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2013 Undergraduate courses Science Science (Advanced) Aquaculture  iochemistry & B Molecular Biology Biotechnology  usiness & B Environmental Science Chemistry

Ecology & Conservation

Geology Marine Biology Environmental Marine Biology Management (Advanced) Environmental & Marine Science Marine Geosciences Mathematics General Science Microbiology Genetics Physics & Genomics Physiology & Geography Pharmacology

Planning Sustainability Zoology Zoology & Ecology


Stacey O’Brien

Bachelor of Planning, Graduated 2012

I chose my study area because I was increasingly aware of the links between community resilience, landscape degradation, food security and consumer choices, but struggled to find tools that addressed these issues holistically. A typical week in my course involved a range of landscapescale sciences including geological, hydrological, and ecological subjects, urban design, mapping and sustainable agriculture. What I enjoyed most about my course was the wide scope available for directing my planning degree towards environmental protection, adaptive governance and strategic systems planning. I was reluctant to be funnelled down a strict “urban� planning track and this degree offered a rich assortment of cultural, Indigenous and eco-social subjects, which complemented the economic and

project management components perfectly for me. A highlight of my time at JCU was being involved in the Student Mentor Program. Getting through first year was tough but after experiencing the integrity and support from the JCU student mentors and staff, it was a pleasure to give my time to help incoming students get acquainted with university life and settle in. I believe community gardens and other community food initiatives have the potential to link education, community cohesion and environmental stewardship together, and in this

way achieve greater sustainable living outcomes. I believe it is essential we all learn how to grow food and reduce our dependence on southern supplies. I grow my own community garden right on my footpath - where I meet my neighbours, share food and engage in local discussions about many topics. I am looking forward to taking an active role in community food security, and working towards improved regional food system security here in Queensland. This may lead to further study for me, but not before a hard-earned break!


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Contents About James Cook University

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James Cook University campuses

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Accommodation 5 What to expect at university

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Study Science at James Cook University

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The student experience

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Science and maths are national priorities for higher education

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Academic courses Science 10 Science (Advanced)

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Aquaculture 12 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Biotechnology 15 Business & Environmental Science

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Chemistry 17 Ecology & Conservation

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Environmental Management

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Environmental & Marine Geosciences

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Genetics and Genomics

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General Science

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Geography 23 Geology (Bachelor of Science)

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Geology (Graduate Entry)

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Marine Biology

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Marine Biology (Advanced)

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Marine Science

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Mathematics 33 Microbiology 34 Physics 35 Physiology & Pharmacology

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Planning 37 Sustainability 38 Zoology 40 Zoology & Ecology

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Joint degrees

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Alternative entry pathways

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Diploma of Science

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Sciences courses summary

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About James Cook University Strong foundations JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY (JCU) is the second oldest university in Queensland and a high-ranking teaching and research institution, with around 19,000 students. Our main campuses are located in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. Singapore is a thriving business hub for Asia, and the Cairns and Townsville campuses in Australia are close to two World Heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics Region. Our distinctive character is linked to our location in the tropics and many courses include tropical, rural, remote and global perspectives. We also have study centres located in Mackay, Mount Isa and Thursday Island, and a campus in Brisbane operated by Russo Higher Education. We offered our first courses in Townsville in 1961 as an annex of the University of Queensland. JCU became a university in its own right on 20 April 1970 when Queen Elizabeth signed the proclamation in Townsville.

Internationally recognised A JCU qualification is internationally recognised for excellence.

The Institute of Higher Education, which compiles the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ranks JCU as one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions. In 2011, JCU was placed in the top 301-400 grouping of more than 14,000 universities in the world.* In Asia and the Pacific, we are placed in the top 100.**

Teaching excellence Study with us and you will learn from expert teachers. Over the past five years, JCU academics have been awarded 36 national awards for teaching excellence from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council and in 2012, Professor Jim Burnell, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at JCU, was named Australia’s Lecturer of the Year. With degrees accredited by leading professional organisations, the University received five stars in The Good Universities Guide 2012 for success in getting a job results.

Practical focus JCU courses will give you opportunities for hands-on experience – from internships, vacation placements and real-world projects with business, industry and government organisations, to field

Singapore Thursday Island

Mount Isa

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trips in the natural environments of northern Queensland, Asia Pacific and beyond. JCU works with employers and industry groups to make sure our courses reflect best industry practice. Our courses will give you the key skills essential to all successful careers – effective writing and communication, how to research a topic effectively and the ability to use the latest technology.

Helping you succeed

provides virtual access to all of our students. It is one of the best resourced libraries in Queensland.

A brighter future JCU focusses on creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. Our world-class research generates new knowledge and understanding to meet the challenges facing the peoples of the tropics.

JCU gives you the support you need to succeed. This starts with our friendly and approachable teaching staff and continues through to all of our services for students.

Sustainability is of paramount importance. We focus on ensuring that our actions today do not limit the range of social, cultural, environmental and economic options open to future generations.

Our Student Mentor Program links new students with second or third year students in the same course for advice and support. We also offer free workshops to help you improve your study and research skills.

JCU is also committed to achieving genuine and sustainable reconciliation between the Indigenous peoples and the wider community.

All of our students have access to the latest online study resources, 24-hour computer laboratories and free technology skills workshops. The JCU library, with its main hub at the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library on the Townsville campus, forms a network with the campus libraries in Cairns and Singapore, and

* Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2011. This ranking system is widely acknowledged as a leading global indicator of university status. ** International Handbook of Universities, International Union of Universities 2010.


A JCU qualification is internationally recognised for excellence.

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James Cook University campuses JCU’s main campuses are in Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. We also have a campus in Brisbane focussing on international students. Cairns Cairns’ idyllic location has seen it evolve from a small seaport, servicing busy industries inland, to a popular tropical destination for visitors from around the world. Cairns lies 350 kilometres north of Townsville, and its population of more than 170,000 people enjoy life in a cosmopolitan coastal city, uniquely positioned between two World Heritage-listed natural icons – the coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics Region. So accessible are these regions from Cairns, visitors can enjoy both in one day. Cairns campus The Cairns campus is located at the foot of rainforest-covered mountains, 15 kilometres north

JCU Cairns Campus

of the city centre and adjacent to Cairns’ northern beaches. Officially opened in 1995, this growing campus of some 4,000 students has modern and innovative teaching facilities, and specialist research hubs. New developments include a $30 million, stateof-the-art teaching facility for dentistry and a similar signature facility for the Cairns Institute.

Singapore Singapore is the commercial, technological, financial and academic global hub of Southeast Asia. It is an island city of five million people, with per capita income nearly the same as Australia’s. Singapore is the perfect setting for JCU’s third tropical campus.

Singapore campus JCU Singapore has two campuses which provide students with access to a full range of facilities and services to support their learning in psychology, business, marketing, tourism, information technology and guidance and counselling. The facilities include lecture and seminar rooms, a fully-equipped library, computer laboratories, an on-site bistro and sporting facilities.

Townsville Townsville is Queensland’s second largest city with a population of more than 180,000 people. A thriving industrial city on Queensland’s northern coastline, Townsville is also an administrative and service centre for north-eastern Australia. It is uniquely located

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within easy reach of two World Heritage-listed natural wonders – the coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics Region. To the west are the savannahs and gulf country of the outback. Townsville campus Located on 386 hectares of natural parkland in the suburb of Douglas, the Townsville campus supports approximately 12,000 students. On-campus colleges and halls of residence provide accommodation for around 1,250 students, and there are excellent fitness and sporting facilities. For more information about JCU campuses and study centres visit: www.jcu.edu.au/about/campuses

JCU Townsville Campus

Support services for students Learn more about the many support services available to JCU students at: www.jcu.edu.au/student Accommodation service Apply for on-campus accommodation in Townsville, or search our online accommodation database: www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

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Careers and employment service

Disability support

Language and learning services

Search for casual work at our online jobs database and get careers advice from trained employment officers: www.jcu.edu.au/careers

AccessAbility is a confidential service for all students with a temporary or permanent disability, injury, illness or health condition. Contact the service if you have study-support needs: www.jcu.edu.au/disability

Learning advisers offer free short courses, on campus and online, to help you manage your time and study better: www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills

Indigenous students at JCU Find out about study support and scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: www.jcu.edu.au/study/ indigenous-students

Student mentor program Team up with a student mentor who is in the same course as you: www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills/mentor

Library Whether it’s locating information, needing help with assignments, developing study skills or just checking out the new book display, the library staff are here to help: www.jcu.edu.au/libcomp


Accommodation Finding a place to stay while studying at uni is an important decision to make and can strongly influence your university experience. JCU offers access to a wide range of accommodation types to cater for a variety of individual needs and budgets. We can help you find the kind of accommodation that best suits you. Perhaps you would like to live on campus and have all your meals provided, or even on campus with self-catering facilities. You might prefer off-campus live-in share accommodation or boarding with a family. There are many options available and you can find out about these through JCU’s Accommodation Service.

JCU’s Accommodation Service JCU provides an accommodation service and the friendly staff can help you find accommodation best suited to you. Availability of some accommodation options are limited, so it is important to start organising your accommodation as soon as you can. You can apply online for options through the accommodation service’s website.

Townsville accommodation Want to live on campus? JCU’s Townsville campus has seven colleges and student halls on the campus grounds that can

cater for approximately 1,250 students. College life provides a great atmosphere for you to meet and make lifetime friendships and connections with fellow students from around the world and outside your academic circles. An added advantage of living on the campus grounds is easy access to uni facilities such as ovals, swimming pools, a gymnasium and tennis and basketball courts.

Want to live off campus?

Mount Isa accommodation

Off-campus options include 2-bedroom units, share accommodation or private boarding. Whatever you are interested in, JCU’s Accommodation Service can help. They can even help with short-term stays for block-mode study.

JCU’s Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MICRRH) provides self-catered accommodation in the city for 36 students on professional placements. Contact MICRRH for information.

Cairns accommodation

Most colleges offer full-board accommodation, providing three meals a day while some have self-catering options, where you cook for yourself.

Cairns is a popular tourist destination with a large number of commercial accommodation providers offering short and long-term accommodation. JCU’s Accommodation Service can provide further information about these options.

What can accommodation cost?

The halls and colleges are listed below and you can contact them directly or visit the Accommodation Service website for links. Saints Catholic College Tel: (07) 4727 7200 or <catholiccolleges@jcu.edu.au> www.cathcollegesjcu.edu.au/ The John Flynn College Tel: (07) 4727 7500 or <info@johnflynn.org> www.johnflynn.org JCU Halls of Residence Tel: (07) 4781 5777 or <JCUHalls@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/jcuhalls/halls St Mark’s College Tel: (07) 4779 5044 or <stmarks@jcu.edu.au> www.stmarks.jcu.edu.au/

Tel: (07) 4745 4500 or <micrrh@jcu.edu.au>

Student halls and colleges on the Townsville campus offer full-board, single room and share options, with a range of prices. An average price per week for a student room in a hall or college with full-board (all meals provided) in 2011 ranged from $270 to $350.

Want to live at the Cairns Student Lodge?

Rental and share accommodation in Cairns and Townsville can cost around $120 to $180 per week for a room in a share apartment or house.

Situated opposite the campus and providing fully-catered accommodation for 225 students.

Help with accommodation costs

Tel: (07) 4057 1111 or <info@studentlodge.com.au> www.studentlodge.com.au/

On-campus halls and colleges offer discounts for up-front payments or if you have a brother or sister staying there.

Want to live in a share house in Cairns?

If you have to move away from home to study and are from a disadvantaged background, Commonwealth government scholarships can assist with relocation and accommodation costs.

Cairns Sharehouse is a service that professionally manages share facilities for students and backpackers in houses, units and apartments around Cairns. Tel: (07) 4041 1875 <info@cairns-sharehouse.com> www.cairns-sharehouse.com

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What to expect at university University is an independent learning environment that will develop your confidence as well as your knowledge and skills. How is university different from school?

Full time or part time – what’s involved?

Study at university is self-directed. You are responsible for keeping up to date with your study material, weekly reading, practical tasks and submitting assignments on time. You will be immersed in your study area and encouraged to express your thoughts and opinions. If you make the most of your studies, it can be one of the most stimulating and exciting times of your life.

For full-time students taking eight subjects (or 24 credit points) a year, the combination of lectures, tutorials, practical sessions plus reading and preparation time at home, will add up to around 40 hours per week. This is the equivalent of a full-time job. Part-time options are available for most JCU courses, giving flexibility for students with work or family commitments.

Although it’s an independent learning environment, this doesn’t mean you won’t have help when you need it. For example, student mentors are available to answer your questions and to give advice on what to expect in your classes. Free study skills classes in, for example, time management and essay writing will help you stay on top of your study commitments.

