Why study at Western Sydney?
Leadership in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions
Western Sydney, Australia’s 3rd largest economy, is one of the fastest growing population and employment centres. With large multicultural population, Western Sydney’s global link are creating unlimited opportunities for international business, investment, education and cultural exchange.
From innovative social learning spaces, online learning environments and use of digital technologies which enhances the study experience, to on-campus computer laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities, we adopt new emerging technology to provide a richer educational experience,
Globally focused and connected
With our growing international reach and reputation, we offer the opportunity to travel, learn, and work in more than 400 destinations around the world through our overseas study, internship and work placement programs.
Good accountants understand numbers. Great accountants understand how to think creatively and find solutions.
The Bachelor of Accounting holds triple accreditation with CPA (Certified Public Accountant) Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Depending on your majors, you’ll also be eligible to become a member of the Financial Planning Association or register with the Tax Practitioners Board as a tax agent.
An accounting degree opens doors
Depending on your major, this degree gets you ready for admission to CPA Australia, CAANZ, IPA. FPA, and the Tax Practitioners Board.
Your first year of study covers general communications theory and practice, giving you a solid understanding of how the different disciplines overlap and connect. Second and third year allows you to focus on your chosen Communication major. Working in the classroom and in the field with expert industry partners, you’ll get the kind of hands-on practical experience that employers love to see.
Our students travel the globe – on study tours and to gain work experience. We’ve taken students to Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, Vanuatu, Fiji, Taiwan, China and to the United Nations Leadership Symposium to work on films, communication campaigns, news reports, sustainability and leadership initiatives.
We’ll help you build a portfolio, develop your professional brand, understand project workflows and client needs, and establish the contacts you’ll need to kick-start your career.
The future presents significant challenges for managing the environment, infrastructure and technology. The world needs innovative engineering, applied science and design strategies. Get to experience areas like Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical and Robotics and Mechatronics and then decide on your specialisation.
This course also allows you to apply your theoretical learnings to fascinating, real-world challenges, like Western’s Formula-SAE project, Unlimited Robotics Club, and ongoing Solar Car project. As part of this course, you will also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience. In addition, the Engineering Summer Placement Program offers high-achieving students opportunities for paid placements.
Solar car project
Our students gain the opportunity to be part of the Solar Car project team. Our 2018 team made history with UNLIMITED 2.0, winning the American Solar Challenge (ASC) as the first international team ever to win the 2,800+ kilometre race. Through studying this course, you could be a part of the next team, and help design and build a sustainable electrical vehicle to compete in future races such as the next World Solar Car Challenge.
Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for full membership of Engineers Australia. Following completion of a required engineering practice period, you will also be eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Engineering registration.
Western’s Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology will give you a strong understanding of several industry domains including networking, databases, systems analysis and design and programming. You will also gain relevant skills in web and mobile technologies, project management, professional communications, operating systems and human computer interaction. As well as the necessary mathematical and statistical skills to succeed as an ICT practitioner, you can choose from a broad range of specialisations including entertainment computing and social media analytics. You will also gain access to industry-leading facilities where you can bring your ideas to life and shape an unlimited future.
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Western’s Bachelor of Nursing uses a primary healthcare framework for teaching, which means your study will combine inquiry-based learning and evidence-based practice. Our nursing degree also shows you how to apply physical and behavioural sciences to nursing, while you explore the best ways in which to care for individuals, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds.
Develop your clinical skills in one of our innovative clinical practice units, located at four of our campuses, and benefit from our strong partnerships with local health districts in Greater Western Sydney.
Over the course of your degree, you will also be placed in a range of real-world health and community settings, including aged-care facilities, hospitals, GP practices, and community health teams.
This degree has accreditation and approval from the Nurses and Midwives Board Australia. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a registered nurse in Australia.
Psychology at Western combines evidence-based biological, cognitive, neurological, social, developmental, and personality theory with statistical expertise and practical experience.This course is strongly vocational, equipping you with the specialist psychological and research skills you will need to discover more about human behaviour and answer questions about things we don’t yet understand.
As part of your four-year degree, you will be taught by some of the most respected experts in the field and gain the opportunity to undertake local and international work placements.Additional study is needed to become a practising psychologist. This degree gives you a thorough grounding in psychology and the academic qualifications to take your ambition to the next level.
Gain practical experience in our cutting-edge psychology testing labs. Explore our state-of-the-art Science and Psychology building at Parramatta, as well as our campuses at Penrith and Bankstown.
This degree is accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). When you graduate, you can also apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and become an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. If you do at least two more years’ study or supervised experience, you can apply to be a fully registered psychologist.
This degree combines a broadly based, interdisciplinary social sciences three-year program with an undergraduate accredited sequence in Psychology.
You will gain a deep understanding of the complex and culturally diverse world we live in and emerge with a thorough understanding of how Psychology uses scientific techniques and methods to understand human cognition, affect and behaviour.
When you graduate, you will have the interdisciplinary and specialist skills and knowledge required for a range of careers available in areas of sociology, mental health, peace and development and counselling in both government and private sectors as well as the academic requirements to proceed to advanced study.
Learn from the best
Western is ranked in the Top 100 in the world for Sociology and Top 150 in the world for Psychology in this year’s QS World University Rankings.
The campus-based delivery of this course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) on the basis that it meets all the APAC Accreditation Standards (June 2010) for a three-year sequence of study in psychology.
Opportunities are rapidly emerging for entrepreneurs to lead a new food future. Immersed in an approach that integrates social, economic and environmental values, students will view plant and animal production from consumer contexts to explore personal and community perceptions about food sustainability.
This innovative degree merges topics of agriculture, food and health to empower students to design solutions for international development, community education and the urban–rural interface. Throughout study, engagement with industry and community will inspire students to take action towards a more sustainable food future. The course includes disciplines of natural science, social science and business studies.
In your final year of study, you will undertake a real-world project for a professional client. The project provides you with first-hand professional experience in project management and problem solving.
Combining social science and business, this unique degree will equip you with transferable skills relevant to any industry. As a graduate, you will enter the workforce uniquely equipped with both specialist cultural and managerial knowledge, and a wealth of practical experience. At its core, this degree provides an in-depth introduction to the foundations of the tourism industry and a consideration of its natural, political and cultural environments.
Areas of focus include tourism and destination planning and management; local community opportunities; economic development; indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities. With a variety of flexible electives, you can also study a wide variety of fields including geography and urban studies, development studies, human resource management, and marketing.
Learn from the best
You will be taught by experienced and knowledgeable staff with international reputations, all of whom bring with them close connections with the Sydney tourism industry, such as Destination NSW, Sydney Olympic Park, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents, local government, and professional bodies.
The Bachelor of Tourism Management is endorsed by our industry partners, such as Incognitus, an international event management firm, and Western Sydney Parklands Trust.
The Bachelor of Tourism Management was awarded the bronze medal in the 2017 NSW Tourism Awards for Tourism Education and Training.
Applied Finance at Western
The Master of Applied Finance prepares students for executive careers in finance, banking and property investment sectors. It provides students with the opportunity to acquire technical knowledge necessary to function in an evolving and increasingly sophisticated financial environment with an emphasis on the practical application of these techniques.
The Master of Applied Finance fulfils the educational requirements for admission as a Senior Associate (SA Fin) of Finsia – the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Senior Associate membership with Finsia also requires at least five years career experience in the financial services industry.
The Master of Applied Finance also satisfies the education requirements for professional membership of the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA) – Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP) and the Financial Risk Manager. The Master of Applied Finance 160 credit points course has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program.
Wherever you are in your professional journey, the Sydney Graduate School of Management at Western can help take you to the next level. The Master of Business Administration (MBA), arms you with advanced management skills and a comprehensive understanding of the global business environment.
Gaining practical experience is also a cornerstone of the SGSM MBA program, and is supported by our strong links with Australian businesses, such as PWC, Linfox, Deloitte, CNHI, Morningstar and others. You will have the opportunity to complete either a business internship or a business project unit, applying the knowledge you have gained during the course of your degree.
The aim of our MBA is to ensure you emerge with a proven ability to solve real-world business problems and advance your career. You don’t need to have studied business before, or have relevant work experience. We help you develop your expertise as you work through the course. You’ll finish your Master program ready to take on the world.
Clinical psychologists offer psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental health problems. This course is designed to provide you with training across a host of mental health issues and settings. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to effectively meet the diverse needs of clients.
At Western, our mandate is to develop your understanding through coursework, a research project, and 1,000 hours of supervised experience in clinical and other appropriate settings.
You will also explore the inner workings of the human mind, be given the knowledge and skills you need to understand dysfunctional behaviour and psychopathology, and learn how to implement effective evidence-based interventions, including cognitive behavioural therapy.
This course is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, and the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists.
Ideas are powerful. They can change lives, the way we live and the very world we live in. But without the skills to pitch, develop and share your concepts, your contribution will be an opportunity lost.
Our Master of Creative Industries is a two-year program that helps you identify, refine, enhance and grow your own intellectual property. Learn how to best participate and survive in the contemporary media landscape with its breakdown of traditional media silos and the transformation of media production and consumption practices. Become a specialist in your field, and learn how to understand and connect with your audiences across broadcast, online, mobile and other channels, and to integrate new platforms and social media into the mix. You’ll also gain complementary cross-discipline skills in the areas of management and entrepreneurship to better leverage your ideas.
Taught by staff with extensive industry experience, this course has a strong focus on creative ideation, audience experience, and user-centred design. It explores the social, cultural and technical collision of new technologies and the impact of this on audiences and creators. Gives you the knowledge and experience needed to take your ideas from the page to the marketplace, and advance your career.
Western’s streamlined Master of Engineering can be completed in two years to get you fully qualified and progressing your career sooner. This degree is taught at our innovative Parramatta City Campus, and enables you to pursue a specialisation from our broad set of engineering fields.
Completion of this course will prepare you for a dynamically developing and changing technological environment, allowing you to stay at the forefront of the engineering world.
Graduates of this course will emerge with provisional accreditation at the Professional Engineer level by Engineers Australia, and gain access to the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering located at Western Sydney University.
Study at Western’s high tech Parramatta City campus.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for full membership of Engineers Australia. They are eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Engineering registration upon successful completion of required engineering practice period specified by Engineers Australia.
Develop the technical efficiency to be a highly sought-after leader in a fast-paced information and communications technology industry. The Master of Information Technology offers multiple specialisations covering ICT disciplines such as networking, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, web and mobile computing. With the flexibility to study areas such as management, health informatics and data analytics, this course provides broader skill sets for those looking to balance business needs with technological solutions.
You will develop skills through problem solving and research practice, applying these in a professional and ethical framework. Our graduates are highly prepared for roles such as project manager, software engineer, business analyst, systems administrator, mobile system developer, web developer and ICT security specialist.
This degree is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.
As one of Australia’s premier health sciences education institutions, Western is internationally renowned for its teaching and research across both clinical and non-clinical health sciences. This is why graduates from our Master of Public Health are so highly sought-after.
The Master of Public Health provides students with the ability to assess all determinants of health, including broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. It focuses on providing you with in-depth knowledge on global and public health issues and determinants from broader social and environmental factors to physical risk. You will receive practical skills in community development and health promotion programs, and also complete a culminating research and practice experience in the evaluation of a contemporary public health issue. This degree also offers a variety of study areas including communicable diseases, policy analysis and economic evaluation, allowing you to focus on your topics interests.
Our graduates are able to reflect on social factors affecting health and examine implications for policy, health systems and different groups. Completion of this program will equip you with the skills to analyse and interpret results from quantitative data collections in order to interpret health status and health impacts.
Flexibility is everything
We know you’re busy with your career and life, so we offer a great mix of flexible on-campus and online study.
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|Vice- Chancellor's Academic Excellence undergraduate Scholarships||50% of tuition fees per session for full time enrollment for the duration of the degree up to a maximum three year.
*Any CRICOS registered undergraduate degree (does not apply to the Doctor of Medicine)
|Western Sydney international Scholarships||$7,500 per year contribution towards tuition fees (up to three years maximum) or $5,000 one-off contribution towards tuition fees
*All CRICOS registered undergraduate degrees excluding courses subject to strict quotas. Courses with quotas include Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)