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Elective subjects table

Elective subjects table

Subjects grouped according to potential career aspirations and interests.

Not all subjects are available on all campuses

Prerequisite requirements apply to some subjects

Area of interest 

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Anthropology

AN1001:03 Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective

AN2004:03 Medical Anthropology, Health, Science and Biopolitics

AN2013:03 Culture, Knowledge & Environment

AN2100:03 City Life: Anthropology of Urban Spaces

AN2106:03 Anthropology of Violence: The State, Politics & Citizens

AN2108:03 Image, Art and Design: Making Visual, Digital and Material Worlds

AN3006:03 Anthropology and Development: Critical Perspectives on Globalisation and Inequality

AN3008:03 Myth, Ritual and Religion

Aquaculture Science and Technology

AQ2001:03 Introduction to Aquaculture

AQ3002:03 Aquaculture: Feeds and Nutrition

AQ3003:03 Aquaculture: Propagation

AQ3007:03 Aquatic Animal Ecophysiology

AQ3015:03 Sustainable Aquaculture

Archaeology

AR1001:03 The World of Archaeology

AN2114:03 Australia through Time and Place

AR2304:03 From Stonehenge to the Colosseum: Archaeology of Europe

AR2405:03 Archaeology in Practice

AR2407:03 Forensic Archaeology

AR2416:03 Ancient Ancestors to Digital Devices: Our Evolutionary Journey

AR3008:03 Boats and Beaches: The Archaeology of Coasts and Islands

AR3501:03 Ancestors and Emperors: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Societies

Biodiversity Assessment

BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity

BZ1006:03 Diversity of Life

BZ2725:03 Australian Terrestrial Diversity

BZ2490:03 Toolkit for the Field Biologist

BZ3620:03 Tropical Flora of Australia

BZ3235:03 Biological Invasions

BZ3740:03 Wildlife Ecology and Management

BZ3755:03 Biodiversity and Climate Change: Impact, Mitigation and Adaptation

Cell Biology

BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

BC2013:03 Principles of Biochemistry

BC2024:03 Principles of Molecular Cell Biology

BC3102:03 Molecular Basis of Disease

Advanced Chemistry

CH2042:03 Marine Chemistry and Chemical Ecology

CH2210:03 Syntheses and Mechanism in Inorganic Chemistry

CH2310:03 Syntheses and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry

CH3041:03 Environmental Chemistry

CH3310:03 Special Topics in Organic Chemistry

CH3210:03 Applications of Inorganic Chemistry

CH3110:03 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry

Chemistry

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications

CH2210:03 Syntheses and Mechanism in Inorganic Chemistry

CH2310:03 Syntheses and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry

CH2103:03 Analytical Chemistry

CH2042:03 Marine Chemistry and Chemical Ecology

Chemistry for Geology

BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes

BZ1006:03 Diversity of Life

CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics

PH1002:03 Astronomy: Evolution of the Universe

PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics 1

CH2103:03 Analytical Chemistry

PH2006:03 Marine Physics

CH3041:03 Environmental Chemistry

Conservation

BS2460:03 Ecology

BZ2480:03 Restoration Ecology

BZ3215:03 Conservation Biology

BZ3450:03 Ecological and Conservation Genetics

MB3200:03 Marine Conservation Biology

MB3204: 03 Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles

Corporate Environmental Management

BU1003:03 Principles of Economics

LA2902:03 Environmental Law and Policy

EV3004:03 Corporate Social Responsibility in Practice

EV2003:03 Introduction to Environmental Economics

EV2011:03 The Case for Sustainability

EV3011:03 Sustainability in Practice

Criminology

CY1001:03 Deviance, Crime and Society

CY2001:03 Perspectives on Criminology

CY2002:03 Youth Deviance

CY3456:03 Crime Prevention and Community Safety

Data Science and Big Data Analytics

CP2404:03 Database Modelling

MA2405:03 Advanced Statistical Modelling

MA3405:03 Statistical Data Mining for Big Data

BC3203:03 Bioinformatics

CP1404:03 Programming II

MA2210:03 Linear Algebra

MA2830:03 Data Visualisation

MA3831:03 Natural Language Processing, Web Scraping and Large Data Processing

MA3832:03 Neural Network and Deep Learning

SC3010:03 Sensors and Sensing for Scientists

Design and Creative Arts

NM1014:03 Design Foundation

NM1810:03 Introduction to Creativity and Innovation

NM2002:03 Visual Arts: Image and Imagination

NM2003:03 Digital Imaging

NM2103:03 Information Design

NM2104:03 Research and Ethics in Creative Arts

NM3902:03 Professional Practice in Creative Arts

NM3903:03 Designing for the Future: Design Innovation

NM3904:03 Philosophy of the Arts and Reflective Practice

Earth Science

EA2404:03 From Icehouse to Greenhouse

EA2900:03 Introductory Field Geology

EA3007:03 Field Studies in Tropical Land and Water Science

EA3008:03 Advanced Hydrology

EA3130:03 Advanced Petrology

EA3210:03 Structural Geology Tectonics

EA3510:03 Geological Mapping

EA3640:03 Advanced Environmental and Marine Geoscience Technologies and Applications

