Edith Cowan University (ECU) provides the ideal learning environment for people who want to reach their potential.
Located in Western Australia, their 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 eight 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 their communities, business and government organisations to solve real-world problems.
At A Glance
ECU has more than 27,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. They also annually welcome over 4,000 international students, originating from more than 100 countries.
From 2016, their eight Schools will collectively deliver more than 300 diverse courses across Medical & Health Sciences, Engineering, Education, Arts & Humanities, Business & Law, Nursing & Midwifery, Science and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Courses are offered on their 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, the oldest and most popular School of Education in Western Australia, the largest Nursing program in the State, and Kurongkurl Katitjin, their Centre for Australian Indigenous Education and Research.
Purpose, Vision, Values
ECU is guided by its purpose, vision and values.
To transform lives and enrich society through education and research.
To be recognised for their world ready graduates and leading edge research.
Integrity - being honest, ethical and fair.
Respect - considering the opinions and values of others.
Rational Inquiry - motivated by evidence and reasoning.
Personal Excellence - demonstrating the highest personal and professional standards.
Commitment to Equality and Diversity
ECU values individual differences and diversity.
They are proud of the wide cultural diversity of people who’ve chosen to study and work here, in a learning environment that includes both school leavers and mature age students.
ECU is committed to a welcoming and inclusive learning and working environment, offering a wide range of activities to support and advance equality.
ECU is also committed to equality in the workplace for people of all genders so they feel enabled, and are supported, to pursue careers in their chosen fields. They are striving to remove barriers to gender equity by making improvements to their practices and organisational culture, and in particular to attract and retain those who have chosen a pathway in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).
They are proud to be one of the 40 institutions accepted for the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia, an accreditation and improvement program for higher education and research organisations, successful in transforming gender equity action to improve the promotion and retention of women and gender minorities within STEMM.
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