New South Wales and ACT Universities

Sydney

Australia's largest city is home to some of the world's best universities. Close to the city centre, you'll find The University of Sydney, The University of Technology Sydney, and The University of New South Wales . Each of these universities provides a wide range of course offerings within a vibrant urban setting.

Meanwhile, the Australian Catholic University, Macquarie University and the University of Western Sydney have campuses located throughout the greater Sydney region.

Sydney is a big and busy place, which has its advantages and disadvantages. On the positive side, there are a multitude of great places to eat and drink, famous sites like the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach, and you'll get to meet plenty of people. The downside is that it can be a fairly expensive place to live if you're a student. If you're visiting before you move, find a flight to Sydney and a Sydney hotel on Webjet.

ACT

There are two major universities in the Australian Capital Territory: the Australian National University and the University of Canberra. Both provide a world-class standard of tertiary education within modern campuses.

Charles Sturt University also has a campus in Canberra (the School of Theology).

Newcastle

Located about two hours north of Sydney, Newcastle is a sunny coastal town that is relaxed and friendly. The University of Newcastle offers undergraduate degrees in business, law, education, arts, engineering, medicine, science and IT – as well as a range of postgraduate courses.

Wollongong

Wollongong is a couple of hours' drive south of Sydney. It offers an excellent standard of living – with affordable accommodation options located not far from the beach.

The University of Wollongong provides undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, arts, law, engineering, science, medicine, and social sciences.

Central NSW

Charles Sturt University has campuses in Bathurst, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga and Lismore. Each campus provides state-of-the-art facilities within a picturesque setting. These campuses give students who live in regional areas the opportunity to study at a tertiary level.

Northern NSW

Offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in arts, science, business and law, Southern Cross University has regional campuses located in Lismore and Coffs Harbour.

Further inland (just over two hours from Coffs Harbour), the University of New England has a campus in Armidale – offering over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Southern NSW

Albury-Wodonga straddles the border of NSW and Victoria. This is where you'll find one of Charles Sturt University's regional campuses, offering courses in accounting, business, education, science, IT, nursing, and more.



New South Wales and A.C.T Universities


The following information is taken directly from the website of the particular university or from the Australian Vice-Chancellor's Committee website. All New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory accredited universities are listed. The "Featured University" does not represent any affiliation or recommendation made by boredofstudies.org and is purely a representation of facts about that particular university. Boredofstudies.org provides links to external organisations as an information service only and does not necessarily endorse any organisation or products which are represented on the external sites.

Australian Catholic University - www.acu.edu.au
The Australian National University - www.anu.edu.au
The University of Canberra - www.canberra.edu.au
Charles Sturt University - www.csu.edu.au
Macquarie University - www.mq.edu.au
The University of New England - www.une.edu.au
The University of New South Wales - www.unsw.edu.au
The University of Newcastle - www.newcastle.edu.au
Southern Cross University - www.scu.edu.au
The University of Sydney - www.usyd.edu.au
The University of Technology Sydney - www.uts.edu.au
The University of Western Sydney - www.uws.edu.au
University of Wollongong - www.uow.edu.au


top Australian Catholic University - www.acu.edu.au


40 Edward Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
PO Box 968
North Sydney NSW 2059
Tel: (02) 9739 2929
Fax: (02) 9739 2905


About
ACU National is a public university, funded by the Australian Government, and is open to students and staff of all beliefs. The University is firmly established as an institution with a reputation for quality and innovative teaching. The combination of small class sizes and highly qualified academic staff who have a commitment to student-centered learning results in a personalised learning environment with a high number of staff per student. The opportunity for program transfer between states is also available to students.


Specialist education
ACU National provides specialist education in health, education, business and informatics, arts, social sciences and theology. For more information on our courses, look in the Course Areas section above.


Open to all
ACU National is open to students and staff of all beliefs.


Reputation
Our graduates consistently give a high rating of their educational experience at ACU National.


High achievers
ACU National graduates are high achievers in education, health, commerce, the humanities, science, technology and the creative arts.


Small class sizes
Students enjoy our small, friendly campuses with high staff-to-student ratios, easy access to lecturers, outstanding student support services and being treated like people, not like numbers.


Unique
ACU National is a truly national university with six small, friendly campuses in Australia and off campus activity throughout Australia and overseas. ACU National is dedicated to rigorous intellectual scholarship and the individual's pursuit of truth and academic freedom. Its ethos is derived from Christian values and its core concern is with ethics in all fields of endeavour.


Employability
ACU National has one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country. (Source: Graduate Careers Council of Australia)

top The Australian National University - www.anu.edu.au


Canberra ACT 0200
Tel: (02) 6125 5111
Fax: (02) 6125 5571


Created to drive social, cultural and economic prosperity and Australia’s international standing through research of the highest quality by an act of Federal Parliament in 1946, The Australian National University is one of the world’s most highly respected universities.

Originally devoted exclusively to research, the University began offering undergraduate degrees in 1960. Distinguished by a relentless dedication to achieving excellence, ANU attracts leading academics and outstanding students from Australia and around the world.

Australia’s national university has a unique, research-driven environment where bright, ambitious students thrive, and world-class facilities including the most powerful computer in Australia, modern laboratories and lecture theatres and two million volumes lining the shelves of several libraries.

Researchers at ANU follow in the footsteps of the Nobel Prize winners who have called the University home – whose legacy is to drive the latest generation forward in the tireless pursuit of excellence.

A recent independent quality review of the University found it ranked among the world’s best research universities, with 77 per cent of external assessors ranking ANU as one of the top 50 universities in their field in the world — including 44 per cent who rated ANU in the world’s top 25 universities.

The Shanghai Jiao Tong University Institute of Higher Education’s Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked ANU ahead of every other university in the Southern Hemisphere two years in a row.

The ANU has forged close links with government, business and research institutions in Australia and abroad and is involved in collaborative projects with organisations ranging from NASA to the European Union.

The University is located on a beautiful 145-hectare campus in the heart of Canberra, the nation’s capital.

top The University of Canberra - www.canberra.edu.au


PO Box 1
Belconnen ACT 2616
Tel: (02) 6201 5111
Fax: (02) 6201 5999


The University of Canberra specialises in professional education, carrying out research, training and development for the advancement of the professions. There are three divisions on campus: communication and education; management and technology; and science and design.

The University of Canberra offers full-time and part-time courses at undergraduate and graduate level. A variety of short courses is available through the University of Canberra's professional development programs. The University also provides a full range of professional education services to meet the training and development needs of organisations such as professional bodies and government departments.

As part of its commitment to the education of professionals, the University of Canberra has an increasingly strong record of achievement in applied and professional research and consultancy work which contributes directly to our knowledge of professional practice and quality of life.

The University participates in and contributes to several Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) - national research ventures between universities, government and private enterprise to solve local, national and global problems. The university is a major partner in the CRC for Freshwater Ecology, which is dedicated to stopping resource degradation and turning the tide in favour of the environment. It is also a partner in the the CRC in Landscape Evolution and Mineral Exploration and the CRC for Sustainable Tourism.

Other significant research centres at the University of Canberra include: the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, the Applied Ecology Research Centre, the Centre For National Corporate Law and Policy Research, the Centre For Public Sector Management Research, the Centre for Australian Regolith Studies, the Asian Research and Development Institute and the Centre for Developing Cities.

The University of Canberra is eight kilometres from the city centre, overlooking Lake Ginninderra and the Brindabella Ranges. The spacious campus is planted with Australian native flora, and offers ample parking, excellent sporting facilities and on-campus accommodation for more than a thousand students.

top Charles Sturt University - www.csu.edu.au


Bathurst Campus
Panorama Avenue
Private Mailbag 99
Bathurst NSW 2795
Tel: (02) 6338 4000
Fax: (02) 6331 9634


Charles Sturt University has campuses across regional NSW in the cities of Albury-Wodonga, where an award-winning environmentally sensitive campus has been built at Thurgoona, Bathurst, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga.

In addition the University supports students with facilities located across regional NSW and centres in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Goulburn and Broken Hill. CSU offers 338 courses across five faculties: Arts, Commerce, Education, Health Studies, Science and Agriculture, and the Australian Graduate School of Police Management.

There are five designated centres of research specialising in Rural Social Research, Cultural Risk Research, Conservation Farming, Grape and Wine Research, and Parks, Recreation and Heritage.

The University has 31,000 students. Of these 18,000 students study off-campus throughout Australia and overseas, making CSU Australia's leading provider of distance education. Over 5 600 are off-shore international students.

Innovative in its use of technology in education, the University led the move in the Australian higher education sector to have all subjects supported online.

CSU plays a distinctive role in providing vocational and industry-linked courses. As part of its teaching and entrepreneurial activities the University operates a commercial winery and cheese factory. A radio station producing a daily national news service and an advertising agency support students studying communication.

top Macquarie University - www.mq.edu.au


Sydney NSW 2109
Tel: (02) 9850 7111
Fax: (02) 9850 7433


In 35 years, Macquarie University has developed from a small but innovative institution to a multifaceted university in the heart of one of Australia's major high technology parks.

Macquarie continues to be a pioneer in Australian higher education with an academic structure which consolidates and enhances its distinctive multi-discipline Divisions. The academic program is supported by three major colleges which are academically much broader than traditional university faculties, encouraging students to choose units from several fields of expertise.

This interdisciplinary approach produces graduates with wide expertise and enhanced career opportunities, as official DEETYA and Graduate Careers Council of Australia figures show. Special, accelerated double degree programs make possible the completion of two degree programs in four years, allowing more career options.

The university offers Economic and Financial Studies, Management, Early Childhood Studies, Education, Humanities, Languages, Creative Arts, Law, Studies in Society, Culture, Media and Philosophy, Environmental and Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Linguistics, Psychology and Mathematical, Physical and Information Sciences.

