Marine Science courses
JCU enjoys national and international recognition for its teaching and research in marine biology. The School of Marine and Tropical Biology offers a suite of courses with emphasis on tropical marine ecology and fisheries biology.
These courses enable graduates to develop their knowledge and skills in quantitative marine ecology, conservation biology and the biology, life history and taxonomy of tropical marine organisms.
Our location in the tropics allows students and research staff ready access to a wide variety of tropical marine systems including coral reefs, tropical estuaries, mangrove habitats and seagrass beds. Links between our research and teaching programs ensure that students are at the cutting edge of marine research.
The School offers outstanding facilities including Orpheus Island Research Station, Marine and Aquaculture Research Facilities Unit (MARFU), numerous research vessels, molecular and histology facility, and state-of-the-art microscope technologies.
Additionally, teaching and research staff work closely with partner organisations and government agencies including CSIRO, Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.
Research Methods courses
- Graduate Certificate of Research Methods-Science and Engineering
- Postgraduate Diploma of Research Methods-Science and Engineering