University of South Australia

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University profile

UniSA is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution established on the dual principles of equity and excellence.

With more than 35,000 students, the university is South Australia’s largest and was ranked in the top three per cent of more than 10,000 universities worldwide – in the QS World University Rankings.

We offer more than 400 degree programs across a wide range of subjects including business, law, education, arts and social sciences, health sciences, information technology, engineering and the environment.

We believe a university’s reputation is determined largely by the quality of its graduates, and are proud that more than 90% of our graduates now in full-time work are employed in professional occupations.

Committed to accessibility
UniSA remains strongly committed to ensuring the opportunities offered by our programs are available to a diverse range of students.

We recently established UniSA College to provide a pathway for people who have not traditionally accessed university study, and are investing more than $1 billion over the next decade in new physical and virtual infrastructure to provide students and staff with the most up-to-date facilities.

Committed to excellence
Our commitment to excellence is also reflected in the calibre of our academics and researchers. The proportion of our staff holding doctorate qualifications (69%) remains significantly above the national average.

In addition, the 2012 national Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation reported that 86% of our assessed research was rated world-class or above.

As well as making a significant contribution to our economy and society, the university is an integral partner in a range of community events, including the Santos Tour Down Under UCI World Tour cycling race, and the Adelaide Festival of Arts.

University vision, mission & values

Vision

UniSA’s vision, detailed in Horizon 2020 (PDF file), is that it will be a leading contributor to Australia having the best higher education system in the world, supporting the world’s best educated and most innovative, cohesive and sustainable society.

It is our aim that in 2020, UniSA will be defined by its:

  • Outstanding learning outcomes and the quality and richness of the student experience
  • Graduates’ readiness for work, their adaptability, and their contribution as global
  • Commitment to equity and excellence, reinforcing each other in an environment characterised by uncompromising high standards
  • Strong nexus between teaching and research
  • World-class research clusters, and an exciting, research-intensive culture
  • Innovative solutions to social, economic, political and technological challenges
  • Considerable and creative contribution to the prosperity and well-being of the nation
  • Agility and adaptability in building and maintaining productive partnerships with industry, business and the community
  • High-performing staff and prestigious national and international partners
  • Enduring and mutually beneficial relationships with its global alumni
  • Strong sense of collective purpose.
Mission

UniSA educates professionals and citizens to the highest standards; creates and disseminates knowledge; and engages with our communities to address the major issues of our time.

Values
Scholarship

UniSA promotes and sustains open intellectual enquiry characterised by high standards of ethics and integrity. academic rigour, excellence and relevance underpin our actions in research and its application, in teaching and learning and in engagement with our communities.

Engagement

UniSA’s teaching and research connect strongly with the issues of our local, national and international stakeholders—students, alumni, staff, partners, professions, government, industry, academic peers and community groups.

Social Justice

UniSA gives effect to reconciliation with indigenous australians and builds social cohesion by achieving equitable educational access and outcomes across our diverse student community, through research that aims to improve the quality of life and by acting responsibly as a corporate citizen.

Sustainability

UniSA contributes to environmentally, economically, socially and culturally sustainable development, and we work on reducing our own environmental impact.

Innovation

UniSA anticipates change and acts quickly to seize opportunities and solve problems.

Openness

UniSA is outward looking, welcoming diversity and the wide range of perspectives it brings, international in outlook, collaborative, creative, agile and enterprising.

School of Health Sciences

Degree programs

The School of Health Sciences places a great emphasis on preparing graduates to be immediately effective in their chosen profession. To ensure that our programs remain relevant to the changing needs of industry, our range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs are delivered by an academic team who are employed in or maintain close associations with their professions. Also, work placements are an integral part of many courses, and the University operates professional clinics in some disciplines so students can develop their workplace skills whilst studying.

For students finishing Year 12, UniSA has introduced a bonus points scheme, which rewards achievement in selected Year 12 subjects. For more information visit the Bonus Points page on the UniSA Future Students website.

School of Health Sciences

Graduates of UniSA’s School of Health Sciences play an important role in shaping the face of modern health care in Australia.

