Science 2020 Course Guide - ECU AUSTRALIA

 
Science 2020 Course Guide - ECU AUSTRALIA
2020 Course Guide                         -

Science

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

WORLD READY                     -
Science 2020 Course Guide - ECU AUSTRALIA
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right now,
and
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in between
you need a bridge.
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bridge between
your world,
and the
whole world.

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at ecu.

Contents
Science at ECU – Be World Ready                                     3    Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)                           13
Highlights & Achievements                                           4    Bachelor of Science (Conservation and Wildlife Biology) 14
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)                                           Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)                      15
at the School of Science                                            6    Bachelor of Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology)                 16
Bachelor of Computer Science                                        7    Bachelor of Sustainability                                          17
Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence             8    Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Commerce                          18
Bachelor of Information Technology                                  9    Postgraduate Courses                                                19
Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)                                10   Facilities, Services & Support                                      20
Bachelor of Science (Security)                                      11   Admission Pathways to ECU                                           21
Bachelor of Science                                                 12   Applying to ECU                                                     22

              2018 TOP 150

ECU was named in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young                  For the fourth year in a row, ECU has been ranked the top
University Rankings for 2018. Recognising the world’s 150 best           public university in Australia for teaching quality in the QILT
universities less than 50 years of age, the rankings are a global        (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) survey released
showcase of a new breed of university. ECU is proud to be                in 2019. We were also the top public university in Australia for skills
recognised for its research productivity, research influence,            development and on a two year aggregate the top for overall
quality of teaching, industry innovation and international focus.        educational experience.
Science 2020 Course Guide - ECU AUSTRALIA
Science at ECU
Be World Ready.
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 cyber security research and education team is one of the best in Australia and highly respected globally.
Two of our Cyber team are members of the INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Expert Group. ECU’s computing and
security courses offer a range of majors to choose from. The flexible courses and world‑class teaching at ECU’s
School of Science, combined with the Work Integrated Learning program and close industry links, will provide
you with endless possibilities in Australia and internationally.

                                                          Science at ECU
                                                          As a student at ECU’s School of Science, you’ll have the
                                                          opportunity to specialise in specific fields or multi‑skill
                                                          across a combination of majors to increase your career
                                                          options. You can choose from courses that offer study
                                                          across multiple disciplines, which can be combined to
                                                          create a unique graduating skillset. Alternatively you can
                                                          study a course that focuses on one particular area and
                                                          become a specialist in that field.

                                                          Centre of Excellence
                                                          ECU is recognised by the Australian Federal Government
                                                          as one of just two Academic Centres of Cyber Security
                                                          Excellence in Australia, and the only one in Western Australia.
   Science Excellence                                     ECU also plays a key role in the Federal Government
   Scholarships                                           funded $50 million Cyber Security Cooperative
   High performing students can now take advantage        Research Centre, which has its Head Office at the ECU
   of ECU Science Excellence Scholarships valued at       Joondalup Campus.
   $15,000. These scholarships which are based on
   ATAR results 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
   ecuworldready.com.au/science

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Highlights &
    Achievements

                                                                       International Study
                                        ECU Science Building Project
                                                                       The world has become a global marketplace, and science
                                                                       has a big role to play. ECU offers students the opportunity
                                                                       to study abroad and work with international partners while
                                                                       completing their course. Some of the travel opportunities
                                                                       available include being hosted by ECU’s partner institutions
                                                                       in Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, the United Kingdom
                                                                       or the USA. You could even live and work in Dubai through
                                                                       ECU’s partnership with the Emirates group.

                                     ECU Security Operations Centre

    Advanced labs
    At ECU you get to learn on the latest equipment, so you
    can hit the ground running when you graduate.
    At our School of Science, students have access
    to labs equipped with the latest technology, from
    state‑of‑the‑art mass spectrometry analytical equipment
    to the latest in computer technology.
    Science students will benefit from a new $48 million               ECU ConocoPhilLips Science
    science building project that is already under                     Experience
    development and scheduled for completion in time for               At the ConocoPhillips Science Experience hosted by ECU,
    Semester 1, 2020. The five-storey building will include            high school students from across WA immersed themselves
    2,800 sqm of purpose-built super-laboratories over two             in an interactive showcase of sciences, delivered by ECU
    floors which will meet Australian standards for handling           lecturers, researchers and student ambassadors at ECU
    potentially hazardous materials.                                   Joondalup. Students enjoyed four days of hands-on
                                                                       science labs, presentations and demonstrations, including
    In 2019 the school launched its brand new potting shed,
                                                                       chemistry, freshwater ecology, physics, computer
    glass house, mesocosm glass house and shade house
                                                                       programming, cyber security and conservation & wildlife
    with temperature control facilities that is being used for
                                                                       biology and more. At the ECU South West program,
    teaching and research.
                                                                       40 regional students were given the opportunity to
    The second half of 2019 will see the establishment of a            engage in this great experience. The ECU science team
    multi million dollar Security Operations Centre (SOC),             were keen to utilise the amazing biodiversity on offer in the
    providing students with a facility that allows operators           region’s south west and organised an authentic biology
    to identify, classify and respond to computer security             field excursion to the Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands. As well
    threats using real-time intelligence. Students moving into         as discovering how exciting science can be, students
    the cyber security domain will benefit greatly from being          also learnt how a degree in science can open up many
    exposed to this style of working environment.                      opportunities for future careers and further study.

