James Cook University

Bachelor of Environmental Practice

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093740E

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Prepare yourself to take on the critical environmental and sustainability challenges facing the world today. Benefitting from JCU’s world-class research* in environmental science and management, you’ll learn how the biological, physical, social, economic and political spheres interact and impact on our environment.

JCU’s Environmental Practice students develop an understanding of how to manage the interactions between people and the environment to find solutions to complicated environmental problems. In your final year, build connections and participate in a final year professional placement and work experience.

Use your skills and knowledge to meet the needs expressed by corporate environmental management organisations. Understand how the triple bottom line outcomes – environmental, social and economic can be integrated to achieve positive solutions for government and organisations.

This unique course offers the opportunity to specialise in one or two of the following four majors.

Biodiversity Assessment and Management

Gain the skills to enable you to assess and manage aquatic and terrestrial species. Learn the essential concepts of biodiversity, biological processes, and ecology.

Students will apply these concepts in upper level specialised classes. Modern field methods are used during field-based subjects in World-Heritage listed coastal, coral reef, and rainforest environments.

Corporate Environmental Management

Combine business literacy and corporate sustainability with environmental skills to tackle key global sustainability challenges in the environmental and socio-political context. Understand how corporations can sustain economic growth and have a positive impact on the environment.

Students learn key concepts in macro and micro economics and their interrelatedness with issues of environmental sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and sustainable development.

Land and Water Management

Learn about physical geosciences, environmental processes and impacts on land, wetlands, river catchments, and coasts. You will develop your knowledge of how the Earth functions as a dynamically interactive system.

With tutelage from expert lecturers, students master the fundamentals of hydrology, soil science, geomorphic patterns and processes, and natural hazards. Benefit from field-based studies accessing unrivalled geographical and climatically diverse landscapes, including the Great Barrier Reef catchments.

Urban Environments and Landscape Design

Benefit from an integrated learning approach to understand the interactions between urban planning, urban design, urbanisation issues and urban landscapes. Develop design-based problem solving skills to deal with complicated contemporary urban challenges.

Students develop their knowledge and challenge their assumptions of the theories and principles that underlie urban and regional planning and design practice and traditions. Gain hands-on experience through intensive field studies in a range of rural, urban and overseas locations.

Career Opportunities

Gain unparalleled skills to address the great sustainability challenges of our lifetime with a JCU degree in Environmental Practice.

Your career options include roles within any organisation that seeks to manage social and environmental issues, including government departments, mining and construction companies, environmental consultancies, renewable energy industries, tourism businesses, local governments, and non-government organisations.

Depending on your choice of majors, you could perform roles such as environmental manager, sustainability adviser, project manager, or urban environments and landscape designer.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 34,480 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
27 July 2020
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Cairns City campus

36 Shields Street
Cairns Queensland 4870
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 34,480 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
27 July 2020
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 34,480 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
27 July 2020
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Townsville Queensland 4810
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 34,480 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
27 July 2020
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road
Cairns Queensland 4878
Australia

Entry criteria

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

Course pre-requisites: Assumed Knowledge: English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA). Recommended Study: At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geography, Maths C or Physics

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

Address

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