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            Study Guide

 In Australia for full-time
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Why JCU?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JCU DAINTREE

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     WORLD FOR GEOGRAPHY                                                                                    IN THE WORLD FOR LIFE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FULL-TIME GRADUATE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AND MINING AND MINERAL                                                                                        SCIENCES5

      • Get a world-class education                                                                                             • Benefit from small class sizes
      • Join global leaders in research, marine
        sciences, biodiversity and tropical ecology
                                                                                                                                • Utilise financial support through JCU
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 OR HIGHER’

      • Develop job-ready skills in state-of-the-art
                                                                                                                                • Make friends and enjoy on-campus
                                                                                                                                  accommodation options
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      • Achieve exceptional employment                                                                                          • Hands-on learning in spectacular,
        outcomes                                                                                                                  World Heritage listed reefs and rainforests


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                                                                          AND HOSPITALITY AND                                                                                                                      & INSTITUTES                                                                                                                    COUNTRIES
                                                                         LEISURE MANAGEMENT4

 2019-2021 (aggregated) Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey, International UG study area. 2 THE World University Rankings 2022 as a percentage of the total number of universities according to the International   6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2022 Good Universities Guide. 7 2021 International Outcomes Survey. 8 2021 Web of Science. 9 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 10 2018 JCU Impact Report.
Association of Universities. 3 2017 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). 4 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS). 5 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
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Your                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Contents

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          VC’s welcome...........................................................4          Funding your studies and scholarships...........22                         Undergraduate academic entry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Make North Queensland your home................6                                  World-class research............................................24         requirements......................................................... 38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JCU Cairns..................................................................8     JCU Study Areas.....................................................26     Postgraduate coursework courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and fees................................................................... 40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JCU Townsville.......................................................... 9        - Business, Law and Finance...............................27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Postgraduate research courses and fees........42

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JCU Brisbane...........................................................10         - Medicine and Dentistry....................................29             English entry requirements............................... 44
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JCU Singapore..........................................................11         - Nursing and Midwifery.................................... 30             HOW TO APPLY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Student life..............................................................14      - Society and Culture........................................... 30        Undergraduate and Postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Your dream career starts with JCU..................16                             - Science, Marine Science, Technology,                                    coursework............................................................. 46
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Practical Learning..................................................18              Engineering and Maths......................................32            Higher degrees by research................................47
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Accommodation....................................................20               Undergraduate courses and fees......................36

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      conditions and stop overs. Please search airline websites for more specific information.                                               5.5 hours

           The flight routes on this map are a selection of what is available and indicative only. Please search appropriate airport websites for more information.

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Welcome to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   James Cook University values and celebrates the diversity of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             community and is committed to ensuring our learning and working

James Cook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             environment is safe and welcoming.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             JCU is proud to be part of the Respect. Now. Always. campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             – a national initiative led by Universities Australia to highlight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             our determination to ensure our students and staff are safe from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             discrimination and sexual harassment. Further information about

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the campaign and free services available for students can be found at

Education is vital to our shared future. It is only through
education that we deepen our understanding of the world,
gathering the skills needed to use knowledge effectively                                                                                                                                                                    Our commitment to Australian Aboriginal
and grow as people able to contribute to society and shape                                                                                                                                                                  and Torres Strait Islander peoples
a brighter future. Education also provides a route to access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            James Cook University is committed to building strong and mutually beneficial partnerships that work towards closing the employment, health and
more challenging and rewarding careers. Yet education is                                                                                                                                                                    education gap for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
also so much more: It can let us dream, explore exciting                                                                                                                                                                    Our students come from many backgrounds, promoting rich cultural and experiential diversity on campus.

new concepts, have fun, and make lifelong friends.                                                                                                                                                                          We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the Australian lands and waters where our staff and students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            live, learn and work. We honour the unique cultural and spiritual relationship to the land, waters and seas of First Australian peoples and their continuing and rich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            contribution to James Cook University (JCU) and Australian society. We also pay respect to ancestors and Elders past, present and future. Aboriginal and Torres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Strait Islander peoples are advised that this publication may contain names or images of people who have passed away.
As you start your international education journey, our commitment                                          and how they might enable your journey of discovery. We are committed
to you is that JCU is about all these things. We are also about great                                      to you having a student experience that is life-changing, whether it is in
student experiences and exceptional academic and career outcomes.                                          one of the most fascinating places in the world or online in the comfort
All Australian universities will make the same promises, but with                                          of your own home.
JCU there is one big difference. While you study you can experience
authentic learning in our own backyard across the Great Barrier Reef,                                      The COVID-19 global pandemic and international travel restrictions
Daintree Rainforest, and the great Australian outback. You can also                                        have resulted in changes to teaching and learning at JCU, in order to
work with regional and remote communities, explore ecosystems as                                           keep everyone safe and adhere to Australian Government guidelines.
living laboratories, or work in areas where climate change and the                                         We have made adjustments to our course offerings to enable students in
awesome power of nature are both fearsome and challenging.                                                 some courses to study online, and will continue to work closely with our
That’s why JCU is Uni, but not as you know it.                                                             students to ensure they gain the best possible outcome from their time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Coming Together and Respecting Difference
                                                                                                           studying with us, and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to                                                                                                                                       Acrylic on linen by Kassandra Savage (JCU Alumni)
For over 50 years, JCU has helped create that brighter future through
students and graduates who make a difference. We are committed to                                          launch their careers.                                                                                                                                                                                       Language group: Waanyi and Walangama clan part of Gkuthaarn/Kukatj nations
bringing together our natural world, the built environment, people                                         During times of uncertainty, education increases in its importance to                                                                                                                                       JCU acquired this artwork as part of our commitment to implement the Reconciliation
and societies, through experiential learning. We do so with a view to                                      you and your community and an educational experience that crosses                                                                                                                                           Action Plan. The artwork represents JCU’s story in an Australian Aboriginal and Torres
living the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and were                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Strait Islander way:
                                                                                                           international borders and engages international perspectives is
ranked #5 in the world1 for our commitment to health and wellbeing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    Circles in the middle depicts JCU as a meeting place
                                                                                                           becoming more important than ever. Thank you for taking the time to
We have a strong international reputation, recognised among the
                                                                                                           explore JCU. We look forward to creating a brighter future with you                                                                                                                                         •    Outer circles are JCU’s linkages to communities through their students who return
world’s top 300 universities2, top 25 universities for ecology3, the top
                                                                                                           that makes a difference.                                                                                                                                                                                         home to share their new knowledge and understandings
100 for earth and marine sciences4, and being independently rated five
stars for starting salary, learner engagement, full-time employment,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •    Different patterns within the hands and arms are the differences between and within
and social equity5. These achievements are hard-earned and a tribute                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and multicultural Australia. There are also similarities
to the commitment of academics and professional staff in supporting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in the hands and arms used to illustrate us standing together for equity and equality
students on their journey to becoming well-rounded graduates.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •    The ripple effect in the arms and hands represents our reconciliation journey; starting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            small, growing bigger and reaching out to touch more and more lives. The effect
As you explore this guide, consider the opportunities available to you                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gathers momentum to develop support and understandings. The circles represent the
                                                                                                           Professor Simon Biggs                                                                                                                                                                                            importance of yarning circles, meeting circles, and communities, in order that we can
                                                                                                           Vice Chancellor and President                                                                                                                                                                                    connect with each other.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This publication is intended as a general guide for prospective international students. All applicants should contact the University to confirm admission requirements, fees and availability of courses.
    2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. 2 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities. 3 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. 4 2022 QS World University Rankings.                                      Information is correct at the time of printing. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.
    2022 Good Universities Guide.

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Make North
your home

The Strand, Townsville.

Enjoy hands-on learning opportunities in unique and spectacular locations –
including UNESCO World Heritage listed rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef.
Explore, discover, grow and make unforgettable memories.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Smithfield Mountain Bike Park is the oldest in the country and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            located directly behind JCU’s Cairns Campus.
North Queensland offers a unique combination of a stunning                Welcoming communities
climate, pollution-free environment, multicultural population, and
a significantly lower cost of living than Australian cities such as       The international student populations in Cairns and Townsville are
Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.                                           diverse and close-knit, and the local communities are multicultural
                                                                          and welcoming.
North Queensland is one of the world’s leading hubs for coastal and
tropical science and environmental studies. If you’re interested in the   International students have many opportunities to become part of
future of the planet, there are few better places to study.               the local community and enjoy the Australian lifestyle, and meet
                                                                          new friends from all around the world.

Explore the great outdoors
Explore reefs, rainforests, coastal, mountain and outback ecosystems
and Indigenous centres. Enjoy the stunning tropical climate and take
part in a range of outdoor recreational activities including hiking,
mountain biking, and snorkelling and scuba diving. Or simply relax on
one of our many famous beaches, where white sand and crystal-clear
waters await you.

                                                                                                                                                                     International PhD. student Chris Hemingson lays a transect tape over
                                                                                                                                                                     a coral reef. Photo: Victor Huertas Martin                             Enjoy living in welcoming, multicultural and student-friendly communities.

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JCU Cairns

The Ideas Lab at JCU Cairns.

Students in Cairns have access to modern teaching facilities and resources in a
tranquil, rainforest location.                                                                                                                                                                                                  CAIRNS

Cairns is the only place in Australia where       A nature lover’s wonderland                     Climate                                                        Perth                                           Sydney
two UNESCO World Heritage Sites are               The 100 million-year-old UNESCO World           Wet season (November–May)
located side-by-side. The gateway to the          Heritage-listed Wet Tropics Rainforest is       24°–32°C/75°–90°F
                                                                                                                                                                                              Adelaide   Canberra
Great Barrier Reef and Daintree and Wet           right on the doorstep of Cairns. Take an easy   Hot, rainy and humid                                                                          Melbourne                                              The Laura Quinkan Dance Festival highlights the diverse communities,
Tropics Rainforest - Cairns is an inspiring       walk or long hike and explore the rich and      Dry season (June–October)                                                                                                                            language, song, dance and stories and showcases the strength, pride and
place for students who want to make a             unique biodiversity within this 894,420         17°–26°C/63°–79°F                                                                                                            Hobart                  uniqueness of Aboriginal peoples.
difference and spend time with like-minded        hectare wonder. The Cairns Regional Council     Mild and dry
eco-aware people.                                 provide residents with a great range of
                                                  sports grounds, walking and cycling tracks      Population
The city centre sits on the waterfront, with                                                      City: 240,190
                                                  and free exercise classes.
parks, restaurants, bars, sport and recreation                                                    JCU Campus: 3,309 students
areas and a 4800m² lagoon along the               A region buzzing with arts and culture
Esplanade.                                        Cairns is world renowned for its reef and       Transport
                                                  rainforest but if you scratch the surface you   Bus, drive or cycle between campus and
Close to the main JCU campus are a chain
                                                  will also discover a region buzzing with arts   home. Cairns also has an international
of relaxed seaside suburbs including Trinity
                                                  and culture. Take in a show at the Cairns       airport.
Beach and Palm Cove. Picture sandy beaches
dotted with palm trees, and lifeguard             Performing Arts Centre, Munro Martin
                                                  Parklands or Tanks Arts Centre, explore the     Places of worship
patrolled swimming areas.                                                                         JCU’s Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre.
                                                  various bars and restaurants, check out one
Cairns is a clean, green city and its residents   of the ocean-side markets, or explore the
are passionate about protecting and                                                               Medical
                                                  rich history of the world’s oldest living
advancing the understanding of the region’s                                                       JCU students can access local healthcare
outstanding natural environment. Industries                                                       services including dental, medical and
that drive Cairns are diverse, ranging from       Campuses                                        psychological services. The Cairns Hospital
tourism and health through to agriculture         JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus,                  provides 24 hour acute care.
and education.                                    Smithfield, is located near the popular
                                                                                                  On-campus sport
                                                  northern beaches and approximately a
                                                                                                  Gymnasium, basketball courts, sport fields
                                                  20-minute drive from the city centre. Study
                                                                                                  and a world-class mountain bike track.                            The Cairns Esplanade is a great place to enjoy a walk and grab a bite
                                                  facilities can also be accessed at the JCU                                                                        to eat. Photo credit: Tourism and Events Qld and Andrew Watson.
                                                  Cairns, Bada-jali campus, Cairns City.

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JCU Townsville

The Science Place at JCU Townsville, a four-level, 12,000 square-meter hub for teaching and research with ultramodern laboratories and technology-enabled active learning spaces.

