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STEM is a curriculum that educates students in four academic disciplines- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The disciplines covered in STEM play a key role in the sustainable growth and stability of economies, and STEM innovators are essential to take on the digital future. 

Areas related to STEM have statistically and historically been deemed a boys-only club. According to UNESCO, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women, and only 30% of female students choose STEM-related fields in higher education.

Source: UNESCO

Reasons Why a Significant Percentage of Gender Disparity Exist in STEM Fields

  • Socially appointed gender stereotypes/ gender expectations of what is regarded as a “woman’s work”
  • Discrminiation & hostility towards women in the male-majoirty workplaces
  • Not being taken seriously and contributions made by women constantly been overlooked and ignored
  • Isolation at work due to lack of female peers, mentors and role models
  • The pay gap that forces women to take up lower paying positions than their male counterparts in STEM fields

However, we are now seeing more and more women, unapologetically swimming against the tides of long standing biases and gender stereotypes, towards a more gender inclusive workforce in these previously male-dominated fields.

A Few Inspiring Malaysian Women in STEM Careers

1. Dr Lam Shu Jie

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Dr Lam received international recognition for her discovery of a solution to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, commonly known as “superbugs” when she was only 25 years old. She was presented with the Outstanding Malaysian Chinese Award for her achievements in 2017. 

Dr Lam took her SPMs in Malaysia, before flying to Melbourne where she pursued her foundation and her Degree in Chemical Engineering. She later went on to obtain a PhD in Chemical Engineering as well. 

But Dr Lam’s continuous efforts could help find the solution to one of the most concerning health issues that befall humanity- the rise of superbugs.

2. Tan Hooi Ling

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Tan is a Malaysian “Internet Entrepreneur”, best known for co-founding the ride-hailing app Grab. Tan obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Bath, and later an MBA at Harvard University.

Tan and Grab co-founder Anthony Tan were inspired to create a safe app that would address concerns faced by female taxi passengers in Malaysia. In 2012, Grab was launched, known as MyTeksi back then. Fast forward to today, Grab now provides services such as food delivery, grocery and parcel delivery, digital payment services, and many more, apart from transportation services. 

As of 2019, Grab is worth over $2.3 billion, and offers its services in 8 countries, 351 cities and metropolitan areas.

3. Rupa Shanmugam

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Shanmugam did not let the fact that she was the only woman in school and later in the workplace slow her down when it came to chasing her career goals. She studied Electrical Engineering In Malaysia and worked for several Malaysian and Singaporean companies.

Today, she has established herself as a trailblazer for women in manufacturing, spearheading SoPark, a US based technology company. She is the president, the CEO and the majority owner of the 81-employee company. 

Shanmugan also takes the time to commit to women’s issues and is an advocate for young women following her path into manufacturing careers. 

4. Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman

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Dr Othman became the first Malaysian to ever earn the title of Astrophysicist. During a period of time where Malaysia lacked developments in the fields of astrophysics and space explorations, Dr Othman stepped in to pioneer Malaysia’s participation in space exploration. She led Malaysia’s Angkasawan project that sent the country’s first astronaut to space. 

Apart from that, Dr Othman helped develop Malaysia’s National Universities curriculum in astrophysics, and put substantial effort to build and promote public awareness and understanding of astronomy and space related issues. 

She was the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs from 2007 to 2014. Dr Othman achieved notable firsts in her field and for her country, and has earned several honors and awards for her brilliance.

Reasons Why We Need More Girls & Women in STEM Fields

  • Women bring in new and fresh perspectives that increases business fluidity
  • Women bring in new talent and new creativity which increases bottom lines
  • Contributes to women’s social and financial standings within communities
  • Act as role models/ mentors that inspire a new generation of girls to challenge gender norms

How Do We Empower & Encourage Girls & Women to Take Up Roles in STEM Fields?

Encouraging girls to pursue their education in STEM fields is perhaps the most sustainable way to diversify the workforce. However, it will be a while before the impact of education reflects in the workforce. 

As for the immediate future, companies should evaluate their staff demographics, see the disparity that exists within their workforce and allow and encourage more women to apply. If there are staff members who wish to make the move to STEM related positions, they should be encouraged to do so as well. 

Strong, driven females are making their presence known, and holding their ground to bridge the gender disparity, but the pace is still extremely slow. To speed up the process, multiple institutions are offering scholarships, financial aid and support services to encourage women to take up careers in male-dominated fields.

