Bachelor of Science (P3O)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

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

Location

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

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

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
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:

  • Select one or two science majors from our 21 exciting options, plus expand your educational experience and study units of your choice from across the University.
  • Explore a range of study options through your choice of electives, discovering potential new areas of interest even after you start studying
  • 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 availableHobartLauncestonOnline (Distance)
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 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
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
SustainabilitySustainability is not available in Hobart Sustainability is not available in LauncestonSustainability is available by distance
ZoologyZoology is available in Hobart Zoology is not available in LauncestonZoology is not available by distance
Catalyst Program

Are you a high achiever and want to get the most out of your University experience? The Catalyst Program combines your Bachelor degree with scholarships, extracurricular experiences, special events, and networking opportunities. It was created for outstanding students, just like you. Learn more about the Catalyst Program

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.

  • Explain the methodologies of science and the role and relevance of science in society.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge and skills in one or more scientific disciplines to provide specialist advice and functions in a range of contexts.
  • Design and implement scientific investigations, including quantitative analysis and critical evaluation of results.
  • Communicate scientific results, information, and arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes.
  • Apply scientific methods and knowledge ethically, responsibly, respectfully and safely in research or workplace settings guided by relevant regulatory and professional frameworks.

Our recently updated Bachelor of Science 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 expertise 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 and globally recognised research in a diverse range of 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.

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 at one of our partner institutions

Our international exchange program offers opportunities to study at universities around the world, and it counts towards your degree. Exchange can allow you to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester, or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

UPDATE (MARCH) 2021: Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Face-to-Face Study Abroad & Exchange programs have been postponed until 2022.

Alternative Virtual Exchange Opportunities can be found at Virtual Overseas Experiences. For more information please contact Global.Mobility@utas.edu.au.

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, conservation ecologist).
  • Careers where a broad understanding of science is essential (e.g., science teacher (with a Master of Teaching), journalist, 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, so follow your passion with our Bachelor of Science and we’ll help you find your future, wherever that may be.

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

A Major is an area of focus in your degree. During your studies, you’ll choose an area that interests you, and then study a group of units related to that area. Find out more at What is a Major?

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

This unit (along with Chemistry 1B in Semester 2) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
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 biological molecules and provides and introduction to the role of natural products and synthetic chemistry to the pharmaceutical sector. Topics that will be included are selected from: the biosynthesis of biologically important molecules, natural products and medicinal chemistry, the chemistry of reactive intermediates, pericyclic reactions, heterocyclic chemistry, mechanisms of polymer formation and the use of retrosynthetic analysis in the design of multi-­-step chemical syntheses. The laboratory program is closely associated with the lecture material and introduces techniques and instrumentation that are used in modern synthetic chemistry for the synthesis of small organic molecules such as those of importance to the pharmaceutical industry.  …

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit will be of importance to all scientists relying on the use of instrumental separation science, mass spectroscopic techniques, and chemical sensors in their field of endeavour. The material has been designed to appeal to the modern scientist with…

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 they…

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

Computers and mathematics are powerful tools for modelling and reasoning about the world around us. They are also powerful tools for reasoning about computation itself. This unit explores the fundamental topics of sets, logic, combinatorics and number theory as they…

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, and computational algorithms and techniques. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: references and pointers, memory management,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
Hobart5 Week Session Jan B
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 creation and use of 2- and 3-dimensional graphical information and animations. The mathematical and algorithmic techniques used in generating computer graphics 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

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
LauncestonSemester 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 the students development of the professional, technical, communication…

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 apps will be used as a basis for teaching programming techniques and design patterns related to the development of mobile and ubiquitous…

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

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 the students development of the professional, technical, communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The objective of the unit is to develop within the student a desire to undertake a career in research. The project willprovide a taster for honours. Students will develop an understanding of the scientific research method, practical researchskills, and practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school (early)

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

The aim of this unit is to provide students with the foundation knowledge and understanding of Machine Learning and its applications in various domains including computer vision, data analytics and text mining. This unit will equip students with essential knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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 they…

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

Intermediate Units

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

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
LauncestonSemester 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 the students development of the professional, technical, communication…

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 of three applied statistics units offered bythe School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). It provides an extension of theconcepts, methods and tools introduced in KMA253. It is a 'hands-on' course in whichthe emphasis…

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 the students development of the professional, technical, communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The objective of the unit is to develop within the student a desire to undertake a career in research. The project willprovide a taster for honours. Students will develop an understanding of the scientific research method, practical researchskills, and practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school (early)

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

Internet of Things (IoT) is rising set of technologies that provides access to a large quantity of data through sensors. Such devices are ubiquitous today in industrial processes, vehicles, robots, environmental monitoring, farms, hospitals, and on our personal item such…

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 optimization of real-life deterministic or probabilistic systems, and is particularly useful for students interested in careers in Engineering, Management, Finance, Economics and Teaching. Topics from: Deterministic and Probabilistic Operations Research Models, with the focus…

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Intermediate Units

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

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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This unit comprises a six-day field trip, lectures and practical classes on sedimentology, volcanology and tectonics. Comprehensive overviews of (i) sedimentary and volcanic processes and products and (ii) compressional, extensional and transcurrent tectonic settings are related to current interpretations of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit provides students with an understanding of, and practical experience with, modern methods for geological mapping. It includes a ten-day field trip to the Broken Hill region in New South Wales prior to the commencement of semester. On the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Human societies are dependent on natural resources. Commodities that humans value include metals. So how do Earth systems concentrate widely dispersed metals into ores? This course aims to develop an appreciation and understanding of the different ways in which ore…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Why is exploration for mineral resources important? What are the drivers for exploration? What modern techniques do explorationists use to find ore bodies? The course draws on the expertise of scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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This unit focuses on geoenvironmental issues that relate to how human activities can affect geological materials, and problems that can arise from such interactions. This unit strongly focusses on i) the environmental impacts of mining and associated management challenges; and…

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

This unit presents series of lectures and associated practical classes introduces fundamentalconcepts in ecology of both plants and animals. It also introduces behavioural andevolutionary ecology and experimental methods. There is a strong emphasis placed ondeveloping skills in practical ecology and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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KZA161 Biology of Animals 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…

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 botany (plant science) and is a valuable component of other biology-related degrees. The unit explores the interaction of plants with the environment at the organism, organ, tissue and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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KZA212 Functional Biology of Animals is one of two core second year Zoology units providing a broad training in fundamental aspects of zoology, and with KPZ211, forms an essential basis for specialist studies in Zoology at level 3. This unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Advanced Units

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

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 is about 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: current threats to biodiversity; tools and…

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

This unit (along with Chemistry 1B in Semester 2) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

KRA211 is a Semester 1 unit (12.5%) that covers aspects of environmental chemistry. This unit will develop an understanding of the chemical behaviour of important elements and compounds in the environment, with an emphasis on aquatic, marine and atmospheric chemistry.…

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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This is a Semester 2 unit conducted as an introduction to the fundamentals of instrumental analytical chemistry. The unit will be taught over 13 weeks in 2015 to give a total of about 26 lectures and 4 less-formal teaching sessions.…

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 $50 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
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit (along with Chemistry 1B in Semester 2) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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This unit explores the basic chemical concepts with a particular focus on biological systems and processes such as bonding and structure of organic molecules, aerobic respiration, ions in physiological systems, nutrient cycles and photosynthesis.Topics include fundamental chemical bonding theory, molecular…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

Traditional approaches to food safety assurance are failing to keep up with the modern food industry. In response, and to harmonise international trade in food, food safety management is moving to a "risk-based approach that relies strongly on synthesis of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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This unit considers 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 on the growth and decline of microbial populations…

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.

This unit will introduce students to the chemistry, biochemistry and toxicology of foods. This includes an understanding of the chemical function and properties of food components, chemical interactions in foods, their effects on nutritional quality and functional properties, and potential…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Environmental problems are also social problems. Explore people-environment interactions through the Geography and Environments major to develop specialist expertise across the physical, spatial and social sciences and the integrated knowledge needed to solve environmental challenges locally and globally. Geography is uniquely placed within the BSc to offer insights into the complex social-ecological systems that need to be navigated to achieve these solutions, including understanding regulatory frameworks, ethics in science, and the critical evaluation and synthesis of information. 

BSc students with a major in Geography and Environment have career prospects in land management, policy and planning, sustainability planning, environmental regulation and assessment, in both the public and private sector. You will develop skills for 21st century jobs that require flexibility, innovative thinking and lifelong learning. You will expand your knowledge of environments and peoples, and the ways they interact from the local to the global. 

We offer our students a wide range of experiences on campus, as well as in Tasmania’s amazing natural environments only minutes from campus - experiences that are simply not available at other universities in Australia. Field experiences begin in week 3 of first year and continue through your studies.

