"It is predicted that in coming years, approximately 75% of all new jobs will require qualifications and skills in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics."- WA Dept of Education
STEM Study at ECU
While things are slowly changing, women continue to be underrepresented across the defined STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
At ECU, we have four study areas where you can choose from a wide range of STEM courses. Scroll down to find out more.
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.
Our study areas
At ECU we have a diverse range of study areas, including the four study areas that offer STEM courses. So, whether you already have a field of interest, or you're still deciding, you have plenty of options – as a domestic or international student.
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World Ready experience
Don't just take our word for it! Here's what some of our students have to say about why they chose to study at ECU.
"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.
"My course gave me lots of hands-on experience"
I’ve always been passionate about wildlife and the environment, so I chose to study Biological Sciences at ECU. Before starting my studies, I didn’t know how hands‑on my course would be.
I’ve participated in a lot of lab work, been able to use modern equipment and even gone on camps as well. The lecturers have been amazing. They are so enthusiastic about the subjects they teach and are extremely knowledgeable.
"My undergraduate journey at ECU has been amazing"
Returning to studies mid-life, I have embarked on an academic journey by undertaking the Bachelor of Laws undergraduate course.
The flexibility, convenience and support offered by ECU were pivotal in my decision to take up this challenge. The lecturers and staff are extremely supportive, encouraging and approachable, and always provide the help I need. I have found the culture at ECU very empowering.
As the recipient of the Cullen McLeod Prize in Contract Law II in 2018, I now have the chance to complete an internship at a law firm. This is a great opportunity to apply the theory I've learnt to real world practice.