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5-Star Teaching Excellence
ECU has over 100 years history and is one of only a few universities in Australia to be rated as a 5-star Teaching Quality University. It is also highly rated for its academic quality of teaching staff, corporate links and gender equity. ECU¡¯s MBA program is rated as one of the best and has been awarded a 5-star rating for the last 3 years in a row.

International Recognition
ECU degrees are recognised and highly regarded globally. Being one of the biggest universities in Western Australia, ECU has 24,000 students with 4,500 from 90 different countries.

Industry Relevance and Partnerships
Many of ECU courses are designed in consultation with industry and therefore are relevant and practical, such as engineering, hospitality, nursing, business, etc. Many courses offer direct links with industry and organisations and provide practical work placements and real work projects with experienced professionals. Companies that have long term partnerships in research, teaching, internships, work practicum¡¯s and employment placement include BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Woodsides, Motorola, GE,? IBM, Siemens, Ernst & Young, Singapore and Emirates Airlines, Argyle Diamonds, ALCOA, IKEA, Hilton, Hyatt Hotel Groups, Burswood Resort Casino, Australia and WA TV and Radio stations/newspapers publishers, and much more. ECU also has links with over 50 universities around the world

Unique Courses
ECU offers unique course that are not available in many other universities in WA or Australia, such as game design, aviation, hospitality, occupational therapy, performing arts, counter terrorism security & intelligence, motorsports, etc.

Word Class Facilities and equipment
ECU has one of the most modern, innovative and best facilitated campuses in the world, including its Library and Technology Centre, Health and Wellness Building, Exercise and Sports Science facilities, WA Academy of Performing Arts, etc.

Award Winning
ECU teachers and researchers have won many national and international awards and are the best in Australia and WA.

  • Innovation in Nursing, HESTA Australian Nursing Awards 2008
  • Australian Awards for University Teaching, The Australian Learning and Teaching Awards 2008 (2 staff awards)
  • Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, The Australian Learning and Teaching Awards 2008 (7 staff awards - the most for any University in Western Australia!)
  • WA Inventor of the Year Prof. Alameh, 2007 Early Stage Category
  • National Carrick University Teaching Awards 2006, 2007
  • The Prime Minister¡¯s Prize for University Teaching 2004,2005

ECU students also win awards nationally and globally. Some have even gone on to become very successful businessmen and women and some, have even become famous Hollywood actors!

  • Advertising World Champions, IAA Dentsu lnterAd Xl Global Student 2007, 2008
  • OSSIE Awards for Journalism 2008 (3 students)
  • Design Institute of Australia Student Awards (Interior and Spatial Design students)
  • Ethical Hacking University Challenge Winners (Ernst & Young) 2008 (Computing and Information Science students)
  • WA Business Person of the Year Michael Salinas was an ECU Business student and recipient of a Young Achievement Australia award
  • WA Formula-Ford championship & FSAE Endeavour Award for Motorsport Racing 2007,2008 (Motorsport Technology and Engineering students)
  • WA Screen Awards Best Actress Elise Jansen was an ECU? - WAAPA graduate
  • Famous Hollywood Actor Hugh Jackman? was an ECU - WAAPA graduate

Students¡¯ High Employability
The Australian Graduate Survey (2007) results show: of Bachelor Degree graduates who were available for full-time employment in 2008, 85.2% were in full-time employment within four months of completing their degrees. The median annual starting salary for bachelor degree graduates aged less than 25 years in their first full-time employment was AU$45,000.

2007 ECU Graduate Employment Rates:
Business graduates 86%
Education graduates 90%
Communications Broadcasting graduates 95%
Computing/IT graduates nearly a 100%
Hospitality Management graduates100%
Nursing graduates 100%

Flexibility of Courses
ECU offers over 400 courses, where students have the flexibility to mix and match, often across different study areas and disciplines. Double majors across different study areas, allow students to specialise in 2 different areas within a single degree program.

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