Science 2019 Course Guide

 
Science 2019 Course Guide
2019 Course Guide

Science
• Applied Chemistry                           • Marine & Freshwater Biology
• Biological Sciences                         • Mathematics
• Computer Science                            • Physics
• Conservation & Wildlife Biology             • Science
• Counter Terrorism Security & Intelligence   • Security Management
• Cyber Security                              • Software Engineering
• Data Science                                • Sustainability
• Environmental Management
• Information Technology
Science 2019 Course Guide
Our changing world needs a
    university to change with it.
    A university where courses
    composed with industry deliver
    the most relevant knowledge
    and skills.
    Where theory gets put
    into practice.
    A university like ECU.
    Where students have the
    experience to be capable
    when it counts.
    So be the graduate the
    changing world needs.
    And get ready at ECU.

    Apply now for 2019.

    Contents
    Why Choose Science at ECU?                                 3        Bachelor of Science (Conservation and Wildlife Biology) 13
    Highlights                                                 4        Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)                    14
    Facilities, Services & Support                             5        Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)          15
    Bachelor of Computer Science                               6        Bachelor of Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology)     17
    Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence    8        Bachelor of Science (Security)                          18
    Bachelor of Information Technology                         9        Bachelor of Sustainability                              19
    Bachelor of Science                                       10        Postgraduate Courses                                    20
    Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Commerce                11        Admission Pathways to ECU                               21
    Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)                 12        Applying to ECU                                         22

                                     ECU was named in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings for 2017.
                                     Recognising the world’s 200 best universities less than 50 years of age, the rankings are a
                                     global showcase of a new breed of university. They focus on performance indicators such as
                                     research, teaching excellence, international outlook and innovation, and highlight universities
                                     that are developing at an exceptional rate.
                                     ECU is proud to be recognised for its research productivity, research influence, quality of
                                     teaching, industry innovation and international focus. And we’re looking forward to building
                                     on this success.
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Why Choose Science at ECU?
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, chemistry,
physics, data science and more. ECU is also recognised as a leader in cyber security research. Our cyber
security research and education team is one of the best in Australia and one of the top 10 globally.
Two of the ECU Cyber Team are Interpol recognised cybercrime experts. Our Computing and Security
courses offer a range of majors in some exciting subjects. 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.

                                                                Science at ECU
                                                                ECU’s School of Science offers a broad range of
                                                                courses that give students the opportunity to
                                                                specialise in specific fields or multi-skill across a
                                                                combination of majors to increase their career
                                                                options. Students can choose from courses that
                                                                offer the opportunity to study across multiple
                                                                disciplines, which can be combined to create a unique
                                                                graduating skillset, or can study courses focusing
                                                                on one particular area to become a specialist in
                                                                that field.

Science Excellence Scholarships
High performing students can now take advantage of
ECU Science Excellence Scholarships valued at $15,000,
based on their ATAR. These scholarships are available
for qualifying students wishing to undertake ECU’s
Science or Computing & Security courses. Successful
students will receive $15,000, paid as $5,000 per year
over 3 years, once they become an enrolled student
at ECU. For further details and conditions please visit
ecugetready.com.au/science

Centre of Cyber Security Excellence
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 receive almost $1 million in Federal Government
funding which will be used to train the thousands of
cyber security professionals required to fill a global skills
shortage in the industry. The Federal Government also
announced funding for a $50 million Cyber Security
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) which will have its
head office at ECU's Joondalup Campus.

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Highlights

                                                             Employability
                                                             All undergraduate courses within the School of Science
                                                             offer work integrated learning opportunities with industry
                                                             and government partners, allowing students to gain
                                                             authentic work experience prior to graduating. There are
                                                             also opportunities for paid and unpaid internships
                                                             with a large number of organisations across the broad
                                                             range of Science and Computing subjects offered
                                                             by the School of Science. Even better, some of these
                                                             internships can take you to other countries, providing you
                                                             with a truly international work experience opportunity.
                                                             Students also get the opportunity to meet and network
                                                             with prospective employers, industry representatives and
                                                             professionals at their annual Career Fair. With an ECU
                                                             Science or Computing degree, you will be ahead of the
                                                             rest when you apply for a job, with a world class degree,
                                                             backed by real‑world experience.

                                                             International Study
    Advanced Labs                                            The world has become a global marketplace, and Science
    At ECU’s School of Science, students have access         has a big role to play. For that reason, ECU offers
    to labs equipped with the latest technology, from        students the opportunity to study abroad and work with
    state‑of‑the‑art mass spectrometry analytical            international partners while completing their course.
    equipment to the latest in computer technology.          Some of the travel opportunities available include being
    We have made multimillion dollar investments in          hosted by ECU’s partner institutions in Japan, China,
    technology to ensure that students get to learn on the   Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom or the USA.
    latest equipment, so they can hit the ground running     You could even live and work in Dubai through ECU’s
    when they graduate.                                      partnership with the Emirates group.

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Facilities, Services & Support
We provide a supportive learning environment through an excellent range of
facilities, services and support programs.

         Facilities                                                 Health and wellbeing
         • Fully-equipped modern libraries                          • Medical Centres (Joondalup and
         • E-labs available 24-hours/7days/52 weeks                   Mount Lawley)
           with free Wi-Fi                                          • Free Counselling service
         • The Co-op shop to assist you with all your               • Chaplaincy service
           educational needs                                        • Fully-equipped sports, recreation
         • Student Central and Course Information                     and fitness centres (Joondalup and
           Hubs dedicated to assist students, both                    Mount Lawley)
           undergraduate and postgraduate                           • Mini-gym and playing courts (Bunbury)

         Security                                                   Recreational and
         •   Security service 24/7                                  social opportunities
         •   Well-lit pathways                                      •   Student Guild
         •   Emergency phones                                       •   Clubs and societies
         •   Over 5,322 parking bays across all campuses            •   University Games
         •   Night security escort                                  •   Taverns (Joondalup and Mount Lawley)
         •   Security App

         Family support                                             Student Central
         •   Childcare                                              • Available on every WA campus
         •   Parenting rooms                                        • First point of reference for all
         •   Crèche                                                   enquiries regarding academic
         •   ECU Kids Holiday Program (Joondalup                      progress and enrolment assistance
             and Mount Lawley)                                      • Provides a range of support services

         Academic support                                           Food and retail
         • Learning Advisers                                        •   Cafés and other food outlets
         • Career, Volunteering, Mentoring and                      •   Hairdresser (Joondalup)
           Leadership Services                                      •   Optometrist (Joondalup)
         • Equity, Diversity & Disability Services                  •   Bookshops
         • Academic Mentoring                                       •   ATMs
         • Study Abroad and Exchange Program
         • Kurongkurl Katitjin, ECU’s Centre for
           Indigenous Australian Education and Research
         • LGBTIQ supportive environment

                                                           Equity, Diversity & Disability
                                                           ECU’s Equity, Diversity and Disability (EDD)
                                                           services support students whose studies may be
                                                           affected by a medical condition or disability, either
                                                           their own or that of a family member. EDD staff can
                                                           assist with liaising with academic staff, arranging
                                                           alternative assessment conditions, access to
                                                           some aids and equipment, note taking, AUSLAN
                                                           interpreting and transcription services. Every campus
                                                           has a specially‑designed Accessible Technologies
                                                           Room that provides students with access to
                                                           adjustable chairs and desks, specialised software,
                                                           computers and other adaptive technology. All ECU
                                                           locations have access for people with disabilities.
                                                           Specific details are provided via ECU’s access and
                                                           mobility maps at ecu.edu.au/campus-maps

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Bachelor of Computer Science
                                                                   Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of
    Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE
                                                                   computer science, and prepares students for careers
    Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent            in the fields of computing and software development.
    Availability & Campus                                          The course emphasises critical thinking and problem
                     JO          ML         BU          OL         solving alongside discipline knowledge and skills,
    Full-time                                                    providing students with the opportunity to undertake
                                                                   complex computer science projects both independently
    Part-time                                          
                                                                   and in teams.
                                                                   Students are introduced to concepts including
                                                                   programming, operating systems, networking, databases
                                                                   and security in their foundation year, before specialising
                                                                   in an area of computer science. Advanced topics in
                                                                   computer science, including artificial intelligence and
                                                                   distributed computing, are studied alongside the chosen
                                                                   area of specialisation.
                                                                   Majors are available in the following disciplines:
                                                                   Cyber Security, Software Engineering
                                                                   Professional Recognition
                                                                   Australian Computer Society (ACS) have accredited
                                                                   this course.
                                                                   Employment Opportunities
                                                                   This course prepares graduates for a range of careers via
                                                                   practical experience in analysing and solving real world
                                                                   problems in computer science and related disciplines,
                                                                   underpinned by strong theoretical concept knowledge.
                                                                   Over the course of the degree students have the
                                                                   opportunity to undertake international study tours, work
                                                                   integrated learning and internships in their chosen field.
                                                                   Careers
                                                                   Computer Programmer, Computer Support Officer,
                                                                   Application Developer, Systems Analyst, e-Commerce
                                                                   Developer, Software Engineer, Software Designer,
                                                                   Project Manager, Game Developer

                                                                    See more course information:
                                                                    ecu.edu.au/courses/U65

    “I worked with the WA Police to create software that will have real community benefits.”
    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.

