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Research and Coursework Postgraduate Programs

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Faculty of Science and Engineering Introduction 2 James Cook University

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Campus life

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Accommodation 7 Library and information technology resources

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Support services

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Flexible study options and study requirements

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Graduate Research School

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Postgraduate pathways

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Entry requirements

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How to apply

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Study costs

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Financial assistance

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Faculty of Science and Engineering

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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

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School of Marine and Tropical Biology

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Introduction James Cook University was established over 40 years ago as Australia’s university for the tropics. It was a far-sighted move. A vast geographic zone, the tropics is now home to more than 40 per cent of the world’s population and supports 80 per cent of its biodiversity. Its share of world economic output is growing rapidly. Once dubbed by Aristotle as ‘the torrid zone’, the tropics is rapidly emerging as a global focus for some of the critical challenges and opportunities of our time. James Cook University is playing a key role in creating a brighter future for life in the tropics worldwide. The university is a global leader in tropics research, and as a result is ranked

Professor Sandra Harding Vice-Chancellor and President

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among the top four percent of higher education institutions in the world. The University’s work is focussed around four themes: • tropical ecosystems and environment • industries and economies in the tropics • people and societies in the tropics • tropical health, medicine and biosecurity. JCU postgraduate coursework and research programs are informed by the most recent research, and many of our academics enjoy international standing. If you want to make a difference in your field, James Cook University is the right choice. I hope you can join us at one of our three tropical campuses – in Cairns, Singapore or Townsville.


Tropic of Cancer

Equator

Our tropical campuses

Tropic of Capricorn

Singapore

Cairns Townsville

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The tropics*

* It’s what James Cook University

calls the future.

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James Cook University One of the world’s leading academic and research institutions James Cook University (JCU) is a dynamic university of global standing and Queensland’s second-oldest university. The University’s distinctive character is linked to its location in the tropics, and many courses include tropical and global perspectives.

The Faculty performed above world standard for biological sciences, inorganic chemistry, earth sciences, fisheries sciences, geochemistry, geology and material engineering.

With main campuses located in Townsville, Cairns and Singapore, and study centres in Mount Isa, Mackay and Thursday Island, JCU hosts more than 20,000 students, with 24 per cent studying at postgraduate level or involved in research. A Brisbane campus, operated by Russo Higher Education, delivers courses to international students on behalf of JCU.

JCU’s research is focussed on creating a brighter future for the tropics world wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. The University is committed to in-depth, high-impact research and relevant postgraduate coursework, particularly in issues of critical importance to northern Australia and the tropical world.

Global academic ranking

JCU enjoys an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research, particularly in environmental and earth sciences, coral reef ecology, climate change, marine science, terrestrial ecology, fisheries and aquaculture, tropical health, and tourism studies.

JCU is ranked in the top four per cent of universities in the pre-eminent global rankings system, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (AWRU)1. In 2012, Thomson Reuters ranked JCU in the top 50 universities in the world in ecology and environmental sciences; the second-highest ranked Australian university overall2. JCU is ranked as the fifth top Australian research institution and thirtieth in the Asia Pacific in the prestigious Nature Publishing Index3. In addition, JCUs Faculty of Science and Engineering has the highest rating possible for research performance in environmental science and management, ecological applications and environmental sciences, as measured by the Australian Excellence in Research (ERA) ratings4.

Research strengths

Research at JCU is grouped around four broad themes:

Respected courses and teachers JCU offers more than 120 postgraduate courses spanning the arts, business, creative arts, education, engineering, health sciences, information technology, law, medicine, sciences, social sciences and veterinary sciences. Postgraduate coursework programs are accredited by industry and professional associations. Over the past six years, JCU academics have been awarded 47 national awards for teaching excellence from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council5.

Pathway to success JCU received five stars under the ‘success in getting a job’ category, in The Good Universities Guide 2012. Postgraduate students at JCU enjoy a friendly and supportive environment and access to lecturers and advisors is more readily available than in many larger universities.

• Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change

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AWRU 2012, (www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2012.html)

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Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators

• Industries and Economies in the Tropics

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• Peoples and Societies in the Tropics

www.natureasia.com/en/publishing-index/pdf/NPI2012_AsiaPacific.pdf#page=24

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• Tropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity.

Australian Research Council, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) National Report 2012

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now called Office for Learning and Teaching

In 2012 total research-related income at JCU was $65 million.

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Campus life A complete university experience When you choose to study at a James Cook University (JCU) campus or study centre, you will be immersed in educational and research excellence. You’ll also experience tropical environments that are among the most beautiful in the world. There are also opportunities to study at one of JCU’s Singapore campuses, or to move between campuses in Australia and Singapore.

Cairns campus Situated in Cairns, a modern, cosmopolitan city of more than 170,000 people, JCU’s Cairns campus welcomes over 4,000 students into a learning community with state-of-the-art study and research facilities. The campus is set in beautiful grounds in the shadow of World Heritage-listed tropical rainforests, with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef. Idyllic Cairns and its surrounding suburbs offer a diverse range of tourism activities, along with plenty of inviting beaches, treks, adventure activities, diving, boating, shops, restaurants, cafés, and accommodation to suit all budgets.

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Singapore campuses

Brisbane campus

In its amazing island metropolis of five million people, JCU’s Singapore campuses offer students the enormous benefits of studying in the heart of Southeast Asia’s commercial, technological, financial, and academic hub. There are two campuses, where students have access to every modern facility required to support their learning in business, marketing, tourism, information technology, psychology, guidance and counselling.

The JCU campus in Brisbane, operated by Russo Higher Education delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business and information technology to international students, on behalf of the University.

Townsville campus Townsville is a vibrant and welcoming coastal city that offers its 180,000-plus residents and many visitors a wide range of modern living amenities, along with many outdoor, sporting and tourism opportunities. Townsville has easy access to natural wonders including the Great Barrier Reef. JCU Townsville’s 38-hectare parkland campus offers modern research and teaching facilities, on campus colleges and halls of residence, and well-equipped sporting and fitness facilities to more than 13,000 students.

Mount Isa, Mackay and Thursday Island Students living in rural and remote areas can study a diverse range of programs delivered at JCU study centres. To learn more about JCU campuses and study centres, we invite you to visit www.jcu.edu.au/about/campuses


Accommodation Your accommodation options will depend on availability, your budget and your individual preferences. Townsville and Cairns are large regional cities with a range of housing options for students. JCU also facilitates accommodation for students who are on clinical placement as part of their Health Sciences degree at our study centres across North Queensland.

Start looking asap The Accommodation Support Service facilitates your online application process for on-campus living in the colleges and halls on the Townsville campus. Competition is strong for accommodation on campus, so it is best to submit your online application and pay your registration fee early. You are welcome to also contact the colleges and halls directly and discuss their facilities. The Accommodation Support Service also maintains an online database of private rental and share accommodation in houses, units, granny flats, full board and caretaker arrangements in both Cairns and Townsville.

Homestay with a family

Cairns campus

Staying with a local family in their home is another option that suits some students, there are also options for a short-term housing arrangement. For more information see the JCU Accommodation website.

Off-campus accommodation

Townsville campus Living on campus

Approximately 1,475 students live in student halls and colleges on campus. Most colleges offer full-board accommodation, providing three meals a day. Some have self-catering options, where you cook for yourself. Student halls and colleges provide: • A single study/bedroom furnished with bed, desk, chair, bookshelves, wardrobe, phone connection • Internet access and email address. Additional facilities may include computer rooms, televisions, laundry, sport and recreation resources, and tutorial support.

Search the options and apply online at www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

The halls and colleges are listed herein and you can contact them directly or visit the Accommodation Service website for links.

Making a decision

Colleges

Here are some things to think about when you are deciding where to live: • Do you want to live with other students? • Do you want to live on campus or off campus? • If you want to live on campus, have you registered your interest as early as possible to avoid disappointment? • Do you want to cook your own meals, or have someone else cook for you? • How much do the different housing options cost? What’s your budget? • Do you want to walk to university?

What does it cost? 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) can range from $280 to $400. Rental and share accommodation in Cairns and Townsville can cost anywhere from $120 per week for a room in a share apartment or house.

Help with costs 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. www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships

There are three colleges on the JCU Townsville campus. Most colleges offer full board, with three meals a day. There are single room and share options, with a range of prices. Colleges are: • Saints Catholic College (incorporating the former colleges of St Raphael and St Paul) www.cathcollegesjcu.edu.au <saintcatholiccolleges@jcu.edu.au>

Cairns is an internationally recognised premier tourist destination. There are many commercial accommodation providers offering short- and long-term accommodation, as well as share house and homestay options. To check options, visit our website (see below). Our two preferred off-campus options are within 400 metres of campus, making it an easy walk to uni. Cairns Student Lodge Fully-catered accommodation for 225 students. (07) 4057 1111 <info@studentlodge.com.au> www.studentlodge.com.au The Beaches Luxury apartments: www.the-beaches.com.au Share house/private rental accommodation

If you think you would like to live in a share house, we recommend you contact Cairns Sharehouse, a private business that professionally manages share facilities for students in houses, units and apartments around Cairns. (07) 4041 1875 <info@cairns-sharehouse.com> www.cairns-sharehouse.com

Singapore campuses On arrival in Singapore, most students choose to stay in an off-campus student hostel. A student hostel provides a good level of accommodation at a reasonable cost, and gives students the time they need to make a well-informed decision on long-term accommodation.

• St Mark’s College www.stmarks.jcu.edu.au <stmarks@jcu.edu.au>

<accommodation-singapore@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

• The John Flynn College www.johnflynn.org <info@johnflynn.org>

JCU Accommodation Support Service

Halls of residence

There are four non-denominational, on-campus halls housing 770 students. Options include full board and self-catering, single- and twin-share rooms, and townhouses. Some wheelchair accessible self-catering units are available.

Further information (07) 4781 4148 +61 7 4781 4148 <accommodation@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

• University Hall • George Roberts Hall • Western Courts • Rotary International House. Enquire via www.jcu.edu.au/jcuhalls/halls or <JCUHalls@jcu.edu.au>

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Library and information technology resources The best of everything Online teaching support LearnJCU is JCU’s online teaching resource. LearnJCU brings together study materials and interactive functions for students, including: • Subject outlines • Assessment details • Reading lists and useful links • Appropriate items in the library including textbooks, articles, lecture notes, podcasts and past exams • Interactive resources including discussion forums with your lecturer and class mates, live chat, and your own webpage.

Manage online enrolment eStudent is the portal to allow you to manage your personal details and enrolment and fee information. You can also check your exam results on eStudent.

More online services The StudentsOnline service brings together various functions, including allowing you to make top-up payments to your printing and photocopying balances, and view timetables.

Computer and copying services At JCU, you’ll have a computer account to access email and the internet, with an on-campus monthly quota. There are more than 1,000 computers for students to use on our campuses and study centres, and the main computer laboratories in Townsville and Cairns are open 24 hours a day. Wireless zones in the library and around the Cairns and Townsville campuses let you access the web from your own laptop or device.

Library services The JCU library collection is impressive, with more than 525,000 items located either at the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library at our Townsville campus or at the Cairns campus library. Students on either campus may request items from the other location for loan via the online Library catalogue, Tropicat. Books can be reserved or loans extended online. You can also register to receive library alerts by SMS on your mobile 8 | Enquiries 1800 246 446 | www.jcu.edu.au

phone. Off-campus library services are available to JCU students living further than 50 kilometres from either the JCU Townsville or Cairns campuses.

