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Undergraduate courses James Cook University VC’s welcome

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James Cook University

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Campus life

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Accommodation

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Technology, library and study resources

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Student support services

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Information for Indigenous students

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JCU Professional College

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Entry & application information

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How to apply

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Academic calendar

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Study areas

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Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology

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Business & Information Technology

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Creative Arts

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Education 60 Engineering 70 Law 76 Medicine & Health

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Multimedia Journalism & Languages

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Science 104 2014 Undergraduate degree tables

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Terminology 126 Find out more Info sessions & Open Days

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Welcome A degree from James Cook University is a qualification of international standing, as our University is consistently ranked among the top four per cent of universities in the world. Our students are privileged to be taught by world-leading academics. With a focus on practical course experience, you will complete your degree ready for the workforce. This is a defining factor for employers and, in 2012, we were awarded five stars by the Good Universities Guide for ‘success in getting a job’. The quality of our teaching is recognised by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, which has awarded our staff 39 national awards for teaching excellence over the past five years. With the full purchase of our Singapore campus, we have extended our reach and sharpened our focus on issues of importance to the tropics.

What this means for students is that James Cook University is now truly an international university where over the coming years, there will be more opportunities for our students to spend time studying in Singapore as part of their degree program. This guide is designed to help you learn about the University – our courses, campuses and more. I invite you to explore all that we have to offer and if you have further questions, staff at our Student Centre will be more than happy to assist. Tropic of Cancer

Professor Sandra Harding Vice-Chancellor and President

Tropic of Capricorn

* Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012

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Our tropical campuses

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Cairns Townsville

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“I had the ambition to not only go farther... but to go as far as it was possible to go.� Captain James Cook James Cook (1728-1779) was a remarkable navigator and explorer, whose legacy is still with us. His three voyages across the Pacific had profound influence on many areas of human endeavour: astronomy, marine surveying, cartography, geography, natural history, and anthropology.

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“JCU has a worldwide reputation as a first-class university.” Thane Militz Studying Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology & Aquaculture)

James Cook University Education for a confident future With its campuses and study centres throughout Queensland and in Singapore, internationally awarded JCU is a wise choice for students seeking a high-ranking, culturally diverse education that will equip them to make a difference in their world. JCU students have unique opportunities to gain academic knowledge and genuine, real-life experience Australian and international employers are looking for. The University’s tropical location and proximity to World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics Region have strongly influenced the course options offered. More than 40 per cent of the world’s population now lives in the tropics, and this is likely to be close to 50 per cent by 2050. The region generates around 20 per cent of global economic output, and is home to some 80 per cent of the world’s biodiversity. JCU is recognised worldwide for the quality of research and educational programs that further tropical knowledge – ecology, medicine, environment, sustainability, and marine biology. Named after Captain James Cook (17281779), the remarkable navigator and explorer who was the first to map the coastline of eastern Australia, JCU also maintains a deep commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. Few universities provide the breadth of Indigenous educational

opportunities that JCU offers. The whole University community values and celebrates the achievements of its many distinguished Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, graduates, and staff.

• Over the past five years, JCU academics have been awarded 39 National Awards for Teaching Excellence by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council (now called Office for Learning and Teaching).

An over-riding goal of the University is that when JCU students graduate, they will possess internationally-recognised qualifications, as well as leadership skills and self-reliance that will help each one take their place in the career of their choice, and make a valuable contribution to local and global communities.

• JCU was awarded five stars for ‘Success In Getting A Job’ (see Good Universities Guide, 2012).

An exceptional reputation • JCU has earned its place among the top four per cent of universities around the world (see Academic Ranking of World Universities). • The University achieved the Australian Government’s highest ranking of “Well Above World Standard” for its research in the areas of Environmental Science and Management, Ecological Applications and Medical Microbiology (see Excellence in Research for Australia National Report, 2012). • JCU’s Professor Jim Burnell, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was named 2011 Australian Lecturer of the Year.

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The Eddie Koiki Mabo Library on the Townsville campus is part of an impressive network of resources available to JCU students.

“From my experience, people are friendly and the staff are approachable, and genuinely want to help you succeed.” Bridget Mannix Studying Bachelor of LawsBachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations)*

*now Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)

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

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.

JCU’s Brisbane campus focusses on providing quality educational programs that meet the academic and career needs of international students.

Townsville campus Townsville is a vibrant and welcoming coastal city that offers its 180,000-plus residents and many visitors a huge array 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


JCU Singapore offers exciting study opportunities for international and domestic Australian students, in a tropical Asian environment.

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“Living on campus is excellent in first year, because you meet heaps of interstate and international students and make new friends.”

Accommodation

Scott Hansen Bachelor of Science (Zoology & Marine Biology), Graduated 2010, JCU Townsville

Our accommodation team can help Accommodation service You may be moving away from home for the first time. We understand. It can be a big deal finding a new place to call home. The dedicated JCU accommodation service team are there to help you. They understand how important it is to find accommodation that suits your needs and budget. Read on for an overview of the accommodation choices at JCU campuses.

Start looking ASAP Availability of accommodation is limited, so it is a very good idea to start organising accommodation as soon as possible after you have chosen to study at JCU. A great tip is to start sorting your accommodation as soon as you apply to JCU to avoid disappointment. Registrations open each year on August 1 for the following year and April 1 for the following semester. This means you are definitely in the queue for on-campus acommodation. You can apply online at www.jcu.edu.au/ accommodation

Making a decision 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?

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• 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 uni? • Do you want to make your own arrangements, or will you seek help and advice from friendly, well-informed staff at the Accommodation Service?

Costs An average price per week for a student room in a hall or college with full-board (all meals provided) will range from $270 to $350. On-campus halls and colleges offer discounts for up-front payments, or if you have a sibling staying there. Rental and share accommodation in Townsville and Cairns can cost around $120 to $180 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

Homestay with a family Contact the Accommodation Service to learn more about boarding with a family, and for help to decide whether this option is right for you. You can also take a look online. Homestay: www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation/ contactus/JCU_112693.html Short Term: www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation/ JCU_112689.html For many more on and off campus options, read on.

Townsville campus Living on campus

JCU’s Townsville campus has seven on-campus colleges and halls offering accommodation for around 1,478 students. On campus accommodation means you will be living in student colleges and halls located on the university grounds. There are many advantages to living on campus. You’ll experience a social atmosphere, meeting up with fellow students, and making lifetime friendships and connections with students from around the world and outside your academic circles. And you can also walk or cycle to your classes.


Living on campus gives you easy access to both academic and non-academic facilities.

An added advantage of living on campus is easy access to university facilities and daily sporting activities: • Library • Lecture halls, classrooms, laboratories • Sporting ovals • Swimming pools • Gymnasium • Tennis and basketball courts. For students who are not so keen on cooking for themselves, the majority of on-campus accommodation provides three meals a day. There is one self-catering hall, Rotary International House. Colleges

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.

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. • University Hall • George Roberts Hall • Western Courts

Cairns campus

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Off-campus accommodation

Popular off-campus choices that are a short distance from campus are: • Cedar Lodge Motel

• The Saints Catholic College

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 www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

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Share house/private rental accommodation

• Riverside Convention Centre.

Enquire via www.jcu.edu.au/jcuhalls

Off-campus accommodation

• The John Flynn College.

The Beaches Luxury apartments: www.the-beaches.com.au

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

• Rotary International House

Colleges are: • St Mark’s College

Cairns Student Lodge Fully-catered accommodation for 225 students. (07) 4057 1111 info@studentlodge.com.au www.studentlodge.com.au

Our two preferred off-campus options are within 400 metres of campus, making it an easy walk to uni.

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. Learn more: accommodation-singapore@jcu.edu.au www.jcu.edu.sg

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You’ll have access to the latest learning technologies and libraries – plus, free assistance and training to help you make the most of the University’s study resources.

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Technology, library and study resources Experience 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 web page • Uploading of your assignments.

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 for students, including allowing them to make top-up payments to their 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 at 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 phone. Off-campus library services are available to JCU students living further than 50 kilometres from either the JCU Townsville or Cairns campuses. 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. 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.

land they had lived on for thousands of years. Mabo was the 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 nothing, 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 and assignments. InfoHelp is available by phone, online or in person at the Cairns and Townsville libraries. Visit the Library homepage at: www.jcu.edu.au/library InfoHelp at: www.jcu.edu.au/infohelp

Shops and discounts JCU bookshops on Townsville and Cairns campuses sell software at education prices. Members of the JCU Students’ Association can buy computers (and lots more) at discount rates. Find out more at: www.unidiscounts.com.au

Why the “Eddie Koiki Mabo” Library?

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JCU’s student support services are there to help make your university experience successful and enjoyable.

Student support services We’re here to help you You might want help to understand how to settle into university life, complete an assignment, improve your study skills, find parttime work, overcome financial problems, access disability services, or talk to someone.

Preparing for university life There’s assistance available so you feel ready to start your new life as a student at JCU. Facultyspecific programs are available to all enrolled students, and take place two weeks before Study Periods 1 and 2. They are facilitated by senior students who pass on their advice about making a successful transition to university study. Find out more at: www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills Orientation week

O-Week happens the week before Study Period 1 and 2 commence. Here’s a chance for you to have fun as you take part in workshops and activities that will help you get to know the campus, library services, computer services and more. It’s also a great time to make new friends who will be starting out with you. Student mentor program

Many students have found this program to be really helpful. It links new students with suitable mentors who are usually in their second or third year of study towards a similar degree. As well as giving valuable assistance with course and study queries, mentors provide a great way for new students to make friends and contacts on campus. Learn more: www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills/mentor

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Indigenous orientation program

The Indigenous orientation program is delivered in Cairns and Townsville during the week prior to O-Week. First-year Indigenous students are welcomed and introduced to Indigenous support staff, general support services, and Indigenous student ambassadors. Students can gather financial information about Abstudy, the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme, and JCU scholarships. The program provides plenty of opportunities for students to get to know each other, network and become familiar with JCU. An additional 2-hour session is held during O-Week in Cairns, especially for Indigenous students travelling in from rural and remote communities. The program is a joint initiative between Equity and Student Engagement, and the School of Indigenous Australian Studies. First-year Indigenous students are also encouraged to attend a 4-day program starting with the Indigenous orientation program, followed by three days of UniStart, which is delivered by Teaching Learning and Development. To learn more, visit: www.jcu.edu.au/orientation/oncampus UniPrep – for adult learners

UniPrep offers a free “bite-size” experience of university life and learning. It’s targeted at adult learners who may be returning to education, or who wish to find out what university is like. UniPrep runs over two weeks in May/June and October/November each year at the Cairns and Townsville campuses, and over one week once a year in October/November at the Mount Isa and Thursday Island study centres.

UniPrep explains the QTAC and JCU application process, university structure and terminology, student support services, and the general student experience. The program is interactive and familiarises participants with lecture, tutorial and assessment practices, as well as engaging on social and personal levels through sessions delivered by JCU professional staff in Careers and Employment and Student Wellbeing. UniPrep offers a very helpful array of information from finance to accommodation, and includes campus tours, library skills sessions, and tips on the range of support services that are available. For more information, or to sign up, visit www.jcu.edu.au/studentequity/uniprep

Support services while you are studying Careers advice and student employment

The Careers and Employment Service provides workshops, support and information on careers, employment and further study. It liaises with employer groups, and hosts annual Careers Fairs on the Townsville and Cairns campuses. The service also offers CareerHub – a job search website for students and graduates. To learn more, visit www.jcu.edu.au/careers Writing and learning skills

There’s help available if you’re struggling to improve your writing and learning skills. The Learning Centres in the Townsville and Cairns campus libraries offer academic support for all students. Workshops, short courses, individual and group consultations, as well as online resources, will help you improve your


Our Mentors are second- or third-year students who give up their time to pass on their knowledge and experiences to new students .

“A highlight of my time at JCU was being involved in the Student Mentor Program... it was a pleasure to give my time to help incoming students get acquainted with university life and settle in.” Stacey O’Brien Bachelor of Planning, Graduated 2012

organisational skills, writing skills, reading and note taking, exam preparation strategies, oral presentations, grammar, and much more. You can usually find student mentors there too, so they are a great place to go for help.

Chaplaincy

Disability and special needs support

A multi-faith chaplaincy service is available at the Cairns and Townsville campuses, providing spiritual and religious support to students and staff.

Find out more: www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills

Learn more: www.jcu.edu.au/chaplaincy

Counselling

JCU Student Association

The JCU Counselling Service offers a confidential, free service at both Townsville and Cairns campuses, providing personal counselling by qualified psychologists for a wide range of academic and personal problems. Don’t hesitate to contact us when you need someone to talk to, or assistance to work through a specific issue you’re experiencing.

The JCU Student Association manages a range of facilities and support services for its student members, including student eateries, student clubs, sport and recreation services, welfare advice, and student discounts. It’s definitely worth supporting and getting involved in your Student Association. Membership fees start from $15.

AccessAbility Service, at James Cook University, is a confidential support service for students with a temporary or permanent disability, injury, illness, or health condition. The service provides access to assistance technologies, and works with you to negotiate teaching and assessment alternatives, including assistance with tutors and note takers.

Learn more: www.jcu.edu.au/student/ counselling

Learn more: www.jcu.edu.au/studentassoc

welfare service

The Student Welfare Service engages with students on an individual or group basis to enable students to develop capacity and resources to effectively problem solve a range of issues that may occur during their time as a student of the University. Child care

Two professionally-staffed child care centres are located on the Townsville campus, providing openings for 115 children from babies up to five years of age. In Cairns, there are child care centres within easy reach of the campus.

English language skills

For international students, or students from nonEnglish speaking backgrounds, the James Cook English Language Centre runs a variety of English courses in Cairns and Townsville that will provide the training and support you need to succeed in your studies. Learn more: www.jcupathwaycollege.com.au JCU international students

If you’re an international student, be sure to take advantage of the range of services available from the James Cook International Office. The International Office will help you with a successful and enjoyable stay in Australia and at JCU. Services offered include preparing for arrival information, a free arrival service, an orientation program, social activities, accommodation information, and welfare support. You’re invited to visit us on: www.jcu.edu.au/international

JCU is committed to ensuring people with disabilities are able to participate to the fullest possible extent in the educational programs offered by the University, and all other aspects of university life. Contact a JCU AccessAbility Support Advisor before starting study, so we can help with your support needs. Learn more: www.jcu.edu.au/accessability Equity office

JCU values diversity and endeavours to increase access to tertiary studies for students from a variety of backgrounds, and to provide every student with an optimal environment to achieve success. The Equity Office supports people who are sometimes not well supported in tertiary education, including Indigenous Australians, people from non-English speaking backgrounds, from rural and isolated areas, from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, and people with disabilities. The Equity Office also supports people wishing to enter areas of study in which they are under-represented. There’s more information at: www.jcu.edu.au/ease

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A dedicated Indigenous Library Liaison Officer can help with library and IT support.

“JCU was an obvious choice as my family live in the Burdekin, but it also appealed because as a uni, it has a strong Indigenous community.” Micah Roe Studying Bachelor of Laws

Information for Indigenous students You’re invited to be one of the growing number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are on a journey towards obtaining a JCU degree. Become a doctor, teacher, lawyer, nurse, dentist or accountant, and you will join those who are already out in the workforce, in government, in politics, and in communities, making a difference. JCU is proud to have one of the highest Indigenous participation rates in Australia – with over 350 Indigenous students studying in Cairns, Townsville, Mount Isa and Thursday Island. Students come from urban, rural and remote areas including the Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands. Because we understand some of the difficulties students may face when applying to study for a university degree, JCU has many support services and facilities specifically for Indigenous students. We want you to succeed. For more details, check out: www.jcu.edu.au/indigenous-students

School of Indigenous Australian Studies (SIAS) JCU’s Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies) is available to all students. Subjects include Community Development and Family Wellbeing, Indigenous World Views, and Indigenous History. SIAS has excellent facilities for Indigenous students on the Townsville and Cairns campuses, including teaching and study areas, computer rooms, common rooms, and courtyard areas. 14 | Enquiries 1800 246 446 | www.jcu.edu.au

SIAS provides specialist services for Indigenous students including:

Indigenous Health Careers Access Program (IHCAP)

• Tertiary Access Course (TAC), which prepares students who do not have senior or high school subjects for entry, for many degree programs. TAC is offered full time over six months, or part time over one year.

This program provides teaching and support to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to become eligible for entry to their JCU Health degree choice. It is the only one of it’s kind in Australia and provides you with practical skills and knowledge to better cope with the demands of university study.

• Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS), which provides tutorial help for all undergraduate Indigenous students at JCU. Contact us for more information: Townsville campus (07) 4781 4676 Cairns campus (07) 4042 1046 www.jcu.edu.au/sias Email: schoolofindigenousaustralianstudies@ jcu.edu.au

Indigenous Health Unit (IHU) The Indigenous Health Unit is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences, and provides pathway courses for entry to health science degrees. This is one way JCU is striving to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals gaining qualifications and working in northern Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students already enrolled in courses within the Faculty are also able to receive ongoing support. For more details: (07) 4781 6113 www.jcu.edu.au/ihu

Indigenous Cadetship Support Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) is an Australian Government program that improves the professional employment prospects for Indigenous Australians. There are approximately 90 cadetship students at JCU. ICS links full-time students with a sponsoring employer, to provide regular paid work experience for each year of their studies. Of course, this greatly increases the chance of permanent employment after graduation. Students also receive financial assistance to help with their study. For more details, check out: www.ics.deewr.gov.au

Indigenous Orientation Program This program introduces new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to Indigenous Student Ambassadors, and support services available to them at JCU. As well as learning about uni life, they will also meet fellow students who are starting out just like them. Find out more about the orientation program under Student Support Services on page 12.


“I am now the first person in my family to go to university. Wanting to give back to Indigenous education was the main reason I chose my particular area of study.” Joanne Lilly Studying Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Primary (RATEP Mode) RATEP is JCU’s award-winning program that allows students to remain within their local community while completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Education. As registered teachers with a James Cook University Bachelor of Education, graduates are qualified primary school teachers who can teach in state and nonstate schools in Queensland and beyond. For more details: (07) 4781 4369 www.jcu.edu.au/education www.ratep.eq.edu.au

Library and IT support JCU has a designated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Liaison Officer who is happy to assist you with accessing library resources, and using the University’s information technology services. For more details, visit: www.jcu.edu.au/library

Financial support A range of Commonwealth and other scholarships are available to assist Indigenous students to participate in higher education. Students should apply directly to JCU. ABSTUDY

ABSTUDY provides a living allowance and other benefits to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, studying full or part time.

It can help with education, accommodation, and living costs, as well as travel fares and prescription medicines. Telephone enquiries: 13 23 17.

Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS): Indigenous students who are placed in a cadetship will receive a study allowance. For more information, visit www.ics.deewr.gov.au

Hugh Alexander Grierson Trust Bursary

It is possible for a student to be awarded a combination of these scholarships, depending on circumstances and availability. Students who receive an IAS may receive the relevant ICECS and ICAS, if eligible. Although priority will be given to commencing students, current students may also apply.

Open to full-time Indigenous students. Value $5,000 per year for duration of your course. Commonwealth Scholarships Program (CSP)

The CSP assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those from rural and regional areas, with higher education associated costs. Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (ICECS): ($2,469*) a year for undergraduate students. Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (ICAS): ($4,939*) a year for undergraduate students.

For more information visit: www-public.jcu.edu.au/scholarships, then click on ‘Indigenous’, under ‘By Student Type’.

Faculty Support Officers JCU is committed to making the university experience for Indigenous students a positive and successful one. Each Faculty has an Indigenous Student Support Officer to help with study and uni life, providing learning support to students, monitor student progress throughout the academic year, and much more.

Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship (IECECS): $1,234* per six months or year for students undertaking the Tertiary Access Course.

For more information, visit www-public.jcu.edu. au/indigenous-students

Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (IECAS): $2,469 per six months or year for students undertaking the Tertiary Access Course.

The Bama Nguma-Barra Indigenous Student Association (BNBISA) is affiliated with JCU’s Student Association and provides academic, cultural and social support for Indigenous student members on the Cairns campus. They aim to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students succeed in all aspects of their university life throughout their study. And they welcome and invite new students to become part of the association.

Indigenous Access Scholarships (IAS): $4,659* is a once-off payment awarded to provide access to tertiary studies.

Indigenous Student Association

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JCU Professional College Take your studies to the next level Personal and professional growth are often the very important reasons our students give for their choice to study at JCU. Our students tell us they want to finish their studies ready to work, and with a greater sense of themselves and where they fit into the global community. JCU Professional College provides an extra edge to make sure you have all the skills you will need when it’s time to start your career. We know that employers around the world are demanding that their key employees have leadership skills, the ability to engage with others, and cultural competence. When you’re ready to apply for jobs, you need to stand out from the crowd. It would be a wise choice to contact us and discover how you can get involved in activities and workshops through the JCU Professional College. Here’s an opportunity to gain the extra professional and personal skills you need so you can hit the ground running when you graduate. You’ll learn: • What employers are looking for in graduate employees • Leadership skills • How to successfully engage with your community • Cultural competence.

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“We find our JCU graduates to be of a high calibre, proactive and a good fit for our firm. Many of our graduates have already had prior work experience, present professionally and are well researched on our firm and our culture.“ Stacey Young Human Resources, Marketing & Administration Manager BDO (Cairns accounting, tax & advisory firm)


Preparing you for the job market is an important part of uni life at JCU. We were awarded five stars for ‘Success in Getting a Job’ by Good University Guide 2012.

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Care for your future. Care for the World.

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Entry information Getting into uni can depend on where you are coming from... Whether you’re a school leaver applying to study at JCU later in your life, or you’ve decided to completely change the direction of your career, here’s what you need to know about getting into your desired course. Don’t give up if you don’t have what you need right now. There are probably other ways to get what you want, and we’ll briefly explain them below and give you details of where you can obtain more information.

Australian Year 12 measures of overall achievement 2012 Queensland

Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank*

Overall Position (OP)

QTAC Selection Rank

99.00

1

99

97.50

2

97

96.00

3

96

94.00

4

94

92.00

5

92

90.00

6

90

88.00

7

87

85.00

8

85

School leavers

International students

Academic entry requirements

In addition to satisfying the minimum academic requirements for entry, prospective international students must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language by achieving a score in a recognised test such as IELTS or TOEFL. For further information, visit James Cook International online at: www.jcu.edu.au/international

To enter a bachelor degree at JCU you’ll need to meet the academic entry requirements for your course, or the interstate equivalents. All bachelor degrees at JCU require senior level English. Some degrees, for example in Health or Science, may also require subjects such as Chemistry or Maths B. You will need to have attained a Sound Achievement or better over four highschool semesters in your senior subjects. Overall Position (OP)

As well as the appropriate Year 12 subjects, you will also need a Queensland Overall Position (OP) or equivalent rank (TER, UAI, ENTER or OP equivalent) high enough to be competitive for entry to the course you wish to enter. The OP/ranks for entry to JCU courses last year are shown in the Undergraduate Degrees table from page 108. They are also listed in the QTAC Guide and on the QTAC website: www.qtac.edu.au Year 12 students not eligible for an OP can still gain entry to courses at JCU. QTAC will calculate a selection rank based on other information you provide in your application regarding your school and results. You will also have to satisfy academic entry requirements discussed above.

83.00

9

82

OTHER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

80.00

10

80

-

11

77

75.00

12

75

Where your course requires you to participate in professional placements, some courses require that you have up-to-date Hepatitis B and/or Q Fever immunisation and/or a Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card), an Australian Federal Police check, and/or a current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate.

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13

72

70.00

14

70

65.00

15

68

-

16

66

60.00

17

64

-

18

62

55.00

19

61

50.00

20

60

45.00

21

59

-

22

58

35.00

23

57

30.00

24

56

-

25

55

* The Nationally agreed common index is called: UAI in NSW & ACT; ENTER in VIC; TER in SA, NT, WA & Tasmania. Table supplied by QTAC

English Language Centres

The James Cook English Language centres in Cairns and Townsville offer a variety of English language courses throughout the year. To learn more, contact us by email at pathwaycollege@jcu.edu.au

Non-school leavers Whether you are considering university study for the first time or you have a degree and looking for a career change – this information is for you. Advanced standing (credit for previous studies)

If you have already completed a degree, TAFE diploma or university subjects, you may be entitled to advanced standing. For further information, contact JCU’s Student Centre and visit www.jcu.edu.au/student/enrolment and click on “Credit for previous study (advanced standing)” under the Enrol heading.

What if I don’t get the OP or don’t have the PREREQUISITE subjectS I need?

If at the end of Year 12 you do not attain all the prerequisites for a course that you are interested in, or if you do not get the OP or rank you need for entry, you should contact JCU’s Student Centre. JCU offers bridging courses in some prerequisite subjects, such as Maths B and Chemistry. These courses take place over the summer holidays. There are also entry programs including diplomas and the Tertiary Access Program (TAC) that can provide a steppingstone to your chosen degree. See following page for more information.

“I didn’t apply myself at high school, so to access university, I enrolled in the Tertiary Access Course. The course was my stepping-stone to uni and allowed me to brush up on my writing, researching and internet skills.” Micah Roe Studying Bachelor of Laws

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“My biggest concern was that I hadn’t studied since high school, but JCU have incredible programs to help mature age students bridge the gap and get back into study. They made it very easy.” Daniel Egan Studying Bachelor of Education (Primary, Physical Education)

Assessing your qualifications and experience

Alternatively, you may choose to study a JCU Postgraduate course.

As well as meeting the minimum academic entry requirements, you will need to meet the Selection Rank for your chosen course. QTAC can assess your qualifications and/or work experience, and assign you a Selection Rank. You may benefit from completing the Personal Competencies Assessment (PCA) statement with QTAC. PCA is an alternative pathway for people without formal educational qualifications, or those who feel that their formal qualifications may be insufficient for entry to their preferred course. QTAC levies a charge for their service.

Graduate entry If you have an appropriate undergraduate degree, you can gain graduate entry and complete the following courses in one to three years of full-time study:

The Selection Rank for each course is listed in the Undergraduate Degrees Table on page 108 or on the QTAC website. Academic entry requirements

If you have been out of school for a while, you will still need to meet the minimum entry requirements for your chosen course. These could include completion of Year 12 subjects such as English, Chemistry or Maths B. You will need to have attained a Sound Achievement or better over four high school semesters in your Year 12 subjects. What if I don’t have the prerequisite subjects or rank?

Don’t give up on your dreams if you discover that you don’t have the required prerequisites to enter your chosen course right now. There are alternative entry programs that can make university study accessible and achievable. Our Student Centre staff can explain which pathway is right for your circumstances. Read on.

