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Computing and Security

ECU is recognised as an international leader in cyber security research. We host a number of international forums and training sessions, including an annual Security Congress.

Our Computing and Security courses include a wide range of major subjects and cover intriguing areas like counter terrorism, smart software systems, criminology, and politics and international relations.

Here, you'll have the opportunity to study abroad and work with international partners while completing your course. For example, working with ECU's partner institution at Nanchang University in China, or in Dubai through our partnership with Emirates.

With world class technology and teaching, plus study supported by close links with industry, you'll graduate with infinite career possibilities within Australia, as well as internationally.

Where there's a WIL…

Our Work Integrated Learning program (WIL) provides local work placement opportunities for high achieving students in most of our courses.

This means you'll be applying the knowledge and practical skills developed in the classroom to a professional environment relevant to your discipline.

WIL includes practicum, work experience, professional practice/placement, field experience and internships provided through ECU partnerships with State and Local Governments, major financial institutions and local industries.

Free laptop for students

As a Computing and Security student you'll have access to the latest technologies as part of your coursework.

If you enrol as a full-time student you'll also be eligible to receive a free laptop computer to use in your first year of study.

And if you continue with your degree, it will be yours to keep for free.

Westpac $5,000 scholarships

Westpac and ECU are now offering $5000 per year for up to five years to support technology students.

The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Young Technologists scholarships are designed to strengthen Australia’s pool of local talent in the technology sector and address the current lack of gender balance and diversity.

Scholarship recipients will also become members of the Westpac Scholars Alumni program and gain access to networking, learning and development opportunities.

Westpac scholarships.

Access to more scholarships

With the support of an ECU scholarship, we can help you realise your ambitions by improving your financial situation and enabling you to successfully complete your course.

Why Study Online

Why Study Online?

At ECU we understand that everyone is different.

Different work arrangements, different family responsibilities, different locations or different learning styles.

That's why we offer the flexibility of studying many of our courses online.

Now you can study where you want, when you want.

Balance your study with family and work commitments. Or advance your career without leaving the workplace.

And just because you're not on campus doesn't mean we'll forget you. Online students get our full support too.

Why Postgrad Study

Why Postgrad Study?

Are you passionate about a particular area or field of work?

Have you just completed a degree and think you’d like to go onto postgraduate study?

Maybe you've been working as a professional and you’d like to gain a competitive advantage or change career direction?

Whatever your reason or background, we offer a wide range of postgraduate courses at ECU.

And because we understand that your life is already busy, we offer the flexibility and convenience of part-time and online study options too.

Your Degree

Your Degree

With our Computing and Security degrees you have a world of possibility at your fingertips.

You can pursue a career in traditionally popular areas like information technology or computer science, or in growing fields like counter terrorism, games programming or web technology.

Study areas, degrees and majors

To help you choose a career direction, we've grouped similar fields of work into 12 study areas across ECU – Computing and Security is one of those study areas.

Within each study area you can choose a degree, for example a Bachelor of Computer Science or a Bachelor of Information Technology.

For some degrees, you can choose a speciality, or major, like Software Engineering, Computer Security or Criminology.

Postgraduate degrees are also available through coursework or research. For example, you can study our Master of Science (Computer Science) by research or a Master of Cyber Security (by Coursework).

A Closer Look

A Closer Look

ECU's School of Computer and Security Science is a leader in world-class learning environments.

Our students have access to the latest hardware and technologies.

We have laboratories across our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses.

We have laboratories across our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses with facilities for teaching and research in:

  • operating systems;
  • systems software and hardware;
  • networking science;
  • digital forensics;
  • games technologies;
  • computer and network security;
  • security science; and
  • wireless computing.

Many of the specialist facilities can be accessed across the Internet using VPN technologies.

Our School also uses online learning technologies such as podcasting and videoconferencing to deliver courses online. These facilities are available 24/7.

The next generation talks IT

Our students and graduates talk about their great lecturers and the top notch equipment they get to use every day. And the next generation of IT professionals discuss our highly successful internship program, a partnership with Commonwealth Bank and Bankwest in Western Australia.

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Computing and Security students talk about their ECU experience.

The Payoff

The Payoff

In the latest Good Universities Guide, our graduates gave ECU a 5-star rating for their overall satisfaction, the quality of our teaching and for the generic skills they developed during their studies.

We've now achieved 5-star ratings for the past six years.

There is a high demand for generic skills in the workplace, with employers increasingly recruiting graduates who can demonstrate more than technical skills. This includes the ability to manage your time, being culturally aware, being a team player and being flexible and adaptable in your work.

So when you graduate with a Science or Computer Science degree at ECU, you can expect to be better prepared than most to enter the world of work.

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Cyber Security student, Scott Anderson talks about his experience.

Hear from our students

Laurence Da Luz

"I worked with the WA Police to create software that will have real community benefits."

"I was really impressed with the number of computing labs and the 24/7 accessibility at ECU. Not only did they provide me with all the resources I needed to succeed at university, the atmosphere allowed me to make great friends and enjoy my study.

I didn't expect to be able to work for real clients during my time at uni, so was surprised when I was given the opportunity to develop software for the WA Police Air Wing. We developed a mobile phone app that could assist police in search and rescue missions. We were able to work with them on the design and then able to test the app in the field using the Police helicopter.

The experience and recognition has been invaluable."

Laurence Da Luz

ECU Computer Science Honours graduate

Adam Croswell

"My online course helps me balance study with work/life."

"Studying 4 units while working full-time and being a father to my one-year-old son, has made me appreciate how much time I actually have and how to use it effectively.

By making my degree available to study online, ECU has really helped with this. It has been challenging, but extremely rewarding. Help is there when you need it and you can complete the modules in your own time."

Adam Croswell

ECU Information Technology student

Our student community

We have an active student community at ECU. Most faculties or schools have interest groups or events that relate to your area of study.

You can also make connections and join conversations on our social media pages.

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