Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (Z2F)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 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
Term 1, Term 3
Launceston
Term 1, Term 3
Cradle Coast
Term 1, Term 3

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Term 1, Term 3
Launceston
Term 1, Term 3
The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies is a new pathway to a career in two exciting high-tech fields: Cyber Security and Cyber-Physical Systems (robotics and automation). This program has been developed in response to industry demand for graduates with practical skills in these rapidly expanding areas.

Throughout the program, you’ll acquire hands-on experience with real world issues facing almost every industry today, such as automation, information security and data analysis. With its work-based, industry-led delivery and its emphasis on applied technology, the program is a world away from traditional IT degrees. The two year (full time) duration also means that you’ll graduate faster with highly relevant work-ready skills. If you’ve never considered a career in IT but love all things ‘tech’, this program could be for you!

Industry experts have helped to develop the course and are actively involved in the delivery through teaching, site visits, case studies and work placements. This ensures that you’ll be equipped with best practice processes and skills for a rapidly developing career path.

The program is available for full-time and part-time study across all campuses in Tasmania and is delivered through a combination of online study, face-to-face classes, practical workshops and tutorials.

The specialisations currently available are Cyber Security or Cyber-Physical Systems (robotics and automation). In both specialisations, you’ll complete a major project applying the principles you’ve learned.

Cyber-Physical Systems (Robotics and automation)

(not offered in 2020)

Cyber-Physical Systems (Robotics and Automation) are systems in which physical processes are monitored and controlled by computer systems. This specialisation covers areas such as sensor technologies, data capture, data analysis and visualisation processes and introduces students to industry applications such as electric grids, robotics, and driverless vehicles. The program provides students with the latest knowledge and skills to make a real impact in this exciting and rapidly expanding area.

Cyber Security

This specialisation has been developed to create cyber security technologists who have the technical and project management skills to work across any organisation. Subjects are industry-specific and cover areas such as protecting systems from hackers and detecting & preventing credit card fraud. Our course is industry-specific, taught by industry, so you study subjects important to business – like implementing security technologies to protect against hackers or credit card fraud. Students will complete a project applying principles covered within this course.

Completing our Associate Degree in Applied Technology will give you:

  • a pathway to a great career in exciting and rapidly evolving technologies
  • practical skills to take straight into the workplace
  • opportunities to advance in your chosen field
  • an in-depth knowledge of industry requirements
  • the skills to help you meet personal career development goals
  • potential credit towards further study at the University of Tasmania

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence.
  2. Reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing of personal performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning.
  3. Perform project management tasks to support the completion of advanced discipline projects.
  4. Identify, select and use technologies and tools relevant to the specialised discipline to generate, manage, maintain and share information.
  5. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional discipline practice in a global and sustainable context.
  6. Apply effective communication skills in a professional context to interpret, evaluate and present technical discipline information using oral, written, visual modes.

Experiential education and work integrated learning approaches are central to the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies. Students will therefore learn through project and problem-based learning activities such as field work, case studies (local and international), action learning, design thinking, simulated environments, placements, data for decision making, wicked problems and more. These approaches ensure practical experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment and that students have the opportunity to develop work-related skills, knowledge and behaviours.

In the first year of an associate degree, students are introduced to learning through practice and exposed to authentic experiences that develop skills and understandings related to industry, community or global needs. Students engage with (i) a range of methods and approaches to practice, (ii) principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios, (iii) reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations, and (iv) ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.

A key component of the course, which is established in the first year, is a Practice Manual. The Practice Manual contains all portfolio requirements for the course, including the Professional Development Plan (PDP) and is a collection of evidence that highlights personal, academic and professional development. Dedicated teachers are in coaching roles to support you to continuously develop your Practice Manual over the duration of the course. This involves working with you to determine what evidence best highlights your ability to apply theory in practice, and what activities and experiences showcase your achievement in terms of transferable skills, professional attributes, technical skills and knowledge, and so forth.

The second year of an associate degree builds on the concept of learning through practice by introducing students to more complex learning experiences. Students are therefore introduced to (i) discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations, (ii) concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others, (iii) the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice, and (iv) the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice. In addition, students are expected to exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage themselves and professional relationships effectively. On completion of the two years, students are expected to have a fully developed Practice Manual that highlights all their achievements, including the development of transferable skills and professional attributes, so they leave with a tangible asset that showcases what industry are looking for.

Career outcomes

Graduation from the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies can provide an entry opportunity for those who have not worked in technologies, accelerate progression through a graduate’s present organisation, or open up new career paths and opportunities.

Specialisation - Cyber-Physical Systems

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber-Physical Systems) you will be able to:

  • Commence employment or enhance your current employment as a cyber-physical systems technologist; or
  • Articulate into further undergraduate study with credit into a specified University of Tasmania bachelor degree. This further study will prepare you to transition into leadership and management roles.

New to Cyber-Physical Systems and never worked in the industry before?

For graduates new to Cyber-Physical Systems, this qualification could assist you to gain roles which could include service technician, sales consultant, systems technician, site installation technician or project support officer.

Already working in industry and want to fast track or leverage off past experience?

For graduates already working in the information and communications technology industry, the Associate degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber-Physical Systems) may enable you to progress into managerial roles, leading a small team, becoming a specialist in the cyber-physical systems field.

POTENTIAL TYPES OF EMPLOYERS

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Transportation/Automotive
  • Agri technology
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Defence resources
  • Health Care
  • Green & Renewable technologies
  • Sustainable development: Water, pollution, waste, etc..

Specialisation - Cyber Security

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber Security) you will be able to:

  • Commence employment or enhance your current employment as a cybersecurity technologist; or
  • Articulate into further undergraduate study with credit into a specified University of Tasmania bachelor degree. This further study will prepare you to transition into leadership and management roles.

New to Cybersecurity and never worked in the industry before?

For graduates new to Cyber Security, this qualification could assist you to gain roles which could include network analysis, sales consultant, security specialist, computer support technician or project support officer.

Already working in industry and want to fast track or leverage off past experience?

For graduates already working in the information and communications technology industry, the Associate degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber Security) may enable you to progress into managerial roles, leading a small team, becoming a specialist in the cybersecurity field.

POTENTIAL TYPES OF EMPLOYERS

  • Banks
  • Local, state and federal governments
  • Consultancies
  • Defence
  • Investment companies
  • telecommunication

Course structure

Please note: delivery of individual specialisations is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies is a two-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) course, comprising of a combination of 16 topic areas, each with an embedded hands-on learning component. The program is offered in two specialisations: Cyber Security and Cyber-Physical Systems.The program is offered over four teaching terms of 10 weeks.

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies requires students to develop knowledge and skills through a learning approach based on work integrated learning opportunities such as industry placements, fieldwork, case studies and applied research, where students are given the opportunity to apply discipline knowledge in a work based type setting.

Cyber-Physical Systems specialisation

(not offered in 2020)

Cyber-Physical Systems are characterised by a close coupling between embedded control systems and physical processes, monitored and controlled by those computer systems.

This is a project-oriented and design based learning course in which students investigate the fundamentals of cyber-physical systems and their application to problems dependent on sensing the environment and the entities within it. The subjects within this course encompass: sensor technologies, data capture protocols, data analysis and visualisation processes and how these underpin decision making, both by machines and humans. Application contexts will include electric grids, robotics, environmental sensor networks and autonomous vehicles. Students will complete a project applying principles covered within this course. The program provides students with the latest knowledge and skills to make a real impact in this exciting and rapidly expanding area.

CORE STUDY AREAS

  • Digital control systems
  • Object orientated programming
  • Project management
  • Design Thinking & Digital Innovation
  • Principles of electrical machines
  • Intelligent systems and robotics
Cyber Security specialisation

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies (Cyber Security) has been developed to create cyber security technologists; blended graduates, with technical and professional skills to work across any organisation. By studying cyber security, you’ll have the skills needed by all companies today. Our course is industry-specific, taught by industry, so you study subjects important to business – like implementing security technologies to protect against hackers or credit card fraud. Students will complete a project applying principles covered within this course. The program provides students with the latest knowledge and skills to make a real impact in this exciting and rapidly expanding area of cyber security.