At the heart of a tropical health and knowledge precinct, JCU Townsville offers a
unique study experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cairns

A thriving coastal port city, Townsville is the              Outdoor adventures                                            Places of worship                                                        Perth
largest city in northern Australia and one of                There’s so much to explore in Townsville.                     JCU’s Multifaith Chaplaincy Centre.                                                                       Canberra               Sydney
Australia’s fastest growing regional centres.                Grab a snorkel and explore the kaleidoscopic                                                                                                                 Adelaide
The region has a strong and diverse economic
                                                             colours of the Great Barrier Reef, jump on a                  Medical                                                                                          Melbourne
                                                             ferry and visit nearby Magnetic Island or walk                JCU students have access to a range of
base including mining, mineral processing,
agriculture, manufacturing, tourism,
                                                             up Castle Hill - a giant pink granite monolith                on-campus services including dental, medical,                                                                             Hobart                Enjoy the 360-degree views of Townsville from the top of Castle Hill.
                                                             standing proud in the centre of the city.                     psychological, physiotherapy, occupational
healthcare, government and defence.                                                                                        therapy, speech pathology and exercise
Leading hub for marine research                              Campus                                                        physiology clinics. Students can also access
Townsville is renowned for marine research                   JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus,                          nearby healthcare services including the
and is home of the headquarters of major                     Douglas, is approximately a 20-minute drive                   Townsville University Hospital which is
marine research and management authorities                   from the city centre. Study facilities can also               located adjacent to the JCU campus and
including The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park                 be accessed at the Townsville City Campus.                    provides 24 hour acute care.
Authority and The Australian Institute of
                                                             Climate                                                       On-campus sport
Marine Science. Take advantage of JCU’s
                                                             Summer (December–February)                                    Gymnasium, basketball courts, tennis courts,
research sites on Orpheus Island and the
                                                             24°–32°C/75°–90°F                                             squash courts, netball courts, rugby and
Daintree Rainforest as part of your studies.
                                                             Hot and humid                                                 soccer fields, hockey fields and cricket pitches.
Vibrant lifestyle                                            Winter (June–August)
Visit ‘The Strand’, a 2.2km beachfront                       13°–26°C/56°–79°F
promenade in the heart of Townsville. Along                  Mild and dry
this palm tree lined stretch are bike and
walkway paths, safe swimming beaches,
                                                             City: 229,031
picturesque picnic spots, playgrounds,
                                                             JCU Campus: 11,637 students
exercise stations, and restaurants and bars
with water views. Townsville offers an eclectic              Transport
mix of cafes, restaurants, boutiques and bars,               Bus, car, cycle or walk between campus and
as well as fresh food markets.                               home.                                                                                                                                  Be part of Townsville’s dynamic marine research community. Photo
                                                                                                                                                                                                    credit: Harriet Spark, Grumpy Turtle Creative.                         The Strand offers a range of fun outdoor activities.

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JCU Brisbane                                                                                                                                                              JCU Singapore

                                                                                                    Perfect weather and proximity to some of the world’s
                                                                                                    most beautiful natural wonders are just some of the                   Prepare yourself for the global workforce in one of the
                                                                                                    reasons you will love studying in Brisbane.                           most dynamic cities in the world.

JCU Brisbane is a modern, metropolitan campus located in the centre of Brisbane.                                                                                          James Cook University in Singapore was established in 2003, as JCU’s first
Experience a world-class education, work opportunities and a balanced lifestyle                                                                                           international campus. The Singapore campus boasts cutting-edge facilities,
in a welcoming and multicultural city. JCU Brisbane hosts many student clubs,                                                                                             collaborative learning spaces, and internationally renowned lecturers to help you
associations and events where students can socialise with university staff and                                                                                            succeed every step of the way. You will get the same quality educational programs
students from over 88 countries.                                                                                                                                          and senior academic staff as JCU students in Queensland.                                                                                                                                             

Brisbane fast facts                                 Climate                                          Places of worship                                                    Singapore fast facts                                      Climate                                        Places of worship
                                                    Summer (December–February)                       A prayer room is available on-campus for                                                                                       Dry season (March–August)                      Two prayer rooms are available on-campus
• Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the     21°–30°C/69°–85°F                                student use.                                                         • As an ever-evolving city, Singapore is at the           25°–32°C/77°–90°F                              for student use.
  third largest city in Australia                   Warm with rainy periods                                                                                                 forefront of global health, technology and              Wet season (September–February)
                                                    Winter (June–August)                             Medical                                                                economic advancement                                    24°–32°C/75°–90°F.                             Medical
• Brisbane has been officially selected to host
                                                    11–21°C/51.6°–69.8°F                             There are hospitals, medical clinics,                                                                                                                                         The JCU Singapore Psychology Clinic is
  the 2032 Olympics                                                                                                                                                       • Be a part of this rich multicultural
                                                    Dry and mild                                     psychology clinics and more off-campus.                                                                                        Population                                     located on campus. A hospital is available 15
• Brisbane is close to some of Australia’s best                                                                                                                                                                                     5.45 million (city), 4,000 (campus)            minutes from the campus, as well as several
  beaches on the Gold Coast and Sunshine            Population                                                                                                                                                                                                                     medical clinics around the city.
  Coast                                             2.5 million (city)                                                                                                                                                              Transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Two MRT (train) stations are a 10-minute       Sporting facilities
• Brisbane is one of the most affordable cities     Transport                                                                                                                                                                       walk from campus, and there are three bus      A wide range of sporting facilities are
  in Australia and is known for being safe and      Bus, train and ferry services are available                                                                                                                                     stops within a short walking distance to the   available on campus, including a gymnasium,
  friendly.                                         within a short walking distance of the                                                                                                                                          campus.                                        cricket pitch, multi-purpose sports courts
                                                    campus. The Brisbane International Airport is                                                                                                                                                                                  (basketball, volleyball and tennis), and an
         Darwin                                     open 24/7 and is Australia’s third largest                                                                                                                                                                                     indoor multi-purpose hall for badminton
                                                    airport in terms of passenger traffic.                                                                                                                                                                                         games.
                                 Cairns                                                                                                                                                    Kuala Lumpur

Perth                                   Sydney
                  Adelaide   Canberra

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Student life

Student Life
Meet new people, make connections and experience the very best of student life.

International Student Support                                                 The JCU Student Association and JCU International Student Association
                                                                              provide a range of social, sporting and academic clubs and societies
The JCU International Student Support team are dedicated to ensuring          meaning there are plenty of ways to meet like-minded students. All JCU
every international student gets the most out of their time at JCU.                                                                                                          Market Day offers the opportunity to meet new people with common cultural,   Sign up for the airport arrival service/transfer and you will be greeted by 'CROCS'
                                                                              students receive membership to the JCU Student Association, offering
                                                                                                                                                                             political, religious, sporting, recreation and academic interests.           student mentors.
A range of social events are held on a regular basis, to help international   discounts, events and amenities.
students develop friendships, meet staff, and become familiar with
campus services.                                                              Sport and recreation
The team provide a range of services, including pre-departure                 Access a range of on-campus sporting clubs and facilities including gyms,
information, an airport arrival service, accommodation advice, and            basketball courts, sporting fields and world-class mountain bike tracks.
international student mentor programs.
An International Student Orientation is held at the start of each
semester. This is a great opportunity to make new friends, meet JCU
                                                                              Trips and tours
staff, and hear important information about life at JCU.                      Looking for a bit of adventure? Take a break from study and explore
                                                                              beautiful North Queensland’s mountains, beaches, reefs and rainforests.
The team provide support and assistance in emergencies, and all JCU
                                                                              Cuddle a koala, go skydiving or bungee jumping, or just find the best cafe
international students can access a 24/7 after-hours student hotline.
                                                                              in town. There is plenty to do for all tastes and personalities.

Events                                                                        Volunteering
Social gatherings, sporting activities, talent competitions and
                                                                              If you’re passionate about sustainability and the environment, our
celebrations are organised for students on campus, and are also hosted
                                                                              award-winning TropEco program could be perfect for you. Collaborate
by community organisations.
                                                                              with like-minded people and volunteer in a range of TropEco activities,
                                                                              from running campaigns to maintaining on-site community gardens.
On-campus convenience                                                         Volunteer opportunities abound, and are a great way to make friends
                                                                              and spend time with like-minded people. You could volunteer at
Cairns and Townsville campuses both offer a range of food outlets for         Orpheus Island Research Station near Townsville, or at the Fitzroy Island
your coffee, snacking and lunch needs.                                        Turtle Rehabilitation Centre near Cairns.

Clubs and societies                                                           The Learning Centre
Meet new people with common cultural, political, religious, sporting,         The Learning Centre supports students with a range of resources. Our
recreation and academic interests.                                            Learning Advisors help build academic skills and provide study tips,
                                                                              numeracy and basic statistics development, help with academic reading
                                                                              and writing, or run programs to further develop your English language
                                                                              skills with workshops or online programs.

        The International Student Barometer Survey measures decision-making, expectations,
                 perceptions and intentions from application through to graduation.

                                                                     JCU results

                                                                                                                                                                               The JCU 2021 JCU International Gala and Awards Night celebrated and recognised the achievements and contributions of JCU’s international
                                                                                                                                                                               students. A number of awards were announced at the event. Pictured above from left to right are the award recipients: Christopher Eric
                                                                                                                                                                               MacDonald - winner of the Spirit of Australia Award, Thibault Enrik Thime Eddie - winner of the Community Engagement Award, Lucas Leo
                                                                                                                                                                               Lutzenkirchen - winner of the Undergraduate International Student of the Year Award, Deborah Anne Burn - winner of the Inspirational
                                                                                                                                                                               Leader Award, and Nnamdi Chidiebere Mgbemena - winner of the Postgraduate International Student of the Year Award.
     Support services 90.8% satisfaction rate                                       Arrival services 91.6% satisfaction rate

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International Study Guide - NO.
Your dream career
starts with JCU
JCU graduates have the perfect balance of technical skills and creative
outside-the-box thinking. We emphasise practical, immersive learning –
making JCU graduates highly employable.

Professional experience is key
T ake part in field trips, clinical placements, practicums and internships,
 and network with leading industry professionals via student placements
 and projects. You will transition into the workforce with the practical
 skills and knowledge you need to succeed.
                                                                               in Australia for Full-time Employment Rates
                                                                                                International Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021

Careers and employability services
We offer services including career planning, events and workshops,
assistance with finding work while studying, job application tips and
support, and much more.
                                                                               in Australia for Full-time Graduate Salaries
Go global
Moving to Australia to commence your studies at JCU is an adventure                             International Graduate Outcomes Suvery 2021

in itself, but why stop there? Interstate and international study,
work placement and volunteering opportunities give you the global
perspective you need to take your degree to the next level.

                                                                                   5     STARS
                                                                                                                                   5          STARS

                                                                                                                               for Full-time
Build your skills, experience and your resume via a range of
extracurricular volunteering opportunities. Make a valuable difference
                                                                               for Employability                             Employment and
to the community, have fun, gain work experience and network with                                                             Starting Salary
friends and professionals. From protecting the environment to assisting
                                                                                  2021 QS Stars Rankings                        2022 Good Universities Guide
at events, there is a volunteering opportunity to suit everyone.

                                                                                                                                                                                  JCU Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery student Dinuka Ariyarathna from Sri Lanka
                                                                                                                                                                                  completed a placement at the Innisfail Hospital in Far North Queensland, providing essential
                                                                                                                                                                                  services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Dinuka Ariyarathna
                                                                                                                                                                                  SRI LANKA
                                                                                                                                                                                  BACHELOR OF MEDICINE, BACHELOR OF SURGERY

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Practical Learning

The JCU Orpheus Island Research Station.

Take advantage of our unique tropical location and take part in field trips to put
your learning into practice.

Field trips                                                               Daintree Rainforest Observatory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Get hands-on learning at JCU's Aquaculture facility.
Many JCU subjects include field trips to various locations including      The Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest rainforests in the world.
our very own research stations on Orpheus Island in the Great Barrier     It has the highest biodiversity of any ecosystem in Australia and is a
Reef and in the Daintree Rainforest. Some of our most popular trips       magical landscape with unique biota, including numerous living fossils.
include Wooroonooran National Park, Wambiana Station in Western           Completely off-grid, the JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory is the
Queensland, JCU’s Orpheus Island Research Station, Three-mile Creek,      only field station in Australia operating a rainforest canopy crane and
Magnetic Island and Reef HQ.                                              is one of only five long-term ecological monitoring sites in Australia.
                                                                          Facilities include a lecture theatre, indoor and outdoor laboratories and
Orpheus Island Research Station
JCU’s Orpheus Island Research Station is located 125km north of
Townsville. Many subjects include field trips to the Island, which        Wambiana Station
facilities include accommodation for up to 57 guests, wet and dry labs,   Wambiana is a fully operational outback cattle station. The Station
temperature control room laboratories, and a range of boating, SCUBA      contains a range of habitats including woodlands, dense thickets, a river,
diving and snorkelling equipment.                                         a lagoon, and areas grazed at different densities. It’s a great place to
                                                                          spot lots of Australian wildlife, including varied macropods (kangaroos,
                                                                          wallaroos, wallabies and bettongs), possums, marsupial carnivores, many
                                                                          species of birds and a diverse array of reptiles.

                                                                                                                                                                         Enjoy nature up close and personal on our tropical campuses.   Researchers in 'the crane' at the JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

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                                                                                                                                                                     JCU Townsville’s newest accommodation features a range of spaces to study, relax and socialise. Located next to JCU’s Technology Innovation
                                                                                                                                                                     Complex, this new student accommodation is home to more than 400 students. Designed to provide contemporary and affordable student
Each private bedroom has a lock and a range of features to ensure you                                                                                                accommodation in a secure, safe, and environmentally sustainable space, the facility features study bedrooms in group-share accommodation,
can rest and study.                                                                                                                                                  high-quality communal facilities, and a centralised, self-catered ‘master-chef’ style kitchen and dining space.

Find the right accommodation for you to call home at JCU.

Living on-campus                                                             Find the right option for you                                                             Living off-campus
Living on-campus is a great way to make new friends and immerse              JCU provides on-campus accommodation at JCU Townsville and JCU                            Off-campus housing can include sharing a house with other students,
yourself into JCU and Australian culture. By living somewhere                Cairns. JCU Townsville has five different accommodation options that                      off-campus student accommodation or renting an entire property.
comfortable and conveniently close to where you study, you can               house over 1,200 students, and JCU Cairns has a complex for 300
                                                                                                                                                                       Before committing to a property or room off campus, always check:
improve your overall student experience. Our on-campus options range         students. Whether you need accommodation for a semester or for your
from long corridor-style, fully-catered residences to smaller self-catered   full degree, there are plenty of options available.                                       −     hat you are getting is part of your lease. For example, images of
facilities. With so many options available across our different campuses,                                                                                                   the property with furniture may have been put there for marketing
                                                                             −    ll rooms at our on-campus residences are single board, with a
you can find the perfect place to suit your needs.                                                                                                                          purposes only
                                                                                 single bed, study desk, chair, fan, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi
                                                                                                                                                                       −     ates and length of time you are committing to. You will be signing
                                                                             −   E ach residence has a different style of living, culture and
Support and security                                                              atmosphere. There are options for fully catered meals, which can be
                                                                                                                                                                            a legal document, which you may not be able to break if you change
                                                                                                                                                                            your mind
Living on-campus is so much more than just a room. It is a safe, secure           adapted to dietary requirements, or self-catered housing.
and fun way to study. All residences include academic, wellbeing and                                                                                                   −    T he property is located close to the university campus, bus stops
social support.                                                                                                                                                              and amenities.
−   E ach bedroom has a lock that only you and our staff can access.
                                                                             With homestay accommodation, you are matched with a local family
     Only residents have after-hours access to any buildings
                                                                             from the area to live with. All homestay hosts have been:
                                                                                                                                                                       Further information and virtual tours of
−   S ecurity cameras throughout the buildings. JCU security are on-                                                                                                  each residence
                                                                             −   Screened by the JCU’s homestay provider, and
     campus and patrol the grounds 24/7 and can escort you back to
     your residence if you are studying late at night                        −   Undergo training to provide a high level of service and comfort to
                                                                                 the student.
−   Our on-campus team are here to support you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   There are options for full catered meals, or self-catered housing.

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Funding your
studies and

When preparing your budget, make sure you do your research and factor                                                                                                     Scholarships
in all your possible expenses. To help guide you, we've detailed what study
costs you may incur as well as costs to think about before you arrive that       Living costs                                                                             We are proud to offer a range of scholarships to international students.
are related to your studies.                                                     Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important
                                                                                                                                                                          JCU Vice Chancellor’s International Student Scholarship
                                                                                 part of your financial preparation.
Tuition Fees                                                                     The below provides a guide to the approximate cost of living,                            Provides up to a maximum of AUD$40,000 per year for the minimum
                                                                                 and is provided by the Australian Government website                                     course duration.
International tuition fees for all levels of study are detailed from page 36. All costs in are
                                                                                 Australian dollars, are approximate and are subject to change.                           JCU International Excellence Scholarship
Incidental and Administration Fees                                               Accommodation                                                                            Provides a 25% tuition fee reduction for eligible high-achieving students
Some courses have Incidental and Administration Fees for compulsory                                                                                                       from Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Papua New
                                                                                 •   Hostels and Guesthouses - $90 to $150 per week
purchases not covered by your tuition fees such as uniforms, safety
                                                                                 •   Shared Rental - $95 to $215 per week
                                                                                                                                                                          Guinea and the USA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “JCU offered a great scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      that helped me to balance my studies,
equipment and participation in course-related field trips.
                                                                                                                                                                          JCU International Merit Stipend
                                                                                 •   On-campus - $110 to $280 per week
Student Services and Amenities Fee                                               •   Homestay - $235 to $325 per week                                                     Provides monthly payments of AUD$800 to assist with expenses                work and wellbeing. With my studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      from JCU, I can come back to my
                                                                                                                                                                          throughout the duration of study at JCU, for eligible high-achieving
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for JCU students      •   Rental - $185 to $440 per week                                                       students from Africa.
and is used to provide a range of student support services and facilities.
                                                                                 Other living expenses
                                                                                                                                                                          Research Scholarships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      country and register my career.”
                                                                                 •   Groceries and eating out - $140 to $280 per week
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)                                                                                                                                      JCU offers highly competitive scholarships to students commencing           Ana Belen Munoz Arteta
                                                                                 •   Gas, electricity - $10 to $20 per week                                               research degrees at Masters or Doctoral level..
OSHC is insurance to assist international students in meeting the costs                                                                                                                                                                               ECUADOR
of medical and hospital care that they may need while in Australia. As an        •   Phone and Internet - $15 to $30 per week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (PROFESSIONAL
international student, it is a condition of your student visa that you have      •   Public transport - $30 to $60 per week                                                                                                                           QUALIFYING)
OSHC for the entire duration of your stay in Australia.
                                                                                 •   Car (after purchase) - $150 to $260 per week                                                                  You can browse all scholarships available to       JCU INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
                                                                                                                                                                                                   international students on the JCU scholarships     RECIPIENT
Financial Aid                                                                    •   Entertainment - $80 to $150 per week
                                                                                                                                                                                                   website, which provides further details on all
JCU processes financial aid for students from a variety of countries. JCU is                                                                                                                       scholarships including eligibility criteria and
also registered as a provider to certify and administer US Federal Aid for new                                                                                                                     application information.
and continuing US students located at our Cairns and Townsville campuses.

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JCU’s own canopy crane in the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest.                                                                                                         JCU’s proximity to the Great Barrier Reef means students have easy access to a diversity of marine and coastal ecosystems.

Study at a university known for its world-leading research, knowledge
infrastructure, partnerships and research findings.

JCU is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics           •   Geology                                                                              Unrivalled access to environmental sites                                        JCU research sites
world-wide through discoveries that make a difference.                           •   Human Geography
                                                                                                                                                                          JCU campuses and research hubs are on the doorstep of some of the               Study and research in JCU’s innovative research facilities
But don’t just take our word for it. Excellence in Research for Australia        •   Human Movement and Sports Science                                                    world’s most spectacular environments, including:                               across Northern Queensland.
(ERA) rated 83% of JCU’s research fields as world-class or above.                •   Immunology
                                                                                                                                                                          •     The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park                                        JCU Cairns Institute
JCU received the highest possible rating, well above world standard, in          •   Inorganic Chemistry
                                                                                                                                                                          •     The rainforests of the Wet Tropics                               
the research areas of ecological applications, ecology, environmental            •   Law
science and management, fisheries sciences, geology, medical                                                                                                              •     The savannahs of Cape York Peninsula                                      JCU Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine
                                                                                 •   Linguistics
microbiology, organic chemistry and plant biology. Every field of                                                                                                         •     The deserts of the arid outback.                                
research in medical and health sciences was rated world-class or above.          •   Materials Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                          These living laboratories provide JCU staff and students with unlimited         JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory
                                                                                 •   Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
JCU received a rating of world-class or above in the following research areas:                                                                                            opportunities. Governments and global businesses consider JCU’s       
                                                                                 •   Medical Microbiology                                                                 research as central to the future of the tropics.
•    Anthropology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         JCU Orpheus Island Research Station
                                                                                 •   Microbiology
•    Applied Mathematics                                                                                                                                                  JCU has strong links with rural, remote and Indigenous communities    
                                                                                 •   Neurosciences                                                                        in the Asia Pacific region. Many local, national and international
•    Archaeology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          JCU Marine and Aquaculture Research Facility
                                                                                 •   Nursing                                                                              research organisations and industry groups collaborate with JCU. These
•    Biochemistry and Cell Biology                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                 •   Oncology and Carcinogenesis                                                          linkages help ensure our courses are research-rich and reflect the
•    Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology                                                                                                                           latest innovations. Many of our staff and students are co-located with          ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
                                                                                 •   Organic Chemistry
•    Classical Physics                                                                                                                                                    researchers from partner institutions.
                                                                                 •   Physical Chemistry and Environmental Geoscience                                                                                                            
•    Clinical Sciences
                                                                                 •   Plant Biology                                                                                                                                                        Australian Institute of Marine Science - AIMS@JCU
•    Criminology
                                                                                 •   Public Health and Health Services                                                                                                                          
•    Ecological Applications
                                                                                 •   Sociology                                                                                                                                                            JCU eResearch Centre
•    Ecology
                                                                                 •   Specialist Studies in Education                                                                                                                            
•    Electrical and Electronic Engineering
                                                                                 •   Technology                                                                                                                                                           JCU Advanced Analytical Centre
•    Environmental Science and Management
                                                                                 •   Tourism                                                                                                                                                    
•    Evolutionary Biology
                                                                                 •   Veterinary Sciences                                                                                                                                                  JCU Fletcherview Research Centre
•    Fisheries Science
                                                                                 •   Zoology.                                                                                                                                                   
•    Geochemistry

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in the world for Hospitality
                                                                                                                      Business, Law and Finance
    JCU study areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and Tourism Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS)

                                                                                                                      JCU Business, Law and Finance is a leader in practical, professional skills and
                                                                                                                      knowledge. A strong focus on professional development and multidisciplinary
                                                                                                                      education enables JCU graduates to excel.
 JCU students explore, discover and
                                                                                                                      Bachelor of Business
 grow through research and teaching                                                                                   Students can tailor this degree to suit their interests and career goals
 that makes a difference to people and                                                                                through a flexible combination of core subjects and a range of majors and

 societies, the natural world and built                                                                               minors.
                                                                                                                      Work integrated learning opportunities are embedded from year one and
 environment. Follow your passion and                                                                                 prepare students for a final year work placement to develop practical skills
                                                   ALLIED HEALTH AND
 find a course that fits you.                          PHARMACY
                                                                            BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE                        and make industry connections.
                                                                                                                      Majors available:
                                                                                                                      •     Business Intelligence and Information Systems
                                                                                                                      •     Hospitality and Tourism Management
                                                                                                                      •     Human Resources Management
                                                                                                                      •     International Business
                                                                                                                      •     Management
                                                                                                                      •     Marketing for the Digital Age
                                                                                                                      •     Sports and Events Management.
                                                                                                                      Can also be studied via a joint degree:
                                                                                                                      •     Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Laws
                            MARINE SCIENCE       MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY   NURSING AND MIDWIFERY                       •     Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Psychological Science
                                                                                                                      •     Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Business
                                                                                                                      •     Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science.

