2018 undergraduate course guide - Flinders University

2018 undergraduate course guide - Flinders University
COURSE GUIDE                           CONTENTS
                                                    U N D ERG R AD UATE D EG REES / 2018
                                                                                           WELCOME TO FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
    International Centre                                                                   02 Flinders Fast Facts
    T: +61 8 8201 2727                                                                     03 Welcome
                                                                                           04 Choose Flinders
                                                                                           06 Flinders Locations
                                                                                           08 Innovation & Enterprise
                                                                                           09 Connect with Industry
                                                                                           10 Great Careers Start Here
                                                                                           12 World-Class Research
                                                                                           13 Academic Excellence
                                                                                           14 Student Hub & Plaza
                                                                                           15 Your Campus Experience
                                                                                           DISCOVER ADELAIDE
                                                                                           16 Choose Adelaide
                                                                                           18 Adelaide: A Vibrant City
                                                                                           20 Adelaide: Fast Facts
                                                                                           22 Accommodation in Adelaide
                                                                                           24 Services for You
                                                                                           26 Academic Support
                                                                                           27 Award Winning Students
                                                                                           28 Our Global Network
                                                                                           29 Student Exchange
                                                                                           COURSES AND PROGRAMS
                                                                                           30 Our Courses
                                                                                           86 Course Index
                                                                                           94 Entry Requirement Notes
                                                                                           95 International Student Policy
                                                                                           APPLYING TO FLINDERS
                                                                                           96 Applying to Flinders
                                                                                           98 Entry Requirements
                                                                                           99 Pathways to Flinders
                                                                                           100 Flinders International Study Centre
                                                                                           102 Admissions Process
                                                                                           103 Start Your Application
                                                                                           104 Terminology
                                                                                           106 Notes
                                                                                           107 Useful Links
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2018 undergraduate course guide - Flinders University

    Flinders Bedford Park campus

    Adelaide Airport
    (20 mins)
    (15 mins)                                                                                                                                  BRISBANE

    Marion Shopping Centre
    (5 mins)
H   Flinders Medical Centre

    Flinders Living                                                                                                          MELBOURNE

    New Student Hub & Plaza                                                                                                               HOBART

    City and Victoria Square campus
    (20 mins)
    Tonsley campus                                                                        ADELAIDE
    (5 mins)                                                                             CITY CENTRE

                                                                                                20       VICTORIA SQUARE
                                                                         20                    MINUTES   CAMPUS
                                                                        MINUTES


                                                                                                               ADELAIDE HILLS
                                                                                        BEDFORD PARK &
                                                                                        TONSLEY CAMPUS


                                              STUDY AT A
                                              GLOBAL TOP 2%

                                              UNIVERSITY IN
                                              ONE OF THE MOST
                                              LIVEABLE CITIES
                                              IN THE WORLD

                                              * TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2016-2017
                                              ** ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT 2016
2018 undergraduate course guide - Flinders University
FAST FACTS                                                                                                                            WELCOME
    1966                2016                            ALUMNI                                                4,368                                           From day one, Flinders University              Adelaide is a lively, safe and friendly place
      90 STAFF           2,554 STAFF                          92,181                                    INTERNATIONAL                                                                                        to study. You can enjoy our beautiful
                                                                                                     STUDENTS FROM MORE                                       encourages you to explore                      beaches, spectacular hills and dynamic
    400 STUDENTS      24,708 STUDENTS                   IN 120 COUNTRIES                              THAN 90 COUNTRIES                                                                                      city centre, all within easy distance.
                                                                                                                                                              new ideas and discover what                    Flinders University has recently invested
                                                                                                                                                              inspires you. We’re constantly                 more than $200 million to develop one
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of the most technologically advanced
                                                                                                                                                              creating an environment rich
      MAKING A                                           DIFFERENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                             teaching and research institutions in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             nation. Our main campus at Bedford
                                                                                                                                                              with possibilities, where your                 Park is located in a natural parklike
                                                                                                                                                              academic, social and professional              setting overlooking the city and the sea,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and our new student hub in the heart
                                                                                                                                                              aspirations are supported and                  of the campus has been designed and
                                 RANKINGS & RESEARCH                                                                                                          sustained. Relevant, real world
                                                                                                                                                                                                             equipped to transform the way you’ll

                                                                                                                                                                                                             learn. Our cutting-edge Computing,
                                                                                                                                                              research drives what you learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Science Engineering and Mathematics

                                                                                     of research rated                                                        in the classroom and our strong
                                                                                                                                                                                                             innovation hub at nearby Tonsley abounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                             with collaboration opportunities, and our
                                                                                     world class or above                                                                                                    business-focused city campus is perfectly

                                                                                                                                ERA RANKINGS 2015
                                                                                                                                                              industry links give you the                    located in Victoria Square in the Central
                                                                                                                                                              experience that can accelerate                 Business District.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             When you choose Flinders, you’re
                                   TIMES HIGHER
                                   EDUCATION WORLD
                                                                                                                                                              your career.                                   choosing outstanding student support
                                   RANKINGS 2016-2017                                                                                                                                                        networks, modern study resources and

                                                                               in Australia for                                                               We are delighted that you are considering
                                                                                                                                                              Flinders University to begin your exciting
                                                                                                                                                                                                             lecturers who genuinely care about your
                                                                                                                                                                                                             learning. We give you the confidence to
                                                                                                                                                                                                             grow, learn and have an extraordinary

                                                                               student support
                                                                                International Student Barometer 2016 (Overall Support benchmark).
                                                                                                                                                              journey of studying in Australia.
                                                                                                                                                              As a Flinders international student, you’ll
                                                                                                                                                              receive a world-class education that will
                                                                                                                                                                                                             university experience. Whatever your
                                                                                                                                                                                                             background, we know you will find
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Flinders University an inspiring and
                                                                                                                                                              equip you to achieve all you aspire to,        vibrant place in which to develop the skills
                                                                                                                                                              wherever in the world that may be.             that enable you to succeed.
                                                                                                                                                              Flinders lecturers and academics are           We look forward to welcoming you to
                                        INTERNATIONAL                                                                                                         leaders in their fields, dedicated to
                                                                                                                                                              helping you reach your potential. For more
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Australia and Flinders University, where
                                                                                                                                                                                                             you can achieve the extraordinary.
                                                                                                                                                              than 50 years our students, academics

    OVER 100                      9 OFFSHORE PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                                                              and alumni have contributed significantly
                                                                                                                                                              to research and innovation and made a
                                                                                                                                                              positive difference in the world. Flinders
                                                                                                                                                              is the only university in Australia to offer
    PARTNER INSTITUTIONS                                                                                                                                      innovation and enterprise learning in

    ACROSS                                              RATED NO. 1 IN AUSTRALIA                                                                              each and every course. Our outstanding
                                                                                                                                                              links to industry and wide ranging work
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Professor Colin Stirling
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Vice-Chancellor and President
                                                                                                                                                              placement programs provide valuable,           Flinders University
                                     ACROSS 9 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BAROMETER CATEGORIES                                                                      real world experience while you study.
                                             FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXPERIENCE                                                                             Flinders has a diverse community of
                 COUNTRIES                                    International Student Barometer 2016                                                            students from more than 90 countries
                                                                                                                                                              and values the global perspective they
                                                                                                                                                              bring. We take pride in our international
                                                                                                                                                              student community and our strong links
                             INNOVATION & ENTERPRISE                                                                                                          with universities and research institutions

         PARTNERSHIP WITH         $120M INNOVATION CENTRE                               186 START-UPS CREATED
      FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS,     AT TONSLEY FOR COMPUTER                                AND 1928 INDIVIDUALS
       FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP           AND MATHEMATICS                                   NEW VENTURE INSTITUTE

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                                      THOUGHT LEADER                                 RESEARCH THAT MATTERS
                                                                                     Flinders has a world-class reputation
                                      Flinders is amongst the top 2% of
                                      universities in the world.* The University     for research and innovation, informing
                                      was ranked in the world’s top 400              the professions that shape our society
                                      universities by the Times Higher               and developing technologies that are
                                      Education Rankings 2016-17. Flinders has       transforming people’s lives. Ninety
                                      earned a reputation for delivering world-      percent of Flinders University’s research

     FAST FACTS                       class courses that students love.              was ranked at or above world standard
                                                                                     in the 2015 Excellence in Research
                                                                                     Australia (ERA) assessment, and the
                                      GEARED FOR CAREERS                             discoveries of our researchers influence
                                      Flinders University courses are renowned       what you learn in the classroom.
      • 3 LOCATIONS                   for being practical, as well as providing
                                      graduates with a clear set of knowledge
      • 24,000+ STUDENTS              and skills that they will be able to use
                                                                                     CAMPUS DESTINATIONS
                                      in their career. There are plenty of           Whether you are relaxing in the leafy
      • 3,000 INTERNATIONAL           opportunities to undertake a range of          surrounds of the Bedford Park campus,
                                                                                     immersed in the Adelaide city centre
                                      work placements; every year Flinders
        STUDENTS ON CAMPUS            students choose to do an internship at         at the Victoria Square campus, or
                                      the US congress, study part of their           contemplating the future of international
      • ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA           degree overseas or undertake work              business at our brand new Tonsley
                                      integrated learning opportunities with         building, Flinders prides itself on offering
                                      employers in Adelaide and across               students a great on-campus experience.

                                                                                     STUDENT SUPPORT
    Studying at Flinders University   LOVE TO LEARN                                  We do an excellent job of looking after
    offers you an outstanding         Flinders University offers an excellent        our students – academically and also
                                      staff-student ratio – rated 5 stars by         in support services. Our students are
    education in one of the world’s   the 2016/17 Good Universities Guide,           among the most satisfied university
    most liveable cities. Our         reflecting the University’s commitment
                                      to teaching. Flinders students frequently
                                                                                     students in Australia, according to the
                                                                                     2016 i-graduate survey (International
    courses combine academic          comment that they value access to              Student Barometer). Flinders is ranked
                                      lecturers and the learning environment         number one in Australia for overall student
    excellence with industry          created on campus.                             support.**
    experience, providing you with
    the skills you need to succeed    A MULTICULTURAL                                NEW STUDENT HUB
    in your career.                   UNIVERSITY                                     The $63 million Flinders Student Hub and
                                                                                     Plaza opened in 2016. This extraordinary
                                      Flinders University is a truly multicultural   new facility incorporates a new retail
                                      university with a diverse number of            precinct, cafés and a pub, alongside
                                      cultures represented on campus. We             a 2,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre
                                      currently have more than 24,000 students       for concerts, night cinema and even
                                      from over 90 countries studying with us.       yoga classes! With Adelaide’s best
                                      Studying at Flinders means you join a          panoramic views from a rooftop garden
                                      global community and can make friends          and new social learning spaces, Flinders
                                      with many different people from around         has a wide range of facilities available
                                      the world.                                     to provide you with the best possible
                                                                                     campus experience.

                                                                                     * TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2016-2017
                                                                                     ** I-GRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BAROMETER 2016

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FLINDERS                                                                                                                                                   FLINDERS AT
    Flinders University offers
    you an authentic on-campus
    student experience in a
    beautiful natural environment.
                                                               Tonsley is the University’s centre for
                                                               innovation and entrepreneurship, and
                                                               home to the School of Computer Science,
                                                               Engineering and Mathematics. It is
                                                               Australia’s first innovation district, with
                                                                                                               VICTORIA SQUARE
                                                                                                               Victoria Square is our city location.
                                                                                                               Situated in the centre of Adelaide’s
                                                                                                               business district, it encourages close
                                                                                                               collaboration with surrounding industry
                                                                                                               and the opportunity to develop industry
                                                                                                                                                               TONSLEY               Flinders at Tonsley is the heart of
                                                                                                                                                                                     South Australia’s new industrial future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    An integral part of studying engineering at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Flinders is the opportunity to experience
                                                               some of Adelaide’s biggest businesses           links. It is an alternative location where we                         It embodies world’s best practice in           future employer environments first-
                                                               and industries working alongside and            provide information to students and teach                             education, teaching and research. It’s a       hand with a 20-week work-integrated
    BEDFORD PARK                                               with Flinders students, academics and           a selection of our courses and topics.                                place where innovation, collaboration and      learning (WIL) placement. The close
    Flinders University’s Bedford Park                         researchers.                                    These include:                                                        entrepreneurial spirit combine to create       business-industry relationships that will
    campus is one of the best-kept secrets                                                                                                                                           the products and processes of the 21st         be spawned by Flinders at Tonsley will
                                                               It is a short five-minute drive from the main   • Accounting

                                                                                                                                                               FAST FACTS
    among Australian universities. It is our                                                                                                                                         century – and beyond.                          further expand these WIL opportunities,
                                                               Bedford Park campus. There is a free            • Business and Business Administration
    main teaching and research campus                                                                                                                                                                                               which play an invaluable role in preparing
                                                               bus service that links the Bedford Park                                                                               More than 150 staff and 2,000 students are
    and is located in the stunning foothills of                                                                • Public Policy and Public Administration                                                                            job-ready graduates.
                                                               campus with the Tonsley campus and the                                                                                housed there, including two state-of-the-art
    Adelaide, one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10                                                                    • Social Work                                                         lecture theatres and expansive, modern         Flinders at Tonsley is home to the New
                                                               Flinders Medical Centre.
    cities of the world*. The campus offers
    panoramic views of the central business                    Study areas taught at Tonsley include:
                                                                                                               • Law
                                                                                                                                                               • $120 MILLION        collaborative teaching spaces.                 Venture Institute, Flinders Partners,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Medical Device Research Institute,
                                                                                                               • Health and Aged Care Administration                                 The building has 28 specialised
    district (CBD) to the north and a long,                    • Computing and Mathematics
                                                                                                               • Languages                                       INNOVATION CENTRE   laboratories in which students can             and Centre for Nanoscale Science and
    stretching coastline to the west.                          • Engineering and Design                                                                                                                                             Technology alongside some of Adelaide’s
    Just 15 minutes from the beach and                         • Science                                                                                       • 28 LABORATORIES     study a range of disciplines including
                                                                                                                                                                                     biomedical, civil, electrical, electronic,     biggest businesses and industries.
    20 minutes from the Adelaide city centre,
    Flinders is a superb environment in which                                                                                                                  • 150 STAFF           mechanical and software engineering,
                                                                                                                                                                                     information technology, network systems
    to study, relax and meet with friends.
    Located on Sturt Road, just south of the                                                                                                                   • 2,000 STUDENTS      and mathematics.

