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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

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

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

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

  • I was always interested in athletic performance.

  • Civil Engineering student, Bojan Markoski, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Bojan discusses the reasons he decided to study Civil Engineering and the structure of the units in the course. He says the students spend a couple of weeks learning the theory, then spend time in the labs applying those theories to real-world problems.

    He has already applied things he learnt in labs to his work. He approached the City of Stirling to do a project on the lack of information they had on existing drainage data. ECU had the facilities to do scale-model testing of road drainage. The data Bojan's project produced is now incorporated into drainage design to provide an increased accuracy in designs. Bojan discusses the materials available for units, the flexibility of the units and support provided by lecturers. He talks about how he studies part-time, while working full-time for the City of Stirling.

    He accesses online lectures and recordings. He says the lecturers have offered a lot of support to him. He also discusses the practical assessments incorporated into units, such as a lab or site investigation, where you apply Engineering theory to a real-world problem and enhances your learning.

    Bojan talks about the facilities and state-of-art laboratories he can access across all Engineering fields. He says this means he's able to use equipment that you'd use in the workforce, this gives him an edge over people who haven't used this machinery and equipment.

  • 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.

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

Student stories

  • Mark Hutchings

    Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) student and West Coast Eagles player

    "I found the lecturers really helpful"

    West Coast Eagles AFL player, Mark Hutchings talks about what attracted him to study at ECU, and how Sports Science is giving him a base education that will prepare him for a career in the industry after he finishes playing.

  • Meghann Laverty

    Paramedical Science student

    "I wanted the opportunity to work anywhere in Australia as well as overseas"

    When I applied for Paramedical Science at ECU, it was the only university in WA offering the nationally-accredited course and I've stayed because of the industry partnerships with St John Ambulance Northern Territory and Falck.

    I really enjoy working with the lecturers; they all have practical experience out on road and within the industry so they can continually educate us, while providing a lot of guidance and support.

  • Matthew Peacock

    Computer and Security Science

    "Working with the latest technology"

    Matthew Peacock is a Computer and Security Science student who's now moved on to completing his PhD at ECU.