Returning to study? Going to university as a mature-age student can be daunting, but more and more people are discovering that with the stimulation and confidence that university study brings, you gain far more than just a degree. To help you find your feet before you begin studying, JCU offers a five-day orientation course called Uniprep.

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How often will I have to go? Each subject has its own amount of contact hours, which are the number of hours you are required to be on campus each week. It depends on your course and your subjects. Usually you can arrange your timetable so that you can have at least one day when you have no scheduled contact hours.

Lectures and tutorials – what’s the difference? Lectures involve a lecturer presenting information to many students in a lecture theatre. In this situation there is limited interaction between the lecturer and the students. Tutorials, however, are small groups of students, led by a

tutor, in which you cover the unit material and interact with the tutor and other students. The tutors are there to help you to understand the material and to expand on it. Some courses also include regular laboratory and practical sessions, field trips or work placements. Some subjects combine lectures and tutorials into lectorials.

Flexible options You can usually design your study timetable to fit around the rest of your life. At JCU the majority of subjects are delivered on campus by face-to-face teaching. A growing number of subjects are also available online (flexible delivery mode), which allows you to fit your study around other commitments. Some subjects will be available in short blocks, known as ‘intensives’ and held during vacations. In addition, our online services for students mean you can complete many tasks from your home computer.

Assessment Assessment methods vary between subjects. Generally a subject will have written assignments and examinations. Other assessment could include: tutorial presentations, participation in lectures and

tutorials, contribution to discussions, and the completion of practical, field or laboratory work. Familiarise yourself with the assessment needs early in your subject so you can be well prepared.

Work placements JCU believes in offering students practical opportunities throughout their studies. That’s why many courses include field trips and work placement components. Placements can occur during study or vacation periods, and could take place throughout northern Queensland, into Asia Pacific or further afield. Many of our graduates progress to full-time careers with their work placement employers.


Study Science at James Cook University International standing James Cook University is renowned for its expertise in teaching and research in science. We are Australia’s highest-ranked university in environmental science and management, and fisheries science and research*. The Faculty of Science and Engineering enjoys an international reputation in several areas, including tropical biology and conservation biology, earth science, environmental science and marine science.

Broad study options Science at JCU covers a broad range of study areas. You will have access to an exciting choice of subjects to suit your interests and career goals. You may be able to customise your degree by adding a second major or choosing a joint degree option. The Bachelor of Science is a generic degree, giving you a comprehensive understanding of scientific principles and allowing you to focus on a key area of interest with your choice of major. There are 16 different majors to choose from, giving all students a vast majority of options from different interest areas. The foundation first year of the Bachelor of Science gives students an overview of the available disciplines before having to choose

the major and areas of specialisation within their degree. Alternatively, students can also choose not to specialise, and complete the General Science degree. The Bachelor of Science (Advanced) is aimed at high-achieving students, and is available across the 16 majors. The Bachelor of Marine Science is ranked among the top programs of its type in the world. The Bachelor of Geology offers you a unique opportunity to be coached by world leaders in this field. The Bachelor of Planning will train you for a career in planning or town planning, and all of these courses capitalise on the tropical location of JCU.

Why study Science in the tropics? Your science studies can really come to life in this unique, World Heritagelisted part of Australia. Learn about the history of plants with field trips to the rainforests of the Wet Tropics with their Gondwana-era plants, or study the biodiversity of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef. Budding geologists can study young volcanoes, lava tubes and rocks that are hundreds of millions of years old, on field trips from either the Cairns or Townsville campuses.

Valuable partnerships Many key research organisations and industry groups collaborate with James Cook University. These links ensure our course materials reflect the latest research and our students have access to meaningful vacation placements. Partner organisations include: CSIRO, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Development, Wet Tropics Management Authority, Museum of Tropical Queensland and Geoscience Australia.

Excellence in research for Australia In adition to our ERA number one ranking, JCU was also awarded ‘above world standard’ in the areas of geochemistry, geology, ecology, evolutionary biology, plant biology and zoology.

* Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2010 national report

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The student experience Explore and experiment Science students at JCU learn to observe, analyse, experiment and conduct research. You will learn how to test ideas, examine their origins and explore the way they fit into current scientific thought. Studying science at JCU teaches you how to stretch your intellectual curiosity, building a strong foundation for a career in science. Our location in northern Australia also offers a unique perspective on the scientific challenges facing the tropical world.

Learn with the best At JCU you will learn from highly-qualified academics. Many are leading researchers in their fields, and because JCU is smaller than capital city universities, most students will be on first name basis with their lecturers and tutors. Our Science teaching laboratories in Cairns

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and Townsville are outstanding, and you will have many practical opportunities during your studies.

Get out there You will have access to some of the best natural tropical laboratories in the world for field trips and and you may visit some of JCU’s research stations around northern Queensland. The Faculty of Science and Engineering operates a fully-equipped research station at beautiful Orpheus Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Paluma in the rainforests of the Wet Tropics, and the Australian Canopy Crane at Cape Tribulation. Fletcherview – JCU’s operating cattle station near Charters Towers – is used for geology field trips and contains unique fossil beds and lava flows. The Faculty’s research vessels, including the flagship RV James Kirby, give you access to coral reefs, sea grass beds and

coastal habitats. Work experience and vacation placements in your final year will help you apply your studies to real-world problems.

On your marks … While assessment methods vary between subjects and courses, generally a subject will require you to complete written assignments such as essays, projects and examinations. Assessment may also be based on giving tutorials or presentations, attending lectures and tutorials, contributing to discussions or completing practical, field or laboratory work.

30 exchange partner universities around the world. You can study subjects relevant to your course while overseas, and receive credits towards your JCU degree when you return home. Being a student in a foreign country will give an international edge to your degree and can broaden your employment opportunities even further. Participation in the Student Exchange program is subject to Faculty approval and is not available for all courses. Please contact <exchange@jcu.edu.au> for more details or visit: www.jcu.edu.au/student/exchange

Travel and study You don’t have to postpone your overseas travel plans while studying at JCU, as you may be eligible to spend a semester or two studying at one of more than


Science and maths are national priorities for higher education National priority When you consider the massive technological advances we are living through and the environmental challenges facing our world, there has never been a better time to study science at university. The Australian government has made science and mathematics national priorities for higher education, and they are now in the most affordable band in the HECS-HELP/ student contribution amounts.

Rewarding careers Science graduates are in high demand: from mathematical modellers to water scientists; from town planners to natural products researchers; from industrial chemists to statisticians; from mining exploration geologists to environmental consultants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the career options are exciting and varied. With 18 different majors in the Bachelor of Science covering a diversity of subjects from

Aquaculture to Biotechnology, Genetics and Genomics through to Physics, Environmental Science, Ecology and Conservation and Zoology, your career options are as broad as science itself. For some specific scientific career paths we have specialist degrees in Biotechnology, Geology, Marine Science or Planning to equip you for roles in these areas.

Make a difference Science graduates work in industry, in federal, state and local government departments, in school and university teaching, in non-government organisations such as World Wildlife Fund, and in research organisations. Every day new challenges and issues require answers. In many cases Science graduates like you will initiate the processes and find scientific solutions for governments, business and the general public. Science graduates make a difference.

Visit the following websites to learn more about careers in science: Australian Mathematical Society www.austms.org.au/Jobs Australian Science and Nuclear Technology Organisation (ANSTO) www.ansto.gov.au/discovering_ansto/ careers_at_ansto CareerOne www.CareerOne.com.au/Science Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) http://recruitment.csiro.au Science Alert www.sciencealert.com.au/jobs Smart Futures www.smartfuture.qld.gov.au Smart Moves Questacon http://smartmoves.questacon.edu.au Statistical Society of Australia Inc www.statsci.org/jobslist.html

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Academic courses Science What is Science? Science is the study of natural phenomena. If you want to help solve the problems facing our world today, science will give you the expertise to make a difference. Course overview The study of science gives you the skills to observe, experiment and seek new knowledge across a wide array of fields. This is a flexible course with a wide variety of majors to choose from. The Faculty Registrar, Associate Faculty Registrar or program coordinators can help you design a course to match your interests and career aspirations. Science students select a single major in first year. In second year, a double major from two different discipline areas is available from the following:

Bachelor of Science Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes: Need prerequisite subjects for the Major you are interested in? Students wishing to study Science but who do not have the required prerequisite subjects may enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) (English prerequisite only) and gain the appropriate prerequisite subjects. These subjects are offered in block modes outside the normal teaching periods, and also in full semester mode. The Faculty of Science and Engineering Office will assist you with this transition. Course highlights

• Environmental and Marine Geosciences

JCU is renowned for its teaching and research excellence in Science. Our Science students benefit from highly-qualified teaching staff, many of who are leaders in their fields. Students enjoy exceptional opportunities for practical experience and field trips throughout their courses with easy access to the World Heritage regions of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforests as potential laboratories, plus island, rainforest and outback research stations, research vessels and on-campus laboratories.

• Genetics and Genomics

Professional recognition

• Geography

Graduates are eligible to join a variety of professional associations (please refer to individual majors for more information).

• Aquaculture • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology • Chemistry • Ecology and Conservation • Environmental Management

• Geology • Marine Biology • Marine Biology (Advanced) • Mathematics

Career opportunities

• Microbiology

Science graduates can enter careers in their chosen specialty as managers, consultants or technicians. With further qualifications, graduates can enter into teaching, research and academic careers.

• Physics • Physiology & Pharmacology • Zoology • Zoology & Ecology.

Townsville, Cairns (depending on major) on campus; full time or part time 3 years full time English, plus requirements for individual majors depending on major chosen Depends on major. Refer to table on page 45.

Course structure* Compulsory subjects for all majors under the Bachelor of Science include the following Level 1 courses: Chemistry: A Central Science (Townsville) Chemistry for the Natural Sciences (Cairns) Science: Nature, Knowledge & Understanding Modelling Natural Systems Plus two subjects selected from two of the following groups (four subjects in total): Mathematical Foundations Mathematical Techniques or Advanced Stream Physics Fundamental Physics or Environmental Process & Global Change Evolution of the Earth or Introductory Biochemistry & Microbiology Epidemiology or Introduction to Biological Processes Diversity of Life or Introduction to Human Anatomy & Histology Chemistry: Principles & Applications Plus two subjects from the following (subject selection depends on your major): Quantitative Methods in Science Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Mathematics for Science & Engineering Principles of Biochemistry Plus one subject from the following: Introductory Human Anatomy & Histology Introductory Biochemistry & Microbiology Introduction to Biological Processes Introduction to Programming 1 Conceptual Modelling Diversity of Life Chemistry: Principles & Applications Molecular Chemistry Evolution of the Earth Environmental Processes & Global Change Epidemiology Human Geography Mathematical Foundations Mathematical Techniques Statistics and Data Analysis 1 Introductory Marine Science Preparatory Physics Astronomy: Evolution of the Universe Advanced Stream Physics Fundamental Physics Introduction to Physiology & Pharmacology Introductory Ecology Introduction to Biodiversity Functional Ecology Introduction to Sustainability *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Students enjoy exceptional opportunities for practical experience and field trips.

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Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually recommended for entry into a higher research degree. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.


Science - Advanced What is Science (Advanced)?

• Physiology and Pharmacology

JCU’s Bachelor of Science (Advanced) caters to the needs of high-achieving students who would like to explore Science more deeply. Students have opportunities to participate more fully in the academic and research culture of their chosen discipline.

• Physics

Course overview The structure is similar to the Bachelor of Science during the first year. There are additional subjects in the final year such as Research, Science and Society, and internships or placements with research groups and organisations. The program coordinator can help you design a course to match your interests and career aspirations. Students can select single majors from the following majors: • Aquaculture • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology • Chemistry • Ecology and Conservation • Environmental Management • Environmental and Marine Geosciences • Genetics and Genomics • Geography • Geology • Mathematics • Microbiology

• Zoology • Zoology & Ecology. Course highlights The Advanced program promotes a sense of community among students and staff. Students attend high-profile special events throughout their candidature, which are designed to extend their intellectual horizons and challenge ideas and imagination. Members of the Advanced program are encouraged to develop productive relationships with members of the academic staff, meet visiting experts and become familiar with the research culture of their chosen discipline. Mentors help to bridge the often intimidating distance between students and teaching and research staff. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to join a variety of professional associations depending on their chosen major. Career opportunities Graduates are prepared to build a range of careers. They have a high level of understanding and practical application of their chosen specialisation, and will have an appreciation of the role science plays in our social and political life.

