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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.

Why ECU?

Courses

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).

Science

If you already know what you're interested in, choose a discipline.

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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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A new reality for students with special needs

An award-winning Virtual Reality teaching tool developed by ECU computer science students could transform how some of society’s most vulnerable children are taught about personal safety and social interaction.

Read about the Virtual Reality teaching tool

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  • 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.

  • Conservation and Wildlife Biology student Shanaaz Badat talks about her ECU experience.

  • 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.

  • Luke Brook, PhD (Computer Science) talks about how he's able to study, help raise 4 kids and hold down a job.

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

  • Bachelor of Computer Science student Mason learnt a lot during his Work Integrated Learning placement and was made to feel like he was part of the team right from the start.

  • ECU is one of the leading cyber security research groups in the world.

  • 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.

  • Cyber security and digital forensics lecturer Dr Patryk Szewczyk says personal information should not be stored on devices you're disposing of.

Student
stories

  • "I worked with the WA police to create software that will have real community benefits"
    Laurence Da Luz
    Laurence Da LuzComputer Science graduate

    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"
    Holly WinkleMarine and Freshwater Biology student

    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"
    Vanessa Stylianou
    Vanessa StylianouEnvironmental Management graduate

    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.

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