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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:

News & events

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School of Natural Sciences, Postgraduate Student Inaugural Symposium

Discover the important research currently being undertaken by postgraduate students at the School of Natural Sciences, Postgraduate Student Inaugural Symposium. Register to attend on Friday, 19 June 2015 from 8.30am at ECU's Joondalup Campus.

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Two new papers advance our understanding of Huntington’s disease

A rare genetically-transmitted neurodegenerative condition affecting over 2,000 Australians, research at ECU has contributed significantly to understanding Huntington’s disease.

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Puzzle of sub-tidal systems unravelled by ECU researchers

Understanding the mechanisms behind carbon transfer within coastal seascapes.

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Student testimonials

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"ECU gave me an insight into the work of a professional pilot."

Robert Pedri

Aviation graduate

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"As well as the excellent theory, I had the chance to practice lab techniques."

David Kirkland

Biomedical Science student

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

Patryk Szewczyk

Security and Computing PhD student

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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