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Study in Regional Areas in Australia

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In recent years, more and more international students prefer to study in Regional Areas in Australia. The Australian government reported an increase of 10% of international students choosing to study in the Regional Areas in the year of 2018. Most of the students were reportedly from China, India, Nepal, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States of America.

Not only that,  Regional Australia Institute reported that about 32,000 Australian millennials moved away from big cities and started to live in the Regional Area from the period 2011 to 2016. 

But where are Regional Areas and why both Australian millennials and international students prefer to stay and study in these areas? 

List of Regional Areas in Australia

Regional Australia includes all of the towns, small cities and areas that lie beyond the major capital cities. According to the Australian Government, the areas below are the listed regional areas.

State

Areas

New South Wales

Everywhere except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong

Northern Territory

Everywhere in the territory

Queensland

Everywhere except the greater Brisbane area 

South Australia

Everywhere in the state

Tasmania

Everywhere in the state

Victoria

Everywhere except Melbourne

Western Australia

Everywhere except city of Perth and surrounding areas

Why Study in Regional Areas in Australia?

1. Low Cost of Living

Bigger cities such as Melbourne and Sydney have a very high cost of living due to the expensive accommodation. According to news.com.au, the cost of living in Sydney, New South Wales  is AUD$ 2,681.48 while Hobart, Tasmania is only AUD$ 1,208.33. The cost difference between these 2 cities is AUD $1,473.15. So, studying in the Regional Area will definitely save you some money and you can use that to explore Australia while on summer break.

2. Enjoy the nature of Australia

You will get away from the busy lifestyle in the cities and you will enjoy the breeze of Australian beaches. You will not be pressured and stressed to follow their hectic life because you will be able to study in a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. You will be surrounded with nature yet equipped with advanced city facilities. Now it is understandable why Australian millennials chose to stay in the Regional Areas.

3. Migration Opportunities

Graduates with a bachelor or higher qualification from a regional campus of a registered institution will be eligible for an additional 2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa. This will  eventually lead to an extra 5 points on the Immigration Points Tests, which may boost your opportunity to gain Permanent Residency in Australia. To know more about the post-study work visa, contact us now!

So, if you are interested in studying in one of the Regional Areas in Australia, we have prepared all the universities in the Regional Areas along with their top programs below.

Top Universities to Study according to Regional Areas in Australia

New South Wales (NSW)

Although many people travel to NSW to visit Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, NSW has a lot more to offer because it has a total of 15 different regions that you can surely explore while you are on a study break. You can go to Griffith metropolitan city in Riverina to explore the rich Italian heritage city, Southern Highlands to visit the colonial architecture or to the South Coast to discover its beaches. 

The regional areas in NSW are everywhere except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong. Therefore, we have listed the universities that are located in the NSW regional areas alongside their top programs.

University

Top Programs

Intake

University of Wollongong

Business, Communication, Engineering, Education & Nursing

March & July

Charles Sturt University

Agriculture, Pharmacy, Accounting, Horticulture & Environmental Science

January, June & October

Southern Cross University

Agriculture, Business, Psychology, Environmental Science & Education

February, June & October

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Victoria

The State of Victoria, official name, is the second-smallest state in Australia and the name was given to honour Queen Victoria, who was the ruler of British empire in 1851. Victoria has a lot of fun adventures to offer such as skiing, hiking,surfing and wineries. Together with your university friends, you can go skiing in 1 of the 7 alpine resorts, camping in the Wilsons Promontory National Park or take a stroll along the popular Brighton beach..

The whole Victoria is considered as Regional Areas except for the Melbourne metropolitan area. Take a look at the recommended universities with the top programs below if you are interested to study in the State of Victoria.

University

Top Programs

Intake

Federation University Australia

Arts, Criminology, Engineering, Education & Visual Arts

February & July

La Trobe University

Archaeology, Nursing, Sociology, Psychology & Accounting and Finance

February & July

Deakin University 

Nursing, Education, Psychology, Business & Sport Science.

March, July & November

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Queensland

One of the top international airlines, Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) was established in this state in 1920. Queensland is the second largest state in the country and it is nearly 5 times the size of Japan. The best part of studying in Queensland is not just you can cuddle with a koala in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the wax museum where you can pose with famous figures but it also has low living expenses and the people are very friendly!

