Edith Cowan University

Joondalup, 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.



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


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


We have concentrated our expertise and effort on areas of research where we have experience and a well-documented track record. This focus has contributed to policy development, improving professional practice and delivering tangible 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


At ECU Careers and Leadership Services, we provide free resources, professional career advice and job search support to all current ECU students and alumni. We also work with industry, liaising regularly with employers, and work closely with ECU staff and schools to provide integrated and course-specific career support to students.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (10)
Computer Science & IT (9)
Education & Training (9)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

University Ranking

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Student services

The Facilities and Services Centre provides an on and off-campus facilities management service right across ECU campuses. This includes everything from new buildings to space management, leasing, cleaning, grounds and maintenance, to fleet management, security and traffic services, student housing, the Co-Op shops, sports and recreation and food services.

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.
Off-campus accommodation
  • The Villages operate a referral service to assist students in seeking off-campus accommodation. This service provides access to both individuals and real estate agents who may have properties available for rent.

Library services

The library provides students with access to the following resources for finding information;

  • Catalogue
  • My Library Record
  • High Use Collection (Reserve)
  • Library Guides
  • Databases
  • Research Online
  • Document Delivery
  • BONUS+ - BONUS+ will be discontinued on 23rd September 2016. Please click here for more information.

ICT services

Students enjoy 24-hour access to on-campus computing facilities.

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;

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 sports, recreation and fitness facilities are located on all three campuses.

Student clubs

The Student Guild represents students on a range of academic and legal issues. It also offers many social and cultural activities through a range of clubs and associations.

Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia