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James Cook University (JCU)

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About James Cook University (JCU)

One of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics, Australia's James Cook University is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the Wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Its unique location enables students from Australia and overseas to study in a diverse physical environment unparalleled by any university in the world.

Born for the tropics
Ranked in the top 2 percent of the world's tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, James Cook University is dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

Dedicated to research
The University conducts nationally significant and internationally recognised research in areas such as marine sciences, biodiversity, tropical ecology and environments, global warming, tourism, and tropical medicine and public health care in under-served populations.

A comprehensive university
Since its establishment in 1970, James Cook have expanded into a multi-campus institution with main campuses in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville, with smaller study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay. They also have a campus in Brisbane, operated by Russo Higher Education.

Applying for postgraduate study

How we select
JCU's postgraduate degrees have Admissions Requirements which must be met by all applicants.

What we consider
Applicants will generally be considered for an offer on the basis of their undergraduate degree, however some courses also have additional selection criteria such as an interview, referee report or a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement.

Campuses

Brisbane

Cairns

Brisbane

Cairns

Courses

Masters (Coursework)

Find out about studying a Master of Engineering (Professional) at James Cook University (JCU)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is an essential prerequisite for research and academic careers in most disciplines.

Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, towards which…

Performance Indicators

82.5%
Overall satisfacation
76.7%
Skill scale
71.8%
Teaching scale
88.8%
Employed full-time
$100k
Average salary

Student Stories


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I'm studying and working at the same time on some freelance jobs in my related field.

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I'm studying and working at the same time on some freelance jobs in my related field.

Anukul Sharma

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I like learning and getting further knowledge of topics.

Benjamin James Vitale

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Videos


JCU - 5 stars for graduate job success 6 years in a row

"I found JCU is really respected and has strong industry links and for my second year, I was working with a law firm." "…

Classroom on the Reef - JCU's Orpheus Island Research station

Take a look at the spectacular JCU Orpheus Island Research Station.

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JCU - 5 stars for graduate job success 6 years in a row

"I found JCU is really respected and has strong industry links and for my second year, I was working with a law firm." "…

Classroom on the Reef - JCU's Orpheus Island Research station

Take a look at the spectacular JCU Orpheus Island Research Station.

Why I Want to be a Journalist

Why I Want to be a Journalist