Students are supported by a comprehensive academic advising system and a Library noted for its user-friendly services and modern information facilities.

Macquarie has 20 University Research Centres, and six federally funded national centres. They include national centres of excellence for cognitive psychology and for English language. Macquarie's reputation for high-quality research attracts substantial funding from both Government and non-government sources, including Microsoft, which funds a Chair for Innovation in Computing and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, which supports a Chair in Education.

The university is the birthplace of the Macquarie Dictionary, has a prestigious Graduate School of Management, whose MBA was recently named as the best in Australasia and Asia by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and a respected Graduate School of the Environment.

The campus is set in 135-hectares of natural bush, about 16 kilometres north-west of the Sydney CBD, linked by expressway and direct public transport. Current student enrolment is around 25,000.

Macquarie also focuses on cultural activities, with a theatre, museums, an art gallery and the largest sculpture park in Australia. It is the home of an acclaimed chamber music group, the Macquarie Trio.

top The University of New England - www.une.edu.au


Armidale NSW 2351
Tel: (02) 6773 3333
Fax: (02) 6773 3122


The University of New England was the first Australian university established outside a capital city. With a history extending back to the 1920s, UNE has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia's great teaching, training and research universities.

Its graduates consistently rate their experience at UNE highly, a reflection of the University's commitment to student support. More than 50,000 people now hold UNE qualifications, with many in senior positions in Australia and overseas. UNE has built up its academic profile to the point where it now has more than 500 PhD candidates, an important sign of the University's academic vigour.

Support for students
Each year, the University offers students more than $1.25 million in scholarships, prizes, and bursaries and more than $18 million for staff and students involved in research. Through the University's broad network of international partnerships, many UNE students have opportunities to travel overseas without having to defer their studies.


Studying from a distance
Since 1955, teaching off-campus students by distance education has been an important part of the University's activities. UNE is now Australia's longest continuous provider of distance education and with more than 12,000 external students, is still one of Australia's major providers of awards to off-campus students. Increasingly, the flexibility offered by external study is proving a significant attraction to those pursuing a tertiary education.


Learning online
With more than 12,500 of its 17,000 students studying via the Internet, UNE is now at the forefront of online learning. UNE students, who have access to 300 subjects online, are finding that Internet learning is a whole new experience that offers greater flexibility for study and a new way of working and communicating with supervisors and fellow students. All students at UNE are provided with internet access and email accounts.


Learning on-campus
The majority of first-year, on-campus students choose to live in the residential colleges, within easy walking distance of lectures and tutorials. In addition to providing food and lodgings, the colleges offer organised social activities as well as academic and pastoral support networks. The University prides itself that students from more than 50 nations study on-campus, providing a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The campus is well equipped with its own child-care, medical and dental facilities, a post office, bank, shops and restaurant, as well as a gymnasium and heated swimming pool. A regular bus service links the campus to town.

top The University of New South Wales - www.unsw.edu.au


Sydney NSW 2052
Tel: (02) 9385 1000
Fax: (02) 9385 2000
University College


The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the leading teaching and research universities in Australia - renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Its motto - Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") - encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly.

UNSW graduates are highly employable and command some of the best starting salaries.
As a result, more than half of New South Wales' top HSC students consistently make UNSW their first preference, more than all other universities in the State combined.


The University also enjoys the reputation of Australia's leading international university with the largest on-campus enrolment of international students and over 200 sister university partnerships around the world, amongst many other international activities.

UNSW has over 40,000 students including over 8,800 international students, from over 90 different countries and an additional 1,800 international students in pre-University programs. The University offers over 700 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and has developed an extensive network of alumni chapters throughout Asia.

UNSW is one of Australia's leading research universities and is home to a number of internationally recognised research developments in the fields of Quantum Computing, Photovoltaics, HIV Aids Research, Interactive Cinema and Polymer Chemistry.UNSW's expertise is regularly sought after by business and government, for the wide range of consultancy and training services offered.

Located in Sydney, the University of New South Wales is situated near the business hub of Australia's largest city, providing easy access to a wide range of academic, cultural and social activities, and less than 5km from some of the most famous beaches in the world. The 38 hectare Kensington site, the main UNSW campus, consists of state-of-the-art faculty and service facilities that combine to provide an ideal educational and communal environment for all students.

top The University of Newcastle - www.newcastle.edu.au


Callaghan NSW 2308
Tel: (02) 4921 5000
Fax: (02) 4960 1661


The University of Newcastle, established in 1965, has a student population of just over 20,000. We offer over 150 undergraduate and graduate courses, delivered via five Faculties - Business and Law; Education and Arts; Engineering and Built Environment; Health; and Science and Information Technology. The University is an exceptional achiever in research with an international reputation for expertise in innovative approaches to teaching and learning. With campuses in both the Central Coast and Hunter regions of NSW, we serve a community of around a million people.

There are two main campuses, both of which have won national awards for architecture and sympathetic environmental management. The larger campus at Callaghan lies about 12 kilometres from the Centre of Newcastle on a beautiful natural bushland site, and this is where the great majority of our students study. The other main campus is at Ourimbah on the Central Coast, about half way between Newcastle and Sydney. It is part of an innovative joint venture between the University, the Hunter Institute (TAFE NSW) and the Central Coast Community College. Currently there are about 1,800 University of Newcastle students studying at Ourimbah but as a new campus earmarked for growth, this number is expected to grow considerably over the next five years.

Although not a campus in the strict sense of the word, we have a significant presence on two sites within the Newcastle C.B.D. Our School of Music and Conservatorium are located in the Civic Theatre precinct, while our School of Law, Legal Centre, and Graduate School of Business are located in University House, a landmark art-deco sandstone building directly opposite Civic Park. It is an ideal location for many of our students who study part-time and who work close by. And although the University's medical and nursing programs are based on the Callaghan campus, they also operate out of major clinical, teaching, and research facilities at several hospitals and health centres in the Hunter and Central Coast regions.

top Southern Cross University - www.scu.edu.au


Military Road
PO Box 157
Lismore NSW 2480
Tel: (02) 6620 3000
Fax: (02) 6622 1300


Southern Cross University is a well-established regional university of around 11,000 students, half of them studying at the Lismore, northern NSW campus; many others studying on an external basis; and a growing number of offshore International students.

Southern Cross has a strong east coast presence, with campuses in Lismore and Coffs Harbour, and a new campus at Tweed Heads which opened in 2002. A University Centre in Sydney, and a developing distributed network of Southern Cross University centres, at regional campuses of the North Coast Institute of TAFE, provide additional support to the 48 per cent of students who choose to study from home or in the workplace.

Students come from around Australia to study in the areas of Business, Commerce and Management; Education; Environmental Science; Human Movement; Indigenous Studies; Information Technology and Multimedia; Law and Justice; Media, Visual Arts and Contemporary Music; Natural Therapies; Nursing; Psychology; Social Science and Human Services; and Tourism.

Specialist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander courses are provided through an Indigenous Australian Peoples' college. Increasing numbers of postgraduate and distance education programs are on offer in most discipline areas.

SCU has a thriving international program with students enrolled from over 30 countries. Around 400 international students are enrolled on-campus in Australia with a further 1280 enrolled in overseas programs. Strategic alliances have been established with a range of overseas universities, organisations and industries.

The University has developed a reputation for its industry and professional partnerships. With a strong commitment to national and international partnering, the university has proven that it is responsive to the ever-changing human resource management and development needs of a range of employers and to the education, training and qualification needs of their employees.

top The University of Sydney - www.usyd.edu.au


Sydney NSW 2006
Tel: (02) 9351 2222


The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, is Australia's first university. Over the past 150 years, the University has built an international reputation for its outstanding teaching and as a centre of research excellence.

As one of Australia's leading universities, the University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight of Australia's major research intensive universities and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).

For the past four years, Sydney has led the nation in winning competitive funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC). The University has nine of the Federal government's 49 prestigious Federation Fellowships and performs strongly in research conducted collaboratively with industry.

There are over 430 different degrees, a huge range of majors and specialist units within these degrees.

Courses are flexible, designed to give students the best possible outcomes in terms of intellectual development and career outcomes.

Prospective students have recognised the excellence of teaching at the University of Sydney, and are voting with their feet. In 2003, Sydney was once again university of first choice for NSW school leavers, attracting more first preference applications for entry than any other university in the state.

University of Sydney graduates are based throughout the world. Graduates who have gained international recognition for their work include President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn; academic and businesswoman Jill Ker Conway; film makers Phil Noyce, Jane Campion and Bruce Beresford; soprano Yvonne Kenny; writers Germaine Greer and Clive James; and Nobel laureates Sir John Cornforth and Dr John Harsanyi.

Alumni Associations are active overseas, particularly in North America, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Hong Kong, and the Alumni Relations Office is happy to help you keep in touch.

Twice a year, the University also produces special international editions of its fortnightly newspaper, focussing on research and teaching activities throughout the world.

top The University of Technology Sydney - www.uts.edu.au


PO Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007
Tel: (02) 9514 2000
Fax: (02) 9514 1551


The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) provides higher education aimed at enhancing professional practice, serving the community at large and enabling students to reach their full personal and career potential.

With an international focus, the University is concerned to improve educational provision for students from a diversity of backgrounds by valuing exemplary teaching and developing flexible study patterns. It is committed to close interaction with the professions, business, government, science and the human services in promoting scholarship, research, continuing education, consultancy and technology transfer.

UTS pursues a tradition of scholarly excellence with a strong emphasis on cooperative education. Almost all undergraduate students are required to have some industrial experience prior to graduation.

