The University was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan, the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament. Her life was dedicated to the belief that education was the key to growth, change, and improvement in society.
Edith Cowan University provides the ideal learning environment for people who want to reach their potential. Located in Western Australia, its industry-relevant teaching and research, supportive study environment and award-winning facilities enable her students to do more than just survive in this world – they thrive in it.
Established in 1991, Edith Cowan University took the opportunity to reshape the way higher education is delivered in a distinctive and inspiring campus environment. Its courses are developed in consultation with industry, and teaching staff has extensive industry experience and networks. It’s why ECU students can expect placement opportunities, fieldwork, practicum, and networking events as part of their studies.
Edith Cowan University focuses on working with our communities, business and government organizations to solve real-world problems.