                                                                                                                      MBA [2-year]
                                                                                                                                                                                                     “I looked at JCU and I was
                                                                                                                      This flexible course can be tailored to suit a range of professional
                                                                                                                      interests and career goals across fields including economics, marketing,       really impressed by the way JCU
                                                                                                                      international business or entrepreneurship. Students learn from leading
                                                                                                                      industry experts and develop industry experience to prepare for global
                                                                                                                                                                                                     represents itself in the global market.
                                                                                                                      career options via a research project or a professional internship.            Another thing that attracted me to
                                                                                                                      Majors available:                                                              JCU was the location.”
                                                                                                                      •     Conflict Management and Resolution
                                                                           SOCIETY AND CULTURE                        •     Entrepreneurship                                                         Noah Enrique Thomas
                                                                                                                      •     Finance (external only)                                                  INDONESIA
                                                                                                                      •     Project Management.                                                      BACHELOR OF BUSINESS AND
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
                                                                                                                      Master of International Tourism and
                                                                                                                      Hospitality Management
                                                                                                                      Become a leader in the hospitality and tourism sector with this
                                                                                                                      specialist JCU postgraduate course. Advance your career and become
                                                                                                                      a management-level professional with expert knowledge of business
                                                                                                                      operations and administration.
                                                                                                                      The Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management can be
                                                                                                                      combined as a joint degree with the Master of Business Administration.
  SPORT AND EXERCISE                                                      VETERINARY AND ANIMAL
                        TEACHING AND EDUCATION          TOURISM
       SCIENCE                                                                   SCIENCE

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Medicine and Dentistry
                                                                                                                     Be equipped with the skills to make an impact. JCU Medicine and Dentistry
                                                                                                                     students gain valuable skills and experience through extensive clinical practice
                                                                                                                     and graduate with the confidence to take on any challenge after undertaking
                                                                                                                     placements in diverse communities.

                                                                                                                     Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery                                        Bachelor of Dental Surgery
                                                                                                                     The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery is the first step to a career      JCU’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery provides students with the knowledge
                                                                                                                     as a medical practitioner.                                                       and skills for a rewarding career.
                                                                                                                     Our teaching combines integrated instruction in biomedical and social            Our broad-based program includes all aspects of dental practice, with a
                                                                                                                     sciences, professional practice, and clinical medicine, in a tropical context.   focus on tropical, rural and Indigenous practice.
                                                                                                                     Students gain the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat human            Students develop practical work skills in JCU’s world-class dental teaching
                                                                                                                     injuries and disease and benefit from modern facilities, extensive clinical      complex, with a state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratory, and
                                                                                                                     training and a superior learning location.                                       benefit from over 2,000 hours of clinical practice in a range of settings
                                                                                                                                                                                                      from rural and remote communities to city areas.
                                                                                                                     JCU’s Townsville campus medical precinct is adjacent to the Townsville
                                                                                                                     University Hospital, which is the largest teaching hospital in regional          The course is fully accredited with the Australian Dental Council – the
                                                                                                                     Australia. Other clinical locations include Cairns Hospital, Mackay Base         national accreditation and standards body. Dentistry graduates are eligible
                                                                                                                     Hospital, the Mater hospitals in Townsville and Mackay, and numerous             for professional registration within Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
                                                                                                                     smaller teaching centres in rural and remote communities.

                                                                                                                        in Australia for Full-Time
                                                                                                                       Employment, Median Salary
                                                                                                                               2022 Good Universities Guide, UG Dentistry

“One of the reasons I picked JCU is the amazing amount of clinical hours
 that you just don’t find in the US or Canada. In total, JCU prepares you with
 2,200 hours of clinical hands-on experience treating patients so you feel very                                           “JCU provides an exceptional
 work ready the minute you graduate”                                                                                      educational experience, with plenty
                                                                                                                          of placement opportunities and
Tanner Pachal
                                                                                                                          interactions with all walks of life.”
                                                                                                                          Srikaveri Sriram
                                                                                                                          BACHELOR OF MEDICINE, BACHELOR OF SURGERY

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Nursing and
                                                                                          Society and Culture
JCU is a leader in regional, rural and                                                    JCU Humanities, Creative Arts and
tropical healthcare sciences with an                                                      Social Sciences programs empower
emphasis on authentic learning and                                                        critical and creative thinking. Graduates
compassionate care.                                                                       have strong analytical skills and a
                                                                                          solution-based approach.

Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-registration]                                            Master of Social Work (Professional
The JCU Bachelor or Nursing Science [Pre-registration] prepares students                  Qualifying)
for careers in multiple settings from large metropolitan hospitals to rural
                                                                                          Our Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) program is recognised
and isolated practice clinics.
                                                                                          by the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Students learn how to assess clients, communicate with people from diverse
                                                                                          Subjects cover the unique and complex challenges of social work,
cultural backgrounds, plan and implement nursing interventions, and
                                                                                          including global issues and international perspectives.
manage and evaluate nursing care in this professionally-accredited degree.
                                                                                          Students gain practical professional experience and acquire valuable
Extensive supervised professional practice and clinical experience in real
                                                                                          hands-on experience working with individuals, families, groups and
world settings starts from year one.
                                                                                          communities through on-campus classes and residential workshops.
Benefit from JCU’s reputation as the Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
Research, and the World Health Organisation’s Collaborating Centre for
Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research Capacity Building.
Graduates will be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1)
with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

    “We don’t only study what’s written
    in the book. They invite guest
    lecturers from the profession,
    from the field itself, so it gives us
    knowledge of what is going on
    currently in the market. The entire
    course curriculum is outstanding                                                                                                                                               “It is refreshing to find the curiosity and interest in every student on campus.
    and that’s the reason I’m here.”                                                                                                                                               We are all here because we want to learn and not because we must. And that
                                                                                                                                                                                    willingness to learn reflects in everyone’s engagement and openness.”
    Chandandeep Patel
                                                                                                                                                                                     Carmen Bittner
    QUALIFYING)                                                                                                                                                                      BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE (PRE-REGISTRATION)

                              2                                          TOP
             in Australia for                                         in Australia for
             Median Salary                                            Social Sciences
                                                           2021 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
         2022 Good Universities Guide, UG Nursing
                                                                 Graduate Outcomes Survey, PG study area

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Science, Marine Science, Technology,
Engineering and Maths
With access to a unique tropical learning environment and the Great Barrier Reef
right on our doorstep, JCU students are ready to lead in a fast-paced world.

