College of Sciences and Engineering
Welcome to the College of Sciences and Engineering
We're here to inspire curiosity, to help people understand and explore big ideas, and share the excitement of discovery and creativity. To achieve this, we offer our world class facilities across a broad spectrum of disciplines, and draw upon the amazing living laboratory offered by our home state of Tasmania.
We are at the forefront of the University's world class research, constantly exploring new frontiers and developing innovative solutions to current and future problems. This feeds our teaching and community outreach, where we work to enable and inspire people of all ages to be tomorrow's generation of leaders and tackle the world's most complex challenges.
Who we are
The College of Sciences and Engineering is made up of a wide range of teaching and research areas, each delivering exciting study options and world-class research.
Studying with us
When you study with us your education experience extends well beyond the classroom. Diverse industry connections, practical and hands-on learning, and involvement in our world class research means you graduate with job ready knowledge and skills that put you in demand with employers around the world.
"This isn't conventional for a university, but PAX is part of the gaming world. We understand that students want to get here, to get known as people who are active in this space, so we're being pro-active."
– Dr Kristy de Salas, Senior Lecturer, Computing and IT
"If we can use microalgae for biofuel, it will be beneficial for sustainability purposes, by recycling nutrients and capturing carbon dioxide. But it will also be good for the economy. It would generate a new industry in Australia."
– Kim Lee Chang, Bachelor of Biotechnology graduate
Our study options
As the largest and most diverse College at the University of Tasmania, we have study options to suit almost every interest and level of study.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses offer knowledge and skills that can lead to career opportunities around the world, while our pathways provide entry points for anyone with a passion to pursue their study and career dreams.
People are talking and thinking about their food more than ever before – where it comes from, how it’s made, and its impact on our world. When you study agriculture, you’re helping shape the future of our world.
Design for a climate of change, focussing on a future that looks at social responsibility and environmental sustainability in the design of the built environment.
Computing and IT
Every industry in the world relies in some way on computing and IT. From indie game studios to the global health and financial industries, ICT professionals are in demand worldwide.
Designers shape our world by creating products, environments, services and experiences that tackle a wide range of global challenges.
If you like a challenge, are fascinated with discovering how and why, and are passionate about improving the world around you, science opens up a universe of rewarding careers.
Engineers balance creative design, analysis and applied science, and are involved in making key decisions within almost every industry on earth.
Tackle the world’s most pressing environmental challenges by developing knowledge and skills for managing a range of landscapes, from wilderness through to dense urban centres.
The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is Australia's national institute for maritime and maritime-related education, training and research, and one of the seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU).
Marine and Antarctic
Taught at the world renowned Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), your studies can literally be the tip of the iceberg in this fascinating area of science, environment and industry.
Regardless of your educational background, work history or life experience, if you have a passion to pursue, we have a pathway option for you.
The College of Sciences and Engineering is proudly at the forefront of the University's world class research, and continues a long and distinguished history of innovation and excellence. We celebrate both the diversity of our research as well as the strength of our researchers' achievements on the world stage.
Our growing expertise and abilities lie in diverse disciplines and range from fundamental to applied research. Our commitment to research excellence is reflected in our ERA 2015 ratings (Well Above World Standard in nine disciplines), research income (greater than $150M in the last 3 years) and close linkages to industries and communities.
Big science, tiny lab
Elisenda Vernet works in separation science within the ARC Training Centre for Portable Analytical Separation Technologies, and is developing a portable analytical device to revolutionise sample testing.
Schools and Community Outreach
We have an extensive program of outreach activity, including on-campus workshops, state-wide competitions and major festivals.
We aim to raise awareness of the vital role that Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) has in our society. We’re committed to providing opportunities for future STEM professionals to learn new skills and to meet like-minded people.
Whether you are a student, a teacher, a family, or just have an interest, join us to uncover the amazing possibilities in STEM!