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Parents' Guide 2019/2020 - James Cook University Singapore


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Presenting to you, the Parents' Guide 2019/2020 for James Cook University Singapore!

Brochures often talk about course content and how great the school is. In this guide, I try to show a different side of the university. I showcase alumnus, parents of students and alumni and include a few resources so parents don't have to navigate our incredibly detailed website to understand intakes and enrollment processes.

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Parents' Guide 2019/2020 - James Cook University Singapore

  1. 1. Parent’s Guide pg 1 2 Parents’ Guide 2019/2020 1 ● 2 ● 3Cairns Singapore Townsville AUSTRALIA 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 1 17/9/19 4:16 PM
  2. 2. Parents’ Guide pg 1 As you contemplate your child’s next academic move, we at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU) bring to you the Parents’ Guide 2019/2020. This is a handy guide to help you facilitate your decision-making or at the very least, give you an idea of the options available. In this year’s edition, we put together stories of graduates who were inspired by their lecturers and stories of other parents who are pleased with how an education at JCU is preparing students for the future. I hope that you get a better understanding of the university through these stories and benefit from what our students and alumni have gone through. With that, I leave you with the 2019/2020 edition of the Parents’ Guide. All of us at JCU wish the best for our students in their studies and hope to see you around. Who knows, both you and your child might just appear in a future edition of our Parents’ Guide! For editorial matters, contact Jacky Leng at Kenneth Chan Editor Editor’s Note Message from DVC Why JCU? What Parents Say Graduate Stories Hot Topic - Psychology Hot Topic - Environmental Science Hot Topic - Aquaculture Field Trips Inter Campus Mobility Learning Support Student Services + CCA Career Services Pathway Programs Before You Apply Minimum Entry Requirements Intakes + Academic Calendar Information + Location Map 01 02 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 CONTENTS EDITOR’S NOTE 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 1 17/9/19 4:16 PM
  3. 3. Parents’ Guide pg 2 At the Singapore campus of James Cook University, we believe that education is a collaborative process where students and academics work together in a dynamic learning environment. Our campus at Sims Drive is equipped with the latest in teaching technology, ensuring that classes are held in an interactive and sophisticated setting. In this era of a knowledge-based economy, we expect our students to participate in projects and activities involving the community, on top of encouraging them to excel academically. During their time with us, our students will have the opportunity to fully develop their talents. As you will soon discover, a university is much more than just a place to acquire knowledge. Today’s graduates are taking up careers which, in many cases, had not been conceived a decade ago. Professor Chris Rudd, OBE Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore After all, technological evolution is gaining speed and reshaping the workplace – from cashless societies to autonomous t r a n s p o r t a t i o n , a n d e v e n m a c h i n e communications. This is why we have taken it upon ourselves to educate students in ways that expose them to the cutting edge of developments in research and technology. Beyond the technical skills, we aim to help our students to unlock their leadership potential, business skills & research insights that I believe exist in each one of them. We will help you to nurture their potential and guide them to become the next generation of leaders, joining the many alumni who are already successful in business, education and public administration. Parents’ Guide pg 2 MESSAGE FROM DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR Beyond the technical skills, we aim to help our students unlock their leadership potential, business skills & research insights that I believe exist in each one of them. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 2 17/9/19 4:16 PM
  4. 4. Parents’ Guide pg 3 James Cook University (JCU) is Australia’s leading university for the tropics. Offering excellence in teaching and research, JCU is a vibrant university operating across two countries and three tropical campuses, with locations in the North Queensland cities of Cairns and Townsville and in the city-state of Singapore. WHY JCU? Top 2% worldwide The 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Five stars for graduate outcomes The Good Universities Guide 2018 A member of Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRUA) No.1 in the world for Marine and Freshwater Biology and No. 2 for Bio diversity Conservation The Centre for World University Rankings 2017 In the top 50 universities around the world under 50 years old QS World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 2019 In the top 201-250 of the world universities The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 3 17/9/19 4:16 PM
