JCU Science is a leader in discovering innovative solutions to complex problems. JCU lecturers empower students to discover, explore and pioneer innovative solutions through a strong focus on building hands-on, practical skills. Drive positive change with a JCU Science degree.
Experience like no other
Be inspired by JCU’s living laboratories. Study and learn in state-of-the-art teaching facilities, World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, tropical wetlands and dry savannahs.
Prepare for impact
Apply your skills and knowledge to real-world research projects and have the opportunity to be published in international scientific journals.
Skills for success
Whatever field you choose, your greatest contribution to the natural world and people and societies will be the highly transferable skills you develop. With an agile mind, critical thinking skills, and an interdisciplinary outlook, be poised to lead in the fast-paced scientific world.
Become a problem-solver
Develop a solid foundation of technical knowledge and the analytical thinking to apply that knowledge to real-world scenarios. Learn to think outside the box to solve important questions.
Access the best. JCU students excel in small classes, connecting with leading experts. JCU Science is independently rated five stars for full-time employment, learner engagement, skills development and student support.*
Gain a one-year university qualification while opening up your pathway into many JCU Bachelor degrees. The Diploma of Higher Education is recognised as a stand-alone qualification designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements of a Bachelor degree.
Pursue excellence with JCU’s Bachelor of Advanced Science program. Learn from world-renowned lecturers, meet experts in their field and conduct hands-on research in North Queensland’s unique tropical environment.
Develop your passion for innovation and make a genuine difference to your community and the environment. Undertake real-world research in unrivalled locations including the World-Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and dry savannahs.
Expand your technical proficiency to design, manage, and evaluate rehabilitation plans for individuals and communities in culturally diverse populations. You will learn to develop solutions for complex problems in health professional practice.
Gain valuable hands-on, industry relevant experience in state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. Build upon your existing qualifications in science and boost your professional experience with in-depth knowledge.
Tropical animal science has become an area of global importance as world trade continues to expand. The challenge of future research is to develop better methods for improving production in all livestock species within tropical regions.
Unlock a world of potential with the Master of Data Science at JCU and become an authority in the roaring big-data industry. Develop innovative solutions to contemporary problems in data science and mastermind database systems, programs, models, and projects.
Learn from research and industry experts and diversify your knowledge studying the unique environments of North Queensland, including coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves, dry savannahs and tropical rainforests.
JCU Master of Philosophy graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields. The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.
Bachelor of Advance Science, majoring in Marine Biology, minor in Chemistry
Here, the opportunities are endless. It’s absolutely amazing to study and the facilities are incredible. The fieldwork options are amazing as well, with the Great Barrier Reef at our doorstep.
Bachelor of Advanced Science, majoring in Zoology, Ecology and Earth Science
The best part of the degree was the seminars where we met with the coordinator and other professional scientists who showed us a wide range of pathways and careers in industry, government and academia. The cohort was small so their advice and support was very personal which helped me develop confidence and direction.
Associate Professor Eric Roberts
Head of Earth and Environmental Science
It is nice to be part of a smaller university where staff and students actually get to know each other, and where there is opportunity to be involved in research. A highlight of our degree is the opportunity for field-based learning, bringing students into the field, and providing real hands on learning.
Dr Tasmin Rymer
College of Science and Engineering
JCU is recognised globally for its excellence in research in several areas. Our small class sizes provide students with access to lecturers who genuinely care about their progress and their studies. Our courses are also embedded with work-integrated learning, making JCU graduates highly sought after in the workforce.
International Student - Thailand
Master of Science, majoring in Tropical Biology and Conservation
I was looking for opportunities to study and conduct research in a thriving environment. JCU location provides a great opportunity for my field. My aim is to acquire research skills, build up international networks, and return to Thailand to join a research team.