Step into Study
The most important step is the first one.
Thank you for stepping into ECU
Whether you’re a recent school leaver or you’ve had a break from study, we’ll help you take the next step towards an exciting future.
What can I study?
Many things! Tell us who you are and we'll help you find a course.
If you didn't receive a December round offer, you can:
- do nothing and automatically be considered for the January round OR
- change your preferences and be reconsidered for the January round.
To find out more about this, visit the TISC Offers web page.
You'll only receive one offer, if any, in each round (December or January).
If you receive an offer in both the December and January rounds, the January round offer replaces the December round offer.
If you receive a December round offer and want to be considered for a higher preference in the January round offers, you don’t need to do anything. Your December round offer will still be valid.
If you receive a December 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 20th December 2019.
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).
20th Dec – Closing date for change of preferences
23rd Dec – December round offers
8th Jan – Closing date for second round change of preferences
16th Jan – January round offers
24th 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.
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.
How can I get help?
If you've just received your results, and you'd like to talk to us about your options, please contact us through any of these channels.
We’re open for enquiries until 5pm every weekday in the lead-up to Christmas. On Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th December we're also available to chat online from 5pm – 7pm.
Our holiday opening hours are also shown below.
Holiday Opening hours
If you'd like to contact our friendly Future Student Enquiries team via phone, social media, live chat or email, please note we will be closed from 5.00pm on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 and will reopen from 9.00am Thursday, 2 January 2020.
Campus visiting hours
Our Future Students offices at all campuses are also closing at 5.00pm Tuesday, 24 December 2019 and will reopen on the following dates and times:
|Joondalup||Thursday 2 Jan 2020||9am - 4pm weekdays|
|Mount Lawley||Monday 6 Jan 2020||9am - 4pm weekdays|
|South West||Wednesday 8 Jan 2020||8:30am - 5:00pm weekdays|
"Encouragement from my lecturers has taught me not to underestimate myself"
I chose to study at ECU after it was recommended as a specialist university by friends who had recently graduated in Education. I was able to gain entry using a Cert IV in Business.
My study experience at ECU has been very positive as my lecturers have been approachable and supportive.
Every semester of my studies has resulted in at least two weeks of practical work placement. Each placement has built upon prior knowledge, leaving me excited about my future career.
"The data I produced is now incorporated into drainage design"
Civil Engineering student, Bojan Markoski, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Bojan discusses the reasons he decided to study Civil Engineering and the structure of the units in the course. He says the students spend a couple of weeks learning the theory, then spend time in the labs applying those theories to real-world problems.
He has already applied things he learnt in labs to his work. He approached the City of Stirling to do a project on the lack of information they had on existing drainage data. ECU had the facilities to do scale-model testing of road drainage. The data Bojan's project produced is now incorporated into drainage design to provide an increased accuracy in designs. Bojan discusses the materials available for units, the flexibility of the units and support provided by lecturers. He talks about how he studies part-time, while working full-time for the City of Stirling.
He accesses online lectures and recordings. He says the lecturers have offered a lot of support to him. He also discusses the practical assessments incorporated into units, such as a lab or site investigation, where you apply Engineering theory to a real-world problem and enhances your learning.
Bojan talks about the facilities and state-of-art laboratories he can access across all Engineering fields. He says this means he's able to use equipment that you'd use in the workforce, this gives him an edge over people who haven't used this machinery and equipment.
"I found the lecturers really helpful"
West Coast Eagles AFL player, Mark Hutchings talks about what attracted him to study at ECU, and how Sports Science is giving him a base education that will prepare him for a career in the industry after he finishes playing.