James Cook University

Diploma of Higher Education Majoring in Engineering and Applied Science

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 082840C

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas

Summary

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.

Study a variety of introductory and first-year degree subjects, designed to help you build on core knowledge and foster skills of academic enquiry. You will enrol in a specific study plan created to suit your chosen major. Benefit from support staff dedicated to students of this degree and the award-winning JCU Learning Centre.

Receive the foundational skills and knowledge to enter your target Bachelor degree course. Graduates who successfully complete JCU’s Diploma of Higher Education meet the entry requirements necessary to enter into many JCU Bachelor degrees.

JCU students may be eligible for advanced standing or credit for some of the subjects completed as part of the diploma.

Career Opportunities

Develop the necessary skills to become a successful university student. Begin your dream career with a recognised qualification and pathway to your preferred bachelor degree.

The JCU Diploma of Higher Education is a pathway into university if you don’t have the academic entry requirements for your preferred undergraduate course. It also provides an example of what university study will be like prior to enrolling in a full degree.

Some subjects completed as part of this diploma may be eligible for credit towards a subsequent JCU undergraduate degree.

Course learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Higher Education, students will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply theoretical and technical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas, in a discipline or broad field of learning
  • Identify, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information, claims and evidence from a range of sources
  • Communicate ideas, arguments and perspectives in a clear and logical way through English language proficiency and a range of media and technologies
  • Analyse, plan, design and evaluate solutions to problems by applying creativity, initiative and judgment and, where appropriate, numeracy skills
  • Demonstrate autonomy and responsibility in learning independently and managing personal development and future pathways

Major Structure

Students will be enrolled in set study plans which will allow them to articulate into their target degree. The study plans will allow for flexible enrolment options, involving a mix of core subjects (including CS1022 and CU1022), selected major and elective subjects. Study Plans can be discussed with the Pathways team.

CORE SUBJECTS

MA1022:03 Essential Maths

OPTIONS

Select 9 credit points of Engineering and Applied Science subjects from List 1

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of Engineering and Applied Science subjects from List 1 or Elective subjects from List 2

List 1 (Engineering and Applied Science subjects)

BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes or BZ1005:03 Introductory Ecology

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

CP1801:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I

CP1804:03 Programming II

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

EG1000:03 Engineering 1

EG1002:03 Computing and Sensors

EG1010:03 Process Engineering

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

MA1020:03 Preparatory Maths

MA1401:03 Statistics and Data Analysis 1

PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics or PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics 1

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

List 2 (Elective subjects)

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

SC1022:03 Essential Science

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 30,960 Per Year
Start date: 20 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 30,960 Per Year
Start date: 20 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Townsville Queensland 4810
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 30,960 Per Year
Start date: 20 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road
Cairns Queensland 4878
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 30,960 Per Year
Start date: 20 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

Cairns City campus

36 Shields Street
Cairns Queensland 4870
Australia

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Academic IELTS – 5.5 (no component lower than 5.0) – or equivalent TOEFL or Pearson (PTE Academic) test

Address

James Cook University
Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia