Edith Cowan University (ECU)

00279B Australia


Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.


The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.
 

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation


University Overview

Department structure

The University offers numerous study options across its eight schools…
Arts & Humanities
One of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, Arts & Humanities offers a diverse range of programmes for students to choose from.
Business & Law
The School offers students a comprehensive range of courses with major specialisations, as well as specialist industry-focused degrees.
Education
ECU has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years and its School of Education is the largest in Western Australia.
Engineering
This is one of the fastest-growing Engineering schools in Australia, with courses in the areas of civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical power, mechatronics, and many more areas.
Medical & Health Sciences
The School is home to learning and research in areas such as medical, biomedical, exercise and sports science and paramedical science.
Nursing & Midwifery
The School combines the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences and runs the largest undergraduate nursing programme in Western Australia.
Science
The School offers a diverse range of industry-relevant courses with a strong emphasis on practical skills in the laboratory or field.
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its graduates, WAAPA provides the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia.
More about the schools and the programmes on offer at ECU…

Entry requirements

Undergraduate entry
In addition to secondary school qualifications, if students have completed a diploma or advanced diploma, this may help them meet minimum entry requirements for an undergraduate course.
If they ive completed a diploma or advanced diploma, they may also be eligible for advanced standing.
Should students need it, ECU also offers pathway programmes to undergraduate study through its partner institutions based in Perth, Western Australia. Some partner institutions offer students courses to improve English language competency.
Postgraduate entry
If students have a bachelors degree, they can apply for entry to a masters by coursework or a masters by research degree. Successful completion of the masters by research degree can lead to a Doctor of Philosophy. Students who already hold a masters, even a masters by coursework can be considered for entry directly to the unique integrated PhD.
If students don it have a bachelors degree, but can show that they have at least 5 years i professional experience relevant to a course on offer at the University, they can apply to study a postgraduate certificate.
Once they complete the postgraduate certificate, they can progress to a postgraduate diploma and from there, to a masters degree.
More entry requirement details…
Application
International students who are citizens of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh or Nigeria must apply though an ECU authorised agent.

Facilities

Joondalup campus
The Joondalup Campus is the University's headquarters. The campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including the Health and Wellness Building, a multi-million AUD sport and fitness centre, an award-winning library and student hub, a microbrewery, an outdoor cinema for the summer months and on-campus accommodation.
Mount Lawley campus
The Mount Lawley Campus is only minutes from Perth CBD and the Beaufort Street cafe strip. It is equipped with extensive teaching resources, first-rate IT and performing arts facilities, a sport and fitness centre and on-campus accommodation. The campus is also home to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
South West campus
Located two hours' drive south of Perth, the South West Campus (Bunbury) is within easy reach of the world-famous Margaret River region. This is the largest university campus outside the metropolitan area and features modern facilities, small class sizes, a comprehensive range of courses and on-campus accommodation.
More about facilities at ECU…

Overview

Although established in 1991, Edith Cowan University in Western Australia has already received recognition for the way it develops its courses by working with the industry. It has been consistently rewarded for its teaching quality and has achieved high ratings for its overall education experience. With an outward facing view considering employability skills and working with businesses, students leave prepared for their future careers.
Home to over 27,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, the University also hosts over 4,000 international students from over 100 different countries.
Edith Cowan University is located in Perth, which was rated as one of the world is most liveable cities according to The Economist in 2016. The city is also known to be both safe and cultured, making it a great location for international students looking for an authentic Australian experience.
The University is made up of eight schools across three campuses, which collectively offers over 300 courses. Diverse in its offerings, students can choose courses across a number of subject areas including Medical & Health Sciences, Engineering and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Edith Cowan is Student Services Centre provides a wealth of services and is available on all three campuses. Some of the services they offer include student counselling, careers and leadership services, and off-campus student support.
Despite being a young University, it is one of the country is fastest growing Engineering Schools and in terms of facilities, its Exercise Science laboratories is regarded among the best in the Southern Hemisphere.
 