  5. 5. Parents’ Guide pg 4 The Singapore campus of James Cook University is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, which is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. James Cook University Australia established its Singapore campus in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of internationalising i t s a c t i v i t i e s a n d o ff e r s a s u i t e o f university level programs at the Singapore campus covering the areas of Business, I n f o r m a t i o n Te c h n o l o g y, P s y c h o l o g y, Education, Accounting, Arts, Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Games Design, Tourism and Hospitality. Additionally, the campus offers courses at the pre-university level, specifically designed to provide pathways for students who are unable to immediately meet university entrance standards. James Cook University has the highest level of quality assurance in Singapore for Private Education Institutions. This is known as EduTrust Star and is a symbol of recognition for outstanding achievement. WHY JCU? James Cook University is the only Australian institution in Singapore to be recognised with ‘University’ status EduTrust Star is awarded to those institutions for attaining a commendable level of performance in managing their institutions and providing an outstanding quality of education and welfare for their students. Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable. For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 4 17/9/19 4:16 PM
  6. 6. Parents’ Guide pg 5 WHAT PARENTS SAY Mrs Maja Vidanovic Mila Vidanovic Mila’s Mother Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Psychology Studies) Final Year Student How did you know Mila was suited for this course? What has been the impact of a JCU education on Mila? How did you guide Mila in the decision making process? What is one piece of advice you would give to parents guiding their child in choosing a course? I knew Mila was suited for it because it would enable her creativity to be expressed, along with the freedom to share her ideas and opinions freely - which is what arts is all about. Mila loves to think deeply and put herself in other people’s shoes, and since this is a major in Psychological Studies, I knew it would be the perfect fit for her - a combination of arts and psychology - allowing her to truly be herself. A JCU education has definitely made Mila more independent, determined and motivated. It has challenged her in different ways, and allowed her to be more productive in both her studies, and in other aspects of her life outside of university. It has had a positive impact on her as it has made her complete all her tasks on time in the best of her ability, become a more independent individual overall, and it is consistently helping her grow as an individual. Mila was almost certain she wanted to enrol in this course, but we sat down and had a talk about what exactly she wanted to do and what interested her the most, and together we came to this conclusion. I guided her by encouraging her and giving her advice on which course I thought would be the best for her. We both looked at the modules, the various aspects of them, and she chose which course had topics that caught her eye and interested her. One piece of advice would be to let your child choose what they genuinely desire to do, while guiding them simultaneously. It is important to support them and to ensure they consider all their options before having their mind set on one course. They should analyse all aspects of the course and whether it is suitable for them when it comes to the content, assessment tasks, and what will keep them passionate and determined throughout their course. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 5 17/9/19 4:16 PM
  7. 7. Parents’ Guide pg 6WHAT PARENTS SAY How did you know Tian was suited for this course? How did you guide Tian in the decision making process? What has been the impact of a JCU education on Tian? What is one piece of advice you would give to those in a similar position of choosing a course? Tian has always had a passion and deep commitment to serve the underserved in Society. Tian wanted to understand not only the psychological needs, the science behind psychology and aspects of those he plans to serve, but also himself, as an individual in the context of a bigger community. The JCU Psychology program empowered Tian to fulfil his career aspirations. I believe this course will allow him to apply his knowledge well in his career. I offered Tian encouragement and also sought out mentors in related professions so that Tian can seek their advice and guidance at all times. Tian made his own choice, and I supported him full-heartedly. Tian has grown in knowledge, wisdom and character. JCU has empowered him to enter his chosen career with confidence and most importantly, a passion for life-long learning! JCU has inculcated in Tian a curiosity and motivation in the continuous pursuit of knowledge, coupled with a masterly application of the knowledge, putting it into practice to benefit those he intends to serve in Society. Seeking advice form mentors and seniors. Their insight and experience will be very valuable in allowing one to consider one’s choice more holistically. Dr Loh Yinsze Tan Xiang Tian Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) 2019 Graduate Family Aide 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 6 17/9/19 4:16 PM
  8. 8. Parents’ Guide pg 7 GRADUATE STORIES Shareffa Hodge Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) 2017 Graduate Assistant Teacher, Australian International School Why did you choose to pursue a degree in early childhood education? What did you enjoy most about studying at JCU? Do you have any advice for students deciding on a university program? How has the professional experience component of the program prepared you for the workplace? I first developed an interest in Early Childhood Education during my education at United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA). Since then it has been my passion to teach and nurture children during the early years and provide them with the solid foundations of understanding and development that they deserve. Living in multiracial and multicultural Singapore and coming myself from a mixed raced and very large extended family has exposed me to young children from a complete range of family backgrounds. I believe that my background has instilled in me the ability to acknowledge, understand and respect the fact that all children have equal rights to quality education, regardless of race, language, culture