IMAS students at the aquaculture centre, Taroona.

Why study science?

Our curriculum gives you flexibility in how you structure your degree. You can focus your studies on one or more science disciplines and learn the methods to apply your skills to the practical needs of industry, business, and government.

We also give you a wealth of practical experience, access to excellent facilities, and lots of opportunities for you to connect with the science community.

There are many science areas of study available. The majority are studied through the Bachelor of Science. These include Aquatic Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Food Safety, Genetics, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, Geography and Environment, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Plant Science, Psychological Science, Statistics and Operations, and Zoology.

  • Use the same excellent facilities your lecturers and industry use.
  • Learn from lecturers who collaborate with partners like NASA, SpaceX and WHO.
  • Tasmania's pristine environment is your living laboratory.

We have plenty of time for our students on our telescopes. We teach students, including undergraduates, how to do various things...then they can play around and do anything they can think of, even if it’s never been done before.

Professor John Dickey
Senior Lecturer in Physics

Course list

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Careers in science

Science gives you the opportunity to focus on one or more study areas, giving you a variety of career options typically falling into three main categories.

Specialist application of knowledge. Careers including geologist, marine biologist, plant scientist, forensic scientist, meteorologist and more.

Broad application of knowledge. Careers where a broad understanding of science is essential, (e.g. biosecurity, STEM teacher, environmental policy advisor).

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

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Tim Jones

"These associate degrees are not only important for those wanting to enter the industry but highly relevant for those in the industry looking to upskill with the potential to articulate to a full bachelor degree."

Career opportunities

  • Administrative and managerial roles
  • Biochemist
  • Botanist
  • Earth sciences
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environmental consultant
  • Financial analyst
  • Food technologist
  • Geologist
  • Information technologist
  • Marine and aquatic science
  • Mathematician
  • Meteorologist
  • Mining
  • Natural resources manager
  • Pathologist
  • Physicist
  • Plant scientist
  • Researcher
  • Science communicator/education officer
  • Scientific officer
  • Surveyor
  • Zoologist