Founded in 1991

Founded in 1991

Edith Cowan University

Founded in 1991

Founded in 1991

Edith Cowan University

Quick facts

  • 30000

  • 6000

    International students
  • 00279B

    CRICOS Code
  • 651-700

    World ranking
  • 30

    Country ranking

Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) provides the ideal learning environment for people who want to reach their potential.

Located in Western Australia, our 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.

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.

ECU’s world-class research strives to make a difference to the community in Western Australia and beyond. 

ECU focuses on working with the communities, business and government organisations to solve real-world problems.

ECU has more than 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. It annually welcomes more than 6,000 international students, originating from over 100 countries.

ECU's eight Schools collectively deliver more than 250 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 its 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. 

It's a Centre for Australian Indigenous Education and Research.

On-campus accommodation

Campus(es) list based on university info

Joondalup Campus

Residence fee Duration

$9,200 AUD

UP to $16,700

Mount Lawley Campus

Residence fee Duration

$5,300 AUD

UP to $11,400

South West Campus

Residence fee Duration

$8,700 AUD

UP to $10,600

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Perth based on univly research


Shared house

$8,724 AUD


Shared house

$5,820 AUD


Entire house

$17,448 AUD


ECU provides a supportive learning environment by providing a variety of on-campus services and facilities to all of the students.

Student and staff focused services include:

  • Accommodation at all three campuses
  • Childcare
  • Computer labs and wireless internet
  • Counselling service
  • Equity, diversity and disability services
  • Health service
  • Hearing impaired assistance
  • Library
  • Student Hub
  • Student Guild, clubs and associations

Commercial outlets include:

  • Food, cafes and bars
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • Sport and fitness
  • Bookshop
  • Print, copy and scan services
  • Australia Post Parcel

ECU's campuses are accessible by public transport and ECU supports those who cycle or walk to campus by providing end-of-trip facilities and U-rails to secure bicycles. 

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