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Course entry

Choose your study type.



Undergraduate

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.

What are my options?

Select the situation that describes you best.

If you:

  • finished year 12 and have an ATAR
Select

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 have a couple of options.

Talk to us about your best option.

If you:

  • completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or another Registered Training Organisation
  • meet or are likely to meet English Competency requirements for undergraduate or University Preparation courses
  • are a school leaver and have achieved WACE
Select

If you have VET qualifications

If you:

  • aren’t a current year 12 student expecting an ATAR; and
  • meet or are likely to meet English competency requirements for undergraduate or University Preparation courses
Select

You have four options

  1. WACE and English competency
    If you've completed Year 12, achieved WACE and satisfy English competency, you may be eligible for one of our undergraduate courses.

    OR

    You can progress to an undergraduate course through a University Preparation course or our Portfolio Pathway.
  2. STAT test
    If you’ve completed the STAT or intend to do so, and you meet 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 course through an alternative course, or a University Preparation course.
  3. Completed units at a university
    If you’ve successfully completed units at ECU, or an equivalent university anywhere in the world, you may be eligible for admission into the course of your choice.
  4. Work experience
    If you’re at least 20 years old and have work experience, but no formal qualifications, you can apply via our Portfolio Pathway or consider a Graduate Certificate course.

If you have an ATAR

  • You may meet our entry requirements for an undergraduate course.
  • If your ATAR doesn’t meet entry requirements for the course you've chosen, you have a couple of options.

Talk to us about your best option.

If you have VET qualifications

You have four options

  1. WACE and English competency
    If you've completed Year 12, achieved WACE and satisfy English competency, you may be eligible for one of our undergraduate courses.

    OR

    You can progress to an undergraduate course through a University Preparation course or our Portfolio Pathway.
  2. STAT test
    If you’ve completed the STAT or intend to do so, and you meet 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 course through an alternative course, or a University Preparation course.
  3. Completed units at a university
    If you’ve successfully completed units at ECU, or an equivalent university anywhere in the world, you may be eligible for admission into the course of your choice.
  4. Work experience
    If you’re at least 20 years old and have work experience, but no formal qualifications, you can apply via our Portfolio Pathway or consider a Graduate Certificate course.

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 different 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

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.

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 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.

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. We hold events in your home country as well as in Perth.

Study at ECU on an exchange program

Travel here and study for one or two semesters with our Study Abroad and Exchange Program.

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.

Edith Cowan College 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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