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

Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef hit by back-to-back mass coral bleaching
Mon, 10 Apr 2017
For the second time in just 12 months, scientists have recorded severe coral bleaching across huge tracts of the Great Barrier Reef after completing aerial surveys along its entire length.  In 2016, bleaching was most severe in the northern third of the Reef, while one year on, the middle third has experienced the most intense coral bleaching.

JCU No.1 in world for marine biology
Tue, 4 Apr 2017
James Cook University’s standing as a world leader in environmental sciences has been re-affirmed with JCU ranked No.1 in the world for marine biology and No. 2 in the world for biodiversity conservation research.

Human societies to change as species begin to shift
Fri, 31 Mar 2017
New research has revealed the unprecedented impact that climate change is having on where the world’s species live – and researchers say people don’t yet realise the huge impact it will have on their lives.

Lipless T-rex ancestor changes the face of history
Fri, 31 Mar 2017
A James Cook University scientist has helped in the discovery of a new species of dinosaur – a close ancestor of the fearsome predator Tyrannosaurus Rex.

“Little Foot” Hominid much younger, says new research
Thu, 30 Mar 2017
New research from James Cook University and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa has challenged assumptions about where humankind originated.

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