James Cook University JCU

Graduate Certificate of Science

James Cook University JCU

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

This program provides an option for postgraduate training in a discipline that a student has not already studied. It is available across a wide range of science disciplines.


12 credit points of subjects.


  • Streams include: Aquaculture science and technology
  • environmental earth science
  • environmental management
  • fisheries science and management
  • geology
  • marine biology
  • planning and design
  • tropical biology and conservation. Not all streams are available at all campuses.

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in science
  • Or other qualifications
  • Or professional/industry-based experience.

Study pathways

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science may lead to credit towards the Graduate Diploma of Science.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns Domestic: $14,780
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year
JCU Townsville Domestic: $14,780
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study. Not all majors have a mid-year entry. Some mid-year entry and some beginning of year entry may allow part-time study only.

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