Degree & Masters Courses & Study in Singapore Courses Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Majoring in Aquaculture)

Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Majoring in Aquaculture)

Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Majoring in Aquaculture)

Course overview

With aquatic food resources already under pressure and declining, it is essential to develop aquaculture products in a sustainable fashion to improve aquatic food security.

It is increasingly important for Environmental Scientists to understand the theories of sustainability and the effects of humans on the climate as well as to know how to plan and lead sustainable business and environmental practices. With JCU’s Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science (Aquaculture), you’ll learn how to manage the delicate balance between profit, policy, conservation and aquaculture.

This multi-disciplinary business course provides students with core knowledge and training in the application of business and environmental principles, with particular attention to aquaculture. Graduates of the program will be able to 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 in the area of aquaculture.

Start dates
March, July, November
2 years full time | 4 years part time
Study mode
On campus


Course Structure

12 Business + 12 Science subjects

Study Program

Students need to complete 24 subjects including electives as per study plan.


  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Principles of Economics
  • Introduction to Management Concepts and Application
  • Business Communication


  • 4 Business level 2 subjects and 4 Business level 3 subjects

Environmental Science

  • Introduction to Biodiversity
  • Environmental Processes and Global Change
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Quantitative Methods in Science


  • 2 Environmental Science level 2 subjects


  • Introduction to Aquaculture (Core)
  • Aquaculture of Tropical Species (Core)


  • 4 Aquaculture level 3 subjects


  • Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • The Case for Sustainability
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Sustainable Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture: Feeds and Nutrition
  • Aquaculture: Propagation
  • Aquaculture: Stock Improvement
  • Aquatic Animal Ecophysiology
  • Aquaculture Systems Design
  • Aquaculture in Practice

*Subject to availability

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • The entrance requirements differ from country to country but in general applicants must have satisfactorily completed 12 years of schooling or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the James Cook University Foundation Program will also satisfy the entry requirement


  • Assumed knowledge English and Maths B

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English Requirements

  • Applicants 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); or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); or
  • Successful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basis

Attendance Requirements

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 (Majoring in Aquaculture) you will be able to work within a range of public, private and non-profit organisations, particularly those linked to the aquaculture industry. 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 Fees

Domestic* International
S$57,673 S$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). Students will pay the tuition fees in equal instalments. The details of the breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.

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:

Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.


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