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Science

If you're interested in Science, but not sure what direction to go in, our Bachelor of Science degree gives you the flexibility to explore a range of subjects, while developing a solid grounding in science and mathematics. This includes conservation and environmental sciences, data science, biology and chemistry.

Why ECU?

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    Top WA public uni for Science & Maths

    ECU has been ranked top public university in Western Australia for skills development, learning resources, teaching quality, learner engagement and overall educational experience in undergraduate Science and Mathematics. Source: QILT Student Experience Survey 2020.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    ECU’s 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has been achieved for 15 straight years! Five-star ratings were also achieved for undergraduate skills development, learner engagement, learning resources, student support and overall experience. All ratings are the best for a public university in Western Australia.

    Read more.

  • 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 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings. View rankings.

Courses

Study world ready

Expect to get your hands dirty, because there's a strong practical component in our Science courses. This includes opportunities for you to undertake work experience 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 Science at ECU.

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

Explore your options

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dr Stacey Reinke's research looks at data as the driving force behind understanding biology and disease.

  • Applied and Analytical Chemistry student Samantha Ridgway talks about the ease of returning to study as a mature age student.

  • "During my studies, I completed practical assessments that gave me first-hand experience completing tasks I’d need to when employed."

Student stories

  • Marcus Cosentino

    Marcus Cosentino

    ECU Biological Sciences graduate

    My course allowed me to do things most people only dream about

    Fieldwork is an important part of the Biological Sciences course. I was able to help with reptile surveys and research projects all over the state.

    These opportunities took me to stunning areas of WA, including the Kimberley, and allowed me to get up close and personal with elusive species of native fauna that most people don't even know exist.

  • Zigourney Nielsen

    Zigourney Nielsen

    ECU Biological Sciences student

    My course gave me lots of hands-on experience

    I’ve always been passionate about wildlife and the environment, so I chose to study Biological Sciences at ECU. Before starting my studies, I didn’t know how hands‑on my course would be.

    I’ve participated in a lot of lab work, been able to use modern equipment and even gone on camps as well. The lecturers have been amazing. They are so enthusiastic about the subjects they teach and are extremely knowledgeable.

  • Biological Sciences and Human Biology student, Zoe Mputhia

    Zoe Mputhia

    ECU Biological Sciences

    What amazed me is the amount of practical units my course has

    I’ve always been passionate about wildlife and the environment, so I chose to study Biological Sciences at ECU. Before starting my studies, I didn’t know how hands on my course would be.

    I’ve participated in a lot of lab work, been able to use modern equipment and even gone on camps as well. The lecturers have been amazing. They are so enthusiastic about the subjects they teach and are extremely knowledgeable.