About Edith Cowan University
Established in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a quality university with excellent student satisfaction and internationally recognised research.
At ECU we are guided by our values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence. Our focus on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships with those in the many communities we were established to serve. Research at ECU extends knowledge and improves the quality of life for Australians and people across the globe. Our research priorities focus on solving real world problems across social, economic, physical and environmental domains.
Students and graduates at ECU are amongst the best in the world, with many fulfilling crucial roles in our society. Their outstanding achievements have been recognised throughout Australia and internationally through awards, grants, scholarships and prizes.
Why Studying at Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University welcomes students wishing to study in Australia who aren't Australian citizens or permanent residents.
We're one of the youngest Australian universities, home to more than 6,000 international students.
ECU is based in Perth, Western Australia, a vibrant, sophisticated and safe city that's rated one of the world's most liveable*.
Western Australia is a driving force in Australia's economy, producing 34% of the country's exports, with only 11% of the total population.
Perth has recently experienced strong population growth, with an increased demand for services requiring qualified workers in fields like technology, construction and science.
Western Australian salaries are 13% higher than the national average.
Faculties and Schools
Arts & Humanities
One of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, Arts & Humanities offers a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology and social sciences, criminology and justice and the humanities.
Business & Law
The School offers a comprehensive range of degrees. Broad areas of study include Law, Management, Finance and Banking, Marketing and Commerce, with all courses delivering relevant theory, practical work experience and generic employability skills.
ECU has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years and the School of Education is the largest in Western Australia. Courses are available in a range of early childhood, primary and secondary education settings.
One of the fastest-growing Engineering schools in Australia, with courses in the areas of civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical power, mechatronics, control and automation, electronics, communications, computer systems, naval architecture, marine and offshore engineering, and motorsports.
Medical & Health Sciences
The school is home to learning and research in medical, biomedical, exercise and sports science and paramedical science, with courses in medical science, human biology, emergency medical services, public health, nutrition, environmental health, occupational safety and health, exercise and sports science and occupational therapy.
Nursing & Midwifery
The school runs the largest undergraduate nursing program in Western Australia.
The school offers a diverse range of industry-relevant courses with a strong emphasis on practical skills in the laboratory or field. Science-based courses are offered in the areas of computing, information science, security science, biology, environmental science, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its graduates, WAAPA provides the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia.Employing world-class staff, the school enjoys state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities.
Kurongkurl Katitjin is our Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research.
270 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup WA 6027
2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
585 Robertson Dr, East Bunbury WA 6230