    Laurence Da Luz
    ECU Computer Science graduate

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JO Available on the Joondalup Campus                      BU Available on the South West (Bunbury) Campus
ML Available on the Mount Lawley Campus                   OL Available online

Please note accreditation or professional recognition details are correct as at time of production.
For latest information please visit ecugetready.com.au
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Bachelor of Counter Terrorism
    Security and Intelligence
                                                                 Brings together the key aspects of national and
    Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE
                                                                 international security with an emphasis on contemporary
    Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent          security issues. By studying the core elements of
    Availability & Campus                                        terrorism, security and intelligence in the foundation
                     JO          ML         BU          OL       year, students are able to undertake specialised study
    Full-time                                                  in how to counter the terrorist threat, apply intelligence
                                                                 gathering techniques, think critically, analyse and
    Part-time                                          
                                                                 understand criminal motivation.
                                                                 Students will learn to utilise suitable technology to
                                                                 secure assets, protect critical and national infrastructure
                                                                 and employ security management techniques to achieve
                                                                 desired security outcomes.
                                                                 Majors are available in the following disciplines:
                                                                 Criminology, Politics and International Relations,
                                                                 Cyber Security, Professional Studies, Management,
                                                                 Law in Business, Biological Sciences
                                                                 Admission Requirements
                                                                 Some of the majors in this course have admission
                                                                 requirements. Please refer to the ECU website for
                                                                 more information.
                                                                 Employment Opportunities
                                                                 Graduates can access careers in national security,
                                                                 corporate security, defence, intelligence, government,
                                                                 policing and law enforcement, homeland security, justice,
                                                                 criminology, critical infrastructure protection, threat
                                                                 and risk assessment, security consultancy, corporate
                                                                 intelligence, counter terrorism, and security analysis.
                                                                 Careers
                                                                 Security Analyst, Security Manager, Intelligence Analyst,
                                                                 Counter Terrorism Consultant, Security Consultant,
                                                                 Security and Risk Manager, Intelligence Officer, Strategic
                                                                 Risk Analyst, Security Profiler, Intelligence Profiler

                                                                  See more course information:
                                                                  ecu.edu.au/courses/Y14

    "I have found that the lecturers at ECU are lifelong professionals who have extensive
     experience in the subjects they are teaching.”
    I had heard about ECU's great reputation for offering industry recognised courses
    and job-ready graduates, and this was a key factor in my decision to undertake
    study here. During my study I’ve found that the lecturers at ECU are lifelong
    professionals who have extensive experience in the subjects they are teaching rather
    than just an academic background. This makes the lectures very interesting, as we
    get to learn about real world issues and solutions. The facilities at ECU are very
    impressive. They have the latest high-end technology, and all of it is accessible to
    students, which prepares you for the real world. There also are many opportunities for
    developing important contacts within the industry. I got the opportunity to represent
    the university at two major industry conferences. This allowed me to develop critical
    networks in Federal and State law enforcement as well as private industry.

    Samuel Bettison
    ECU Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence student

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Bachelor of Information Technology
                                                                Majors are available in the following disciplines:
Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE
                                                                Cyber Security, Software Engineering
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability & Campus                                           Professional Recognition
                 JO          ML         BU          OL          Australian Computer Society (ACS) have accredited
Full-time                                                     this course.
Part-time                                                     Employment Opportunities
Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions             This course prepares graduates for a range of careers
of information technology, and prepares students for            via practical experience in analysing and solving real
careers in the fields of information technology, software       world problems in information technology and related
engineering and cyber security. The course emphasises           disciplines, underpinned by strong theoretical concept
critical thinking and problem solving alongside discipline      knowledge. Over the course of the degree students
knowledge and skills, providing students with the               have the opportunity to undertake international study
opportunity to undertake complex information technology         tours, work integrated learning and internships in their
projects, both independent and in teams. Students are           chosen field.
introduced to concepts including programming, operating         Careers
systems, networking, databases and computer security
in their foundation years, before specialising in an area of    Computer Support Officer, Applications Developer,
information technology. Advanced topics in information          Systems Analyst, IT Consultant, e-Commerce Developer,
technology, including web development, management of            Systems Administrator, Webmaster, Software Support
big data in enterprise context, IT security managements         Officer, Project Manager
and project management, are studied alongside the
chosen area of specialisation.                                   See more course information:
                                                                 ecu.edu.au/courses/U67

“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
very reputable company. This was a very beneficial part of my degree and a great
learning experience as 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.