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STEM at ECU
                                                                      ECU is proud to be a member of the SAGE
                                                                      Pilot of the Athena SWAN charter in Australia.
                                                                      This initiative promotes gender equality and
                                                                      encourages opportunities for girls in STEM.
                                                                      The Girls’ Programming Network (GPN) is run by
                                                                      girls, for girls. Managed by a group of female
                                                                      computer science students from ECU, GPN
                                                                      provides an opportunity for girls to learn more
                                                                      about programming, career opportunities and to
ECU wins at WA Technology                                             improve their software development skills.
Awards
Projects from ECU’s School of Science and ECU’s Security
Research Institute were winners at the 2018 WA Information
Technology and Telecommunications Alliance INCITE
Awards, continuing ECU’s long history of success in these         Employability
awards. ECU won the Research & Innovation project of              All undergraduate courses within the School of Science
the year for Cyber Me, a program that uses games and              offer Work Integrated Learning opportunities with industry
teaching modules to help students teach themselves                and government partners. This allows students to gain
about cyber security. ECU also won an award for the               authentic work experience prior to graduating. There are
‘Most transformative impact on education’ for a maths             also opportunities for paid and unpaid internships with a
app developed by ECU’s Dr Martin Masek, Julie Boston,             large number of organisations across the broad range of
Associate Professor Peng Lam, Amos Wolfe and Jason                Science and Computing subjects offered by the School
Morrison in partnership with St Stephen’s School. ECU also        of Science. Even better, some of these internships can
won at the national ACS Digital Disruptors Awards, in the         take you to other countries, providing you with a truly
ACS Skills Transformation of Work Teams (Large) category,         international work experience opportunity. With an ECU
for the app Social Circles. Social Circles is a virtual reality   science or computing degree, you’ll be ahead of the pack
tool which helps students with special needs learn about          when you apply for a job, with a world-class degree,
protective behaviour in a safe place.                             backed by real-world experience.

                                                                  ECU Science students Get
                                                                  Connected with ECU Science
                                                                  Careers Fair
                                                                  ECU Students get the opportunity to meet and network
                                                                  with prospective employers, industry representatives
                                                                  and professionals at the School of Science Annual
                                                                  Careers Fair. An exciting event, students meet industry
                                                                  professionals, explore the range of career pathways
                                                                  available with representatives from Australia’s top
                                                                  employers, and speak to Graduate Program recruiters.

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Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
    at the School of Science
    Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is described in any number
    of ways across the university sector in Australia, but at
    its core WIL is any learning activity or program that
    provides students with industry experience. ECU’s School
    of Science provides a number of WIL opportunities for its
    students including:
    yy Short term placements
    yy Industry embedded placements or internships
    yy Guest lectures by industry representatives
    yy Industry suggested projects completed on-campus
    yy Industry or community volunteering
    Students who meet eligibility requirements can spend
    their final semester in a full-time placement with an
    industry partner, including commercial, government or
    not-for-profit employers.
    Eligibility requirements vary from course to course and
    students are encouraged to check with their course
    coordinator find out how to avail themselves of WIL
    opportunities and to make sure they are eligible.

                               ECU student Claudia worked with us as an intern on security aspects of national threat levels
                               within Australia. She has been able to use the knowledge that she has gained from her course
                               in a practical real life experience. Our organisation has also benefited as we learned how other
                               organisations in the world might have had an attack and how we can best prepare ourselves
                               to prevent a similar attack. The experience has been invaluable on both sides.
                               Andrew Ling
                               Property Works Manager, Western Power

