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Course entry

Choose your study type.



Undergraduate

There are minimum requirements you have to meet for our undergraduate courses.

These can include English competency or a qualifying ATAR or STAT score. If you’ve previously completed or partially completed a degree, or have a recognised Certificate IV, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma, this can also help you enter an ECU course.

If you have a near-miss score, or don't have an ATAR, STAT or previous uni study, you may still find a pathway here.

What are my options?

Select the situation that describes you best.

If you:

  • finished year 12 and have an ATAR score
Select

ATAR course entry

  • If you have an ATAR, you may meet our entry requirements for an undergraduate degree.
  • If your ATAR doesn’t meet entry requirements for the course you've chosen, you can consider an alternative pathway that may lead to that course. This could be via our portfolio entry, or through an alternative course, but we suggest you talk to us about your best option.

If you:

  • completed a Certificate IV, or
  • completed 3 subjects at stage 2 or 3 and one 1 subject at stage 1, or
  • completed year 12 and satisfied WACE requirements
Select

Non ATAR course entry

If you:

  • completed year 12 or a VET course in the last few years, or
  • are at least 20 years old and you've completed or considered taking a STAT test, or
  • are at least 20 years old and don’t have any formal qualifications, but have work experience
Select

Non-school applicants

  • If you've completed a STAT test and met the minimum score, you may be eligible for one of our undergraduate courses. If you've not met the required scores you may be able to progress to an undergraduate degree through an alternative course or the University Preparation course.
  • If you've completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma, you may be eligible for one of our undergraduate degrees.
  • If you've completed Year 12, you may be eligible for one of our undergraduate degrees or you can progress to one through a University Preparation course.
  • If none of the above applies to you, or you wish to strengthen your application, you should consider our Portfolio entry option.

ATAR course entry

  • If you have an ATAR, you may meet our entry requirements for an undergraduate degree.
  • If your ATAR doesn’t meet entry requirements for the course you've chosen, you can consider an alternative pathway that may lead to that course. This could be via our portfolio entry, or through an alternative course, but we suggest you talk to us about your best option.

Non ATAR course entry

Non-school applicants

  • If you've completed a STAT test and met the minimum score, you may be eligible for one of our undergraduate courses. If you've not met the required score you may be able to progress to an undergraduate degree through an alternative course or the University Preparation course.
  • If you've completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma, you may be eligible for one of our undergraduate degrees.
  • If you've completed Year 12, you may be eligible for one of our undergraduate degrees or you can progress to one through a University Preparation course.
  • If none of the above applies to you, or you wish to strengthen your application, you should consider our Portfolio entry option.

Unsure about options or courses?

Attending a future student event will help you find a direction.


Course entry directions

Follow the trail with the help of our Pathway Wizard.

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Credit for studies or work experience

Where you’ve finished related study, you may be awarded credit points towards an ECU course, or substitute some units for others. We call this advanced standing.

If you have at least 5 years relevant professional experience, you may be eligible for entry into a graduate certificate program.

Many courses progress from graduate certificate to master’s level in natural stages. We call this articulation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

We provide support and specialised entry pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Interviews, folios and auditions

For some of our Education, Communications & Arts or WAAPA courses, you’ll be asked to submit a folio of work, or attend an interview and/or audition as part of the admission process.

Postgraduate

Our postgraduate courses include Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters by coursework, Masters by research, and Doctorates.

Postgraduate study is generally available if you have a Bachelors Degree, Bachelors with Honours, or equivalent. There are a number of ways you can enter postgrad courses at ECU.

Note: Some courses have other prerequisites or special admission conditions. For example, you may need to have completed a specific degree or subject.
Graduate Certificate

Diversify your skills and knowledge with courses of 3 or 4 units that can be completed in as little as 6 months full-time. Many Grad Certs can be studied online or part-time too.

Note: Some Grad Certs are available based on your work experience, rather than previous qualifications.

Graduate Diploma

A step up from Graduate Certificate, with 8 units and usually 1 year full-time study (or longer part-time). Allows you to study a major in a new field, rather than completing another degree.

Note: Generally, you can receive credit towards a Grad Dip if you've completed a Grad Cert in the same area.

Masters by coursework

A Masters may require up to 2 years full-time study. Part-time and online study options may also be available.

Note: You might gain credit towards a Masters by coursework from similar courses you've completed at Grad Cert or Grad Dip level.

Masters by research

Research Masters is generally an opportunity to delve deeper into a profession, or to follow a Bachelors degree where a research project or thesis is required.

Masters by research generally takes up to 2 years full-time study, or longer part-time.

Doctor of Philosophy

A supervised 4-year full-time research degree, leading to the submission of a thesis or a creative work plus an exegesis (a paper that interprets your creative work).

Professional Doctorate

Designed for industry professionals to acquire an in-depth understanding of the latest developments in their field. Combines coursework and research over 3 years full-time study.

Integrated PhD

A new 4-year degree that includes a foundation year of research preparation, followed by up to 3 years of research and the submission of a thesis.


Unsure about options or courses?

Attending a future student event will help you find a direction.

Professional experience can count

If you don’t have a Bachelors degree, but can show that you have at least 5 years professional experience relevant to a study discipline we offer, you can apply for a Graduate Certificate course.

Generally, if you successfully complete a Graduate Certificate you can progress to a Graduate Diploma, and from there, to a Masters by coursework degree.

Many courses progress from Graduate Certificate to Masters level in natural stages. We call this articulation.

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Student Recruitment Officer on the phone

Credit for studies or work experience

Where you’ve finished related study, you may be awarded credit points towards an ECU course, or substitute some units for others. We call this advanced standing.

If you have qualifications already, you may want to check our advanced standing database.

International

There are minimum requirements you have to meet to enter our courses. These include English competency and qualifying secondary school results, or a certificate or diploma that meets Australian standards. If you’ve previously completed or partially completed an undergraduate or higher degree, this can also help you enter an ECU course.

ENGLISH COMPETENCY

Do you meet our English language requirements?

SECONDARY SCHOOL RESULTS

Check the entry requirements for your home country.

Note: Some courses have other prerequisites or special admission conditions. Check course pages for details.

Undergraduate entry

In addition to your secondary school qualifications, if you’ve completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma at a recognised Australian education provider, this study may help you meet minimum entry requirements for an undergraduate course.

If you've completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma you may also be eligible for advanced standing.

Should you need it, we also offer pathway programs to undergraduate study through our partner institutions based in Perth, Western Australia.

Some partner institutions also offer courses to improve your English language competency.

Postgraduate entry

If you have a Bachelors degree you can apply for entry to a Masters by coursework or a Masters by research degree. Successful completion of your Masters by research degree can lead to a Doctor of Philosophy or an Integrated PhD.

If you don’t have a Bachelors degree, but can show that you have at least 5 years professional experience relevant to a course we offer, you can apply to study a Graduate Certificate.

Please note that visa restrictions may apply.

If you successfully complete a Graduate Certificate you can progress to a Graduate Diploma and from there, to a Masters degree.

Unsure about options or courses?

Attending a future student event will help you find a direction.

Pathway providers

Successfully completing a pathway program at one of our partner institutions can help you enter some ECU courses. These organisations offer courses that can be visa packaged with ECU courses, leading to a smooth transition from one institution to another.

The Perth Institute of Business and Technology (PIBT) is conveniently located on our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses.

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English language providers

If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements, you may consider studying English with one of our package partners.

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Talk to us

Everyone’s situation is different. Let’s talk about your options before you apply for a course.



Telephone

Telephone:
134 328 (Aus)
+61 8 6304 0000 (Int)

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