EA3650:03 Sedimentary Environments and Energy Resources

EA3800:03 Earth and Environmental Geochemistry

Earth Surface Processes

EA2006:03 Hydrology

EA2007:03 Soil Properties and Processes for Management

EA2404:03 From Icehouse to Greenhouse

EA3008:03 Advanced Hydrology

EV2401:03 Australian Landscape Processes and Evolution

EV3454:03 Natural Hazards

EV3506:03 Remote Sensing

English

EL1008:03 Telling Tales: Approaches to Narrative

EL1009:03 Great Books: Epochs and Classics

EL2006:03 Banned Books: Censorship and the Regulation of Culture in Australia

EL2011:03 Creative Writing

EL2014:03 Creative Nonfiction

EL2020:03 Australian Literature

EL2047:03 Children’s Literature

EL2048:03 The Romantic Vision

EL2055:03 Literature, Print and Society in Comparative Contexts 1920-50

EL2096:03 From Gutenberg to Google: Texts, Cultures, Transformations

EL2097:03 Remaking Shakespeare

EL3013:03 Reading and Writing the Short Story

EL3021:03 Australian Urban Fictions

EL3050:03 Postcolonial Narratives: Writing, Place, and Identity

EL3100:03 Green Worlds: Environment and Literature

EL3122:03 The Gothic: Narratives of the Haunted, the Uncanny, the Fantastic

Environmental Science

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes & Global Change

EV2401:03 Australian Landscape Processes and Evolution

EV3502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

EV3506:03 Remote Sensing

Environmental Geochemistry

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

PH2006:03 Marine Physics

CH2103:03 Analytical Chemistry

CH3041:03 Environmental Chemistry

EA3800:03 Earth and Environmental Geochemistry

Exploration

EA2510:03 Earth Resources, Exploration and Environment

EA3130:03 Advanced Petrology

EA3400:03 Ore Genesis

EA3650:03 Sedimentary Environments and Energy Resources

Fisheries

MB1110:03 Introductory Marine Science

MB2080:03 Invertebrate Biology

MB3014:03 Managing Tropical Fisheries

MB3150:03 Fisheries Science

Foundation Information Technology

CP1401:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I

CP1404:03 Programming II

CP1406:03 Web Design and Development

CP2404:03 Database Modelling

French Language

FR1001:03 Foundation French 1

FR1002:03 Foundation French 2

FR2201:03 Intermediate French 1

FR2202:03 Intermediate French 2

Genetics

BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes

BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes

BS2470:03 Evolution

BC2023:03 Molecular Genetics

BZ3450:03 Ecological and Conservation Genetics

BC3203:03 Bioinformatics

BC3101:03 Genes, Genomes & Development

History

HI1302:03 Modern World History

HI2001:03 The History of Global Connections

HI2005:03 Australian Environmental History

HI2006:03 Australian and Pacific Exploration

HI2021:03 Modern Australian History

HI3284:03 Researching History in Australia

Human Resources Management

BX2051:03 Managing People

BX2061:03 Business Negotiation

BX3051:03 Employment Relations

BX3054:03 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

Human Services

WS1005:03 Human Rights and Social Justice

WS1006:03 Self in Professional Helping

WS2511:03 Professional Values and Ethics

WS2510:03 Interpersonal Practice

WS2121:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills and Frameworks for Practice

WS2513:03 Community Work

WS2512:03 Organisational Practice

WC2001:03 Australian Women’s Studies

WS3027:03 Social Welfare Practice with Children and Families

WS4503:03 Social Work and Mental Health

WS3025:03 Group Work

WS3214:03 Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice

Indigenous Studies

IA1011:03 Indigenous Australians

IA1012:03 Indigenous People of North Queensland

IA2023:03 Indigenous Continuity: Agency, Adaptation and Resistance

IA2022:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People as Colonial Subjects

