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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc)

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Overview

The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.

The MAppSc is designed for students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary programme of study underpinned by science that delivers versatile skills relevant to multiple end-users. Optional paths are available that enphasize commercialisation, workplace-based projects or independent study.

The MAppSc can be completed in 12 months or in stages, providing flexibility for recent graduates and those currently employed.

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Contact details

Visit the Applied Sciences Programme website.

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Subject areas

View the list of subjects offered for the Master of Science (MSc) and the Master of Applied Science (MAppSc).

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Programme Requirements

Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Applied Geology

Papers
  • GEOL 401 Current Topics and Advanced Methods in Geoscience

  • Three other 400-level GEOL papers

  • Three further approved papers at 400-level

  • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Bioengineering

Papers
  • BIOE 401 Research Methods*

  • DETE 402 Bioengineering Design

  • ENTR 421 Technology and Entrepreneurship

  • Four further approved papers at 400-level which may include BIOE 402* and/or BIOE 480

  • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study

    * These papers are not currently offered.

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Papers
  • CLTE 451  Physical Properties of Clothing and Textiles

  • CLTE 452  Social Aspects of Clothing and Textiles

  • CLTE 453  Research Methods

  • CLTE 454  Clothing, Materials and Workplace Injury

  • Three further approved papers at 400-level

  • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Computational Modelling

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Computer Science

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Consumer Food Science

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Creative Non-Fiction Writing in Science

Papers
  • SCOM 402 The Craft of Storytelling
  • SCOM 403 Science and Creative Non-Fiction Writing
  • SCOM 404 Science Communication Internship
  • SCOM 409 Introduction to Science Communication
  • SCOM 413 Digital Production for Science Communication;
  • two other 400-level papers;
  • APPS 597 (e.g. a substantial creative writing project)

One other paper at 400-level may be substituted for one of the prescribed papers, with approval from the Director of the Centre for Science Communication.

With approval, SCOM 5A may replace APPS597 and one 400-level paper.

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Design for Technology

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted. Existing students should seek course advice from The Division of Sciences regarding the completion of their studies.

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Electronics

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    40 points from:

    • ELEC 441  Linear Systems and Noise
    • ELEC 442  Digital Signal Processing
    • ELEC 443  Boundary Value Problems of Mathematical Physics
    • ELEC 444  Logic Synthesis
    • ELEC 445  Inverse Problems and Imaging
    • ELEC 446  Computational Inference
    • 100 further 400-level points, as approved by the Programme Director

  • One of:

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Environmental Management

Papers
  • GEOG 471  Environmental Impact Assessment

  • GEOG 472  Developments in Environmental Management

  • Five further approved papers at 400-level

  • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Geographic Information Systems

Papers
  • SURV 509  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies

  • SURV 511  Spatial Analysis and Modelling

  • SURV 512  Geovisualisation and Cartography

  • SURV 513  Resource Mapping and Image Processing

  • SURV 519  Spatial Analysis and Programming

  • Two further approved 400-level papers

  • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study or APPS 598 Workplace-based Project

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Microbiology

Papers
  • MICR 461  Molecular Microbiology

  • MICR 463  Trends in Microbiology

  • MICR 464  Medical Microbiology and Immunology

  • Four further approved 400-level papers

  • One of:

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Molecular Biotechnology

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Plant Biotechnology

Papers
  • PLBI 401  Special Topics

  • BTNY 461  Plant Physiology and Biotechnology

  • BTNY 465  Plant and Environment

  • Four further approved 400-level papers

  • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study

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MAppSc in Science and Natural History Filmmaking

Papers
  • SCOM 402 The Craft of Storytelling
  • SCOM 405 Business of Filmmaking
  • SCOM 409 Introduction to Science Communication
  • SCOM 411 The Techniques of Natural History and Science Filmmaking 1
  • SCOM 412 The Techniques of Natural History and Science Filmmaking 2
  • SCOM 413 Digital Production for Science Communication
  • SCOM 419 Special Topics in Science Communication (this paper is not currently available)
  • APPS 597 (including production of a film)

One other paper at 400-level may be substituted for one of the prescribed papers, with approval from the Director of the Centre for Science Communication.

With approval, SCOM 5A may replace APPS597 and one 400-level paper.

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Science Innovation and Enterprise

Papers
  • APPS 401  Management of Scientific Knowledge

  • TENT 410  Business Evaluation

  • One of:
  • Four further approved papers at 400-level

  • One of:

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Science in Society

Papers
  • SCOM 402 The Craft of Storytelling
  • SCOM 404 Science Communication Internship
  • SCOM 406 Science Exhibitions and Interpretation
  • SCOM 409 Introduction to Science Communication
  • SCOM 413 Digital Production for Science Communication
  • two other 400-level papers
  • APPS 597 (e.g. production of exhibition or multimedia project)

Notes:
This programme requires three semesters of study.
With approval, SCOM 5A may replace APPS 597 and one 400-level paper.
One other paper at 400-level may be substituted for one of the prescribed papers, with approval from the Director of the Centre for Science Communication.

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Software Engineering

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) In Sport and Exercise Nutrition

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Telecommunications

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MAppSc in Science Communication

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Notes:
This programme requires three semesters of study.
With approval, SCOM 5A may replace APPS 597 and one 400-level paper.
Up to two of the prescribed papers may be replaced with other 400-level papers with approval from the Director of the Centre for Science Communication.

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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Applied Science (MAppSc)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
    2. Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
      1. be a graduate and have achieved an average grade of at least B in the relevant 300-level papers;
      2. have obtained a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science with an average grade of at least B;
      3. have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
    3. In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.

  2. Subjects of Study

    The degree may be awarded in any of the subjects for the degree of Master of Applied Science listed in Science Schedule D. With the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences), the degree may be awarded in a subject not listed in Science Schedule D.

  3. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme of study
      1. shall consist of approved papers at 400-level or higher worth at least 180 points, selected from the papers specified in Science Schedule D for the Master of Applied Science subject concerned, and including at least one of APPS 596-598.
      2. shall normally include papers from more than one subject.
      3. may, with the approval of the Head of Department or Course Director concerned, include papers worth up to 60 points from 400- and 500-level papers other than those specified in Schedule D.
    2. A candidate who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science shall be exempted from those papers in the programme for the degree which have previously been passed for the certificate or diploma.

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  4. Duration of the Programme

    The programme can be taken by full-time candidates in one year (twelve months), or by part-time candidates over more than one year.

  5. Examination

    1. Every report for APPS 596, APPS 597, or APPS 598, shall be assessed by at least two examiners and be subject to the overview of the external assessor for the supervising department.
    2. The candidate’s supervisor for any of APPS 596, APPS 597, or APPS 598 shall not be an examiner but may make a report on the work of the candidate to the Course Director concerned
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  7. Level of Award of the Degree

    The degree may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  8. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

Note: The due date for applications for first enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.

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