Study Abroad Programs - Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University is located in Perth, Australia. The city of Perth is on the west coast of Australia. It is a vibrant, sophisticated city. As well as being a friendly, safe and relaxed city, Perth offers all the cosmopolitan attractions of a large international city. The city boasts hundreds of restaurants and cafes, cinemas, nightclubs, and music venues as well as great shopping! The warm sunny climate is also perfect for sporting and leisure activities – everything from tennis to golf through to whale watching and sailing.
Areas of Study:
Business: Accounting, Finance, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Public Relations, Tourism Management.
Education: Primary and Secondary, Children Studies.
Humanities & Social Science: Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Human Services, Mathematics, Nursing, Security, Youth Work, Geography, History, Politics and Government, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Women’s Studies.
Sciences: Aviation, Biological Sciences, Environmental Management, Human Biology, Leisure Sciences, Physical Sciences, Communication and Information Technology, Computer Science.
Health Sciences: Consumer Science, Food Studies, Health Promotion, Health Science, Sports Science.
Performing Arts: Arts Management, Broadcasting, Dance, Drama Studies, Media Studies, Music, Music Teaching, Musical Theatre, Photomedia, Production and Design and Visual Arts.
Minimum overall GPA 3.0
The semester dates at Edith Cowan University (ECU) are different than the semester dates at UMaine because Australia is located in the southern hemisphere. Australian universities have summer vacation in December and January.
Semester 1 (UMaine’s spring semester) - February to June
Semester 2 (UMaine’s fall semester) - July to November
ECU offers a large selection of units (courses) across many disciplines. Exchange students may choose units in any study area, as long as they meet any prerequisites for the unit. Read this information on how to choose courses and browse ECU’s course catalog called the Handbook. Most students take 3-4 courses at ECU.
15 credit points at ECU = 4 credits at UMaine
Grading scale (Australian grade = UMaine grade):
HD - High Distinction (80-100) = A
D - Distinction (70 – 79) = A
C - Credit (60 – 69) = B
P - Pass (50 – 59) = C
UP – Pass Conceded = D
N - Fail = F
As the two metropolitan campuses ( Joondalup and Mount Lawley) are located approximately 25 km apart (18 miles), it is preferable to choose units on one campus only. If you would like to enrol in units at both campuses, you should allow about 1.5 hours to travel between the two on public transportation (driving takes about 20 minutes). The South West regional campus at Bunbury, located approximately 180 km south of Perth (120 miles), offers a range of units if you would prefer to study in a smaller campus and town. You also have the option of studying some units online, however, you will need to be enrolled in at least one on-campus unit per semester.
Courses marked “Exchange” (For Students On Exchange) means that these units are for ECU students only who are heading overseas for their exchange. These courses are not open to UMaine students going to ECU. Most courses marked with ‘Joondalup’, ‘Mt Lawley’ or ‘Off’, which is the vast majority of offered courses, are available to UMaine exchange students.
Estimated budget for one semester:
- Tuition – 15 credit hours of in-state or out-of-state tuition to UMaine
- Fees – mandatory fees for 15 credit hours to UMaine (Unified fee, Activity fee, Communication fee and Rec Center fee)
- Housing – $3,500 – $4,200
- Food – $2,000 – $3000
- Airfare – $2,000-2,3000
- Australian health insurance – $260
- Textbooks – $400
- Transportation – $500
- Laundry – $200
- Australian visa application fee – $550
- Personal expenses – vary
Work in Australia:
Study abroad students in Australia are eligible to work up to 40 hours every two weeks based on their student visa status. During orientation on location, students can inquire about available job opportunities on campus or in the community.