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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.
"What amazed me is the amount of practical units my course has"
While considering my options for study, the amount of research done by the university and their facilities was a top priority. I was really impressed by ECU's research, facilities and achievements, and this led me to apply to study here.
What amazed me is the amount of practical units that my course has – this really opens your mind and widens your experience, preparing you for life after university. The laboratory facilities and experiments I have been able to conduct have truly been amazing.
Also, I got the opportunity to do work experience with lab technicians conducting research on ALS. This experience made me realise that the practical units carried out in my lab classes were very similar to what the scientists were doing in the labs and this was immensely gratifying.
Studying at ECU has been an amazing experience for me.
"I've always had an interest in the environment and chose ECU because it offers hands-on, job-ready degrees"
I have learnt so much from being out in the field and putting lecture content into practice. I've been lucky enough to get the opportunity to go on a two-week study tour in the Gascoyne region of WA.
I have also been involved in a number of volunteering opportunities, with Fisheries and Parks and Wildlife and these have been valuable learning experiences.
I found the lecturers really passionate and knowledgeable about their study area. As part of our third year of study, we have field trips with government departments, such as the Department of Parks and Wildlife. This will also be very useful when applying for jobs in the future.
"I've always had a passion for animals"
Conservation and Wildlife Biology student Shanaaz Badat talks about her ECU experience.