We understand that your life is already busy, so we offer flexible, convenient part-time and online study for Certificates, Diplomas, Masters and PhDs.Find out more
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.
Postgraduate programs are well-supported
At ECU, we understand there's more to your life than being a student.
Many of our postgraduate students also have busy jobs and families that require their full attention.
It's one of the reasons why we offer online and part-time study.
And you can drive to one of our metropolitan campuses from work or home and take advantage of convenient parking.
We also have professionally-accredited Childcare centres on our campuses and our Sport Centres offer short-term crèches during semesters.
Learning Advisers can help you with academic skills and career counsellors can help you plan your future.
Our Graduate Research School also provides loads of support if you're thinking about a research degree.
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.
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