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UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2021 - WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2021

                       UNDERGRADUATE
                         GUIDE 2021

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WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD OF UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITY,
WHERE THE POTENTIAL FOR SUCCESS IS UNLIMITED FOR
THOSE WITH DRIVE, TALENT, CONFIDENCE AND AMBITION.

UNLIMITED.
SUCCESS STARTS HERE.

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                                                                                                        HSC True Reward
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                                                                                                                                         Frequently Asked Questions

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                                                                                                        Why Study at Western Sydney?
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                                                                                                                                         The Academy

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                                                                                                        Our Campuses
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                                                                                                                                         Degrees

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                                                                                                        Life on Campus
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                                                                                                                                         The College

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                                                                                                        Be Job Ready
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                                                                                                                                         How to Apply

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
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                                                                                                        Research with Impact
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                                                                                                                                         The Facts on Fees

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    With respect for Aboriginal cultural protocol
    and out of the recognition that its campuses
    occupy their traditional lands, Western Sydney
    University acknowledges the Darug, Eora,                                                            Advantage and Pathway Programs   Message from the Vice-Chancellor
    Dharawal (also referred to as Tharawal) and

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    Wiradjuri peoples and thanks to them for their
    support of its work in their lands (Greater
    Western Sydney and beyond).
                                                                                                        Services and Support             Contact Us

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H SC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TRUE REWARD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             EXCLUDED COURSES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             True Reward is available for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             most Undergraduate degrees at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Western in 2021. However, some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             have been excluded due to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             additional selection criteria and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             capped placements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The following degrees are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             excluded from the True Reward
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             program:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bachelor of Architectural Design

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bachelor of Health Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Paramedicine)

TRUE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bachelor of Occupational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Therapy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bachelor of Physiotherapy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bachelor of Speech Pathology

R E WA R D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bachelor of Laws (Graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Entry)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bachelor of Laws
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Non-Graduate Entry)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Doctor of Medicine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bachelor of Midwifery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Nurse pathway)

INTRODUCING
                                                                                      We know how difficult this year has been for HSC students, with          Another exciting new innovation to the True Reward program this
                                                                                      disruptions to their studies due to COVID-19.                            year, is the inclusion of the University’s Alpha platform – a ground          Bachelor of Arts (Pathway
                                                                                                                                                               breaking digital experience that provides tailor-made content for
THE ALPHA EDGE                                                                        Our HSC True Reward early offer program will give school leavers
                                                                                      much-needed peace of mind, offering students entry into university
                                                                                                                                                               students based on personal and professional development needs and
                                                                                                                                                               goals. Alpha’s Edge Playlist is a playlist of learning activities that will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Diploma pathway

                                                                                      based on their Year 11* results or Year 12 results.                      assist students with career decision making and prepare them for              Bachelor of Education (Primary)
                                                                                                                                                               university.                                                                   - Aboriginal and Torres Strait
                                                                                      HSC True Reward was first launched in 2017, providing students an                                                                                      Islander Education
                                                                                      early offer into Western based on HSC results, instead of a scaled       Find out more about our HSC True Reward early offer program at:
                                                                                      ATAR, following analysis showing subject performance is a robust key                                                                                   Associate Degree in Engineering
                                                                                                                                                               westernsydney.edu.au/hsctruereward
                                                                                      performance indicator of student success. This year, we’re introducing
                                                                                      offers based on Year 11 results to ensure COVID-19 doesn’t derail
                                                                                      students hard work in preparing for their HSC.

* Those that apply using their Year 11 results will need to successfully complete the HSC and Alpha’s Edge Playlist.

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WHY
              ≥	WE HAVE A REPUTATION                          ≥	WE OFFER FREE DIGITAL
                 FOR EXCELLENCE                                   TEXTBOOKS
                We’re ranked among the top two per cent          Western was the first university to provide
                of universities in the world, with a growing     all the digital textbooks for your first year
                international reputation for research-led,       units for free. We are pleased to be offering

S T U DY AT
                student-centred learning.                        the benefit of free digital textbooks for first
                                                                 year units to students once again in 2021!
              ≥	WE PUT YOU AT THE HEART                         That’s up to $800 in value. Why? Because
                                                                 money shouldn’t stand between you and
                Our student-centred approach offers              opportunity. Discover more about free
                you the choice of online, on-campus, and         digital textbooks at
                flexible study options combined with work-       westernsydney.edu.au/textbooks
                integrated learning. Through work experience

 WESTERN
                placements, internships and volunteering
                opportunities, you’ll get the real-life
                                                               ≥	WE PREPARE YOU FOR TODAY’S
                experience, practical skills and knowledge        WORLD
                that you need for your future career.            Nine out of 10 employers say great things
                                                                 about our graduates, including that they’re
                                                                 more adaptable, employable, and have
                                                                 better technical skills*.

 SYDNEY?
                                                               ≥	WE EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY-
                                                                  ENRICHED LEARNING
                                                                 From our online learning environments
                                                                 and use of digital technologies to enhance
                                                                 the study experience, to our on-campus
                                                                 computer laboratories and state-of-the-art
                                                                 library, research and clinical facilities, we
                                                                 adopt new and emerging technologies to
                                                                 provide a richer educational experience.

                                                               ≥	WE PROVIDE ADVANCED
                                                                  OPPORTUNITY. UNLIMITED
                                                                  SUCCESS
                                                                 From advanced degrees and The Academy,
                                                                 to The College and alternative entry programs
                                                                 and scholarships, we provide multiple
                                                                 pathways for entry and academic success.

                                                                                 * QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey 2019.
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                       TOP 2%                                                 A PERFECT SCORE                                                                              WORLDWIDE                                              WORLD CLASS
                OF UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE                                    FOR TEACHING, EMPLOYABILITY, INTERNATIONALISATION,
                                                                                  FACILITIES, INNOVATION AND INCLUSIVENESS
                                                                                                                                                                UNITED NATIONS’ SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          RESEARCH
         Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019–2020.                 QS Top Universities: QS Stars Ratings 2020.                                             Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020.         Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018.

A QUICK GLANCE
                             TOP
                              50                                                                                                                                                                                                      FIRST YEAR STUDENTS RECEIVE

                                                                                                            10                                                                             $25M                                     FREE DIGITAL
           YOUNG UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD                                                              CAMPUSES                                                                        IN SCHOLARSHIPS,
                                                                                                                                                                                       GRANTS AND PRIZES                            TEXTBOOKSVALUED UP TO $800
           Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2020.

                                                                                                          OVER
                                                                                                          60%

                     49,500   STUDENTS
                                                                                           ARE FIRST IN THEIR FAMILY
                                                                                            TO ATTEND UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                                                                             270+
                                                                                                                                                                                        CLUBS & SOCIETIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  400+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE DESTINATIONS

                             As at January 2020.

