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Edith Cowan University

4.5 out of 5 (17 ratings / 13 reviews) Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Humanities (2)



Established in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a quality university with excellent student satisfaction and internationally recognised research.


We invite you to be part of the next generation of outstanding teachers and make a real difference to young peoples’ lives.Take the first step and explore our wide selection of up-to-date and progressive courses, including early childhood, primary and secondary teacher education. Our courses are practical, based on cutting edge research and responsive to the learning needs of young people and the community.Our passionate and experienced team, who strive to always find better ways to educate and train our teachers, will support you through your exciting and challenging journey. So, if you aspire to teach, or are already qualified and want to extend your professional learning, join us to make a difference.


Welcome to research at Edith Cowan University. We have a vibrant research community at ECU and actively support our student and staff researchers. We also enjoy collaboration with other universities and continually seek opportunities to work with organisations and businesses to commercialise research outcomes.

The Search is ECU's biannual research publication, documenting highlights and insights across a diverse range of fields. From neuroscience to nanotechnology, and management to music, our talented researchers aim to deliver tangible outcomes to benefit communities, both locally and globally.


  • Current students – It’s never too early to start thinking about your career! Our wide range of services are designed to assist you to develop the skills you need to find employment and work experience while studying.
  • Staff – We can provide assistance in integrating career services such as career planning, job search and employability skills into your existing curriculum, in addition to one-on-one student appointments and online resources currently available on CareerHub.
  • Alumni – Our services are not only offered to current students – they remain open to ECU graduates, too. 
  • Employers – We can help you to connect directly with our students and graduates. 

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
401 100
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
599 54
653 36
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
651 100
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
701 100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

The Student Hub on each campus is the first point of reference for all student enquiries, including:

  • course information and advice;
  • enrolment assistance;
  • assistance with resuming your studies following a deferral or discontinuation;
  • advice on time requirements for completion of courses, and assistance with applications for extensions;
  • identification of potential graduates;
  • student support services;
  • lodgement of forms; and
  • lost property.

Housing services

Student villages at the Joondalup, Mount Lawley and South West campuses are operated by student accommodation company Campus Living Villages. The villages consist of single and multi-room units with shared self-catering facilities, and they provide a modern, friendly environment. There is a wide range of apartment styles, including recently developed apartments, to suit a variety of budgets.All new developments feature National Rental Affordability Scheme approved dwellings, offering tenants rent at below market prices.

Library services

Each library features:

  • electronic databases;
  • book and journal collections;
  • e-journals;
  • videos;
  • streaming; and
  • multimedia packages.
  • Students may borrow resources at any metropolitan campus using the library's self-service Easyloan machines. Borrowing privileges also extend to the libraries of other Western Australian universities.

ICT services

ECU students have 24 hour access to on-campus computing facilities. Our e-Labs are an ideal place to finish assignments, carry out research and get online access to help with your studies. The e-Labs cater to both PC and Mac users and feature the latest software. Course specific applications are available through school computer labs.

Medical services

ECU Student Health Services are located at the Joondalup and Mount Lawley Campuses. They provide general practitioner (GP), nurse and allied health services to assist students with their health care needs.Services include:

  • GP consultations;
  • sports medicine;
  • diving and pre-employment medicals;
  • vaccinations and immunisations;
  • contraception advice and pregnancy testing;
  • blood tests;
  • nursing; and

Student Life

Campus life

We have three campuses in Western Australia, each offering a modern, vibrant location for study and learning. Our campuses feature up-to-date facilities including wireless internet, 24-hour access to computer labs, libraries with open study spaces outside office hours and a safe environment for you to study in, either by yourself or with other students.

Sports facilities

Modern, fully-equipped sports, recreation and fitness centres are located on the Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury Campuses.

Our students and staff are offered discounted gym memberships, social night team sports, facilities hire and community event opportunities.

Student clubs

  • The Student Guild acts on behalf of all students, providing services that aim to protect students' rights and enhance their study experience at ECU.
  • The Guild ensures that the university is made aware of student concerns and issues, and provides welfare and support services. This includes referral to other professional services, and assistance with academic appeals.
  • The Guild also organises social events and cultural activities, and supports student clubs and societies. Joining a club is a great way to meet new people and enhance your university experience.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had the best experience. Amazing staff support, best infrastructure and culture diversity

ECU Australia
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have found ECU Joondalup to be an excellent university. The ambiance is very relaxed, and the lecturers and tutors have all been wonderful in my experience. There is excellent student support and lots of workshops to help should you need them

Edith Cowan Universirty
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good learning atmosphere and support

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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