Scholarships & funding

ECU Melbourne and ECU Sydney scholarships
ECU has recently expanded its course offering to Melbourne and Sydney. International students wishing to start their studies at one of these new and vibrant locations, may be eligible for a scholarship that provides a 10% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of their course.
International accommodation scholarship
The International Accommodation Scholarship offers students a 50% reduction in accommodation fees for their first year of accommodation at ECU (Mount Lawley campus).
ECU School of Science excellence scholarships
ECU is offering scholarships valued at AUD15,000 to high performing students commencing an undergraduate degree programme within the School of Science.
International undergraduate scholarship
The International Undergraduate Scholarship is offered to international students from selected countries. The scholarship offers a 20% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of their course at ECU.
Merit international postgraduate scholarship
The Merit International Postgraduate Scholarship is offered to international students who can demonstrate high levels of academic achievement and English competency in their previous studies and who wish to study a postgraduate course at ECU.
More scholarship information for international students…

Teaching quality

ECU attracts lecturers who are some of the best industry practitioners in their fields- people who genuinely care about their students. This is why graduates have given the University a 5-star rating (Good Universities Guide 2018) for teaching quality consistently for over a decade. ECU is one of just two public universities - and the only in Western Australia - to have achieved such a consistently high endorsement for teaching quality. Edith Cowan has also received consistently high ratings for skills development.
ECU is one of the world's best young universities- constantly scanning what is happening in the world to teach its students challenging, realistic and highly practical courses that prepare them for the future. Its programmes are developed in consultation with industry groups and focus on employability skills. Practicums and networking events are integral to most courses and students can be offered paid internships as part of their studies. Read more…

What's new

ECU is Joondalup campus was recently announced to be the location of the Western Australian Government is first Innovation Hub.
The Hub is part of the Australian Government is AUD16.7 million New Industries Fund programme, which is focused on creating new jobs through innovation.
The Joondalup Innovation Hub will initially focus on cyber security, leveraging ECU is reputation as a world leader in cyber security research.
With an AUD800,000 investment from the Government, it will bring together public, private and research sectors headquartered in ECU is Ngoolark Building on the Joondalup campus. It will also utilise facilities in ECU and throughout the Joondalup area.
This Innovation Hub is just the latest investment in cyber security for ECU. In September, ECU was announced as a principal partner in the State Government supported AUD50 million Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre.
And in June, ECU became one of only two designated Academic Centres of Excellence in Australia, receiving AUD900,000 from the Commonwealth in funding.
More about this…


University Ranking

Diversity Index - Rank: 101

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 3.69%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 751st

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 501st


Overall Cost of Living

A$19,578


Campus Accomodation

A$13,598


Undergraduate

A$29,800


Post Graduate

A$30,800


Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 19.578


Campus Accomodation Value

A$ 13.598


Undergraduate Value

A$ 29.800


Postgraduate Value

A$ 30.800


Minimum IELTS Score

Post Graduate : 6.5

Undergraduate : 6


Minimum TOEFL IBT

Post Graduate : 84

Undergraduate : 70


ACBT Scholarship

The scholarship provides eligible students AUD $5,000 off their tuition fees each year for the duration of their course.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: have completed the Certificate IV / Foundation Program or have completed four or more units in the Diploma (or Advanced Diploma) at ACBT in Sri Lanka; be intending to study an undergraduate engineering course offered by ECU is School of Business and Law, School of Engineering or School of Science; be commencing study on-campus at ECU Joondalup Campus; meet ECU is English and academic entry requirements for the selected program of study; not be in receipt of another scholarship.

All international

If you believe you are eligible, apply directly to ECU through the application portal, or submit your application through an ECU authorised agent. If you are successful in the application process, ECU Admissions will send you an offer letter.

31 December 2019

Asia Exchange Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded twice a year for up to 5 students and are worth €500 each.

You need to be currently enrolled in an institution of higher education.

All international

You will need to attach a one page Statement of Purpose and a Transcript of Records to your application. You need to submit your application via the Asia Exchange Scholarships website. If you are awarded the scholarship you will be informed of the decision two weeks after the application deadline.

Australia Awards Scholarships

Establishment allowance - a once only payment of AUD $5,000 as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials; Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE): AUD $30,000 per year.

Applicants who want to accept an Australia Awards Scholarship will need to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring that they will comply with the conditions of the scholarship. Awards are required to leave Australia for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Failure to do so will result in the award incurring a debt for the total accrued cost of their scholarship.

All international

Before you apply: Check the open and close dates for your country, and select your country of citizenship/residency from the list of participating countries for specific information on eligibility, priority areas and how to apply. See the participating country page for opening and closing dates. Some countries encourage and allow you to apply online (only open until 30 April 2016) while others require hard-copy applications. Applying online Go to the Online Australia Scholarships Information System (OASIS). When you register online, you will be required to answer some questions to establish your eligibility. You will then be given a unique registration number, username and password. Applying by mail If you are unable to submit your application online, you can apply by mail. Please check your participating country profile for contact details to obtain a hardcopy application form and any other templates such as referee reports (if applicable). Completed hard copy application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline specified by your country.

Australian Alumni International Scholarship

The scholarship offers a 20% reduction in tuition fees for the first year of your course at ECU.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must: have completed either/and/or program on a student visa: Recognised University English course Off-shore Australian program (WACE, Australian qualification) Study Abroad program Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate degree at any VET provider in Australia Undergraduate degree Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master degree; be commencing study at ECU in semester 1, 2018 or semester 2, 2018; meet ECU is academic direct entry requirements for the course of your choice; not be in receipt of a government scholarship or industry sponsorship; be an International student, not an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Citizen; intend to study an undergraduate degree or postgraduate coursework degree; and be studying at ECU Joondalup, ECU Mount Lawley, or ECU South West (Bunbury).

All international

Students are invited to apply through any one of ECU Authorised Education Agents. Students can also apply online on the ECU Online Application Portal.

30 July 2018

Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Prostate Cancer Survivorship PhD Scholarships

The scholarship includes a stipend of AUD $27,000 per annum for up to three years, paid fortnightly via electronic funds transfer.

This scholarship is open to individuals who are future and current ECU students.

All international

You can apply for a Higher Degree by Research via the ECU Application Portal once you have your documentation together.

31 March 2018

Early Acceptance Scholarship

Students will automatically receive AUD $1,000 off second semester tuition fees.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: be commencing study at ECU in semester 1, 2018 or semester 2, 2018; meet ECU is academic direct entry requirements for the course of your choice; have an offer or conditional offer to student undergraduate degree or postgraduate coursework degree at ECU; be an international student, not an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Citizen; accept your offer and pay full first semester tuition fees by 30th November, 2017; and be studying at ECU Joondalup, ECU Mount Lawley, or ECU South West (Bunbury).

All international

To receive this scholarship you need to accept your offer and pay your first semester tuition fees by 30 November 2017. The scholarships will automatically be applied. This scholarship can be combined with other ECU scholarships.

30 July 2018

ECU Melbourne and ECU Sydney Scholarship for Onshore Students

he scholarship provides a 25% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of your course.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: be an international student, currently onshore in Australia, in abidance with your student visa conditions, who wishes to commence study at ECU Melbourne or ECU Sydney in the next intake; meet ECU is English and academic direct entry requirements for the course; not be in receipt of another scholarship or sponsorship; not have a pending course application or course offer live with ECU when applying for the course; not be currently enrolled in the course at any other ECU location; and not be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Citizen.

All international

Students can apply online.

Expected December 2018

ECU Melbourne and ECU Sydney Scholarships

10% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of your course.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: be an international student who wishes to commence study at ECU Melbourne or ECU Sydney in the next intake; meet ECU is English and academic direct entry requirements for the course; not be in receipt of another scholarship or sponsorship; not have a pending course application or course offer live with ECU when applying for the course; not be currently enrolled in the course at any other ECU location; and not be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Citizen.

All international

Students can apply online.

Expected February 2018

Family International Scholarship

The scholarship offers a 10% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of your course at ECU.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: be an international student who can demonstrate to ECU is satisfaction that you are an immediate relative of an ECU alumni or a student currently enrolled in an ECU course; be commencing study at ECU in the next intake; meet ECU is English and academic direct entry requirements for the course of your choice; not be in receipt of another scholarship or sponsorship; not have a pending course application with ECU; not currently be enrolled in another ECU course; be an International student and not an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Citizen; intend to study an undergraduate degree or postgraduate coursework degree; and be studying at ECU Joondalup, ECU Mount Lawley, ECU South West (Bunbury) or online (if applicable).

All international

Students can apply online.

Expected December 2018

Genetic Diversity and Resilience of Pilbara Seagrasses PhD Scholarship

The scholarship includes a stipend of AUD $28,000 per annum to be paid fortnightly via electronic funds transfer for up to 3 years.