Shops and discounts

The Library’s extensive collections of electronic resources, including full-text journals, databases, and eBooks, are available 24/7, on and off campus. Both libraries are great places to meet with others and to study. There are extensive opening hours, wireless facilities for laptop users, individual and group working spaces, and plenty of computer workstations.

Members of the JCU Students’ Association can buy computers (and lots more) at discount rates. Find out more at: www.unidiscounts.com.au

The new Information Commons provide 24/7 study and computer access at the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library. Our friendly librarians will help you make the most of your library, including assisting with your research queries and showing you how to access and use the many online resources.

Why the ‘Eddie Koiki Mabo’ Library? Eddie Mabo (1936-1992) was an Indigenous Australian from the Torres Strait Islands. In the 1970’s he worked at James Cook University, and it was there that he became aware that the law did not recognise his people’s ownership of the land they had lived on for thousands of years. Mabo was a key Indigenous leader of a long struggle for land rights that culminated in a High Court of Australia decision that overturned the legal doctrine of ‘terra nullius’ (land belonging to no-one). JCU Townsville’s library has been named in his honour.

Free computing and library help All students can access free computing and library support through InfoHelp. Accessing InfoHelp will help you with any library services or computer-related issues. For example, InfoHelp can advise you on setting up your laptop to access services such as JCU wireless, CopyPrint, or free anti-virus updates. Our librarians can help you to locate and cite resources for your research or coursework. InfoHelp is available by phone, online or in person at the Cairns and Townsville libraries. Visit the Library home page at: www.jcu.edu.au/library

JCU bookshops on Townsville and Cairns campuses sell software at education prices.


Support services A positive university experience AccessAbility services

Counselling

Learning skills

AccessAbility Services is a confidential support service for students with a temporary or permanent disability, injury, illness or health condition. The service provides access to technical assistance, help to negotiate teaching, assessment alternatives and assistance with tutors and note takers. Contact a JCU AccessAbility support adviser before starting study if you need to discuss your support needs.

The Counselling Service offers a confidential, free service at both Townsville and Cairns campuses, providing personal counselling for a range of academic and personal problems.

Learning advisers provide online and face-to-face workshops, consultations and study resources to improve organisational skills, writing skills, reading and notetaking, oral presentations and referencing. Individual and group support is available for International students and students from non-English speaking backgrounds.

www.jcu.edu.au/counselling

Elite athletes and coaches

The Service helps students with on- and offcampus accommodation options, see page 7.

JCU is a member of the National Network of Elite Athlete Friendly Universities (NNEAFU). Member universities provide support and flexibility for students who formally identified elite athletes or coaches, enabling them to successfully combine their academic and sporting aspirations while studying at JCU.

www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

www.jcu.edu.au/eliteathletes

Careers and employment

English language skills

www.jcu.edu.au/accessability

Accommodation service

The Careers and Employment Service provides workshops, support and information on careers, employment and further study. It liaises with employer groups and hosts an annual Careers Fair on the Townsville and Cairns campuses. The Service also offers a job search website, CareerHub, for students and graduates. www-public.jcu.edu.au/careers

There are English Language Centres (ELCs) on both Cairns and Townsville campuses. These centres are operated by the United Institute of Language (UIL@JCU, CRICOS Provider Code 02529F, ABN 61103721759).

Indigenous students

www-public.jcu.edu.au/learningskills

Medical services There are a range of medical services available in Townsville and Cairns, some on campus while others are located nearby off campus. In Townsville the UniHealth Medical Centre operates from the Townsville Hospital, opposite the campus. In Cairns there is a medical centre opposite the campus. www.jcu.edu.au/student/support

Graduate Research School: supporting research students JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Graduate Research School administers all research degrees at JCU and assists research students to achieve their research goals. Services include research scholarshipsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; information, an induction service, a research skills program, a statistical consulting service, ethics information, annual surveys of all research students and advisor training.

A multi-faith chaplaincy service is available on the Townsville and Cairns campuses, providing spiritual and religious support.

The School of Indigenous Australian Studies (SIAS) has facilities, including computer rooms and common room areas in Townsville and Cairns for all Indigenous students at JCU. An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Liaison Officer is based at the Townsville Library.

www.jcu.edu.au/multifaithchaplaincy

www.jcu.edu.au/sias

Student welfare

Childcare

International students

The Townsville campus has its own professionally staffed childcare centre and a number of private centres adjoin the campus. In Cairns, there are three centres close to the campus and several others in neighbouring suburbs.

James Cook International provides support for all international students studying at JCU.

This service engages with students on an individual or group basis to enable students to develop capacity and resources to solve problems that may occur during their time as a student of the university. These may include academic, advocacy, accommodation, financial, legal, drug and alcohol, welfare, health, emotional and social issues.

Chaplaincy

www.jcu.edu.au/student/support

Conference travel assistance Postgraduate students can get assistance with conference travel if related to their research. Students should contact their faculty office for information.

www.jcu.edu.au/international

JCU Student Association The JCU Student Association, including the Postgraduate Student Association, manages a range of facilities and support services for its student members including student clubs, sport and recreation services, welfare advice and student discounts. Membership is voluntary with an annual membership fee.

www.jcu.edu.au/grs

www.jcu.edu.au/ease

Further info For links to these services and more, visit the Future Students site: www.jcu.edu.au/future

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Flexible study options and study requirements JCU understands that flexibility is important for students. Programs include part-time options, online subjects, after-hours lectures, weekend workshops and short, on-campus intensives. For coursework students, many postgraduate subjects are available in a range of delivery modes. For research students, there are parttime and off-campus options.

Coursework study

Subjects and credit points explained

Coursework programs use a system of credit points. A full-time study load for an academic year at JCU is 24 credit points. Most subjects have a value of three credit points. A graduate certificate, for example, requires the completion of 12 credit points, or four different three-credit point subjects. To check the credit point value of a subject, look at the final digit of its code. For example:

Postgraduate coursework studies are flexible. You decide on the number of subjects you can manage in each study period (or semester) and enrol appropriately. Provided you follow the approved course structure, you can work through the course requirements part time, fitting your studies around work and personal commitments. This may mean cutting back on the number of subjects in some study periods when you have heavy work commitments, and making up subjects next study period, perhaps including subjects offered by block or intensive mode.

• ED5911:03 Education for Sustainability is worth three credit points

Subject delivery modes

Assessment

For greater flexibility, many of our postgraduate coursework programs include subjects with a variety of delivery modes. The four subject delivery modes at JCU are explained below.

Each subject will have its own assessment requirements, which may include written assignments, presentations, group assignments, participation in tutorials, exams, field work/ practical work, special projects, or dissertations. To view assessment information for each subject, visit the Subject Studyfinder website: www.jcu.edu.au/subjects.

Internal mode: requires regular attendance at classes on campus over most weeks of a study period. Internal mode subjects offered for Study Period 1 or 2 (the main study periods) are generally 13 weeks in duration. Block mode: requires attendance at classes held in block or intensive teaching sessions, on or off campus. Classes may, for example, take place over one-week or two-week intensive blocks; from 9.00am to 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday for consecutive weekends; or several evenings per week.

• EL5505:06 Master Class in Writing 1 is worth six credit points. Some course descriptions refer to subject levels or subjects that are available at a certain Level of the course. The subject level is also indicated in the subject code and is represented by the start of the number in the code. For example, ED5911:03 is a Level-5 subject. To view subject information, visit our Subject Studyfinder website: www.jcu.edu.au/subjects

Study requirements

As a postgraduate student, you will need to develop a study pattern that suits your lifestyle and commitments, and be disciplined about adhering to it.

Limited attendance mode: requires some attendance at classes on campus, combined with flexible delivery of course materials and, in some cases, professional placements. Flexible delivery can include online delivery, print material or other technologies.

For a full-time student, each 3-credit-point subject will require a quarter of your available time and effort. Full-time students can reasonably expect the workload, including teaching and non-teaching hours of lectures, tutorials and study, will be at least 40–48 hours per week. For part-time students, this equates to at least 12 hours per week for each 3-creditpoint subject.

External mode: requires no on-campus attendance. All learning materials are offered via flexible delivery using a combination of online delivery, print material or other technologies. There may be an optional on-campus residential component.

You will be expected to understand and apply theories and concepts, and to critically examine different viewpoints for your assessment work. Making time for library research and independent study is also important, along with active participation in class discussions.

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Higher degrees by research Research higher degree candidates commence their research early in their candidature, and need to be comfortable working independently from the beginning. Most universities have a rigorous hurdle termed ‘confirmation of candidature’ within the first 12 months. The process normally includes the acquisition of necessary technical and methodological skills, completion of any required coursework subjects, completion of an adequate amount of research, submission of a significant piece of writing, and a public presentation on the project, culminating in a formal review of progress and project plans by a confirmation committee. Research masters or doctoral students also have to complete other milestones including: annual progress reports, a mid-candidature review, and a pre-completion evaluation. JCU’s research higher degree programs emphasise the development of transferable generic skills. Our research skills program is designed to assist candidates develop the skills required for their chosen career as well as the skills needed to complete a research degree. International research students also take the SKIP program (Skills for International Postgraduates) to assist them to get their thesis started and meet their confirmation of candidature milestone. Special assistance is also available to students whose first language is not English. Research students report the outcomes of their research in a thesis, which is externally examined. The thesis length and structure will vary according to the study area. Research masters and doctoral theses (dissertations) are externally examined, and about half the examiners are from outside Australia. These arrangements ensure that JCU graduate degrees are of international standard.

Further info Subject information To view subject information, including delivery modes and assessment information, visit our Subject Studyfinder site: www.jcu.edu.au/subjects Research students JCU’s Graduate Research School: <grs@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/office/grs


Graduate Research School The Graduate Research School (GRS) is part of the JCU Division of Research and Innovation, and is responsible for the overall administration of higher degrees by research at JCU, including the management of research degree candidature, scholarship management, and development and implementation of policy. The GRS provides a number of services to higher degree by research candidates, advisors and staff of the University, and is based on the Townsville campus, with contacts at the Cairns campus. The GRS assists prospective students with information on the entry requirements for research degrees, the application process, and scholarships. The Service also processes the applications for research degrees and scholarships, and enrols commencing students. Students interested in applying for a research degree should see the information for prospective students on the GRS website: www.jcu.edu.au/grs

The GRS website includes information on making an enquiry, applying for candidature and scholarships, identifying potential advisors, milestones and requirements and support for HDR candidates.

Further info Graduate Research School Phone: (07) 4781 5861 <grs@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

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Postgraduate pathways Postgraduate study at JCU has a variety of entry points and pathways There are two types of postgraduate programs at JCU: • Coursework programs • Research higher degree programs. Although students generally choose one of these options, some courses combine elements of both, and students may be able to move between coursework and research programs, subject to meeting the required conditions and appropriate supervision being available.

Graduate diploma

This usually takes 12 months to complete in fulltime mode, and provides graduates from one study area with the opportunity to undertake coursework generally in another study area. Subjects successfully completed may normally be credited towards a coursework masters. Coursework masters

Please note, all qualifications mentioned in this guide refer to Australian qualifications.

This usually takes 18–24 months to complete in full-time mode, and provides mastery or advanced overview of a field of study. It is much more specialised than an undergraduate degree.

Coursework programs

Professional Doctorate by coursework

Coursework programs require the successful completion of a set of postgraduate subjects. Assessment usually includes a combination of formal exams, written assignments, group work and presentations.

This usually takes three years to complete in full-time mode, and enables professionals to make a significant contribution to knowledge and practice through research and coursework conducted in a professional setting.