Paige Chapman
ECU Information Technology graduate

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Bachelor of Science
                                                                     Majors are available in the following disciplines:
     Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE
                                                                     Addiction Studies, Applied Chemistry, Aviation,
     Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent             Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Conservation
     Availability & Campus                                           Biology, Data Science, Environmental Management,
                      JO          ML         BU          OL          Health Promotion, Human Biology, Marine and
     Full-time                                                      Freshwater Science, Mathematics, Nutrition,
     Part-time                                                      Occupational Safety and Health, Physics, Sports Science
                                                                     Admission Requirements
     Provides high quality studies in a wide range of science        Some of the majors in this course have admission
     and technology disciplines. Students take introductory          requirements. Please refer to the ECU website for
     science and mathematics units, and select two                   more information.
     majors relevant to their interests and aspirations.
     Four course‑level electives allow flexibility, as well as the   Careers
     opportunity to undertake overseas study, or to enrol in         Government Scientist, Scientific Adviser, Scientific
     specific humanities units, that contribute to eligibility       Consultant, Conservation Field Officer, IT Consultant,
     for a postgraduate teacher education course.                    Environmental Consultant, Research Officer, Nutritionist,
                                                                     Analytical Chemist, Marine Scientist, Data Analyst

                                                                      See more course information:
                                                                      ecu.edu.au/courses/Y83

     “I was offered a job before I graduated.”
     One of the greatest experiences during my studies was taking part in a student
     exchange program, which gave me the opportunity to do research on Vancouver
     Island. I have never once regretted my decision to study in a field I find so interesting.
     It is my passion and the employment opportunities are endless. I am already
     employed as a scientist and could not be happier or more certain of my decision
     to study.

     Jessamy Ham
     ECU Science graduate

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Bachelor of Science /
Bachelor of Commerce
                                                             Employment Opportunities
Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE
                                                             Graduates of this double degree will contribute to the
Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent          development and marketing of products and services
Availability & Campus                                        which utilise and extend Australia’s strong scientific and
                 JO          ML         BU          OL       technological expertise.
Full-time         
                                                             Careers
Part-time         
                                                             Sustainability Officer, Climate Change Adaptation
This double degree allows students to graduate with          Manager, Scientific Consultant, Government Scientist,
qualifications in both Science and Commerce. The four        Scientific Adviser, Business Manager, Business
years include concurrent study in both disciplines, with     Consultant/Adviser, Marketing Officer
students choosing one major in science and another in
commerce. The course provides multiple possibilities for      See more course information:
international study and/or exchange, and a choice of          ecu.edu.au/courses/W27
electives to broaden knowledge and skills.
Science majors are available in the following disciplines:
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                             Students can also choose from the
Commerce majors are available in the following                  following double degrees:
disciplines:                                                    Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
Accounting, Event Management, Finance, Hotel                    (Course Code Y48). For more information
Management, Human Resource Management,                          please refer to the Arts and Humanities Course
International Business, Law in Business, Management,            Guide or visit ecu.edu.au/courses/Y48
Marketing, Project Management, Sport Business,
                                                                Bachelor of Engineering Honours / Bachelor of
Tourism and Hospitality Management
                                                                Science (Course Code Y74). For more information
Admission Requirements                                          please refer to the Engineering and Technology
                                                                Course Guide or visit ecu.edu.au/courses/Y74
Some of the majors in this course have admission
requirements. Please refer to the ECU website for
more information.

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Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)
                                                                    Employment Opportunities
     Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE
                                                                    A practical focus ensures graduates are skilled for
     Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent            professional employment in a range of biology-related
     Availability & Campus                                          positions in research, industrial, teaching and
                      JO          ML         BU          OL         governmental agencies, and science-based businesses.
     Full-time         
                                                                    Careers
     Part-time         
                                                                    Biodiversity Manager, Biomedical Researcher, Nature
     Designed for students with a passion for the living            Conservationist, Environmental Consultant, Zoologist,
     world, this course has a strong emphasis on biodiversity.      Botanist, Catchment Officer, Natural Resource Officer,
     Students study cellular and molecular biology, genetics,       Conservation Field Officer
     evolution, physiology, ecology and animal and plant
     structure. The hands-on nature of the course means              See more course information:
     graduates have a sound understanding of the theory              ecu.edu.au/courses/Y18
     underpinning biological sciences coupled with skills that
     can be applied in a wide range of professions.

     “What amazed me is the amount of practical units that my course has.”
     While considering my options for study, the amount of research done by the
     university and their facilities was a top priority. I was really impressed by ECU’s
     research, facilities and achievements, which led me to apply to study here. What
     amazed me is the amount of practical units that my course has – this really opens
     your mind and widens your experience, preparing you for life after university.
     The laboratory facilities and experiments I have been able to conduct within them
     have truly been amazing. Also I got the opportunity to do work experience with lab
     technicians conducting research on ALS. This experience made me realise that the
     practical units carried out in my lab classes were very similar to what the scientists
     were doing in the labs which was immensely gratifying. Studying at ECU has been
     an amazing experience for me.

