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ECU maintains close and regular communications with our Offshore partners and our students who are enrolled in our Offshore programs. During this time alternative teaching arrangements have been made with our partners which have been implemented accordingly until the situation changes. This way our students are afforded the opportunity to continue their studies with minimum inconvenience and interruption where possible.

Offshore Programs

Our offshore programs allow you to study an ECU degree in your home country at one of our partner institutions. If you successfully complete one of these programs, you’ll be awarded an ECU degree.

We work closely with our partners to ensure you receive quality teaching, access to resources, and the support to help you successfully complete your studies closer to home.

Note: If you’re thinking about undertaking a degree in Australia, please visit our International study web page

Why study overseas?

Our offshore programs provide the opportunity for you to study an ECU degree in your home country, but with access to our curricula, academic staff and resources.

Graduates who are awarded an ECU degree after studying at one of our partner institutions receive the same recognition as graduates awarded in Perth, and have the opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony. After graduation, you’ll be part of ECU’s alumni network which offers great networking opportunities with fellow graduates.

Many of our offshore programs recognise prior learning. So if you have completed previous study or you have professional work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing. This can reduce the number of units you will need to study to be awarded an ECU degree.

What can you study?

Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU)

ZJNU was established as the Hangzhou Junior Teacher’s College in 1956, and obtained university status in 1985.

ECU’s School of Education has been in partnership with ZJNU since 2002. Under this partnership, ECU and ZJNU jointly deliver the ECU Master of Education (Educational Leadership) at the ZJNU campus in Jinhua, China.  To date, more than 750 students have graduated from the degree.

Teaching is delivered in intensive study blocks. On completion of the program, students are awarded an ECU degree.

For more information, please contact ZJNU at:, or visit the ZJNU website.

Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE)

HKU SPACE was established in 1992 and is an extension of the University of Hong Kong. It provides part-time and full-time courses and has a history of collaborating with renowned overseas universities .

HKU SPACE recently partnered with ECU and it is planned to deliver the Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security) from September 2020. HKU SPACE academic staff will provide the teaching while ECU will have the overall academic oversight of the course.

For more information about the course, please contact HKU SPACE Website.

PSB Academy (PSB)

Established over 50 years ago, PSB Academy caters over 11,000 local and international students per year through its growing portfolio of VET programs, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

ECU partnered with PSB in 2018, for delivery of three courses in Cyber Security. They are the Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security), the Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security and the Master of Cyber Security. A fourth course was recently added to the delivery with the Bachelor of Science (Exercise & Sport Science) to start in 2021. PSB staff will teach the ECU courses in Singapore with overall academic oversight by ECU academic staff.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact PSB on email or visit the PSB website.

ECU Sri Lanka Campus

Edith Cowan University in partnerships with Navitas have launched a range of full degree undergraduate programs, delivered in Colombo.

The new programs highlight Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) strengthened commitment to the country’s education sector and producing job-ready graduates.

Over 2,400 students have gained access to education and graduated as part of the 20-year partnership with Navitas and Australian College of Business and Technology (ACBT) thus far.

The full degree courses now delivered:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Design (Games and Interactive Design)
  • Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)
  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing Studies)(Year 3)

At Edith Cowan College (ECC ), you also have the opportunity to undertake several pathway programs. These include studying a Foundation program or Diploma that can help you enter several ECU courses. You could also complete an English language course or a foundation program.

For more information on the courses above, including the admission requirements, please contact ECU Sri Lanka

Centre of Aviation & Security Studies (CASS)

ECU’s relationship with the Emirates Centre of Aviation & Security Studies dates back to November 2001. CASS forms part of the Emirates Group Security Division, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Emirates Group. Its main function is to manage the portfolio of education courses for aviation management to support continued professional development of staff in Emirates and partner organisations.

ECU courses delivered:

  • Diploma in Ground Handling
  • Diploma in Aviation Security Management

To date, more than 1,500 students have graduated from these programs.

For more details on the courses, please contact the staff at CASS.

Email: or

Ho Chi Minh City Open University (HCMCOU)

Ho Chi Minh City Open University is a public university founded in 1993.

ECU partnered with HCMCOU in 2016 to deliver the ECU Master of Education (TESOL). ECU delivers the required units to award the Master of Education (TESOL) on-campus at HCMCOU in intensive teaching blocks, to cater for students with full-time work commitments. On completion of the program, students will be awarded an ECU degree.

For more information about the program, please contact the Graduate School of HCMCOU. Email contact:

Course entry and applying

You must meet ECU’s course entry requirements, including English competency. Some programs may have special entry requirements.

If you’ve met all requirements and you’re ready to apply, please contact the partner in your home country to request they submit an application to ECU on your behalf.

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