Edith Cowan University

4.4 out of 5 (37 ratings / 30 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.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)



Established in 1991, ECU took the opportunity to reshape the way higher education is delivered in a distinctive and inspiring campus environment.


  • 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.


  • At Edith Cowan University, we’re building our reputation on our impact rather than our age. Our progressive nature drives our thirst for knowledge and desire for creating meaningful change in the world.
  • Our research work focuses on four themes that recognise both our collective expertise and our progressive view of the world.
  • Our world-class research transcends medical practice, driving health outcomes and quality of life. It leverages our unique geographical location, tying the natural environment to the built. It's also at the forefront of shaping our digital future, addressing the challenges of the digital revolution.


  • ECU Careers and Employability team works closely with schools and employers to optimise employment outcomes. You may be seeking an intern or cadet, an undergraduate or postgraduate worker, a volunteer or you may want to raise the profile of your organisation.
  • It's never too early to start thinking about your career! We encourage you to begin planning your career journey at the same time as you begin your journey with ECU. Our wide range of services can help you develop the skills you need to find employment and work experience while studying and can also assist you in planning your transition from university to working life.

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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

Housing services

  • The University offers on-campus accommodation at all three campuses, operated by Campus Living Villages. An off-campus housing referral service also operates through the ECU Village website.
  • 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.

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
  • learning support
  • streaming
  • multimedia packages 

Students may borrow resources at any metropolitan campus using the library's self-check machines. 

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
  • physiotherapy 

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 South West (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

Slow like honey
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The school has been really supportive especially during the transition to online studying

My experience as an ECU student on pandemic days
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was able to gain lot of knowledge about the units and was able to use the e-library facility when needed for my further studying and it has helped me a lot to gain clear understanding of the lessons due to this facility. However due to the covid pandemic situation as the lectures are happening online we have missed the lab experience since the start of the second year of...

Very good
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Amazing university with nice teaching quality

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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