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

A career in science can be in any industry on earth. Some jobs and industries include:

Agricultural science and food innovation
Biomedicine, vaccines & disease control
Data analyst
Data scientist
Developmental & functional biologist
Environmental geologist
Environmental sustainability manager

Evolutionary ecologist
Forensic scientist
Information technologist
Management and administration
Marine biologist
Medical physicist
Mining and mineral exploration
Nuclear technician

Optical astronomer
Plant scientist
Policy development
Quantum computing
Radio astronomer
Science journalism
Scientific research & development
Spatial scientist

Microbiology Major

Year 1

KRA113 Chemistry 1A Hobart

KRA114 Chemistry 1B Hobart

KRA101 Chemistry 1A

KRA102 Chemistry 1B

One of:
KPA161 Biology of Plants

KZA161 Biology of Animals

KPZ164 Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution

Year 2

One of:
KLA210 Microbiology

KLA200 Microbiology (Marine)

KLA256 Microbes and Man

Year 3

Four of:
KLA304 Foodborne Pathogens

KLA346 Plant Pathology

KLA392 Microbiology Research Project

KLA394 Advanced Food Safety Management

KLA396 Food Microbiology

KLA398 Applied Environmental Microbiology

CJA313 Medical Microbiology

CJA314 Advanced Immunology

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Engineering



Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$33,950.00 (US$ 23,823) per year
AUD $105,456 for the entire course

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 11 July 2022


University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,



7005, HOBART, Australia

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$33,950.00 (US$ 23,823) per year
AUD $105,456 for the entire course

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 11 July 2022


Launceston Campus

Newnham Drive, Newnham,



7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Entry requirements

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

Offered by other partners

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is an excellent choice for international students with its quality education and unparalleled student life.

  • Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence
  • Teaching & research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Students can benefit from its industry connections
  • Among global top two per cent of universities

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