                               I’ve always been interested in Intelligence and was delighted when I found the ECU Bachelor
                               of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence course. I researched my options, and consciously
                               chose ECU because its offering was unique from that of its competition in that it was the only
                               one for which all units were niche and specific to this area of study.
                               I honestly believe that the lecturers for the Bachelor of Counterterrorism, Security and
                               Intelligence are world-class. They have each had successful careers in intelligence and/or
                               security, and are truly passionate about their subject areas.
                               During the final year of my course, I undertook a Work Integrated Learning placement at
                               Western Power as part of their Security team. I had many opportunities to assist unique
                               projects and present written and audio/visual work to a variety of audiences. I also completed
                               a formal presentation on global and national threat contexts facing the industry.
                               I am really glad I undertook this degree at ECU as I would have had no basis to work within the
                               security team at Western Power, or in my current role as a junior cyber intelligence specialist,
                               if I had not gained skills and knowledge specific to security and intelligence from my degree.
                               Claudia Muller
                               ECU Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence graduate

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COURSE

Bachelor of
Computer
Science
Indicative ATAR: 70
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
computer science, and prepares students for careers in the
fields of computing and software development. The course
emphasises critical thinking and problem solving alongside
discipline knowledge and skills, providing students with        Employment Opportunities
the opportunity to undertake complex computer science
                                                                This course prepares graduates for a range of careers via
projects both independently and in teams.
                                                                practical experience in analysing and solving real world
Students are introduced to concepts including                   problems in computer science and related disciplines,
programming, mathematics, networking, databases and             underpinned by strong theoretical concept knowledge.
security in their foundation year, before specialising in an    Over the course of the degree students have the
area of computer science. Advanced topics in computer           opportunity to undertake international study tours, work
science, including artificial intelligence and distributed      integrated learning and internships in their chosen field.
computing, are studied alongside the chosen area
of specialisation.
                                                                Careers
                                                                Computer Programmer, Computer Support Officer,
Majors are available in the following disciplines:              Application Developer, Mobile Application Developer,
Cyber Security, Software Engineering                            Systems Analyst, e-Commerce Developer, Software
                                                                Engineer, Software Designer, Project Manager
Professional Recognition
Australian Computer Society (ACS) have accredited                 See more course information
this course.                                                      ecu.edu.au/courses/U65

                                  During high school while researching courses and universities in my area of interest,
                                  Computer Science, I came to realise that ECU offers a great combination of theoretical
                            and applied coursework and had a really good reputation when it came to their
                            collaboration with industry.”

                            This led me to enrol for this course. During my final year of study I undertook the
                            Work Integrated Learning program and was able to participate in a government placement,
                            an experience that completed my studies perfectly and was a great introduction to
                            the industry. It developed my professional persona, introduced me to important connections
                            within the industry and enabled me to practice my technical skills within a professional setting.
                            Joseph Dowden
                            ECU Computer Science graduate

JO    Available on the Joondalup Campus                         OL     Available online
ML    Available on the Mount Lawley Campus                      +      Cross Campus attendance requirement
BU    Available on the South West (Bunbury) Campus
Please note accreditation or professional recognition details are correct as at time of production.
For latest information please visit ecuworldready.com.au                                                                        7
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COURSE

    Bachelor of
    Counter Terrorism Security
    and Intelligence
    Indicative ATAR: 70
    Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
    Availability & Campus:
                     JO          ML           BU           OL
    Full-time                                             

    Part-time                                             

    Brings together the key aspects of national and
    international security with an emphasis on contemporary
    security issues. By studying the core elements of terrorism,
    security and intelligence in the foundation year, students
    are able to undertake specialised study in how to
    counter the terrorist threat, apply intelligence gathering         Employment Opportunities
    techniques, think critically, analyse and understand               Graduates can access careers in national security,
    criminal motivation.                                               corporate security, defence, intelligence, government,
    Students will learn to utilise suitable technology to secure       policing and law enforcement, homeland security, justice,
    assets, protect critical and national infrastructure and           criminology, critical infrastructure protection, threat
    employ security management techniques to achieve                   and risk assessment, security consultancy, corporate
    desired security outcomes.                                         intelligence, counter terrorism, and security analysis.

    Majors are available in the following disciplines:                 Careers
    Aviation, Biological Sciences, Criminology, Cyber Security,        Security Analyst, Security Manager, Intelligence Analyst,
    Law in Business, Management, Politics and International            Counter Terrorism Consultant, Security Consultant,
    Relations, Professional Studies                                    Security and Risk Manager, Intelligence Officer, Strategic
                                                                       Risk Analyst, Security Profiler, Intelligence Profiler
    Admission Requirements
    One or more of the majors in this course has admission              See more course information
                                                                        ecu.edu.au/courses/Y14
    requirements. Refer to the major for more information.

                                      I have found that the lecturers at ECU are lifelong professionals who have extensive
                                      experience in the subjects they are teaching.”

                                I enrolled in this course because I had heard about ECU’s excellent reputation in the field of
                                cyber security and its industry recognised courses.
                                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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COURSE

Bachelor of
Information
Technology
Indicative ATAR: 70
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 information technology, and prepares students
for careers in the fields of information technology,
IT management and cyber security. The course places
an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving
alongside discipline knowledge and skills, providing
students with the opportunity to undertake complex
information technology projects both independently and
in teams. Students are introduced to concepts including
programming, mathematics, networking, databases and
cyber security in their foundation year, before developing
advanced skills in information technology, including
web development, data management and visualisation
in an enterprise context, IT security management and
project management.

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                                   My 12-week work
world problems in information technology and related                                     placement in my
disciplines, underpinned by strong theoretical concept                                   last semester was a
knowledge. Over the course of the degree students                                        very benficial part
have the opportunity to undertake international study                                    of my degree and
tours, work integrated learning and internships in their                                 a great learning
chosen field.                                                                            experience.”

Careers
Computer Support Officer, Systems Analyst, IT Consultant,
Systems Administrator, Software Support Officer, Project
Manager, Systems Integrator, Data Analyst                    I knew that ECU had an excellent reputation in the
                                                             field of cyber security and technology studies, and so
 See more course information                                 coming here for my Information Technology degree
 ecu.edu.au/courses/U67                                      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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COURSE

     Bachelor of Science
     (Cyber Security)
     Indicative ATAR: 70                                                Professional Recognition
     Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent                Australian Computer Society (ACS) have accredited
     Availability & Campus:                                             this course.
                     JO          ML          BU            OL
                                                                        Employment Opportunities
     Full-time                                            
                                                                        This course prepares students for careers in the field
     Part-time                                                        of cyber security, including areas such as network
                                                                        security, computer forensics, information warfare and
     Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of             wireless security.
     IT security across a range of fundamental areas, such as
     network security and vulnerability assessment, information         Careers
     security, digital forensics, wireless device security and          Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Officer, Technical IT
     database security. Students will gain a solid grounding            Security Officer, Network Security Engineer, Digital Forensic
     in conventional computer and network security concepts             Practitioner (Acquisition and Analysis), Information Security
     and skills. In addition, the course is designed to meet the        Auditor, Information Security Analyst, Security Consultant,
     changing landscape of secure computing, which involves             Software Auditor
     not only computers, but also telecommunications networks
     and network enabled devices such as smartphones and                 See more course information
     tablet devices.                                                     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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COURSE

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

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COURSE

     Bachelor of Science
     Indicative ATAR: 70                                              Admission Requirements
     Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent              One or more of the majors in this course has admission
     Availability & Campus:                                           requirements. Refer to the major for more information.
                      JO           ML           BU          OL        Employment Opportunities
     Full-time                                                      Graduates of the Bachelor of Science have a diverse
     Part-time                                                      range of career opportunities spanning across
                                                                      biological or environmental sciences, chemistry, physics,
     Provides high quality studies in a wide range of                 mathematics, computing, security and nutrition.
     science and technology disciplines. Students take                The unique structure of this degree enables students to
     introductory science and mathematics units, and select           specialise in two science discipline areas, preparing them
     two majors relevant to their interests and aspirations.          to meet the current cross disciplinary demands of the
     Four course-level electives allow flexibility, the capacity      job market. Students benefit from a learning environment
     to undertake overseas study or to enrol in specific              inspired by world class research academics with strong
     humanities units that contribute to eligibility for entry to a   industry and government links.
     postgraduate teacher education course.
                                                                      Careers
     Students studying on the South West (Bunbury) Campus
     undertake a specified set of core units and both the             Environmental/Scientific Consultant, Conservation Officer,
     Conservation Biology and Environmental Management                IT Consultant, Nature Conservationist, Analytical Chemist,
     majors. Units undertaken on the South West (Bunbury)             Marine Biologist, Ecologist, Data Analyst, Physicist
     Campus will be delivered as a series of lecture or
                                                                       See more course information
     laboratory intensives, supported by technology enhanced           ecu.edu.au/courses/Y83
     learning and digital content.

