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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.
"The benefits of doing a work placement while studying"
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.
"I worked with the WA police to create software that will have real community benefits"
I was really impressed with the number of computing labs and the 24/7 accessibility at ECU. Not only did they provide me with all the resources I needed to succeed at university, the atmosphere allowed me to make great friends and enjoy my study.
I didn't expect to be able to work for real clients during my time at uni, so was surprised when I was given the opportunity to develop software for the WA Police Air Wing.
We developed a mobile phone app that could assist police in search and rescue missions. We were able to work with them on the design and then able to test the app in the field using the Police helicopter. The experience and recognition has been invaluable.
"All the tutorials are really hands-on which is very useful"
I knew that ECU had an excellent reputation in the field of cyber security and technology studies, and so coming here for my Information Technology degree was a really easy decision to make.
I love everything about ECU: the campus, the knowledgeable and approachable lecturers, and the friends that I've made here. All the tutorials are really hands-on which is very useful.
As a part of my last semester of my Bachelors, I was able to complete a 12-week work placement at a highly reputable company. This was a very beneficial part of my degree and a great learning experience. I was able to really understand what working in the cyber industry was like and I'm so glad ECU offers such opportunities to students.