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OUR
CAMPUSES

                                          BANKSTOWN                                      CAMPBELLTOWN                                        HAWKESBURY                                       LIVERPOOL CITY                                 NIRIMBA
                                          The Bankstown campus is a warm, friendly,      The Campbelltown campus offers a unique             This stunning location at the foot of the Blue   In the heart of the Liverpool CBD this         This leafy, green campus is a learning hub
                                          multicultural environment with modern,         balance between city and rural lifestyles.          Mountains is an ideal place to study.            purpose-built facility services the needs      with a host of local and international students
                                          spacious buildings and landscaped gardens.                                                                                                          of more than 1,000 students.                   ranging from high school to mature-age.
                                                                                         Top facilities:                                     Top facilities:
                                          Top facilities:                                ≥ Purpose-built School of Medicine                  ≥ Food processing pilot plant                    Top facilities:                                Top facilities:
                                          ≥ Early childhood centre                       ≥ Transnational Health Research Institute (THRI)    ≥ Dedicated crime scene house                    ≥ 3,000 sqm campus                             ≥ Early childhood centre
                                          ≥ The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour     ≥ The UniClinic, a state-of-the-art clinical        ≥ Nursing clinical practice unit                 ≥ High-quality, modern, technology-rich and    ≥ Tiered and flat-floored lecture theatres
                                            and Development                                training facility for health science students     ≥ Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment         highly-flexible space                        ≥ Well-resourced library
                                          ≥ Centre for Educational Research (CER)        ≥ Anatomy laboratories                              ≥ Animal Science facilities – including the      ≥ Nursing clinical practice units              ≥ Outstanding recreation facilities.
                                          ≥ Psychology laboratories.                     ≥ Nursing clinical practice unit                      reptile house and small marsupial house.       ≥ Whole floor library facility
                                                                                         ≥ Macarthur Clinical School.                                                                         ≥ Home to Launch Pad smart business
                                                                                                                                                                                                centre, which brings together government,
                                                                                                                                                                                                corporate and University expertise and
                                                                                                                                                                                                provides mentorship to start-ups and early
                                                                                                                                                                                                stage businesses.

     TRAVEL OPTIONS                       PARRAMATTA                                     PARRAMATTA CITY                                     PENRITH                                          SYDNEY CITY                                    SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK
                                          This campus offers a combination of heritage   State-of-the-art campus located in the heart        The Penrith campus is renowned for its state-    Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD, this   The Sydney Olympic Park campus is situated
                                          and contemporary buildings. The campus         of the Parramatta CBD at 169 Macquarie Street.      of-the-art facilities and scenic grounds.        campus is close to transport, shops, cafes,    at Level 4, 8 Australia Avenue, Sydney
            Public transport
                                          spans two sites in Rydalmere.                                                                                                                       bars, gyms and more.                           Olympic Park. The campus is located just
                                                                                         Top facilities:                                     Top facilities:                                                                                 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD and
            Drive or car pool             Top facilities:                                ≥ Sydney Graduate School of Management              ≥ Centre for Infrastructure Engineering          Top facilities:                                conveniently located next to Sydney Olympic
                                          ≥ Institute for Culture and Society            ≥ Four interactive, technology-enabled              ≥ Mechatronics and Robotics facility             ≥ Purpose-built high-tech campus               Park train station.
                                          ≥ Nursing clinical practice unit                 learning studios per level                        ≥ World-class music facilities                   ≥ Small classes and a more personalised
            Shuttle buses run regularly
                                          ≥ Moot court                                   ≥ More than 120 student PCs available               ≥ Home of the Solar Car project                    learning experience                          Top facilities:
            between train stations and
                                          ≥ Computing laboratories                       ≥ Collaborative and quiet study spaces              ≥ Advanced manufacturing and 3D print hub        ≥ Flexible session dates                       ≥ English language program
            campuses
                                          ≥ Science and psychology building              ≥ Library hub                                       ≥ State-of-the-art library with world-class      ≥ Fast-track your degree                       ≥ English test centre (IELTS and Pearson
                                          ≥ Purpose-built production studio,             ≥ Group study rooms with screen sharing and           facilities                                     ≥ Access to on-campus Navitas Library.           testing)
            Bike – on-campus bike           design and creative arts facility              video conferencing                                ≥ Psychology clinics                                                                            ≥ Collaborative learning spaces.
            parking is available          ≥ Engineering precinct                         ≥ Free shuttle bus to Parramatta South              ≥ Launch Pad – technology business incubator.
                                          ≥ Advanced materials fabrication               ≥ Launch Pad – technology business incubator.
                                            and characterisation facilities
Visit: westernsydney.edu.au/campuses      ≥ Industrial design centre

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               270+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CLUBS & SOCIETIES

     LIFE ON
     CAMPUS
One of the best things about       STUDENT CENTRAL                                     LIBRARY                                            GET INVOLVED AND HAVE FUN                         WESTERN CAREERHUB                                 GYMS AND FITNESS
life on campus is there’s always   Student Central is the first point of contact for   The Library is for you – on campus and on the      Check out our new virtual community to share      As a Western Sydney University student            Western Sydney University offers gyms
something happening. From table    any question you have. We can give advice           go. We offer students access to six libraries      experiences, learn new things, join clubs and     we can help you plan your career, provide         and fitness facilities on most campuses.
                                   about enrolment and fees, help with forms           across campuses which include 24-hour study        engage in everything student life has to offer.   feedback on your resume, help with your job       Facilities include large, bright and spacious
tennis comps, outdoor chess,       and e-forms, and have a range of information        hall access with quiet, silent and group study                                                       hunt and prepare for interviews. We offer:        air-conditioned premises. Approachable
sports and Uni Games, to one of    brochures. To find out more, just call the          spaces as well as bookable study rooms. You        There’s always something happening                                                                  experienced staff deliver exceptional personal
many social events organised by    Student Central Infoline on 1300 668 370.           can also enjoy access to over seventy million      on campus, including free breakfasts!             ≥ career and resume advice – face-to-face,        training programs, conduct health tests, offer
                                                                                       digital resources anytime and anywhere             Check out what’s on by visiting:                    over the phone and online consultations         nutritional guidance and give you appropriate
the University or student clubs,                                                       with access to material for both study and         westernsydney.edu.au/campuslife                   ≥ resources – a repository of self-paced, self-   support throughout your fitness and lifestyle
you’re bound to find something     UNIVERSITY SPORT                                                                                                                                           help material that suits your busy life
                                                                                       recreation. We have close to a million items                                                                                                           journey. Visit westernsydney.edu.au/gym for
that’s right for you.              Western Sydney University is actively involved      you can borrow and over 700,000 e-books            Lead Engage Aspire Develop (LEAD)                 ≥ jobs – on- and off-campus jobs, international   more information.
                                   in providing opportunities for students in          to download instantly. Online and face-to-face     is a SSAF funded leadership program helping         internships and volunteer opportunities
                                   all forms of sport. From social lunchtime           study assistance is also available.                you build confidence, communication and           ≥ workshops – build your practical job-
                                   Quidditch or Dodgeball, to supporting our                                                              leadership skills. This flexible program            seeking skills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION
                                   elite athletes to succeed both on and off           Visit westernsydney.edu.au/library                 includes interactive workshops, conference        ≥ career expos and events – meet your future      Living on campus offers great opportunities
                                   the field. Western Sydney University is the                                                            attendance and much more.                           employers and industry peers                    to make new friends and experience all that
                                   best place to get involved in sport clubs,                                                                                                               ≥ tailored information for our international      university life has to offer. The University
                                                                                       FOOD                                               Visit westernsydney.edu.au/lead
                                   Elite Athlete programs, representative sport                                                                                                               students.                                       offers a wide range of high-quality, affordable
                                   such as University Games, Inter-varsity             Western Sydney University boasts a number                                                                                                              accommodation options.
                                   tournaments and social sport.                       of food outlets on each campus including                                                             Visit westernsydney.edu.au/careers
                                                                                       Subway, Oliver Brown, Jamaica Blue and                                                                                                                 You will have a choice of catered and self-
                                                                                       Piccolo Me. For a full list of food outlet                                                                                                             catered rooms on most campuses. Find
                                                                                       trading hours and locations visit                                                                                                                      out more about accommodation by visiting
                                                                                       westernsydney.edu.au/campuses                                                                                                                          westernsydney.edu.au/village

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BE JOB
READY                                                            A PERFECT       SCORE
                                                                     FOR EMPLOYABILITY*

If you need help at any stage of your career, whether   OUR GRADUATE OUTCOMES
it is to find a part-time job or help plan what you
                                                        UNDERGRADUATES                                       POSTGRADUATES
want to do after university, the Careers Service at

                                                        4                             5 9 10
Western Sydney University can provide you with
a range of useful resources.                                          OUT OF                                              OUT OF

                                                                         ARE EMPLOYED WITHIN FOUR MONTHS OF GRADUATION

                                                        CAREERS SERVICES                                 employability skills. At Western, the Careers
                                                                                                         Team actively seeks relationships with local
                                                        westernsydney.edu.au/careers                     employers specifically designed to link our
                                                                                                         students with degree-relevant opportunities
DR BENJAMIN HARPER                                      Careers Services can help you plan your          outside of the University.
                                                        career, provide feedback on your resume, help
 GRADUATE                                               with your job hunt and prepare for interviews.
                                                                                                         TARGETED PROGRAMS
 Bachelor of Medical Science 2008
                                                        JOBS ON CAMPUS                                   Our Career-Connect Mentoring and Women
 Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) 2009
                                                                                                         in Science and Engineering (WiSE) programs
 Doctor of Philosophy – Science 2013                    Over two-thirds of our students combine          offer online exercises, workshops, visits to
                                                        study with work. The Western Sydney              employers and mentoring to help you prepare
“The best advice shared with me is that if you         Careers team coordinates on-campus               for employment.
  don’t know where you want your career to go,          employment opportunities and assists you
  build on your marks to open up your options.          to apply for paid professional experience        westernsydney.edu.au/wise
                                                        on campus which may help improve your
“Western is rated highly and I believe offers          employability skills.
  a much better lifestyle compared to city                                                               CAREER LAUNCH
  campuses too.”                                                                                         Our Career-Launch program combines a
                                                        INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                         range of guidance and information available
                                                        Industry experience is a great way to            online with activities to step you through your
                                                        gain practical knowledge and improve             career-planning requirements.

                                                        GRADUATE SUCCESS                                 Our graduates have gone on to become
                                                                                                         Oxford and Cambridge scholars, business
                                                        westernsydney.edu.au/alumni                      and community leaders, world-renowned
                                                                                                         researchers, sporting stars and well-known
                                                        At Western Sydney University, we prepare         personalities in the arts and entertainment
                                                        our students to go places and do great things    industries.
                                                        in their communities, their workplaces and
                                                        the world. Through our alumni, our graduates     We hold our alumni in high esteem, taking pride
                                                        become part of a strong network of global        in each graduate as they progress beyond their
                                                        citizens who remain connected to, and            studies and into their chosen career.
                                                        engaged with, the University.

                                                                                                                      * QS Top Universities: QS Stars Ratings 2020.

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As a research-led institution, Western Sydney        HAWKESBURY INSTITUTE
                                                     FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
                                                                                                        Our research doesn’t just happen in the
                                                                                                        lab. We work with regional, national and

University sees learning and research as connected   ≥ HAWKESBURY CAMPUS
                                                                                                        international partners to deliver research
                                                                                                        that has a positive impact on the economic,

aspects of the student experience.                   Investigating the impact of climate
                                                     change on native trees and forests.
                                                                                                        social and environmental wellbeing of our
                                                                                                        communities.
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/hie
                                                                                                        Responding to the challenges faced by the
                                                                                                        communities we serve, our research work
                                                     INSTITUTE FOR CULTURE AND                          is focused on four key themes:
                                                     SOCIETY
                                                                                                        Urban Living Futures and Society
                                                     ≥ PARRAMATTA CAMPUS
                                                                                                        Our research in this area seeks to understand
                                                     Research to meet the challenges                    and guide change in the economy, our society
                                                     of our changing social landscape.                  and the culture we live in. Our research work
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/ics                           shows how the places we live, the work we
                                                                                                        do, the way we describe ourselves and the
                                                                                                        relationships we form interrelate.
                                                     MARCS INSTITUTE FOR BRAIN,
                                                     BEHAVIOUR AND DEVELOPMENT                          Health and Wellbeing
                                                     ≥ BANKSTOWN CAMPUS                                 We take an integrated approach to health
                                                                                                        research, based on the assumption that the
                                                     Dedicated to understanding the scientific          environments in which we live, the cultural
                                                     basis of human communication.                      background from which we come, and the
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/marcs                         work we do all affect our physical and mental
                                                                                                        health. Our research explores how health
                                                     AUSTRALIA-CHINA INSTITUTE                          initiatives can prevent disease and illness,
                                                     FOR ARTS AND CULTURE                               encourage healthy lifestyles in individuals

WORLD CLASS
                                                                                                        and communities, and reduce the cost and
                                                     ≥ PARRAMATTA CAMPUS
                                                                                                        impact of illness.
                                                     Forging a greater understanding of Chinese
         *
                  RESEARCH                           culture, relationships with Chinese universities
                                                     and supporting students studying Chinese
                                                     language and culture.
                                                                                                        Education and Work
                                                                                                        We draw on the diversity of Western Sydney
                                                                                                        to underpin research that explores education
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/aciac                         access on a global scale. This research
                                                                                                        theme respects the economic, social and
                                                                                                        cultural aspirations of the individuals and
                                                     NICM HEALTH RESEARCH                               communities we support. We are committed
                                                     INSTITUTE                                          to realising the opportunities offered by
                                                     ≥ CAMPBELLTOWN, WESTMEAD CAMPUSES                  new pedagogies and transformational
                                                                                                        technologies for all of our students.
                                                     Australia’s leader in integrative and
                                                     complementary medicine research and policy.        Environment and Sustainability
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/nicm                          We are in the midst of unprecedented global
                                                                                                        environmental changes affecting the world.
                                                     TRANSLATIONAL HEALTH                               These are creating new challenges that
                                                     RESEARCH INSTITUTE                                 range from contested land use to urban
                                                                                                        and agricultural climate change adaptation,

IMPACT
                                                     ≥ CAMPBELLTOWN CAMPUS                              to biodiversity conservation, and new

RESEARCH WITH
                                                     Focusing on the integration and translation        interdisciplinary ways of engaging with
                                                     of research into best practice and policy,         socioecological dynamics. Our research takes a
                                                     based on government health priorities and          practical and collaborative approach to solving
                                                     community needs.                                   these challenges by focusing on maintaining
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/thri                          and managing the diversity of urban ecologies,
                                                                                                        and agricultural and natural systems.

* Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018.

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ADVANTAGE
AND PATHWAY
PROGRAMS

We believe that success is fuelled
by a strong desire and ambition,
and if you have the drive and
determination to succeed then
Western Sydney University
offers you an unlimited world
of potential.
Built on the premise that it
doesn’t matter where you begin,
but where your studies take you,
Western provides the following
advantage entry programs.

                                     ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES                                                                             ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT
                                     ≥ Regional bonus points                                                                          ISLANDER APPLICANTS
                                     ≥ Subject bonus points                                                                           The Pathway Program at Western Sydney
                                     ≥ Educational Access Scheme                                                                      University is aimed at increasing the number
                                     ≥ Elite Athlete and Performer Bonus Scheme                                                       of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
                                     ≥ Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)                                                           participation in undergraduate degrees
                                                                                                                                      across all areas of study.
                                     For more information visit
                                     westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/                                                               For more information, visit
                                     how-to-apply/bonus-points.html                THE COLLEGE                                        westernsydney.edu.au/pathwayprogram
                                                                                   Owned by Western Sydney University,
                                                                                   The College offers students a pathway to           SPECIAL TERTIARY ADMISSIONS
                                     SCHOLARSHIPS                                  university study through its comprehensive         TEST (STAT)
                                     At Western Sydney University, we offer over   range of Integrated Diploma/Bachelor
                                                                                   courses, Extended Diplomas and University          Western Sydney University accepts the
                                     $25 million in undergraduate scholarships
                                                                                   Foundation Studies.                                multiple choice STAT test results when
                                     for our students.
                                                                                                                                      considering applicants. For more information,
                                     The range of scholarships reflects a strong   For more information, visit                        visit stat.acer.org/au
                                     commitment to academic excellence and         westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege
                                     opportunity for students of the University.
                                                                                   TERTIARY EDUCATION PATHWAYS
                                     Western also provides support to students
                                     who have diverse interests and skills, and
                                                                                   AND PARTNERSHIPS
                                     who make an active contribution to the        TAFE, Community College and private
                                     broader community.                            providers offer Certificate IV and Diploma
                                                                                   courses under the Australian Qualification
                                     There are over 100 different types            Framework (AQF). There are a number
                                     of scholarships.                              of courses that have established pathways             If you have any questions about our
                                                                                   with Western Sydney University.                       pathways, please call our University
                                     For more information visit                                                                          Information Centre on 1300 897 669

        $25M                         westernsydney.edu.au/scholarships             For more information, visit
                                                                                   westernsydney.edu.au/tepp
                                                                                                                                         or email study@westernsydney.edu.au

      IN SCHOLARSHIPS,
     GRANTS AND PRIZES

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                      Success is not just about getting                 With a focus on global citizenship, ethical
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                      critical thinking and leadership                  engagement, academic rigour and personal
                      skills to support a successful career.            and professional development, The Academy
                                                                        offers students access to:
                      It’s about learning skills for your
                                                                        ≥ opportunities to engage with industry
                      chosen life, not just a job.                         professionals and contribute to solutions
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                      The Academy knows that you don’t get to the
                                                                        ≥ world-class research, researchers, teachers,
                      top by standing still or sitting exclusively in
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                      a class room. The Academy prepares you to
                                                                        ≥ travel to national and international
                      thrive in the face of change and seize success
                                                                           leadership experiences and conferences
                      at every opportunity.
                                                                        ≥ a range of professional and personal
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                                                                        ≥ internship, service learning and volunteering
                      professional, an entrepreneur or an academic
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                                                                           led, community-focused projects
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                                                                                             ARTS AND COMMUNICATION                     LOWEST SELECTION RANK
                                                                                                                                        EXPLAINED
                                                                                             BUILT ENVIRONMENT
                                                                                                                                        This publication includes the
                                                                                             BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING                    Lowest Selection Rank (LSR)
                                                                                             CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, DESIGN AND MUSIC      for each Western Sydney
                                                                                                                                        University undergraduate and
                                                                                             CRIMINOLOGY, POLICING AND CYBER SECURITY   pathway degree.
                                                                                             ENGINEERING                                Three factors determine the
                                                                                             HEALTH AND SPORT SCIENCES                  Lowest Selection Rank:
                                                                                             INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (COMPUTING)         ≥ the number of places
                                                                                             LAW                                          available in the course
                                                                                             MEDICINE                                   ≥ the number of applicants for
                                                                                                                                          the course
                                                                                             NURSING AND MIDWIFERY                      ≥ the quality of those
                                                                                             PSYCHOLOGY                                   applicants.
At Western Sydney University, we’ll show you    Over two thirds of our students combine      SCIENCES                                   The LSR changes from year to
how to harness every asset you have to open
up fantastic career opportunities. We’ll give
                                                study with work. Get real work experience
                                                with your degree at Western Sydney
                                                                                             SOCIAL SCIENCES                            year. For further information
                                                                                                                                        on selection ranks and
you the tools to make your future and           University.                                  TEACHING AND EDUCATION                     ATARs visit our Admissions
go wherever you want to go.
                                                For more information, visit                  DEGREE FOR ABORIGINAL AND                  Transparency website:
With one of the most comprehensive range        westernsydney.edu.au/careers                 TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES             westernsydney.edu.au/
of courses in Australia, our curriculum and
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experience is designed to be a springboard      contact the Course Information
                                                Centre on 1300 897 669 or
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for the career success and life you’ve always
dreamed of.                                     study@westernsydney.edu.au                   THE ACADEMY

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                                                                                            DEGREES

     ARTS AND
     COMMUNICATION                                                                          DEGREES                                                                     LOCATION             DURATION        LSR         CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                            B Arts (Dean’s Scholars)^                                                   Bankstown            3F/6P           95.00       As a graduate of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         arts and communication
                                                                                                                                                                        Parramatta           3F/6P           95.00       programs, you may find
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         employment as an arts
                                                                                                                                                                        Penrith              3F/6P           95.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         administrator, teacher
                                                                                            B Arts                                                                      Bankstown            3F/6P           70.00       (with further study), writer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         author, journalist, politician,
                                                                                            Major in: Anthropology, Creative Writing, Criminology and                   Parramatta           3F/6P           70.00       diplomat, community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         planner, librarian, historian,
     An Arts or Communications degree has the                                               Criminal Justice, Cultural and Social Analysis, Economy and
                                                                                                                                                                        Penrith              3F/6P           70.00       publisher or researcher.
                                                                                            Markets, English, Geography and Urban Studies, Heritage and
     potential to open career doors to the world.                                           Tourism, History and Political Thought, Indigenous Australian
     Your degree will be supported by academics                                             Studies, Innovation and Change, Global Business, International                                                               Career opportunities also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         exist in non-government
     who are internationally recognised. You will find                                      English, International Relations and Asian Studies, Islamic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         organisations and
                                                                                            Studies, Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese),
     yourself immersed in Cultural and Social Analysis,                                     Linguistics, Music Performance, Musicology, Organisations                                                                    community-based
     Creative Writing, Digital Cultures, International                                      and Work, Peace and Development Studies, Philosophy,                                                                         industries, overseas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         organisations and in social
     Relations and Asian Studies, Languages, or                                             Psychological Studies, Sociology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         policy development.
     Psychological Studies to name just a few major                                         B Arts (with a key program in Psychology)                                   Bankstown            3F/6P           70.00
     areas of study. Combine your studies to broaden                                                                                                                                                                     The wide range of double
                                                                                                                                                                        Parramatta           3F/6P           70.00       degrees on offer provides
     your horizons with Business, Information                                                                                                                                                                            scope for further career
     Technology, Law, Science or Teaching.                                                                                                                              Penrith              3F/6P           70.00       opportunities.

                                                                                            B Arts (Interpreting and Translation) (Dean’s Scholars)^                    Parramatta City      3F/6P           95.00
     Our accredited Bachelor of Communication
     degree includes majors in Advertising,                                                 B Arts (Interpreting and Translation)                                       Parramatta City      3F/6P           72.00
     Journalism, Public Relations and Media                                                 B Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years)*                  Bankstown            3F/6P           75.00
     Arts Production.
                                                                                                                                                                        Parramatta           3F/6P           75.00
     International Studies develops your capacity to
                                                                                                                                                                        Penrith              3F/6P           75.00
     analyse the historical development of relations
     among nation states and contemporary political,                                        B Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years)                   Bankstown            2F/4P           N/A
                                                                                            Diploma Pathway*
     social and cultural issues, such as globalisation,                                                                                                                 Parramatta           2F/4P           N/A
     transnationalism and migration.
                                                                                                                                                                        Penrith              2F/4P           N/A

                                                                                            B Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) (Dean’s Scholars)^                     Bankstown            3F/6P           95.00

     OUR RANKINGS                                                                                                                                                       Parramatta           3F/6P           95.00

                                                                                                                                                                        Penrith              3F/6P           95.00

                               TOP 100
                               IN THE WORLD FOR COMMUNICATION
                                                                                            B Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) (Dean’s Scholars)^                   Bankstown

                                                                                                                                                                        Parramatta
                                                                                                                                                                                             3F/6P

                                                                                                                                                                                             3F/6P
                                                                                                                                                                                                             95.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                             95.00
                               AND MEDIA STUDIES*
                                                                                                                                                                        Penrith              3F/6P           95.00

                                                                                            B Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)*                                       Bankstown            3F/6P           75.00

                               TOP 150
                                                                                                                                                                        Parramatta           3F/6P           75.00

                                                                                                                                                                        Penrith              3F/6P           75.00
                               IN THE WORLD FOR LINGUISTICS*
                                                                                            B Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)*                                     Bankstown            3F/6P           75.00

                                                                                                                                                                        Parramatta           3F/6P           75.00

                               TOP 250
                               IN THE WORLD FOR ENGLISH
                                                                                                                                                                        Penrith              3F/6P           75.00

                                                                                            Key: LSR = Lowest Selection Rank for 2020, B = Bachelor of, F = Full-time, P = Part-time, N/A = Not applicable; LSR not
                                                                                            based on the ATAR; or the course is not offered to current Year 12 applicants or no offers were made to Year 12 applicants
                               LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE*                                     in these rounds.
                                                                                            Note: ^ Minimum ATAR of 95 applies to all Dean’s Scholars courses.
                                                                                            * To obtain teaching accreditation, a Master of Teaching must be completed following the Bachelor degree. Check the
* QS World University Rankings 2020.                                                        University handbook for durations.

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DEGREES CONTINUED

                                                                                                                                                                          BUILT
                           DEGREES                                                                     LOCATION        DURATION        LSR
                                                                                                                                                                          ENVIRONMENT
                           B Communication (Dean’s Scholars)^                                          Parramatta      3F/6P           95.00

                                                                                                       Penrith         3F/6P           95.00

                           B Communication                                                             Parramatta      3F/6P           70.00

                           Major in: Advertising, Journalism, Media Arts Production*,                  Penrith         3F/6P           70.00
                           Public Relations
                                                                                                       Online          3F/6P           70.00

                                                                                                       Sydney City*    3F              70.00                              At Western Architecture, Building Design
                                                                                                                                                                          Management, Construction Management,
                           B International Studies (Dean’s Scholars)^                                  Bankstown       3F/6P           95.00
                                                                                                                                                                          and Industrial Design make up our Built
                                                                                                       Parramatta      3F/6P           95.00                              Environment. Our research in these fields
                           B International Studies (International Relations and Asian                  Bankstown       3F/6P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                          connects with industry, engages with
                           Studies, Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese)                                                                                                government and has international links.
                                                                                                       Parramatta      3F/6P           70.00

                           B Languages and Linguistics                                                 Bankstown       3F/6P           75.00
                                                                                                                                                                          The University offers newly established,
                                                                                                                                                                          innovative and contemporary architecture
                                                                                                       Parramatta      3F/6P           75.00                              programs across undergraduate and postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                          education. The Urban Transformation programs
                           COMBINED DEGREES                                                            LOCATION        DURATION        LSR
                                                                                                                                                                          engage directly with the projects and issues of a
                                                                                                                                                                          growing Western Sydney and its pivotal role in the
                           B Arts/B Business                                                           Bankstown       4F/8P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                          success of the metropolis of Sydney.
                                                                                                       Parramatta      4F/8P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                          Boasting the largest number of undergraduate
                           B Arts/B Creative Industries                                                Parramatta      4F/8P           75.00                              students in Australia with over 1,600 students,
                           B Arts/B Laws                                                               Campbelltown    5F/10P          93.00                              Construction Management at Western is leading
                                                                                                                                                                          research on sustainable construction, building
                                                                                                       Parramatta      5F/10P          93.00
                                                                                                                                                                          information modelling, and affordable housing
                           B Arts/B Social Science                                                     Bankstown       4F/8P           70.00                              and innovation on building materials nationally
                                                                                                       Parramatta      4F/8P           70.00                              and internationally.
                                                                                                       Penrith         4F/8P           70.00                              Western is a nationally recognised centre for
                           B Communication (Advertising or Public Relations)/                          Parramatta      4F/8P           70.00                              Industrial Design, with regional specialisation
                           B Business                                                                                                                                     to Western Sydney and links to international
                           B Communication/B Creative Industries                                       Parramatta      4F/8P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                          projects of significance for developing nations
                                                                                                                                                                          and advanced health and technology industries.
                           B Communication/B International Studies                                     Parramatta      5F              70.00
                                                                                                                                                                          Industrial Design at Western produces quality
                           B Communication/B Laws                                                      Parramatta      5F/10P          93.00
                                                                                                                                                                          graduates who are highly skilled in human-
                           B Information and Communications Technology/B Arts                          Parramatta      4F              80.00                              centred design, new product development
                           B International Studies/B Business                                          Bankstown       4F/8P           70.00                              innovation, advanced computer aided design
                                                                                                                                                                          communication for manufacture, and embedded
                                                                                                       Parramatta      4F/8P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                          sustainable futures practice across United
                           B International Studies/B Laws                                              Parramatta      5F/10P          93.00                              Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
                           B International Studies/B Social Science                                    Bankstown       4F/8P           72.00

                                                                                                       Parramatta      4F/8P           72.00

                           B Science/B Arts                                                            Parramatta      4F/8P           70.00

                           B Science/B International Studies                                           Parramatta      4F/8P           70.00

                           Key: LSR = Lowest Selection Rank for 2020, B = Bachelor of, F = Full-time, P = Part-time.
                           Note: ^ Minimum ATAR of 95 applies to all Dean’s Scholars courses.
                           * Media Arts Production major not offered at Sydney City campus.

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DEGREES

                                                                                                                                                                                BUSINESS AND
 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES            DEGREE                                                                      LOCATION        DURATION        LSR
                                                                                                                                                                                ACCOUNTING
 As a graduate of                B Architectural Design                                                      Parramatta      3F/6P           85.00
 architectural design,
 you can look forward to         B Building Design Management                                                Parramatta      4F/8P           70.00
 career opportunities in:
                                 B Construction Management (Honours)                                         Parramatta      4F/8P           70.00
 architecture, urban design,
 urban planning and interior                                                                                 Penrith         4F/8P           70.00
 architecture.
                                 B Construction Technology                                                   Penrith         3F              70.00
 Our building design
 management graduates            B Design and Technology                                                     Parramatta      3F/6P           70.00                              With today’s fast pace of change, you need a
 find employment as                                                                                                                                                             business degree that’s going to keep up. It’s why
                                 B Industrial Design (Honours)                                               Parramatta      4F/8P           75.00
 a project manager,                                                                                                                                                             our Business and Accounting degrees are tailor-
 construction manager,
 building designer, design       B Industrial Design                                                         Parramatta      4F/8P           70.00                              made to the challenges and demands of changes
 manager, design and                                                                                                                                                            in industry, technology and careers. With a
 construction builder.                                                                                                                                                          course structure unique to Western, you build
                                 COMBINED DEGREES                                                            LOCATION        DURATION        LSR
 As a construction graduate,                                                                                                                                                    your degree as you go to best suit your area of
 you may find employment         B Construction Management Studies/B Laws                                    Campbelltown    5F/10P          93.00                              specialisation. We’ve opened the Business degree
 as a property developer,
                                                                                                             Parramatta      5F/10P          93.00                              to majors right across the University. This means,
 housing project manager,
 site supervisor, estimator,                                                                                                                                                    unlike traditional degrees, you can now choose
                                 Key: LSR = Lowest Selection Rank for 2020, B = Bachelor of, F = Full-time, P = Part-time,
 building surveyor, design                                                                                                                                                      majors outside the business stream to give you a
 and construction manager,                                                                                                                                                      more diverse set of skills and knowledge. What’s
 or project manager.
                                                                                                                                                                                more, with Western you begin your major in the
 Our industrial design                                                                                                                                                          first year of study. No more waiting to dive into
 graduates may find                                                                                                                                                             the areas that interests you most. And depending
 employment as an in-house
 or consultant industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                on the majors and electives you choose, the
 designer or in a product                                                                                                                                                       Bachelor of Business can also see you graduate
 development team in areas                                                                                                                                                      with industry-specific accreditation from
 such as medical products,
 furniture, digital wearables,
                                                                                                                                                                                Australia’s leading institutions. Our Bachelor of
 architectural products,                                                                                                                                                        Accounting degree holds triple accreditation with
 building design, sports                                                                                                                                                        Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered
 equipment, smart gadgets                                                                                                                                                       Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ),
 or new products for an
 internet of things (IoT)                                                                                                                                                       and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
 start-up business.

                                 MAKERSPACE

                                                                                          MakerSpace offers 3D printing services in
                                                                                          both photopolymer and fused deposition                                                OUR RANKING
                                                                                          machines as well as woodwork and metal
                                                                                          workshops, laser cutting, CNC routers
                                                                                          and other fabrication equipment. The
                                                                                          facility is open at Parramatta South and
                                                                                                                                                                                               TOP 300
                                                                                                                                                                                                IN THE WORLD FOR BUSINESS
                                                                                          Penrith campuses.                                                                                     AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES*

                                                                                          westernsydney.edu.au/makerspace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 * QS World University Rankings 2020.

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DEGREES

 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES           DEGREES                                      LOCATION          DURATION        LSR         DEGREES                                                                   LOCATION            DURATION      LSR
 These courses provide          B Accounting                                 Bankstown         3F/6P           80.00       B Business (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)                                Bankstown           3F/6P         80.00
 the foundations for the
 development of Australia’s                                                  Campbelltown      3F/6P           80.00                                                                                 Campbelltown        3F/6P         80.00
 future business leaders.
                                                                             Parramatta City   3F/6P           80.00                                                                                 Parramatta City     3F/6P         80.00
 As a graduate, you may
 seek a management                                                           Sydney City*      3F              80.00
 traineeship, become
 involved in a management       B Business (Advanced Business Leadership)^   Parramatta City   3F/6P           95.00       COMBINED DEGREES                                                          LOCATION            DURATION      LSR
 consultancy or find a
 career associated with         B Business                                   Bankstown         3F/6P           70.00       B Accounting/B Laws                                                       Campbelltown        5F/10P        93.00
 the discipline in which you
                                                                             Campbelltown      3F/6P           70.00                                                                                 Parramatta          5F/10P        93.00
 complete a major. Examples
 include employment in                                                                                                     B Arts/B Business                                                         Bankstown           4F/8P         70.00
                                                                             Parramatta City   3F/6P           70.00
 public practice, taxation
 consulting, merchant                                                        Sydney City*      3F              70.00                                                                                 Parramatta          4F/8P         70.00
 banking, financial services
 management, economic           B Business (Accounting)                      Bankstown         3F/6P           70.00       B Business (Advanced Business Leadership)/B Laws                          Parramatta          5F/10P        95.00
 advising, roles in service-
                                                                             Campbelltown      3F/6P           70.00       B Business/B Laws                                                         Campbelltown        5F/10P        93.00
 oriented businesses,
 employment relations,                                                                                                                                                                               Parramatta          5F/10P        93.00
                                                                             Parramatta City   3F/6P           70.00
 human resources, industrial
 relations, marketing firms,                                                 Sydney City*      3F              70.00       B Communication (Advertising or Public Relations)/                        Parramatta          4F/8P         70.00
 operations or logistics                                                                                                   B Business
 organisations, international   B Business (Applied Finance)                 Parramatta City   3F/6P           70.00
 business, property                                                                                                        B Engineering (Honours)/B Business                                        Bankstown           5F/10P        80.00
 development and                                                             Sydney City*      3F              70.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Campbelltown        5F/10P        80.00
 valuation firms.
                                B Business (Economics)                       Parramatta City   3F/6P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Parramatta          5F/10P        80.00
                                B Business (Hospitality Management)          Parramatta City   3F/6P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Penrith             5F/10P        80.00
                                                                             Sydney City*      3F              70.00
                                                                                                                           B Information and Communications Technology/                              Bankstown           4F            80.00
                                B Business (Human Resource Management)       Bankstown         3F/6P           70.00       B Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Campbelltown        4F            80.00
                                                                             Campbelltown      3F/6P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Parramatta          4F            80.00
                                                                             Parramatta City   3F/6P           70.00
                                                                                                                           B Information and Communications Technology/                              Campbelltown        4F            80.00
                                B Business (International Business)          Parramatta City   3F/6P           70.00       B Business (Accounting)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Parramatta          4F            80.00
                                                                             Sydney City*      3F              70.00
                                                                                                                           B Information Systems (Advanced)/B Business                               Campbelltown        4F/8P         95.00
                                B Business (Management)                      Bankstown         3F/6P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Parramatta          4F/8P         95.00
                                                                             Campbelltown      3F/6P           70.00
                                                                                                                           B Information Systems/B Business                                          Campbelltown        4F/8P         80.00
                                                                             Parramatta City   3F/6P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Parramatta          4F/8P         80.00
                                                                             Sydney City*      3F              70.00
                                                                                                                           B International Studies/B Business                                        Bankstown           4F/8P         70.00
                                B Business (Marketing)                       Bankstown         3F/6P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Parramatta          4F/8P         70.00
                                                                             Campbelltown      3F/6P           70.00
                                                                                                                           B Science/B Business                                                      Campbelltown        4F            70.00
                                                                             Parramatta City   3F/6P           70.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Parramatta          4F            70.00
                                                                             Sydney City*      3F              70.00
                                                                                                                           Key: LSR = Lowest Selection Rank for 2020, B = Bachelor of, F = Full-time, P = Part-time.
                                B Business (Property)                        Distance          3F/6P           70.00       Note: * Sydney City campus offers the following Business majors: Accounting, Applied Finance, Hospitality
                                                                                                                           Management, International Business, Management and Marketing. Degree may be fast-tracked in 2 years.
                                                                             Parramatta City   3F/6P           70.00       ^ Property specialisation offered externally.

                                B Business (Sport Management)                Campbelltown      3F/6P           70.00

                                                                             Parramatta City   3F/6P           70.00

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                                                                                            CREATIVE INDUSTRIES,
                                                                                            DESIGN AND MUSIC
                                                                                            DEGREES
     CREATIVE
     INDUSTRIES,
     DESIGN AND
                                                                                            DEGREES                                                                     LOCATION             DURATION        LSR           CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                            B Creative Industries                                                       Parramatta           3F/6P           72.00         The creative industries are

     MUSIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           growing rapidly in NSW,
                                                                                            B Design (Visual Communication) (Dean’s Scholars)^                          Parramatta           4F              95.00         especially Western Sydney,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and encompass careers
                                                                                            B Design (Visual Communication)                                             Parramatta           4F/8P           72.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           including advertising,
                                                                                            B Graphic Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)*                           Parramatta           3F/6P           75.00         creative writing, design,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           journalism, media arts
                                                                                            B Screen Media (Arts and Production)                                        Parramatta           3F/6P           75.00         production, music and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           public relations. Through
     Australia’s creative industries are a major driver                                     B Music (Dean’s Scholars)^                                                  Penrith              3F/6P           95.00         working with our diverse
     of our economy, worth an estimated $30 billion                                                                                                                                                                        community of partners,
                                                                                            B Music                                                                     Penrith              3F/6P           N/A
     and employing hundreds of thousands. If you’re                                                                                                                                                                        your studies will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           grounded in dealing with the
     thinking about a creative career, don’t let anyone                                                                                                                                                                    commercial, ethical, legal
     tell you it isn’t a serious business. Our Creative                                     COMBINED DEGREES                                                            LOCATION             DURATION        LSR           and professional issues in
     Industries degree gives you the opportunity to                                                                                                                                                                        creative practice.
                                                                                            B Arts/B Creative Industries                                                Parramatta           4F/8P           75.00
     combine your studies in Arts, Communication,                                                                                                                                                                          As a graduate, you may
     Design and Music.                                                                      B Communication/B Creative Industries                                       Parramatta           4F/8P           70.00         find roles in a range of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           creative industries including
                                                                                            B Design/B Creative Industries                                              Parramatta           4F/8P           75.00
     In an evolving employment market, this                                                                                                                                                                                journalism, digital and social
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           media communication,
     extra savvy is a distinct advantage. There are                                         B Music/B Creative Industries                                               Penrith              4F/8P           N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           design and music. These
     also great creative degrees in Design (Visual                                          Key: LSR = Lowest Selection Rank for 2020, B = Bachelor of, F = Full-time, P = Part-time, N/A = Not applicable; LSR not        include advocacy for non-
     Communication), Music and Screen Media. We                                             based on the ATAR; or the course is not offered to current Year 12 applicants or no offers were made to Year 12 applicants     government organisations,
                                                                                            in these rounds.                                                                                                               corporate and international
     also offer a Graphic Design/Pathway to Teaching                                        Note: ^ Minimum ATAR of 95 applies to all Dean’s Scholars courses.                                                             public sectors, advertising
     (Secondary) degree. It’s your pathway to a Master                                      * To obtain teaching accreditation, a Master of Teaching must be completed following the Bachelor degree. Check the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           account management
                                                                                            University handbook for durations.
     of Teaching (Secondary), and a career as an                                                                                                                                                                           and creative direction,
     inspiring high school teacher.                                                                                                                                                                                        TV, media, film and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           documentary production.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           You might also seek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a career as a graphic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           designer, web designer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           professional photographer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           illustrator, art director,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           musician, composer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           teacher (with further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           study), artistic director or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           production manager.

