Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion to an appropriate standard, of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedical Science, from this or from another university; or
Other qualifications recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
24 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
The graduates of James Cook University are prepared and equipped to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Biotechnology, graduates will be able to:
BZ5420:03 Ecological Genetics
BZ5450:03 Ecological and Conservation Genetics
Select 9 credit points (3 subjects) of specified level 5 subjects from List 1
Select 6 credit points (2 subjects) of any AQ, BC, BZ, MI, TV and SC level 5 subjects.
AQ5004:03 Aquaculture: Stock Improvement
BC5101:03 Genes, Genomes and Development
BC5102:03 Advanced Cell Biology
BC5202:03 Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
SC5901:03 Special Topic 1
SC5902:03 Special Topic 2
SC5903:03 Literature Review
MI5000:03 Biomedical Epidemiology
MI5003:03 Advanced Marine Microbiology
MI5021:03 Advanced Clinical Microbiology
MI5031:03 Advanced Aquatic Pathobiology
TV5120:03 Advanced Microbiology and Immunology
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
6 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
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 student has not completed this course.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award