Through a variety of attendance patterns - full-time, part-time and 'sandwich ' - UTS offers professionals in the workforce the opportunity to enhance their formal qualifications.

Courses offered by UTS have achieved high acclaim in major discipline reviews conducted by the Federal Government. Because of its strong links with industry, and its efforts to develop programs that are at the forefront of industry and professional initiative, UTS has consistently achieved one of the highest ratings in the level of employability of its graduates.

UTS offers around 100 undergraduate degrees and 200 postgraduate courses to more than 25,000 students, including more than 8000 at graduate level. Its teaching and research programs are undertaken through the Institute for International Studies and nine Faculties: Business; Design, Architecture and Building; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Law; Information Technology; Nursing, Midwifery & Health; and Science. The University Graduate School monitors the quality of graduate studies and is responsible for the administration of all postgraduate courses.

UTS is a multi-campus University spread over three major locations in the Sydney metropolitan area: the City Campus (with buildings on Broadway and in the Haymarket area); the Kuring-gai Campus; and the St Leonards Campus.

top The University of Western Sydney - www.uws.edu.au


Locked Bag 1797
PENRITH SOUTH DC
NSW 1797
Tel: (02) 9852 5222


The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is one of Australia's largest universities with over 35,000 students including more than 5,000 international students every year. UWS has six campuses located in Greater Western Sydney.

UWS aspires to be a place that brings positive change to the life opportunities of its students and a source of creativity and new knowledge that is relevant, robust and contributes to individual and community development.

The University's place will be at the leading edge of knowledge, providing a contemporary education that builds successful lives and careers for our students and graduates, and conducting research that speaks to the development of urban and rural regions, the new economy, cultural life and professional development.

Mission
"To be a university of international standing and outlook, achieving excellence through scholarship, teaching, learning, research and service to its regional, national and international communities, beginning with the people of Greater Western Sydney"


Values
UWS has a shared and explicit set of values which underpin all that it does.


  • Innovation and creativity
  • Excellence and quality in endeavours
  • Ethics and accountability
  • Academic responsibility and freedom
  • Equity of access and inclusiveness
  • Scholarly rigour and integrity
  • Collegiality and participatory decision-making
  • Relevance and responsibility to our communities
Teaching and Learning
Teaching and learning within UWS will build the University's reputation for excellence and scholarship in teaching based on professionalism of its staff and their commitment to students.

top University of Wollongong - www.uow.edu.au


Northfields Avenue
Wollongong NSW 2522
Tel: (02) 4221 3555
Fax: (02) 4221 3477


The University of Wollongong was recently awarded Australia's University of the Year again. Outstanding research and development partnerships earned the University the 1999-2000 joint award and another joint award in 2000-2001 for 'Preparing Graduates for the E-World'.

Established in 1951, the University of Wollongong currently offers over 75 undergraduate degrees specialisations and more than 120 postgraduate degrees specialisations to over 13,000 students (of whom more than 2,000 are international students) across nine faculties.

The University has carefully targeted its research funding to its areas of excellence. Strong business links allow the University to base its teaching on the latest trends and needs, as well as offering a practical component to many courses.

UOW is widely recognised for its interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research strengths across the areas of:

  • Materials & Manufacturing
  • Policy and Social Impact
  • Communications & Information Society
  • Environment & Quality
The University is one of the largest sites of information technology and telecommunications research in the Southern Hemisphere. Diverse areas of expertise also includes superconductors, intelligent polymers, steel processing and products, welding and welded structures, microwave technology, smart foods, policy development, biomedical research, medical radiation physics, multimedia and environment research. ITC was established as the corporate arm of the university to support and encourage ventures such as these.
ITC manages UOW's offshore campus in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It is the first Australian university to receive a licence to operate a foreign campus in the Middle East.


Apart from Dubai, UOW has satellite campuses in Sydney, Nowra, Batemans Bay and Bega.

The University of Wollongong has established an international reputation for quality in education and research. Its reputation means that it attracts talented, motivated scholars from around Australia and more than 70 countries worldwide. The University encourages cultural, social and educational interaction between international and Australian students. Wollongong has active teaching, research and student exchange programs with more than 65 universities in the US, Europe and Asia.

Victorian Universities

Melbourne

Melbourne is a big, vibrant and interesting city. Compared with Sydney, rent tends to be cheaper, and its public transport system makes the city easy to navigate.

Students are spoiled for choice in Melbourne, with La Trobe University, The University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology and The Victoria University of Technology all providing excellence in tertiary education.

Lovers of fine food and coffee will be happy in Melbourne – as there are an overwhelming number of great cafes and restaurants to choose from, while there are a huge number of hotels in the city and suburbs, if you're visiting first. The bohemian lifestyle tends to attract students to the areas of Brunswick and St Kilda, which is where you'll find no shortage of funky clothes shops and eateries. And Melbourne's nightlife is legendary – with regular live music, and nightclubs that stay open late.

The only real drawback is the weather – it can change from bright and sunny to cold and stormy in a matter of minutes. The summers tend to be dry and hot, while the winters can get very cold, so make sure you pack a coat!

As far as accessibility goes, the country's second biggest city is among the easiest to get to from elsewhere in the country with all the leading airlines flying to Melbourne daily from all capital cities. The airport itself is a fair way out of town, though the Skybus is a cheap and quick way to get straight into the CBD once you land.

Ballarat

Ballarat is about an hour and a half west of Melbourne. Home to Federation University Australia, this fast-growing town offers a laidback lifestyle – making it the perfect place to focus on your studies.

The town is rich with historical significance, as it played an integral part in the Australian gold rush of the 1850s. As a result, Ballarat is filled with heritage buildings (such as the former gaol) that are well worth a look.

It's fairly cheap to live in Ballarat, which makes it perfect for students. Additionally, the class sizes tend to be smaller, and it's easy to get around the town (as there isn't much traffic).

Geelong

An hour south west of Melbourne, Geelong is Victoria's second largest city. It is situated on the coast, which means there are plenty of great beaches to discover.

Deakin University is about fifteen minutes from the heart of Geelong, in a suburb called Waurn Ponds. It's surrounded by natural beauty – yet also close to shops, cafes, restaurants and cinemas.

Students will enjoy the cheaper rent (compared with Melbourne) and the many cycle paths which make it easy to get around. Plus you're only ever an hour away from Melbourne if you want to head into town for a gig or festival.


Victorian Universities


The following information is taken directly from the website of the particular university or from the Australian Vice-Chancellor's Committee website. A listed university does not represent any affiliation or recommendation made by boredofstudies.org and is purely a representation of facts about that particular university. Boredofstudies.org provides links to external organisations as an information service only and does not necessarily endorse any organisation or products which are represented on the external sites.

The University of Ballarat – www.ballarat.edu.au
Deakin University – www.deakin.edu.au
La Trobe University – www.latrobe.edu.au
The University of Melbourne – www.unimelb.edu.au
Monash University – www.monash.edu.au
RMIT University – www.rmit.edu.au
Swinburne University of Technology – www.swin.edu.au
Victoria University of Technology – www.vu.edu.au


top The University of Ballarat – www.ballarat.edu.au


PO Box 663
Ballarat Victoria 3353
Tel: (03) 5327 9000
Fax: (03) 5327 9545


The University of Ballarat is Australia's only regional dual-sectoral University committed to providing high quality services to students, the community and industry in western Victoria and beyond.

The University, based at Mt Helen, has five campuses; Mt Helen and the historic SMB Campus in Ballarat and one each at Horsham, Stawell and Ararat, making it the pivotal provider of post-secondary education for Central and Western Victoria.

The University of Ballarat offers the best of both worlds combining a strong tradition of 130 years of tertiary education in Ballarat with the freedom and dynamism that comes with being a relatively small and new University with close links to local industry and technology.

The University has a student population of over 19,000 and provides a wide range of educational and training programs from apprenticeships and TAFE certificates through to post graduate degrees including doctorates.

International students at the University of Ballarat come from over 25 different countries to participate in a diverse range of TAFE and higher education programs.

Key areas of activity in research and consulting and educational programs at the University include tele-imaging; multi-media; geographical information systems; engineering and minerals; environmental and food sciences; heritage studies; tourism; occupational health and safety; electronic commerce and rural health. Research is also complemented by the University's Technology Park on the Mt. Helen Campus facilitating and promoting new technology in products and services through scientific and industrial research.

top Deakin University – www.deakin.edu.au


Geelong Victoria 3217
Tel: (03) 5227 1100
Fax: (03) 5227 2001


Big university, small campuses
Deakin is one of Australia's largest universities, providing all the resources of a major university to more than 70 000 students. Yet the campuses are not huge and overbearing. Instead, it is easy to get around and there is a strong community feeling.


Young, innovative
Deakin takes pride in its youth. Established in the 1970s as one of the new generation of Australian universities, Deakin successfully combines a university's traditional focus on excellent teaching and research with a desire to challenge conventional practices and to seek new ways of developing and delivering courses


Metropolitan and regional
Deakin University has campuses in the metropolitan area as well as in regional cities. The largest campus is in Melbourne, then there are campuses in Victoria's second largest city Geelong, and in the beautiful coastal city of Warrnambool. While many students like to study close to home, others prefer to experience a different lifestyle by moving away from home to study.


Industry-relevant courses
Deakin's courses have been developed to be relevant, practical and up-to-date. Staff maintain close links with industry and professional groups, and many courses have a built-in work experience component, meaning graduates develop the skills which will allow them to 'hit the ground running'.


Flexible study options
Deakin students really take advantage of being able to fit their study around work, family or lifestyle demands. Off-campus and online study options give students the flexibility to change study mode during a course, or pick up extra subjects. The University's library and IT resources are set up to fully support this study flexibility.