Many coursework programs offer a 3-tiered, articulated approach, with the successful completion of each course counting towards the next level and accumulating, or articulating, to a coursework masters as shown below: • Graduate Certificate > Graduate Diploma > Masters by coursework This approach gives students the convenience of gaining postgraduate qualifications in stages, without having to commit to a full masters program upfront. Entry requirements for coursework courses are explained in the studyarea section of this guide, from page 24. Graduate certificate

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Research methods courses

These are designed to prepare students who wish to progress to research higher degrees, but do not have appropriate Honours or research entry requirements. They include the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods and the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods.

Higher degrees by research Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) consist of a supervised research project which culminates in the production of a thesis. The thesis is examined by researchers with the appropriate expertise and experience and who are of national and international standing. HDR candidates are also required to undergo a program of research and professional development to assist them in developing their capabilities as a researcher and conduct their research in a professional and ethical manner.

Entry to research higher degrees requires evidence of appropriate research capacity such as a first- or second-class (Division A) bachelor degree with honours. For those who do not have a bachelor degree with Honours, JCU offers research-qualifying courses – Research Methods Courses – as entry pathways for research degrees. Research masters

These degrees incorporate a supervised research project and thesis and usually take 12-24 months to complete in full-time mode. There are several research masters at JCU, for example, Master of Philosophy, Master of Laws, and Master of Economics. Applicants will require a first- or second-class (Division A) bachelor honours degree, or qualifications and research experience considered equivalent to this. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

This degree incorporates a substantial, supervised research project and thesis and usually takes between three-to-four years to complete in full-time mode. A Doctor of Philosophy can encompass any study area in which JCU has academic expertise. Applicants will require a first- or second-class (Division A) bachelor honours degree, a masters by research (or qualifications and research experience considered equivalent), or a bachelors degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Research Methods. Professional doctorates by research

These follow a similar structure to the coursework professional doctorates, but incorporate more than 66 per cent research and thesis work. They usually take three to five years to complete in full-time mode. Applicants must meet the entry requirements for a PhD and also require appropriate professional experience.


Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Pathways to higher degrees by research Research methods courses are for graduates wishing to enter research higher degrees who do not have the appropriate research experience to meet faculty entry requirements. These courses provide graduates with sufficient research experience to enter some research masters and doctorate programs. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au>

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Tuition fees: see page 16

Tuition fees: see page 16

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Completion of a 3-year undergraduate degree, from this or another university. Candidates will normally have a Credit average at third year level.

Completion of a 4-year undergraduate degree, from this or another university. Candidates will normally have a Distinction average in at least 21 credit points at third year level in their major discipline; and will have obtained at least a Credit in any undergraduate research methods subjects relevant to their intended masters program.

Course structure

Students follow an individually tailored course of study to obtain a minimum of 24 credit points, including coursework and research components, as determined by their Head of School. Subjects should be chosen to equip the students with the skills required to complete their Confirmation of Candidature for a research masters degree.

Course structure

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Entry requirements Coursework

Research

Additional requirements

For entry to postgraduate coursework programs, you usually need an appropriate undergraduate degree. However, some programs allow entry with relevant work experience. Check the courses section of this guide (from page 24) for individual course entry requirements. You may be required to include certified copies of your qualifications and academic transcripts, along with original work references if claiming work experience.

For entry to research higher degrees, evidence of research capacity is required. Such capacity may be demonstrated in several ways including a masters’ degree or another postgraduate qualification with a significant research component, a bachelor’s degree with honours in an appropriate study area or senior authorship of publication in an international journal.

Faculties will advise applicants if there are additional entry requirements for some courses. For example, courses including placements in schools, clinics and hospitals, or research requiring contact with children, need a Blue Card or ‘Working with Children Check’ issued by the Queensland Commission for Children, Young People and Child Guardian. Other health courses may require immunisation against Hepatitis C.

Graduate certificate

A bachelor degree is usually required for entry. For some courses, applicants with sufficient relevant work experience instead of a degree may also be considered. Graduate diploma

A bachelor degree or graduate certificate is usually required for entry. Masters

A bachelor degree, postgraduate diploma or graduate diploma is usually required. For some courses, applicants with sufficient, relevant work experience instead of a degree may also be considered. Professional doctorate

A bachelor degree with first- or second-class Honours, or masters by coursework or research and relevant work experience, is usually required.

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Applicants for doctoral degrees require evidence of more extensive research experience that applicants for research masters’ degree. Applicants for professional doctorates also require evidence of appropriate professional experience. For further information about entry to research higher degrees, visit the Graduate Research School website: www.jcu.edu.au/grs If you do not have the appropriate background for direct entry into a research higher degree, you may be eligible for entry after completing a JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Research Methods or Graduate Diploma of Research Methods. These qualifying courses will equip you with the appropriate research skills to enter a research higher degree.

International applicants International applicants should contact James Cook University International for information on entry requirements, English language requirements and application procedures. www.jcu.edu.au/international <international@jcu.edu.au>


How to apply Applications for postgraduate study are made directly to JCU Coursework programs Apply online

You can apply for many of the coursework programs detailed in this guide entirely online. The online application process provides a userfriendly, paper-free way for new and returning students to apply. Applicants are able to:

your application no later than four weeks prior to the commencement of each subject’s study period.

Training, Experience, Skills and Attributes. Once these have been completed and signed, the application can be completed.

Offers

Documents required for the application include testamurs and transcripts for all courses or degrees undertaken, evidence of research outputs such as journal articles, a CV and two referees reports. The GRS website contains a step-by-step guide for the application process.

We will generally advise you of the outcome of your application within three weeks.

• Search for courses

Research programs

• Make multiple applications

James Cook University’s Graduate Research School (GRS) administers all applications for research higher degrees. If you would like to apply to enter a research higher degree at JCU, you first need to develop a topic, find a potential advisor then lodge a formal enquiry with these advisors and/or the School in which they work.

You can submit an application for a research higher degree at any time, for commencement in the following teaching period (semester).

The Enquiry Form can be downloaded from the GRS website: www.jcu.edu.au/grs

Offers

• Upload supporting documentation with the application • Select from majors, if required • Include advanced standing applications with the course application. To apply online, locate the course or courses of choice via JCU’s Courses and Degrees webpage and follow the instructions for enrolling. www.jcu.edu.au/apply Application deadlines

Application dates may depend on your study area. For more information, visit www.jcu.edu.au/apply Some teaching programs – apply by the last working day in October. Marine biology programs – apply by last working date in October for Study Period 1 start. Apply by April 15th for Study Period 2 start. Block mode subjects – if you are enrolling in a block mode subject (subjects offered outside the main Study Periods 1 and 2), you must submit

JCU’s faculty and school websites contain information about academic staff, research expertise, and current research projects: www.jcu.edu.au/about If you wish to enrol as a part-time student, you will need to satisfy the Head of School and your advisor that you can devote adequate time to your planned research, and be able to maintain regular contact with your advisor. Once potential advisors have discussed the project and agreed to supervise there are a number of forms which need to be completed prior to submitting an application.

The Application for Research Candidature form is available online. For full details visit the Graduate Research School online: www.jcu.edu.au/grs

Applications typically take around four weeks to be processed, however can take longer if the application is incomplete or if there are issues to be resolved.

International applicants International applicants should contact James Cook International, our centre for international students. Information on entry requirements, English language requirements, and application procedures are available from the website: www.jcu.edu.au/international

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Study costs Postgraduate study will be one of the best investments you will ever make Coursework study costs Coursework students either pay tuition fees or, if they have the option of taking a Commonwealth supported place (see below for explanation), a student contribution amount. With either option, Australian students (that is, Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders) do not need to pay any tuition costs upfront (residential requirements apply) – payment can be deferred. Commonwealth supported places are available in many courses at JCU. Eligible students can choose which fee type best suits their needs. Tax deductibility may be a consideration, as tuition fees may be deductible if they relate to current employment. Student contributions, however, are not tax deductible. You may wish to consult with your accountant or financial adviser to determine the best course of action for you. Tuition fee paying places

Coursework programs have tuition fees, which are calculated by subject. Amounts will vary depending on the study area or discipline of the subject. JCU’s postgraduate tuition fees are listed opposite. This information, and more, can also be found online at: www.jcu.edu.au/student/feessupport Fees are shown by individual subject, according to the study area for that subject. An indicative annual total is also given, based on a full-time enrolment of subjects in that study area only.

Many coursework programs, however, can mix subjects from several study areas, so total fee amounts will depend on your enrolment. The credit-point value of a subject can be found at the end of the subject code. For example, EC5206:03 Macro-Economic Policy is a 3-credit point subject. Paying tuition fees Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders have two options for paying their tuition fees: • Pay upfront, or in instalments by the payment due date for their subject/s; or • Defer payment by requesting FEE-HELP assistance through the Commonwealth government. See Financial assistance, page 18. New Zealand citizens and permanent nonhumanitarian visa holders must pay coursework tuition fees upfront, and are not eligible for FEE-HELP loans. Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth supported places are available for a range of degrees. A list of these courses within this Faculty are displayed on page 19. Commonwealth support is indicated in the course-information boxes associated with each degree throughout this guide. Commonwealth supported students contribute to the costs of their study by paying a student contribution amount, which can be significantly lower than postgraduate tuition fees.

The remainder is contributed by the Commonwealth. Student contributions are grouped into bands, and are set out in the table below. Paying a student contribution amount Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders have three payment options: 1. Make a full upfront payment of the student contribution for all the subjects you are enrolled in, on or by the payment due date, and receive an upfront payment discount of 10 per cent*; or 2. Pay part of your student contribution on or by the payment due date and receive an upfront payment discount of 10 per cent* for payments totalling $500 or more. Then defer payment of the remainder through a HECSHELP loan; or 3. Defer payment through a HECS-HELP loan for your entire student contribution amount. See Financial Assistance on page 18. * subject to the passage of legislation, the Australian Government may remove the upfront payment discount from 1 January 2014

If you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent non-humanitarian visa holder, you must pay the full amount of your student contribution upfront by the payment due date. You do not qualify to defer payment through a HECS-HELP loan. Our Student Centres can supply more information – 1800 246 446.

Commonwealth supported student contribution amounts for students starting their study in 2014 Band

Discipline area for your subjects

Cost per 3-credit point subject

Cost per full-time year

Band 1

Behavioural Science, Clinical Psychology, Education, Humanities, Foreign Languages, Nursing, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts

$755

$6,044

Band 2

Agriculture, Allied Health, Built Environment, Computing, Engineering Surveying, Mathematics, Other Health, Science, Statistics

$1,076

$8,613

Band 3

Accounting, Administration, Commerce, Dentistry, Economics, Law, Medicine, Veterinary Science

$1,260

$10,085

To view tuition fees for postgraduate coursework programs visit www.jcu.edu.au/student/fees/dtfp

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For a comparison of fee alternatives for domestic postgraduate coursework students, visit www.jcu.edu.au/student/feessupport

2014 Postgraduate tuition fees* Subject prefix

Subject discipline

Cost per 3-credit point subject

Cost per full-time year

AG

Tropical Agriculture

$2,677

$21,416

AQ

Aquaculture

$2,677

$21,416

BT

Botany

$2,677

$21,416

BZ

Botany/Zoology

$2,677

$21,416

CC

Computer Systems Engineering

$3,083

$24,660

CL

Chemical Engineering

$3,083

$24,660

Further information JCU Graduate Research School Tel: (07) 4781 5861 <grs@jcu.edu.au>

CS

Civil and Chemical Engineering

$3,083

$24,660

EA

Earth Sciences

$2,677

$21,416

EE

Electrical Engineering

$3,083

$24,660

EG

Engineering

$3,083

$24,660

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSA Fee)

EV

Environmental Science/Geography

$2,677

$21,416

MA

Mathematics and Statistics

$2,118

$16,946

MB

Marine Biology

$2,677

$21,416

ME

Mechanical Engineering

$3,083

$24,660

PH

Physics

$2,677

$21,416

SC

Science (General)

$2,677

$21,416

Research study costs Australian citizens and permanent residents who are PhD or masters by research students will be Commonwealth supported under the Department of innovation, Industry, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) Research Training Scheme (RTS). These places are fee exempt.