Bachelor of Science (Advanced) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville, Cairns (depending on major) on campus; full time or part time 3 years full time English, Chemistry and Maths B (minimum OP6) Not available Depends on major. Refer to table on page 45.

Course structure*

Compulsory subjects for all majors under the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) degree include the following Level 1 subjects: Chemistry: A Central Science (Townsville only) Chemistry for the Natural Sciences (Cairns only) Science: Nature, Knowledge & Understanding Modelling Natural Systems Plus two subjects selected from two of the following groups: Mathematical Foundations Mathematical Techniques or Advanced Stream Physics Fundamental Physics or Environmental Processes & Global Change Evolution of the Earth or Introductory Biochemistry & Microbiology Epidemiology or Introduction to Biological Processes Diversity of Life or Introduction to Human Anatomy & Histology Chemistry: Principles & Applications Plus select two subjects from the following (subject selection will depend on your major): Quantitative Methods in Science Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Mathematics for Science & Engineering Principles of Biochemistry Plus one subject from the following: Introductory Human Anatomy & Histology Introductory Biochemistry & Microbiology Introduction to Biological Processes Diversity of Life Chemistry: Principles & Applications Molecular Chemistry Evolution of the Earth Environmental Processes & Global Change Mathematical Foundations Human Geography Introduction to Programming 1 Conceptual Modelling Mathematical Techniques Statistics & Data Analysis 1 Introductory Marine Science Preparatory Physics Astronomy: Evolution of the Universe Advanced Stream Physics Fundamental Physics Introduction to Physiology & Pharmacology Introductory Ecology Introduction to Biodiversity Functional Ecology Introduction to Sustainability Epidemiology *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is recommended for entry into a higher research degree. Completing the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) will provide students who demonstrate high academic performance with the necessary skills, knowledge and research experience to transition smoothly into a PhD program. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Aquaculture What is Aquaculture? Aquaculture is the cultivation of plants and animals from the sea or inland waters. It includes industries such as fish farming, oyster and pearl cultivation, and the production of prawns and freshwater crayfish. Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing primary industry and supplies more than 40 per cent of the world’s fish. Sustainable aquaculture is essential in providing protein for the world’s growing population, and its development plays a critical role in preventing overharvest of wild populations and habitat destruction. Course overview The Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture) combines a scientific education with hands-on experience. The course focuses on tropical species including prawns, pearl oysters, crabs and tropical fish production such as barramundi. Other topics address the process of aquaculture such as feeds and nutrition, genetics, microbiology and pathology, principles of aquaculture, propagation, system design as well as sustainability. Course highlights James Cook University’s Aquaculture degree will prepare you for a future in one of tropical Australia’s fastest-growing industries. Our links with peak research bodies give students valuable practical and research experience while studying their degree. Through our strong links with the aquaculture industry, we ensure our teaching

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programs are up to date with the latest industry developments. Outstanding facilities include JCU’s Orpheus Island Research Station in the Barrier Reef Marine Park, and the Aquarium Complex in Townsville. These facilities support research activities ranging from photo labs to nutrition and bivalve raising. The Orpheus Island Research Station allows students to work in the field while having easy access to temperature-controlled rooms, laboratories and lecture theatres. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to join the World Aquaculture Society, Australian Marine Sciences Association, Australian Society for Fish Biology and Australian Institute of Biologists. Career opportunities Graduates can choose from a range of career options, ranging from technical positions in hatcheries and nurseries to managerial and research roles. Graduates can pursue careers as business managers, policy developers or government administrators in: commercial fish farms; public and private hatcheries; aquaculture support industries (food production, pollution and disease control, and specialist equipment); biotechnology companies; fisheries management; environmental protection; and conservation.

Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 316381

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Introduction to Biological Processes Diversity of Life Plus one Level 1 Science subject (contact Academic Advisor) Level 2 Introduction to Aquaculture Aquaculture of Tropical Species Plus one subject from the following: Marine Microbiology Invertebrate Biology Adaptation to Environmental Change Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Aquaculture: Feeds and Nutrition Sustainable Aquaculture Aquaculture: Propagation or Aquaculture: Systems Design Aquaculture Animal Ecophysiology or Aquaculture: Stock Improvement *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is recommended for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.


David Shorten

Studying Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture)

Studying Aquaculture at JCU’s Townsville campus is what I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve always loved fishing and being near the water and at high school I toyed with the idea of studying marine biology but back then didn’t have the marks. Fast-forward almost 20 years and I’ve left behind a finance career in Sydney and have relocated to the far north to follow my dream. I traded in my marine biology fantasy for a degree in aquaculture, which is more up my alley. Aside from the appeal of escaping Sydney’s winters and long commutes, what really made up my mind was the chance to take a step back from the rat race and do something I really love. I love the hands-on aspect of the degree, as it encourages students to learn both inside and outside

the classroom. There have been lots of field trips to aquaculture facilities, and these real-world experiences have galvanised what I thought the industry was like. I now know that when I graduate I would like to work for the Department of Fisheries. I’m currently working hard on my studies and spending one day a week at an aquaculture facility near Bowen. I have managed to secure on-going work experience and holiday employment there. I’m also enjoying living in the tropics as the people here are

so friendly and that makes the university experience even more enjoyable. Ranked in the top five per cent of universities worldwide, JCU’s reputation means many people travel here from interstate and overseas and as a result students are keen to make friends. As a mature aged student, I also feel I am in a privileged position as I can draw on life experiences to help me with my studies.

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology What is Biochemistry and Molecular Biology? Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are the disciplines concerned with the molecular basis of life. Biochemistry, for example, addresses how HIV destroys parts of the human immune system, or what forms the basis of human memory. Molecular Biology is the study of the structure and function of genes. Course overview Students learn how cells survive, how they break down compounds and harvest the energy contained within them, how these processes are integrated and the ways in which biochemical processes are regulated. Students also learn the basic principles of molecular biology and the tools used in gene cloning. Gene regulation and how developmental processes are regulated within different organisms is also included in this course, as is intellectual property rights, ethics, gene technology, GM foods and a variety of other issues encountered in the biotechnology industry.

Course highlights JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disciplines of biochemistry and molecular biology have a low student-staff ratio compared with other universities. This is an important factor in the success of our students, along with excellent laboratory facilities and a regular program of visiting lecturers. The study of special topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology gives students the opportunity to conduct a laboratory-based project in a research facility. Students gain first-hand experience in using equipment and techniques required to conduct research in biochemistry and molecular biology. Career opportunities JCU graduates from this field have the experience, academic knowledge and laboratory skills required for almost any job in a wide range of science disciplines. The range of employment opportunities includes pathology and hospital laboratories, the food, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government departments and research laboratories. For research and academic careers, graduates will require a postgraduate qualification.

Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Not available QTAC codes: Townsville 316061

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for a Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Chemistry: Principles & Applications (Townsville) Molecular Chemistry (Cairns) Plus one Level 1 Science subject (contact Academic Advisor) Level 2 Molecular Genetics Cell Regulation Synthesis & Structure in Chemistry or Microbial Diversity Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor ) Level 3 Genes, Genomes & Development Advanced Cell Biology Biotechnology Special Topics in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is recommended for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.

Students also learn the basic principles of molecular biology and the tools used in gene cloning.

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Biotechnology What is Biotechnology?

Career opportunities

Biotechnology is the science of using living organisms, or their products, for commercial purposes or for large-scale industrial processes.

Advances in genetic engineering, cell culture, molecular biology and agriculture have rapidly generated new applications for biological products, with job opportunities in this exciting field growing exponentially.

Course overview JCU takes an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of biotechnology, drawing teaching staff from a wide range of disciplines, as well as from relevant biotechnology industries. Students gain extensive practical experience in well-equipped laboratories. Course highlights Close working relationships between JCU and research and diagnostic laboratories in Cairns and Townsville provide extensive research opportunities for students.

Graduates enjoy career opportunities as researchers, consultants, policymakers and managers in: food and pharmaceutical industries; specialist biotechnology companies; government departments and research laboratories; health and veterinary industries; and service companies involved in product research, development and production.

Professional recognition Graduates can become members of Australian Biotechnology Association; Australian Society for Microbiology; Australian Society for Biochemistry and Cell Biology; and Australian Society for Immunology.

Advances in genetic engineering, cell culture, molecular biology and agriculture have rapidly generated new applications for biological products.

Bachelor of Biotechnology Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Townsville on campus; full time or part time 3 years full time English, Chemistry, Maths B Not available Townsville 316221

Course structure* Level 1 Introduction to Biological Processes Introductory Biochemistry & Microbiology Chemistry: A Central Science Chemistry: Principles & Applications Statistics & Data Analysis 1 Plus three subjects from the following: Introductory Human Anatomy & Histology Diversity of Life Introduction to Database Principles Epidemiology Introduction to Physiology & Pharmacology Systems Modelling & Data Visualisation Level 2 Quantitative Methods in Science Ecological Genetics Principles of Biochemistry Molecular Genetics Microbial Diversity Plus three subjects from the following: Introduction to Aquaculture Cell Regulation Analytical Chemistry Organic Chemistry Marine Ecology & Environmental Assessment Introductory Infectious Diseases & Immunobiology Level 3 Genes, Genomes & Development Biotechnology Ecological & Conservation Genetics Plus one subject from the following: Aquaculture: Special Topics Special Topics in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Special Topics 1 Special Topics 2 Plus four subjects from the following: Aquaculture: Propagation Aquaculture: Genetics & Stock Improvement Advanced Cell Biology Clinical Microbiology Food Microbiology Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases Climate Change & Plant Survival Tropical Agroforestry Animal Behaviour Fisheries Science Advanced Immunobiology Chemical Pharmacology *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is recommended for entry into a higher research degree. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Business & Environmental Science What is Business and Environmental Science? With the emergence of environmental issues as a business consideration, it is becoming important for professionals to be able to work across issues involving both the environmental impact and the business bottom line. For graduates who work with business and environmental issues in Australia and abroad, our focus is on the marine environment. Course overview

Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Townsville on campus; full time or part time 3 years full time English, Chemistry and Maths B Yes Townsville 316341

Course highlights

Course structure*

A substantial range of subjects in business, environmental and marine science and aquaculture allows students to develop generic skills and broad-based cross disciplinary knowledge.

Level 1 Accounting for Decision Making Economics for Sustainable Business Chemistry: A Central Science Environmental Process & Global Change Statistics & Data Analysis 1 Diversity of Life Business, Environment & Society in the Tropics Contemporary Business Communications

Career opportunities Graduates can work as: environmental advisers to business, advisers on the use of natural resources, academics, and consultants.

This multidisciplinary program provides students with core knowledge and training in the application of business and environmental principles. The core subjects provide a fundamental background in business, environmental and marine sciences that are essential to a holistic approach to business operations.

With the emergence of environmental issues as a business consideration, it is becoming important for professionals to be able to work across issues involving both the environmental impact and the business bottom line.

Level 2 Tourism & the Environment Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Marine Ecology & Environmental Assessment Plus five subjects from the following: Financial Management Business Modelling Project Management Managing People Research & Decision Making for Business Business Law Managing Consumer Markets Operations Management Plus one subject from the following: Introduction to Aquaculture Aquaculture of Tropical Species From Icehouse to Greenhouse Invertebrate Biology Tropical Marine Ecosystems Level 3 Economic Growth & Sustainable Development Management & Leadership Strategic Entrepreneurship Plus five subjects from the following: Sustainable Aquaculture Environmental Impact Assessment Managing Coastal & Marine Environments Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles Fisheries Science Marine Conservation Biology Wetlands & Estuarine Ecosystems *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

AQUACULTURE MAJOR Core Introduction to Aquaculture Aquaculture of Tropical Species Options Select four subjects from the following: Aquaculture: Feeds and Nutrition Aquaculture: Propagation Aquatic Animal Eco-physiology Aquaculture: Systems Design Sustainable Aquaculture Plus two specified MB and EA Level 2 subjects: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Marine Ecology & Environmental Assessment Invertebrate Biology Tropical Marine Ecosystems

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Chemistry

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only) Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Not available QTAC codes: Townsville 316061; Cairns 326061

What is Chemistry?

Course highlights

Chemistry is the science of materials, their properties, and their transformations. It is linked with the biological, health, earth and environmental sciences, and physics. Moreover, chemistry is essential to emerging industries based on biotechnology and materials science.

Teaching staff are dynamic and enthusiastic and students can expect student/staff ratios virtually unmatched in Australia.

Course overview

Career opportunities

Level 2 Synthesis & Structure in Chemistry Spectroscopy & Spectroscopic Methods Analytical Chemistry

Chemistry is a fundamental science underpinning studies in other areas including: biochemistry, biomedical and health sciences; biological sciences; earth sciences; environmental sciences; pharmacy; and chemical and environmental engineering.

