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Computing

Computers power the world. But people still power computers...for now at least. If you're interested in a career in computer science, software development, information technology or computer security, read on.

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    Developing the best computing skills

    In the latest QILT survey, ECU was ranked Australia’s top university for undergraduate skills development, learning resources and student support in the Computing and Information Systems discipline. QILT is an annual independent Australian government survey.

  • 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

Courses include a popular Bachelor of Computer Science and Masters degrees in Computer Science and Information Technology. Our Bachelor of Science (Security) is a broad degree, covering studies in technology, law and ethics.

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.

Download a guide

If you prefer paper over pixels, please download one of our guides.

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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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  • "Thanks to the practical elements of my degree, I was able to enter my career with a strong understanding of cyber security and was able to apply my knowledge to my job straightaway."

  • Our School of Science is a great place to learn – we've got awards to prove it! You can choose from a variety of disciplines for your Science degree. Check out the video to find out more.

  • Luke Brook, PhD (Computer Science) talks about how he's able to study, help raise 4 kids and hold down a job.

  • Bachelor of Computer Science student Mason learnt a lot during his Work Integrated Learning placement and was made to feel like he was part of the team right from the start.

Student stories

  • Matthew Putland

    Matthew Putland

    ECU Bachelor of Information Technology graduate

    "Landing a full-time job before I'd even graduated makes me very proud"

    I learned the practical skills I needed in class and developed them further with the Work Integrated Learning program.

    Before completing the program I had developed a new passion in accessibility and was offered a full-time position as a Digital Accessibility Analyst.

    I owe my knowledge to ECU's lecturers – their passion made their courses interesting and therefore made you want to learn.

  • Joseph Dowden

    Joseph Dowden

    ECU Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security major) graduate

    "I came to realise that ECU had a really good reputation when it came to collaboration with industry."

    During high school while researching courses and universities in my area of interest i.e. Computer Science, I came to realise that ECU offers a great combination of theoretical and applied coursework and had a really good reputation when it came to their collaboration with industry. During my final year of study I undertook the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) program and was able to participate in a government placement, an experience that completed my studies perfectly. I began this course with an interest in becoming a software developer, however the course has shaped my interests and I have graduated with a promising future in cyber security.

  • Matthew Peacock

    ECU Computer and Security Science

    "Working with the latest technology"

    Matthew Peacock is a Computer and Security Science student who's now moved on to completing his PhD at ECU.