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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

Despite some dairy products such as cheese being energy dense, dairy products were not associated with increased risk of obesity. Nor was the overall energy density of the diet. Thumbnail

Energy density, dairy ‘not associated with increased obesity risk’

Some people steer away from the cheese aisle, thinking that this will help reduce their risk of obesity. Yet the evidence for this notion is more limited than many might think.

Study co-author Associate Professor Ute Mueller says recreational fishing data has not been analysed much in the past but is becoming more important. Image: Daniel Lee Thumbnail

Fishing catch research pinpoints best assessment method

ECU researchers are working on tools to improve future fishing management and conservation by developing effective geostatistical methods with which to model the spatial distributions of recreational fishing catch rates.

An example of melanoma cells that have been subject to immunocytochemistry - a process by which proteins within the cell are stained in order for them to be visualised. The red staining represents PAX3, whereas the blue staining represents the cell nucleus. Thumbnail

Melanoma mystery could lie in PAX3

Every square millimetre of your skin has thousands of what are called melanocytes – cells that produce the pigment found in your skins, eyes and hair.

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Student testimonials

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"We get to use the latest equipment used in the industry. This gives us an extra edge."

Bojan Markoski

Civil Engineering student

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“ECU is definitely more hands-on.”

Shona Halleen

Health Science (Nutrition major) graduate

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"The clinical practice wards and simulation patients at ECU are as close as you’ll get to the real thing."

Rocheal-Lee Lock

Nursing 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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