University of South Australia

University of South Australia

Introduction:
Priding itself on innovation and real world experience, the University of South Australia is the largest university in the state. Over 100,000 graduates have passed through the five university campuses in the past 20 years and the university is in the top 10 Australian universities for the number of academics with a doctorate. Currently, around 37,000 students are enrolled at the University of South Australia with around 2,400 academic staff providing professional expertise.

 There are two campuses in the Adelaide CBD, one at Magill and Mawson Lakes, both a short commute from the city centre and one in Whyalla. There is also currently a research centre located in the south-east of the state in Mount Gambier, but it also offers undergraduate degrees in Engineering, Nursing, Social Work and Business.

With four main divisions and offering a diverse range of degrees, the University of South Australia is the leading provider of international education in the state, hosting thousands of international students each year. Striving for excellence in their teaching, learning and structure, the University of South Australia’s programs are always developed and implemented in consultation with industry and professionals.

After the two Adelaide City and Mawson Lakes campuses opened in 2005, it became clear that the university would increase in popularity amongst school leavers. Whilst academic excellence is a high priority, the social atmosphere of the lively campuses is an essential characteristic of the modern university. UniLife, the student association, is run by students to improve the quality of student life. Providing administrative assistance, sporting clubs and social events such as live music, social balls, pub crawls and advocacy events, UniLife has been successful at helping students meet new friends and enrich them in university life. A student magazine is also produced by UniLife, which has become a way of bringing all campuses together by giving them regular access to news and events.
 

Arts & Education

Arts & Education

The Division of Education, Arts and Social Science consists of four schools and a college for Indigenous Education and Research. Working across a diverse range of fields, the division focuses on applied research and education driven by academic staff enriched with professional expertise.

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Law

Law

Established in 2008, the School of Law at the University of South Australia is part of the Division of Business offering flexibility and innovative study options to students.

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Business & Economics

Business & Economics

The Division of Business is the largest business school in South Australia and it is internationally recognised for its high standards of teaching and research. With 12,820 students and 350 academic and professional staff, the division consists of 5 schools; Commerce, Management, Marketing, Law and the International Graduate School of Business.

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Science

Science

The Division of Health Sciences at the University of Australia consists of three schools: Health Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy and Medical Sciences and one research institute, the Sansom Institute for Health Research. The division provides students with strong links with the professional world, allowing subjects to be taught by high profile researchers and industry professionals with many years of successful experience.

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Nursing

Nursing

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is part of the Division of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia. It is renowned for producing outstanding graduates entering the health workforce. The university provides modern learning facilities, replicating a hospital and health service settings on campus. The School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences have a strong link with the Sansom Institute for Health Research allowing each degree to produce graduates who will be internationally recognised.

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Engineering

Engineering

The Division of Info Technology, Engineering and Environment is home to three major international research institutes, ten research centres and five innovative schools. The division is based at the Mawson Lakes Campus, a modern state-of-the-art construction. The division is focused on producing outstanding graduates focused in the disciplines of information technology, environmental science, engineering, urban planning and more.

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Architecture & Design

Architecture & Design

The School of Art, Architecture and Design is a combination of the South Australian School of Art and the Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design. The school has produced celebrated industry individuals such as Margaret Preston and Ivor Hele. Hundreds of graduates have stepped out of the school winning prizes and awards for their practice, arts writing and curatorship.

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Information Technology

Information Technology

The School of Computer and Information Technology is housed in the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment. Students have a range of undergraduate degree programs from which to choose to study.

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