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QILT backs our reputation for teaching quality

The government’s 2020 independent QILT survey ranked ECU top public university in Australia for both undergraduate teaching quality and skills development.

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We offer scholarships for all kinds of study and to all kinds of eligible applicants.

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Why ECU?

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    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.

Plans for ECU's Perth City Campus announced

Edith Cowan University will create a $695 million Creative Industries, Business and Technology Campus in the centre of Perth, as part of a transformational deal for the university that will also support Western Australia's economic recovery.

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The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

There’s more than one admission pathway into an ECU course. It depends on what you've studied already, or your work or life experience.

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Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you’re eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.

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Applying

Applying for a course is a fairly simple process, especially if you have scanned copies of qualifications, your resume or other paperwork, ready to upload.

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Uni Life

Starting a degree is an exciting and sometimes daunting time, so we make a massive effort to ensure you get all the support you need to have a positive experience.

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Student stories

  • Claire Martin

    Claire Martin

    ECU Photomedia graduate

    "ECU's Photomedia course was the best course on offer"

    It wasn't like it was close to where I lived, or that I knew anyone studying here... I just looked, and ECU offered the best course for what I wanted.

    I started out studying Social Work. I was always interested in social and environmental issues, which inform my work. The environment and social justice were my interests – but communications and photomedia – these were the tools.

    My lecturers encouraged me to participate in Foto Freo, a festival that focused on photojournalism. I got some practical experience interning with the festival, and that really was the catalyst for me becoming passionate about documentary style work.

  • Elsa Chew

    Elsa Chew

    Biomedical Science student

    "I feel safe and a sense of belonging when I am at ECU"

    I chose ECU for biomedical science because it has a flexible course structure. In my three years of studies, I was allowed to take units that interest me as electives, while also completing compulsory (core) units. It enhanced my whole study experience.

    The atmosphere at ECU is inclusive and has a community feeling to it. I feel safe and a sense of belonging when I am at ECU. Lecturers are very engaging and approachable which helped me keep track on my studies. They are knowledgeable and passionate about the things they do.

    If you are an international student who is new to ECU, get yourself involved as much as you can in whatever interests you. Help is always available and there are people ready to advocate for you if you need them. Join a club or a University activity, volunteer your time and put yourself out there!

  • Sean Johnson

    Chemical Engineering

    "The lecturers at ECU are very approachable"

    Chemical Engineering student, Sean Johnson, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Sean discusses how the general first year is beneficial as it gives you the opportunity to consider which discipline is right for you, and there is the option to change.

    He talks about the practical nature of assignments in his course, particularly a recent assignment where he focused on beer brewing, applying his chemical engineering knowledge and process design and process criteria knowledge to the process. He says his lecturers are approachable, whether you're after information about your course or the unit you're studying. Sean chose to study Chemical Engineering at ECU because he knows the lecturers have first-hand experience in the workforce and they pass this knowledge onto their students.

    He says Chemical Engineers are high demand in the oil and gas industries, so it's important that he feels he's receiving the best possible skills and knowledge to be in the best possible position when he graduates.