James Cook University – Bachelor of Science

Australia February 1999 – June 2001

Townsville, Queensland, Australia

JCU LogoJCU – A world-class enterprise

James Cook University is Australia’s leading tropical research University. The University takes its name from the eighteenth century English navigator and explorer, James Cook. Cook’s epic voyages in the southern hemisphere contributed significantly to the world of science. The University was proclaimed in Townsville on April 20, 1970.

JCU is a multi-campus university with the main sites located in the vibrant northern Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns. Smaller sites are located in Mackay and Mt Isa. Affiliated operations with Holmes Colleges are in Sydney and Melbourne.

JCU is a high-ranking research university with a strong focus on matters relating to the tropics. JCU enjoys an international profile, maintained and promoted through linkages with universities and research institutions world-wide.

Tropical Northern Queensland – a natural place for study

CLICK HERE FOR JCU DIVECLUB!!JCU’s main sites are located in tropical northern Queensland, a remarkable region where hundreds of thousands of visitors come each year to experience two World-Heritage-listed natural wonders – the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics. The region also provides the gateway to the scenic Atherton Tablelands and the historic Queensland Outback. Townsville and Cairns are thriving coastal cities each with populations of over 100,000. JCU is renowned for its friendliness, good staff-student ratios, highly qualified teaching staff and effective support services.

Teaching tomorrow’s leaders

Over 170 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate courses are offered at JCU, spanning the Arts, Business, the Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Science.

JCU provides its graduates with the qualifications and skills for entry into the global workforce. All degree programs emphasise the skills of critical thinking and problem solving, effective communication and familiarity with information technologies.

JCU works with local industries and professions to ensure that courses relate to employer needs. Work placement schemes feature in many degree programs, equipping graduates with valuable practical skills.

Townsville - The Strand

Explore the possibilities at James Cook University!

Townsville is a thriving coastal city and port with a population of around 140,000, making it Australia’s largest tropical city. Situated in the dry tropics, most days are sunny, with an average daytime temperature of 25 o (77°F) – 30°C (86°F) for autumn, winter and spring (when most of the teaching year falls). Townsville is a stepping off point for visiting the Great Barrier Reef, 2 hours away, and is only one hour from the Wet Tropics rainforests of Paluma, and a gateway to historic outback towns such as Charters Towers. The resort regions of Mission Beach and the Whitsunday islands are also within easy reach. Picturesque Magnetic Island is a 20-minute ferry ride away.

Around 9,000 students study on the Townsville campus, including 950 international students. It is located in the suburb of Douglas in a 386-hectare setting of natural bush and parkland, 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the city centre. JCU’s College of Music, Visual Arts andTheatre (COMVAT) is located at the nearby Vincent campus, and the two are connected by a regular, free shuttle bus service.

The Douglas campus includes the main JCU library, restaurants, cafes, bars, fitness and sporting facilities, a professional theatre, and a wealth of student clubs and societies so that students can enjoy an active campus life. Over 1,300 students live on campus in colleges and halls of residence, giving the campus a true community atmosphere. Supermarkets and specialty shops are found at nearby shopping centres.


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