Master of Science

Course Code

105004

Version

1

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Science, from this or another university; or

Completion of the Graduate Diploma of Science from this university; or

Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Science and Engineering as equivalent to the above.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Masters degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

36 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Masters degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Options

Select a major (discipline area)

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

36 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture

Townsville

 

Environmental Earth Science

Cairns

Townsville

 

Exploration and Mining Geology

Townsville

 

Geology

Townsville

 

Marine Biology

Townsville

 

Mathematics and Statistics

Townsville

 

Natural Resource Management

Cairns

Townsville

 

Oceanography and Meteorology

Townsville

 

Physics

Townsville

 

Protected Area Management

Cairns

Townsville

 

Tropical Agriculture

Cairns

Townsville

 

Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Cairns

Townsville

 

Tropical Marine Ecology and Fisheries Biology

Townsville

 

Tropical Urban and Regional Planning

Cairns

Townsville

 

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

18 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process.

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 14 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Candidates who are granted advanced standing for either the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Science will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating with the Master of Applied Science.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the appropriate number of credit points, may, depending on the subjects studied, be eligible to receive the award of either the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma of Science.

Course articulation

Not applicable