University of South Australia

Campuses: 
Six campuses; four in and around Adelaide and two in regional South Australia (Whyalla and Mount Gambier)
Location: 
Established: 
1991
Student Population: 
33,000
CRICOS: 
00121B
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Australia’s university of enterprise

The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous.

Ranked number one in Australia for quality education by the 2020 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, the University supports over 33,000 students, including 6,195 international students. With 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class^, the University provides a unique educational journey that offers students the chance to gain real-world experience.

Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers a practical approach to teaching and learning. Its graduates are the new professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change.

^2019 THE University Impact Rankings

Highlights

RANKED IN THE WORLD’s TOP 50 UNDER 50

Ranked #26, 2019 THE Young University Rankings

Ranked #30, 2020 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50

No.1 IN AUSTRALIA FOR QUALITY EDUCATION

2020 THE University Impact Rankings

TOP 10 IN AUSTRALIA FOR DEVELOPING WORK-READY SKILLS

ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2018-2019 – Skills Development Indicator (Undergraduate).

TOP 10 IN AUSTRALIA FOR EMPLOYER SATISFACTION

2019 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey – Overall Satisfaction Indicator

OVERALL FIVE STAR RATING FOR EXCELLENCE

2019 QS Stars Ratings

No.1 IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA FOR STUDENT EXPERIENCE

ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2018-2019 – All Indicators. Public SA-founded universities only.

92% OVERALL SATISFACTION RATE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

2018 International Student Barometer – Overall Satisfaction

Study

The University of South Australia offers more than 200 degrees across a range of academic disciplines. Degrees are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain practical skills and graduate career ready.

The University collaborates with more than 2,500 companies worldwide to bring students valuable networking and work opportunities including placements, internships and projects.

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art, architecture and design
  • Aviation
  • Communication and media arts
  • Construction management
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental sustainability and geospatial science
  • Finance, economics and property
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Management and human resources
  • Marketing
  • Medical radiation science
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Pharmacy and medical sciences
  • Psychology, social work and human services
  • Rehabilitation, health and sport sciences
  • Science and mathematics
  • Speech pathology
  • Tourism, sports and events
  • Urban planning

Student services

The University of South Australia’s student support services are designed to help students succeed. Recognised as second in Australia for student services~, the University provides students with the necessary support to excel in their studies and enjoy their university experience.

Support services include:

  • Academic and personal counselling
  • Career advice
  • Social support services
  • Mentoring
  • Disability and inclusion services
  • Health services
  • Legal advice
  • Accommodation support
  • Student advisers (International)
  • Language and learning assistance
  • On-arrival welcome
  • Orientation activities

~ 2018 International Student Barometer (of 32 institutions in Australia surveyed) Campus Central Student Advisory Services

Scholarships

Each year more than 2,500 students benefit from our scholarships and grants, totalling millions of dollars. We have a range of categories including support for high achievers and students in need, along with scholarships specifically for international students.

World-class facilities

With new buildings, modern facilities and vibrant social spaces on campus, it’s never been a better time to be a student at the University of South Australia. The University has invested heavily in new buildings and facilities, totalling more than A$400 million, to make sure students learn in an exciting, innovative environment. Students have access to state-of-the-art learning spaces and the latest technologies, along with enhanced facilities that connect with researchers, industry and the community.  Here are some of the highlights.

  • Iress Trading Room - A state-of-the-art learning facility featuring live market data and financial analysis tools at City West Campus.
  • Samsung SMARTSchool – One of the most technologically advanced teacher-training facilities in Australia, featuring an array of Samsung technology including large form screens, video walls, outdoor PCs and virtual reality headsets.
  • Boeing 737 Next Generation flight simulator – Aviation students have access to an exact replica, CASA-certified 737 flight simulator with high fidelity visuals to simulate flying conditions.

Campuses

There are six campuses in total – two in the city centre which are easily accessible to public transport including free bus and tram services and a further two in metropolitan Adelaide which are also serviced by public transport and only 20 minutes from the CBD. There are also two campuses in regional areas outside of Adelaide

Research excellence

Research at the University is innovative, inspired by challenges, and connected to both industry and community needs. Research degrees are focused on producing new knowledge, providing solutions to global challenges and preparing candidates for competitive careers. The University’s strong commitment to cutting-edge research and engagement with industry has been well recognised, with 100 per cent of assessed research rated at or above world-class standard*

*2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research

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