Our undergraduate courses have minimum entry requirements.
These can include English competency or a qualifying ATAR or STAT score. If you’ve 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.
Flexible entry pathways can lead you here, even if you have a near-miss score, no ATAR or STAT, or no previous uni study.
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.
We provide support and specialised entry pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
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.
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 different ways you can enter postgrad courses at ECU.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Our courses have minimum entry requirements. These include English competency and qualifying secondary school results, or a Certificate or Diploma that meets Australian standards. If you’ve completed or partially completed an undergraduate or higher degree, this can also help you enter an ECU course.
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 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 offer courses to improve your English language competency.
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.
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.
Edith Cowan College is conveniently located on our Mount Lawley and Joondalup campuses.
Everyone’s situation is different. Let’s talk about your options before you apply for a course.
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