Course Description

The Associate Degree in Applied Science is an industry-focused program designed for people interested in working in fields that require specialised skills and knowledge of applied science principles and processes, including those who may never have considered a career in science.

The specialisations available under this course are:

  • Fermentation Science and Separation Processes (please note that Term 3 commencement is available part time only)
  • Aquaculture

The Fermentation Science and Separation Processes specialisation has been developed for people interested in working in innovative biotechnology industries such as brewing, winemaking, fermented food and drink production and plant-based cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The Fermentation Science and Separation Processes specialisation will provide students the opportunity to learn about Tasmania’s innovative industries within the food and beverage (beer, cider, wine, whiskey, gin, cheese and other fermented foods) and premium bio-industries (essential oils, seaweed based fertilisers, poppies, pyrethrum and biodiesel). Specialisation subjects such as applied microbiology, applied chemistry and applied biology are integrated with core subjects such as applied maths, quality management, sustainability and technology &amp, innovation. In the second year, students may choose additional elective subjects depending on their areas of interest.

The Aquaculture specialisation is aimed at people who wish to work in the aquaculture industry in Tasmania and mainland Australia. The course was developed in response to industry demand as the aquaculture industry is currently in a high growth phase. Aquaculture subjects are integrated with core subjects in applied science such as applied maths, quality management, sustainability and technology &amp, innovation. In the second year, students may choose additional elective subjects depending on their areas of interest.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $31,950 per year full-time

Duration

2 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 78.1% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 90.3% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.8% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 46.0% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 47.4% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $58,800 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: Z2J

Entry Requirements

The Associate Degree in Applied Science is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds. You can gain admission to the Associate Degree in Applied Science in three ways. These are:

  1. College entry,
  2. Alternative entry, or
  3. General entry.

If you've just finished school, the following will apply

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