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Postgraduate Study at ECU
Passionate about a particular field of work? Just completed a degree and think you'd like to go onto more study?
Or maybe you've been working as a professional and you're looking for a competitive advantage or even a career change?
Whatever your reason or background, you'll find a wide range of postgraduate courses at ECU, including Graduate Certificates and Diplomas, Masters by coursework and PhDs.
Fantastic facilities and programs
ECU offers a diverse range of postgraduate courses and our facilities are some of the best you'll find at any university in Australia. We have:
- one of Australia's fastest growing Engineering Schools
- the largest Nursing program in Western Australia
- Exercise Science laboratories considered among the best in the Southern Hemisphere
- the oldest and most popular School of Education in Western Australia
- one of the most comprehensive Arts & Humanities Schools in the Southern Hemisphere
- one of the world's leading performing arts academies, WAAPA.
What can you study here?
There are two ways you can study for a postgraduate qualification – by coursework or by research.
The majority of our postgrad coursework disciplines offer Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level courses.
You can also advance from a Graduate Certificate to a Masters as a natural progression.
A postgraduate research degree involves the production of a written body of work, known as a thesis.
Identifying a topic, developing a proposal, conducting the research and writing the thesis are key stages of a research degree.
Our study areas
At ECU, we group similar fields of work into study areas. As a domestic or international student, you can select a study area that aligns with your field of interest, or choose from our postgraduate study options to see what courses are available.
"I have no doubt I came to the right place for my doctoral degree"
I chose to do my doctorate here because I found the PhD in Business program at the School of Business and Law to be focused on conducting cutting edge and innovative research in areas that are relevant to the global community.
The ECU facilities and services are more than enough for you to achieve your dreams. The great thing about the lecturers is that they give you the opportunity to explore and discover your interests whilst at the same time they guide you to pursue those interests.
I found my supervisors to be very supportive and dedicated to supervising my research work, they create an enabling learning environment that help me to develop my research skills and competencies.
To the new international current and prospective students especially the graduate research students, I can assure you that ECU is a great place to study.
ECU carries this climate of a modern, world-class and ambitious institution. It looks like a place I can achieve my goals and aspirations. I have no doubt I came to the right place for my doctorates degree.
"I love the classroom experiences we get at ECU South West"
Primary Education student Rebecca is bringing her two passions together - teaching and children - while studying near her home town of Bunbury.
"ECU will challenge you to be great"
After hearing about ECU's reputation for teacher education, Ayesha Wright came from the UK to study here. Here's what she thinks so far...