Bachelor of Environmental Science
Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
Science and Engineering
Course entry is restricted to students undertaking the program at the National University of Vanuatu (NUV). Admission will be determined through a list of suitable students as identified and provided to JCU by NUV.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
English Language suitability of students will be determined by the National University of Vanuatu
|Additional selection requirements|
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
72 credit points as per course structure
Students are required to maintain an average passing mark in each semester of study (see Progression Requirements). Supplementary assessment or supplementary examination may be offered in any subject within this course, at the discretion of the Course Coordinator, for the purpose of allowing individual students to achieve this average passing mark.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Bachelor of Environmental Science at James Cook University, graduates will be able to:
MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics
EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth
EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change
SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems
PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics
EV1011:03 Introduction to Sustainability
EA2404:03 From Icehouse to Greenhouse
SC2202:03 Quantitative Methods in Science
MB2070:03 Marine Biogeography
EV3200:03 Natural Resource Management
EV3020:03 Human Dimensions of Nature, Environment and Conservation
BZ3755:03 Climate Change and Biodiversity
MB3270:03 Coastal, Estuarine and Mangrove Ecosystems
EV3110:03 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
EV3502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
BZ3225:03 Technological Applications in Ecology
24 credit points of designated cross-institutional subjects from the University of New Caledonia
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
|Students may have the opportunity to undertake a semester of study in Australia via approved study abroad arrangements.|
Expected time to complete
3 years full-time
Maximum time to complete
The subjects will be delivered once only by JCU under proposed contract arrangements.
Maximum leave of absence
Please refer to the Coursework Enrolment Procedure
Course progression requisites
Students must achieve an average passing mark (as agreed by both the Course Coodinator and the University of New Caledonia*) across all subjects studied in a given Teaching Period, inclusive of any supplementary assessment, before they may enrol in subjects in a subsequent Teaching Period.
* The average passing mark will be 50% of the full mark range, regardless of the mark range used for each subject or institution. That is, 10/20 or 50/100 are equivalent for the purpose of this rule.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Course includes mandatory fieldwork
|Yes, this course includes compulsory fieldwork|
Special assessment requirements
Professional Accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
See course rules regarding availability of supplementary assessment
Students may apply for credit transfer for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
48 credit points except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then credit may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
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.