University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Introduction

Achieve the extraordinary

Welcome to the University of Tasmania

Changing the world is not simple. It takes thought, time, persistence, and insight. But most of all, it takes something extraordinary. So at the University of Tasmania, we’ve made the pursuit of the extraordinary a never-ending commitment.

It influences everything we do. The way we teach. The way we research. The way we learn. And the way we live.

An environment made for learning

Welcome to one of the world’s most spectacular natural environments. Framed by beaches, snowfields and wilderness, from our stunning island home in Tasmania we’re free to think on a bigger scale. Whether it’s in our teaching, research, or even student lifestyle, this unique landscape has prepared us to connect to the world. We’re also fortunate to be right in Tasmania’s vibrant cultural heart. From our MONA inspired arts boom to our established food, wine and coffee culture, Tasmania’s towns and cities are as cosmopolitan as anywhere in Australia. Friendly, vibrant and always changing, Tasmania’s as good a place to live, as it is to learn.

From the bottom of the world, to the top

Our ranking in the top two per cent of universities worldwide reflects our willingness to constantly challenge ourselves. We’ve never been afraid to take on the world – something we pass on to each of our more than 29,000 local, national and international students. Throughout their careers, this underpins the success of the 90,000 alumni we have spread across more than 120 countries.

Internationally recognised teaching programs and research institutes like the Australian Maritime College (AMC), Menzies Institute and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies have built our reputation. With their vision and success, we’re standing out as an educational beacon and a global voice of learning.

Our commitment to the extraordinary tells the world one thing. Wherever you’re from – and wherever you’re headed – at the University of Tasmania you have the opportunity to use education to become whoever or whatever you want.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

View master programs »

Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years January 2017 Australia Hobart + 1 more

The Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) provides a wide breadth of knowledge of varying aspects of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS). The MITS provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in any discipline area with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with advanced issues involving IT and IS. [+]

The Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) provides a wide breadth of knowledge of varying aspects of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS). The MITS provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in any discipline area with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with advanced issues involving IT and IS. The MITS provides non-ICT students with broad knowledge and understanding of fundamental information and communication technology concepts and principles. It also enables all students to select significant areas for in-depth study, from a range of advanced IT and IS areas, to provide students with knowledge, understanding and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that students are well-placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the IT and IS fields. Studies in the various advanced areas of ICT allow students to develop a professional, responsible, self-reflective and critical attitude to the practice of ICT. Entry 1. Candidates for the Master of Information Technology and Systems shall be qualified for entry if the candidate has qualified for a bachelor degree (3 or 4 year degree) from an accredited tertiary institution. 2. Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one and half separate years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than five years, from the time of first enrolment. Course Structure 3. To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall: (a) Complete the equivalent of at least twelve 12.5% postgraduate units or sixteen 12.5% postgraduate units. To qualify for a 12 unit masters students must currently hold a Bachelor degree in an ICT-related area or a Bachelor degree in any discipline and a Graduate Certificate/ Diploma in an ICT-related area. If they do not have a Bachelor or Graduate Certificate/ Diploma in an ICT-related area they will be required to complete a 16 unit masters which includes an additional 4 level 500 units. (b) A candidate shall satisfactorily complete the equivalent of at least eight ICT 12.5% units listed in the schedule at level 700. The remaining units must be at level 400, 500, 600 or 700. Candidates can do up to four postgraduate units (level 400/500/600/700) from any other discipline (eg Business, Science). (c) On completion of four ICT postgraduate (level 400 or 700 only) units the candidates can choose a research or coursework stream. To be admitted to the research stream students need a DN average over 4 ICT level 400 or 700 units. Candidates in the coursework stream must do six up to ten additional coursework 12.5% units. Candidates in this stream must also do ICT Research Principles and Project 25% unit (KIT713). Candidates in the research stream must do two up to six additional coursework 12.5% units. Candidates must also do ICT Research Methods 25% (KIT701), and a research dissertation over two 25% units (KIT702, KIT703). 4. The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the schedule accompanying these specifications. 5. Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and as summarised in Schedule. 6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting (8 units), or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% (4 units) weighting. 7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree. 8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3. Credit for Previous Studies 9. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree*. Miscellaneous 10. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications. 11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2014 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently. 12. The approved abbreviation for the degree of Master of Information Technology and Systems shall be MITS. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 48 months January 2017 Australia Tasmania + 1 more

This course provides training in accounting primarily for those who do not have an accounting background. Successful completion of this course means that you will be eligible for professional accounting body associate membership. [+]

