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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.
"Inspiring children is the greatest feeling in the world"
Melissa Dowding's experiences teaching dance to school students as a choreographer compelled her to pursue a teaching career through studying Primary Education at ECU.
"I wanted a complete package for the business world"
Master of Business Administration International student Faisal Ishaq discusses why he decided to study an MBAI, and why he enjoys studying at ECU and living in Perth.
"The opportunity to conduct OHS-related research was a fantastic experience"
I was drawn to ECU's Master of Occupational Health and Safety as the content seemed so logical and highly relevant to the industry and the workplaces I was employed in. All of the lecturers have remarkable academic and industry backgrounds, and while my course was primarily online, the lecturer support and ongoing electronic contact I received was outstanding.
Through the research I commenced in my Masters degree, I will be presenting at the 2018 National Nursing Conference. It is exciting that I could potentially influence national OHS Nursing direction, and I would not be in this position without the skills that I developed at ECU.