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Indicative tuition fees provided are estimates based on information available to Edith Cowan University at the time of their calculation and are presented as a guide for comparative purposes only. The fees which are ultimately applicable are subject to change. ECU makes no representations or warranties in relation to the reliability of these estimates or the methodologies used for their calculations.

I acknowledge that I understand that these tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change.

First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $6,365.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $17,150.00

There are two types of domestic tuition fees as displayed above. Read the following information to identify which indicative tuition fee amount may be applicable to you.

Commonwealth Supported Place

Under this arrangement, the Australian Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees, called your 'student contribution'.

You are eligible to be Commonwealth Supported if you are studying:

  • a Bachelor's degree;
  • an Associate Diploma;
  • an Honours degree; or
  • selected Commonwealth Government Supported postgraduate courses.

You must also satisfy ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are an Australian Citizen.
  • You hold a Permanent Humanitarian visa.
  • You are a New Zealand Citizen and you are living in Australia whilst studying.
  • You hold an Australian Permanent Residency visa and you are living in Australia whilst studying.

Please note that eligibility for a Commonwealth Supported rate of fees does not determine your eligibility for a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan. For further details and to obtain a more comprehensive indication of tuition fees, please use the Fees Calculator.

Domestic Tuition Fee

Domestic tuition fees (unsubsidised full fee amount) will be applicable to you if you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic tuition fees also apply to non-award courses (courses or programs that do not lead to a higher education award, but are studied for general interest, professional purposes, or to gain entry to a degree program through an alternative pathway). More about non-award courses.

We recommend you visit our Fees Calculator for a more comprehensive view of the cost of courses and units.

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Bachelor of Arts

This course structure will be available to students commencing the course from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is a 360 credit point (24 units) award, structured as follows:

  1. A core unit set of 90 credit points (6 units) comprising:
    • two first year units;
    • two second year units; and
    • two capstone units in the final year to prepare students for pathways into work, creative practice or further research.


    • two first year foundation units of (30 credit points) to prepare students for their major study. These are specified for each major.

2. A Major programme of 120 credit points (8 units) at second and third year level.

3. A supplementary programme of 120 credit points (8 units) comprising:

    • An elective programme of 120 credit points (8 units);
    • OR
    • A Minor study of 60 credit points (4 units) plus electives of 60 credit points (4 units) or a second minor of 60 credit points (4 units).
    • OR
    • A second Major from Bachelor of Arts or from elsewhere within or outside the School. This may be from Bachelor of Science at South West campus.

Note: students undertaking two Majors must make a careful plan for study with the Course Coordinator at the commencement of their course.

Whatever plan students choose, normally no more than ten of the units studied should be at first year level.

Year One
UnitDescription Points
CCI1103Region and Culture 15
RPS1100Communication for the Professions 15

Students in their first year will also select foundation units and first year electives. Students undertaking a double major should consult their Program Coordinator before undertaking units in their first year.

Students should select at least two of the following units in first year:

UnitDescription Points
CCC1101Texts and Meanings 15
CCC1106Popular Media 15
CCI1102Visual and Graphic Fundamentals 15
SWK1102Philosophy, Knowledge and Ethics 15
VIS1303Introduction to Drawing 15
VIS1305Materials and Methods: Approaches to Studio 15
WRT1103Creativity and Writing 15

A typical first year enrolment will include two core units and the two foundation units specified for the student's chosen major. The remaining units in the first year timetable can be selected from this list of foundation units and will be considered course electives. Students may choose further ELECTIVE UNITS from any of those offered in the Arts program. They may also select units from any programs in the Faculty or the University subject to prerequisite requirements being met.

Year Two
UnitDescription Points
CCC2100Pre-modernism 15
CCC2105Modernism 15

Year Three
UnitDescription Points
RPS3110Applied Research Methods 15
RPS3111Research Project 15

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