ECU Australia Psychology Transfer Degree
AQF Level 7
About the Course
Edith Cowan University (ECU)
Ranked as one of the Top 100 young universities in the world by Times Higher Education, ECU has maintained it’s position as Australia’s No. 1 university for quality of undergraduate teaching for last 7 years, making is one of the most popular universities in the world for international students.
ECU enrolls over 31 000 students every year for over 300 different courses offered by 8 different faculties. Around 7000 international students from all over world join ECU every year making it a diverse, multi-cultural and a vibrant student community.
In the 2022 Good Universities Guide, ECU rated among the top three Australian universities for teaching quality, skills development, student support, student-to-teacher ratio, learning resources and overall experience. It was also one of two national universities to have maintained a 5-star rating in teaching quality for 15 years.
The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is recognized as a highly reputed university around the world, including University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka.
Visit ECU Website : https://www.ecu.edu.au/
ECU is located in Perth in Western Australia, a city placed among the Top 10 most livable cities in the world. Perth is also known to offer most affordable accommodation in Australia and a safe, muti-cultural city with very low crime rates compared most of the big cities in the world.
Perth is a very appealing destination for international students, as it has the lowest unemployment rate in Australia, making it easy to find employment part time or full time. Students are eligible to work part time during their course of the study and Perth offers 3 years post study visa for students who successfully complete their studies. This is an excellent opportunity for those who would like to live and work in Australia after their studies before returning to Sri Lanka or initiate process for obtaining Permanent Residency in Australia.
ECU – CIRP Psychology Pathway
CIRP in collaboration with ECU offers a unique opportunity for Sri Lankan students to obtain a degree from an internationally reputed Australian University through an economical and an expedited path. CIRP students who complete their Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology (DHEP) or a variation are eligible to enter the second or the Final Years of the Bachelor of Psychology degree offered at ECU Australia.
Based on your secondary school qualifications, we offer a range of options through the transfer pathway.
For Student’s After A/L
Student with good A/L results could join the DHEP offered by CIRP and completed either one year or two years before they transfer to ECU, Australia.
You can complete the 1st year modules of the DHEP (8 CIRP modules) and enter the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Psychology degree at ECU. This is considered the 1+2 option, as you will study One (01) year at CIRP and Two years in Australia.
You can complete the 2 year DHEP (16 CIRP modules) and enter the Final year of the Bachelor of Psychology degree at ECU. This is considered the 2+1 option, as you will study Two (02) years at CIRP and One year in Australia.
For Students After O/L
Students with good O/L results could join the CIRP international Foundation in Psychology and enter the CIRP-ECU Transfer Pathway
You can complete the Foundation Programs and the 1st year modules of the DHEP (8 CIRP modules) and enter the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Psychology degree at ECU. This is considered the 2+2 option, as you will study One (02) years at CIRP and Two (02) years in Australia.
You can complete the Foundation Programs and the 2 year DHEP (16 CIRP modules) and enter the Final year of the Bachelor of Psychology degree at ECU. This is considered the 3+1 option, as you will study Two (03) years at CIRP and One (01) year in Australia.
Variations under the CIRP –ECU Pathway
Students in any of the Diploma of Higher Education Programs given below are eligible to transfer to ECU for completion of their Bachelor of Psychology in Australia.
Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology
Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology & Counseling
Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology & Childcare
Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology & Criminology
Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology & Sport science
Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology & Business
Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology & HRM
Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology & Marketing
Visit ECU web page on the CIRP –ECU Collaboration https://crpl.ecu.edu.au/crpl/getPrecedentsByInstitution?institutionCd=C1372
Qualification Title Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology
Awarding body Colombo Institute of Research & Psychology, Sri Lanka
Accreditation Tertiary & Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) of Sri Lanka
Qualification Title Bachelor of Psychology
Awarding body Edith Cowan University, Australia
Accreditation Australian Psychology Accreditation Council
Module Structure – In Sri Lanka
1st Year of DHEP under CIRP –ECU Psychology pathway
1. Introduction to Psychology 15 Credits
2. Biopsychology 15 Credits
3. Cognitive Psychology 15 Credits
4. Developmental Psychology 15 Credits
5. Social Psychology 15 Credits
6. Memory 15 Credits
7. Personality 15 Credits
8. Research Methods – Quantitate 15 Credits
2nd Year of DHEP under CIRP –ECU Psychology pathway
9. Research Methods – Qualitative 15 Credits
10. Statistics 1 15 Credits
11. Statistics 2 15 Credits
12. Motivation & Emotion 15 Credits
13. Human Mind & Language 15 Credits
14. Psychometrics 15 Credits
15. Psychology Placement 15 Credits
16. Basics of Neuroscience 15 Credits
Students who transfer for the 2nd year at ECU are only required to complete the modules 1-8 (1st Year) and Students who transfer to the 3rd (Final) year are required to complete the modules 1-16 (1st & 2nd Year)
Module Structure – in Australia
ECU Bachelor of Psychology 2nd Year
1.Fundamentals of Psychological Inquiry
2.Psychology of Personality and Individual Differences
4.Learning, Memory and Cognition
5-8 Four Electives
CU Bachelor of Psychology 3rd (Final) Year
9.Advanced Methods of Psychological Inquiry
10.Mental Health and Psychological Interventions
11.Cultural Issues in Psychology
12.Applications of Psychological Literacy
13-16 Four Electives
Transfer Options with DHEP Variations
Please talk to a student adviser to obtain the module completion requirements with regard to the transfer options with the DHEP variations in Counseling, Child Care, Criminology, Sport Science, Marketing, HRM and Business.
Given below are the Minimum eligibility criteria for the CIRP programs of the transfer pathway. Entry criteria, application process and the requirements to obtain a student visa for the transfer requires fulfillment of a range of other requirements. All students who wish to enroll in to a transfer program MUST arrange a face to face meeting with the student advisors at CIRP International Office along with their Parents/Guardian or Sponsor to understand the requirements before registering for the transfer program.
Standard Entry for CIRP International Foundation
Passed G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination
Standard Entry for CIRP DHEP Programs
Passed G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination or a Foundation Diploma awarded by a Recognized Awarding Body
A high proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English is essential to successfully complete this program. Student will be assessed for their language proficiency at the time of enrollment.
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