Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours in Engineering (P4K)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 5 Years, up to a maximum of 11 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
Launceston
Semester 1

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 5 Years, up to a maximum of 11 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
This degree provides you the option to combine specialisations from science and engineering to create a truly customised degree that delivers a powerful blend of knowledge and skills.

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 science majors provides a gateway to an exciting world of immersive learning and discovery.

This combines perfectly with your choice of engineering specialisations, are you learn to be a collaborator who balances creative design, analysis and applied science to design, build and manage structures, machines, manufacturing processes and infrastructure.

You will learn how to cross disciplines, and borders, embracing the challenge of creating the world of tomorrow.

  • 1 Attain a coherent understanding of the methodologies of science and the role and relevance of science in society.
  • 2 Articulate in-depth knowledge and skills in one or more scientific disciplines, enhanced through independent self-directed learning.
  • 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 simulated or authentic workplace settings guided by relevant regulatory and professional frameworks.
  • 6 Solve complex engineering problems through applying established engineering methods and conceptual knowledge of the natural and physical sciences.
  • 7 Design and evaluate engineering components, systems and/or processes to meet technical, legislative, environmental and economic requirements.
  • 8 Contribute to the completion of real-world engineering projects through demonstrating the professional qualities required to work as an accredited professional engineer in Australia.
  • 9 Communicate original research conclusions for an academic audience derived from a self-managed honours project that is conceptually and methodologically appropriate to an engineering related area of enquiry.
  • 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!

    Immerse yourself in our specialist 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.

    A major feature of your Engineering studies is the emphasis placed on laboratory and workshop work. The design classes provide you with opportunities to learn the techniques of developing safe and reliable designs, and you write regular reports to ensure your experience is complete and prepares you for the demands of industry. For both the laboratory, workshop, and design classes, extensive use is made of computer aided design and implementation.

    Dedicated labs and workshops provide you with a huge range of technology and testing environments for your specialist discipline. This delivers extensive first-hand experience with industry standard equipment for your career of choice.

    These include:

    • Aerodynamics lab
    • Applied Mechanics lab
    • Communications Engineering lab
    • Concrete and Structural Testing lab
    • Control Systems Laboratory
    • Dynamics lab
    • Electronics lab
    • Geomechanics lab
    • Hydraulics lab
    • Mechanical workshop
    • Mechatronics lab
    • Power lab
    • Renewable Energy Lab
    • Stress Analysis lab
    • Thermodynamics lab
    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.

    Formula SAE and the UTAS motorsport team

    The Formula SAE Competition is a national motorsport competition between universities. The UTAS Motorsport team brings together students from engineering and other areas of the University conceive, design, fabricate and compete with a small, formula-style racing car. The group work, projects and competitions provide extra challenges and opportunities to work alongside world-class academics and researchers. While this competition is particularly relevant for those who wish to pursue a Mechanical Engineering specialisation, the Motorsport Team needs and attracts cross-discipline interest, in particular as they have transitioned to racing electric vehicles.

    Overseas study experiences

    Our international exchange programs offers you the chance to gain amazing global experiences while you study, with opportunities ranging from two-week study tours, to semester exchanges at partner universities around the world.

    We’re here to help you every step of the way, including offering a range of scholarships and financial assistance options. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

    Find out more by visiting the Student Mobility website.

    All engineering students undertake 12 weeks of industrial experience via work placement, typically in the summer between your third and fourth year. In most cases, students arrange this experience placement themselves via the connections and networks they form during their first years of study. At the discretion of the employer this experience can be paid at the appropriate award rate, and based on your performance, can lead to graduate positions at the completion of your degree.

    Our teaching staff are also here to help, identifying networking opportunities through their long standing industry connections and highlighting particular businesses that allow you gain experience in your area of interest. We can also help arrange the placements in some circumstances.

    Career outcomes

    The modern economy relies heavily on skilled individuals in the fields of science, engineering and technology. As a result, a combined science and engineering degree delivers a powerful combination of practical skills and knowledge that is highly respected by employers.

    If you're not sure where your degree might take you, don't worry! Many students start studying a combined science and engineering degree because they have multiple passions they want to follow, and don't know 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 blend of options could take you.

    Career Opportunities with Science and Engineering

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

    • Specialist knowledge related to your combination of specialisations
    • Careers where a broad understanding of science is essential (e.g., teacher, journalism, policy advisor).
    • Careers using generic skills obtained during your degree (e.g., public relations, business manager, marketing, government and local councils).

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

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

    The Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours component of this combined degee is an externally accredited degree.

    The following engineering specialisations are accredited by Engineers Australia:

    • Civil
    • Electrical
    • Electronic and Communications
    • Mecianical

    Provisional accreditation has been granted for the following (new) engineering specialisation:

    • Electrical and Electronics

    In line with Engineers Australia requirements, the University will seek full accreditation once a sufficient number of students have graduated from the Electrical and Electronics specialisation.

    Completion of a specialisation may meet the requirements for membership of Engineers Australia. There may be additional requirements for membership beyond the completion of the major or specialisation.

    For further membership requirements, please visit Engineers Australia website.

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

    Course structure

    The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours in Engineering requires the completion of 525 credit points comprising:

    • 375 credit points of Engineering units in accordance with the requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours less the four non-Engineering Elective units; and
    • 150 credit points of Science units, consisting of a Bachelor of Science major and four science Discipline Elective units.

    Note: Students normally commence their studies by completing all first-year Engineering units which are common to all students.

    Note: First year can be studied at the Launceston campus; however, students will need to move to Hobart to continue their studies in second year onwards.

    This unit aims to continue the introduction of design, and will cover professional engineering skills of communication (written, oral, visual and technical), teamwork, project management, sustainability, ethics and creativity and innovation. This unit will further enhance design in the context…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    This unit aims to introduce students to the professional practice of engineering (including ongoing learning, ethics and safety) and develops skills in technical writing, engineering drawings, engineering design process, and project management techniques. Students will apply this knowledge to work…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    The unit is primarily designed for students to develop basic to intermediate computer-based skills to solve engineering problems using mathematical and programming techniques. The emphasis is on developing solutions and algorithms by building well structured and efficient computer programs and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    The main objective of this unit is to develop the student's ability to analyse objects at rest or moving at constant velocity, in a simple and logical manner by applying rigid body mechanics. Students will gain an appreciation of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    In this unit you will develop knowledge and skills for solving problems in engineering dynamics based on fundamental theory developed using Newtonian Mechanics with an introductory focus on particle kinematics and kinetics. This leads to the development of problem solving…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    The unit presents a fundamental introduction to electrical circuits and is the first unit to cover this material for all engineers. It covers basic concepts used in the study of electricity and circuits, including the fundamental laws of electrical phenomena,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Civil engineers focus on designing, planning and constructing the world we live in, both above and below the ground. Projects include dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports, and structures across all scales, including residential buildings. As cities grow, the role of the civil engineer becomes even more important as we balance development with sustainability, working to futureproof where we live, both functionally and for the environment.

    The main objective of this unit is to introduce students to the fundamental thermodynamic and fluid mechanics physical laws, and develop in students the ability to apply these fundamental principles in thermal and fluid energy systems. It emphasizes understanding basic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit analyses how the characteristics of earth materials may influence the design, construction, stability and life of engineering structures and consists of two components: engineering geology and soil mechanics. The engineering geology component will serve as an introduction to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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    The unit aims to give students the skills to analyse structures as a foundation skill to the design, construction and supervision of structural projects. Topics include analysis of internal forces, stresses and deflections in statically determinate and indeterminate frames using…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The unit introduces civil and mechanical engineering students to the engineering properties of materials and manufacturing processes. It aims to develop a basic understanding of the properties of engineering materials, including metals, metal alloys and non-metallic materials.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit develops students’ conceptual knowledge of fluid mechanics and their ability to solve complex problems in fluid mechanics. The governing equations in integral form are explored and applied to a range of practical problems including boundary layers, pipe flows,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit builds on the basic concepts and fundamental principles of engineering geology and soil mechanics covered in a prerequisite unit. It gives an introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, and provides the basic concepts and mechanics necessary for geotechnical design. Through…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit enables students to extend their capacity to perform structural engineering analysis and design building on the basic concepts and fundamental principles of concrete materials and structural engineering analysis and design. The content of this unit covers concrete technology…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit introduces limit states design concepts followed by analytical and design techniques for steel and timber structures and members. It builds on the material covered in the statics and structural analysis units from years 1 and 2.The unit is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    It is becoming increasingly important for practicing engineers and scientists to understand the methods employed in spatial mapping and measurement. Global navigation systems such as GPS, airborne photography and airborne laser scanning, the increasing availability of satellite imagery, and modern…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    Students are introduced to the state-of-the-art numerical methods and the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in civil and mechanical engineering. The unit is delivered in three parts. The first two parts provide knowledge and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The units overlays a formal environmental engineering framework to environmental and sustainability topics and shows how the traditional design process can be extended to include these issues. The aim is for students to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit extends your knowledge learnt in ENG321 and focuses on the design of aspects of advanced timber structures such as timber-framed multi-storey residential or commercial buildings. Students will extend prior knowledge of design actions based on current Australian design…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The unit introduces students to the methods underlying the design and analysis of hydraulic systems and of environmental matters influencing hydraulic response. It emphasizes understanding principles and applying them to practical situations. The aim is to give students the necessary…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit combines two very important topics for civil engineers: asset management and road transportation engineering. Asset management addresses the important emerging ¿eld of infrastructure, and in this unit the key principles of asset management will be taught alongside principles…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Sustainably meeting global energy requirements is at the forefront of modern engineering challenges. In response, electrical power engineers manage projects across the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy. They are looking to reinvent the world’s energy systems, working across a scale that crosses continents, right down to the local community where delivering reliable, sustainable power can directly tackle poverty and save lives.

    This unit introduces students to the operation principles and characteristics of electrical machines and transformers as well as the physics behind the operation of these machines. Students will gain a thorough understanding of transformers, DC motors, induction machines and synchronous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electrical circuits acquired in the first year of the course to providetechnical competence in digital electronics.The unit introduces students to the propert ies and characteristics of digital electronics. Students will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The unit introduces students to the properties and characteristics of analogue electronics. Students will gain an understanding of basic analogue electrical systems and an understanding of how such systems can form part of larger technical systems. Fundamental skills will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    In this unit knowledge and skills developed through the engineering course are applied in a team-based environment to the design and implementation of robotics and automation systems and electrical systems as used in industry. Students will complete two design projects…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit provides students an understanding of the fundamental principles in the modelling and control of linear systems. The topics covered include: (1) an introduction to feedback control systems, (2) deriving mathematical models for a system in the frequency domain…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The unit introduces the theory and practice of signals and linear systems and shows how transform techniques and transfer functions can be used to solve problems in several engineering fields. This unit is considered to be essential for power, electrical,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit introduces students to the basics of power system analysis, power generation and power transmission systems. Students will gain skills in analysing and modelling power systems, including calculating fault currents, performing stability analysis and solving load flow studies. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The unit covers rule-based expert systems, fuzzy expert systems, frame-based expert systems, artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation, hybrid intelligent systems and knowledge engineering. The aim of this course is to acquaint students with intelligent systems and provide them with a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The aim of this unit is to instill confidence and understanding of those concepts of power system analysis that are likely to be encountered in the study and practice of electrical power engineering. The approach is to develop the thinking…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit provides students with knowledge of renewable energy technologies, energy storage systems, power electronics interfaces and associated control, and renewable energy system design and implementation. Students will be able to practice their design skills in renewable energy systems through…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The aim of this unit is to provide students with expertise in the design and analysis of power electronic circuits for a variety of practical applications. The unit covers a wide range of power electronic switching devices and converter circuits…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The aim of this unit is to provide students expertise in the analysis of power system dynamics and stability for practical applications. The unit covers an introduction to the concept of power system stability, representation of synchronous machines and AC…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    Combining elements from both electronics and communications and engineering, and electrical power engineering, this specialisation provides skills and knowledge applicable to both areas. Graduates may choose career paths where crossover skills are desirable, such as automation and control within the electrical power industry.

