Faculty of Science & Technology

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An Introduction

Science is concerned with the study of the nature and properties of the world with various scientific disciplines dealing with different aspects of these studies.

The Faculty organises its teaching and research through departments. Currently, these are: Agricultural Science, Applied Computing and Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography and Environmental Studies, Geology (including the National Key Centre for Ore Deposit and Exploration Studies (CODES)), Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies (IASOS), Mathematics, Plant Science, Physical Sciences, Physics and Zoology.

Courses in Science are intended to convey the basic principles and methods of science, to develop powers of observation and deduction and to improve the student's ability to solve problems and to find relevant information in published sources. A science degree provides many employment opportunities. It may, however, be the beginning of specialist training which can be gained through vocationally oriented postgraduate study and higher degrees.

Scientists are concerned with the search for truth and knowledge, and pursue this through the process of experimentation. Teaching staff are actively engaged in research and it is expected that they will convey through their teaching some of the excitement and enthusiasm generated by the exploration of new frontiers.

Boards of Studies
The Academic Senate has delegated to the Faculty the management of all the degrees and diplomas listed below. Five Boards of Studies manage the enrolment, teaching, assessment and graduation processes for groups of courses. These are:

Agriculture Hobart
Applied Computing Launceston
Applied Science Launceston
Computing Hobart
Science Hobart

Academic Counselling
Deputy Academic Deans or Assistant Academic Deans provide advice to students in the disciplines in which they intend to major. They conduct counselling sessions and may be contacted for course advice during study programs. The Assistant Academic Dean approves enrolments on behalf of the Faculty, however in some circumstances, approval may be referred to the Deputy Academic Deans.

Correct enrolment in a viable course is the responsibility of the student. Course specifications contained in this section of the Handbook should be read carefully and particular care should be taken to ensure that first year units lead to appropriate study programs and the completion of a relevant degree.

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