    central business district of Adelaide,
    the campus is well serviced by public                        2018 RAIL EXTENSION
    transport and gives our students                             Getting from Flinders to the city is easy. And it’s about to get even easier.
    everything they need to study and relax.                     Expected to be completed in 2018, a new $85-million train extension will transform
    The campus boasts state-of-the-art                           travel between Flinders and the city, so you can step in and out of the Flinders
    student and learning facilities (including                   environment seamlessly.
    a brand new Student Hub and Plaza),                          With a swift, 20-minute commute, you’ll be able to reach the city after classes to
    sport and fitness facilities and student                     shop, eat, or catch up with friends. You can also visit Flinders at Victoria Square,
    accommodation – all nestled within a                         an accessible and alternative space for students, staff and the general public.
    beautifully landscaped environment.

    Students relaxing at Flinders’ Bedford Park campus                                                         Flinders’ city location, Victoria Square                                                              Flinders at Tonsley; centre for innovation and entrepreneurship
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INNOVATION &                                                                                                                                           CONNECT WITH
    ENTERPRISE                                                                                                                                             INDUSTRY
                                                                                                             FLINDERS NEW VENTURE                          Flinders University has                       BUSINESS                                     MEDICINE, HEALTH &
                                                                                                             INSTITUTE                                     strong links with industry                    AUSTRALIAN FASHION LABELS                    NURSING
                                                                                                             Flinders’ New Venture Institute
                                                                                                                                                           and our students learn beyond                 Australian Fashion Labels (AFL) is a         SA HEALTH
                                                                                                             (NVI) is the home of innovation and
    At Flinders we prepare you                      FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS                                                                                                                               top fashion apparel company based
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Flinders works in partnership with the
                                                                                                             entrepreneurship at Flinders.                 the excellent facilities on                   in Adelaide, with over 3,000 stockists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      South Australian Department of Health
    for the careers of tomorrow,                    The new innovation and enterprise
                                                    suite is powered by the Fox School of
                                                                                                             Established in 2013, the NVI accelerates
                                                                                                                                                                                                         worldwide and international offices in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and Ageing to provide clinical training
                                                                                                             graduate careers across all disciplines,                                                    Los Angeles and Shanghai. Flinders
    providing you with the                          Business, a U.S. top ten business school
                                                                                                             building entrepreneurship skills, inspiring                                                 Business School students can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      placements to our medicine, nursing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      health sciences students in hospitals and
                                                    for entrepreneurship* and cutting-edge
    ‘personal enterprise’ skills                    online teaching. Each topic is embedded
                                                                                                             bold new ways of thinking, educating for
                                                                                                             the careers of tomorrow and industries
                                                                                                                                                           Flinders has forged strong relationships
                                                                                                                                                           with numerous industry partners locally
                                                                                                                                                                                                         undertake work placements at AFL and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         gain hands-on experience in public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      health services across South Australia,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      primarily through the Southern Adelaide
    you need for the many career                    with the philosophy of Flinders New
                                                    Venture Institute, our innovation and
                                                                                                             of the future, and connecting business,       and internationally, with the intention of
                                                                                                                                                           producing job-ready graduates who meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                         relations, social media, international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Local Health Network (SALHN) and
                                                                                                             research and students.                                                                      marketing and accounting. Students
    changes you are likely to have                  entrepreneurial arm.
                                                                                                             NVI’s location at Tonsley embeds
                                                                                                                                                           employers’ expectations.                      have the opportunity to contribute to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Country Health South Australia (CHSA).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      These placements ensure our students
                                                    By providing you with the skills necessary
    over your lifetime.                             to enhance your creativity, understand
                                                                                                             education with business and innovation,       Many of our degrees are professionally
                                                                                                                                                           accredited by independent industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                         real campaigns, implementing marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                         strategies, assisting with photoshoots and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      are well equipped to apply the theory
                                                                                                             providing a catalyst to address business                                                                                                 they learn to patients and communities in
                                                    and embrace innovation, and think                                                                      bodies including Certified Practicing         networking with industry professionals.
    Flinders University now offers all students                                                              challenges through experiential education.                                                                                               a variety of health service settings. The
                                                    like an entrepreneur, we’ll prepare you                                                                Accountants of Australia (CPA),
    the opportunity to embed innovation and                                                                  By inspiring, educating and providing                                                                                                    Flinders School of Medicine is co-located
                                                    for graduate success. You’ll gain an                                                                   Chartered Accountants Australia and
                                                                                                             invaluable industry links, NVI endeavours                                                                                                with Flinders Medical Centre – a major
    enterprise topics within their degree.          understanding of the forces of disruption,
                                                                                                             to create an ambitious, industry savvy        New Zealand, the Institute of Public          INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                       South Australian hospital. This means
    At Flinders, we recognise that careers          using new technology and business                                                                      Accountants, the Australian Human
    are evolving and the workplace of the           models to succeed in the industries of
                                                                                                             community at Tonsley.
                                                                                                                                                           Resources Institute and the Australian
                                                                                                                                                                                                         CISCO AUSTRALIA                              our medical and other health students
                                                    today, and challenge the industries of                   For more information, visit:                                                                                                             have the opportunity to be exposed
    future will look very different from today’s.                                                                                                          Psychology Accreditation Council              Cisco, a worldwide leader in networking
                                                    tomorrow.                                                nviflinders.com.au                                                                                                                       to authentic, patient-centred clinical
    We’re constantly fine-tuning our degrees                                                                                                               (APAC).                                       and the provider of state-of-the-art         experiences from early on in their course.
    to empower you to create the jobs of the        Expand your learning experience and                                                                                                                  campus network infrastructure at Flinders,
                                                                                                                                                           Many of our engineering degrees are                                                        Rural placements are also a focus of
    future.                                         excel in a future that will be automated,                                                                                                            will support high quality research
                                                                                                                                                           accredited by Engineers Australia and the                                                  our degrees, exposing students to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         in emerging and innovative health
                                                    globalised and collaborative, by adding
                                                    innovation and enterprise topics to your
                                                                                                              FLINDERS NEW VENTURE                         Australian Computer Society. Both bodies
                                                                                                                                                                                                         technologies. Flinders and Cisco have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      professional multidisciplinary environment
                                                                                                                                                           are signatories to international agreements                                                where patient presentations cover a wide
                                                    degree.                                                   INSTITUTE HAS INCUBATED                      allowing graduates from accredited            also established a Cisco Academy at          range of needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tonsley, which delivers a curriculum to
                                                    For more information, visit:                              186 START-UPS, INCLUDING:                    courses to practise around the world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         train students for the jobs of the future.
                                                    study.flinders.edu.au/ie                                                                               Some of the many important industry and
                                                                                                                                                           project-based partnerships Flinders has       Work in the area has the potential to
                                                    * THE PRINCETON REVIEW AND ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE, 2016
                                                                                                                                                           formed include:                               radically change how people interact with
                                                                                                                                                                                                         health services, and how they manage
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and maintain their health throughout life.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “The best thing about studying
                                                                                                                              voxon.co                                                                                                        at Flinders is gaining real life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              experience, and implementing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              those experiences wherever you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              may work.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vinh Tran
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bachelor of Business


    Collaboration space at Flinders at Tonsley
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                                      Flinders is committed to preparing you         WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING
     AWARDED                          for a career. To explore which career
                                      best suits you and to develop the skills       We know that our students will have
                                      and knowledge required to achieve your         better career options if they graduate with
                                      career goals, Flinders provides you with       both qualifications and work experience.
                                      great education opportunities that go
     for graduate salaries            beyond the classroom.
                                                                                     That’s why many of our degrees give
                                                                                     you the opportunity to undertake work
     2016 Good Universities Guide     We provide you with dynamic learning           components and industry initiatives, and
                                      experiences that empower you to think          why the Careers and Employer Liaison
                                      big and instil within you an entrepreneurial   Centre provides a comprehensive range
     Studying at Flinders is the      mindset that is highly sought after            of career resources.
     first step towards your future   globally.                                      Through work placements, you will spend
                                      Our students are encouraged to pursue          part of your study time with industry,
     success. We have a range of      international exchange opportunities,          applying your new knowledge and testing
     services and resources to help   integrated work placements, fieldwork
                                      opportunities and double-degree options
                                                                                     yourself in real-world situations. These
                                                                                     work placements give you an insight that
     you achieve your career goals.   available across a wide range of degrees.      greatly enhances both your learning and
                                                                                     your future career prospects.
                                      Flinders has been awarded 4 stars for our
                                      graduate starting salaries (2016 Good
                                      Universities Guide) and our alumni are
                                      making significant contributions locally,
                                      nationally and internationally, in fields as
                                      diverse as the arts, business, sciences,
                                      humanities, linguistics, and mathematics.
                                                                                                                                   CAREERS ADVICE ON CAMPUS CAREER RESOURCES FOR YOU
                                                                                                                                   Flinders University has a dedicated Careers    • WorkReady Program provides an

