Start your ECU studies in November 2020
We're announcing some exciting online study options for our international students.
November 2020 teaching period
Fast-track your degree by studying courses or units online during our Australian summer teaching period.November 2020
Study in Semester 1 2021
With possible international travel restrictions, we're also offering online courses for Semester 1 2021.Semester 1, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you are based outside of Australia or living in another Australian state you can commence your studies online. If you are already in Western Australia we expect you to study on-campus.
You can now complete your English proficiency testing from home, using the TOEFL Special Home Edition. The scores are identical to the TOEFL iBT, and your results will be available in 6-10 days. Visit TOEFL Special Home Edition to register for the test.
The tests must be completed before 31 December 2020.
Also, if you are looking to package your ECU studies with an English course, our English pathway providers accept a range of other tests.
Our Admissions team may assess your latest results to issue a conditional offer for your selected course at ECU. You can submit final documents at a later date, but you do need to meet all conditions of your conditional offer, e.g. academic, English, GTE, before we can make you an unconditional offer that allows you to proceed to the next steps.
If you are eligible, ECU will issue you with an offer to commence on-campus study in semester 1, 2021. If travel restrictions remain in place and you cannot commence on-campus study at this time, we can defer your on-campus commencement to a later date.Note Before deferring, please speak to us or your education agent as there might be suitable alternatives.
Please visit our Important Dates page.
Yes, our Orientation is also done virtually, and we'll be sharing more details with you closer to the date.
The November unit options are best suited to commencing students. However, if a unit suits your study plan and you are not currently residing in Western Australia, you are welcome to enrol.
To receive your Confirmation of Enrolment from ECU, you must:
- receive an unconditional offer from ECU
- accept your course offer as outlined in our email to you
- pay the fees specified in your offer letter, as well as your Overseas Student Health Cover
- you can avoid delays and make your payment online
If you are going to apply for a student visa to include the online component of your studies, you will need OSHC as part of your student visa requirement. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.
You need to pay your tuition fees in full – as detailed on your offer letter – in order to receive a Confirmation of Enrolment. If you pay for a full study load but enrol only into select units, the remaining fees will be carried over to a subsequent study period as a credit.
Refunds will be considered in accordance with ECU’s International Student Tuition Fee Refund Policy.
If borders open in the middle of a study period, we recommend you complete online studies from overseas, then transfer to on-campus for the following study period.
What can you study here?
To help our students with a career direction, we group similar fields of work into study areas.
Within each study area below you can choose an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. And within most degree courses, you can choose your speciality, or major subject.
"ECU has the best engineering laboratory facilities in Western Australia"
I chose ECU for its high-quality teaching standards and world-class laboratory facilities. I was interested in mathematics and physics in high school. However, the main inspiration behind choosing electrical engineering was my passion for renewable energy.
ECU provides a very friendly environment for studies, the classes are smaller which allows lecturers and student to engage in an effective manner. I also joined a couple of academic and social clubs at university and made so many good friends and industry connections.
I took an internship program in my last semester and I’m still working with that company. It is an amazing experience to realise that the concepts and theories which I learn at the university have numerous applications in real life.
The best features of Perth are its weather and very friendly people. I like to hang out with friends and colleagues, do rock climbing, go to the beach and play badminton.
ECU has the best engineering laboratory facilities in Western Australia. I would strongly encourage local and international students to choose ECU and pursue their career in STEM.
"I chose ECU because of the excellent reputation it enjoyed in the field of Cyber Security"
I've always had a keen interest in the field of computer sciences and I found cyber security to be a highly dynamic and challenging discipline. Having decided to study Cyber Security, I chose ECU because of the excellent reputation it enjoyed in this field. My study experience here has been great and has presented me with a number of opportunities to build my career. The annual ECU Science Careers Fair was a great opportunity to meet and network with representatives from leading organisations such as Deloitte, KPMG and PWC and government agencies. I have found the lecturers at ECU to be very helpful and supportive and they helped us gain the skills required to make a successful transition from study to the workplace.
"The longer I've been here, the more I'm falling in love with Perth"
One of the main reasons why I decided to study in ECU is because I wanted a new and modern university atmosphere. I also heard the teaching quality is good here and that's important for my development and learning in university. I also chose to study psychology at ECU because this uni focuses on research as well as theory and I have an interest in becoming a researcher in the future.
I would like say to someone who is thinking about studying at ECU is grab this opportunity you will not regret it. Perth is beautiful, there's so much to do and so much to see and ECU has amazing opportunities, helpful lecturers, and beautiful campuses. If you ever feel like you're homesick, join a club or association it will make you feel like you have a sense of belonging. The longer I've been here, the more I’m falling in love with Perth.