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Overview

The university is now organised into eight teaching schools, with each school responsible for ongoing research programs.

This follows a university-wide academic reorganisation in 2016 to enhance academic performance, create clearer accountabilities and responsibilities, and enhance executive decision making.

Arts & Humanities

One of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, Arts & Humanities offers a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology and social sciences, criminology and justice and the humanities.

Business & Law

The School offers a comprehensive range of courses with major specialisations, as well as specialist industry-focussed degrees. Broad areas of study include Law, Planning and Business, with all courses delivering relevant theory, practical work experience and generic employability skills.

Education

ECU has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years and the School of Education is the largest in Western Australia. Courses are available in a range of early childhood, primary and secondary education settings.

Engineering

One of the fastest-growing Engineering schools in Australia, with courses in the areas of civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical power, mechatronics, control and automation, electronics, communications, computer systems, naval architecture, marine and offshore engineering, and motorsports.

Medical & Health Sciences

The school is home to learning and research in medical, biomedical, exercise and sports science and paramedical science, with courses in medical science, human biology, emergency medical services, public health, nutrition, environmental health, occupational safety and health, exercise and sports science and occupational therapy.

Nursing & Midwifery

The school runs the largest undergraduate nursing program in Western Australia. A diverse and exciting mix of courses is offered to students, with courses being developed in consultation with industry groups and combining the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.

Science

The school offers a diverse range of industry-relevant courses with a strong emphasis on practical skills in the laboratory or field. Science-based courses are offered in the areas of computing, information science, security science, biology, environmental science, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its graduates, WAAPA provides the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia. Employing world-class staff, the school enjoys state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities.

Kurongkurl Katitjin

Kurongkurl Katitjin is our Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research. The Centre plays a vital role in assisting ECU to meet its commitment to Indigenous peoples, supporting University-wide activities and programs, as well as activities specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures.

ECU South West

Located on the outskirts of Bunbury, our South West Campus is Western Australia’s largest university campus outside the Perth metropolitan area. Here, courses are offered in arts, business, nursing, engineering, teacher education and social work, all with the benefit of great facilities, small class sizes and on-campus accommodation.

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