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Explore big ideas

Our study options allow you to explore big ideas, follow your passions, and become a confident leader prepared to tackle the most pressing challenges humanity is facing right around the world.

We offer pathways, undergraduate, and postgraduate study options covering a wide variety of engaging and interesting topics.

You will learn in Australia's own living laboratory, and have direct access to extensive world-class facilities no matter what study option you choose.

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Our courses

To help you navigate our diverse range of study options, we have grouped our courses into five study areas. In each you will find a range of courses with information on what you’ll study, practical experiences, the amazing facilities we offer to support your education, potential career opportunities, entry requirements, fees and scholarships.

We also have a range of pathway options to help you get started at University, with the potential of progressing to further study upon completion.

Inspiring graduates doing amazing things

Graduates from the College of Sciences and Engineering combine technical skills and knowledge team with problem solving, teamwork and confidence to achieve amazing things in great careers right around the world.

Ashlee Jensen - IT Analyst

Ashlee is creating IT solutions for Australia’s largest businesses after stepping into a graduate position with Deloitte’s consulting area straight out of University.

Christine Green - Interior Designer

Christine became the lead Interior Designer for Melbourne based architecture and design firm Ascui and Co just 12 months into her first job after graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design.

Kim Lee Chang - Biotechnologist

Though biotechnology, Kim Lee Chang is working to answer one of the humanities greatest challenges and create revolutionary fuel alternatives utilising microalgae.

Enhance your study experience

We offer a study experience that extends far beyond your classrooms and laboratories.

There are a wide range of extra-curricular experiences and financial support options to make your time with us truly inspirational and rewarding.

Achieve amazing things!

Every year we proudly award a number of scholarships that allow undergraduate students to conduct supervised research for 6 - 8 weeks over the summer period on topics of their choice.

These scholarships are valued at $2,000 each (or $3,000 for students participating in the Catalyst or Creative Innovators Program), to allow you to work in a research or design group within the College by helping cover your costs during that time.

Why undertake a Summer Research Scholarship?

Working alongside a supervisor, you will gain valuable research experience during your undergraduate study, potentially even being published along the way, as you complete your own research project. This experience will give you an edge for pursuing your new career, demonstrating you can put your knowledge into practice, and building valuable soft skills in time and project management.

It may also pave the way to further postgraduate research, starting with a research honours year and leading all the way to a PhD.

How do I find a research project and a supervisor?

The first step is to talk to your lecturers and tutors about the topics that you're interested in. Discuss what you find fascinating about a particular area of study, find a subject that you want to delve into, and ask the questions you want to answer with your research.

Once you have an idea of the research topic you want to pursue, you need to identify a supervisor. Again, discuss this with your lecturers as they can help connect you to the people who specialise in the area your interested in.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Completion of at least one year of full time study in an undergraduate or Honours degree in CoSE
  • Be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Philosophy and have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5 or more
  • International students must have a current visa and valid CoE in their primary degree for the duration of their proposed program
  • Have identified a suitable project and CoSE supervisor, who approved your application before submission
  • Be available to complete your 6-8 week project between early November and late February. The exact start and end dates are negotiable with your supervisor.

Want more information? Visit the Scholarships page.

"In undergrad we get to go on lots of field trips and do mini projects, but it’s a whole different thing when you’re in charge of your own project. Designing it, planning it, going out and doing it and then seeing the results is a great experience, and a lot of fun."

Laura van Galen
Dean's Summer Research Scholarship participant
Bachelor of Science with Honours graduate

Become a global citizen

Studying overseas is a unique opportunity to add to your studies as well as your professional and life experiences. Every year the University encourages and supports students interested in participating in an overseas study experience as part of their university degree.

With a wide range of financial assistance available and over 150 Partner Institutes across 30 countries, what are you waiting for?

Read more about exchange opportunities

Get set up for success

The University of Tasmania and the College of Sciences and Engineering provide you with access to a variety of scholarships and bursaries, helping you to get ahead before you’ve even begun.

Some scholarships are automatically assessed from a variety of criteria, such as your school results. Others require an application.

The main application period begins in August, and closes on the 31st October the year prior to study commencing.

You can browse scholarships by College here

Science Catalyst Program

A reward program for high-achievers with a passion for science.

The Science Catalyst Program combines a Bachelor of Science with Honours with extra experiences, activities and opportunities. It was created for outstanding students, just like you.

In addition to the Bachelor of Science, you’re guaranteed scholarships for the overseas exchange program ($2,500) and summer research program ($3,000). These great experiences deliver you a wide breadth of science knowledge, plus a world of highly valuable soft skills in project and time management, communication, and teamwork, that are in demand by employers.

You also have the opportunity to graduate with a custom built, academic extension second degree, the Bachelor of Philosophy, at no extra cost, just by completing a few additional units.

If that wasn’t enough, if you’re moving from interstate to study in Tasmania, you’re also guaranteed a relocation scholarship ($7,500) to help you take up this great opportunity.

And all you need is an ATAR of 90 to qualify. Four years, two degrees, overseas exchange, summer research and up to $13,000 in scholarships. If you want to set yourself apart in the field of science, this program is for you.

"The best thing about studying science is that I could follow a passion and change direction as I went, and in doing so I actually opened up even more career options for myself."

Bun Fu Yu, Bachelor of Science with Honours graduate

Read more about the Science Catalyst Program