Bachelor of Technology Course code: N3M Introductory comments

Bachelor of Technology
Bachelor of Technology
Abbreviation: BTech
Course code: N3M
Course contact (faculty or school) (03) 6226 2135
Introductory comments
The Bachelor of Technology in the School of Engineering is a 3-year degree course (though
credit may often be given for previous studies) that may be studied full-time or part-time.
It is primarily intended to be undertaken by diploma students articulating from TAFE
Colleges. It is not generally intended that entry be from Year 12. The Bachelor of
Technology programs are in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. While the
programs do use many of the units within the School’s Bachelor of Engineering programs,
they are focused on design aspect of the relative engineering discipline and involve
specialist units. The School should be contacted regarding details of the course schedules.
Admission & prerequisites
Applicants would normally hold a TAFE diploma or associate diploma in Civil,
Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. The course structure is based on the student’s
holding a Tasmanian TAFE Associate Diploma. Prospective students holding the new
Tasmanian TAFE Diploma or other TAFE qualification should contact the School of
Engineering for details.
Course objectives
The Bachelor of Technology leads to a para-professional qualification designed to satisfy
the requirements of the Institution of Engineers Australia for affiliate membership.
Course objectives are:
to provide a sound basis in mathematics, the basic sciences and engineering sciences
and management;
to produce engineering technologists who will work in collaboration with more
experienced engineering technologists, or assist professional engineers to undertake
tasks which require accuracy and adherence to prescribed methods of analysis,
design or computation;
to develop skills in analysis, synthesis, design and communication; and
to promote student interaction and activities which develop the key interpersonal
skills required to balance academic achievements.
University of Tasmania Course and Unit Handbook –Course details for 2004
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Bachelor of Technology
Course structure
Entry is normally at advanced standing through a diploma and requires the equivalent of
a further 1.5 years approximately of University study. This may be done full-time or on a
part-time basis, in conjunction with suitable employment. Students contemplating a
course of part-time study should contact the School of Engineering to ensure their
proposed course is acceptable within the framework of proposed course changes.
To qualify for the degree, candidates must also undertake a prescribed period of industrial
experience and obtain a first-aid certificate.
Articulation from a TAFE diploma is a specific design feature of the course, and holders of
this award may be granted up to approximately three semesters advanced standing in the
After successful completion of the Bachelor of Technology, students may also elect to
continue their study and articulate to the Bachelor of Engineering in the appropriate
specialisation, to become professional engineers.
Note: The following information is NOT included in the printed edition of the Course and
Unit Handbook
Additional Information
The following information answers some frequently asked questions.
Note, however, details should be confirmed with the appropriate authority
Responsible faculty or school | Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Mode of delivery| Full time | Part time
Course duration | 1.5 (available as end of course for TAFE diplomates warded 1.5 yrs
credit) years minimum (3 semesters) | 4 years maximum (8 semesters)
Majors and Specialisations | Hobart specialisations: civil, mechanical, electronics and
communication, electrical power
Costs (course fees only – annual) | HECS: YES | International students: $14,350
Students enrolled in this course | Total students enrolled last year: 8 | International
students last year: 4
University of Tasmania Course and Unit Handbook –Course details for 2004
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