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 Environmental Practice at James Cook University will be able to:
- Integrate and apply a coherent body of theoretical and technical knowledge of tropics-related environmental and sustainable development, with depth in the underlying concepts and principles in the discipline of science, business or social science
- Critically appraise the role and relevance of environmental practices and tropical sustainable futures in local, regional and global society
- Demonstrate broad understanding of problem-oriented sustainability approaches, including stakeholder analysis, values clarification, community engagement and partnerships, interdisciplinary collaboration, and systems and futures thinking
- Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from a range of sources
- Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based laboratory and/or field experiments and/or field work and/or a sustainability investigation, by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools as appropriate to one or more disciplines
- Organise, analyse and interpret Environmental Management data using mathematical, statistical and/or technological skills
- Convey 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 relating to the environmental practice of tropical communities and regions by applying knowledge and skills with initiative and well-developed judgement
- Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts and interdisciplinary teams
- Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others.