With a longstanding history in the delivery of allied health education, the School of Health Sciences offers a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs in occupational therapy, human movement, health science, medical radiation, podiatry and physiotherapy.

UniSA is the only university in Australia to offer this range of allied health programs within one school, providing students with the opportunity to work and study alongside like-minded peers and collaborate across disciplines, in much the same way they will when they enter the workforce.

Designed in close consultation with professional organisations and partners, the School’s programs incorporate significant fieldwork and clinical placement opportunities. Students are also able to undertake practical learning at the School’s on-campus clinics open to the public.

Our Degree Programs

Business

The University of South Australia Business School is the state’s largest and one of the nation’s premier business schools, internationally recognised for its achievements.

The UniSA Business School comprises the five schools of Commerce, Law, Management and Marketing, and the International Graduate School of Business (IGSB).

Broad collaboration with industry, business and the community shapes our teaching and allows us to create the highly skilled graduates needed for today’s world.

We are home to major research groupings in marketing, the regulation of markets and the economy, human resource management, accounting and governance and tourism and leisure management.

Explore further and find out how you might engage with us.

Commerce

The School of Commerce is a leading provider of accounting, finance and property education in Australasia, with a real industry focus that gives its graduates the edge.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees cater for a broad student base, ranging from school leavers to highly qualified professionals.

Flexible program delivery means you can study on campus, externally, online, part-time or full-time, and take intensive courses during summer and winter breaks to fast-track your degree.

Students benefit from our strong, world-class research output. We are home to four research bodies and publish no less than five international research journals. The School accommodates teaching staff who are world-renowned in their research fields.

Find out what our highly-credentialed school has to offer you.

Programs in the School of Commerce

Law

The School of Law at the University of South Australia is an internationally oriented school with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

Offering single and a wide range of double degrees, our programs are characterised by smaller class sizes and flexible study options through the School’s trimester system. Our focus on experiential learning sees legal skills training such as mooting and witness examination embedded into courses. Global perspectives are encouraged through international mooting and overseas student  exchanges and placements.

At present the Law program is primarily an undergraduate one, although we strongly encourage doctoral studies in areas of staff expertise.  We are especially interested in drawing foreign comparative law PhD students who wish to examine international issues in  areas of commercial law and legal theory.

The school offers a range of services and events for the legal profession and wider community including our Law Evenings research seminar series and our free, student-run Legal Advice Clinic.

Based in a heritage listed building in the heart of the city of Adelaide, the school is well positioned to bring students a dynamic legal education whilst allowing them to enjoy the best of Adelaide’s wonderful lifestyle, safe environment and quality of life.

Management

As one of Australia’s premier management schools, the School of Management maintains strong industry links which inform its innovative teaching and research.

Our dynamic programs, producing the next generation of business leaders, allow for specialisation across a range of industries and skill sets. Graduates are in high demand.

Our research activities draw on the combined knowledge of industry and scholarship, and are ranked by ERA as world-class. We proudly house four specialist reseach groups.

Alumni are held in high esteem and we foster a strong business network through regular events and an alumni network.

Read on and discover what the School of Management can offer you.

Programs in the School of Management

Marketing

The School of Marketing has long been one of Australia’s leading centres for marketing education and research.

We offer a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs with a focus on providing leading-edge marketing knowledge and real industry experience.

We offer exciting practical experiences including industry placements, overseas exchange programs, vacation research scholarships, masterclasses and lots more. Employers value the practical skills that our students develop such as the ability to understand markets, develop strategies and grow revenue.

Explore our website or register your details to learn more.

Programs in the School of Marketing

International Graduate School of Business

The International Graduate School of Business (IGSB) is one of Australia’s largest graduate business schools.

Ours is a global school for a global world, offering a comprehensive range of coursework and doctoral programs in business, delivered locally, overseas and online.

Programs include our five-star MBA program taught in Adelaide, China and Hong Kong as well as online, the Master of International Business, and the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business (online).

IGSB graduates are found all across the globe. They are the business leaders of today and tomorrow and benefit from the school’s active alumni network.

Read on and find out what’s happening in this dynamic school.

Programs in the International Graduate School of Business

School of Art, Architecture and Design

Welcome to UniSA’s School of Art, Architecture and Design, setting the pace in its field.

As one of the oldest art schools in Australia, the innovative tradition that marked our School at the turn of the century as the South Australian School of Art and the Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design continues.

Professional artists, designers and theorists at the school drive our ever-evolving teaching and research. Students gain skills in critical analysis and creative thinking and practice, and graduate as career-ready professionals. Our researchers address some of society’s big challenges: from sustainable living, to communicating information responsibly in a saturated visual culture.

Come and study with us and benefit from our outstanding facilities including the South Australian School of Art (SASA) Gallery, Architecture Museum, and distinctive purpose-built design spaces.

Take a look through our website and connect with our school.

Art, Architecture and Design programs

School of Communication, International Studies and Languages

The School of Communication, International Studies and Languages offers the largest range of communication courses in South Australia, with a unique focus on languages.

Our graduates are making a mark as television presenters, digital effects artists, filmmakers, publishers and political advisors; and our innovative international studies programs prepare students for careers on the global stage, in areas such as aid, the environment, diplomacy and trade.

Real-world experience enriches our programs. By becoming a student you can access TV and radio studios, a multimedia language facility and internships in major organisations. Overseas volunteer work can also count towards your degree.

The school undertakes significant research in a diversity of fields, producing quality publications and creative output, and fostering a dynamic research culture.

Explore further and find out how you might study, research or collaborate with us.

Communications, international studies and languages programs

School of Education

At the School of Education we have a long and respected history training the dynamic, socially-conscious educators of the future.

Located in the metropolitan area at Magill and Mawson Lakes, and reaching remote South Australia through the Anangu Tertiary Education Program, we offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs spanning early childhood, schooling, and adult education.

We are also home to the Centre for Research in Education, which is committed to environmental and social sustainability, social justice, valuing cultural difference, and innovation. Research spans areas as diverse as cyber-bullying and teaching English to new arrivals.

Our staff are renowned for the excellence of their work as consultants, teachers and researchers, maintaining strong links with the education industry and universities around the world.

Read on and discover what the School of Education has to offer you.

Education programs

School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

The School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy is a unique meeting place of social science disciplines, offering cross-disciplinary studies as well as accredited professional degrees.

Whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral student, our programs, which are enhanced by collaborative partnerships in teaching, practice and research, will prepare you for a dynamic and changing society.

The strong research credentials of our staff are a distinguishing feature of the school, and we are home to two research centres: the Centre for Sleep Research and the Centre for Applied Psychological Research. We also offer high level consultancy services.

Read on about our programs and services and see what the school has to offer you.

 

Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy programs

 

David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research

Expand your understanding of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia at the vibrant, modern and scholarly David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research.

We proudly embody UniSA’s commitment to Reconciliation and to Indigenous knowledge development, and offer:

  • Study programs: Through the Unaipon School we offer programs in Indigenous and Australian Studies up to PhD level and offer the University’s only Australian History major as part of the new Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Culture and Australian Society).
  • Support: We facilitate Indigenous student entry into university and provide specialised Indigenous Student Services, including the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme.
  • Research and consulting: We are a growing and important Indigenous research hub, with an increasing number of PhD students. We facilitate research on topics relating to Indigenous Australia and Indigenous issues within the broader Australian and International context.
  • Policy and planning advice: We have a strong commitment to community engagement and inform regional and national policy impacting on Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia.

Whether you are a student, researcher or organisation, we encourage you to engage with our College and help build a nation that is more aware of its past and present, in an effort to positively impact our shared future.

David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research programs

IT, Engineering and the Environment

Exciting new programs and facilites have opened at the Mawsons Lake campus, including new undergraduate programs in Mechatronics and Electrical and Renewable Energy Systems.

The Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment is UniSA’s flourishing technology hub and a vibrant nexus for economic, social and environmental development.

From our campus, featuring state-of-the-art facilities and adjacent to the Technology Park industry research centre at Mawson Lakes, we engage in cutting-edge teaching, postgraduate research training and fundamental applied research.

Our three innovative schools offer you experiential learning through engagement with industry, government and the community. Our graduates are skilled professionals who can use the latest technologies intelligently to create sustainable solutions for our fast-changing world.

We are home to three major international research institutes and seven research centres.

Spanning future-focused disciplines including IT, environmental science, engineering, urban planning and more, our division has a lot to offer students, researchers and industry.

School of Engineering

Our leading engineering degrees give you a hands-on learning experience. Many student design projects are conducted within UniSA’s world-class research concentrations and final year projects engage heavily with industry. Your career will be off to a flying start.

We maintain an outstanding national and international reputation in applied research. Including leading edge research in systems engineering at the Defence and Systems Institute. Our school also undertakes collaborative research both locally and globally, aided by our proximity to Technology Park and links with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation.

The School of Engineering is also home to the UniSA Aviation Academy, the oldest aviation school in South Australia. Now offering in 2013, new programs in Human Factors, focussing on risk assessment and safety management.

More than fifty scholarships, prizes and cadetships further support and encourage our students.

Browse further and discover how you can become part of this exciting teaching, learning and research environment. If you are looking for a degree in civil engineering please visit the School of Natural and Built Environments.

School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences

The School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences was formed in 2013 as a merger of the School of Computer and Information Science, the largest information and communications technology provider in South Australia, and the School of Mathematics and Statistics, regarded as one of the leading applied mathematics departments in Australia.

Our future-focused programs in computer science, information systems, mathematics and statistics encourage students to create, innovate and develop solutions to solve many real-world issues affecting organisations in every industry from science and engineering to business.

The School also provides excellent opportunities for collaborative research and engagement with industry and the community through a number of research centres and institutes. We run or have close links with state-of-the-art research facilities such as the Advanced Computing Research Centre,  Centre for Industrial and Applied MathematicsPhenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre, Ian Wark Institute and Barbara Hardy Institute, which provides a dynamic, multi-disciplinary teaching and research base for our students.

Our faculty are also regularly engaged in consulting to organisations in areas that include information technology, environmental modelling, scheduling and statistics, thus ensuring our links with industry and practical teaching approach.

Come and study, research or collaborate with us.

Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences Programs

School of Natural and Built Environments

The School of Natural and Built Environments focuses on the unique relationships between the natural and built environments, and is a leading provider of education and research aimed at improving environmental and socio-economic sustainability.

Get out of the classroom and into the field studying one of our applied, innovative and diverse programs in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Science or Urban and Regional Planning.

Our strong links with industry and government ensure you will gain relevant practical experience and graduate with sought-after skills and knowledge. A range of scholarships is on offer to support your studies.

We are a hub for research. As well as being involved in several national cooperative research centres, we collaborate with the Barbara Hardy Institute and the Centre for Water Management and Reuse.

Read on and discover what the School of Natural and Built Environments has to offer you. If you are looking for a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering please visit the School of Engineering.

Natural and Built Environments programs

School of Natural and Built Environments

The School of Natural and Built Environments focuses on the unique relationships between the natural and built environments, and is a leading provider of education and research aimed at improving environmental and socio-economic sustainability.

Get out of the classroom and into the field studying one of our applied, innovative and diverse programs in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Science or Urban and Regional Planning.

Our strong links with industry and government ensure you will gain relevant practical experience and graduate with sought-after skills and knowledge. A range of scholarships is on offer to support your studies.

We are a hub for research. As well as being involved in several national cooperative research centres, we collaborate with the Barbara Hardy Institute and the Centre for Water Management and Reuse.

Read on and discover what the School of Natural and Built Environments has to offer you. If you are looking for a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering please visit the School of Engineering.

Natural and Built Environments programs

Aviation Academy

Summer Shark Patrols

The Aviation Academy will run a seven-day-a-week aerial shark patrol service this summer.

The University of South Australia is the State’s only university to offer aviation at the tertiary level, and one of only two universities nationwide with a flying academy.

The UniSA Aviation Academy boasts modern facilities and equipment, including a fleet of ten new aircraft, such as C172SPs, in which you will train with our highly skilled and industry qualified instructors.

Our Bachelor of Aviation and Graduate Diploma in Aviation exceed the knowledge requirements of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority for the issue of commercial or air transport pilot licenses. We emphasise hands-on, practical knowledge, with our students undertaking real-world assignments including shark patrols, scenic flight tours and visits to various aviation and meteorological facilities. Our programs not only produce graduates with excellent flying abilities but provide the knowledge, skills and tertiary qualifications required for a successful career as an airline Captain or a variety of roles within the aviation industry.

Aviation Programs

 

Further contact details

If you’ve got an enquiry and would like get in touch with UniSA, you will find our contact information and campus location details listed below.

General enquiries

University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia
Ph 1300 301 703
Fax +61 8 8302 2466

Mt Gambier
Ph +61 8 8721 8900

Whyalla
Ph 1800 808 957

The University switchboard is attended from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you know the extension of the person you wish to contact, dial (08) 8302, followed by the last four digits of the extension. You can also search for staff telephone numbers in the Directory.

Dialling information for external callers

Please note that all standard landline telephone numbers throughout Australia are eight digits in length. Australian mobile and toll-free numbers will differ. The numbers listed within this directory are internal university extension telephone numbers (unless otherwise indicated.)

For example, to call a university extension 26611:

  • within the university, dial 26611
  • within Adelaide (local number) and/or the 08 region, dial 830 followed by the extension eg 830 26611
  • within Australia but outside of the 08, dial 08 83026611
  • outside of Australia, dial (your international access number), then 61 8 830 26611

Security

All hours 1800 500 911 – free call
(Internal callers dial 88888)

Future student enquiries

101 Currie Street
Adelaide, SA 5001
Ph: (08) 8302 2376
Ph: 1300 UNINOW (local call cost)
Fax: (08) 8302 9150
Email:  study@unisa.edu.au
The centre is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

International students enquiries

Future student enquiries (international)

Graduate Studies Office (research degrees)

SM Building, City West campus
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide  SA  5001
Ph: +61 8 8302 5880
Fax: +61 8 8302  0828
Email:  research.degrees@unisa.edu.au

Campus postal addresses

University of South Australia
GPO Box 2471
Adelaide SA 5001

City East – Campus Central

Level 3 – Centenary Building, Frome Road
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 1300 301 703
Fax: (08) 8302 2466
Email:  campuscentral.cityeast@unisa.edu.au

City West – Campus Central

Level 1 – Yungondi Building,  61-71 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 1300 301 703
Fax: (08) 8302 0590
Email:  campuscentral.citywest@unisa.edu.au

Magill – Campus Central

Level 1 Building B
Lorne Avenue
Magill SA 5072
Ph: 1300 301 703
Fax: (08) 8302 4090
Email:  campuscentral.magill@unisa.edu.au

Mawson Lakes – Campus Central

Level 1 Building A
University Boulevard
Mawson Lakes SA 5095
Ph: 1300 301 703
Fax: (08) 8302 3550
Email:  campuscentral.mawsonlakes@unisa.edu.au

Whyalla – Campus Central

111 Nicolson Avenue
Whyalla Norrie SA 5608
Ph: 1800 808 957 (free call)
or +61 8 8647 6161 *
Fax: +61 8 8647 6082
Email:  campuscentral.whyalla@unisa.edu.au

* Note: interstate, overseas, SA country and Whyalla callers wishing to call the Whyalla extension should use 8647 (instead of the 830) followed by the last four digits of the extension, for example 26111 would become 8647 6111 (ie omit the 2).

Mt Gambier – Campus Central

Wireless Road West
Mount Gambier SA 5290
PO BOX 798 MOUNT GAMBIER 5290
Ph: +61 8 8721 8900
Fax: +61 8 8721 8951
Email:  mountgambier.enquiries@unisa.edu.au

Media enquiries

Michèle Nardelli
Manager News and Media
Ph:  (08) 8302 0966
Mobile: 0418 823 673
Email:  michele.nardelli@unisa.edu.au

Kelly Stone
Media Liaison Coordinator
Ph: (08) 8302 0963
Mobile: 0417 861 832
Email:  kelly.stone@unisa.edu.au

Alan Brideson
Director
Marketing and Development Unit

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