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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

  • Rachel Robson

    Rachel Robson

    ECU Law graduate

    "My parliamentary internship gave me insight into the political arena of law"

    It has definitely assisted me with my career as my research paper was published and discussed in Parliament, and my contribution acknowledged by the MP.

    Apart from the internship, I was fortunate to undertake a work placement program with the Law Society of Western Australia, in their Law Access Division. This gave me an insight into the pro bono area of work for law. I’ve had a great experience at ECU.

    You are taught to challenge yourself outside of a textbook and incorporate theoretical knowledge into practical experience.

  • Sean Johnson

    Chemical Engineering

    "The lecturers at ECU are very approachable"

    Chemical Engineering student, Sean Johnson, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Sean discusses how the general first year is beneficial as it gives you the opportunity to consider which discipline is right for you, and there is the option to change.

    He talks about the practical nature of assignments in his course, particularly a recent assignment where he focused on beer brewing, applying his chemical engineering knowledge and process design and process criteria knowledge to the process. He says his lecturers are approachable, whether you're after information about your course or the unit you're studying. Sean chose to study Chemical Engineering at ECU because he knows the lecturers have first-hand experience in the workforce and they pass this knowledge onto their students.

    He says Chemical Engineers are high demand in the oil and gas industries, so it's important that he feels he's receiving the best possible skills and knowledge to be in the best possible position when he graduates.

  • Reearna Morgan

    Reearna Morgan

    Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Health Promotion majors) graduate

    "I'm so grateful I was able to do a practicum placement - it was significant to my success and led to paid employment."

    I chose Nutrition and Health Promotion as I was interested in the idea of helping people become aware of how easy healthy eating could be and empowering vulnerable populations to make healthier choices.

    The lecturers were engaging, knowledgeable and most importantly approachable, and I felt comfortable asking for help when I needed it.

    The highlight of my degree was the practicum placement I undertook. I was able to use my knowledge in a practical setting and it kick-started my career, which led to a number of amazing opportunities. I am so grateful I was able to do a practicum placement as it was significant to my success and it led to paid employment.

    Following on from this, I landed my dream job at Foodbank WA. This wouldn't have been possible without help from my lecturers and the practicum placements that ECU offers.