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New courses for 2012

Tuesday, 06 September 2011


Aeronautical technology, soccer and three oil and gas-related engineering degrees are just some of the innovative new courses to be offered by ECU for the first time in 2012.

The courses are designed to provide students with high-quality theoretical and practical teaching, giving them the skills to take advantage of the new opportunities in these growing sectors

ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerry Cox said it is vital for universities to stay relevant and engaged with the communities they serve.

“We’re very excited to offer these new opportunities to students in 2012,” Professor Cox said.

“These new courses provide students with a solid theoretical background that allows them to go out and secure a start in an exciting and challenging career in a growing sector.”

The new courses include:

• Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical) - this is the only aeronautical course in WA and is intended for students who have an interest in aviation, aeronautics and flying. Aeronautical technology deals with the engineering aspects of aviation, including aviation system design, aircraft manufacturing, and aircraft operation.

• Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Systems) - this course is suited to students interested in the large scale mechanical and electro-mechanical systems used in the oil and gas industries. Marine and Offshore Systems engineers have strong employment opportunities in the oil and gas, ship building, alternative energy, marine survey, defence, industrial process, power generation sectors. This course is offered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania.

• Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) - naval architects are professional engineers that design and oversee the construction and repair of marine craft and various offshore structures. This includes naval craft, passenger and cargo ships, submarines, high-speed ferries and catamarans, tugs, yachts and offshore drilling platforms. This course is also offered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College.

• Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering) - ocean engineers are involved in the design of large and complex structures including oil and gas platforms, subsea pipelines and submersible vehicles. They have strong employment opportunities in the areas of oil and gas, alternative energy, coastal engineering, underwater vehicles, port and harbour design, defence, and consulting. This course is also offered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College.

• Bachelor of Science (Sports Science and Football) - designed for students who wish to apply their exercise and sports science skills in the ‘world game’ of soccer. The course comprises exercise and sports science units, as well as specialised football-focused units, and can lead to a career in football sports science, football performance analysis, sports physiology, sports coaching and sports administration.

ECU is already renowned for its innovative course offering, including:
• Bachelor of Sport Management;
• Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports);
• Bachelor of Science (Major in Surf Science);
• Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence.
• Graduate Diploma in Flying; and
• Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics.

For more information on any of these courses visit Reach Your Potential.

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