International focus
Global isn't just a word at Deakin. Our students come from all over the world, and study on every continent via student exchange programs and distance education programs. While studying at Deakin students can grow to become global citizens and develop a richer cultural perspective.


top La Trobe University – www.latrobe.edu.au


Bundoora Victoria 3083
Tel: (03) 9479 1111
Fax: (03) 9478 5814


The main campus of La Trobe University in Melbourne is situated in spacious parkland and includes a Wildlife Reserve. This metropolitan campus also houses the main research and teaching faculties of the University, including the Research and Development Park, a world renowned library, multi-media facilities and a hospital including student medical services.

The University also operates a further six campuses in regional Victoria, extending from Mildura in the west through Bendigo, Shepparton, Beechworth and Albury-Wodonga to Mount Buller in the Victorian Alps. The regional campuses are all linked to each other and to the main campus in Melbourne by various ICT facilities, including video-conferencing, thereby ensuring that high quality teaching and research are available throughout the University.

The University maintains a comprehensive academic profile and the defining features may be summarised as follows:

A comprehensive academic profile encompassing professional, vocational, clinical and traditional programs of training, study and research.
The pursuit of pure and applied research.
Student-focussed learning programs.
International exchange and co-operation.
The provision of university programs in regional Victoria.
Effective links with industry, the professions and local communities.


The key objectives of the University are to be an internationally acknowledged centre for teaching, training, scholarship and research and to prepare students for the various needs and challenges of work and society.

The University has a particularly strong commitment to internationalisation and it seeks not only to attract students and staff from all around the world but also to provide opportunities for local students and staff to gain international experience through a scheme of exchange programs. In particular it leads the International Network of Universities which is a consortium of universities specifically designed to promote student mobility. Currently the University has links with some 250 institutions in more than 40 countries.

The University is committed to student-centred learning and in this regard it is pleasing to report that graduates have consistently accorded a very high rating to the quality of the teaching in the annual surveys conducted by the Graduate Careers Council of Australia. A comprehensive range of student support services and facilities are available.

top The University of Melbourne – www.unimelb.edu.au


Parkville Victoria 3052
Tel: (03) 8344 4000
Fax: (03) 8344 5104


The University of Melbourne opened in 1855 as Victoria’s first university and Australia’s second. Now a multi-campus university of 34,000 students its main campus is a focus of the City of Melbourne’s ‘Knowledge Precinct’ and the prestigious medical research precinct, the ‘Parkville Strip’.

Melbourne is recognised internationally for its academic and research excellence and leadership in linking with industry in research centres of strategic national importance — including partnerships in 14 Cooperative Research Centres. It is a founding partner in Bio21, a $400 million biotechnology precinct which, with Victorian Government support, is committed to building and sustaining a world class biotechnology industry.

Its cultural connections include the Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne University Press, the Victorian College of the Arts, and the award-winning Ian Potter Museum of Art. Alumni are leaders in politics and public service, major contributors to the arts, sciences and the professions, and winners of Nobel and Australia Prizes.

Melbourne has 11 faculties, the School of Graduate Studies and the internationally-accoladed Melbourne Business School. In 2001, it is home to around 5700 international students. Exchange agreements with over 130 institutions enable students to study overseas earning approved credit towards their Melbourne degree

Each year Melbourne Scholarships—Australia’s most comprehensive scholarship program – provide study opportunities for around 3000 high-achieving students

The University’s Melbourne Agenda aims to position Melbourne as a superb campus-based research and teaching university. Melbourne University Private – a commercially-based university, provides advanced education, training, research and consultancy services to business, industry and international and government agencies.

The University is also a founding member of Universitas 21, an international network of leading research-intensive universities.

top Monash University – www.monash.edu.au


Wellington Road
Clayton Victoria 3168
Tel: (03) 9905 4000
Fax: (03) 9905 4007


Monash at a glance
Monash is Australia's most internationalised university.
It has more than 49,500 students from over 100 countries, speaking 90 plus languages.
Monash University is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities, recognised for excellence in teaching, learning, research and graduate outcomes. The Go8 undertake 70% of all research conducted in Australian universities and over half of all basic research conducted throughout Australia.
Monash University libraries house more than 2.6 million items.
Monash University has eight campuses and two centres. Six campuses in Australia, one in Malaysia, and one in South Africa and centres in London, UK and Prato, Italy.


Research
Our academic staff publish some 5,000 research works annually. Monash University has 75 research centres and is involved with 17 Co-operative Research Centres.


Graduate outcomes
87% of new Monash graduates found full-time employment or went onto further study, within four months of graduation.*
Monash graduates earn some of the highest average salaries*.
26% continued into postgraduate study*.
* (Graduate Careers Council of Australia, Graduate Destination Survey, 2001)


Environmental awareness
Approximately 20 tonnes of paper are recycled from Monash Campuses every month. This represents approximately 44% of Monash's paper purchases.
Monash University has 150 green office reps across its Australian Campuses--these reps are facilitating environmental improvements throughout Monash.


Sporting achievements
Monash staff and students excelled at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, adding four gold, one silver and two bronze medals to Australia's tally.

top RMIT University – www.rmit.edu.au


GPO Box 2476V
Melbourne Victoria 3001
Tel: (03) 9925 2000
Fax: (03) 9663 2764


RMIT University is renowned for its quality education and training programs, innovative consultancy and research and its close links with industry and employers.

RMIT emphasises education for employment and research to solve real-world problems. Students, graduates and staff are expected to contribute creatively, critically and responsibly to their professions and the community.

The University’s seven faculties (Applied Science; Art, Design and Communication; Business; Constructed Environment; Education, Language and Community Services; Engineering and Life Sciences) offer a range of programs to over 50,000 students in Australia and overseas. These include TAFE apprenticeships, certificates and diplomas, bachelor degrees, graduate certificate and diplomas, masters by research or course work, and professional or research doctorates. Students have the flexibility to structure their study with double degrees, dual awards, pathways between TAFE and degree courses, as well as short courses and distance learning. They also have the opportunity to work in industry whilst completing their degree.

The University also tailors programs for industry and community clients. These can be delivered in the workplace and in some cases online.

RMIT University has more than 25 research centres and institutes including seven Cooperative Research Centres.

RMIT is also one of Australia’s most successful international universities. This is recognised by RMIT having won the first Australian Export Award for Education in 1998, the Governor of Victoria Export Award for Education in 1998,1999 and 2000 and the 1999 Business Asia News Magazine Award for best Australian service activity in Asia. Links with universities and colleges around the world allow RMIT staff and students to participate in exchanges, study abroad programs, and co-operative teaching and learning programs.

The city campus is located at the northern end of Melbourne’s Central Business District. The Bundoora campus is situated in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and is set on forty-two hectares of extensive parkland. The university’s third campus is in the inner northern suburb of Brunswick. RMIT also occupies a number of other sites in and around the city. The most significant of these are at Fishermans Bend and Point Cook as well as Hamilton in regional Victoria.

top Swinburne University of Technology – www.swin.edu.au


PO Box 218
Hawthorn Victoria 3122
Tel: (03) 9214 8000
Fax: (03) 9819 5454


Swinburne has a strong reputation in Australia and overseas as a provider of career orientated education and as a university with a commitment to research. The University maintains a strong technology base and important links with industry, complemented by a number of innovative specialist research centres which attract a great deal of international interest.


A feature of many Swinburne undergraduate courses is the applied vocational emphasis and direct industry application through Industry Based Learning (IBL) programs. Swinburne was a pioneer of IBL, a program which places students directly in industry for vocational employment as an integral part of the course structure.

Swinburne is now one of a few Australian universities whose responsibilities span the range of programs from apprenticeships to PhDs. In keeping with this breadth of involvement, the University continues to play a leading role in creating new approaches to integration between sectors.

The creation of study pathways between sectors and courses is firmly in place at Swinburne. Current pathways involve moving either from the TAFE sector into Higher Education or from TAFE based VCE studies into full TAFE courses. A limited number of pathways are available for students to move from degree courses into TAFE studies, and this will increase in the future. This process of articulation provides students with greater flexibility to complete tertiary qualifications.

Swinburne was founded to provide expanded and more accessible educational opportunities to the residents in the 'outer east' of Melbourne. Due to the amalgamation on 1 July 1998 with the former Eastern TAFE, Swinburne's operations are now conducted at six campuses: Croydon, Hawthorn, Healesville, Lilydale, Prahran and Wantirna. While focusing on its regional responsibilities, Swinburne is heavily involved in international initiatives and plays a significant part in the internationalisation of Australia's tertiary education system. In 1998 Swinburne established the Laem Chabang School of Engineering in Thailand providing VET programs in electrical/electronic and mechanical engineering, information technology and English language studies.

In 2000, Swinburne established Swinburne Sarawak Institute of Technology in Kuching, East Malaysia. Swinburne Sarawak will provide seamless multisectoral tertiary education in Engineering (computer systems electronics and mechatronics) and Business.

top Victoria University of Technology – www.vu.edu.au

Ballarat Road
Footscray Victoria 3011
PO Box 14428 MC
Melbourne Victoria 8001
Tel: (03) 9688 4000
Fax: (03) 9689 4069


Recognised as one of Australia's most innovative universities, Victoria University offers a unique combination of academic and vocational skills, coupled with an advanced research profile. Established under the State of Victoria's Victoria University of Technology Act of 1990 we are known as Victoria University, our registered trade and business name. Structurally, the University can be examined from an administrative or academic perspective. You may wish to view the diagrams demonstrating these structures.

Victoria University has become one of Australia's largest universities, and one of the five dual-sector universities offering both Higher Education and Technical and Further Education courses. More than 50,000 students and 3000 staff make up the greatest international mix at any Australian university. The University also has nearly 2300 international students currently studying, both onshore and offshore.

