Bachelor of Science

Edith Cowan University ECU

Provides high quality studies in a wide range of science and technology disciplines. Students take introductory science and mathematics units, and select two majors relevant to their interests and aspirations. Four course-level electives allow flexibility, the capacity to undertake overseas study or to enrol in specific humanities units that contribute to eligibility for entry to a postgraduate teacher education course. Students studying on the South West (Bunbury) campus undertake a specified set of core units and both the Conservation Biology and Environmental Management majors. Units undertaken on the South West (Bunbury) campus will be delivered as a series of lecture or laboratory intensives, supported by technology enhanced learning and digital content.

Course Fee:

International: $100,950

Entry Requirements:

University admission requirements apply. One or more of the majors in this course has admission requirements. Refer to the major for more information.


24 units; 360 credit point.

Subjects you can Study:

Addiction Studies; Applied Chemistry; Aviation; Biological Sciences; Computer Science; Conservation Biology; Data Science; Environmental Management; Health Promotion; Human Biology; Marine and Freshwater Science; Mathematics; Nutrition; Occupational Safety and Health; Physics; Sports Science

Further information:

Related careers: Environmental/Scientific Consultant, Conservation Officer, IT Consultant, Nature Conservationist, Analytical Chemist, Marine Biologist, Ecologist, Data Analyst, Physicist, Biodiversity Manager, Government Scientist, Scientific Adviser, Biomedical Researcher, Zoologist, Botanist, Catchment Officer, Natural Resource Officer, Sanctuary Manager, Animal Biologist, Agricultural Scientist, Biochemist, Aquatic Biologist, Sanctuary Manager, Marine Ecologist, Environmental Officer, Water Manager/Scientist, Catchment Coordinator, Aquatic Scientist, Research Officer, Computer Programmer, Computer Support Officer, Applications Developer, Systems Analyst, E-Commerce Developer, Systems Administrator, Webmaster, Software Engineer, Software Designer, Software Support Officer, Project Manager, Wireless Network Administrator, Wireless Systems Developer, Mobile Systems Developer, Games Designer, Nutritionist, Games Developer, Simulation Designer, Network Manager, Environmental Officer with Industry or Government, Environmental Regulation Officer, Environmental Scientist, Pollution Response Officer, Waste Manager, Sports Administrator, Sports Coach, Exercise Scientist, Medical Scientist, Research Assistant, Laboratory Manager, Biomedical Technician, Paramedic, Medical Representative, Immunologist, Neurogeneticist, Science Specialist, Cytogeneticist, Nutrition Marketer, Computer and Network Security Manager, Digital Forensics Investigator, Information Security Manager, Computer Security Auditor, Computer Incident Investigator, Computer Security Specialist, Network Manager, Aviation Administrator, Aviation Manager. Cross-Campus Attendance - ECU South West Students: Students studying on the South West (Bunbury) campus undertake a specified set of core units and both the Conservation Biology and Environmental Management majors. Students are required to contact the Student Hub to obtain a course planner.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
South West 64.65 Yes Part time 6 years
South West 64.65 Yes Full time 3 years
Joondalup 64.65 Yes Full time 3 years
Joondalup 64.65 Yes Part time 6 years

Study that fits in with your life

The world can be a demanding place, which is why we offer study options to suit your lifestyle, including the choice of studying part-time or online. You can choose from our diverse range of courses designed in consultation with industry, and with flexible study options, you can balance study with work, family, life and everything else that makes you who you are. 

ECU courses

ECU prides itself on being relevant to the real world, and our degrees have a large practical component. You’ll undertake practicum and work placements, as well as industry-based assignments, which can include opportunities to work in our state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities, or discussion of real-life case studies. We offer a range of unique courses, including aviation, international hotel and resort management, maritime engineering and motorsports, as well as performing arts through the famous Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

With a diverse range of courses, including a wide range of majors, minors and electives, you’ll have no problem finding the right course from the following study areas:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Law
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Nursing and Midwifery 
  • Science 
  • Teacher Education 
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Removing barriers to study

ECU offers a range of entry options, such as portfolio entry and University Preparation Courses (UniPrep), which are designed to help you get into university. You’ll learn in a supportive environment from lecturers who do more than just pass on their experience and knowledge — they also listen.

Campus and locations

Joondalup campus
Our Joondalup campus is set within beautiful surrounds, and its spacious grounds provide a great place for students to study and relax in. ECU Joondalup has world-class facilities for teaching and research, and offers courses in arts, commerce, communications, engineering, law, medical and health sciences, natural sciences, nursing, computing and security, sports science, psychology, social science and teacher education. An extensive range of facilities, services and support are available, including a modern library with 24-hour access to the e-Lab, a medical centre, a gym, cafés and a tavern. 

Mount Lawley campus
Located in the trendy suburb of Mount Lawley and close to Perth CBD, you can’t help but be inspired by the artistic vibe at our Mount Lawley campus. Courses are offered in arts, communications, design  and teacher education. Campus life is always buzzing, with cafés, a sport and fitness centre and a new Student Village. Our Mount Lawley campus is home to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the hundreds of performances and events that they host each year. 

South West campus (Bunbury) 
Located two hours south of Perth, our South West campus in Bunbury is the largest university campus in regional Western Australia, offering small, personalised class sizes and on-campus accommodation. Courses are offered in arts, commerce, nursing, social work and teacher education. 

Why 'Reach Your Potential' at ECU 

  • ECU received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all public universities in the Australian Governments 2019 QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching) survey 
  • We have a diverse range of courses, including majors, minors and electives, so you’ll have no problem finding the one for you
  • We have a variety of entry options available, including preparation courses and a portfolio pathway, which enable people from all backgrounds to enrich their lives and their communities through education
  • Many of our courses offer direct links with industry and organisations, by providing practical work placements and real work projects
  • We are known for our award-winning facilities and are at the forefront of providing innovative education and training solutions
  • Part-time and online study options are available for most courses, allowing you to fit study in with your work and family life. 

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