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Law, Business & the Creative Arts 2012

Postgraduate Research and Coursework Programs


Academic Calender 2012

Welcome James Cook University is contemporary and dynamic, and the second oldest university in Queensland. We are a leading research-intensive university established more than 40 years ago as Australia’s university for the tropics. Our mandate is to conduct research and teaching in areas of particular relevance to the tropics, a region that is the home of nearly half the world’s population, 85 per cent of its biodiversity and many of the most critical challenges of our time. This clear and potent vision is reflected in our Strategic Intent to create a brighter future for life in the tropics worldwide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. James Cook University is ranked among the best universities in the world for the strength of our teaching programs and the high calibre of our research. In 2010, the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking placed us in the top 400 of the world’s 14,000 universities. Many of our academic staff are world-leaders in their areas of expertise, particularly in the many challenges facing the tropics, and our alumni are making a real difference throughout the world. At JCU, our students are the heart of our organisation and our aim is to ignite and support your passion for learning and to equip you with the expertise and intellectual curiosity to make a difference in your profession and your community. As a postgraduate student at JCU you will enjoy a supportive study environment, highly qualified teachers and exceptional facilities. We offer students a comprehensive range of courses and opportunities to work with world-class researchers. Our alumni are valued by employers for their combination of theoretical and practical experience, as well as their communication and technology skills. Please take the time to discover our campuses, facilities and the large range of courses that are outlined in this Study Guide. I hope I will have the opportunity to welcome you to our University.

Professor Sandra Harding Vice-Chancellor and President

TEACHING PERIOD 1 Orientation Week

13 – 17 February

Study Period 1 begins

20 February

Lecture Recess

16 – 20 April

Teaching ends

25 May

Study vacation

28 May – 1 June

Examination period

2 – 15 June

Study Period 1 ends

15 June

Results published

2 July

TEACHING PERIOD 2 Orientation Week

16 – 20 July

Study Period 2 begins

23 July

Lecture Recess

24 – 28 September

Teaching ends

26 October

Study vacation

29 October – 2 November

Examination period

3 – 16 November

Study Period 2 ends

16 November

Results published

3 December

For a more detailed 2012 calendar, visit www-public.jcu.edu.au/handbooks2011/JCUPRD1_051945

University Facts & Figures Our Intent

A brighter future in the tropics, world wide.

Total Students

18,968

Academic Staff

1,898

Locations

TOWNSVILLE, CAIRNS, SINGAPORE, Brisbane, Mackay, Mount Isa, Thursday Island, Beijing

Faculties & Schools FACULTY

SCHOOL

Arts, Education & Social Sciences

• Arts & Social Sciences • Education • Indigenous Australian Studies

Law, Business & the Creative Arts

• Business • Law • Creative Arts

Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences

• Medicine & Dentistry • Rural & Remote Health (Mount Isa Centre) • Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition • Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences • Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences • Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

Science & Engineering

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


Postgraduate Study Guide 2012 Contents James Cook University Your university in the tropics

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JCU campuses

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Accommodation 8 Library, technology and study resources

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Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts

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Postgraduate pathways at JCU

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Flexible study options and study requirements

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Law

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Entry and application information Entry requirements

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How to apply

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Study costs

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Financial assistance

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International student information

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A-Z study area index

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JCU terminology Contact us

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Your university in the tropics JCU is ranked as one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions. Proud heritage

Research strengths

James Cook University (JCU) is a dynamic university of global standing and Queensland’s second oldest university. We offered our first courses in Townsville in 1961 as an annex of the University of Queensland, and then in 1970 at a ceremony in Townsville, Queen Elizabeth II proclaimed JCU as a university in its own right.

JCU is committed to excellent and high-impact research, particularly in issues of critical importance to the tropical world. As a regionally based university, we recognise our obligation to engage with our community to find solutions that will make a difference in northern Queensland and for industries in our region. We also invest in commercialising our research, and have built strong partnerships with other research organisations in Australia and globally. JCU strives to be a catalyst for innovation and understanding.

Now a three-campus university with more than 17,000 students, our main campuses are located in Townsville, Cairns, and Singapore, along with a Brisbane campus run by Russo Higher Education that offers courses for international students, and study centres in Mt Isa, Mackay and Thursday Island.

World ranking The Institute of Higher Education, which compiles the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ranks JCU as one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, and in 2010 placed us in the top 301-400 grouping of the more than 14,000 universities in the world.* In Asia and the Pacific, we are placed in the top 100.** Only one other university in Queensland makes this prestigious list. JCU is also ranked as Australia’s leading university in Environmental Science and Management, and Fisheries Science research***.

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Research at JCU is grouped around four broad themes: • T ropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change • Industries and Economies in the Tropics • P  eoples and Societies in the Tropics • T ropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity. Total research-related income at JCU reached $52.6 million in 2010, including funding from government, competitive grants and industry. This is expected to rise in the coming years.

Respected courses and teachers We offer more than 120 postgraduate courses spanning the arts, business, creative arts, education, engineering, health sciences, information technology, law, medicine, sciences, social sciences and veterinary science.

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Our professional coursework programs are accredited by industry and professional associations, and many professionals are guest lecturers. Over the past three years JCU academics have won up to 30 citations for teaching excellence from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council – more teaching awards than many larger universities. Our research strength means that if you are planning research studies with us, your supervisor is likely to be internationally recognised in their field.

Help to succeed Postgraduate students at JCU enjoy a friendly and supportive environment and lecturers and supervisors are easily accessible. After graduation they become part of your professional network, something many of our graduates consider an additional benefit to their time at JCU. The student and graduate profiles throughout this guide describe the study experience at JCU. * International Handbook of Universities, International Union of Universities 2010. ** Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010. This ranking system is widely acknowledged as a leading global indicator of university status. *** Excellence in Research Australia 2010 national report


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JCU campuses Our main campuses are located in the tropical cities of Townsville, Cairns and Singapore. Study centres are located in Mackay, Mount Isa and Thursday Island with research stations and other sites spread around northern Queensland. JCU also has a Brisbane campus operated by Russo Higher Education, which caters to international students. Our campuses are renowned for their stunning natural settings and friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Townsville campus Sprawling bushland and a mix of contemporary and heritage facilities characterise the expansive Townsville campus. As JCU’s largest campus, with approximately 12,000 students, it is set in 386 hectares of bushland and natural parkland, 13 kilometres from Townsville’s central business district. More than 1,250 students from diverse backgrounds live on campus in colleges and halls of residence, making it a vibrant, learning community. New infrastructure development, built in line with the university’s commitment to sustainable growth, has seen JCU partner with CSIRO to create the Australian Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct (ATSIP) – a world class tropical research hub that has been established to focus on finding scientific solutions for sustainable natural resource use in the tropics. The campus offers a range of facilities and activities for students including: • Cafés, bars and retail outlets • Bookshop • Free parking • G  ym, sporting facilities and many active clubs and societies • On-campus childcare options • Swimming pool

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• Performance space • JCU Accommodation Service • Counselling and career services • Eddie Koika Mabo library. Townsville city With a population of 181,000, Townsville is Australia’s largest city in the tropics. Situated in the dry tropics, where most days are sunny, Townsville is a thriving coastal city and port.

science teaching laboratories and specialist health and science research facilities. A state-of-the-art, $30 million Dentistry teaching building opened in 2010 featuring a world-class clinical simulation laboratory. Facilities at the growing campus include: • Student eatery, café and bar • Bookshop • 300-seat amphitheatre • Free parking

The city is a stepping-off point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef two hours away by boat, and one hour from the Wet Tropics rainforests of Paluma. There is also a wealth of sporting, cultural and entertainment options available.

• Bike paths

Find out more about Townsville at: www.townsville.qld.gov.au

• A  commercial student accommodation complex located opposite the campus.

Townsville campus Fast facts Campus area: 386 hectares Total students: around 12,000 Postgraduate students: 2,744 Undergraduate students: 8,212 Around 14% are international students

Cairns campus Located in the northern beaches suburb of Smithfield, JCU Cairns campus combines a spectacular natural setting with modern and innovative teaching facilities. Just 15 kilometres north of the city centre, the campus nestles below rainforest-covered mountains and takes in the views of the rainforest and nearby Coral Sea. With a student population of around 4,000, the campus includes an impressive library and information technology building, exceptional

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• A regular bus service • N  earby shopping centre with supermarkets, bank branches, post office and specialty shops • F ive childcare centres in less than a kilometre radius of the campus

Cairns city As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, is flanked by World-Heritage rainforests, and the rugged expanse of the savannas of the dry tropics. With a diverse population of over 140,000, Cairns offers excellent cultural and sporting facilities, and an array of cafés, bars, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. For more info on Cairns visit: www.cairns.qld.gov.au and www. cairns.com.au

Cairns campus Fast facts Campus area: 88 hectares Total students: around 4,000 Postgraduate students: 426 Undergraduate students: 3,155 Around 9% are international students


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Singapore campus

Singapore city

Study centres

Thursday Island

JCU Singapore is the University’s first offshore Asian campus, and is home to a student population of more than 2,200. Established in 2003, the campus JCU Singapore offers a quality Australian education experience in the heart of Asia.

Located in the heart of Asia, Singapore is fast becoming a global education hub, and students here gain valuable experience in one of the world’s major markets. Singapore’s unique characteristics and highly accessible infrastructure make it one of the best places for study and work in Asia, providing students with an exciting platform for professional fulfilment and cross-cultural interaction.

Mackay

JCU’s study centre on Thursday Island delivers nursing and education courses to the most northerly region of Australia, off the tip of Cape York. Thursday Island is the administrative centre for the 20 islands of the Torres Strait, which have a distinct Indigenous culture and heritage. Learn more about the Torres Strait at: www.tsra.gov.au

The campus is among the most modern and best equipped in Singapore, providing access to a range of fully featured and air-conditioned lecture and tutorial rooms, student study rooms, food outlets, private and group research rooms and sporting facilities. Access is provided through campus-wide Wi-Fi facilities. The campus provides students with access to a full range of facilities and services to support their learning, including:

Singapore campus Fast facts Campus area: 600 Upper Thompson Road (main campus) -18,535 sqm; 10 Ang Mo Kio Street 54 (temporary campus) - 17,103sqm Total students: around 2,000 Postgraduate students: 511

• Fully equipped library

Undergraduate students: 1,123

• Computer laboratories

Foundation students: 115

• Private and group research rooms

ELPP: 306

• Students bistro • A  ccess to a variety of sporting facilities • A  free laptop on enrolment (conditions apply).

Brisbane Our Brisbane campus offers business and IT degrees to international students and is operated by Russo Higher Education. Located in Queen Street in the city centre, the campus is housed in a renovated high-rise complex. The campus also offers a central city location. Find out more at: www.jcub.edu.au

The JCU Mackay Education and Research Centre, located in a new two-storey building as part of the Mackay Base Hospital redevelopment, provides support for students studying externally. The facility houses medical students from the JCU School of Medicine and Dentistry, and contains tutorial and clinical rooms, study areas and administration areas. Mackay is a prosperous, multicultural coastal city with a population of around 78,000. Learn more about Mackay at: www.mackayregion.com Mount Isa JCU’s Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health offers nursing courses with a special emphasis on rural, remote and Indigenous health care. The centre houses teaching rooms, a library and research facilities. Mount Isa is the administrative centre for remote west Queensland, with a population of around 19,000. Learn more about Mount Isa at: www.mountisa.biz

Further info For information on our campuses and locations visit the Future Students site: www.jcu.edu.au/study For interactive campus maps, visit: www.jcu.edu.au/maps

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Accommodation Live on or off campus in a range of accommodation options JCU Accommodation Service Townsville and Cairns are large regional cities with a range of student housing. Private rental options include houses, townhouses, apartments, share houses and full board arrangements. Student accommodation is offered on campus in Townsville, and in Cairns, adjacent to the campus. In Singapore there are off-campus hostels or private rental and share accommodation options. The JCU Accommodation Service can help you find suitable accommodation and coordinates the application process for halls of residence and colleges on the Townsville campus. You can apply online at the Accommodation Service website - www.jcu.edu. au/accommodation. There are administration fees. Competition is strong for on campus accommodation, so it’s best to contact the Service early. You can also contact the colleges directly to discuss the facilities. The Service maintains an online database of houses, units, granny flats, share accommodation, full board and caretaker arrangements.

Townsville Approximately 1,250 students live in student halls and on-campus colleges. Most colleges offer full board accommodation, providing three meals a day, while some have self-catering options. Student halls and colleges provide a single study/bedroom furnished with bed, desk, chair, bookshelves, wardrobe, phone connection, Internet access and email address. Additional facilities may include computer rooms, televisions, laundry, sport and recreation resources and tutorial support. The halls and colleges are listed below and the Accommodation Service also manages eight, 2-bedroom off-campus units. Contact the Service for more information. 8

The John Flynn College Catered accommodation for more than 200 students. The rooms are set in small complexes with share lounge, kitchen, and bathroom facilities. The College is affiliated with the Uniting and Lutheran Churches and is open to all students. Tel: (07) 4727 7500 <info@johnflynn.org> www.johnflynn.org St Mark’s College St. Marks College is an Anglican Church college open to all students, providing accommodation for 153 male and female students. Tel: (07) 4779 5044 <stmarks@jcu.edu.au> The Catholic College of St Raphael and St Paul St Paul offers accommodation for 150 male and female students on separate floors. St Raphael’s offers accommodation for 80 female students. Some self-catering options are available, and a new co-ed wing opened in 2010. Tel: (07) 4727 7800 <catholiccolleges@jcu.edu.au> JCU Halls of Residence JCU manages four nondenominational halls for 770 students: University Hall, George Roberts Hall, Western Courts and Rotary International House. Options include full board and self-catering, single and twin-share rooms, and townhouses. Some wheelchair-accessible, self-catering units are available. Tel: (07) 4781 5777 <JCUHalls@jcu.edu.au> Further info JCU Accommodation Service Townsville 07 4781 4148 <Accommodation@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

Cairns JCU’s Accommodation Service can provide information about the large number of off-campus

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commercial accommodation options available for Cairns students. JCU Cairns Student Lodge Located 400m from the JCU Cairns campus, Cairns Student Lodge is JCU’s preferred accommodation partner and offers a fully catered accommodation/study experience for 225 students. Rent includes a private bedroom, free unlimited Internet access via a JCU account, electricity and gas, weekly cleaning (bathroom and living room) and a personal phone line (pay for outgoing calls). There is car parking, a swimming pool, volleyball court, community TV/lounge/bar/game area and an on-site manager. Tel: (07) 4057 1111 <info@studentlodge.com.au> www.studentlodge.com.au Cairns Sharehouse This service maintains share facilities for students and backpackers in houses and apartments around Cairns. www.cairns-sharehouse.com

Singapore Students at JCU Singapore are offered assistance with finding off-campus accommodation, such as hostels, serviced apartments, private rentals or share accommodation. Students are

provided with assistance to settle in Singapore, and are encouraged to make accommodation arrangements well in advance of commencing their studies. For more information on accommodation send your enquiries to : <accommodations@jcu.edu.sg> Off campus, privately operated hostels provide good accommodation at a reasonable price with most offering a minimum contract period of three months. You can lead an independent lifestyle in a single room or share with other students. To view different off-campus hostels, please refer to www.jcu.edu.sg For those with a more flexible budget, a serviced apartment can be a good option where four to eight students live together and facility services are provided. Furnished like a regular home, serviced apartments have the additional convenience of house-keeping services. 94 Student Hostel Located just over 8km from the University campus, the hostel provides rooms for one to four people, 24-hour security, cooking facilities, study and recreation areas, laundry and cleaning services. <accommodation@jcu.edu.sg> www.94residences.com


Library, technology and study resources Postgraduate students at JCU enjoy advanced teaching, learning and research facilities. Teaching facilities Teaching facilities include 500-seat lecture theatres, smaller lecture theatres, seminar rooms, computer laboratories, science teaching laboratories and practical training areas. There are more than 350 teaching rooms in Townsville and Cairns, many with the latest data projection and visual presentation technology. Our cutting-edge, audiovisual technology helps students, lecturers and researchers to collaborate across campuses. JCU Singapore provides complimentary laptops to all students undergoing academic degree programs. Research students usually have their own or shared study areas on campus with access to a computer workstation and printing facilities. In Cairns there is a dedicated postgraduate student centre that includes workspaces, communal kitchen and discussion areas, while in Singapore there are research and computer labs available for student use. JCU’s High Performance Computing Unit provides science and mathematics research students with access to high-speed computing and data processing systems on campus and via the Queensland Parallel Supercomputing Facility (QPSF) at the University of Queensland.

Library and Information Services The JCU Library is one of the best in regional Australia with the campuses in Townsville and Cairns having extensive opening hours and a combined collection of almost half a million print-based materials, plus electronic resources with more than 280 databases, 33,000 full-text journals, and 60,000 eBooks. All eResources and resource discovery tools, including OneSearch and the library catalogue

are available online, 24 hours a day. Books can be ordered online and delivered between campuses. Researchers will appreciate JCU’s unique special collections including the historical North Queensland Photographic Collection, extensive archive collections, newspapers and rare books relating to northern Queensland. Townsville’s Mabo Library also has new 24-hour Information Commons and Learning Commons with a student café. JCU Singapore’s library has access to more than 3,000 reference books, and is connected to the JCUA library with its multitude of e-journals and online publications available through the library web portal. The Singapore campus boasts a wireless environment providing students with constant Internet access. All international students studying at JCU Singapore enjoy a free one-year membership with the National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore, which has 19 public libraries throughout the city. All JCU libraries offer wireless facilities for electronic devices, computer workstations, individual and group working spaces, printers and photocopiers.

Free technology training Free library and IT skills training is available online or face-to-face. The library offers research and postgraduate students, both on and off campus, support and assistance regarding students’ research queries, advice on using electronic resources, understanding copyright and thesis submissions. This is available in person, by phone, email, our AskNow online chat service, and via our extensive web pages. The Library manages the University’s digital research repository, ResearchOnline@ JCU which provides online access to publications authored

by JCU staff and higher degree students including journal articles, conference papers and theses. The Library’s InfoHelp service provides assistance with general library and computing queries. Language and Learning Services also provide students with study skills resources, including workshops and online courses about time management, note taking and essay writing. The Service operates from centres in the Townsville and Cairns libraries. The IT Helpdesk at JCU Singapore assists students with basic software and hardware troubleshooting, software installation and on-campus wireless network connectivity support. The staff are happy to help students locate materials and answer questions. For more in-depth explanations, tutorials on useful library skills are available by asking at the service desk. Find out more at: www.jcu.edu.au/libcomp and http://www.jcu.edu.sg/ Home/CampusLife/tabid/74/ SuperStructureID/15/Default.aspx

Leading technology Using information technology is an integral part of university study. Over 880 computer stations are available across JCU campuses and study centres. In Townsville and Cairns there are 24-hour computer laboratories and wireless zones in the coffee shop, library, and other areas. Information on all services for students is available on the Current Students website at:

The Australian JCU network is one of the most powerful in regional Australia. State-of-the-art videoconferencing technology links lecturers, researchers and students between our study sites around Queensland. Access Grid is a dedicated network for large scale, multi-site research collaborations, linking teaching sites in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay with the rest of regional Queensland and the world. This technology is used by medicine and health sciences for remote teaching. JCU Singapore adopts cutting edge technology. All students are given access to LearnJCU, an online blackboard academic suite that provides access to teaching materials, lecturers, assessment information and much more. It means you can manage your studies online while on campus, or if using a computer at home with broadband Internet access, you do not have to be on campus every day. Online services include, delivering assignments electronically, contacting lecturers by email, joining class discussion groups, checking lecture notes, downloading lecture podcasts and subject materials, ordering books from the JCU Bookshop, accessing library services, checking your timetable and changing your enrolment details.

www.jcu.edu.au/student/ To view the facilities in Singapore, refer to the following link: www.jcu. edu.sg/Home/CampusLife/tabid/74/ SuperStructureID/15/Default.aspx

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Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts

The Faculty provides courses in business, law, tourism, information technology and the creative arts that are innovative and industry recognised. All courses focus on learning outcomes with professional relevance and practical application. The Faculty’s research has an emphasis on sustainable business and creative communities for the tropics.

Academic staff in the Faculty come from many nations and are dedicated to excellence in teaching and research. They are committed to creating a student-friendly and supportive environment. Many are actively involved in research and consulting and have forged strong links with local professions and industries including mining, tourism and the northern and far northern Queensland legal profession. The Faculty operates from JCU’s campuses in Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane and Singapore with education partners in China.

Professional programs The Faculty offers professional coursework programs including a Master of Business Administration

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(MBA), a Master of Professional Accounting, a Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, a Master of Information Technology and a Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution. For flexibility, many subjects are offered after hours and by block-mode intensives, often over weekends. There are several joint-degree options for the MBA.

Research centres and partnerships The Faculty’s research areas range across business, information technology, law and the creative arts, with an emphasis on sustainable business and creative communities for the tropics.


Scholarships

Schools

Several postgraduate scholarships are offered in the Faculty including the Sir George Kneipp Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship in Law, and the Aurora Project Rio Tinto NTRB Scholarships for lawyers working in native title law.

The Faculty has three Schools that deliver courses and research, including:

Find out more at the School of Law website: www.jcu.edu.au/law Scholarships in music/sound are offered in the School of Creative Arts via the William Williams scholarships. Find out more at the School of Creative Arts website: www.jcu.edu.au/soca

School of Business With a broad range of postgraduate coursework programs and an active research profile in honours and doctoral programs, the School of Business brings together the following study areas: accounting, economics and regional development, finance, international tourism and hospitality management, information technology, marketing, human resource management and management. School of Law The School offers masters and doctoral research degrees plus a suite of coursework programs in

conflict and dispute resolution, with a growing number of subjects by external delivery. The School has recognised research strengths in taxation, corporate and commercial law, workplace relations law, sports law, human rights law, native title and Indigenous peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s law, animal law, torts, criminal law, and dispute resolution. School of Creative Arts The School offers a broad spectrum of research possibilities across the creative arts through its trademark emphasis on practice-based research. The School is based at the award-winning, modern creative arts precinct on the Townsville campus. Creative artists from around Australia are enrolled in doctoral programs.

Faculty contact details Townsville Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts James Cook University Townsville QLD 4811 Tel: (07) 4781 6625 Fax: (07) 4781 4021 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts James Cook University PO Box 6811 Cairns QLD 4870 Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/flbca Research enquiries Graduate Research School Tel: (07) 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <researchstudenthelp@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

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Postgraduate pathways at JCU Postgraduate study has a variety of entry points and pathways. Postgraduate courses can: • E nhance existing qualifications or work experience with specialist skills • P  rovide new qualifications for graduates wishing to change career paths or pursue studies in an area of special interest • P  rovide research opportunities and research skills. There are two types of postgraduate programs at JCU:

postgraduate coursework programs are set out in the Study Areas section of this guide. Postgraduate certificate This usually takes six months to complete in full-time mode and offers further study to graduates in an area related to their bachelor degree or professional experience. Subjects successfully completed may be credited towards a postgraduate diploma.

• Coursework programs

Postgraduate diploma

• Research higher degree programs.

This usually takes 12 months to complete in full-time mode, and offers further study to graduates in an area related to their bachelor degree or professional experience. Subjects successfully completed may be credited towards a coursework masters.

Although students generally choose one of these options, some courses combine elements of both, and students can move between coursework and research programs, as the chart opposite illustrates. Please note that all qualifications mentioned in this guide refer to Australian qualifications.

Coursework programs Coursework programs require the successful completion of a set of postgraduate subjects. Assessment usually includes a combination of formal exams, written assignments, group work and presentations. Pathways Many coursework programs offer a three-tiered, articulated approach, with the successful completion of each course counting towards the next level and accumulating, or articulating, to a coursework masters as shown below: • G  raduate Certificate > Graduate Diploma > Masters by coursework This approach gives students the convenience of gaining postgraduate qualifications in stages without having to commit to a full masters program upfront. Entry requirements for

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Graduate certificate This usually takes six months to complete in full-time mode, and provides graduates from one study area with the opportunity to undertake coursework studies in another study area. Subjects successfully completed may be credited towards a graduate diploma. Graduate diploma This usually takes 12 months to complete in full-time mode, and provides graduates from one study area with the opportunity to undertake coursework generally in another study area. Subjects successfully completed may normally be credited towards a coursework masters. Coursework masters This usually takes 18–24 months to complete in full-time mode, and provides mastery or advanced overview of a field of study. It is much more specialised than an undergraduate degree.

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Professional Doctorate by coursework This usually takes three years to complete in full-time mode, and enables professionals to make a significant contribution to knowledge and practice through research and coursework conducted in a professional setting. An example is the Doctor of Philosophy. Research methods courses These are designed to prepare students who wish to progress to research higher degrees but do not have appropriate Honours or research entry requirements. They include the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods and the Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods.

Research higher degree programs The output of a research program is a supervised, original research thesis in a specialist area, leading to new knowledge. Pathways Entry to research higher degrees usually requires a first or second class (Division A) bachelor degree with Honours. For those who do not have a bachelor degree with Honours, JCU offers researchqualifying courses; known as Research Methods Courses; as entry pathways for research degrees. Research masters These degrees incorporate a supervised research project and thesis and usually take 12-24 months to complete in full-time mode. There are several research masters at JCU, for example: Master of Creative Arts, Master of Laws and Master of Economics. Applicants will require a first or second class (Division A) bachelor degree, or a Graduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) This degree incorporates a substantial, supervised research project and thesis and usually takes between two to four years to complete in full-time mode. At JCU a Doctor of Philosophy can encompass any study area in which JCU has academic expertise. Applicants will require a first or second class (Division A) bachelor degree or a masters by research. Professional doctorates by research These follow a similar structure to the coursework professional doctorates, but incorporate more than 66 per cent research and thesis work. They usually take three to five years to complete in full-time mode. Examples include the Doctor of Psychology or Doctor of Public Health. Applicants require either a masters by coursework or bachelor degree with at least first or second class (Division A) Honours. Appropriate professional experience is also required.


Pathways to Research Research methods courses are for graduates wishing to enter research higher degrees at JCU, who do not have the appropriate research experience to meet Faculty entry requirements. These courses provide graduates with sufficient research experience to enter some research masters programs at JCU. Students need to achieve a grade point average of at least Credit to progress to a research Masters program.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OF RESEARCH METHODS T C 1 CS

Abbreviation: PGDipResMeth Code: 29007 Mode: internal/external; F/PT Credit points: 24 Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a three-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline, with a third year grade point average of at least Credit. Credit may also be granted for recognised prior learning.

Course structure

Students follow an individually tailored course of study to obtain a minimum of 24 credit points, including coursework and research components, as determined by their

Head of School. Subjects should be chosen to enable the student to complete JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confirmation of candidature requirements for a research Masters.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF RESEARCH METHODS T C 0.5 CS

Abbreviation: GCertResMeth Code: 29011 Mode: internal/external; F/PT Credit points: 12 Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

A four-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline, with a fourth year grade point average of at least Credit; or A three-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline.

Course structure

Students follow an individually tailored course of study to obtain a minimum of 12 credit points, including coursework and research components, as determined by the appropriate Head of School. Subjects should be chosen to enable the student to complete JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confirmation of candidature requirements for a research Masters.

Further information Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Townsville campus Cairns campus External Course duration (Years full-time) Commonwealth supported place Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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

campus, combined with flexible delivery of course materials and, in some cases, professional placements. Flexible delivery can include online delivery, print material or other technologies.

Coursework study

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

Postgraduate coursework studies are flexible. You decide on the number of subjects you can manage each study period (or semester) and enrol appropriately. Provided you follow the approved course structure, you can work through the course requirements part-time, fitting your studies around work and personal commitments. This may mean cutting back on the number of subjects in some study periods when you have heavy work commitments, and making up subjects next study period, perhaps including subjects offered by Block or Intensive mode. International students, however, must enrol full-time. Subject delivery modes For greater flexibility, many of our postgraduate coursework programs include subjects with a variety of delivery modes. The four subject delivery modes at JCU are explained below. Internal mode: requires regular attendance at classes on campus over most weeks of a study period. Internal mode subjects offered for Study Period 1 (Feb 20 - June 15) or 2 (23 July - 16 Nov) (the main study periods) are generally 13 weeks in duration. Block mode: requires attendance at classes held in block or intensive teaching sessions, on or off campus. Classes may, for example, take place over one-week or two-week intensive blocks; from 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday for consecutive weekends; or several evenings per week. Limited attendance mode: requires some attendance at classes on

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Subjects and credit points Coursework programs use a system of credit points. A full-time study load for an academic year at JCU is 24 credit points. Most subjects have a value of three credit points. A postgraduate certificate, for example, requires the completion of 12 credit points, or four different three-credit point subjects. To check the credit point value of a subject, look at the final digit of its code. For example: • TO5060:03 Tourism Analysis is worth three credit points • EA5027:06 Advanced Field Training is worth six credit points. To view subject information, visit our Subject Studyfinder site - https://secure.jcu.edu.au/ app/studyfinder/index.cfm Assessment Each subject will have its own assessment requirements which may include written assignments, presentations, group assignments, participation in tutorials, exams, field work/practical work, special projects or dissertations. To view assessment information for each subject, visit the Subject Studyfinder site. Study requirements As a postgraduate student you will need to develop a study pattern that suits your lifestyle and commitments, and be disciplined about adhering to it.

Law, Business & the Creative Arts - 2012 Postgraduate Research and Coursework Programs

For a full-time student, each three-credit-point subject will require a quarter of your available time and effort. Full-time students can reasonably expect the workload, including teaching and non-teaching hours of lectures, tutorials, and study, will be at least 40–48 hours per week. For part-time students, this equates to 10-12 hours per week for each three-credit-point subject. You will be expected to understand and apply theories and concepts and to critically examine different viewpoints for your assessment work. Making time for library research and independent study is also important along with active participation in class discussions.

Research higher degrees Research higher degree candidates commence their research early in their candidature and need to be comfortable working independently from the beginning. Most universities have a rigorous hurdle termed ‘confirmation of candidature’‚ within the first 12 months. The process normally includes the acquisition of necessary technical and methodological skills, completion of any required coursework subjects, completion of an adequate amount of research, submission of a significant piece of writing, a public presentation on the project, culminating in a formal review of progress and project plans by a confirmation committee. Research masters or doctoral students also have to complete other milestones including: annual progress reports, a mid-candidature review and a pre-completion seminar. JCU’s research higher degree programs emphasise the development of transferable generic skills. Our research skills program is designed to assist candidates develop the skills required for their chosen career as well as the skills needed to complete a

research degree. International research students also take the SKIP program (Skills for International Postgraduates) to assist them get their thesis started and meet their confirmation of candidature milestone. Special assistance is also available to students whose first language is not English. Research students report the outcomes of their research in a thesis, which is externally examined. The thesis length and structure will vary according to the study area. Research masters and doctoral theses (dissertations) are externally examined and about half the examiners are from outside Australia. These arrangements ensure that JCU graduate degrees are of international standard.

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


Studying part-time, block mode and a mixture of flexible arrangements, Greg found the course delivery suited his needs.

Greg Leslie Studying joint masters: Master of Business Administration-Master of Professional Accounting

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Postgraduate courses

Business & Information Technology Creative Arts Law

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School of Business Offering internationally respected courses in business, economics, management, marketing, tourism and information technology. The School of Business offers internationally respected courses in accounting, business, economics, management, marketing, tourism and information technology. The School is one of the largest at JCU, and teaches at the Cairns, Townsville and Singapore campuses, and also through education partners in Brisbane and China. Singapore and Brisbane campuses provide programs for international students, however domestic students can enrol in subjects offered in Singapore for part of their course as study-abroad students. International students considering study at James Cook University should refer to the JCU International Postgraduate Prospectus. Areas of study available within the School include: • Accounting • Econometrics • Economics • Finance • Hospitality management • Human resource management • Information technology • International business • Management • Marketing • Tourism.