and religion. The supportive and inspiring lecturers that provided us with the fundamental knowledge and guidance I needed to successfully achieve my goals and prepare me for my future teaching career. The course modules were ordered in a manner that gradually developed our knowledge and understanding in the field. The lecturers and tutorials for each module were given as a cohesive session, which allowed us to learn in multimodal ways, making them both informative and engaging. In addition, the course offered a great deal of practical experience which allowed me to be fully immersed in a teaching settings in various international school both locally and abroad. Choose a degree you truly want to take, as you should genuinely enjoy the whole experience and learning process, to foster a positive growth mindset for your future career. Check the program has all the modules, experiences and options that you want. Considering that you will be making a 2 to 3 year commitment (minimum) to your respective course, it’s important that it is something you truly wish to pursue for the years ahead. The Professional Experience aspect of the course is one that particularly stands out. The course provided me with a plethora of teaching experiences across a range of well-established international schools both in Singapore and Australia. This bestowed me with valuable knowledge, understandings and skills, that I gained through observing and actively participating in classroom activities under supervising teachers, paired with the opportunity to teach as the lead teacher for their whole class. These hands-on experiences were extremely helpful in gaining insight and knowledge into the teaching world! I have since been able to test, practice, reflect and refine my teaching methods and strategies to add to my repertoire. Furthermore, these placements were at schools with different international curriculums and we had the opportunity to teach various different age groups across the spectrum of our degree. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 7 17/9/19 4:16 PM
  9. 9. Parents’ Guide pg 8GRADUATE STORIES Chia Bingxun Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) 2016 Graduate Project Officer, Nanyang Technological University Why did you choose to pursue an Honours program? How would you describe your experience at JCU in one word? How has your time in JCU prepared you for your current job? What is one piece of advice you would give to students considering a university education? I chose psychology as it provides a unique position for me to understand different fields that span childhood development, organizational behavior and research. Enriching. Besides academic pursuit, I was involved in clubs & societies- specifically the Christian Fellowship. It was there that I formed fond memories and meaningful friendships. Learning is an ongoing process in my current job. I would say that my experience at JCU has provided me a sound foundation for research and allowed me to apply what I have learnt. Learning is a skill and at the same time, a process. My advice is to embrace the different challenges and experiences. Learn from both your failures and your successes. Learning truly never stops. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 8 17/9/19 4:16 PM
  10. 10. Parents’ Guide pg 9 HOT TOPIC - PSYCHOLOGY Three things you probably didn't know about psychology By Dr Jonathan Ramsay Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. It is a fascinating and varied subject encompassing everything from theories of effective leadership and interpersonal attraction to diagnoses and treatment of psychological disorders. This variation means it is difficult to provide a single definition of what a psychologist is and what exactly it is that they do. If you are considering enrolling your child into a psychology degree programme, here are a few key pieces of information that will help you make a more informed decision. A practitioner is someone who “practices” a particular discipline or profession, meaning that they apply psychological principles to help individuals or groups in a real-world context. While many psychologists are practitioners, many are better characterised as researchers. This means that they use the scientific method to generate and test theories that can explain some aspect of the mind or human behaviour. Not all psychologists are practitioners 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 9 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  11. 11. Parents’ Guide pg 10 Beyond the researcher-practitioner distinction, there are many different specialisations within the field of psychology. In the research camp, social psychologists seek to explain how their thoughts and behaviours are influenced by the social context (i.e., other people), whereas cognitive psychologists study mental processes such as attention, memory, and perception. In the practitioner camp, clinical psychologists seek to understand and treat mental dysfunction, while educational psychologists seek to understand and improve learning in various settings. HOT TOPIC - PSYCHOLOGY There are many different sub-fields of psychology Statistics is important Undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programs offered at the Singapore campus of James Cook University are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). The postgraduate programs also provide a pathway for registration as a psychologist in both Singapore and Australia. Students tend to assume that psychology is an “essay-based” subject and hence doesn’t involve much mathematics. Unfortunately this isn’t true. While some types of psychologists do engage in qualitative research, the majority (both practitioners and researchers) take a quantitative approach, meaning that they gather numeric data and analyse it in order to make decisions and derive insight. Statistics is particularly useful in this regard. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 10 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  12. 12. Parents’ Guide pg 11 HOT TOPIC - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE In an increasingly competitive business landscape, companies are quickly realizing that being sustainable is more than just a mere gesture. Major multinational companies such as DuPont, Unilever and Toyota have taken pro-active steps to invest heavily in making greener products and greening their processes. But why does this matter to businesses? Most Singaporeans would remember the haze situation in 2015 where the PSI shot up to 471, putting it in the Very Hazardous range. In response to the haze, major supermarkets like NTUC FairPrice and Sheng Shiong withdrew all paper products sourced from Asia Pulp & Paper Group, one of the 4 companies linked to the record-breaking haze that affected the country. Bridging The Gap Between What Science Knows, and What Business Does 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 11 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  13. 13. Parents’ Guide pg 12HOT TOPIC - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE It is clear that environmental issues matter to businesses simply because the public is aware of them and are increasingly intolerant of wastage and bad environmental behavior. This sentiment is growing so strong that it is altering consumer behavior. It is becoming increasingly clear that businesses that are able to handle concerns about climate change, increased urbanization and loss of ecosystems or food security and health in a rapidly changing world will be the ones ending up ahead of their competitors. This has resulted in a new demand for a workforce that is equipped to navigate this changing business landscape. At the Singapore campus of James Cook University, the Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science program straddles both business and science. Half the subjects students have to cover are focused on core business concepts while the other half focuses on scientific concepts, theories and their application. It produces students that are “bilingual” in both business and science, who are able to then integrate concepts from both disciplines to solve problems in the real world. With companies now seeking to fill up roles in this area, students with the ability to bridge the business-science gap will gain an edge in the increasingly competitive workforce. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 12 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  14. 14. Parents’ Guide pg 13 HOT TOPIC - AQUACULTURE Securing Singapore's Food Security Through Aquaculture The United Nations Food and Agriculture organisation has estimated that 70 percent of the world’s fish population is either fully used, overused or in crisis. With that in mind, more than half of the high quality seafood we consume will need to come from sustainable sources such as aquaculture. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States estimates that 50 percent of all seafood produced for human consumption is supplied by aquaculture and that number is expected to rise in the years to come. That, together with the fact that Singapore has identified the development of its own aquaculture capabilities as a key step towards ensuring food security has led to a growing demand for graduates with skill sets in aquaculture. At JCU, certain aquaculture elective subjects give students the opportunity for hands-on learning in the field. During these field trips, they get the chance to visit aquaculture facilities locally to get practical fish husbandry training. On top of that, students also have the option to embark on a 10 day field trip to Vietnam to experience commercial farm systems and practice farming techniques. Singapore has also shown an interest in improving its food security and it seeks to do this partially by increasing food fish production to 15 percent of domestic consumption. However, this ramp up in production will need to be sustainable economically, environmentally and socially. For that to be possible, the industry needs to move from qualified people to lead innovations and provide high-tech solutions. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 13 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  15. 15. Parents’ Guide pg 14HOT TOPIC - AQUACULTURE However, existing aquaculture-related job positions are not only limited to being just a fish, shrimp or kelp farmer. Most Singaporeans are more familiar with the coastal aquaculture fish farms colloquially known as ‘kelongs’. This are generally still very much cottage industries, but fish farms have started to go high tech. There are farms which are embracing artificial intelligence and automation. Some even going so far as to intensify aquaculture production in- land with multi-story tanks to increase their yield. S o m e o f t h e p o s s i b l e ro l e s f o r graduates include being a manager of a production facility, aquatic animal health specialist, fish health officer, feed formulation technologist and agri- tech developer. Being a growth industry, many of these job titles might be new to most Singaporeans. However, with the increased emphasis on food security, they will certainly be more common place in the years to come. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 14 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  16. 