                                                                             “Flinders lecturers have both
                                                                                                                                   and Employer Liaison team on campus who
                                                                                                                                   offer information, support, advice, seminars
                                                                                                                                                                                    opportunity to undertake unpaid work
                                                                                                                                                                                    experience and develop the skills            $
                                                                                                                                   and events specific to international             employers want while learning about
                                                                             academic and real world                               students. They can help you familiarise
                                                                                                                                   yourself with the structure, environment and
                                                                                                                                                                                    working in a professional environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Horizon Professional Development
                                                                             experience. This means I can
                                                                             learn from many perspectives, and
                                                                                                                                   expectations of the Australian workplace.
                                                                                                                                   These services continue to be available
                                                                                                                                                                                    Award provides you with a range of skill
                                                                                                                                                                                    development opportunities to stand out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RIGHTS FOR
                                                                                                                                   to you for up to eighteen months after you
                                                                                                                                                                                    and gain skills to become work ready.
                                                                             I now apply my learning in                            complete your studies.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Daily Jobs List postings every week
                                                                             my future career.”                                    A team of specialist career development
                                                                                                                                   consultants is also available to help you:
                                                                                                                                                                                    provide you with jobs from a range of
                                                                                                                                                                                    sources relevant to you while you are      INTERNATIONAL
                                                                             Danaphone Chaluensouk
                                                                             Master of Public Administration
                                                                                                                                   • develop your résumé
                                                                                                                                   • write application letters
                                                                                                                                                                                    studying and after you graduate.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Career development consultants
                                                                                                                                                                                    offer drop-in advisory services and job
                                                                             Laos                                                  • address selection criteria
                                                                                                                                                                                    searching assistance. These services
                                                                                                                                   • make online applications                       are offered in Flinders Connect.           The Australian Government allows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               international students to work up to
                                                                                                                                   • find your career direction                   Find out more from the careers service       40 hours per fortnight, and full-time
                                                                                                                                   • practise interview skills                    website: flinders.edu.au/careers             during semester breaks. Work rights
                                                                                                                                   • get career advice and support                                                             are granted automatically when you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               receive your visa. For more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               information, visit:
                                                                                                                                   MENTORING                                                                                   flinders.edu.au/international-
                                                                                                                                   The Flinders Ignite Mentoring Program                                                       students/services/working-in-
                                                                                                                                   offers you a career mentor to assist you                                                    australia.cfm
                                                                                                                                   get ready for the transition from study to                                                  Flinders University Student Association
                                                                                                                                   employment. The program enables you                                                         lists a range of job vacancies at
                                                                                                                                   to expand your professional networks,                                                       fusa.edu.au/jobs and local job
                                                                                                                                   develop your skills and prepare for your                                                    websites include seek.com.au and
                                                                                                                                   future career. Find out more at                                                             careerone.com.au

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                                                                                               Our academic staff are                              QS WORLD UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                                   RANKINGS BY SUBJECTS 2017                 “At Flinders, we teach not
                                                                                               committed to providing                                                                        just for now, but for what
                                                                                                                                                   • Top 100 of universities worldwide
                                                                                               both first-class education                            for nursing                             is coming. Our students
                                                                                               and research that makes a                           • Top 200 of universities worldwide for
                                                                                                                                                                                             need to be ready for
                                                                                                                                                     education and training
                                                                                               difference.                                                                                   employment in five years’

                                                                                                                                                   • Top 200 of universities worldwide
                                                                                               Flinders University seeks to foster                   for psychology
                                                                                               excellence, innovation and flexibility in           • Top 200 of universities worldwide
                                                                                                                                                                                             time. The speed of change
                                                                                               teaching in order to enrich the learning
                                                                                               environment and enhance effective
                                                                                                                                                     for sociology                           in our range of disciplines
                                                                                                                                                   • Top 200 of universities worldwide
                                                                                               learning by its students.                                                                     is massive, so we need

                                                                                                                                                     for English language and literature
                                                                                               Flinders is a member of the International
                                                                                               Network of Universities (INU) and the
                                                                                                                                                   • Top 250 of universities worldwide       to ensure we don’t just
                                                                                                                                                     for medicine
                                                                                               Innovative Research Universities (IRU),
                                                                                                                                                   • Top 300 universities worldwide
                                                                                                                                                                                             connect to industry, we
                                                                                               a group of six internationally recognised,
                                                                                               student-focused, research-intensive                   for agriculture and forestry            contribute to it.”

                                                                                               universities.                                       • Top 300 of universities worldwide
                                                                                                                                                     for law and legal studies
                                                                                                                                                                                             Professor John Roddick
                                                                                               Flinders is ranked amongst the top 2% of
                                                                                               universities worldwide.*                            • Top 315 of universities worldwide
                                                                                                                                                                                             Dean of the School of
                                                                                                                                                     for life sciences and medicine          Computer Science,
                                                                                               *TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS
                                                                                               2016-2017                                           • Top 337 of universities worldwide       Engineering and
                                                                                                                                                     for arts and humanities                 Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                   • Top 401 of universities worldwide
                                                                                                                                                     for social sciences and management
                          2015 IMPROBABLE
          IG              RESEARCH AWARD                         SA SCIENTIST OF                                                                   • Top 451 of universities worldwide for
                                                                                                                                                     biological sciences

