James Cook University

Diploma of Higher Education Majoring in General Studies

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 082840C

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

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.

Delivery at Thursday Island will be in mixed attendance mode.

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.

OPTIONS

Select 18 credit points of elective subjects from List 1

List 1

BA1001:03 Time, Truth, and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

BM1011:03 Physiological Systems and Processes 1

BM1111:03 Introduction to Health Sciences

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

BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity or BZ1006:03 Diversity of Life

BU1804:03 Business, Environment and Society in the Tropics

BU1805:03 Business Communication

BU1808:03 Marketing Matters

BU1812:03 Business Law

BU1902:03 Accounting for Decision Making

BU1903:03 Economics for Sustainable Business

BZ1008:03 Functional Biology

CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry

CP1801:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I

CP1802:03 Internet Fundamentals

CP1803:03 Design Thinking

CP1804:03 Programming II

CP1806:03 Web Design and Development

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

CU1200:03 Effective Speaking

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

HS1003:03 Lifespan Development for Health A

HS1111:03 Communication for Nursing and Midwifery or RH1002:03 Communication Skills for Health Professionals

HS1401:03 Health and Health Care in Australia

IA1011:03 Indigenous Australians

IA1012:03 Indigenous People of North Queensland

MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics

MA1022:03 Essential Maths

MA1401:03 Statistics and Data Analysis 1

NM1200:03 Digital Photography

NM1500:03 Introduction to Media Arts

NM1810:03 Introduction to Creativity and Innovation

PC1004:03 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 1

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

PL1001:03 The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology: from Brain to Practice

PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology: from Perception to Reality

RH1004:03 Foundations of Allied Health Professional Practice

SC1022:03 Essential Science

SC1101:03 Science, Technology and Truth

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

SC1109:03 Modelling Natural Systems-Advanced

SL1001:03 Foundations of Speech Pathology

SP1001:03 Science and Practice of Sport and Exercise

SP1002:03 Sport and Exercise Nutrition

SS1010:03 Australian People: Indigeneity and Multiculturalism

SY1001:03 Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

WS1005:03 Human Rights and Social Justice

WS1006:03 Self in Professional Helping

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 28,840 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Expected July 2021
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 28,840 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Expected July 2021
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road
Cairns Queensland 4878
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 28,840 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Expected July 2021
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Townsville Queensland 4810
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 28,840 Per Year
Start date: Expected February 2021
Expected July 2021
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