JCU students are required to pay an SSA Fee to significantly improve the range and quality of student support services and student facilities. The SSA Fee for 2014 will be $42.15 per 3-credit points to a maximum of $281 for the calendar year. The fee is charged for all enrolments as at the census date of each study period. Students may choose to either pay the SSA Fee upfront by the Payment Due Date of each subject enrolment, or, if an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder, defer part of or the full amount of the SSA Fee by obtaining an SA-HELP loan. For more information on the Student Services and Amenities Fee, visit www.jcu.edu.au/student/feessupport

Other study expenses Books, field trips, placements, computer and laboratory equipment, photocopying, and printing all contribute to the cost of study. Some help is available: JCU Bookshops in Cairns and Townsville offer student discounts on textbooks, and the Student Association has discount arrangements with computer suppliers and other retailers, visit: www.jcu.edu.au/studentassoc

* These fees are a guide only. Individual subject fees may vary within disciplines and could differ depending on commencement or continuation of study. For further information, visit www.jcu.edu.au/student/feessupport or contact the Faculty.

Research students are expected to own their own laptops.

International students International students pay international tuition fees for both coursework and research programs. Further information James Cook International Tel: +61 7 4781 5601 <international@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/international

Further info Detailed information on fees and financial assistance can be found online at our Current Students site: www.jcu.edu.au/student/feessupport For Commonwealth government information relating to higher education, visit: www.studyassist.gov.au

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Financial assistance Find out how you can defer paying your tuition fees and what scholarships and assistance might be available Assistance for coursework students Tuition fee paying students

Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders can defer payment of their tuition fees by requesting FEE-HELP assistance (residency restrictions apply). These students can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime. From 1 January 2014, students in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science have a limit of $120,002; the limit for all other courses is $96,000. This loan is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches an annual threshold. In the 2013-14 financial year, this is $51,309. FEE-HELP loans are interest-free, although indexed annually. You must submit a Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form, available online, before the payement-due date for your subject/s and provide a valid tax file number. Further information on FEE-HELP is available from the Commonwealth Government’s Study Assist website: www.studyassist.gov.au Tuition fee paying students may also be entitled to a tax deduction, even if you defer payment, if there is a direct connection between your study and work at the time the expense was incurred. Call the Tax Office on 13 28 61 for further advice. 18 | Enquiries 1800 246 446 | www.jcu.edu.au

New Zealand citizens and permanent nonhumanitarian visa holders are not eligible for FEE-HELP.

For further information on Commonwealth supported places, visit www.jcu.edu.au/student/feessupport

Commonwealth supported students

JCU’s Scholarships site also gives details of postgraduate scholarships and provides links to a range of external organisations that fund research – see ‘Further info’ on next page.

If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place and you are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder, the Australian Government subsidises your fees and you can defer paying your student contribution amount with a HECS-HELP loan (residency restrictions apply). The loan is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a threshold. In the 2013-14 financial year, this is $51,309. HECSHELP loans are interest-free, although indexed annually. You must submit a Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form, available online, before enrolling in your subject/s and provide a valid tax file number. Further information on HECS-HELP is available from the Commonwealth Government’s Study Assist website: www.studyassist.gov.au Although New Zealand citizens and permanent non-humanitarian visa holders may have a Commonwealth supported place and must complete a Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form before enrolling, they are not eligible to defer their fees under HECS-HELP (Residency restrictions apply).

Student income support for Masters degrees by coursework

Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy assistance may be available to eligible students undertaking masters by coursework study in approved courses. For information about their eligibility, Masters by coursework students should visit www.jcu.edu.au/student/feessupport


Supported courses – within JCU’s Faculty of Science and Engineering: Commonwealth supported places

• Graduate Certificate of Research Methods • Graduate Diploma of Research Methods • Graduate Diploma of Science • Master of Development Practice • Master of Science • Master of Tropical Urban and Regional Planning student income supported masters

• Master of Development Practice • Master of Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

Assistance for research students Assistance for Australian Further info Australian postgraduate research students at students – Student Services and Visit the Current Students site for enrolment and JCU are Commonwealth assisted. This includes financial information. Amenities Fee (SSA Fee) Australian citizens and permanent residents. www.jcu.edu.au/student Research students can also access scholarships and grants. Two significant scholarships for research students at JCU are: • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), for Australian students only (closing date, 31 October) • James Cook University Postgraduate Research Scholarship, available to Australian and international students (closing date 31 August) • International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS), for international postgraduate research students (closing date 31 August). These assist with general living costs for fulltime or part-time students. For 2013 these scholarships for full time students are valued at $24,653annually. Applications must be submitted to the Graduate Research School by the closing date. JCU’s Scholarships site also gives details of postgraduate scholarships and provides links to a range of external organisations that fund research – see Further info.

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder, you can defer paying your Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSA Fee) with an SA-HELP loan. The loan is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a threshold. In the 2013-14 financial year, this is $51,309. SA-HELP loans are interestfree, although indexed annually.

You must submit a Request for SA-HELP Assistance form, available online, by the Payment Due Date of the first study period/trimester that you choose to defer, and provide a valid tax file number. The Request for SA-HELP Assistance form is separate to the HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP forms. New Zealand citizens and permanent non-humanitarian visa holders are not eligible for SA-HELP. For more information on the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSA Fee), visit www.jcu.edu. au/student/feessupport/JCU_115149.html

Or contact our Student Centre Freecall (within Australia) 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> JCU Graduate Research School (07) 4781 5861 <grs@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs JCU Scholarship website www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships JASON - Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia www.jason.edu.au Commonwealth Government Information about FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP, SA-HELP, student contributions, plus frequently asked questions are available at the Study Assist site: www.studyassist.gov.au

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Faculty of Science and Engineering JCU’s tropical location is used to full advantage in teaching, scholarship and research opportunities The Faculty of Science and Engineering’s programs are strongly influenced by the university’s proximity to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Region, as well as the nearby savannah landscapes.

Research focus

This Faculty is internationally recognised as a leader in research on conservation biology, earth sciences, marine sciences, tropical biology and natural resource management.

• Exploration, minerals and energy

Climate change Over the past decade, JCU’s citations place it among the top universities in Australia for expertise in ecology and environment. JCU provides an outstanding contribution to climate change research and is ranked second in the world for climate change research. Two Federation Fellows, Professor Michael Bird (climate change) and Professor Terry Hughes (coral reef ecology) and Australian Laureate Fellow, Professor William (Bill) Laurance teach at JCU. This Faculty provides postgraduates the opportunity to explore and understand issues relevant to the tropics, and contribute to finding solutions. JCU research institutes contribute to transformative environmental policies, sustainable tropical livelihoods and the delivery of innovative products and technologies for the tropical world.

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• Innovative aquaculture • Biodiversity and climate change • Sustainable water • Materials engineering • Tropical and terrestrial environmental sustainability • Tropical marine natural resource management

Facilities and research stations The faculty operates significant off-campus and on-campus teaching and research facilities: • Daintree Rainforest Observatory • Orpheus Island Research Station • The Aquarium Complex, Townsville campus • Cyclone Structural Testing Station • Economic Geology Research Centre • Fleets of research vessels including RV James Kirby (a multi-tasking vessel capable of supporting a wide variety of scientific research projects) Cairns and Townsville campuses provide stateof-the-art facilities for students and staff. In Cairns, the Health and Sciences building has the largest teaching laboratories in the state, while the Australian Tropical Forest Institute

houses biotechnology researchers and the Australian Tropical Herbarium. The Australian Tropical Science and Innovation precinct on the Townsville campus is a $34-million development designed to accommodate world-leading researchers to advance sustainable living in tropical environments.

Key partnerships Strong partnerships with leading external research organisations including Queensland Government departments, national agencies and Co-operative Research Centres (CRC) are integral to research and teaching methodologies. The Faculty has joint venture partnerships with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Townsville) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Antimatter-Matter Studies.

Scholarships The Faculty offers scholarships for postgraduate students. Visit the JCU scholarships website for details: www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships

Schools The Faculty delivers courses and research programs across three Schools. Information on the Schools is available on the following pages, along with their programs.


Research achievement The Faculty of Science and Engineering has achieved a number of significant recent successes including:

Professor Bill Laurance School of Marine and Tropical Biology, Cairns campus Australian Laureate Fellow Heineken Prize for research and communication The Heineken Prizes are among the largest and most prestigious awards in the sciences, presented biennially for Medicine, History, Environmental Sciences and Cognitive Sciences. Professor Laurance was awarded the Heineken Prize for his work on intact tropical forests, and the vital role they play in mitigating the effects of climate change.

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

The School is active in earth sciences research. It also brings together geographers, environmental scientists and social scientists to find creative and dynamic solutions to environmental problems. School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

The School comprises a collaborative team of academic and associate staff across disciplines such as Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Mathematics, carrying out research in various fields including materials engineering and multi-scale transport processes. Our academic programs are fully accredited by Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Physics.

Science and engineering research James Cook University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is a world leader for tropical research. Major research strengths lie within the areas of Earth Sciences, Marine Science, Tropical Biology and Conservation, Genomics, Biotechnology, Biomolecular Science and materials engineering. JCU is ranked number one in Australia for Environmental Science and Management, and is among the world’s leading universities for Marine Sciences..

Dr Katia Bazaka Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2013 Endeavour Research Fellowship ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Gold Medal Discipline of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Townsville campus The AINSE Gold Medal is a national award for excellence in research, based on publications over the last five years which acknowledge AINSE support. Dr Bazaka was awarded the AINSE Gold Medal for her research into novel organic materials for high-tech applications.

Contacts 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Research enquiries Graduate Research School James Cook University Townsville QLD 4811 Tel: (07) 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <grs@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

School of Marine and Tropical Biology

With its immense biodiversity in marine and terrestrial environments, northern Queensland is one of the best places in the world to study whole organism biology and ecology. The School’s strategic intent is to be the leading research and education centre for the study of biology in the tropical world. JCU ranks first world-wide for research citations in coral reef science (among 1644 institutions in 103 countries). | 21


School of Earth and Environmental Sciences A leading research and education centre for the study of the earth and environmental sciences in the tropics The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a multidisciplinary school with a national and international reputation for its teaching and research quality.

planning and geological consultancies. Research courses include the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science. Higher degree research projects are available within each program.

The School is located on the doorstep of some of the world’s most spectacular tropical environments. Our students enjoy easy access to World Heritage areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforests, Cape York Peninsula’s tropical savannahs, the arid outback deserts, and the world-class mineral districts of Mount Isa and Charters Towers.

Environmental Earth Science

The School’s study areas include: • Environmental and Marine Geoscience • Environmental Science • Natural Resource Management • Fisheries Management • Geography • Geology and Economic Geology • Tropical Urban and Regional Planning.

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The School is recognised as a national leader in the geosciences. Current research areas include: shelf and coastal sedimentology and geomorphology; reef and reef island geomorphology; palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, landscape evolution, hydrology, and soil science. Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management

The School has a research reputation in tropical environments, natural resource management and protected area management. Current research topics include: socially and ecologically acceptable use of natural environments; social impact assessment; marine protected areas management; Indigenous resource management; rainforest science and management; fishing and fisheries science; sustainability studies; and the study of marine mammals and reptiles.

