James Cook University
Home to over 22,000 students, JCU offers internationally-renowned teaching and research excellence that makes a difference. We boast an impressive calibre of teaching and research staff who are passionate about passing their expertise on to the next generation.
Our career-focussed courses are designed to prepare graduates for the workforce by experiencing real-life scenarios while learning from leading industry professionals. JCU students graduate job-ready, equipped with the practical skills and confidence required to face the challenges of the future.
State-of-the-art teaching and research facilities
JCU campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to allow optimal learning experiences. Our cutting-edge lecture theatres and our small tutorial sizes are designed to encourage collaborative learning and problem-solving. JCU’s external study options offer flexibility for students who want to complete courses at their own pace or from a distance.
JCU is continually making ground-breaking advances in research through our award-winning research centres and institutes. These include:
• The Science Place, our stunning teaching and research facility that was awarded a prestigious LEED Gold rating for its environmentally sustainable design
• The Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine (AITHM)
• JCU’s Dentistry teaching facilities and dental clinic
• The Australian Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct.
JCU also offers access to learning and study spaces equipped with the latest technology, comprehensive libraries both on-campus and online, and multiple sporting facilities.
Hands-on learning in some of the most interesting locations on Earth
Nothing beats hands-on learning, which is why JCU provides as many opportunities for professional work experience as possible.
JCU’s unique campus locations means that students can complete practical experience in some of the most interesting places on Earth. Our Cairns and Townsville campuses are surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the wet tropics, the savannahs and the Great Barrier Reef.
Students can undertake professional placements in regional, rural and remote areas, or even overseas. There is also the opportunity to complete a placement or research project at one of JCU’s field stations. These include:
• Fletcherview Research Station - a working cattle station in the iconic Queensland outback
• Orpheus Island – a secluded island on the Great Barrier Reef that is home to the most diverse and beautiful marine, estuarine and terrestrial ecosystems in the world
• Daintree Rainforest Observatory, where students can explore the World Heritage listed Daintree Forest, the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia.
JCU aims to equip and enable students to achieve their greatest potential. Our graduates are continuously championing their fields of work to create a brighter future.
Explore JCU’s rich history, which begins in North Queensland and stretches around the globe. From ground-breaking research and discoveries to milestones in education, JCU is continually growing and forging a brighter future for the Tropics.
With a modern campus in the heart of the Brisbane central business district, JCU Brisbane offers bachelor degrees and postgraduate programs in business and information technology for international students.
Students have access to enhanced job-support services, and clear English language and academic pathways. Students can complete their studies in a shorter time due to the academic calendar of three trimesters per year. Brisbane campus is operated by Russo Higher Education. JCU also has campuses in Cairns, Townsville and Singapore.
Courses at JCU Brisbane
Brisbane is the capital of Queensland. It is the third largest and fastest growing city in Australia with a population of 2.15 million people. With its subtropical climate, good lifestyle, picturesque river precinct, modern shopping, cultural and entertainment options, Brisbane is one of Australia's most liveable cities.