Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)
Tropical Environments and Societies
English (4,SA), Maths B desirable
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.
72 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.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Sustainability at James Cook University will be able to:
BZ1005:03 Introductory Ecology
EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change
EV1008:03 Human Geography
EV1011:03 Introduction to Sustainability
SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding
WS1005:03 Human Rights and Social Issues
AN2013:03 Culture, Knowledge and Environment
BZ2880:03 Ecology: Distribution, Abundance and Diversity
EV2003:03 Introduction to Environmental Economics
EV2011:03 The Case for Sustainability
EV2360:03 Cradle to Grave: Population Economy and Environment
EV5009:03 Foundations of Natural Resource Management
EV3011:03 Sustainability in Practice
WS3214:03 Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice
Select 3 credit points of specified subjects from List 1
Select a major from Table A
BX2077:03 Project Management
LA2902:03 Environmental Law and Policy
Type of major
Credit points in major
24 credit points
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
10 years (including leave of absence)
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Must successfully complete 12 credit points level 1 subjects before attempting any level 2 or 3 subjects
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A student who has failed the final subject towards this degree, may, under normal circumstances as approved by the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, be granted a supplementary examination in that final subject, even if that subject does not normally allow a supplementary examination.
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
48 credit points
Advanced standing should not be granted for subjects completed more than 10 years prior to enrolment for the award for which advanced standing is being sought.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 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.
A maximum of 6 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.
BACHELOR OF SUSTAINABILITY
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Any major studied may appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Available as an additional year of study
By selection, dependant on availability of supervisory staff. Normally a minimum average grade of Credit is required in the pass degree subjects relevant to the field in which Honours is to be taken.