Bachelor of Science (Honours) [End-on]

Bachelor of Science (Honours) [End-on]

Course code

50109

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree (or qualifications recognised by the Division as equivalent), within previous five years in a discipline cognate to the proposed area of research; and

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their bachelor degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas

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.

Additional selection requirements

Application for entry to the program is by approval of the College Dean.

Quota restrictions on the number of honours places available may apply from time to time as determined by the College Dean.

Applicants who graduated with a pass degree from another university or who graduated more than five years ago may be required to complete such coursework or assessment as the College Dean recommends.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) at James Cook University will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent and advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more science disciplines

  • Generate, analyse, synthesise and evaluate data and evidence to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence

  • Communicate knowledge, data, arguments and research findings clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences through advanced English language, numeracy and technological skills

  • Apply knowledge of research principles, methods, techniques and tools to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence

  • Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and, where appropriate, cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in research contexts.

Course Structure

OPTIONS

Select an honours discipline

Aquaculture Science and Technology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Chemistry

Ecology, Conservation, Plant Sciences and Zoology

  • Ecology and Conservation

  • Ecology and Zoology

  • Plant Science

  • Zoology

Earth and Environmental Science

  • Environmental Management

  • Environmental Science

  • Geography

  • Geology

  • Hydrology and Water Resources

  • Natural Resource Management

  • Environmental and Marine Geoscience

Genetics and Genomics

Marine Biology

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics

Microbiology

Physical Sciences

Physics

Physiology and Pharmacology

Statistical Sciences

Statistics

CORE SUBJECTS

AQUACULTURE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Full-time only

SC4001:12 Marine and Environmental Science Honours (Part 1 of 2)

SC4002:12 Marine and Environmental Science Honours (Part 2 of 2)

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Full-time only

BC4002:12 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honours Part 1 of 2

BC4003:12 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honours Part 2 of 2

CHEMISTRY

Full-time

CH4002:12 Chemistry Honours Part 1 of 2

CH4003:12 Chemistry Honours Part 2 of 2

Part-time

CH4004:06 Chemistry Honours (Part time) Part 1 of 4

CH4005:06 Chemistry Honours (Part time) Part 2 of 4

CH4006:06 Chemistry Honours (Part time) Part 3 of 4

CH4007:06 Chemistry Honours (Part time) Part 4 of 4

ECOLOGY, CONSERVATION, PLANT SCIENCES AND ZOOLOGY

Full-time only

SC4001:12 Marine and Environmental Science Honours (Part 1 of 2)

SC4002:12 Marine and Environmental Science Honours (Part 2 of 2)

EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Full-time

EA4401:12 Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part 1 of 2)

EA4402:12 Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part 2 of 2)

Part-time

EA4501:06 Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part Time) (Part 1 of 4)

EA4502:06 Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part Time) (Part 2 of 4)

EA4503:06 Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part Time) (Part 3 of 4)

EA4504:06 Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part Time) (Part 4 of 4)

GENETICS AND GENOMICS

Full-time only

GG4011:12 Genetics Honours (Part 1 of 2)

GG4012:12 Genetics Honours (Part 2 of 2)

MARINE BIOLOGY

Full-time only

SC4001:12 Marine and Environmental Science Honours (Part 1 of 2)

SC4002:12 Marine and Environmental Science Honours (Part 2 of 2)

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Full-time

MA4511:12 Mathematical Sciences Honours Part 1 of 2

MA4512:12 Mathematical Sciences Honours Part 2 of 2

Part-ime

MA4515:06 Mathematical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 1 of 4

MA4516:06 Mathematical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 2 of 4

MA4517:06 Mathematical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 3 of 4

MA4518:06 Mathematical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 4 of 4

MATHEMATICS

Full-time

MA4011:12 Mathematics Honours Part 1 of 2

MA4012:12 Mathematics Honours Part 2 of 2

Part-time

MA4015:06 Mathematics Part Time Honours Part 1 of 4

MA4016:06 Mathematics Part Time Honours Part 2 of 4

MA4017:06 Mathematics Part Time Honours Part 3 of 4

MA4018:06 Mathematics Part Time Honours Part 4 of 4

MICROBIOLOGY

Full-time

MI4000:12 Microbiology and Immunology Honours Part 1 of 2

MI4001:12 Microbiology and Immunology Honours Part 2 of 2

Part-time

MI4010:06 Microbiology and Immunology Honours (Part Time) Part 1 of 4

MI4011:06 Microbiology and Immunology Honours (Part Time) Part 2 of 4

MI4012:06 Microbiology and Immunology Honours (Part Time) Part 3 of 4

MI4013:06 Microbiology and Immunology Honours (Part Time) Part 4 of 4

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Full-time

PH4511:12 Physical Sciences Honours Part 1 of 2

PH4512:12 Physical Sciences Honours Part 2 of 2

Part-time

PH4515:06 Physical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 1 of 4

PH4516:06 Physical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 2 of 4

PH4517:06 Physical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 3 of 4

PH4518:06 Physical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 4 of 4

PHYSICS

Full-time only

PH4011:12 Physics Honours Part 1 of 2

PH4012:12 Physics Honours Part 2 of 2

PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY

Full-time only

PP4001:12 Physiology Honours Part 1 of 2

PP4002:12 Physiology Honours Part 2 of 2

STATISTICAL SCIENCE

Full-time

MA4521:12 Statistical Sciences Honours Part 1 of 2

MA4522:12 Statistical Sciences Honours Part 2 of 2

Part-time

MA4525:06 Statistical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 1 of 4

MA4526:06 Statistical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 2 of 4

MA4527:06 Statistical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 3 of 4

MA4528:06 Statistical Sciences Part Time Honours Part 4 of 4

STATISTICS

Full-time

MA4021:12 Statistics Honours Part 1 of 2

MA4022:12 Statistics Honours Part 2 of 2

Part-time

MA4025:06 Statistics Part Time Honours Part 1 of 4

MA4026:06 Statistics Part Time Honours Part 2 of 4

MA4027:06 Statistics Part Time Honours Part 3 of 4

MA4028:06 Statistics Part Time Honours Part 4 of 4

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Not all disciplines are available in Cairns

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 years

Maximum leave of absence

Nil

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BSc(Hons)

Inclusion of discipline on testamur

The honours discipline shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable