Course Description

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies is a new pathway to a career in two exciting high-tech fields: Cyber Security and Cyber-Physical Systems (robotics and automation). This program has been developed in response to industry demand for graduates with practical skills in these rapidly expanding areas.

Throughout the program, you’ll acquire hands-on experience with real world issues facing almost every industry today, such as automation, information security and data analysis. With its work-based, industry-led delivery and its emphasis on applied technology, the program is a world away from traditional IT degrees. The two year (full time) duration also means that you’ll graduate faster with highly relevant work-ready skills. If you’ve never considered a career in IT but love all things ‘tech’, this program could be for you!

Industry experts have helped to develop the course and are actively involved in the delivery through teaching, site visits, case studies and work placements. This ensures that you’ll be equipped with best practice processes and skills for a rapidly developing career path.

The specialisations currently available are Cyber Security or Cyber-Physical Systems (robotics and automation).

Completing our Associate Degree in Applied Technology will give you:

  • a pathway to a great career in exciting and rapidly evolving technologies
  • practical skills to take straight into the workplace
  • opportunities to advance in your chosen field
  • an in-depth knowledge of industry requirements
  • the skills to help you meet personal career development goals
  • potential credit towards further study at the University of Tasmania

Cyber-Physical Systems (Robotics and automation)

(Please note that Term 3 commencement is available part time only)

Cyber-Physical Systems (Robotics and Automation) are systems in which physical processes are monitored and controlled by computer systems.


2 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 55.2% (national average 48.3%)
Improved skills: 78.7% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 67.2% (national average 74.4%)

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 Engineering undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 76.9% (national average 76.8%)
Studying full time: 13.4% (national average 13.7%)
Median full time salary: $64,500 (national average $63,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: Z2F

Entry Requirements

The Associate Degree in Applied Technologies is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds. You can gain admission to the Associate Degree 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 to you:

College entrya minimum level of study undertaken in Year 11 and 12 at Level 2 or above. This