16. Parents’ Guide pg 15 FIELD TRIPS Opportunities for Learning Beyond the Classroom When it comes to higher education, many would naturally think of academic excellence. However, a well-rounded education should go beyond that. It should go beyond academic achievement and prepare students to navigate the real world after they graduate. At James Cook University, this philosophy drives us to integrate authentic learning strategies into our curriculum. Students are encouraged to see how theories learnt in the classroom can be practically applied to real world scenarios when they embark on fieldwork. Through fieldwork, students also pick up important life values that empowers them to grow in a holistic manner. The Tropical Marine and Ecology and Coastal Impacts module involves a 10 day field trip to Phuket, Thailand. The subject provides hands- on learning experiences that immerse students in the local environment. This enables them to develop a deep understanding of human impacts on marine coastal assemblages in the Andaman Sea and the marine organisms and habitats effected. During the field trip, students visit fish landing ports and aquaculture facilities to observe practices in the real world. They also visit both protected and non-protected habitats such as coral reefs and mangroves enabling them to understand real world issues and management practices. Photo Credits: Sirachai Arunrugstichai 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 15 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  17. 17. Parents’ Guide pg 16FIELD TRIPS That is not to say that the traditional learning modes are done away with though. There are lectures, presentations and group research projects to work on in the evenings. In line with the hands-on nature of the fieldwork, students are required to write a project report to be submitted at the end of the trip. This carries more weightage than the exam and allows for a deeper appreciation for the subject matter. Through these real-world learning and assessment methods, students develop the skills to critically evaluate information from a variety of sources and quickly synthesise ideas. This is exactly how problems need to be solved in real life. Photo Credits: Sirachai Arunrugstichai Beyond the field trips to sunny beaches, business students from JCU have collaborated with German students from Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, an institution of higher learning in Germany to research on shared services in Asia. Students visited a shared service centres in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, studying their processes and wrote papers to improve the processes. The papers were edited by their lecturers and compiled into a book titled “Management of Shared Service Centres in Asia: Examples from Malaysia and Singapore”. These students were credited in the book, providing tangible proof of their learning that they can show to prospective employers upon graduation. The book is currently available on Amazon. Photo Credits: Sirachai Arunrugstichai 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 16 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  18. 18. Parents’ Guide pg 17 INTER CAMPUS MOBILITY Studying abroad can be a once in a lifetime experience. Besides experiencing what school is like in another education system, students also get the opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture, make new friends abroad and explore new places and interests. However, being based overseas for extended periods of time may not be for everyone. For those who want the best of both worlds, JCU’s Inter-Campus Mobility program allows students from the Singapore campus to study abroad in JCU’s Australian campuses. The Inter-Campus Mobility program is a great opportunity for students to spend up to two semesters at our Townsville and Cairns campuses in Australia while remaining as a Singapore campus student. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 17 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  19. 19. Parents’ Guide pg 18 Making the transition to university life can be a challenging process for some students. Instead of being presented with a standard set of notes to follow, students often are given greater autonomy and have to engage in self-directed learning. Being in a university setting, there is also an expectation that they have to take the initiative to look for assistance when they face any difficulties with their studies. This sudden sense of responsibility may be overwhelming for students as they begin their life in university. LEARNING SUPPORT At JCU, we recognize that some students may need help with this transition and have set up a Learning Support team dedicated to helping students cope with the demands of university education. Made up of specialist in English language and mathematics, the team is easily accessible with a consultation room called the Learning Zone where students can seek the help of advisors. Appointments can be made for one-on-one consultations with advisors or if preferred, via email and even Skype Give someone a bowl of rice & they will eat for a day. Teach them how to grow rice & they will eat for a lifetime. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 18 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  20. 20. Parents’ Guide pg 19 STUDENT SERVICES + CCA At JCU, we recognize that a university education is more than just about academic excellence. This is why we aim to enrich every student’s experience with non- academic activities on and off campus. There are many clubs and societies students can join to meet new people, have fun and make lifelong friends while taking a much needed break from the pressures of studying. Not only that, taking part in these activities will help students discover their own interests and talents while developing skills useful in work and life after graduation. Badminton Club Basketball Club BEAM Club Myanmar Community Chinese Language Club Christian Fellowship Dance Club Gaming Society Golden Key JCUS IndoJCUS JCUS Mateship Programme JCUS Psychology Society Music Club Operation & Supply Chain Management Club Thai Club Vietnamese Community Volleyball Club Volunteer Club Yoga Club Clubs & Societiesin JCU 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 19 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  21. 21. Parents’ Guide pg 20CAREER SERVICES The Career Advisory Centre provides a dedicated set of career related services for our students to give them the advantage in today’s competitive employment market, and empower them to increase their employability. We work closely with employers from across all industries to actively market our students to support their hiring needs. The team provides opportunities for our students to meet the employers through networking sessions, career talks and industry forums; for them to interact and create an excellent impression. Our Career Advisors will also prepare them through individual counselling and workshops covering topics such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, job-hunting strategies, as well as other career related topics, which help the students plan and manage their career goals. Students will be able to tap on our Career Advisors’ diverse range of experience covering areas such as learning and development, training management, career guidance and counselling. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 20 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  22. 22. Parents’ Guide pg 21 PATHWAY PROGRAMS Our pathway programs are designed to make university education accessible and achievable. We have special entrance schemes for students with various qualifications. The Pre-University Foundation Program in particular provides a pathway for students with IGCSE or GCE O Levels to subsequently enroll into a Bachelor’s degree. It equips our students with the skills and capabilities to enter tertiary study and provides an entry point into the undergraduate degrees in business, environmental science, psychology and information technology. During this 8 month program, our students will cover subjects critical for success in the Bachelor’s degree such as Communication across cultures, Mathematics, Statistics, Critical thinking, Introduction to Learning & Development, Economics and Introduction to Information Technology. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 21 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  23. 23. Parents’ Guide pg 22BEFORE YOU APPLY Three Things to Note Before Applying Our students must meet the minimum entry requirements (MER) for the course. These MERs are available on the respective course web pages. However, we understand that there are many education options available and we may not have covered all bases on the web page. In such a situation, you may get in touch with our student recruitment department to make an enquiry. Get the right information, straight from the source. We encourage parents to make an appointment for a course consultation where we can discuss related issues such as the education and career pathways for their child. Bringing academic transcripts and certificates when you meet our team for a consultation allows for a more productive session as we can provide accurate information. 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 22 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  24. 24. Parents’ Guide pg 23 Bachelor of Business* (24 months full time) Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (24 months full time) Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Majoring in Aquaculture) (24 months full time) Bachelor of Information Technology (24 months full time) Bachelor of Psychological Science (24 months full time) Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Psychology Studies) (24 months full time) GCE O Level or IGCSE with a minimum Four O level passes with a minimum 11 points aggregate score or NITEC + Interview or MYP Certificate with at least 28 points GCE O Level with grade C average in five subjects or Higher NITEC or NITEC with 2 years of working experience + Interview or MYP Certificate (IB Middle Years Programme) (Year 10) with at least 32 points Pre-University Foundation Program Extended (12 months full time) Pre-University Foundation Program (8 months full time) MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Academic Pathways Entry Qualification Foundation Diploma Bachelor Year 12, GCE A Level qualification or its equivalent (who do not meet direct entry requirement of degree program) Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Business Studies) (8 months full time) Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Information Technology) (8 months full time) Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Psychological Science) (8 months full time) Bachelor of Business* (16 months full time) Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (20 months full time) Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Majoring in Aquaculture) (20 months full time) Bachelor of Information Technology (16 months full time) Bachelor of Psychological Science (16 months full time) Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Psychology Studies) (16 months full time) 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 23 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  25. 25. Parents’ Guide pg 24 Bachelor of Business* (24 months full time) Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (24 months full time) Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Majoring in Aquaculture) (24 months full time) Bachelor of Information Technology (24 months full time) Bachelor of Psychological Science (24 months full time) Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Psychology Studies) (24 months full time) Year 12, GCE A Level qualification or its equivalent (who meet direct entry requirement of degree program) MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Academic Pathways Year 12, GCE A Level qualification or its equivalent (who meet direct entry requirement of degree program) and Satisfactory completion of English, Mathematics and Science at Year 12 level and Applicant needs to submit a QTAC Online Questionnaire / Personal Statement for assessment Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)# (36 months full