pertinent to later mathematics courses such as those in algebra and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

This unit is designed to extend the knowledge of statistical data analysis. It builds on the concepts of regression and ANOVA introduced in Data Handling & Statistics 1 and introduces analyses using multiple explanatory variables, mixed-effects models and generalized linear…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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This unit teaches student skills and techniques that are used to answer practical questions arising in Operations Research. These questions typically also arise in Engineering, Management, Finance, Economics and Teaching. For example, "How long do I expect to have to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Advanced Units

The unit develops foundation skills for the analysis of real-life systems with elements of uncertainty, useful for careers in Statistics, Physical and Biological Sciences, Operations Research, Engineering, Computer Science, Finance and Economics. The unit covers major topics from Probability Theory,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Data Handling and Statistics 3 is the third applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). It provides an extension of the concepts, methods and tools introduced in KMA253. It is a 'hands-on' course in which the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit develops skills in the modelling and optimization of real-life deterministic or probabilistic systems and is particularly useful for students interested in careers in Statistics, Operations Research, Engineering, Management, Finance, Economics and Teaching.Topics from: Dynamic Programming and Probabilistic Operations…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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A general introduction to Statistical Inference, topics include: foundations of statistics, point estimation and hypothesis testing, maximum likelihood estimation, likelihood ratio tests, Bayesian methods, sufficiency, consistency, general linear models and least squares, generalised linear models, statistical computing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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The zoology major is for students with an interest in the biology of animals, in particular the behaviour, distribution, physiology and conservation of wildlife.

Available:  On campus Hobart

Introductory Units

Provides an introduction to the scientific study of animals. Students are introduced to animal diversity through studying the major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla with an emphasis on Australian examples. We consider the structural and functional characteristics of each group from…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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A series of lectures and associated practical classes introduces fundamental concepts in ecology of both plants and animals. It also introduces behavioural and evolutionary ecology and experimental methods. There is a strong emphasis placed on developing skills in practical ecology…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

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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HobartSemester 2

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This core unit provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of population and community ecology and (with other core units in the School of Biological Sciences) forms an essential basis for specialist studies at third year level. This unit focuses…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit offers an extension to first-year Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution and integrates classical and molecular approaches to understand genetic control, genetic manipulation, and evolutionary processes. The unit starts with a review of classical genetics and develops the themes…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Advanced Units

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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HobartSemester 2

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This unit will provide you with, first, a strong grounding in the physiology of reproduction, stress and disease ecology in higher vertebrates. You will develop your understanding of how knowledge of a species' physiology and behaviour, particularly in relation to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Biologists collect and reason with a wide range of data and information. This unit introduces the key processes needed to design, collect and analyse biological data, and develops the different ways in which 'data' is converted to 'information' and how…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Tasmania has a distinctive fauna, even in Australian contexts, but it illustrates a range of principles that are globally relevant. This unit will provide students with an understanding of the factors that influence the diversity and distribution of biota, with…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Your Discipline Electives can be chosen from any units available in any of the majors for the Bachelor of Science provided you meet pre-requisites, where applicable (see the list of majors above). You will complete 100 credit points of Discipline Electives in your Bachelor of Science.
In the Elective component you can choose from any units marked as "Student Electives" which you meet the pre-requisites for, at any level, from across the university. To search for possible Elective units, use the Unit Search tool to search by the discipline that you are interested in.

Need help choosing you first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

Domestic applicants who recently completed secondary education

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. We anticipate that the lowest ATAR that will receive an offer for this course in 2021 will be 65.

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; OR
  • Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).

Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Certificate IV (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.

Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

Subject Prerequisites

Note, some majors within the course require studies and experience equivalent to satisfactory performance in the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subjects:

Major

Prerequisite Senior Secondary Studies

Chemistry

Chemistry

Environmental Remediation

Chemistry

Molecular Bioscience (formerly Biochemistry)

Chemistry (recommended but not required)

Mathematics

Mathematics Methods

Statistics and Decision Science

General Mathematics
or Mathematics Methods

Physics

Physics
and
Mathematics Methods

Food Innovation and Safety

Chemistry (recommended but not required)

Marine Biology

Chemistry (recommended but not required)

Microbiology

Chemistry (recommended but not required)

You can enquire online for information on interstate and international equivalents to the Tasmanian senior secondary subjects above. If you have not met this prerequisite, you will need to complete a UTAS foundation unit before you start your course.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Admissions and application information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

You may be eligible for advanced standing (i.e. credit points) in this degree if you:

  • Have completed an award such as a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from another institution;
  • Are currently studying another Bachelor degree at the University or at another institution;
  • Have completed a Bachelor degree at the University or an equivalent award from another institution.
How to apply for a credit transfer

You can apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing as part of the standard online application process for this degree.

For more information on credit transfers, contact us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online.

This degree does not formally articulate from another degree. See Credit transfer for information on advanced standing from other qualification and experience, or Alternative entry pathways for pathway options into this degree.

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

If you haven't completed the required pre-requisite unit(s), we offer foundation units to help you bridge the gap. Many run in spring and summer school so you can meet a prerequisite and not delay the start of your Bachelor level studies. HECS scholarships may also be available for domestic students.

If you aren’t eligible for an offer to this course, you should consider enrolment in the Diploma of University Studies (Science Specialisation) or the University Preparation Program.

In all cases, contact us to discuss an option best suited to your needs.

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

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).

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $105,456 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $33,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

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

Scholarships for domestic students

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.

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.

Scholarships for international students

There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) 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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