                          WON BY FLINDERS
                          CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR                    THE YEAR
                                                                 2015 Craig Simmons
          PRIZE           COLIN RASTON FOR
                          UNBOILING AN EGG
                                                                 2013 Graeme Young
                                                                 2012 Karen Reynolds

     Our courses draw on the world-class research conducted at
     Flinders, ensuring you are taught the latest thinking across a
     wide range of fields.
     Flinders is home to a vibrant and constantly evolving research community. Our areas
     of research strength operate across a range of disciplines broadly housed under five
     themes: biomedical and clinical sciences; culture, policy and society; health and human
     behaviour; molecular science; and technology, water and environment.
     Ninety percent of Flinders University’s research has been ranked world-standard or
     above in the Australian Federal Government’s most recent Excellence in Research for
     Australia assessment (2015).
     Flinders also appoints elite international and Australian researchers as strategic
     professors to sharpen the University’s research profile and build strength in areas of
     strategic research significance.
     For more information on our research capabilities, visit: flinders.edu.au/research

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STUDENT HUB                                                                                                                                 YOUR CAMPUS
     & PLAZA                                                                                                                                     EXPERIENCE

     Your Student Hub and Plaza                    Designed with input from                        CONNECT                                       Flinders provides a range of                    CLUBS AND SOCIETIES                            FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ART
     is open 24/7 to help you get                  students and staff, the                         Find a computer on campus or bring your
                                                                                                                                                 venues and services to help                     Non-sporting clubs operate under               MUSEUM AND CITY GALLERY
                                                                                                   own and connect to our free, secure and                                                       the umbrella of the Flinders University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Established as a dynamic teaching
     the most out of your                          Student Hub and Plaza is a                      fast eduroam wi-fi network.                   you enjoy your life on campus.                  Student Association, as does the student-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                resource, the Flinders University Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                 run magazine Empire Times.
     on-campus experience.                         great place to learn, connect                   You can also access print stations in the
                                                                                                   Hub and Library using a Mac or PC, or         FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Museum houses an expanding collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of art to excite your senses, inspire the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Flinders has a range of clubs and
     The Hub brings the best of coffee and         and play.                                       by connecting your device using your
                                                                                                                                                 STUDENT ASSOCIATION (FUSA)                      societies to cater to your interests,          imagination and foster new ways of
     street food culture to the heart of the                                                       Unicard.                                                                                      whether they are related to your degree,       thinking.
     Bedford Park campus, with retail              LEARN                                                                                         Run for students by students, the               religion, culture, political affiliation, or   The museum connects with and actively
     options, innovative study spaces
                                                   Whether you want a quiet space for
                                                                                                   PLAY                                          Flinders University Student Association         just for fun. Becoming a part of a club        engages students of all ages with its
     and free wi-fi access. With an exciting mix                                                                                                 (FUSA) develops life and culture on             is a great way to get involved in campus       historical and contemporary collections
                                                   individual study, a group study area to         Soak up the fresh air in the 2,000-seat

     of vegan, vegetarian and halal options                                                                                                      campus. Membership is free.                     life, to meet people and to gain valuable      of European Master prints, Aboriginal
                                                   collaborate with your peers, or a more          terraced amphitheatre, which features
     available, there is something for everyone.                                                                                                 FUSA represents your rights and                 organisational experience. If you can’t find   and Torres Strait Islander art, Australian
                                                   formal meeting room with audio-visual           a giant super screen and plays host
                                                                                                                                                 interests, and provides a range of services     a club or society that meets your interest,    political posters and post-object
                                                   facilities for presentations, the Hub           to everything from video-game
     FOOD                                          provides flexible variety of study spaces       challenges to moonlight cinema and            to students looking for support or advice.      start your own! For more information, visit:   collection.
                                                                                                                                                 FUSA can help with academic support,            fusa.edu.au/clubs                              The museum serves both the University
     • Alere Restaurant                            to suit your needs.                             Adelaide Fringe events.
                                                                                                                                                 student advocacy and financial guidance.                                                       and the community through the delivery
     • Grind & Press Café                          The Hub provides easy access to the             You can also relax in the Hub’s Club          Financial assistance through annual                                                            of exhibitions, public programs and
     • Kutchi Deli Parwana                         Central Library so you can research,            Lounge, where you can hang out with           grants and emergency loans are available,                                                      research opportunities. Visit:
                                                   study and relax within close reach of the       friends and watch TV, play Xbox or just let   and a range of services including casual
     • Tavern by Burger Theory                                                                                                                                                                                                                  flinders.edu.au/artmuseum
                                                   resources you need. The Central Library         the rest of the University hurry by.          employment placements and DVD lending
     • Toly Vietnamese                             serves the whole Flinders community,                                                          are also on offer. For more information,
     • Subway                                      while specialist libraries act as                                                             visit: fusa.edu.au
     • Urban Paddock Co.                           information hubs for those studying law,
                                                   legal studies, nursing and health, and our
     • Café Bon Voyage
                                                   medical programs. You will find more than
     • Student kitchen                             one million books and journals, extensive
                                                   electronic collections, and a wide range
     RETAIL                                        of services and facilities to support your
     • Pharmacy                                    learning and research interests.
     • Post Office
     • Campus Store
     • Co-op bookstore
     • STA Travel
     • Wholefood Store

