This course prepares high-achieving, highly motivated students to be future science leaders and researchers. First year core subjects emphasise quantitative and computational skills while third year students undertake a research internship to explore an outstanding problem in their chosen fields. Leading science professionals deliver seminars designed to develop students’ capacity to engage with the multidisciplinary challenges of the modern world. Students participate in fieldwork and practical activities to better understand the biological, physical, chemical, and geological processes that structure natural environments. Students can customise their minor study to a complementary discipline. For most current course information, visit Bachelor of Advanced Science at JCU.
Townsville: aquaculture science and technology; chemistry; data science; earth science; marine biology; mathematics; molecular and cell biology; physics; zoology and ecology. Cairns: data science; earth science; zoology and ecology. The first year only of the following disciplinary majors can be studied at Cairns: aquaculture science and technology; marine biology.
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English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
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Researcher and research technician with government bodies, research organisations, private industries and consultancies in the fields of specialisation.
Australian Institute of Geoscientists; Australian Mathematical Society; Australian Society of Operations Research; Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand; Geological Society of Australia; Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time