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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

    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 2020

    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 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.


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

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

  • I was always interested in athletic performance.

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

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

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

Student stories

  • ECU Secondary education student, Lisa-marie McLachlan

    Lisa-marie McLachlan

    Secondary Education (Physical Education) student

    "During my prac placements I made some great working relationships"

    Teaching was something I always wanted to do. I had already studied my undergrad degree at ECU so I jumped at the opportunity to further my career with a postgrad degree.

    The lecturers at ECU have been extremely helpful, even after completing all units they still remain in contact and give sound advice when applying for jobs.

    The facilities are great, with comfortable study nooks, which contributes to making your time at university enjoyable.

    I did a 4-week placement at Greenwood College and a 7-week placement at St Hilda’s Anglican School. It was great to work with two different schools, and to learn how to apply general teaching materials in different ways has been useful.

    During my prac placements I made some great working relationships that will assist me with job opportunities in the future. Without this practicum experience, I would not have the understanding I have today to go forward with confidence in my teaching career.

  • Calan Williams

    Calan Williams

    Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security)

    "The experience studying online at ECU has been incredible"

    The content of the units and the way it’s presented is incredibly professional and I’ve really enjoyed the course so far. I look forward to giving it my all while also working on my racing career.

  • Angie Taylor

    Angie Taylor

    Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

    "The support you get at ECU is really valuable and something I didn't expect"

    I completed my TER in 1999 so I applied as a mature age student. I wanted to make a difference to kids' lives and hopefully make an impact in their educational journey. I chose ECU because of its reputation in the industry as the leading provider of quality education students.

    The facilities we access are amazing and state-of-the-art. The lecturers are all very supportive and helpful, as well as being extremely knowledgeable with real life experience. The help that you can receive for academic writing and the amount of support you get at ECU is really valuable and something I didn’t expect.

    One of my biggest challenges has been the juggling of working and studying. I think the fact that I am coping is definitely an achievement!