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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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Student testimonials

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"The diversity of ECU's course was an accurate reflection of the field itself."

Clinton Bruyn

Psychology graduate

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"Academic learning and hospital placements have made my course diverse."

Natasha Rodwell

Nursing and Midwifery student

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"Studying at ECU taught me skills that have been highly transferable and valuable in all aspects of my life."

Jeremy Marriott

Psychology Honours 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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