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Stem Study

"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

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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.

Why ECU?


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

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.

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Exercise and Sports Science


  • "The longer I've been here, the more I'm falling in love with Perth"
    Melati Pahamin
    Melati Enida Binti PahaminBachelor of Arts (Majoring in Psychology and Human Resource Management)

    One of the main reasons why I decided to study in ECU is because I wanted a new and modern university atmosphere. I also heard the teaching quality is good here and that's important for my development and learning in university. I also chose to study psychology at ECU because this uni focuses on research as well as theory and I have an interest in becoming a researcher in the future.

    I would like say to someone who is thinking about studying at ECU is grab this opportunity you will not regret it. Perth is beautiful, there's so much to do and so much to see and ECU has amazing opportunities, helpful lecturers, and beautiful campuses. If you ever feel like you're homesick, join a club or association it will make you feel like you have a sense of belonging. The longer I've been here, the more I’m falling in love with Perth.

  • "Invaluable student experiences"
    Alan WatkinsLaw student

    ECU Law student Alan Watkins talks about the unexpected work experience he's enjoyed while studying here.

  • "I've been very impressed with the amazing laboratory facilities here, as well as the opportunities made available to students"
    ECU Mechatronics Engineering student, Yolandie Van Der Westhuizen
    Yolandie Van Der WesthuizenMechatronics Engineering student

    I come from a family of engineers and I'll be a third generation engineer. While I was drawn to mechanical engineering, I was also drawn to technology and programming, so the Mechatronics Engineering course at ECU seemed to be the perfect choice for me.

    I was part of a team that competed in the National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition and we got to participate in the finals held in Sydney. This was a great opportunity and ECU was the only university from WA that sent teams to participate in the event.

    I've also found the lecturers very approachable and supportive. They have an open door policy, which is immensely valuable during projects and competitions.

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