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Science at ECU
Science is in everything. Without science, you wouldn't be reading this on your tablet or smartphone. A tablet would still be a flat piece of rock, and we wouldn't have been smart enough to invent a phone.
Science is in everything at ECU too. Here, you can study a Bachelor of Science degree and specialise in areas as diverse as Conservation Biology, Cyber Security or Physics. Or how about Marine and Freshwater Biology, Mathematics or Counter Terrorism?
You can see why Science graduates have a wide range of work choices.
Our School of Science teaches a wide range of scientific disciplines.
You can select a traditional science subject like Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, or Physics. Or choose from courses in Computing & Security or Natural Sciences where you'll study emerging disciplines like Counter Terrorism, Sustainability, Cyber Security, or Environmental Management.
Study areas, degrees and majors
At ECU, we group similar fields of work into study areas – Science is one of them.
Within each study area you can choose a degree. For example, in Science this could be a Bachelor of Computer Science or a Bachelor of Sustainability.
For some degrees, you can choose a speciality, or major, like Software Engineering, Conservation Biology or Physics.
Postgraduate degrees involve coursework or research. For example, you can study our Master of Science (Computer Science) by research, or a Master of Environmental Management (by coursework).
If you already know what you're interested in, choose a discipline.
"The benefits of doing a work placement while studying"
Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) student Melissa talks abouther experiences completing a Work Integrated Learning placement in a government agency, giving her an opportunity to travel and to clarify her career goals.
"My course allowed me to do things most people only dream about"
Fieldwork is an important part of the Biological Sciences course. I was able to help with reptile surveys and research projects all over the state.
These opportunities took me to stunning areas of WA, including the Kimberley, and allowed me to get up close and personal with elusive species of native fauna that most people don't even know exist.
"I consciously chose ECU because its offering was unique"
I've always been interested in Intelligence and was delighted when I found the ECU Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence. I consciously chose ECU because its offering was unique in that it was the only one for which all units were niche and specific to this area of study. I honestly believe that the lecturers for the Bachelor of Counterterrorism, Security and Intelligence are world-class. They have each had successful careers in intelligence and/or security, and are truly passionate about their subject areas.
During the final year of my course, I undertook a work placement at Western Power as part of their Security team. I had many opportunities to assist unique projects and present written and audio/visual work to a variety of audiences. I also completed a formal presentation on global and national threat contexts facing the industry. I am really glad I undertook this degree at ECU.