Chemistry graduates are employed in a wide variety of science-related areas.

Plus four Level 2 Science subjects. Students wishing to pursue Industrial Chemistry should include appropriate Chemical Engineering (Process Analysis) and Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluid Mechanics) subjects.

Careers are many, for example, manufacturing and processing industries, mining, the pharmaceuticals and health-related industries, agriculture, food industries, state and federal government agencies (e.g. forensic science, customs and patents), defence, education (secondary schools and universities) and research institutes. Graduates who specialise in Environmental Chemistry can seek careers with environmental protection and monitoring agencies (in government and with private consultants).

Level 3 Chemical Kinetics & Mechanism Medicinal & Biological Chemistry Materials & Process Chemistry Advanced Chemistry Project

The course incorporates the traditional areas of physical, analytical, inorganic and organic chemistry as well as topics in environmental, medicinal, marine chemistry and chemical ecology. Students with a particular interest in industrial chemistry may also include components on control and optimisation of industrial processes.

Professional recognition Graduates may apply for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Chemistry: Principles & Applications (Townsville only) Molecular Chemistry (Cairns only) Plus six Level 1 Science subjects.

Plus four Level 3 Science subjects. Students wishing to pursue Industrial Chemistry should include appropriate Chemical Engineering (Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Reactor Design or Mass Transfer Operations) and Mechanical Engineering (Heat and Mass Transfer) subjects. *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.

Chemistry is a fundamental science underpinning studies in other areas.

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Ecology & Conservation What is Ecology and Conservation? Ecology is the study of plants and animals in relation to the environment and to each other. Conservation deals with sustainable management of natural systems, species and communities, and the theory behind it. It is crucial to maintaining biodiversity and all the ecosystem processes on which the world depends. This is especially important in the richly biodiverse tropics, particularly in the face of climate change, environmental pollution and deforestation. Course overview The compulsory subjects through Levels 1 to 3 provide a fundamental background in biological and associated sciences essential for the practicing ecologist. A substantial diversity of subject choices provides students with the opportunity to develop new and relevant skills, enhance their breadth of ecological knowledge and their depth of understanding of specific habitats of plant and animal groups. Course highlights JCU is renowned for its teaching and research in biological science. Teaching staff includes world leaders in their research fields – Thompson’s Essential Science Indicators recently ranked JCU 44th in the world and 1st in Australia for Environment and Ecology citations. Research interests of teaching staff include biodiversity, climate change, conservation genetics, wildlife biology, pollution and disease, and their effects on natural systems. Students have access to a range of environments around northern Queensland for field trips and practical study including the World Heritage rainforests of the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – plus outback, savannah, wetlands, agricultural

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and urban areas. Further facilities and expertise are made accessible through JCU’s association with partner organisations including: CSIRO, Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), Wet Tropics Management Authority (WTMA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Cooperative Research Centres and other research centres of excellence. Career opportunities Our graduates find employment locally, nationally and internationally as researchers, academics, teachers, environmental assessors and consultants, in universities, research organisations, government agencies and environmental consultancy firms. With further study, graduates can progress into a research career in ecology. Ecologists observe and experiment in laboratories and natural habitats, analyse data and synthesise information to better understand ecological interactions. In universities, they may also teach and supervise ecology students.

Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 316061

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Introduction to Biological Processes Diversity of Life Plus one Level 1 Science subject (contact Academic Advisor) Level 2 Ecology & Conservation Ecological Genetics Plus one of the following: Adaptation to Environmental Change From Icehouse to Greenhouse Invertebrate Biology Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Conservation Biology Population & Community Ecology Plus two subjects from the following: Rainforest Ecosystems Ecological & Conservation Genetics Plant Survival in a land of Fire, Flood & Drought Biodiversity & Climate Change: Impact, Mitigation & Adaptation Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is recommended for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.


Environmental Management What is Environmental Management? The study of Environmental Management concentrates on the fundamental processes occurring in the environment and includes recording of environmental data, monitoring and predicting possible future effects and occurrences. Course overview This course provides an understanding of the biological, physical and social sciences that apply to the study of the environment. Students study areas of science that are relevant to the study and management of natural environments, and are also equipped with an understanding of how science and society interact. This understanding equips our graduates with the skills to communicate effectively with other professionals working towards better environmental outcomes. The Environmental Management major provides a broad overview of a range of scientific disciplines relevant to the understanding of processes in the natural environment. Graduates gain both theoretical and practical skills in environmental analysis. Course highlights The Environmental Management major provides a thorough education concerning the environmental challenges facing mankind. This is a program for

students who enjoy fieldwork and are interested in learning how to solve environmental problems. Further facilities and expertise are made accessible through JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s association with partner organisations including: CSIRO, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Wet Tropics Management Authority, the Environmental Protection Agency, Cooperative Research Centres and Centres of Excellence. JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location in proximity to a wide diversity of environments makes it perfect for study of the differences between environments and the challenges associated with their management. Both Cairns and Townsville campuses are located close to the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics rainforests, the Great Barrier Reef and savannahs and wetlands. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to join the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Environment Institute of Australia, Geological Society of Australia, and The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Career opportunities Environmental specialists with expertise in environmental processes are needed in a diverse range of organisations including state and federal government agencies, local government, and the agricultural and mining industries. Environmental scientists use their interdisciplinary training to work in a range of environmental planning and management areas including environmental impact assessment, conservation and land management, coastal zone management, pollution management, mine site rehabilitation, environmental planning, and environmental education.

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 316391; Cairns 326391

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Evolution of the Earth Environmental Processes & Global Change Plus one Level 1 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 2 Introduction to Environmental Economics Environmental Law & Policy Plus one of the following: Ecology & Conservation Tourism & the Environment Hydrology Applied Soil Science Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Environmental Impact Assessment Foundations of Natural Resource Management Select two subjects from the following: Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment Managing Tropical Fisheries Field Studies in Tropical Water & Soil Science Human Dimension of Nature, Environment & Conservation Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance and consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.

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Environmental & Marine Geosciences What is Environmental and Marine Geoscience? Environmental and Marine Geosciences is a discipline that applies geoscience principles to studies of the earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surface and to the physical processes that shape it and the oceans. This discipline is also critical to the investigation of the effects of human activities on our natural environments. Course overview This course provides a clear pathway for students wishing to study in the fields of hydrology, soil science, physical geography, climatology, and marine and environmental geology. The degree is focused on understanding and dealing with earth surface processes, deposits and landforms, including those in the marine and coastal realm. The degree takes advantage of our location, with access to a varied collection of tropical landscapes (including the Great Barrier Reef), hydrological and climate regimes, and proximal to a range of important industries (such as mining) in which graduates from this program could seek employment.

Course highlights Students taking this major have opportunities to participate in a wide range of fieldwork in outstanding terrestrial and marine tropical environments, and to use cutting-edge equipment used by researchers and practitioners in this field. Students can specialise in several areas within the discipline, such as geomorphology, hydrology, or environmental geochemistry. A wide variety of fieldwork is included as part of this course. Graduates can join a number of professional societies depending on their field of specialisation. Career opportunities Graduates of this program will work in a diverse range of occupations, including geomorphologists, soil scientists, hydrologists, research scientists, environmental geoscientists with remediation expertise, and marine geoscientists. A diverse range of career opportunities exist in industry, government departments, consultancies and research organisations.

Bachelor of Science (Environmental & Marine Geosciences) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 316061; Cairns 326061

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Evolution of the Earth Environmental Processes & Global Change Plus one Level 1 Science subject (contact Academic Advisor) Level 2 Australian Landscape Process & Evolution Hydrology From Icehouse to Greenhouse Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Coastal & Catchment Geomorphology Field Studies in Tropical Water & Soil Science Advanced Environmental & Marine Geoscience Technologies & Applications Plus one subject from the following: Advanced Hydrology Earth & Environmental Geochemistry Coral Reef Geomorphology Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.

The degree takes advantage of our location, with access to a varied collection of tropical landscapes...

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Genetics & Genomics What are Genetics and Genomics? Genetics is the study of the inheritance of variable characters. It contributes to our understanding of almost every biological phenomenon, from personality and hair colour to crop yields and biodiversity. A sound understanding of genetic principles is required to understand modern molecular biology, and a molecular approach to biology is central to almost all recent biological advances. Genomics is a cutting edge technological approach to high-throughput genetics. It involves the application of biochemistry and physics to the rapid analysis of genetic sequence, its variation and its association with multiple traits. Course overview Genetics and Genomics at JCU is a custom-designed program of study aimed at training biologists for employment in biomedical, aquaculture and environmental industries. The course focuses on the basic principles of genetic and genomics in the context of their application in real-life situations. A graded series of practical classes build expertise in core methods and provide experience in the use of genetic and genomic technologies to address common objectives in the field. JCU provides experience of an unusually broad range of applications, reflecting the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise in human health, agricultural and environmental sciences. Course highlights Teaching and research facilities for this field are state-of-the-art, and are equipped with advanced instrumentation for modern genetic and genomic studies. Specialist researchers, who are world experts

in their field, travel to JCU every year and contribute to a number of the third year subjects, ensuring students are up-to-date with the latest techniques and discoveries. Students are encouraged to complete vacation placements. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to join the Genetics Society of AustralAsia, the Human Genetics Society of Australasia, the Genetics Society, the Genetics Society of America, the Clinical Genetics Society, the Clinical Molecular Genetics Society, the International Mammalian Genome Society, the International Society for Genomic and Evolutionary Microbiology, the Science Society of America, the Australasian Society for Immunology, the International Genetic Epidemiology Society and the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Career opportunities A broad range of research projects, emerging biotechnology industries, health diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies now rely heavily on genetic and genomic methods. These areas are experiencing unprecedented growth internationally in both academic and private enterprise arenas. Employers seek graduates with a sound grounding in the latest techniques and developments in this field. Combined with other qualifications, including joint degrees, other employment opportunities also exist in genetic counselling, patent law, secondary school teaching, and bio-process engineering.

Bachelor of Science (Genetics and Genomics) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Not available QTAC codes: Townsville 316061

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Introductory Biochemistry & Microbiology or Introduction to Biological Processes Chemistry: Principles & Applications or Molecular Chemistry Plus one Level 1 Science subject (contact Academic Advisor) Level 2 Principles of Biochemistry Molecular Genetics Cell Regulation Synthesis & Structure in Chemistry or Microbial Diversity Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Advanced Genetics & Genomics Plus three subjects selected from the following: Aquaculture & Stock Improvement Biotechnology Ecological & Conservation Genetics Molecular Cell Biology Special Topics in Genetics Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance and consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.

Studying Genetics and Genomics will give you the opportunity to understand the most fundamental of lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s processes at the molecular level. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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General Science What is Science General? The Bachelor of Science (General) is a flexible program allowing you to customise a course of study to meet your individual interests. It is also a pathway into the Bachelor of Science (BSc) for those who do not yet meet the prerequisites. Course overview Science (General) aims to meet the needs of two groups of students. Those students who do not meet the prerequisites requirements of the disciplinary majors, and those students not wishing to follow the prescribed core requirements of any disciplinary major, but who wish to customise a course to meet their own needs and interests. Undertaking the core requirements for Science (General) will provide a pathway into the disciplinary majors offered within the Bachelor of Science. The prerequisite subjects for the disciplinary majors are offered in block mode outside the normal teaching periods. Details outlining commencing dates for those block mode subjects would normally be available in September for the following year.

The Faculty Registrar, Associate Faculty Registrar or Academic Advisers can help you design a course to match your interests and career aspirations. Course highlights JCU is renowned for its teaching and research excellence in Science. Our Science students benefit from highly-qualified teaching staff, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Students enjoy exceptional opportunities for practical experience and field trips. JCU operates island, rainforest and outback research stations, research vessels and on-campus laboratories, and our lecturers take full advantage of JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage areas. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to join a variety of professional associations (please refer to individual majors for more information). Career opportunities Science graduates can enter careers in their chosen specialty as managers, consultants or technicians. With further qualifications, graduates can qualify for teaching, research and academic careers.

Bachelor of Science (General) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville, Cairns on campus; full time or part time 3 years full time English Yes 316371; 326371

Course structure* Level 1 Preparatory Chemistry Preparatory Mathematics Science: Nature, Knowledge & Understanding Modelling Natural Systems Chemistry: A Natural Science or Chemistry for the Natural Sciences Plus one subject from the following: Introductory Human Anatomy & Histology Introductory Biochemistry & Microbiology Introduction to Biological Processes Introduction to Programming 1 Conceptual Modelling Diversity of Life Chemistry: Principles & Applications Molecular Chemistry Evolution of the Earth Environmental Processes & Global Change Dynamic Futures: Culture, Environment, Resources Epidemiology Human Geography Mathematical Foundations Mathematical Techniques Statistics & Data Analysis 1 Introductory Marine Science Preparatory Physics Astronomy: Evolution of the Universe Advanced Stream Physics Fundamental Physics Introduction to Physiology & Pharmacology Introductory Ecology Introduction to Biodiversity Functional Ecology Introduction to Sustainability Level 2 Select three Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Select four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Plus one specified CH, EV or MA Level 2 subjects: Quantitative Methods in Science Analytical Chemistry Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Mathematics for Scientists & Engineers Statistical & Data Analysis Statistical & Data Analysis 2 Plus seven Level 2 subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Plus eight Level 3 subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

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Geography What is Geography?

Professional recognition

Geography is the science of place, and geographers study patterns and processes in both the natural and built environments. Geography graduates have the ability to synthesise and integrate information from a variety of sources to provide a clear overview of the interactions between society and environment.

Graduates are elgible to apply for membership of the Institute of Australian Geographers.

Course overview Geographers help to provide the solutions to many problems that affect society and the planet. JCU geography students study land uses ranging from Aboriginal land management to conservation management and urban development. Course highlights This course has a strong focus on field skills and problem solving, and provides students with a broad range of skills in natural resource management and research. Field work includes vegetation surveys, mapping and research into management issues. JCU researchers and students work closely with leading government resource management agencies.

Career opportunities Geographers are big picture professionals. They work in government agencies (Environmental Protection Agency, CSIRO) and non-government organisations (Conservation International, WWF, Nature Conservancy) with interests in local and regional planning, disaster planning, population planning and protected area management. With further study, graduates may pursue careers as researchers or as teachers at all levels of the education system.

Bachelor of Science (Geography) Campus: Townsville, Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 316061; Cairns 326061

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Environmental Processes & Global Change Evolution of the Earth Plus one Level 1 Science subject (contact Academic Advisor) Level 2 Cradle to Grave: Population Economy and Environment Australian Landscape Processes & Evolution Plus select one of the following: From Icehouse to Greenhouse Hydrology Urban Geography & Design Applied Soil Science Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Select two subjects from the following: Environmental & Regional Planning Environmental Impact Assessment Terrestrial Resource Management Indigenous Environmental Management Natural Hazards Disasters: Vulnerability, Mitigation & Planning Plus four Level 3 science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance and consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.

JCU geography students study land uses ranging from Aboriginal land management to conservation management and urban development. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Geology (Bachelor of Science) What is Geology? Geology is the study of the composition, structure, physical properties, history and the processes that shape the Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s components. Bachelor of Geology or Bachelor of Science (Geology)? The Bachelor of Geology is designed for students who wish to focus their studies to work solely within the geological field. The Bachelor of Science (Geology) major allows students to combine their studies with either a joint degree or with a second major (see Bachelor of Science major list on page 10). Course overview The Bachelor of Science (Geology) enables students to study core geology subjects while combining a complementary discipline to suit long-term career aspirations. This program is also well suited for students wishing to combine Geology with another degree, such as Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Laws. Course highlights

Students are exposed to real world projects and industry practice through JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Economic Geology Research Unit (EGRU), housed at our Townsville campus. EGRU takes a leading role in facilitating knowledge transfer in the field of economic geology between public sector researchers, industry professionals and companies. Professional recognition Graduates can join the following: Australian Institute of Geoscientists; Environment Institute of Australia; Geological Society of Australia; and The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; Society of Economic Geologists; International Association of Geochemistry; and the Association of Applied Geochemists. Career opportunities Geologists locate reserves of crude oil, gas, coal, minerals, uranium, precious metals and water, and determine the most feasible ways to extract these resources. With the resources sector continuing to remain a feature of the Australian economy, geologists are consistently in demand.

JCU is one of very few universities in Australia to offer a degree in Geology.

The fossils of dinosaurs that swam in ancient seas are found near JCU.

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Bachelor of Science (Geology) Campus: Townsville, Cairns (first year only) Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 316061; Cairns 326061

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Evolution of the Earth Environmental Processes & Global Change Plus one Level 1 Science subject (contact Academic Advisor) Level 2 Minerals and Magmas Introductory Structural & Metamorphic Geology Introductory Field Geology Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Igneous Petrology & Processes Advanced Structural & Metamorphic Geology Geological Mapping Field Techniques in Geology Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is recommended for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.


Karmann Lane

Studying Bachelor of Geology

My parents gave me a microscope when I was in Year 6, which triggered my interest in the sciences. I have always been fascinated with the earth. How environmental conditions have shaped the world as we know it, how rocks and fossils formed and how different minerals interact with each other. Our lecturer is very passionate about geology and has taken our class on two field trips to local areas. I love the practical side of the course and learning to recognise the different varieties of rocks and fossils. At the moment I am studying a subject called Evolution of the Earth. I’m also learning systems modelling and visualisation, which looks at how to interpret graphs

and put information into visual forms. One day a week I help a Masters student from America in the field. He is studying geophysical engineering. We are using seismic refractions to see the depth of the current water table in various locations in far north Queensland, including Aloomba and Mareeba. This research will be published in his thesis, which is looking at developing a seismic fraction method for mapping permanent water tables in tropical environments. It’s really interesting and would have to be one of the course highlights so far. This

experience has opened my eyes to hydrology, which is an area I hope to study further. Although it’s been challenging I really enjoy learning. I graduated from high school in 2005, so getting back into the study habit has been hard at times but I knew I always wanted to learn more. After graduation I can see myself pursuing a career in soil science or hydrology. There are ample employment opportunities in mining, exploration and natural resource management. It’s a growing field. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Geology What is Geology? Geologists study the composition, structure, physical properties, history and the processes that shape the Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s components. Course overview JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Geology degree emphasises the acquisition of practical skills and experience through fieldwork and industry placements. Students experience a diverse range of geological terrains and mineral provinces, plus a broad range of tropical environments. The course provides students with core knowledge and training in theory, skills and practical application of geology. It is designed for students who seek a professional career as a geologist within the mining and exploration industry, government agencies, consulting companies and academia. Optional subjects are designed to provide a broad scientific background to provide the students with additional relevant knowledge and skills from other disciplines. Course highlights JCU is the only university in Australia offering a Bachelor of Geology.

Bachelor of Geology Campus: Townsville, Cairns (first year only) Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English (Chemistry & Maths B recommended) Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 316311; Cairns 326311 Students are exposed to real world projects and industry practice through The Economic Geology Research Unit (EGRU) housed at our Townsville campus. EGRU takes a leading role in facilitating knowledge transfer in the field of economic geology between public sector researchers, industry professionals and companies. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to join the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Environment Institute of Australia, the Geological Society of Australia, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Society of Economic Ecologists, the International Association of Geochemistry and the Association of Applied Geochemists. Career opportunities Geologists locate new reserves of crude oil, gas, coal, minerals, uranium, precious metals and water, and determine the most feasible ways to extract these resources. With the resources sector continuing to remain a feature of the Australian economy, geologists are consistently in demand.

Course structure* Level 1 Preparatory Chemistry or one subject from specified Level 1 subjects Preparatory Mathematics or one subject from specific Level 1 subjects Environmental Processes & Global Change Evolution of the Earth Modelling Natural Systems plus Chemistry: A Central Science (Townsville only) or Chemistry for the Natural Sciences (Cairns only) Plus select two electives from specified Level 1 subjects Level 2 Introduction to Sedimentology Minerals & Magmas Introductory Structural & Metamorphic Geology Earth Resources, Exploration & Environment Introductory Field Geology Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Statistics & Data Analysis Plus select one subject from the following: Australian Landscape Processes & Evolution Hydrology Applied Soil Science From Icehouse to Greenhouse Level 3 Igneous Petrology & Processes Advanced Structural & Metamorphic Geology Ore Genesis Geological Mapping Field Techniques in Geology Sedimentary Environments & Energy Resources Earth & Environmental Geochemistry Plus one subject from the following: Mine Site Rehabilitation Professional Placement Field Studies in Tropical Water & Soil Science Advanced Hydrology Field Studies in Tropical Geography Advanced Geographic Information Systems *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry into a higher research degree.

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Bachelor of Geology This course is a 2-year bachelor program designed to allow graduates from other science disciplines to enter the rewarding field of professional geology, focussing on the earth’s resources. Why study Geology?

Course overview

Geologists study the composition, structure, physical properties, history and processes that shape the earth’s crust. They locate new mineral, energy and water resources crucial to business and everyday living, and then determine the most economic, sustainable ways to extract them. As a practicing geologist you will be a key player in the resource sector, which is vital to Australian and global economies.

You will learn to identify rocks and minerals, to make geological maps and a variety of other field skills, and understand the genesis of rocks and ore deposits. The course is practically orientated, and emphasises learning in the field, taking advantage of outstanding localities in north Queensland. You may be given advanced standing (credit) for part of your previous degree, which will fast track you through this degree. This degree is designed to give you a strong entry point to the resource sector.

You will learn how Earth has evolved from the interactions of deep Earth processes with those that sculpt the surface of Earth, and how Earth has been endowed with the natural resources that underpin modern life and civilization. As a professional geologist, you will be engaging with some of the most profound challenges that face society today. Increasing pressures on Earth’s resources will require geologists to provide innovative solutions to mineral and energy-supply problems, to lead to a sustainable future. You will learn about the origin of natural resources and energy, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes. The emphasis in this degree is on practical and professional training that will allow you to find natural resources, and understand natural and human-induced changes to planet Earth.

Professional recognition Undergraduates are eligible to join all of the three major Earth Science professional bodies in Australia: the Geological Society of Australia, the Australian Institute of Geologists, and the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Career opportunities This course is aimed at careers in the resource industries, for which there is a strong demand and which can provide high salaries and outstanding career opportunities both in Australia and overseas. Graduates are employed by mining and exploration companies, government agencies, and consulting companies.

Bachelor of Geology (Graduate Entry) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 2 years full time Prerequisites: Bachelor degree in any science field (excl. Geology or Earth Sciences) at JCU or another university Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: 316421

Course structure* Level 2 Introduction to Sedimentology Minerals & Magmas Introductory Structural & Metamorphic Geology Earth Resources, Exploration & Environment Introductory Field Geology Evolution of the Earth Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Level 3 Igneous Petrology & Processes Advanced Structural & Metamorphic Geology Ore Genesis Geological Mapping Field Techniques in Geology Sedimentary Environments & Energy Resources Earth and Environmental Geochemistry Plus either one subject from: Preparatory Chemistry Hydrology Applied Soil Science From Icehouse to Greenhouse Australian Landscape Processes & Evolution Or one Level 1 subject from AN, AR, CH, CP, EV, MA, MB, PH or SC subjects. Plus select one subject from: Minesite Rehabilitation Field Studies in Tropical Water & Soil Science Advanced Hydrology Professional Placement Select three Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

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Marine Biology What is Marine Biology? Marine biologists study the living resources of the world’s oceans and coastal seas. Training in marine biology is central to understanding, protecting and managing these diverse ecosystems and evaluating human impact on the marine environment. Course overview James Cook University is recognised around the world as a leading institution for studies in this area. The University has earned an international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research, and takes a fieldoriented, hands-on approach to its teaching endeavours. Marine Biology students benefit from the unique learning environment of the tropics, where waters support rich and diverse biological communities. Course highlights Our location gives students ready access to a wide variety of tropical marine systems including coral reefs, tropical estuaries, mangrove habitats and seagrass beds. Outstanding facilities include our research station on Orpheus Island and numerous research vessels, providing easy access to the Great Barrier Reef’s coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangroves. The University’s research aquarium and well-equipped laboratories support teaching at an advanced level. Students are exposed to real world projects and industry practice through JCU’s involvement with

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, which plays a leading role in multinational research programs and is based at JCU’s Townsville campus. It is the largest single institutional contributor to the Global Coral Reef Targeted Research Program, funded by the World Bank. The Centre of Excellence has strong links to the Census of Marine Life project, and to coral reef management agencies worldwide, particularly the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in Townsville. The Centre is a partnership of James Cook University, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), The Australian National University (ANU), the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and The University of Queensland (UQ). Professional recognition Graduates can apply to join a variety of professional organisations, including the Australian Marine Science Association, the Australian Coral Reef Society and numerous other specialist associations. Career opportunities Marine Biology graduates work around the world in private and public agencies, or as private consultants in fields such as conservation policy and environmental management, impact assessment, tourism and education. Graduates with higher qualifications and research experience can pursue research careers in universities or research organisations.