• Bachelor of Nursing Science

These are 1-year courses (or two years parttime) designed to help people who may not meet the academic requirements for entry into their preferred degree. Diplomas include first year subjects from JCU degree programs. Application to diplomas is via QTAC. Successful completion of a diploma will allow you to apply for entry to many programs at JCU, and may give you advanced standing, or credit, for the subjects successfully completed.

• Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

• Diploma of Arts

• Graduate Diploma of Education.

• Diploma of Business

Further information on these courses is available in the Study Area pages of this guide.

• Diploma of Creative Arts

Postgraduate courses There are postgraduate courses that are designed for graduates who are seeking a career change. Postgraduate courses that will give you new professional qualifications in a study area different to your undergraduate degree include:

• Diploma of Information Technology

• Bachelor of Geology • Bachelor of Laws

• Graduate Diploma of Education • Master of Education for Sustainability • Master of Professional Accounting • Master of Business Administration. Ask for our Postgraduate Study Guide to discover more information on these courses, or visit www.jcu.edu.au/publications/

Alternative entry pathways Bridging courses

Tertiary Access Course (TAC)

Where your course requires you to participate in professional placements, you may be required to have up-to-date Hepatitis B and/or Q Fever immunisation and/or a Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card), an Australian Federal Police check, and/or a current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate.

TAC is a 6-month preparatory course for those who have not completed high school, or who do not have the academic entry requirements to enrol in some undergraduate courses at JCU. It helps you gain the literacy and numeracy skills you will need, and introduces you to a variety of university subjects.

If you already have an undergraduate degree but would like to change your career and qualifications, you can undertake some professional courses and complete them in reduced time, taking JCU’s Graduate Entry pathway.

• Diploma of Health Science • Diploma of Introductory Engineering Studies • Diploma of Science. View course information online at: www.jcu.edu.au/courses Alternative entry with QTAC

QTAC has an Alternative Entry application process that takes into account any work experience and other qualifications you may have gained since school. You can also sit the Personal Competencies Assessment and/or Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with QTAC to improve your rank. For more information, visit the QTAC website via www.qtac.com.au

JCU offers bridging courses in some prerequisite subjects, such as Maths B and Chemistry. These courses take place over the summer holidays.

OTHER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Have a degree and Want to change your career?

Diploma courses

Applications to TAC are made directly to JCU, generally in November and January for study in February, or June. This course has helped hundreds of people gain entry to degree studies at JCU and eventually achieve their dream careers. TAC is available in Cairns and Townsville twice a year. Visit www.jcu.edu.au/sias and click on the “TAC” box at the bottom of the page.

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How to apply Tips to completing your application Apply through QTAC

Tracking your application

Non-school leavers

All applications for undergraduate study at JCU must be made through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). Exceptions are international students, applicants for certificate courses, and current or recent students of JCU. You can visit the QTAC website for full details about the application process, or get a copy of the QTAC Guide from Queensland newsagents from July 2013.

All successful applicants receive an Offer Advice by email. In addition, you can check if you have an offer via QTAC’s Current Applicant online services.

If you are an Australian non-school leaver, you must apply to QTAC using their Apply-by-Web (ABW) online service at: www.qtac.edu.au/ OnlineServices/OnlineServices.html

Additional requirements

There is an application fee, and this increases after 30 September.

Planning your course preferences On your QTAC application, you can select up to six courses, in order of preference, for study in 2014. Visit the QTAC website for more information on prioritising your preferences. The QTAC entry process now takes place over several offer rounds, so you may need to re-order your preferences after an offer round, or accept an offer ‘conditionally’.

Offer rounds JCU will be participating in QTAC offer rounds in November, December, January and February. If you want to be sure of a place at JCU in 2014, you should complete your application by 30 September 2013. This is also the final application date for a number of Health courses at JCU.

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Some JCU courses, such as medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy and veterinary science also require an additional separate application to JCU. This application form can be accessed from www.jcu.edu.au/fmhms/forms/domestic/ and is due to JCU’s Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences by 30 September 2013.

Visit www.qtac.edu.au for full details.

An interview process is required for medicine.

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) General admission and application enquiries: National 1300 467 822 or (07) 3858 1222 www.qtac.edu.au

These additional requirements are summarised in the Study Area pages of this guide.

For further information: JCU Student Centre Freecall (from within Australia) 1800 246 446 Email: study@jcu.edu.au www.jcu.edu.au

School leavers If you are a current Australian Year 12 student, you must apply for entry to JCU courses online via QTAC using the Twelve-to-Tertiary (TTT) service at: www.qtac.edu.au/OnlineServices/ OnlineServices.html Your high school will usually provide instruction and guidance on the application process. You will receive a copy of the QTAC Guide from your school. There is an application fee, which increases after October.

For more information visit: www.jcu.edu.au/student/enrolment If you require further assistance, our Student Centre would be delighted to answer any questions you may have. JCU Student Centre Freecall (from within Australia) 1800 246 446 Email: study@jcu.edu.au


Academic Calender 2014 TEACHING PERIOD 1 Orientation Week

17 – 21 February

Study Period 1 begins

24 February

Lecture Recess

28 April – 2 May

Teaching ends

30 May

Study vacation

2 – 6 June (some exams may commence Saturday 1 June)

Examination period

9 – 20 June

Study Period 1 ends

20 June

Results published

7 July

TEACHING PERIOD 2 Orientation Week

21 – 25 July

Study Period 2 begins

28 July

Lecture Recess

29 September – 3 October

Teaching ends

31 October

Study vacation

3 – 7 November (some exams may commence 8 November)

Examination period

10 – 21 November

Study Period 2 ends

21 November

Results published

8 December

For a more detailed 2014 Calendar, visit www-public.jcu.edu.au/handbooks2013/JCUHB13_057960#_2014

Faculties & Schools FACULTY

SCHOOL

Associated institutions and facilities

Arts, Education & Social Sciences

• Arts & Social Sciences • Education • Indigenous Australian Studies

• The Cairns Institute • Department of Anthropology, Archaeology and Sociology • Department of Humanities • Department of Psychology • Department of Social Work and Human Services • Centre for Women’s Studies • JCNN Digital Media

Law, Business & the Creative Arts

• Business • Law • Creative Arts

• Centre for Tropical Tourism and Hospitality • Business Excellence Series in the Tropics (BEST) • Lux Gallery • eMerge Gallery

Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences

• Medicine & Dentistry • Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition • Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences • Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences • Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

• Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine • Indigenous Health Unit • Institute of Sport and Exercise Science • Fletcherview Research Station • Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MICRRH)

Science & Engineering

• Earth & Environmental Sciences • Engineering & Physical Sciences • Marine & Tropical Biology

• ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies • Australian Tropical Herbarium (ATH) • Australian Tropical Science Innovation Precinct (ATSIP) • Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change (CTBCC) • Centre for Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture (CSTFA) • Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) • Cyclone Testing Station • Daintree Rainforest Observatory (Canopy Crane) • Marine and Aquaculture Research Facilities Unit (MARFU) • Orpheus Island Research Station

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You can choose to study now and pay later by applying for a HECS-HELP loan.

Study costs A degree is an investment in your future Whether you’re an Australian student or joining the JCU community as an international student, this is a question that you will want answered. It is important to remember that university study remains one of the best investments you or your parents will make – and there are many scholarships and bursaries offered to JCU students, as well as extensive Australian government support and funding. So let’s begin. Many students will be eligible for Commonwealth Government assistance, and most will have the choice to defer payment of their university fees. Following are brief details:

Commonwealth supported students If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a holder of a Permanent Residence visa undertaking an undergraduate course at JCU (at least one subject in Australia), the Australian Government subsidises some of your study costs via a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). You contribute towards the cost of your study by paying a student contribution amount, and the Government pays the rest. Before you enrol, visit www.studyassist.gov.au

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Student contribution amounts 2013* Band 1

$5,868

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

Band 2

$8,363

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

Band 3 Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science *Based on a full-time enrolment for one year (24 credit points).

For more information, visit www.studyassist.gov.au/studyassist/helppayingmyfees

$9,792


Paying your student contribution amount

New Zealand students and holders of Non-Humanitarian Permanent Residence visas:

Australian students and holders of Humanitarian Permanent Residence visas:

You must pay the full amount of your student contribution up-front. You do not qualify to defer payment through a HECS-HELP loan.

You have four options for paying your student contribution amount:

HECS-HELP loans

1. Payment can be made up-front to JCU, with a 10 per cent discount applying. 2. Partial up-front payments can be made to JCU and you will receive a 10 per cent discount on amounts of $500 or more. 3. Payment can be deferred with an interest-free HECS-HELP loan. You do not need to repay this loan until you are earning above a defined income threshold. 4. Once deferred, you can make voluntary repayments to the Australian Tax Office at any time and in any amount. If you make a voluntary repayment of $500 or more, you will receive a bonus of 5% added to the payment you made.

You may choose to defer payment of your student contribution amount by applying for a HECS-HELP loan. You do not have to repay this loan until you earn an annual income above a minimum threshold. For the 2012-2013 income year, this amount was $49,095.

International student fees JCU warmly welcomes students from many parts of the world to join the JCU learning community. The Australian Government requires international students pay international tuition fees. If you’re thinking of studying at JCU in our truly inspirational tropical environment, we invite you to contact us for more information. Here’s how:

Learn more, including how to apply, at www.studyassist.gov.au

James Cook International Email us on: international@jcu.edu.au Phone us on +61 7 4781 5601 Fax us on +61 7 4781 5988 Visit our website: www.jcu.edu.au/international

Visit our website: www.jcu.edu.au/student/feessupport

Other study expenses • Student Services and Amenities Fee (maximum of $273 per year in 2013) • Books • Computer equipment • Field trips and placements • Living costs.

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Financial assistance Do you need help funding your university education? We understand. It can be very difficult for many students and their families to pay for a quality education. If some financial assistance would help, it’s worth finding out if you are eligible for one of the many JCU and private scholarships and bursaries, or for government financial support.

JCU faculty scholarships Selection criteria for faculty scholarships usually include academic performance, motivation, and a commitment to school, university and/or community life. For complete information about scholarships, visit www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships Following are brief details. Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Pro-Vice Chancellor’s scholarship for high achieving students with an OP1 or equivalent entry rank – Value $10,000. Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts

Pro-Vice Chancellor’s scholarship for first year students – Value $5,000. Faculty of Science and Engineering

Pro-Vice Chancellor’s scholarship for high achieving students with an OP1 or equivalent entry rank – Value $10,000. Entry bursaries for high achieving students with an OP between 1 and 3 or equivalent entry rank – Value $2,000. I ndigenous Student Entry bursaries for new students with an OP between 1 and 8 or equivalent entry rank – Value: Standard laptop computer.

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JCU Access Fund

Non-JCU scholarships

The JCU Access Fund could be the answer if shortage of money is standing between you and a higher education at JCU. When we’re awarding support from this Fund, the reasons for your financial hardship are considered.

Odyssey Travel Equity and Merit scholarship

JCU Access scholarships

For full-time, first year (new) undergraduate students dealing with financial hardship. Value – $5,000 paid in two equal instalments. JCU Access bursaries

For full-time, first year undergraduate students dealing with financial hardship. Value – $1,500 paid in two equal instalments. JCU Support Grants

For full-time second year students who are experiencing financial hardship. Value – $500 credit at JCU bookshop.

Other JCU scholarships and bursaries David Hastings Bursaries for students with a physical disability or impairment Open to undergraduates who reside in Queensland above the 22nd degree latitude. Value – $1,000. Australian South Sea Islander Community Foundation Scholarship Open to Australian-born descendants of South Sea Islanders. Value – $5,000 (full time) or $2,500 (part time) a year for up to three years.

Open to students of proven academic capability who are experiencing such financial hardship that they are considering withdrawing from their studies. Value (in 2013) – maximum $10,000 for up to three students. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) sponsored undergraduate program Available to eligible students completing an undergraduate degree in the medical, dental and engineering fields. Students accepted into the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force will be rewarded with a salary up to $44,348 while studies are completed. The ADF also pays for textbooks and the student contribution amount. You will also be eligible for free medical and dental cover, and subsidised meals and accommodation. For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/university Australian Government scholarships and assistance For full details, and to find out if you are eligible, visit: www.studyassist.gov.au and www.humanservices.gov.au


There are many JCU and non-JCU scholarships and financial assistance schemes available for all situations.

Government assistance – Centrelink As well as HECS-HELP loans, which allow eligible students to defer payment of their student contribution amount (outlined on previous pages), the Australian Government provides financial assistance to Australian citizens through a variety of schemes administered through Centrelink. Eligibility may depend on where you live, whether you are studying full-time or parttime, if you have studied previously, and your current income. For further information on these support programs, visit www.humanservices. gov.au and type the following headings into their search button. Another useful website is www.studyassist.gov.au Youth Allowance

Youth allowance provides financial help for young people (18-24 years of age) who are studying full time. Rent Assistance, Remote Area Allowance and Fares Allowance may also be available. Recipients may be eligible to receive part of their payment in advance. There may be short-term access to Youth Allowance for New Zealand Citizens. Non-protected Special Category Visa holders who have lived in Australia for at least 10 years may be eligible to receive Youth Allowance for up to six months. Telephone enquiries: 13 24 90 Austudy

This payment may be available to full-time students over 25 years of age. Rent Assistance may also be available. Recipients may be eligible to receive part of their payment in advance. Telephone enquiries: 13 24 90

ABSTUDY

This payment provides a living allowance and other benefits to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, studying full or part time. Abstudy can help with education, accommodation and living costs, as well as travel fares and prescription medicines. Recipients may be eligible to receive part of their payment in advance. Telephone enquiries: 13 23 17 Pensioner Education Supplement

If you are currently receiving a pension from Centrelink such as a Parenting Payment, Disability Support Pension, or pension from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, you may be eligible to receive a Pensioner Education Supplement from Centrelink. Education Entry Payment

This payment assists those on specific Centrelink income-support payments with the cost of returning to study. Fares Allowance

If you are a student who has to live away from home in order to study, Fares Allowance helps you cover the cost of travelling between your permanent home and the place where you are studying. Centrelink Scholarships

The following scholarships are made available automatically to full-time students undertaking an approved scholarship course and are receiving Youth Allowance, Austudy, or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, available through Centrelink. Students do not need to apply separately.

We strongly recommend you investigate these opportunities. You may be surprised by what you are elligible for.

textbooks and specialised equipment for students undertaking an approved scholarship course. • Relocation Scholarship: helps students in higher education who live away from their family home while studying.

Other assistance Transport card

Eligible JCU students can qualify for a 50 per cent discount on Queensland public transport with a Tertiary Transport Card. Phone Queensland Transport on (07) 3235 2810 or visit the website for eligibility details and application forms. www.tmr.qld.gov.au and click to Travel and Transport>>Public Transport>>Transport concessions for tertiary students or www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-transport/ Public-transport/Public-transport-concessions/ Transport-concessions-for-tertiary-students. aspx JCU Student loans

JCU provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate a genuine need, particularly where their continued study is in jeopardy, in the form of student loans for study-related expenses. www.jcu.edu.au Click Current students > Fees and Finances

• Student Start-up Scholarship: helps students with the up-front costs of items such as

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Key Terms Bachelor degree – the first level of study undertaken at a university, typically requiring three to four years of full-time study. Joint degree – an award involving the combination of two degrees. These can be completed in less time than completing the degrees separately. Major – an approved sequence of subjects leading to a specialisation, for example, Bachelor of Arts with a major in History. Minor – an approved sequence of subjects designed to complement a selected major. Study period – the period of time when a subject is delivered. Subject – a part of a course identified by a code, title and credit point value.

Study areas Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology

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Business & Information Technology

44

Creative Arts

54

Education

60

Engineering 70 Law 76 Medicine & Health

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Multimedia Journalism & Languages

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A comprehensive higher education There’s so much more to studying at JCU. It’s not just our location. Our Australian campuses in Cairns and Townsville, along with study centres throughout Queensland, are in world-recognised tourist destinations. Not to mention our campus in Singapore – the business hub of Southeast Asia.

High-ranking university Most importantly, you can be sure you’re attending a high-ranking university offering a comprehensive range of courses. The qualifications you gain are recognised throughout Australia and internationally. Your academic studies are taught by many award-winning lecturers who are recognised experts in their fields – and they care about your success. Over the past five years, JCU academics have been awarded 39 national awards for teaching excellence from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council (now called Office for Learning and Teaching).

State-of-the art laboratories, research resources and libraries

Work experience and hands-on project work Incorporated into your studies are work experience and hands-on project work related to your chosen course, amazing field trips, and opportunities to build valuable networks. We call this ‘work-integrated learning’ (WIL). Our goal is to ensure your studies have a practical focus, so that when you graduate, you’re ready to work in business, industry, government or academia.

Study and travel

Study online Some courses may be studied online so you can balance work, study and family life with JCU’s growing range of online study options. If online studies are your best choice, you may be invited to visit us from time to time to meet your fellow students and participate in on-campus, studyrelated activities. Enquire at your chosen School to see if your preferred course is available online.

Value add to your degree

In certain study areas, you will have the opportunity to study at our Singapore campus, or at one of our many international partner universities.

You want that extra edge when out there job hunting? You can complement your degree by participating in programs offered by JCU’s Professional College, which focusses on building leadership capabilities, professionalism, productive networks and cross cultural skills.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

With so many unique advantages, when you’re deciding where to study, why wouldn’t you choose JCU?

If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, we want to help you succeed. You can apply via your Indigenous Support Officer for scholarships, bursaries and other special cadetship and assistance schemes.

You’ll benefit from state-of-the-art laboratories that are perfect for your study needs, along with highest quality research resources and libraries.

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Some programs offer amazing fieldwork locations – Bachelor of Social Work students with school children in Jaipur, India.

These courses will give you the skills to make an impact on the lives of individuals and/or whole communities, either here or abroad.

Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology Here’s an opportunity to gain exceptional academic training and acquire knowledge that is valued by corporations, smaller businesses, government departments (defence, justice, treasury, education, foreign affairs and trade, police and more), local governments, and educational institutions. Whether or not you know exactly the humanities or social sciences career path you’d like to take, a flexible, internationally recognised JCU course will equip you with firm foundations for your future. Your flexible course choices will help you gain relevant interdisciplinary knowledge, along with skills in thinking and problem solving that are vital in dealing with the host of issues facing the Asia-Pacific region today. There are so many opportunities, including double majors, that will build on your talents and interests – and you’ll be inspired by learning about options offered at JCU that you hadn’t dreamt of. Your bachelor degree will be a stepping-stone for fourth year study, and Masters and PhD qualifications. JCU has a world-class reputation for excellence in research – particularly research on issues relating to the tropics.

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Your career choices can include social services, health/tropical health, psychology, law, business, accounting, human resources, public relations, media, publishing, languages, marketing, urban and rural planning, resource management, aid work, social justice, philanthropy, and conflict management and resolution. Of course, guidance in making the right unit selections is readily available for you.

Travel and learn You may choose to add value to your degree by studying at our Singapore campus. Our Student Mobility Office can help. exchange@jcu.edu.au (07) 4781 4108 www.jcu.edu.au/studentexchange

Professional recognition JCU’s courses in the humanities and social sciences are recognised by key professional associations. Depending on your study specialisation, on graduation you may be eligible to join: • Australian Anthropological Society • Australian Archaeological Association • Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists • Australian Association of Social Workers • Australian Institute of Criminology • Professional Historians Association (Queensland) • International Political Studies Association • Australian Psychological Society.


Graduate starting salaries* Humanities

$45,000 Social Science

$47,000

Psychology

$49,000 Social Work

$50,000

With additional qualifications, for example, a Graduate Diploma of Education, you could earn a teacher’s starting salary of $56,100. Alternatively, by including studies in, for example, public relations or multimedia, graduates of Journalism, Communication and Language courses can position themselves for well-paid roles in digital media and communications. *Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2012.

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John Morseu

Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies) & (History) Graduating 2013

“I studied both on campus and online. Flexible study options suited me perfectly. When I had family or sporting commitments, I could choose my own study time. I developed a good study-life balance. My personal skills and confidence also improved during the course. I’ve made friendships at JCU that will last a lifetime.”

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Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology Degrees available

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)

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QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031

QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031

QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031

Criminology English Environmental Studies Geography

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History

• Study contemporary issues in our rapidly changing world, with a particular focus on societies and cultures of the tropics worldwide

• Gain fieldwork skills and visit regional sites

• If you are interested in the causes and prevention of crime, as well as issues of social justice, this could be the course for you

Human Services Indigenous Australian Studies Media & Writing Political Science Psychology Sociology Bachelor of Psychology Bachelor of Social Science Majors: Asia-Pacific Governance & Development Environment & Heritage Social and Criminal Justice Tropical Health & Society Bachelor of Social Work Diploma

Diploma of Arts Joint degrees

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Business Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Social Work Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Psychology Bachelor of Education (Secondary) -Bachelor of Arts

• Gain skills in social analysis and research • Prepare for life as a global citizen Course overview

Anthropology opens up exciting new worlds for students. It is the study of cultural diversity across the globe in all its richness and complexity. Anthropology considers such fascinating questions as how cultural beliefs and practices change over time, how historical, political and environmental pressures have helped shape the experiences and practices of people, how people make themselves at home in places, and how they move about the world. JCU academics have strong research interests in the societies and cultures of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Asia, the Pacific and South America. Career Opportunities

Anthropologists work in museums, universities, government departments, and special research institutes. Government departments and non-government organisations give high priority to anthropological qualifications in recruiting for projects within Australia and overseas with, for example, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and aid agencies.

• Learn about past human experience: What did people do to sustain themselves? What tools did they use? How did they organise themselves socially, politically and economically? What did they eat, drink, wear and make? What did they believe, and why did their societies change? Course overview

Archaeology is the study of past human societies through the materials left behind. The course covers historical and human evolutionary topics, plus practical fieldwork skills. JCU makes the most of the northern Queensland environment and students investigate Indigenous and colonial Australia, our Pacific and Asian neighbours, as well as the Near East, Egypt and the Classical World. Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for graduates as consultants and advisors on specific projects relating to cultural heritage assessments, including in mineral and resource exploration industries. Archaeology graduates also pursue careers in universities, museums and interpretive centres, forensic science laboratories, government departments, local councils, communities charged with heritage protection and management, and mining companies.

• Course designed with input from local government agencies and community organisations • Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Criminology Course overview

Criminology is a field of social science that focusses on the causes of crime, crime prevention, as the systems of social control, and the treatment, rehabilitation and punishment of criminals. The course combines the study of sociology, social work, law, anthropology, Indigenous affairs and psychology. It also focusses on developing research skills, and students participate in a group research project with Townsville and Cairns agencies. Career Opportunities

Criminology graduates can pursue a range of careers with a variety of organisations, including police services (federal and state), correctional services departments (as, for example, parole officers), correctional facilities, juvenile justice organisations, justice departments, communities departments, and community organisations.

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Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology Bachelor of Arts (English) T

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• Choose topics from many literary periods and genres, and combine them with studies in cinema and creative writing • Develop advanced writing, reading, critical thinking and research skills Course overview

English involves the study of language and literature. It ranges across many types of literary topics, genres and periods. You can study British literature for example, from Chaucer through to the present day. Additionally, there are many tempting options – children’s literature, Australian and American literature, cinema, post colonialism, and literary theory, to name a few. Career Opportunities

The excellent analytical and writing skills of English graduates prepares them for careers in journalism, editing and publishing, creative writing, research, public relations, advertising, copywriting, scriptwriting, theatre and television work. With additional qualifications, graduates can teach in schools or universities, or work as librarians and archivists.

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

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Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031

QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031

QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031

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• Students have access to the spectacular World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics Region, tropical savannah and wetland environments

• Help devise solutions for environmental and planning problems

• The course has input from leading agencies including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Wet Tropics Management Authority, and several Queensland Government departments including Environment and Heritage Protection

• Learn from leading experts and researchers

• JCU has specialised in the collecting, writing and publishing of northern Queensland regional history for decades, and has extensive historical collections including photographs, oral history and rare books

• Participate in work experience placements and practical project work opportunities Course overview

This degree explores environmental issues within the flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts framework. It combines a dynamic interdisciplinary approach to examine the functioning, management and appreciation of the environment. It integrates study from economics, engineering, law, science and social science with the relevant basic disciplines of ecology. JCU is renowned for its research and expertise in tropical environments. Career Opportunities

Graduates have interdisciplinary understanding of the environment and society. Employment areas include environmental education or consultancy, public and private organisations with responsibilities for ecologically sustainable development, government departments, and journalism and communication roles.

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Bachelor of Arts (Geography)

• Combine analytical skills with practical fieldwork

Course overview

Geography students study the patterns and processes of interaction between people, natural events and the environment. You will learn the skills required to analyse ecological and environmental data and problems. Northern Queensland’s cultural life is as diverse as its natural environment. Its indigenous cultures share the tropics with people from around the world. Northern Queensland is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. You will study land use ranging from traditional Aboriginal land management to mining and urban development. Specific skills you will gain include field observation and measurement, basic statistical procedures, computing techniques, and, in physical geography, methods of laboratory analysis. Career Opportunities

Geographers work for government or non-government agencies with interests in local and regional planning, disaster planning, population planning and protected area management. With further study, geography graduates can pursue careers as researchers and teachers at all levels of the education system.

• Graduates can join the Professional Historians Association (Queensland) and its equivalents in other states Course overview

Historians examine how people of the past thought, what their motivations might have been, and what the consequences of their actions were. They study past social and cultural conditions, along with political and economic events, to gain a special knowledge about humanity. Specialisations are offered in Australian, Pacific and world history. Subjects include environmental history, cultural heritage, and Australian and Pacific exploration. Students can also include subjects from English, archaeology, and politics. Career Opportunities

History graduates can pursue careers where in-depth research, writing and public presentation are required. Historians work in museums and archives, government policy practice and law, publishing, journalism and heritage as well as independent consultants and researchers. With further study, history graduates can pursue careers as teachers in schools and universities, and as archivists.


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• JCU’s School of Arts and Social Sciences works closely with local government agencies and community organisations • Students choosing to do honours will advance their research capacity, skills and knowledge Course overview

Human Services is a professional field that deals with individual and social problems in a community environment, and the implementation of the processes and strategies to manage those problems. It involves assisting and supporting individuals and groups within a community to overcome difficulties and life changes. This course aims to provide students with practical skills in addition to theoretical knowledge. Field trips, individual and group projects, and subjects in practical skills are taught by highly-qualified professionals with many years of experience in professional practice. The course includes subjects from child and family welfare, rural welfare, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, interpersonal skills, and values and ethics. Career Opportunities

Human Services graduates are employed in government and nongovernment agencies and large corporations in areas including social policy, organisational practice and social responsibility, community planning, development and disaster relief, social welfare and community services, and education and capacity building.

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• Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture with JCU’s School of Indigenous Australian Studies • Enjoy a field trip with Indigenous guides Course overview

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have an important place in tropical Queensland as the traditional custodians of the land and sea, and as part of a culturally diverse community. Through collaboration with Indigenous lecturers, this course offers an insight into contemporary Indigenous communities, enhancing your understanding of community histories and current issues. The IA1007 Linking Indigenousness subject offers a field trip, which will allow you to engage with Indigenous guides and experience first-hand the history of living in the rainforest. You will also gain insight into research ethics and protocols for consulting with communities. Career Opportunities

This is an employment-orientated major that equips Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who seek to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Career pathways exist with the private sector, Indigenous community organisations, and government departments in roles such as management, politics, policy and planning, research, advocacy, administration, community engagement, cultural heritage management, education and training, and community welfare. | 37


Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology Bachelor of Arts (Media & Writing) T

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• Produce a portfolio of creative writing work as part of your studies • Visiting authors lecture and give hands-on workshops and tutorials • Put your words to work with an industry internship in second or third year Course overview

Make a difference to lives in Asia and the Pacific with JCU’s Bachelor of Social Science .

This course offers you the opportunity to gain skills across the areas of media, public relations, journalism and writing. Students can elect to undertake this program as a stand-alone course, or as part of a double degree. This course will allow students to add to their professional and vocational skills to make them work ready. Designed and taught by academic staff, including widely published authors and journalists, the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Writing) will prepare you for a career as an independent writer, professional communicator, and/or public relations specialist.

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• This course is for people interested in understanding politics, government and world affairs • The program has a major focus on global developments and their impact on Australia and the wider tropical region Course overview

Political science is the study of political systems, processes and cultures in different countries, and of relations among nation states. Students develop specialist skills in areas such as Australian and comparative politics, governance and democracy in developing countries, international relations, policy analysis and management, and public administration. Subjects are concerned with making sense of the contemporary world, understanding the complex challenges facing us, and how political institutions can address local, national and international policy issues. Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Through the study of a variety of writing skills, students can prepare for careers in government, nongovernment organisations, lobby groups and environmental agencies, as media advisors, editors, fiction or non-fiction writers, literary agents and copywriters. Journalism and writing skills, plus an ability to speak the languages of news and public relations, will greatly enhance career prospects.

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Graduates analyse and provide strategic advice on domestic and international affairs and policy for governments, industry and nongovernment organisations. They are skilled as private consultants, researchers, advisors or lobbyists in government, as politicians, in business, finance, taxation, public relations or communications, and in the non-government sector in areas such as philanthropy, community development, welfare and unions.


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Mode: on campus or flexible delivery; full time or part time Prerequisites: English QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031; (F) 311039

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• Psychology offers a wide range of career options • Each year the Department of Psychology hosts a series of seminars that are presented by national and international experts

• Gain valuable skills in social research and analysis • Develop knowledge about the social world and your place within it Course overview

This major is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the biological, social and cultural factors which influence how humans think, feel and behave. The psychology major places a strong emphasis on students being actively engaged in current research. This major is offered to students who want an understanding of psychology to combine with another area of study. Students wishing to register as psychologists should instead take the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited 4-year Bachelor of Psychology.

Sociology is the study of social relationships, groups, institutions and processes in the contemporary world. Sociology students gain an ability to understand what is happening around them through a critical lens, and throughout their subjects they analyse personal experiences, pop culture and current events.

Graduates of the non-accredited Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) major can pursue a diverse range of careers in Government and human services organisations, business corporations, and the health sector. Psychology and Arts qualifications are valuable in, for example, media market research, advertising, public relations and human resources.

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Government and non-government organisations apply the work of sociologists for policy analysis and development. Market research organisations also employ sociologists to assist in the understanding of diverse markets for different products and/or services. Sociology graduates can also pursue careers in a range of roles including forecasting social change, developing public policy, team building, management, community development, human and community services, and planning for urban and other complex social systems.

• Students pursue research in fourth year • Access to a series of seminars that are presented by national and international experts • Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) • Graduates are eligible for provisional registration as psychologists by the Psychology Board of Australia Course overview

This degree gives students a deeper understanding of the biological, social and cultural factors that influence how we think, feel and behave. Students are encouraged to participate in research projects during their fourth year with postgraduate students and staff. Students who complete the 4-year APAC-accreditation sequence in Psychology are eligible to apply for provisional registration as psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia. Career Opportunities

Graduates may apply for provisional registration with the Australian Psychological Society. To progress your career as a professional psychologist requires an additional two years of postgraduate study. Professional psychologists work in private practice, government policy development, health and allied health, education, human resource management, research institutions, the criminal justice system, and correctional facilities.

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• Do you want to make a difference in Asia and the Pacific? • This course can equip you for careers with community development and aid organisations Course overview

This major brings together subjects from anthropology, political science, geography and social welfare to equip students with the appropriate training needed for work within the context of the Asia-Pacific region. Asia-Pacific Governance and Development takes a multi-disciplinary approach, and students explore culture, political systems, societies and how we as individuals make sense of the world. After all, the world cannot be understood from the perspective of one discipline alone. Career Opportunities

Graduates are equipped to critically analyse information and conduct research that can make a difference at local, national or international levels. They can pursue careers in government and non-government agencies, or in multinational corporations that interact with countries, communities or businesses in the Asia-Pacific region in roles including diplomacy, cross-cultural communication and negotiation, international conflict, cooperation and trans-border security, disaster management, community aid, and international trade.

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Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology Bachelor of Social Science (Environment & Heritage) T

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QTAC codes: (T) 311261; (C) 321261

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QTAC codes: (T) 311091; (C) 321091; M 331091; (F) 311099

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• Learn to research and analyse social attitudes and policy towards crime

• Train to be a social scientist with expertise in tropical health

• JCU is renowned for teaching and research in environmental matters

• Gain experience doing research work for community-based agencies that deal with criminal and social justice

Course overview

Environment and Heritage introduces you to the different knowledge and methods used to preserve important natural and cultural landscapes. This course explores the relationship between environmental issues, cultural heritage, and questions of long-term sustainability. Topics include the rights and ethical responsibilities of preserving sites and environments, urban geography and design, environmental psychology, and the value of Australia’s unique Indigenous histories and cultures. You can design your course to have an environmental and/or heritage focus. Career Opportunities

Graduates have skills that are transferable across many sectors, including government, education, the arts, business and industry. Depending on your course of study, you may be able to work as an environment or heritage officer in government departments, in non-government and community organisations, national parks and environmental management agencies, Indigenous representative bodies, and museums and heritage institutions.

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Course overview

Issues of crime, criminal justice and social justice are central concerns of modern society. This field of social science focusses on social processes concerned with criminalisation and the causes of crime, crime prevention, and the systems of social control – as well as the treatment, rehabilitation and punishment of criminals. This major area of study brings together theoretical criminal justice, broader social policy, and program practice-related studies relevant to a professional career in criminology, criminal justice and communitybased agencies concerned with social justice and human rights. The program incorporates coverage of street/predatory crime, white collar crime, environmental crime, and the globalisation of crime. Career Opportunities

Social and Criminal justice graduates can pursue careers with various organisations including police services, correctional services departments and facilities, juvenile justice, community departments, the Crime and Misconduct Commission, the Australian Institute of Criminology, the Australian Crime Commission, and a range of community organisations.

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Bachelor of Social Work

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• Supervised field placements help develop professional skills

• Learn from JCU’s leading public health researchers

• Graduates are eligible for accreditation by the Australian Association of Social Workers

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• Students choosing to do Honours will advance their research capacity, skills and knowledge

Tropical health is a key discipline of public health training. This major provides tropical health education that draws on both international and domestic content, and is complemented by field work throughout northern Australia. The course takes a multi-disciplinary approach that includes social welfare issues and socio-economic and cultural factors, as well as research skills, health policy and public health. Career Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to work in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and many other regions of the world. Careers are diverse and can include positions with government departments and non-government organisations in health policy development, education, welfare services, health promotion, and public and foreign affairs. They can find work as community health professionals and public health educators or researchers, as well as roles in international aid organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Course overview

Social workers address the barriers, inequities and injustices that exist in society, and they are actively involved in situations of personal distress and crisis. They promote respect for traditions, cultures, ideologies, beliefs and religions amongst different ethnic groups and societies. JCU’s Bachelor of Social Work places a strong emphasis on professional practice experience. Supervised field placements with social welfare agencies during the third and fourth years of study ensure that students have substantial opportunity for developing professional skills in the field. This degree emphasises international aspects of social work, as well as a focussed commitment to respectful practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Career Opportunities

Career prospects are strong. Graduates can pursue careers in either human services or social policy research and development, and can specialise in, for example, working with youth, the elderly, women’s studies, in public housing, workplace counselling, drug and alcohol issues, child protection, domestic violence and mental illness.


Simin Kashi

Studying Bachelor of Psychology

“The course teaches you how to be a critical thinker, to have your own opinion, and most of all, not to be judgemental. There are 45 specialisations in the psychology profession including clinical, forensic and youth – so there are many choices.”

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Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology Joint degree JCUs diplomas are short 1-year courses designed as a pathway to a full bachelor degree, or to provide a taste of uni study.

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• Design your course from the many interesting arts and social science subjects at JCU • Successful completion guarantees entry to a wide range of degree programs at JCU, along with transfer of academic credit Course overview

The Diploma is a 1-year program of study for those seeking entry to university, but who may not have the prerequisite for entry to their chosen course. It is also suitable for those who would like to examine their personal suitability for university study before committing to a full degree. The program of study includes subjects that build generic skills in areas such as effective writing, critical reading and the analysis of social and cultural issues.

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“Doing the joint degree involves five years of study, offering a diverse mixture of Law and Arts subjects and the chance to enrol in electives.”

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QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031 * availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

A joint degree in arts and business will give you the broad, well rounded educational experience that you get from the Bachelor of Arts, coupled with practical and professional business skills. Depending on your majors, you could pursue a career in, for example, international business with a second language, finance journalism, public relations for a corporation, or market research (with psychology and marketing expertise). There are many dynamic career paths available.

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This degree will give you a legal qualification with complementary Arts skills, and is strongly supported by the legal profession. Combining Law with a major in English, for example, will give you writing skills for judgements and legal documents – with language studies you could work as a lawyer in Asia or Europe for a multinational law firm – with Sociology and Human Services for social policy and development roles with non-government organisations such as Oxfam or the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).


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Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science*

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If you have an interest in Arts and Science, you can broaden your career horizons. Arts at JCU has majors across many areas, creating varied career options. For example, an Arts major in Archaeology with Chemistry could lead to a fascinating research career; a major in Sociology with Geography could lead to a career in human geography; a major in a language would be an advantage if you are considering a science career overseas. The options are almost limitless. Check the Science section of this guide to learn about Science possibilities.

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QTAC codes: (T) 311091; (C) 321091

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* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

This degree will give you a professional accredited Social Work qualification with complementary Humanities and Social Science skills in reduced time. You could, for example, combine an Arts major in Politics or Sociology to move into a career in social policy with government departments or non-government organisations. Or combine an Arts major in Indigenous Australian Studies for a career with Indigenous communities and organisations.

This joint degree will give you expertise in understanding human behaviour and how this impacts on organisations and business. Career areas could include management, human resources, marketing and market research, training and development. With further study, you could practise as a psychologist for a career in counselling or industrial and organisational psychology.

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This degree will give you a teaching qualification with complementary Humanities and Social Science skills in reduced time. Your Arts major will broaden your knowledge and skills, and bring greater depth to your secondary teaching expertise. You could include a major in English, History or languages, to name a few. You could also pursue a non-teaching career in, for example, educational management or with government departments in policy and administration around children, families and community development.

A joint degree allows you to acquire two degree qualifications in a reduced time, leading to expanded career opportunities.

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Study part of your Bachelor of Business at JCU’s integrated campus in Singapore.

Our Bachelor of Business is now available online.

Business & Information Technology If you’re dreaming of a career in Business or IT, JCU offers fantastic opportunities. You will gain qualifications that are recognised worldwide. Learn skills you need to make an impact in business today, be inspired by lecturers who share their real-life experiences and academic knowledge, and combine study with exciting special project work. You can also complement your degree through programs offered by JCU’s Professional College, which focusses on building leadership capabilities, professionalism, productive networks and cross cultural skills, giving graduates a career-building edge. Why wouldn’t you choose to study at JCU, either at our campuses in Townsville, Cairns or Singapore, the business hub of Southeast Asia, or online? www.public.jcu.edu.au/handbooks2012/ courseinformation/ugcourses/JCU_093778 Bachelor of Business

JCU’s Bachelor of Business will provide you with the solid foundations you need for a prosperous business career. Wherever you look in the business community, you will find successful JCU graduates – in finance, tourism, mining, agriculture, human resources management, accounting, marketing, export, real estate, technology, retail, leisure and entertainment, health, philanthropic and welfare organisations, education and manufacturing. You’ll start with the essentials, and then you can focus on your specialities. You can study single or 44 | Enquiries 1800 246 446 | www.jcu.edu.au

double majors and/or minors that combine any two fields from study areas that suit your own interests. And now the Bachelor of Business is available externally or entirely online (depending on your chosen minor and elective subjects). There are also joint degree options where you can combine your business skills with another discipline. Joint degrees allows you to complete two degrees in reduced time. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to apply the problem-solving and critical thinking skills that are so valued in today’s business world. Bachelor of Information Technology

Enrol in the Bachelor of Information Technology if you are looking for a career in the ever-growing and evolving global IT industry. At JCU you build on a solid base of computing theory combined with skills in software, software engineering, multimedia, databases, games design and networking. You can combine this degree with the Bachelor of Engineering, in reduced time.

Field trips No other university can offer such easy access to field trips in some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in the School of Business JCU focusses strongly on ensuring students enhance their employability skills by providing interaction with industry and professionals throughout the degree, where theory can be put into practice and important networks developed. The WIL experience culminates in third year when students can undertake a placement in one of JCU’s partner organisations in Northern Queensland (or even in Singapore), work on an industry-based multi-disciplinary group project, or undertake an independent project based in their existing place of work.

Study and travel You can add value to your studies and build networks by studying business at our Singapore campus – a vibrant centre of Asian and worldwide business. If you’re an Australian Bachelor of Business student, you have the opportunity to undertake part of your degree at the University’s fully integrated campus in Singapore. Or, you may choose to undertake international exchange studies with one of our partner universities around the world. Contact details Student Mobility Office exchange@jcu.edu.au (61 7) 4781 4108 www.jcu.edu.au/studentexchange


Graduate starting salaries* Accounting

Economics

$49,000

$48,000

Business

Information Technology Computing

$48,000

$52,500

*Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2012.

Professional recognition JCU’s Bachelor of Business program has accreditation with, or is acknowledged by, key professional associations. Depending on your study specialisation, on graduation you will be eligible to join: • Australian Amusement, Leisure & Recreation Association, Inc. • Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM) • Australian Institute of Management (AIM) • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) • Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) • Australian Institute of Travel & Tourism • Australian Market & Social Research Society (AMSRS) • Australian Tourism Export Council • Catering Institute of Australia • Certified Practising Accountants (CPA Australia) • Economic Society of Australia (QLD) • Finance and Treasury Association (FTA) • Inbound Tourism Organisation of Australia

Contacts

• Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA)

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts

• Institute of Public Administration Australia

Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6880 Fax: (07) 4781 4021 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au>

• Meeting and Events Australia (MEA). The Bachelor of Information Technology program has accreditation with: • The Australian Computer Society.

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Taryn Webb Bachelor of Business Graduated 2007 Manager of Sales and Transport, BM Webb Group

“During my degree I studied marketing, management, accounting and HR subjects, gaining the skills I’ve now adapted to the workplace. To build on the skills I already have, I am now studying my Master of Business [MBA] part time.”

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Business & IT Degrees available

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

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Bachelor of Business (Economics)

Bachelor degrees

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Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable)

Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable)

QTAC codes: 312309

Health Management

QTAC codes: (T) 312151; (C) 322151; (E) 312159

QTAC codes: (T) 312171; (E) 312179

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Key features

Accounting Banking & Finance Economics Financial Management

Human Resources Management International Business Management Marketing

Key features

• This degree is professionally accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and CPA Australia

Business Law – secondary major

• Accounting skills are always in demand

Communication Design – secondary major

Course overview

Sports and Events Management

Diploma of Information Technology

Accounting is at the core of every organisation, ensuring its financial viability. JCU has trained hundreds of qualified accountants and is strongly supported by the local accounting profession. Foundation subjects are complemented by specialist topics in, for example, business modelling, financial management, auditing, law of business organisations, taxation, contemporary issues in accounting, and performance management and control.

Joint degrees

career opportunities

Bachelor of Business and Environmental Sciences Bachelor of Information Technology Majors: Computing and Networking Interactive Technologies and Games Design Diplomas

Diploma of Business

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Business Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Laws Bachelor of Business (Accounting)Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Psychology Bachelor of EngineeringBachelor of Information Technology Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science-Bachelor of Business

Accountants are in demand around Australia and the world. The profession is dynamic, with new roles evolving including e-commerce and environmental accounting. Employment options in the public and private sectors include public accounting practice, financial and management accounting, systems accountant, financial officer, chief executive officer, financial analyst, management consulting, stockbroker, merchant banker, financial institutional manager, policy advisor, taxation and financial planning, and corporate bankruptcy, insolvency and recovery. Accountants often move to executive-level positions.

Key features

• Gain expertise in banking and finance to successfully operate in today’s globalised economy

• Graduates can apply for membership of the Economic Society of Australia

• Graduates can apply for membership of the Finance and Treasury Association, Australian Institute of Credit Management and other professional bodies, depending on their course structure

• Major employers including the Reserve Bank and State Treasury value JCU economics graduates

Course overview

All organisations are affected by banking and finance decisions with respect to the granting of credit, making investments, managing risk, and the unitisation of banking services. The banking and finance major shows how institutions manage risk, how markets trade risk, and how new instruments to control risk are being developed. The major focusses on financial markets and institutions and how they are managed, and will give students an insight into the central role of banking and finance in the modern economy. It provides understanding of the function and operation of globalised financial markets. For enhanced expertise, students can combine banking and finance with a second major such as economics. career opportunities

Students are well equipped to pursue careers in commercial or investment banking, corporate finance, capital markets, risk management, and related industries.

Course overview

The demand for economists in Australia and internationally is growing in both the private and public sectors. Economists are key professionals in public policy development and in the finance and banking sector. JCU economics graduates work for major employers including the Commonwealth, State and local government, the Reserve Bank, merchant banks, and large private companies such as KPMG. The course combines foundation subjects in accounting, economics, data analysis, business communication, law, marketing and management, with specialist topics in macroeconomics policy, economic growth and sustainable development, economics and sustainable resource management, contemporary economic policy and social welfare, and data collection, analysis and interpretation in economics. Additional subjects such as managerial economics, cost benefit analysis, and behavioural economics for sustainable policy are also available. career opportunities

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

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Mode: on campus or external; full time or part time

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Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable)

Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable)

Prerequisites: English

QTAC codes: (T) 312181; (E) 312189

QTAC code: 312311

QTAC code: 312329

Key features

Key features

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• Gain expertise in managing health facilities in diverse urban and rural conditions and locations

• Gain management expertise in the hospitality and tourism industries, enabling global employment opportunities

• Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute

Key features

• Discover how to create and manage wealth • Graduates with the appropriate subjects can join the Australian Institute of Management, Institute of Public Administration Australia, and Economic Society of Australia (QLD)

• Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Management, Institute of Public Administration Australia and other professional bodies, depending on their course structure

Course overview

Financial management is the study of financial and capital markets and the decision making within those markets to determine prices and financial assets. The course includes subjects in personal portfolio management, financial institutions and markets, risk management, multinational business finance, and advanced business modelling. For enhanced skills, knowledge and expertise, you can combine Financial Management with a second major from the Bachelor of Business, for example Accounting or Economics. career opportunities

Financial Management graduates will have the financial expertise to pursue successful careers in business, banking and the finance industry as bankers, compliance officers, financial managers, financial analysts, fund managers, investment bankers, stockbrokers and financial researchers.

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Course overview

The course provides an in-depth understanding of managing health facilities, employees, professionals, practitioners and community needs. The management of health resources and community needs is receiving increased focus in terms of cost effective return on investment, and delivering health infrastructure and service to communities in a cost effective and sustainable manner. You gain knowledge and skills in the principles and practice of health management across a complex and diverse range of contexts. For enhanced expertise, students can combine health management with a second major such as human resources management. career opportunities

Graduates can pursue a broad range of careers including health information service manager, practice manager, health admissions co-ordinator, client service co-ordinator, patient liaison administrator, and administration officer-human health team, plus a wide range of positions in government health organisations.

• Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Travel and Tourism, Meeting and Events Australia, The Catering Institute of Australia and other professional bodies, depending on their course structure Course overview

Hospitality and Tourism are inseparable, combining the art and science of creating a travel experience with the ability to provide for visitors when they arrive. Tourists need services and infrastructure, including accommodation, entertainment and activities, for a memorable travel experience. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the industry from field trips, industry placements/projects, and guest lecturers who are successful local and global industry operators. The combination of tourist behaviour and destination management with the operational aspects of hospitality gives you broad skills and a strong overview of an industry that is an important and growing contributor to tropical economies, here and overseas. career opportunities

Students are well equipped to pursue careers in the government sector in research, sales and marketing, and the private sector as a resort duty manager, events sales executive, hospitality venue manager, and travel consultant.

QTAC codes: (T) 312201; (C) 322201; (E) 312209

• Human resources specialists are always in demand by business, government and non-government organisations Course overview

Human resources managers are trained professionals who deal with the recruitment, management and staff-related matters within organisations. The course includes subjects in managing people, employment relations, business negotiation, change management, personnel economics, contemporary issues in HR, and managing a global workplace. For enhanced skills, knowledge and expertise you can combine Human Resources Management with a second Business major such as Management. career opportunities

Graduates can pursue careers in personnel recruitment, training and management with government departments, organisations and consultancies, worker advocacy and equity, performance evaluation, negotiation and workplace legislation, management and remuneration consultancy, workplace health and safety, and industrial relations management.


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Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

QTAC code: 312219

QTAC codes: (T) 312221; (C) 322221; (E) 312229

Key features

• Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Management Course overview

International business is a rapidly growing area of study that deals with the development, strategy, and management of multinational enterprises in the global context and the dynamic international business environment. The course includes subjects in cross-cultural management, international business, multinational business finance, business negotiations, business research and international marketing. For enhanced knowledge and skills, you can combine this area of study with a second Business major such as Financial Management or Management. career opportunities

As a graduate, you will have a unique edge in pursuing a broad range of successful careers in foreign affairs and trade, manager of country or regional operations, international management consultant, or in managerial roles in export/import, international operations, international marketing, logistics manager, global products and international business strategy.

S Mk Mt

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

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Bachelor of Business (Management)

Mode: external; full time or part time

• Gain valuable skills for managing across borders in the global marketplace

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“After seven years in the workforce, I wanted to broaden my future employment prospects, so I started a business degree at JCU.” Adam Bartlett Bachelor of Business (Financial Management-Economics & Regional Management*), Graduated 2011 Occupational and Industry Analysis, Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch, Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Australian Government, Canberra *now Bachelor of Business (Financial Management-Economics)

Key features

• Gain fundamental management and analytical skills for a leadership career • Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Management and other professional bodies, depending on their course structure Course overview

Management roles are essential within all organisations. This course can be your launching pad for a successful career in business, government, or non-government sector management. Topics include operations management, organisational behaviour, managing people, project management, management accounting for non-accountants, management and leadership, and strategic entrepreneurship. For enhanced expertise, students can combine Management with a second major such as Marketing or Business Law. career opportunities

Graduates can pursue a broad range of careers with enterprises including chief executive officer, business manager, business consultant, entrepreneur, administrative officer, and senior executive officers. They can also work in areas including strategic planning and total quality management/operations.

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Business & IT Bachelor of Business (Marketing) T

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Prerequisites: English

QTAC codes: (T) 312231; (C) 322231; (E) 312239

QTAC codes: (T) 312251; (E) 312259

Key features

Key features

• If you want a creative aspect to your business career, marketing may be for you

• Learn from guest lecturers and go behind the scenes at major sporting and entertainment venues

Marketing professionals require a broad skills set to understand sales and promotion, product research and development, consumer demand, customer service, and effective communication. Today’s marketing professional must be able to assess current business trends for optimal positioning of their organisation. The course combines foundation business subjects with specialist marketing topics including integrated marketing communications, consumer behaviour, sustainable marketing management, international marketing, strategic marketing, applied marketing research, and interactive marketing. Students can combine Marketing with a second Business major such as Management or Communication Design. career opportunities

Marketing graduates can pursue a broad range of careers in advertising, brand or product management, interactive marketing, direct marketing, market research, or public relations. Graduates can also pursue managerial roles in marketing, sales, customer service management, and international marketing. 50 | Enquiries 1800 246 446 | www.jcu.edu.au

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Simon Marshall Studying Bachelor of Information Technology (Interactive Technologies & Games Design)

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• Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute

“My main interest is in programming and gaming. One of the most useful things I’ve learnt so far at JCU is a language used to write programs for Android mobile phones. Potentially this means I could write programs and create apps for these.”

Bachelor of Business (Sports & Events Management)

• Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Institute of Management, and the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association Inc. Course overview

Sporting and events management are dynamic multi-billion dollar industries. The course brings together foundation business subjects with specialist topics in sports management, conference and events management, tourism and leisure management, public relations campaigns, sport and entertainment law, destination management and planning, visitor and crowd behaviour management, and project management. Students can combine Sports and Events Management with a second Business major such as Marketing. career opportunities

Sports and events specialists are in high demand in a wide range of areas including community and corporate events management, concert management, conference meetings and convention management, event and festival management, sport and entertainment law, sports administration and marketing, venue management, team management, recreational and leisure club management, and nonprofit organisations.


Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Bachelor of Business (Secondary majors)

Bachelor of Business (Minors)

• Business Law • Communication Design These majors are available only in combination with a primary Bachelor of Business major. Business Law is available on the Townsville and Cairns campuses. It is especially complementary with Accounting, Financial Management and Human Resources Management majors. Students will gain an understanding of the impact of law on business activity, including risk and legal compliance issues. This secondary major would be valuable for careers in, for example, administration of government departments and statutory authorities (including policy, administration, research and community education), business consulting, human resources, banking, and insurance. Communication Design is available on the Townsville campus only. The ability to use new media technologies to gather, manipulate and present information is a valuable skill for business professionals. The major includes studies in media design, photomedia, information design, and interactive design. This secondary major would provide enhanced skills for careers in, for example, marketing, public relations, product design, and marketing communications roles.

Minors provide a further opportunity to broaden your business studies by specialising in another area of interest. A minor is a group of four subjects designed to complement a selected major. Most minors are offered across Cairns, Singapore and Townsville campuses and externally (or online). Minors include: • Accounting • Banking • Communication Design • Financial Management • Government and Policy • Human Resources Management • Indigenous Studies • Logistics Management • Management • Managerial Economics • Marketing • Media Design • Social Marketing and Not-forProfit Marketing • Socio-Ecological Economics • Sustainability • Tourism Management.

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B

Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable)

QTAC code: 316341

QTAC codes: (T) 312271; (C) 322271

Key features

* requires commencement with a block subject in June

• Combine science-based subjects with business content for new careers in business and sustainability • A solid understanding of environmental principles and impacts is essential in today’s business world • JCU is a world-leading university in environmental science Course overview

Business professionals need to work across issues of environmental impact and the business bottom line. Core subjects provide a solid grounding in business and environmental science topics. You can then choose from an exciting range of elective subjects including business, environmental science, marine science, aquaculture, and ecology to develop an area of interest or a range of generic skills and cross-disciplinary knowledge. career opportunities

Graduates can work across a vast range of areas. Some career examples include environmental advisors to businesses, natural resource advisors, consultants, researchers and academics.

Key features

• Tailor your course to include subjects from business, science, creative arts or engineering • Apply your skills to real-life projects while you study • Graduates are eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Course overview

This course spans pure computer science and information technology application areas. It includes core computer science topics such as data structures, algorithms, operating systems, networks and security, so students can gain a sound basis for professional information technology careers, as well as a platform to advanced studies and careers in research and development. There is scope to include additional subjects from a secondary area of interest from science, maths, engineering, business, or creative arts. career opportunities

Graduates of Computing and Networking will have the skills and expertise to pursue careers as business analysts, e-business managers, database designers, information systems architects, applications developers, and project managers.

JCU’s Bachelor of Business is a flexible program that allows you to further specialise your expertise through secondary majors and minors.

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Business & IT Bachelor of Information Diploma of Business Technology (Interactive Technologies & Games Design) * T

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QTAC codes: (T) 312281; (C) 322281

* yes, on both campuses Recommended pathway will depend on educational background. Mid-year entry will not suit all candidates, seek academic advice before applying.

Key features

• Queensland is home to more than 40 per cent of Australia’s electronic games developers • Graduates are eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Course overview

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• Do you want a career in cuttingedge, interactive technologies or computer gaming?

Gabrielle Dries Studying Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (Marketing)

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“It is valuable to your degree to complete a second major, and I would highly recommend this to other students. The self-learning aspect at JCU has been supported by the extra help provided by the lecturers and tutors.”

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This course brings together the skills that are essential for professional information technology careers, along with subjects in 2D and 3D graphics and animation, games design, digital media, computational arts, interactive visualisation, autonomous simulation, web and mobile technologies, and virtual worlds. Optional subjects from business and creative arts can give you additional relevant skills.

Course overview

The diploma is a 1-year course that combines introductory subjects from the Bachelor of Business. Diplomas are designed for: • People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree. The course includes foundation business subjects from JCU’s wide choice of business study areas. You can receive advanced standing/ credit for subjects you successfully complete. In the first instance, you will need to discuss your subject choices with the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts to design a suitable study program for your career goals:

career opportunities

Cairns (07) 4042 1451

Interactive technologies and games design is a rapidly growing market, and skilled graduates from this specialist area are sought after by industry. Graduates will have the expertise to pursue exciting careers as simulations and multimedia developers and designers, web designers and programmers, application developers, project managers, and software developers.

Townsville (07) 4781 6880 (07) 4781 4271


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Prerequisites: None

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

QTAC codes: (T) 314061; (C) 324061

QTAC codes: (T) 311061; (C) 321061

QTAC codes: (T) 311081; (C) 321081

QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031

* depending on Business major. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

* depending on Business major. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

* depending on major. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

This is a popular joint degree with excellent career outcomes. Graduates will possess legal qualifications and contemporary business training and expertise that will be valuable for roles with organisations, corporations and legal firms.

This joint degree will give you expertise in understanding human behaviour and how this impacts on organisations and business. Career areas could include management, human resources, marketing and market research, training and development. With further study, you could enter a career in counselling, or industrial and organisational psychology.

This joint degree will give you a broad, well-rounded educational experience and prepare you for many career paths, depending on your study program. You will have practical and professional business skills coupled with the analytical, communication and research skills that you get from the BA. Arts study areas include languages, psychology, sociology, history, journalism and politics, to name a few.

Joint degree

Joint degree

Joint degree

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)-Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Sport & Exercise ScienceBachelor of Business

Bachelor of Engineering-Bachelor of Information Technology

* requires commencement with a block subject in June Course overview

The diploma is a 1-year course that combines introductory subjects from the Bachelor of Information Technology. Diplomas are designed for: • People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree. The course includes foundation information technology and business subjects. You can receive advanced standing/credit towards a Bachelor of Information Technology for any successfully completed subjects. In the first instance, you will need to discuss your subject choices with the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts to design a suitable study program for your career goals: Cairns (07) 4042 1451 Townsville (07) 4  781 6880 4781 4271

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Prerequisites: English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

Prerequisites: English; Maths B

QTAC codes: (T) 311061; (C) 321061

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) combined with Law will give you a powerful double qualification in two professions. This popular degree is accredited by the appropriate accounting and legal professional bodies, and can lead to high-level careers in corporate law and the banking and finance sectors. This joint degree can open many career doors. You will have the expertise for careers in, for example, private legal practice, corporations law, industry compliance roles, accounting, banking and finance careers, government judiciary, trade and industry departments, and a wide range of business and lawrelated positions.

QTAC codes: (T) 314071; (C) 324071 * first year only

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre for details – 1800 246 446

** requires commencement with a block subject in June

QTAC codes: (T) 316111; (C) 326111

Why combine Engineering and IT?

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science will give you expertise in health science and fitness. Combining this with business skills, depending on your Business major, will give you exciting career options. You could become, for example, a business manager for retail sport businesses and gyms, a sports and events manager for major sporting facilities and events, manage fitness and wellbeing programs for corporations, and more.

Combining engineering and IT qualifications will give you a powerful degree for careers that require innovative and creative IT solutions. Depending on your engineering and IT specialisations, you will have rewarding career opportunities with cutting-edge industries, including electronics and communications technologies, computer system engineering, and electricity supply industries, to name a few.

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JCU’s School of Creative Arts is a modern, purpose built performance, production and teaching space.

Creative Arts Imagine developing your creative talents in tropical Queensland, where you’ll be surrounded by a vibrant creative community. At JCU, you’ll gain inspiration from amazing lecturers, creative professionals and students from around the world. Chances are you’ll meet a host of wonderfully innovative people who flock to North Queensland to work and be inspired. As a JCU student, you can be part of a Faculty that understands you will need global opportunities to build your career. We offer these very opportunities. You’ll have the chance to study abroad with JCU partner institutions in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Or if you’re studying for a Bachelor of New Media Arts, you could even undertake a dual degree with the University of Applied Science in Wuerzburg, Germany, and after four years, achieve two Bachelor degrees. You can be part of contemporary media, performance, sound and music festivals and exhibitions, and you’ll benefit enormously from JCU’s industry partners in advertising, music, art, dance, photography, business and more.

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Field trips Student artists have many opportunities to be inspired through a variety of field trips. Students of Art, Artist, Environment, for example, visit pristine Orpheus Island, a World Heritage-listed marine park area set right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Travel Experience some of the world’s most creative centres with study tours to Germany and New York City in 2014.

Work placements Artists have fantastic opportunities to complete industry placements in creative industries. For more information about the many exciting opportunities on offer through the School of Creative Arts, visit our website. www.jcu.edu.au/soca

You will have access to industry standard recording and post-production facilities.


Graduate starting salaries* Art & Design

$40,000

Visual Performing Arts

$40,000

With additional qualifications, for example, a Graduate Diploma of Education, you could earn a teachers starting salary of $56,100 (Queensland). *Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2012.

Contacts Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6880 Fax: (07) 4781 4021 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 Fax: (07) 4042 1474 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/soca | 55


Rachael Wake

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Media Design) Graduated 2011 Gallery Assistant, Pandanas Gallery, Palm Cove

“As an artist, I need to know how I’m going to market myself and run my artistic business as a professional. The Bachelor of Creative Industries offered me the chance to explore my creative interests, as well as offering me a sound business background.”

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Creative Arts Degrees available BACHELOR DEGREES

Bachelor of Creative Industries (Cairns) Majors: Media Design Visual Arts Bachelor of New Media Arts (Townsville)

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Illustration and Visual Media

Key features

Media Design

• Study digital photography, digital editing and media design

Photomedia Diploma

Diploma of Creative Arts

• Professional placements will give you valuable industry experience Course overview

This Major introduces the principles and methods of media design. Topics include digital photography, digital video, design for print, web design and advanced folio design. Guest lectures, specialised equipment and software, and small collaborative groups are features of the course. In addition to media design, students undertake core subjects in the creative arts. Career Opportunities

Graduates can pursue careers as arts practitioners in either media arts or design. Career examples in the creative industries include arts administration, art directors, arts education officers, graphic designers, video arts, arts retailing, community arts officers, cultural tourism, exhibitions and events management. With further qualifications, for example the Graduate Diploma of Education, graduates can become qualified teachers. Many graduates also find employment in the communications field.

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Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts) C

Majors:

Music and Sound Media

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

QTAC code: 321411

QTAC code: 311431

Key features

Key features

• Develop your skills in drawing, painting and digital arts

• The course focusses on traditional and digital illustration techniques

• Take part in community projects and internships

• Students gain skills with cuttingedge software and computing labs

Course overview

Course overview

Study in this major develops drawing, painting and digital art skills. You will extend develop your knowledge of art history and theory and in your final year apply your skills in a range of cross-disciplinary formats and projects, including internships. You will have access to art studios, facilities and materials on campus and in other locations in Cairns. As well, you will undertake core studies in the creative arts.

Illustration and Visual Media focuses on technical and conceptual skills in drawing for contemporary media. Each subject addresses theoretical and practical applications, ranging from fundamental elements and principles to studio and computer lab-based activities. You will use traditional media (pencil, pen, brushwork, watercolour) as well as gaining skills in the latest digital software techniques. Practical workshops, class critiques and creative projects will prepare you for a range of visual art careers.

Career Opportunities

Visual Arts graduates can pursue a wide range of careers in the visual arts as artists, community arts officers, arts administrators, gallery managers, arts education officers, arts retailing, cultural tourism and exhibitions and events management. With further qualifications, for example the Graduate Diploma of Education, graduates can become qualified teachers. Many graduates also find employment in the communications field.

Career Opportunities

Graduates gain competencies valued in the growing digital visual arts workplace. Career opportunities include multimedia designer for web, electronic games and mobile technologies, media industry specialist, digital advertising production, design and layout for print, book and magazine illustrating, and individual arts practice.

Industry experience is an integral part of JCU’s Bachelor of Creative Industries.

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Creative Arts

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

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

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Bachelor of New Media Bachelor of New Media Bachelor of New Media Diploma of Creative Arts Arts Arts (Photomedia) Arts (Media Design) (Music & Sound Media) T

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

QTAC code: 311431

QTAC code: 311431

Key features

Key features

• Create and design for print, the web, multimedia and mobile technologies

• Learn with state-of-the-art recording facilities

• Learn from industry professionals • Consolidate your creative and technical skills with professional placements Course overview

Media Design is the creative use of images, text, voice, sound, video and graphics for commercial and artistic purposes. The course covers the principles and practice of graphic and multimedia design for contemporary media. Students work on individual design practice, interdisciplinary team projects and experience industry placements and real-life projects. Career Opportunities

Graduates gain design and technical skills for careers in print, multimedia design, web design, e-commerce applications, online information management, design for mobile devices, interactive content creation, graphic design, art studio work, film making and animation production, advertising, print and online magazine production, exhibition displays, sales and marketing activities, training and educational technology.

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• Digital sound and music skills are valuable for performers, sound technicians, production, and electronic games and mobile technologies development

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: None

QTAC code: 311431

QTAC codes: (T) 311441; (C) 321441

Key features

• Learn digital photography and editing in JCU’s state-of-the-art photographic studios and media labs • Industry professionals give guest lectures and workshops • Participate in field trips and study tours

Course overview

Course overview

Music and Sound Media involves studying the music of the present. The course brings together composition, performance and the use of technology to give you the competencies needed for careers in the music industry. You’ll use digital or computer music technologies to create or perform music in your own right or in collaborative work environments. And you’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of instruments of your choice.

The course offers a balance of practice and theory for careers in digital imaging and photography. Students learn the principles and practice of digital photographic capture, as well as digital image processing and output. Students also develop advanced skills in image manipulation, colour management, digital workflows and fine art digital print. As well, undertake core studies in the creative arts.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Graduates gain the creative experience and technical skills to pursue careers in music and sound with recording studios, film making, animation production, television, music and performance management, conferences and events production management, music and theatrical performance, venue production, training and educational technology and online information management and communication. Further study can lead to careers in teaching and training.

JCU has many successful digital imaging graduates working in digital art making, news photography, commercial photography, photojournalism, image manipulation, educational technology, print and online magazine production, advertising, electronic publishing, educational technology and, with further qualifications, teaching.

Key features

• Choose from JCU’s wide range of Creative Arts subjects • Is a pathway to Creative Arts degrees Course overview

The Diploma is a 1-year course that combines introductory subjects from JCU’s Creative Arts degrees. Diplomas are designed for: • People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree • People who wish to undertake one year of university study. The Diploma is a way to learn about the range of creative areas offered by JCU’s School of Creative Arts. Many students start out in the Diploma and after six months of successful study convert to a degree and gain advanced standing/credit for subjects successfully completed. In the first instance you should discuss your subject options with the School of Creative Arts to design a suitable study program for your interests and career goals: Townsville (07) 4781 3166.


Robert Crispe

Graduated Bachelor of New Media Arts (Media Design and Digital Visual Art*), 2012 * now Illustration and Visual Media

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Working in groups and sharing ideas and visions is commonplace in the New Media Arts industry, and is something the university introduces from the very beginning. The School of Creative Arts supplies students with state-of-the-art editing equipment and up-to-date resources, so hands-on learning is really encouraged.â&#x20AC;?

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“Programs such as RATEP have supported me in achieving results, and I was awarded the Academic Undergraduate Award (NAIDOC) for my efforts.” Joanne Lilly Studying Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Education Do you dream of being a teacher your students remember? Someone who inspires students on a journey of lifelong learning? Or perhaps your dream is to work in child or family services, health education, community development, Indigenous education, or welfare organisations? JCU will help you begin your journey. Whether you’re a school leaver or are embarking on a career change, your JCU Bachelor of Education will help you gain sound foundations. You’ll benefit from: • Completing a quality Bachelor of Education that is accredited by the Queensland College of Teachers • Gaining qualifications that equip you to work around Australia and in many other countries • Highly qualified, accessible teaching staff who care about your success • JCU’s strong relationships with local schools that facilitate professional experience from your second year, and helps you make a start in your career • Unique JCU education subjects, like “Linking Indigenousness”, which includes a day trip with an Indigenous elder, spear fishing and learning about country • Combining your degree with another. JCU offers many joint degree options with the Bachelor of Education.

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Work experience

Primary (RATEP Mode)

Gaining professional experience is integral for education students. Education students participate in a Professional Experience program throughout their degree. This involves practical work in schools and/or other educational sites in a range of locations, including rural, remote and international locations.

A program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Industry experience Service Learning for Sustainable Futures is a final year education subject giving students the option to undertake a service-learning experience working with a community-based organisation locally, nationally or internationally. Amazing opportunities await – students have travelled to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, India and the Maldives. You also have the opportunity to undertake an internship to further develop your independent teaching experience, and to enhance your relationships with schools and community networks.

RATEP is an award-winning, community-based teacher-training program. The success of the program can be seen in the growing number of Indigenous teachers in our region. If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, here’s a course that will help you gain teaching qualifications that can make a significant impact in your community, or wherever you choose to teach. You’ll participate in interactive multimedia courses, combined with short on-campus sessions. Indigenous students undertake professional experience in schools in their local community and Townsville.

Professional recognition From 2014 JCU’s Bachelor of Education program will be accredited with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and the Queensland College of Teachers. The Graduate Diploma of Education program is accredited with the Queensland College of Teachers. Graduating teachers can work around Australia and in many other countries.


Graduate starting salary* Education

$56,100 *Graduate starting salaries in Queensland, Department of Education, Training & Employment website.

Contacts School of Education Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 4465 Fax: (07) 4781 4031 <FacultyAESS.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1141 Fax: (07) 4042 1290 <FacultyAESS.CNS@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/education | 61


Neerim Callope Studying Bachelor of Education

“Initially, I enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws, but after completing the first year, I decided it wasn’t for me. I changed to a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) because I wanted to promote higher education in rural and remote Australia.“

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Education Degrees available Bachelor degrees

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Bachelor of Education Majors: Early Childhood Education Primary Education Primary Education by RATEP Primary Education (Thursday Island) Primary – Physical Education Primary – Special Needs Secondary Education

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• As an early childhood teacher, you will be able to teach children up to eight years of age

Joint degrees

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Primary) -Bachelor of Languages Bachelor of Education (Secondary)Bachelor of Languages Bachelor of Education (Secondary)Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science-Bachelor of Education

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) can be studied online.

• Choose the convenience of studying at home, with online delivery of course materials (combined with professional placements and some on-campus workshops) Course overview

Early Childhood Education is a specialised field. You will study child development and psychology, theories of learning, curriculum and assessment, and understanding of the diversity of learners and learning needs within the early years. The degree includes professional placements across the degree. You will need a Blue Card† before commencing your professional placements. Online students are required to attend a compulsory five-day on-campus intensive professional orientation program at either Townsville or Cairns in their final year of study. Career Opportunities

Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers. As an Early Childhood teacher you will be qualified to work in schools, preschools and childcare centres. Teaching is a portable qualificatio, and teachers are in demand around Australia and overseas.

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Mode: on campus; full or part time Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations

QTAC codes: (T) 313211; (C) 323211

Key features

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Secondary – Vocational Education Bachelor of Education Professional Development

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Prerequisites: English

Secondary – Physical Education

Graduate Diploma of Education

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Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations

QTAC codes: (T) 313311; (C) 323311; (Th) 353311; (F) 313319

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Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) T

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

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Prerequisites: English QTAC codes: (T) 313051; (C) 323051

Key features

* first year only

• Primary Education prepares you to work with children aged six to 12

Key features

• Includes professional placements from your first year

• Teach physical education to primary students in Years 1 to 7

• The course has a special focus on education for sustainability, and improving outcomes for Indigenous students

• Study with JCU’s well-equipped Institute of Sport and Exercise Science Course overview

Course overview

Primary Education focusses on teaching Years 1 to 7, teaching across all primary school curriculum areas. This course offers opportunities to specialise in Physical Education or Special Needs. You will need a Blue Card† before commencing your professional placements.

Students combine education studies with specialist studies in sports science and physical education. Physical education teachers are also prepared for coaching, and the coordination of sports events in schools. You will need a Blue Card† before commencing your professional placements.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers, and can teach in state, Catholic and independent schools. Other career paths include working in government departments (children’s services, family services, education and health), in education administration, in community development roles, and with educational attractions.

Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers and can teach in state, Catholic and independent schools, across all the Primary curriculum areas, as well as Physical Education. Other career paths for graduates include personal training, health promotion officer, outdoor education officer, activities officer, fitness coach, and manager of sporting organisations.

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Education Bachelor of Education (Primary – Special Needs) T

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Bachelor of Education (Professional Development) T

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Campus: off campus in approved sites

Mode: flexible at Thursday Island study centre; full or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations

Mode: Flexible delivery (at RATEP sites); full time or part time

Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations

Prerequisites: Completion of a Diploma or Bachelor of Teaching

Prerequisites: English

Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations

Prerequisites: English. Only available to people who identify as an Australian Aboriginal person and/ or a Torres Strait Islander person.

QTAC codes: (T) 313031; (C) 323031

QTAC code: 313099

• For those wishing to upgrade their existing teaching qualifications to a 4-year degree qualification, or for 4-year trained teachers wanting to change their area of specialisation

QTAC codes: (T) 313211; (C) 323211 Key features

• Opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children with learning difficulties • Gain special needs expertise in addition to your general Primary teaching skills Course overview

Special needs teachers work with children with learning difficulties to improve a broad range of skills, including self-awareness, life skills, and literacy and numeracy. The course focusses on Years 1 to 7. You will need a Blue Card† before commencing your professional placements. Career Opportunities

Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers and can teach in state, Catholic and independent schools, across all the Primary curriculum areas, as well as Special Needs education. Teaching is a portable qualification, and teachers are in demand around Australia and overseas.

Prerequisites: English. Only available to people who identify as an Australian Aboriginal person and/ or a Torres Strait Islander person. Applicants must be located near RATEP sites in Queensland. For more information visit: www.ratep.jcu.edu.au QTAC code: 313099 Key features

• RATEP is a community-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education program • RATEP delivers the Bachelor of Education in 20 regional Queensland communities • You can complete most of your studies and professional placements in your community • DETE teacher coordinators provide on-site support Course overview

This award-winning program has graduated many Indigenous Primary teachers in Queensland. Indigenous students with a TAFE Diploma of Education (ATSI) receive the equivalent of one year’s credit. You will need a Blue Card† before commencing your professional placements. Career Opportunities

Graduates will be in demand as Primary teachers in state, Catholic and independent schools, to teach from Years 1 to 7. Other career paths include working in government departments (children’s services, family services, education and health), in education administration, in community development roles, and with educational attractions.

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Key features

• You can complete most of your studies and professional placements in your community • If you do not meet the usual entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education, you can enrol in a concurrent Tertiary Access Course and Bachelor of Education, which provides opportunities to develop the skills needed at uni at the same time as starting your degree. • DETE teacher coordinators provide on-site support Course overview

Primary Education focusses on teaching Years 1 to 7, teaching across all primary school curriculum areas. You will need a Blue Card† before commencing your professional placements. Career Opportunities

Graduates will be in demand as Primary teachers in state and independent schools, including the Catholic school system, to teach from Years 1 to 7. Other career paths include working in government departments (children’s services, family services, education and health), in education administration, in community development roles, and with educational attractions. The Torres Strait Islanders’ Regional Education Council is particularly keen to increase the number of Torres Strait Islander teachers in the region.

Key features

• Select a major from Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary or Special Needs Course overview

The course provides a program of study in professional development for teachers who want to upgrade their qualifications, or for teachers wanting to change their area of specialisation. Topics include technology in education, teaching to Indigenous students, and environmental education. Career Opportunities

Graduates will upgrade their qualifications and can increase their employment options. The course allows students to advance their careers to more senior positions within schools, and use their qualifications to move into areas of skills shortage within the education sector.


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JCU Thursday Island allows local residents to complete their teaching qualifications while remaining in the Torres Strait.

Mode: on campus; full time or part time Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Prerequisites: English; plus appropriate prerequisites for your chosen specialisation QTAC codes: (T) 313111; (C) 323111 * not all teaching areas available in Cairns Key features

â&#x20AC;˘ Secondary Education prepares you to teach young people aged 12 to 18 years of age â&#x20AC;˘ It is satisfying to work with students as they build their knowledge for post-secondary education and work Course overview

This course will train you to teach across two key learning areas to Year 10, and specialise in one discipline to Year 12. Subjects available include: Science, Drama, Visual Arts, Music, Business, English, Geography, History, languages, Mathematics, Information Communication Technologies (ICT), Biology, Chemistry, Legal Studies, Marine Studies, and Physics. Career Opportunities

Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers to teach in secondary schools in state, Catholic and independent schools. Other career options include educational management, government departments, community development, and welfare agencies.

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Education

Physical Education students will have access to JCU’s Institute of Sport and Exercise Science.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary – Physical Education) T

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations

Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English, plus an appropriate vocational education qualification

QTAC codes: (T) 313061; (C) 323061 * first year only

QTAC codes: (T) 313121; (C) 323121

Key features

* not all teaching areas available in Cairns

• Teach health and physical education to secondary students in Years 8 to 12 • Study with JCU’s well-equipped Institute of Sport and Exercise Science Course overview

This course focusses on teaching health and physical education for Years 8 to 10, and senior health and physical education in Years 11 and 12. You will also train to teach in one other curriculum area – for example, Science or English. You will need a Blue Card† before commencing your professional placements. Career Opportunities

Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers, and can teach health and physical education in secondary schools. Teaching is a portable qualification, and teachers are in demand throughout Australia and overseas. Other career paths for graduates include personal training, health promotion officer, outdoor education officer, activities officer, fitness coach, and manager of sporting organisations.

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Bachelor of Education Secondary – Vocational Education and Training

** depending on subject availability Key features

• Do you have a trade or vocational qualification and would like to teach in secondary schools? • You will begin practical teaching placements from your first year of study Course overview

Secondary schools teach vocational subjects including business, construction trades, hospitality, design and technologies, technical drawing, and manual arts. This course is designed to encourage experienced people to teach in these areas. You will learn how to teach in your vocational area, in addition to a key learning area such as English, Maths, Science, Arts, Health and Physical Education, or Social Science. Applicants with an existing industry trade qualification relevant to secondary schools will be eligible for advanced standing/credit. Career Opportunities

Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers, and can teach in state, Catholic and independent secondary schools. Teaching is a portable qualification, and teachers are in demand throughout Australia and overseas.

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Mode: Townsville on campus full time or part-time. Cairns on campus full time only. Plus professional placements in rural, remote and urban locations Prerequisites: A record of achievement in undergraduate degree, and meet requirements for teaching areas. Details at: www.jcu.edu.au/education QTAC codes: not applicable – apply directly to JCU * Primary Education, Secondary Education ** Years 1 - 9 †

commences late January

Key features

• Do you have a degree and would like to become a teacher? • This intensive course includes up to 75 days of professional placements

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Joint degree

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

QTAC codes: Depends on Education major

QTAC codes: (T) 313211; (C) 323211

Prerequisites: English for Education

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 108.

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 108.

Study a specialisation in the Bachelor of Arts to broaden your knowledge and skills, and bring greater depth to your secondary-teaching expertise. You could include studies in English, History, Psychology, Indigenous Australian Studies or Languages, to name a few. A Bachelor of Arts is also valuable for nonteaching careers in, for example, educational management, or with government departments in policy and administration around children, families and community development.

If you want to be a Primary school language teacher, combining your Education degree with the Bachelor of Languages will provide a year of study at an overseas university, so you can polish your chosen language skills. A Bachelor of Languages would also be valuable for non-teaching careers in, for example, translation, foreign affairs, international trade, or in tourism and travel industries.

QTAC code: 313111

If you want to be a Secondary language teacher, combining your education degree with the Bachelor of Languages will provide a year of study overseas to hone your chosen language skills. JCU offers the Bachelor of Languages in French, Japanese and German. A Bachelor of Languages would also be valuable for non-teaching careers in, for example, translation, foreign affairs, international trade, or in tourism and travel industries.

Course overview

Gain a teaching qualification in: Primary – focussing on teaching key curriculum areas for Years 1 to 7 Secondary – prepare to teach Secondary subjects from the following: Science, Drama, Visual Arts, Music, Business, English, Geography, History, Health and Physical Education, LOTE, Mathematics, Technologies, Biology, Chemistry, Legal Studies, Marine Studies, and Physics. Years 1 to 9 – teach the key learning areas for Years 1 to 9 of Middle School. You will need a Blue Card† before commencing your professional placements.

You have a degree and now want to become a teacher? The Graduate Diploma of Education will give you the necessary qualifications.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can register with the Queensland College of Teachers to teach in primary and secondary schools in state, Catholic and independent schools.

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Suzanne Day

Studying Bachelor of Education (Primary) & Bachelor of Languages (French)

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I chose teaching as a career because I like children, and wanted to have a positive influence on their lives. I also enjoyed studying French at school, and having a second language is a useful skill. I therefore chose a joint degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Languages (French).â&#x20AC;?

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Education Joint degree

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Joint degree

Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education)- - Bachelor of Sport and Bachelor of Science* Exercise Science T 4.5 M

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English, plus requirements for Science major

Prerequisites: English (Maths, Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

QTAC codes: 313111

* not all Science majors are available

as joint degree options.

Secondary science teachers are in great demand. Schools need qualified and passionate science graduates to join their ranks. Combining Education with a Science degree gives you the best of both worlds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the ability to teach and inspire the next generation of budding scientists, coupled with in-depth science knowledge.

QTAC code: (T) 316111

With this joint degree, you can gain a teaching qualification to work in primary or secondary schools as a physical education teacher. In addition, you will have in-depth expertise in sport and exercise science for careers in the fitness and health industries. You will be wellqualified for training and education roles in health and fitness for government sports departments, community centres, sports centres, gyms, resorts, and the tourism sector.

A joint degree allows you to acquire two degree qualifications in a reduced time, leading to expanded career opportunities.

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You can further specialise your Bachelor of Engineering major by choosing from a range of industry-relevant minors.

“One of the great things about studying engineering at JCU is that many of us have full-time jobs lined up before graduation.” Heath Armstrong Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) – Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) Graduated 2012

Engineering Picture this... you’ve just achieved JCU internationally-recognised engineering qualifications. You now have the engineering, critical thinking, design, management and communication skills that industry and commerce are looking for. You have studied course content that has been reviewed by an Industry Advisory Board to ensure it is relevant to today’s needs, and your qualifications are accredited by Engineers Australia and are recognised internationally. The world is your oyster in this fast-growing industry in Australia and abroad. JCU’s first-year engineering studies encompass all five engineering majors. That way, you can make an informed choice about your secondyear specialties. When you reach your third year, you’ll be able to add extra depth in your chosen major, or even diversify your study via a 4-subject minor. Your choice of minor depends on your major, but could be in one of many subject areas that are relevant to today’s actual needs – sustainability, mining and minerals, asset management, software, embedded systems, mathematics, physics, infrastructure and planning, automatic controls, materials and mechanical design, and water and waste water.

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By undertaking an extra year of study, you can enhance your engineering studies even further by adding one of the many exciting Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Information Technology majors.

Industry experience JCU’s School of Engineering and Physical Sciences has strong industry links, providing great opportunities for student vacation placements. As part of your course, you will gain valuable industry experience and contacts through a 12-week paid, industry-based placement.

Important final-year project JCU engineering students have unique and extremely valuable opportunities to carry out a significant research or design project, under the leadership of a supervising academic staff member – perfect to include on your CV.

Professional recognition JCU’s Bachelor of Engineering has accreditation with Engineers Australia. Graduates can work throughout Australia and in many other countries. The Washington Accord guarantees that our Engineering program is recognised internationally throughout Europe, North America and Asia.

“One of the great attractions of engineering work is the huge variety of tasks and environments in which engineers find themselves working.” Engineers Australia website


Graduate starting salaries* Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

$60,000 $60,000

$55,000

$56,000

*Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2012.

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Samantha Thomas

Studying Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) – Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) joint degree

“Civil Engineering includes areas such as roads, water, soils, structures and project management, which are studied in various subjects at JCU. There are great career opportunities in engineering, secure jobs and also the opportunity to travel.”

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Engineering Degrees available

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Bachelor of Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Engineering (Civil)

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Bachelor of Engineering

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Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) T

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Chemical

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Civil

Prerequisites: English; Maths B

Prerequisites: English; Maths B

Prerequisites: English; Maths B

QTAC codes: (T) 314021; (C) 324021

QTAC codes: (T) 314021; (C) 324021

QTAC codes: (T) 314021; (C) 324021

Computer Systems Electrical & Electronic Mechanical Diploma

Diploma of Introductory Engineering Studies Joint degrees

Bachelor of EngineeringBachelor of Science Bachelor of EngineeringBachelor of Information Technology

* first year only

* first year only

* first year only

† Commences in June with

† Commences in June with

† Commences in June with

Mathematical Foundations offered in Block Mode. Mid-year entry will not suit all candidates. Seek academic advice before applying.

Mathematical Foundations offered in Block Mode. Mid-year entry will not suit all candidates. Seek academic advice before applying.

Mathematical Foundations offered in Block Mode. Mid-year entry will not suit all candidates. Seek academic advice before applying.

Key features

Key features

Key features

• Chemical Engineers develop safe, efficient processes to convert raw materials into useful products

• Would you like to be part of the planning and creation of major construction projects?

• JCU is one of only 10 universities in Australia offering qualifications in chemical engineering

• Strong industry links provide great opportunities for student vacation placements

• Computer Systems Engineers design and improve computer operating systems for high-tech industries

• Graduates can become members of Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers

• Graduates can become members of Engineers Australia

Course overview JCU’s Cyclone Testing Station provides first-class facilities for research.

The course combines chemistry, mathematics, biology and physics in the study of processes that convert raw materials into value-added products such as gold, lead, aluminium, zinc, food products, petroleum and related products, specialty chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Chemical Engineers also research and develop new and sustainable technologies, for example, development of environmentally friendly fuel alternatives. Strong industry links with many of the process industries in northern Queensland provide excellent opportunities for professional placement. Career Opportunities

Chemical engineers are in high demand across the world. JCU graduates have particular expertise in extracting metallurgy, waste water treatment, pharmaceutical product manufacturing, safety management, and environmental assessment.

Course overview

• Students explore, for example, artificial intelligence, robotics, computer recognition and computer-aided design • Graduates can become members of Engineers Australia

Civil Engineers work on creative solutions to deliver on the design, construction and maintenance of large-scale physical facilities including buildings, roads, bridges, ports, water supply systems, dams, and mines. In this course, you will study the design of timber, steel and concrete structures, principles of fluid mechanics, environmental and geotechnical engineering, surveying and road design.

Course overview

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Civil Engineers have good employment prospects around Australia in roles as project engineers, project managers, operations directors, geotechnical engineers and more. They work for public utilities companies, federal, state and local government infrastructure departments, construction companies, and non-government agencies involved in community development and disaster recovery.

Graduates can find work in industries that develop, manufacture or service computerised services, often with cutting-edge technology. Employment areas include medical and aviation instrumentation, computer products and digital telecommunications, broadcast and entertainment systems, sound and graphics systems for computer games and cinema, defence technology, and more.

The course combines electrical engineering in electronics, communication and embedded systems with software, networking and operating principles from computer science. You will gain practical experience throughout the course with projects, laboratory work, industry vacation placements, and preparation of a thesis.

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Engineering

Strong industry links provide exciting opportunities for student vacation placements and our Bachelor of Engineering is recognised by Engineers Australia.

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Prerequisites: English; Maths B

Prerequisites: English; Maths B

QTAC codes: (T) 314021; (C) 324021

QTAC codes: (T) 314021; (C) 324021

* first year only

* first year only

† Commences in June with

† Commences in June with

Mathematical Foundations offered in Block Mode. Mid-year entry will not suit all candidates. Seek academic advice before applying.

Mathematical Foundations offered in Block Mode. Mid-year entry will not suit all candidates. Seek academic advice before applying.

Key features

Key features

• Electrical and Electronic Engineers use maths and scientific principles to design, build, fault find, analyse and control all things electrical

• Would you like to develop and apply new knowledge and technology to improve the quality of life in our society?

• Modern civilisation depends upon new and sustainable energy technologies such as solar and wind – learn how to design and manage them

• Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines

Course overview

Brett Rayner Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Graduated 2010

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• Graduates can become members of Engineers Australia

“During the degree, I did nine weeks of vacation employment at a Queensland coal mine. It meant living in a small town and discovering what I would be doing if I was employed as a graduate there.”

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Facilities at JCU include wellequipped laboratories, in-house hardware and software for the design, simulation and manufacture of printed circuit layouts, extensive mathematical simulations tools, and renewable energy test facilities. The course uses problem-based learning with design exercises, experiments, group assignments and project work. Career Opportunities

Electrical and Electronic Engineers have excellent career outcomes, and play key roles in the technology and utilities that are essential for modern life. They can specialise as electrical power engineers, electronic design engineers, communications engineers, or computer engineers. They can also specialise in the design and operation of power plants, new energy technologies, metal refining, electric machines and electrical grids, and in research.

• Graduates can become members of Engineers Australia Course overview

Mechanical Engineers apply physics and materials science to the design, manufacturing and maintenance of everything mechanical – from engines to power plants, and from vehicles and ships to supersonic jets. The course provides a general mechanical engineering knowledge, with additional expertise on the special needs of industries operating in the tropical environments of northern Australia and Southeast Asia. The course emphasises the application of advanced computational techniques, and students’ participation in design projects and team work. Career Opportunities

Mechanical Engineers find wellpaid careers in many industries, including mining and resources, power generation, automotive industries, defence technology, manufacturing, building services, aeronautical industry, and chemical processing.


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Joint degree

Bachelor of Engineering-Bachelor of Science*

Bachelor of Engineering-Bachelor of Information Technology

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

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Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry and other requirements for chosen Science major

Prerequisites: English; Maths B

Key features

QTAC codes: (T) 314051; (C) 324051

• Choose from JCU’s broad range of science subjects

* not all Science majors are available as joint degree options

• Complete the subjects needed for entry to JCU’s Bachelor of Engineering

† first year only

Course overview

The Diploma is a 1-year course that combines introductory subjects from the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering. Diplomas are designed for: • People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree. The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of engineering, including foundation mathematics, computing for engineering, process engineering, and effective communication. Students can complete the diploma in Cairns, but must enter the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering in Townsville.

** Commences in June with Mathematical Foundations offered in Block Mode. Contact the Faculty as mid-year entry may not suit all candidates – (07) 4781 6823

Engineers have unique problemsolving skills. Combining these with a science specialisation can create a valuable qualification for many industries, and for government and research careers. There are 17 different majors in the Bachelor of Science at JCU. Career areas include natural resource management, environmental consulting, communication technologies, and minerals processing, to name a few. Please note, not all majors within the Bachelor of Science are available as joint degree options. Contact Course Enquiries for advice – 1800 246 446.

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QTAC codes: (T) 314071; (C) 324071 * first year only † Commences in June with Mathematical Foundations offered in Block Mode. Contact the Faculty as mid-year entry may not suit all candidates – (07) 4781 6823

Combining Engineering and IT qualifications will give you a powerful degree for careers that require innovative and creative IT solutions. Depending on your engineering and IT specialisations, you will have rewarding career opportunities with cutting-edge industries including electronics and communications technologies, computer system engineering, and electricity supply industries, to name a few.

Joint degrees can vastly broaden your academic options, for example, you could combine your Bachelor of Engineering major with one of the 17 majors offered by JCU’s Bachelor of Science.

Contact Course Enquiries for advice – 1800 246 446.

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JCU’s law degree provides a solid foundation in traditional law subjects as well as a variety of interesting and relevant electives.

Law Law affects every aspect of our lives. It provides the framework that allows society to operate fairly and sustainably. Studying law at JCU is a wise career decision. The JCU Law program provides an excellent foundation in the traditional law subjects required for admission as a legal practitioner. Later in your studies, you can also choose from a variety of interesting and relevant electives that add to your opportunities to build a career – whether your choice is to work in the private, government, or not-for-profit sector. As a JCU student, your lecturers – many of whom are or have been practising law professionals – will help you become multiskilled and versatile, and your understanding of the importance of ethical practices will be enhanced. Every subject you’ll study focusses on giving you authentic tasks that provide you with a taste of practising law.

Joint degrees Your Bachelor of Laws can be undertaken as part of a joint degree with Arts, Business or Science. Combining your legal qualifications with another discipline not only increases your breadth of knowledge, it enhances your career options.

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Engaging with law professionals You’ll have regular opportunities to meet solicitors, barristers and the judiciary, who play an important part in your studies as guest lecturers or sessional staff. Also, JCU ensures you can develop relationships through workshops, tutorials and at social functions.

Work placements, moots and law debates As a JCU law student, you’ll be invited to participate in moots and law debates, and you’ll have the opportunity to undertake work placements with local legal practices.

Professional recognition JCU’s Bachelor of Laws is an approved qualification, which satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law. Students wishing to practise should obtain further information from the Legal Practitioners’ Admission Board.


Graduate starting salary* Law

$53,000 *Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2012.

Contacts Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6680 Fax: (07) 4781 4021 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 Fax: (07) 4042 1474 <FacultyAESS.CNS@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/law | 77


Micah Roe

Studying Bachelor of Laws

â&#x20AC;&#x153;After I finished school, I did a trade and worked in the mines for several years. When an opportunity came up, I travelled to central Australia and visited some Aboriginal communities. I saw how our people lived and it inspired me to study law. A law degree will give me the option to work in politics, and the potential to influence policy.â&#x20AC;?

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Law

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

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Degrees available

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws Graduate Entry

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Laws

Bachelor degrees

Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry)

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

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Prerequisites: Bachelor degree

Prerequisites: English

Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Laws

QTAC codes: (T) 311061; (C) 321061

QTAC codes: (T) 312161; (C) 322161

QTAC codes: (T) 311061; (C) 321061

Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Laws

Key features

Key features

• The First-Year Experience program provides support and mentoring for new law students

• If you already have a degree, gain an accredited legal qualification in a shorter period of time

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

• Graduates have an approved qualification which satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Australia

• An approved qualification which satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Australia

Joint degrees

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Laws

Course overview Course overview

Mary Wallace wanted a career change. With her Bachelor of Arts, she qualified for graduate entry to JCU’s Bachelor of Laws.

The course offers an excellent foundation in traditional Law subjects, as well as offering a variety of interesting and relevant electives. As a law student, you will gain an appreciation of the role of law in social, economic, environmental and political contexts, and of its significance for a sustainable society, stable government, economic prosperity and the protection of individual and cultural rights. The course takes a practical approach and the local profession values JCU graduates highly. Career Opportunities

After graduation, all law students need to complete approved practical legal training either with a traineeship at a firm, or via a practical legal training course to practise as a lawyer. They can then go into private practice, business or be employed in a wide range of private, government and non-government agencies. A legal qualification is also the starting point for a wide range of other careers in government, business or the community.

The course is available for existing degree holders who wish to gain a qualification in law. The Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) is a recognised degree that both challenges and exposes students to contemporary issues, and the latest research and new ideas in the varying fields of law. The course provides students with a solid foundation in traditional law subjects, along with a broadranging elective program. Career Opportunities

After graduation, all law students need to complete approved practical legal training either with a traineeship at a firm, or via a practical legal training course to practise as a lawyer. They can then go into private practice, business or be employed in a wide range of private, government and non-government agencies. A legal qualification is also the starting point for a wide range of other careers in government, business or the community.

Graduates gain an approved qualification that satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Australia. Combining Arts with Law will broaden your knowledge and develop skills to complement your legal qualifications from the Bachelor of Art’s broad range of majors. For example, you could combine a language, political science studies, or communication studies, to name a few. Joint degrees enhance career opportunities and are strongly supported in the legal profession. Bachelor of Art graduates are known for their excellent communication, analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Arts-Laws graduates have a broad range of career options. Depending on your Arts major you can work in private practice, corporations, government and non-government agencies, the arts (for example, in arts copyright), public policy, business and as private consultants.

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Lisa Mannering

Studying Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Laws

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always aspired to study law and when I decided on JCU, I realised I could study a dual degree. So I combined the Bachelor of Business with law. Throughout my degree, I have combined full-time study with part-time work.â&#x20AC;?

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Law

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Joint degree

Joint degree

Joint degree

Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)-Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science*Bachelor of Laws

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Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable)

Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

Graduates gain an approved qualification that satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Australia. Business and Law provide a powerful combination of skills valuable to employers in the banking and finance sector, government departments at national, state and local level, and major corporations. Depending on your Business major, this joint degree opens many career options. You will have the expertise for careers in, for example, private legal practice, corporations law, industry compliance roles, accounting, banking and finance careers, legal, trade and industry departments, and a wide range of business and law-related positions.

* not all Science majors are available as joint degree options.

• satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Australia

† availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) combined with Law will give you a powerful double qualification in two professions. This popular degree is accredited by the appropriate accounting and legal professional bodies, and can lead to high-level careers in corporate law, and the banking and finance sectors. This joint degree can open many career doors. You will have the expertise for careers in, for example, private legal practice, corporations law, industry compliance roles, accounting, banking and finance careers, legal, trade and industry departments, and a wide range of business and law-related positions.

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Graduates gain an approved qualification that:

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Graduates gain an approved qualification that satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Australia. High-achieving students with an interest in law and a particular aspect of science can create a powerful qualification with this degree. With the growing significance of technology in public life and the commercial sector, there are roles with government, industry and research for science specialists. JCU’s Bachelor of Science has more than 20 majors. Depending on your science major, you could follow a career in, for example, private legal practice, intellectual property and patent law, environmental law, forensic law, genetics, environmental science, climate change policy, biotechnology research and industries, and actuarial and insurance industries. Contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering for further information: (07) 4781 6823.

Jasmin Onus studied the Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Laws joint degree and, like our other graduates, enjoyed the smaller classes and approachable lecturers.

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JCU has received the Australian Government’s highest ranking of ‘well above world standard’ for its research in the area of medical microbiology.* * Excellence in Research for Australia Report, 2012.

“The beauty of being in the tropics means researchers have easy access to samples. Box jellyfish and irukandji samples have been supplied to us by life savers when they drag swimming areas.”

Dentistry students enjoy modern, sophisticated teaching and dental clinic facilities on JCU’s Cairns campus.

Professor Jim Burnell Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, JCU Winner of Australia’s Lecturer of the Year, 2011

Medicine & Health If you’re passionate about building a career in medicine, veterinary or health fields, you’ll be making an astute choice when you choose JCU. With state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, JCU offers a diverse array of course options. If you have a special interest in tropical, rural or remote health, or you dream of working with Indigenous communities, you simply can’t go past the expertise you’ll experience at JCU. And if you want a career that takes you around the world, your JCU qualifications are recognised internationally. Here are some of the state-of-the-art facilities JCU students experience: • High-tech anatomy laboratories and teaching rooms • A Movement Analysis Laboratory for our Institute of Sport and Exercise Science • A student Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal Clinic operating on campus • A modern, 84-chair Dental Clinic, providing students with real experience in providing oral health services to the public • A world-class dental clinical simulation laboratory • Modern, comfortable lecture theatres • A highly-regarded public Veterinary Emergency and Referral Service • A $20 million expansion of teaching and research facilities (Townsville). 82 | Enquiries 1800 246 446 | www.jcu.edu.au

Postgraduate and research programs You can go far with your studies at JCU. The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate and research programs, including in-course honours and graduate honours courses.

Study abroad Students have the opportunity to study overseas for a semester in a variety of degrees, including occupational therapy, medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy. Students select from a range of countries – from Papua New Guinea to Canada, and Cambodia and the Pacific Islands.

Where will you study? Depending on your study choices, you’ll study at our Cairns or Townsville campus, or your particular studies might be centred at Atherton Tablelands, Mackay Base Hospital, Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, or Thursday Island study centre.

Professional recognition JCU’s medicine and health courses are recognised by key professional associations. Depending on your course, on graduation you may be eligible to be registered with the following organisations: • Australasian Veterinary Board • Australian Institute of Medical Scientists • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia • Physiotherapy Board of Australia • Australian Society of Microbiology • Dental Board of Australia • Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) • Medical Board of Australia • Occupational Therapists Board of Australia • Pharmacy Board of Australia • Psychology Board of Australia • Speech Pathologists Board of Queensland.


Graduate starting salaries* Dentistry

Medicine

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$60,000

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Nursing (Post)

$48,000 Rehabilitation sciences

$50,000

$50,000 Veterinary

$44,000

*Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2012.

Contacts Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 4819 <ug.mhms@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1149 <ug.mhms@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/fmhms | 83


Name Simran Kaur Bachelor

Studying Bachelor of Dental Surgery Year

“I’m originally from Brisbane, but the Bachelor of Dental Surgery at JCU Cairns was my first choice… I love the practical component of the course at the university’s dental treatment centre and simulation laboratory.”

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Medicine & Health Degrees available

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Bachelor of Biomedical Bachelor of Dental Sciences Surgery#

Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical)

Bachelor degrees

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Bachelor of Dental Surgery Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (Clinical) Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant) Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Bachelor of Nursing Science Bachelor of Nursing ScienceBachelor of Midwifery Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate entry) Bachelor of Nursing Science (Post registration) Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

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Key features

Key features

• Employment prospects are excellent for dentists

• For students interested in a career in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, microbiology, parasitology, immunology, pathology or epidemiology • This course includes extensive practical experience in modern teaching laboratories

Course overview

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Bachelor of Veterinary Science Diploma

Diploma of Health Science Joint degrees

Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science-Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science-Bachelor of Business

Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B (Biology also recommended)

QTAC code: 316071

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Flexible)

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Mode: on campus; full time

QTAC code: 327091

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Graduate entry)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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• Graduates majoring in microbiology can apply for membership of the Australian Society of Microbiology

Bachelor of Pharmacy

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Biomedical science forms the basis of our understanding of how human and animal bodies function, and the responses of the body to various disease agents, intrinsic physiological and biochemical aberrations, and environmental influences. Extensive practical experience is offered in well-equipped teaching laboratories in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences. Strong academic performance during this course may qualify you for entry into the Honours course, which includes training in research and the presentation of a thesis. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B. Career Opportunities

Biomedical scientists can pursue well-paid careers in hospital research laboratories, universities and research institutes and in food, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

• A state-of-the-art dental teaching and dental clinic complex on the Cairns campus • Graduates will be eligible for professional registration with all dental boards in Australia and New Zealand at a national level Course overview

Dentists are registered healthcare professionals who specialise in the care of teeth, gums, bone support and the mouth. The 5-year course encompasses all aspects of dental practice, with a special focus on tropical, rural and Indigenous dentistry. Basic sciences are integrated with dental clinical sciences and preventative oral health strategies. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, provide a current first aid and CPR certificate, obtain a Blue Card to work with children, and an Australian Federal Police (AFP) check prior to undertaking clinical placement. Career Opportunities

There is an extremely high demand for dentists in Australia, especially in rural, remote and Indigenous areas. Registered dentists work in private practice, public sector clinics, the defence force, teaching and research, or specialty practice following further study.

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• JCU’s Institute of Sport and Exercise Science houses a full range of technical facilities and equipment for use in exercise testing, movement analysis, strength training, nutrition, and sport and exercise psychology • Professional accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), that may lead to Provider Number status to provide clinical exercise physiology services. Course overview

This course focusses on the benefits of exercise for the management of injuries, as well as chronic disease prevention and treatment. It provides a comprehensive program in the scientific foundations of exercise for health and chronic disease management. An Exercise Physiologist is a recognised allied health professional. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, have a current first aid and CPR certificate, and a Blue Card to work with children. Some placement agencies may require a current AFP check. Career Opportunities

Graduates can pursue careers with private clinical exercise physiology practices, group practices with allied health professionals, case management for medical insurance organisations, occupational health and safety departments, and sports training and rehabilitation.

# As well as QTAC, applicants must also submit a separate JCU application form to the faculty by 30 September 2013. www.jcu.edu.au/fmhms/forms

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Medicine & Health Bachelor of Health Science (Physician Assistant)# T

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Prerequisites: A minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent part-time) clinical experience in a healthcare setting that includes direct patient contact.

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

QTAC code: 317145 Key features

• Focusses on developing medical professionals to provide health care within a team in Australian regional, rural and remote locations • Designed specifically for individuals with previous healthcare experience who wish to study within their current work setting Course overview

This course provides experienced health-care workers with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to provide clinical medical services under the supervision of a medical practitioner. In addition to topics in rural and remote medicine, classes will include techniques in patient interviewing and record documentation, and diagnostic skill development including physical exam, clinical investigation interpretation, and patient management. Career Opportunities

Graduates are qualified for careers as advanced level clinical practitioners, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anaesthetists, and certified nurse midwives.

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre. QTAC code: 316121 Key features

• Graduates work in disciplines such as haematology, transfusion medicine, clinical biochemistry, microbiology and histology, with a focus on developing multidisciplinary scientists to work in rural and remote areas • Accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists, enabling graduates to work either in Australia or overseas Course overview

This course was created to meet the demand in the public hospital system and private pathology laboratories for professionally qualified medical laboratory scientists. It integrates academic study with clinical placements in medical laboratories in Australia and Papua New Guinea. The course has an emphasis on the unique needs and challenges of medical science in the tropics. An honours program is available to high achievers, preparing them for careers in medical research. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B. Career Opportunities

Graduates are in high demand and find rewarding careers as pathology scientists in the public hospital system and private pathology laboratories. Other employment opportunities exist within veterinary diagnostic laboratories, as well as public and private laboratories that focus on forensic science, food and water quality, pharmaceuticals, and toxicology.

# As well as QTAC, applicants must also submit a separate JCU application form to the faculty by 30 September 2013. www.jcu.edu.au/fmhms/forms

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Prerequisites: English (Biology, Chemistry or Maths B desirable)

Key features

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre.

• JCU medical students have health service placements, some in rural areas, from first year • The course is accredited by the Australian Medical Council Course overview

The study of medicine encompasses the principles and procedures used in preventing, diagnosing, caring for and treating illness, disease and injury in humans, and the maintenance of general health. JCU offers excellent teaching facilities from its main complex on the Townsville campus, as well its sites throughout northern Australia. Graduates are qualified to work anywhere in Australia and New Zealand, and uniquely qualified in the fields of rural, remote and Indigenous health, and in tropical medicine. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, have a current first aid and CPR certificate, and a Blue Card to work with children. Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current AFP check. Career Opportunities

Doctors and surgeons are in high demand. Medical graduates are eligible for professional registration with the medical boards in Australia and New Zealand, allowing them to work as interns in supervised medical practice.

QTAC codes: (T) 316031; (C) 326031; (Mk) 336031; (Mt) 346031; (Th) 356031; (F) 316139 Key features

• Nurses provide physical, mental and emotional care to patients • Clinical placements take place from first year (Level 1) • Graduates can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to become registered nurses in Australia and in many overseas countries Course overview

The course places an emphasis on tropical health issues and nursing for rural, remote, tropical and Indigenous communities. JCU’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition works closely with Queensland Health and private providers to offer a wide range of student placement opportunities throughout northern Queensland. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, lodge an application for an AFP check at the commencement of the course, and obtain a Blue Card to work with children prior to undertaking clinical placement. Career Opportunities

Graduates are in demand and easily find employment in Australia and overseas. Nurses can work in general medical practices, public and private hospitals, public health services, the defence forces, occupational health units, and nongovernment relief agencies.


Robert Johnston

Studying Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery In 2011, Robert represented JCU at the Australian University Games and won the hammer throw. In 2012, he competed in the World Junior Championships in Spain.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;JCU is at the cutting edge of new research, and the course provides students with practical medical and hospital experiences from a very early stage.â&#x20AC;?

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Name Conyers Christine Studying Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor Year Bachelor of Midwifery (left of image)

“I am originally from Melbourne, and the idea of living in the tropics and studying at James Cook University (JCU) definitely appealed. It’s been a really great decision and I would never look back.”

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Medicine & Health Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate entry) T

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Mt Mk Th

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2

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Bachelor of Nursing Science (Post registration) T

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4

E F 1 M CS

Th

Bachelor of Nursing Science-Bachelor of Midwifery T

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

T C

M

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy T

4

Mode: on campus; flexible delivery (external); full time or part time

Mode: on campus; flexible delivery (external); full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: Bachelor degree from a relevant health or science course as determined by the Head of School.

Prerequisites: Registered nurse

Prerequisites: English (Biology, Chemistry or Maths B desirable)

Prerequisites: English; plus either Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

QTAC codes: (T) 317081; (C) 327081; (Mt) 347081; (Mk) 337081; (Th) 357081; (F) 317089 Please note, there is a 4-week block residential school and clinical placement immediately prior to orientation week. This block is only available in Townsville, and must be completed to continue enrolment in this degree. Key features

• For students who are interested in upgrading an existing science or health-related degree to work as a nurse • Graduates can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to become registered nurses in Australia and in many overseas countries Course overview

This course provides graduates of a recognised science or health-related degree with the qualifications to become a registered nurse over a 2-year program. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, lodge an application for an AFP check at the commencement of the course, and obtain a Blue Card to work with children prior to undertaking clinical placement. Career Opportunities

Graduates find employment all over the world in general medical practices, public and private hospitals, public health services, the defence forces, occupational health units, and non-government relief agencies. With further study, nurses can progress to specialist areas, for example, intensive care, care of the aged, or midwifery.

QTAC codes: (T) 316041; (C) 326041; (Mk) 336041; (F) 316049

QTAC code: 317122

QTAC code: 316101 Key features

Key features

• For students interested in updating their tertiary diploma qualification (contact JCU if you are not sure if your qualification is suitable)

• Includes 48 weeks of supervised clinical practice, beginning in Level 1 (first year)

• Students look at the theoretical and applied dimensions of professional caring Course overview

This 1-year course is for hospitaltrained registered nurses who wish to upgrade their qualifications to 3-year Bachelor level. Candidates must be currently registered with AHPRA. Career Opportunities

Updating your qualifications can lead to work in Australia and overseas. Nurses can work in general medical practices, public and private hospitals, public health services, the defence forces, occupational health units, and nongovernment relief agencies. Nurses can progress with further training to specialist areas including, intensive care, care of the aged, or midwifery.

• Graduates will meet the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Incorporated (ANMC) competency standards for the Registered Nurse, and the ANMC competency standards for midwifery Course overview

Nurses are key health professionals and midwives are specialist nurses who assist women in pregnancy, during childbirth and early parenting. This course combines these in-demand skills, with an emphasis on tropical health issues and nursing for rural, remote, tropical and Indigenous communities. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, lodge an application for an Australian Federal Police (AFP) check at the commencement of the course, and obtain a Blue Card to work with children prior to undertaking clinical placement. Career Opportunities

Nurses and midwives make up the largest health professional group in the world, and their skills are constantly in demand, both within Australia and beyond. Nursing and midwifery qualifications will open the door to many career paths.

Key features

• Occupational therapists assess an individual’s abilities and work with them to improve their independence, wellbeing and quality of life • Graduates can register for practice with the Occupational Therapists Board of Australia, and can join the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency • The course is accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Course overview

Occupational therapists focus on helping people overcome limitations caused by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, development delay, or the effects of ageing. The course includes studies in health science and health promotion, plus professional placements around northern Queensland and beyond. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, have a current first aid and CPR certificate, a Blue Card to work with children, and an AFP check prior to undertaking clinical placement. Career Opportunities

Occupational therapists are in demand in Australia. Graduates can pursue careers in private practice, hospitals and medical rehabilitation units, community health centres, occupational health centres, aged care facilities, vocational rehabilitation units, independent living centres, schools, and pharmacies.

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Medicine & Health Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Flexible) T

4

F

Mode: first year flexible delivery; full time or part time (including Townsville residential schools) Prerequisites: English; plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health Education or Physical Education

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Graduate Entry) T

2.5

*

Bachelor of Pharmacy

T

4

Bachelor of Physiotherapy# T

4

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: Bachelor degree in nursing or other relevant health professional program

Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

QTAC code: 317101

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre.

QTAC code: 316109

* depending on prior studies.

QTAC code: 316151

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre.

Key features

Key features

Key features

QTAC codes: 317031

• Train to become an Occupational Therapist with some flexible delivery of course content

• Train to become an Occupational Therapist in reduced time if you have a related health degree

• Graduates can register for practice in Queensland through the Occupational Therapists Board of Australia, and can join OT Australia

• Graduates can register for practice in Queensland through the Occupational Therapists Board of Australia, and can join the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

• The course is accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)

• The course is accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)

Course overview

• Innovative and modern curriculum taught in state-of-the-art facilities • Professional placements in hospitals and community pharmacies in rural and urban settings • Accredited course with the New Zealand and Australian Pharmacy Schools Accreditation Committee (NAPSAC), or the current equivalent Course overview

This course provides fast-track training for those with appropriate health degrees to become qualified occupational therapists. Students undertake placements in each year in a range of rural and urban locations throughout northern Queensland to develop practical skills.

Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, have a current first aid and CPR certificate, and obtain a Blue Card to work with children. Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current AFP check.

Pharmacy is the branch of medical science concerned with the sources, nature, properties, preparation, and use of medicinal drugs. Students will gain the knowledge, practice and skills to practice as pharmacists and health care professionals. Students undertake professional placements in hospitals and community pharmacies in urban and rural locations.

Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, have a current first aid and CPR certificate, a Blue Card to work with children, and an AFP check prior to undertaking clinical placement.

Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, have a current first aid and CPR certificate, a Blue Card to work with children, and an AFP check prior to undertaking clinical placement.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

There are many opportunities for employment, both in Australia and overseas. Graduates can pursue careers in private practice, hospitals and medical rehabilitation units, community health centres, occupational health centres, aged care facilities, vocational rehabilitation units, independent living centres, schools and pharmacies.

Pharmacy graduates can pursue careers in hospital or community pharmacies, establish their own pharmacy practice, or work in regulatory and drug management facilities such as the Therapeutics Goods Administration, industrial pharmacy, the defence force, or the public service.

Level 1 (first year) of the course is completed off campus via online learning packages, with some compulsory residential schools on campus for practical classes. A 1-week (36-hour) fieldwork placement is undertaken in the first year. There are computer and Internet requirements for completion of this course.

Occupational therapists easily find work in Australia. Many occupational therapists also travel and work overseas. Graduates can pursue careers in private practice, hospitals and medical rehabilitation units, community health centres, occupational health centres, aged care facilities, vocational rehabilitation units, independent living centres, schools and pharmacies.

Course overview

# As well as QTAC, applicants must also submit a separate JCU application form to the faculty by 30 September 2013. www.jcu.edu.au/fmhms/forms

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Key features

• Registration possible with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia and Australian Physiotherapy Association • One year of clinical placement, with exposure to areas including neurology, cardio-respiratory and musculoskeletal physiotherapy • Graduates are prepared for rural and remote practice Course overview

Physiotherapists are health professionals whose primary focus is the restoration of movement and function to improve quality of life. This course combines health science subjects such as anatomy, physiology, human movement analysis, and exercise for rehabilitation. Clinical placements are a key component, with students based in a range of professional settings throughout northern Queensland in their final years. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, have a current first aid and CPR certificate, a Blue Card to work with children, and an AFP check prior to undertaking clinical placement. Career Opportunities

Physiotherapists are in high demand, particularly in rural and remote areas and in Indigenous communities. They can work in hospitals, rehabilitation units, community health centres, schools, industry settings, as career researchers, in private practice, and sports medicine clinics.


Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

T C S Mk Mt

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

E F 1 M CS

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Alex Stronach

Bachelor of Veterinary Science Graduated 2012

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I loved the practical component of the course. The veterinary precinct at JCU is a fully-functioning farm with cattle, horses, sheep and goats.â&#x20AC;&#x153;

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Medicine & Health Bachelor of Speech Pathology T

4

Mode: on campus; full time Prerequisites: English; plus either Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Health Education Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre. QTAC code: 317041

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science T

C

3

S Mk Mt

5

Prerequisites: None

QTAC code: 317051 Key features

Key features

• Dedicated veterinary science laboratories and new Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital

Career Opportunities

Speech pathologists are in demand across Australia, and can pursue rewarding careers in a variety of settings including early intervention, school education departments, community health centres, hospitals, rehabilitation units, nursing homes, mental health services, specialist disability agencies, private practice, and university research.

• Graduates are eligible for full membership of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) • Professionals examine the effects of physical activity and exercise, and how this relates to health and human performance • Practical opportunities include prescribing and delivering exercise programs for real-life clients Course overview

This course focusses on the role of exercise in the enhancement of human performance in occupational, educational, sport, exercise, and leisure settings, as well as disease prevention and rehabilitation process. Students complete a minimum of 140 hours of practical placement to develop personal and professional skills. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, have a current first aid and CPR certificate, and a Blue Card to work with children. Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current AFP check. Career Opportunities

Graduates have a diverse range of career opportunities, including working with sport and recreation organisations, corporate and community health services, schools, universities, sporting clubs, teams, and in leisure settings and rehabilitation. With further study, graduates may attain accredited exercise physiology status.

1 M CS

M

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry (Biology highly recommended)

• Students train in our on-site Speech and Language Clinic

Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, have a current first aid and CPR certificate, and a Blue Card to work with children. Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police (AFP) check.

1

Prerequisites: English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

• Focus on large animal husbandry and access to an on-campus working farm

Speech pathologists work with people of all ages who have difficulties communicating or swallowing. Level 1 of the course introduces students to the study of health science, human behaviour, anatomy, physiology, linguistics, and phonetics. The subsequent years develop the knowledge, skills and personal qualities required to work with people with communication and swallowing disorders, and include a series of placements.

C

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

QTAC codes: (T) 316111; (C) 326111

Course overview

T

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Key features

• Graduates are eligible for registration with the Speech Pathologists Board of Queensland, and for membership of Speech Pathology Australia

F

Diploma of Health Science

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre.

E

Th

Bachelor of Veterinary Science# T

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

T C

• Access to placements throughout regional Queensland and across Australia Course overview

Veterinarians play a major role in the healthcare of pets, livestock, zoo animals, wildlife, and sporting and laboratory animals. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to diagnose, treat and prevent disease in a wide range of animals. The final year is devoted to clinical and professional training in a series of clinical and professional rotations. Graduates are eligible for professional registration with all veterinary boards in Australia and New Zealand, enabling them to enter veterinary practice. Students must provide evidence of being immune to Q Fever.

QTAC codes: (T) 317111; (C) 327111 Course overview

The Diploma is a 1-year course that combines introductory subjects from JCU’s health and science areas. Diplomas are designed for: • People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree. By completing core subjects in communication, plus subjects from JCU’s many health science areas including nursing, rehabilitation sciences and molecular sciences, the Diploma can equip you with foundation knowledge to enter a range of JCU’s health professional programs. In the first instance, you will need to discuss your subject choices with the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences to design a suitable program for your interests and career goals: Townsville (07) 4781 4819.

Career Opportunities

Veterinarians can work in private practice as small animal practitioners or as rural practitioners. They also work with government agencies in animal disease control, animal production, livestock inspection, and quarantine. With further study, graduates can pursue research careers.

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Medicine & Health

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Joint degree

Joint degree

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise ScienceBachelor of Business

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise ScienceBachelor of Education

T

*

C

*

4

T

5

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

Prerequisites: English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

QTAC codes: (T) 316111; (C) 326111

QTAC code: 31611

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

With this joint degree, you can gain a teaching qualification to work in secondary schools as a physical education and science teacher. You will also have in-depth expertise in sport and exercise science for careers in the fitness and health industries. You will be well-qualified for training and education roles in health and fitness for government departments associated with sport and health, community centres, sports centres, gyms, resorts, sport teams, research centres, and the tourism sector.

With numerous majors available in the Bachelor of Business, this joint degree combines business skills with health and fitness expertise. Graduates will have exciting career options. Depending on your Business major, you could become, for example, a business manager for retail sport businesses and gyms, a sports and events manager for major sporting facilities and events, manage fitness and wellbeing programs for corporations, and more. Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, provide a current first aid and CPR certificate, and obtain a Blue Card to work with children. Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check.

Students must provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B, provide a current first aid and CPR certificate, and obtain a Blue Card to work with children. Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current AFP check.

A joint degree allows you to acquire two degree qualifications in a reduced time, leading to expanded career opportunities.

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T C S Mk Mt Th

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

E F 1 M CS


Bryce Finck

Bachelor of Physiotherapy Generalised musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Yamba Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic Graduated 2008

“The best thing about the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at JCU is the practical side of the course. It’s very hands-on with a fully equipped, state-of-the-art student Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal Clinic on campus. This means students are dealing with real patients and administering treatments in a supervised setting right from the start.”

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Looking for a portable career to take you anywhere in the world? Read on!

Multimedia Journalism & Languages What could be a more relevant field of study today than one that provides professional skills in communicating information? In a world where demand for information is vast, and accurate communication is crucial, your JCU degree will provide you with essential tools that are highly valued. There are flexible choices to enable you to tailor your studies to your special interests. Career opportunities abound in the commercial world, in government departments, educational institutions, philanthropic organisations – in fact, you could establish a career anywhere where expertise in marketing, media, public relations and internal communications is vital.

Multimedia Journalism today To equip you with the up-to-the-minute skills required to communicate powerfully via the rapidly changing array of online media, you may choose, for example, a Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism, which utilises the state-of-the-art facilities and subjects within the School of Creative Arts, such as photography, multimedia production, video, graphic arts and web design.

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Modern languages Knowledge of modern languages and cultures can provide a key point of difference to your career – especially as businesses and governments today must build international relationships. Your language skills will enhance your opportunities in business, tourism, trade, working in security, environment or human rights-related fields, and much more.

Travel and study Bachelor of Languages students have the unique opportunity to further their skills through a 1-year Study Abroad Program in a country where the language they are studying is spoken.

Professional recognition Depending on your study specialisation, as a student you may be eligible to join the following professional organisations: • Media and Entertainment Arts Alliance • Public Relations Institute of Australia • Australian Institute of Marketing.

The digital era has produced many powerful mediums for communicating information. JCU’s journalism course is designed to prepare professionals for this exciting new world.


Graduate starting salaries* Humanities and Communication

$45,000

Language

$45,000

By including studies in, for example, public relations or multimedia, graduates of Multimedia Journalism courses can position themselves for well-paid roles in digital media and communications. *Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2012.

Contacts Faculty of Arts, Education & Social Sciences Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6559 Fax: (07) 4781 5788 <FacultyAESS.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1000 Fax: (07) 4042 1480 <EnquiriesCairns@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/faess | 97


Sarah Douglass

National Youth Representative for United Nations Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Science Graduated 2012

Studying Masters of Development Practice Sarah has secured a graduate job in the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC) in Canberra.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;To achieve my goal of working with the United Nations, I needed to study politics, international relations and languages.â&#x20AC;?

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Multimedia Journalism & Languages Degrees available

Bachelor of Arts (French)

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

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

T C S Mk Mt

E F 1 M CS

Th

Bachelor of Arts (German)

Bachelor of Arts (Italian)

Bachelor degrees

Bachelor of Arts Majors: French German Italian Japanese Bachelor of Languages (French) (German) (Japanese) (Italian)

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M

Joint degrees

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Business

Prerequisites: English

QTAC code: 311031

QTAC code: 321031

Key features

Key features

• German is the international language for philosophy, physics, engineering, music and art history

• Learn the language of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Dante

• More than 100 million people around the world speak German

• Italian is one of the most widelyspoken languages in Australia

QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031

• French is the official language for over 29 countries, and is spoken by more than 300 million people • It is also an official language for many international organisations, including the United Nations

The Bachelor of Arts, French major is designed to give students a deeper understanding of France, its language, culture and history through a Bachelor of Arts framework. Language students receive copious practical reading, writing and listening experience, with the aid of highly-qualified foreign language experts.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education)-Bachelor of Languages

M

Prerequisites: English

Course overview

Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)-Bachelor of Languages

3

Prerequisites: English (and French to year 12 for Advanced Major)

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education)-Bachelor of Arts

C

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Social Work

M

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Key features

Diploma of Arts

3

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism Diploma

T

Course overview

Germany is one of the world’s largest economies and plays a central role in the European Union. German is also spoken in Switzerland and Austria, countries that play a leading role in international banking and are home to many international agencies. This course is taught through a collaborative arrangement between JCU and the University of New England. Teaching is by mixed mode delivery, and includes face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources.

Career Opportunities

The ability to speak a second language expands your career opportunities greatly. Language graduates find employment within Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations requiring foreign language skills for trade negotiations, treaties, security, environment international aid and human rights, and in business and tourism promotion. With additional qualifications, language professionals can also develop careers in education, law, communications and journalism.

Career Opportunities

Having a second language can expand your career opportunities greatly. Language graduates work in Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations, and in the commercial world in roles including diplomacy, translation, defence and security, trade negotiations, and business and tourism promotion. With additional qualifications, graduates can develop careers in teaching, law, communications and journalism.

• Northern Queensland has a rich Italian heritage, going back to the 1920s when many families settled in the region Course overview

The Bachelor of Arts, Italian major is designed to give students a deeper understanding of Italy, its language, culture and history through a Bachelor of Arts framework. Language students receive copious practical reading, writing and listening experience, with the aid of highly-qualified foreign language experts. Teaching is by mixed mode delivery, and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources. Career Opportunities

Having a second language can expand your career opportunities greatly. Language graduates work in Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations, and in the commercial world in roles including diplomacy, translation, defence and security, trade negotiations, and business and tourism promotion. With additional qualifications, graduates can develop careers in teaching, law, communications and journalism.

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Multimedia Journalism & Languages Bachelor of Arts (Japanese) T

C

3

M

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Bachelor of Languages (French) (German) (Italian) (Japanese) T

*

C

4

**

M

Bachelor of Multimedia Diploma of Arts Journalism T

3

M

T

C

1

M

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: None

QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031

QTAC codes: (T) 311171; (C) 321171

QTAC code: 311471

QTAC codes: (T) 311451; (C) 321451

* French, German, Japanese

Key features

Key features

† French, Italian, Japanese

• Japan is the third largest economy in the world, and is one of Australia’s most important trading partners

** including one study-abroad year

• Provides digital media skills required for journalism careers in the changing media landscape

• JCU’s Japanese program has a long and successful history of helping students overcome the hurdles associated with learning an Asian language • Japanese speakers have an edge in areas of international business, travel and tourism Course overview

Japan plays an influential role in Asia and the Pacific. This major is designed to give students a deeper understanding of Japan, its language, culture and history through a Bachelor of Arts framework. Language students receive practical reading, writing and listening experience with the aid of highly-qualified foreign language experts. Teaching is by mixed mode delivery and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources. Career Opportunities

A second language can expand your career opportunities greatly. Language graduates work in Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations, and in the commercial world in roles including diplomacy, translation, defence and security, trade negotiations, and business and tourism promotion. With additional qualifications, graduates can develop careers in teaching, law, communications and journalism.

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Key features

• Includes a year of study at a partner university overseas to really sharpen your language skills • Enter at beginners or intermediate language level Course overview

The bachelor of Languages consists of both language and cultural subjects designed to immerse students in all aspects of their chosen language. Students have the unique opportunity to further their skills and knowledge through a 1-year study abroad program in a country where the language of study is spoken. Modern language students will experience quality foreign language experts, and access to a wide range of audiovisual resources. Career Opportunities

In a rapidly globalising labour market, international opportunities for graduates are at a new level. Graduates find employment within Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations and businesses requiring foreign language skills for negotiations related to trade, treaties, security, environment, international aid and human rights, as well as in business and tourism. By combining the Bachelor of Languages with another degree, language professionals can develop careers in education, law, communications or journalism.

• Students use the latest multimedia technologies and write for JCNN (JCU’s student digital media platform) • Work integrated learning from the first year, and an industry internship in the final year Course overview

This ground-breaking course prepares students to enter a digital media world where stories are told across multiple platforms – radio, TV, print, and online. Journalists are expected to be storytellers using video cameras, audio recorders, digital cameras and computers. As a student, you will prepare your own stories on a digital media platform, JCNN. This will give you real world experience in writing stories, filming news, and producing radio pieces for a real audience, as well as producing a portfolio of work. You will also gain an understanding of the language of news, as well as learn how to work within the legal and ethical frameworks expected in professional practice. Career Opportunities

Tomorrow’s journalists will be working primarily for the web. Students will have a portfolio of multimedia work at the end of their degree to prepare them to enter the changing media industry. In addition to their journalistic skills, depending on their choice of subjects, graduates will have the skills in web design, graphic design, digital storytelling, photography and digital manipulation to add to their career skills.

Key features

• Try university study and gain credit for subjects you successfully complete • Design your course from the many interesting arts and social science subjects at JCU • Successful completion guarantees entry to a wide range of degree programs at JCU, along with transfer of academic credit Course overview

The Diploma is a 1-year program of study for those seeking entry to university, but who may not have the prerequisite for entry to their chosen course. It is also suitable for those who would like to examine their personal suitability for university study before committing to a full degree. The program of study includes subjects that build generic skills in areas such as effective writing, critical reading, and the analysis of social and cultural issues.


Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Joint degree

Joint degree

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Business

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Laws

T

*

C

*

4

M

Mode: on campus; full time or part time Prerequisites: English (Maths B desirable for some Business majors) QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031 * availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

A joint degree in arts and business will give you the broad, wellrounded educational experience that you get from the Bachelor of Arts, coupled with practical and professional business skills. Depending on your majors, you could pursue a career in, for example, international business with a second language, finance journalism, public relations for a corporation, or market research (with psychology and marketing expertise). There are many dynamic career paths available.

T

*

C

*

5

T C S Mk Mt

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

E F 1 M CS

Th

M

Mode: on campus; full time or part time Prerequisites: English QTAC codes: (T) 311061; (C) 321061 * availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

This degree will give you a legal qualification with complementary Arts skills, and is strongly supported by the legal profession. Combining Law with a major in English, for example, will give you writing skills for judgements and legal documents. With language studies, you could work as a lawyer in Asia or Europe for a multinational law firm. Combine Politics and Law for a role in politics. Sociology and Human Services combine with Law for social policy and development roles with non-government organisations such as Oxfam or the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).

“I’ve learnt a lot at JCU, and one of the best pieces of advice I would impart on potential students is to choose their subjects carefully. Don’t choose subjects for the sake of it. Really think about the choice, because some of them can change your life.” Vu Nguyen Bachelor of Business (Marketing) - Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations)*, Graduated 2011 Video Project Officer, James Cook University, Townsville *Now offered as Bachelor of Arts (Media & Writing)

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Winsome Denyer Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Journalism* Graduated 2008

ABC News 24 Reporter *Now offered as Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism

â&#x20AC;&#x153;JCU gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry. They were all passionate about the industry and offered something unique.â&#x20AC;?

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Multimedia Journalism & Languages

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

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

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Joint degree

Joint degree

Joint degree

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science*

Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education)- (Primary Education)Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Languages

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5

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Joint degree

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and other requirements for the Science major

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

QTAC codes: Depends on Education major

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031

QTAC codes: (T) 313211; (C) 323211

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

This degree will give you a professional accredited Social Work qualification with complementary Humanities and Social Science skills in reduced time. You could, for example, combine an Arts major in Politics or Sociology to move into a career in social policy with government departments or non-government organisations. Or combine an Arts major in Indigenous Australian Studies for a career with Indigenous communities and organisations.

† availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

This degree will give you a teaching qualification with complementary Humanities and Social Science skills in reduced time. Your Arts major will broaden your knowledge and skills, and bring greater depth to your secondary teaching expertise. You could include a major in English, History or languages, to name a few. You could also pursue a non-teaching career in, for example, educational management, or with government departments in policy and administration around children, families and community development.

If you want to be a Primary school language teacher, combining your Education degree with the Bachelor of Languages will provide a year of study at an overseas university, so you can polish your chosen language skills. A Bachelor of Languages would also be valuable for non-teaching careers in, for example, translation, foreign affairs, international trade, or in tourism and travel industries.

QTAC codes: (T) 311091; (C) 321091

Joint degree

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education)Bachelor of Languages T

5

* not all Science majors are available as joint degree options.

If you have an interest in Arts and Science, you can broaden your career horizons. Arts at JCU has majors across many areas, creating varied career options. For example, an Arts major in Archaeology with Chemistry could lead to a fascinating research career. A major in Sociology with Geography could lead to a career in human geography. A major in a language would be an advantage if you are considering a science career overseas. The options are almost limitless. Check the Science section of this guide to learn about Science possibilities.