Available:  Off-campus


Introductory Units

This introduction to geography and environmental studies, KGA171 Global Geographies of Change 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…

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 how people depend on nature, and how increasingly the conservation of nature depends on people. We will explore these relationships through a values lens: how nature is important…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

The physical and living aspects of the global environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, ecosystems and species that occupy this planet. This unit highlights the interplay and conservation of controlling 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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A field-based unit taught in one of Tasmania’s distinctive island environments. Students who successfully undertake this unit will develop a wide variety of skills in environmental data recording in the context of a project designed both to increase knowledge of…

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 is…

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

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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

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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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Geospatial scientists provide information that is crucial to decision making and addressing problems of societal significance by harnessing the value of spatial data to map, model and analyse every aspect of our natural and built environments.

The Geospatial Science major provides students with essential skills and knowledge in spatial data collection and analyses. In this major, students will receive hands-on and real-world experiences with spatial data captured by drones, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and earth observing satellites as well as becoming adept in the high level processing and analysis of spatial data.

Students who complete the geospatial science major will be highly employable in both the government and private sector across a wide range of areas e.g. managing land & marine environments, working toward modern and sustainable urban developments, modernising the agricultural sector, working in mining and forestry and understanding the impacts of climate change on our world.

For more information about Geospatial science at the University of Tasmania, including profiles of our key lecturers and an overview of our world-leading research, please go to: https://www.utas.edu.au/technology-environments-design/geography-and-spatial-sciences/surveying-and-spatial-sciences 

Available:  On campus Hobart


Introductory Units

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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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 2

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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

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HobartSemester 2

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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 1

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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

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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 supervisedproject work in a field of their own choice within the broad discipline area of spatialscience. The unit provides the opportunity to advance students knowledge in a…

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. 

We offer our students a wide range of strong links to diverse industry sectors where logistics and supply chain activities are involved, such as retailing, manufacturing, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, mining, and tourism, shipping, ports, transport and logistics, and industry associations in Tasmania and interstate. Besides, we have been conducting logistics and supply chain research projects related to aquaculture, offshore energy and agriculture, funded by the Blue Economy CRC, the Australian Research Council, and the Department of Agriculture Water and Environment. Our strong engagement with industries and research outcomes enhance the quality of curriculum and enrich students’ learning experience.’  

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

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LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit covers a wide range of topics such as management and organisation of the air freight industry, economic and market characteristics, airports and aircraft, marketing and pricingstrategies, forecasting, cargo handling and terminal management, which will give you a holistic…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

This unit provides you with a broad appreciation of the nature and importance of logistics activities and introduces you to some of the concepts, tools and thinking used in logistics by logistics managers. It enables you to understand the key…

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

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LauncestonSemester 2

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Advanced Units

Supply Chain Management has been identified by the business community as a key discipline which can generate significant cost savings, improve customer value and be used effectively to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.To a casual observer, supply chain management would…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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The aim of this unit is to examine the processes, functions and strategies required by organisations to acquire goods, services and equipment from other organisations. The unit covers three broad dimensions of the procurement function within organisations. Firstly, the unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (November)

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The aim of this unit is to develop your ability to manage a research project in the maritime, transport, logistics and related areas. In order to develop your research project skills, this unit explains the research project process. This includes…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

KZA161 Biology of Animals 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit presents series of lectures and associated practical classes introduces fundamentalconcepts in ecology of both plants and animals. It also introduces behavioural andevolutionary ecology and experimental methods. There is a strong emphasis placed ondeveloping skills in practical ecology and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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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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KZA212 Functional Biology of Animals is one of two core second year Zoology units providing a broad training in fundamental aspects of zoology, and with KPZ211, forms an essential basis for specialist studies in Zoology at level 3. This unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Advanced Units

In Marine Ecology you will learn about the fundamental features and processes of marine systems. The influence of physical processes on the ecology of marine organisms is highlighted. The following themes are developed: influences of physical variables at a range…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. We will cover a range of subjects including the physical environment and its influence on the major components of the food web. We will also examine the unique…

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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In Aquatic Botany (KSM305) you will be introduced to the biodiversity and phylogeny of marine algal groups including microalgae and macroalgae (seaweeds). The first half of the unit will focus on microalgae – the diatoms, dinoflagellates, cyanobacteria – and will…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Mathematics underpins technology and describes all aspects of the natural world. It’s at the core of emerging industries all over the world, and is key to technological innovation. Mathematics graduates are agile thinkers, with portable skills in analysis, reasoning and problem solving, all of which are in high demand in the modern workforce. With employers as diverse as NASA, Google, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Department of Health and Human Services snapping up our recent graduates, studying maths really can take you anywhere.