With 11 campuses strategically placed both in Melbourne's central business district and throughout Melbourne's western region, including rural campuses at Sunbury and Werribee the University is well positioned to meet the needs of students, industry and the community.

The University's four Higher Education faculties and four Technical and Further Education schools have developed strong links with industry, business and the local community. A number of alliances have been forged with key industry players to give students direct access to cutting-edge research, as well as work experience to broaden their employment options.

Bringing tertiary education to all members of the community is a priority for Victoria University. Its Portfolio Partnership Programtailors courses and course pathways to meet individual student needs, including easy pathways between Technical and Further Education and higher education.

Victoria University is also part of an international network of universities and has formal exchange agreements with institutions throughout Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. The University runs offshore courses in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the People's Republic of China.



Queensland Universities

Brisbane

Perpetually warm and sunny, Brisbane has a lot to offer. It's Australia's third largest city, which means there are plenty of places to eat, drink and shop. If you're visiting before you move, there are also a lot of great hotels in the CBD and along the river and on Kangaroo Point. Additionally, there are always things to see and do – from gigs and festivals through to live sporting events.

Compared with Sydney, it's more affordable to live in Brisbane. And the city's bus and ferry system makes it easy to get around (it's also possible to hire a bike). Griffith University, The University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology are all centrally located near the Brisbane CBD.

When you need a break from study, head over to Fortitude Valley. Here you'll find a number of bars, restaurants and nightclubs that will keep you entertained.Find flight to Brisbane

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is home to Bond University, as well as one of Griffith University's campuses. It's a great place to study because the weather is generally always warm, and you're close to the beach.

Surfers Paradise is the main hub of the Gold Coast, however it is usually crowded with tourists as it's a favourite for International visitors, surfers and families due to the beaches, theme parks and large beach-side hotels. That's fine if you don't mind a bit of hustle and bustle, but if you would prefer to live somewhere quieter, you should consider finding a place a little further down the coast in the suburb of Robina.

Rockhampton

Three hours north of Brisbane, Rockhampton is a friendly town with a tropical climate.

Central Queensland University is located approximately 40 kilometres inland from the Capricorn Coast, in North Rockhampton. It's a great place to study as the peace and quiet will help you to focus. But when you need a break, there are plenty of things to do – including snorkelling, bungee jumping, or visiting the Rockhampton Zoo.

Townsville

Right up the top of Queensland's east coast is Townsville – a tropical beachside town. This is where you'll find James Cook University.

Townsville is a very beautiful place to live (it's surrounded by rainforests, beaches and coral reefs) however it can make you feel a little isolated. On the plus side, it provides the perfect setting for focusing on your studies.

Toowoomba

Toowoomba is about an hour and a half west of Brisbane. It's Australia's second largest inland town, with a strong economy and a thriving community. The cost of living is reasonable, which makes it a great choice for a student, and the weather is reliably warm and sunny.

The University of Southern Queensland is located slightly south of the centre of town. Because of Toowoomba's size, you should be able to find casual employment in a shop or a cafe – plus there are generally always things to see and do.

Sunshine Coast

The University of the Sunshine Coast is located in the suburb of Sippy Downs, which is about an hour north of Brisbane. If you love the beach, you'll enjoy living here – as the uni is only a ten minute drive away from the coast.

The Sunshine Coast offers an easy going and outdoorsy lifestyle, plus a good selection of restaurants, shops and bars. And if you want to visit Brisbane, it's only a short train ride away.

It's worthwhile visiting the city you're considering before making your final decision and it's quite easy to grab a flight to Brisbane and then connect to the surrounding areas. Webjet offer a range of cheap hotels in the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

Queensland Universities

The following information is taken directly from the website of the particular university or from the Australian Vice-Chancellor's Committee website. A listed university does not represent any affiliation or recommendation made by boredofstudies.org and is purely a representation of facts about that particular university. Boredofstudies.org provides links to external organisations as an information service only and does not necessarily endorse any organisation or products which are represented on the external sites.

Bond University – www.bond.edu.au
Central Queensland University – www.cqu.edu.au
Griffith University – www.gu.edu.au
James Cook University – www.jcu.edu.au
The University of Queensland – www.uq.edu.au
Queensland University of Technology – www.qut.edu.au
University of Southern Queensland – www.usq.edu.au
University of the Sunshine Coast – www.usc.edu.au

top Bond University – www.bond.edu.au


Gold Coast Queensland 4229
Tel: (07) 5595 1111
Fax: (07) 5595 1140


Bond University was created by the Bond University Act of the Queensland Parliament in April 1987. The Act prescribed the responsibilities of the university and established the Council of Bond University, which also acts as the Board of Bond University Limited (a company limited by guarantee).

In 1999, Bond University purchased through its own resources the freehold of its purpose-built campus. Since securing ownership of its campus, Bond University has begun a process of controlled growth. Teaching began at the Robina campus in May 1989 with 322 students. The current student enrolment is just above 2000. The university is Australian in character and international in perspective, with students more than 45 nations representing nearly 50 per cent of the student body.

Bond University offers personalised tuition and is committed to maintaining a ratio of equivalent full-time students to academic staff of no more than 10 to one. The controlled growth mentioned above aims to increase student numbers to around 2500 and expand the university’s education base. Bond University plans to remain always small enough to fulfil its commitment to personalised education.

Courses are offered at bachelor, honours, graduate diploma, masters and doctoral level, through the Schools of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Information Technology and Law., plus the Institute of Health Sciences, Entry to programs is available in January, May or September, as the university operates a three-semester academic year.


topCentral Queensland University – www.cqu.edu.au


Rockhampton Queensland 4702
Tel: (07) 4930 9777
Fax: (07) 4936 1361


Central Queensland University (CQU) is one of Australia's most innovative and richly diverse universities. With a network of campuses situated along the east coast of Australia, and international operations extending into the Pacific and South-East Asia, CQU gives you a great choice of locations at which to study.

Central Queensland is home to CQU's regional campuses at Rockhampton, Mackay, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Emerald, and Noosa.

The four Australian International campuses in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne are all located in the heart of the city.

Outside Australia, CQU International has a campus in Suva, Fiji, and also conducts teaching programs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Chengdu.

In 2001, CQU was awarded the Queensland Premier's Export Award in the Education category, as the State's largest provider of tertiary education to overseas students.

All CQU campuses provide state-of-the-art facilities to enhance learning, including computer laboratories, electronic library and our innovative Interactive System-Wide Learning lecture facilities which link CQU campus communities.

The University community's five Faculties:
  • Arts, Health and Sciences
  • Business and Law
  • Education and Creative Arts
  • James Goldston Engineering and Physical Systems, and
  • Informatics and Communication
recognise the increasing need to provide multi-disciplinary, practical, and applied courses.

The Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Mackay is part of the Faculty of Education and Creative Arts at Central Queensland University and specialises in producing music performers of the highest calibre.

top Griffith University – www.gu.edu.au


Nathan Campus
Kessels Rd
Nathan Queensland 4111
Tel: (07) 3875 7111
Fax: (07) 3875 7965


Griffith is an innovative University committed to multidisciplinary teaching and research, and the creation and communication of knowledge.

It has five networked campuses in three cities across the Brisbane-Gold Coast corridor.

It is a community comprising students from more than 80 countries around the globe, and academic staff who set a rigorous pace in the achievement of research and teaching excellence.

Its academic approach is founded on the sharing of knowledge across traditional boundaries. This interdisciplinary framework seeks to address and solve real-world problems in the 21st century.

Providing equality of opportunity is an important part of the Griffith mission. The University strives to recognise and nurture talent, and to give students and staff opportunities to reach their potential

Aviation, Biomolecular Science, Business Management, Criminology, Engineering and Information Technology, International Business, Journalism, Nursing, Photonics and Nanoscience, Politics and Government, Physiotherapy, Psychology and Science are among Griffith University’s program offerings in 2003.

A suite of oral health programs at a new dental school at the Gold Coast is planned to commence enrolments in 2004.

Griffith additionally values its community linkages and it has partnerships with numerous education service providers and industries around the world, including agreements with more than 150 institutions.

Established in 1971, Griffith University is named in honour of Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920), a former Premier and Chief Justice of Queensland and the first Chief Justice of Australia.

top James Cook University – www.jcu.edu.au


Townsville Queensland 4811
Tel: (07) 4781 4111
Fax: (07) 4779 6371
Cairns Queensland 4870
Tel: (07) 4042 1111
Fax: (07) 4042 1300


James Cook University is Australia's leading tropical research University. The University takes its name from the eighteenth century English navigator and explorer, James Cook. Cook's epic voyages in the southern hemisphere contributed significantly to the world of science. The University was proclaimed in Townsville on April 20, 1970.

JCU is a multi-campus university with the main sites located in the vibrant northern Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns. Smaller sites are located in Mackay and Mt Isa. Affiliated operations with Holmes Colleges are in Sydney and Melbourne.

JCU is a high-ranking research university with a strong focus on matters relating to the tropics. JCU enjoys an international profile, maintained and promoted through linkages with universities and research institutions world-wide.

JCU's main sites are located in tropical northern Queensland, a remarkable region where hundreds of thousands of visitors come each year to experience two World-Heritage-listed natural wonders - the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics. The region also provides the gateway to the scenic Atherton Tablelands and the historic Queensland Outback. Townsville and Cairns are thriving coastal cities each with populations of over 100,000. JCU is renowned for its friendliness, good staff-student ratios, highly qualified teaching staff and effective support services.

Over 170 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate courses are offered at JCU, spanning the Arts, Business, the Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Science.

JCU provides its graduates with the qualifications and skills for entry into the global workforce. All degree programs emphasise the skills of critical thinking and problem solving, effective communication and familiarity with information technologies.

JCU works with local industries and professions to ensure that courses relate to employer needs. Work placement schemes feature in many degree programs, equipping graduates with valuable practical skills.

top The University of Queensland – www.uq.edu.au


Brisbane Queensland 4072
Tel: (07) 3365 1111
Fax: (07) 3365 1199


The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. It is the largest and oldest university in Queensland and has produced generations of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of society and industry. The University is a founding member of the national Group of Eight, an alliance of research-strong "sandstone" universities committed to ensuring that Australia has higher education institutions which are genuinely world class. It belongs also to the global Universitas 21 alliance. This group aims to enhance the quality of university outcomes through international benchmarking and a joint venture e-learning project with The Thomson Corporation.

In 2002, The University of Queensland had more than 30,000 students enrolled. It continues to attract the vast majority of the state's highest academic achievers and is renowned nationally and internationally for the quality of its teaching and research. In 1998-99 it was named Australia's University of the Year and it continues to enjoy the highest overall rating for Queensland universities in the annual Good Universities Guide.

UQ remains the most successful Australian university in winning and being shortlisted for Australian Awards for University Teaching since they were established in 1997. On a variety of measures it is one of the top three or four research universities in the country and this success was underlined last year when it celebrated its 5000th PhD graduation. UQ also is building a cluster of international-quality research centres and institutes that will keep it at the frontiers of emerging research fields, particularly the biosciences.

The University of Queensland's graduates have a strong record of success in attaining employment and income levels well above average. UQ qualifications are highly regarded by employers everywhere and our graduates form a powerful network of success across all industries and endeavours in all corners of the globe. In recent years, the international standing of UQ has been reinforced with a rapid growth in fee-paying students from abroad, as well as strong growth in postgraduate studies.

Detailed statistical data on students, staff, finance and other key indicators is available from the UQ Data Warehouse, administered by Management Information Section.

top Queensland University of Technology – www.qut.edu.au


GPO Box 2434
Brisbane Queensland 4001
Tel: (07) 3864 2111
Fax: (07) 3864 1510


One of Australia's largest universities, Queensland University of Technology provides courses which are highly relevant to employment, and applies its expertise to solving real problems in industry and the community.

It is the major provider of bachelor graduates into full-time jobs in the nation and, in Queensland, it is the university of first choice for undergraduate applicants.

Links with industry are an important part of the QUT tradition. While the university was founded in 1989, its predecessor institutions served the needs of Queensland industry for 140 years.

With 39,000 students, including 4500 from overseas, QUT has three Brisbane campuses at Gardens Point in the CBD, Kelvin Grove and Carseldine in the northern suburbs, and a study centre at Caboolture. At Kelvin Grove, an innovative urban village development will integrate the campus with the community. The QUT Creative Industries Precinct and a major Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation will be part of the Kelvin Grove Urban Village, along with residential and retail development.

QUT offers academic programs from bachelor degree to PhD in these broad disciplines: Built Environment and Engineering, Business, Creative Industries, Education, Health, Humanities and Human Services, Information Technology, Law, and Science. Twenty per cent of total enrolments are at postgraduate level.

Employers and professional bodies have a strong influence on QUT courses which provide students with a unique balance of theory and practical skills. This has contributed to undergraduate courses winning accolades for teaching quality, for the use of innovative technology in their delivery, and for their relevance to employment.

Applied research aims to solve particular problems in industry and the community. National research centres based at QUT include diagnostics, construction innovation, engineering asset management, and interactive design. Other research expertise includes medical and plant biotechnology, medial engineering, public health, medical and environmental physics, accident research and road safety, manufacturing, and computing and communications.



top University of Southern Queensland – www.usq.edu.au


West Street
Toowoomba Queensland 4350
Tel: (07) 4631 2100
Fax: (07) 4636 1762


USQ is a dynamic, young University that offers award programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level by on-campus, off-campus or online study. Many students choose different modes of delivery for different periods of their study. The University believes that flexible delivery is about giving people what they want, where they want it, when they want it, in their style, in their place, in their time. We are regional, flexible and international.

USQ began its existence 32 years ago as an Institute of Technology and, later, as a College of Advanced Education. It was redesignated as a University from 1990 without amalgamating with any other university.

USQ was Joint Winner of the Good Universities Guides' University of the Year: 2000-2001 Award. In 1999, USQ won the Inaugural Award for Excellence from the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), as a world leader in "dual mode" (on-campus and off-campus) education.

USQ has a well-resourced main campus in the city of Toowoomba, and many regional support offices throughout Australia and in other countries where we offer our awards programs. We also have a well-equipped campus at Hervey Bay, serving the Wide Bay region, and a Brisbane Campus. You are welcome to visit our campuses or contact us by phone or fax during business hours.

As at November 2003, the University has approximately 25,000 enrolments, including over 7,400 international students. More than 100 nationalities are represented and about 5,000 international students study USQ programs in their home countries.

The University has strong research programs in such areas as biotechnology, agricultural and environmental engineering, sustainable land use, the design and development of fibre composites, numerical modelling and simulation, e-business and e-commerce, school leadership, children's literacy, theatre studies, literature and regional history. It is renowned for its performing and visual arts programs and is a world leader in online learning technologies and pedagogy.

Overall, the University has embraced the need for change implicit in an educational environment that is highly competitive, and dominated by the evolution of global communications technologies. It intends to remain fast, flexible and fluid in meeting the needs of learners throughout Australia and internationally. It will meet these needs without compromise to the quality and integrity of its programs and standards.

top University of the Sunshine Coast – www.usc.edu.au


Maroochydore DC, QLD 4558
Tel: (07) 5430 1234;
Fax: (07) 5430 1111


The establishment of University of the Sunshine Coast in 1996 created the first public university on a greenfield site in Australia for 23 years. Mooloolah River National Park adjoins the University’s 100 hectare site. Wild kangaroos reside on campus, and are recognised as a symbol of the University’s stance on environmental sustainability.

The University was founded to service the needs of the Sunshine Coast community, one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. More than 500 students were enrolled at the University when it opened in February 1996, and now in its seventh year of operation, the Sippy Downs campus accommodates over 3 000 students, 400 staff, and 270 international students from 18 countries.

The University’s charter is to provide Sunshine Coast residents access to higher education. One third of students are the first in their family to attend a university, and there is a high proportion of mature aged students at the University.

The student population size ensures personal attention and a focus on student support. Graduates have recognised the benefits of such a learning environment, giving their experience at University of the Sunshine Coast a five-star rating 1.

The three faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Science offer over 50 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and more than 450 courses, many of them developed and taught in concert with the region’s industries.

The University’s research activities have been enhanced by the establishment of the Sunshine Coast Research Institute for Business Enterprise (SCRIBE); a field research station at Beerwah; National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre; and Fraser Island Research and Education Centre. Queensland’s Premier officially launched the University’s $7m Innovation Centre and business incubator facility in June 2001.


South Australian, Tasmanian and Northern Territory Universities

Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide is a great place to study as the housing is affordable and there are plenty of places to eat, drink and shop.

The University of Adelaide, The Flinders University of South Australia, and the University of South Australia are all situated close to Adelaide's CBD. The city is easy to get around (it's famous for being well planned), and the wide streets are fringed by trees and parks.

It's also a very relaxed town, which is great when you really need to focus on your studies. And when you need a break, the beach is only about half an hour away.

In terms of climate, Adelaide experiences hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. If you don't deal very well with cold weather, this should be a consideration before you decide to study here. It's a fairly out of the way place, Adelaide, so it may be worth visiting before you make your final decision. You can find a range of cheap Adelaide hotel on Webjet if you decide to travel down.

Darwin, Northern Territory

Right up the top of Australia, Darwin is a culturally diverse town with a tropical climate. Darwin is home to Charles Darwin University, which is about fifteen minutes from the centre of town. It's a great place to study as it's quite peaceful – as long as you don't have a problem with hot weather! (The monsoon season lasts from December to March; otherwise the weather is almost always hot and dry).

The indigenous community in Darwin gives the town its character, providing an opportunity for you to learn about Aboriginal beliefs and customs. Darwin also welcomes thousands of tourists from around the world, making this a very multicultural place.

Mitchell Street is a hub of activity – it's the best place to grab a meal or a drink. However it can be loud at night.

Visitors to Darwin should also be careful about where they swim, as there are crocodiles in the waterholes.

Hobart, Tasmania

Described as one of the world's most liveable cities, Hobart offers mild weather, a friendly community, and a relaxed lifestyle. The University of Tasmania is located in Sandy Bay, which is about ten minutes south of Hobart's CBD.

Hobart is a fairly cheap place to live, plus it's easy to get around as there isn't a lot of traffic. If you love gourmet food and coffee, there are a number of excellent cafes and restaurants to choose from around town. Hobart also hosts a weekly market (Salamanca Market on Saturdays) and an avant-garde art gallery called MONA.

Hobart also caters to those who love bushwalking – as there are many hiking trails in the surrounding bushland.

South Australian, Tasmanian and Northern Territory Universities

The following information is taken directly from the website of the particular university or from the Australian Vice-Chancellor's Committee website. A listed university does not represent any affiliation or recommendation made by boredofstudies.org and is purely a representation of facts about that particular university. Boredofstudies.org provides links to external organisations as an information service only and does not necessarily endorse any organisation or products which are represented on the external sites.

The University of Adelaide – www.adelaide.edu.au
Charles Darwin University – www.ntu.edu.au
The Flinders University of South Australia – www.flinders.edu.au
University of South Australia – www.unisa.edu.au
University of Tasmania – www.utas.edu.au

top The University of Adelaide – www.adelaide.edu.au


Adelaide South Australia 5005
Tel: (08) 8303 4455
Fax: (08) 8224 0464


Adelaide University continues a long tradition of quality research, scholarship and teaching at its four South Australian campuses.

