ECU is located in Perth, WA. Enrollment stands at 20,000 undergrad and post-grad students. Some 4,000 are international students. The list of study topics may be incomplete, it provides a summary view of academic topics conducted for study at the Edith Cowan University. Some 400 courses are on offer across 2 campuses in Mount Lawley and Joondalup. Please visit faculty webpages listed below for updated list of courses available at undergrad Bachelor, Master, PhD, Doctorate level at Edith Cowan uni.
The university is now organised into 8 teaching schools, with each school responsible for ongoing research programs.
This follows a university-wide academic reorganisation in 2016 to enhance academicperformance, create clearer accountabilities and responsibilities, and enhanceexecutive decision making.
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 specialisations, as well as specialist industry-focussed degrees. Broad areas of study include Law, Management, Finance and Banking, Marketing and Commerce, with all courses delivering relevant theory, practical work experience and generic employability skills.
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.
ECU has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years and the School of Education is the largest in Western Australia. Courses are available in a range of early childhood, primary and secondary education settings.
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. A diverse and exciting mix of courses is offered to students, with courses being developed in consultation with industry groups and combining the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences.
The school offers a diverse range of industry-relevantcourses with a strong emphasis on practical skills in the laboratory or field. Science-basedcourses are offered in the areas of computing, information science, securityscience, biology, environmental science, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
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.Employing world-class staff, the school enjoys state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities.
Kurongkurl Katitjin is our Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research. The Centre plays a vital role in assisting ECU to meet its commitment to Indigenous peoples, supporting University-wide activities and programs, as well as activities specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures.
ECU South West
Located on the outskirts of Bunbury, our South West Campus is Western Australia’s largest university campus outside the Perth metropolitan area. Here, courses are offered in arts, business, nursing, engineering, teacher education and social work, all with the benefit of great facilities, small class sizes and on-campus accommodation.