Other than the greater Brisbane area, the rest of the areas in Queensland are considered as regional areas. If you want to study in this state, check out the recommended universities with the top programs.

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Queensland

Engineering, Education, Environmental Studies & Psychology

February & September

Griffith University

Hospitality Management, Pharmacy, Nursing,Medicine & Business

February, June & October

James Cook University

Agriculture, Environmental Studies & Earth and Marine Science

February & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Western Australia (WA)

Hugging one third of the country, Western Australia (WA) is the biggest state in Australia. WA is known for its long-day sunshine, beautiful blue skies and Mediterranean climate. WA has less crowded population which results in less traffic congestion. Besides, you do not have to worry if you are an international student because people of more than 200 different nationalities live, work and study in this state, speak over 170 languages and practice many religions. You will always feel welcome and respected in this cultural diverse state.

You can study and live anywhere in Western Australia except in Greater Perth because it is not a Regional Area. The recommended universities are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Western Australia

Engineering,Computer Science and Information Systems, Linguistics & Sport- Related Subjects

February & July

Edith Cowan University

Performing Arts, Cybertechnology, Education, Nursing & Engineering

February & July

Curtin University

Engineering, Architecture, Nursing & Accounting and Finance

April & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

South Australia

There are so many reasons to study in South Australia (SA). First, South Australia is known as the seafood capital of Australia as it offers fresh local seafood. Then, SA is the home to an internationally famous wildlife haven called Kangaroo Island. You can visit the island to learn more about wildlife in Australia. Not only that, you can attend multiple music and sporting festivals in Adelaide, the city of South Australia, because it hosts a chain of festivals throughout the year. 

All areas in South Australia are considered as Regional Areas and the recommended universities with the top programs are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Adelaide

Dentistry, Nursing, Engineering, Medicine & Pharmacy

April & July

University of South Australia

Nursing, Sport-Related Subjects, Architecture, Education & Engineering

January & July

Flinders University

Nursing, Education, Agriculture & Sociology

February & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Tasmania

Tasmania is very famous for its mesmerising island with plenty to offer. You will be able to enjoy an authentic Australian experience, build up your English skills and make Australian friends because of the lower proportion of international students in Tasmanian classes. The tuition fees and living expenditure is lower compared to many cities across Australia. Not to forget, Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.

This island could be the place where you will spend your university life and the best part is the whole island is a regional area. The one and only recommended university in Tasmania is:

University

Top Programs

Intake

University of Tasmania

Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Earth and Marine Science & Education

February & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is where you can find the two breath-taking natural rock formations, the Uluru (above) and The Olgas. This state has the highest job employment rate compared to other states, making it easier for the students to find jobs after graduation. If you are not really a big fan of winter but want an international experience, Northern Territory is suitable for you. It has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season all year long.

Every areas in the Northern Territory is a regional area and the recommended university with the top programs are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

Charles Darwin University

Engineering, Environmental Science, Accounting, Education & Psychology

March, July & August

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

If you are still uncertain which Regional Areas to study, do not hesitate to contact us now. We offer a FREE consultation service to guide you so you can enter the right university for your future. 

Read more:

Top Universities to study in Regional Australia 2020

Top reasons to study in Queensland (2020)

The Five Benefits Studying at Regional University

List of Regional Universities in Australia 2019 

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What is Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Science?

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Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Science

A lot of people mistakenly thought biomedical engineering and biomedical science are the same thing. In this article, I will break down the differences between these two famous fields. However, it should not be confused with biotechnology. Let us take a look at the differences between biomedical engineering and biomedical science.

Differences between Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Science

Field

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Science

Concentration

– Focus on developing devices and equipment to make their work easier

-Deal with medical devices

– Focus on the mechanisms of diseases

– Work towards diagnosis and treatment of those diseases

– Conduct research

Course work

– Application of principles of engineering:

 1.  Electrical     

 2. Electronics

 3. Mechanical

4. Computer Science

5. Chemical Engineering 

– Emphasize on basic sciences: 

1. Mathematics

2. Chemistry

3. Physics

4. Biology

– Genetics

– Microbiology

– Biochemistry

– Human Anatomy

– Human Development

– Immunology

Skills Differences

– Knowledge about diseases, anatomy & medications

– Develop technology to help doctors to improve patients’ lives

– Knowledge about diseases, anatomy & medications

– Develops skills to observe & diagnose patients

– Conduct research with new procedures & devices

Theory vs Practical

– Applies traditional engineering techniques of mechanical, electrical & materials to solve biological and clinical problems

– Practical based

– Concerned with facts, theories & models that describe biological and clinical phenomena

– Theory based

Prospective Careers

– Design engineers 

– Medical imaging specialists

– Biomedical engineer

– Design and build medical systems

– Laboratory tests in hospitals

– Forensic laboratories

– Research work in research institutes, biotech & pharmaceutical companies

– Biomedical scientist

Salary

AUD$ 92,737 per year according to neuvoo.com

AUD$ 106,066 per year according to neuvoo.com

Interest

If you like to create and invent new devices, then  Biomedical Engineering is for you

If you like to deal with people and work with patients, then   Biomedical Science is for you

Now you already know the difference between these two fields and which field to choose, we have universities recommendations for you. 

Which University to Study Biomedical Engineering in Australia?

The University of Sydney

University of Sydney

The 1st for employability in Australia and 4th in the world according to QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020. Not only that, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 ranked this prestigious university the 4th in Australia and 61st globally for their engineering course. Final year students will complete a thesis where it involves designing, manufacturing and demonstrating an innovative biomedical engineering system while  collaborating with industry specialists and hospitals.

Program

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Biomedical)

Intake

February & August

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level /STPM: 14

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 48,500

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us!

University of Technology Sydney

uts

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 ranked UTS 7th in Australia and 106th globally for their engineering course. Not only that, students have access to quality internships, mentoring and industry lectures, so you will be fully equipped before stepping into the working world. UTS also has strong connections with biomedical technology leaders such as Toshiba Medical and ResMed. This is to ensure UTS teaching and learning programs meet the needs of the students and the industries they’re going to transform. Below are the details:

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)

Intake

March & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level / STPM: 9

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 44,496

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us!

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

rmit

QS World University Rankings 2020 ranked RMIT 15th in Australia and 238th globally. Not only that, RMIT engineering course is the 9th in Australia according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. Students will have the opportunity to design creative solutions through sustainable design-and-build projects. You will also be taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge, which is a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)

Intake

February & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 7

STPM: GPA 2.33

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 37,440

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us!

Flinders University

Flinders Uni

Biomedical and materials engineering in this university were ranked above world standard according to 2015 Excellence in Research Australia rankings. Final year students are able to choose a specialisation in mechanics-based or electronics-based biomedical engineering. Next, you are able to increase your practical experience as Flinders University offers a range of extra-curricular projects with real-world applications. 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)

Intake

March & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level / STPM: 13

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 37,000

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us!

Swinburne University of Technology

17th in Australia and 351st globally in engineering course according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. Swinburne have been partnering with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences, for over 50 years. Their aim is to create valuable workplace experiences. Below are the details: 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)

Intake

March & August

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level / STPM: 8 (prerequisites in Advanced Mathematics Year 12)

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 37,600

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us!

Which University Study Biomedical Science in Australia?

The University of Queensland

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The 4th in Australia and 57th in the world in terms of employability according to QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020. Not only that, QS World University Rankings 2020 ranked this university 5th in Australia and 47th globally. Students will understand how the body and disease work. You will also learn how to partner with healthcare professionals to conduct clinical tests, evaluate the effectiveness of treatments and research disease causes and cures.Below are the details:

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Intake

February & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 10

STPM: 10.33

UEC: 16

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 43,504

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us!

The University of Western Australia

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7th in Australia and 86th globally according to QS World University Rankings 2020. Apart from that, 11th in terms employability in Australia by QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020. UWA will equip students with the essential knowledge and skills to impact the health of people and populations. You will also learn and gain a better understanding on how the human body functions in healthy and diseased states, barriers to health care and methods for treatment. Who knows, one day you could probably invent vaccines to prevent diseases?

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Intake

February & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level /STPM: 8

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 38,600

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us!

University of Technology Sydney

uts

This prestigious university is number 1 young university in Australia according to QS Top 50 under 50. UTS is a firm believer and practitioner in practical experience. Students are exposed to laboratory and clinical work from the beginning of the study. All their facilities are modern and up-to-date to make sure students are well-trained and fully informed of the latest technologies.

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Intake

March & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level / STPM: 9

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 39,552

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us!

