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Undergraduate Study at ECU
We're home to a great mix of students – from people straight out of high school, to mature age students, international students who've moved to Perth, and a growing number of online students.
We go out of our way to help our students start on their journey, including offering different entry options to our undergraduate courses. And we provide an interesting mix of courses across eight different study areas.
We hope you can join us!
Fantastic facilities and programs
ECU offers a diverse range of undergraduate 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?
To help our domestic and international students with a career direction, we group similar fields of work into study areas.
Within each study area, you can choose an undergraduate (first) degree. And within most degree courses, you can choose your specialty, or major subject.
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.
World Ready experience
Don't just take our word for it! Here's what some of our students have to say about why they chose to study at ECU.
"I have found ECU's industry partnerships really valuable"
I was looking to study Civil Engineering and, after touring the state-of-the-art engineering facilities at ECU, my choice of university became really easy.
I am the ECU Campus Representative for Engineers Australia and a General Committee Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology WA Young Professionals that offers a number of networking opportunities.
ECU Engineering also has a strong community feel and there are always opportunities to get involved, including engineering clubs, international study tours, volunteer roles, research and local projects and campus activities. These help you gain lifelong skills.
"Being at WAAPA gave me the opportunity to hone my skills and get them industry ready"
It gave me an understanding of how the industry worked and the work ethic you need to be successful in it.
"I wanted more from my job, to be more involved with children and families who are disadvantaged"
I worked in childcare for many years and had worked my way up to management. I wanted more from my job, and wanted to be more involved with children and families who are disadvantaged. I attended the 2014 Open Day and spoke to Dr Anna Targowska who pointed me in the right direction in terms of the course I needed to do.
As a student, I never had a bad experience with any lecturer; they were always happy to help, listen and challenge my thinking.
And I didn't know how valuable the networking would be and how many opportunities it would open up. It was so much more than studying further to get a job.
I went to Camp Kulin as camp counsellor, then did my second placement at Foundations Care which opened up a whole new world for me. This was the dream job, the job I have always wanted. It was incredible to learn from and watch my supervisor. I was extremely lucky! I was then offered a job and stayed on at Foundations Care as a case worker, starting my new journey.