James Cook University

Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

On Campus - Townsville City, Queensland, Australia

James Cook University
Enrolment Date(s):
February, July 2016
3 Years Full Time
Enrolment deadline:
30 Nov 2015

NOTE: This course listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!

Course description

This course is for high achieving students who would like to explore Science more deeply and participate more fully in the academic and research culture of their chosen discipline.

The structure is similar to the Bachelor of Science during the first year. There are additional subjects such as Research, Science and Society and internships or placements with research groups and organisations. Academic advisers can help you design a course to match your interests and career aspirations.

The course allows highly motivated, inquiring students to develop their potential as professional scientists. In their first year students select two disciplines from a range of subjects, laying the foundation for specialisation in later years. Science research internship and individual mentoring are features of the program. Through fieldwork and practical experience students undertake hands-on study and research in the field (eg, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, mangroves, tropical savanna, and the Great Barrier Reef).

Also available at Cairns Campus

Entry requirements

English, Maths B and Chemistry for all majors except:

Physics major – English, Maths B, Chemistry and Physics or (in lieu of Physics) Maths C

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System. An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).

Additional selection requirements

Queensland OP 6 (or equivalent) or better is required for entry

Special admission requirements

JCU students who have completed the first year of the Bachelor of Science, with a GPA of greater than 5.5, may apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Science (Advanced).

Enrolment instruction

Course website

Contact Telephone:+ 61 7 4781 6823

Contact Email:facultyse.tsv@jcu.edu.au