Griffith University

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QS World University Rankings 2020 ranked Griffith University 19th in Australia. Students that are taking Bachelor of Biomedical Science in this university will have a strong foundation for a career in biomedical research and also a training for entry into Doctor of Medicine (course offered by Griffith University) Next, Griffith University is entering Memorandum of Understanding with Luina Bio to develop vaccine against Coronavirus (Covid19) Who knows Griffith could be your future university that manage to find the cure to this pandemic outbreak? Your knowledge  on biomedical science will be rich and deep.

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Intake

March & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level / STPM: 10

UEC: 39

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 33,000

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us!

Edith Cowan University

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Ranked 31st in Australia by QS World University Rankings 2020 while 29th in Australia by Times Higher Education for World University Rankings 2020. This university welcomes almost 6,000 international students from over 100 different countries. You will definitely be making meaningful friendships and expanding your social connections while pursuing your interest in biomedical science. Below are the details: 

Program

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

Intake

February & July

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 5

STPM: 2

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 33,200

For enquiries on other equivalent entry requirements that are not listed above, contact us!

I hope this article clarify the differences between Biomedical Engineer Biomedical Science. However, if you still have questions about these courses and universities above, don’t be shy to contact us.

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Study at Edith Cowan University Australia 2020

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History of Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large, multi-campus public university. It is located in Perth, Western Australia including three campuses:Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury. The institution was established in 1991 and considered to be one of the first institutions for higher education in the region of Western Australia. The reason for this is quite interesting since it was formed by a group of teacher’s colleges which has a history going back to the early 1900’s. 

ECU was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan who was the first woman to be elected to the Australian Parliament which makes ECU the only university in the country to be named after a woman.

ECU has over 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students while also annually welcoming approximately 6,000 international students from over 100 countries.
Moreover, ECU’s teaching and research is all industry-related thereby, equipping students with academic as well as practical knowledge and skills. All teachings are conducted in study environments and facilities that are award winning to help students thrive in any situation. 

Edith Cowan University Rankings

ECU is ranked 30th in Australia and has been awarded a 5 star rating for teaching quality by the ECU graduates for 2020. This makes ECU the only public university in Australia to achieve a high affirmation for teaching quality as they have been receiving this rating for 13 years consecutively.  

In addition, ECU’s Sports-related degree programs have been ranked in the world’s top 100 in 2019 whilst achieving and maintaining a Top 300 position for Education courses seven years in a row.
Further, ECU has been listed in the Top 150 in QS Top 50 under 50 ranking for 2018 and 2019, making it one of the youngest highly reputed universities.

ECU has eight teaching schools offering over 300 courses across the three campuses. 

  • School of Business and Law
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Science
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
School of Business and Law

The School of Business and Law at ECU is highly regarded in Australia. ECU was the first university in the country to teach employability skills in a program that is now a part of the Bachelor of Commerce program. Further, ECU is one of the only universities in Western Australia (WA) to offer courses such as Bachelor of International Hotel  & Resort Management, Master of Marketing and Innovation Management. Moreover, ECU introduced the first professionally accredited online Law degree in WA. 

Quality Indicators Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked ECU at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst all the public universities in Australia in 2019. Business and Law disciplines are also ranked best in Western Australia:

  1. Business and Management
  2. Legal and Paralegal Studies

ECU is also ranked at the top as an Australian Public university of skills and educational experience. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Commerce

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of Laws

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

If you are interested to know more about studying Business or Law at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Arts and Humanities

ECU focuses on the importance of communication and understanding fellow individuals as it is fundamental for human existence. ECU offers diverse course areas such as; Media and Communication, Criminology, Design, Psychology and Counselling. 

ECU is the only in the area of Western Australia to offer specialized majors in children and family studies as well as human services within a Social Science program.

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Arts

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Design

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Psychology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Arts and Humanities courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Education

ECU School of Education is highly reputed in Australia. It is the oldest and largest school of Education in Western Australia. It is also Western Australia’s most popular school for graduating professional educators more than any other institution in the state. Furthermore, they have the widest range of Secondary teaching specializations amongst all universities in the are. 

QILT ranked ECU School of Education at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst public schools in Australia.
ECU is also ranked best in the country across the following disciplines for teaching quality, student support, skills and educational experience;

  1. Humanities, Culture, Social Sciences
  2. Rehabilitation
  3. Creative Arts
  4. Teacher Education

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood studies)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

If you are interested to know more about studying Education  courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at ECU is one of the fastest growing schools and is amongst the world’s top 175. Students will gain practical experiences in advanced labs and workshops. They will also have the opportunity to receive real life experience from 12 weeks of industry placement. The courses are designed with close collaboration of industry needs to help better prepare students. 

