Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours) [End-on]

Course code

50109M

Version

3

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in a discipline cognate to the proposed area of research.

Minimum English language proficiency r equirements

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

Applicants must satisfy the school requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to an honours degree.

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

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

  • Integrate and apply a coherent and advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge of the marine environment and sustainable management of marine and coastal resources, with depth in the underlying concepts and principles in at least two 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

Chemistry Honours (Full Time)

Chemistry Honours (Part Time)

Environmental Science Honours (Full Time)

Environmental Science Honours (Part Time)

Mathematical Sciences Honours (Full Time)

Mathematical Sciences Honours (Part Time)

Marine Biology Honours (Full Time)

Physical Sciences Honours (Full Time)

Physical Sciences Honours (Part Time)

CHEMISTRY

Full T ime

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

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Full Ti me

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)

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Full T ime

MA4511:12 Mathematical Sciences Honours Part 1 of 2

MA4512:12 Mathematical Sciences Honours Part 2 of 2

Part Time

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

MARINE BIOLOGY

Full T ime only

MB4001:12 Marine Biology Honours (Part 1 of 2)

MB4002:12 Marine Biology Honours (Part 2 of 2)

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Full T ime

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

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Townsville

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

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

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF MARINE SCIENCE (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BMarSc(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The honours discipline shall not appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable