DipHigherEd – Science Major

DipHigherEd – Science Major

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Credit points required

18 credit points for single major

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Important: before you enrol you must speak with a Pathways team member to discuss your study plan.  Please call: Townsville campus 47815740 or Cairns campus 42321155 or email: pathways@jcu.edu.au

Major Structure

Students will be enrolled in set study plans which will allow them to articulate into their target degree. The study plans will allow for flexible enrolment options, involving a mix of core subjects (including CS1022 and CU1022), selected major and elective subjects. Study Plans can be discussed with the Pathways team.


MA1022:03 Essential Maths

SC1022:03 Essential Science


Select 12 credit points of Science subjects from List 1

List 1

BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes or BZ1005 Introductory Ecology

BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity or BZ1006 Diversity of Life

BZ1008:03 Functional Biology

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

CP1801:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I

CP1804:03 Programming II

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics

SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

SC1109:03 Modelling Natural Systems-Advanced