Courses & Units

Introduction to Industry ZAS111

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Delivery is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers


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 will gain insight into your chosen science/technology business/industry and identify challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world.  You will explore the operational and external environment of your industry, and how your industry intersects with other industries.


Unit name Introduction to Industry
Unit code ZAS111
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science

Cecilia Lawler

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart Term 3 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Term 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 3 On-Campus Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 3/2/2020 24/2/2020 11/3/2020 9/4/2020
Term 3 20/7/2020 10/8/2020 25/8/2020 25/9/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and describe key features of selected businesses and industries

2. Discuss and analyse contemporary and emerging challenges and opportunities in selected businesses and industries

3. Identify and define a range of practitioner roles, skills and knowledge applicable in selected businesses and industries
4. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques
5. Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace
6. Use reflective and deliberate thinking to generate plans for self-development
7. Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 129999

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Teaching Pattern
  • Lectures online
  • Tutorials 1-2 hours per week
  • Field trips/workshops: up to 6 days per term

AT1: Business/industry eScan  (20%),

AT2: Experiential Report (40%),

AT3: Presentation (20%)

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