University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Introduction:
The university has three main campuses across the state, Sandy Bay, Cradle Coast, in the state’s north-west and Newnham in Launceston. Recently, the Australian Maritime College (Australia’s largest and best equipped Maritime institute) was incorporated into the university.

The university has approximately 27,000 students, made up of 21,000 undergraduates, and 5500 postgraduates, supported by 1226 academic staff. It is consistently ranked internationally in terms of Marine and Antarctic research, and boasts Australia’s only specialist Antarctic studies degree programme.

Students are represented by the Tasmanian University Union, one of the oldest in the country. As well as student representation, they are also the basis for all of the University’s vibrant clubs and societies. There’s a club or society for everyone, from Bushwalking, to Dance music, to Ultimate Frisbee and religious groups and choirs. They are also responsible for publishing the student magazine, Togatus. The clubs and societies are responsible for most of the fun things that happen on campus, like the famous Geology society barrels.

The University of Tasmania is a vibrant and active little university, with much to offer any student who’s keen to escape Australia’s big cities, or continue studying in one of Australia’s consistently beautiful states.

Arts & Education

Arts & Education

The Education Faculty is located in Launceston, and offers four undergraduate degrees, relating to the specific age groups you wish to teach. In addition, it offers a Bachelor of Physical Activity studies, allowing students to work in the physical training sector.

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Law

Law

Founded in 1893, Law is one of the oldest continually operating faculties at the University. Based in Hobart, it is well equipped with its own building, containing a café and a library. Students are able to study a number of different areas of law, including marine and Antarctic law, media law and biotechnology law.

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Business & Economics

Business & Economics

The Faculty of Business is located at all three major Tasmanian campuses, in Hobart, Launceston and at the Cradle Coast. Four main degrees are offered: Business, Business Administration, Economics and Tourism.

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Science

Science

Science is part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, and by far the University’s largest faculty. It contains 11 separate schools over all three campuses, as well as a 350 hectare farm! In addition to these schools, there are several research institutes specialising in Marine and Agricultural science.

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Medicine

Medicine

The School of Medicine is part of the Faculty of Health Science, largely based in the centre of Hobart in the brand new Menzies building, and incredibly close to the Royal Hobart Hospital. In addition to the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, the School also offers degrees in paramedicine, and biotechnology and medical research.

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Nursing

Nursing

Within the Faculty of Health Science, the School of Nursing an Midwifery offers degrees at all of UTAS’ campuses across the country, with the main campus being in Launceston, but having three satellite campuses in Hobart, and even in Sydney, NSW. Clinical placements are undertaken in a variety of areas across the country.

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Engineering

Engineering

Engineering at UTAS falls under the banner of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. It has its own school, the School of Engineering, located at the Sandy Bay (Hobart) campus. The degrees are taught by 20 academic staff, helped by 12 support staff, including research fellows and industry sponsored lectures.

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Architecture & Design

Architecture & Design

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology offers the Bachelor of Environmental Design, which allows students to specialise in Architecture, Fine Furniture Design, Interior Design or Landscape Architecture. All of these degrees are offered only at the Launceston campus.

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Information Technology

Information Technology

Information Technology and its related subjects are taught by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. The main degrees offered are Information Systems and Computing, with combined degrees being a possibility, as well as well supported Honours and postgraduate study.

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