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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?

  • 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 undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • QILT logo

    ECU top in teaching quality

    For the fifth year in a row, ECU has received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all 37 public universities in Australia.

    ECU was also the top-ranked public university in Australia for undergraduate skills development for the sixth year in a row.

    View QILT results.

  • 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 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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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.

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

  • "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 abouther experiences completing a Work Integrated Learning placement in a government agency, giving her an opportunity to travel and to clarify her career goals.

  • Environmental Science and Marine and Biology student Holly Winkle talks about having the flexibility to study across disciplines.

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

  • 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

  • Abbie Milne

    Abbie Milne

    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 lifeā€‘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.

  • Melissa Rankin

    Environmental Management graduate

    "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.

  • 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"

    While considering my options for study, the amount of research done by the university and their facilities was a top priority. I was really impressed by ECU's research, facilities and achievements, and this led me to apply to study here.

    What amazed me is the amount of practical units that my course has – this really opens your mind and widens your experience, preparing you for life after university. The laboratory facilities and experiments I have been able to conduct have truly been amazing.

    Also, I got the opportunity to do work experience with lab technicians conducting research on ALS. This experience made me realise that the practical units carried out in my lab classes were very similar to what the scientists were doing in the labs and this was immensely gratifying.

    Studying at ECU has been an amazing experience for me.