     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

                                                                          Science at ECU South West
                                                                          The Bachelor of Science (Environmental
                                                                          Management and Conservation Biology) is now
                                                                          being offered at ECU’s South West Campus in
                                                                          Bunbury. This course focuses on the multidisciplinary
                                                                          nature of environmental management and the
                                                                          conservation of biodiversity. It offers a balance
                                                                          between theory and practical learning with
                                                                          many fieldwork opportunities available in the
                                                                          environmentally diverse South West region.
                                                                          In addition, the internships and work integrated
                                                                          learning opportunities prepare graduates for
                                                                          careers in government agencies and other
                                                                          organisations that deal with the conservation
                                                                          of biodiversity, environmental impact activities,
                                                                          planning and management, many of which already
                                                                          have a presence in the region. With state-of-the-art
                                                                          equipment and a course structure that mirrors what
                                                                          is offered at ECU Joondalup, South West students
                                                                          are guaranteed a quality tertiary education, with
                                                                          the ability to easily transition between campuses
                                                                          if desired. Scholarships are available for those
                                                                          interested in studying this course in the South West.
                                                                          See website for details.

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COURSE

Bachelor of Science
(Biological Sciences)
Indicative ATAR: 70                                             Employment Opportunities
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent             Graduates of the Bachelor of Biological Sciences have a
Availability & Campus:                                          diverse range of career opportunities available spanning
                JO          ML          BU            OL        across the biological sciences. A practical focus ensures
                                                                graduates are ready for a range of positions in fields
Full-time        
                                                                such as ecology, genetics and physiology, ecosystem
Part-time                                                      monitoring and environmental impact assessment.
Designed for students with a passion for the living world,      Careers
this course has a strong emphasis on biodiversity. Students     Biodiversity Manager, Biomedical Researcher, Nature
study cellular and molecular biology, genetics, evolution,      Conservationist, Environmental Consultant, Zoologist,
physiology, ecology and animal and plant structure.             Botanist, Catchment Officer, Natural Resource Officer,
The hands-on nature of the course means graduates               Conservation Field Officer
have a sound understanding of the theory underpinning
biological sciences coupled with skills that can be applied     Related Studies
in a wide range of professions. Students benefit from a         Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Commerce: A Biological
learning environment inspired by world class research           Sciences major is available within this course.
academics with strong industry and government links.
                                                                 See more course information
                                                                 ecu.edu.au/courses/Y18

                                 What amazed me is the amount of practical units
                                 that my course had.”

                           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 at ECU. What amazed me was the amount of
                           practical units that my course had. 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 were truly amazing. Also I got the opportunity to do work
                           experience with lab technicians conducting research on ALS. This experience made me realise
                           that the practicals 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 & Human Biology graduate

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COURSE

     Bachelor
     of Science
     (Conservation
     and Wildlife
     Biology)
     Indicative ATAR: 70
     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. Students benefit from a learning
     environment inspired by world class research academics
     with strong industry and government links.

     Employment Opportunities
     The strong practical focus ensures students are prepared
     for a diverse range of positions in government agencies,
     industries and non-government organisations that are
     concerned with biodiversity conservation or ecosystem
     management and assessment. Potential careers
     may include species conservation programs, policy
     development and management and managing or
     surveying 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

     Related Studies
     Bachelor of Science: A major in conservation biology is        One of the most endangered birds in Australia,
     available within this course.                                  Carnaby’s black cockatoos were discovered
     Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Commerce:                    breeding on the ECU Joondalup Campus in 2015.
     A Conservation Biology major is available within               Two nesting sites were found in hollows of trees
     this course.                                                   next to the very appropriately named Ngoolark
                                                                    Building (Ngoolark is the Nyoongar word for
      See more course information
      ecu.edu.au/courses/K57                                        black cockatoo).
                                                                    Two chicks hatched and environmental students at
                                                                    ECU monitored their progress. The birds, which were
                                                                    named Chappie and Ronnie, were banded and
                                                                    with help from the Department of Parks and Wildlife
                                                                    more man-made nesting sites were established.

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COURSE

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

                                 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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COURSE

     Bachelor of
     Science
     (Marine and
     Freshwater
     Biology)
     Indicative ATAR: 70
     Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
     Availability & Campus:
                     JO          ML          BU            OL
     Full-time        

     Part-time        

     Designed for students with an interest in aquatic
     ecosystems, the course introduces the biological and
     physical processes that occur in both marine and
     freshwater systems. There is an emphasis on the continuity
     of these environments across the transition from freshwater
     to estuarine and into marine systems. Students develop
     skills that are required to understand and manage such
     systems. Students benefit from a learning environment
     inspired by world class research academics with strong
     industry and government links.

     Employment Opportunities
     Graduates of Marine and Freshwater Biology will possess
     skills that are applicable in a wide range of aquatic
     science professions in research, industry, teaching and
     government agencies. These may include careers in
     marine and coastal management, fisheries research and
     management, marine biology, wetland ecology and water
     resource management.

