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Undergraduate Study

ECU is home to a great mix of students – from people straight out of high school, to mature age students, international students and plenty of online students. Here you can explore a diverse mix of courses that can lead to all kinds of careers. We hope you can join us!

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Why ECU?

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Highest quality teaching

    ECU is one of the best unis in Australia for teaching. We've had 15 straight years of 5-star ratings in the Good Universities Guide!

  • Good Universities Guide - Student Support

    Legendary student support 

    Everyone has challenges as a student, but few universities can match ECU for student support. We even have a student success team!

  • Good Universities Guide - Overall Experience

    Best overall experience 

    Uni life is more than studying and attending classes. Here, you can join student clubs, sports teams, do volunteering and heaps more. It’s a 5-star experience!

Find your course to career

Our students come from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. And they study an equally diverse range of courses on their way to finding a new career.

Explore your options

  • "Because we work with real patients at ECU, I was job-ready when I started in my first OT role."

    ECU Arts graduate Cherish now operates her own business, employing over 40 young WA artists.

    Biomedical Science graduate Stephen Morgan says ECU provided him with a great set of skills to critically think about the world.

    "ECU gave me a strong understanding of the foundations of my field as well as the skills to adapt to any work environment."

    Meet Taylah, an ECU Psychology and Criminology graduate now working in Community Corrections.

    "Practical experiences, including the placements really helped shape where I wanted to go for a meaningful career."

  • "My degree planted all the knowledge in my head, and now on the job I can draw from that to tackle the problem right away."

    ECU graduates Hannah, Mikayla and Rovik talk courses and careers.

    "I never thought that my law degree would mean so much practical application. I learned how to think on my feet — an invaluable skill I still practice today."

    "During my studies, I completed practical assessments that gave me first-hand experience completing tasks I’d need to when employed."

    "I got to experience a real classroom in my first semester and I knew I was on the right path to becoming an early childhood teacher."

    Meet Kate, an ECU Media and Communications graduate now working as a business journalist.

  • ECU graduates Paige, Lauren and Pavan talk courses and careers.

    Meet Johanna, an ECU Paramedicine graduate now saving lives.

    "Thanks to the practical elements of my degree, I was able to enter my career with a strong understanding of cyber security and was able to apply my knowledge to my job straightaway."

    "My engineering thesis has led to a role developing bespoke technology for a global mining business."

    ECU Youth Work graduate Jemma now works as a Youth Support and Development Worker at Youth Futures.

    "The practical side of my studies gave me the confidence to become a physical trainer at the WA Police Academy."

Courses can you study here

To help you start to find 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 a specialty, or major subject in your first or second year.

Many of our undergraduate courses can also be studied online.

Explore your interests

To help you find a course to match your career aspirations, we've grouped broad areas of work into eight study areas. Each study area has disciplines you can explore to find your course.

Scholarship opportunities

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

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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.

The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

There's more than one admission pathway into an ECU course. It depends on what you've studied already, or your work or life experience.

Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you’re eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.

Applying

Applying for a course is a fairly simple process, especially if you have scanned copies of qualifications, your resume or other paperwork, ready to upload.

ECU Experience

Starting a course is an exciting and sometimes daunting time, so we make a massive effort to ensure you get all the support you need to have a positive experience.