Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Science

Course code

12010

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B and Chemistry

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.

Post-admission requirements

Some majors within the Bachelor of Science require attendance at block mode or limited attendance subjects on either the Townsville or Cairns campus.  Students may be required to attend block mode classes at a campus other than that at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion requirementsThe Psychology Studies major is NOT an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence.

Course learning outcomes

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.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts of at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Integrate knowledge of the diversity of cultures and peoples, their differences and commonalities, especially with respect to Indigenous cultures and peoples

  • Appraise the place and role of Australia and Singapore in the Asia-Pacific region and the tropics worldwide

  • Review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, claims, and evidence

  • Apply critical thinking, independent judgement, intercultural sensitivity, and national, regional and global perspectives, to identify and solve problems in at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas, through proficiency in written and spoken English language and numeracy, appropriate to their audience and in a range of modes and media

  • Demonstrate capacity for reflection, planning, ethical decision-making and interdisciplinary team work in diverse contexts of community engagement, professional work and/or scholarship

  • Identify and have potential to act and reflect upon opportunities for lifelong learning and career development.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Science, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent body of theoretical and technical knowledge, including underlying concepts and principles, in one, or more science disciplines

  • Critically appraise the role and relevance of science in society, particularly in creating sustainable futures in the tropics, worldwide

  • Demonstrate broad understanding of the methods of science, including 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 experiments by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools, as appropriate to one, or more science disciplines

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

  • Convey scientific 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 by applying scientific knowledge and skills with initiative and well-developed judgement

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

  • 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

BA1001:03 Time, Truth, and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

SS1010:03  Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

Level 2

SC2202:03  Quantitative Methods in Science

Level 3

BA3000:03 Arts Edge

SC3008:03 Professional Placement

SC3010:03 Wicked Problems in Science

OPTIONS

Select 9 credit points of level 2 or 3 Creative Media, Arts and Social Sciences subjects from the following prefixes:

AN, AR, BA, CU, CV, CY, EL, EV, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, NM, PL, PY, SY and WS

PLUS

Select a Science major from Table A

PLUS

Select an Arts major from Table B

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of specified Level 1 subjects from List 1

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of specified level 2 subjects from List 2

List 1

BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity or BZ1006:03 Diversity of Life

BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes or BZ1005:03 Introduction to Ecology

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A central Science or CH1011:03 Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications

CP1401:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundation

MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques

PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics 1

PH1007:03 Advanced Stream Physics 2

List 2

CH2103:03 Analytical Chemistry

CP2404:03 Database Modelling

EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

MA2201:03 Numerical Mathematics

PH2222:03 Sensing and Sensors for Scientists

TABLE A (SCIENCE MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory, Single Science major

Credit points in major

24 credit points

SCIENCE MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Aquaculture Science and Technology

Townsville

The first year of study may be completed in Cairns

Chemistry

Townsville

No mid-year entry

Earth Science

Cairns

Townsville

Marine Biology

Townsville

No mid-year entry

The first year of study may be completed in Cairns

Mathematics

Townsville

No mid-year entry in Cairns

The first year of study may be completed in Cairns

Molecular and Cell Biology

Townsville

No mid-year entry

Zoology and Ecology

Cairns

Townsville

TABLE B (ARTS MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory, Single Arts major

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Notes

All majors are available mid year

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Criminology

Townsville

External

Not all subjects available internally.  Students will need to take some subjects offered only in external mode.

English

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Human Geography

Cairns

Townsville

 

History

Cairns

Townsville

 

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

 
Modern Languages

Cairns

Townsville

External

Language streams available are:
- French
- Japanese
- German
- Italian

Not all streams are available in Cairns and not all streams are available externally

Multimedia Journalism and Writing

Townsville

 

Politics and International Relations

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Psychology Studies

Cairns

Townsville

If you plan to practise as a registered psychologist, you will need additional studies beyond a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Studies

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

Not all subjects are available internally, and not all subjects are available externally

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Not all majors are available in Cairns

Townsville

Not all majors are available in Townsville

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

11 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 or 3 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Not applicable

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil - Science subjects

3 credit points - Creative Media, Arts or Social Science subjects not taken as part of an Arts major.

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

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

63 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 21 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Award Details

Award title

Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Science

Approved abbreviation

BA-BSc

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Both majors shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Honours is available in either Arts or Science as an additional year of study.

Eligibility

Students must satisfy the College requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.