Professional programs The School’s professional programs are internationally recognised. They take an interdisciplinary and thematic approach to teaching, with interactive and activity-based small-group learning. Teaching staff are often leading researchers in their fields. For flexibility, business and accounting programs are offered after hours in Cairns and Townsville, with some intensive weekend workshops, to fit around work and other commitments.

MBA and MPA

Economics

JCU’s successful Master of Business Administration (MBA) program includes a general stream of majors in: Dispute Resolution, Human Resource Management, Managerial Accounting, International Tourism and Marketing (some majors not offered at all campuses).

JCU’s Contemporary Master of Economics (MEc) program is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience in economics. On top of providing a thorough economics course, majors are offered within the MEc in two study areas which are highly complementary to the economics discipline: Political Economy and Environmental Management. Alternatively, students who wish to deepen their research skills can write a minor research thesis to round off their MEc.

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) offers accredited accounting qualifications to graduates from non-accounting backgrounds. The program is fully accredited by both CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Joint masters options are available for the MBA and MPA.

Tourism The School’s programs have met the Associate Member Assessment criteria of THE-ICE. Tropical northern Queensland is one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations and offers many opportunities for tourism studies and research, especially in the areas of ecotourism and sustainable tourism.

Information technology Information technology programs are designed for those wishing to upgrade existing IT skills or those who wish to gain IT qualifications from a non-IT background, and are accredited by the ACS. The Masters of Information Technology (and the extended program) has three majors, each with its own distinct flavour and direction: • Business Informatics • Interactive Technologies and Games Design • Computing and Networking.

Research centres and collaborations The School works closely with industry groups around northern Queensland and collaborates with industry and government agencies. The area of tourism is a focussed strength in the Faculty with a recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) score of 4; a figure which indicates world class excellence and recognition.

Current research interests • M  anagement Accounting Control Systems (MCS) • Water pricing and related issues • The impact of carbon pricing and trading on accounting reports and practice

Contacts Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 Fax: (07) 4781 4021 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/business

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• D  evelopment of interactive multimedia for introductory accounting • E-Research methods and tools • Safety and security in tourism-terrorism and war • M-Learning (mobile learning) • Aboriginal economic development • Seniors and service behaviours • Organisational ethics and ethical climate • Service quality assessment • The impacts of low cost airlines • Pattern analysis, classification and data mining • Business service interface • Social media • Cross cultural management • Consumer behaviour in a service context.


Business Degrees available • Graduate Certificate of Accounting • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration • Graduate Certificate of Research Methods • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology • Graduate Certificate of International Hospitality Management • Graduate Diploma of Accounting • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology • Graduate Diploma of International Hospitality Management • Postgraduate Diploma of Economics • Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods • Master of Economics • Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) • Master of Professional AccountingMaster of Business Administration • Master of Business Administration (MBA) • Master of Business AdministrationMaster of Information Technology • Master of Business AdministrationMaster of Conflict and Dispute Resolution • Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management • Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management – Master of Business Administration • Master of Information Technology • Master of Information Technology (Extended) • Master of Business Administration - Master of Information Technology (Extended) • Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

Research • Doctor of Philosophy • Master of Philosophy (Business) with streams in Economics, Tourism, Marketing, Information Technology

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Accounting

Course structure

Accounting is a vital function within all organisations and provides the key financial information that enables private and public sector organisations to take economic decisions and plan their activities effectively.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ACCOUNTING

JCU offers the following accounting programs to graduates from any discipline: • Graduate Certificate of Accounting • Graduate Diploma of Accounting • Master of Professional Accounting

Keri Sime

Master of Professional Accounting Ore Supply Financial and Commercial Specialist, Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd

Being able to balance a full-time job with study was the key to Keri’s decision to enrol in a postgraduate course. “I had been thinking about going back to uni on and off for a couple of years but didn’t want to commit to being a full-time student. Then I went to a JCU open night and discovered I could study for the MPA part-time with classes in the evenings, so I would still be able to keep my day job.” Keri then enrolled in a Masters in Professional Accounting (MPA) with a view to improving her skills and knowledge in the short term and providing more scope for career progression in the long term. The high calibre of academic staff at JCU is something that Keri notes as a highlight of her course so far. In particular Professor Stephen Graw who is the Head of the Law School and author of many Law publications. “Not only is he a good lecturer he is an expert in his field.” Keri appreciates the opportunity to go back to University with some life and career experience behind her, and while it’s often hectic juggling work and study, she believes the long days are worth it. “It’s been very busy working full-time and studying part-time. If it weren’t for the evening classes I would not be able to manage it.” The diversity of her role with Queensland Nickel is what Keri enjoys the most, especially being involved with contract negotiations and analysing and presenting data for decision making. “I enjoy being challenged and applying myself to solve problems.” Keri finds the content of the course easily applicable to her everyday work, “Its great being able to use what you are learning in class, even though I haven’t finished studying it is already benefiting me.” “I would encourage others to take on postgraduate study, it’s a great way to progress your career and there is a lot of satisfaction when you achieve a good grade.”

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• Master of Professional Accounting – Master of Business Administration (Joint Masters). These programs provide training in the key areas of accounting and finance. Subjects in business law and economics provide additional expertise for modern accounting careers. Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting are eligible for associate membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Students must successfully complete any four of the Master of Professional Accounting subjects.

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Abbreviation: GDipAcc Code: 23506 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 24 (8 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in any non-accounting discipline equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree or other qualifications deemed equivalent including Graduate Certificate of Accounting.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete any eight of the Master of Professional Accounting subjects, see below.

MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING T C B 1.5

Subjects successfully completed for the Graduate Diploma of Accounting and Graduate Certificate of Accounting can be credited towards the Master of Professional Accounting.

Abbreviation: MPA Code: 25204 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 36 (12 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

A joint masters program is available with the Master of Business Administration. See JOINT MASTERS (MPA-MBA).

Entry requirements

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF ACCOUNTING T C B 0.5

An undergraduate degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in any non-accounting discipline or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or

Abbreviation: GCertAcc Code: 23511 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 12 (4 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Accounting.

Entry requirements

Subjects

An undergraduate degree in any discipline equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or At least five years of appropriate professional or management experience that meets the approval of the Faculty.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete the 12 subjects listed below. CO5103:03 Management Accounting CO5109:03 Corporate Finance CO5117:03 Introduction to Accounting CO5118:03 Auditing and Assurance Services CO5119:03 Business Law CO5120:03 Taxation Law CO5121:03 Law of Business Organisations CO5122:03 Accounting for Corporations CO5123:03 Advanced Issues in Accounting CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling CO5125:03 Economics for Managers CO5126:03 Strategic Performance Management


Business Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Brisbane campus

Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

JOINT MASTERS Master of Professional Accounting-MBA

This joint masters is designed to provide graduates with skills to operate as professional accountants and to prepare them for senior management positions. The course provides training in the key areas of accounting and finance as well as exposing students to key management areas such as strategy and leadership, human relations, marketing, business law, taxation, economics and business information systems. Graduates are eligible for entry to associate membership of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Subjects successfully completed for the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate of Accounting can be credited towards the Master of Professional Accounting.

MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING-MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION T C B 2 M

Abbreviation: MPA-MBA Code: 25404 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 48 (16 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in any non-accounting discipline or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Accounting, or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete the following 12 subjects within the ‘MPA Program’ and a further four subjects from the ‘MBA Program’.

MPA PROGRAM subjects

CO5103:03 Management Accounting CO5109:03 Corporate Finance CO5117:03 Introduction to Accounting CO5118:03 Auditing and Assurance Services CO5119:03 Business Law CO5120:03 Taxation Law CO5121:03 Law of Business Organisations CO5122:03 Accounting for Corporations CO5123:03 Advanced Issues in Accounting CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling CO5125:03 Economics for Managers CO5126:03 Strategic Performance Management

MBA PROGRAM subjects

LB5214:03 Current Business Issues LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context Plus one of these: LB5217:03 Community Project LB5218:03 Business Plan

Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

Business Administration JCU’s business administration programs provide advanced knowledge, understanding and analytical skills for managing in the twenty-first century. This involves using a wide range of knowledge and research from the social sciences, applied sciences and humanities to develop interdisciplinary and thematic frameworks that enable managers to successfully analyse, strategically plan and implement decisions. The disciplines of economics, finance, marketing, human resource management, accounting, business law, information technology, strategy and leadership and statistics are used to understand the key themes that confront all managers and organisations. Themes include responsible management practices; globalisation; technology and innovation; individual identity and career development; corporate

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governance; sustainability; risk and value creation; entrepreneurship and decision-making; the knowledge economy; leadership and change; and strategy. At JCU the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is available as a general program, providing a broad management education covering all major aspects of business administration. It is also available with majors providing a specialist focus in: Managerial Accounting; Dispute Resolution; Human Resource Management; Marketing; or International Tourism. The MBA general program is also available in joint programs with: • Master of Information Technology and Master of Information Technology (extended) • Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution • Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, see INTERNATIONAL TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, page 29. • Master of Professional Accounting, see ACCOUNTING, page 20 • Master of Public Health (See FMHMS Postgrad Guide). The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Business Administration are available to students seeking shorter courses in business administration, or for those who wish to progress to an MBA incrementally. Applicants without a first degree would be required to progress from the Graduate Certificate to the MBA.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION T C B 0.5 M

Abbreviation: GCertBusAdmin Code: 24711 Mode: internal; F/PT Duration: 0.5 years FT Credit points: 12 (4 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree or qualifications deemed equivalent by the Faculty; or At least five years of appropriate management experience that meets the approval of the Faculty.

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

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Students must successfully complete the core subject LB5214 Current Business Issues plus select a further three subjects from the MBA Core and/or the MBA Outer Core or from a Major (see page 22).

Core subject

LB5214:03 Current Business Issues

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION T C B 1 M

Abbreviation: GDipBusAdmin Code: 24706 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 24 (8 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree or other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Faculty; or A Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete: • Four core subjects listed below, plus • Two subjects from the MBA Outer Core (see below), plus • Two subjects from either the MBA Outer Core, or any MBA major, or any Level 5 Postgraduate subject.

Core subjects

LB5214:03 Current Business Issues LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (General Stream) T C B 1.5-2 * M Abbreviation: MBA Code: 24704 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 36 (12 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46 *or 1 year FT intensive

Entry requirements

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or A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete: • Five core subjects; plus • Two subjects from the MBA Outer Core; plus • Three subjects from either the MBA Outer Core or any MBA Major; plus • Two subjects from any postgraduate level subjects.

MBA Core subjects

Greg Leslie

Graduate, Master of Business Administration-Master of Professional Accounting, 2009 Managing Director, Leslie’s Auto Electrical and Battery World in Townsville and Albion and Enoggera in Brisbane

LB5214:03 Current Business Issues LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers And either: LB5217:03 Community Project; or LB5218:03 Business Plan

MBA Outer Core subjects

When Greg Leslie decided to enrol in an MBA and MPA he was looking to expand his business and move into a managerial role rather than an operational one. After 19 years working as an auto electrician Greg wanted to diversify into other areas of business. While he had developed many hands-on skills he felt he needed more experience in marketing, HR and the academic side of running a commercial operation. Studying part-time, block mode and a mixture of flexible arrangements Greg found the quality of teaching and facilities at JCU was very good and his fellow students provided some excellent support. “I made some really long-term friends and professional associates during my MBA studies, several of whom I do business with today.” Now Greg is Managing Director of his own auto electrical business in Townsville, which employs 20 staff, as well as managing three Battery World businesses based in Townsville and Brisbane. “Studying an MBA made it possible for me to have a more flexible life as I can run my businesses without having to physically be there. Plus I am far more aware of issues relating to retention of staff and strategies for growth and development.” Greg gained a real sense of achievement in completing his MBA and that combined with the knowledge he developed means he now has the theory behind the skills to run his organisations.

Select two subjects: LB5205:03 People in Organisations LB5202:03 Marketing Management CO5125:03 Economics for Managers CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling (compulsory subject for Managerial Accounting major) CO5119:03 Business Law LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise (compulsory subject for International Tourism major) CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security LB5209:03 Managing Globally LB5500:03 Negotiation (compulsory subject for Dispute Resolution major)

Other subjects

Three subjects from the Outer Core (see above) or any MBA major (see below); plus Two subjects from any Level 5 postgraduate subjects.

Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) WITH A MAJOR The MBA is also available with a major, providing general management skills with a substantial focus upon a particular industry or occupation, drawing upon JCU’s considerable expertise and knowledge in these areas. The majors detailed here are: • Dispute Resolution (Townsville only) • Human Resources Management (Brisbane and Singapore only) • International Tourism (Townsville only) • Managerial Accounting (Townsville, Cairns, Singapore and Brisbane) • Marketing (Brisbane and Singapore only). The Dispute Resolution major is valuable for those managers and professionals who deal with dispute resolution and conflict management on a regular basis. This major focuses on negotiation, conflict management strategies and mediation, with the opportunity to consider specific disputes contexts. This major is taught on the Townsville campus with many subjects offered externally. The Human Resource Management (HRM) major is designed for those wishing to enhance their awareness and understanding of issues relating to the management of people in the workplace. This major explores the strategic role of HRM in contemporary and future organisations; analyses critical issues relating to cross-cultural HRM activities of multi-national organisations and smaller organisations working in a global context; and examines the employment relationship, in particular the role of key players and institutional parties such as government, employer associations and unions and their impact upon management and employees. This major is a ‘must do’ for anyone interested in developing and maintaining positive human relations in the workplace and improving productivity through its key assets – people. The International Tourism major encompasses study in

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what is a dynamic and exciting industry, which plays a major role in the local economies of most regions. The major in International Tourism is designed to build on the solid business core of the MBA by providing a specialised understanding of the tourism industry. This major has a strong focus on sustainable and nature-based tourism at both an individual business and destination level. Subjects include sustainable enterprise, managing tourism in protected areas, global destination competitiveness and tourist management strategies. A highlight of this major is an intensive week-long field trip through northern Queensland. The major will appeal to graduates developing a management career in the tourism industry. The Marketing major is designed for non-marketers to gain a holistic view of the exciting and dynamic world of marketing. Through the core subject a sound understanding of basic principles and language of marketing theory and practice will be achieved. As the brand is the most important intangible asset of any organisation, an understanding of the theory and practical management of brands is essential when aligning brand and corporate strategy. Knowledge gained from these prior areas is leveraged into the global context with a focus on marketing products and services internationally. Engaging in marketing activities in a creative and innovative manner greatly enhances the potential for success in the market place. The inclusion of entrepreneurship in the major has been designed with this purpose in mind. The Managerial Accounting major focuses on the use of accounting information by managers of organisations. Students will gain an understanding of the main financial statements produced by an accounting system and the processes by which these are developed. Topics range from basic managerial accounting concepts to more complex issues of using accounting information systems for budgeting, profit planning, performance and control, within a variety of organisational structures. The impacts of technology on

business processes and business transactions are explored. Students will gain specialist management accounting knowledge, and will come to appreciate that accounting reports hold a wealth of information that can be used by a smart manager to fulfil organisational and individual goals, both financially and strategically.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A MAJOR T C S B 1.5-2 * M Abbreviation: MBA Campus: see majors below Code: 24704 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 36 (12 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46 *or 1 year FT intensive

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree or other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Faculty; or A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Course structures

The course structures and campus availability for each of the majors are listed below. Students must successfully complete eight subjects from the MBA (see previous) and a further four subjects from within their major.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION MAJOR (Townsville)

Students must successfully complete five core MBA subjects, plus one subject from the MBA Outer Core, plus any two postgraduate subjects, plus the following subjects core to the major. Some subjects are offered externally.

Subjects core to major

LB5525:03 Conflict and Dispute Analysis ** And either: LB5500:03 Negotiation*; or LB5522:03 Negotiation Theory and Practice* Plus two subjects from: LB5501:03 Mediation LB5514:03 Cross-cultural Dispute Resolution ** LB5515:03 Workplace Dispute Resolution **

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LB5516:03 Public Interest and Multi-party Disputes ** LB5517:03 Commercial Dispute Resolution (not available in 2012) LB5518:03 Advanced Mediation ** LB5519:03 Family and Interpersonal Dispute Resolution (not available in 2012) LB5520:03 Independent Project** LB5521:03 Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace* LB5523:03 Research Project Part 1 of 2** LB5524:03 Research Project Part 2 of 2** LB5526:03 Conflict Management and Transformation** LB5527:03 Conflict Coaching

MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING MAJOR (Townsville, Cairns, Brisbane, Singapore)

* These subjects are offered externally.

Further Information

**Offered internally and externally.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MAJOR (Brisbane and Singapore)

Students must successfully complete five core MBA subjects, one subject from the MBA Outer Core, plus any two postgraduate subjects, plus the following subjects core to the major.

Subjects core to major LB5205:03 LB5305:03 LB5303:03 LB5304:03

People in Organisations Employment Relations International HRM Contemporary Issues in HRM

MARKETING MAJOR (Brisbane and Singapore)

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Students must successfully complete five core MBA subjects, one subject from the MBA Outer Core, plus any two postgraduate subjects, plus the following subjects core to the major.

Subjects core to major

CO5117:03 Introduction to Accounting CO5103:03 Management Accounting CO5124:03 Data Analysis & Decision Modelling CO5126:03 Strategic Performance Management Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au>

JOINT MASTERS MBA-Master of Information Technology

There is a growing demand for graduates skilled in a range of IT technologies – multimedia, computing, networking and software technologies. In addition, there is worldwide demand for graduates with the critical business skills and acumen to fully leverage these technical skills into profitable products and services.

Students must successfully complete five core MBA subjects, one subject from the MBA Outer Core, plus any two postgraduate subjects, plus the following subjects core to the major.

These joint degrees at JCU provide training in a variety of computer support skills, and include preparation for industry standard certification in Cisco and Microsoft technologies.

Subjects core to major

The objective is to provide theory and practical skills in accounting, finance management, marketing, operations management, e-business technologies, multimedia, programming, networking and software. These programs emphasise advanced people and project management skills, together with ethical behaviour and professional vigour.

LB5202:03 Marketing Management LB5207:03 Managing Entrepreneurial Enterprises LB5301:03 Global Marketing LB5302:03 Strategic Brand Management

INTERNATIONAL TOURISM MAJOR (Townsville)

Students must successfully complete five core MBA subjects, one subject from the MBA Outer Core, plus any two postgraduate subjects, plus the following subjects core to the major.

Subjects core to major

LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise TO5005:03 Managing Tourism in Protected Areas (field trip) TO5103:03 Global Destination Competitiveness TO5104:03 Tourism Management Strategies

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-MASTER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY T C S † B 2 * M Abbreviation: MBA-MInfTech Code: 50504 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 48 (16 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46 * or 19 months fast track † domestic students can enrol through JCU’s study-abroad program

Entry requirements

Tim Reynolds

Master of Business Administration, 2009 CEO, Rockfield Technologies

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for both the MBA and the Master of Information Technology, with consideration given for other qualifications or practical experience.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete: • Five MBA Core subjects (15 credit points); plus

Tim Reynolds chose to study an MBA after enjoying his time studying an undergraduate degree in Engineering at JCU. As a CEO, Tim has a blend of responsibilities that include engineering, finance, accounting, human resource management, national and international marketing, information technology, negotiation and strategic business development. One of Tim’s primary goals is to ensure sustainability and growth in the company. The MBA content provided Tim with a comprehensive toolbox of knowledge and information that assist him daily in achieving these objectives at Rockfield Technologies. The flexible study options offered in the MBA program such as intensive block mode subjects and podcasts are some of the program’s highlights, and especially appealed to Tim as his work and travel often conflicted with traditional lecture timetables. He also relished the student-tostudent interactions provided by Learn JCU, “This is a novel approach to learning where students interact through the online ‘Discussion Board’ and can collaborate on research towards the subject goals.” The interaction encouraged by the MBA provides a fantastic networking opportunity allowing students to establish friendships and connections with people from different international and professional backgrounds. Gaining an MBA has had many positive impacts on Tim’s professional life including the ability to improving efficiency, analyse business more deeply, measure the essential performance indicators and ultimately increase the enjoyment gained from business development. Tim believes the MBA is particularly useful because “the subject material is current, relevant and the lecturers have made the material interesting through their own experience and relevant case studies.” “Flexibility in assessment and research was one of the best things about the MBA program. The course allowed me to tailor the majority of assignments towards current real-time issues that were a focus within our company. This added value to my everyday business objectives and allowed the study objectives to relate directly with my real-time company requirements.” 24

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• Two MBA Outer Core subjects (six credit points); plus • Six MIT Core subjects (18 credit points); plus • One MIT Optional subject (three credit points); plus • Two subjects (six credit points) from the MIT Optional subjects list, MBA list or any other postgraduate discipline.

MBA Core subjects

LB5214:03 Current Business Issues LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers And either: LB5217:03 Community Project; or LB5218:03 Business Plan

MBA Outer Core subjects

Select at least two subjects: LB5205:03 People in Organisations LB5202:03 Marketing Management CO5125:03 Economics for Managers CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling CO5119:03 Business Law LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise LB5209:03 Managing Globally LB5500:03 Negotiation

MIT Core subjects

CP5046:03 ICT Project 1: Analysis and Design CP5047:03 ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning CP5310:03 E-Business Technologies

CP5503:03 Enterprise Database Systems – Oracle (not available 2012) CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security CP5605:03 Advanced Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

MIT Optional subjects

Select at least one subject: CP5110:03 Cryptography (not available 2012) CP5520:03 Advanced Database and Applications (not available 2012) CP5601:03 Advanced Data Communication Principles CP5307:03 Advanced Mobile Technology CP5604:03 Advanced Game Design CP5607:03 Advanced Human Computer Interaction CP5608:03 Advanced Animation Techniques CP5609:03 Intelligent Agents and Simulation Plus select a further two subjects (six credit points) from the MIT Options subject list, the MBA subject list or from any other postgraduate discipline.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-MASTER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Extended) T C S † 1 * M Abbreviation: MBA-MInfTech Code: 50504A Mode: internal; F/PT Duration: 2.5 years FT () Credit points: 60 (20 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46 † domestic students can enrol through JCU’s study-abroad program * or 2 years fast track

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for both the MBA and the Master of Information Technology (Extended).

Course structure

Students must successfully complete the following subjects in addition to the subjects for the MBA and the Master of Information Technology (see above).

Master of Information Technology (Extended) subjects Select four subjects: CP1200:03 Introduction to Programming I CP1300:03 Introduction to Programming II CP1500:03 Conceptual Modelling

Plus any Level 2 or 3 CP subject for which pre-requisites have been met and is available. Contact the Faculty for further information.


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Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

MBA-Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers And either: LB5217:03 Community Project; or LB5218:03 Business Plan * offered externally ** offered internally and externally

Conflict and Dispute Resolution subjects

*M Abbreviation: MBA-MDispResol Code: 100904 Mode: flexible delivery/limited attendance/block; F/PT Credit points: 48 (16 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

Select six subjects: LB5501:03 Mediation LB5514:03 Indigenous and Cross-cultural Dispute Resolution ** LB5515:03 Workplace Dispute Resolution ** LB5516:03 Public Interest and Multi-party Disputes ** LB5517:03 Commercial Dispute Resolution (not available in 2012) LB5518:03 Advanced Mediation ** LB5519:03 Family and Interpersonal Dispute Resolution (not available in 2012) LB5520:03 Independent Project** LB5521:03 Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace* LB5523:03 Research Project Part 1 of 2** LB5524:03 Research Project Part 2 of 2** LB5526:03 Conflict Management and Transformation** LB5527:03 Conflict Coaching

* 4 years PT

* offered externally

This course aims to produce graduates with broadly based understanding of the theory, processes and practical application of business and dispute resolution disciplines.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for both the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete: • Seven Core subjects (21 credit points); plus • Six Conflict and Dispute Resolution subjects (18 credit points); plus • One MBA Outer Core subject; plus • Two subjects (six credit points) from the MBA Outer Core list or any MBA majors (see Master of Business Administration with a major, page 22), or any postgraduate discipline.

Core subjects Either: LB5500:03 LB5522:03 Plus: LB5525:03 LB5214:03

Negotiation; or Negotiation Theory and Practice* Conflict and Dispute Analysis ** Current Business Issues

** offered internally and externally

MBA Outer Core subjects

Select at least one subject: LB5205:03 People in Organisations LB5202:03 Marketing Management CO5125:03 Economics for Managers CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling CO5119:03 Business Law LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise LB5209:03 Managing Globally CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security Or up to two approved Level 5 subjects from other disciplines considered complementary to the course.

Master of International Tourism & Hospitality Management-MBA

This joint master level qualification is an innovative program that combines tourism, hospitality and business management to give students the management skills required to be a tourism and hospitality industry professional.

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MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT - MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION C S † B 2 M

Abbreviation: MITHM - MBA Code: 101104 Mode: internal; F/PT Duration: 2 years FT Credit points: 48 (16 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46 † domestic students can enrol through JCU’s study-abroad program

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree or other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Faculty.

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

This joint masters has been designed to enable health professionals to gain advanced management skills while undertaking further study in their area of specialisation. The program aims to develop knowledge and skills for: • Understanding current major public health and management issues • Managing information and human financial resources within health care delivery organisations • Critical analysis by health managers in the context of national and global economic and political environments • Identification and analysis of management issues in health care delivery organisations and the identification of appropriate solutions.

Core subjects

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH – MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Select 14 subjects: LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context LB5202:03 Marketing Management LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise LB5205:03 People in Organisations LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers LB5214:03 Current Business Issues LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership And either: LB5217:03 Community Project; or LB5218:03 Business Plan Plus: TO5101:03 Tourism Systems Analysis TO5102:03 Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management TO5103:03 Global Destination Competitiveness TO5104:03 Tourist Management Strategies TO5202:03 Economic Decision-making in the Hospitality Industry TO5203:03 Hospitality and Gastronomy: Social, Private and Commercial

Elective subjects

Plus select any two Level 5 subjects.

Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

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Master of Public Health-MBA

Course structure

Students must successfully complete 14 core subjects (42 credit points) and two Elective subjects (six credit points).

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Abbreviation: MPH-MBA Campus: Townsville Code: 72604 Mode: internal/block; F/PT Credit points: 48 Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for both the Master of Public Health and the Master of Business Administration.

Course structure

Public Health subjects are offered through a variety of modes including block mode (on-campus intensives) and external (distance education). Business subjects are offered internally and in block mode.

MPH PROGRAM

Students must successfully complete the five core subjects and three electives.

Core subjects

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health TM5526:03 Public Health Economics TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs TM5554:03 Theory and Practice in Public Health And either: TM5513:03 Public Health Management; or TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Elective subjects

Select three subjects from the ELECTIVE SUBJECTS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE PROGRAMS list (See FMHMS Postgrad Guide).

MBA PROGRAM

Students must successfully complete the five core subjects plus three subjects from the MBA Outer Core.

Core subjects

LB5214:03 Current Business Issues LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context LB5215:03 Strategy & Leadership And either: LB5217:03 Community Project or LB5218:03 Business Plan

Outer core subjects

Select three subjects: CO5119:03 Business Law CO5124:03 Data Analysis & Decision Modelling CO5125:03 Economics for Managers CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security LB5202:03 Marketing Management LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise LB5205:03 People in Organisations LB5209:03 Managing Globally

Enquiries

MPH Program, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences Tel: (07) 4781 6107 <AntonBreinl@jcu.edu.au> Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au>

Economics JCU’s Master of Economics (MEc) is designed for students with little prior background in economics and will be of greatest benefit to those who: hold jobs that require a solid understanding of economics; aspire to be promoted to a job where a solid understanding of economics is expected; and/or are considering moving into sectors in which economics expertise is vital. This program provides training in the key areas of economics, such as: • macroeconomic policy and financial markets, pricing, profitability and firm behaviour; 26

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• government intervention in the labour market, the environment and health sector; • regional economic disparities, development and international trade; and • forecasting and econometrics. The skills acquired by graduates enable them to help manage problems associated with a variety of issues including (but not limited to) problems associated with the labour market, human resource management, exchange rates, profitability, politics, social welfare, financial fragility, and the environment. Consequently graduates find it easy to secure jobs in the government sector, in the financial sector and in large private firms. JCU’s MEc is available in two majors encompassing study areas that are highly complementary to the economics discipline: Political Economy and Environmental Management. Alternatively, students who wish to deepen their research skills can decide to write a minor research thesis to round off their MEc.

Postgraduate Diploma of Economics The Postgraduate Diploma of Economics is a one-year full-time program offered both on campus (in Townsville) and off campus. Several subjects are expected to be available in external mode in 2012. It is a full-time program for students who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than economics. It is designed to help prepare graduates to be economic analysts in the public or private sector and serves as a stepping stone towards completing the MEc. The Postgraduate Diploma of Economics can be credited towards the MEc by coursework.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ECONOMICS T 1 M

Abbreviation: PGDipEc Code: 23807 Mode: on campus Credit points: 24 (8 subjects) Mid year entry: Yes


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Minimum entry requirements An appropriate undergraduate degree or qualifications deemed equivalent by the Faculty.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete the first year requirements (Level 1 subjects) of the Master of Economics by coursework. On completion, students may either graduate, or transfer into the second year of the MEc by coursework.

MASTER OF ECONOMICS T 2 M

Abbreviation: MEc Code: 24304 Mode: on campus; F/PT Credit points: 48 (16 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

Minimum entry requirements An appropriate undergraduate degree or qualifications deemed equivalent by the Faculty or completion of the Postgraduate Diploma of Economics.

Course Structure

Students who have successfully completed at least one introductory economics subject and one introductory statistics subject during their undergraduate degree must successfully complete the following list of subjects in the first year of their Master of Economics.

Level 1 subjects

EC5204:03 Managerial Economics EC5205:03 Economic Growth and Regional Development EC5206:03 Macroeconomic Policy EC5207:03 Contemporary Economic Policy and Social Welfare EC5208:03 International Trade EC5211:03 Forecasting EC5212:03 Introductory Econometrics And either: EC5202:03 Project Evaluation; or EC5210:03 Economics of Environmental Management Students who have not completed at least one introductory economics subject and/or one introductory statistics subject in their undergraduate degree must successfully complete their equivalents (CO5125:03 Economics for Managers and CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling) before undertaking the subjects listed above. They should therefore

seek enrolment advice as it may affect the sequencing of subjects. In Level 2 (Second Year), students have four options: • Political Economy Major • Environmental Management Major • General Major • Minor Thesis. The fourth option (Minor Thesis) is only available to students who complete the first year of the MEc with a grade point average in excess of 5.5.

Political Economy Major

Political Economy is the specialist area of Economics that harnesses the fundamental links between economics and politics. The Major in Political Economy prepares students for a career in the international relations arena, studying global governance structures and democratisation processes on the back of a strong economics fundament.

Subjects

BU4062:03 Current Issues in Business Research EC5214:03 Case Studies in Applied Economics and Finance LB5205:03 People in Organisations And either: EC4703:03 Advanced Econometrics; or EC5213:03 Financial Econometrics (not available 2012) Plus one of the following subjects that was not selected in Level 1: EC5202:03 Project Evaluation EC5210:03 Economics of Environmental Management Plus three of the following: AN5006:03 Asia-Pacific Development Culture and Globalisation LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context LB5204:03 Globalisation, Governance and the State PL5003:03 Governance, Democratisation and the State PL5153:03 International Relations and Global Governance

Environmental Management Major

Environmental Management is the specialist area of economics that focuses on the key links between economics and the environment. Studying issues such as environmental sustainability and the management of protected environments on the back of a

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strong economics fundament, this major prepares students for a career in any area relating to natural resource and/or environmental management – either within the private or public sector, or with an international non-government organisation (NGO). Theories studied in this major will be applied within the context of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest, two world heritage areas at JCU’s doorstep.

Subjects

BU4062:03 Current Issues in Business Research EC5214:03 Case Studies in Applied Economics and Finance LB5205:03 People in Organisations And either: EC4703:03 Advanced Econometrics; or EC5213:03 Financial Econometrics Plus one of the following subjects that was not selected in Level 1: EC5202:03 Project Evaluation EC5210:03 Economics of Environmental Management Plus three of the following: EV5002:03 Environmental Impact Assessment EV5003:03 Environmental Economics EV5208:03 World Heritage and National Estate Processes EV5210:03 Management of Marine Protected Areas LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise

General Major Subjects

BU4062:03 Current Issues in Business Research EC5214:03 Case Studies in Applied Economics and Finance LB5205:03 People in Organisations And either: EC4703:03 Advanced Econometrics; or EC5213:03 Financial Econometrics Plus one of the following subjects that was not selected in Level 1: EC5202:03 Project Evaluation EC5210:03 Economics of Environmental Management Plus three of the following: CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling LB5207:03 Managing Entrepreneurial Enterprises LB5500:03 Negotiation LB5514:03 Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution LB5526:03 Conflict Management and Transformation

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

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Minor Thesis

Students who wish to put their acquired research skills to practice can decide to round off their MEc by writing a minor thesis. Under the specialist guidance of one of our dedicated staff, students spend six months completing a research thesis on a topic of their choice. Writing a minor thesis prepares students for a career in academia or similar work environments where specialist research skills are imperative.

Subjects

BU4062:03 Current Issues in Business Research BU4068:06 Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2 BU4069:06 Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2 EC5214:03 Case Studies in Applied Economics and Finance And either: EC4703:03 Advanced Econometrics; or EC5213:03 Financial Econometrics (not available 2012) Plus one of the following subjects that was not selected in Level 1: EC5202:03 Project Evaluation EC5210:03 Economics of Environmental Management

Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au>

Information Technology The information technology industry is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Information Technology professionals are in demand across all sectors of the economy in Australia and around the world. JCU offers the following programs to graduates from information technology, computer science or a related field to further their knowledge skills: • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology • Master of Information Technology • Master of Business AdministrationMaster of Information Technology (See BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION).

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Also available is the Master of Information Technology (Extended) for graduates of other disciplines. There are three majors available within the Master of Information Technology (and the Extended program): • Business Informatics • Interactive Technologies and Games Design • Computing and Networking.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Vilton Crasto

Master of Business Administration -Master of Professional Accounting

When Indian student Vilton Crasto was considering his move to Australia, it was always going to come down to two factors – education and lifestyle. Vilton’s Masters course of choice was an MBA, but he was undecided on whether to study a finance or accounting major. After fielding offers from a number of Australian universities, the choice became clear. “The reason I chose JCU was because of the joint Masters they offered, which gave me all of the subjects I was looking for.” Combine that with the affordable North Queensland lifestyle, and Vilton had ticked all of his boxes. “Life in Townsville is very similar to Mangalore, India, where I am from. The cost of living is very good when compared to other Australian cities and the people in Townsville are very friendly and easy going. I even joined a cricket club here, which allows me to keep myself happy as cricket is my first love. JCU provides a perfect blend of education and lifestyle.” As an international student, Vilton was impressed with the attention and guidance he received from the JCU International Student Centre when he arrived. The accessibility of lecturers and assistance of University staff has also helped him adjust to his studies and life as a student at JCU. “The late evening lecture hours are particularly suited to my lifestyle and I think the course quality and structure is of a high standard.” After two years of full-time study, Vilton will turn his attention to securing a job that will make the best use of his qualifications. “I’ve had a great time and I’m definitely happy I chose to study a joint major. A job in accounting and finance would be my first choice, or a role in business development. As I was lucky enough to get a job at JCU in marketing while I was studying, I would also be interested in a marketing and finance role.”

Elective subjects

Abbreviation: GCertInfTech Code: 50311 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 12 (4 subjects)

MASTER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Tuition fees: see page 46; CS†

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in information technology or a related discipline or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or Evidence of professional experience that meets the approval of the Head of School and Faculty.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete any three core subjects (nine credit points) plus one elective subject (three credit points) from the subject lists below.

Select from any Level 5 subjects.

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Abbreviation: MInfTech Code: 50304 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 36 (12 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46 † domestic students can enrol through JCU’s study-abroad program

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in information technology or a related discipline; or Evidence of professional experience that meets the approval of the Head of School and Faculty; or

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

T C B 1 M CS

Course structure

Abbreviation: GDipInfoTech Code: 50306 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 24 (8 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in information technology or a related discipline or other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Faculty or completion or the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete any six core subjects plus two elective subjects (six credit points). CP5310:03 E-Business Technologies

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CP5609:03 Intelligent Agents and Simulation

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CP5503:03 Enterprise Database Systems – Oracle (not available 2012) CP5601:03 Advanced Data Communication Principles (not available 2012) CP5307:03 Advanced Mobile Technology CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security CP5604:03 Advanced Game Design CP5605:03 Advanced Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery CP5607:03 Advanced Human Computer Interaction CP5608:03 Advanced Animation Techniques

Students must select a major and successfully complete the eight core subjects and four elective subjects (12 credit points).

Business Informatics major Core subjects

CP5046:03 ICT Project 1: Analysis and Design CP5047:03 ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning CP5310:03 E-Business Technologies CP5503:03 Enterprise Database Systems – Oracle (not available 2012) CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security CP5605:03 Advanced Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling LB5202:03 Marketing and Innovation

Elective subjects

Two subjects (six credit points) from any Level 5 LB and/ or CP prefix subjects; and


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Elective subjects

and Hospitality Management aims to develop student knowledge in the areas of business, hospitality management and tourism management with a view to ethical professional empowerment. This course is also available as a joint degree with the Master of Business Administration.

Further Information

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Two subjects (six credit points) from any Level 5 subjects.

four additional subjects from the Extended subjects listed below.

Interactive Technologies and Games Design major

Core subjects:

Core subjects

CP5046:03 ICT Project 1: Analysis and Design CP5047:03 ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning CP5310:03 E-Business Technologies CP5503:03 Enterprise Database Systems – Oracle (not available in 2012) CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security CP5604:03 Advanced Game Design CP5608:03 Advanced Animation Techniques CP5609:03 Intelligent Agents and Simulation

Elective subjects

Two subjects (six credit points) from any Level 5 LB and/ or CP prefix subjects; and

CP1200:03 Introduction to Programming I CP1300:03 Introduction to Programming II CP1500:03 Conceptual Modelling One subject (three credit points) from any CP Level 1, 2 or 3 subjects. Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

Two subjects (six credit points) from any Level 5 subjects.

Tourism

Computing and Networking major

The School’s programs have met the Associate Member Assessment criteria of THE-ICE. Tourism programs available at JCU include:

Core subjects

CP5046:03 ICT Project 1: Analysis and Design CP5047:03 ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning CP5601:03 Advanced Data Communication Principles (not available 2012) CP5307:03 Advanced Mobile Technologies CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security CP5605:03 Advanced Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery CP5607:03 Advanced Human Computer Interaction CP5602:03 Advanced Algorithm Analysis

Elective subjects

Two subjects (six credit points) from any Level 5 LB and/ or CP prefix subjects; and Two subjects (six credit points) from any Level 5 subjects.

MASTER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (EXTENDED) T C S 2 M CS

Abbreviation: MInfTech(ext) Code: 50304A Mode: internal; F/P Credit points: 48 (16 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Course structure

Students must select a major (see above) and successfully complete

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C B 0.5

Abbreviation: GradCertIHM Code: 20511 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 12 (4 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree or evidence of professional experience that meets the approval of the Head of School and Faculty.

• Graduate Certificate of International Hospitality Management (Cairns)

Course structure

• Graduate Diploma of International Hospitality Management (Cairns)

• Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Cairns)

Core subjects: LB5214:03 Current Business Issues TO5102:03 Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management TO5203:03 Hospitality and Gastronomy: Social, Private and Commercial TO5202:03 Economic Decision-making in the Hospitality Industry

• Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management – MBA (Cairns), page 70.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

• Master of Business Administration majoring in International Tourism (Townsville)

Hospitality Management Tourism arrivals to the northern Queensland region number over two million per year, generating over $490 million to the Australian economy and approximately 30,000 jobs for which demand outstrips supply. Skills shortages in the hospitality and tourism industry are well recognised. JCU’s School of Business recognises the need for more management level hospitality professionals. Its postgraduate programs in international hospitality management create a professional pathway for employees in this key industry. The Master of International Tourism

Students must successfully complete the four core subjects.

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Abbreviation: GradDipIHM Code: 101006 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 24 (8 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree or other qualifications deemed equivalent, that meets the approval of the Head of School and Faculty.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete the following eight subjects.

Core subjects

LB5214:03 Current Business Issues TO5102:03 Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management

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

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TO5203:03 Hospitality and Gastronomy: Social, Private and Commercial TO5202:03 Economic Decision-making in the Hospitality Industry

Elective subjects

Select four subjects: LB5202:03 Marketing Management LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise LB5205:03 People in Organisations LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership Either: LB5217:03 Community Project; or LB5218:03 Business Plan

International Tourism and Hospitality Management The Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management aims to develop student knowledge in the areas of business, hospitality management and tourism management with a view to ethical professional empowerment. This course is also available as a joint degree with the Master of Business Administration. This is an innovative joint master level qualification combining tourism, hospitality and business management to give students the management skills required to be a tourism and hospitality industry professional.

MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT C S † B 1.5

Abbreviation: MITHM Code: 24604 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 36 (12 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46 † domestic students can enrol through JCU’s study-abroad program

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree or other qualifications deemed equivalent or completion of the Graduate Certificate or Diploma of International Tourism and Hospitality Management.

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be granted to a maximum of 18 credit points unless part of an approved articulation process.

Core subjects

LB5202:03 Marketing Management LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise LB5205:03 People in Organisations LB5214:03 Current Business Issues LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership And either: LB5217:03 Community Project; or LB5218:03 Business Plan Plus: TO5101:03 Tourism Systems Analysis TO5102:03 Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management TO5103:03 Global Destination Competitiveness TO5104:03 Tourist Management Strategies TO5202:03 Economic Decision-making in the Hospitality Industry TO5203:03 Hospitality and Gastronomy: Social, Private and Commercial

MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT-MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION C S † B 2 M

Abbreviation: MITHM-MBA Code: 101104 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 48 (16 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46 † domestic students can enrol through JCU’s study-abroad program

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree or other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Faculty.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete the core subjects and six credit points (two subjects) of any Level 5 subjects.

Core subjects

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LB5214:03 Current Business Issues LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers LB5202:03 Marketing Management LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise LB5205:03 People in Organisations And either: LB5217:03 Community Project; or LB5218:03 Business Plan Plus: TO5101:03 Tourism Systems Analysis TO5102:03 Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management

TO5103:03 Global Destination Competitiveness TO5104:03 Tourist Management Strategies TO5202:03 Economic Decision-making in the Hospitality Industry TO5203:03 Hospitality and Gastronomy: Social, Private and Commercial

Elective subjects

Plus select any two Level 5 subjects.

Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

Research The School of Business offers research higher degrees for the following disciplines: • Accounting • Economics • Marketing • Management • Information Technology • Tourism. The School provides an excellent atmosphere for research students, with academic staff easily accessible and good support available. Research students have opportunities to tutor within the undergraduate program, providing valuable experience for those wishing to pursue academic careers. Visit the School online to find out more about research opportunities: www.jcu.edu.au/business

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

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Abbreviation: PhD Code: 29502 Mode: external*; F/PT Tuition fees: see page 46 * attendance on campus is required for confirmation and pre-completion seminars and at least three weeks per year for consultation with advisor.


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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with first or second-class (Division A) Honours in an appropriate discipline, or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or An appropriate masters degree with at least a 50 per cent research component, or equivalent, or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or Enrolment of not less than one year full-time or two years part-time in an appropriate masters degree by research; or A masters degree without the minimum 50 per cent research component but with the recommendation of the Head of School based on relevant equivalent research experience.

Next step

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To look for an appropriate advisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a supervisor’.

Graduate Research School

Tel: (07 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <researchstudenthelp@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

Master of Philosophy The Master of Philosophy offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, towards which it can provide a pathway. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the capacity for critical analysis and original research. JCU’s Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts offers a Master of Philosophy (Business) in the following fields of study: • Economics • Marketing • Tourism • Information Technology. It is a two year full-time program offered both on and off campus.

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (BUSINESS)

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OF RESEARCH METHODS

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T C 1 CS

Abbreviation: MPhil Code: 104203 Mode: oncampus/external*; F/PT Tuition fees: see page 46

Abbreviation: PGDipResMeth Code: 29007 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 24 Tuition fees: see page 46

* attendance on campus is required for confirmation and pre-completion seminars and at least three weeks per year for consultation with supervisor.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with first or second class (Division A or B) Honours in an appropriate discipline; or An appropriate Research Methods Course in a related field at a level specified by the Faculty; or Other qualification deemed to be equivalent by the Head of School, Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancelor and Dean of Graduate Research Studies.

Next step

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor. To look for an appropriate supervisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a supervisor’.

Graduate Research School

Tel: (07 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <researchstudenthelp@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

Pathways to Research Research methods courses are for graduates wishing to enter research higher degrees at JCU, who do not have the appropriate research experience to meet Faculty entry requirements. These courses provide graduates with sufficient research experience to enter some research masters programs at JCU. Students need to achieve a grade point average of at least Credit to progress to a research masters program.

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

E 1 M CS

Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a three-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline, with a third year grade point average of at least Credit. Credit may also be granted for recognised prior learning.

Course structure

Students follow an individually tailored course of study to obtain a minimum of 24 credit points, including coursework and research components, as determined by their Head of School. Subjects should be chosen to enable the student to complete JCU’s confirmation of candidature requirements for a research Masters.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF RESEARCH METHODS T C 0.5 CS

Abbreviation: GCertResMeth Code: 29011 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 12 Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

A four-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline; or A three-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline with a third grade point average of Distinction in at least 21 credit points at third year level in their major discipline, and at least a Credit in any undergraduate research methods subject relevant to their intended masters program..

Course structure

Students follow an individually tailored course of study to obtain a minimum of 12 credit points, including coursework and research components, as determined by the appropriate Head of School. Subjects should be chosen to enable the student to complete JCU’s confirmation of candidature requirements for a research Masters.

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School of Creative Arts Creative artists have always been attracted to tropical northern Queensland. JCU’s School of Creative Arts strives to be a vibrant artistic, cultural and collaborative community where excellence and quality underpin all activities and functions. The School seeks to provide high quality learning and research experiences in the creative arts. Areas of study available at the School include: • Photomedia • Media design • Performance • Visual arts • Music and sound media • Illustration and visual media • Contemporary theatre.

Special facilities The School of Creative Arts houses state-of-the-art digital facilities at its complex on the Townsville campus. These include digital media laboratories, music technology laboratories, recording studios, music and performance rehearsal rooms, a performance space, a gallery and multimedia and visual communication studios. The Cairns campus features a specialist art room, digital media lab and performance rehearsal space.

its trademark emphasis on practice-based research. Creative artists can enhance their professional development with postgraduate studies, and the School attracts artists from around Australia and from abroad.

Degrees available • Graduate Certificate of Research Methods • Graduate Diploma of Creative Arts

The School offers flexibility to pursue research off campus, excellent supervision for research students and highly qualified teaching staff, many of whom are practising artists.

• Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods

Research • Doctor of Philosophy • Master of Philosophy (Creative Arts)

Areas of research interest within the School include:

• Master of Music

• Artists’ books • Composition • Creative writing • Graphic design • Illustration • Multimedia • Music technology • Musical composition • Musical criticism and analysis • Musical performance

Partnerships and collaborations

• New media arts

Opportunities for skill sharing and networking are available to students through the School’s excellent links with local galleries, production companies, performance spaces and museums, including:

• Photography, film, video, television

• Painting and drawing

• Playwriting • Printmaking • Sculpture

• Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

• Theatre performance (acting)

• Cairns Regional Gallery

• Theatre directing and acting

• Festival of Chamber Music

• Visual communication.

• JUTE Theatre Cairns • KickArts.

Research opportunities The School offers a broad spectrum of research opportunities across the creative arts through

Contacts Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 Fax: (07) 4781 4021 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/business

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Creative Arts

Kristin Tennyson Student, Master of Creative Arts

Sessional lecturer at JCU and full-time artist

“I’m studying at JCU because I was interested in obtaining a higher degree to further my career as an artist and to have an academic component to my practice. I also liked the idea of researching in the creative arts area.” Kristin is a contemporary artist who works with mixed media, textiles and resins to create paintings, sculptures and handbags. She paints on ready-made surfaces such as wallpaper and flooring lino’ and incorporates discarded plastics, vinyl, vintage materials, needlecraft and billboards into her work. Visits to the dump and op’ shops are a weekly event for Kristin as she searches for old materials. “This course is a fantastic way to develop your skills, plus the quality of the feedback and support from the JCU professors is amazing. They visit me in my studio in Cairns to see what I’m doing and have a very positive influence on my work. The interactions with the other students has also been a huge highlight.” Kristen not only enjoys the easy access to JCU staff but also the way they have encouraged her to progress her own work. She believes that undertaking the research and thesis development courses have been crucial to her study. As an arts practitioner Kristen is on the board of KickArts, Cairns’ Contemporary Arts Centre and is keen to deliver the message that there is a strong growth of professional artists in the Far North that needs to be recognised and supported. Her masters research examines the economics of being a professional artist and she wants to develop her own ability to market and promote herself as an artist. “I want to establish myself as an internationally recognised artist and eventually move into the academic research area.” Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Creative Arts

a minimum of 24 credit points as determined by the Head of School.

• Illustration

This coursework program is designed for graduates who wish to pursue studies in either a single study area or multiple study areas within the School of Creative Arts.

Advanced standing of up to 12 credit points may be granted for prior study.

• Music technology

A broad range of subjects is available, enabling students to pursue either a specific discipline or hybrid creative arts pathway. Subjects are available from: • Communication Design • Performance • Contemporary Theatre • Media Design • Music and Digital Sound • New Media Arts • Photomedia • Illustration and Visual Media • Visual Arts.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CREATIVE ARTS T C 1 M

Abbreviation: GDipCrA Code: 104506 Mode: internal/flexible delivery; F/PT Credit points: 24 (8 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a three-year bachelor degree or other qualifications recognised by the Faculty as equivalent.

Course structure

Students follow an individually tailored course of study to obtain

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Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts

• Multimedia • Musical composition • Musical criticism and analysis • Musical performance • New media arts

Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au>

• Painting and drawing

Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

• Printmaking

Research The School of Creative Arts offers the following research higher degrees: • Doctor of Philosophy • Master of Philosophy (Creative Arts) • Master of Music Research can follow pathways through creative production or more traditional theoretical methodologies. Whatever the pathway, the research process is distilled in a written thesis as the ultimate documentation. Other forms of documentation (eg. video, film, records of exhibition, musical scores, CDs, etc.) can form an integral part of the thesis submission. Research fields include: • Artists’ books • Composition • Creative writing • Graphic design

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• Photography, film, video, television • Playwriting • Sculpture • Theatre performance (acting) • Theatre directing and acting • Visual communication.

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

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY T C E 3

Abbreviation: PhD Code: 19502 Mode: external*; F/PT Tuition fees: see page 46 * attendance on campus is required for confirmation and pre-completion seminars and at least one week per year for consultation with supervisor.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with first or second class (Division A) Honours in an appropriate discipline, or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or An appropriate masters with at least a 50 per cent research component, or equivalent, or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or Enrolment of not less than one year full-time or two years part-time in an appropriate masters degree by research; or A masters degree without the minimum 50 per cent research component but with the recommendation of the Head of School based on relevant equivalent research experience.

Next step

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To look for an appropriate advisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a supervisor’.

Graduate Research School

Tel: (07 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <researchstudenthelp@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs


Creative Arts Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Brisbane campus

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (CREATIVE ARTS) The Master of Philosophy (Creative Arts) is a research degree oriented towards a student’s own artistic practice culminating in an exhibition/performance and thesis submission. The integrated project encompasses creative work with evidence of the creative practice and the theoretical underpinnings of the work. Visit the School online at www.jcu.edu.au/soca

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (CREATIVE ARTS) T C E 2

Abbreviation: MPhil Code: 14403 Mode: internal/external*; F/PT Tuition fees: see page 46 * attendance on campus is required for confirmation and exit seminars and at least three weeks per year for consultation with supervisor.

Entry requirements

A bachelors degree in creative arts, communication design, music, photography, theatre or visual arts (or similar), with first or second class Honours; or Other qualifications deemed equivalent; or An appropriate undergraduate degree and successful completion of a Graduate Diploma of Research Methods or Graduate Certificate of Research Methods; or Nationally recognised professional standing and appropriate experience in one or more of the discipline areas listed on page 34. Evidence of high standing normally includes exhibitions, performances or awards and testimonials from at least three recognised musicians and/or referees. Applicants may also attend an interview/audition.

Next step

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor. To look for an appropriate supervisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a supervisor’.

Graduate Research School

Tel: (07 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <researchstudenthelp@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

MASTER OF MUSIC JCU’s Master of Music is a specialist qualification, which can focus on music pedagogy, sound experimentation and innovation, performance, composition, technology, ethnomusicological or musicological research. This program emphasises the need for methodology/formal recognition of the techniques and issues involved in music or sound documentation and practice. This approach leads students to a critical examination of research strategies as applicable to music or sound. Students are introduced to flexible delivery formats that allow for audio-visual presentation, performance, discussion and other practical activities. Students are examined on their creative/ research output and integrated thesis documentation. Current Research Interests: • Interactive music technology systems: development and performance • Emergent technologies in music composition and analysis • Australian and northern Queensland regional and traditional music • Traditional music of Asia, South Asia, South-east Asia, and the Pacific Rim • Online higher education music delivery • Psychoacoustics, sonic neurology and music therapy • Contemporary music pedagogy and theoretical studies • Music instrument learning and teaching systems • Private tuition and public music examination systems. Visit the School online at www.jcu.edu.au/soca

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Music with first or second class Honours, or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or An appropriate undergraduate degree and successful completion of a Graduate Diploma of Research Methods or Graduate Certificate of Research Methods; or Satisfactory evidence to the Faculty of capability of undertaking a dissertation at Masters level. Evidence of high standing shall normally include performances or awards and testimonials from at least three recognised musicians and/or referees, plus appropriate experience. Applicants also attend an interview/audition.

Next step

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor. To look for an appropriate supervisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a supervisor’.

E 1 M CS

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a three-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline, with a third year grade point average of at least Credit. Credit may also be granted for recognised prior learning.

Course structure

Students follow an individually tailored course of study to obtain a minimum of 24 credit points, including coursework and research components, as determined by their Head of School. Subjects should be chosen to enable the student to complete JCU’s confirmation of candidature requirements for a research Masters.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF RESEARCH METHODS T C 0.5 CS

Abbreviation: GCertResMeth Code: 29011 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 12 Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

A four-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline; or

Pathways to Research

A three-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline with a third grade point average of Distinction in at least 21 credit points at third year level in their major discipline, and at least a Credit in any undergraduate research methods subject relevant to their intended masters program..

Tel: (07 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <researchstudenthelp@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

Research methods courses are for graduates wishing to enter research higher degrees at JCU, who do not have the appropriate research experience to meet Faculty entry requirements. These courses provide graduates with sufficient research experience to enter some research masters programs at JCU. Students need to achieve a grade point average of at least Credit to progress to a research masters program.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OF RESEARCH METHODS T C 1 CS

T E 2

Abbreviation: PGDipResMeth Code: 29007 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 24

* attendance on campus is required for confirmation and pre-completion seminars and at least three weeks per year for consultation with supervisor.

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

Graduate Research School

MASTER OF MUSIC Abbreviation: MMus Code: 14903 Mode: internal/external*; F/PT Tuition fees: see page 46

T C S B

Tuition fees: see page 46

Course structure

Students follow an individually tailored course of study to obtain a minimum of 12 credit points, including coursework and research components, as determined by the appropriate Head of School. Subjects should be chosen to enable the student to complete JCU’s confirmation of candidature requirements for a research Masters.

Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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School of Law The School of Law is proud of its community links in Cairns and Townsville and is strongly supported by the local profession. The School of Law’s postgraduate coursework and research degrees can enhance your career prospects, enable you to reskill, change career or develop an area of personal interest. Coursework programs for non-law graduates include the full suite of courses (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters degree) in conflict and dispute resolution. These courses provide valuable skills for a range of professions and work settings. The Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution is also available as a joint masters with the Master of Business Administration. The Graduate Certificate of Legal Studies and the Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies enable non-law graduates to undertake introductory legal studies or to complete formal qualification in areas of law that are relevant to their present or intended work area. It is useful, for example, for those working as legal studies teachers, as para-legals, in public or private sector organisations with a significant legal involvement, in community organisations and in the police service. They are also useful introductions to the law for those contemplating a full legal qualification but who are not yet sure of the commitment.

For non-law graduates who want to obtain a full legal qualification, whether to practise law or simply to advance their qualifications and career, the School offers a Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry) which allows completion of an accredited legal qualification in the equivalent of 3 years of full-time study, instead of the normal four years. Information about this course is available from the JCU website or the publication JCU Undergraduate Study Guide 2012.

Current research interests in the School include:

Research opportunities

• International law

The School provides a good atmosphere for research law students, with academic staff easily accessible and good support available. Research students may also have opportunities to tutor in the undergraduate program, gaining valuable teaching experience for those wanting to pursue academic careers.

• Mediation and Conflict Resolution

• Alternative dispute resolution • Animal law • Commercial and consumer law • Constitutional law • Contract, partnership and corporate law • Criminal law • Environmental law • Equity • Indigenous people and the law

• Human rights law • Sports law • Taxation law • Torts • Workplace relations law.

The School has recognised research strengths in: • Taxation, corporate and commercial law • Workplace relations law • Sports law • Human rights law • Native title and Indigenous people’s law • Dispute Resolution • Mediation and Conflict Management • Criminal Law.

Contacts Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 Fax: (07) 4781 4021 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/business

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Law

Degrees available • Graduate Certificate of Conflict and Dispute Resolution • Graduate Certificate of Legal Studies • Graduate Certificate of Research Methods • Graduate Diploma of Conflict and Dispute Resolution • Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies • Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods • Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution • Master of Business AdministrationMaster of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Research • Doctor of Philosophy • Master of Laws

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Conflict & Dispute Resolution

Course structure

Conflict and dispute resolution techniques are now recognised as essential for the effective functioning of relationships at the business, community, national and international levels.

Core subjects

The program offers a broad consideration of the cause and effect of conflict and disputes and builds capacity in terms of knowledge, skills and techniques for conflict management and resolution. Areas covered include conflict analysis, negotiation, mediation, and conflict management and resolution in a range of settings. The Graduate Certificate of Conflict and Dispute Resolution is a convenient course for graduates of other disciplines who will benefit from conflict analysis and issue resolution, for example social workers, environmental managers and others. The course is also relevant for middle management and legal professionals. The Graduate Diploma of Conflict and Dispute Resolution and Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution are also available for those who wish to further their studies in this area. The Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution can be combined with the MBA as a joint degree (see Master of Business Administration, Joint Degrees).

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF CONFLICT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION PT* M Abbreviation: GCertDispResol Code: 23411 Mode: flexible delivery/limited attendance/block; PT Credit points: 12 Tuition fees: see page 46 T 1

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Select two subjects: LB5525:03 Conflict and Dispute Analysis** And either: LB5500:03 Negotiation; or LB5522:03 Negotiation Theory and Practice*

Elective subjects

Select two subjects: LB5501:03 Mediation LB5514:03 Indigenous and Cross-cultural Dispute Resolution** LB5515:03 Workplace Dispute Resolution** LB5516:03 Public Interest and Multi-party Disputes** LB5517:03 Commercial Dispute Resolution** (not available in 2012) LB5518:03 Advanced Mediation** LB5519:03 Family and Interpersonal Dispute Resolution (not available in 2012) LB5520:03 Independent Project** LB5521:03 Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace* LB5523:03 Research Project Part 1 of 2** LB5524:03 Research Project Part 2 of 2** LB5526:03 Conflict Management and Transformation** LB5527:03 Conflict Coaching * offered externally. ** offered internally and externally.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF CONFLICT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION T 2 PT M Abbreviation: GDipDispResol Code: 100606 Mode: flexible delivery/limited attendance/block; PT Credit points: 18

Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree or other qualifications or practical experience deemed equivalent by the Faculty; or

*0.5 year fast track

A Graduate Certificate of Conflict and Dispute Resolution from JCU.

Entry requirements

Course structure

An appropriate undergraduate degree or other qualifications or practical experience deemed equivalent by the Faculty.

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Students must successfully complete two core subjects and an additional two subjects (six credit points) of elective subjects.

Students must successfully complete two core subjects and an additional 12 credit points (four subjects) of elective subjects.


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Core subjects

Select two subjects: LB5525:03 Conflict and Dispute Analysis** And either: LB5500:03 Negotiation or

Core subjects

LB5522:03 Negotiation Theory and Practice*

Select two subjects: LB5525:03 Conflict and Dispute Analysis** And either: LB5500:03 Negotiation or LB5522:03 Negotiation Theory and Practice*

Elective subjects

Elective Subjects

Select four subjects: LB5501:03 Mediation LB5514:03 Indigenous and Cross-cultural Dispute Resolution** LB5515:03 Workplace Dispute Resolution** LB5516:03 Public Interest and Multi-party Disputes** LB5517:03 Commercial Dispute Resolution**(not available in 2012) LB5518:03 Advanced Mediation** LB5519:03 Family and Interpersonal Dispute Resolution (not available in 2012) LB5520:03 Independent Project** LB5521:03 Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace* LB5523:03 Research Project Part 1 of 2** LB5524:03 Research Project Part 2 of 2** LB5526:03 Conflict Management and Transformation** LB5527:03 Conflict Coaching * offered externally. ** offered internally and externally.

MASTER OF CONFLICT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION T 1 M

Abbreviation: MDispResol Code: 100604 Mode: flexible delivery/limited attendance/block; F/PT Credit points: 24 Tuition fees: see page 46 *2 years PT

Entry requirements

A minimum of five years academic and professional experience in a cognate discipline and an appropriate undergraduate degree or other qualifications or practical experience deemed equivalent by the Faculty; or Other qualifications and practical experience recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts; or A Graduate Diploma of Conflict and Dispute Resolution from JCU.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete two core subjects and an additional 18 credit points (six subjects) of elective subjects.

Select six subjects: LB5501:03 Mediation LB5514:03 Indigenous and Cross-cultural Dispute Resolution** LB5515:03 Workplace Dispute Resolution** LB5516:03 Public Interest and Multi-party Disputes** LB5517:03 Commercial Dispute Resolution**(not available in 2012) LB5518:03 Advanced Mediation** LB5519:03 Family and Interpersonal Dispute Resolution (not available in 2012) LB5520:03 Independent Project** LB5521:03 Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace* LB5523:03 Research Project Part 1 of 2** LB5524:03 Research Project Part 2 of 2** LB5526:03 Conflict Management and Transformation** LB5527:03 Conflict Coaching * offered externally. ** offered internally and externally.

Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au>

JOINT MASTERS MBA-Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution This course aims to produce graduates with a broadly based understanding of the theory, processes and practical application of business and dispute resolution disciplines.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-MASTER OF CONFLICT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION T 2 * M Abbreviation: MBA-MDispResol Code: 100904 Mode: flexible delivery/limited attendance/block; F/PT Credit points: 48 (16 subjects) Tuition fees: see page 46 * 4 years PT

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for both the Master

T C S B

of Business Administration and the Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete: • Seven Core subjects (21 credit points); plus • Six Conflict and Dispute Resolution subjects (18 credit points); plus • One MBA Outer Core subject; plus • Two subjects (six credit points) from the MBA Outer Core list or any MBA major (see Master of Business Administration with a major, page 22), or any postgraduate discipline.

