270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA 6027 Australia (61 8) 6304 5636
  • Academic staff 1,758
  • Affiliations ASAIHL
  • Campus Urban
  • Chancellor Hendy Cowan
  • Endowment $772.8 million AUD(inc. devises)
  • Established 1982
  • Location Perth, WA, Australia
  • Postgraduates 5,563
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 16,711
  • Vice Chancellor Kerry O. Cox
  • Vice principal http://www.ecu.edu.au
Edith Cowan University (ECU) is located in Perth, Western Australia. It was named after the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament, Edith Cowan, and is the only Australian university named after a woman. ECU is situated in Western Australia, with approximately 20,000 students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, approximately 4000 of whom are international students originating from over 90 countries outside Australia. ECU was granted university status in 1991 and was formed from an amalgamation of teachers' colleges with a history dating back to 1902 when the Claremont Teachers College was established; making ECU the modern descendant of the first institution of higher education in Western Australia.
We offer a large selection of courses and disciplines across our study areas, with the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence and a wide range of study options. If you want to reach your potential in a learning environment that is supportive, flexible and relevant to the real world-then you've come to the right place.We've grouped similar courses together into "study areas" to make it easier for you to locate disciplines and courses.
Biology, Chemistry & Environmental Science
Communications & Arts
Engineering & Technology
Exercise & Health Sciences
Law & Justice
Medical & Paramedical Sciences
Nursing & Midwifery
Psychology & Social Science
ECU has three campuses, consisting of two metropolitan campuses at Joondalup and Mount Lawley, and one at Bunbury, in Western Australia's South West Region. Programs are also offered at regional centres throughout Western Australia. Joondalup Campus Entrance The Joondalup Campus is the University's headquarters.Facilities on the campus include a new Health and Wellness Building, a multi-million dollar sport and fitness centre, a new award winning library and student hub, an outdoor cinema screening Perth International Arts Festival Lotterywest Festival Films during the summer months and on-campus accommodation. The campus also forms part of the Joondalup Learning Precinct, which includes the West Coast College of TAFE and the Western Australian Police Academy. It is serviced by the Joondalup CAT and is close to the Mitchell Freeway.