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Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 316061

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Introduction to Biological Processes Diversity of Life Plus one Level 1 Science subject (contact Academic Advisor) Level 2 Quantitative Methods in Science Marine Ecology & Environmental Assessment Plus Functional Biology of Marine Organisms Evolution & Biogeography of Marine Organisms or Invertebrate Biology Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Fisheries Science Marine Conservation Biology Plus two subjects selected from the following: Biological Oceanography Evolution & Ecology of Reef Fishes Life History & Evolution of Reef Corals Wetlands & Estuarine Ecosystems Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) including Coral Reef Ecology Design and Analyses in Ecological Studies *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is recommended for entry into a higher research degree. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.


Scott Hansen

Bachelor of Science (Zoology & Marine Biology), Graduated 2010

I was originally from Canberra and moved to Townsville to study Marine Biology because JCU is one of the world leaders in the field. When I started the course I really enjoyed the zoology components, so I decided to do a double major. In the first and second years of the Marine Biology course, we did lots of lab work and field trips to Magnetic Island. In third year, we spent time at JCU’s Orpheus Island research facility and studied reef fish. We are learning from some of the best scientists in the world and it’s wonderful being able to do something I love.

For Zoology we travelled to Borneo, Malaysia for two weeks, which was a real highlight. I implemented a research study on native bats and visited the Sepilok Orangutang Rehabilitation Centre.

years with the self-learning aspect becoming more important and course papers become more applicable. I also did some intensives which meant I completed some subjects more quickly.

The course is pretty full on, with over 20 hours of class time a week, plus you’re expected to do time outside those hours. But much of it is lab or group work, which is both enjoyable and interesting. The contact hours decrease in subsequent

Living on campus is excellent in first year because you meet heaps of interstate and international students and make new friends. Plus there are lots of college functions, the sporting side is great and you can walk to class. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Marine Biology – Advanced What is Marine Biology – Advanced? Careers at the cutting edge of marine biology research, conservation, and management increasingly require a high level of quantitative ability and analysis, plus a capacity to work within multidisciplinary teams. James Cook University has responded to this trend by introducing an advanced level of training within its Science programs. Course highlights

Professional recognition JCU Marine Biology (Advanced) graduates can apply to join a variety of professional organisations, including the Australian Marine Science Association, the Australian Coral Reef Society and numerous other specialist associations. Career opportunities Graduates of this course are prepared for careers in the high end of the job market in Marine Biology, including:

Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology Advanced) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC code:

Townsville on campus; full time or part time 3 years full time English, Chemistry, Maths B (minimum OP6) Not available Townsville 316231

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Introduction to Biological Processes Mathematical Techniques Diversity of Life Mathematical Foundations Level 2 Functional Biology of Marine Organisms Marine Ecology & Environmental Assessment Quantitative Methods in Science Plus two Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor)

This advanced program aims to provide graduates with the necessary skill base to become future leaders in the field of Marine Biology.

­• Environmental resource management with organisations such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and state environment departments

Plus one subject from the following: Evolution & Biogeography of Marine Organisms Invertebrate Biology

JCU is recognised around the world as a leading institution for Marine Biology studies. Its strong links with major research organisations and specialist facilities (including ready access to the neighbouring World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef) provide excellent opportunities to marine biology students.

• Conservation biology with major national and international conservation organisations such as the World Conservation Society, the World Wildlife Fund, and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Level 3 Four postgraduate subjects selected from the following: Biological Oceanography Evolution & Ecology of Reef Fishes Coral Reef Ecology Life History & Evolution of Reef Corals Design & Analyses in Ecological Studies Ecological Dynamics: An Introduction to Modelling Wetlands & Estuarine Ecosystems

Course overview JCU’s Marine Biology - Advanced provides greater emphasis on quantitative training and scientific writing skills with an interdisciplinary perspective, essential for leaders in science, conservation and management.

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• Research and teaching in universities and research institutions (with further study), such as the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), the CSIRO and state fisheries divisions, as well as their equivalents.

Plus two Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics or Physics subjects (contact Academic Advisor).

Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry into a higher research degree.


Thane Militz

Studying Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology and Aquaculture)

JCU has a worldwide reputation as a first-class university â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it also allows students to study marine biology and aquaculture as a double major, which is something that is not offered at all universities. The other thing that immediately appealed to me about JCU was the fact that it recognises and accepts acquired credit from other courses. Originally from Chicago, USA, I had completed some previous study back home, and it was a bonus for me that this credit could be used towards my current studies. At the moment Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing Honours, but I hope to go on to complete my PhD. From there it is my aim to eventually travel overseas to establish sustainable ornamental fisheries in developing countries. Developing countries account for about two thirds of the total export value of fresh and marine ornamental fish and, although

a niche market, this sector is a global component of international trade, fisheries, aquaculture and development. Marine Biology is the study of marine life and aquatic ecosystems, whereas Aquaculture concentrates more on the cultivation of aquatic organisms. Having knowledge and experience in both of these areas gives me a distinct edge on the competition when applying for prospective jobs after graduation. In preparation for job hunting, JCU offers Science students the opportunity to work with industry professionals throughout their studies in the form of volunteer

opportunities with professional mentors or university professors. The Science School staff - from technician to professor - are always available and willing to help. Practical experience on the reef is definitely the highlight of this course, and the main reason why JCU is the best place to study Marine Biology and Aquaculture. Not only do students get to learn about marine life in classroom tutorials and from dedicated and experienced professors, but they also get up close and personal with tropical fish, coral and marine ecosystems. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Marine Science What is Marine Science? Marine Science is the interdisciplinary study of the marine environment bringing together elements of marine biology, oceanography, marine geosciences and environmental management. Marine Scientists explore the make-up and dynamics of the world’s oceans and use their skills to: investigate and manage human impacts on the marine environment; understand and utilise ocean resources; and manage and protect our marine reserves. Course overview This is a multidisciplinary degree ensuring generic skills so students can respond to changes in the job market for marine science worldwide. The degree requires coursework in: Marine Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Chemistry. This program is designed for students who enjoy interdisciplinary science and want to package subjects to achieve particular skills outcomes. Course highlights JCU offers outstanding facilities for studies in Marine Science. Our research station on Orpheus Island and research vessels provide easy access to the Great Barrier Reef’s superb coral reefs, islands, seagrass beds and mangroves. Research aquariums and well-equipped laboratories support teaching and research at an advanced level. JCU is recognised around the world as a leading institution for Marine Science. Six of the world’s

top 10 coral reef biologists are at JCU. Students of this course are eligible to gain membership of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and are invited to information events, monthly meetings, and guest lectures. Professional recognition Graduates can apply to join the Australian Marine Science Association, the Australian Coral Reef Society and numerous other specialist associations. Career opportunities Graduates can pursue careers throughout the world with private and government agencies, or as private consultants in conservation policy and environmental management, impact assessment, tourism and education. Graduates with higher qualifications and research experience pursue research careers in universities or research organisations. Graduates in Marine Science, especially those who gain a higher qualification, have a good track record of obtaining employment in the following areas: ­• Environmental resource management ­• Educational and interpretive ventures in tourism • Research and teaching in universities and research institutions. An increasing number of graduates operate their own businesses in environmental impact assessment, environmental consultancies, tourism and education.

Bachelor of Marine Science Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville on campus; full time or part time 3 years full time English, Chemistry, Maths B Yes Townsville 316251

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Level 1 Introduction to Biological Processes Diversity of Life Environmental Processes & Global Change Statistics & Data Analysis or Mathematical Techniques Chemistry: A Central Science Plus two subjects from the following: Introduction to Plant Science Chemistry: Principles & Applications Evolution of the Earth Mathematical Foundations Introductory Marine Science Preparatory Physics Advanced Stream Physics Fundamental Physics Level 2 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Descriptive Physical Oceanography Plus two subjects from the following: Marine Chemistry & Chemical Ecology Introduction to Sedimentology Functional Biology of Marine Organisms Introduction to Sedimentology Marine Ecology & Environmental Assessment Plus four subjects selected from the following: Introduction to Aquaculture Synthesis & Structure in Chemistry Spectroscopy & Spectroscopic Methods Analytical Chemistry Australian Landscape Processes & Evolution From Icehouse to Greenhouse Mathematics for Scientists & Engineers Mathematical Methods & Differential Equations Evolution & Biogeography of Marine Organisms Invertebrate Biology Introduction to Electromagnetism Optics & Thermodynamics Level 3 Three subjects from the following: Advanced Marine Geoscience Technologies & Applications Managing Coastal & Marine Environments Conserving Marine Wildlife Coasts & Catchments: Geomorphology & Management Coral Reef Geomorphology Plus three subjects from the following: Biological Oceanography Fisheries Science Coral Reef Ecology Marine Conservation Biology Life History & Evolution of Reef Corals Ecological Dynamics: an Introduction to Modelling Plus two subjects from the following: Fluid Mechanics Applied Complex Variable Theory Classical Mechanics Oceanography & Meteorology Or other Aquaculture, Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Marine Biology or Physics subjects (contact Academic Advisor). *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

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Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) Campus: Townsville; Cairns (first year only) Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Townsville only Please note, mid-year entry students commence in June in Townsville with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mathematical Foundationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offered in Block Mode.

QTAC codes: What is Mathematics?

Course highlights

The rapid development of technology and the onset of the information age have made the study of mathematics and statistics increasingly important. The growth of computing has provided the basis for many mathematical developments. The world of commerce and economics also relies on the widespread use of mathematics and statistics, as do the fields of science and engineering.

While some students study mathematics for the beauty of the subject, increasingly students are choosing mathematics to facilitate understanding in a second discipline. At JCU, this second discipline may include physics, chemistry, the biological sciences or business and economics.

Course overview Mathematics and statistics are used in our understanding of the real world and in the solving of practical problems. At JCU, the course provides students with a broad range of skills to analyse problems from a quantitative perspective. A thorough understanding of calculus (including differential equations), linear algebra, numerical algorithms and statistics is developed, providing students with a skill-set that is useful in many disciplines.

Professional recognition Graduates may be eligible to become graduate members of the Australian Mathematical Society. Career opportunities Mathematics graduates are in high demand and well renumerated. Career paths include applied research (operations, econometrics, biometrics, market research, mathematical modelling, statistical diagnosis, actuarial science); fields where large data sets need to be organised, managed and analysed (oceanography, systems analysis, meteorology, engineering, finance); and mathematics teaching.

Townsville 316061; Cairns 326061

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Mathematical Foundations Mathematical Techniques Plus three Level 1 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 2 Statistics and Data Analysis 2 Mathematical Methods & Differential Equations Numerical Mathematics Plus five Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Applied Complex Variable Theory Numerical Methods Environmental & Biological Modelling Multivariate Statistical Methods Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.

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Microbiology What is Microbiology?

Course highlights

Microbiology is the study of organisms that are microscopic in size – some so small that they must be viewed with the aid of an electron microscope. The study of microorganisms and larger parasites is significant because many of these organisms are agents of disease; useful in biotechnology; central to DNA technology and molecular biology; helpful in keeping the planet habitable, and used in food processes.

JCU’s tropical setting provides a unique environment in which to study some of the microorganisms and larger parasites specific to the tropics. JCU has close links with The Townsville Hospital, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Oonoonba Veterinary Laboratory and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Vacation placements are encouraged.

Course overview

Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Society for Microbiology.

Microbiologists at JCU study the helpful and destructive association between microbes and animals, humans and plants, and investigate the relationships of these organisms in marine, freshwater, rainforest and savannah settings. Particularly important areas of study are bacteriology, virology and immunology. Students specialising in these areas are highly sought after in industry and the public sector.

Professional recognition

Career opportunities Microbiologists can seek rewarding careers in food and beverage manufacture, research and quality control, biotechnology, pollution monitoring and control, manufacture of pharmaceuticals, paints and cosmetics, extraction of ores in association with mining activities, agricultural, aquaculture and forestry industries, or veterinary and human medicine.

Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Not available QTAC codes: Townsville 316061

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Introductory Biochemistry & Microbiology or Introduction to Biological Processes Epidemiology or Fundamentals of Biology Epidemiology Level 2 Microbial Diversity Introductory Infectious Diseases & Immunobiology Marine Microbiology Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Four subjects selected from the following: Clinical Microbiology Aquatic Microbial Pathobiology Food Microbiology Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases Advanced Immunobiology General Pathobiology Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Students wishing to specialise in Clinical Microbiology should also select from: Genes, Genomes & Development General Pathobiology *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.

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Physics What is Physics? Physics is the study of the laws of nature – the how and why things behave as they do. Physics investigations range from the microscopic world of elementary particles to the cosmological scale of the universe, from the properties of material to the behaviour of living organisms. Physics is the fundamental discipline that provides the framework within which all other sciences and technologies are developed. Course overview Physics students at JCU have the opportunity to explore the applied fields of meteorology (the study of weather and climate) and oceanography (the study of the ocean and estuaries). Students benefit from JCU’s proximity to the dry and wet tropics, the Great Barrier Reef, and the tropical cyclone belt. Course highlights Physics at JCU provides high quality individual support for students in its undergraduate courses. The course includes small group practical and tutorial sessions, carefully designed computer-based learning for individual students, and regular and informal discussion sessions between staff and students.

