Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Assumed Knowledge: English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA)
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
Additional course rules
A minimum of four business subjects and four science subjects must be taken at each of levels 1, 2 and 3 or 5.
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 Business and Environmental Science at James Cook University will be able to:
BU1002:03 Accounting for Decision Making
BU1003:03 Economics for Sustainable Business
BU1104:03 Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics
BU1105:03 Contemporary Business Communications
EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change
MA1401:03 Statistics and Data Analysis 1
Select 12 credit points of BU or BX level 2 subjects
Select 12 credit points of BU or BX level 3 subjects
Select a major from Table A or no specified major
EV2003:03 Introduction to Environmental Economics
BS2460:03 Fundamentals of Ecology
Select 6 credit points of subjects from List 1
Select 12 credit points of subjects from List 2
AQ2001:03 Introduction to Aquaculture
AQ2002:03 Aquaculture of Tropical Species
EA2404:03 From Icehouse to Greenhouse
EV2011:03 The Case for Sustainability
MB2080:03 Invertebrate Biology
AQ3015:03 Sustainable Aquaculture
BZ3001:03 Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo
EV3110:03 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
EV3011:03 Sustainability in Practice
EV3201:03 Managing Coastal and Marine Environments
EV3404:03 Field Studies in Tropical Geography
MB3150:03 Fisheries Science
MB3200:03 Marine Conservation Biology
MB3204:03 Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles
MB3270:03 Coastal, Estuarine and Mangrove Ecosystems
SC5008:03 Professional Placement
SC5901:03 Special Topic I
SC5902:03 Special Topic 2
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
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Must complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 3 subject.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Students must attend lectures, laboratory classes, tutorials and field excursions as described in the subject schedules.
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A student who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.
48 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 11 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.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Any major studied may appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Students who have completed 24 credit points of their course award requirements, and withdraw from or fail to meet the requirements for progression in the later years, may be eligible for the award of Diploma of Tertiary Studies.