Edith Cowan University ECU

Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Most of us take communication for granted, but for people with a disorder, its a daily challenge. Thankfully, a trained Speech Pathologist can make a huge difference to the quality of someones life. Speech Pathologists provide diagnostic assessment and management of disorders of communication and swallowing for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. They work with a wide range of problems like stuttering, voice problems, language disorders and physical and intellectual disabilities. If you are passionate about communicating, have an interest in helping people across the lifespan, this might be a career for you. Speech Pathology includes science, communication and being creative in planning therapy.


Total Credit Points 480


  • SPE1100 Evidence-Based Practice in Speech Pathology
  • PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SPE1102 Language Across the Lifespan
  • MHS1101 Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • MAT1114 Introductory Statistics
  • SPE1101 Professional Standards and Competencies
  • SPE1103 Language Models and Analytical Frameworks
  • MHS1102 Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • HST2122 Health Research Methodology
  • SPE2104 Analysis of Sensorimotor Systems
  • SPE2210 Impact of Communication and Swallowing Disorders
  • PSY1115 Psychology of Motivation and Emotion
  • SPE2103 Analysis of Speech and Language
  • SPE2205 Speech Pathology Assessment: Standard Tests
  • IAS3110 Indigenous Australians, Cultural Competence and Speech Pathology
  • SPE2106 Treatment Principles
  • SPE3128 Neurogenic Language and Cognitive Communication Disorders
  • SPE3106 Management of Speech and Language Disorders
  • SPE3107 Clinical Practicum 1
  • SPE3112 Language Difference: Implications for Clinical Practice
  • SPE3105 Management of Sensorimotor Disorders
  • SPE3125 Assessment and Management of Swallowing Disorders
  • SPE3108 Clinical Practicum 2
  • SPE3110 Professional Issues in Speech Pathology
  • SPE4244 Disability and Communication
  • SPE4110 Clinical Practicum 3
  • SPE4155 Evidence Based Decision Making in Speech Pathology
  • SPE4200 Innovation and Speech Pathology
  • SPE4111 Clinical Practicum 4
  • SPE4109 Professional Skills in Speech Pathology: Workplace Preparation

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Diploma or equivalent
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Successfully completed 0.5 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test
  • University Preparation Course
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course or
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Joondalup International: $167,200
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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