James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Marine Science

James Cook University JCU

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

This program is an internationally accredited course that promotes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the marine environment. It incorporates key elements of marine biology, oceanography, marine geoscience and environmental management to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills applicable to a wide range of marine specialities. Students can tailor their degrees to match their interests and career aspirations by selecting specialist subjects and/or minors.


72 credit points. Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit points of level 3 subjects.


  • Marine science

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. Assumed knowledge: English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical methods (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C). Recommended: At least one of Biology, Earth and environmental science, Geography, Marine Science, Specialist maths or Physics (Units 3/4,C). Students without Chemistry (Units 3/4,C) or Mathematical methods (Units 3/4,C) must take Chemistry and/or Mathematics preparatory subjects in their first year of study.


Institute of Marine Science, Engineering and Technology; Australian Marine Sciences Association; Australian Coral Reef Society

Study pathways

Honours is offered through the Bachelor of Science (Honours) to students who meet the stated criteria, available on a full or part-time basis.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville International: $113,040
  • ATAR: 78.1
  • Full-time : 3
  • Part-time : 6

Further information

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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