James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Advanced Science

James Cook University JCU

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

The Bachelor of Advanced Science prepares high achieving highly motivated students for careers as the future leaders and researchers in the sciences where strong quantitative skills and in-depth knowledge are in high demand. A range of specialisations are available from the majors listed. Through fieldwork and practical experience students undertake hands-on study and research in areas such as tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, mangroves, tropical savannah, and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as in more traditional science areas.

Structure

72 credit points. 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. Students can seek permission to enrol in more than one level 5 subject.

Subjects

  • 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: English (Units 3/4,C), mathematical methods (Units 3/4,C) Recommended: At least one of biology, chemistry, physics or specialist maths (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: $113,040
  • ATAR: 92
No
  • Full-time : 3
  • Part-time : 6
JCU Townsville International: $113,040
  • ATAR: 92
No
  • Full-time : 3
  • Part-time : 6

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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