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 surf 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:
The outstanding quality of ECU’s social work program has again been recognised with a graduate and lecturer in the program winning WA’s prestigious Social Worker of the Year Award.
ECU’s award winning Nursing Department is hosting the annual South West Nursing Career Expo on Friday, 16 May at the South West Campus.
Want to make a difference through research? Check out South West Research Week at ECU and learn about the exciting research programs and opportunities on offer.
"The skills that I’ve learned in my studies help me both at uni and in the workplace."
ECU South West Arts student
"The practicum experience I undertook was invaluable."
South West Nursing student
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;