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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 and more

    For the sixth 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 public university in Australia for undergraduate skills development, student support and overall experience. 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

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th) and Quality Education (41st) in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, showing how universities are working towards the achievement of 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 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings. View 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.

Courses

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

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

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

  • Arshil Jah experience studying his Masters of Civil Engineering.

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

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

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

  • Our Certificate IV in Aboriginal Performance helps First Nations students refine their performance skills.

  • Get an experience you won’t find anywhere else in Australia.

  • I was always interested in athletic performance.

  • Our Bachelor of Performing Arts (Performance Making major) prepares self-reliant and entrepreneurial artists to be the initiators of their own work.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Watch WAAPA's unique interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • 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.

Student stories

  • Alan Watkins

    ECU Law student

    "Invaluable student experiences"

    ECU Law student Alan Watkins talks about the unexpected work experience he's enjoyed while studying here.

  • Samantha Ridgway

    ECU Chemistry student

    "The chemistry was right to return to study"

    Applied and Analytical Chemistry student Samantha Ridgway talks about how easy it was to come back to study as a mature age student.

  • Alex Beard

    Alexander Beard

    Bachelor of Performing Arts student

    "WAAPA has led to opportunities I would never have thought realistic three years ago"

    This is largely thanks to the incredible work of the staff who go out of their way to help each student realise their ambitions. The most rewarding parts of the course, so far, for me have been devising and performing a solo piece, working with James Berlyn on Memory Bones at His Majesty’s Theatre. And also the study tour to the Intercultural Theatre Institute in Singapore in early 2017.

    If you’re interested in writing, directing, performing and/or running your own theatre company, this is the course for you.