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

Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Science, and may be granted credit for all successfully completed subjects.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Cairns Domestic: $14,780
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 6
  • Part-time : 1 year
Townsville Domestic: $14,780
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 6
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

For more information: 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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