Mathematical modelling skills developed in this major will give you the ability to model dynamical systems and understand how these systems will react to perturbation. For instance, the techniques you will learn underpin climate models that inform climate action. Indeed, many of the UN sustainable development goals require us to accurately model the world around us and predict how it will respond to change - mathematical skills are a key component of doing this successfully.

Students can expect to get hands-on small group tutorial and computer lab teaching with plenty of contact with the staff. We pride ourselves on the collegial atmosphere between staff and students. University is as much about the people you meet as the subjects you learn. Through the very active Maths and Physics Society you can get together with like-minded students, navigate the exciting challenges that come with undergraduate study, and make great friends along the way.


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

The applicability of calculus and linear algebra is so broad that fluency in it is essential for a successful career in a variety of areas including science and engineering. This unit is devoted to the conceptual and logical development of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus and linear algebra to problems in the physical and biological sciences, economics, and engineering. The units KMA152 and KMA154 also provide an excellent introduction to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Intermediate Units

This unit is a continuation of KMA152 and KMA154, with emphasis on the application of multivariable calculus and Fourier Series to problems in mathematics, the physical and biologicalsciences, economics, and engineering. The calculus section of this unit is focussed on…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This second-semester unit provides core knowledge in linear algebra and differential equations. The first half of the unit demonstrates the central role linear algebra plays in mathematics by covering the fundamental concepts of vector spaces and the analysis of linear…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

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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 and…

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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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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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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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: 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 & Evolution is a core first year unit for BSc students majoring in Plant Science, and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit (along with Chemistry 1B in Semester 2) is the required prerequisite for students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to any second-year chemistry unit.The unit builds on the introduction to chemistry given in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit explores the basic chemical concepts with a particular focus on biological systems and processes such as bonding and structure of organic molecules, aerobic respiration, ions in physiological systems, nutrient cycles and photosynthesis.Topics include fundamental chemical bonding theory, molecular…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Intermediate Units

Microbiology is the study of microorganisms- how they work and their role in our world. Microorganisms encompass huge diversity and include bacteria, viruses, fungi and single-celled animals and algae. Although not visible to the naked eye, microorganisms have a profound…

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, real-world examples to explore the influence and impact of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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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Food safety comprises a broad range of scientific endeavours that are important in human society. Maintenance of food security and public health requires vigilance in the food supply, including safety, traceability, epidemiology and the ecology of food-borne pathogens. The science…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The focus of this unit is on advanced topics of plant disease biology and management. Concepts will be illustrated with diseases caused by viral and virus-like agents, phytopathogenic bacteria and fungi in agricultural and horticultural systems. Topics include infection biology,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Traditional approaches to food safety assurance are failing to keep up with the modern food industry. In response, and to harmonise international trade in food, food safety management is moving to a "risk-based approach that relies strongly on synthesis of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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This unit considers 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 on the growth and decline of microbial populations…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The unit covers the basic principles of environmental microbiology, microbial diversity and evolution. Lectures are provided on the latest techniques used in microbial ecology including coverage of advanced methods in functional analysis and genomics. A focus is placed on the…

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

It is recommended to take as a pair either CZZ101 and CZZ102, or KPA161 or KZA161 and KPZ164. 

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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, agricultural science, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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KZA161 Biology of Animals 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…

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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HobartSemester 1
HobartParamedicine Study Period 2
HobartParamedicine Study Period 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Rozelle - SydneyParamedicine Study Period 2
Rozelle - SydneyParamedicine Study Period 1

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Cell Biology, Genetics & Evolution is a core first year unit for BSc students majoring in Plant Science, and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of…

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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HobartSemester 1

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This unit provides students with a broad introduction to molecular biology and how it can be used to investigate health & disease. The focus of this unit is primarily on humans and other mammals, but most of the matters discussed…

Credit Points: 12.5

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Advanced Units
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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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New in 2023

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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New in 2023

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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This unit focuses on practical applications of genetics and biotechnology, emphasising the use of modern genetic tools in industry and research, of plants and animals. The lectures describe genetic and biotechnology applications that can help increase food production (genetic improvement,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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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Immerse yourself in the marine environment using remotely operate autonomous underwater vehicles to plan and manage ocean use across a range of rapidly developing industries. Learn about our oceans, managing challenges at sea and measuring impact in diverse marine environments to shape future management and research in aquaculture, fisheries and ocean industries. Integrate the latest technology and data skills to responsibly develop the future blue economy. Students will learn alongside industry employers, experience unique field camps and network with global experts in the Blue Economy CRC. Build your career path with dual majors in Sustainable Aquaculture, Marine Biology, Geography and Maritime Studies and beyond.

