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Edith Cowan University

4.3 out of 5 (10 ratings / 8 reviews) Perth, Western Australia, Australia
ECU offers innovative and practical courses across a variety of disciplines and we have a vibrant research culture. ECU is a leader in developing alternative entry pathways to higher education.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (7)
Social Sciences (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

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

Education

  • Study type
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Research
  • UniPrep
  • Study online
  • Study at South West (Bunbury)
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

Research

Has a vibrant research community at ECU and actively support our student and staff researchers. Also enjoys collaboration with other universities and continually seek opportunities to work with organisations and businesses to commercialise research outcomes.

Research areas include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Culture, Education and Health
  • Business and Society
  • Communications and Creative Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Health and Wellness
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Security
  • Social and Community

Career

The ECU Alumni and Careers team hosted a career workshop specifically for new graduates, aimed at helping them to start their career journey. Skills such as networking, and identifying opportunities are essential when you seek to make your mark on your chosen sector.

Every degree leads to a wide range of career opportunities. Locate your course and explore the wide range of career options available.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
501
2018
501
2017
501
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
751
2018
751 -50
2017
701
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
653 36
2017
689
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

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

  • academic information;
  • access cards;
  • enrolments
  • student support services; and
  • lodgement of forms.

Housing services

On-campus accommodation

  • 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.
Off-campus accommodation
  • The Villages operate a referral service to assist students in seeking off-campus accommodation. 

Library services

Libraries at each campus provide comprehensive book and journal collections, electronic resources and facilities for study and research.Each library features:

  • electronic databases;
  • book and journal collections;
  • e-journals;
  • videos;
  • computer files; and
  • multimedia packages.

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;

Student Life

Campus life

Edith Cowan University has three campuses in Western Australia, each offering a modern, vibrant location for study and learning. 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.

The Guild provides a second-hand book service that buys and sells books on behalf of all students. 

Student Reviews

Edith Cowan university review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
The cultural diversity at Edith cowan university gave me an opportunityto grow and scale higher in my academics.
StudyPortals Honorarium
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
It will be a great to get admitted in university
social life
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars
I did find this degree very useful. But sometimes our marks are determined by group assignments and it was really challenging, especially when we get team mates that do not contribute much. This affects our final grade.

Perth, Western Australia, Australia