Media Release

16/01/2013
JCU offers 3085 places
Engineering an information technology are popular choices at James Cook University’s Cairns and Townsville campuses, with significant increases in this week’s major round of tertiary offers.

Engineering an information technology are popular choices at James Cook University’s Cairns and Townsville campuses, with significant increases in this week’s major round of tertiary offers.

JCU has announced offers of 3085 University places, 41 more places than were offered in the major round last year.

Applicants will be able to check their offers from 1.00am tomorrow (Thursday 17 January) on the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) website. Offers will also be posted to successful applicants.

JCU Cairns has offered a total of 1,013 places, just 2.6% lower than in the same round last year. Further places will be offered in February.

Dr Stephen Weller, Deputy Vice-Chancellor head of JCU Cairns, said growth areas in Cairns included engineering (up by 22%) and IT (up by 27 %).

“These are areas that have seen steady growth over a number of years, and are showing similar growth rates on our Townsville campus,” Dr Weller said.

Dr Weller said JCU Cairns was maintaining its position, following on from significant increases in 2010 and 2011.

“We are in the fortunate position of having growth in the pipeline, having increased offers by 4.5% last year, and 3.9% the previous year,” he said.

Areas where offers in Cairns have declined include psychology and sustainability.

Dr Weller reminded applicants that they still had further options after this major round of offers.

“We will be making further offers in February. After you consider your offer there is still time to make a late application or change your preferences.

“If you’re confused about the choices open to you, call JCU and talk it through with one of our advisers,” Dr Weller said.

JCU advisers can be contacted on freecall 1800 246 446.

Issued January 16, 2013

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