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Mid Year Study

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.

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.

Mid-year FAQs

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

  • Much the same as Semester 1 actually. With Western Australia’s strong record on controlling the spread of COVID 19, campus life has almost returned to normal.

    Of course, we don’t take anything for granted and we ask everyone who attends a campus to observe safe practices around hand hygiene, location scanning and social distancing.

    Capacity requirements for on-campus venues continue to be dependent on advice from the WA and Federal Governments.

    Also, students who are considered vulnerable according to the Government's COVID-19 guidelines will be afforded special arrangements as necessary.

  • 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 19 July.

    For closing dates and times, check our Important Dates page.

  • Semester 2 will commence on Monday 26 July. All new students will be asked to participate in an on-campus or online Orientation program, starting on 19 July.

    Orientation Week (O 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 new peers.

    O Week activities are designed for domestic, international and online students.


What can you study in Semester 2 2021?

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 2022 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.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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Student stories

  • Criminology and Justice student Georgia Williams

    Georgia Williams

    ECU Psychology, Criminology and Justice graduate

    "Being able to work on The Innocence Project drew me to ECU"

    ECU's Psychology and Criminology course offered units no other universities offered, including The Innocence Project. This hands-on project allows us to investigate real cases of alleged wrongful conviction. It has been extremely beneficial to work on this in teams, and use practical skills.

    The facilities are excellent and being able to study online is very helpful and convenient. This allowed me to continue my course when I moved interstate temporarily.

    The lecturers I had were fantastic; all friendly, approachable and experts in their fields. The entire study experience at ECU has been rewarding, enjoyable and has helped me grow as a person.

  • Samuel Bettison

    Samuel Bettison

    ECU Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence student

    "The lecturers at ECU are lifelong professionals who have extensive experience in the subjects they are teaching"

    I had heard about ECU's great reputation for offering industry recognised courses and job-ready graduates, and this was a key factor in my decision to undertake study here.

    During my study I've found that the lecturers at ECU are lifelong professionals who have extensive experience in the subjects they are teaching, rather than just an academic background. This makes the lectures very interesting, as we get to learn about real world issues and solutions.

    The facilities at ECU are very impressive. They have the latest high-end technology, and all of it is accessible to students, which prepares you for the real world. There also are many opportunities for developing important contacts within the industry. I got the opportunity to represent the university at two major industry conferences. This allowed me to develop critical networks in Federal and State law enforcement, as well as private industry.

  • Melissa Mairs

    Medical Science student

    "Hands-on in your first year"

    Bachelor of Medical Science student Melissa Mairs talks about how she received hands-on experience in her first year.