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Bachelor of Advanced Science
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

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.

Majors

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.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.

Prerequisites

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

Recommended study
At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C).
OP/Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of OP/Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Highest OP/Rank to receive an offer

Median OP/Rank to receive an offer

Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer

OP/Rank excluding adjustment factors

1/99

4/94

8/84

OP/Rank including adjustment factors

1/99

4/94

6/89

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of OP/Rank

Admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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12

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100%

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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Career opportunities

Researcher and research technician with government bodies, research organisations, private industries and consultancies in the fields of specialisation.

Membership

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.

Course Code
316361
Start Date
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Fee
CSP/$6900 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Science
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Townsville
 
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