James Cook University

Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science

About Program

Course overview

It is well recognised that businesses must have robust environmental strategies to succeed in the 21st century.

Chief Executive Officers have to consider carbon footprints, sustainable practices, global climate change, and waste management issues.

These are environmentally sensitive issues which have resulted in an increase of related legislation. In addition, some business activities require a knowledge of the environment. In the aquaculture industry, for example, biological knowledge is required to raise fish, prawns, algae and other crops. But there is no substitute for a good business plan. The benefit of this degree is that it gives you the knowledge and skill to do both.

This multi-disciplinary program uses the university's strengths in business, environmental and marine science. Students are provided with core knowledge and training in the application of business and environmental principles. The course provides a fundamental background in business, environmental and marine sciences that is essential for a holistic approach to business operations.

CampusSingaporeStart datesMarch, July, NovemberDuration2 years full time | 48 months part timeStudy modeOn campusSubjectsCourse Structure

12 business + 12 science subjects

Study ProgramBusiness SubjectsAccounting for Decision MakingPrinciples of EconomicsIntroduction to Management Concepts and ApplicationBusiness Communications+4 Business level 2 subjects and 4 Business level 3 subjectsEnvironmental Science SubjectsIntroduction to BiodiversityEnvironmental Processes and Global ChangeIntroduction to SustainabilityQuantitative Methods in ScienceIntroduction to Environmental EconomicsFundamentals of Ecology+2 Environmental Science level 2 subjects and 4 Environmental Science level 3 subjectsElectivesIntroduction to AquacultureAquaculture of Tropical SpeciesThe Case for SustainabilitySustainable AquacultureEnvironmental and Social Impact AssessmentSustainability in PracticeMarine Conservation BiologyTropical Marine Ecology and Coastal Impacts

Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science comprises both business and science course subjects. Please click here to search for course subject outline.

Course Learning Outcomes

CLO 1. Integrate and apply a coherent body of theoretical and technical knowledge in the disciplines of business and environmental science, with depth in sustainability principles and tropical contexts

CLO 2. Critically appraise the role and relevance of environmental science in international, regional and local business practice and society

CLO 3. Demonstrate broad understanding of the methods of environmental science as applied in business, including interdisciplinary and stakeholder collaboration, and the creative processes involved in developing scientific knowledge, and its contestable and testable nature

CLO 4. Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information from a range of sources

CLO 5. Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based laboratory and/or field work and/or business related projects, by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools as relevant to the appropriate disciplines

CLO 6. Organise, analyse and interpret business and scientific data using mathematical, statistical and technological skills

CLO 7. Convey ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently through well-developed written and oral communication skills and a variety of media

CLO 8. Identify, analyse and generate solutions to unpredictable or complex problems, in relation to business and the environment in tropical contexts, by applying evidence and theory, and critical, creative and systemic thinking skills

CLO 9. Critically review regulatory requirements, ethical principles and cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts and interdisciplinary teams

CLO 10. Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others.

Eligibility & RequirementsEntry RequirementsThe entrance requirements differ from country to country but in general applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of schooling or equivalentSuccessful completion of the James Cook University Foundation Program will also satisfy the entry requirementPre-requisiteAssumed knowledge English and Maths B

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English RequirementsApplicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 74 (no component less than 18) / Pearson PTE Academic 52 (no component less than 52); orSatisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); orSuccessful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basis

International students holding a valid Student’s Pass are required to attend at least 90% of scheduled classes per month. Failure to attend classes is a breach of the student visa conditions. Being absent from classes for a continuous period of seven days or more, or attendance falling below  90% without valid reasons will result in the student needing to surrender their Student's Pass for cancellation.

Domestic students must attend at least 75% of the scheduled lecture and tutorial activities to be eligible for assessment.

Career Outcomes

As a graduate of Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science you will be able to work within a range of public, private and non-profit industries. You can also work in the areas of agriculture, aquaculture, forestry and fisheries. The future is clear. All companies will require key staff who can facilitate growth of businesses in times of strong social and governmental demands for good environmental practices.

Tuition FeesDomestic*InternationalS$57,673S$60,241

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Jenjang Pendidikan

Bachelor Degree (S1)

Study Area

Natural Sciences

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The Singapore campus of James Cook University

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 its activities and offers a suite of university level programs at the Singapore campus covering the areas of Business, Information Technology, Psychology, Education, Science, Commerce, Accounting, Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Games Design, Tourism and Hospitality.


JCU Inter-campus Mobility Program

James Cook University provides the opportunity for you to study in Singapore and in Australia and yet still remain as a Singapore based student paying your fees in Singapore currency. This is a unique program in Asia and is only able to operate because the university operates across both countries. The program is designed to ensure you get the best possible outcomes from your years of study with the university.


Globally recognised Australian degree

You will graduate with exactly the same globally recognised degree as students who study at James Cook University in Australia.


Trimester System

With a trimester program, you can complete your Bachelors degree in 2 years and Masters degree in 1 year (depending on the course taken).


Supportive study environment

Our campus is designed to support collaborative learning and collaborative study techniques. We provide you with access to a full range of facilities and services to support your learning. These include lecture and seminar rooms, library and associated study facilities, computer laboratories, apple rooms and financial lab. Additionally, you will have access to a range of sporting facilities and can join a number of clubs and societies. We aim to provide a full university experience and not just a study program.


Variety of courses

Double majors in Business: You can complete the double major at no extra cost or time commitment

Joint Masters of IT and Business Administration: Get broader industry exposure and wider career options with a joint Masters program.

Psychology Accreditation: Our Bachelor of Psychological Science courses are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Diploma Programs: Students with Year 12, GCE 'A' Level or its equivalent who do not meet direct entry to a degree program are eligible to pursue this qualification.


Preparation for the global workforce

We provide you with the skills to find a job through specially designed ‘employment workshops’.


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149 Sims Drive, Singapore 387380

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