The university is now organised into eight teaching schools, with each school responsible for ongoing research programs.
This follows a university-wide academic reorganisation in 2016 to enhance academic performance, create clearer accountabilities and responsibilities, and enhance executive decision making.
One of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, Arts & Humanities offers a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology and social sciences, criminology and justice and the humanities.
The School offers a comprehensive range of courses with major specialisations, as well as specialist industry-focussed degrees. Broad areas of study include Law, Planning and Business, with all courses delivering relevant theory, practical work experience and generic employability skills.
ECU has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years and the School of Education is the largest in Western Australia. Courses are available in a range of early childhood, primary and secondary education settings.
One of the fastest-growing Engineering schools in Australia, with courses in the areas of civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical power, mechatronics, control and automation, electronics, communications, computer systems, naval architecture, marine and offshore engineering, and motorsports.
The school runs the largest undergraduate nursing program in Western Australia. The school offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.
Recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its graduates, WAAPA provides the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia. Employing world-class staff, the school enjoys state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities.
The school is home to learning and research in medical, biomedical, exercise and sports science and paramedical science, with courses in medical science, human biology, emergency medical services, public health, nutrition, environmental health, occupational safety and health, exercise and sports science and occupational therapy.
The school offers a diverse range of industry-relevant courses with a strong emphasis on practical skills in the laboratory or field. Science-based courses are offered in the areas of computing, information science, security science, biology, environmental science, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
Kurongkurl Katitjin is our Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research. The Centre plays a vital role in assisting ECU to meet its commitment to Indigenous peoples, supporting University-wide activities and programs, as well as activities specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures.
This table provides interim links to ‘old’ school web pages, and shows where some of this content will be found on the new school web pages.
|Old school||New school|
|School of Computer and Security Science||School of Science|
|School of Exercise and Health Sciences||School of Medical and Health Sciences|
|School of Medical Sciences||School of Medical and Health Sciences|
|School of Natural Sciences||School of Science|
|School of Psychology and Social Science||
School of Arts and Humanities (for Psychology, Social Sciences and Social Work disciplines); and|
School of Medical and Health Sciences (for the Speech Pathology discipline)
Until all new school web pages are built, you can access the old faculty home pages here.
The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies will no longer exist. The Dean, South West Campus will continue to lead the campus and provide stakeholder engagement and project activities in the region. Academic responsibility for Arts, Business, Education, Social Work and Nursing studies at the South West Campus will move to the new schools listed above.