James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Advanced Science

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Develop your passion for discovery and choose from nine different majors. You will also choose from a set of core advanced skill subjects to develop analytical and modelling skills that are highly sought-after by future employers. Apply your skills and knowledge to real-world research projects and have the opportunity to be published in international scientific journals. Go on overseas exchange programs and study natural environments in other parts of the world. Use your degree as a pathway to other health professions or higher research.


72 credit points as per course structure. A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1. A minimum of 18 credit points of science subjects must be taken at level 3 or higher.


  • Advanced molecular and cell biology
  • Aquaculture science and technology
  • Chemistry
  • Data science
  • Earth science
  • Marine biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Zoology and ecology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C) Recommended Knowledge: English (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C)

Study pathways

Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria and is offered on a full-time or part-time basis.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $121,080
  • ATAR: 90
  • Full-time : 3 years
JCU Townsville International: $121,080
  • ATAR: 90
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Not all majors available in Cairns. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

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