     Zoe Mputhia
     ECU Biological Sciences and Human Biology student

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Bachelor of Science
(Conservation and Wildlife Biology)
Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE

Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability & Campus
                 JO          ML         BU          OL
Full-time         
Part-time         

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills required
to understand the significance of conservation of
biodiversity. Students develop the ability to analyse the
complex interplays between humans and the natural
world, and to apply the tools of modern biology to
devising approaches that tackle important conservation
issues. The course covers ecology, genetics, wildlife
management, animal and plant biology, evolution and
the theory and practice of conservation biology.
Work Experience
Students have the opportunity to seek a semester long
work Integrated Learning placement with an industry
partner relevant to the Conservation and Wildlife
Biology discipline.
Employment Opportunities
The strong practical focus ensures students are
prepared for positions in government agencies,
industries and other organisations that undertake
species conservation programs, other conservation
actions and manage specific ecosystems (such as
wetlands, forests, coastlines and arid regions).
Careers
Biodiversity Manager, Nature Conservationist,
Environmental Consultant, Botanist, Wildlife
Conservation Worker, Environmental Educator,
Natural Resource Officer, Biologist, Environmental
Management Officer

 See more course information:
 ecu.edu.au/courses/K57

“My course allowed me to do things most people only dream of.”
Fieldwork is an important part of the course. I was able to help with reptile surveys
and research projects all over the state. These opportunities took me to stunning
areas of WA, including the Kimberley, and allowed me to get up close and personal
with elusive species of native fauna that most people don’t even know exist.

Marcus Cosentino
ECU Biological Sciences graduate

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Bachelor of Science
                                                                    (Cyber Security)
                                                                    Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE

                                                                    Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
                                                                    Availability & Campus
                                                                                     JO          ML         BU          OL
                                                                    Full-time                                          
                                                                    Part-time                                          

                                                                    Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions
                                                                    of IT security across a range of fundamental areas,
                                                                    such as network security and vulnerability assessment,
                                                                    information security, digital forensics, wireless device
                                                                    security and database security. Students will gain a
                                                                    solid grounding in conventional computer and network
                                                                    security concepts and skills. In addition, the course is
                                                                    designed to meet the changing landscape of secure
                                                                    computing, which involves not only computers, but also
                                                                    telecommunications networks and network enabled
                                                                    devices such as smartphones and tablet devices.
                                                                    Professional Recognition
                                                                    Australian Computer Society (ACS) have accredited
                                                                    this course.
                                                                    Employment Opportunities
                                                                    This course prepares students for careers in the field
                                                                    of cyber security, including areas such as network
                                                                    security, computer forensics, information warfare and
                                                                    wireless security.
                                                                    Careers
                                                                    Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Officer, Technical
                                                                    IT Security Officer, Network Security Engineer, Digital
                                                                    Forensic Practitioner (Acquisition and Analysis),
                                                                    Information Security Auditor, Information Security
                                                                    Analyst, Security Consultant, Software Auditor

                                                                     See more course information:
                                                                     ecu.edu.au/courses/Y89

     “I’ve enjoyed studying cyber security at ECU.”
     The lecturers are always happy to help – they provide feedback, give ideas on how to
     tackle problems and point you in the right direction, which is a great help. We receive
     a solid grounding in what actually goes on in the industry as the lecturers provide
     a lot of insight on how things work or situations they’ve come across during their
     careers, so you know what to expect when you graduate. A lot of the units focus on
     preparing you for working on group projects, which is great, because teamwork is a
     very valuable skill, especially in the IT industry. I’ve gained strong industry standard
     skills which will allow me to go even further in my career.

     Scott Anderson
     ECU Science (Cyber Security) graduate

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Bachelor of Science
(Environmental Management)
                                                           Careers
Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE
                                                           Environmental Officer, Environmental Consultant,
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent        Catchment Officer, Natural Resource Officer,
Availability & Campus                                      Environmental Management Officer, Conservation
                 JO          ML         BU          OL     Field Officer, Land Management Officer, Environmental
Full-time                                                 Consultant, Landcare Officer
Part-time         
                                                             See more course information:
Focuses on the multidisciplinary nature of environmental     ecu.edu.au/courses/Y39
management. Students gain a grounding in the
biological and physical aspects of the environment and
the knowledge and skills used in its management.
Employment Opportunities
The strong management focus of this course prepares
graduates for careers in government agencies and
industries which deal with conservation of biodiversity,
environmental impact assessment and management of
activities, environmental planning and the management
and rehabilitation of specific ecosystems.

