Science

James Cook University (JCU) is renowned for its expertise in teaching and research in science. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees majoring in several key areas of science.

JCU enjoys an international reputation in several areas of science, including tropical biology and conservation biology, earth science, environmental science and marine science. We are currently Australia’s highest-ranked university in environmental science and management, and fisheries science and research.

Undergraduate

CourseDurationMode
Bachelor of Advanced Science 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Science 4 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Science 5 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Environmental Practice 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Geology 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Marine Science 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Science - General 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture Science and Technology 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Earth Science 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Science in Geology 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology 3 years full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics 3 years full-timeOn campus
Bachelor of Science in Physics 3 years full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Ecology 3 years full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Bachelor of Science-Bachelor of Laws 5 years full-timeOn campus
Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering and Applied Science 1 year full-timeOn campus
Diploma of Higher Education in General Studies 1 year full-timeOn campus
Diploma of Higher Education in Science 1 year full-timeOn campus

Postgraduate

CourseDurationMode
Doctor of Philosophy (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies) 4 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Building) 4 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering and Related Technologies) 4 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Doctor of Philosophy (Natural and Physical Sciences) 4 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Doctor of Tropical Environmental Management [Research] 4 years full timeOn campus
Graduate Certificate of Development Practice 6 months full-timeOn campus
Graduate Certificate of Planning and Indigenous Communities 1 year part-timeFlexible
Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies] 6 months full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Graduate Certificate of Science in Aquaculture Science and Technology 6 months full-timeOn campus; Off campus
Graduate Certificate of Science in Fisheries Biology and Management 6 months full-timeOn campus
Graduate Certificate of Science in Marine Biology and Ecology 6 months full-timeOn campus
Graduate Certificate of Science in Natural Resource Management 6 months full-timeOn campus
Graduate Certificate of Science in Protected Area Management 6 months full-timeOn campus
Graduate Certificate of Science in Tropical Biology and Conservation 6 months full-timeOn campus
Graduate Certificate of Science in Tropical Urban and Regional Planning 6 months full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Development Practice 1 year full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies] 1 year - full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Science in Aquaculture Science and Technology 1 year full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Science in Environmental Earth Science 1 year full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Science in Fisheries Biology and Management 1 year full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Science in Marine Biology and Ecology 1 year full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Science in Natural Resource Management 1 year full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Science in Protected Area Management 1 year full-timeOn campus
Graduate Diploma of Science in Tropical Biology and Conservation 1 year full-timeOn campus
Master of Development Practice 2 years full-timeOn campus
Master of Philosophy (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies) 2 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Master of Philosophy (Architecture and Building) 2 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Master of Philosophy (Engineering and Related Technologies) 2 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Master of Philosophy (Natural and Physical Sciences) 2 years full timeOn campus; Off campus
Master of Science in Aquaculture Science and Technology 1.5 years full-timeOn campus
Master of Science in Environmental Earth Science 1.5 years full-timeOn campus
Master of Science in Fisheries Biology and Management 1.5 years full-timeOn campus
Master of Science in Marine Biology and Ecology 1.5 years full-timeOn campus
Master of Science in Natural Resource Management 1.5 years full-timeOn campus
Master of Science in Protected Area Management 1.5 years full-timeOn campus
Master of Science in Tropical Biology and Conservation 1.5 years full-timeOn campus
Master of Tropical Urban and Regional Planning 1.5 years full-timeOn campus