Bachelor of Science (P3O)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

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

Location

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

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.

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 Management
(This major has been suspended for 2023 and is not available for commencing students.  Please refer to P3E instead)
Logistics 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
Science and Industry
(A complementary major that  may be taken alongside your primary major.  Students must request to have this major added to their study plan).
Science and Industry is available in Hobart Science and Industry is available in Launceston Science and Industry 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.

  • 1 Explain the methodologies of science and the role and relevance of science in society.
  • 2 Apply in-depth knowledge and skills in one or more scientific disciplines to provide specialist advice and functions in a range of contexts.
  • 3 Design and implement scientific investigations, including quantitative analysis and critical evaluation of results.
  • 4 Communicate scientific results, information, and arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes.
  • 5 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.

    The following majors of the Bachelor of Science are accredited:

     Psychological Science, plus the following four discipline electives: PSY112, PSY125, PSY224, PSY223 is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

    Students who complete the Bachelor of Science with the Psychological Science major and discipline electives may be eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

    Note that completing the Bachelor of Psychological Science does not entitle graduates to register or practice as a psychologist. To be eligible to register as a psychologist, graduates must also complete an APAC accredited Honours year [(e.g., Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)], followed by an APAC accredited postgraduate degree.

    If you have any queries about the accreditation process, please contact us for further information.

    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

    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 Student Advisers available to help you structure your studies to meet your desired outcomes. For enrolment assistance please contact us via U Connect today.

    Choose one Major from the following

    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.

    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

    This unit builds on first year chemistry and consolidates this theoretical and practical framework. It is one of two 200 level units essential for students who intend to major in chemistry, or who are majoring in disciplines that interface with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 2

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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit builds upon the basic understanding of inorganic chemistry from level 200 and introduces more advanced topics. With particular focus on the application to the study of advanced inorganic topics including 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

    Analytical Chemistry is a branch of chemistry that deals with the identification of compounds and mixtures (qualitative analysis) or the determination of the proportions of the constituents (quantitative analysis). It is important for ensuring the safety of our food and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 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.

     

    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    This unit will explore the exciting field of virtual reality, mixed reality and the advanced concepts and technologies for interfacing humans with 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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

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

    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

    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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    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

    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 will provide a taster for Honours. Students will develop an understanding of the scientific research method, practical research skills,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

    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
    OnlineSemester 2

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

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

    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

    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
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    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 applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). This unit is required in the Statistics and Decision Science major and it provides an extension of the concepts, methods and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    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 will provide a taster for Honours. Students will develop an understanding of the scientific research method, practical research skills,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    Unit DescriptionThis unit develops skills in the optimization of real-world 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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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    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.

    Planet Earth has been shaped over 4.5 billion years by ever-changing dynamic processes. These processes can help us to understand how the Earth formed, has evolved, and will continue to change, from its deep internal structure to its more familiar…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit provides a systematic description and quantitative interpretation of magmatic rocks within a plate tectonic framework. Topics covered in the first part of the Unit introduce the necessary tools and techniques. The remainder of the Unit applies these methods…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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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    This unit provides students with an understanding of, and practical experience with, modern methods for geological mapping and field-based geological analysis. It includes a multi-day fieldtrip prior to the commencement of semester. The fieldtrip is either held in Broken Hill,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    Human society is highly dependent on the use of a wide range natural resources including metals. But how do Earth systems concentrate widely dispersed metals into deposits that can be economically mined? This unit explains how a wide variety of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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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? This unit draws on the expertise of scientists from the Discipline of Earth Sciences and Centre for…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit has a strong focus on sustainability, social license, and environmental management related to natural resources; addressing themes such as i) the environmental impacts of mining and associated management challenges; ii) the mineralogical controls on the mobility of metal(loid)s…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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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.

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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 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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    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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    KZA212 Functional Biology of Animals is required in the Zoology major and provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of Zoology. With KPZ211, the unit forms an essential basis for specialist studies in Zoology at level 3 the advanced level.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    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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    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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    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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    The environmental remediation major develops knowledge and skills in environmental and analytical chemistry, providing a basis for:
     - Identifying the sources, fate and transport of chemicals in the environment.
    - Understanding the environmental impacts and remediation strategies of chemical contaminants.
    - Developing environmental sampling and monitoring programs.

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

     

    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
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    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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

    This unit consists of an independent research project in any of the disciplines of the College of Science and Engineering. It will involve approximately 130 hours planning, conducting, analysing and reporting on a research topic negotiated between the student and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    HobartSummer school
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonSummer school

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

    This unit provides an opportunity for students to undertake work integrated learning in the fields of science and engineering to support preparation for the world of work. This may take the form of a work placement that provides an opportunity…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    Analytical Chemistry is a branch of chemistry that deals with the identification of compounds and mixtures (qualitative analysis) or the determination of the proportions of the constituents (quantitative analysis). It is important for ensuring the safety of our food and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    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.

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    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
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    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

    This unit can provide you with an introduction to chemical principles sufficient to be used as a pre-requisite for first Year chemistry units that are part of a chemistry major at the University of Tasmania. It is not designed to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    Online5 Week Session Jan A

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    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

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

    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.

    KGA171 Global Geographies of Change introduces you to the study of Geography and Environment by integrating physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability. You apply this knowledge…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    LauncestonSpring school (late)
    Cradle CoastSpring school (late)

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

    Choose 4 units from the following:Students outside Tasmania, please note, you will need to contact the unit coordinator if you wish to study KGA331.

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

    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

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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSummer school

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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 

    This unit is designed to give students a general overview of spatial information and its applications. Spatial information is becoming an increasingly prevalent part of our daily lives. The ability to incorporate spatial information into various applications is a valuable…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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    Handbook Entry - Unit DescriptionThis 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 adopt geographical information systems (GIS), there is increasing demand…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    The geospatial project unit allows students to undertake a significant investigative project within the discipline of Surveying and Spatial Sciences. The unit gives students an insight into project management skills including; project design, methods development, data collection, data management and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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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    Note, this major has been suspended for 2023 under P3O Bachelor of Science only.

    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.’  

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (November)

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

    This unit provides you with a broad appreciation of the nature and importance of logistics activities, and introduces you to the most important concepts, principles, tools, and analytical skills used by logistics managers. It enables you to understand the key…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
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    Supply Chain Management has been identified by the business community as a key discipline that can generate significant cost savings, improve customer value and be used effectively to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. The aim of the unit is to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    OnlineSemester 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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    OnlineSpring school (November)

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    This unit develops students’ knowledge and capabilities in managing the complex international freight system. The unit familiarises students with the various actors and activities involved in managing international freight, with specific focus on freight forwarding and intermodal freight transport. Students…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    LauncestonSemester 2

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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 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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    KZA212 Functional Biology of Animals is required in the Zoology major and provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of Zoology. With KPZ211, the unit forms an essential basis for specialist studies in Zoology at level 3 the advanced level.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

    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 mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, economics, and engineering. The units KMA152 and KMA154 also provide an excellent introduction…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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 biological sciences, economics, and engineering. The calculus section of this unit is focussed…

    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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    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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    Numerical methods are necessary in science and engineering, because most problems of practical interest are just too difficult to be solved in “closed form”. While many important problems, such as the motion of a mass on a spring etc., have…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    Partial differential equations (PDEs) are arise in many areas of applied mathematics; whenever a problem changes continuously in space and in time as, for example, in fluid flow or a description of the spread of a virus, PDEs are inevitably…

    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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    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.

    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 can provide you with an introduction to chemical principles sufficient to be used as a pre-requisite for first Year chemistry units that are part of a chemistry major at the University of Tasmania. It is not designed to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    Online5 Week Session Jan A

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    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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    In this unit we will explore recent advances in immunology and microbiology. We will investigate how the immune system can prevent disease through a molecular battle with infectious agents and how the immune system can contribute to disease with a…

    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. 

     

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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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    This unit focuses on practical applications of plant and animal genetics and biotechnology, emphasising the use of modern genetic tools in industry and research. The lecture series describes 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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    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.

    The objective of this unit is to provide a thorough grounding in dynamics, mechanics and special relativity (33 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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    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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    The unit KYA211 Waves and Kinetic Theory is the core unit in physics major for second year, first semester. It is also suitable for students who wish to study physics beyond first year but who do not intend to major…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit introduces students to the concepts of modern classical electromagnetic theory based on Maxwell's Equations, starting from the basic observational phenomena of electrostatics and magnetostatics, and working through the invention of classical fields and the application of vector calculus…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The objective of this unit 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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    KYA321 Quantum Mechanics provides a rigorous introduction to the theory that underpins the modern understanding of matter and radiation. We start from the semi-classical understanding of the blackbody spectrum of light and the Bohr model of the hydrogen atom and…

    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

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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.

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

    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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    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 plant and animal genetics and biotechnology, emphasising the use of modern genetic tools in industry and research. The lecture series describes genetic and biotechnology applications that can help increase food production (genetic improvement,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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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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    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.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This unit offers a systematic approach to understanding psychological assessment and measurement. Consideration is given to a range of psychological assessment strategies and how these can be applied across a range of contexts . This unit is designed to provide…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The Science and Industry major is a complementary major in that it supports your primary area of study or major.  You can take this major as part of the Bachelor of Science in either the discipline elective space or elective space, but not as your main Bachelor of Science major. 

    This major was developed after industry consultation and responds to industry’s need for work-ready graduates with the capacity to respond to local opportunities and challenges within diverse industry sectors. 

    Please note that this major is being introduced sequentially i.e. Year 1 units will be available in 2023, Year 2 units in 2024 and Year 3 units in 2025.   If you wish to add this complementary major to your study plan, then please contact U.Connect@utas.edu.au

      There are two introductory compulsory units.

      The unit provides learners with resources to operationalise the Responsible Innovation (RI) concept into their own disciplines through developing their own views and stance on what it means to practice innovation responsibly. It equips learners with a basic knowledge of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      There are two intermediate compulsory units.

      Entrepreneurship is a way of looking at business that is focused on opportunities, creativity and innovation. It is also about having a passion for doing the things that are important to you, be they related to business or not. It…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
      LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3
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      OnlineSemester 2
      OnlineAccelerated Study Period 1
      OnlineAccelerated Study Period 3
      Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

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      Never before has science communication been so important to public understanding and policy. This unit will establish an understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects in science communication studies. It brings together an overview of professional public science communication, including…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      Note: KAA309 will not be introduced until 2025.

      This unit consists of an independent research project in any of the disciplines of the College of Science and Engineering. It will involve approximately 130 hours planning, conducting, analysing and reporting on a research topic negotiated between the student and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      LauncestonSummer school

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      This unit consists of an independent research project in any of the disciplines of the College of Science and Engineering and is a core unit in the Science and Industry major of the BSc. Together with the co-requisite unit KAA308,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      This unit provides an opportunity for students to undertake work integrated learning in the fields of science and engineering to support preparation for the world of work. This may take the form of a work placement that provides an opportunity…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      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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      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.

      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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      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

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

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      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

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      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

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      Data Handling and Statistics 3 is the third applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). This unit is required in the Statistics and Decision Science major and it provides an extension of the concepts, methods and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      Unit DescriptionThis unit develops skills in the optimization of real-world 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…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

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

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      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.

      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

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      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

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      KGA171 Global Geographies of Change introduces you to the study of Geography and Environment by integrating physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability. You apply this knowledge…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      In this unit, you will be introduced to the concept of sustainability starting with the transformations necessary for achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a way that organises them into 6 logical groups. You will examine…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      Cradle CoastSemester 2
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      OnlineSemester 2
      Online5 Week Session Jan B

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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. You will learn and apply techniques to identify, plan, implement and evaluate the…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      Online11 Week Session Apr
      Online11 Week Session Oct

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      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

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      Human rights are fundamental rights that are inherent to every individual. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. The unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to the development, application and cultural relativity of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      Online5 Week Session Jan B

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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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      Sustainability is one of the most complex and important challenges facing humanity today. In this final capstone unit for the Sustainability Major (or advanced third year units for students outside of the Major), you will apply knowledge and skills developed…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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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

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      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

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

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      HobartSemester 2
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      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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      The zoology major is for students with an interest in the biology of animals, in particular the behaviour, distribution, physiology and conservation of wildlife.

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

      Credit Points: 12.5

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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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      KZA212 Functional Biology of Animals is required in the Zoology major and provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of Zoology. With KPZ211, the unit forms an essential basis for specialist studies in Zoology at level 3 the advanced level.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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

      Credit Points: 12.5

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      Genetics & Evolution is a core se