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Computing

Computers power the world. But people still power computers...for now at least. If you're interested in a career in computer science, software development, information technology or computer security, read on.

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    Developing the best computing skills

    In the latest QILT survey, ECU was ranked Australia’s top university for undergraduate skills development, learning resources and student support in the Computing and Information Systems discipline. QILT is an annual independent Australian government survey.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    ECU’s 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has been achieved for 15 straight years! Five-star ratings were also achieved for undergraduate skills development, learner engagement, learning resources, student support and overall experience. All ratings are the best for a public university in Western Australia.

    Read more.

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings. View rankings.

Courses

Study world ready

Courses include a popular Bachelor of Computer Science and Masters degrees in Computer Science and Information Technology. Our Bachelor of Science (Security) is a broad degree, covering studies in technology, law and ethics.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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If you prefer paper over pixels, please download one of our guides.

Domestic Students

International Students

Become World Ready

Experience Computing at ECU.

Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

Explore your options

  • Our School of Science is a great place to learn – we've got awards to prove it! You can choose from a variety of disciplines for your Science degree. Check out the video to find out more.

  • Bachelor of Computer Science student Mason learnt a lot during his Work Integrated Learning placement and was made to feel like he was part of the team right from the start.

  • "Thanks to the practical elements of my degree, I was able to enter my career with a strong understanding of cyber security and was able to apply my knowledge to my job straightaway."

  • Luke Brook, PhD (Computer Science) talks about how he's able to study, help raise 4 kids and hold down a job.

Student stories

  • Alex Dafel

    Alex Dafel

    ECU Accounting and Computer Science graduate

    Seize every opportunity; go to network events, meet new people, and expand your horizons

    I chose ECU because I wanted to combine my passion for Computer Science with Accounting. As a direct relation to my studies, I now work at Deloitte as a Forensic Analyst. This involves a deep understanding of computer databases, whilst applying Accounting knowledge.

  • Laurence Da Luz

    Laurence Da Luz

    ECU Computer Science graduate

    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. 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.

  • Joseph Dowden

    Joseph Dowden

    ECU Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security major) graduate

    I came to realise that ECU had a really good reputation when it came to collaboration with industry.

    During high school while researching courses and universities in my area of interest i.e. 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. During my final year of study I undertook the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) program and was able to participate in a government placement, an experience that completed my studies perfectly. I began this course with an interest in becoming a software developer, however the course has shaped my interests and I have graduated with a promising future in cyber security.

The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

There's more than one admission pathway into an ECU course. It depends on what you've studied already, or your work or life experience.

Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you’re eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.

Applying

Applying for a course is a fairly simple process, especially if you have scanned copies of qualifications, your resume or other paperwork, ready to upload.

ECU Experience

Starting a course is an exciting and sometimes daunting time, so we make a massive effort to ensure you get all the support you need to have a positive experience.