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New Science programs at the Singapore campus of JCU to give graduates cutting-edge skills

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Mon, 17 Aug 2020
New Science programs at the Singapore campus of JCU to give graduates cutting-edge skills
New Science Programs at JCU Singapore

The Singapore campus of James Cook University is introducing new Science programs that offer students the opportunity to learn insights into a new frontier of technology.

Science has the power to change the world. For example, science has brought us closer together through modern communications technology, helped us better understand intricate ideas, and empowered us to respond to environmental challenges. Recognising the importance of science, the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU) is introducing its new Science programs – the Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Data Science) and the Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Aquaculture Science and Technology).

Associate Professor Roberto Dillon, Academic Head of Science and Technology at James Cook University in Singapore, says, “We believe there is a significant demand for these programs in the region, and we have an opportunity to expand our offering with something that will offer significant value and exciting career prospects to our students.”

Data Science is a growing field – most popular in large companies interested in improving their decision making – that combines skills such as statistics, computer science, and business knowledge in order to analyse and evaluate data from a range of sources. In fact, Associate Professor Dillon points out that “Data Science plays a major role across many different sectors, as gaining valuable and actionable insights from data can literally make the difference between success and failure in the modern business world.”

He adds, “Aquaculture Science and Technology is, on the other hand, an area critical to Singapore and the region, as we all strive for new and sustainable sources of food and nutrition for an ever-growing population.” Understanding this field of science holds the potential to solving the world’s hunger problem.

In harmony with the University’s mission to create a brighter future for life in the Tropics world-wide, the Bachelor of Science will equip students with vital skills that are fundamental for building a successful and sustainable future across the 21st century.

What’s more, Singapore’s thriving science and technology scene has connections with research networks worldwide, providing students and graduates with an array of opportunities to learn and succeed in this field. Indeed, graduates of JCU’s Bachelor of Science will stand out in their abilities to apply practical, hands-on skills across different situations and complex challenges.

Find out more about our Science courses here.

Contacts

Associate Professor Roberto Dillon roberto.dillon@jcu.edu.au
Media: Pinky Sibal pinky.sibal@jcu.edu.au