Associate Degree in Criminology and Justice

Edith Cowan University

Adopts a contemporary approach to the education of practitioners in the areas of policing and corrections. Students will develop an understanding of the theory and research that informs policing practice and offender management, as well as excellent academic literacy skills, including cultural awareness. The course facilitates students' practical skills and provides opportunities to apply learning.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Joondalup
Institution CRICOS: 00279B


  • Criminology and Justice

ECU is located in Perth, Western Australia. The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Perth one of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world for the past 12 years (2004-2015). Perth was also rated in the top 30 student cities in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2012-2013).

In addition, ECU has performed extremely well in recent Times Higher Education (THE) rankings:

  • Top 150 Under 50 2016 - a global list of the best universities established less than 50 years ago
  • World University Rankings 2015-2016 - ECU was ranked in the 501-600 band, recognising its status as a world-class university focused on teaching and research
  • Top 200 most international universities in the world - considers each institution's proportion of international staff, students and collaborators on published research.

ECU has two metropolitan campuses - one in Joondalup and one in Mount Lawley, near the capital city of Perth. ECU also serves Western Australia's South West Region from a campus in Bunbury. Located less than 200 kilometres south of Perth, our South West Campus is the largest university campus in regional Western Australia. All of our campuses can be accessed conveniently via public transport.

At ECU, we equip you with the confidence and practical skills to deal with whatever challenges may come your way, no matter where you are in the world. But if that isn't enough, here are a few more reasons why you should choose ECU.

  • We offer learning that extends beyond the classroom via practicums, work integrated learning, and internships.
  • We are known for our award-winning facilities and are at the forefront of providing innovative education and training solutions.
  • ECU qualifications are recognised worldwide, with many graduates gaining employment in varying capacities in Australia and overseas.
  • According to the International Student Barometer, ECU's Graduate Research School has been rated among the top three in Australia for five consecutive years (2011-2015), with satisfaction of 95 per cent or higher.

At ECU, we provide a supportive learning environment through our excellent range of facilities, services and support programs, including:

  • ATMs
  • bookshops
  • cafes and other food outlets
  • clubs and societies
  • e-labs (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year)
  • emergency phones
  • a free counselling service
  • free wi-fi
  • fully equipped modern libraries
  • fully equipped sports, recreation and fitness centres
  • a hairdresser
  • intervarsity sports
  • medical centres
  • a multi-faith Chaplaincy service
  • a night security escort
  • on-campus accommodation
  • an optometrist
  • over 5,100 parking bays across all campuses
  • a security service (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
  • the Student Guild
  • well-lit pathways.

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