College of Science and Engineering

College of Science and Engineering

As part of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, the College of Science and Engineering promotes, supports and administers quality teaching, hands-on experiences, industry placements and research at JCU in the areas of Marine Biology & Aquaculture, Zoology and Ecology, Geoscience, Environmental Management, Physical Sciences, and Engineering.

Recent news in Science and Engineering

Lost at sea: mum and dad build homes to keep baby corals close
Tue, 23 May 2017
Coral larvae depend on their parents to create nooks and crannies for them so that they can stay, settle and re-establish after a reef has been damaged, according to new findings published this week.

Ferals hunt goes hi-tech
Wed, 17 May 2017
Scientists will use state-of-the-art technology to hunt feral pigs and buffalo in Australia’s remote north.

JCU team says hominid lived alongside modern humans
Tue, 9 May 2017
James Cook University scientists have discovered that primitive hominids lived in Africa at the same time as humans – the first time this has been established.

Weed terminator to get sharper eyes
Thu, 4 May 2017
A James Cook University scientist building a weed-killing robot has received funding from the Federal Government to improve its vision.

Coral killers face the bitter end
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
The battle to stop the spread of the destructive Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (CoTS) has received a boost: an innovative method of killing the pest has been proven safe to other marine life and will now be introduced on the Great Barrier Reef.

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