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We offer a wide range of courses which are available for study online.

Studying a course online will enable you to study the course without ever having to come to an ECU campus.

This is an option for students, who for reasons such as distance, domestic responsibilities, work commitments or disability would prefer not to relocate to study.

How does it work?

Online study is mainly delivered via our learning management system and supported by supplementary material we post to you – including printed information and CD ROMs.

Communication and support

If you study online, your ECU student email account will be used for most correspondence to you, for example any exam information, or unit updates from coordinators and tutors.

If you live relatively close to an ECU campus, you’ll be able to access campus facilities and learning support services. If not, some support services can still be accessed online.


You can purchase textbooks from a Co-Op Shop on one of our campuses, or by ordering them online.

Library access

Resources are available to off-campus students via the ECU Library.

You can conduct research online through the library databases and online catalogue and they’ll provide you with copies of journal articles and books if you live a long way from an ECU campus.


Most online units will require you to attend a final examination. You can register your attendance at one of our examination centre locations using Student Information Management Online (SIMO).

SIMO is also used to enrol for your study units.

Student support

As an online student, living close to an ECU campus, you will be able to access our on-campus student life and learning support services.

You can access a range of these services online if you are not living close to an ECU campus.

Courses offered online

We matched 37 courses.

Adopts a contemporary approach to the education of practitioners in the areas of police and corrections.

Provides students in the addiction studies field with a strong psychological focus. This addition complements the area of psychology.

Provides students with basic counselling skills to complement their psychological knowledge.

Equips students with skills in analysing, researching and explaining interactions between people and their environment.

Designed for students who wish to pursue further study in the area of psychology, forensic psychology or justice, or who wish to be employed within the criminal justice system.

Equips students with the theory, practical experience and transferable employability skills, including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving, required to succeed in a wide range of business careers.

Enhances the professional preparation and career options of both Human Resource Management (HRM) practitioners and Psychologists.

Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of computer science, and prepares students for careers in the fields of computing and software development.

Provides students with theoretical foundations, beginning therapeutic skills and first self-reflective clinical practice proficiency in counselling.

Brings together the key aspects of national and international security with an emphasis on contemporary security issues.

Recommended for students with an interest in criminology, social justice and the justice system.

Adopts a contemporary approach to criminology and justice education with an emphasis on developing educated practitioners who possess a high level of academic literacy, professional competency and Indigenous cultural responsiveness.

Focuses on the care and education of children aged 0-8 years, in partnership with families and communities.

A progressive course dedicated to producing future teachers ready to enter the primary education teacher profession.

Prepares students to be able to make a positive contribution to enhancing the health of communities.

Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of information technology, and prepares students for careers in the fields of information technology, computer security, wireless computing and information services.

Enables those with a Bachelor degree to complete a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in three years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

Equips students with skills for the courtroom and beyond, providing greater scope and options for a rewarding career in the legal, corporate, commercial and social justice fields.

Provides students with the theory, practical experience and employability skills, including leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving, required for employment in a wide range of professions.

This double degree enables students who wish to study Law, and Criminology & Justice to obtain a degree in both fields.

This double degree combination enables students to gain skills in law and psychological science providing a broad range of career opportunities.

Designed for students with a humanities background who are interested in careers comprising psychology and areas from arts and humanities, such as children studies, youth work, human services, disability and justice.

Provides high quality studies in a wide range of science and technology disciplines.

Focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of IT security across a range of fundamental areas, such as network security and vulnerability assessment, information security, digital forensics, wireless device security and database security.

Designed to develop knowledge and skills in security management, risk management and security technologies.

Broadens students understanding of themselves, their community and society, as well as preparing them for work as policy makers, managers and practitioners within the community/public service sector.

Provides a professional education in the field of social work. It develops the students' ability to work within a complex, uncertain and contested social work practice environment by developing their professional competencies.

Provides a comprehensive program of study in the essentials of youth work as an embedded practice within community work. The course includes specialist units in youth work, plus complementary studies in community work.

Provides a pathway for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to enter into most undergraduate courses at ECU. Students develop the academic skills and the cultural understandings of university necessary to succeed in higher education.

Prepares students for university-level study by teaching them the required skills for academic success, with an emphasis on the student becoming an independent learner.

Provides an entry pathway to selected undergraduate teaching degrees at ECU.

A fourth year of study for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, or equivalent.

A fourth year of study for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Information Technology, or equivalent. The course consists of two components, the first comprising of content units, while the second takes the form of a major project.

A fourth year of study in which students complete a research project on an agreed topic.

Enhances students' knowledge and research skills which can be applied in the varied professional roles in community services.

Provides members of the WA Police Force who work in the Risk Assessment Unit with a formal qualification.

Designed for students who are interested in obtaining an overview of the discipline of psychology.

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