Edith Cowan University, or ECU as everyone calls us, is Western Australia’s youngest university. It’s also one of the world’s best young universities under 50 years old. But being young has never stopped ECU from making its mark on the higher education landscape.
Universities are expected to provide high quality teaching. It’s not called ‘higher education’ for nothing. But like all industries, some perform better than others. And very few are more highly regarded for teaching than ECU.
For an amazing 12 years in a row, the university’s teaching quality has been rated five-stars by graduates in the annual Good Universities Guide.
We’ve also been ranked Australia’s best public university for undergraduate teaching quality for four straight years, according to the Government’s annual QILT (Quality Indicators for Teaching and Learning) survey.
See a pattern emerging? We set the bar high for ourselves at ECU. And we aim to give our students an educational experience where they’ll build the confidence and skills to take on the world. We call this ‘world ready’.
Study at ECU
From the scientific to the creative, there’s something for everyone at ECU, with around 250 courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and most offer the flexibility of online study.
Our degrees are internationally recognised and many courses are professionally-accredited by national and international organisations. Student learning also extends beyond the classroom with practicum placements in real businesses or organisations, and opportunities for paid internships and international study tours.
And with ECU having 90 exchange partners in 35 countries, our students have the opportunity to study a semester at an international university. Our study abroad and exchange program is another way to build their world ready education.
In case you weren’t aware, ECU was born in 1991 and named after one of Australia’s most influential and inspiring women, Edith Cowan OBE.
Edith Cowan influenced the course of education in Australia, paving the way for many people to access education they could only previously dream of. She was also the first woman elected to the Australian Parliament. And of course her image proudly adorns our 50-dollar note!
There are three campuses at ECU – two are within easy reach of the city of Perth and one is south of Perth in the fabulous South West region, a mecca for good food, surf and wildlife. All campuses have student accommodation, providing residents with modern facilities, including swimming pools, access to a gym and sports activities.
Our Joondalup Campus is one of Australia’s most attractive campuses, with award-winning architecture and extensive gardens brimming with Australian native trees. It even has a lake and an outdoor cinema! Here, you can study courses in areas like Medical & Health Sciences, Teacher Education, Nursing & Midwifery, Engineering, Science, Psychology, Business and Law.
The Mount Lawley Campus is closer to Perth CBD and is the creative heart of ECU, including the home of the world-renowned Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Here, you can study courses in arts and humanities, including media, design, psychology and social science, as well as teacher education and performing arts like acting, music and dance.
ECU’s South West Campus is in Bunbury, 200km from the capital. South West is a very leafy campus, surrounded by nature. Here, students can study courses in Nursing & Midwifery, Teacher Education, Engineering, Science, Business, Social Work and Health Sciences. They also enjoy smaller class sizes.
So now you’re up-to-speed on our university. Why not drop by our website to find out more?