James Cook University

Address and Contact details
James Cook University
James Cook Drive
Townsville QLD 4811
Telephone: (07) 4781 4111
Fax: (07) 4779 6371
Email: EnquiriesTownsville@jcu.edu.au

About James Cook University
James Cook University (JCU) offers excellence in teaching and research in a unique tropical setting. The main campuses are located in the vibrant northern Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns. Smaller study centres are located in Mackay, Mount Isa and Thursday Island. With a student population of over 13,000, JCU is the foremost provider of professional graduates for the region.

Over 300 undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available across a broad range of disciplines from the arts, business, engineering, creative arts, education, information technology, health sciences, law, medicine, social sciences and science.

JCU has developed special strengths in areas of relevance to its tropical location including: marine sciences, resource management of the Great Barrier Reef, aquaculture and coastal engineering. Other strengths in the environmental field include tropical ecosystems and their conservation and management and natural products chemistry.

JCU also excels in: economic geology, cyclone engineering; bioinformatics, electronic engineering, the anthropology and archaeology of northern Australia and the Pacific, Indigenous Australian studies, tourism studies and health sciences which focus on rural and remote health and tropical public health.

Students enjoy smaller class sizes, friendly campuses and a comprehensive range of support services to help them make the most of their time at university. JCU actively supports tertiary education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and has one of the highest enrolments of indigenous students in Australia.

Number of Available Higher Education Places
In 2003, JCU had 9,764 places (EFTSU) (13,604 student numbers)

National Priority Places
In 2005, JCU will receive 60 nursing places (EFTSL), rising to 164 in 2008
In 2005, JCU will receive 30 new teaching places (EFTSL), rising to 82 in 2008

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