Why study science?

A Science degree from the University of Tasmania gives you specific skills and a solid foundation in rational thinking.

You’ll acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills in a range of physical, computational, mathematical, biological and earth sciences. Learning the scientific methods to apply them also means that you gain the skills to meet the needs of industry, business and government agencies and aim towards your chosen career.

We have five specialist schools providing world-class teaching and research. Our researchers are committed to undertaking quality research and developing collaborative links with scientific and business communities. This high-quality new thinking feeds into our teaching and will energise your student experience.

We have plenty of time for our students on our telescopes. We teach students, including undergraduates, how to do various things...then they can play around and do anything they can think of, even if it’s never been done before.

Professor John Dickey
Senior Lecturer in Physics

Course list

Careers in science

If you are driven to discover, if you have the will to meet a challenge or you’re filled with a desire to create something new, Science can provide the way for you to realise your ambitions.

A Science qualification can provide an excellent generalist degree for many graduate positions or can provide the specialist knowledge to pursue focused careers in areas like astronomy, biology, geology, mathematics, zoology, spatial sciences and more. All these courses will encourage you to sink your teeth into study and research, get involved in class discussions and interact with academic staff.

Most jobs and careers and all sectors of a modern economy rely in some way on science, engineering and technology. As a result, a Science degree is one of the most sought after degrees at university and one of the most asked for by employers.

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Tim Jones

"These associate degrees are not only important for those wanting to enter the industry but highly relevant for those in the industry looking to upskill with the potential to articulate to a full bachelor degree."

Career options

  • Administrative and managerial roles
  • Biochemist
  • Botanist
  • Earth sciences
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environmental consultant
  • Financial analyst
  • Food technologist
  • Geologist
  • Information technologist
  • Marine and aquatic science
  • Mathematician
  • Meteorologist
  • Mining
  • Natural resources manager
  • Pathologist
  • Physicist
  • Plant scientist
  • Researcher
  • Science communicator/education officer
  • Scientific officer
  • Surveyor
  • Zoologist

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