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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

Supporting the BANGONABEANIE Campaign, Speech Pathology's Meaghan McAllister and stroke survivor Chris McGibbon. Thumbnail

The Missing Voices project team support Brain Injury Awareness Week 2015

Speech Pathology research project coordinator Meaghan McAllister and stroke survivor Mr Chris McGibbon have donned blue beanies in support of Brain Injury Awareness Week.

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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.

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Student testimonials

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“You have the opportunity to actually experience the workplace.”

Claire Mason

Exercise and Sports Science and Exercise Science and Rehabilitation graduate

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"ECU has helped me realize the type of youth worker I want to be."

Mahendran Swominathan

Social Science (Youth Work) student

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"I’ve always wanted to pursue a career in medical research."

Callum Robinson

Biomedical Science 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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