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Undergraduate Students

ECU is 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 provide an interesting mix of courses across eight different study areas. We hope you can join us!

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    ECU top in teaching quality

    For the fifth year in a row, ECU has received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all 37 public universities in Australia.

    ECU was also the top-ranked public university in Australia for undergraduate skills development for the sixth year in a row.

    View QILT results.

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

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE Impact Rankings 2020

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked number 9 in the world for Quality Education and is in the top 100 overall in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact rankings, showing how the global higher education sector is working towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings

  • 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.

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.

Study courses online

At ECU, we understand that many people want to study, but have commitments like work and family that can make it hard to get to lectures.

It's why many of our undergraduate courses can be studied online.

Our study areas

To help you choose a career direction, we group similar fields of work into study areas. Within each study area you can choose an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. And within most degree courses, you can choose your specialty, or major subject.

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

World Ready facilities

  • Occupational Therapy lab
    Occupational Therapy Lab
    Photography studio
    Photomedia Studio
    Circuits and Systems Lab
    Circuits and Systems Lab
    Business Digital hub
    Digital Hub
    Petroleum Engineering Research Lab
    Petroleum Engineering Research Lab
    Fashion Studio
    Fashion Studio
  • Business Smart lab
    Business SMART Lab
    Geotech Lab
    Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Laboratories
    Manufacturing and Motorsports Laboratories
    Manufacturing and Motorsports Lab
    Hydraulics Lab
    Hydraulics Lab
    Drawing Studio
    Drawing Studio
    Radio Broadcasting Studio
    Radio Broadcasting Studio
  • Schneider Electric Instrumentation Control & Automation Lab
    Schneider Electric Instrumentation Control & Automation Lab
    Nursing Interactive Learning Space
    Nursing Interactive Learning Space
    Concrete Technology Laboratory
    Concrete Technology Lab
    Power Systems Laboratory
    Power Systems Lab
    Materials Engineering Lab 3D Walkthrough
    Materials Engineering Lab
    Robotics Laboratory
    Robotics Lab
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory
    Chemical Engineering Lab
    VR art gallery
    Gallery 25 Exhibition Gallery
    Wireless Communication Lab
    Wireless Communication Lab
    Electronic Systems Lab
    Electronic Systems Lab
    Nutrition lab
    Nutrition Lab
    Exercise physiology lab
    Exercise Physiology Lab
  • Renewable Energy Engineering Lab
    Renewable Energy Engineering Lab
    Environmental Engineering and Fluid Mechanics Lab
    Environmental Engineering and Fluid Mechanics Lab
    Structural Mechanics Lab
    Structural Mechanics Lab
    Nursing Hi Fidelity Ward
    Nursing Hi Fidelity Ward

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

Explore your options

  • Youth Work graduates and students talk about their placements as Youth Futures.

  • Bachelor of Computer Science student Mason learnt a lot during his Work Integrated Learning placement and was made to feel like he was part of the team right from the start.

  • Arshil Jah experience studying his Masters of Civil Engineering.

  • Cyber Security student Scott Anderson talks about how enjoyable he finds the course and the supportive teaching.

  • Dr Madalena Grobbelaar talks about the human mind and Counselling studies at ECU.

  • Nursing and Midwifery double degree student Jessica Burgess talks about her ECU experience.

  • I was always interested in athletic performance.

  • Civil Engineering student, Bojan Markoski, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU).

  • Associate Professor Paul Haskell-Dowland introduces ECU's impressive computing and cyber security training facilities.

  • Communications (Broadcasting & Journalism) student Aine Ryan talks about the hands on and practical experience.

Student stories

  • Gemma Wright

    Gemma Wright

    ECU Paramedical Science student

    "I chose ECU because the course came highly recommended, and was recognised across Australia"

    The course exposes you to really diverse learning environments, including an ambulance, a hospital simulation centre and even the WA Police Academy that's right next door.

  • Breanna Cameron

    Breanna Cameron

    Civil & Environmental Engineering student

    "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.

  • Laurence Da Luz

    Laurence Da Luz

    Computer Science graduate

    "I worked with the WA police to create software that will have real community benefits"

    I was really impressed with the number of computing labs and the 24/7 accessibility at ECU. Not only did they provide me with all the resources I needed to succeed at university, the atmosphere allowed me to make great friends and enjoy my study.

    I didn't expect to be able to work for real clients during my time at uni, so was surprised when I was given the opportunity to develop software for the WA Police Air Wing.

    We developed a mobile phone app that could assist police in search and rescue missions. We were able to work with them on the design and then able to test the app in the field using the Police helicopter. The experience and recognition has been invaluable.