Bachelor of Science                                                                    Master of Science 1.5 years (full-time)                                                          “James Cook University has a very good support system, so there is always
The JCU Bachelor of Science is a flexible program, allowing students to
tailor their studies to suit their interests and career plans. The degree
                                                                                       This flexible course includes a range of diverse majors and electives to
                                                                                       allow students to extend and specialise core knowledge components.
                                                                                                                                                                                         someone to ask for help if you need it, whether it’s with academic writing or if
covers the fundamentals of science in year one. Students then select one
                                                                                       Students learn from research and industry experts through practical
                                                                                                                                                                                         you just want to talk to somebody. Café International on Tuesday mornings is a
                                                                                                                                                                                         great way to meet other international students studying at JCU.”
or two majors to continue to build knowledge and skills in their chosen
                                                                                       experiences in varied environments.
discipline areas.
                                                                                       Majors available:
Students undertake research in unrivalled locations including the World-
Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, and learn in state-        •      Aquaculture Science and Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                          Vesla Hauan Nilsen
of-the-art research and teaching facilities such as JCU’s Science Place.                                                                                                                  NORWAY
                                                                                       •      Environmental Earth Science
Students can choose one or two majors.                                                 •      Environmental Management                                                                    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Majors available:                                                                      •      Fisheries Science and Management
                                                                                       •      Geology
•    Aquaculture Science and Technology
                                                                                       •      Global Change Biology
•    Chemistry
                                                                                       •      Marine Biology
•    Data Science
                                                                                       •      Tropical Biology and Conservation.
•    Earth Science
•    Marine Biology
                                                                                       Master of Science (Professional) 2 years (full-
•    Mathematics
•    Molecular and Cell Biology
                                                                                       The Master of Science (Professional) includes the same majors as the
•    Physics
                                                                                       Master of Science, but also includes advanced coursework subjects and
•    Zoology and Ecology.                                                              either an independent research project or an industry-based project. The
A Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree is available to high-achieving                  research project is a pathway towards a PhD by research program.
                                                                                       Majors available:
                                                                                       •      Aquaculture Science and Technology
Bachelor of Marine Science
                                                                                       •      Environmental Earth Science
Pursue your passion for the ocean and marine life while studying in JCU’s
                                                                                       •      Environmental Management
advanced research aquariums and laboratories.
                                                                                       •      Fisheries Science and Management
Undertake research at the JCU Orpheus Island Research Station, or at coral
                                                                                       •      Geology
reefs, islands and seagrass and mangrove environments. Build capabilities
in the use of seabed mapping and fish assessment sonar, oceanographic                  •      Global Change Biology
sensors, and use a range of technologies to gather data above and below                •      Marine Biology
the waves.                                                                             •      Tropical Biology and Conservation.
High achieving students can continue their studies through the Bachelor
of Science (Honours) degree.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “There are so many opportunities to get hands-on experience in the field. If you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    are interested in volunteering and going on field trips, you just need to look, you
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                                                                                                                                              25                                                                    will find them!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sanna Perrson
      in the world for Marine                                  in the world for Earth                                              in the world
      and Freshwater Biology                                    and Marine Sciences                                                 for Ecology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BACHELOR OF MARINE SCIENCE
      2017 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)              2022 QS World University Rankings                   2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS)

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                                                                                                                                   in the world for                                in the world for Mining and
“After I graduated college, I heard things
                                                                                                                              Biodiversity Conservation                                Mineral Engineering
 from people about JCU in the environmental
 world and how they loved the program as
                                                                                                                                2017 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)     2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS)

 well as the researchers. I researched the
 university and fell in love with the marine                                                                             Master of Marine Biology
 biology program and the opportunities to be                                                                             Where better to study Marine Biology than at the university ranked
 on the Great Barrier Reef.”                                                                                             number one in the world for Marine and Freshwater Biology?
                                                                                                                         Students gain unrivalled practical experience in unique locations including
Katrina Dutton                                                                                                           the JCU Orpheus Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef, and
                                                                                                                         work with emerging technologies for marine ecosystem monitoring.
                                                                                                                         Professional experience can be further developed via an internship option
MASTER OF SCIENCE (PROFESSIONAL)                                                                                         with leading organisations in North Queensland, further afield in Australia,
                                                                                                                         or internationally. An optional research project is also available.

                                                                                                                         Master of Engineering (Professional)
                                                                                                                         This robust postgraduate program develops advanced skills and
                                                                                                                         knowledge highly-valued within the engineering sector.
                                                                                                                         Students study general and advanced engineering and develop
                                                                                                                         professional skills in risk engineering, asset management, safety in design,
                                                                                                                         business leadership and data analytics.

                                                                                                                         Master of Information Technology
                                                                                                                         JCU Master of Information Technology graduates are highly skilled and
                                                                                                                         well equipped to solve technology challenges of the future.
                                                                                                                         The degree includes foundation and core subjects to foster advanced
                                                                                                                         critical analysis skills and develop comprehensive knowledge of tools and
                                                                                                                         technologies. Students benefit from the opportunity to gain hands-on
                                                                                                                         experience applying new skills to practical problems and learn from
                                                                                                                         industry experts.
                                                                                                                         Graduates are eligible to become an Associate Member of the Australian
                                                                                                                         Computer Society (ACS).

                                               “In the villages where I grew up, when                                                                                                                                “The Master of Marine Biology
                                                the sun sets, people are left in the dark.                                                                                                                           will provide graduates with the
                                                Shops and markets have no choice but to                                                                                                                              skills most sought after by marine
                                                shut down until the next day. I wanted to                                                                                                                            sector employers. Students develop
                                                help villages like mine to tap into readily                                                                                                                          specialist knowledge in different
                                                available solar energy to light up the night.”                                                                                                                       fields of marine science, and gain
                                                                                                                                Want more JCU                                                                        hands-on experience of professional
                                               Douglas Muthamia
                                                                                                                                international student                                                                practice with either a focus on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     knowledge discovery or work
                                               MASTER OF ENGINEERING (PROFESSIONAL)                                             stories?                                                                             integrated learning.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Associate Professor Mia Hoogenboom
                                                                                                                                                                        MARINE BIOLOGY DISCIPLINE, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AND ENGINEERING

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