Core subjects

Select either: LB5500:03 Negotiation; or LB5522:03 Negotiation Theory and Practice* Plus: LB5525:03 Conflict and Dispute Analysis ** LB5214:03 Current Business Issues LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers And either: LB5217:03 Community Project; or LB5218:03 Business Plan * offered externally ** offered internally and externally

Conflict and Dispute Resolution subjects

Select six subjects: LB5501:03 Mediation LB5514:03 Indigenous and Cross-cultural Dispute Resolution ** LB5515:03 Workplace Dispute Resolution ** LB5516:03 Public Interest and Multi-party Disputes ** LB5517:03 Commercial Dispute Resolution (not available in 2012) LB5518:03 Advanced Mediation ** LB5519:03 Family and Interpersonal Dispute Resolution (not available in 2012) LB5520:03 Independent Project** LB5521:03 Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace* LB5523:03 Research Project Part 1 of 2** LB5524:03 Research Project Part 2 of 2** LB5526:03 Conflict Management and Transformation** LB5527:03 Conflict Coaching Or up to two approved Level 5 subjects from other disciplines considered complementary to the course. * offered externally ** offered internally and externally

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

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MBA Outer Core subjects

Select at least one subject: LB5205:03 People in Organisations LB5202:03 Marketing Management CO5125:03 Economics for Managers CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling CO5119:03 Business Law LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise LB5209:03 Managing Globally CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security CV5002:03 Design Thinking (not available 2012)

Legal Studies JCU’s Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies and Graduate Certificate of Legal Studies enable graduates from other disciplines (e.g. legal studies teachers, police officers, members of Indigenous agencies and environmental organisations, middle level managers from the public and private sectors, or those for whom law and/or legal studies is simply an interest) to undertake legal studies, often in specialist areas relevant to their present or intended employment. Subjects successfully completed for these awards may be credited towards JCU’s Graduate Bachelor of Laws.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF LEGAL STUDIES T C 0.5 PT M Abbreviation: GCertLegStud Code: 23311 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 12

Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree or other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Faculty.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete 12 credit points from the School of Law’s extensive range of subjects. Students must plan their study program in consultation with the Head of School to ensure the appropriate sequence and selection of subjects. Where appropriate, students may be permitted to include other law-related subjects normally offered as part of the Business or Science degrees. Advanced standing of up to three credit points for prior learning may be granted upon application. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF LEGAL STUDIES T C 1 M

Abbreviation: GDipLegStud Code: 100806 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 18 Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

An appropriate undergraduate degree or other qualification deemed equivalent by the Faculty.

Course structure

Students must successfully complete 18 credit points from the School of Law’s extensive range of subjects. Students must plan their study program in consultation with the Head of School to ensure the appropriate sequence and selection of subjects. Where appropriate, students may be permitted to include other law-related subjects normally offered as part of the Business or Science degrees. Advanced standing of up to three credit points for prior learning may be granted upon application.

Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

Research The School of Law offers the following research higher degrees: • Doctor of Philosophy • Master of Laws The School of Law has recognised research strengths in: • Taxation, corporate and commercial law • Workplace relations law • Sports law • Torts • Criminal law • Human rights law • Native title and Indigenous people’s law • Dispute Resolution • Mediation and Conflict Management. 40

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Many of the academic staff have national and international reputations in these fields, and supervision at either level is available on both JCU’s Townsville and Cairns campuses. The School provides an excellent atmosphere for research students, with academic staff easily accessible and good support available. Research students may have opportunities to tutor within the undergraduate program, providing valuable experience for those wishing to pursue academic careers.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY The Doctor of Philosophy is a program of supervised original research. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the ability to undertake critical analysis and research to make a significant and original contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the field of study.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY T C E 3

Abbreviation: PhD Code: 69502 Mode: internal/external*; F/PT Tuition fees: See page 46 * attendance on campus is required for confirmation and pre-completion seminars and at least three weeks per year for consultation with advisor.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with first or second class (Division A) Honours in an appropriate discipline, or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or An appropriate masters degree with at least a 50 per cent research component, or equivalent, or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or Enrolment of not less than one year full-time or two years part-time in an appropriate masters degree by research; or A masters degree without the minimum 50 per cent research component but with the recommendation of the Head of School based on relevant equivalent research experience.


Law Townsville campus Cairns campus Singapore campus Brisbane campus

Next step

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To look for an appropriate advisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a supervisor’.

Graduate Research School

Tel: (07 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <researchstudenthelp@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

MASTER OF LAWS The Master of Laws offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD.

MASTER OF LAWS T C 1-2

Abbreviation: LLM Code: 64003 Mode: internal/external*; F/PT Tuition fees: See page 46 * attendance on campus is required for confirmation and pre-completion seminars and at least three weeks per year for consultation with supervisor.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Laws with Honours, or other qualifications deemed equivalent; or An appropriate undergraduate degree and completion of a JCU Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate of Research Methods.

Next step

entry requirements. These courses provide graduates with sufficient research experience to enter some research masters programs at JCU. Students need to achieve a grade point average of at least Credit to progress to a research masters program.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA OF RESEARCH METHODS T C 1 CS

Abbreviation: PGDipResMeth Code: 29007 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 24

CS

including coursework and research components, as determined by the appropriate Head of School. Subjects should be chosen to enable the student to complete JCU’s confirmation of candidature requirements for a research Masters.

Further Information

Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts Townsville Tel: (07) 4781 6625 <FacultyLBCA.TSV@jcu.edu.au> Cairns Tel: (07) 4042 1451 <FacultyLBCA.CNS@jcu.edu.au>

Applicants should have a three-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline, with a third year grade point average of at least Credit. Credit may also be granted for recognised prior learning.

Course structure

Students follow an individually tailored course of study to obtain a minimum of 24 credit points, including coursework and research components, as determined by their Head of School. Subjects should be chosen to enable the student to complete JCU’s confirmation of candidature requirements for a research Masters.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF RESEARCH METHODS T C 0.5 CS

Graduate Research School

A four-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline; or

Research methods courses are for graduates wishing to enter research higher degrees at JCU, who do not have the appropriate research experience to meet Faculty

E 1 M

Entry requirements

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor. To look for an appropriate supervisor, visit the Graduate Research School website and follow the link to ‘Find a supervisor’.

Pathways to Research

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

Tuition fees: see page 46

Abbreviation: GCertResMeth Code: 29011 Mode: internal; F/PT Credit points: 12

Tel: (07 4781 5861 Fax: (07) 4781 6204 <researchstudenthelp@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs

T C S B

Tuition fees: see page 46

Entry requirements

A three-year bachelor degree in the relevant discipline with a third grade point average of Distinction in at least 21 credit points at third year level in their major discipline, and at least a Credit in any undergraduate research methods subject relevant to their intended masters program..

Course structure

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Entry requirements How to apply Study costs Financial assistance International student information A-Z study area index JCU terminology Contacts

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Entry requirements Depending on the postgraduate qualification, entry requirements can include an undergraduate degree, relevant work experience or research experience. Pathway options exist both for coursework and research programs. Coursework entry requirements

work experience instead of a degree may also be considered.

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

Professional doctorate

Postgraduate certificate A bachelor degree in an appropriate study area is usually required. For some courses, applicants with sufficient, relevant work experience instead of a degree may also be considered. Postgraduate diploma A postgraduate certificate or bachelor degree in an appropriate study area is usually required. Graduate certificate A bachelor degree is usually required for entry. For some courses, applicants with sufficient relevant work experience instead of a degree may be also considered. Graduate diploma A bachelor degree or graduate certificate is usually required for entry. Masters A bachelor degree, postgraduate diploma or graduate diploma is usually required. For some courses, applicants with sufficient, relevant 44

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

Research entry requirements For entry to research higher degrees, a bachelor degree with Honours in an appropriate study area is usually required. If you do not have an honours degree, you can enrol in JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Research Methods or Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods. These qualifying courses will equip you with the appropriate research skills to enter a research higher degree.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) A masters by research or bachelor degree with at least first or second class Division A Honours is usually required. For further information about entry to research higher degrees, contact the Graduate Research School to obtain details of application eligibility and enrolment procedures. www.jcu.edu.au/grs Additional requirements Faculties will advise applicants if there are additional entry requirements for some courses. For example, courses including placements in schools, clinics and hospitals or research requiring contact with children need a Blue Card or ‘Working with Children

Check’ issued by the Queensland Commission for Children, Young People and Child Guardian. Other health courses may require immunisation against Hepatitis C. International applicants International applicants should contact James Cook University International for information on entry requirements, English language requirements and application procedures. www.jcu.edu.au/international <international@jcu.edu.au>

Applicants also need approval from the relevant JCU Head of School for their research proposal. Masters by research (including Master of Philosophy) A bachelor degree with at least second class Honours is usually required. If you do not have an honours degree, JCU offers the following research methods qualifying courses: Graduate Certificate of Research Methods and Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods. Professional doctorates A masters by research or bachelor degree with at least first or second class Division A Honours is usually required. Appropriate professional experience is also required.

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Download application forms at www.jcu.edu.au/student/forms


How to apply Applications for postgraduate study are made directly to JCU.

Coursework programs To apply you will need to complete an Application for Postgraduate Coursework form, downloadable from JCU’s Current Students website at: www.jcu.edu.au/student/forms You will need to attach certified copies of your qualifications and academic transcripts with your application. Application deadlines Application dates may depend on your study area. Courses starting Study Period 1 – due date for on-time applications is 6 January 2012. Courses starting Study Period 2 – due date for on-time applications is 22 June 2012. Psychology programs – apply by the last working day, October 2011.

Some teaching programs – apply by the last working day, October 2011. MBA programs – apply throughout the year, although applications must be received no later than four weeks before your intended subjects commence. Marine biology programs – apply by the last working day, October 2011. Block mode subjects – if you are enrolling in a block mode subject (subjects offered outside the main Study Periods 1 and 2) you must submit your application no later than four weeks prior to the commencement of each subject’s study period. Offers We will advise you of the outcome of your application generally within three weeks.

Research programs James Cook University’s Graduate Research School administers all applications for research higher degrees. If you would like to apply to enter a research higher degree at JCU, you first need to develop a topic and find a potential supervisor. Consulting with the head of the relevant JCU school is advisable. The Graduate Research School website sets out research areas at JCU with links to appropriate academics. The Graduate Research School website also explains the application procedure and has links to downloadable application and referee forms. www.jcu.edu.au/grs

JCU’s faculty and school websites contain information about academic staff, research expertise, and current research projects: http://cms.jcu.edu.au/about/ organisation If you wish to enrol as a part-time student, you will need to satisfy the Head of School and your supervisor that you can devote adequate time to your planned research and be able to maintain regular contact with your supervisor. You can submit an application for a research higher degree at any time, for commencement in the following teaching period (semester). The formal application includes original or certified transcripts, a two-page summary of your proposed project and supporting reports from two academic referees. The Application for Research Candidature form is available online. For full details visit the Graduate Research School online: www.jcu.edu.au/grs

International applicants See page 49 for more information for international students. International applicants should contact James Cook International, our centre for international students. Information on entry requirements, English language requirements and application procedures are available from the website: www.jcu.edu.au/international

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What does it cost? Find out about your study costs and payment options. The sooner you are aware of your study costs, payment options and what assistance you are eligible for, the easier it will be to plan your finances. Postgraduate study will be one of the best investments you will ever make.

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

Tuition fee paying places Coursework programs have tuition fees, which are calculated by subject. Amounts will vary depending on the study area or discipline of the subject. JCU’s postgraduate tuition fees are listed opposite. This information, and more, can also be found online at: www.jcu.edu.au/student/fees/dtfp Fees are shown by individual subject, according to the study area for that subject. An indicative annual total is also given, based on a full-time enrolment of subjects in that study area only. Many coursework programs, however, can mix subjects from several study areas, so total fee amounts will depend on your enrolment. The credit-point value of a subject can be found at the end of the subject code. For example, EC5206:03 Macro-Economic Policy is a 3-credit point subject. Paying tuition fees Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders have two options for paying their tuition fees: • P  ay upfront, or in instalments by the payment due date for their subject/s; or

• D  efer payment by requesting FEE-HELP assistance through the Commonwealth government. See Financial Assistance on page 48. New Zealand citizens and permanent non-humanitarian visa holders must pay coursework tuition fees upfront and are not eligible for FEE-HELP loans. Commonwealth supported places Commonwealth supported places are available for a range of degrees in areas of national significance. A list of these courses is shown on the inside back cover of this guide. Commonwealth support is indicated in the course-information boxes associated with each degree throughout this guide. Commonwealth supported students contribute to the costs of their study by paying a student contribution amount, which can be significantly lower than postgraduate tuition fees. The remainder is contributed by the Commonwealth.

for the equivalent of seven years of full-time study from 1/1/2005. For further information visit www.jcu.edu.au/student/fees/ dcs/JCUDEV_007690.html Paying a Student contribution amount Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders have three payment options: • M  ake a full upfront payment of the student contribution for all the subjects you are enrolled in, on or by the payment due date, and receive an upfront payment discount; or • P  ay part of your student contribution on or by the payment due date and receive an upfront payment discount for payments totalling $500 or more. Then defer payment of the remainder through a HECS-HELP loan, see page 48; or

Student contributions are grouped into bands, and are set out in the table below.

• D  efer payment through a HECS-HELP loan for your entire student contribution amount. See Financial Assistance on page 48.

Students need to be aware of the Student Learning Entitlement (SLE), which provides access to Commonwealth supported places

If you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent non-humanitarian visa holder you must pay the full amount of your student

2011 Commonwealth supported student contribution amounts for students starting their study in 2012 Band

Discipline area for your subjects

National Priorities Mathematics, Statistics

Cost per 3-credit point subject

Cost per full-time year

$565

$4,520

Band 1

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

$706

$5,648

Band 2

Agriculture, Allied Health, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Engineering, Surveying

$1006

$8,050

Band 3

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

$1,178

$9,425

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Other study expenses

contribution upfront by the payment due date. You do not qualify to defer payment through a HECS-HELP loan. Our Student Enquiry Centres can supply more information - Tel: 1800 246 446.

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

For a comparison of fee alternatives for domestic postgraduate coursework students, visit www.jcu.edu.au/student/idc/groups/ public/documents/information_about/ jcuprd_055454.pdf

Research students are expected to own their own laptops.

Research study costs

Living costs

Australian citizens and permanent residents who are PhD or masters by research students will be Commonwealth supported under the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) Research Training Scheme (RTS). These places are fee exempt.

You will need to consider costs for accommodation, food, transport and miscellaneous items. Living costs in northern Queensland are generally lower than those in larger metropolitan areas. International students International students pay international tuition fees for both coursework and research programs. International applicants should refer to page 49 for enrolment and financial information.

For further information contact: JCU Graduate Research School Tel: (07) 4781 5861 <researchstudenthelp@jcu.edu.au>

2012 Postgraduate tuition fees Subject Prefix

Subject Discipline

Cost per 3-credit point subject

Cost per full-time year

BU

Business

$2,250

$18,000

BX

Business

$2,250

$18,000

CO

Accounting and Finance

$2,250

$18,000

CP

Computer Science/Information Technology

$2,250

$18,000

CV

Creative Arts

$2,070

$16,560

EC

Economics

$2,250

$18,000

GA

Communication Design

$2,070

$16,560

LA

Law

$2,070

$16,560

LB*

Law/Business

$2,250

$18,000

MU

Music

$2,070

$16,560

NM

New Media Arts

$2,070

$16,560

PT

Photography

$2,070

$16,560

TH

Theatre

$2,070

$16,560

TO

Tourism

$2,250

$18,000

VA

Visual Arts

$2,070

$16,560

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

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Financial assistance Find out how you can defer paying your tuition fees and what scholarships and assistance might be available. Assistance for coursework students Tuition-fee paying students Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders can defer payment of their tuition fees by requesting FEE-HELP assistance. These students can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime. From 1 January 2011 students in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science have a limit of $108,029; the limit for all other courses is $86,422. This loan is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches an annual threshold. In the 2010-11 financial year, this was $44,911. FEE-HELP is interest-free and GST-free, and CPI indexed annually. You must submit a Request for FEE-HELP assistance form, available online, before the census date for your subject/s and provide a valid tax file number. Further information on FEE-HELP is available from the Commonwealth Government’s Going to Uni website – www.goingtouni.gov.au Tuition-fee paying students may also be entitled to a tax deduction, even if you defer payment, if there is a direct connection between your study and work at the time the expense was incurred. Call the Tax Office on 13 28 61 for further advice. New Zealand citizens and permanent non-humanitarian visa holders are not eligible for FEE-HELP. Commonwealth supported students If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place and you are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder,

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you can defer paying your student contribution amount with a HECS-HELP loan. The loan is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a threshold. In the 2010-11 financial year, this was $44,911. HECS-HELP loans are interest-free and GST-free, although CPI indexed annually. You must submit a Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form, available online, before enrolling in your subject/s and provide a valid tax file number. Further information on HECS-HELP is available from the Commonwealth Government’s Going to Uni website – see Further info. Although New Zealand citizens and permanent non-humanitarian visa holders may have a Commonwealth supported place and must complete a Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form before enrolling, they are not eligible for HECS-HELP. For further information on Commonwealth Supported places, visit http://www.jcu.edu. au/student/fees/dcs/index.htm

Assistance for research students Australian postgraduate research students at JCU are Commonwealth assisted. This includes Australian citizens and permanent residents. Research students can also access scholarships and grants. Two significant scholarships for research students at JCU are: • A  ustralian Postgraduate Award (APA), for Australian students only

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• J ames Cook University Postgraduate Research Scholarship, available to Australian and international students. These assist with general living costs for full-time or part-time students. In 2011 these scholarship for full-time students is valued at $22,500 annually - see panel below for closing dates. JCU’s Scholarships site also gives details of postgraduate scholarships and provides links to a range of external organisations that fund research – see Further info.

