loader

You are here

/sites/all/themes/topuni/assets/images/profile/uni-cover-default.jpg
/sites/all/themes/topuni/assets/images/profile/uni-cover-default-mobile.jpg

Edith Cowan University

270 Joondalup Drive Joondalup,
Australia View map
Australia
#651-700
Public
High
15,211
Yes
918
4,815

Overview

Edith Cowan University (ECU) provides the ideal learning environment for people who want to reach their potential.

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.

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

ECU courses are developed in consultation with industry, and teaching staff have extensive industry experience and networks. It’s why ECU students can expect 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 thirteen years, along with consistently high ratings for overall education experience and skills development, as reported in the Good Universities Guide.

ECU’s world-class research strives to make a difference to the community in Western Australia and beyond. ECU focuses on working with our communities, business and government organisations to solve real-world problems.

The University was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan, the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament. Her life was dedicated to the belief that education was the key to growth, change and improvement in society.

Her example informs ECU’s values as we pride ourselves in developing capable graduates who lead engaged and productive lives in the communities in which they live and work.

ECU has more than 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. We annually welcome more than 6,000 international students, originating from over 100 countries.

Our eight schools collectively deliver more than 250 diverse courses across medical and health sciences, engineering, education, arts and humanities, business and law, nursing and midwifery, science and performing arts.

Courses are offered on our three campuses: Joondalup and Mount Lawley in metropolitan Perth and the South West Campus at Bunbury, 200km south of the capital city. ECU also offers a comprehensive suite of online study options.

ECU incorporates the world-renowned Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), the oldest and most popular School of Education in Western Australia, the largest nursing program in the State, and Kurongkurl Katitjin, our Centre for Australian Indigenous Education and Research.

University Highlights

Edith Cowan University is one of the top Public universities in Joondalup, Australia. It is ranked #651-700 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

Total students - 15,211

21%
79%

International students - 4,815

49%
51%

Total faculty staff - 918

216
702

Total students - 15,211

21%
79%

International students - 4,815

49%
51%

Total faculty staff - 918

702
216

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
2020
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.
For more in-depth information about QS Stars, please click here.

Campus Locations

English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
Find your nearest test centre and test dates.

Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

Test Preparation

Join QS Leap, the most advanced free test-prep platform in the world.