Edith Cowan University

PhD Programmes

About

History

Established in 1991, ECU took the opportunity to reshape the way higher education is delivered in a distinctive and inspiring campus environment. 

Education

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. 

Research

  • Edith Cowan University is building its reputation on impact rather than age. 
  • The research work focuses on four themes that recognise both our collective expertise and our progressive view of the world. 

Career

  • ECU Careers and Employability team works closely with schools and employers to optimise employment outcomes. You may be seeking an intern or cadet, an undergraduate or postgraduate worker, a volunteer or you may want to raise the profile of your organisation.
  • Mentoring is the provision of support and guidance to students from more experienced individuals. Mentoring programs are popular and highly valued in the business world, and mentoring experience is often well-regarded by employers. 

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2023
351 50
2022
401
2021
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2022
601 -100
2021
501 100
2020
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2023
601 50
2022
651
2021
651
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2023
-
2022
-
2021
591
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Student Hub on each campus is the first point of reference for all student enquiries, including:

  • course information and advice
  • enrolment assistance
  • assistance with resuming your studies following a deferral or discontinuation
  • advice on time requirements for completion of courses, and assistance with applications for extensions
  • identification of potential graduates
  • student support services
  • lodgement of forms 

Housing services

  • The University offers on-campus accommodation at all three campuses, operated by Campus Living Villages. An off-campus housing referral service also operates through the ECU Village website.
  • Student villages at the Joondalup, Mount Lawley and South West campuses are operated by student accommodation company Campus Living Villages. The villages consist of single and multi-room units with shared self-catering facilities, and they provide a modern, friendly environment. There is a wide range of apartment styles, including recently developed apartments, to suit a variety of budgets. 

Medical services

ECU Student Health Services are located at the Joondalup and Mount Lawley Campuses. They provide general practitioner (GP), nurse and allied health services to assist students with their health care needs.

Services include:

  • GP consultations
  • sports medicine 
  • diving and pre-employment medicals
  • vaccinations and immunisations
  • contraception advice and pregnancy testing
  • blood tests
  • nursing
  • physiotherapy 

Student Life

Campus life

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.  

Sports facilities

  • Modern, fully-equipped sports, recreation and fitness centres are located on the Joondalup, Mount Lawley and South West (Bunbury) Campuses.
  • The students and staff are offered discounted gym memberships, social night team sports, facilities hire and community event opportunities.  

Student clubs

  • The Student Guild acts on behalf of all students, providing services that aim to protect students' rights and enhance their study experience at ECU.
  • The Guild ensures that the university is made aware of student concerns and issues, and provides welfare and support services. This includes referral to other professional services, and assistance with academic appeals.
  • The Guild also organises social events and cultural activities, and supports student clubs and societies. Joining a club is a great way to meet new people and enhance your university experience.
  • The Guild provides a second-hand book service that buys and sells books on behalf of all students.  

Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia

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