Edith Cowan University will create a $695 million Creative Industries, Business and Technology Campus in the centre of Perth, as part of a transformational deal for the university that will also support Western Australia's economic recovery.
"I constantly find myself looking at signs and symbols and thinking, oh, this could be designed better"
And thinking, "What if we did this?" I was always a visual artist and I just wanted to figure out a way to get a consistent income working in that field.
Through the units in my degree, especially the Fremantle-based unit, The Happiness Project, I realised it wasn't just about graphic design. For me, it's about design communication, designing systems and figuring out how to help people – asking why are we doing this? Who does it affect? How is it helpful? Thinking with empathy.
I'd always wanted to help people, but I never thought as a creative that I would find a way to both earn an income and do that.
"All the tutorials are really hands-on which is very useful"
I knew that ECU had an excellent reputation in the field of cyber security and technology studies, and so coming here for my Information Technology degree was a really easy decision to make.
I love everything about ECU: the campus, the knowledgeable and approachable lecturers, and the friends that I've made here. All the tutorials are really hands-on which is very useful.
As a part of my last semester of my Bachelors, I was able to complete a 12-week work placement at a highly reputable company. This was a very beneficial part of my degree and a great learning experience. I was able to really understand what working in the cyber industry was like and I'm so glad ECU offers such opportunities to students.
"The skills and knowledge gained has broadened my horizons"
A forensic scientist can be the difference between whether someone is prosecuted for a crime, or whether they walk free. ECU student Ian Green explains how.