Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science

Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science

Course code

101510

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-english speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

A minimum of four business subjects and four science subjects must be taken at each of levels 1, 2 and 3 or 5.

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.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science at James Cook University will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent body of theoretical and technical knowledge in the disciplines of business and environmental science, with depth in sustainability principles and tropical contexts

  • Critically appraise the role and relevance of environmental science in international, regional and local business practice and society

  • Demonstrate broad understanding of the methods of environmental science as applied in business, including interdisciplinary and stakeholder collaboration, and the creative processes involved in developing scientific knowledge, and its contestable and testable nature

  • Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from a range of sources

  • Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based laboratory and/or field work and/or business related projects, by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools as relevant to the appropriate disciplines

  • Organise, analyse and interpret business and scientific data using mathematical, statistical and technological skills

  • Convey ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently through well-developed written and oral communication skills and a variety of media

  • Identify, analyse and generate solutions to unpredictable or complex problems, in relation to business and the environment in tropical contexts, by applying evidence and theory, and critical, creative and systemic thinking skills

  • Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts and interdisciplinary teams

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business

BU1104:03 Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

BU1105:03 Contemporary Business Communications

BZ1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity or BZ1006:03 Diversity of Life or BZ1005:03 Introductory Ecology

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

EV1011:03 Introduction to Sustainability or EV1008:03 Human Geography

MA1401:03 Statistics and Data Analysis 1

OPTIONS

Select 12 credit points of BU or BX level 2 subjects

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of BU or BX level 3 subjects

PLUS

Select a major from Table A or no specified major

NO SPECIFIED MAJOR

CORE SUBJECTS

EV2003:03 Introduction to Environmental Economics

MB2060:03 Marine Ecology and Environmental Assessment

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of specified MB, AQ and EA level 2 subjects from List 1

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of specified MB, BZ, AQ and EV level 3 or 5 subjects from List 2

List 1

AQ2001:03 Introduction to Aquaculture

AQ2002:03 Aquaculture of Tropical Species

EA2404:03 From Icehouse to Greenhouse

EV2011:03 The Case for Sustainability

MB2080:03 Invertebrate Biology

MB2090:03 Tropical Marine Ecosystems

List 2

AQ3015:03 Sustainable Aquaculture

BZ3001:03 Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo

EV3002:03 Environmental Impact Assessment

EV3011:03 Sustainability in Practice

EV3201:03 Managing Coastal and Marine Environments

EV3203:03 Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles

EV3404:03 Field Studies in Tropical Geography

SC5901:03 Special Topic I

MB3150:03 Fisheries Science

MB3200:03 Marine Conservation Biology

MB3270:03 Wetland and Estuarine Ecosystems

MB5001:03 Tropical Marine Ecology and Coastal Impacts

Table A (MAJORS)

Type of major

Optional

Single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture

Singapore

Townsville

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Singapore

 

Townsville

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 3 subject.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Students must attend lectures, laboratory classes, tutorials and field excursions as described in the subject schedules.

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 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 student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Approved abbreviation

BBusEnvSc

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Any major studied may appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Not available