Why Study at Edith Cowan University

ECU is guided by its values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence. ECU focuses on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships with those in the many communities they are established to serve. Research at ECU extends knowledge and improves the quality of life for Australians and people across the globe. Their research priorities focus on solving real world problems across social, economic, physical and environmental domains.

Students and graduates at ECU are amongst the best in the world, with many fulfilling crucial roles in our society. Their outstanding achievements have been recognized throughout Australia and internationally through awards, grants, scholarships and prizes.


The university is now organised into eight teaching schools, with each school responsible for ongoing research programs.

  • Arts & Humanities: One of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, Arts & Humanities offers a diverse range of programs covering media and communications, contemporary arts, design, psychology and social sciences, criminology and justice and the humanities.
  • Business & Law: The School offers a comprehensive range of courses with major specializations, as well as specialist industry-focused degrees.
  • Education: ECU has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years and the School of Education is the largest in Western Australia.
  • Engineering: One of the fastest-growing Engineering schools in Australia, with courses in the areas of civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical power, mechatronics, control and automation, electronics, communications, computer systems, naval architecture, marine and offshore engineering, and motorsports.
  • Medical & Health Sciences: The school is home to learning and research in medical, biomedical, exercise and sports science and paramedical science, with courses in medical science, human biology, emergency medical services, public health, nutrition, environmental health, occupational safety and health, exercise and sports science and occupational therapy.
  • Nursing & Midwifery: The school runs the largest undergraduate nursing program 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: Recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its graduates, WAAPA provides the most comprehensive range of performing arts training in Australia.
  • Kurongkurl Katitjin: Kurongkurl Katitjin is the Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research.
  • ECU South West: Located on the outskirts of Bunbury, the South West Campus is Western Australia’s largest university campus outside the Perth metropolitan area.


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.

All new developments feature National Rental Affordability Scheme approved dwellings, offering tenants rent at below market prices. All villages are located on-campus and close to all campus facilities. Local shops and sport and recreation facilities are within walking distance, or easily accessible by public transport.

  • Joondalup Campus
  • Mount Lawley Campus
  • South West Campus