Edith Cowan University (ECU) provides the ideal learning environment for people who want to graduate world ready.
Located in Western Australia, our industry-relevant teaching and research, supportive study environment and award-winning facilities enable ECU students to do more than just survive in this world – they thrive in it.
ECU courses are developed in consultation with industry, and teaching staff have extensive industry experience and networks. It’s why ECU students can expect work integrated learning placement opportunities, fieldwork, practicums and networking events as part of their studies.
This approach has been rewarded with five-star ratings for teaching quality over the past 16 years, along with consistently high ratings for overall education experience, skills development, student support and learning resources, as reported in the Good Universities Guide.
ECU’s world-class research focuses on working with communities, business and government organisations to solve real-world problems in Australia and beyond.
The university was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan, the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament. She believed that education was the key to growth, change and improvement in society.
At a glance
ECU has more than 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including international students from 100 countries.
Our eight schools collectively deliver a diverse range of courses across arts and humanities, business and law, education, engineering, medical and health sciences, nursing and midwifery, science and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Courses are offered across three campuses – ECU Joondalup and ECU Mount Lawley in metropolitan Perth and ECU South West in Bunbury, as well as online study options.