ECU University Preparation Course

Program University Preparation Course (UPC)
Institution/Unit Edith Cowan University

Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Dr John O’Rourke – Program Coordinator

(08) 9370 6517

Mode of offer On-campus Off-campus
Location of offer Joondalup

Mt Lawley


Full/part-time/length Full-time – 0.5 years Part-time – 1 year
Program structure Full-time – 4 units across 1 semester As on-campus
Part-time – 2 units per semester across 2 semesters As on-campus
Program completion Completion of 4 units (50% or above) As on-campus
Academic entry requirements School leavers:

Meet the requirements of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), ECU’s English Competency requirements, and either:

- Have studied a minimum of four ECU approved subjects/ courses in year 12 (at least 2 WACE courses must be undertaken at Stage 2 or above) or

- Successfully completed a Certificate lll in year 12

Mature age:

- Achieved year 12 results from a previous year or

- Have a minimum score of 110 (post Feb 2010) or 125 (prior to Feb 2010) in English and at least 110 (post Feb 2010) or 115 (prior to Feb 2010) in either the STAT Verbal or Quantitative components or

- Have successfully completed a Certificate III or higher from a Registered Training Organisation or

- Applied via the Portfolio entry pathway

Applicants must meet ECU’s UPC English Competency requirements through the Portfolio entry pathway or other means.

As on-campus
Other entry requirements 17+ years old;

Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents, New Zealand Citizens and holders of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa

As on-campus
Tuition fees None As on-campus
Other fees None? As on-campus
Other program information Can be used as an alternative entry pathway to a wide range of undergraduate courses – dependent on prerequisites, minimum TER requirements and available places As on-campus
Nature of courses Teaches the required skills for academic success with an emphasis on the student becoming an independent learner As on-campus
Certificate Non-award certificate with ATAR-like tertiary entrance score As on-campus
Other relevant information Apply via Tertiary Institutions Service Centre unless applying via portfolio pathway or for semester 2 As on-campus