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The Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science is ECU’s largest and most diverse faculty, offering a wide range of degree programs that are informed by its extensive research portfolio. Our faculty maintains strong links with industry and engages with communities in the local, national and international arenas. Our state-of-the-art facilities ensure students and researchers have access to the latest equipment used in their field.

Study areas 

The Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science offers a wide range of popular degree programs across the following study areas:

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Fluoro pink mozzies create a buzz in Perth Hills

Two-thousand fluorescent pink mosquitos are helping scientists identify mozzie breeding grounds and assess the effectiveness of a larvicide used for 15 years in the Shire of Kalamunda.

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Eyes, ears and nose may aid Alzheimer's disease prevention and treatment

Detecting a decline in certain sensory functions may become the future of preventing Alzheimer's disease, with research showing smell testing and retinal imaging to be strong predictors of dementia risk.

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Same-sex families seen to build resilience

Adult children of same-sex parents share their experience of growing up in an unconventional family unit.

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Student testimonials

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"The Social Science degree at ECU offers a variety of majors to specialise in. It is a flexible degree allowing a person to study something that suits their interest."

Megan Butt

Social Science graduate

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"I've always had a very keen interest in computer and network security"

Patryk Szewczyk

Security and Computing PhD student

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"My ECU Nursing degree helped me help people in need."

Joanna Hume

Nursing graduate

Research activity

Our faculty is committed to high quality research that contributes positively to our society. We aim to develop practical solutions to current problems. Housing two of the University’s research institutes and eight research centres, our research is centred around five areas of research strength: Health and Wellness, Environment and Sustainability, Engineering and ICT Photonics, Security, and Society.

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