Edith Cowan University

ECU was founded in 1991 with the goal of reshaping the way higher education is offered in a unique and inspiring campus setting. Edith Cowan University is enhancing its reputation for teaching excellence, improving the quality and quantity of its research outputs, and expanding international programmes and collaborations. Edith Cowan University is the ideal place to learn if students want to attain their full potential. ECU students do more than just survive in this world; they thrive in it, thanks to the industry-relevant teaching and research, supportive study atmosphere, and award-winning facilities. Courses at ECU are developed in collaboration with industry, and faculty members have substantial industry expertise and connections. ECU students can expect internships, fieldwork, practicums, and networking opportunities as part of their studies. ECU has over 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at a glance. Every year, they welcome nearly 6,000 international students from more than 100 countries. The Edith Cowan University fees are between $13,600 to $39,000 per year. 

Medical & Health Sciences, Engineering, Education, Arts & Humanities, Business & Law, Nursing & Midwifery, Science, and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts are among the more than 250 degrees offered by their eight Schools. They have three campuses – Joondalup and Mount Lawley in metropolitan Perth, and the South West Campus in Bunbury. 

Edith Cowan University Courses:

There are 4 major categories that the students can opt from and they are majorly categorised as:
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Graduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies:

ECU is home to a great mix of students who are comprised from straight out of school to mature aged students. ECU has received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all 37 public universities in Australia for the sixth year in a row. ECU offers a vast variety of undergraduate courses and comprises some of the best that are found at any university in Australia.

Some of the highlights of the ECU is:

  • It has one of Australia’s fastest-growing Engineering schools
  • It has the largest nursing program in Western Australia
  • It is the oldest and most popular School of Education in Western Australia
  • One of the most comprehensive Arts & Humanities Schools in the Southern Hemisphere
  • One of the world’s leading performing arts academies, WAAPA.
Comprises of various disciplines under these categories of courses:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business & Law
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Medical & Health Sciences
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Science
  • Teacher Education
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Post-Graduate Studies:

ECU has been 5 stars rated and is the top WA university for postgraduate overall experience in the 2022 Good Universities Guide. It has been ranked in the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings.

Some of the Courses structures found in the ECU are:
  • The course structure for a postgraduate qualification can be followed in two ways –coursework or research
  • The majority of the postgraduate coursework disciplines offer a graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters level courses
  • Advancement from a graduate certificate to masters can also be done as a natural progression.
  • The key stages of a research degree are by identifying a topic, developing a proposal, conducting the research and writing the thesis.
ECU provides various postgraduate courses under these categories:

  • Graduate Certificates
  • Graduate Diplomas
  • Masters Degrees by Coursework
  • Masters Degrees by Research
  • Doctorates

International Masters Scholarship 2022:

ECU’s International academic scholarships are assessed automatically at the time of application, which makes it easier for the applicants to apply directly into the course of their choice, and can be assessed for scholarships at the same time. Once the application for the scholarships is successful, the Admissions Office will issue a separate letter relating to the applicant’s scholarship along with a Letter of Offer to their course of choice.

Some of the most commonly applied scholarships for international students are as follows:

International Undergraduate Scholarship 2022:

  • This scholarship is available for a range of courses, this scholarship is offered to future international students from selected countries.
  • The scholarship offers up to a 20% (per cent) reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the course at ECU.
International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship 2022:

  • This scholarship is offered to future international students from select countries who can demonstrate a high level of academic achievement in their previous studies.
  • The applicants who have higher entry-level eligibility criteria are automatically eligible for this scholarship.
  • The scholarship offers up to a 20% (per cent) reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the course at ECU.
Executive Dean’s 2022 Master of Engineering Scholarship:

  • This scholarship is offered to international students who have shown high academic achievements in their previous studies to study for the Master of Engineering.
  • The scholarship offers a 10% (per cent) reduction in tuition fees for the duration of the course at ECU.

ECU has 3 campuses in Western Australia, with each offering a modern, vibrant location for study and learning. ECU is committed to managing and maintaining our environment by reducing our environmental footprint and encouraging the achievement of a sustainable community.

ECU provides a supportive learning environment by providing a variety of on-campus services and facilities to all of the students that are categorized under Student & Staff focused services and Commercial outlets.

Student & Staff Focused Services include:

  • Accommodation:

ECU has on-campus accommodation at all the 3 campuses that are managed by the Campus Living Villages.

  • Childcare:

The two campuses Joondalup and Mount Lawley offer professional, well-equipped childcare centres.

  • Computer Labs & Wireless Internet:

Here the students enjoy 24 – hour access to on-campus computing facilities.

  • Counselling Service:

This service can help the students to address any academic or personal issues and it is free.

  • Equity, diversity and disability services:

These services provide support to students with diverse study needs.

  • Health service:

Medical centres are conveniently located on the Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses, providing GP and nursing treatments.

  • Hearing-impaired assistance:

ECU provides two types of hearing assistance systems that are induction and infrared. They are used in several teaching and learning rooms on all the 3 campuses.

  • Library:

Campus Libraries in ECU provide comprehensive book and journal collections, electronic resources and facilities for study and research.

  • Student Hub:

This is the first point of contact for all student enquiries, including academic information, enrolments and access cards.

  • Student Guild, clubs and associations:

In ECU, the student guild represents the students on a range of academic and legal issues. It also offers many social and cultural activities through a range of clubs and associations. 

Commercial Outlets include:

  • Food, cafes and bars:

From having a coffee on the run to a substantial meal, our campuses have a range of food and beverage options.

  • Hair and Beauty Salon:

The Crown Hairdressing is located on the Joondalup Campus which serves both staff and students.

  • Sport & Fitness:

Modern sports, recreation and fitness facilities are located on all three campuses.

  • Bookshop:

In ECU, the bookshop called “The School Locker” is the student’s one-stop shop for uniforms, badges, equipment textbooks, stationery and merchandise. The School Locker is open on the Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses on order online as well.

  • Print, Copy, and Scan Services:

The Luminate Printworks print centres are open to staff and students. On-site experts give you ideas and recommendations for the creation of brochures and posters, thesis printing, study notes and much more. 

  • Australia Post Parcel:

Lockers are available and it requires one to nominate to have their delivery directed to a parcel locker on campus to save oneself a missed delivery. 

6,000 international students, originating from over 100 countries.
5-star rating for teaching quality over 14 years
Ranked number 9 for quality education in the world

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