This course provides training in accounting primarily for those who do not have an accounting background. Successful completion of this course means that you will be eligible for professional accounting body associate membership. This is an 18 month (12 unit) full-time or 3 year part-time course of study offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics. All units are subject to formal assessment including the completion of continuous assessment such as assignments, and a final examination. The course is full fee-paying, which means that you will be charged at the full fee-paying rate listed for each unit. Please note that if you are awarded advanced standing (credit) for any units in this degree, you should be aware that the accounting accrediting bodies will assess this advanced standing separately and that this advanced standing may not be approved. You should seek advice from the accrediting bodies on any units you wish to seek advanced standing for, as it may affect your membership eligibility if not approved. Entry Candidates for the Master of Professional Accounting shall be qualified for entry if they have: The equivalent of an Undergraduate Degree or a Masters Degree1 in a non-accounting discipline; Or A 4 unit Graduate Certificate2 or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution Or Approved relevant work experience or other special circumstances as approved by the Dean or delegated authority. For entry into all courses, international students must provide: Evidence of proficiency in the English language. An overall band score of 6+ in the IELTS test or a TOEFL score of 550 or more with a written English score of 5+ is the normal method of demonstrating English language proficiency. At the discretion of the Faculty, admission may also include an interview with the applicant. Candidates for the MPA shall complete the requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three semesters of equivalent full time study and not more than six semesters of equivalent full time study from the time of first enrolment. Course structure 3 To qualify for the MPA the candidate shall pass the 12 units contained in Schedule A. 4 The units that may be included in a course for the MPA shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedule A. 5 Units may be counted towards the MPA only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Commerce and as summarised in Schedule A. 6 A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% weighting. 7 Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the MPA. 8 In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3. Credit for previous studies 9 Passes in completed subjects or units in other courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the MPA. Miscellaneous 10 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications. 11 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2004 and shall apply to all candidates for the MPA, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently. 12 The approved abbreviation for the award of Master of Professional Accounting shall be MPA. [-]

Master of Professional Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years January 2017 Australia Hobart + 1 more

This new conversion course is primarily aimed at students with non-Washington accord Engineering degrees, or who have a Washington accord degree in a different engineering discipline, and who wish to practice as a professional engineer following graduation. [+]

This new conversion course is primarily aimed at students with non-Washington accord Engineering degrees, or who have a Washington accord degree in a different engineering discipline, and who wish to practice as a professional engineer following graduation. At this stage, Civil and Structural will be the first specialisation to be offered in 2016. Course objectives The learning outcomes of the Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) degree are: to provide a sound basis in the physical sciences, mathematics and basic engineering science; to provide specific theory and practice in the relevant engineering discipline; to train students to an AQF level 9 graduate level to deliver graduates equipped with Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies to allow entry to engineering practice in the relevant engineering specialisation and form the foundation for ongoing learning towards Stage 2 Competency and Chartered Status to produce well-rounded graduates who can develop their professional and managerial skills in their places of employment; to provide students with experience and expertise in substantive research training as is required for AQF level 9 certification; and to offer a pathway into AQF level 10 Doctoral research studies. Practical experience Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks practical experience in an engineering environment outside the university where they are exposed to professional engineering practice. This is normally achieved through a summer placement during the course, but relevant prior experience may be counted. Entry requirements A Bachelor degree in a science based discipline with sufficient numerical skills to undertake the MProfEng (Specialisation) course; or A Bachelor degree in Engineering (Non-Washington Accord) or A Bachelor degree in Engineering majoring in a different specialisation than that to be undertaken under the MProfEng (Specialisaton). For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For the MProfEng (Specialisation) an IELTS score of 6.0 or above (with no area below 6.0), or equivalent is required. Candidates who are able to demonstrate a minimum of 12 weeks practical experience in an engineering environment outside a university where they have been exposed to professional engineering practice will be granted credit for KNE389 and KNE390. Advanced standing for the first year of the MProfEng (Specialisation) may be granted for suitably qualified candidates. Granting of additional credit in years 2 and 3 may be considered where applicable. Students who have completed a Bachelor of Engineering from an Institution accredited under the Washington Accord cannot enroll in the MProfEng (Specialisation) for which they already hold the specialisation. Credit Transfer and Articulation MProfEng (Specialisation) graduates will be eligible to apply for a Higher Degree Research program, including PhD, contingent on performance. [-]

Contact
Post address
University of Tasmania
HOBART TAS 7001

Tasmania, AU
Location address
Tasmania, AU