Searching for classes at ECU:
Before searching for classes at ECU, it is important to note terminology used in the search process. At ECU, classes are typically referred to as “units of study” or “units”, not courses. “Course” at ECU refers to that a University of Miami student would associate as a major or degree-track.
Exchange students can take most units from across the university, as long as they are at the appropriate level and satisfy any prerequisites. If a unit has a prerequisite, you must be able to provide evidence to show that you satisfy any prerequisites.
In most cases units starting with a number 1, 2 or 3 are at an undergraduate level, and those starting with a 4 or above are at a postgraduate level.
It is recommended that students select units on one campus (Joondalup or Mount Lawley), as the two campuses are located approximately 25km apart and can take in excess of 1hr to travel between using the public transport system. Students looking to study at the South West (Bunbury) campus must only select units running on this campus.
You can visit the ECU Handbook Website
to search for classes. You should also visit the ECU Semester Timetable Website
to see if the classes will be running in the required semester.
1 Edith Cowan Unit = 0.25 UM Semester Credits
(Divide the total ECU Units by 4 to get UM Credit Value; Ex: 15 ECU Credit Points = 3.75 UM Credits)
The academic calendar at ECU is the inverse of what you are used to here at UM.
Semester 1: February to June (correlates with UM spring semester)
Semester 2: July to November (correlates with UM fall semester)
ECU provides on-campus and off-campus accommodations for exchange students. Housing information and options can be found at the ECU Village Website
Australian Required Health Coverage:
As an international student in Australia, you are required to purchase the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). This is a requirement of the Australian Immigration Department. After accepting your offer from ECU and making the payment for the OSHC, you will receive an electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (eCoE). This document is required to get your student visa.
In order to go abroad, you must have a valid passport
that will not expire during your time abroad or within 6 months upon your return
All students are required to obtain a student visa for a program abroad in Australia. The process is completely online, however it cannot be completed prior to obtaining the electronic Confirmation of Enrollment (eCoE).
For more details, visit: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500
Serious applicants should plan to submit a complete, well thought out, and comprehensive application. In the required essay, please focus on sharing your academic, personal and professional goals
and how admission to ECU will help you achieve them.
Students who submit a complete application by the deadline will be granted an interview. Qualified candidates will be nominated to ECU, however ECU will make the final admission decision. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Participation in the program cannot be guaranteed as there may be a limit on the number of students we can send to ECU in a particular semester. Please ensure that you think critically about your second choice option when completing this portion of your online application.