James Cook University Singapore

JCU Singapore (registered as James Cook Australia Institute of Higher Learning in Singapore) is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, the leading tropical research university in Australia.

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JCU Singapore (registered as James Cook Australia Institute of Higher Learning in Singapore) is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, the leading tropical research university in Australia.

The university established JCU Singapore in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of “Creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference”. The university is ranked in the top 4%* of universities in the world and is the leading tropical research university in Australia. It offers a suite of university level programs at the JCU Singapore campus, specifically:

  • Undergraduate programs in psychology, business, accounting, marketing, tourism, information technology, education, and environmental science
  • Post graduate programs in psychology, education, guidance and counselling, business, accounting, and information technology
  • Doctorate programs in psychology

Importantly, all programs offered follow the same curriculum as the Australian versions but are contextualised to the Asian environment. This ensures high quality, while at the same time maintaining a local relevance.

Additionally, JCU Singapore offers courses at the pre-university level, specifically designed to provide pathways for students who are unable to immediately attain university entrance standards. The pre-university programs are:

  • English language preparatory program (designed to improve students’ English to the level required for University undergraduate or post graduate degrees)
  • Foundation program (an eight-month university preparation program for students who are unable to meet our normal entrance requirements)
  • Diploma programs (in IT and Business)

Student enrolment at the campus has grown rapidly from 34 students in 2003 to approximately 3000 students in 2013. The campus is truly multicultural, with students from Singapore and across Asia, in particular China, India, Indochina, Indonesia and Malaysia. Additionally, students enrol from Europe and the United States.

JCU Singapore campuses are located at Sims Drive and Ang Mo Kio. Both provide students with access to a full range of facilities and services to support their learning. These include lecture and seminar rooms, library and associated study facilities, computer laboratories, and access to a variety of sporting facilities. In order to ensure that students have ready access to LearnJCU, our technology based learning management system, all students are provided with and iPad** when they commence their course.

JCU Inter-campus Mobility Program

JCU Singapore provides the opportunity for students to study in Singapore and in Australia and yet still remain as Singapore based students paying their 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 the studentst get the best possible outcomes from their years of study with the university.

*The Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2014

** Provision apply

Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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