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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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  • 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

Graduate Certificate

Provides sports science or related graduates an opportunity to enhance their training in the field of strength and condi…

Graduate Certificate

Aims to address key theoretical concepts in cancer care and exercise for cancer survivorship, focusing on applying resea…

Graduate Certificate

This course is designed for those already working or intending to work in the hospitality industry.

Performance Indicators

82.1%
Overall satisfacation
74.5%
Skill scale
69.7%
Teaching scale
79.1%
Employed full-time
$100k
Average salary

Videos


Explore ECU's Mount Lawley Campus and WAAPA in 360 degrees

Explore some of the fantastic facilities at Edith Cowan University (ECU)'s Mount Lawley campus and the Western Australia…

An Overview of ECU's Postgraduate Strength & Conditioning Course

Course Coordinator of the Master of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning). Associate Professor Greg Haff, provi…

WA Screen Academy at Edith Cowan University

The WA Screen Academy (WASA) at Edith Cowan University (ECU) offers Screen Studies courses. WASA accepts a select number…

Explore ECU's Mount Lawley Campus and WAAPA in 360 degrees

Explore some of the fantastic facilities at Edith Cowan University (ECU)'s Mount Lawley campus and the Western Australia…

An Overview of ECU's Postgraduate Strength & Conditioning Course

Course Coordinator of the Master of Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning). Associate Professor Greg Haff, provi…

WA Screen Academy at Edith Cowan University

The WA Screen Academy (WASA) at Edith Cowan University (ECU) offers Screen Studies courses. WASA accepts a select number…