Bachelor of Science (Physics) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B, Physics (or Maths C in lieu of Physics) Mid-year entry: Not available QTAC codes: Townsville 316061

Students are exposed to real world projects and industry practice through the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Antimatter-Matter Studies (CAMS) research nodes based at JCU. The research conducted within CAMS spans a broad range of fields in both experiment and theory ranging from fundamental electron-positron scattering to biophysics and radiochemistry. Professional recognition Graduates can apply to join the Australian Institute of Physics. Career opportunities

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Advanced Stream Physics Fundamental Physics Level 2 Structure of Matter Atomic & Nuclear Physics Introduction to Electromagnetism Optics & Thermodynamics Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Quantum Physics Statistical Mechanics & Transport Oceanography & Meteorology Electromagnetic Phenomena

Physics graduates can pursue careers in a wide range of industrial, scientific and educational occupations in fields such as health, meteorology, environmental monitoring, energy production, telecommunications, and computing. Research physicists require postgraduate qualifications and specialise in areas such as molecular physics, astronomy, marine physics, electromagnetic remote sensing, and gaseous electronics.

Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor)

Physics at JCU provides high quality individual support .

Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.

*Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance and consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11.

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Physiology & Pharmacology What is Physiology & Pharmacology?

in the medical field) and seek employment in health-related fields.

Physiology is the study of how living organisms function. It is concerned with the body fluids, cells, tissues and organs and how these individual parts are integrated.

Course highlights

Physiology incorporates aspects of biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, and the physical sciences. Pharmacology is the study of chemical agents or drugs, and the ways in which they affect living systems. In particular, it is concerned with the development of new drug therapies, as well as the improvement of existing treatments.

Physiology and Pharmacology at JCU is a dynamic and exciting field with many of our teaching and research programs gaining respect nationally and internationally. JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physiology and pharmacology program incorporates a high degree of hands-on science and extensive student-lecturer interaction is encouraged. The staff have developed an innovative teaching and research program which incorporates the latest technologies.

The pharmaceutical industry is increasingly investigating natural products as the basis for new drug treatments. Areas in high biodiversity, such as rainforests, are particularly attractive for researchers who are searching for novel chemicals that may serve as a basis for the development of drugs. JCU is able to take advantage of its unique setting alongside the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics for such research.

The physiology and pharmacology program has close links with local hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry and research bodies such as the Australian Institute of Marine Science, which has a marine natural products group. These affiliations mean that JCU students gain special opportunities to experience the application of physiology and pharmacology in a range of areas, including biomedical research and the development of new drug treatments.

Together, Physiology and Pharmacology are at the forefront of medical research, in understanding the complexities of how living organisms function and in the development of new medicines to affect living organisms.

Graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science (AAESS). AAESS accreditation may lead to provider number status in order that graduates may provide professional clinical exercise physiology services.

Course overview Physiology and Pharmacology at JCU focuses on human physiology from the molecular level through to the structure and function of the intact body. Human physiology is the foundation of health-related sciences such as medicine and nursing. Pharmacology aims to equip students to pursue biomedical research, undertake further studies (particularly

Career opportunities JCU physiology and pharmacology graduates are sought after by a range of employers from the pharmaceutical industry and biomedical research, to hospital laboratories, research organisations such as CSIRO, public health laboratories, and university teaching and research.

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Bachelor of Science (Physiology & Pharmacology) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Not available QTAC codes: Townsville 316061

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Introductory Human Anatomy & Histology Chemistry: Principles & Applications Level 2 Cell Regulation Medical Physiology 1 Medical Physiology 2 Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Advanced & Integrated Physiology Chemical Pharmacology Contemporary Research in Physiology Neurophermacology Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance, and consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is recommended for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.


Planning What is Planning? Planners decide the future land use of Australia and the design and appearance of its cities and towns, as well as their services, facilities and communities. Nationwide, there are many thousands of planners working for councils, planning companies (often in teams alongside engineers and architects), regional and state organisations and government departments, and in teaching and research. Course overview JCU’s Centre for Tropical Urban and Regional Planning aims to produce planners who can address the planning needs of the growing northern economy. JCU’s location alongside the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics rainforests, the Great Barrier Reef, and the fast-growing northern Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns – both of which have large tourist industries – provides a living laboratory for the study of the natural environment and economic development. Course highlights The degree provides a strong emphasis on the tropical, regional and urban environments, and as such is excellent preparation for a career anywhere in Australia or overseas. Students are exposed to real world projects and industry practice through JCU’s Centre for Disaster Studies, which is the only one of

Bachelor of Planning Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

its type in Queensland. The Centre has acted as the university’s face to the public and the professionals in the Emergency Management and Meteorology fields, city councils and other researchers since its establishment in 1979. Professional recognition JCU’s Bachelor of Planning is accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia. Career opportunities With a nationwide shortage of planners, there are plentiful opportunities for graduates as planners, policy makers, consultants, researchers and impact assessors for government agencies at federal, state and local levels, environmental planning firms and assessment consultants, property development companies, regional development organisations and non-government agencies (e.g. overseas aid organisations).

The degree is excellent preparation for a career anywhere in Australia or overseas.

Course structure* Level 1 Environmental Processes & Global Change Introduction to Planning Human Geography Plus four subjects from the following: Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective Our Space: Networks, Narrative & the Making of Place Economics for Sustainable Business IT Fundamentals Deviance, Crime & Society Perspectives on Criminology Youth Deviance Evolution of the Earth Environmental History Ecology & Australian Indigenous Cultures Australian Indigenous Politics Impact of change on Indigenous Peoples: A Global Perspective

Townsville, Cairns on campus; full time or part time 4 years full time English yes Townsville 316271; Cairns 326271

Course structure continued Level 1 continued Introduction to Biological Processes Effective Writing World History since 1900 Legal Institutions & Processes Legal Research, Writing & Analysis Legal Concepts Preparatory Mathematics Drawing Principles & Practices The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science Modelling Natural Systems Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology Australian People: Introduction to the Social Sciences New forms of Work, Organisation & Career Effective Drawing Level 2 Introduction to Environmental Economics Project Management Urban Geography & Design Australian Landscapes Processes & Evolution Cradle to Grave: Population Economy & Environment Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Environmental Law & Policy Statistics and Data Analysis or Qualitative Research Level 3 Environmental & Regional Planning Environmental Impact Assessment Indigenous Environmental Management Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management Disasters: Vulnerability, Mitigation & Planning or Natural Hazards Plus three subjects from the following: Youth Deviance Perspectives on Criminology Foundations of Natural Resource Management Managing Coastal & Marine Environments Environmental Impacts of Human Activities in Protected Areas Coastal & Catchment Geomorphology Advanced Geographic Information Systems Professional Planning Work Experience Environmental History Administrative Law Policy Analysis & Management Introduction to Tourism & the Environment Tourist Management Strategies New forms of Work, Organisation & Career Cost Benefit Analysis Destination Management & Planning Level 4 Planning Legislation & Professional Practice Professional Placement Urban Design Studio Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment Minor Project (Part One) Minor Project (Part Two) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

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Sustainability What is Sustainability? As humanity moves into the 21st century, it is encountering its greatest challenges. Habitat destruction, biodiversity decline, degradation of natural resources, widespread poverty and disease, energy, climate change (to name just a few) are all serious challenges in the current age. Sustainability and sustainable development offers the best prospect for moving humanity towards the creation of a more just and eco-friendly civil society. Course overview The degree is in an innovative and creative interdisciplinary degree utilising subjects in environmental science, marine and tropical biology, ecology, social science, business, law, anthropology and tourism, broadly grouped into three sustainability core themes (ecological, social and economic). Students will also complete a disciplinary major. Course highlights This degree produces graduates with the cross-disciplinary skills required to join the rapidly expanding green jobs sector. Students will gain a broad understanding of sustainability issues, combined with disciplinary competence that will enable them to influence policies, programs and corporate direction. The Bachelor of Sustainability is cross-faculty, incorporating conservation, ecology, planning, resource management, tourism, agriculture, ecology, environmental science, social sciences and

business. Subjects also take full advantage of the exceptional fieldwork facilities at JCU – from reef to rainforest – and students are also able to access a range of field courses at other universities to accelerate degree completion and gain exposure to other natural environments. Career opportunities The Bachelor of Sustainability at James Cook University is one of only a few undergraduate degree programs sufficiently innovative and multidisciplinary as to provide students with the opportunity to become sustainability practitioners. Graduates will have the opportunity to take on strategic and policy roles in both government and private industry. Prospective employers include all tiers of government, commerce and industry including: • Government planning and environmental departments • Cultural and natural heritage management • Environmental conservation and protection agencies • Land and water management • Natural resource management • Community development agencies • Commercial and resource industries, including mining • Environmental consultancies • Research organisations such as CSIRO and universities.

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Bachelor of Sustainability Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Cairns on campus; full time or part time 3 years full time English Yes 326511

Course structure* Level 1 Introduction to Biological Processes Introductory Ecology Environmental Processes & Global Change Human Geography Introduction to Sustainability Science, Nature & Understanding Human Rights & Social Issues Business, Environment & Society in the Tropics Plus one subject from the following: Preparatory Mathematics Diversity of Life Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Plus one subject from the following: Systems Modelling & Visualisation Economics for Sustainable Business Our Space: Networks, Narrative & the Making of Place Level 2 Culture, Knowledge & Environment Introduction to Environment Economics Cradle to Grave: Population, Economy & Environment The Case for Sustainability Plus one subject from the following: Project Management or Environmental Law & Policy Plus one subject from the following: Ecology & Conservation Ecology & Australian Indigenous Cultures Level 3 Conserving Tropical Rainforests Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment Sustainability in Practice Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice

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Level 2 Quantitative Methods in Biology Plus one subject from the following: From Icehouse to Greenhouse or Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Level 3 Select four subjects from the following: Environmental & Regional Planning Environmental Impact Assessment Indigenous Environmental Management Earth & Environmental Geochemistry Disasters: Vulnerability, Mitigation & Planning Professional Vacation Placement Conservation Biology Agroecology Tropical Agroforestry Biodiversity & Climate Change: Impact, Mitigation & Adaptation


Course structure* continued BUSINESS MAJOR

Level 2 Select two subjects from the following: Tourism & Leisure Management People Management Managing Consumer Markets Project Management Business Negotiation Level 3 Select four subjects from the following: Economic Growth & Sustainable Development Organisational Behaviour Strategic Entrepreneurship Management & Leadership Destination Management & Planning Management Accounting for Non-Accountants Employment Relations

SOCIAL SCIENCE MAJOR

Level 2 Select two subjects from the following: Ecology & Australian Indigenous Cultures Qualitative Research Social Survey Design & Analysis Globalisation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Historical Perspectives Environmental History Policy Analysis & Management Level 3 Select two subjects from the following: Asia Pacific Development: Culture & Globalisation Indigenous Family Wellbeing & Community Development Policy Analysis & Management Plus two subjects from any Level 3 AN, IA and PL subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 4 This is an optional Honours year, which will follow the Honours program of the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chosen discipline (24 credits) i.e. Science, Business or Social Science. *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

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Zoology

Bachelor of Science (Zoology) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 316061

What is Zoology?

Course highlights

Zoology is the study of the animal world: the ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology and behaviour of everything from protozoans to whales. It takes you from the laboratory to wide-ranging field studies. We investigate what animals are, where and how they adapt to their environments, how they react to environmental changes, and how they interact with plants and other animals. Where better to study Zoology than the richly biodiverse northern tropics of Queensland?

JCU is a remarkable place to study Zoology. It is well equipped to make the most of its ready access to the superb richness of the tropical fauna and diverse environments â&#x20AC;&#x201C; reef to rainforest, mangrove to mulga, and wetlands to savannah. We have modern laboratories and field stations in a variety of habitats.

Course overview Introductory subjects outline what makes animals work and how they function within the environment. Subjects in later years build on this, covering invertebrate animals as well as the great range of vertebrates with whom we share the planet. More specialised options cover particular groups of animals and how they behave, or about life in particular habitats, such as rainforests. Wildlife and its conservation is a popular field, as are herpetology and conservation genetics.

