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Science, Technology, Engineering and the Environment

JCU NOW Engineering

Are you a creative problem solver? Do you want to be at the cutting edge of innovation?  Explore JCU’s Science, Technology, Engineering and the Environment subjects and find the path that can help you pursue your passion.

Engineering 1 (EG1000)

Location: Townsville & Cairns | Availability: Semester 1

This subject introduces you to the concept of an engineer as a professional problem solver, discussing the processes involved in applying the engineering method to problems, the issues surrounding modern engineering practice (such as ethics and sustainability), and how to effectively communicate during and after the engineering project.

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EG1000

Engineering 1

Topics covered include i) Engineering in society (professional bodies, learned societies; ethics and professional responsibility), ii) Engineering communication (technical report writing; seminar presentations; teamwork; hand sketching; AutoCAD), iii) Engineering problem solving, design and management (engineering analysis; use of engineering software; open-ended problem solving; the design process; selection of alternatives; economic evaluation; project planning and resource management) and iv) Engineering Safety (occupational health and safety; duty of care; legislation; safe management of workplaces).

Courses

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

Townsville

Lecture 1 Tuesday 11am - 12noon

Lecture 2
Friday 11am - 12noon

Workshop 1
Tuesday 2pm - 5pm

Workshop 2
Friday 1 x 1 hour session between 2pm - 5pm

Cairns

Lecture 1 Thursday 9am - 11am

Workshop 1 Thursday 12 noon -  2pm

Workshop 2
Thursday 3pm - 5pm

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Year 10 English20

Introductory Marine Science (MB1110)

Location: Townsville | Availability: Semester 2

This subject is an introduction to the study of tropical marine science as an interdisciplinary topic. Current areas of interest and opportunity in the fields of marine biology, chemistry, geology and physics will be covered.

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MB1110

Introductory Marine Science

The subject will provide basic knowledge of: the range of organisms, both plant and animal, in the sea; fundamentals of chemical oceanography; structure of ocean basins, marine sediments; fundamentals of water movement, tides and currents. As well as the practical laboratory study of: living marine organisms; chemical measurements of pollutants and metabolites; interpretation of geological strata and sediments; water circulation and surface waves.

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Bachelor of Marine Science

Townsville

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Year 10 Science and Year 10 English20

Evolution of the Earth (EA1110)

Location: Townsville & Cairns | Availability: Semester 2

Have you ever wondered how mountains are made? Or why volcanoes erupt? Or why the oceans are so vast? In EA1110 we show you how to figure out the answers to all the questions you’ve ever had about planet Earth. We embark on a geological tour of Earth and explore how it formed within the solar system, and the processes that occurred within our planet that shaped it over billions of years. We begin by learning to read minerals and rocks, and then apply that to understanding volcanoes, mountains, tectonic processes and the rocks and landforms we see every day.

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EA1110

Evolution of the Earth

In this subject, students will learn to apply knowledge of the Earth functions as a dynamic system; describe the physical and chemical evolution of the Earth and identify rock-forming minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks.

The subject includes 6hrs of fieldwork where students will apply their learning to a local area. Townsville students can choose fieldtrips on either the 8th or 9th October to attend. Cairns students will attend two three hour fieldtrips on 22nd September and 6th October.

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Bachelor of Geology

Bachelor of Marine Science

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Environmental Practice

Townsville

26 x hours lectures

13 x hours tutorials

(optional)

30 x hours practicals

6 x hours

fieldwork

Cairns

26 x hours lectures

13 x hours tutorials

(optional)

30 x hours practicals

6 x hours

fieldwork

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Year 10 English10 per location

Problem-Solving and Programming 1 (CP1401)

Location: Townsville, Cairns & Online | Availability: Trimester 1

In this subject, students will learn problem-solving and coding skills to develop solutions to IT-related problems. Students will apply problem-solving techniques including decomposition, flowcharts and algorithm design. Basic programming using Python will be introduced including the use of selection, repetition and functions. This subject forms a foundation for further programming subjects.

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CP1401

Problem-Solving and Programming 1

Students in this subject will be able to apply problem-solving techniques to develop algorithms in the IT context and apply basic programming concepts to develop solutions.

Courses

Bachelor of Information Technology

Townsville

50 hours combined lectures, tutorials/workshops

Cairns

50 hours combined lectures, tutorials/workshops

Online

50 hours combined lectures, tutorials/workshops

Year 10 English10 per location

Web Design and Development (CP1406)

Location: Townsville, Cairns & Online | Availability: Trimester 1

This subject is an introduction to Web design and development using modern, standards-driven practices and user-centred design principles. Students will explore how the Web works, considering both good and bad design and the need for following standards and best practices. Students will learn to use client-side technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript to develop interactive websites.

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CP1406

Web Design and Development

Students in this subject will be able to apply user-centred design principles and methods, demonstrate best practices in creating standards- based websites and apply HTML, CSS and JavaScript to develop interactive websites.

Courses

Bachelor of Information Technology

Townsville

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and lecture directed activities

Cairns

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and lecture directed activities

Online

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and lecture directed activities

Year 10 English10 per location

Introductory Machine Learning and Data Science (CP1407)

Location: Townsville, Cairns & Online | Availability: Trimester 3

This subject will introduce students to this rapidly growing field of data science and equip them with some of its basic principles and tools as well as its general mindset. Students will learn concepts, techniques and tools they need to deal with various facets of data science practice, including data collection and integration, exploratory data analysis, utilising various machine learning algorithms for predictive modelling and descriptive modelling, as well as, data product creation and evaluation.

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CP1407

Introductory Machine Learning and Data Science

Students in this subject will be able to describe what data science is and the skill sets needed to be a data scientist, describe the data science process and how its components interact, explain in basic terms what Machine Learning means and its significance in data science, identify differences in various machine learning algorithms, principles and application purposes of each algorithm, apply basic tools to carry out data analysis using exemplar machine learning algorithms.

Courses

Bachelor of Information Technology

Townsville

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Cairns

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Online

50 hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Year 10 English10 per location

Design Thinking (CP1403)

Location: Townsville, Cairns & Online | Availability: Trimester 3

This subject provides students with the design process, interpretation, ideation, experimentation, evolution of design solutions, design formulation and design thinking. Students will develop essential design skills of creating, generating, iterating, communicating and consolidating. Collaboratively students will work together in teams to design, iterate, implement and validate computing solutions.

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CP1403

Design Thinking

Through projects, students will develop problem-solving skills, communication skills, presentation skills, project management skills and also build creative systems for a range of applications.

Students will learn basic approaches to creative group problem-solving working in teams in the form of a "sprint" event.

The Sprint (20th & 21st October), which is a mandatory part of the subject, is a two-day event where students will collectively analyse a problem then design and partially implement a practical solution.

Courses

Bachelor of Information Technology

Townsville

14 hours practicals

32 x hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Cairns

14 hours practicals

32 x hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Online

14 hours practicals

32 x hours combined lectures, practicals and activities

Year 10 English10 per location



Business, leadership and law

JCU NOW Business

Passionate about enterprise? Are you interested in running numbers and solving problems? Maybe you want to find out how you can combine your interest in social issues with your keen sense of logic. Explore our subjects to find a path that could ignite your passion and lead to your dream career.

Introduction to Management Concepts and Application (BU1104)

Location: Townsville, Cairns & Online | Availability: Trimester 1

Explore management concepts and how they are applied to small and medium business in both urban and regional environments. Cover topics including sustainability, changing environments, cultural differences, decision making, social responsibility, ethics, leadership, planning, delegation and empowerment, motivation and recruitment.

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BU1104
*Trimester

Introduction to Management Concepts and Application

Practical emphasis is placed on the fundamental management building blocks of: plan, organise, lead and control, which are critical to starting, growing and maintaining a successful business.

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Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws

Townsville

Cairns

Online

Year 10 English20

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LA1101

Legal Institutions and Processes

Students will be introduced to foundational principles of statutory interpretation involving a range of public law issues.

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Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

Townsville

Cairns

Online

Year 10 English20

Human Rights Law (LA1027)

Location: Townsville, Cairns & Online | Availability: Semester 2

Students will study the origin of human rights, the International Bill of Rights, the universality of human rights, the argument for cultural relativism and the international monitoring and enforcement of human rights. In addition, the subject will examine the influence of international human rights instruments on domestic law, the operation of domestic anti-discrimination legislation and human rights. The assessment is designed to encourage students to develop their statutory interpretation skills, their legal research skills and their writing skills.

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LA1027

Human Rights Law

Students enrolled in this subject will be able to identify and explain the roles of the relevant international human rights bodies, explain and analyse human rights law, Social and Cultural Rights, conduct legal research of domestic and international materials and apply statutory interpretation principles to international and domestic human rights instruments.

Courses

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

Townsville

26 hours lectures

13 hours workshops

Cairns

26 hours lectures

13 hours workshops

Online

39 hours online collaboration sessions (lectures/tutorials)

Year 10 English10 per location

Public International Law (LA1022)

Location: Townsville, Cairns & Online | Availability: Semester 2

International law has evolved in response to the need for world order. The principle focus of the United Nations is to maintain peace. To that end international law restricts the use of force, defines access rights to resources (particularly in the global commons) and provides for the peacefully settling of disputes. Where peace cannot be maintained international law regulates the use of force and establishes criminal responsibility for those who commit crimes. The assessment is designed to encourage students to develop their legal research skills and their writing skills.

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LA1022

Public International Law

Students studying this subject will identify and explain the historical development of International Law; analyse past and current themes in Human Rights Law and Refugee Law; explain and critique the development of Environmental Law and the Law of the Sea and conduct legal research of domestic and international materials.

Courses

Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business - Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws

Townsville

26 hours Lectures

13 Hours Workshops (online)

Cairns

26 hours Lectures

13 Hours Workshops (online)

Online

39 Hours collaborative sessions – online lectures/tutorials

Year 10 English10 per location

Marketing Matters (BU1108)

Location: Townsville, Cairns & Online | Availability: Trimester 2

Are you convinced that the product or service you wish to sell has value or are you convinced that your idea can contribute to societal change? Do you know your audience? Knowing, effectively communicating and evaluating past engagement with your audience are three critical steps towards successful marketing strategy. These three fundamental questions are raised and answered in Marketing Matters.

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BU1108
*Trimester

Marketing Matters

Marketing theory and practice are addressed in an engaging, interactive and industry relevant way (yes, we know our audience!). From robotics, AI, IT and science and health communication to sales and services marketing, this subject is highly recommended for students who wish to market themselves, their products or their ideas.

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Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Townsville

Cairns

Online

Year 10 English20

Business Law (BU1112)

Location: Townsville, Cairns & Online | Availability: Trimester 3

The subject outlines the nature of law and its sources both nationally and internationally. The Australian legal framework is considered and the different courts within the system are introduced together with other dispute resolution options. The subject focuses on law in the context of business with special reference to contracts, torts, trade practices regulation, contract and consumer protection, property and intellectual property.

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BU1112

Business Law

Students enrolled in this subject will examine and describe the Australian legal system and sources of law, demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of the law of torts, and examine and describe the legal considerations and requirements associated with starting a business.

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Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Business

Townsville

2 hour x weekly lecture

1 hour x tutorial (starting week 2)

Cairns

2 hour x weekly lecture

1 hour x tutorial (starting week 2)

Online

130 hours

Year 10 English10  per location



Education

JCU NOW Education

Are you inspired to foster a lifelong love of learning? Explore how you could be a positive mentor and help shape future generations. You’ve been learning since you were young; now see education from the other side.

Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning (ED1481)

Location: Online | Availability: Semester 1

This subject explores children's growth and development from birth to the age of 18. Students will encounter physical, cognitive, moral, psychosocial and emotional domains of human development and reflect on the complex interactions between them.

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ED1481

Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning

Students will briefly examine the theoretical models and critically apply the most empirically established models explaining human development and behaviour to authentic problem-based scenarios. Students will examine current research and a basic understanding of intelligence, motivation, cultural and learning diversity and recent neuroscience findings related to development. In order to interpret course concepts critically, they will engage in and reflect on constructivist, behaviourist and humanistic approaches to learning and teaching.

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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

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Online

Year 10 English20

Science and Sustainability in Education (ED1411)

Location: Townsville, Cairns and Online | Availability: Semester 2

This subject provides early childhood (ECE) and primary education students with foundational scientific knowledge and understanding as well as awareness of scientific inquiry and environmental and social decision-making and policy processes.  The professional learning in this subject prepares students to advance their curriculum studies in the learning areas of Science, and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

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ED1411

Science and Sustainability in Education

Students in this subject will develop evidence-informed values and positions relating to sustainability through active citizenship, critical and systemic thinking, and reflection, explore how the design and implementation of engaging and intellectually challenging learning experiences promotes the development of scientific literacy and recall, apply and communicate concepts and procedures of science and sustainability through multiple modes and genres to local and global contexts and engage with the Early Years Learning Framework and the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline (Early Childhood preservice teachers) and the F-10 Australian Curriculum.

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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Townsville

12 hours workshops

12 hours online content

Cairns

12 hours workshops

12 hours online content

Online

12 hours online content

12 hours Online Activities

Year 10 English10 per location

Foundations of Math and Numeracy for Secondary (ED1491)

Location: Townsville and Cairns | Availability: Semester 2

This subject introduces the professional mathematics and numeracy knowledge required of secondary school teachers. This comprises of the content knowledge that teachers need to teach and the numeracy demands of their profession in the contexts of the classroom and education more generally. Students will be introduced to models of numeracy and will explore and reflect upon the numeracy demands of the content within their own secondary teaching areas. This subject is aimed at students intending to study Secondary Education and students will need to choose a subject they would be interested in teaching for their portfolio.

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ED1491

Foundations of Math and Numeracy for Secondary

Students in this subject will be able to identify, develop and demonstrate the numeracy content knowledge and skills required for teaching the ACARA curriculum (Years 7-12), demonstrate the professional numeracy skills required to interact with colleagues, parents and students and reflect on current numeracy skills, knowledge, and dispositions to these areas.

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Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Townsville

12 hours workshops

12 hours online content

Cairns

12 hours workshops

12 hours online content

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Year 10 English10 per location



Health

JCU NOW Health

Explore the world of health. With a career in healthcare, you could cure diseases, ease someone's pain, or even research new discoveries. Have a look at the different options below to see where you could use your skills and interests to help people.

Lifespan Development for Health A (HS1003)

Location: Townsville | Availability: Semester 2

Be introduced to the concept of lifespan development. Physical, cognitive and psychosocial development are examined in relation to major theorists and stages of human development from birth through to death. Socio-cultural aspects in relation to multiculturalism and health and well-being are explored.

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HS1003

Lifespan Development for Health A

Major topics will include: biological beginnings, infancy, early childhood, middle and late childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle and late adulthood, and end-of-life.

Courses

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Townsville

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Year 10 Science, Year 10 General or Advanced Maths and Year 10 English20

Physical Activity for Health (SP1011)

Location: Townsville | Availability: Semester 1

This subject will explore the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health. Students will examine the prevalence of chronic disease in Australia and the impact of physical activity on health and development.

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SP1011

Physical Activity for Health

Students will apply population level health recommendations for physical activity to the general population and to populations at risk of participating in insufficient levels of physical activity.

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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Townsville

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Year 10 Science and Year 10 English20

Sport and Exercise Nutrition (SP1002)

Location: Townsville | Availability: Semester 2

This course will cover optimal nutrition for exercise performance and health including nutrition categories and values for food, hydration and electrolyte balance, fluid replacement, carbohydrate loading, glycemic index, proteins and fats, vitamins and minerals, public health issues, nutritional supplements, anthropometry and dietary analysis.

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SP1002

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Students who complete this subject will be able to describe and apply the current healthy eating guidelines, describe the role of diet in the development and management of chronic and lifestyle diseases, explain and appraise how dietary intake and body composition can be estimated and evaluated, summarise and present nutrition topics for athletic performance, health or body composition.

Students will get the opportunity to complete hands on practical activities at the JCU Performance Science Hub (located at the home of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys).

Courses

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Townsville

1 x 2 hour lecture (online)

1 x 2 hour practical

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Year 10 Science and Year 10 English20