Bachelor of Environmental Practice
What to expect
How to apply
Gain unparalleled skills to address the great sustainability challenges of our lifetime with a JCU degree in Environmental Practice.
Your career options include roles within any organisation that manages social and environmental issues, including government departments, mining and construction companies, environmental consultancies, renewable energy industries, tourism businesses, local governments, and non-government organisations.
Depending on your choice of major/s, you could perform roles such as environmental manager, sustainability adviser, project manager, or urban environments and landscape designer.
Prepare yourself to take on the critical environmental and sustainability challenges facing the world today.
What you need to know before you apply
Certified copies of supporting documents
You must supply the following information with your application:
- Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
- The Grading Scale used at the institution(s) where you have undertaken your studies
- English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
- Your passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)
You can speed up the application process by emailing copies of your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your application is approved you must then post certified copies and/or documents to:
James Cook International
James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811, AUSTRALIA
If your documents are in a language other than English, you must provide both certified translations and a certified copy of the original document.
An acceptable certified document is a photocopy of the original document, signed and certified as a copy of the original by a public notary, registered agent of JCU, or a representative of the institution. Copies of certified copies are not acceptable.
Credit and Articulation
Before applying for credit for previous studies you should read the Credit and Articulation Procedure. You can review any possible credits you may have with our Credit Calculator. When you apply for credit you must submit the course syllabi (subject outline) for each relevant subject and ensure the subject corresponds to a similar JCU subject.
As well as having the prerequisites for this course, you must also meet minimum academic and language requirements.
Check the minimum English language proficiency requirements for this course in the Course Handbook.
If you meet the academic requirements for this course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will receive a packaged offer. This includes the opportunity to take an English language program as well as an offer to study a degree at JCU. Your JCU degree offer will be conditional on you gaining a certain grade in your English program.
- 31 January for commencement in teaching period 1 (semester 1)
- 30 June for commencement in teaching period 2 (semester 2)
Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – application deadlines vary for Singapore and Brisbane. View academic calendars.
How to apply
Gather electronic copies of your documentation, including an Application for Credit form, if relevant.
Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.
Complete all questions, upload all documents, and submit your application. You may wish to include a second course preference.
Ready to apply? Apply now.
Recommended study includes: at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Maths C, Specialist Mathematics or Physics (Units 3/4,C).
Help with your application
If you need help with your application, or would like to change your preferences (e.g. course, campus, commencing semester) after you have submitted your application please contact JCU International Admissions at email@example.com or phone: +61 7 4781 5601
Fees and scholarships
Pathways to JCU
Bachelor of Environmental Practice
BAC – Bachelor Pass (AQF level 7)
Professional accreditation status
Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand accredits individual graduates but not courses - http://www.eianz.org/
Tropical Environments and Societies
Assumed Knowledge: English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA)
Recommended Study: At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geography, Maths C or Physics
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.
Additional course requirements
Applicants who select SC1102: Modelling Natural Systems as a part of their degree but have not completed high school intermediate level Mathematics B (or equivalent) must also select MA1020: Preparatory Mathematics as part of their study plan.
MA1020 is available on both campuses in full-semester and intensive mode. The intensive mode option typically starts earlier than the standard course commencement date. Contact JCU on 1800 246 446 for more information. Students can enrol in BU1007 without completing high school intermediate level Mathematics B (or equivalent).
This course involves mandatory field work and any costs associated with the field work will be at the student's expense.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
72 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Study plan may only include a maximum of 30 credit points of Level 1 subjects and a minimum of 18 credit points must be taken at Level 3.
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:
EV1010:03 The Environmental Professional
SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding
EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
EV2100:03 International Environmental Policy and Governance
BX2077:03 Project Management
SC3008:03 Professional Placement
EV3110:03 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Select a major from Table A
Select one of the following Options
Option 1 (Second Major)
Select a second major from Table A
Option 2 (Minors and/or Electives)
Select a Science Minor from Table B that is different to your major or select 9 credit points of any Level 2, 3 or 5 Science subjects PLUS 3 credit points of any Level 3 or Level 5 Science subject
Select a Minor from Table B or select 12 credit points of any Level 1, 2, 3 or 5 subjects
Table A (Majors)
Type of major
Mandatory, Single or Double
Credit points in major
24 credit points
Table B (Minors)
Type of minor
Optional, Single or double
Credit points in minor
12 credit points
|Please refer to list for details of all minors available for selection|
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Must complete 18 credit points of Level 1 or 2 subjects before attempting any Level 3 subject.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Maximum allowed Pass
3 credit points
Only one PC grade may be awarded with approval of College or Division examiners meeting, to allow a student to graduate, and that PC grade must not contribute to a core subject within the course or major.
Supplementary exam for
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 a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning 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 subjects completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 19 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
A maximum of 6cp credit points of credit may be granted at level 3.
Credit will not be given for SC3008 Professional Placement.
BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE
Inclusion of majors on
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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.
Annual Tuition Fee: AUD$34,480 (Estimate only)
Courses are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.
A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.
Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependants accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.