To be eligible applicants must have met the minimum requirements below: Have been made an unconditional offer of place in an ECU higher degree by research course* And at least one of the following: Completed an Australian first class Bachelor Honours Degree (H1)*. Completed a Master is Degree with the equivalent of at least 6 months full time research and a minimum course weighted average of 70%*. A current research doctoral enrolment with a timely Confirmation of Candidature. Completed your first year of an ECU Integrated PhD (J42) with a minimum course weighted average of 80%*. Produced at least one of the research outputs below as the sole or first author: refereed article in a scholarly journal refereed full written conference publication scholarly research book or book chapter commissioned or peer reviewed creative work, or refereed exhibition of creative artefacts creative or design work that has received respected public/industry reviews in state or national/international media; creative or design work that is the recipient of a grant from authorised philanthropic trusts and/or state and federal arts funding body Special exemption from the above requirements may be granted by the Associate Dean (Research) of the relevant School where an adequate case has been made by a potential supervisor.

All international

Application is made via the ECU Online Scholarship Application Portal. Access to the portal is available.

HEC-ECU PhD Scholarship

This scholarship includes a living allowance of AUD $28,000 per annum, return airfare from Pakistan to Perth, tuition fees, Overseas Student Health Cover for the duration of the course, opportunities for teaching assistants and research assistant positions, and access to research and writing consultants.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: be nominated by HEC be supported by the relevant School at ECU and be assigned a supervisory team fulfill academic entry requirements set by ECU, including English language proficiency

All international

Expected December 2018

International Undergraduate Scholarship

The scholarship offers a 20% reduction in your tuition fees for the duration of your course at ECU.

Students who meet ECU standard course entry from Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,  Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, UK, USA and Vatican City are eligible for International Undergraduate Scholarship. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must: be a citizen of one of the countries identified above; be commencing study at ECU in semester 1, 2018 or semester 2, 2018; meet ECU is academic direct entry requirements for the course of your choice; not be in receipt of a government scholarship or industry sponsorship; be an international student, not an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Citizen; intend to study an undergraduate degree; and be studying at ECU Joondalup, ECU Mount Lawley, or ECU South West (Bunbury).

All international

Students are invited to apply through any one of ECU Authorised Education Agents. Students can also apply online on the ECU Online Application Portal.

30 July 2018

Merit International Postgraduate Scholarship

The scholarship offers a 10% reduction in your tuition fees for the duration of your course at ECU.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: be an international student who can demonstrate a high level of academic performance in prior studies and a high level of English competency; intend to study a postgraduate coursework degree; be commencing study at ECU in the next intake; meet ECU is English and academic direct entry requirements for the course of your choice; not be in receipt of a government scholarship or industry sponsorship; not have a pending course application with ECU; not currently be enrolled in another ECU course; be an International student and not an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Citizen; and be studying at ECU Joondalup, ECU Mount Lawley, ECU South West (Bunbury) or online (if applicable).

All international

Students can apply online.

Expected December 2018

Overseas Partner Scholarship

The scholarship offers a 20% reduction in tuition fees for the duration of your course at ECU.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: have completed an eligible program at an articulated partner institution off-shore; be commencing study at ECU in semester 1, 2018 or semester 2, 2018; meet ECU is academic direct entry requirements for the course of your choice; not be in receipt of a government scholarship or industry sponsorship; be an International student, not an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand Citizen; intend to study an undergraduate degree; and be studying at ECU Joondalup, ECU Mount Lawley, or ECU South West (Bunbury).

All international

Students are invited to apply through any one of ECU's Authorised Education Agents.

30 July 2018

Paulette Carson Scholarship

A$7,500.00 (US$ 5,867) total value

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: have completed the Advance Diploma of Dance (Elite performance) at WAAPA; and be articulating into the ECU Bachelor of Dance. Selection criteria Selection will be based on your: financial circumstances; and end of year practical in Advanced diploma of dance (elite performance).

All international

You will be required to provide information about your financial circumstances as part of the application, this includes: Paulette Carson Scholarship Application Form (alternatively you can also complete the Electronic Application Form); Personal Statement (approx. 1 x A4 page) which includes information about their financial and personal circumstances; and Centrelink Confirmation eServices (CCeS) Customer Consent Record.


Overall Review

Overall Experience : 4.1 / 5

Admission Process : 4 / 5

Scholarships : 4 / 5

Life Experience : 4 / 5

Job Prospects : 4 / 5