Edith Cowan University

Introduction

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large multi-campus institution serving communities in Western Australia and a significant cohort of international students.

Awarded university status in 1991, ECU has since developed innovative and practical courses across a wide range of disciplines, established a vibrant research culture and attracted a growing range of quality research partners and researchers, many working at the cutting edge of their fields.

ECU has more than 20,000 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Approximately 4,000 of these are international students originating from over 90 countries.

More than 400 courses are offered through four faculties:

  •     Business and Law
  •     Computing, Health and Science
  •     Education and Arts, includes the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
  •     Regional Professional Studies


ECU works closely with private and public sector organisations, locally and overseas, in designing its study programs.

The University has two metropolitan campuses in Mount Lawley and Joondalup, and also serves Western Australia's South West region from a campus in Bunbury, 200km south of Perth.

ECU is committed to breaking down barriers to education and is considered a pioneer in the development of alternative entry pathways to higher education, helping Western Australians reach their potential.

Engagement with the community is one of the University's strategic goals, and much effort is investing in ensuring productive and mutually beneficial partnerships are created with a variety of groups.

An emphasis on conducting research with industry partners in areas such as e-commerce, micro-electronics engineering, police studies, education, ecosystem management, palliative care, social justice and human services has seen ECU develop a lively applied research culture. Its Vario Health Institute, for instance, brings together 60 scientists from different disciplines to create WA's largest powerhouse of preventative health research.

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Master of Communications

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Perth

Provides graduates in a different discipline with the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of a specialised field of communications and to demonstrate their understanding [+]

Master of Communications

 

Provides graduates in a different discipline with the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of a specialised field of communications and to demonstrate their understanding and research ability with a thesis. Disciplines offered for specialisation include:

- Advertising

- Creative Services

- Film & Video

- Interactive Media

- Journalism

- Mass Communication

- Media & Cultural Studies

- Photomedia

- Public Relations

- Scriptwriting

 

 

Related careers

 

Advertising Executive, Advertising Manager, Web Developer, Web Manager, Journalist, Public Relations Manager, Marketing Manager, Scriptwriter... [-]


Master of Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Perth

Suitable for people who already have a non-accredited engineering degree and wish to upgrade to an accredited professional engineering qualification, or branch out into another discipline of [+]

Master of Engineering

 

Provides graduates with an accredited professional engineering degree. Suitable for people who already have a non-accredited engineering degree and wish to upgrade to an accredited professional engineering qualification, or branch out into another discipline of specialisation. Students can specialise in one of the following disciplines:

- Chemical Engineering

- Civil Engineering

- Computer Systems

- Electrical Power

- Electronics & Communications

- Instrumentation Control & Automation

- Mechanical Engineering

- Mechatronics

 

This course is Commonwealth Government Supported for eligible students.... [-]


Master of Information Security and Intelligence

Campus Full time 3 semesters January 2017 Australia Perth

A professional course designed to meet the demand for security and intelligence professionals in government, law enforcement, and industry [+]

Master of Information Security and Intelligence

 

A professional course designed to meet the demand for security and intelligence professionals in government, law enforcement, and industry.

 

 

Related careers

 

Computer Security Consultant, Information Security Consultant

 

 

Further studies

 

Students interested in progressing further in this area can elect to study the Doctor of Philosophy.

 

 

Further courses

 

Doctor of Philosophy

 

 

Related studies

The Graduate Certificate of Information Security and Intelligence and Graduate Diploma of Information Security and Intelligence are also available in this discipline.... [-]


Master of Two Dimensional & Digital Design

Campus Full time 3 semesters January 2017 Australia Perth

Designed for postgraduate students and industry practitioners who seek to develop skills in the discipline of design, using the digital media as both a production and as a creative tool. It will provide [+]

Master of Two Dimensional & Digital Design

 

Designed for postgraduate students and industry practitioners who seek to develop skills in the discipline of design, using the digital media as both a production and as a creative tool. It will provide advanced technical and conceptual skills in graphic design in order to further career prospects. Students are offered the opportunity to realise an advanced application of their skills in the production of a major piece of sustained work.

 

 

Related careers

 

Graphic Designer

 

 

Related studies

 

The Graduate Certificate in Two Dimensional and Digital Design and Graduate Diploma in Two Dimensional and Digital Design are also available in this discipline.... [-]