Edith Cowan University (ECU) provides the ideal learning environment for people who want to reach their potential.
Located in Western Australia, 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 courses are developed in consultation with industry, and teaching staff have extensive industry experience and networks. It’s why ECU students can expect placement opportunities, fieldwork, practicums and networking events as part of their studies.
This approach has been rewarded with five-star ratings for teaching quality over the past seven years, along with consistently high ratings for graduate satisfaction and generic skills, as reported in the Good Universities Guide.
ECU’s world-class research strives to make a difference to the community in Western Australia and beyond. ECU focuses on working with our communities, business and government organisations to solve real-world problems.
The University was named after Edith Dirksey 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.
Her example informs ECU’s values as we pride ourselves in developing capable graduates who lead engaged and productive lives in the communities in which they live and work.
ECU has more than 23,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. We also annually welcome some 3,600 international students originating from more than 100 countries.
We have four faculties that collectively deliver more than 300 diverse courses – Health, Engineering and Science; Education and Arts; Business and Law; and Regional Professional Studies.
Our courses are offered on our three campuses – Joondalup and Mount Lawley in metropolitan Perth and the South West Campus at Bunbury, 200km south of the capital city. ECU also offers a comprehensive suite of online study options.
ECU incorporates the world-renowned Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, the oldest and most popular School of Education in Western Australia, the largest Nursing program in the State, and Kurongkurl Katitjin, ECU’s Centre for Australian Indigenous Education and Research.
In the 2016 Good Universities Guide, our graduates gave ECU a 5-star rating for Teaching Quality; and we’ve achieved these ratings for seven years in a row.
In addition, ECU has been named in the Times Higher Education (THE) 100 under 50 rankings for 2015. Recognising the world’s 100 best universities less than 50 years of age, the rankings are a global showcase of a new breed of university. They focus on performance indicators such as teaching, research and international outlook, and highlight universities that are developing at an exceptional rate.
This course has relevance to both information technology (IT) and non-IT professionals who wish to acquire knowledge and managerial skills in relation to information and communications technology and their application to business.
Management Information Systems (MIS) describes the broad opportunities for supporting the application of technologies to business. The study of e-business and enterprise systems is an integral part of this area. This course specifically addresses the business and technology issues arising from enterprise use of IT and covers technological, managerial and strategic issues.