Bachelor of Advanced Science

Learn from world-renowned lecturers and engage with experts in your chosen field with an Advanced Science degree from JCU. Develop strong research and communication skills as you investigate the role of science in creating sustainable futures within the Tropics. Model solutions to case studies from an array of biophysical contexts and extend your hands-on learning by completing a research internship or practical placement.

5 Stars

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5 Stars

for median graduate salary 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Science & Maths

5 Stars

for learner engagement 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Science & Maths


  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


3 years full-time

Entry Requirements


Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)

Recommended Knowledge

English (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 316361
  • 326361

Course detail

Real stories

  • Emma Naumann.


    Emma Naumann

    Bachelor of Advanced Science, majoring in Physics and Mathematics

    Being in a small cohort, I have been able to form close, personal bonds with like-minded students. The lecturers and academics have all been exceptionally supportive of my goals. I am excited to be able to continue to apply myself in such a challenging and wonderful field whilst striving towards a career in research.

  • Mitch Heide.

    International Student

    Mitch Heide

    Bachelor of Advanced Science, majoring in Marine Biology

    The classes I took have taught me essential skills for both research and industry, and they have broadened my horizons within marine and freshwater biology and ecology. Through JCU, I have experienced the Great Barrier Reef, mangrove forests and tropical beaches. I wouldn't change it for the world.

  • Studied Graduate, Bachelor of Advanced Science (Zoology, Ecology and Earth Science)


    Hannah Green

    Bachelor of Advanced Science, majoring in Zoology, Ecology and Earth Science

    The best part of the degree was the seminars where we met with the coordinator and other professional scientists who showed us a wide range of pathways and careers in industry, government and academia. The cohort was small so their advice and support was very personal which helped me develop confidence and direction.

  • Associate Professor Eric Roberts Head of Earth and Environmental Science


    Associate Professor Eric Roberts

    Head of Earth and Environmental Science

    It is nice to be part of a smaller university where staff and students actually get to know each other, and where there is opportunity to be involved in research. A highlight of our degree is the opportunity for field-based learning, bringing students into the field, and providing real hands-on learning.

  • Dr. Lyndon Llewellyn, Australian Institute of Marine Science


    Dr. Lyndon Llewellyn

    Australian Institute of Marine Science

    JCU students are of a like mind to us. They want to make the world a better place and they bring that desire into their work with us. They are practical, passionate and willing to tackle challenging problems through science.