Do you see yourself working in a laboratory solving complex problems or conducting research? Or perhaps you see yourself as an adventurer, exploring your environment, gathering specimens or data? You most likely have a strong sense of curiosity, and a need to understand, and even impact on, the world around you. James Cook University (JCU) Science invites you to join us, on a journey of discovery.

Whether you already have a clear picture of what you want to do with your scientific knowledge and skills, or you are open to the many possibilities, JCU’s Science programs will both inspire and inform.

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Real life laboratories

Take part in the ultimate science experience and visit one of JCU’s impressive research facilities including Orpheus Island Research Station and Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

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Impressive facilities

Learn and/or research with JCU’s highly awarded Sciences academic team or visit The Science Place, one of Australia’s newest scientific learning environments (Tsv campus).

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World renowned

Have the opportunity to become an industry leader by studying the growing field of Data Science and Big Data Analytics, under the supervision of internationally recognised researchers.

Study at JCU

Explore your options by browsing our range of diploma, bachelor and postgraduate courses.


Meet our students

Our students endeavour to make life matter and choose a career path that suits their long-term goals.

Ashley's Story

Hear why Ashley chose to study Marine Science at JCU.

Learn more

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Browse our complete course guide, organise a campus tour or have additional questions answered on the spot.

Course guide

Course guide

Provides an overview of all the undergraduate courses available at JCU. You'll also find information on on-campus accommodation, campus life, student support, pathway options and more.

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Campus tour

Campus tour

Guided tours are a fantastic way to get a general overview of the campus, main lecture theatres, the library and other facilities. You’ll also get the chance to talk to future and current students.

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Tap into Brighter and learn more about the incredible research and stories coming out of JCU.