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Critical thinking and clinical decision making in a life-and-death situation is not for everyone. Thankfully, we can rely on highly trained emergency professionals to not only respond to, but also manage emergencies or disasters. Will you answer the call?

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 Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • 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.


Study world ready

Our undergraduate Paramedical Science degree is the only fully-accredited course of its kind in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. For career advancement, our postgraduate courses include specialist Paramedicine and Disaster and Emergency Response qualifications.

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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Become World Ready

Experience Paramedicine at ECU.

World Ready facilities

Paramedical Science lab
Paramedical Science Lab

View a 360 Degree virtual tour of the Paramedical Science Lab

Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

Paramedic internships in London

ECU Paramedical Science students have the opportunity to gain international experience through partner internships during their studies.

In 2018, our students received hands-on experience through London Ambulance, and South Central Ambulance Service.

Some students who graduated in 2017 were offered jobs at St John Ambulance WA, as well as ambulance services across Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Explore your options

Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science) student Meghann Laverty talks about her ECU experience.

Student stories

  • Meghann Laverty

    ECU Paramedical Science student

    "I wanted the opportunity to work anywhere in Australia as well as overseas"

    When I applied for Paramedical Science at ECU, it was the only university in WA offering the nationally-accredited course and I've stayed because of the industry partnerships with St John Ambulance Northern Territory and Falck.

    I really enjoy working with the lecturers; they all have practical experience out on road and within the industry so they can continually educate us, while providing a lot of guidance and support.

  • Gemma Wright

    Gemma Wright

    ECU Paramedical Science student

    "I chose ECU because the course came highly recommended, and was recognised across Australia"

    The course exposes you to really diverse learning environments, including an ambulance, a hospital simulation centre and even the WA Police Academy that's right next door.

  • Wayne van Biljon

    ECU Paramedical Science postgraduate

    "Simulating every kind of emergency"

    Master of Paramedical Science student Wayne van Biljon discusses why he chose postgraduate study at ECU.