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STEM Study

While things are slowly changing, women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Responding to predictions about the future of employment increasingly requiring STEM skills, ECU offers a range of STEM courses across four study areas.

Why ECU?

  • ECU top in teaching quality

    For the fifth year in a row, ECU has received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all 37 public universities in Australia.

    ECU was also the top-ranked public university in Australia for undergraduate skills development for the sixth year in a row.

    View QILT results.

  • THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked number 9 in the world for Quality Education and is in the top 100 overall in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact rankings, showing how the global higher education sector is working towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings

  • THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.


What can you study here?

To help our domestic and international students with a career direction, we group similar fields of work into study areas.

Within the four study areas below you'll find both undergraduate (first degree) and postgraduate courses in the range of STEM fields.

Study courses online

At ECU, we understand that many people want to study, but have commitments like work and family that can make it hard to get to lectures.

It's why many of our undergraduate courses can be studied online.

Our study areas

To help you choose a career direction, we group similar fields of work into study areas. Within each study area you can choose an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. And within most degree courses, you can choose your specialty, or major subject.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

Download a guide

If you prefer paper over pixels, please download one of our guides.

Domestic Students

International Students

Become World Ready

Explore your options

  • It's always fun, never boring

  • Field experience and flexibility

  • Exercise & Sports Science

  • Nursing and Midwifery student

  • Broadcasting & Journalism

Student stories

  • Sean Johnson

    Chemical Engineering

    "The lecturers at ECU are very approachable"

    Chemical Engineering student, Sean Johnson, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Sean discusses how the general first year is beneficial as it gives you the opportunity to consider which discipline is right for you, and there is the option to change.

    He talks about the practical nature of assignments in his course, particularly a recent assignment where he focused on beer brewing, applying his chemical engineering knowledge and process design and process criteria knowledge to the process. He says his lecturers are approachable, whether you're after information about your course or the unit you're studying. Sean chose to study Chemical Engineering at ECU because he knows the lecturers have first-hand experience in the workforce and they pass this knowledge onto their students.

    He says Chemical Engineers are high demand in the oil and gas industries, so it's important that he feels he's receiving the best possible skills and knowledge to be in the best possible position when he graduates.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power) Hons student, Julian Rooneyåç

    Julian Rooney

    Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power) Honours student

    "As a mature age student, I was apprehensive about ‘going back to school'"

    I chose ECU for the high quality of courses, the friendly atmosphere on campus, combined with the opportunity to study a quality engineering course in regional WA – without having to move to the city, find accommodation, and change jobs immediately.

    I’ve found there is a great balance in the course between theory and practice, with field trips and opportunities to meet people form relevant industries.

    As a mature age student, I was apprehensive about ‘going back to school’, however the other students and lecturers could not have been friendlier or more accommodating.

    I completed Year 12 many years ago, so was able to apply direct to ECU with my old tertiary entrance score. The process was really easy – had I know it would be this easy, I might have gone back to study many years ago!

  • Mark Hutchings

    Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) student and West Coast Eagles player

    "I found the lecturers really helpful"

    West Coast Eagles AFL player, Mark Hutchings talks about what attracted him to study at ECU, and how Sports Science is giving him a base education that will prepare him for a career in the industry after he finishes playing.

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