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Discover Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) provides the ideal learning environment for those who want to reach their full potential.

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A welcome message

From ECU’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Steve Chapman CBE

Whether you’re an Australian or international student, you’ll benefit from ECU’s long and successful partnership with ECC through our established academic and English entry pathways.

ECU provides the ideal learning environment for people who want to make a difference in the world. Our industry-relevant courses, supportive study environment and world-class facilities enable ECU students to become truly world ready.

ECU courses are developed in consultation with industry, and teaching staff have extensive industry experience and networks. It’s why ECU students can expect placement opportunities, fieldwork, practicums and networking events as part of their studies. This approach has been recognised through 5-star ratings for teaching quality for 16 years in a row in the Good Universities Guide.

I hope your pathway studies are successful and satisfying and I look forward to welcoming you to ECU in the future.


Professor Steve Chapman CBE

Vice-Chancellor and President

Edith Cowan University

About Edith Cowan University

ECU students don’t just survive in this world – they thrive in it

Located in Western Australia, ECU delivers students industry-relevant teaching and research, a supportive study environment and award-winning facilities. Established in 1991, ECU has taken the opportunity to reshape the way higher education is delivered in a distinctive and inspiring campus environment.

ECU courses are developed in consultation with industry, and teaching staff have extensive industry experience and networks. That’s why ECU students can expect placement opportunities, fieldwork, practicums and networking events as part of their studies to get valuable real-world skills they can apply to their future careers.

This approach has been rewarded with five-star ratings for undergraduate teaching quality over the past 16 years, along with consistently high ratings for overall education experience and skills development, as reported in the Good Universities Guide. ECU is among the Top 100 Young Universities worldwide, with our teaching quality consistently ranked among the best in Australia.

We can’t wait to welcome you to ECU upon completion of your studies at ECC!

Solving real-world problems

We believe education is the key

ECU’s world-class research strives to make a difference to the community in Western Australia and beyond. ECU focuses on working with our communities, business and government organisations to solve real-world problems.

The University was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan, the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament. Her life was dedicated to the belief that education was the key to growth, change and improvement in society. Her example informs ECU’s values, as we pride ourselves in developing capable graduates who lead engaged and productive lives in the communities in which they live and work.

A world-class learning environment

ECU has more than 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

We annually welcome more than 6,000 international students, originating from over 100 countries. Our eight Schools collectively deliver more than 250 diverse courses across Medical & Health Sciences, Engineering, Education, Arts & Humanities, Business & Law, Nursing & Midwifery, Science and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Courses are offered on our three campuses – Joondalup and Mount Lawley in metropolitan Perth and ECU South West, Bunbury, 200km south of the capital city. ECU also offers a comprehensive suite of online study options.

ECU incorporates the world-renowned Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, the largest School of Education in Western Australia that has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years, a program which prepares more nursing and midwifery students for careers in health than any other WA university, and Kurongkurl Katitjin, our Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research.

ECU has an enviable reputation as a university that provides one of the best learning experiences for both international and domestic students. We equip you with the confidence and practical skills to deal with whatever challenges may come your way, no matter where you are in the world.

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