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.Find out more
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.
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"Anything is achievable"
Coming from a farming background, I was always interested in studying biology. So I made the decision to move here and begin my studies at ECU.
ECU offered me a course with exciting fieldwork and lecturers who were so welcoming. They even helped me find work experience positions! I have completed volunteer work at the Western Australian Herbarium.
I’ve learned that anything is achievable if you set your mind to it and focus on your goals and dreams.
"The lecturers are of the highest standard and are always approachable and personable"
I’ve always been really interested in the natural environment and concerned with the multitude of stresses which threaten its condition.
ECU’s course offered the perfect avenue to enable me to understand the way catchments and ecosystems function and how we can successfully manage our environment and natural resources.
The great thing about ECU is the combination of both theoretical and practical course components which I believe will make me highly employable.
"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.