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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

  • 19% international / 81% domestic

About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Recently celebrating its 30th anniversary, ECU continues the growth of its strong academic reputation. Recent achievements include being ranked one of the world's top 100 best universities under 50 years old in the 2021 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. ECU has also been placed in the top 2.5% of the world's universities by the 2022 Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking.

ECU has an enviable reputation as a university that provides one of the best learning experiences for both international and domestic students, equipping students with the confidence and practical skills to deal with whatever challenges may come their way, no matter where they go in the world.

Named after Edith Dircksey Cowan, who was the first woman elected to an Australian parliament and a passionate advocate for education and women's rights. ECU is proud to be the only Australian university to be named after a woman and continues her work by striving towards a more equitable world. Recognition of this has come from the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings for 2021, which ranked ECU in the world's top 50 for gender equality (24); good health and wellbeing (24) and quality education (41).

ECU graduates are surveyed every year about the quality of their university experience and subsequent employment outcomes. ECU has maintained its long-standing 5-star rating for teaching quality. It's now 15 straight years!

ECU Campuses

ECU has three campuses in Western Australia, each offering a modern, vibrant location for study and learning. Our campuses feature modern facilities, including wireless internet, 24-hour access to computer labs, libraries with open study spaces outside office hours and a safe environment for you to study in, either alone or with other students.

  • Joondalup
    • Our Joondalup Campus is located 25km north of Perth and is a short walk or free CAT bus ride from the Joondalup Train Station and Lakeside Joondalup. Set within beautiful surroundings, including a lake and a summer outdoor cinema, Joondalup's spacious parkland provides a great place for students to study and relax. The campus features award-winning architecture, from the grandness of the Chancellery Building with its elaborate spires to our vibrant golden Ngoolark building and state-of-the-art buildings for Engineering, Science and Medical and Health Sciences, and Nursing and Midwifery
  • Mount Lawley
    • 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. The campus is home to one of the world's leading performing arts academies, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the School of Teacher Education and School of Arts and Humanities.
  • South West (Bunbury)
    • 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. The campus features a café, mini-gym, new creche facilities, multi-purpose sports courts, nursing demonstration wards, science laboratories and a library with 24-hour access to a computer lab.

New City Campus in 2025

Our new campus will represent the future of university education — urban, connected, integrated with business and community — and part of the lifeblood of a thriving city. This exciting development will transform the city of Perth and will deliver a world-class Creative Industries, Business and Technology precinct.

Application process

Gather your documents

  • Academic Certificates and transcripts (both in original and English language)
  • English Proficiency results
  • Copy of passport (Photo page)
  • Resumé (if applicable)
  • Work Reference (if applicable)
  • Marriage or name change certificate (if applicable)

If you're applying for a research degree, Masters by Research or Phd, there are special conditions to meet. Please supply the following with your application:

  • A 300-word research abstract and a 2-page research proposal.
  • Information about your work, academic history and qualifications.
  • References from any publications or conference papers you've co-authored.

Submit your application through Authorised Agents or apply direct online

Admissions will assess your scholarship eligibility at time of application

Campuses

Bunbury

Joondalup

Bunbury

Joondalup

Courses

Featured Courses

Bachelor

Design is an ability to question assumptions. Designers are trained to ask, 'why?' because this can lead to exciting changes in the way things are done. Design is also the ability to think through doing.

Graduate Certificate

Occupational Hygienists aim to identify, manage and control occupational and environmental hazards across all industries including advising organisations and local communities about the potential health impacts as a result of exposure to hazards.

Bachelor

Journalism is a vital component of a strong democracy and a powerful tool for social change. And broadcasting is the best way to tell that story - online, on radio, or TV, and through socials.

Performance Indicators

84%
Overall satisfacation
85.3%
Skill scale
72.1%
Teaching scale
58%
Employed full-time
$64k
Average salary

Videos


International Student Scholarships

Introducing our range of World Ready scholarships for international students. Available to new international students studying on-campus or online, commencing in November 2020 or Semester 1, 2021.

101 Reasons why you should choose to study at ECU - Part 7

Ever wondered what your Australian study journey will look like? Become world ready with all the amazing opportunities and experiences on offer at ECU in Western Australia.

101 Reasons why you should choose to study at ECU - Part 6

Ever wondered what your Australian study journey will look like? Become world ready with all the amazing opportunities and experiences on offer at ECU in Western Australia.

International Student Scholarships

Introducing our range of World Ready scholarships for international students. Available to new international students studying on-campus or online, commencing in November 2020 or Semester 1, 2021.

101 Reasons why you should choose to study at ECU - Part 7

Ever wondered what your Australian study journey will look like? Become world ready with all the amazing opportunities and experiences on offer at ECU in Western Australia.

101 Reasons why you should choose to study at ECU - Part 6

Ever wondered what your Australian study journey will look like? Become world ready with all the amazing opportunities and experiences on offer at ECU in Western Australia.