     Careers
     Marine Scientist, Aquatic Biologist, Marine Park Manager,
     Marine Biologist, Environmental Officer, Water Manager,
     Catchment Coordinator, Aquatic Scientist, Natural
     Resource Manager

      See more course information
      ecu.edu.au/courses/G87

                                      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 fieldtrips with government departments such as Department of Parks and
                                Wildlife. This experience is very useful when applying for jobs.
                                Kendra Campbell
                                ECU Marine and Freshwater Biology graduate

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COURSE

Bachelor of
Sustainability
Indicative ATAR: 70                                            Majors are available in the following disciplines:
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent            Developing Sustainable Communities, Humanities and
Availability & Campus:                                         Arts, Sustainable Business Management, Sustainable
                 JO           ML          BU           OL      Environments

Full-time                                                     Employment Opportunities
Part-time                                                     Sustainability officers are employed predominantly
Students may be required to attend classes on both the Mount
                                                               by local government, by larger corporations and by
Lawley and Joondalup Campuses to complete the course           consulting firms. Most businesses and industries in Western
depending on the chosen major                                  Australia have sustainability as a business 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 solution      Sustainability Consultant, Government Officer,
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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COURSE

     Bachelor of Science /
     Bachelor of Commerce
     Indicative ATAR: 70                                          Employment Opportunities
     Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent          Graduates of this double degree will contribute to the
     Availability & Campus:                                       development and marketing of products and services
                     JO          ML          BU            OL     which utilise and extend Australia’s strong scientific and
                                                                  technological expertise.
     Full-time        

     Part-time                                                   Careers
                                                                  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 Consultant/
     years include concurrent study in both disciplines,          Adviser, Marketing Officer
     with students choosing one major in science and another
     in commerce. The course provides multiple possibilities       See more course information
     for 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:
                                                                      Students can also choose from the following
     Addiction Studies, Applied Chemistry, Aviation, Biological
                                                                      double degrees:
     Sciences, Computer Science, Conservation Biology, Data
     Science, Environmental Management, Health Promotion,             Bachelor of Arts /
     Human Biology, Marine and Freshwater Science,                    Bachelor of Science
     Mathematics, Nutrition, Occupational Safety and Health,
                                                                      (Course Code W58)
     Physics, Sports Science
                                                                      For more information please refer to the
     Business majors are available in the following                   Arts and Humanities Course Guide or
     disciplines:                                                     visit ecu.edu.au/courses/W58
     Accounting, Event Management, Finance, Hotel
     Management, Human Resource Management,
                                                                      Bachelor of Engineering Honours /
     International Business, Law in Business, Management,             Bachelor of Science
     Marketing, Project Management, Sport Business, Tourism           (Course Code W32)
     and Hospitality Management
                                                                      For more information please refer to the
     Admission Requirements                                           Engineering and Technology Course Guide or visit
                                                                      ecu.edu.au/courses/W32
     One or more of the majors in this course has admission
     requirements. Refer to the major for more information.

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Postgraduate
Courses
We also offer postgraduate studies, both coursework and research, in a range of disciplines.

RESEARCH
For researchers we offer the following programs:

Honours programs (1 year*)
A mixture of some specialist coursework units and a major
research thesis.

Masters programs (2 years*)
A major research project resulting in a thesis, plus some
specialist coursework units.

PhD programs (3 years*)
A substantial research project and thesis, available for any
research in a range of fields.

COURSEWORK
For those with degrees in any discipline (or the required
amount of relevant work experience) seeking to upgrade
skills or gain qualifications in a new discipline, we offer
Graduate Certificate (0.5 years*), Graduate Diploma
(1 year*) and Master (2 years*) courses. These flexible
courses have been designed to meet the needs of
industry, government and consulting sectors.
The courses develop an understanding of the principles
and procedures necessary for professionals to practice.
*Full-time or part-time equivalent.

Coursework and Research
Courses
The following postgraduate coursework and research
courses are on offer:
yy Graduate Certificate in Geostatistics
yy Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security
yy Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management
yy Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security
yy Graduate Diploma of Environmental Management
yy Master of Bioinformatics
yy Master of Computer Science
yy Master of Computing and Security by Research
yy Master of Cyber Security
yy Master of Environmental Management
yy Master of Environmental Science
yy Master of Science by Research
yy Doctor of Philosophy
For further course information visit
ecuworldready.com.au/science

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

     ECU                                                             Family
     Facilities                                                      Support

      	 Fully‑equipped modern libraries                              	 Childcare
      	 e‑labs available 24/7 year round with free Wi‑Fi             	 Parenting rooms
      	 The Co‑Op shop to assist you with all your                   	 Crèche
         educational needs                                            	 ECU Kids Holiday Program
                                                                         (Joondalup and Mount Lawley)

