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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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Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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Scholarships

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

  • Breanna Cameron

    Breanna Cameron

    Civil & Environmental Engineering student

    "I have found ECU's industry partnerships really valuable"

    I was looking to study Civil Engineering and, after touring the state-of-the-art engineering facilities at ECU, my choice of university became really easy.

    I am the ECU Campus Representative for Engineers Australia and a General Committee Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology WA Young Professionals that offers a number of networking opportunities.

    ECU Engineering also has a strong community feel and there are always opportunities to get involved, including engineering clubs, international study tours, volunteer roles, research and local projects and campus activities. These help you gain lifelong skills.

  • Claudia Muller

    Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence graduate

    "I consciously chose ECU because its offering was unique"

    I've always been interested in Intelligence and was delighted when I found the ECU Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence. I consciously chose ECU because its offering was unique in that it was the only one for which all units were niche and specific to this area of study. I honestly believe that the lecturers for the Bachelor of Counterterrorism, Security and Intelligence are world-class. They have each had successful careers in intelligence and/or security, and are truly passionate about their subject areas.

    During the final year of my course, I undertook a work placement at Western Power as part of their Security team. I had many opportunities to assist unique projects and present written and audio/visual work to a variety of audiences. I also completed a formal presentation on global and national threat contexts facing the industry. I am really glad I undertook this degree at ECU.

  • George Pullar

    George Pullar

    WAAPA Acting graduate

    "Not only does WAAPA have a great reputation among the industry, but you don't quite realise how great the training is until you are able to apply it in a professional context"

    Those three years dedicated to honing my skill set gave me a steady confidence and foundation to build on.