time) *Majors include: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Intelligence and Information Systems, Financial Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Sports and Events Management (Double Major Options Available) #The students will be eligible for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) award title if they have completed a minimum of 41 days of placement in prescribed education placements in Australia. The students who have not completed 41 days of placement in Australia will graduate with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education degree Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements and the pre-requisite requirements which can differ from program to program; for further information email Entry Qualification Foundation Diploma Bachelor 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 24 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  26. 26. Parents’ Guide pg 25 Study Period 53 Study Period 51 Study Period 52 Intake: 11 Nov 2019 Intake: 16 Mar 2020 Intake: 13 Jul 2020 M T W T F SS 3 4 5 6 7 27 28 29 30 31 8 9 1 2 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 OCT/NOV 2019 1 2 3 M T W T F SS 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 13 14 6 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 DEC 2019 5 4 6 8 7 9 10 M T W T F SS 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 10 11 3 4 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 JAN 2020 M T W T F SS 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 2923 24 25 FEB 2020 M T W T F SS 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 14 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 MAR 2020 WEEK M T W T F SS 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3 4 5 13 14 6 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 MAR 2020 1 2 WEEK M T W T F SS 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 10 11 3 4 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 JULY 2020 1 2 3 M T W T F SS 6 7 8 1 9 10 2 3 11 12 4 5 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 30 26 27 28 29 SEPT 2020 M T W T F SS 4 5 6 7 8 1 9 10 2 3 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 28 24 29 30 3125 26 27 OCT 2020 M T W T F SS 8 9 10 11 1 2 3 4 12 5 13 14 6 7 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 NOV 2020 7 8 9 10 M T W T F SS 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 26 27 28 22 2923 24 30 31 25 10 AUG 2020 4 5 6 WEEK M T W T F SS 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 10 11 3 4 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 29 30 24 25 26 27 28 APR 2020 3 4 5 6 M T W T F SS 7 8 9 1 2 10 11 3 4 12 13 5 6 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 JUN 2020 M T W T F SS 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 10 11 3 4 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 JULY 2020 M T W T F SS 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 27 28 22 23 29 3024 31 25 26 MAY 2020 7 8 9 10 O week Teaching Teaching week Study week / exams Exam prep / exams Vacation Public holidays Chinese New Year Break INTAKES + ACADEMIC CALENDAR 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 25 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  27. 27. Parents’ Guide pg 26INFORMATION + LOCATION MAP Singapore Zoological Gardens Changi International Airport SSSentosa Island City Hall MRT station Kallang MRT station Aljunied MRT station Orchard Road C James Cook University Sims Drive JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY 149 Sims Drive Singapore 387380 +65 6709 3888 +65 8222 6833 +65 6709 3889 CPE Registration No. 200100786K Period of registration: 13 July 2018 to 12 July 2022 Nearest MRT Stations: Aljunied, Kallang Bus services around the area: 2, 13, 21, 26, 51, 62, 63, 64, 67, 80, 100, 125, 134, 137, 158 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 26 17/9/19 4:17 PM
  28. 28. Parents’ Guide pg 27 PROGRAMS OFFERED PATHWAY PROGRAMS Pre-University Foundation Program Extended Pre-University Foundation Program Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Business Studies) Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Information Technology) Diploma of Higher Education (Majoring in Psychological Science) UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS James Cook University Australia offers pathway, undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the Singapore campus of James Cook University. This publication is intended as a general guide. The information is correct at the time of printing. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course contents or admission requirements without prior notice. Printed SIN09/19 James Cook University, Australia CRICOS Provider Code 00117J Bachelor of Business (Majoring in International Business) Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Marketing) Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management) Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Sports and Events Management) Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Management) Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Accounting) Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Financial Management) Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Banking and Finance) Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Business Intelligence and Information Systems) Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Majoring in Aquaculture) Bachelor of Information Technology Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Psychology Studies) Bachelor of Psychological Science Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) Jumpstart Your Career Information Technology Business Accounting Psychology Banking & Finance Early Childhood Education Marketing Aquaculture Business Intelligence Hospitality & Tourism Environmental Science P Sports & Events Management 702201 - Parent's Guide Booklet -05.indd 27 17/9/19 4:17 PM