IA3024:03 Indigenous Narratives in the Contemporary Era

IA3030:03 Navigating the Cultural Interface

Infrastructure and Planning

CS2004:03 Surveying and Construction

EV2301:03 Urban Geography and Design

EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

EV3001:03 Environmental and Regional Planning

EV3010:03 Planning for Sustainable Communities in a Changing Environment

EV3110:03 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

EV3502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

EV5606:03 Disasters, Communities and Planning

Introduction to Digital Technologies

CP1401:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I

CP1403:03 Design Thinking

CP1406:03 Web Design and Development

CP1407:03 Introductory Machine Learning and Data Science

Journalism and Creative Writing

JN1005:03 Introduction to Multimedia Journalism, Writing and Communication

EL2011:03 Creative Writing

EL2014:03 Creative Nonfiction

JN2011:03 Communication Law and Ethics: Writing for the Digital World

JN3304:03 Multimedia Writing Projects

Land and Water Management

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

EA2006:03 Hydrology

EA2007:03 Soil Properties and Processes for Management

Management

BX2051:03 Managing People

BX2061:03 Business Negotiation

BX3171:03 Organisational Behaviour

BX3174:03 Strategic Management and Leadership

Marine and Environmental Science and Sensors

PH2006:03 Marine Physics

CH2042:03 Marine Chemistry and Chemical Ecology

CH3041:03 Environmental Chemistry

SC3010:03 Sensors and Sensing for Scientists

CH2310:03 Syntheses and Mechanism in Organic Chemistry

CH2103:03 Analytical Chemistry

MA2405:03 Advanced Statistical Modelling

Marine Biology

MB2050:03 Functional Biology of Marine Organisms

MB3050:03 Biological Oceanography

MB3210:03 Life History and Evolution of Reef Corals

MB3160:03 Evolution and Ecology of Reef Fishes

MB3190:03 Coral Reef Ecology

MB3270:03 Coastal, Estuarine and Mangrove Ecosystems

Introduction to Marine Biology

MB1110:03 Introductory Marine Science

BS2460:03 Fundamentals of Ecology

MB2070:03 Marine Biogeography

MB2080:03 Invertebrate Biology

Advanced Mathematics

MA2000:03 Maths for Scientists and Engineers

MA2211:03 Discrete Mathematics

MA2210:03 Linear Algebra

MA3210:03 Probability and Stochastic Processes

MA3211:03 Mathematical Modelling and Differential Equations

MA3212:03 Optimisation and Operations Research

Mathematics

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations

MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques

MA2000:03 Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers

MA2210:03 Linear Algebra

Multimedia Writing

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

JN1005:03 Introduction to Multimedia Journalism, Writing and Communication

EL2011:03 Creative Writing

EL3013:03 Reading and Writing the Short Story

JN2011:03 Communication Law and Ethics: Writing for the Digital World

JN3304:03 Multimedia Writing Project

Palaeontology

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

MB1110:03 Introductory Marine Science

EA2404:03 From Icehouse to Greenhouse

MB2070:03 Marine Biogeography

EA3120:03 The Fossil Record: Dinosaurs and Vertebrates Through Time

Physical Geography

EA2404:03 Icehouse to Greenhouse

EA3007:03 Field Studies in Tropical Land and Water Science

EA3008:03 Advanced Hydrology

EV3401:03 Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology

EV3406:03 Coral Reef Geomorphology

EV3454:03 Natural Hazards

EV3506:03 Remote Sensing

Advanced Physics

PH2002:03 Classical Mechanics and Quantum Physics 1

PH2019:03 Introduction to Electromagnetism Optics and Early Quantum

PH3002:03 Quantum Physics 2

PH3006:03 Oceanography and Meteorology

PH3008:03 Statistical Mechanics and Transport

PH3019:03 Electromagnetic Phenomena

Physics

PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics 1

PH1007:03 Advanced Stream Physics 2

PH2002:03 Classical Mechanics and Quantum Physics 1

PH2019:03 Introduction to Electromagnetism Optics and Early Quantum

PH3006:03 Oceanography and Meteorology

PH3008:03 Statistical Mechanics and Transport

Politics and International Relations

PL1001:03 The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science

PL2110:03 Government and Politics in Developing Areas

PL2153:03 International Politics and Foreign Relations

PL3003:03 Democracy and the State

PL3250:03 Australia and World Politics

Preparatory Science

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics

Sociology

SY1001:03 Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

SY2005:03 Qualitative Research

SY3012:03 Social Analysis of Contemporary Australian Issues

SY2019:03 Youth, Identity and Popular Culture

SY2022:03 Family, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Society

SY2100:03 Migration, Ethnicity & Belonging

SY2101:03 Sociology of Digital Life

SY3018:03 Power and Protest in a Globalising World

Spatial Science

PH2006:03 Marine Physics

EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

EV3502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

EV3506:03 Remote Sensing

SC3010:03 Sensors and Sensing for Scientists

Urban Design

EV1009:03 Introduction to Planning

EV1008:03 Human Geography

EV2301:03 Urban Geography and Design

EV3404:03 Field Studies in Tropical Geography

EV5602:03 Urban Design Studio

Women’s Studies

SY1001:03 Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

WS1005:03 Human Rights and Social Justice

WC2001:03 Australian Women’s Studies

EL2014:03 Creative Nonfiction

EL3050:03 Postcolonial Narratives: Writing, Place and Identity

ED3460:03 Service Learning

SY2022:03 Family, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Society

CN2204:03 Screening Gender

Zoology and Ecology

BZ2490:03 Toolkit for the Field Biologist

BZ3220:03 Population and Community Ecology

BZ3061:03 Behavioural Ecology

BZ3745:03 Tropical Entomology

BZ3230:03 Ecology Research Methods

BZ3001:03 Field Studies in the Equatorial Tropics: Borneo