“The lecturers are of the highest standard and are always approachable
 and personable.”
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 made me highly employable.

Vanessa Stylianou
ECU Environmental Management graduate

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Bachelor of Science
(Marine and Freshwater Biology)
                                                            Employment Opportunities
Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE
                                                            Graduates will possess skills that are applicable in a
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent         wide range of aquatic science professions in research,
Availability & Campus                                       industry, teaching and government agencies.
                 JO          ML         BU          OL
                                                            Careers
Full-time         
                                                            Marine Scientist, Aquatic Biologist, Marine Park
Part-time         
                                                            Manager, Marine Biologist, Environmental Officer,
Designed for students with an interest in aquatic           Water Manager, Catchment Coordinator, Aquatic
ecosystems, the course introduces the biological and        Scientist, Natural Resource Manager
physical processes that occur in both marine and
freshwater systems. There is an emphasis on the               See more course information:
continuity of these environments across the transition        ecu.edu.au/courses/G87
from freshwater to estuarine and into marine systems.
Students develop skills that are required to understand
and manage such systems.

“I’ve always had an interest in the environment and chose ECU because it offers
 hands-on, job ready degrees.”
I have learnt so much from being out in the field and putting lecture content
into practice. I’ve been lucky enough to get the opportunity to go on a two week
study tour in the Gascoyne region of WA. I have also been involved in a number of
volunteering opportunities with fisheries and parks and wildlife and these have
been valuable learning experiences. I found the lecturers really passionate and
knowledgeable about their study area. As part of our third year of study, we have
field trips with government departments such as Department of Parks and Wildlife.
This will also be very useful when applying for jobs in the future.

Kendra Campbell
ECU Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology) student

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Bachelor of Science (Security)
                                                                Employment Opportunities
     Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE
                                                                Graduates will be well-equipped for a career in the
     Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent        broad domain of security. Suitable areas of employment
     Availability & Campus                                      include: corporate security, security engineering,
                      JO          ML         BU          OL     government security, defence, intelligence, private
     Full-time                                                sector security, strategic critical facilities, security
     Part-time                                                consultancies, financial institutions security and major
                                                                security organisations.
     This course develops a student’s knowledge and skills in   Careers
     physical protection design and management. The course
     emphasizes the diagnosis of security concerns through      Security Manager, Corporate Security Manager, Security
     a risk approach. Then the development of the security      Consultant, Security Engineer, Critical Infrastructure
     strategy applying theories and principles of security      Manager, Organisational Security Manager, Security
     before commissioning and ongoing management of             Systems Manager, Security Analyst, Security Auditor
     the protection solution. It is supported by appropriate
     studies in technology, law and ethics.                      See more course information:
                                                                 ecu.edu.au/courses/E72

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Bachelor of Sustainability
                                                              Majors are available in the following disciplines:
Indicative ATAR: 70                          COURSE
                                                              Developing Sustainable Communities, Humanities
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent           and Arts, Sustainable Business Management,
Availability & Campus                                         Sustainable Environments
                 JO          ML         BU          OL
                                                              Employment Opportunities
Full-time         
                                                              Sustainability officers are employed predominantly
Part-time         
                                                              by local government, by larger corporations and by
Students may be required to attend classes on both the        consulting firms. Most businesses and industries in
Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses to complete the           Western Australia have sustainability as a business
course depending on the chosen major.
                                                              focus with many positions specifically targeting this
                                                              interdisciplinary area.
This course presents students with a unique opportunity
to contribute to an emerging challenge that we all            Lines of employment opportunity include conventional
face – how to make our lives, livelihoods, communities,       professions such as engineering, environmental
environments and spaces sustainable. To meet                  management, law and business, as well as in providing
this challenge, society will need graduates with an           qualification profiles for policy analysis and policy
awareness and understanding of disciplines from               development, regional and community development,
across environmental, social and economic domains.            corporate reporting, risk management, innovation,
The environmental domain covers the water, air and soil       strategic planning and leadership.
and the biota that inhabit them, while the economic           Careers
domain deals with the financial and managerial aspects
of business and resource decisions. The social domain         Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Practitioner,
recognises that people are both the cause of and              Sustainability Consultant, Government Officer,
solution to sustainability issues.                            Scientific Adviser

Students will receive practical and theoretical guidance       See more course information:
in a set of skills that are essential for solving problems:    ecu.edu.au/courses/C55
systems thinking, critical thinking, and decision-making,
and will build personal attributes that will enable them
to work in teams to generate new ideas, and new
solutions. Studies will include an emphasis on field-based
exercises and workplace learning.

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Postgraduate
     Courses
     We also offer a range of research and
     coursework postgraduate courses.

     Research
     For researchers we offer:
                                                                   The following postgraduate coursework and research
     Honours programs (1 year*)
                                                                   courses are on offer:
     A mixture of some specialist coursework units and a
     major research thesis.                                        •   Graduate Certificate in Geostatistics
                                                                   •   Graduate Certificate in Security Management
     Masters programs (2 years*)                                   •   Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security
     A major research project resulting in a thesis, plus some     •   Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management
     specialist coursework units.                                  •   Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security
     PhD programs (4 years*)                                       •   Graduate Diploma of Environmental Management
     A substantial research project and thesis, available for      •   Master of Computer Science
     any research in a range of fields.                            •   Master of Cyber Security
                                                                   •   Master of Environmental Management
     Coursework                                                    •   Master of Environmental Science
     For those with degrees in any discipline (or the required     •   Master of Information Technology
     amount of relevant work experience) seeking to upgrade        •   Master of Science (Biological Sciences)
     skills or gain qualifications in a new discipline, we offer   •   Master of Science (Chemistry)
     Graduate Certificate (0.5 years*), Graduate Diploma
                                                                   •   Master of Science (Computer Science)
     (1 year*) and Master (2 years*) courses. These flexible
                                                                   •   Master of Science (Environmental Management)
     courses have been designed to meet the needs of
     industry, government and consulting sectors.                  •   Master of Science (Interdisciplinary Studies)
                                                                   •   Master of Science (Mathematics and Planning)
     The courses develop an understanding of the principles
                                                                   •   Master of Security Management
     and procedures necessary for professionals to practice.
                                                                   •   Doctor of Philosophy
     *Full-time or part-time equivalent.                           •   Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)
                                                                   For further course information visit
                                                                   ecugetready.com.au/science

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Admission Pathways to ECU
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to access a university education.
That’s why we’ve created a range of entry options.

The application process can vary, based on whether         Experience Based Entry
you’re in Year 12, your educational qualifications,
whether you’re a domestic or international student and     ECU’s Experience Based Entry Scheme assesses an
the course for which you are applying. We recommend        applicant on a variety of measures including academic
you contact us for a personal consultation about           history, relevant work and life skills and experience.
your options with one of our experienced Student           As an applicant, you are asked to provide:
Recruitment staff. Please refer to the back of this
brochure for a range of contact options or come to one     • Your academic records
of our information evenings or other events. For details   • References
visit ecugetready.com.au/events                            • A cover letter, including a personal statement and
                                                             any other evidence you wish to include that will
                                                             support your application for a particular course
University Preparation Courses
                                                           An English assessment may also be required.
(UniPrep)
Our range of UniPrep courses provide a pathway to          You may be offered a place in the course of your
many of our undergraduate courses and are available        choice or the UniPrep course. School leavers must
to all prospective domestic students. These courses can    complete Year 12, achieve WACE and meet English
be taken full-time or part‑time. If you study full-time,   requirements. Our Experience Based Entry pathway
you can complete UniPrep in one Semester. School           is only available to domestic applicants and is not
leavers must complete Year 12, achieve WACE and meet       available for all courses.
English requirements. Visit ecugetready.com.au/uniprep     It is important to include UniPrep as a preference
for more information.                                      on your application in case you are not offered
Australian citizens, holders of a Permanent                your first preference.
Humanitarian Visa, Permanent Residents and New
Zealand citizens are eligible to study in a Commonwealth
Supported place, making the UniPrep course free.

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Applying to ECU

     The following admission information outlines key points around applying to ECU.