The University was founded in 1874. It now encompasses four campuses and provides undergraduate and postgraduate education for some 14,000 students (12,000 EFTSU) in agricultural and natural resource sciences, engineering, computing and mathematical sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, science, performing arts, law, architecture and urban design, economics and commerce.

Acknowledged as a national and international leader in many fields of education, research and research training, the University is a major partner in 14 Cooperative Research Centres and hosts three national special/key research centres and a range of other specialist research concentrations. It is rated, on a per capita basis, as among the top two universities in Australia for research performance, and consistently achieves top ratings in assessments of quality in research and teaching.

The North Terrace campus is located in the heart of the city and offers an attractive mix of heritage listed buildings as well as more modern structures. The CSIRO Division of Health and Human Nutrition is also located on this campus.

The Waite campus at Urrbrae houses Australia’s largest agricultural science research complex. Also located on the campus are Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA), the Australian Wine Research Institute, the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and several CSIRO divisions.

The Thebarton Commerce and Research Precinct links industry with research in engineering, petroleum technology, telecommunications and many other areas.

The Roseworthy campus, in a rural setting one hour north of the city, focuses on teaching and research in agronomy, dryland agriculture,livestock management and natural resource management.

top Charles Darwin University – www.ntu.edu.au


Darwin NT 0909
Tel: (08) 8946 6666
Fax: (08) 8927 0612


Charles Darwin University is the Northern Territory's major tertiary institution and a leader in the study of tropical and arid environments; renewable energy; indigenous history, health and education; and South-East Asia studies.

Charles Darwin has around 19,000 students, and campuses and education centres in Palmerston, Tennant Creek, Yulara, Jabiru, Katherine and Nhulunbuy (Gove) as well as Alice Springs and Casuarina, Darwin (the University's main campus).

The University offers senior secondary and VET courses through to undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and is fast gaining an international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Research is a key component of Charles Darwin's strategic vision – approximately 25% of all R&D carried out in the Territory is conducted by the University.

Charles Darwin courses are taught in Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Papua New Guinea and Brunei, and exchange agreements are in place with a number of US institutions.
top The Flinders University of South Australia – www.flinders.edu.au


Sturt Road
Bedford Park South Australia 5042
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001
Tel: (08) 8201 3911
Fax: (08) 8201 3000


Flinders University is an integral part of Australia's respected higher education system and an important contributor to the economy of the nation and the State of South Australia. We receive two-thirds of our annual funding from the Federal Government and one-third from research grants, links with industry, student fees and other sources.

The University was established in 1966 as part of a major expansion of Australian higher education aimed at providing greater opportunities to a far larger number and a more diverse representation of the population. From the start, we were committed to the principles of:

offering the highest quality of degree programs across close to the full range of academic fields and disciplines
improving equity and access for those groups who traditionally had not been included among university student populations
aspiring to the highest international standards of research
managing internal arrangements as non-hierarchically as possible.


In 1997, the University adopted a formal Statement of Intent. Since updated, it remains the explicit formulation of our fundamental philosophy and the basis on which planning and priority setting is based.

The following have been identified as the key characteristics of Flinders:

an internally cohesive university, which combines a participatory mode of governance with effective and responsible leadership, and with a sense of community characterised by a regard for the well being of students and staff and a commitment to equity, diversity and cultural inclusivity;
an outward-looking university which seeks out, listens to, takes seriously and meets wherever possible the needs of the multiple external communities that have expectations of universities generally and of Flinders in particular;
a university of academic breadth, depth and high quality which supports both disciplinary specialities and cross-disciplinary collaborations in education and research, encourages innovation and applies a future oriented critical perspective to all its current and proposed new activities.

topUniversity of South Australia – www.unisa.edu.au


North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide SA 5001
Tel: (08) 8302 6611
Fax: (08) 8302 2466


The University of South Australia is committed to educating professionals, creating and applying knowledge, and serving the community. Our teaching and research focus is innovative, collaborative, enterprising, flexible and based on the intelligent use of new and emerging technologies. We continue to be international, industry focussed, student centred, service oriented and multidisciplinary.

UniSA is a modern, successful institution comprising around 27,000 students and 2000 staff. Established in 1991, the University traces its history back to some of the earliest and most influential educational institutions in South Australia. Our entry policies emphasise access and equity so students at UniSA come from a broad range of backgrounds via pathways including bridging and special entry programs. The diversity of our student population, including a large number of international students, gives UniSA its distinct character.

UniSA's teaching and learning environment is shaped by student-centred learning for the professions, the development of a set of graduate qualities as part of the normal learning arrangements in each course, and the use of flexible delivery, mediated by technology, for teaching programs. A major provider of online programs, distance education, and off-shore teaching programs and development partnerships, our position is further strengthened by our membership of teaching consortia such as Open Learning Australia (OLA) and the Global University Alliance (GUA). We offer over 300 programs across some 40 disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

UniSA has two major research institutes, is a member of five Cooperative Research Centres and is a national leader in the field of collaborative research with industry partners.

top University of Tasmania – www.utas.edu.au

GPO Box 252C
Hobart Tasmania 7001
Tel: (03) 6226 2999
Fax: (03) 6226 2018


The University of Tasmania is known nationally and internationally as a quality teaching and research institution. It has 12 000 students on two campuses in Hobart the capital and Launceston, located in the north. More than 800 international students from 60 countries are currently studying at the University and approximately 200 study University programs at overseas locations.

The latest methods in technology, communications and research ensure continuing recognition of the University as a significant education provider on the world stage.

In 1994, the University of Tasmania was placed in the first band of Australian universities for its teaching and learning processes, by the Australian Governments Committee for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. In 1995 it was placed in the first band for its community service activities and congratulated for the development of a broad research culture. In 1997 and 1998 the University won the prestigious Services to Students Award.

The University of Tasmania is both one of Australias oldest and newest universities. Founded in Hobart in 1890 it was only the fourth university in colonial Australia. In the ensuing one hundred years it gained a reputation for solid academic achievement.

In 1991 it merged with the Tasmanian State Institute of Technology in Launceston to form the new University of Tasmania, a vibrant educational institution which combined the century long traditions of academic excellence in the old university with the energy and dynamism of a modern institute of technology.

The result today is a University attuned to the needs of the traditional professions, yet vitally aware of the requirements of industry and commerce and providing its graduates with an outlook and vision suited to the twenty-first century.

The University of Tasmania believes it can offer one of the best choices available in Australian higher education - a University of international standing committed to excellent teaching and quality learning opportunities for its students.

The University of Tasmania is increasingly being selected by students from across Australia and overseas as their first choice in tertiary education.

Western Australian Universities

Perth

Situated on the banks of the Swan River, Perth is the largest city in Western Australia. It's a great place to study because the cost of living is fairly low (when compared with other major Australian cities), and it's also got a relaxed atmosphere. Plus it's easy to get around by train, bus, bicycle or on foot.

Four major universities can be found in Perth: Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia – drawing students from Australia and the rest of the world. The sunny Perth weather tends to attract those who enjoy being outdoors.

In the centre of town you'll find a bustling shopping and entertainment district. This is where you'll find Perth's best shops and restaurants.

To enjoy some fresh air, head over to Kings Park. Located just behind St George's College, this is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world. A stroll through the beautiful Botanic Gardens will give you an opportunity to clear your head whenever you need a break from studying.

Or if you'd prefer a dip in the ocean, head over to Cottesloe beach. Another great beach – especially popular with young people – is Scarborough, which offers great waves and a thriving nightclub culture.

Fremantle is another area of Perth that tends to draw a younger crowd. It's located on the coast (20 minutes from the city centre) and it's home to a vibrant community of artists and musicians.

If you're going to relocate, it's worth considering the distance of Perth from other cities. It may be prudent to visit and test the waters a bit, first. If you decide to drop in, you can find cheap flights and hotels in Perth on a site like Webjet.

Broome

Broome is located on the north west coast of Australia. Many tourists pass through Broome on their way to the Kimberley region, which gives the town a relaxed, holiday vibe.

Edith Cowen University and the University of Notre Dame both have campuses in Broome. It is a very pleasant place to live thanks to its tropical climate and beautiful scenery, however if you're the kind of person who doesn't enjoy hot weather, this probably isn't the place for you.

The cost of living is very reasonable, and it's also easy to get around as there isn't a lot of traffic. Plus the peace and serenity is very conducive to study.

Western Australian Universities

The following information is taken directly from the website of the particular university or from the Australian Vice-Chancellor's Committee website. A listed university does not represent any affiliation or recommendation made by boredofstudies.org and is purely a representation of facts about that particular university. Boredofstudies.org provides links to external organisations as an information service only and does not necessarily endorse any organisation or products which are represented on the external sites.


Curtin University of Technology – www.curtin.edu.au
Edith Cowan University – www.cowan.edu.au
Murdoch University – www.murdoch.edu.au
The University of Notre Dame – www.nd.edu.au
The University of Western Australia – www.uwa.edu.au

top Curtin University of Technology – www.curtin.edu.au<


GPO Box U 1987
Perth WA 6001
Tel: (08) 9266 9266
Fax: (08) 9266 2255


Who we are
Curtin University of Technology is Western Australia's largest university with over 31,000 students, nearly 11,000 of those offshore and onshore international students and nearly 1000 research students. We take our name from the former Prime Minister of Australia from 1941-1945, John Curtin.


What we are
Curtin University of Technology is a world-class, internationally focused institution. A culturally diverse university, we foster tolerance and encourage the development of the individual. Our programs centre around the provision of knowledge and skills to meet industry and workplace standards. A combination of first-rate resources, staff and technology makes Curtin a forerunner in tertiary education both within Australia and internationally.


Where we are
Our main campus is situated in Bentley, six kilometres south of the centre of Perth, Western Australia's capital city. Curtin has two additional metropolitan campuses and regional campuses in Kalgoorlie and Northam. Curtin officially opened its first offshore campus in 2002 in Miri, in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia.


What we do
Curtin offers over 850 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, engineering, health sciences, humanities, science, mining and agriculture. Our Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses for indigenous students and the Vocational Training and Education Centre conducts vocational courses at Kalgoorlie and Esperance. Curtin also has an extensive Research and Development program.

top Edith Cowan University – www.cowan.edu.au


Pearson Street
Churchlands WA 6018
Tel: (08) 9273 8333
Fax: (08) 9387 7095


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a modern, dynamic and innovative university that prides itself on producing graduates who can operate effectively in today’s globalised workplace.

The key defining values of ECU are service, professionalism and enterprise. The University has a reputation for teaching excellence that dates back to the turn of the century. Courses are provided in the following Faculties: Business and Public Management; Communications, Health and Science; Community Services, Education and Social Sciences and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA@ECU).

ECU has four metropolitan campuses in Perth, located in the suburbs of Joondalup, Mount Lawley, Churchlands and Claremont. Plans are underway to consolidate activities to the Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses over the next five or so years. A regional campus is located at the city of Bunbury (200 kms south-west of Perth).

The University has approximately 20,000 students enrolled in over 160 courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to Australian students, the University has more than 1,600 international students who originate from more than 60 countries.

From its early entry into electronic distance education, ECU has developed a track record for technology based learning systems that are amongst the most advanced in Australia. More than half of the university’s student population utilise its virtual campus. Many courses are available exclusively through on-line study.

ECU works closely with private and public sector organisations, locally and overseas, in designing its study programmes. An emphasis on conducting research with industry partners in areas such as e-commerce, police studies, and human genetics has seen ECU develop a lively applied research culture.

The University's strategic location in Perth, Australia's western gateway to Asia and the Indian Ocean region, has resulted in ECU developing a strong focus on overseas activities. These include the off-shore delivery of a variety of courses in a number of countries in the region, student and staff exchange programmes with other universities, joint research activities, international consultancies and individual academic links.

top Murdoch University – www.murdoch.edu.au




Murdoch WA 6150
Tel: (08) 9360 6000
Fax: (08) 9310 4233


Murdoch is a dynamic, modern university with some of the best-qualified academic staff in Australia and a flexible outlook that lets students ‘design’ the degree they need for their future.

As a result, in 1998 Murdoch was ranked the best teaching campus of all Australia's public universities by an independent national survey of university graduates, and equal first in federal government performance figures. It continually ranks as the best teaching campus in Western Australia.

This high standing was enhanced by two awards in the Prime Minister’s 1998 Australian Awards for University Teaching and other awards such as the inaugural federal Minister’s Prize for Achievement in Science and the Prime Minister’s National Employer Award for Higher Education. And, Murdoch is the only university to achieve The Good Universities Guide’s five-star rating for graduate satisfaction for five consecutive years.

A Murdoch education is designed to foster those qualities of imagination and independence of mind on which professional and personal development ultimately depend. Murdoch students are taught to think independently and critically. The university offers study opportunities in Biological and Environmental Science; Veterinary and Biomedical Science; the Law; Business; Information Technology; Media studies; the Humanities; Mathematics; the Physical Sciences; Engineering; Education; and the Social Sciences.

Murdoch was established as a research university and remains one of the leading research universities in Australia, with a very high proportion of Ph.D-level staff who are active in research and generating research income. Its work has national and international relevance in areas such as biotechnology; intellectual property law; agriculture; science and technology; tourism; hydrometallurgy; renewable energy; and modern Asia. Murdoch’s readiness work with commercial and public sector partners means its research and development strategies already are aligned to take advantage of the Federal Government’s initiatives on research in the tertiary sector. Its total research income increased in 2000 and Murdoch achieved particular success in the ARC SPIRT system, which rewards industry collaboration.

Murdoch is home to more than 12,000 students and 1200 staff, including 1300 overseas students from about 40 different countries.

top The University of Notre Dame – www.nd.edu.au


PO Box 691 Fremantle WA 6959
Tel: (+61 8) 9433 0650
Fax: (+61 8) 9433 0653


The University was founded in 1990 through an Act of the Western Australian Parliament and a Canonical statute from the Archdiocese of Perth, enacted on 2 July, 1991. In the 12 years since classes commenced, Notre Dame has rapidly gained a reputation for innovation and excellence in higher education. Student numbers have grown from a handful in 1992 to over 3000 in 2003.

The University ethos draws on the centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education combined with challenging and relevant courses. This ensures graduates are highly sought after by employers for their academic qualifications, skills and contribution to the community.

At Notre Dame, students are able to combine a first class education with involvement in local community service and international activities, a philosophy which ensures students are well equipped to take their place in society.

Notre Dame aims to remain a small, private university committed to ensure that students receive a personalised, high quality education. It offers a caring and friendly learning environment dedicated to providing courses that are challenging, relevant and responsive to student, employer and community needs.

Inspired by one of the greatest Catholic universities in the world, the University of Notre Dame in the United States, Notre Dame Australia brings to Australian education the vibrant traditions of a Catholic university together with the rich history of one of the world's premier universities.

The University's main campus is located in the beautiful and historic port city of Fremantle, making learning a profoundly satisfying cultural and educational experience.

Strolling through arcades and streets bustling with markets, coffee shops and restaurants and within reach of some of the best beaches and sporting facilities in Australia, it is easy to see why the University's founders chose such a magnificent location for the beautiful campus.

top The University of Western Australia – www.uwa.edu.au


Nedlands
Perth WA 6907
Tel: (08) 9380 3838
Fax: (08) 9380 1075


The University of Western Australia has, over 90-years, acquired an international reputation for excellence and enterprise. It is regarded as one of Australia's top research institutions. Its strong research culture has seen it attract more competitive research funding per capita than any other Australian university.

The University’s high quality teaching and research ensures it remains the university of preference for Western Australia’s highest achieving school leavers, as well as attracting high-calibre students from around Australia and overseas.

The University is nationally recognised for the quality of its academic staff and has strong strategic partnerships with industry and the professions. It operates in collaboration with other universities of research excellence in Australia and around the world.

In the 21st Century, The University of Western Australia will be recognised internationally as an excellent research-intensive university and a leading intellectual and creative resource to the community it serves.

Situated on a picturesque garden campus on the Swan River just five kilometres from Perth’s city centre, The University of Western Australia is a high-quality research-intensive university with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, science and major professions. It is Western Australia’s oldest university, established in 1911, and currently has a student population of about 14,500.

The University’s primary mission is to advance, transmit and sustain knowledge and understanding through the conduct of teaching, research and scholarship at the highest international standards for the benefit of the international and national communities and the State of Western Australia.

The University of Notre Dame – www.nd.edu.au

PO Box 691 Fremantle WA 6959
Tel: (+61 8) 9433 0650
Fax: (+61 8) 9433 0653


The University was founded in 1990 through an Act of the Western Australian Parliament and a Canonical statute from the Archdiocese of Perth, enacted on 2 July, 1991. In the 12 years since classes commenced, Notre Dame has rapidly gained a reputation for innovation and excellence in higher education. Student numbers have grown from a handful in 1992 to over 3000 in 2003.

The University ethos draws on the centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education combined with challenging and relevant courses. This ensures graduates are highly sought after by employers for their academic qualifications, skills and contribution to the community.

At Notre Dame, students are able to combine a first class education with involvement in local community service and international activities, a philosophy which ensures students are well equipped to take their place in society.

Notre Dame aims to remain a small, private university committed to ensure that students receive a personalised, high quality education. It offers a caring and friendly learning environment dedicated to providing courses that are challenging, relevant and responsive to student, employer and community needs.

Inspired by one of the greatest Catholic universities in the world, the University of Notre Dame in the United States, Notre Dame Australia brings to Australian education the vibrant traditions of a Catholic university together with the rich history of one of the world's premier universities.

The University's main campus is located in the beautiful and historic port city of Fremantle, making learning a profoundly satisfying cultural and educational experience.

Strolling through arcades and streets bustling with markets, coffee shops and restaurants and within reach of some of the best beaches and sporting facilities in Australia, it is easy to see why the University's founders chose such a magnificent location for the beautiful campus.

The University of Western Australia – www.uwa.edu.au

Nedlands
Perth WA 6907
Tel: (08) 9380 3838
Fax: (08) 9380 1075


The University of Western Australia has, over 90-years, acquired an international reputation for excellence and enterprise. It is regarded as one of Australia's top research institutions. Its strong research culture has seen it attract more competitive research funding per capita than any other Australian university.

The University’s high quality teaching and research ensures it remains the university of preference for Western Australia’s highest achieving school leavers, as well as attracting high-calibre students from around Australia and overseas.

The University is nationally recognised for the quality of its academic staff and has strong strategic partnerships with industry and the professions. It operates in collaboration with other universities of research excellence in Australia and around the world.

In the 21st Century, The University of Western Australia will be recognised internationally as an excellent research-intensive university and a leading intellectual and creative resource to the community it serves.

Situated on a picturesque garden campus on the Swan River just five kilometres from Perth’s city centre, The University of Western Australia is a high-quality research-intensive university with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, science and major professions. It is Western Australia’s oldest university, established in 1911, and currently has a student population of about 14,500.

The University’s primary mission is to advance, transmit and sustain knowledge and understanding through the conduct of teaching, research and scholarship at the highest international standards for the benefit of the international and national communities and the State of Western Australia.



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