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.
Rankings and ratings
ECU has been named in the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) 150 Under 50 global rankings.
Faculties and Schools
- School of Business and Law
- School of Arts and Humanities
- School of Education
- School of Engineering
- School of Medical and Health Sciences
- School of Nursing and Midwifery
- School of Science
- Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
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.
All new developments feature National Rental Affordability Scheme approved dwellings, offering tenants rent at below market prices.
All villages are located on-campus and close to all campus facilities. Local shops and sport and recreation facilities are within walking distance, or easily accessible by public transport.
For more information about on-campus accommodation, visit the ECU Village website.
The Villages operate a referral service to assist students in seeking off-campus accommodation. This service provides access to both individuals and real estate agents who may have properties available for rent.
For further information, please visit the ECU Village website.