Geography

With expertise in human geography, physical geography, GIS and remote sensing, the School provides an excellent base for study and research. Current research topics include: GIS and remote sensing; landscape ecology; fire ecology and biodiversity; natural hazards in the tropics; social aspects of resource management; geomorphology and management of tropical environments; Indigenous communities and knowledge systems; and historical and cultural geography. Geology

The School has a world-class reputation in geology. With strong relationships with the world’s resources industry, JCU provides a comprehensive range of teaching and research opportunities in geological sciences. Current research includes: ore deposits and economic geology; crustal evolution; deformation and tectonics; geochemistry; sedimentary environments in space and time; and mineral exploration studies. Planning

Qualifications from the School’s industryoriented planning courses give access to many careers including planners, policy-makers, consultants, researchers, and impact assessors working for government agencies at all levels,


environmental assessment consultants, and non-government agencies including overseas aid organisations. Current research projects include: development planning; hazard and disaster planning; community planning; sustainability; regional planning; climate change adaptation; and governance and policy.

Research Research in the School is focussed around: • Natural resources management and conservation • Conservation biology • Social dynamics of change in the tropics • Tropical environmental change • Crustal dynamics and mineralisation. The School provides an excellent atmosphere for research students. Academic staff are easily accessible, and strong collaborative links exist with government agencies, industry partners, and research facilities in northern Queensland. Research students have opportunities to tutor within the undergraduate programs. To learn more about the School’s research opportunities, visit: www.jcu.edu.au/ees/research

Research centres and facilities

The School hosts some of JCU’s research centres. Centre for Disaster Studies – is the only specialist disaster research unit in Queensland, and works in emergency management and hazard mitigation, and with local and state government departments. Centre for Tropical Urban and Regional Planning – focusses on sustainable urban, regional and environmental planning within northern Queensland and the tropics.

establishment of one of the country’s best mass spectrometry laboratories, including the capability for micro-scale in situ analysis of materials for ultra-trace element concentrations and isotopic ratios.

Contacts School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Tel: (07) 4781 4536 Fax: (07) 4781 5581 <ees@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/ees

Centre for Fisheries Science and Fishing – provides stakeholder-driven fisheries research for state and federal fisheries management agencies. Economic Geology Research Unit (EGRU) – facilitates the transfer of knowledge between public sector researchers, industry professionals, and mining companies. RV James Kirby – a 19-metre, steel-hulled research vessel, with a range of marine geophysical, bottom sampling and dive support equipment, and sleeping accommodation for two crew and six researchers. Advanced Analytical Centre (AAC) – provides access to a range of state-of-the-art techniques in microscopy and microanalysis, inorganic and organic chemical analysis, mineralogy/ crystallography, and genetic analysis. Recent research focus on geochemistry has led to the | 23


Dr Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono Course Director, Development Practice Program ‘I have a multidisciplinary background in fine arts, cinematography and anthropology. I use my knowledge to champion the cause of sustainable development for marginalised and Indigenous peoples.’ Dr Boedhihartono leads JCU’s Development Practice Program, part of a global network of similar programs, where JCU is one of the 24 participating universities. The multidisciplinary program, with a special focus on Southeast Asia and the Pacific, attracts skilled graduates from different cultures and disciplines. Working collectively, students learn to address the challenges of sustainable development, focussing on poverty alleviation and improving peoples’ livelihoods while sustainably managing their natural resources.

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Development Practice

Graduate Certificate of Science

The Master of Development Practice provides graduate and mid-career students with the skills and knowledge to address the global development challenges of poverty alleviation, health, conservation, climate change, and agriculture.

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Abbreviation: MDevPrac

Mode: internal; full/part time

Mode: on campus/block mode/field placements; full time

JCU is one of a network of universities worldwide to offer this program. From northern Queensland in Australia, JCU leads this course, in collaboration with universities in eastern Indonesia.

Entry requirements

Graduate Certificate of Development Practice C

Graduate Certificate of Development Practice Graduate Certificate Emergency Management Graduate Certificate Planning and Indigenous Communities Graduate Diploma of Development Practice Graduate Diploma of Science Master of Science (CW) Master of Development Practice Master of Tropical Urban and Regional Planning Minerals Geoscience Masters pathway courses to research degrees

Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (see page 13) Graduate Diploma of Research Methods (see page 13)

Students will benefit from a broad, multidisciplinary program that includes field experience opportunities in northern Australia and Indonesia, where students will work in teams to tackle realworld problems. The special challenges to sustainable development in tropical forest and coastal regions will be addressed through a focus on insular Southeast Asia, and throughout the developing tropical world. The course will provide students with the tools they need to reconcile poverty alleviation with environmental sustainability. Fourth semester of the Master of Development Practice is allocated to practical work in an overseas developing country location. Graduates will have broad competence in development issues, and will be able to influence policies and programs in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. They will be equipped for employment in government and non-governmental organisations, aid agencies, and the corporate sector. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4536 <ees@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/ees

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Students must successfully complete three core subjects, plus six credit points of elective subjects from the specified list. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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Applicants require an appropriate undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline. Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate experience in, and commitment to, international development practice. A motivation letter and two references are required. Course structure

Students must successfully complete the core subjects, plus nine credit points of elective subjects. Any student who is unable to obtain a visa to travel to the offshore fieldwork locations will have the option to conduct field work in Australia. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete three core subjects plus six credit points of elective subjects from the specified list. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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Earth and Environmental Sciences Emergency Management The Graduate Certificate of Emergency Management provides professional training about the context in which emergency management occurs. This course is aimed at graduates from a variety of disciplines who are entering the emergency management profession, emergency management professionals with extensive experience who wish to enhance their qualifications, and professionals who want to include emergency management in their portfolio. Some of these entrants might not possess an undergraduate degree, but most will come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Subjects will be oriented to that diversity. This course qualifies individuals to apply a body of knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake professional or highly-skilled work and as a pathway for further learning. It provides a mechanism for contributing to life-long learning by providing these higher level skills for people who have little university training, but significant practical experience in the field of emergency management, as well as individuals moving from other specialised areas of study into the field of emergency management. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4536 <ees@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/ees

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Entry requirements

Course structure

Completion of an undergraduate course at this or another university, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Interview (by invitation) for applicants with other than first degree entry requirement.

Students must successfully complete 24 credit points of subjects.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete four core subjects. Alternatives will be offered for students who have already undertaken these subjects. Please contact the School for further information.

Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4536 <ees@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/ees

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This coursework program is designed for graduates from other disciplines who wish to seek skills and training in resource and environmental impact assessment, mine site rehabilitation, and soil and water science.

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Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

Tuition fees: see page 16

Environmental Earth Science

Graduate Diploma of Science

Mode: internal; full/part time Credit points: 24

Tuition fees: see page 16 Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty.

Students must successfully complete 24 credit points. Refer to course information at www-public.jcu.edu.au/courses/ postgrad or contact the School.

Course structure

Master of Science

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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Environmental Marine Science JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Earth and Environmental Science offers coursework programs in environmental and marine science, which includes aspects of oceanography and meteorology. This suite of coursework programs enables science graduates to develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of physical oceanography and meteorology, utilising the unique marine and tropical environments of northern Queensland. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4536 <ees@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/ees

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.


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General Geology

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JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers courses in General Geology and Economic Geology. Through strong collaborative links with government agencies, mining companies, and research facilities strategically located in the northern Queensland region, the School creates unique learning and training opportunities in the geological sciences for postgraduate students and ensures an applied focus.

Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4536 <ees@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/ees

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Mode: internal, full/part time Credit points: 48 Code: 106508 Tuition fees: see page 16 Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty.

Students must successfully complete 48 credit points of subjects. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

Economic Geology

The School offers a Graduate Diploma of Science and Bachelor of Geology (Graduate Entry) in general geology.

This course is focussed on training and skills for geological science graduates who are currently employed or wish to enter the mining and mineral exploration industries.

Graduate Diploma of Science

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A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 24 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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A Bachelor of Science degree with a Geology major, or Bachelor of Geology degree, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

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Dr Eric Roberts Senior Lecturer Faculty of Science and Engineering, Paleontology Dr Eric Roberts has found what many paleontologists spend their entire professional lives searching for. And since working for JCU, he has made the discovery twice in two years. ‘Last year we discovered the oldest dinosaur nests ever found while on a field trip in South Africa, and this year we have made another discovery in China,’ he says. Dr Roberts, a senior lecturer in geology and paleontology, understands many people are fascinated with Earth Science. ‘World-leading research, such as the recent dinosaur finds, coupled with JCU’s exceptional facilities, is what gives the University a leading edge in the field.’ ‘The advanced analytical facilities available at JCU for studying and analysing rocks is superior. The faculty also receives incredible support from local industry, ensuring students are work-ready when it’s time to graduate.’

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Earth and Environmental Sciences Natural Resource Management

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Planning and Indigenous Communities

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Protected area Management

Abbreviation: GDipSc

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences has an established reputation for research in tropical environments and natural resource management. This course provides professional development for students wishing to obtain expertise in managing interactions between humans and their environment. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4536 <ees@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/ees

Graduate Certificate of Science T

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Mode: Internal; full/part time Credit points: 24 Code: 105006 Tuition fees: see page 16 Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 24 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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Code: 105004

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 12 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

Tuition fees: see page 16 Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

The Graduate Certificate of Planning and Indigenous Communities creates a professional competency platform for planners to learn about the challenges that face many Indigenous communities, and how planning can assist in addressing these. The graduate certificate is cofacilitated by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and addresses planning knowledge gaps and provides opportunities for knowledge exchanges between practitioners, presenters and students. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4536 <ees@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/ees

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The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences has an established reputation for research in tropical environments and protected area management. This program provides specialist training for science graduates working in this area (national parks and World Heritage-Listed areas) or people wanting to work in this field. Flexible programs are offered for which students devise their coursework component to match their professional goals and interests in consultation with the course coordinator. The programs can be structured to include a research component. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4536 <ees@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/ees

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Tuition fees: see page 16

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty.

A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete four core subjects. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete 12 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 24 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tropical urban and regional planning programs are designed for planners in urban, shire and regional settings. They provide scope for allied professionals to widen their knowledge in the field of planning. Emphasis is placed on the interactions of humans and the environment and the particular characteristics of settlements and issues in remote and tropical environments. The courses have been designed in consultation with the Planning Institute of Australia, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the Australian Institute of Architects, and state and commonwealth departments and organisations.

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An appropriate bachelor degree or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 12 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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The Master of Tropical Urban Regional Planning is professionally accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. The Graduate Certificate of Science can be used as a pathway to the masters program for graduates of other undergraduate degrees.

A bachelor degree, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty.

Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au>

Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4536 <ees@jcu.edu.au>

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Course structure

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points.

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Rebecca Riggs Studying Master of Development Practice ‘This course is a standout, with its multidisciplinary approach to development issues, and its tropical location. It deals with issues surrounding environmental conservation and climate change within a community context.’ With a degree in chemical engineering and economics, Rebecca wants to build on her skills and work for an organisation or group in a developing country. Her goal is to maximise the prosperity of local communities, without compromising natural resources. ‘I’ve learnt so much from the international students here, and the JCU lecturers are very experienced. We’ve done field trips to the Atherton Tablelands and Orpheus Island and, as part of the course, will spend two months engaging with local communities in Indonesia.’

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Earth and Environmental Sciences Research degrees available

Research disciplines within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences include:

Doctor of Philosophy (Science)

• Environmental and marine geoscience

Doctor of Tropical Environmental Management Master of Philosophy (Science)

• Environmental science and management

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• Geology and economic geology

Tuition fees: see page 16

• Tropical urban and regional planning

* Attendance on campus is required for all major milestone reviews, and at least five days per year for consultation with your advisory panel.

• Sustainability • Development practice. To learn more about research opportunities at the School, visit: www.jcu.edu.au/ees/research Please note, if proposed research involves working with children under 18 years of age, applicants must hold a Blue Card issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian, or equivalent. Find out more from: www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au Graduate Research School Tel: (07) 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <grs@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

Doctor of Philosophy (Science)

External Flexible Course duration (Years full time) Mid-year entry Commonwealth supported place Student income support available

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Entry to research higher degrees requires evidence of appropriate research capacity. Applicants will require a first- or second-class (Division A) bachelor honours degree, a masters by research (or qualifications and research experience considered equivalent), or a bachelors degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Research Methods. Next step

Applicants are required to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To look for an appropriate advisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a research advisor’: www.jcu.edu.au/grs

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This 3-year course comprises two semesters of coursework and a 4-semester research component which includes a professional placement. Before starting their candidature, applicants prepare a comprehensive plan of study that integrates all three elements of the Doctor of Tropical Environmental Management.

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Entry to research higher degrees requires evidence of appropriate research capacity. Applicants will require a first- or second-class (Division A) bachelor honours degree, a masters by research (or qualifications and research experience considered equivalent), or a bachelors degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Research Methods. Next step

The Doctor of Philosophy is a program of supervised original research. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the ability for critical analysis and research, and makes a significant and original contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the field of study. It is offered both on and off campus. The off-campus option requires attendance on campus for confirmation and pre-completion seminars, and at least three weeks per year for consultation with the advisor. This program is available part time.

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Doctor of Tropical Environmental Management The Doctor of Tropical Environmental Management is a professional doctorate in Environmental Management, conducted in collaboration with Charles Darwin University. A professional doctorate is equivalent to the usual PhD and has clear links to industry through a professional placement and research program.

Applicants are required to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To look for an appropriate advisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a research advisor’: www.jcu.edu.au/grs


Amy Lovisa Rebecca Riggs Studying Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering) Master of Development Practice JennieStudying Gilbert Studying Master of Science (Environmental Science) ‘JCU is a world leader in marine biology, with a level of expertise unequalled amongst scientists in the field.’ Jennie Gilbert’s research focusses on the rehabilitation of ill and injured sea turtles, and monitoring the success of their release following extended periods of rehabilitation. In 2000, Jennie co-founded the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (CTRC), which feeds into her postgraduate research. ‘Inshore seagrass beds were destroyed by Cyclone Larryin 2006. Subsequent wet and dry season floods, followed by Cyclone Yasi in 2011, have led to the starvation of turtles in unprecedented numbers.’ Prior to their release, a satellite tracking device is fitted to selected rehabilitated turtles to monitor their diving, feeding, and travelling capability. This provides information on the rehabilitation’s success, and assists Jennie’s work to save the species. | 33


Dr Mark Hamann Senior Lecturer School of Earth and Environmental Sciences The affects of plastic pollution, habitat loss, and climate change on marine turtles is senior lecturer and researcher Mark Hamann’s primary focus. After eight years at JCU, he says the university facilities and support for his field of research is outstanding. ‘We have some big players in town, such as The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority Park (GBRMPA). Research students are afforded the opportunity to take part in a lot of field work that is often used in the real world.’ JCU’s location is pivotal to the success of the university’s ongoing research programs. ‘At JCU, we’re spoilt with easy access to a variety of environments.’

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Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Master of Philosophy (Science) The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, towards which it can provide a pathway. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the capacity for critical analysis and original research. It is offered both on and off campus. The off-campus option requires attendance on campus for confirmation and pre-completion seminars and at least three weeks per year for consultation with the advisor. This program is available part time.

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Entry to research higher degrees requires evidence of appropriate research capacity. Applicants will require a first- or second-class (Division A) bachelor honours degree or a masters by research, or qualifications and research experience considered equivalent to this. Next step

Applicants are required to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To look for an appropriate advisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Find a research advisorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: www.jcu.edu.au/grs

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School of Engineering and Physical Sciences The School brings science and technology together to find solutions to technological problems The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences is a collaborative team of academic and associate staff across multiple disciplines, carrying out quality teaching and research in north Queensland and beyond. Disciplines offered at the school include Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Computer Systems, and Mechanical), Mathematics, and Physics.

Courses Most study areas in the School are available as higher degree research projects within each discipline. Research courses include Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy (Science), and Master of Philosophy (Engineering). Graduates are sought by industry, mining companies, academia and Research and Development institutions, research centres and consultancies. Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering maintains a strong research focus on local and regional issues that directly affect the sugar and minerals industries. It conducts research in a wide range of areas including heat transfer, process systems modelling and control, particulate process and environmental system analysis, wastewater treatment process, corrosion and failure analysis of engineering materials and biomaterials.

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

The staff in Civil and Environmental Engineering works very closely with the industry, carrying out cutting edge applied research which solves mostly real-life problems. The research is funded by external agencies including the Australian Research Council (ARC) Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Major research focus is often focussed on regional issues including the effects of cyclones on structures, water resources engineering, land reclamation, and mining.

Teaching staff and researchers within mechanical engineering undertake governmentfunded and contract research in traditional and emerging areas such as thermal fluids, renewable energy, computational fluid dynamics, biomaterials, advanced computational techniques, oil and gas recovery, biofuel, and multi-scale biomechanics. They have an enviable track record in national competitive research funding.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Physics

Electrical and Computer Engineering has active research in collaboration with local industrial, research, and medical organisations. Collaboration with local industry is centred around power and communications projects such as Ergon Energy’s Solar City Project. The Electronic Materials Engineering group within the discipline focusses on plastic electronic circuits and implantable electronic devices and the vibration group is investigates novel medical applications.

Research areas in Physics include oceanographic and environmental research, atomic and molecular physics, elementary particle physics, biomechanics, radiation physics, theoretical cosmology, molecular electronics, and nonequilibrium and quantum transport.

Mathematics

The School offers research opportunities in mathematics and statistics, are a fundamental part of science, computing, economics, business, and social analysis.

Research centres and groups ARC Centre of Excellence for AntimatterMatter Studies (CAMS) – research spans a range of experimental and theoretical fields, from fundamental electron-positron scattering to biophysics and radiochemistry. Computational Geomechanics – a geotechnical research group focussed on mining engineering. Cyclone Testing Station – the pre-eminent, independent authority on the effects of high


wind and related damage to low-rise building systems in Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. The Station delivers quality testing and technical advice to manufacturers, building associations, and governments. Fish Passage Planning and Design – providing professional services in planning and design for fish passage and aquatic connectivity for small waterway structures. Microwave and Electronic Material Research – offering precise characterisation of dielectric and superconducting materials at microwave frequencies, and fabrication of polymer thin films.

Physics Research – includes oceanography, antimatter-matter studies, and ultracold physics. Laboratory for Quantum Transport – develops theories for analysis of non-equilibrium transport of charge and energy, and links the microscopic world of fundamental physics with real macroscopic applications including positron-based technologies, quantum transport in nano-scale devices, organic photovoltaics, and low-temperature plasmas. Structural Engineering – activities are analytical, numerical and experimental in nature, with excellent testing laboratories.

Natural Convection Research – focussing on unsteady natural convection in cavities and in the near shore region of lakes and reservoirs, as well as unsteady buoyant jet flows.

Chemical Engineering Research and Consultancy – conducting research with a strong focus on local and regional issues that directly affect the sugar and minerals industries.

Renewable Energy Research – conducting original research in solar air collector technology, natural ventilation of building by solar energy, solar heating/cooling, biofuel, and energy-saving building integrated with solar heating/ventilation.

Biomaterials and Engineering Materials – conducting leading-edge research in the areas of biomaterials and engineering materials.

Computational Fluid Dynamics – focussing on turbulent flows, Direct Numerical Simulation, Large-Eddy Simulation, free surface and multi-phase fluid flow, geophysics and simulation, smooth particle hydrodynamics, and programming for parallel architectures.

areas include the performance of solar energy systems in tropical regions. Mechanical Engineering Research and Consultancy – focusses on machine design and virtual prototyping, refrigeration and airconditioning, energy and power production, computational solid and fluid mechanics, and application of finite element procedures to industrial problems.

Contacts School of Engineering and Physical Sciences Tel: (07) 4781 4785 Fax: (07) 4781 6788 <eps@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/eps

Civil and Environmental Engineering Research and Consultancy – fosters research that is pertinent to the tropics. Electrical and Computer Engineering Research and Consultancy – focusses on smart and sustainable power systems, communications, digital signal processing, electronics, computer networks, and engineering education. Tropical research | 37


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research degrees available

Research disciplines within the School include:

Doctor of Philosophy

• Civil Engineering

Master of Philosophy (Engineering) Master of Philosophy (Science)

• Chemical Engineering • Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering • Mathematics and Statistics • Mechanical Engineering • Physics. To learn more about research opportunities at the school, visit: www.jcu.edu.au/eps Please note, if proposed research involves working with children under 18 years of age, applicants must hold a Blue Card issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian, or equivalent. Find out more from: www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au Graduate Research School Tel: (07) 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <grs@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

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Entry requirements

Entry to research higher degrees requires evidence of appropriate research capacity. Applicants will require a first- or second-class (Division A) bachelor honours degree, a masters by research (or qualifications and research experience considered equivalent), or a bachelors degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Research Methods. COURSE STRUCTURE

Candidates will be enrolled in the time-based subject pertaining to their field of study. Research options PI7613 PI7614 PI7616 PI7617 PI7618 PI7619

Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Chemical) Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Civil) Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Computer) Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Electrical) Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Environmental) Doctor of Philosophy Research Thesis (Mechanical)

Next step

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) The Doctor of Philosophy is a program of supervised original research. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the ability for critical analysis and research that makes a significant and original contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the field of study.

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Applicants are required to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To look for an appropriate advisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a research advisor’: www.jcu.edu.au/grs

Master of Philosophy (Engineering) The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, towards which it can provide a pathway. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the capacity for critical analysis and original research.

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Master of Philosophy (Engineering) research disciplines within the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences include: • Chemical Engineering • Civil and Environmental Engineering • Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering • Mechanical Engineering.

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Applicants are required to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To look for an appropriate advisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a research advisor’: www.jcu.edu.au/grs


Amy Lovisa Studying Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering) PhD student Amy Lovisa’s desire to work on ‘big’ projects in places like Dubai is what initially spurred her onto continue her study at JCU. ‘I knew I needed that something extra if I wanted to be in the running for high-profile jobs.’ Ironically, after beginning her thesis she is considering a role in research. ‘My thesis is based on researching the fatigue response of roof cladding. Due to the ferocity of tropical cyclones, the study is relevant to people living in this region.’ Amy believes expertise in her chosen field will open doors and distinguish her from other graduates when it comes to future employment. ‘As an academic I also have the opportunity to teach, which is something I didn’t previously consider.’

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Dr Bobby Mathan Head of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Senior Lecturer ‘Given Townsville is a hub for mining and mineral processing industries, which are aligned with my areas of interest, for me JCU is an ideal place to work. It provides a chance to be linked with pertinent industries.’ Having studied for a PhD in India (IIT Bombay), followed by post-doctoral fellowship in Germany, Dr Mathan, was a researcher at Monash, before taking up his teaching position at JCU Townsville. ‘I always wanted an academic career and I really enjoy working with post graduate students and researchers from many parts of the world including Nigeria, Iraq, Turkey, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.’ ‘At JCU, students receive great support from the School of Engineering and Physical Science and the Graduate Research School.’ ‘Combine these factors with good facilities and beautiful tropical weather, JCU Townsville is an opportune place to live and study.’

