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The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies is located at ECU’s South West Campus (Bunbury), Western Australia’s largest university campus outside the metropolitan area. We offer a comprehensive range of courses in arts, business, coastal environmental science, nursing, teacher education, social work and science.

We pride ourselves on our continual engagement with the South West community providing our students with invaluable industry opportunities and gaining the practical 'hands on' skills that ECU is so well known for. Our advanced facilities, combined with small class sizes and on-campus accommodation, allow you to apply your newfound knowledge immediately, giving you the extra edge and confidence needed when you go out into the work force.


We believe in integrating teaching, learning, research and engagement to maximise the value of activities on our campus, providing a supportive environment on which students can achieve and create.

The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies offers a wide range of degree programs across the following program areas:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Nursing
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Teacher Education

News & events

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9x5 Auction 2014

The 9x5 Auction was a guaranteed day of fun for anyone creative and non-creative with the event raising over $4,000. 


Art and Writing Competition 2014

ECU South West's 2014 Art and Writing Competition was a huge success with forty entries by undergraduate students from different university programs.

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Free workshops for Social Work and Human Service Professionals

Social Work at ECU South West is proud to announce a series of free professional development workshops and networking events to be offered across Western Australia from October to mid-December this year.

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Student testimonials

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"ECU gave me the edge for a career in meteorology.”

Andrew Winchester

ECU Surf Science graduate

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"Surf Science has offered me so many unique opportunities."

Thea McDonald-Lee

Surf Science graduate

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"The smaller class numbers made pursuing my academic goals more achievable."

Kate Price

South West Nursing student

Community activity

The Faculty of Regional Professional Studies participates in community initiatives throughout the South West. We pride ourselves on our strong relationship with the wider community.

Our interaction with the public enriches our students learning experience and encourages them to put their new found knowledge and skills into action.

Our current community initiatives include;

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