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Applied Science (Microbiology)

18 months
41988 AUD/year
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This Applied Science (Microbiology) course at University of Tasmania provides you with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in Microbiology. In addition, you will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to workplace research and/or a degree by higher research (Masters or PhD).

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At the completion of the  Applied Science (Microbiology)  course at  University of Tasmania  you will have:

  • established a strong understanding of a range of microbiological disciplines including food microbiology and safety, medical microbiology and microbial ecology;
  • developed analytical laboratory skills appropriate to various disciplines of microbiology research;
  • developed advanced skills in accessing, critically evaluating and communicating the outputs of current, peer-reviewed, microbiology literature;
  • developed skills and tools required to structure a funding application;
  • received research training in experimental design, critical thinking and research methods that facilitate the pursuit a potential career in microbiological research;
  • demonstrated the ability to produce an original written research thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Basic Pathological Processes and Immunity
  • Microbiology
  • Microbes and Man
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Experimental Design and Analysis for Agri-Food Research
  • Plant Pathology
  • Advanced Food Safety Management
  • Food Microbiology
  • Applied Environmental Microbiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.




On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The Master of Applied Science may be completed in 3 or 4 semesters depending on level of qualifications on entry, and discipline preparedness of the specific candidate.

3 Semester Prerequisites

  • A Bachelor degree in a science field with a major in Microbiology completed to a standard of achievement that is deemed acceptable by the College.

4 Semester Prerequisites

  • A Bachelor degree in a science related area, and some background (e.g. minor sequence) in Microbiology completed to a standard of achievement that is deemed acceptable by the College.
CRICOS: 033209K

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41988 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 62983 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. 


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Applied Science (Microbiology)
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