CORE STUDY AREAS

  • Ethical Hacking
  • Data Analysis
  • Project management
  • Design Thinking & Digital Innovation
  • Programming principles
  • Information security
  • Technology and Innovation

For assistance with enrolment, please email U.Connect@utas.edu.au or call 1300 361 928.

Z2F Applied Technologies (Cyber-Physical Systems)

Students are required to take two units in each term, if you are studying full time. 

In this unit, you will identify skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen science/technology based business/industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit you will learn about the fundamentals of electrical circuits and systems. This includes studying voltage, current, impedance, electrical energy, power and resistors, inductors, capacitors, and electrical units and measurements. You will also investigate operational amplifiers, sensors and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to mathematical and statistical methods that support informed decision-making and solution design based on analysis of scientific and technical data. This includes examining how statistical and mathematical methods are used for different purposes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject is an introduction to object-oriented programming language. The course introduces the fundamentals of analysing a problem and then implementing a solution as a programmable logic controller (PLC) system using an object-oriented language. Students learn about problem-solving strategies, top-down…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this unit, you will learn about the key fundamentals of digital control systems. You will learn about the real-life application of digital control systems as well as picking up vital skills in problem solving and critical thinking. A range…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Design thinking is a creative and collaborative process that focuses on understanding the problem from the user’s perspective. In this unit you will be introduced to design thinking within the context of digital innovation. The activities and assessment tasks in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Students will work in small teams on industry design based projects that enable them to demonstrate problem-solving and design optimisation skills. Each group of students will work on a discipline related project for which they will collectively develop design options,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

And a choice of one subject from:

Do you want to participate in transformations for a better world? Do you want to know how to make a difference? In this unit, you will learn ways to do this, by drawing on a framework that assembles the 17…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Launceston12 Week Session Dec
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This unit introduces the rationale and basic approaches behind costing and feasibility analysis. Effective business managers determine whether changes or initiatives in business operations are financially feasible, and justify their rationale. You will explore small scale changes involving existing operations,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

Choose one elective from the following

Event management is a dynamic environment that encompasses a wide range of time sensitive duties and extensive planning to ensure that the event achieves its desired outcomes. Events require thorough planning that may incorporate concepts of innovative practice.In this subject…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject explores the study of biological, chemical, geological and physical sciences in an agricultural context. Concepts covered in this subject will include photosynthesis and respiration, organ systems, global systems, energy and nutrient cycling and include a focus on ecosystems,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject builds on Fundamental Principles of Agriculture (Part A) by exploring the human element of agriculture. Students will explore the human impact on habitats, social and ethical issues and food quality and safety issues.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In a contemporary workplace, you will be expected to lead a diverse team and dynamic team where you will apply fundamental principles of leadership to build relationships and best practice organisational culture.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this unit you will investigate approaches to design and delivery of projects in industry contexts. This will include identifying and analysing relevant concepts, tools and processes used in the formulation, delivery and management of projects. Investigations will focus on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit you will propose, plan and deliver a project that involves technological innovations in Applied Science industries. This project may include a research and development focus, inquiry into industry practices, or a self-directed project as negotiated with your…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Z2F Applied Technologies (Cyber Security)

Students are required to take two units in each term, if you are studying full time. 

In this unit, you will identify skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen science/technology based business/industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this subject, students will learn how computer networks are constructed, how they work, and how modern applications use the services provided by modern computer networks. The concept of protocol layering will be explored to learn how computer networks operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to mathematical and statistical methods that support informed decision-making and solution design based on analysis of scientific and technical data. This includes examining how statistical and mathematical methods are used for different purposes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to principles, standards and methods of computer programming. This will include a broad overview of various computer languages, technical standards, software development lifecycle (SDLC) approaches, and application architectures. You will examine best practices…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This unit will provide you with an introduction to the foundations of cyber safety and security, and IT security management at the corporate level. This includes examining management issues encountered as a result of threats, countermeasures, policy and initiatives in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Design thinking is a creative and collaborative process that focuses on understanding the problem from the user’s perspective. In this unit you will be introduced to design thinking within the context of digital innovation. The activities and assessment tasks in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Students will work in small teams on industry design based projects that enable them to demonstrate problem-solving and design optimisation skills. Each group of students will work on a discipline related project for which they will collectively develop design options,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

