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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

  • If you’re thinking about studying Science at university but aren't sure what to specialise in, check out ECU’s Bachelor of Science degree.

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

  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) student Melissa talks about her experiences completing a Work Integrated Learning placement in a government agency, giving her an opportunity to travel and to clarify her career goals.

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

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

  • 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.

Student stories

  • Samantha Ridgway

    ECU Chemistry student

    The chemistry was right to return to study

    Applied and Analytical Chemistry student Samantha Ridgway talks about how easy it was to come back to study as a mature age student.

  • Abbie Milne

    Abbie Milne

    ECU Conservation and Wildlife Biology graduate

    I got real-world experience with dolphins in Monkey Mia

    I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to work outdoors. I chose the ECU course because of how practical it was. The facilities were great, the lecturers were really helpful and I made life‑long friends.

    I was also able to get real-world work experience with the Department of Environment and Conservation in Monkey Mia at the dolphin reserve. It was one of my favourite experiences throughout uni.

  • 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.

The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

There's more than one admission pathway into an ECU course. It depends on what you've studied already, or your work or life experience.

Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you’re eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.

Applying

Applying for a course is a fairly simple process, especially if you have scanned copies of qualifications, your resume or other paperwork, ready to upload.

ECU Experience

Starting a course is an exciting and sometimes daunting time, so we make a massive effort to ensure you get all the support you need to have a positive experience.