     The application process will differ depending on             Current Year 12 students or students that
     your entry pathway and the time of year that you             completed secondary education without an
     apply. To find out which process applies to you, visit
     ecugetready.com.au/entry. Please note there are
                                                                  ATAR in the last 2 years (2017 and 2016)
     minimum admission requirements to enter ECU courses,         Includes studies completed at a school, TAFE or
     and some courses also have additional prerequisites          other VET or higher education provider (Australia or
     and/or special admission requirements. For details,          overseas equivalent).
     please refer to each course at ecugetready.com.au
                                                                  We will assess your application on one or more of
     Current Year 12 students with an ATAR and                    the following:
     those who received an ATAR in the last 2 years               • Satisfaction of English competency for the course
     (2017 and 2016)                                                you have selected (Bachelor Course or UniPrep)
     Includes studies completed at a school, TAFE or              • Your academic achievements in high school (subject
     other VET or higher education provider (Australia or           levels and marks)
     overseas equivalent).                                        • The standard of your Experience Based Entry
                                                                    application if you have submitted one
     Your application will be assessed on the following:          • Your achievement of WACE in Year 12
     • English competency requirements                            • Any VET qualifications at Certificate IV or above
     • Requirements of the Western Australian Certificate           you have completed
       of Education (WACE)
                                                                  Applicants who are not current Year 12
     • Minimum ATAR for the course you wish to study.
       If you do not achieve the required ATAR you may be
                                                                  students and whose highest level of study
       entitled to an automatic adjustment depending on           enrolment since leaving secondary education
       the school you attended, or you may wish to submit         is a VET course
       an Experience Based Entry application (available
                                                                  We have a variety of flexible entry pathways available
       for most courses) for us to consider
                                                                  to you.
     • Any subject prerequisites relevant to the course for
       which you wish to apply                                    You will need to ensure you meet the following:
     • Any folio of work, audition or interview                   • English competency requirements
       requirements relevant to the course for which you          • Any subject prerequisites relevant to the course for
       wish to apply                                                which you wish to apply
     • If you have successfully completed a qualification         • Any folio of work, audition or interview requirements
       from a Registered Training Organisation (for                 relevant to the course for which you wish to apply
       example, a Certificate IV or Diploma) as part of
       Year 12 or afterwards, you may be able to use this         Apply direct to ECU via our online admission portal at
       study to satisfy the requirements for entry into           ecugetready.com.au/apply and include details of the
       one of our undergraduate courses or University             following where relevant:
       Preparation Courses (UniPrep)                              • ATAR
     If you will obtain an ATAR at the end of 2018 you should     • Certificate IV, Diploma & Advanced Diploma
     submit a Tertiary Admission Centre application via           • Experience Based Entry
     TISC (Tertiary Institutions Service Centre). If you are      • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).
     concerned you may not achieve the required ATAR for the        This national test is designed to assess aptitude
     course you wish to study, you should consider applying         for learning in a tertiary environment. It comprises
     through our Experience Based Entry Scheme that takes           two tests, written English and multiple choice,
     into account relevant work and life skills and experience.     and is available for mature age students, over
     In this instance apply through both TISC and direct            19 years of age. For more information on the STAT,
     to ECU. Please note that you may also be eligible for          visit TISC www.tisc.edu.au
     an automatic adjustment to be applied to your ATAR           • Aboriginal Student Intake Test.
     depending on the high school you attend(ed).                   This assessment is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
     If you obtained an ATAR in the last 2 years (2017 and          Islander applicants for entry into our preparation and
     2016) please apply direct to ECU.                              undergraduate courses. For more information, visit
                                                                    ecugetready.com.au/indigenous

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Applicants who have completed higher                     Apply direct to ECU via our online admission portal
education study                                          at ecugetready.com.au/apply providing details of the
                                                         following where relevant:
Includes study at a university or a non‑university
                                                         • ATAR
higher education provider.
                                                         • Experience Based Entry
You may meet the minimum entry requirements for          • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).
study at ECU. International university qualifications      This national test is designed to assess aptitude
may also satisfy academic entry requirements;              for learning in a tertiary environment. It comprises
however you may be required to successfully complete       two tests, written English and multiple choice,
a recognised English test.                                 and is available for mature age students, over
You will need to ensure you meet the following:            19 years of age. For more information on the STAT,
                                                           visit TISC www.tisc.edu.au
• English competency requirements                        • Aboriginal Student Intake Test.
• Any subject prerequisites relevant to the course         This assessment is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
  for which you wish to apply                              Islander applicants for entry into our preparation and
• Any folio of work, audition or interview                 undergraduate courses. For more information, visit
  requirements relevant to the course for which            ecugetready.com.au/indigenous
  you wish to apply
                                                         Interviews, folios and auditions
Apply direct to ECU via our online admission portal at
ecugetready.com.au/apply                                 Some of our courses require an interview, folio of
                                                         work and/or audition. You can check the admission
Other applicants                                         requirements of the course you are interested in to see if
We have a variety of flexible entry pathways available   this applies to you.
to you.                                                  Some important things to note are:
You will need to ensure you meet the following:          • The format and structure of the interview, folio of
                                                           work or audition can change depending on the specific
• English competency requirements                          course you are applying for
• Any subject prerequisites relevant to the course       • In general, in an interview situation, staff interviewing
  for which you wish to apply                              you will be looking for a demonstration of abilities
• Any folio of work, audition or interview                 and cognitive skills in areas appropriate to the course.
  requirements relevant to the course for which            We will contact you to arrange an audition, interview
  you wish to apply                                        or submission of your folio of work if required
                                                         To find out more, visit ecugetready.com.au/interviews

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Our changing world needs a
     university to change with it.
     A university where courses composed
     with industry deliver the most relevant
     knowledge and skills.
     So be the graduate the changing
     world needs.
     And get ready at ECU.

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