International students International postgraduate students may be able to access some scholarships for research and coursework programs. See Information for International Students opposite.

Further info Visit the Current Students site for enrolment and financial information. www.jcu.edu.au/student Or contact our Student Enquiry Centre Freecall (within Australia) 1800 246 446 <EnquiriesTownsville@jcu.edu.au> <EnquiriesCairns@jcu.edu.au> JCU Graduate Research School (07) 4781 5861 <researchstudenthelp@jcu.edu.au> www.jcu.edu.au/grs Scholarships JCU’s Scholarships website www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships JASON is a database of research scholarships www.jason.edu.au Commonwealth Government Information about FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP, student contributions, student learning entitlement, plus frequently asked questions are available at the Going to Uni site: www.goingtouni.gov.au


Information for international students There are more than 5,000 international students studying at James Cook University from over 100 different countries. James Cook International should be your first point of contact if you are interested in becoming an international student at JCU. James Cook International coordinates information and services including applying to study, accommodation, visas, tuition fees, overseas student health care cover and general welfare.

Entry requirements Coursework programs The minimum academic entry requirement for a postgraduate coursework degree at JCU is normally successful completion of study equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. However, some postgraduate coursework degrees will consider work experience if students do not have a bachelor degree. Some programs have additional requirements, such as work experience or high academic achievement. Contact James Cook International, see Further info, for specific entry requirements or visit www.jcu.edu.au/courses and search for the course you are interested in. Research programs The minimum entry level requirement for Doctoral (PhD) or Masters (Research) degrees at JCU is successful completion of the equivalent of a 4-year Australian bachelor degree with Honours in an appropriate discipline, or an Australian Masters (Coursework) degree with at least a 50 per cent research component. JCU also offers Research Methods pathways if your previous research experience is limited. Contact James Cook International for more details.

English language requirements

Supporting documentation

Visa information

International students must provide evidence of English proficiency if English is not their first language. English proficiency can be demonstrated by achieving a score in a test such as Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System ) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Other English language tests may also be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. Additionally, students who have successfully completed two years of full-time study in which the language of instruction was English may satisfy the English language requirement. Detailed information about English language requirements for specific courses are available on the JCU International website: www.jcu.edu.au/international/entry

You should attach certified copies of your qualifications, academic transcripts and proof of English language proficiency (if English is not your native language) with your application. Applicants for postgraduate coursework degrees in marine biology, psychology, public health and tropical medicine courses and all research degree applicants must also provide two completed Academic Referee Report forms, which can be downloaded from the International website.

All international students need to apply for a student visa before commencing their studies. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship website has comprehensive information about how to apply for a student visa at www.immi.gov.au

If you meet the academic entry requirements for a course but not the English language entry requirements, you can study English at the JCU English Language Centre before beginning your academic program.

How to apply International students can apply online or download application forms for both coursework and research degrees at the JCU International website. Applicants can also contact James Cook International for copies of the forms, or can receive advice and practical assistance with their application by visiting one of JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many authorised international representatives. To see a full list of JCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overseas representatives in more than 50 countries, visit www.jcu.edu.au/ international/jcurepresentatives Please note, there is no application fee for postgraduate study at JCU.

Academic calendar Academic calendar and semester start dates are available online at www.jcu.edu.au/international

Study costs International tuition fees vary between courses and increase each new calendar year. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a requirement for an Australian student visa and is compulsory for all international students (except Norwegian and Swedish students). International tuition fees and study cost details are available at www.jcu.edu.au/international/fees

Financial assistance A variety of scholarships and financial aid options are available to postgraduate students, including highly competitive scholarships to students commencing research degrees at Masters or Doctoral level. Additionally, many students are eligible for financial aid or loans through organisations or programs set up in their home country. Scholarship and financial aid information is available at www.jcu. edu.au/international/scholarships and www.jcu.edu.au/grs/scholarships

Further info Townsville James Cook International Townsville QLD 4811 Australia Tel: + 61 7 4781 5601 Fax: + 61 7 4781 5988 E-mail: International@jcu.edu.au www.jcu.edu.au/international Cairns James Cook International Cairns QLD 4870 Australia Tel: + 61 7 4042 1438 Fax: + 61 7 4042 1580 E-mail: ISCCairns@jcu.edu.au www.jcu.edu.au/international Singapore James Cook University 600 Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574421 Tel: +65 6576 6833 Fax: +65 6455 2833 E-mail: isc@jcu.edu.sg www.jcu.edu.sg Brisbane James Cook University 349 Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia Tel: + 61 7 3001 7800 Fax: + 61 7 3001 7899 E-mail: jcubrisbane@jcub.edu.au www.jcub.edu.au Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Index of postgraduate study areas Accounting 20 Arts programs see Arts, Education & Social Sciences booklet Business Administration

21

Commerce see Research 30 Computer Science see Information Technology 27 Conflict and Dispute Resolution

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Creative Arts

34

Criminology see Arts, Education & Social Sciences booklet Dispute Resolution see Conflict and Dispute Resolution 38 Economics (see also Research p.77) 26 Ecotourism see Tourism 29 Finance see Accounting 20 Human Resource Management see Business Administration 21 Information Technology

27

International tourism see Business Administration 21 Law see Legal Studies 39 Legal Studies

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Marketing see Business Administration 21 Music see Creative Arts Research 35 Research Sections

see below

Business 30

Creative Arts 34

Law 40

Tourism (see also Research p.31) 29

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Research Scholarships – What’s on offer @ JCU? The range of scholarships available to JCU postgraduate research students is varied and generous, with financial support on offer to cover living costs for full-time or part-time students, as well as research. Funds ranging from $1,000 to $24,000 and beyond are available from JCU or a range of external organisations that fund research. The following scholarships are examples of those available to students of exceptional research potential who are enrolled in doctoral or masters research degrees at JCU, full-time or part-time: • Australian Postgraduate Award (funded by the Australian Government) • JCU Postgraduate Research Scholarship Closing date for Australian students to apply is: 31 October each year.

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JCU terminology

Definitions of some common JCU terms. For definitions of courses, see Postgraduate Pathways on page 18. Advanced standing – subjects completed at another university or education provider which may count as credit towards subjects in a JCU degree. Also referred to as a ‘credit’. Australian student – an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder. Award – a degree, diploma or certificate from JCU’s approved list of awards. Bachelor degree – the first level of study at university, typically requiring three to four years of full-time study. Block mode – subjects offered in block mode require attendance at classes conducted in block teaching sessions; for example, over three consecutive weekends. Census date – the date on which a student’s enrolment in a subject is taken to be finalised and when tuition fees must be paid. Commonwealth supported place – a higher education place for which the Commonwealth Government makes a contribution towards the cost of the student’s education. Course – a combination of subjects required to satisfy the requirements of an award (certificate, diploma or degree). Course coordinator – an academic who oversees the teaching of a course. Coursework program – a postgraduate course in which at least two thirds of the content comprises coursework subjects (i.e. not research).

Credit – See ‘advanced standing’. Credit point – each subject has a credit point value, with most having a value of three credit points. Credit points are shown in the subject code as the last two numbers, for example TM5512:03 Travel Medicine has three credit points. CRICOS code – indicates a course offered to international students in Australia is registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Degree – a university award at bachelor, master or doctoral level. Discipline – an area of study. Elective subjects – subjects that are not core subjects of an award but which may be studied and credited towards the award. External mode – subjects and courses offered by flexible delivery (online and/or print materials) which do not require on-campus attendance for classes. There may, however, be professional placements or some on-campus workshop requirements. Faculty – the organisation of several schools into an academic area responsible for the administration of courses. FEE-HELP – a loan given to eligible fee-paying students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. Fee-paying student – a student who pays tuition fees and is not Commonwealth supported. Full-time student – a normal full-time enrolment is 24 credit points, or eight 3-credit point subjects, per academic year. GPA – a statistic indicating the success of a student in tertiary studies (grade point average).

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

Research higher degree – postgraduate research degrees including research Masters and PhD.

HECS-HELP – a loan available to eligible students enrolled in Commonwealth-supported places that covers all or part of the student contribution amount.

Research qualifying course – courses that incorporate a research component and enable entry to research higher degree programs. At JCU these are known as Research Methods Courses.

Honours – an undergraduate award at a higher level of study which usually contains a research component. International student – a student who is not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen. Temporary residents of Australia are also classified as international. Joint masters – an award involving the combination of two coursework masters. These can be completed in less time than completing the courses separately. Major – an approved sequence of subjects in a discipline leading to a specialisation, for example, Master of Information Technology (E-Business). Mode – the delivery method for a course or subject, for example: internal, external, block mode, or limited attendance. Part-time student – a student enrolled in less than 18 credit points (usually less than six 3-credit point subjects) in one academic year. Prerequisite subject – a subject or condition which must be successfully completed before a later subject can be studied. Professional doctorate – a postgraduate award that can be coursework or research, which enables professionals to improve their professional practice through research and coursework conducted in a professional setting.

Research Training Scheme (RTS) – Commonwealth funding (for a defined duration) for Australian research higher degree students. School – a sub-faculty academic unit, usually containing several related academic disciplines. Student contribution – the amount per subject/credit point that all Commonwealth supported students must pay as a contribution towards the costs of their university education. Study period – subjects at JCU are offered over 11 designated study periods. Each study period has a designated start, finish and census date. Subject code – each JCU subject has a six-character subject code, followed by a colon and the credit point value of the subject. Subject – a discrete portion of a course, identified by a code, title and credit point value. Teaching period – the academic year at JCU is divided into two teaching periods (formerly known as semesters). Teaching Period 1 comprises the first 6 months of the year. Teaching Period 2 comprises the second six months of the year.

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 the courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice. It is the responsibility of students to confirm the specific details of courses, subjects and enrolment. All costs quoted in Australian dollars (A$).


Commonwealth supported places – affordable postgraduate study HECS-HELP loans are available for the following coursework programs* at JCU in areas of national significance. ARTS, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY and SOCIAL SCIENCES

LAW, BUSINESS and TOURISM

Graduate Certificate • Graduate Certficate of Career Development

• Graduate Certificate of Research Methods

• G raduate Certificate of Education (Tertiary Teaching) • G raduate Certificate of Education for Sustainability

Graduate Certificate • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Graduate Diploma • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Postgraduate Diploma • Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods

• Graduate Certificate of Research Methods

Master by coursework • Master of Information Technology

Postgraduate Certificate • Postgraduate Certificate of Clinical Psychology

• Master of Information Technology - Extended

• Postgraduate Certificate of Education

MEDICINE, HEALTH and MOLECULAR SCIENCES

• P ostgraduate Certificate of Family Therapy and Counselling • Postgraduate Certificate of Forensic Psychology • P ostgraduate Certificate of Mental Health Practice Graduate Diploma • Graduate Diploma of Education • Graduate Diploma of Social Science Postgraduate Diploma • Postgraduate Diploma of Clinical Psychology

Graduate Certificate • Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Sciences • Graduate Certificate of Primary Health Care Research • Graduate Certificate of Research Methods Postgraduate Certificate • Postgraduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval

• Postgraduate Diploma of Forensic Psychology

• P ostgraduate Certificate of Allied Health Sciences

• Postgraduate Diploma of Geropsychology

• Postgraduate Certificate of Clinical Education

• Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology • Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods

• P ostgraduate Certificate of Disaster and Refugee Health

Master by coursework • Master of Education

• Postgraduate Certificate of Health Promotion • Postgraduate Certificate of Infection Control

• Master of Guidance and Counselling

• P ostgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Advanced Clinical Practice)

• Master of Psychology • Master of Social Science • Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) Doctor by coursework • Doctor of Psychology

• P ostgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Cardiac Nursing)

• P ostgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Neonatal Care)

• Master of Pharmaceutical Public Health

• P ostgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Perioperative Care)

• Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

• P ostgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Renal Nursing) • P ostgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Specialist Paediatric Care) • Postgraduate Certificate of Public Health • Postgraduate Certificate of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) • Postgraduate Certificate of Soft Tissue Injury • Postgraduate Certificate of Travel Medicine Graduate Diploma • Graduate Diploma of Biomedical Sciences

• Master of Public Health • Master of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) • Master of Rural and Remote Medicine Doctor by coursework • Doctor of Public Health Studies

SCIENCE and ENGINEERING Graduate Certificate • Graduate Certificate of Astronomy • Graduate Certificate of Biotechnology • Graduate Certificate of Research Methods • Graduate Certificate of Science

• G raduate Diploma of Exercise Physiology (Clinical)

Graduate Diploma • Graduate Diploma of Astronomy

Postgraduate Diploma • Postgraduate Diploma of Health Promotion

• Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology

• Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery • Postgraduate Diploma of Nursing

Postgraduate Diploma • Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods

• P ostgraduate Diploma of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Master by coursework • Master of Astronomy

• Postgraduate Diploma of Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)

• Minerals Geoscience Masters

• Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods

Master by research • Master of Philosophy (Science)

• P ostgraduate Diploma of Rural and Remote Medicine • P ostgraduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Master by coursework • Master of Advanced Nursing Practice • Master of Biomedical Sciences

• P ostgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Care of the Older Adult)

• Master of Midwifery (Endorsed Midwife)

• P ostgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Clinical Teaching)

• Master of Nursing Leadership

• P ostgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Intensive Care)

• Master of Occupational Therapy

• Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

• Graduate Diploma of Science

• Master of Science (CW)

• Master of Philosophy (Engineering) Doctor by research • Doctor of Philosophy (Science)

Research Methods Courses • Graduate Certificate of Research Methods • Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods

• Master of Nursing Studies

For more information about financial assistance see page 48, call our Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 246 446, or visit www.jcu.edu.au * Please note, this listing is correct at the time of printing but is subject to change. Some new courses may be waiting for approval for Commonwealth supported places. Check with our Student Enquiry Centre staff for confirmation.


Contact JCU Course enquiries JCU Student Enquiry Centre 1800 246 446 freecall within Australia enquiriestownsville@jcu.edu.au enquiriescairns@jcu.edu.au

Research enquiries JCU Graduate Research School (07) 4781 5861 researchstudenthelp@jcu.edu.au

International student enquiries JCU International Student Centre Tel: (07) 4781 5601 Fax: (07) 4781 5988 internationalstudentcentre@jcu.edu.au www.jcu.edu.au/international

JCU main campus locations Townsville Postal: Townsville QLD 4811 Location: Angus Smith Drive, Douglas Tel: (07) 4781 5255 Fax: (07) 4781 4644 Cairns Postal: PO Box 6811 Cairns QLD 4870 Location: McGregor Road, Smithfield Tel: (07) 4042 1000 Fax: (07) 4042 1128 Singapore 600 Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574421 Tel: +65 6576 6833 Fax: +65 6455 2833

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