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Environmental Science

If you care about the living world, this area will give you a grounding in the biological and physical aspects of the environment and the knowledge and skills used in its management.

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    ECU top in WA for Environment

    In 2020, ECU was ranked the top university in Western Australia in the Agriculture and Environmental Studies discipline for undergraduate teaching quality, overall educational experience, skills development and student support.

    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 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

Expect to get your hands dirty, because there's a strong practical component in our courses. Most Bachelor of Science courses include work experience opportunities in an organisation that relates to your studies.

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 Environmental Science at ECU.

World Ready facilities

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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  • Field experience and flexibility

  • The benefits of doing a work placement while studying

Student stories

  • Kendra Campbell

    Kendra Campbell

    ECU Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology) student

    "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.

  • Melissa Rankin

    Environmental Management student

    "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.

  • Shanaaz Badat

    Conservation and Wildlife Biology student

    "I've always had a passion for animals"

    Conservation and Wildlife Biology student Shanaaz Badat talks about her ECU experience.