     Health                                                          ECU
     & Wellbeing                                                     Security

      	 Medical Centres (Joondalup and Mount Lawley)                 	 Security service 24/7
      	 Free Counselling service                                     	 Well‑lit pathways
      	 Chaplaincy service                                           	 Emergency phones
      	 Fully‑equipped sports, recreation and fitness centres        	 Over 5,322 parking bays across all campuses
         (Joondalup and Mount Lawley)                                 	 Night security escort
      	 Mini‑gym and playing courts (Bunbury)                        	 Security App

     Recreational                                                    Food
     & Social Opportunities                                          & Retail

      	 Student Guild                                                	 Cafés and other food outlets
      	 Clubs and societies                                          	 Hairdresser (Joondalup)
      	 University Games                                             	 Optometrist (Joondalup)
      	 Taverns (Joondalup and Mount Lawley)                         	 Bookshops
                                                                      	 ATMs

     Academic                                                        Student
     Support                                                         Hub

      	 Learning Advisers                                           The Student Hub is a dedicated service centre
      	 Career, Volunteering, Mentoring                             that can assist with the following:
         and Leadership Services                                        Course information and advice
      	 Equity, Diversity & Disability Services                        Enrolment assistance
      	 Academic Mentoring                                             How to resume a course following a deferral or
      	 Study Abroad and Exchange Program                              discontinuation
      	 Kurongkurl Katitjin, ECU’s Centre for Indigenous               Extension of time, including time requirements for
         Australian Education and Research                              completion of courses
      	 LGBTIQ supportive environment                                  Graduation eligibility

     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 that they care for. 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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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 Scheme
you’re in Year 12, your educational qualifications, whether   ECU’s Experience Based Entry Scheme assesses an
you’re a domestic or international student and the course     applicant on a variety of measures including academic
for which you are applying. We recommend you contact          history, relevant experience including work and life skills.
us for a personal consultation about your options with one
of our experienced Future Students staff. Please refer to     As an applicant, you are asked to provide:
the back of this brochure for a range of contact options or   yy Your academic records
come to one of our information evenings or other events.
                                                              yy Two written references with at least one being a
For details, visit ecuworldready.com.au/events
                                                                 professional/work/school reference
University Preparation                                        yy An introduction letter
Courses (Uniprep)
                                                              An English assessment may also be required.
Our range of UniPrep courses provide an admission
pathway to many of our undergraduate courses and              You may be offered a place in the course of your choice or
are available to all prospective domestic students.           the UniPrep course.
These courses can be taken full‑time or part‑time.            School leavers must achieve WACE and meet English
If you study full‑time, you can complete UniPrep in           requirements.
one Semester. School leavers must complete Year 12,
achieve WACE and meet English requirements.                   Our Experience Based Entry Scheme pathway is only
Visit ecuworldready.com.au/uniprep for more information.      available to domestic applicants and is not available for
                                                              all courses.
Australian citizens, holders of a Permanent Humanitarian
Visa, Permanent Residents and New Zealand citizens are        It is recommended that you include UniPrep as a backup
eligible to study in a Commonwealth Supported place,          on your application in case you are not offered a place in
making the UniPrep course free.                               our Bachelor degrees through this pathway.

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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               Non Atar – Current Year 12
     your entry pathway and the time of year that                   Students Who Will Not Obtain
     you apply. To find out which process applies to you,           An Atar Or Students Who
     visit ecuworldready.com.au/entry                               Completed Secondary Education
     Please note there are minimum admission requirements           Within The Last Two Years
     to enter ECU courses, and some courses also have               (2018 And 2017) Without An Atar
     additional prerequisites and/or special admission              We will assess your application on one or more of
     requirements.                                                  the following:
     Please refer to ecuworldready.com.au for the admission         yy Satisfaction of English competency requirements for the
     requirements of your course.                                      course you have selected (Bachelor Course or UniPrep)
                                                                    yy The information provided in your Experience Based Entry
     Atar – Current Year 12
                                                                       Scheme application (if applicable)
     Students With An Atar And
     Those Who Received An                                          yy Your achievement of WACE in Year 12 if applicable
     Atar In The Last TWO Years                                     yy Any VET qualifications at Certificate IV or above you
     (2018 And 2017)                                                   have completed
     We will assess your application on one or more of              Vet Study Applicants
     the following:
                                                                    We have a variety of flexible entry pathways available
     yy Satisfaction of English Competency requirements             to you.
        for the course you have selected (Bachelor Course
        or UniPrep)                                                 You will need to ensure you meet the following:

