At ECU we are guided by the values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence. Our focus on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships, and we take every opportunity to link with those in the many communities we were established to serve.


Research at ECU both extends knowledge and improves the quality of life for Australians and people around the world. Our research priorities focus on working towards solving real problems across the social, economical, physical and environmental spectrums.

Established in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a quality university that produces research at exacting international standards.

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

ECU is committed to breaking down barriers that restrict entry to education and we are continuing our work on the enhancement and development of alternative entry pathways to higher education.

ECU has a vibrant research community that is committed to supporting research students on their research journey.We provide:expert supervisors;valuable support services;research training and workshops;career development opportunities; andfinancial assistance and scholarships.


ECU has a vibrant research community that is committed to supporting research students on their research journey.We provide:expert supervisors;valuable support services;research training and workshops;career development opportunities; andfinancial assistance and scholarships.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Edith Cowan University!


ECU provides a supportive learning environment for students through a variety of services and facilities.University isn't just about attending lectures and sitting exams; at ECU youíll have plenty of opportunities for personal development and social interaction.You can access a range of resources Ė from career guidance to academic support, and free referencing software to computer access.These services are available to all students, with many services assisting students studying online.

  • Accommodation
  • Career services
  • Childcare
  • Computer labs and wireless internet
  • Environment at ECU
  • Equity, diversity and disability services
  • Food, cafes and taverns
  • Hairdresser
  • Health and counselling
  • Learning advisors
  • Library
  • Multifaith office
  • Optometrist
  • Peer mentoring
  • Security on campus
  • Software
  • Sport and fitness
  • Student Guild, clubs and associations
  • The Co-Op Shop

Student Life

Our students at ECU come from all over Australia and the world to study in a practical and supportive learning environment that encourages you to reach your potential.Learning that suits youWe have more than 23,300 students who choose learning modes to suit their lifestyles. With on and off-campus study modes, distance education and overseas study options, our students can take their studies at a pace that suits them, wherever they go.Undergraduate and postgraduateWith around 18,000 undergraduates and 5,000 postgraduates, our programs provide real world training to those starting their careers and those who want to take their careers to a new level or in a new direction.International studentsCurrently, we welcome approximately 3,500 international students to our University. These students have originated from over 100 countries around the world and choose to study with ECU because of our range of comprehensive and quality courses.We encourage international students to choose ECU and Perth as their study abroad destination. Western Australia offers a truly authentic Australian experience and ECUís international programs can help students realise their dreams.Sound like you?So, if youíre looking for a supportive and flexible environment in which to achieve your dreams, come to ECU.


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus institution serving communities in Western Australia and a significant cohort of international students.Awarded university status in 1991, ECU has since developed innovative and practical courses across a wide range of disciplines, established a vibrant research culture and attracted a growing range of quality research partners and researchers, many working at the cutting edge of their fields.ECU has more than 23,300 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Approximately 3,600 of these are international students originating from 104 countries.More than 320 courses are offered through four faculties:Business and LawHealth, Engineering and ScienceEducation and Arts, which includes the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)Regional Professional StudiesECU works closely with private and public sector organisations, locally and overseas, in designing its study programs.The University has two metropolitan campuses in Mount Lawley and Joondalup, and also serves Western Australia's South West region from a campus in Bunbury, 200km south of Perth.ECU is committed to breaking down barriers to education and is considered a pioneer in the development of alternative entry pathways to higher education, helping Western Australians reach their potential.Engagement with the community is one of the University's strategic goals, and much effort is investing in ensuring productive and mutually beneficial partnerships are created with a variety of groups.An emphasis on conducting research with industry partners in areas such as e-commerce, micro-electronics engineering, police studies, education, ecosystem management, palliative care, social justice and human services has seen ECU develop a lively applied research culture. Its Health and Wellness Institute, for instance, brings together scientists from different disciplines to create WA's largest powerhouse of preventative health research.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia