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Undergraduate Study at ECU
We're 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 go out of our way to help our students start on their journey, including offering different entry options to our undergraduate courses. And we provide an interesting mix of courses across eight different study areas.
We hope you can join us!
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.
Our study areas
At ECU, we group similar fields of work into study areas. As a domestic or international student, you can select a study area that aligns with your field of interest, or choose from our postgraduate study options to see what courses are available.
Download a guide
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World Ready experience
Don't just take our word for it! Here's what some of our students have to say about why they chose to study at ECU.
"The skills and knowledge gained has broadened my horizons"
A forensic scientist can be the difference between whether someone is prosecuted for a crime, or whether they walk free. ECU student Ian Green explains how.
"I did my research beforehand and found Exercise & Sports Science can pave the way for different career paths"
The course has taken my personal training to the next level (evidence-based training). It has also given me the opportunity to work with the West Coast Eagles.
I went to China last year and worked with coaches from China's Olympic team and I will possibly be in Sri Lanka later this year with their athletes and continue to fast track my development as a Sports Scientist.
I did my research beforehand and found Exercise & Sports Science can pave the way for different career paths. Strength & Conditioning, Exercise Physiology and Teaching Physical Education to name a few, but there are so many more.
I chose ECU because of their corporate partnerships with some of our country's biggest sporting organisations, including the West Coast Eagles, WACA, Wildcats, etc.
When asked about Ricky's placement, West Coast Eagles General Manager (Community and Game Development) Richard O'Connell said, "Ricky is actively involved in the running of our Academies, learning from experienced coaches and elite players."
"His enthusiasm is a great reflection of the support Edith Cowan University provide their students. His journey is a great path for others to follow.
"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.