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 globally connected and engaged, with industry-informed teaching and inventive, adventurous research.

Ranked number one in Australia for quality education^, it supports over 35,000 students, including 6,500 international students.

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

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 and finance

  • Art, architecture and design
  • Aviation
  • Business and law
  • Communication
  • Construction management
  • Education
  • Engineering and urban planning
  • Information technology
  • Marketing, management and HR
  • Medical radiation science
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Pharmacy and medical sciences
  • Psychology, social work and human services
  • Rehabilitation, health and sport
  • Science and mathematics
  • Speech pathology
  • Tourism and events

Student services

The University’s support services help students to succeed. Rated second in Australia for student services~, support includes: 

  • Academic and personal counselling
  • Career advice and mentoring
  • Social support services
  • Disability and inclusion services
  • Health services
  • Legal advice
  • Accommodation support
  • Airport pick up
  • Orientation activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ 2018 International Student Barometer Campus Central Student Advisory Services

Scholarships

More than 2,500 students a year benefit from scholarships and grants, totalling millions of dollars.

World-class facilities

The University has invested over A$400 million in new buildings, modern facilities and vibrant social spaces. Students study in state-of-the-art learning spaces using the latest technologies,
along with enhanced facilities that connect with researchers, industry and the community. Highlights include the Iress Trading Room, a state-of-the-art learning facility featuring live market data and financial analysis tools; the Samsung SMARTSchool, one of the most advanced teacher-training facilities, featuring an array of Samsung technology including large form screens, video walls and virtual reality headsets; and the Boeing 737 Next Generation flight simulator for aviation students.

Campuses

There are six campuses in total; two in the city centre, easily accessible by public transport including free bus and tram services. There are another two campuses in metropolitan Adelaide which are also serviced by public transport and only 20 minutes from the CBD.

Research excellence

Our research is innovative, inspired by challenges, and connected to industry and community needs. It is focused on producing new knowledge, providing solutions to global challenges and preparing candidates for competitive careers.

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

Highlights

Ranked 25, 2020 THE Young University Rankings; ranked 29, 2021 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

100% of our assessed research rated at or above world class 

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

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