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Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Master of Philosophy (Science) The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, and can provide a pathway to a doctorate. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the capacity for critical analysis and original research.

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School of Marine and Tropical Biology We aim to be a world leader in teaching and research about tropical systems The School of Marine and Tropical Biology operates within the unique tropical environment of northern Queensland, which boasts an immense biodiversity in marine and terrestrial environments, making it one of the best places in the world to study whole organism biology and ecology. Aquaculture is a key area of strength in marine science, and is internationally recognised as a world leader in the provision of higher degree education and research relevant to tropical aquaculture systems. Students learn from world-leading researchers, including Federation Fellows and ARC Professorial Fellows, and enjoy outstanding facilities including island and rainforest research stations. Teaching and research are grouped under three disciplines:

Research centres The Agroforestry and Novel Crops Unit

Based on the Cairns campus, this unit addresses the opportunities and challenges facing tropical agriculture. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Australian Tropical Forest Institute (ATFI)

The Institute facilitates collaboration, collocation and regional partnerships for the sustainable use, management, and conservation of tropical forest landscapes. It is one of the only centres of its kind located in the tropics. Partners include CSIRO and non-government organisations. TropWater

The Centre is based at the Townsville campus and promotes tropical water research, technology, and information transfer to industry and government agencies.

• Aquaculture

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies is the world’s pre-eminent coral reef research group and undertakes research for the sustainable use and management of coral reefs. This prestigious research centre is headquartered at James Cook University, Townsville. The Centre is a partnership of James Cook University and:

• Marine Biology

• Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

• Zoology and Tropical Ecology.

• Australian National University (ANU)

Courses

• Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)

The Centre links JCU to regional bio-industries and plant biotechnology research, with a broad research and business activity spectrum.

Postgraduate coursework programs offer indepth studies in: aquaculture, biotechnology, fisheries biology and management, marine biology and ecology, tropical biology and conservation, zoology and ecology. Research degrees available are the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy (Science).

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• University of Queensland (UQ) • University of Western Australia (UWA). The Centre of Excellence is a collaboration of approximately 250 scientists, of whom nearly 200 are postgraduate students. This underpins Australia’s leading contribution to coral reef sciences, and fosters stronger collaborative links between the major Australian partners and a network of leading institutions around the world.

Centre for Tropical Agri-Tech REsearch

Centre For Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change

This multidisciplinary research centre improves understanding of tropical biodiversity, and increases our capacity to assess vulnerability of species and ecosystems to the impacts of global climate change.


Research stations and facilities Marine and tropical biology students and researchers have an impressive range of facilities available at JCU: Advanced Analytical Centre – a central facility providing instrumental analysis to the University. Aquarium Complex – comprising several large re-circulated seawater aquarium systems with over 600,000 litres of seawater, with the capacity to raise marine organisms in a variety of controlled environments. Daintree Rainforest Observatory – located at Cape Tribulation in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics rainforest. Facilities include a canopy crane that allows research into the rainforest canopy. Controlled Environment Facility – based at AIMS and jointly operated by JCU, it offers environment-controlled rooms with air conditioning, filtered ambient seawater, filtered heated or cooled seawater, and freshwater reticulation.

Kirrama and Paluma field stations – to the north of Townsville, the field stations provide access to a range of environments for tropical biology studies. The Tropical Vegetation Dynamics Laboratory – a facility for the analysis of nutrients, particularly in plant and soil samples.

Leading research areas

• Plant adaptations and responses to environmental pressures. Tropical Biology and Conservation

Tropical Biology and Conservation is another of JCU’s key areas of research strength, with the University acknowledged as a world-leading university in biology and conservation research and training in the tropics. Examples of research areas:

Marine Science

• Animal behaviour

Marine Science is one of JCU’s five key areas of research strength. The Marine Biology group has many and diverse interests that bring together research strengths in tropical shallow water marine systems. The research areas of the group include:

• Disturbance to natural systems

• Coastal and estuarine ecology

Visit the School webpages for more detailed research information.

• Coral reef ecology and coral biology • Invertebrate biology • Marine conservation biology and the detection of biological change • Evolutionary and ecological genetics

Orpheus Island Research Station – JCU’s $9 million facility marine research station on the Great Barrier Reef.

• Marine ecological modelling

Plant Growth Facilities – including glasshouses, shade houses, agroforestry plots, and controlled environment facilities.

• Fish and fisheries

• Climate change ecology • Eco-physiology

• Ecology of tropical reptiles and amphibians • Freshwater and marine phycology • Plant molecular systematics and evolution • Tropical agroforestry and tree domestication.

Contacts School of Marine and Tropical Biology Tel: (07) 4781 4345 Fax: (07) 4781 5511 <mtb@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/mtb

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Professor Bill Laurance Australian Laureate Distinguished Research Professor ‘I recruit ambitious students who are keen to engage internationally. The strategic focus of JCU is fantastic.’ A leading voice for conservation, US-born Professor Bill Laurance has studied tropical rainforests around the world. Following his PhD studies on the Atherton Tablelands, he was a researcher with the CSIRO, and later for the Smithsonian Institute. After marrying fellow scientist Susan, they undertook rainforest research in Africa, Asia and the Amazon, before accepting positions at JCU in 2009. Bill has post-doctoral scientists and PhD students addressing environmental research around the globe. His team focusses on issues with real-world relevance, such as habitat fragmentation, industrial logging, and road expansion. Their rigorous scientific approach helps them study the human impact on tropical forests and the world’s biodiversity. ‘JCU is a world leader in environmental science and ecology.’

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Marine and Tropical Biology Coursework degrees available Graduate Certificate of Biotechnology Graduate Certificate of Science Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology Graduate Diploma of Science Master of Science (CW) pathway courses to research degrees

Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (see page 13) Graduate Diploma of Research Methods (see page 13)

Aquaculture Science and Technology JCU’s teaching and research programs in aquaculture focus on tropical aquaculture. The University’s proximity to the most productive aquaculture regions in Australia and the Asia-Pacific provide unique opportunities for study in this field. Coursework programs in aquaculture science and technology provide training in the principles and techniques of tropical aquaculture. These programs include unique hands-on, project-based subjects that provide students with the opportunity to conduct hatchery larval culture and operate recirculating culture systems. Coursework programs are flexible, with electives available from other science disciplines. In consultation with the course coordinator, taking into consideration the student’s previous education background, study programs can be tailored to meet specific professional goals, needs, and interests. Research components may be included, subject to conditions and approval. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4345 <mtb@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/mtb

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A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty Course structure

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Course structure

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Programs are flexible, with subjects available from a range of science disciplines, with electives that introduce management, marketing and entrepreneurship. A course of study developed in consultation with the course coordinator and with regard to the student’s previous academic background, professional goals, and interests can be devised. Courses can contain a research component.

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A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty.

Tuition fees: see page 16 Course structure

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Biomedical Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 12 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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Marine and Tropical Biology

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Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedical Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

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The courses are flexible, with a range of electives available. Students devise a study program to meet their professional goals, in consultation with the course coordinator. Programs may include a research component if approved. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4345 <mtb@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/mtb/

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ABBREVIATION: GCertSc

Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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Mode: internal; full/part time

Code: 53911 Tuition fees: see page 16 Entry requirements

Fisheries Biology and Management JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs in tropical marine ecology and fisheries biology are dedicated to the study of tropical, shallow water marine systems. The programs have an emphasis on whole-organism biology, the ecology and biogeography of tropical marine organisms, and the evolutionary mechanisms that underlie their diversity. Proximity to the Great Barrier Reef provides unparalleled opportunities for investigating ecological and evolutionary questions for reef fish, corals, and other marine organisms. Students develop knowledge and skills in quantitative marine ecology, conservation biology, and the biology, life history, and taxonomy of tropical marine organisms. Preliminary coursework subjects are semester-long. More advanced subjects are offered by block mode, 2-week intensive sessions on campus. 46 | Enquiries 1800 246 446 | www.jcu.edu.au

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science in biology or a related discipline. Applicants must have a grade point average of Credit or higher, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 12 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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Amy Lovisa Rebecca Riggs Studying Doctor of Philosophy

(Civil Engineering) Studying Master of Development Practice

Dr Mariana Fuentes Post-doctorate Fellow, JCU’s Centre of Excellence Brazilian-born Dr Mariana Fuentes completed her undergraduate degree, with honours, and PhD, at JCU’s Townsville campus. ‘I came to JCU because of its global reputation as the best place to study marine biology. We have the Great Barrier Reef, a wonderful resource on our doorstep. With key agencies such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and CSIRO close by, employment opportunities are vast.’ Now completing post doctoral work focused on researching marine turtles in Cape York and northern Queensland, Dr Fuentes works closely with Indigenous communities in an effort to conserve these threatened species. ‘Working in these communities has definitely been a highlight of my time at JCU. There is a sharing of knowledge and I have learnt a lot about the environment. In return, community members are learning ways to better manage and conserve the marine environment.’ | 47


Marine and Tropical Biology Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science in biology or a related discipline. Applicants must have a grade point average of Credit or higher, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 24 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science in biology or a related discipline. Applicants must have a grade point average of Credit or higher, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points, which may include a literature review, minor project and seminar if approved. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

Marine Biology and Ecology JCU enjoys national and international recognition for teaching and research in marine biology. The School of Marine and Tropical Biology offers a suite of courses with an emphasis on tropical marine ecology and fisheries biology. These courses enable graduates to develop their knowledge and skills in quantitative marine ecology, conservation biology, and the biology, life history, and taxonomy of tropical marine organisms. Preliminary coursework subjects are offered in the main study periods and many subjects involve independent research projects and field trips. Advanced subjects are offered by block mode; 2-week intensive sessions on campus or at JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research stations. Coursework programs are flexible, with a range of electives available. Students devise a study program to meet professional goals, in consultation with the course coordinator. Programs may contain an approved research component. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4345 <mtb@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/mt

Graduate Certificate of Science T

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Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science in biology or a related discipline. Applicants are required to have a grade point average of Credit or higher, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty.

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science in biology or a related discipline. Applicants must have a grade point average of Credit or higher, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty.

Course structure

Course structure

Students must successfully complete 12 credit points.

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points of subjects, which may include a literature review, minor project and seminar if approved.

