Edith Cowan University ECU

At ECU, our approachable lecturers will give you the time and direction you need. ECU has received a five-star rating for teaching quality for 11 years in a row in the 2018 edition of the Good Universities Guide. ECU has also been named in The Times Higher Education Young University Ranking for 2017, recognizing the world’s best 200 universities under the age of 50 (previously known as the Times Higher Education 150 under 50). 

Study that fits in with your life

The world can be a demanding place, which is why we offer study options to suit your lifestyle, including the choice of studying part time or online. You can choose from our diverse range of courses designed in consultation with industry, and with flexible study options, you can balance study with work, family, life and everything else that makes you who you are. 

ECU courses

ECU prides itself on being relevant to the real world and our degrees have a large practical component. You’ll undertake practicum and work placements, as well as industry-based assignments, which can include opportunities to work in our state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities, or discussion of real-life case studies. We offer a range of unique courses, including aviation, international hotel and resort management, maritime engineering and motorsports, as well as performing arts through the famous Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

With a diverse range of courses, including a wide range of majors, minors and electives, you’ll have no problem finding the right course from the following study areas:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Law
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Nursing and Midwifery 
  • Science 
  • Teacher Education 
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Removing barriers to study

ECU offers a range of entry options, such as portfolio entry and University Preparation Courses (UniPrep), which are designed to help you get into university. You’ll learn in a supportive environment from lecturers who do more than just pass on their experience and knowledge — they also listen.

Campus and locations

Joondalup campus
Our Joondalup campus is set within beautiful surrounds and its spacious grounds provide a great place for students to study and relax in. ECU Joondalup has world-class facilities for teaching and research, and offers courses in arts, commerce, communications, 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, cafés and a tavern. 

Mount Lawley campus
Located in the trendy suburb of Mount Lawley and close to Perth CBD, you can’t help but be inspired by the artistic vibe at our Mount Lawley campus. Courses are offered in arts, communications, design  and teacher education. Campus life is always buzzing, with cafés, a sport and fitness centre and a new Student Village. 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. 

South West campus (Bunbury) 
Located two hours 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. Courses are offered in arts, commerce, nursing, social work and teacher education. 

Why 'Reach Your Potential' at ECU 

  • ECU has been ranked the top public university in Australia for most satisfied students in the QILT (Quality Indictors for Learning and Teaching) survey released in 2017  
  • We have a diverse range of courses, including majors, minors and electives, so you’ll have no problem finding the one for you
  • We have a variety of entry options available, including preparation courses and a portfolio pathway, which enable people from all backgrounds to enrich their lives and their communities through education
  • Many of our courses offer direct links with industry and organisations, by providing practical work placements and real work projects
  • We are known for our award-winning facilities and are at the forefront of providing innovative education and training solutions
  • Part-time and online study options are available for most courses, allowing you to fit study in with your work and family life. 

Contact ECU on 134 ECU (134 328)
Email us at futurestudy@ecu.edu.au or visit ecugetready.com.au   

CampusAddress
Joondalup 270 Joondalup Drive JOONDALUP WA 6027
Mount Lawley 2 Bradford Street MOUNT LAWLEY WA 6050
South West Robertson Drive BUNBURY WA 6230

2017 Edith Cowan University ECU Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Edith Cowan University ECU for 2017.
Please select one of the drop down options to see the available scholarships.

Description The Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) and the Australian Air Pilots Mutual Benefit Fund (AAPMBF) have a proud history of supporting aviation education through a university scholarship program. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to 2 students from the Bachelor of Aviation course at ECU who are undertaking flying training and who are experiencing financial hardship.
Eligibility Applicants must: be enrolled in the Bachelor of Aviation at ECU; be studying full time (60 credit points) in on campus units; be in 2nd or 3rd year of the Bachelor of Aviation course having achieved a minimum of 120 credit points; have passed all units with no fails; be undertaking or booked to undertake flying lessons; and be experiencing financial hardship or low socio-economic.
Annual amount $3,000
Application closing date Mid March
Support types Equity Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate,
Gender Co-Ed
Frequency of offer Annual
Length of support 1 years
Field of study
  • Engineering & Technology

2018 Edith Cowan University Ratings and Rankings

These ratings for Edith Cowan University were published in The Good Universities Guide 2018. Data is sourced from graduates four months post-graduation and other public sources.


Top 20% in AUS

Outside top 20% in AUS

Hover over our tooltip to see the Highest and Lowest percentage score universities in Australia have achieved for your rating type.

Rating Types University Ratings Field of Study Ratings
Social Equity 16.00%
Staff Qualification 83.00%
Student Demand
L: 45% M: 50% H: 5%
Student Retention Less than 1%
Student:Teacher Ratio 27:1
Learner Engagement 67.40%
Learning Resources 88.50%
Overall Experience 86.10%
Skills Development 87.10%
Student Support 80.30%
Teaching Quality 88.00%
Full-Time Employment 62.40%
Starting Salary $60,000

Name: Alec Jones

Course: ECU Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours student

I have always had a passion for the design, construction, maintenance and management of man-made structures and so civil engineering was the first choice for me. At ECU, there are so many opportunities to graduate with more than just an engineering degree. There is a strong connection between ECU and the industry, which allows students to network and engage with industry professionals. This allows graduates to create and maintain diverse relationships with the community an engineer will eventually be a member of. The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours course constantly offers opportunities for students to gain both knowledge and experience throughout their degree. In lectures, you learn applicable information that is vital for your field. This information is then solidified through tutorials, laboratory classes and field work activities. ECU also offers students opportunities to create their own adventure. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to study in Tianjin/Beijing in China as an elective unit. The knowledge and experience that I gained from this was invaluable and something you can’t just get out of a book. The current economic conditions in Western Australia limit the amount of successful engineering applications, however this encourages students to challenge themselves while at university and this ultimately develops better quality engineers. I believe ECU facilitates the training of industry-ready engineers and I believe I will have the foundations necessary to start my engineering career upon graduation.

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