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Overview

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

'Dance instructors and choreographers welcome research illuminating any correlation between bone density and force generation that has the potential to increase long-term health in dancers' - Mr Weidemann. Thumbnail

‘Force strength’ could indicate bone health in ballet dancers

Investigating ballet dancers' bone health to understand the long associate risk of bone stress injury.

Mining companies needing to construct on-site accommodation could produce bricks from tailings rather than transport clay bricks over long distance. Thumbnail

New brick-making method would reduce mine waste

Researchers develop a cost effective means to make bricks from iron ore tailings.

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Safety and efficacy of resistance exercise in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases

World first trial in cancer patients with bone metastatic disease published.

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Student testimonials

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"ECU showed me how to put my knowledge into practice."

Courtney White

Exercise and Sports Science and Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Graduate

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"My real-world skills allow me to make unreal computer games!"

Nicolas Garel

Computer Science graduate

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"It was challenging for me to balance study while dealing with the demands of a thriving family, however, it paid off."

Matt Bartlett

Social Science 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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