Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies
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Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Identify and use technologies, tools and techniques to manage, maintain and share information
- Apply problem solving and design approaches to identify and communicate solutions or innovations
- Communicate and reflect on knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes required to develop and enhance career opportunities in applied technologies
Practice-based, experiential learning and portfolio development is a key component of the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies. In order to develop key transferable practitioner skills, students are exposed to authentic and engaging learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. The work-based components will be tailored to individual student circumstances. Students with current employment will be encouraged to apply and complete relevant assessments within their work environment. At a minimum, students without access to a relevant work environment will be provided with authentic simulated experiences. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice, (ii) how issues such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership are reflected in the workplace and (iii) the role of reflection and deliberative thinking in developing workplace-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations.
Completed at least one undergraduate unit (equivalent to 12.5 UTAS credit points)
Completed the TCE (or equivalent)
A completed VET Certificate III or higher
Work and Life
If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer if you have work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.
Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the undergraduate certificate and a course plan developed to detail the units required by the student to qualify for the undergraduate Certificate. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in Rule 6: Admission, Assessment and Student Progress.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies aims to prepare graduates to become creative, ethical, adaptable and industry-aware with the skills and knowledge sought after in the applied technology industries. They have been designed to offer an alternative pathway for students who have not historically engaged or accessed existing programs. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge that will enable them to apply technological theory from one or more disciplines to solve real-world problems.
On completion of this qualification, graduates will be able to:
- apply technological theory in contemporary industry practice
- commence employment or enhance career opportunities as Automation and Cyber Security Technologists
- transition into further study
The Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies is distinct in its authentic learning approach, utilising applied, blended, and online interaction with students to develop knowledge and skills in their chosen field of study. This integrated approach applies an array of experiential education opportunities such as virtual site visits, case studies and simulated work environments. Students will be able to situate this work within the not for profit, profit and/or government sectors. Student learning will be measured via a schedule of assessment tasks which exemplify authenticity and enable students to evidence their learning in their own Practice Manual.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study, the following study pattern is recommended. If students are undertaking part-time study, we recommend that students complete all first year compulsory subjects prior to completing elective subjects to maximise success.
- 4 subjects in first year including:
- 3 compulsory subjects:
- TAS-ZAT111 Computer Networks
- TAS-ZAT113 Programming Principles
- TAS-ZAB114 Data and Analysis
- 1 subject chosen from the available subject options:
- TAS-ZAS112 Understanding Science
- TAS-ZWT002 The Work-Ready Toolkit
- 3 compulsory subjects:
Completion of 4 subjects as outlined in the recommended study pattern
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