101 reasons to choose ECU

From world class teaching and an exciting lifestyle to our iconic “Iron Throne” entry, here are 101 reasons you should study at ECU Australia.

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Ever wondered what your Australian study journey will look like? Become world ready with all the amazing opportunities and experiences on offer at ECU in Western Australia. Explore some of the reasons why you’ll love studying at ECU below, or use the filters to refine your search. More content will be added over the coming weeks, so be sure to check back.

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#75

NOT ALL CLASSROOMS HAVE 4 WALLS

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#15

YOU CAN KEEP YOUR STUDY PLANS ON TRACK

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ECU will make you feel welcome

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#30

YOU CAN EXPERIENCE UNIQUE CULTURES

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#57

YOU CAN LEARN CYBER SECURITY FROM INTERPOL EXPERTS

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#11

SCHOLARSHIPS ON OFFER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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#92

We have the world’s biggest periodic table

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#14

DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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ON CAMPUS HEALTH SERVICES

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HAVE A REAL LIFE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

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WE’RE IN THE TOP 2.5% OF UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD

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A WORLD-CLASS MUSEUM ON OUR DOORSTEP

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A CAMPUS IN LONELY PLANET’S #1 TRAVEL DESTINATION IN ASIA-PACIFIC

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#35

INTERNATIONAL CAFE: YOUR GLOBAL MEETING PLACE

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#72

JOIN OTHER BRIGHT MINDS AT ENACTUS ECU

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Internationally recognised degrees

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#4

GET HANDS ON EXPERIENCE WITH OUR WORLD CLASS FACILITIES

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#21

WE’RE THE ONLY UNI IN THE WORLD WITH ITS OWN SPIEGELTENT

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#74

Get help with your studies

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#13

LIVE & WORK IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA AFTER GRADUATION

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#89

ECC, your direct pathway to ECU

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#69

TAKE A ROAD TRIP OF A LIFETIME

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#29

BE A PARAMEDIC IN VIRTUAL REALITY

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Access to the latest technology

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#79

You can help save lives

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#41

YOU CAN CREATE AMAZING STORIES FOR THE SCREEN

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#81

you can start your study anywhere in the world

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eco-conscious campus

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#16

YOU CAN BUILD A REAL RACE CAR

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WATSON, THE ECU THERAPY DOG

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#82

Campus movie nights

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Gain experience with internships & industry engagement

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#96

Create good in the world with volunteering opportunities

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Unique Aussie wildlife on campus

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#91

We taught Wolverine

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#58

GET FIT ON CAMPUS

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#25

WE STAND PROUDLY WITH THE LGBTIQ+ COMMUNITY

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#20

YOU COULD BECOME THE NEXT VERA WANG

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#87

You can build a brighter future

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#62

OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART CYBER SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTRE

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#71

We’re the first Australian Uni to install sleeping pods

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#19

A BROADCAST STUDIO, PRODUCED ENTIRELY BY STUDENTS

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#32

WE SET OUR STUDENTS UP WITH INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS

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#50

AUSTRALIA’S TOP UNI FOR UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

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#52

A 40% DISCOUNT ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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#48

MULTIFAITH OFFICE & PRAYER SPACES

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#46

ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS

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#5

YOU CAN PRACTICE LAW IN THE MOOT COURT

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#61

We offer extra services to our students

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#34

SOLVE CRIME IN OUR FORENSICS SIMULATION CENTRE

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#64

SUNSETS THAT ARE SECOND TO NONE

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#77

YOU CAN TACKLE REAL WORLD ENGINEERING PROBLEMS

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#80

PERTH IS ONE OF THE MOST CYCLE-FRIENDLY CITIES ON EARTH

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#36

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY

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#85

WE’RE ONE OF THE TOP 100 YOUNG UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD

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OUR WORLD CLASS HEALTH SIMULATION CENTRE

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#26

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT TEAM

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#38

YOU CAN TAKE YOUR BEST SELFIE YET

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RANKED #1 PUBLIC UNI IN AUSTRALIA FOR TEACHING QUALITY

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Gateway to the world

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#54

YOU CAN HELP ELITE ATHLETES REACH THEIR POTENTIAL

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#27

OUR NURSING COURSE IS RANKED TOP 100 WORLDWIDE

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#53

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS WITH LEARNING ABROAD

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#49

THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY INTO ECU

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COMING IN 2025: ECU CITY CAMPUS

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#43

OUR INNOVATIVE CANCER SUPPORT CLINIC

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#56

OUR AWARD-WINNING PEER TO PEER SUPPORT SERVICE

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#65

ENJOY THE SUNNIEST MAJOR CITY IN AUSTRALIA

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A REAL LIFE TRADING DESK

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#59

YOUR CLASSMATES COULD BE ROBOTS

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#44

DISCOVER AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE SPORT

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We’re a creative hub with lots of artistic opportunities

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#8

AUSTRALIA’S TOP PUBLIC UNI FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

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#3

LIVE IT UP IN OUR AMAZING CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

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#78

YOUR PEERS ARE FROM AUSTRALIA (& AROUND THE WORLD)

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#84

OUR “IRON THRONE” ENTRY

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#12

ENJOY GREAT WEATHER ALL YEAR ROUND

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#9

PERTH, ONE OF THE BEST CITIES TO LIVE

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#42

A MULTICULTURAL MELTING POT

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#47

WE’RE LEADING THE WAY IN MEDICAL & HEALTH RESEARCH

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A performing arts festival that sets Perth on fire

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OUR ENGINEERING COURSES ARE RANKED TOP 175 WORLDWIDE

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Western Australian economy named best in the world

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Festivals, events & markets to suit all budgets

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#94

OUR LECTURERS MAKE TIME FOR YOU

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Australia’s top uni for computing & information systems

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#33

WE’VE GOT PLENTY OF GREAT PLACES TO EAT

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#86

LET THE WILDFLOWERS AWE YOU

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#40

THE GIANT SUPERLABS IN OUR BRAND NEW SCIENCE BUILDING

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#28

WE ARE COMMITTED TO EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

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#39

WORLD CLASS RESEARCH THAT MAKES A WORLDWIDE IMPACT

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#99

Show your work to the world

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#55

WESTERN AUSTRALIA IS A SAFE LOCATION

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#22

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUNG LIVES

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YOU CAN JOIN A QUIDDITCH CLUB

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Enjoy over 300 unique performances a year

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#2

UNIQUE STUDY AREAS

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You can make a positive difference to the environment

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A 5 STAR EXPERIENCE

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ECU is the only uni in Australia named after a woman

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Our campus ducks have their own Facebook page

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Why ECU?

Of course, we don’t just want you to take our word for it. We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish as a young university, achieving a great reputation and a series of accolades. Here are a few of our accomplishments:

Student and teacher in a classroom looking at their laptop

Ranked #1 for teaching quality

Student building a robot within a classroom

We’re masters in engineering

Student building a racing car within a classroom

One of the best up and comers

Teacher and student reviewing work

Making an “impact” around the world

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5 Star for 5 categories

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To assist you in becoming world ready for your career, ECU organises similar fields of work into Study Areas in eight Teaching and Research Schools. ECU offers a diverse range courses covering over 250 courses, from Aviation to Youth Work, and lead by passionate, high-calibre academics. Find your course today here.
There are a range of different entry pathways and study options on offer to you at ECU. International travel may currently be off the cards, but learning at ECU continues. ECU offers a large number of courses online, allowing you to study from anywhere there is an internet connection. For more information visit here.
The Australian Government recently announced changes to international student visas arrangements to acknowledge challenges posed by COVID-19, for more information read their media release.
ECU provides a suite of World Ready Scholarships offered exclusively to international students. The scholarships reward you financially by assisting you in gaining a world-class education. For more information please visit this page.
With a population of just over two million people, Perth is the sunniest major city in Australia. It is a multicultural hub of activity that regularly ranks high in international surveys around quality of life, liveability and cost of living. For further information about living in Perth create your customizable e-brochure.
If you are ready to start your ECU journey, you can find an Authorised Agent in your home country or you can apply directly yourself, read more about applying to study at ECU here.