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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.

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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.

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Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

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A new reality for students with special needs

An award-winning Virtual Reality teaching tool developed by ECU computer science students could transform how some of society’s most vulnerable children are taught about personal safety and social interaction.

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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.

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  • "All the tutorials are really hands-on which is very useful"
    Paige Chapman
    Paige ChapmanECU Information Technology graduate

    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.

  • "Landing a full-time job before I'd even graduated makes me very proud"
    Matthew Putland
    Matthew PutlandBachelor of Information Technology graduate

    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.

  • "I came to realise that ECU had a really good reputation when it came to collaboration with industry."
    Joseph Dowden
    Joseph DowdenBachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security major) graduate

    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. This led me to enroll for this course. 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 and was the perfect introduction to the industry. It developed my professional persona, introduced me to important connections within the industry and enabled me to practice my technical skills within a professional setting. 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.

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