     yy The information provided in your Experience Based           yy English competency requirements
        Entry Scheme application (if applicable)                    yy Any subject prerequisites relevant to the course for which
     yy Your achievement of WACE in Year 12 if applicable              you wish to apply
     yy Any folio of work, audition or interview requirements       yy Any folio of work, audition or interview requirements
        relevant to the course for which you wish to apply             relevant to the course for which you wish to apply
     yy If you have successfully completed a qualification          Apply direct to ECU via our online Applicant Portal at
        from a Registered Training Organisation (for example,       ecuworldready.com.au/apply and include details of the
        a Certificate IV or Diploma) as part of Year 12 or          following where relevant:
        afterwards, you may be able to use this study to
        satisfy the requirements for entry into one of our          yy ATAR
        undergraduate courses or UniPrep                            yy Certificate IV, Diploma & Advanced Diploma

     If you will obtain an ATAR at the end of 2019 you should       yy Experience Based Entry Scheme
     submit a Tertiary Admission Centre application via TISC
                                                                    Higher Education Student
     (Tertiary Institutions Service Centre). If you are concerned
                                                                    Applicants
     you may not achieve the required ATAR for the course you
     wish to study, you should consider applying through our        (includes study at a university or a non‑university higher
     Experience Based Entry Scheme that takes into account          education provider)
     relevant work, life skills and experience. In this instance    You may meet the minimum admission requirements for
     apply through both TISC and direct to ECU. Please              study at ECU. International university qualifications may
     note that you may also be eligible for an automatic            also satisfy academic requirements; however you may be
     adjustment to be applied to your ATAR depending on the         required to successfully complete a recognised English test.
     high school you attend(ed).
                                                                    You will need to ensure you meet the following:
     If you obtained an ATAR in the last two years
     (2018 and 2017) please apply direct to ECU.                    yy English competency requirements
                                                                    yy Any subject prerequisites relevant to the course for which
                                                                       you wish to apply
                                                                    yy Any folio of work, audition or interview requirements
                                                                       relevant to the course for which you wish to apply
                                                                    Apply direct to ECU via our online Applicant Portal at
                                                                    ecuworldready.com.au/apply

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Other applicants                                                 Interviews, Folios
We have a variety of flexible admission pathways                 And Auditions
available to you.                                                Some of our courses require an interview, folio of
                                                                 work and/or audition. You can check the admission
You will need to ensure you meet the following:
                                                                 requirements of the course you are interested in to see if
yy English competency requirements                               this applies to you.
yy Any subject prerequisites relevant to the course for          Some important things to note are:
   which you wish to apply
                                                                 yy The format and structure of the interview, folio of work
yy Any folio of work, audition or interview requirements
                                                                    or audition can change depending on the course you
   relevant to the course for which you wish to apply
                                                                    are applying for
Apply direct to ECU via our online Applicant Portal at           yy In general, in an interview situation, staff interviewing
ecuworldready.com.au/apply providing details of the                 you will be looking for a demonstration of abilities and
following where relevant:                                           cognitive skills in areas appropriate to the course.
yy Experience Based Entry Scheme                                    We will contact you to arrange an audition, interview or
                                                                    submission of your folio of work if required
yy Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). This national test
   is designed to assess aptitude for learning in a tertiary     To find out more, visit ecuworldready.com.au/interviews
   environment. It comprises two tests, written English
   and multiple choice, and is available for mature age          Western Australian Academy
   students, over 19 years of age. For more information on       Of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
   the STAT, visit TISC www.tisc.edu.au                          Admission to the programs at WAAPA requires applicants
yy Aboriginal Student Intake Test. This assessment               to meet the ECU academic entrance requirements and
   is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander                  English standards. In addition, applicants for WAAPA
   applicants for entry into our preparation and                 courses may need to complete an interview, audition
   undergraduate courses. For more information,                  and/or submit a folio of work as part of the selection
   visit ecuworldready.com.au/indigenous                         process. If you are interested in applying to WAAPA,
                                                                 it is recommended that you attend the ECU & WAAPA
                                                                 Open Day on 11 August 2019 to receive all the information
                                                                 you need regarding the folio and audition process.
                                                                 Information is also available on the WAAPA website,
                                                                 waapa.ecu.edu.au
                                                                 Please note that Experience Based Entry Scheme
                                                                 applications are not accepted for WAAPA courses.

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where you are
right now,
and
there is where
you want

                                                                                                                                             SCIENCE
to get to.
in between
you need a bridge.
ecu is that
bridge between
your world,
and the
whole world.

become
world ready
at ecu.

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