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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

  • 19% international / 81% domestic

About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

ECU is located over three campuses in beautiful Western Australia. Two are in metropolitan Perth, and the other is 200kms away in the South West region in Bunbury. 

ECU's headquarters are at the stunning Joondalup Campus, 25km north of Perth. ECU Joondalup has world‑class facilities for teaching and research, and provides offerings in arts, commerce, engineering, law, medical and health sciences, natural sciences, nursing, computing and security, sports science, psychology, social science and teacher education. An extensive range of facilities, services and support are available, including a modern library with 24‑hour access to the e‑lab, a medical centre, a gym, cafes and a tavern.

Located in the thriving cultural hub of Mount Lawley and close to Perth CBD, you can’t help but be inspired by the artistic vibe at our Mount Lawley Campus. Offerings are provided in arts, communications, design, media and teacher education. Campus life is always buzzing, with our arts hub, cafes, a sport and fitness centre, and our vibrant Student Village all adding to your university experience. Our Mount Lawley Campus is home to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the hundreds of performances and events that they host each year.

Located two hours’ drive south of Perth, our South West Campus in Bunbury is the largest university campus in regional Western Australia, offering small, personalised class sizes and on‑campus accommodation. Offerings are provided in commerce, science, health sciences, nursing and midwifery, social work, exercise and sports science, and teacher education.
Engineering students can also study the first year of their course here.

ECU offers the following eight teaching schools:

ECU has modern and innovative facilities, which are among the best of any university in the world. Study in modern and innovative facilities such as the Health and Wellness Building, SMART lab, Law Moot Court, design, photography and media studios, engineering labs and much more!

ECU has direct links with industry and organisations, providing you with hands-on experience while you’re studying. Indeed, your learning at ECU will extends beyond the classroom via practicums, work integrated learning and internships.

Rankings:

  • In 2019, and for the 4th year in a row, ECU received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all public universities in Australia in the QILT survey results.
  • ECU has been ranked in the world's top 150 universities under 50 years old in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings.
  • In the 2020 guide, ECU graduates have again given ECU a 5-star rating for teaching quality. ECU has achieved  this rating for 13 years in a row, making ECU the only public university in Australia to have achieved such a consistently high endorsement for teaching quality.

Visit ECU’s website to find out more about their accolades.

ECU has a variety of scholarships to help you with your postgraduate students. Visit ECU’s website for more details.

Campuses

Bunbury

Joondalup

Bunbury

Joondalup

Courses

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Featured Courses

Graduate Certificate

Enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Masters (Coursework)

Create a positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Graduate Certificate

Be a trusted leader at the forefront of cyber security.

Performance Indicators

84.7%
Overall satisfacation
85.9%
Skill scale
72.3%
Teaching scale
60.4%
Employed full-time
$100k
Average salary

Featured Scholarships


Applicants must be an international student who receives an offer; or a conditional offer, to commence study at ECU in 2020; ECU strives to give high achieving students around the world the opportunity to pursue their ambitions and gain a world-class education. High achieving students from Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Armenia, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe are eligible for the International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship; Applicants are able to package with ELICOS; Open to prospective international students (not current students); and Scholarship recipients will receive financial assistance amounting to 20% (percent) off their tuition fees for the duration of their ECU course.
The scholarships are only open to: international students who have studied one of the qualifying programs listed below and receive an offer to study a course at ECU in 2020; current ECU Alumuni who have completed their degree and receive an offer for a new degree (for example bachelor to Masters) in 2020 ; available for select undergraduate and postgraduate courses as listed in the eligibility guidelines below; and scholarship recipients will receive financial assistance of 20% (percent) off their first year tuition fees. This scholarship is open to individuals who are future and current ECU students.

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Why I Chose To Study At ECU - Nanjin's Story

Nanjin is from China. He explains why he chose to study at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Western Australia.

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How do you keep yourself marketable?

We asked alumni in different jobs what it took to get where they are today and their tips for getting the career you want!  

Why I Chose To Study At ECU - Nanjin's Story

Nanjin is from China. He explains why he chose to study at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Western Australia.

Studying Speech Pathology at Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Communication is essential for human interaction. It allows us to build relationships and express ourselves in social situations.