Associate Degree in Applied Science

University of Tasmania

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. In 2018, students will have the opportunity to specialise in Fermentation Science and Separation Processes or 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 & 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 & innovation. In the second year, students may choose additional elective subjects depending on their areas of interest. Aquaculture is the fastest growing primary industry in Tasmania. The Associate Degree in Applied Science Aquaculture is relevant to all aspects of the Tasmanian industry, including salmon, trout, oysters, mussels and abalone. The Tasmanian aquaculture industry is a world leader in quality, innovation and technology. Currently, an estimated 2,595 Full Time Equivalent (FTE's) are employed in the Tasmanian aquaculture sector (inclusive of salmon id processing) (*Seafood Industry Workforce Profile, May 2017. Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council).

Entry Requirements:

Certificate III or equivalent; General entry and Mature age student entry options

Subjects you can Study:

Fermentation science and separation processes specialisation; Aquaculture specialisation

Further information:

For further information visit: http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/university-college/courses/z2j-associate-degree-in-applied-science

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hobart 58.4 Yes Part time 5 years
Hobart 58.4 Yes Full time 2 years
Launceston 58.4 Yes Part time 5 years
Launceston 58.4 Yes Full time 2 years
Cradle Coast 58.4 Yes Part time 5 years
Cradle Coast 58.4 Yes Full time 2 years
At the University of Tasmania students study at a quality institution in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Founded in 1890, we are the fourth oldest university in Australia, and our institution is classed within the top two per cent of universities worldwide.

The University offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 150 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Many of our programs are accredited and professionally recognised by industry and professional bodies in Australia and abroad.

We are highly regarded internationally for our teaching and academic excellence, and our lecturers and tutors have the opportunity to engage with students one-on-one and offer personalised advice and guidance. Our diverse range of courses, student exchanges and learning experiences offer students a uniquely engaging educational experience, while giving them excellent preparation for their future careers.

The University of Tasmania campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie offer students a focused and engaged learning environment with excellent facilities. Beyond our campuses, the University community is strengthened by a network of more than 100,000 alumni spanning more than 120 countries.

Tasmania is an affordable place to live, with a stunning natural environment and a friendly and welcoming community. For students looking for an exceptional, personalised university experience that will shape their future success, there is no better place to study.

Provider CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

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