James Cook University

James Cook University


James Cook University – Townsville

James Cook University has easy access to the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef which makes the campus a perfect setting for those seeking a world-class education in a tropical environment. JCU’s main campuses are located in the northern Queensland cities of Cairns and Townsville, which are some of the fastest growing regions in the country and are home to a combined 14,000+ students from over 105 countries worldwide.

JCU is world renowned for its research in a number of areas relating to its tropical location including marine biology, environmental studies and tourism and has outstanding research facilities including island and rainforest research stations. Accordingly, there are hundreds of subjects offered for students to choose from.

JCU's locations offer a large variety of outdoors activities such as skydiving, white water rafting, wildlife parks, bush and beach horse rides and much more. No other university can offer such a wide range of classes in the shadow of two of the world's finest natural heritage areas – The Wet Tropics Rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef. 
 

Overview

James Cook University (JCU) is Australia's premier tropical university, offering excellence in quality teaching and research in a unique tropical setting. As the winner of the 2006 Queensland Education Export Awards, JCU offers students a choice of over 300 degrees, from undergraduate and short term study abroad programs to postgraduate coursework, research and PhDs. Study areas span the arts, business, the creative arts, education, engineering, health sciences, information technology, law, medicine, social sciences, and science.

Students choose JCU for its friendly campuses in a unique environment, qualified teaching staff, research expertise, and real world experience. The cost of living in JCU’s main campus cities is much more affordable than other Australian cities, leaving more money in your pocket to “see” Australia while studying here. Students are immersed in the culture and lifestyle of local Australian students on campus and outside the classroom.

James Cook University's main campuses are in the northern Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns, one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. Smaller campuses in Brisbane, Sydney and Singapore offer students a big-city experience with the same quality teaching. Total student enrollment is over 14,000 and growing, including international students from 105 countries worldwide.

James Cook University is also recognized for an abundance of educational achievements including:

# Five-star rating in the Good Universities Guide for the Educational Experience: Graduates Rating Graduate Outcomes 
# Ranked 8th in Australia by Swiss Centre for Science & Technology Studies’ Research Champions League (302 in the world)
# One of the top three universities in the world for Marine Biology/Science studies
# Additional awards of excellence for tourism, tropical health, and earth sciences


July 2008 Full Degree – Fall 

Application Deadline: April 1, 2008
Anticipated Departure 
Start Date July 28, 2008
End Date November 28, 2008
Mid Semester Break #1 September 29, 2008 – October 3, 2008
 

February 2009 Full Degree – Spring 

Application Deadline: November 1, 2008
Anticipated Departure 
Start Date February 23, 2009
End Date June 26, 2009
Mid Semester Break #1 April 27, 2009 – May 1, 2009
 

July 2009 Full Degree – Fall 

Application Deadline: April 1, 2009
Anticipated Departure 
Start Date July 27, 2009
End Date November 27, 2009
Mid Semester Break #1 September 28, 2009 – October 2, 2009

 

List of all subject areas


Agriculture, Animal, and Vet Sciences – Agricultural Science (Bachelors)
Agriculture, Animal, and Vet Sciences – Veterinary Science (non-Vet School) (Bachelors)
Agriculture, Animal, and Vet Sciences – Animal Science (Graduate Certificate)
Agriculture, Animal, and Vet Sciences – Animal Science (Graduate Diploma)
Agriculture, Animal, and Vet Sciences – Animal Science (Masters)
Agriculture, Animal, and Vet Sciences – Agricultural Science (Graduate Certificate)
Agriculture, Animal, and Vet Sciences – Agricultural Science (Graduate Diploma)
Agriculture, Animal, and Vet Sciences – Agricultural Science (Masters)
Agriculture, Animal, and Vet Sciences – Veterinary Science (non-Vet School) (Graduate Certificate)
Agriculture, Animal, and Vet Sciences – Veterinary Science (non-Vet School) (Graduate Diploma)
Agriculture, Animal, and Vet Sciences – Veterinary Science (non-Vet School) (Masters)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Women's Studies (Graduate Certificate)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Women's Studies (Graduate Diploma)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Women's Studies (Masters)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Sociology (Graduate Certificate)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Sociology (Graduate Diploma)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Humanities/Social Sciences (Graduate Diploma)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Art History (Graduate Diploma)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Anthropology (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Archeology (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Asian Studies/Asia Pacific Studies/Pacific Studies (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – History (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Sociology (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – International Studies/Relations (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Political Science (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Archeology (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Anthropology (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – English, English Literature (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – French Language (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – History (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Aboriginal Studies (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Japanese Language (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Political Science (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Sociology (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Australian Studies (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Linguistics (Bachelors)
Arts, Humanities, Languages, and Social Sciences – Geography (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Tourism/Hospitality (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Accounting (Graduate Certificate)
Business and Management – Economics/Econometrics (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Finance/Banking (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Tourism/Hospitality (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Human Resource Management (Bachelors)
Business and Management – International Business (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Tourism/Hospitality (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Management (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Marketing (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Accounting (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Accounting (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Finance/Banking (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Information Systems (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Economics/Econometrics (Bachelors)
Business and Management – Accounting (Graduate Diploma)
Business and Management – Accounting (Masters)
Business and Management – Accounting (Masters)
Business and Management – Accounting (Masters)
Business and Management – Business and Commerce (Graduate Certificate)
Business and Management – Business and Commerce (Graduate Diploma)
Business and Management – MBA, International MBA (Masters)
Business and Management – MBA, International MBA (Masters)
Business and Management – Conflict Resolution (Graduate Certificate)
Business and Management – MBA, International MBA (Masters)
Business and Management – MBA, International MBA (Masters)
Business and Management – MBA, International MBA (Masters)
Business and Management – Tourism/Hospitality (Graduate Certificate)
Business and Management – Tourism/Hospitality (Masters)
Business and Management – Economics/Econometrics (Graduate Diploma)
Business and Management – Economics/Econometrics (Masters)
Business and Management – Tourism/Hospitality (Bachelors)
Communications, Advertising, and Journalism – Media Studies (Graduate Certificate)
Communications, Advertising, and Journalism – Media Studies (Graduate Diploma)
Communications, Advertising, and Journalism – Communications (General) (Bachelors)
Communications, Advertising, and Journalism – Print Journalism (Bachelors)
Education and Teaching – Teaching, Early Childhood (Bachelors)
Education and Teaching – Physical Education (Bachelors)
Education and Teaching – Teaching, Primary/Elementary (Bachelors)
Education and Teaching – Physical Education (Bachelors)
Education and Teaching – Teaching, Secondary/High School (Bachelors)
Education and Teaching – Educational Counseling (Masters)
Education and Teaching – Education Studies (Graduate Certificate)
Education and Teaching – Education Studies (Masters)
Education and Teaching – Teaching, Primary/Elementary (Graduate Diploma)
Education and Teaching – Teaching, Middle School (Graduate Diploma)
Education and Teaching – Teaching, Secondary/High School (Graduate Diploma)
Education and Teaching – Teaching, Primary/Elementary (Graduate Diploma)
Education and Teaching – Teaching, Middle School (Graduate Diploma)
Education and Teaching – Teaching, Secondary/High School (Graduate Diploma)
Engineering – Computer Engineering (Graduate Diploma)
Engineering – Computer Engineering (Masters)
Engineering – Engineering, Other Specialization (Graduate Diploma)
Engineering – Chemical Engineering (Bachelors)
Engineering – Civil/Structural Engineering (Bachelors)
Engineering – Computer Engineering (Bachelors)
Engineering – Electrical/Electronics Engineering (Bachelors)
Engineering – Environmental Engineering (Bachelors)
Engineering – Mechanical Engineering (Bachelors)
Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Science (Bachelors)
Environment and Natural Resources – Aquaculture (Bachelors)
Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Studies (Bachelors)
Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Studies (Bachelors)
Environment and Natural Resources – Sustainable Development (Bachelors)
Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Science (Graduate Certificate)
Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Science (Graduate Diploma)
Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Science (Masters)
Environment and Natural Resources – Natural Resources Management (Graduate Certificate)
Environment and Natural Resources – Natural Resources Management (Graduate Diploma)
Environment and Natural Resources – Natural Resources Management (Masters)
Environment and Natural Resources – Park Administration/Management (Graduate Certificate)
Environment and Natural Resources – Park Administration/Management (Graduate Diploma)
Environment and Natural Resources – Park Administration/Management (Masters)
Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental/Eco-Tourism (Graduate Certificate)
Health Professions – Medical School (Graduate Diploma)
Health Professions – Rural Health (Graduate Diploma)
Health Professions – Rural Health (Masters)
Health Professions – Public/Community Health (Masters)
Health Professions – Public/Community Health (Graduate Diploma)
Health Professions – Nursing (Masters)
Health Professions – Nursing (Masters)
Health Professions – Occupational Therapy (for specialization) (Bachelors)
Health Professions – Public/Community Health (Masters)
Health Professions – Speech and Language Pathology (Bachelors)
Health Professions – Medical School (Bachelors)
Health Professions – Pharmacy (Bachelors)
Health Professions – Nursing (Bachelors)
Health Professions – Occupational Therapy (for licensure) (Bachelors)
Health Professions – Pharmacy (Bachelors)
Health Professions – Physical Therapy (for licensure) (Bachelors)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Computer Science (Bachelors)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Bachelors)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Computer Science (Bachelors)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Bachelors)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Computer Science (Bachelors)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Bachelors)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Bachelors)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Games Technology (Bachelors)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Graduate Certificate)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Graduate Diploma)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Masters)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Graduate Certificate)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Graduate Diploma)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Masters)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Masters)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Games Technology (Graduate Certificate)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Games Technology (Graduate Diploma)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Games Technology (Masters)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Games Technology (Masters)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Graduate Certificate)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Graduate Diploma)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Masters)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Masters)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Graduate Certificate)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Graduate Diploma)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Masters)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Masters)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Masters)
Information Technology and Computer Science – Information Technology (Masters)
Law and Criminal Justice – Criminal Justice/Criminology (Bachelors)
Law and Criminal Justice – Law School (including the Juris Doctor) (Bachelors)
Law and Criminal Justice – Legal Studies/Justice Studies (Bachelors)
Law and Criminal Justice – Law School (including the Juris Doctor) (Bachelors)
Law and Criminal Justice – Legal Studies/Justice Studies (Graduate Certificate)
Law and Criminal Justice – Legal Studies/Justice Studies (Graduate Diploma)
Law and Criminal Justice – Legal Studies/Justice Studies (Graduate Certificate)
Law and Criminal Justice – Legal Studies/Justice Studies (Graduate Diploma)
Music, Dance, and Performing Arts – Drama/Theatre Studies (Bachelors)
Psychology and Social Work – Psychology (General) (Bachelors)
Psychology and Social Work – Human Services (Bachelors)
Psychology and Social Work – Human Services (Bachelors)
Psychology and Social Work – Psychology (General) (Bachelors)
Psychology and Social Work – Psychology (General) (Bachelors)
Psychology and Social Work – Human Services (Bachelors)
Psychology and Social Work – Psychology (General) (Bachelors)
Psychology and Social Work – Social Work (Bachelors)
Psychology and Social Work – Social Work (Bachelors)
Psychology and Social Work – Clinical Psychology (Graduate Certificate)
Psychology and Social Work – Clinical Psychology (Graduate Diploma)
Psychology and Social Work – Clinical Psychology (Masters)
Psychology and Social Work – Forensic Psychology (Graduate Certificate)
Psychology and Social Work – Forensic Psychology (Graduate Diploma)
Psychology and Social Work – Forensic Psychology (Masters)
Sciences, Biological – Marine Science (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Biological – Marine Science (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Biological – Marine Science (Masters)
Sciences, Biological – Microbiology (Bachelors)
Sciences, Biological – Zoology (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Biological – Zoology (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Biological – Zoology (Masters)
Sciences, Biological – Wildlife Biology (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Biological – Wildlife Biology (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Biological – Wildlife Biology (Masters)
Sciences, Biological – Ecology (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Biological – Ecology (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Biological – Ecology (Masters)
Sciences, Biological – Ecology (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Biological – Ecology (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Biological – Ecology (Masters)
Sciences, Biological – Zoology (Bachelors)
Sciences, Biological – Fisheries Science (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Biological – Fisheries Science (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Biological – Marine Science (Masters)
Sciences, Biological – Conservation Biology (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Biological – Conservation Biology (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Biological – Conservation Biology (Masters)
Sciences, Biological – Biomedical Science (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Biological – Biomedical Science (Masters)
Sciences, Biological – Biomedical Science (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Biological – Biomedical Science (Masters)
Sciences, Biological – Biotechnology (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Biological – Biotechnology (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Biological – Marine Science (Bachelors)
Sciences, Biological – Biochemistry (Bachelors)
Sciences, Biological – Botany/Plant Biology (Bachelors)
Sciences, Biological – Ecology (Bachelors)
Sciences, Biological – Marine Science (Bachelors)
Sciences, Biological – Marine Science (Bachelors)
Sciences, Biological – Marine Science (Bachelors)
Sciences, Biological – Immunology and Pathology (Bachelors)
Sciences, Biological – Biomedical Science (Bachelors)
Sciences, Biological – Biotechnology (Bachelors)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Mathematics (Bachelors)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Physics (Bachelors)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Physics (Bachelors)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Earth/Planetary Sciences (Bachelors)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Geology (Bachelors)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Chemistry (Bachelors)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Earth/Planetary Sciences (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Earth/Planetary Sciences (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Earth/Planetary Sciences (Masters)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Astronomy (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Mathematics (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Mathematics (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Mathematics (Masters)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Physics (Graduate Certificate)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Physics (Graduate Diploma)
Sciences, Physical and Mathematical – Physics (Masters)
Sports, Recreation, and Exercise Science – Exercise Science (Graduate Diploma)
Sports, Recreation, and Exercise Science – Exercise Science (Bachelors)
Visual Arts – Fine Arts, other medium (Graduate Diploma)
Visual Arts – Fine Arts, other medium (Bachelors)
Visual Arts – Fine Arts, other medium (Bachelors)
Visual Arts – Fine Arts, other medium (Bachelors)


Admission requirements for International Students

Generally, for undergraduate program: 
1.equivalent Year 12 or above
2.IELTS 6.0 or 6.5 for most programs; or undertake ELICOS prior to start formal programs if only achieving IELTS 5.0

for postgraduate program: 
1.an undergraduate diploma or a Bachelor degree or above
2.IELTS 6.5 or above; or undertake ELICOS prior to start formal programs if only achieving IELTS 5.0