And a choice of one subject from:

Do you want to participate in transformations for a better world? Do you want to know how to make a difference? In this unit, you will learn ways to do this, by drawing on a framework that assembles the 17…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Launceston12 Week Session Dec
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This unit introduces the rationale and basic approaches behind costing and feasibility analysis. Effective business managers determine whether changes or initiatives in business operations are financially feasible, and justify their rationale. You will explore small scale changes involving existing operations,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This unit explores the processes of data collection, analysis, representation and interpretation as well as the role of data in business decision making and discipline relevant data. You will explore these processes that underpin data-informed decision-making, using practical examples. You…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

Choose one elective from the following:

Event management is a dynamic environment that encompasses a wide range of time sensitive duties and extensive planning to ensure that the event achieves its desired outcomes. Events require thorough planning that may incorporate concepts of innovative practice.In this subject…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject explores the study of biological, chemical, geological and physical sciences in an agricultural context. Concepts covered in this subject will include photosynthesis and respiration, organ systems, global systems, energy and nutrient cycling and include a focus on ecosystems,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This subject builds on Fundamental Principles of Agriculture (Part A) by exploring the human element of agriculture. Students will explore the human impact on habitats, social and ethical issues and food quality and safety issues.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In a contemporary workplace, you will be expected to lead a diverse team and dynamic team where you will apply fundamental principles of leadership to build relationships and best practice organisational culture.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this subject, students will learn about the various methodologies used to compromise corporate host and network security as well as techniques to harden corporate computer and network defences. You will be introduced to the techniques required for data analysis…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

This subject introduces ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques to students. Students will be able to solve problems in ethical hacking. That is, students will perform cyber-attacks to machines and applications with certain security vulnerabilities. Students will also have the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this unit you will investigate approaches to design and delivery of projects in industry contexts. This will include identifying and analysing relevant concepts, tools and processes used in the formulation, delivery and management of projects. Investigations will focus on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit you will learn about the basic principles and techniques for maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of digital information. The basic topics covered include information security goals and threats, cryptographic algorithms, and procedures for safe and secure…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit you will propose, plan and deliver a project that involves technological innovations in Applied Science industries. This project may include a research and development focus, inquiry into industry practices, or a self-directed project as negotiated with your…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

This unit familiarises you with cyber security penetration testing and mitigation strategies for business. The unit starts by examining penetration testing tools as defined by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). The unit then examines common threats and vulnerabilities,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Entry requirements

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

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

Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

  • An ATAR of 40 or above. This is the minimum ATAR needed for your application to be considered; or
  • Completed the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (or equivalent) with a minimum of Satisfactory Achievement (SA) in five Level 2 subjects (or higher)
Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

  • Completed at least two units (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) of Bachelor level study or four units (equivalent to 50 UTAS credit points) of Associate Degree level study. If you have failed any units, your application may be subject to further review before an offer is made; or
  • Completed the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or University Preparation Program (UPP); or
  • Completed four or more units in the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or UPP with no fail results

Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, you must have:

  • Completed a Certificate III or higher in a related field of study; or
  • Completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field of study
Domestic applicants with work and life experience

If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer you have sustained employment background or work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

If you apply based on your previous work and life experience and your application is not successful, we will work with you to find an alternative pathway into your chosen course of study.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

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

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

Further information

We recommend that you submit supporting documentation (e.g. certificates, qualifications, resume etc.) as part of your application. We will attempt to access certain documents on your behalf (e.g. Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records). Otherwise, you may be contacted to provide additional documentation when your application is reviewed.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

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

Articulation into the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies from other courses will be done in line with the University's standard application for credit process.

Please see the Articulation/ Credit webpage for more information. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies course.

Students wishing to articulate from the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies into a University of Tasmania Bachelor program may gain credit, subject to the receiving College's discretion.

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

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $50,875 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $25,000 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

Each year the University of Tasmania administers an estimated $7 million in scholarships to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

For more information on scholarships and to view the full range of scholarships available to you, head to the Scholarships website.

HECS scholarships for 2020

Apply to study in 2020 and receive a 100% tuition fee waiver for your first 4 units and a 50% waiver for the next four.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

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