Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)
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).
Completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Science requires 200 credit points.
- Fermentation and Separation
- Sustainable Aquaculture
Standard entry requirements
- Completed the TCE (or equivalent), Certificate III or equivalent
- General entry and Mature age student entry options.
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For further information visit: http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/university-college/courses/z2j-associate-degree-in-applied-science