Available:  this major is suspended.

Introductory Units

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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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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Intermediate Units

There is a long history of debate around marine resource issues; with topics such as fisheries and fishing community exploitation, the potential impacts of climate change and the environmental and social implications of aquaculture development regularly running hot on media…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

Unit Aim: To provide the student with the principles and practices necessary for the planning and management of marine protected areas. Within this unit students will study protected area management from a regulator’s perspective, covering the following broad concepts: 1.…

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 introduces 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 in many parts…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Intermediate Units

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

Credit Points: 12.5

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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

Quantum mechanics describes the fundamental behaviour of nuclei, atoms, molecules and the solid state. An introduction to the ideas leading up to quantum physics (wave mechanics), including the origin of the black body spectrum, the Bohr model and Bohr-Sommerfeld quantisation,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The objective of this course is to provide a thorough grounding in electromagnetism (38 lectures) and to appreciate the mathematical framework through which quantitative problems in these areas can be solved. In addition, in the laboratory course you will learn…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The objective of this course is to provide a thorough grounding in statistical physics and solid state physics. Statistical physics describes the structure of bulk matter - solids, liquids, gases, plasmas - in terms of very general assumptions about the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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The objective of the atomic physics part of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to atomic structure allowing you to understand atomic spectra, the behaviour of angular momentum in quantum mechanical systems, and many-electron atoms. The nuclear and…

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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Astrophysics is the investigation of the Universe. It enables us to study the behaviour of matter in extreme environments that cannot be replicated on Earth. In this unit you will study the solar system, stars, stellar evolution, collapsed objects such…

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: 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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: 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, agricultural science, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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Cell Biology, Genetics & Evolution is a core first year unit for BSc students majoring in Plant Science, and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of…

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 botany (plant science) and is a valuable component of other biology-related degrees. The unit explores the interaction of plants with the environment at the organism, organ, tissue and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Genetics & Evolution is a core second year unit for BMedRes&Biotech, BMarSci, 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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HobartSemester 2

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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 to drought stress, nutrient availability and light environment. These plant behavioural characteristics are essential for understanding the way plants…

Credit Points: 12.5

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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, emphasising the use of modern genetic tools in industry and research, of plants and animals. The lectures describe genetic and biotechnology applications that can help increase food production (genetic improvement,…

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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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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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
Cradle CoastSemester 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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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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LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders includingpsychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-basedtreatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategiesemployed by clinical psychologists in the treatment of various mental healthconditions. Students will…

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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We live in a world flooded with data, and the interpretation and application of that data requires fluency in statistics and decision science. Decision science is the branch of mathematics that primarily concerns itself with making optimal use of scarce resources. Statistical methods allow us to understand the world around us by analysing increasingly plentiful amounts of data to tease out cause and effect from mere correlation and to make accurate predictions. By studying Statistics & Decision Science you will equip yourself with the mathematical tools required to make good decisions in an uncertain world.

This major is aimed at people who have an interest in the mathematical modelling and analysis of real life systems using statistics, applied probability and optimization tools. From modelling global phenomena such as pandemics and climate change, to local problems such as the spread of wombat mange, the skills gained by studying statistics and decision science are widely applicable, easily portable, and highly valued in the modern workforce. Our research and industry connections will connect your studies to real-world applications. Your lecturers bring examples from live projects such as improving patient flow through hospitals, implementing maintenance schedules for infrastructure – even using machine learning to identify bird species from bush recordings.

Students can expect to get hands-on small group tutorial and computer lab teaching with plenty of contact with the staff. We pride ourselves on the collegial atmosphere between staff and students. University is as much about the people you meet as the subjects you learn. Through the very active Maths and Physics Society you can get together with like-minded students, navigate the exciting challenges that come with undergraduate study, and make great friends along the way.

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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 the branch of mathematics focused on studying structures that are discrete rather than continuous. This material is pertinent to later mathematics courses such as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Intermediate Units

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit teaches students 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Advanced Units

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Developing sustainable societies is a major challenge of the Anthropocene. This Major allows students to explore the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that underpin the development of sustainable societies and solutions. Informed by international and local research, practice and theory, this program allows students to develop specialist expertise across the physical and social sciences and humanities. With an emphasis on student-led and problem-based learning, this Major provides the frameworks for developing sustainability solutions in a range of fields and careers.

This Major is for students interested in developing sustainable societies. Informed by international and local research, practice and theory, the Major allows students to develop specialist expertise across physical and social sciences and humanities.

 Available:  Off-campus

Introductory Units
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Sustainability is a central concept for communities pursuing social and economic goals within ecological limits. Yet the different ways sustainability is defined, communicated and enacted reflects the wide range of underlying values, perspectives and priorities at stake. In this unit,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Contemporary media is saturated with images of extreme weather events, hunger,poverty, conflict, pollution, austerity, and financial crisis. Mounting evidence suggeststhe 21st century will be defined by unprecedented challenges related to environmentalinstability, economic inequality and risks to social well-being on a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit involves both critical reflection on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and critical reflection on lives lived in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Students will learn and apply Theory of Change techniques to identify, plan, implement…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart11 Week Session Apr
Hobart11 Week Session Oct

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

This introduction to geography and environmental studies, KGA171 Global Geographies of Change 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit, you will learn approaches to make a difference in the workplace, community or at home by drawing on a framework that assembles the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into 6 organised groups. The framework is in…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

Intermediate Units

This unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding complex adaptive systems and developing skills in systems thinking. This unit helps students to develop a systems thinking mindset and the skills and tools to apply that mindset to complex socioecological problems…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

    
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Human Rights are fundamental human rights that are inherent in every individual on the basis of humanity. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. This breadth unit takes an inter-disciplinary perspective to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Jan B

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Advanced Units

Sustainability is one of the most complex and important challenges facing humanity today. In this final capstone unit, students will use their learnings from throughout the major and apply them to complex sustainability problems to identify relevant stakeholders and negotiate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

    
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This unit investigates the components of a healthy and sustainable food system (production to consumption) from a multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on the domains of health, environment, economy and society. Students will critically analyse the concept of the ‘Sustainable Diet’ and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit explores the different ways in which our everyday lives are connected increasingly to global events, issues and problems. Through three core modules – Approaches to Globalisation; Global Challenges and Threats; and, Global Futures – you will discover why…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Political ecology is a diverse area of study, professional practice and activism that integrates issues of justice, sustainability and development. Political ecology seeks explanations of root causes and transformative solutions in relation to environmental problems. Analysing nature and society as…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

KZA161 Biology of Animals 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit presents series of lectures and associated practical classes introduces fundamentalconcepts in ecology of both plants and animals. It also introduces behavioural andevolutionary ecology and experimental methods. There is a strong emphasis placed ondeveloping skills in practical ecology and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Cell Biology, Genetics & Evolution is a core first year unit for BSc students majoring in Plant Science, and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Intermediate Units

KZA212 Functional Biology of Animals is one of two core second year Zoology units providing a broad training in fundamental aspects of zoology, and with KPZ211, forms an essential basis for specialist studies in Zoology at level 3. This unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

   
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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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Genetics & Evolution is a core second year unit for BMedRes&Biotech, BMarSci, 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Advanced Units

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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 your 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 who recently completed secondary education

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available.  This course has a Guaranteed ATAR of 65.

In 2021, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 65.10. The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive.

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:

MajorPrerequisite 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 University of Tasmania 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.

All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

English Language Requirements

This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0, with no individual band less than 5.5, or a PTE Academic score of 50, with no score lower than 42 or equivalent.

For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

General Entry Requirements

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

  • Completion of an equivalent AQF Certificate IV or above
  • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program and X1D International First Year Diploma (Science).

Course Specific Requirements

The following course specific requirements must be met to be eligible to study this degree.

MajorPrerequisite 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)

If you have not met a required pre-requisite, you will need to complete a University of Tasmania Foundation Studies Program before you start your course.

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

2022 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

We have a range of opportunities for students from all backgrounds.

Whether you’re looking for financial support or relocation assistance, experiencing educational disadvantage or seeking recognition of academic or sporting achievement, we have a scholarship for you.

International students completing years 11 and 12 onshore in Australia can also apply for the same scholarships available to domestic students, so long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

For 2022, support scholarships are automatically assessed as part of your course application. Merit and diversity scholarship applications open on in August.

For more information, visit Domestic Scholarships.

Scholarships for international students

We offer many scholarships for international students. They can be awarded on merit or to provide access to university. Our scholarships can help you with your fees or with your move to Tasmania.

For more information, visit International Scholarships.

How can we help?

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

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