University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Introduction:
Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is the second oldest university in Australia and the oldest in Victoria. The main campus is located just outside of the Central Business District of Melbourne in Parkville. The university has several campuses located across Victoria.

In 2008 the university undertook a significant restructuring of its curriculum through the “Growing Esteem” project. The chief aim was to align the university’s undergraduate degrees with those of American and European universities. 96 undergraduate degrees were replaced with six “new generation” degrees for Science, Biomedicine, Environments, Arts, Music and Commerce. Along with these new undergraduate degrees, faculties responsible for Law, Medicine, Education and Architecture established and updated graduate schools for new Master’s degrees.

The student life on campus is staggering, with the South Lawn regularly occupied by student associations including but not limited to the Science Students’ Society (SSS), the Melbourne Arts Students’ Society (M-ASS). The student union hosts a weekly barbeque with live music that has attracted renowned artists in the past such as Tim Freedman and Little Red. The student magazine ‘Farrago’, established in 1925, has become an institution and is highly regarded by the general community. The Student Union has recorded well over 100 clubs currently active. The diversity is clear to see for anyone who steps on to campus during a lunch break.

Arts & Education

Arts & Education

The Faculty of Arts is one of the oldest faculties at the University of Melbourne. It is represented by over twenty departments, schools and research centres. It enrols over 7,000 students across its undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Law

Law

The Melbourne Law School is Australia’s first law school, inaugurated in 1857. Presently, the Law School offers one degree, the Juris Doctor, to students who have completed an undergraduate degree.

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Business & Economics

Business & Economics

The Faculty of Business and Economics, comprising of five departments (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing, Melbourne Institute for Applied Economics and Social Research), currently has over 7,000 students enrolled across its various programs.

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Science

Science

The Faculty of Science comprises of four schools and five departments: Botany, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Genetics, Information Systems, Mathematics and Statistics, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Physics and Zoology.

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Engineering

Engineering

The Melbourne School of Engineering is Australia’s oldest engineering school, inaugurated in 1861. Located at the Parkville campus, it offers students who have already completed an undergraduate degree a Masters of Engineering (Civil).

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Medicine

Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is extremely diverse, comprising of 52 schools, departments and centres.

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Nursing

Nursing

The Department of Nursing is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science. With 52 schools, departments and centres, the Faculty offers a Master of Nursing Science as its postgraduate degree under the Melbourne Model.

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IT

IT

The Melbourne School of Information offers world class IT degree programs to its students. It offers students already studying an undergraduate degree a Diploma in Informatics at the Parkville campus.

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