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Biological Science

Biology is the natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution. Are you ready for the lab?

Why ECU?

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    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.

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  • 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.

Courses

Study world ready

The practical focus of our Bachelor of Science courses gives graduates the skills for professional employment in biology-related positions in research, industrial, teaching and government agencies, as well as science-based businesses.

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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Domestic Students

International Students

Become World Ready

Experience Biological Science at ECU.

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

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

Student stories

  • Melissa Rankin

    Environmental Management graduate

    "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.

  • Zigourney Nielsen

    Zigourney Nielsen

    ECU Biological Sciences student

    "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.

  • Marcus Cosentino

    Marcus Cosentino

    ECU Biological Sciences graduate

    "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.