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Step into Study

Whether you're a recent school leaver with or without an ATAR, or you've had a break from study, we'll help you take the next step towards an exciting future.

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    ECU top in teaching quality

    For the fifth year in a row, ECU has received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all 37 public universities in Australia.

    ECU was also the top-ranked public university in Australia for undergraduate skills development for the sixth year in a row.

    View QILT results.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE Impact Rankings 2020

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked number 9 in the world for Quality Education and is in the top 100 overall in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact rankings, showing how the global higher education sector is working towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.

What can I study?

Many things! Tell us who you are and we'll help you find a course.

Choose your pathway

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There are alternative pathways to explore, such as UniPrep and the Experienced Based Entry Scheme. For creative arts and design courses, you should consider our Creative Arts Portfolio Entry.

It's OK to take a different path or change your mind about your preferences.

Explore our pathways

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • If you require help with selecting a course, you can contact our Future Students Team, or call them on 134 328.

  • Don't panic – It happens! Fortunately, ATAR is not the only pathway into university.

    There are alternatives, such as UniPrep, the Experienced Based Entry Scheme and Creative Arts Portfolio Entry pathway. It's OK to take a different path or change your mind about your preferences.

    Explore our pathways.

  • If you didn't receive a Main round offer, you can:

    • do nothing and automatically be considered for the Second round OR
    • change your preferences and be reconsidered for the Second round.

    To find out more about this, visit the TISC Offers web page.

  • You'll only receive one offer, if any, in each round (Main or Second).

    If you receive an offer in both the Main and Second rounds, the Second round offer replaces the Main round offer.

    If you receive a Main round offer and want to be considered for a higher preference in the Second round offers, you don’t need to do anything. Your Main round offer will still be valid.

    If you receive a Main round offer and accept it, you won’t be considered for any further rounds of offers.

    Got an early offer?

    If you've received an early offer and wish to keep it, please ensure your first preference on TISC matches this early offer. TISC change of preferences close on 8th January 2021.

  • Yes. You can defer your offer for up to 12 months (2 consecutive semesters), subject to certain restrictions and meeting the application deadlines. You can defer most courses, with the exception of some WAAPA, Nursing and Music Education courses.

    In some instances, if the course has a mid-year intake, you can defer for 6 months (1 semester).

    More information about deferring offers

  • 8th Jan – Closing date to change preferences for the Main round offers

    15th Jan – Main round offers

    24th Jan – Closing date to change preferences for Second round offers

    28th Jan – Second round round offers

    22nd Feb – Semester 1 starts

  • If you didn't get the ATAR you were hoping for, there are other pathways into university study. At ECU, that includes UniPrep or the Experience Based Entry Scheme. In some circumstances, Year 12 students can be asked to sit the STAT test, administered by TISC.

    STAT includes two parts:

    • Written English - tests your ability to communicate effectively in writing
    • Multiple Choice - tests in the areas of Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics

    Year 12 students are only able to sit the Written English component of the STAT test if they have received permission or have been invited from a university to do so. This is usually because their Year 12 English results were deemed as a near miss for entry into a Bachelor degree.

    The Multiple Choice component is only available to students over the age of 20.

  • Yes, please do. While entry into university enabling courses like UniPrep is not guaranteed, they do have slightly different requirements to undergraduate degrees. After all, they’re designed to give you the academic skills to succeed at university.

    UniPrep (short for University Preparation Course) is a great foundation to further study, and upon successful completion you'll be eligible for entry into many of our undergraduate degrees.

    More about UniPrep

  • Eligible students from identified Western Australian schools will receive an automatic ATAR adjustment of up to 10 selection ranks to support university entry if they’re from areas considered to have an educational disadvantage.

    • Eligible students with an ATAR of 60 to 69.95 will receive a selection rank adjustment to 70
    • Eligible students with an ATAR of 70 and above will receive a selection rank adjustment of 5 to a maximum ATAR of 90

    Check if your school is on our ECU Access Eligible WA Schools list.

When and how to talk to us during summer

If you've just received your results, and you'd like to talk to our friendly Future Students team about your options, please get in touch!

You can phone us on 134 328, or +61 8 6304 0000 if you’re overseas. You can also use our social media channels, live chat or submit a domestic student or international student enquiries form.

Holiday opening hours - Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses

Our Future Students offices on Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses will be open during the following hours over the holiday break.

Day/Date Opening hourse
Monday, 21 December 2020 9.00am to 4.00pm
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 9.00am to 4.00pm
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 9.00am to 4.00pm
Thursday, 24 December 2020 Closed
Friday, 25 December 2020 Closed
Monday, 28 December 2020 Closed
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 9.00am to 4.00pm – Joondalup Campus walk-in enquiries only
Wednesday, 30 December 2020 9.00am to 4.00pm – Joondalup Campus walk-in enquiries only
Thursday, 31 December 2020 9.00am to 4.00pm – Joondalup Campus walk-in enquiries only
Friday, 1 January 2021 Closed

Holiday opening hours - South West Campus

The South West Campus Future Students Engagements office will be closed from 4.00pm on Friday, 18 December 2020 and will reopen from 9.00am on Monday, 4 January 2021.

After the holidays

All Future Students offices will return to normal business hours of 9.00am to 4.00pm weekdays on all campuses from Monday, 4 January 2021.

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Become World Ready

Student stories

  • Claire Mason

    Exercise and Sports Science and Exercise Science and Rehabilitation graduate

    "You have the opportunity to experience the workplace"

    I was looking to upskill into a clinical setting and ECU was the only university in Western Australia that was offering the accredited course. The lecturers are all very renowned in their own fields. Their current research is within the areas that they teach us. This means that we are getting the most up-to-date information in the lectures and labs. They were all very approachable and supportive should we need help with any of the assignments or topics that we covered.

  • Ian Green

    Forensic Science student

    "The skills and knowledge gained has broadened my horizons"

    A forensic scientist can be the difference between whether someone is prosecuted for a crime, or whether they walk free. ECU student Ian Green explains how.

  • Aaron Tucker

    Aaron Tucker

    ECU Finance graduate

    "I chose ECU because it offered fully online units with fantastic student support, which was ideal when I was working full time at the start of my degree"

    My entire world view has been expanded by studying at ECU. I had no real idea how complicated Finance was before I started. The further into my studies I have progressed, the more I have leant on things I picked up in the first year introductory classes. The skills I have picked up during my course have always had a compounding effect and I now feel comfortable to market myself to employers.

    The lecturers are deeply knowledgeable and very helpful when you have concerns or questions. I have met many fellow students through my studies that I now call friends.

    I can't recommend ECU highly enough, especially given their flexibility and world class facilities.