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Tropical Biology and Conservation

Tuition fees: see page 16 Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science in biology or a related discipline. Applicants must have a grade point average of Credit or higher, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students are required successfully complete 24 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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All aspects of theoretical and applied ecology are considered in these courses, making use of the wide variety of natural tropical environments surrounding JCU including savannahs, rainforests, wetlands, and coastal marine habitats. Tropical biology programs offer a wide range of electives. Students can structure their courses to specialise in the ecology of rainforests, savannah, tropical freshwater systems, tropical wildlife, or tropical insects. Study programs can be tailored to a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interests and professional goals, and can include an approved research component. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4345 <mtb@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/mtb

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A Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Students must successfully complete 36 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

Zoology and Ecology

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Postgraduate programs in zoology and ecology complement the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Sustainability undergraduate degrees offered on the Cairns campus. Students have access to new and unique research facilities, including the Tropical Sustainable Futures Complex (TSFC) on the Cairns campus, and the Daintree Rainforest Observatory (DRO) at the site of the Canopy Crane at Cape Tribulation. New facilities provide direct and ready access to field locations and are designed for students engage in practical field activities and longterm monitoring projects. Both facilities present exciting teaching opportunities providing students with much greater real-world experience and engagement with field biology. These are flexible courses allowing students to specialise in the animals and ecology of rainforests, savannahs, tropical freshwater systems, tropical wildlife, or tropical insects. Enquiries 1800 246 446 <enquiries@jcu.edu.au> Contact the School Tel: (07) 4781 4345 <mtb@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/mtb

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Robert Howard Studying Master of Science (Marine Biology and Ecology) ‘I chose to study marine biology at JCU because of its reputation in research. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is on the doorstep.’ Robert wanted to gain an in-depth understanding of the marine environment to balance his knowledge of terrestrial eco-system management. Previously, he managed national parks in small communities in Africa and Southeast Asia and enjoys the challenge of working with other cultures. As part of his masters, Robert will participate in a turtle conservation project. He has also undertaken field trips to JCU’s research station on Orpheus Island, which is resourced with lab equipment, aqua-culture tanks, and eco-friendly accommodation. ‘I’m studying coral reef ecology, marine conservation and fisheries management, which I will be able to apply to coastal communities in Australia or overseas.’

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Marine and Tropical Biology Graduate Certificate of Science C

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A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science in biology or a related discipline. Applicants must have a grade point average of Credit or higher, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty.

A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science in biology or a related discipline. Applicants must have a grade point average of Credit or higher, or other qualifications deemed appropriate by the Faculty. Course structure

Course structure

Students are required to successfully complete 12 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

Students are required to successfully complete 36 credit points, which may include a literature review, minor project and seminar if approved. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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Students must successfully complete 24 credit points. Refer to course information at www.jcu.edu.au/courses/postgrad or contact the School.

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Marine and Tropical Biology

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Research degrees available

Research disciplines within the School of Marine and Tropical Biology include:

Doctor of Philosophy

• Aquaculture Science and Technology

Abbreviation: PhD

• Botany

Mode: external*; full/part time

• Ecology

Code: 59502

• Entomology

Tuition fees: see page 16

Master of Philosophy

• Marine Biology • Fisheries Biology and Management • Wildlife Biology and Management • Zoology. Find out more at the School’s website: www.jcu.edu.au/mtb Please note, if proposed research involves working with children under 18 years of age, applicants must hold a Blue Card issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian, or equivalent. Find out more from: www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au Graduate Research School Tel: (07) 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <grs@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

Doctor of Philosophy (Science) The Doctor of Philosophy is a program of supervised original research. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the ability for critical analysis and research that makes a significant and original contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the field of study. It is offered both on and off campus. The off-campus option requires attendance on campus for all the major milestone reviews and at least five days per year for consultation with the advisory panel. This program is available part time.

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Entry to research higher degrees requires evidence of appropriate research capacity. Applicants will require a first- or second-class (Division A) bachelor honours degree, a masters by research (or qualifications and research experience considered equivalent), or a bachelors degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Research Methods. Next step

Applicants are required to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To look for an appropriate advisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a research advisor’: www.jcu.edu.au/grs

Master of Philosophy (Science) The Master of Philosophy offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, and can provide a pathway to a doctorate. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the capacity for critical analysis and original research. It is offered both on and off campus. The off-campus option requires attendance on campus for all the major milestone reviews

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Entry to research higher degrees requires evidence of appropriate research capacity. Applicants will require a first- or second-class (Division A) bachelor honours degree or a masters by research, or qualifications and research experience considered equivalent to this. Next step

Applicants are required to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To look for an appropriate advisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a research advisor’: www.jcu.edu.au/grs


Michelle Venter Studying Doctor of Philosophy ‘JCU is a first-world university in a tropical area. There are so many experts here, with many opportunities for skill building through the Graduate Research School.’ Canadian-born Michelle Venter’s PhD research examines the role of tropical forests in mitigating climate change. Her field-based work in the remote forests of Papua New Guinea assesses how forest carbon stores vary with soil type, regional climate and management practices. ‘It’s very exciting work. I’d never been in a tropical rainforest before. I’ve now spent seven months living and researching in PNG’s isolated forests. I love it.’ Michelle works with local communities, who understand the forests, to bring added value to her research. Her work will help developed countries support developing countries to examine ways to reduce carbon emissions from rainforests.

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Terminology Definitions of some common university terms Advanced standing – subjects completed at another university or education provider, which may count as credit towards subjects in a JCU degree. Also referred to as a ‘credit’. Australian student – an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder. Award – a degree, diploma or certificate from JCU’s approved list of awards. Bachelor degree – the first level of study at university, typically requiring three to four years of full-time study. Block mode – subjects offered in block mode require attendance at classes conducted in block teaching sessions; for example, over three consecutive weekends.

attendance for classes. There may, however, be professional placements or some on-campus workshop requirements. Faculty – the organisation of several schools into an academic area responsible for the administration of courses. FEE-HELP – a loan given to eligible tuition feepaying students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. Fee-paying student – a student who pays tuition fees and is not Commonwealth supported. Full-time student – a normal full-time enrolment is 24 credit points, or eight 3-credit point subjects, per academic year.

Census date – the date on which a student’s enrolment in a subject is taken to be finalised.

GPA – a statistic indicating the success of a student in tertiary studies (grade point average).

Commonwealth supported place – a higher education place for which the Commonwealth Government makes a contribution towards the cost of the student’s education.

Graduates – those who receive an award following the completion of a defined course of study.

Course – a combination of subjects required to satisfy the requirements of an award (certificate, diploma or degree). Course coordinator – an academic who oversees the teaching of a course. Coursework program – a postgraduate course in which at least two thirds of the content comprises coursework subjects (i.e. not research). Credit – See ‘advanced standing’. Credit point – each subject has a credit point value, with most having a value of three credit points. Credit points are shown in the subject code as the last two numbers – for example, TM5512:03 Travel Medicine has three credit points. CRICOS code – indicates a course offered to international students in Australia is registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Degree – a university award at bachelor, master or doctoral level. Discipline – an area of study. Domestic student – an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen Elective subjects – subjects that are not core subjects of an award, but which may be studied and credited towards the award. External mode – subjects and courses offered by flexible delivery (online and/or print materials) which do not require on-campus

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HECS-HELP – a loan available to eligible students enrolled in Commonwealth-supported places. The loan covers all or part of the student contribution. Honours – an undergraduate award at a higher level of study, which usually contains a research component. International student – a student who is not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen. Temporary residents of Australia are also classified as international. Joint masters – an award involving the combination of two coursework masters. These can be completed in less time than completing the courses separately. Major – an approved sequence of subjects in a discipline leading to a specialisation – for example, Master of Information Technology (Computing and Networking). Mode – the delivery method for a course or subject – for example, internal, external, block mode, placement/work experience, or limited attendance. Part-time student – a student enrolled in less than 18 credit points (usually less than six 3-credit point subjects) in one academic year. Payment due date – when tuition fees, student contributions, and Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSA Fee) must be paid Prerequisite subject – a subject or condition, which must be successfully completed before a later subject can be studied.

Professional doctorate – a postgraduate award that can be coursework or research, which enables professionals to improve their professional practice through research and coursework conducted in a professional setting. Research higher degree – postgraduate research degrees, including research Masters and PhD. Research qualifying course – courses that incorporate a research component and enable entry to research higher degree programs. At JCU, these are known as Research Methods courses. Research Training Scheme (RTS) – Commonwealth funding (for a defined duration) for Australian research higher degree students. SA-HELP – Eligible students who do not wish to pay the SSA Fee up front can request Commonwealth assistance and defer the fee through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). School – a sub-faculty academic unit, usually containing several related academic disciplines. Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSA Fee) – a compulsory fee, which is used to significantly improve the range and quality of student support services and student facilities. Student contribution – the amount per subject/credit point that all Commonwealth supported students must pay as a contribution towards the costs of their university education. Study period – subjects at JCU are offered over 11 designated study periods. Each study period has a designated start, finish, payment due date and census date. Subject code – each JCU subject has a sixcharacter subject code, followed by a colon and the credit point value of the subject. Subject – a discrete portion of a course, identified by a code, title, and credit point value. Teaching period – the academic year at JCU is divided into two teaching periods (previously known as semesters). Teaching Period 1 comprises the first six months of the year. Teaching Period 2 comprises the second six months of the year.


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Index of postgraduate study areas INDEX BY STUDY AREA

INDEX BY COURSE NAME (COURSEWORK)

INDEX BY COURSE NAME (RESEARCH)

Animal Science, see Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences booklet

Bachelor of

Doctor of

Geology (Graduate Entry)

Aquaculture Science and Technology

41

Biology, see Tropical Biology and Conservation

45

27

Philosophy, Earth and Environmental Sciences 32 Philosophy, Engineering and Physical Sciences 36

Graduate Certificate of

Philosophy, Marine and Tropical Biology

53

Tropical Environmental Management

33

Biotechnology

45

Development Practice

25

Biotechnology 45

Emergency Management

26

Master of

Botany, see Tropical Biology and Conservation

Planning and Indigenous Communities

29

Philosophy (Engineering)

36

Research Methods

13

Philosophy (Science) Earth and Environmental Sciences

35

Philosophy (Science) Engineering and Physical Sciences

36

Philosophy (Science) Marine and Tropical Biology

53

Biochemistry, see Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences booklet 49

Chemistry, see Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences booklet

Science (Aquaculture Science and Technology) 41

Computer Science, see Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts booklet

Science (Fisheries Biology and Management) 46 Science (Marine Biology and Ecology)

48

Science (Natural Resource Management)

29

Science (Protected Area Management)

29

Conservation Biology, see Tropical Biology and Conservation

49

Development Practice

25

Earth Sciences, see Environmental Earth Science

26

Science (Tropical Urban and Regional Planning) 30

Ecology, see Marine Biology and Ecology

42

Science (Zoology and Ecology)

Economic Geology

27

Emergency Management

26

Engineering 36 Entomology, see Tropical Biology and Conservation

45

Environmental Earth Science

26

Environmental Marine Science

26

Environmental Science, see Natural Resource Management

29

Fisheries Biology and Management

46

Science (Tropical Biology and Conservation) 49 51

Graduate Diploma of Development Practice

25

Biotechnology

46

Research Methods

13

Science (Aquaculture Science and Technology) 41 Science (Environmental Earth Science)

26

Science (Environmental Marine Science)

26

Science (Fisheries Biology and Management) 46 Science (Geology)

27

Geology 27

Science (Marine Biology and Ecology)

45

General Geology

Science (Natural Resource Management)

29

Science (Protected Area Management)

30

27

Information Technology, see Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts booklet Marine Biology and Ecology

Science (Tropical Biology and Conservation) 49 48

Microbiology, see Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences booklet Natural Resource Management

Science (Zoology and Ecology)

51

Master of 29

Planning, see Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

30

Planning and Indigenous Communities

29

Minerals Geoscience Masters

27

Development Practice

25

Science (Aquaculture Science and Technology) 41 Science (Environmental Earth Science)

26

Protected Area Management 29

Science (Environmental Marine Science)

26

Research Sections

Science (Fisheries Biology and Management) 42

Earth and Environmental Sciences

32

Engineering and Physical Sciences

36

Science (Natural Resource Management)

29

Marine and Tropical Biology

53

Science (Protected Area Management)

30

Tropical Biology and Conservation

49

Science (Tropical Biology and Conservation) 49

Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

30

Science (Zoology and Ecology)

51

Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

30

Veterinary Science, see Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences booklet Wildlife Biology, see Tropical Biology and Conservation

49

Zoology and Ecology

49

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Science (Marine Biology and Ecology)

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