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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 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.

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

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

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

  • Broadcasting & Journalism

  • ECU experience has been amazing for Engineering Masters student

  • The benefits of doing a work placement while studying

  • Nursing and Midwifery student

  • It's always fun, never boring

  • Exercise & Sports Science

Student stories

  • Amy Dixon

    Amy Dixon

    ECU postgraduate Neurological Rehabilitation student

    "The knowledge I have learned has really improved my capabilities and I have noticed a confidence in my practice"

    I am currently working in physiotherapy and wanted to specialise in neurological rehabilitation. I chose ECU as it was the only university in WA offering postgrad studies designed for increasing knowledge in neurological rehabilitation.

    I am enjoying studying online and the weekly modules are motivating. The content is relevant and thought provoking, and there are are plenty of opportunities to collaborate with peers using the discussion board.

    The knowledge I have learned has really improved my capabilities and I have noticed a confidence in my practice.

  • Jarni Lee

    Jarni McGuire

    Bachelor Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

    "ECU offers a high level of support for my studies"

    The skills I have developed throughout my time at ECU have been invaluable. I was fortunate enough to complete an internship within the ECU’s Corporate Marketing and Events Team, which gave me the opportunity to apply my learnings from my studies in a real world environment.

    Balancing family, work and study has been the biggest obstacle during my studies, however ECU offers a high level of support to enable me to keep pursuing my studies and move forward with a smile on my face.

  • Emily Ekert

    Emily Ekert

    Sport, Recreation and Event Management

    "Work placements at sports organisations were extremely valuable"

    I have always wanted to work in sport and events, so ECU’s Sport, Recreation and Event Management course was a perfect choice, as it enabled me to mix the sport side of study with business.

    I had previously studied at two other universities in WA, and ECU is definitely my favourite. Everyone is friendly and the staff are very supportive and really want you to succeed.

    Work placements at a variety of sports organisations throughout my degree have been extremely valuable. I gained hands-on experience at organisations like the Perth Wildcats, West Perth Football Club, and Badminton WA.

    My greatest achievement was receiving the West Coast Eagles Award for Excellence. It was a great honour to achieve this award and I am extremely proud that my hard work paid off.