UniPrep at ECU
ECU is a leader in finding ways for people to get into university.
Especially people who thought it would be mission impossible to get a uni degree.
If you didn't get a great score in Year 12, haven't been at school for a while, or don't have any formal qualifications, UniPrep is an opportunity to change your future.
Our UniPrep courses are open to school leavers and mature age students – and they're free.
If you're successful, you'll be eligible for entry into many of our degree courses.
Say hello to your new future!
We offer four kinds of UniPrep course at ECU. Apart from our Accelerate and General courses, there's one for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school leavers and one for aspiring educators. And because we understand you need some flexibility, UniPrep courses can be studied in as little as 6 months full-time or 12 months part-time. You can also choose to attend classes on-campus, study online, or a combination of both.
No. While most courses are available to people who successfully complete any of the UniPrep courses, some courses have specialist entry requirements. It's best to speak to our Future Students team to confirm your eligibility, as this can change depending on enrolment numbers and external factors.
No, but if you want to study Education you may like to consider UniPrep Summer or our standard UniPrep course or UniPrep (Education). Please contact us to discuss if you're unsure about your options.
In this case, you're more than welcome to apply for our UniPrep General program that runs every semester. While this is a slightly longer course, it has prepared many of our students well for university for many years.
No. Because these are intensive programs, they require on-campus engagement to ensure you get the most out of it. There will, however, be online components that you'll need to engage with.
Yes. Each course equates to a full-time study load for income support purposes, as long as you're enrolled in a minimum of three units.
Yes, absolutely, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you're eligible to study at any of ECU’s campuses.
UniPrep General is the only version of UniPrep that can be studied entirely online.
Yes. But, unlike the way this works at other universities, you can pick up studies in UniPrep General in Semester 1, 2021 and get recognition for the units you’ve already completed.
In recognition of the challenges of 2020, we're allowing Year 12 students to apply, based on your first semester results. All you need to do is provide a copy of your Year 12 Semester 1 results with your application for UniPrep Summer. See the UniPrep page for information on other UniPrep entry requirements you may need to meet.
"Everyone works together for a common learning goal"
The Bachelor of Aviation course is the only one of its kind offered in Western Australia. The facilities at ECU are amazing, the way that everyone works together for a common learning goal is very apparent. Many people notice this if they have studied at different universities.
A work placement with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines gave me an insight into their operations department, an amazing experience to see how they handled problems. There are so many people working behind the scenes that you don’t normally consider when a passenger boards a flight.
As a mature age student, I took the University Preparation Course. I feel my UniPrep lecturers and tutors were very good at setting a positive university framework from early on in the program.
I love being a university student, these memories I will treasure for the rest of my life! I feel so excited about what the future will hold.
"My ECU studies have taught me that hard work pays off"
My study experience has been amazing and I am grateful for the connections I have built with friends from my futsal team, who I now consider my family.
I first began my journey with ECU through the Indigenous University Orientation Course. This pathway gave me the guidance and time to help me pick a career I am passionate about.
The lecturers offer great support and will always do their best to help you out when you need.
My ECU studies have taught me that hard work pays off and I am proving that more and more each semester, as I get closer to the end of my studies.
"UniPrep was a great pathway into my undergraduate course"
I chose ECU after a lengthy consideration of which university could provide me with the best designed course in my chosen field.
ECU combined psychology and business with a major in HR that I felt would give me the best employability skills.
I genuinely believe that UniPrep offered by ECU provided me with both the opportunities to investigate my chosen career, and also gave me the transferrable skills I now apply every day.
The support and encouragement I have received from my lecturers and tutors has been incredible. ECU has been an amazing experience for me academically.