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Design

Design has become an integral part of our connected world. Design skills are now being employed to creatively tackle all kinds of social, environmental, economic and communication challenges. They’re making the world a better place.

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    ECU top in WA for Creative Arts

    In 2020, ECU was ranked the top university in Western Australia in the Creative Arts discipline for undergraduate teaching quality, overall educational experience, learner engagement, skills development and student support.

    QILT is an annual independent Australian government survey.

  • 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 teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • 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.

Courses

Study world ready

In our Bachelor of Design course you can major in Animation, Environmental and Spatial Design, Games and Interactivity or Graphic Design, while learning how to manage projects and clients and other skills you’ll need to adapt to a rapidly-changing industry.

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.

Download a guide

If you prefer paper over pixels, please download one of our guides.

Domestic Students

International Students

Become World Ready

Experience Design at ECU.

Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

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  • Mastering Design Thinking

  • Life as a student is never boring

Student stories

  • Wenbin Wang

    Wenbin Wang

    Master of Design (Fashion) student

    "My life is all about art and creativity. It's what I live for"

    Studying at ECU has totally changed my perspective on what design is.

    I've learned methods that helped me explore different ways to approach my collection, my research and my interaction with other designers and artists.

  • Aimee Chappell

    Aimee Chappell

    ECU Design graduate

    "I constantly find myself looking at signs and symbols and thinking, oh, this could be designed better"

    And thinking, "What if we did this?" I was always a visual artist and I just wanted to figure out a way to get a consistent income working in that field.

    Through the units in my degree, especially the Fremantle-based unit, The Happiness Project, I realised it wasn't just about graphic design. For me, it's about design communication, designing systems and figuring out how to help people – asking why are we doing this? Who does it affect? How is it helpful? Thinking with empathy.

    I'd always wanted to help people, but I never thought as a creative that I would find a way to both earn an income and do that.