Bachelor of Sustainability (Honours) [End-on]

Course code

106309

Version

2

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 (or qualifications recognised by the Division as equivalent); 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 p roficiency 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

Entry to the program is by invitation of the College Dean

Special admission
requirements

Admission to the honours degree shall follow on directly from the pass degree and normally no later than five years following completion of the pass degree.

Applicants who have graduated with a bachelor (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.

Post 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 Sustainability (Honours) at James Cook University will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent and advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge of tropics-related sustainability and sustainable development, with depth in the underlying concepts and principles in the discipline of science, business or social science

  • 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

CORE SUBJECTS

Bachelor of Sustainability (Honours)

This is an optional Honours year undertaken in the student’s chosen undergraduate sustainability discipline area i.e. Science, Business or Social Science.

Select a major from Table A

Table A – SUSTAINABILITY MAJORS

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Business

Cairns

Science

Cairns

Social Science

Cairns

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

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

Not applicable

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed the final subject towards this degree, may, under certain circumstances as approved by the College Dean, be granted a supplementary examination in that final subject, even if that subject does not normally allow a supplementary examination.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not eligible

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF SUSTAINABILITY (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BSustain(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Any major studied may appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable