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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?

  • QILT logo

    ECU top in teaching quality and more

    For the sixth 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 public university in Australia for undergraduate skills development, student support and overall experience. View QILT results.

  • THE Impact Rankings

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th) and Quality Education (41st) in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, showing how universities are working towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    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.

Courses

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.

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  • Cyber Security student Scott Anderson talks about how enjoyable he finds the course and the supportive teaching.

  • Nursing and Midwifery double degree student Jessica Burgess talks about her ECU experience.

  • Civil Engineering student, Bojan Markoski, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU).

  • Communications (Broadcasting & Journalism) student Aine Ryan talks about the hands on and practical experience.

  • Environmental Science and Marine and Biology student Holly Winkle talks about having the flexibility to study across disciplines.

  • I was always interested in athletic performance.

Student stories

  • Mariah O'Dea

    Mariah O'Dea

    WAAPA Performing Arts graduate

    "The Bachelor of Performing Arts has given me the skills to maintain, develop and practice as an independent artist"

    The Bachelor of Performing Arts is the type of course that doesn't confine you to one specific artistic form. Instead it opens doors and windows to numerous forms of performance art and how it exists in the world, broadening your own horizons of how you can be a part of it.

    It has let me experience what was once unknown practices such as the Suzuki Training Method and Butoh, it has even taken me to Singapore to train with many different cultures from all around the world at ITI. But most importantly, it has taught me what it truly means to be an artist &ndash.

  • Emily Ekert

    Emily Ekert

    ECU Sport, Recreation and Event Management

    "Work placements at sports organisations were extremely valuable"

    I have always wanted to work in sport and events, so ECU's Sport, Recreation and Event Management course was a perfect choice, as it enabled me to mix the sport side of study with business.

    Work placements at sports organisations throughout my degree have been extremely valuable. I gained hands-on experience at the Perth Wildcats, West Perth Football Club, and Badminton WA.

  • Matthew Putland

    Matthew Putland

    ECU Bachelor of Information Technology graduate

    "Landing a full-time job before I'd even graduated makes me very proud"

    I learned the practical skills I needed in class and developed them further with the Work Integrated Learning program.

    Before completing the program I had developed a new passion in accessibility and was offered a full-time position as a Digital Accessibility Analyst.

    I owe my knowledge to ECU's lecturers – their passion made their courses interesting and therefore made you want to learn.