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 program 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.

Trimester: January*, May, September
Carousel/Block**: N.A
24 months full-time / 48 months part-time (Commencing in Trimester)
Study Mode
On campus

*In 2024, the intake will commence in February
**Carousel/Block intakes are for commencing students only, subsequently, students will progress with the trimester.


Course Structure

4 subjects in Trimester
2 subjects in Carousel/Block

Study Program

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

Core Subjects Level 1

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Principles of Economics
  • Introduction to Management Concepts and Applications
  • Professional and Academic Skills for Business
  • Introduction to Biodiversity
  • Environmental Processes and Global Change
  • Introduction to Sustainability or Human Geography

Core Subjects Level 2

  • Quantitative Methods in Science
  • Introduction to Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture of Tropical Species

2 Science Level 2 Elective Subjects (6 Credit Points) from the following list:*

  • Introduction to Environmental Economics
  • The Case for Sustainability
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Invertebrate Biology

4 Science Level 3 Elective Subjects (12 Credit Points) from the following list:*

  • Aquaculture: Feeds and Nutrition
  • Aquaculture: Propagation
  • Aquaculture: Stock Improvement
  • Aquatic Animal Ecophysiology
  • Aquaculture Systems Design
  • Sustainable Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture in Practice
  • Professional Placement
  • Special Topic 1
  • Special Topic 2
  • Tropical Marine Ecology and Coastal Impacts


  • 4 Business (BU or BX) Level 2 Elective Subjects (12 Credit Points)
  • 4 Business (BU or BX) Level 3 Elective Subjects (12 Credit Points)

*Subject to availability

For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

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
  • Successfully complete ten (10) subjects with a minimum pass of 50% per subject and secure an overall 65% of the James Cook University Foundation program will also satisfy the entry requirement.


  • Assumed knowledge English and Mathematical Methods

For further information email [email protected]

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 on a case-by-case basis in accordance to JCU admissions guidelines.

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$63,329 S$65,945

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


  • All course fees include the corresponding Singapore Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is 9% in 2024.
  • The details of the instalment 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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