Established in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a modern Australian institution with a reputation for delivering a progressive and forward-thinking curriculum, ensuring its students are well-placed to meet the future needs of society. The university has been awarded a five-star rating for teaching quality in the 2020 Good Universities Guide and has maintained this record for 13 consecutive years.
ECU is situated in Perth, the state capital of Western Australia, known for its sweeping landscapes of ancient rock formations, world-class wineries and thousands of miles of sandy beaches with warm, clear waters. It is a dynamic city with a rapidly growing economy and plenty of attractions and activities for students to discover.
There are over 250 courses available at ECU, developed in collaboration with professional partners, ensuring content is continually relevant to industry needs. Many programmes are designed to include vocational modules, work experience and group-based project work, which cultivates strong critical thinking skills, and makes ECU graduates highly desirable to future employers.
ECU is also known for providing the support services necessary to ensure the academic and personal development of its population of 31,000 students. There are scholarships and bursaries available, and a lively and active Students' Guild, which runs an exciting calendar of social events and organises the many clubs and societies in which students can freely participate in. ECU fosters a welcoming learning community and has a dynamic and diverse population of around 6,000 international students representing over 100 countries worldwide, scoring highly in international student satisfaction metrics.
The university also offers a selection of distance-learning course options, and international students may begin their degrees remotely with up to 30 per cent discount on fees until they can travel to ECU's Perth campuses.