Welcome to ECU
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Edith Cowan University.
At ECU we are guided by our values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence. Our focus on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships with those in the many communities we were established to serve.
Research at ECU extends knowledge and improves the quality of life for Australians and people across the globe. Our research priorities focus on solving real-world problems across social, economic, physical and environmental domains.
Established in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a quality university with excellent student satisfaction and internationally recognised research.
Students and graduates at ECU are amongst the best in the world, with many fulfilling crucial roles in our society. Their outstanding achievements have been recognised throughout Australia and internationally through awards, grants, scholarships and prizes.
ECU is committed to widening participation and 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.
We are a university that values diversity and this is exemplified by our multicultural student cohort spanning a wide range of ages. We also support gender equality and ECU is advancing this commitment through our membership of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.
I encourage you to find out more about how ECU can help you reach your potential.
Professor Steve Chapman CBE
Guided by our strategic goals, ECU is building on our reputation for excellence in teaching, developing the quality and volume of our research outputs and increasing international programs and collaborations.
The ECU Strategic Plan, 2017-2021 – World Ready plots a course to achieve these strategic goals and grow the University’s reputation for having world ready graduates and leading-edge 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 our 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.
ECU has identified five strategic themes that guide our endeavours at all levels and are enduring statements of how we work. They act as continuing reminders of the ethos of the University, and the way we set ourselves apart from other universities. These strategic themes will influence our approach to the achievement of our strategic goals over the term of this Strategic Plan, so that growth and change build on the firm foundations of our current strategic position and past successes.
ECU has a much-envied reputation as a university that provides one of the best learning experiences for our students. This reputation for excellence in teaching has not been achieved by chance; it reflects the value that we place on our students and the way we interact with them. ECU is an outward-facing university that highly values its connections with a wide range of external organisations to deepen the impact of our work. We recognise that our reputation is built on the productive relationships we have with our students and with business, industry, the professions, governments, universities, communities and alumni; sharing knowledge for mutual benefit.
- Theme 1 - Dedicated to our students.
- Theme 2 - Connecting with our community and the world.
- Theme 3 - Building strategic partnerships and collaborations.
- Theme 4 - Fostering strong alumni relations.
- Theme 5 - Promoting equality, diversity and social responsibility.
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ECU provides a supportive learning environment by providing a variety of on-campus services and facilities to all of our students.
Student and staff focused services include:
We have on-campus accommodation at all three campuses, managed by Campus Living Villages.
Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses offer professional, well-equipped childcare centres.
Computer labs and wireless internet
Students enjoy 24-hour access to on-campus computing facilities.
This service can help you address any academic or personal issues. It is free for all students.
Equity, diversity and disability services
These services provide support to students with diverse study needs.
Medical centres are conveniently located on the Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses, providing GP and nursing treatments.
ECU provides two types of hearing assistance systems - induction and infrared - in several teaching and learning rooms on the three campuses.
The floor induction loop type allows the use of your personal hearing aid with Telecoil (pickup coil) directly.
The infrared solution requires the loan of one of two types of receivers:
- A receiver that is compatible with your hearing aid with Telecoil.
- An infrared receiver headset.
IR hearing augmentation receivers are available from the Equity, Diversity and Disability Office and from the following locations:
- Joondalup eLab (JO.31.233)
- Mount Lawley eLab (ML.10.136)
- South West eLab (SW.3.101E)
Campus libraries provide comprehensive book and journal collections, electronic resources and facilities for study and research.
Student Hub is the first point of contact for all student enquiries, including academic information, enrolments and access cards.
Student Guild, clubs and associations
The Student Guild represents students on a range of academic and legal issues. It also offers many social and cultural activities through a range of clubs and associations.
Food, cafes and bars
From a coffee on the run to a substantial meal, our campuses have a range of food and beverage options.
Hair and beauty salon
Crown Hairdressing is located on the Joondalup Campus, serving both male and female staff and students.
Sport and fitness
Modern sports, recreation and fitness facilities are located on all three campuses.
The Co-Op Shop
The Co-Op Shops offer a wide range of educational and learning resources as well as software, technology, games, stationery, clothing, travel accessories and more.
Print, copy and scan services
Luminate PrintWorks print centres are open to staff and students. On-site experts give you ideas and recommendations for the creation of brochures and posters, thesis printing, study notes and much more. Luminate PrintWorks centres are located on the Joondalup, Mount Lawley and South West Campuses.
Commitment to Equality and Diversity
ECU values individual differences and diversity.
We’re 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. This includes ensuring people of all genders feel enabled, and are supported, to pursue careers in their chosen fields. We are striving to remove barriers to gender equity by making improvements to our 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).
ECU is proud to be one of 15 institutions in the country to have achieved Bronze Award status as participants in the first Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia hosted by the Science in Australia Gender Equity initiative (SAGE). Originating in the UK, this initiative is 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 diverse groups within STEMM.
We have three campuses in Western Australia, each offering a modern, vibrant location for study and learning. Our campuses feature up-to-date facilities including wireless internet, 24-hour access to computer labs, libraries with open study spaces outside office hours and a safe environment for you to study in, either by yourself or with other students.
Our Joondalup Campus is the University's headquarters. The campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including the Health and Wellness Building, a multi-million dollar sport and fitness centre, an award-winning library and student hub, a microbrewery, an outdoor cinema for the summer months and on-campus accommodation.
Mount Lawley Campus
Our Mount Lawley Campus is only minutes from Perth CBD and the Beaufort Street cafe strip. It is equipped with extensive teaching resources, first-rate IT and performing arts facilities, a sport and fitness centre and on-campus accommodation. The campus is also home to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
South West Campus
Located two hours' drive south of Perth, our South West Campus (Bunbury) is within easy reach of the world-famous Margaret River region. The Campus is the largest university campus outside the metropolitan area and features modern facilities, small class sizes, a comprehensive range of courses and on-campus accommodation.
270 Joondalup Drive
6027 Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia
2 Bradford Street
6050 Mount Lawley, Western Australia, Australia
585 Robertson Drive
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia