Edith Cowan University (ECU) is located in Perth, Western Australia. It provides the ideal learning environment for people who want to reach their potential. Our industry-relevant teaching and research, supportive study environment and award winning facilities enable ECU students to do more than just survive in this world – they thrive in it. Established in 1991, ECU took the opportunity to reshape the way higher education is delivered in a distinctive and inspiring campus environment. ECU prides itself in developing capable graduates who lead engaged and productive lives.
ECU’s purpose is to transform lives and enrich society through education and research. ECU has a much-envied reputation for excellence in teaching and this has not been achieved by chance; it reflects the value that they place on their students and the way they interact with them. ECU is an outward-facing university that highly values its connections with a wide-range of external organisations to deepen the impact of their work. They recognise that their reputation is built on the productive relationships they have with their students and with business, industry, the professions, governments, universities, communities and alumni; sharing knowledge for mutual benefit.
ECU is committed to providing their students with the very best learning experiences, by offering transformative learning opportunities, undertaken as part of a community of learners. Graduates of the university are global citizens with much to contribute to the cultural life, society and economy of the places in which they live and work, using the skills and knowledge acquired during their time at ECU. They understand that their students are individuals with differing needs that may change during the course of their studies with the university. ECU’s supportive learning environment provides a wide range of opportunities and services to help all their students to reach their full potential.
The university has a strong tradition of high quality teaching: students and graduates have for many years recorded high levels of satisfaction with their learning experiences at ECU. The University will maintain this focus on the student experience and teaching excellence, and will use contemporary learning technologies in innovative ways to enrich students’ learning experiences. Their learning settings will develop students’ capabilities for interactive and personalised learning. Good employment outcomes are fundamental to the wellbeing and livelihood of the graduate and the communities they contribute to. ECU will maintain its focus on improved career-readiness for their graduates, through teaching that focuses on personal capabilities and opportunities for work-integrated learning and international experiences.
ECU will maintain the exceptional quality of its teaching and teaching staff; will continue to provide excellent learning experiences that motivate and inspire and are inclusive and focused on the needs of their students; will have a renewed focus on a curriculum that is outcomes-driven and learner-focused; and, will put an additional emphasis on improving outcomes for their graduates.
“Our staff, both professional and academic, are committed to an outstanding student experience. We are preparing students for a global future and recognition through the Global Teaching Excellence Award process assists to benchmark our achievements."
Professor Arshad Omari, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor