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What will I learn?

The University of Tasmania’s new science degree provides you with a foundation of core skills in science, analysis and rational thinking, and entrepreneurship.

You also have options to focus your study in one or more scientific disciplines, and learn the methods to apply your skills and knowledge to the practical needs of industry, business and government in both scientific and non-scientific roles.

In choosing a Bachelor of Science you can:

Build a degree that is tailored specifically to your own needs: select your major and minor subjects from 17 different disciplinary areas.
Try new subjects without the pressure of long-term commitment and discover potential new areas of interest.
Learn through hands-on practical experience including laboratory work, field trips, field-based units and research projects.
Enjoy being mentored by highly qualified staff, many of whom are national and world leaders in their field.

Career outcomes

The modern economy relies heavily on skilled individuals in the fields of science, engineering and technology. As a result, a science degree is one of the most sought-after degrees at university and among the most respected by employers.

The Bachelor of Science is one of the most flexible degrees at the University of Tasmania, giving you opportunities to focus on one area of study, or select several areas across both scientific and non-scientific disciplines. As a result, your career options are many and varied.

Career Opportunities with Science

While science career options are wide and varied, they typically fall into three main categories:

Specialist knowledge (e.g., geologist, marine biologist, IT systems developer).

Careers where a broad understanding of science is essential (e.g., science teacher, journalism, policy advisor).

Careers using generic skills obtained during your degree (e.g., public relations, business manager, marketing, government and local councils).

At the University of Tasmania, in addition to specialized scientific knowledge and skills, our focus is on giving you the practical and professional skills that are highly sought after by all employers – creative problem-solving, working in a team environment and flexibility of thinking. We teach you how to think, not what to think.

A career in science can be in any industry on earth. It will come to where your passion takes you.

Geography and Environment Major

Year 1

KGA171 Global Geographies of Change

KGA172 Space, Place and Nature

Year 2

Two of:
KGA202 Placing Australia in the Asia-Pacific Region

KGA204 Earth, Climate and Life

KGA205 Geographies of Economy, Politics and Culture

KGA213 Natural Environment Field Techniques

KGA223 Environmental Management

Year 3

Four of:
KGA300 Environmental Research Project

KGA308 Political Ecologies of Development

KGA318 Geographies of Island Places

KGA319 Science and Society, Politics and Policy: Climate Change as a Wicked Problem

KGA320 Our Changing Climate

KGA326 Catchment and Coastal Geomorphology

KGA327 Landscape Evolution and Geoheritage Conservation

KGA331 Fire, Weeds and Ferals: Conserving Nature in Protected Areas

KGA332 Conserving Nature in Landscapes

KGA381 Environmental Impact Assessment

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Engineering

CRICOS

002059J

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$33,950.00 (18,47,116) per year
AUD $105,456 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 July 2022

Venue

Launceston Campus

Newnham Drive, Newnham,

LAUNCESTON,

Tasmania,

7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$33,950.00 (18,47,116) per year
AUD $105,456 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 July 2022

Venue

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,

SANDY BAY,

Tasmania,

7005, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

GCE A Levels - Minimum score of 7 calculated using 2 or 3 H2 level subjects. Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5); TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42; UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.
IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)
TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)
PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42
UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)
Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade
Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade
Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Tasmania is an island of creative and curious minds. No matter where students join from, they’ll become part of a welcoming, collaborative community.

  • Ranked in the top 2 per cent of global universities by THE
  • Top 1 % globally for agricultural science, nursing and Law
  • Highly ranked for sustainability
  • Excellent support services for international students