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Science at ECU
Science is in everything. Without science, you wouldn't be reading this on your tablet or smartphone. A tablet would still be a flat piece of rock, and we wouldn't have been smart enough to invent a phone.
Science is in everything at ECU too. Here, you can study a Bachelor of Science degree and specialise in areas as diverse as Conservation Biology, Cyber Security or Physics. Or how about Marine and Freshwater Biology, Mathematics or Counter Terrorism?
You can see why Science graduates have a wide range of work choices.
Our School of Science teaches a wide range of scientific disciplines.
You can select a traditional science subject like Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, or Physics. Or choose from courses in Computing & Security or Natural Sciences where you'll study emerging disciplines like Counter Terrorism, Sustainability, Cyber Security, or Environmental Management.
Study areas, degrees and majors
At ECU, we group similar fields of work into study areas – Science is one of them.
Within each study area you can choose a degree. For example, in Science this could be a Bachelor of Computer Science or a Bachelor of Sustainability.
For some degrees, you can choose a speciality, or major, like Software Engineering, Conservation Biology or Physics.
Postgraduate degrees involve coursework or research. For example, you can study our Master of Science (Computer Science) by research, or a Master of Environmental Management (by coursework).
If you already know what you're interested in, choose a discipline.
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"I worked with the WA police to create software that will have real community benefits"
I was really impressed with the number of computing labs and the 24/7 accessibility at ECU. Not only did they provide me with all the resources I needed to succeed at university, the atmosphere allowed me to make great friends and enjoy my study.
I didn't expect to be able to work for real clients during my time at uni, so was surprised when I was given the opportunity to develop software for the WA Police Air Wing.
We developed a mobile phone app that could assist police in search and rescue missions. We were able to work with them on the design and then able to test the app in the field using the Police helicopter. The experience and recognition has been invaluable.
"Field experience and flexibility"
Environmental Science and Marine and Biology student Holly Winkle talks about having the flexibility to study across disciplines.
"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.