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time Prerequisites: English QTAC codes: 313111

If you want to be a Secondary language teacher, combining your Education degree with the Bachelor of Languages will provide a year of study overseas to hone your chosen language skills. JCU offers the Bachelor of Languages in French, Japanese and German. A Bachelor of Languages would also be valuable for non-teaching careers in, for example, translation, foreign affairs, international trade, or in tourism and travel industries.

A joint degree allows you to acquire two degree qualifications in a reduced time, leading to expanded career opportunities.

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JCU has received the Australian Government’s highest ranking of ‘well above world standard’ for its research in the areas of environmental science and management, and ecological applications.*

James Cook University is recognised world wide for its expertise in tropical sciences.

Located between two World Heritage Listed natural icons, where better to study the sciences.

Science Science You can join an exciting JCU Science degree course, and begin a journey that can see you taking your part in creating a better world. There’s nowhere in the world quite like JCU to study science and planning. Imagine… tropical sciences, environmental science, marine science and more, when you are studying and living so near to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef in the wet and dry tropics, and with easy access to a host of unique environments. It’s no wonder that JCU is recognised internationally for its expertise in tropical sciences – particularly ecology, conservation biology, earth science, environmental management, marine biology, and marine science. A JCU Bachelor of Science is a broad and flexible degree that helps you gain a deeper understanding of scientific principles, while focussing on a key area through your choice of a major. After you have completed Level 1 of your studies, you can choose a single or double major. If you’re a high-achieving student, you might join JCU’s Bachelor of Science (advanced) program, where you will be part of the academic and research culture of your chosen major. Your career prospects will be enhanced by this experience.

Bachelor of Science general program

Don’t give up if you don’t have the prerequisite subjects to enter directly into a Bachelor of Science major – you can enrol in JCU’s Bachelor of Science general program.

Planning If you can imagine yourself working in a role where you play a part in planning for environmental sustainability, creating liveable communities, or contributing to or leading highquality urban design – JCU’s Bachelor of Planning is the choice for you. With your JCU internationally-recognised degree, you’ll be equipped to work within local government, government organisations, independent planning businesses, and consultancies.

You’ll be able to work with and build invaluable networks with staff from Government agencies and industry, and within research organisations such as the CSIRO, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Queensland Department of Environment, and Resource Management, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Field trips JCU students have amazing opportunities for field trips throughout our region. Imagine yourself researching at the Daintree Rainforest Observatory, or participating in field trips that take you to Fitzroy Island Turtle Hospital, the Australian Tropical Herbarium, the Cyclone Testing Station, or the Aquarium Complex on our Townsville campus.

Study abroad

Your creativity and academic studies will see you taking your part in planning cities, towns or whole regions. You’ll leave your mark on the society in which you are working, by contributing to creating a sustainable, well-designed and liveable community.

There are so many opportunities for students to further enhance their JCU experience by choosing to study at one of our prestigious partner universities (entry conditions apply). For example, students studying Marine and Tropical Biology may choose from:

Research opportunities

• The University of Copenhagen, Denmark

JCU offers exceptional research capabilities, with opportunities for hands-on learning at our research stations in Paluma and Cape Tribulation Wet Tropics rainforests, on Orpheus Island Research Station, or at our working cattle station, Fletcherview.

• The University of Oldenburg, Germany • The University of St Andrews, Scotland • The University of Miami, USA. Science students may have the opportunity to study at: • Universidad San Fransisco de Quito, Ecuador. * Excellence in Research for Australia 2012 national report.

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Graduate starting salaries* Biological Science

$50,000

Earth Sciences

JCU’s science courses are recognised by key professional associations. Depending on your specialisation, on graduation you may be eligible to join the following organisations: • Australian Biotechnology Association • Australian Coral Reef Society

Geology

$73,000

$60,000

Mathematics

Physical science

$57,000

Professional recognition

Chemistry

$50,000

$55,000

Planning

$50,000 With additional qualifications, for example a Graduate Diploma of Education, you could earn a teacher’s starting salary of $56,011 in Queensland as at 1 July 2011. *Median starting salaries for graduates under 25 years of age, Graduate Careers Australia, GradStats 2012.

• Australian Institute of Geoscientists • Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy • Australian Marine Science Association • Australian Society for Fish Biology • Australian Society for Immunology • Australian Institute of Biologists • Australian Water Association • Geological Society of Australia • Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology • International Association of Hydrological Sciences • Physics Institute • Planning Institute of Australia • Royal Australian Chemical Institute • Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia • World Aquaculture Society.

Contacts Faculty of Science and Engineering Tel: (07) 4781 6823 Fax: (07) 4781 6844 <FacultySE.Tsv@jcu.edu.au> or <FacultySE.Cns@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/fse | 105


Carly Taylor

Bachelor of Science (Geology) Graduated 2012

“The JCU lecturers provide a hands-on approach with a lot of practical experience. On one field trip we camped for a week at JCU’s Fletcherview property southwest of Townsville. The area is known for its geomorphology, so we did field mapping and rock identification. It was also a great bonding experience for the class.”

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Science Degrees available

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Bachelor of Biotechnology

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

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E F 1 M CS

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Bachelor of Business & Environmental Science

Bachelor of Geology

Bachelor degrees

Bachelor of Biotechnology Bachelor of Business & Environmental Science (no disciplinary major) Bachelor of Business & Environmental Science Majors: Aquaculture Bachelor of Geology Bachelor of Geology (Graduate entry)

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3

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science Bachelor of Education (Secondary)Bachelor of Science Bachelor of EngineeringBachelor of Science Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Laws

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3

M

Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre for details – 1800 246 446

QTAC code: 316341

Prerequisites: English (Chemistry, Maths B desirable or students are required to undertake Chemistry and Mathematics preparatory subjects in their first year)

QTAC code: 316221

• Combine science-based subjects with business content for new careers in business and sustainability

• Graduates work in a vast range of industries from medical research to biochemistry, and from genetic counselling to community relations – career opportunities abound for those interested in science and technology

Joint degrees

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Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B

Bachelor of Science (general program)

Diploma of Science

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Key features

Diploma

M

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Bachelor of Planning

Bachelor of Science (Advanced) available with most Bachelor of Science disciplinary majors Bachelor of Sustainability Majors: Science Business Social Science

3

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Bachelor of Marine Science

Bachelor of Science Majors: Aquaculture Science & Technology Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Chemistry Ecology & Conservation Environmental & Marine Geosciences Environmental Management Genetics & Genomics Geography Geology Marine Biology Marine Biology (Advanced) Mathematics Microbiology Physiology & Pharmacology Physics Zoology Zoology & Ecology

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• Graduates can join the AusBiotech (Australian Biotechnology Association), Australian Society for Microbiology, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Australasian Society for Immunology Course overview

Biotechnology is the science of using living organisms, or their products, for commercial purposes. Advances in genetic engineering, cell culture, molecular biology, and agriculture have rapidly generated new applications for biotechnology. This is an interdisciplinary course, drawing teaching staff from a wide range of science and health disciplines at JCU. You will gain practical experience in wellequipped laboratories. Career Opportunities

This is an exciting field that is growing rapidly. Graduates enjoy career opportunities as researchers, consultants, policy makers, and managers in industry, research laboratories, and in health and veterinary industries that develop biotechnology products.

Key features

• A solid understanding of environmental principles and impacts is essential in today’s business world • JCU is a world leading university in environmental science Course overview

Business professionals need to work across issues of environmental impact and the business bottom line. Core subjects provide a solid grounding in business and environmental science topics. You can then choose from an exciting range of elective subjects, including business, environmental science, marine science, aquaculture, and ecology to develop an area of interest or a range of generic skills and cross-disciplinary knowledge. A major in aquaculture in the Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science offers the unique opportunity to play a role in the world’s fastest growing primary production industry as it expands through Asia. This major provides the decision-making and business capabilities for a career in aquaculture production, environmental policy, marine resource management, and aquaculture marketing and business management. Career Opportunities

Graduates can work across a vast range of areas. Some career examples include environmental advisors to businesses, natural resource advisors, consultants, researchers, and academics.

QTAC codes: (T) 316311; (C) 326311 * first year only Key features

• Career prospects are good and offer some of the highest graduate salaries • Includes industry placements with consultancies, and minerals and mining companies • Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Geological Society of Australia, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Society of Economic Ecologists, International Association of Geochemistry, and the Association of Applied Geochemists. Course overview

This course is designed for those who want to study planet Earth to become professional geologists. You will learn about the interacting systems that formed the planet and continue to shape it today. These include the origin of natural resources and energy, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. As a professional you will be concerned with natural resources, and understanding natural and human induced changes to planet Earth. Fieldwork in a variety of spectacular Queensland locations is an important part of the training. Career Opportunities

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Science Bachelor of Geology (Graduate Entry) T

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

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Key features

• Graduates have an opportunity to play an active role in developing innovative solutions to our energy resource problems • Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Geological Society of Australia, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Society of Economic Ecologists, International Association of Geochemistry, and the Association of Applied Geochemists. Course overview

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3

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

• For graduates from other science disciplines to become professional geologists

Stacy O’Brien Bachelor of Planning, Graduated 2012

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Mode: on campus; full time or part time

QTAC code: 316421

“I was reluctant to be funnelled down a strict ‘urban’ planning track, and this degree offered a rich assortment of cultural, Indigenous and eco-social subjects, which complemented the economic and project management components perfectly for me.”

Bachelor of Marine Science

Students will learn to identify rocks and minerals, to make geological maps and a variety of other field skills, and understand the genesis of rocks and ore deposits. They will learn about the origin of natural resources and energy, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. This course emphasises practical and professional training that will allow graduates to find natural resources, and understand natural and human-induced changes to planet Earth. This field training takes advantage of outstanding localities in north Queensland. Applicants may be given advanced standing (credit) for part of their previous degree. Career Opportunities

This course is aimed at careers in the resource industries. Graduates can find high-paying positions with mining and exploration companies, government agencies, and consulting companies.

QTAC code: 316251 Key features

• JCU is a world-leading institution for Marine Science teaching and research • Students may be eligible to become members of the international body, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMAREST) • Graduates can join professional organisations including the Australian Marine Sciences Association and the Australian Coral Reef Society. Course overview

Marine science is the interdisciplinary study of the marine environment, which brings together elements of marine biology, oceanography, marine geosciences, and environmental management. JCU has outstanding facilities for Marine Science, including a modern research station at Orpheus Island on the Great Barrier Reef, research vessels, research aquariums, and opportunities to study the superb reef and coastal environments of tropical northern Queensland. Career Opportunities

Marine scientists work with private and government agencies, or as private consultants in areas including conservation policy, environmental management, impact assessment, tourism, and education. Graduates who gain higher qualifications and research experience can pursue research careers in universities or research organisations.


Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Bachelor of Planning

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Bachelor of Science (general program) T

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Bachelor of Science (Aquaculture Science & Technology) T

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

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Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology) T

3

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

QTAC codes: (T) 316271; (C) 326271

QTAC codes: (T) 316371; (C) 326371

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre

Key features

Key features

QTAC code: 316381

QTAC code: 316061

• The role of the planner is to create sustainable and healthy urban environments

• Not sure which Science major is right for you?

Key features

Key features

• Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing primary industry, and supplies more than 40 per cent of the world’s fish

• This is an expanding field of study as gene technology advances

• There is a nationwide shortage of planners • The course is accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia, providing career opportunities throughout Australia Course overview

Planners decide on land use and the design and appearance of cities and towns, and their services. This course places a strong emphasis on the tropical, regional and urban environments, and is an excellent preparation for a career anywhere in Australia or overseas. JCU’s location close to the World Heritage-listed environments of the Wet Tropics rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef, coupled with fast-growing cities, give our students excellent practical opportunities throughout the course. The Centre for Tropical Urban and Regional Planning coordinates work placements for students. Career Opportunities

Graduates enjoy exceptional career prospects and can pursue employment as planners, policy makers, consultants, researchers, and impact assessors for government agencies at federal, state and local levels, as well as obtain employment with environmental planning firms, property development companies, and development organisations.

• Customise a general major around your own science interests • Or use this major to take bridging subjects to gain prerequisites for other majors Course overview

This is the most flexible major within the Bachelor of Science, with a single prerequisite of English. Students can complete bridging Mathematics and Chemistry subjects in this major and use them to progress to other Bachelor of Science disciplinary majors requiring these subjects for entry. Contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering for further information on (07) 4781 6823. Career Opportunities

General science graduates can pursue careers in government, education (with further qualifications), interpretative tourism, and in the many areas that use the skills developed in this degree.

• JCU has extensive aquarium facilities on the Townsville campus • Graduates can join the World Aquaculture Society, Australian Marine Sciences Association, Australian Society for Fish Biology, and Australian Institute of Biology Course overview

Aquaculture is the cultivation of plants and animals from the sea and inland waters. It includes industries such as fish farming, oyster and pearl cultivation, and prawns and freshwater crayfish production. The Aquaculture course combines a scientific education with business knowledge and hands-on experience.

• Excellent laboratory facilities and an interesting program of visiting lecturers to complement your studies • Good staff-student ratio for individual attention and support Course overview

Studying biochemistry and molecular biology unlocks the molecular basis of life. Students learn how cells survive, how they break down compounds and harvest the energy contained within them, how these processes are integrated, and how biochemical processes are regulated. Students will also learn the basic principles of molecular biology and the tools used in gene cloning, and examine topics including ethics and intellectual property rights.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can choose from a variety of career options, ranging from technical positions in hatcheries and nurseries to managerial and research roles. Employers may include commercial fish farms, public and private hatcheries, aquaculture support industries including food production and disease control, biotechnology companies, fisheries management, and environmental protection and conservation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have a wide range of employment opportunities, from pathology and hospital laboratories through to the food, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government departments and research laboratories. Graduates who gain higher qualifications and research experience can pursue careers in universities or research organisations.

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Science Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) T

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3

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Bachelor of Science (Ecology & Conservation) T

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3

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Bachelor of Science (Environmental & Marine Geosciences) T

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

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M

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) T

C

3

M

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre

QTAC codes: (T) 316061; (C) 326061

QTAC code: 316061

QTAC codes: (T) 316061; (C) 326061

QTAC codes: (T) 316391; (C) 326391

* first year only

Key features

Key features

• Field trips and practical work offer access to the rich biodiversity of the tropics (reef, rainforest, savannah)

• Scientists with a chemistry specialisation are some of the most highly paid science professionals • Graduates can become members of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inc. Course overview

Chemistry is a fundamental science that underpins many other specialisations. It is the science of materials, their properties, and their transformations. The course incorporates the traditional areas of physical, analytical, inorganic and organic chemistry, as well as topics in environmental, medicinal, and marine chemistry, and chemical ecology. Career Opportunities

Graduates work in manufacturing and processing industries, mining, the pharmaceuticals and healthrelated industries, agriculture, food industries, and for state and federal government agencies, and education (with additional qualifications). Career examples include mineral processing, patent attorney, research scientist, medical research, quality control, product design and development, and research and development for the pharmaceutical industry. Graduates who gain higher qualifications and research experience can pursue careers in universities or research organisations.

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• Over the last 10 years, JCU is the highest ranked Australian university for citations in ecology and environment • JCU has the Australian Government’s highest ranking of ‘well above world standard’ for its research in the areas of environmental science and management, and ecological applications (ERA national report, 2012) Course overview

Ecology is the study of plant and animal distribution and their interactions with the environment. Conservation deals with sustainable management of natural systems, species and communities, and the supporting theory behind it. The course provides the knowledge and skills to help you solve real environmental threats, manage climate change, protect biodiversity, deal with deforestation impacts, and grasp the ecological science concepts which relate to current conservation issues. Career Opportunities

The course is designed for those who seek careers as biologists in government departments and agencies, consulting companies, and national and international conservation and environmental management organisations.

Key features

Key features

• A clear pathway for students wishing to study in the fields of geomorphology, hydrology, soil science, physical geography, climatology, and marine and environmental geosciences

• Includes field and practical work in the diverse tropical environments of northern Queensland

• A wide variety of fieldwork is included • Graduates can join a number of professional societies depending on their field of specialisation Course overview

The course is focussed on understanding and dealing with earth surface processes, deposits and landforms, including those in the marine and coastal realm. The degree takes advantage of our strategic position, with access to a varied collection of tropical landscapes (including the Great Barrier Reef), hydrological and climate regimes, and proximal to a range of important industries (such as mining) in which graduates from this program could seek employment. Career Opportunities

Graduates in this program will work in a diverse range of occupations, including geomorphologists, soil scientists, hydrologists, research scientists, environmental geoscientists with remediation expertise, and marine geoscientists, with opportunities in industry, government departments, consultancies, and research organisations.

• Depending on their specialisation, graduates may be eligible to join Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Geological Society of Australia, and Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Course overview

The course provides an understanding of the biological, physical and social sciences that apply to the study of the environment. It is designed for students who enjoy fieldwork and are interested in learning how to solve environmental problems. Graduates gain theoretical and practical skills in environmental analysis. Career Opportunities

Environmental managers work in state and federal government agencies, local government, and agricultural and mining industries. They also work in planning and management areas including environmental impact assessment, conservation and land management, coastal zone management, pollution management, mine site rehabilitation, and environmental education.


Jacob Tapp

Studying Bachelor Science (Honours) - School of Marine & Tropical Biology (Estuary and Tidal Wetland Ecosystems Group)

“The course emphasises practical applications involving fieldwork and data collection. I have assessed coral populations at JCU’s Orpheus Island Research Station, and the by-catch of prawn nets on JCU’s research vessel.”

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Seventeen majors within JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bachelor of Science and four opportunities to combine this degree with another, provides an amazing diversity of choice!

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Science

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science (Genetics & Genomics) (Geography) T

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E F 1 M CS

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Bachelor of Science (Geology) T

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

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M

Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology) T

3

M

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Chemistry; Maths B

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre

QTAC codes: 316061

QTAC codes: (T) 316061; (C) 326061

QTAC codes: (T) 316061; (C) 326061

QTAC code: 316061

* first year only

Key features

Key features

• JCU was the first university in Australia to offer specialised training in marine biology

Key features

• Genomics is a new field born from developments of the Human Genome Project • Research and biotechnology companies now rely on a knowledge of genetic and genomic methods, meaning increased career opportunities • JCU has state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities for genetics

Key features

• Geographers help provide the solutions to many problems affecting society and the planet • This course features a wide variety of field work including vegetation surveys, mapping, and research projects • JCU researchers and students work closely with government resource management agencies

Course overview

The course covers plant, animal and human genetics and their applications for health, science and industry. Specialist researchers who are world experts in their field travel to JCU every year and contribute to teaching, ensuring students are up-to-date with the latest techniques and discoveries. You will be encouraged to complete vacation placements.

Course overview

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Graduates can forge careers with emerging biotechnology industries, and health diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies that rely on genetic and genomic methods. Combined with other qualifications, including joint degrees, career opportunities also exist in genetic counselling, patent law, secondary school teaching, and bioprocess engineering.

Geographers study patterns and processes in land use, and are ‘big picture’ professionals. Graduates work in government agencies, for example the Environmental Protection Agency, CSIRO, and nongovernment organisations such as WWF and Nature Conservancy. With further study, graduates can pursue careers as researchers, or as teachers in schools and universities.

Geography is the science of place. The course examines land use, ranging from Aboriginal land management to conservation management and urban development. There is a strong focus on field skills and problem solving. Field trips make the most of national parks and World Heritage areas in northern Queensland.

• The resources sector is vital to the Australian economy, meaning geologists are in demand and earn high salaries • Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, Geological Society of Australia, and many more • Students can choose a Bachelor of Geology to focus solely on Geology, or the Bachelor of Science (Geology) to include a second major or area of interest Course overview

Geology is the study of the Earth, which includes the materials it is made of, the processes that shape it, and the history of our planet and its life forms. The course emphasises that the Earth is composed of many interacting and changing systems, some of which we examine in field trips to a variety of Queensland locations with spectacular rocks and minerals. Career Opportunities

Geologists locate new resources of minerals, energy and water, and determine how to extract these resources and rehabilitate the sites. A geological background is a strong foundation for any career in the sciences because of the multidisciplinary nature of the subject.

• Graduates can join several professional associations, including the Australian Marine Science Association, and the Australian Coral Reef Society Course overview

Marine biologists study the living resources of the world’s oceans. JCU is a world-leading institution for marine biology teaching and research. Our location gives students and researchers ready access to a wide variety of tropical marine systems including coral reefs, tropical estuaries, mangrove habitats, and seagrass beds. Facilities include our marine biology research station on Orpheus Island, research vessels, and extensive aquariums and laboratories to support teaching and research at an advanced level. Career Opportunities

Marine biologists work around the world, in private and public agencies, or as private consultants in fields such as conservation policy and environmental management, impact assessment, tourism, and education. Graduates with higher qualifications and research experience can pursue research careers in universities and research organisations.

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Thane Militz

Studying Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology & Aquaculture) double major

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Practical experience on the reef is definitely the highlight of this course, and the main reason why JCU is the best place to study Marine Biology and Aquaculture.â&#x20AC;?

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Science Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology Advanced) T

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

3

T

C

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3

M

S Mk Mt

E F 1 M CS

Th

Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) T

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

T C

3

Bachelor of Science (Physics) T

3

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry; minimum of OP 6

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

QTAC code: 316231

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre.

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry; Physics (or Maths C in lieu of Physics)

Key features

QTAC codes: (T) 316061; (C) 326061

QTAC code: 316061

• Marine Biology (Advanced) students gain additional research training, field trips experience, scientific writing skills, and leadership preparation • Emphasis on interpretation and analytical skills • Graduates can join several professional associations including the Australian Marine Science Association, and the Australian Coral Reef Society Course overview

This three-year course is for high-achieving students who are seeking higher level quantitative interpretation and analytical skills. Students are exposed to the research culture very early on through a seminar series featuring marine scientists for national research centres such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Subjects in the final year incorporate assessment components to develop skills expected at postgraduate level. Career Opportunities

Marine biologists work around the world, in private and public agencies, or as private consultants in fields such as conservation policy and environmental management, impact assessment, tourism, and education. Graduates with higher qualifications and research experience can pursue research careers in universities and research organisations.

* first year only †

Townsville only; contact Faculty as early entry will be required – (07) 4781 6823. Key features

• Mathematicians earn some of the highest graduate starting salaries • Mathematics and statistics are increasingly important as the world becomes more reliant on computers, information and technology • Graduates can join the Australian Mathematical Society Course overview

Mathematics provides the tools for analysing and solving practical problems involving numbers, space and relationships. Statistics is a branch of mathematics that is vital to planning for governments and organisations. At JCU, you can combine mathematics with a second major from, for example, physics, chemistry or the biological sciences. You can also select elective subjects from outside the science area in, for example, business, economics or information technology. Career Opportunities

Graduates are in high demand. Career paths include applied research (operations, econometrics, biometrics, market research, mathematical modelling, actuarial science), fields where large data sets need to be organised, managed and analysed (oceanography, systems analysis, meteorology, engineering, finance), and with further study, teaching.

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre. QTAC code: 316061

Key features

• The study of microorganisms and larger parasites is important as they are often agents of disease, useful in biotechnology, and central to DNA technology • Practical applications including vacation placements • Graduates can join the Australian Society for Microbiology Course overview

Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms. Microbiologists at JCU study the helpful and destructive links between microbes and animals, and humans and plants. Researchers investigate the relationships of these organisms in marine, freshwater and rainforest settings. Particularly important areas of study include bacteriology, virology and immunology. Career Opportunities

Microbiologists have rewarding careers in veterinary and health sciences, food and beverage manufacture, research and quality control, biotechnology, pollution monitoring and control, manufacture of pharmaceuticals, paints and cosmetics, minerals extraction, agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry industries. Graduates specialising in microbiology are sought after by industry and the public sector.

Key features

• Physics provides the framework for all other sciences and technologies • Meteorology and oceanography options are unique in Australia • Unique program in modelling of non-equilibrium transport processes from the nano- to the macro- scales. • Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Physics Course overview

Physics is the study of the laws of nature – how and why things behave as they do. Physics at JCU provides excellent student support, and includes small group practical and tutorial sessions, computerbased learning, and a variety of interaction between staff and students. There are opportunities to explore applied environmental physics, with options in meteorology and oceanography. Career Opportunities

Graduates can pursue careers in health and medicine, meteorology, environmental monitoring, energy production, telecommunications, and computing. Graduates with higher qualifications and research experience can pursue research careers in universities or research organisations, specialising in, for example, molecular physics, astronomy, marine physics, electromagnetic remote sensing, and gaseous electronics.

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Science Bachelor of Science (Physiology & Pharmacology) T

3

Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Bachelor of Science (Zoology) T

3

M

S Mk Mt

3

E F 1 M CS

Th

Bachelor of Science (Zoology & Ecology) C

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

T C

M

Bachelor of Science (Advanced) T

C

*

3

M

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry

Prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry; minimum OP of 6

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre.

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre.

Bridging subjects may be available, contact the Student Centre.

QTAC code: 316061

QTAC code: 316061

QTAC code: 326061

QTAC codes: Most majors ((T) 316361, (C) 326361); Aquaculture Science & Technology ((T) 316401); Environmental Management ((T) 316411, (C) 326411)

Key features

Key features

Key features

• Human physiology is the foundation of health-related sciences such as medicine and nursing

• Access to a varied and exciting career working with animals

• Ecological skills are used in the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems, management of commercially harvested wildlife, and the control and eradication of exotic pests

• Study the complexities of how living organisms function in a constantly changing environment • Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

• Study zoology amidst one of Australia’s most diverse fauna and tropical environments • Access to modern facilities and field stations across northern Queensland • Examine how animals adapt to changing environments

Course overview

Course overview

Physiology is the study of how living organisms function. This course incorporates aspects of biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and the physical sciences. You will benefit from JCU’s close links to local hospitals and health departments, which ensure a range of practical placements in fully-operational facilities.

Zoology is the study of the animal world’s biodiversity, which includes the ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology, and behaviour of the various classes of animals. Introductory subjects lay a sound foundation for the study of form and function within the context of the environment. Subjects in later years specialise in key areas that will allow you to pursue your career or research interests. JCU is home to national research centres including the Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Ecology, Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility, and the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change.

JCU’s physiology course also incorporates a high degree of hands-on science, and extensive student-lecturer interaction is encouraged. Career Opportunities

JCU physiology graduates are sought after by a range of employers, from biomedical research laboratories to sports academies. Graduates with higher qualifications and research experience can pursue research careers in universities or research organisations.

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• JCU Cairns provides easy access to the rich biodiversity of the tropics (reef, rainforest, savannah) Course overview

This course combines the detailed study of animals with studies of how plants and animals interact with each other, and with their surrounding environments. Core subjects provide the essential theoretical framework and technical skills needed to be a practising professional ecologist. Students supplement this core with a range of elective subjects that expand their understanding of specific habitats, plant and animal groups, theoretical concepts, or technical skills. Electives can be chosen with a biological emphasis, but can also include subjects on physical environmental processes, conservation and management planning, and/or sustainability science. Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Zoologists work in ecological, educational, and conservation related fields including national park management, consultants for faunal assessment and species conservation, biodiversity management, pest and disease control, museum collecting, and management in zoos and wildlife parks.

Graduates find employment globally as environmental scientists/officers/consultants, and researchers, or academics in environmental consultancy firms, local, state or federal government management agencies, universities, and government or commercial research organisations.

* availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122. Key features

• For students wishing to gain research training, scientific writing skills, and leadership preparation • Course includes additional subjects, internships, and placements with research groups and organisations • Each student is placed with a mentor in their chosen discipline to guide them throughout their degree and career development Course overview

This option is available with all science majors except for Marine Biology, which has its own advanced program. This advanced program is for high-achieving students who would like to explore science more deeply. Students will have opportunities to participate in the academic culture of their chosen study area. Academic advisors in the Faculty of Science and Engineering can help design a course structure to match interests and career plans. Career Opportunities

Graduates have a high level of understanding and practical application in their chosen specialisation, along with an appreciation of the role science plays in our modern world.


Scott Hansen

Bachelor of Science (Zoology & Marine Biology) double major Graduated 2010

â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Zoology, we travelled to Borneo, Malaysia for two weeks, which was a real highlight. I implemented a research study on native bats, and visited the Sepilok Orangutang Rehabilitation Centre.â&#x20AC;?

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Science

Humanity is facing significant challenges. With JCU’s innovative Bachelor of Sustainability, you can make a difference.

Bachelor of Sustainability C

3

M

Diploma of Science

T

C

1

M

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: None

QTAC code: 326511

QTAC codes: (T) 316191; (C) 326191

Key features

• Graduates will leave with a broad understanding of sustainability issues, combined with disciplinary competence that will enable them to influence policies and programs, and corporate direction, in a field of ever-increasing significance • The degree is inter-disciplinary and cross-faculty incorporating conservation, planning, resource management, tourism, agriculture, environmental science, and business, with sustainability as a central theme Course overview

This is in an innovative and creative interdisciplinary degree, utilising subjects in environmental science, marine and tropical biology, social science, business, law, anthropology and tourism, broadly grouped into three sustainability core themes (ecological, social and economic). Students will also complete a science, social science or business major. Career Opportunities

Graduates will have the opportunity to take on strategic and policy roles in both government and private industry, where they may meet various challenges head on. Prospective employers include all tiers of government, commerce and industry, and the broad range of environmental-related employers.

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Course overview

The Diploma is a 1-year course that combines introductory subjects from the Bachelor of Science. Diplomas are designed for: • People who do not have the academic entry requirements for their preferred course and need a pathway course, or • People who would like to try a ‘taste’ of university study before enrolling in a full degree. The course includes a wide variety of subjects. You will receive advanced standing/credit towards a Bachelor of Science for relevant subjects successfully completed. Contact Course Enquiries for advice – 1800 246 446.


Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Mackay Mount Isa Thursday Island

Joint degree

Joint degree

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science*

Bachelor of Education Bachelor of (Secondary Education)- Engineering-Bachelor Bachelor of Science* of Science*

T

C

4

M

T

† 4.5

M

S Mk Mt

C

**

5

M

E F 1 M CS

Th

Joint degree

T

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

T C

Joint degree

††

Bachelor of Science*Bachelor of Laws T

C

5

M

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major

Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major

Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major

Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry and any other requirements for the Science major

QTAC codes: (T) 311031; (C) 321031

QTAC codes: 313111

QTAC codes: (T) 314051; (C) 324051

QTAC codes: (T) 311061; (C) 321061

† availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

† availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

† availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

Broaden your career horizons, literally. For example, an Arts major in Languages can lead you to work with scientists from different countries and cultures, or an Arts major in Psychology could open up a whole world of further study and research possibilities. The options are almost limitless. Check the Arts, Social Sciences and Psychology section, and the Multimedia Journalism and Languages section of this guide, to learn about Arts possibilities.

† availability of majors varies between campuses. Please refer to table starting on page 122.

Secondary science teachers are in great demand. You’ve heard about the skill shortages in education and teaching in general; the shortages are even greater for science teachers. Schools are crying out for qualified and passionate science graduates to join their ranks. Combining your Science degree with Education gives you the best of both worlds: in-depth science knowledge coupled with the ability to teach and inspire the next generation of budding scientists.

* not all Science majors are available as joint degree options. Contact the Faculty of Science & Engineering for advice – (07) 4781 6823.

** first year only, depending on science major †† commencing in mid-June, MA1000 is a core subject and commences prior to Study Period 2

Engineers have a unique way of solving problems facing our society today. Combine Science and Engineering to learn about applying practical solutions to solve the big issues facing our planet. Your enhanced skills and perspectives, depending on your Science major, can lead to careers in government departments and agencies, natural resource management, environmental consulting, communication technologies or a range of opportunities where your problem-solving skills and knowledge will be put to the test.

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

Combine a degree in Science and Engineering, and help solve the big issues facing our planet.

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The beauty of nature. The power of learning.


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2014 Undergraduate degrees BACHELOR OF… with majors

Prerequisites

Years (full time)

Campuses and QTAC codes Townsville

Cairns

Others

Mid-Year entry

OP/RANK

Page ref

ARTS Anthropology

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

35

Archaeology

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

35

Criminology

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

35

English

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/61

36

Environmental Studies

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

36

French

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

99

Geography

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

36

German

English

3

311031

-

-

yes

19/61

99

History

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

36

Human Services

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/61

37

Indigenous Australian Studies

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/61

37

Italian

English

3

-

321031

-

yes

19/61

99

Japanese

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

100

Media and Writing

English

3

311031

-

-

yes

19/61

38

Political Science

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/61

38

Psychology

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

39

Sociology

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/61

39

Biomedical Sciences

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316071

-

-

no

15/68

85

Biotechnology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316221

-

-

no

17/64

107

Accounting

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312151

322151

312159 (Ext)

yes

19/61

47

Banking and Financial

English (Maths B desirable)

3

-

-

312309 (Ext)

yes

19/61

47

Economics

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312171

-

312179 (Ext)

yes

19/61

47

Financial Management

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312181

-

312189 (Ext)

yes

19/61

48

Health Management

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312311

-

-

yes

19/61

48

Hospitality and Tourism Management

English (Maths B desirable)

3

-

-

312329 (Ext)

yes

19/61

48

Human Resources Management

English

3

312201

322201

312209 (Ext)

yes

19/61

48

International Business

English

3

-

-

312219 (Ext)

yes

19/61

49

Management

English

3

312221

322221

312229 (Ext)

yes

19/61

49

Marketing

English

3

312231

322231

312239 (Ext)

yes

19/61

50

Sports and Events Management

English

3

312251

-

312259 (Ext)

yes

19/61

50

Secondary Majors Business Law

as per major

3

as per major

as per major

-

yes

19/61

51

Communication Design

as per major

3

as per major

-

-

yes

19/61

Business

Minors – a group of four subjects designed to compliment a selected major. There are 17 minors to choose from. Campus availability depends on Minor chosen.

51 51

Business and Environmental Science Aquaculture

English; Maths B; Chemistry

Creative Industries Media Design Visual Arts

English

Dental Surgery*

English; Maths B; Chemistry (Biology desirable); + separate JCU application^^

5

-

327091

-

no

SER

85

English

4

313311

323311

313319 (Ext) 353311 (Th)

yes

16/66

63

Primary Education Primary – Special Needs

English

4

313211

323211

-

yes

16/66

63 64

Primary by RATEP, Thursday Island

English

4

-

-

313099 (Flex)

yes

16/66

64

Secondary Education

English; and other necessary prerequisites for chosen specialisation

4

313111

323111^

-

yes

16/66

65

Secondary (Vocational Education)

English; and an appropriate vocational education qualification

3

313121

323121^

-

yes

16/66

66

Physical Education (Primary)

English

4

313051

323051†

-

yes

16/66

63

Physical Education (Secondary)

English

4

313061

323061†

-

yes

16/66

66

Education See also GRADUATE DIPLOMAS overpage Early Childhood

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3

316341

-

-

yes

17/64 51, 107

3

-

321411

-

yes

18/62 57 57


BACHELOR OF… with majors

Prerequisites

Years (full time)

Campuses and QTAC codes

Mid-Year entry

OP/RANK

Page ref

Education PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Early Childhood Primary Education Secondary Education Special Needs

2-year or 3-year teaching qualification

-

yes

prior study/74

64

Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Systems Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Mechanical Engineering

English; Maths B

-

yes**

12/75

Exercise Physiology (Clinical)*

English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

4

317071

-

-

no

16/66

85

Geology See also GRADUATE BACHELORS overpage

English (Maths B and Chemistry desirable)

3

316311

326311†

-

yes

17/64

107

HEALTH SCIENCE (PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT)

A minimum of two years full time (or equivalent part time) clinical experience in a healthcare setting that includes direct patient contact; + separate JCU application^^

3

317145

-

-

no

SER

86

Information Technology Computing and Networking

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312271

322271

Interactive Technologies and Games Design

English (Maths B desirable)

3

312281

322281

Languages French Japanese

English

4

311171

321171

Townsville

Cairns

Others

1

313031

323031

4

314021

324021†

73 73 73 74 74

-

yes

17/64

51

yes

17/64

52

yes

18/62

100 100

-

Italian

English

4

-

321171

-

yes

18/62

100

German

English

4

311171

-

-

yes

18/62

100

Laws See also GRADUATE BACHELORS overpage

English

4

311061

321061

-

yes

15/68

79 108

Marine Science

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316251

-

-

yes

10/80

Medical Laboratory Science*

English; Maths B; Chemistry

4

316121

-

-

no

15/68

86

Medicine/Surgery

English; Maths B; Chemistry; + separate JCU application^^ and an interview

6

317012

-

-

no

SER

86

100

Midwifery, see Nursing Science-Midwifery Multimedia Journalism

English

3

311471

-

-

yes

17/64

New Media Arts Illustration and Visual Media Media Design Music and Sound Media Photomedia

English

3

311431

-

-

yes

18/62

Nursing Science* (Pre-registration) See also GRADUATE BACHELORS overpage

English (Biology, Chemistry or Maths B desirable)

3

316031

326031

336031 (Mk) 346031 (Mt) 356031 (Th)

yes

19/61

86

Nursing Science Flexible Delivery (Pre-registration)

English (Biology, Chemistry or Maths B desirable)

3

-

-

316139 (Flex)

yes

15/68

86

Nursing Science (Post-registration)

Registered nurse

1

316041

326041

316049 (Flex) 336041 (Mk)

yes

prior study/74

89

Nursing Science-Midwifery

English (Biology, Chemistry or Maths B desirable)

4

317122

-

-

yes

12/75

89

Occupational Therapy* See also GRADUATE BACHELORS overpage

English; plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

4

316101

-

-

no

14/70

89

Occupational Therapy (Flexible)

English; plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

4

-

-

316109 (Flex)

no

14/70

90

57 58 58 58

† Indigenous Health Careers Program (IHCP) option available for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants first year only ^ not all teaching areas available ** commencing in mid June, prior to Study Period 2 additional application due to JCU by 30 September 2013 www.jcu.edu.au/fmhms/forms/domestic/ (Mt) = Mount Isa (Mk) = Mackay (Th) = Thursday Island RATEP = community-based Indigenous teacher education program) offered to some Queensland Indigenous communities. N/A = not applicable (Ext) = External, delivered entirely off campus (Flex) = flexible delivery including online learning with some compulsory residential periods on Townsville campus SER = Special Entry Requirements Please note, Honours programs are available for most JCU bachelor degrees. The minimum duration for an Honours degree is four years of full-time study. Not all majors are available at both campuses. *

^^

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2014 Undergraduate degrees BACHELOR… with majors

Prerequisites

Years (full time)

Campuses and QTAC codes

Pharmacy*

English; Maths B; Chemistry

4

316151

-

Physiotherapy*

English; Maths B; plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education; + separate JCU application^^

4

317031

-

Planning

English

4

316271

326271

-

Psychology

English

4

311081

321081

-

Townsville

Cairns

Mid-Year entry

OP/RANK

-

no

12/75

90

-

no

SER

90

yes

17/64

109

yes

14/70

39 109

Others

Page ref

Science general program

English

3

316371

326371

-

yes

17/64

Aquaculture Science and Technology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316381

-

-

yes

16/66

109

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

-

no

16/66

109

Chemistry

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061†

-

no

16/66

110

Ecology and Conservation

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

-

yes

16/66

110

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061

-

yes

16/66

110

Environmental Management

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316391

326391

-

yes

16/66

110

Genetics and Genomics

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

-

no

16/66

113

Geography

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061

-

yes

16/66

113

Geology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061†

-

yes

16/66

113

Marine Biology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

-

yes

16/66

113

Marine Biology (Advanced)

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316231

-

-

no

6/90

115

Mathematics

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

326061†

-

Tsv only

16/66

115

Microbiology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

-

no

16/66

115

Physics

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

3

316061

-

-

no

16/66

115

Physiology and Pharmacology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

-

no

16/66

116

Zoology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316061

-

-

yes

16/66

116

Zoology and Ecology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

-

326061

-

yes

16/66

Science (Advanced) Aquaculture Science and Technology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316401

-

-

no

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361†

-

no

6/90

Chemistry

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

-

no

6/90

116 116

6/90

Ecology and Conservation

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

-

no

6/90

Environmental and Marine Geosciences

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361

-

no

6/90

Environmental Management

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316411

326411

-

no

6/90

Genetics and Genomics

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

-

no

6/90

Geography

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361

-

no

6/90

Geology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361†

-

no

6/90

Mathematics

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

326361†

-

no

6/90

Microbiology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

-

no

6/90

Physics

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

3

316361

-

-

no

6/90

Physiology and Pharmacology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

-

no

6/90

Zoology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

316361

-

-

no

6/90

Zoology and Ecology

English; Maths B; Chemistry

3

-

326361

-

no

6/90

SOCIAL SCIENCE Asia-Pacific Governance and Development Environment and Heritage Social and Criminal Justice Tropical Health and Society

English

3

311261

321261

-

yes

19/61

39 40 40 40 40

SOCIAL WORK

English

4

311091

321091

331091 (Mk) 311099 (Flex)

yes

15/68

40

Speech Pathology*

English; plus one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

4

317041

-

-

no

13/72

93

Sport AND Exercise Science*

English (Maths B, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths C, Physical Education or Health Education desirable)

3

316111

326111

-

no

18/62

93

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BACHELOR… with majors

Prerequisites

SUSTAINABILITY Science Business Social Science

English

Veterinary Science

English; Maths B; Chemistry (Biology highly desirable); + separate JCU application^^

JOINT DEGREES BACHELOR OF…-BACHELOR OF…

Years (full time)

Years full time

Campuses and QTAC codes

Mid-Year entry

OP/RANK

Page ref

-

yes

17/64

118

-

no

SER

93

Townsville

Cairns

Others

3

-

326511

5

317051

-

Campus availability and QTAC codes Townsville

Cairns

Mid-year entry

OP/RANK

Page ref 42, 53, 101

Arts-Business

4

311031

321031

yes

19/61

Arts-Laws

5

311061

321061

yes

15/68

42, 79, 101

Arts-Science

4

311031

321031

yes

19/61

43, 103, 119

Arts-Social Work

5

311091

321091

yes

15/68

43, 103

Business-Laws

5

311061

321061

yes

15/68

53, 81

Business (Accounting)-Laws

5

311061

321061

yes

15/68

53, 81

Business-Psychology

5

311081

321081

yes

14/70

43, 83

4.5

††

-

yes

16/66

43, 67, 103

Education (Primary)-Languages

5

313211

323211

yes

16/66

67, 103

Education (Secondary)-Languages

5

313111

-

yes

16/66

67, 103

4.5

313111

-

yes

16/66

69, 119

Engineering-Information Technology

5

314071

324071†

yes**

12/75

53, 75

Engineering-Science

5

314051

324051

yes**

12/75

75, 119

Science-Laws

5

311061

321061

yes

15/68

81, 119

Sport and Exercise Science-Business

4

316111

326111

no

16/66

53, 94

Sport and Exercise Science-Education

5

316111

-

no

16/66

69, 94

Education (Secondary)-Arts

Education (Secondary)-Science

Please note, campus availability for joint degrees depends on majors chosen. See main degree table for campus availability of majors.

GRADUATE BACHELOR OF…

Prerequisites

Years (full time)

Page ref

Cairns

Others

Mid-year entry

OP/RANK

Townsville

Campuses and QTAC codes

GeOLOGY

Bachelor degree in any Science field (excluding Geology and Earth Sciences)

2

316421

-

-

yes

prior study/74

108

LAW

Bachelor degree

3

312161

322161

-

yes

prior study/74

79

Nursing Science (Pre-registration)

Relevant science or health science bachelor degree

2

317081

327081

337081 (Mk) 347081 (Mt) 357081 (Th) 317089 (Flex)

no

prior study/74

89

Occupational Therapy

Nursing science or other relevant health science bachelor degree

4 (2.5 with appropriate qualifications)

317101

-

-

no

SER

90

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF…

Prerequisites

Education Primary Education Secondary Education Year 1-9

Suitable undergraduate degree

PATHWAY PROGRAMS

Prerequisites

Suitable undergraduate degree

Years (full time)

Cairns

Mid-year entry

OP/RANK

Townsville

Campuses and QTAC codes

1

apply to JCU

-

no

N/A

1 Years (full time)

apply to JCU Campuses and QTAC codes Townsville

Cairns

Page ref

no

N/A

67 67 67

Mid- year entry

OP/RANK

Page ref 42, 100

Diploma of Arts

none

1

311451

321451

yes

20/60

Diploma of Business

none

1

312071

322071

yes

20/60

52

Diploma of Creative Arts

none

1

311441

321441

yes

20/60

58

Diploma of Health Science

none

1

317111

327111

yes

N/A

93

Diploma of Information Technology

none

1

312291

322291

no

20/60

53

Diploma of Introductory Engineering Studies

English

1

314061

324061

yes#

14/70

75

Diploma of Science

none

1

316191

326191

yes

20/60

118

Tertiary Access Course (TAC)

Internal Selection Program (ISP)

0.5

apply to JCU

apply to JCU

yes

N/A

21

† Indigenous Health Careers Program (IHCP) option available for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants first year only ** commencing in mid June, prior to Study Period 2 †† QTAC code depends on Education major additional application due to JCU by 30 September 2013 www.jcu.edu.au/fmhms/forms/domestic/ (Mt) = Mount Isa (Mk) = Mackay (Th) = Thursday Island N/A = not applicable (Ext) = External, delivered entirely off campus (Flex) = flexible delivery including online learning with some compulsory residential periods on Townsville campus SER = Special Entry Requirements # Mid-year entry will not suit all candidates, seek academic advice before applying. Please note, Honours programs are available for most JCU bachelor degrees. The minimum duration for an Honours degree is four years of full-time study. Not all majors are available at both campuses.

*

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Terminology Definitions of some common university terms Abstudy – Australian Government income support for some Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students. Advanced standing – subjects completed at another university or education provider that can count as credit towards subjects in a JCU degree. Alternative entry – entry to a course via options alternate to the formal entry requirements. Academic, professional and vocational qualifications and/or achievements may be considered.

Exchange students – includes JCU students who study at an approved overseas university for one or two teaching periods as part of their JCU degree, and international students who come to study at JCU for one or two teaching periods. External mode – a course where the entire program can be studied off-campus using mail packages and/or online materials. Faculty – the organisation of several academic fields into an academic area responsible for the administration of courses.

Austudy – Australian Government income support for full-time students aged 25 years or over who meet the eligibility requirements.

Field trip – travel to and work at a place or places away from campus and supervised by JCU teaching staff.

Bachelor degree – the first level of study undertaken at a university, typically requiring three to four years of full-time study.

Flexible mode – includes a variety of delivery modes including distance education, block mode and intensive.

Bachelor degree (Graduate Entry) – enables existing graduates to gain entry to other bachelor degree programs and complete them in reduced time.

Full-time study – where a student is enrolled in at least 18 credit points (usually six subjects) in one academic year, or nine or more credit points in a teaching period. A normal full-time load is 24 credit points spread over an academic year.

Bachelor degree with Honours – if you demonstrate strong academic performance in Level 1 or 2 of your bachelor degree studies, you may qualify for entry into an Honours program. Block mode – subjects delivered via this mode require attendance at classes held as intensive block teaching sessions, which may take place on or off campus. They may take place over weekends or evenings. Census date – the date on which a student’s enrolment in a subject is taken to be finalised. Commonwealth supported student – a student who occupies a Commonwealth/Australian government supported place (formally known as a HECS place). Course – a combination of subjects required to satisfy the requirements of an award (diploma or degree). Credit point – JCU’s subject structure is based on multiples of 3 credit points. Most subjects have a credit point value of 3. Degree – a university award at Bachelor, Master or Doctoral level. Diploma – a 1-year full-time course (or longer if taken part time). It is an introductory course and usually equivalent to Level 1 of a bachelor degree. Discipline – an area of study. Elective subjects – subjects that are not core subjects for your course, but that you can select and complete towards your degree.

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Graduate diploma – made up of undergraduate subjects that enable you to gain a qualification in a different area from your initial degree. Graduates – those who have successfully completed a university degree. Honours – usually an additional year of advanced or more specialised study, plus a research component that includes a thesis. An honours degree usually requires a minimum of four years of full-time study, and is usually needed for entry to postgraduate research degrees. Intensive mode – delivered by block mode on or off campus over a week or weekends. Joint degree – an award involving the combination of two degrees. These can be completed in less time than completing the degrees separately. Limited attendance mode – a combination of flexible delivery (online and print materials) with some on-campus attendance. Major – an approved sequence of subjects leading to a specialisation, for example, Bachelor of Arts with a major in History. Minor – an approved sequence of subjects designed to complement a selected major. Mode – describes how a course, or subject, is delivered. For example, is it delivered on campus or can it be done externally. OP (Overall Position) – the score obtained by Queensland Year 12 students upon completion of their studies.

Part-time study – where a student is enrolled in less than 18 credit points (usually six subjects) in one academic year, or less than nine credit points (usually three subjects) in a teaching period. Payment due date – The payment due date for a subject is the date on which payment of tuition fees must be paid in full. Personal Competencies Assessment – see Special Tertiary Admissions Test. Placement – attendance at an external organisation for most of the duration of the subject for work experience/practicum/clinical placement – for example, for nursing or teaching degrees. Postgraduate – a higher-level course of study that you generally take after you complete a Bachelor degree. Prerequisite – a requirement for entry to a course, usually successful completion of a specified senior school subject. QTAC – Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre. The central admissions body for all undergraduate degree programs in Queensland. NB. International students, however, apply directly to JCU. Selection rank – the score assigned to nonimmediate Queensland Year 12 students to reflect their qualifications and work experience. Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – a multiple-choice test via QTAC that enables Australian mature-aged applicants to demonstrate aptitude for tertiary study. Student contribution amount – this is an amount per subject that all Commonwealth supported students must pay as a contribution towards the costs of their university education. Australian students can pay upfront or defer payment with a HECS-HELP loan. Student Mobility Office – coordinates exchange programs where JCU students attend an overseas university for part of their course. Study period – the period of time when a subject is delivered. Subject – a part of a course identified by a code, title and credit point value. Teaching period – a part of the academic year. For example, at JCU Townsville, the academic year is divided into two teaching periods: Teaching Period 1 is the first six months of the year; Teaching Period 2 is the second six months of the year. Undergraduate – undergraduate studies are the first tier of university study and include bachelor degrees, diplomas and certificates. Youth Allowance – Australian Government income support for full-time students aged under 25 who meet eligibility requirements.


Find out more Info sessions & Open Days JCU Open Days Cairns campus

Sunday 25 August

Townsville campus

Saturday 31 August

Career Markets (QLD)

For more locations, visit: www.jcu.edu.au/events/careermkts

Cairns Careers Expo

23 April, Cairns Showgrounds

Townsville Careers Expo

12 August, Townsville RSL Stadium

Mackay Careers Expo

14 August, Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre

Rockhampton Careers Expo

5 August, CQU Community Sports Centre

Gold Coast Careers Expo

9 May, RACV Royal Pines Resort

Brisbane Careers & Employment Expo

24-25 May, Brisbane Convention Centre

TSXPO Brisbane

20-21 July, RNA Showgrounds

‘Start uni mid year’ Townsville

Tuesday 7 May

Cairns

Wednesday 8 May

Mackay

Tuesday 14 May

Rockhampton

Wednesday 15 May

Start in 2014 Mackay

Tuesday 10 September

Rockhampton

Wednesday 11 September

Cairns

Tuesday 17 September

Townsville

Wednesday 18 September

‘Return to Study’ Townsville

Tuesday 12 November

Cairns

Wednesday 13 November

‘JCU Change of Preference’ Townsville

Monday 16 December

Cairns

Tuesday 17 December

Mackay

Wednesday 18 December

Rockhampton

Thursday 19 December

University Experience Understand what it’s like to be a university student at JCU Townsville 2-day Residential Program

Monday 15 July and Tuesday 16 July

Townsville 1-day Local Program

Wednesday 17 July and (or) Thursday 18 July

Cairns University Experience

Tuesday 16 July

Locations for the above events to be advised throughout the year. Please visit www.jcu.edu.au/infoevents for updated information.

NB. Dates are correct at time of printing, however, may be subject to change.

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Š James Cook University, Marketing and Engagement Office, April 2013. Edit: Anna Truman, Angus McColl Design: Cameron LeBherz Print: Kingswood Press. This publication has been printed on stock sourced from a responsibly managed forest by a printer that holds a level 2 certification in the nationally accredited Sustainable Green Print Scheme. Photography: 123RF, Andrew Rankin, Angus McColl, Anna Rogers, Brad Newton, iStockphoto, Kerry Trapnell, Orpheus Island Resort, Paul Dymond, Photocall, Romy Siegmann, Cameron LeBherz, Steven Nowakowski, Steve Rutherford, Through the Looking Glass Photography, Tourism Queensland. This publication is intended as a general guide. Information is correct at the time of printing. Prospective students should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice. James Cook University CRICOS Provider number 00117J

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