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.
This year we've experienced strong growth in undergraduate science courses, despite a national decline in the study of science at university in recent years.
Enrolments in undergraduate science courses (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Advanced Science) at JCU have grown by 16% since last year.
Competition for places in Science courses is at an all-time high, with the largest ever proportion of applicants with an OP of between 1 and 10 applying for the courses at JCU.
The number of students enrolling in JCU’s innovative Advanced Science degree has more than doubled compared to last year’s enrolment.
The Dean of the College of Science and Engineering Professor Marcus Lane said it’s a great result, and an endorsement of the quality of JCU’s teaching and research.
“We have invested in world-class research and teaching facilities at The Science Building and elsewhere, and this renewed interest is an acknowledgement of the quality of our science, which is recognised internationally.
“Nationally, interest in science courses has been flat in recent years, so it’s fantastic to see this turnaround.
“It’s very exciting for our teachers and scientists, and great news for northern Australia,” Professor Lane said.