ECU received 5-star rating from students in the 2020 Good University Guide in areas such as;

  1. Teaching Quality
  2. Skills Development
  3. Student Support
  4. Learning Resources

As mentioned above, ECU is the only public university in Australia to receive 5-star ratings for teaching quality 13 years in a row. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Engineering – Civil (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Computer systems (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Engineering courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Science

Students who wish to study Science at ECU have a wide array of specialization options to choose from. Students can select from traditional subjects such as Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry or choose courses in Computing and Security or Natural Sciences where disciplines such as Counter Terrorism, Cyber Security and Environmental Management is taught. 

QILT ranked ECU’s School of Science disciplines as some of the best in Western Australia;

  1. Computing and Information Systems
  2. Science and Maths

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Computer Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Information Technology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,650

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

ECU places a strong emphasis on the importance of good health and enhancing the quality of lives for others. Therefore, ECU offers a variety of courses. Students can study a Science degree in areas such as; Biomedical Science, Exercise and Sports Science or Paramedical Science. Students also have the option to choose other Health related degree programs such as Occupational therapy, Speech pathology and Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Medical Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,700

Bachelor of Health Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,850

Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,950

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Nursing and Midwifery

ECU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is Western Australia’s largest nursing program. The institution has the only Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery double degree in Western Australia. Further, the school has partnerships with rural and metropolitan hospitals and the private sector to enable students to receive undergraduate clinical placements in one setting.   

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,900

If you are interested to know more about studying Nursing courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WWAPA)

WAAPA is a nationally and internationally recognized academy in Australia. They provide comprehensive training in a range of performing arts courses.
WAAPA offers courses in the following disciplines: 

  • Aboriginal Performance
  • Acting
  • Arts Management
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Music Theater
  • Performing Arts
  • Production and Design 

It is a creative and supportive environment where students are encouraged continuously to pursue artistic excellence. Each year critically-acclaimed guest artists collaborate with students and staff to present over 300 public performances.
The Academy’s reputation is confirmed as WAAPA graduates go on to excel in their chosen field of profession around the world. Some of the Star graduates are well known actors, dancers, musicians, including: Hugh Jackman, Dacre Montgomery, Frances O’connor, Emma Matthews, Lucy Durack and many more. 

If you are interested to know more about studying WAAPA courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

ECU Student activities, Clubs & Societies

ECU’s student guilds acts on behalf of all students, thereby, providing many services to students in aim to protect their rights and enhance their experience while studying. 

The guild has organized many clubs and societies for students to join. They also have social events and cultural activities to ensure students enjoy their time beyond studies. This is a good way for students to wind down, relax and make new friends.

Their clubs range from; 

  • Academic – Arts Management Student Organisation, Finance & Accounting Society, Edith Cowan Aviators etc
  • Equity – Mature age student network, ECU Wellbeing Community, Queer Collective, Women’s Community etc
  • Social – ECU Badminton club, Collective hope, ECU Malaysia club, Cricket club etc
  • Sports – ECU Jets Sports club 

If you would like to know more about student activities at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

ECU Student Accommodation

The university offers on-campus accommodation at all three campuses. Off-campus accommodation services are also available through ECU. 
The on-campus accommodation is operated by campus Living Villages. The villages consist of modern single and multi-room units. Most of the accommodation are apartment style and is close to all campuses, local shops, and sport facilities.
There are a wide range of rooms available for students based on their budget as they offer tenants below market prices. 

ECU Village Bunbury Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms

AUD$192.70

 

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

AUD$237.20

ECU Village Joondalup Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS Studio 

AUD$195.20 – $200.20

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

4 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms

AUD$1227.20 – $233.20

ECU Village Mount Lawley Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS 2 bedroom apartment with 1 bathroom

AUD$170.70

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedroom apartment Lakeside with 2 bathrooms

AUD$176.70 – $196.70

If you are interested to know more about student accommodation available at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

 

 

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Yellani Rasaputhra
I am a student from Monash University, Malaysia. Currently studying Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in International Business and Marketing. I like to spend my time painting and swimming.

 

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