                                                                                            MEDIA STUDIO AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION UNIT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         RACHAEL HORNE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          STUDENT

     OUR RANKING                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Creative Industries

                                                                                                                                                     Explore your potential in our $2 million                            “The courses and staff attribute

                               TOP 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “real-world” knowledge and
                                                                                                                                                     purpose-built media studio and industry-                              skills to the subjects, which
                                                                                                                                                     recognised television production unit.                                is immensely beneficial and
                               IN THE WORLD FOR COMMUNICATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           appealing.”
                               AND MEDIA STUDIES*

* QS World University Rankings 2020.

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                                                                                       CRIMINOLOGY, POLICING
                                                                                       AND CYBER SECURITY
                                                                                       DEGREES
     CRIMINOLOGY,
     POLICING AND
     CYBER SECURITY
                                                                                       DEGREES                                                                     LOCATION         DURATION   LSR     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                       B Criminology                                                               Liverpool City   3F/6P      70.00   As a graduate, you may find
                                                                                                                                                                                                       a career in policing, other
                                                                                                                                                                   Penrith          3F/6P      70.00   Commonwealth or state law
                                                                                                                                                                                                       enforcement and criminal
                                                                                       B Criminal and Community Justice                                            Liverpool City   3F/6P      80.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                       justice agencies, intelligence
                                                                                                                                                                   Penrith          3F/6P      80.00   agencies, border protection,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       security management,
                                                                                       B Policing (Leadership Program)                                             Liverpool City   3F/6P      95.00   fraud management and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       investigation roles within
     Our Criminology, Policing and Cyber Security                                                                                                                  Penrith          3F/6P      95.00   the corporate or local
     degrees can set you up for a great career in the                                                                                                                                                  government sectors,
                                                                                       B Policing                                                                  Liverpool City   3F/6P      70.00
     Force, but the opportunities don’t end there.                                                                                                                                                     forensics, and computer
                                                                                                                                                                                                       forensics.
     Yes, our strong ties with police recruiters mean                                                                                                              Penrith          3F/6P      70.00
     you’ll increase your chances of joining the NSW,                                  B Cyber Security and Behaviour                                              Parramatta       3F/6P      80.00   Graduates also seek roles
     Victorian or Australian Federal Police. But you can                                                                                                                                               in corrective services,
                                                                                       B Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies                            Online           3F/6P      80.00   probation and parole, crime
     also fulfil your dreams of working in the criminal                                                                                                                                                prevention, or as policy
     and community justice systems, corrective                                                                                                                                                         advisors or social workers
     services, border protection, intelligence, cyber                                  COMBINED DEGREES                                                            LOCATION         DURATION   LSR
                                                                                                                                                                                                       in the area of community
                                                                                                                                                                                                       corrections.
     security, data analytics, forensics, or computer
                                                                                       B Criminology/B Laws                                                        Campbelltown     5F/10P     93.00
     forensics. Our Policing degree is the only one
     based in metropolitan Sydney. Plus, you’ll have                                                                                                               Parramatta       5F/10P     93.00
     access to a state-of-the-art crime-scene training                                 B Criminal and Community Justice/B Laws                                     Campbelltown     5F/10P     93.00
     and research facility. It enables you to practice
                                                                                                                                                                   Parramatta       5F/10P     93.00
     realistic crime scene investigation and gives you
     a hands-on introduction to collecting evidence.                                   B Criminal and Community Justice/B Social Work                              Liverpool City   5F/10P     90.00
     And our Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour                                  Key: LSR = Lowest Selection Rank for 2020, B = Bachelor of, F = Full-time, P = Part-time.
     degree is the only cyber security degree in
     Australia that analyses both the technical and
     human side, placing you at the forefront of a
     dynamic digital world.

                                                                                       CRIME-SCENE TRAINING AND RESEARCH FACILITY

                                                                                                                                                Our state-of-the-art crime-scene
                                                                                                                                                training and research facility enables
                                                                                                                                                you to practice realistic crime scene
                      THE ONLY                                                                                                                  investigation and gives you a hands-on
                      SYDNEY-BASED POLICING DEGREE                                                                                              introduction to collecting evidence.

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                                                                                                  ENGINEERING
                                                                                                  DEGREES

     ENGINEERING
                                                                                                  DEGREES                                                                   LOCATION            DURATION        LSR      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                  B Engineering (Advanced) Honours^                                         Parramatta          4F/8P           95.00    As a graduate, you may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         find employment in civil,
                                                                                                                                                                            Penrith             4F/8P           95.00    construction, electrical,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         robotic and mechatronic
                                                                                                  B Engineering (Honours) (Civil, Construction, Electrical,                 Parramatta          4F/8P           80.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         engineering, manufacturing
                                                                                                  Mechanical, Robotics and Mechatronics)^
                                                                                                                                                                            Penrith             4F/8P           80.00    and utilities, commercial,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         medical and industrial
                                                                                                                                                                            Sydney City*        4F              80.00    product design, project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         management and
     Be innovative. Think creatively in our state-of-                                             B Engineering Science^                                                    Parramatta          3F/6P           70.00    consultancy, or industrial,
     the-art green facilities. By studying Engineering                                                                                                                                                                   commercial or residential
                                                                                                                                                                            Penrith             3F/6P           70.00
     at Western Sydney we will give you real-world                                                                                                                                                                       development.
     experiences. Our Engineering programs are at the                                                                                                                       Sydney City*        3F              70.00
     forefront of Australian education, research and
     development, and we are preparing our students
                                                                                                  COMBINED DEGREES                                                          LOCATION            DURATION        LSR
     to take on those challenges and succeed.
                                                                                                  B Engineering (Honours)/B Business^                                       Bankstown           5F/10P          80.00
     The programs offer a balance of theory and
                                                                                                                                                                            Campbelltown        5F/10P          80.00
     practical field studies, broad unit choices,
     flexible course structures, extensive industry-                                                                                                                        Parramatta          5F/10P          80.00
     based projects and placements, and local and                                                                                                                           Penrith             5F/10P          80.00
     international work-based study and experience
                                                                                                  Key: LSR = Lowest Selection Rank for 2020, B = Bachelor of, F = Full-time, P = Part-time.
     opportunities. With our interconnected degrees                                               Note: ^ Successful applicants for Advanced Standing may be required to travel to different Western Sydney University
     in Engineering, ICT and Industrial Design you will                                           campuses to complete the elements of their Engineering course.
                                                                                                  * Sydney City campus offers the following Engineering majors: Civil, Electrical, Mechanical.
     be able to pursue exciting opportunities in diverse
     areas of technology development and application
     to address any challenge the future holds.

                                                                                                  SOLAR CAR PROJECT

                                                                                                                                                         Western Sydney University’s Solar Car
     OUR RANKING
                                                                                                                                                         project is a student-led team that strives
                                                                                                                                                         to push the boundaries of innovation
                                                                                                                                                         and precision engineering with a social
                               TOP 75
                                IN THE WORLD FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING*
                                                                                                                                                         and sustainable responsibility to the
                                                                                                                                                         community.
                                                                                                                                                         westernsydney.edu.au/solarcar

* Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

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