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ECU’s School of Science offers a range of courses in the areas of Science and Computing & Security. When it comes to studying science and the environment, ECU’s research and teaching are world-class. You’ll find a range of practical degrees that can lead to distinctly different careers in fields such as marine and freshwater biology, conservation and wildlife biology, environmental management, physics, chemistry, mathematics, data science, and more.

ECU is also recognised as a leader in cyber security research. Our Computing and Security courses offer a range of majors to choose from. Our cyber security research and education team is one of the best in Australia and one of the top 10 globally. In 2017 ECU was recognised by the Australian Federal Government as one of just two Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence in Australia, and the only one in WA. ECU will also play a key role in the Federal Government funded $50 million Cyber Security Cooperation Research Centre, which will have its Head Office at the ECU Joondalup Campus.

Our flexible courses and world-class teaching, combined with our Work Integrated Learning program and close industry links, will provide you with endless possibilities in Australia and internationally.

Our disciplines:

  • Applied Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation & Wildlife Biology
  • Counter Terrorism Security  & Intelligence
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Management Information Technology
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Security Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Sustainability

Courses have a strong emphasis on practical skills in the laboratory or field, and we provide students with as many opportunities as possible to practice these skills in real world projects or scenarios.

Consultative committees meet regularly to ensure our courses have relevance to industry needs. Programs are externally reviewed by accreditation panels and the University’s school review process.

Housed in award-winning, state-of-the-art facilities across the Joondalup Campus, the School of Science has a strong international teaching program, both on-campus and through our offshore partners.

Our staff and research students are actively engaged in research across the school’s diverse discipline areas.

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