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 300 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.
James Cook University offers Higher Degree by Research programs such as Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and pathways to a higher degree.
Additionally, the campus offers courses at the pre-university level, specifically designed to provide pathways for students who are unable to immediately meet university entrance standards.
The Singapore campus of James Cook University is located at Sims Drive. The campus provides 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, financial lab and access to a variety of sporting facilities.
James Cook University Inter-campus Mobility Program
James Cook University provides the opportunity for students to study in Singapore and in Australia because the university operates across both countries. The program is designed to ensure students get the best possible outcomes from their years of study with the university.
James Cook University has the highest level of quality assurance in Singapore for Private Education Institutions. This is known as EduTrust Star and is a symbol of recognition for outstanding achievement. EduTrust Star is awarded to those institutions for attaining a commendable level of performance in managing their institutions and providing an outstanding quality of education and welfare for their students.
James Cook University is the first organisation with EduTrust Star. By obtaining this award for the second time in 2019, James Cook University has displayed its commitment and focus as a student-centric educational institution.
James Cook University has also been awarded the Singapore Quality Class STAR (SQC STAR). The SQC STAR recognises SQC organisations that have made further improvements in their business excellence journey.
Tropical Futures Institute
Given that research is a core component of the university, James Cook University established the Tropical Futures Institute to leverage off the university’s research capability and strength and that creates substantive value-add to the research ecosystems of Singapore and the ASEAN region. The Tropical Futures Institute is the first research institute established by an Australian university in Singapore.
James Cook Academy
Established in 2021, James Cook Academy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of James Cook University in Singapore and marks the University’s entry into Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This includes short courses and training programs in Industry 4.0 and areas that fit the needs of the Singapore workforce and community.
In support of this mission, James Cook Academy has acquired Eagle Infotech — which offers a wide range of short courses in information technology, digital marketing, communication, and more — to help working adults upgrade their skills and remain relevant and employable in today’s ever-changing world.
James Cook Academy will support Eagle Infotech to further diversify its course offerings and delivery modes to deliver flexible and personalised programmes and will collaborate with industry partners and leverage EdTech to grow the CPD business in Singapore and the region.
Why Study at James Cook University
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.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schols of Business (AACSB)
Singapore Campus of James Cook University have been awarded the AACSB accreditation for business programs afer a rigorous external review of business school's ability to provide the highest quality programs. AACSB connects educators, students and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards if excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional developement servies to over 1600 member organizations and nearly 800 accredited business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB connects, shares and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community.
With a trimester program, you can complete your Bachelor's degree in 2 years and a 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 master' 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’.