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.
Latest answers to common questions about studying in Semester 2 and beyond.
Not exactly. Lectures with more than 40 students will continue to be provided online due to social distancing requirements.
We expect that all lectures of fewer than 40 students, tutorials, workshops, labs and pracs will, at this stage, be delivered on campus, provided they can be done so safely and according to Government requirements.
When the restrictions are eased, we'll return to normal campus life, but that will depend on advice from the WA and Federal Governments.
Also, students who are considered vulnerable according to the Government's COVID-19 guidelines will require special arrangements.
Scroll down to the Courses section to find full-time and part-time courses available for Semester 2 start. It's most of the courses we offer in Semester 1.
Part-time courses available for mid-year entry
In the Courses section below, open one of the eight study areas and you'll see a list of courses offered, including some that display 'PT', meaning part-time. Part-time study means enrolling in one or two units maximum per semester.
We encourage students to apply as soon as possible so they don't miss out on places, especially for popular courses that can be over-subscribed. Applying and acceptiing an offer is also best done before your Orientation Week starts on 20 July.
For closing dates and times, check our Important Dates page.
Semester 2 will commence on Monday 27 July. All new students will be asked to participate in an online Orientation program, starting on 20 July.
Orientation Week helps you prepare for uni life, including understanding more about the course you've enrolled in, what systems you'll be using as a student, and even getting to know some of your (virtual) peers.
Orientation Week activities are designed for domestic, international and online students.
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.
"I love the atmosphere of being on campus; everyone is really friendly"
I chose ECU partly because it was close to home, but also because I'd heard good things from my friends who had studied here previously.
I have wanted to do nursing and Paramedicine since I was a kid. Once I decided I wanted to go to university, I did a UniPrep course at ECU and got accepted into nursing. I hope to complete the paramedic course next.
In the short time I've studied nursing, the skills I learnt through UniPrep, such as referencing, have proven valuable.
I have studied as both an online student and on campus. I love the atmosphere of being on campus; everyone is really friendly.
"I constantly find myself looking at signs and symbols and thinking, oh, this could be designed better"
And thinking, "What if we did this?" I was always a visual artist and I just wanted to figure out a way to get a consistent income working in that field.
Through the units in my degree, especially the Fremantle-based unit, The Happiness Project, I realised it wasn't just about graphic design. For me, it's about design communication, designing systems and figuring out how to help people – asking why are we doing this? Who does it affect? How is it helpful? Thinking with empathy.
I'd always wanted to help people, but I never thought as a creative that I would find a way to both earn an income and do that.
"I'm pretty sure ECU is the best of the best"
Instrumentation, Control & Automation student, Wai Yan (Vivien) Pang, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Vivien chose to study with ECU because it was the only university to offer the Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation, Control & Automation) Honours.
She talks about her experiences studying the course and the support she's received from the lecturers. She says the the course teaches her both theory and practice. She has access to the software and applications as well as actual PLC that she would use in real-life manufacturing, when she's out in the workforce.