JCU houses many national research organisations, including the Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, the Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Ecology, and the Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility. This opens up fantastic opportunities for Zoology students. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Entomological Society, the Australian Society for Fish Biology or the Australian Mammal Society, depending on their specialisation. Career opportunities Zoologists work in ecological, educational and conservationrelated fields including national park management, faunal assessment and species conservation, pest and disease control, university teaching and research, museum collecting, research in zoos, and as self-employed consultants.

Course structure* Level 1 Compulsory subjects for the Bachelor of Science (see page 10) plus: Introduction to Biological Processes Introduction to Biodiversity Plus one Level 1 Science subject (contact Academic Advisor) Level 2 Australian Vertebrate Fauna Invertebrate Biology Plus one subject from the following: Ecological Genetics Ecology & Conservation Adaptation to Environmental Change Plus four Level 2 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) Level 3 Behavioural Ecology Wildlife Ecology & Management Select two subjects from the following: Conservation Biology Herpetology Ecological & Conservation Genetics Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo Plus four Level 3 Science subjects (contact Academic Advisor) *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is recommended for entry into a higher research degree. Science Advanced option This major is also available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced). This option is designed for high-achieving students who wish to explore Science more deeply and gain experience with research groups and organisations. For more information see page 11. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws.

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Zoology & Ecology What is Zoology & Ecology?

Course highlights

A major in Zoology & Ecology combines the detailed study of animals with studies of how plants and animals interact with each other and with their surrounding environments.

Uniquely located between two World Heritage-listed regions – the Wet Tropics Region with its rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef – JCU’s Cairns campus is ideally located to study the natural world. JCU prides itself on the range of field trips on offer that allow students to get hands-on experience in this region of outstanding natural beauty. We have modern laboratories and field stations in a variety of habitats and locations, where students are taught field skills to complement their theoretical knowledge. Lecturing staff are also actively undertaking their own ground-breaking research in these same locations, thus providing students with the opportunity to interact with these programs during the development of their own research skills.

Combined, these disciplines are responsible for much of our understanding of the biological world, from how ecosystems function, through to what determines how animals and plants respond to environmental change. Because of this, they underpin the sustainable management of our environment, and provide the knowledge and skills needed to identify and manage the impacts of humans in natural systems – from the conservation of threatened species, to the management of commerciallyharvested wildlife and the control and eradication of exotic pests. Course overview The course comprises a series of core subjects that provide the essential theoretical framework and technical skills needed to be a practicing professional ecologist. Students supplement this core with a range of elective subjects that expand their understanding of specific habitats, plant and animal groups, theoretical concepts, or technical skills. Electives can be chosen with a biological emphasis, but can also include subjects on physical environmental processes, conservation and management planning, and/ or sustainability science.

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Career opportunities Our graduates find employment locally, nationally and internationally in any position that examines, quantifies or assesses the impacts of humans on the biological world. This includes as environmental scientists/officers/consultants, and researchers or academics in environmental consultancy firms, local, state or federal government management agencies, universities, and government or commercial research organisations.

Bachelor of Science (Zoology and Ecology) Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English, Chemistry, Maths B Please note, if you do not have these prerequisites, an entry option is to enrol in the Bachelor of Science (General) major and transfer after completing the appropriate core subjects. Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: 326061

Course structure* Level 1 Introductory Ecology Diversity of Life Level 2 Ecology: Distribution, Abundance & Diversity Evolutionary Biology Level 3 Conservation Biology Ecological Research Methods Select two subjects of specified Level 2 subjects: Adapting to Environmental Challenges Invertebrate Biology Restoration Ecology PLUS Select two subjects of specified Level 3 subjects: Agroecology Field Ecology Tropical Flora of Australia Tropical Entomology Venomous Australian Animals *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Honours An Honours program is available for students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an additional year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is recommended for entry into a higher research degree. Joint degrees Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU this degree can be combined with: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Laws


Joint degrees Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science Why combine Science and Arts? Broaden your career horizons by combining Science with an Arts major. For example, studying a language could lead to work with scientists from different countries and cultures; Journalism can lead to a career in science writing or editing; Psychology could open up a whole world of research possibilities. The options are almost limitless.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)-Bachelor of Science Why combine Science and Education? Secondary science teachers are in great demand. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard about the skill shortages in education and teaching in general; the shortages are even greater for science teachers. Enjoy the best of both worlds as you combine your in-depth science knowledge with the ability to teach and inspire the next generation of budding scientists.

Bachelor of Engineering -Bachelor of Science Why combine Science and Engineering? If you combine Science and Engineering, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll learn how to design and apply practical solutions to solve the big issues facing our planet. Depending on your Science and Engineering majors, your enhanced skills and perspectives will prepare you for high-level careers in communication technologies, natural resource management and manufacturing and construction industries.

Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Laws Why combine Science and Law? Ever wondered about the ethical implications of genetic engineering, who owns the rights to a new scientific discovery or who is legally responsible for environmental issues? Combining Science with Law can open up many and varied career paths including, but not limited to: private legal practice, intellectual property and patent law, environmental law, forensic law, genetics, climate change policy, biotechnology research and industries, and actuarial and insurance industries.

Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Science Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns (depending on major) full-time or part time 4 years full time English plus requirements for Science major Yes (depending on science major) Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)-Bachelor of Science Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns (depending on major) full time or part time 4.5 years full time English plus requirements for Science major Yes (depending on science major) Townsville 313111; Cairns 323111

Bachelor of Engineering-Bachelor of Science Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns (first year only) full time or part time 5 years full time English; Maths B plus requirements for Science major Yes (commencing in mid-June) Townsville 314051; Cairns 324051 (first year only)

Bachelor of Science-Bachelor of Laws Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns (depending on Science major) full time or part time 5 years full time English plus requirements for Science major Yes (depending on science major) Townsville 311061; Cairns 321061

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Alternative entry pathways Bridging subjects Can help you gain prerequisite subjects required for entry into specific courses.

James Cook University has a commitment to make university education accessible and achievable for a wider range of people in our region. If it has been a while since you finished school, or if you do not have the academic entry requirements for the course you want to study, there are other entry options available to you. Below is a brief overview of some of the alternative entry pathways available at JCU – please contact the Student Enquiry Centre for further information. JCU Pathway College James Cook University, The Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE and Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE have entered into an exciting partnership to provide students who: did not get the results they needed for University entry; did not complete school and would like to pursue further study; are mature-aged and wish to return to study but are unsure of their skills or; have taken some study at TAFE but would like to undertake further study at university. JCU Pathway College has a variety of pathways, which confidently lead students into their chosen university degree and career, providing them with the extra support they require to achieve this. The JCU Pathway College offers a 6-month intensive Foundation Program, and from 2013 will offer a range of diplomas, which will provide guaranteed entry into the second year of the relevant JCU undergraduate degree.

Diploma of Science This is a flexible, 1-year introductory course available to those who would like to enter science degrees at JCU but may not have the required academic prerequisites. On successful completion of the diploma, students will be eligible to apply for entry into many Bachelor of Science courses at JCU, and may receive advanced standing for some subjects successfully

completed. Subjects are available from JCU’s wide range of Science study areas. Students should speak with the Faculty Registrar or Associate Faculty Registrar to devise a suitable study program to meet their goals. Contact the Student Enquiry Centre, Freecall (from within Australia) 1800 246 446.

Course structure* Core subjects Preparatory Chemistry Preparatory Mathematics Options Select six subjects from the following: Introductory Human Anatomy & Histology Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology Introduction to Biological Processes Diversity of Life Chemistry: A Central Science Chemistry for the Natural Sciences Molecular Chemistry Effective Writing Evolution of the Earth Engineering 1 Computing for Engineers Engineering Dynamics

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Six-month Tertiary Access Course (TAC) This preparatory course is for students who have not completed high school, or who do not have the academic entry requirements to enrol in some undergraduate courses at JCU. Diploma courses Diploma courses are 1-year study programs (or longer if taken part time) designed for students who may not meet the academic entry requirements for their preferred degree. Alternative entry with QTAC The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) offers alternative entry options, to show that non-school leaver applicants can have reasonable prospects of success in a course. Visit the QTAC website for further information on Alternative Entry: www.qtac.edu.au/ApplyingNonYear12/AlternativeEntry.html

Diploma of Science Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full time or part time 1 year full time None Yes 316191 Townsville; 326191 Cairns

Electric Circuits Environmental Processes & Global Change Epidemiology Mathematical Foundations Mathematical Techniques Statistics & Data Analysis 1 Introductory Marine Science (Townsville) Preparatory Physics Astronomy: Evolution of the Universe Advanced Stream Physics Fundamental Physics Introduction to Physiology & Pharmacology Science: Nature, Knowledge & Understanding Systems Modelling & Visualisation Introductory Ecology Introduction to Biodiversity Functional Ecology Introduction to Sustainability *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change.

Disclaimer: This publication is intended as a general guide and does not bind James Cook University (‘the University’) or any state or federal government department. Information is correct at the time of printing and the University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete any course or admission requirement, mode of delivery, fee or other arrangement without prior notice. Scholarships and grants are subject to change and are awarded in accordance with conditions imposed by the University from time to time. All costs quoted are in Australian dollars ($AUD). The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage a person suffers because that person has relied on any information within this guide.


Science courses summary BACHELOR DEGREE Majors

Prerequisite information

Years (full time)

Mid-Year entry

OP/ RANK

Townsville

Cairns

BIOTECHNOLOGY

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316221

BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316341

-

no

17/65

15

-

yes

17/66

GEOLOGY

English (Chemistry and Maths B recommended)

3

16

316311

326311*

yes

17/65

GEOLOGY (Graduate entry)

Bachelor degree in any science field (excluding Geology or Earth Sciences) at JCU or another university

26

2

316421

-

yes

-

27

MARINE SCIENCE PLANNING

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316251

-

yes

10/81

32

English

4

316271

326271

yes

17/65

SCIENCE

37

see major

3

see major

see major

see major

see major

10

General

English

3

316371

326371

yes

17/65

22

Aquaculture

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316381

-

yes

16/67

12

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

no

16/67

14

Chemistry

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061*

no

16/67

17

Ecology & Conservation

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

yes

16/67

18

Environmental & Marine Geosciences

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061

yes

16/67

20

Environmental Management

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316391

326391

yes

16/67

19

Genetics & Genomics

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

no

16/67

21

Geography

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061

yes

16/67

23

Geology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061*

yes

16/67

24

Marine Biology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

yes

16/67

28

Marine Biology (Advanced)

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316231

-

no

6/90

30

Mathematics

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061*

TSV only

16/67

33

Microbiology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

no

16/67

34

Physics

English; Maths B; Chemistry; Physics (or Maths C)

3

316061

-

no

16/67

35

Physiology & Pharmacology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

no

16/67

36

Zoology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

yes

16/67

40

Zoology & Ecology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

-

326061

yes

tba

42

see major

3

see major

see major

no

6/90

11

Aquaculture

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316401

-

no

6/90

12

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

no

6/90

14

Chemistry

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361*

no

6/90

17

Ecology & Conservation

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

no

6/90

18

Environmental & Marine Geosciences

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361

no

6/90

20

Environmental Management

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361

no

6/90

19

SCIENCE (ADVANCED)

Campuses and QTAC codes

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Genetics & Genomics

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

no

6/90

21

Geography

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361

no

6/90

23

Geology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361*

no

6/90

24

Mathematics

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361*

no

6/90

33

Microbiology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

no

6/90

34

Physics

English; Maths B; Chemistry; Physics (or Maths C)

3

316611

-

no

6/90

35

Physiology & Pharmacology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

no

6/90

36

Zoology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

no

6/90

40

Zoology & Ecology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

-

326361

no

6/90

42

SUSTAINABILITY

English

3

-

326511

yes

tba

38

Business

English

3

-

326511

yes

tba

38

Science

English

3

-

326511

yes

tba

38

Social Science

English

3

-

326511

yes

tba

38

Cairns

Mid -year entry

OP/RANK

4

311031

321031

yes†

19/62

43

4.5

313111

323111

yes†

16/67

43

English; Maths B^

5

314051

324051*

yes†

12/76

43

English^

5

311061

321061

yes†

15/69

43

Prerequisite information

SCIENCE-ARTS

English^

SCIENCE-EDUCATION (Secondary)

English

SCIENCE-ENGINEERING SCIENCE-LAWS

Years (full time)

Campuses and QTAC codes Townsville

JOINT BACHELOR DEGREE

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Please note, campus availability of joint degrees with majors depends on the major chosen. All Bachelor of Science majors are available as a joint degree except for the General program.

Diploma Science * first year only ** first two years only tba = to be announced

Years (full time)

Prerequisite information English †

depending on science major chosen

1 ^

Campuses and QTAC codes Townsville

Cairns

Mid -year entry

OP/RANK

ww316191

326191

yes

20/61

plus requirements for science major chosen

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