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 23,300 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Approximately 3,600 of these are international students originating from 104 countries. More than 320 courses are offered through four faculties: Business and Law; Health, Engineering and Science; Education and Arts, which includes the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA); Regional Professional Studies.
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.