    This unit introduces students to the operation principles and characteristics of electrical machines and transformers as well as the physics behind the operation of these machines. Students will gain a thorough understanding of transformers, DC motors, induction machines and synchronous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electrical circuits acquired in the first year of the course to providetechnical competence in digital electronics.The unit introduces students to the propert ies and characteristics of digital electronics. Students will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The unit introduces students to the properties and characteristics of analogue electronics. Students will gain an understanding of basic analogue electrical systems and an understanding of how such systems can form part of larger technical systems. Fundamental skills will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    In this unit knowledge and skills developed through the engineering course are applied in a team-based environment to the design and implementation of robotics and automation systems and electrical systems as used in industry. Students will complete two design projects…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit provides students an understanding of the fundamental principles in the modelling and control of linear systems. The topics covered include: (1) an introduction to feedback control systems, (2) deriving mathematical models for a system in the frequency domain…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The unit introduces the theory and practice of signals and linear systems and shows how transform techniques and transfer functions can be used to solve problems in several engineering fields. This unit is considered to be essential for power, electrical,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The unit covers rule-based expert systems, fuzzy expert systems, frame-based expert systems, artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation, hybrid intelligent systems and knowledge engineering. The aim of this course is to acquaint students with intelligent systems and provide them with a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit studies and explores communication technology among multiple users. The layered network model will be discussed with emphasis on those widely applied such as wired and wireless networks in the real world. Both technical aspects of communication networks such…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit introduces students to the basics of power system analysis, power generation and power transmission systems. Students will gain skills in analysing and modelling power systems, including calculating fault currents, performing stability analysis and solving load flow studies. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The aim of this unit is to instill confidence and understanding of those concepts of power system analysis that are likely to be encountered in the study and practice of electrical power engineering. The approach is to develop the thinking…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit concentrates on industrial process dynamics and control. The fundamentals of dynamic systems analysis and controller design studied in Control Systems 1 are built upon to include empirical modelling, and enhanced single loop control strategies. Specific topics that will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The aim of this unit is to provide students with expertise in the design and analysis of power electronic circuits for a variety of practical applications. The unit covers a wide range of power electronic switching devices and converter circuits…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electronics engineering acquired in the earlier years of the course. The unit will enable students to make informed decisions regarding choice of advanced digital systems and advanced digital electronic design,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit provides students with knowledge of renewable energy technologies, energy storage systems, power electronics interfaces and associated control, and renewable energy system design and implementation. Students will be able to practice their design skills in renewable energy systems through…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit introduces the fundamental concepts of modern communication systems for engineering students specialised in electronics and communication engineering and other electrical engineering streams. Analog communication system concepts are briefly discussed to set the scene for digital communication techniques. Concepts…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The unit extends the physics of electrical phenomena when wavelength is small relative to system physical dimensions. The unit introduces an analysis and design, as well as phenomena encountered when wavelength is short relative to the physical dimensions of an…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The aim of this unit is to provide students expertise in the analysis of power system dynamics and stability for practical applications. The unit covers an introduction to the concept of power system stability, representation of synchronous machines and AC…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    Our world is more connected than ever, and electronics and communications engineers are designing, creating and maintaining the infrastructure that enables that global connectivity. They design and maintain 4G and emerging 5G networks, control automatic and robotic autonomous vehicles and mobile devices, and enable the safe navigation of ships and aircraft by radar and GPS. They also help improve quality of life around the world, creating bionic ears, pacemakers, life support systems and other biomedical devices. 

    This unit introduces students to the operation principles and characteristics of electrical machines and transformers as well as the physics behind the operation of these machines. Students will gain a thorough understanding of transformers, DC motors, induction machines and synchronous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electrical circuits acquired in the first year of the course to providetechnical competence in digital electronics.The unit introduces students to the propert ies and characteristics of digital electronics. Students will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The unit introduces students to the properties and characteristics of analogue electronics. Students will gain an understanding of basic analogue electrical systems and an understanding of how such systems can form part of larger technical systems. Fundamental skills will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    In this unit knowledge and skills developed through the engineering course are applied in a team-based environment to the design and implementation of robotics and automation systems and electrical systems as used in industry. Students will complete two design projects…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit studies and explores communication technology among multiple users. The layered network model will be discussed with emphasis on those widely applied such as wired and wireless networks in the real world. Both technical aspects of communication networks such…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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    This unit provides students an understanding of the fundamental principles in the modelling and control of linear systems. The topics covered include: (1) an introduction to feedback control systems, (2) deriving mathematical models for a system in the frequency domain…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The unit introduces the theory and practice of signals and linear systems and shows how transform techniques and transfer functions can be used to solve problems in several engineering fields. This unit is considered to be essential for power, electrical,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The unit covers rule-based expert systems, fuzzy expert systems, frame-based expert systems, artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation, hybrid intelligent systems and knowledge engineering. The aim of this course is to acquaint students with intelligent systems and provide them with a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit concentrates on industrial process dynamics and control. The fundamentals of dynamic systems analysis and controller design studied in Control Systems 1 are built upon to include empirical modelling, and enhanced single loop control strategies. Specific topics that will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit introduces the fundamental concepts of modern communication systems for engineering students specialised in electronics and communication engineering and other electrical engineering streams. Analog communication system concepts are briefly discussed to set the scene for digital communication techniques. Concepts…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The unit extends the physics of electrical phenomena when wavelength is small relative to system physical dimensions. The unit introduces an analysis and design, as well as phenomena encountered when wavelength is short relative to the physical dimensions of an…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electronics engineering acquired in the earlier years of the course. The unit will enable students to make informed decisions regarding choice of advanced digital systems and advanced digital electronic design,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    Mechanical engineers are involved in mechanical design, manufacture, assembly, commissioning, maintenance, safety, management, and development of policies within vast global sectors including energy, transportation, manufacturing, and automation. The largest and most complicated machines on the planet, from ships and aircraft to highly technical mechatronics and automation, need the skills and knowledge of a mechanical engineer.

    Students learn, through theory and laboratory experiments, to solve problems in dynamics and vibrations, using Newtonian kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The main objective of this unit is to introduce students to the fundamental thermodynamic and fluid mechanics physical laws, and develop in students the ability to apply these fundamental principles in thermal and fluid energy systems. It emphasizes understanding basic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The unit introduces civil and mechanical engineering students to the engineering properties of materials and manufacturing processes. It aims to develop a basic understanding of the properties of engineering materials, including metals, metal alloys and non-metallic materials.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The unit aims to give students the skills to analyse structures as a foundation skill to the design, construction and supervision of structural projects. Topics include analysis of internal forces, stresses and deflections in statically determinate and indeterminate frames using…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    The aim of this unit is to develop a fundamental grasp of the concepts related to heat transfer. These phenomena are ubiquitous in mechanical engineering so a good understanding of them is essential for students to confidently progress to the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit explores the dynamics of rigid bodies in three dimensions and also the vibration of systems. The dynamics part of the unit examines the kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in three dimensions, dynamic balancing of rotating equipment and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit develops students’ conceptual knowledge of fluid mechanics and their ability to solve complex problems in fluid mechanics. The governing equations in integral form are explored and applied to a range of practical problems including boundary layers, pipe flows,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    In this unit you will build upon your background skills in design that will be developed to a professional engineering standard through a series of design projects dealing with different aspects of mechanical and mechatronic design with a specific focus…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    Foundation automation skills are developed and are then applied in a group team-based environment to the design and implementation of robotics and engineering automation systems. Topics include programmable logic controllers and supervisory control, industrial robotics, machine vision, and microcontroller-based autonomous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit consists of two parts: advanced fluid and thermal. In the fluid part, you will explore the governing equations of incompressible viscous fluid flow in differential form and investigate a range of topics such as laminar and turbulent flow…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    Students are introduced to the state-of-the-art numerical methods and the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in civil and mechanical engineering. The unit is delivered in three parts. The first two parts provide knowledge and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit builds skills in industry-relevant mechanical design and simulation techniques. This is done through specific industry focused design projects developing engineering solutions satisfying project briefs and design constraints. The focus is on utilising design, modelling and simulation methods in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    This unit aims to further develop engineering analysis and design knowledge and skills within a muliti-disciplinary context to design and build a prototype. You will work in a team to analyse a problem in terms context, dilemma and objective, develop…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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    This unit aims to further develop engineering analysis and design knowledge and skills within a multi-disciplinary contextto design and build a prototype. You will work in a team to analyse a problem in terms of its context, dilemma andobjective prior…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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    This unit of study aims to provide you with practical engineering experience in an environment outside the University and improve your awareness of the issues associated with professional practice. In so doing, it will ensure your perceptions of engineering during…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    HobartSemester 2 - other

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    This unit of study aims build on the first placement unit to provide you with practical engineering experience in an environment outside the University and improve your awareness of the issues associated with professional practice. In so doing, it will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    HobartSemester 2 - other

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

    Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project, this unit being the first, within their engineering discipline, which may involve aspects of research and development work, engineering design, literature survey, experimental work, theoretical work, computational studies,…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    HobartSemester 2

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    Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project, this unit being the second, within their engineering discipline, which may involve aspects of research and development work, engineering design, literature survey, experimental work, theoretical work, computational studies,…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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 biologicalsciences, economics, and engineering. The calculus section of this unit is focussed on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    OnlineSemester 1

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    The unit has two major topic streams: computational techniques and probability and statistics. Probability and Statistics. An important aspect of engineering is the study, evaluation, and management of the reliability of systems, where reliability is defined as the ability of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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    Administrative unit to be used for recording Honours grades and marks…

    Credit Points: 0

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    HobartSummer school
    HobartHalf Year Period 1
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    LauncestonSemester 1
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    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

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    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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    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

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    HobartSemester 1

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    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

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    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
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    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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    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
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    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
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    LauncestonSemester 2

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    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
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    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
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    LauncestonSemester 1

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    This 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 focus…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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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. Lectures cover an introduction to igneous petrology and geochemistry, and key aspects of the mineralogy, textures, classification and origin of the main types…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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
    HobartSemester 2

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

    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

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    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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

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

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

     

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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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    HobartSummer school
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonSummer school

    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
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    LauncestonSemester 1
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    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
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    This is a Semester 2 unit conducted as an introduction to the fundamentals of instrumental analytical chemistry. The unit will be taught over 13 weeks in 2015 to give a total of about 26 lectures and 4 less-formal teaching sessions.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

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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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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    LauncestonSemester 2

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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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    LauncestonSemester 2
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    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

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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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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

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

    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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    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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    OnlineSemester 2

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    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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    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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    OnlineSemester 2

    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

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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 

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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
    HobartSemester 1

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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

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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

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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
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    OnlineSemester 1

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

    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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    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)

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    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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    LauncestonSemester 1

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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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
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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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    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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    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…

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

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    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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    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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    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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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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    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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    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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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    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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    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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