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Mid-Year Study

Start your study mid-year at ECU

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had to reorganise some of our teaching arrangements. However, we're now able to safely move most of our learning back on campus for the start of Semester 2 on 27 July.

So please don't put off that dream of university study!

This page contains information about Semester 2 courses, as well as FAQs about study arrangements and other COVID-19 related changes.

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Mid-year FAQs

Latest answers to common questions about studying in Semester 2 and beyond.


What can you study in Semester 2 2020?

Most of our courses will be offered in Semester 2. However, you may find that some courses with mandatory practical units aren't being offered until 2021 as they can't be completely taught online.

If you planned to study one of those courses, please talk to us.

Here's a list of courses to choose from, grouped into our eight study areas.

Within each study area you can choose an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. And within most undergraduate degree courses, you can choose a specialisation, or major.

Become World Ready

At ECU we attract lots of students who aren't fresh out of Year 12

That's because we offer different options for entry into our undergraduate programs.

These include our Experience Based Entry Scheme or UniPrep, both of which can lead you to a degree course.

You could also be awarded credits, based on previous study or training.

ECU offers a diverse range of undergraduate courses and our facilities are some of the best you'll find at any university in Australia.
A quick overview of ECU's campuses and facilities.


  • "Encouragement from my lecturers has taught me not to underestimate myself"
    Lucy Ashby, Bachelor of Primary Education student
    Lucy AshbyBachelor of Primary Education student

    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.

  • "My ECU degree gave me the flexibility to gain a wide range of skills that enable success in the world of business"
    Kohen Grogan
    Kohen GroganECU Communication graduate & Founder, Yappy Group

    The reason I chose a Bachelor of Communication at ECU was because I didn't really know what I wanted to do. There was flexibility within the course – instead of forcing me to specialise straight away, I had the chance to try a range of disciplines and then pick the areas I was most interested in.

    I even did some acting units from WAAPA. Being able to communicate effectively and speak in public is such an important skill to learn.

  • "I was always interested in athletic performance"
    Alvin GohExercise and Sports Science student

    Exercise and Sports Science Honours student Alvin Goh is completing research in exercise biomechanics. In this video he talks about his ECU experience.

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