     • Flinders Connect
     • Flinders University Student
       Association (FUSA)
     • Central Library
     • Individual and group study spaces
     • Computer access
     • Wi-fi and printing


                                                   The new Student Hub and Plaza is the very heart of our Bedford Park campus for study,         Students taking a break in the Student Hub and Plaza                                           Study space in the Student Hub and Plaza
                                                   socialisation, recreation and student services                                                                                                                                                                                            15
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     CHOOSE                                                                                                                                                            MOST AFFORDABLE
     ADELAIDE                                                                                                                                                          MAINLAND CAPITAL.
                                                                                                                                                                       IT COSTS AROUND
                                                                                                                                                                       20% LESS TO LIVE IN
     Adelaide is the capital of
     South Australia – a city of
                                                                     AUSTRALIA’S MOST
                                                                     AFFORDABLE MAINLAND
                                                                                                                     AN AUTHENTIC ‘AUSSIE’
                                                                                                                                                                       ADELAIDE THAN SYDNEY
     festivals, relaxed living and                                   CAPITAL                                         South Australia offers an authentic
                                                                                                                     Australian experience. The state offers a mix
                                                                                                                                                                       AND MELBOURNE.*
                                                                     Your money will go much further in Adelaide.
     education excellence.                                           Statistics show it costs around 20%
                                                                                                                     of beautiful landscapes, sparkling beaches,
                                                                                                                     rolling hills and a vibrant urban centre. Visit
                                                                     less to live in Adelaide than Sydney and
                                                                                                                     our world famous wine regions, the rugged
     A HIGH STANDARD OF LIVING                                       Melbourne.* This means more money to
                                                                                                                     Flinders Ranges, and popular metropolitan
     Studying in Adelaide means you are                              discover Australia during your study breaks.
                                                                                                                     beaches, or see Australian wildlife on
     also residing in one of the world’s most                        *2016 ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT               Kangaroo Island. All this and more is
     liveable cities. We have a relaxed, easy-                                                                       waiting for you.
     going lifestyle and Adelaide has been                           STUDENT SUPPORT
     acknowledged as Australia’s safest city.
     Adelaide is in the Top 5 liveable cities in                     Study Adelaide runs a year-long calendar
     the world (Global Liveability Study 2016)                       of free and discounted events especially
     and one of the world’s Top 10 cities to visit                   for international students. From tickets
     (Lonely Planet 2014). Adelaide is ranked the                    to sporting matches and arts events to
     26th best city in the world for student living                  employment seminars and regional tours,
     worldwide (QS Best Student Cities 2016).                        you can discover everything Adelaide has to
                                                                     offer. As soon as you arrive, you’ll be given
                                                                     a free welcome backpack and guide with
                                                                     everything you need to know about living in
                                                                     Adelaide. For more information, visit:


        FAST FACTS
          NO . 9
         Lonely Planet’s Top 10 cities
         in the world to visit               Lonely Planet

                MOST AFFORDABLE
                      Studies in Australia

                                                Global Liveability
                                                Study 2015

                            LIVEABLE CITIES
                            OF THE WORLD

                                                                     South Australia has beautiful beaches
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     Enjoy a safe, relaxed lifestyle                  FESTIVALS                                        SHOPPING
     in our vibrant city.                             South Australia is often called the ‘Festival
                                                      State’, and there are regular cultural and
                                                                                                       From high-end brands to local retailers,
                                                                                                       Adelaide has a wide range of choices,
                                                      social events including WOMADelaide,             making it easy to shop for any taste or
     SAFETY AND SECURITY                              the nation’s favourite outdoor world music       budget. Westfield Marion, the biggest
                                                      festival, and the world-renowned Adelaide        shopping mall in Adelaide, is located just
     Safety and security is another key part of
                                                      Festival and Fringe. As well as the music        10 minutes from our Bedford Park campus.
     life in Adelaide. It is a relatively safe city
                                                      and multicultural events, you’ll also enjoy      Rundle Mall, located in the city centre, offers
     by international standards and has been
                                                      a number of sporting festivals including         a strip of pedestrianised shopping with
     recognised as Australia’s safest city.*
                                                      cycling’s Tour Down Under and the V8             department stores and high street brands,
     On campus, students are able to enjoy the
                                                      Supercar Clipsal 500 carnival. There is          while the café-lined Rundle Street is home
     safe environment provided by our 24-hour
                                                      something for you to enjoy year round            to designer labels. Further out of the city
     security service.
                                                      whatever your taste! For more information        there is a host of charming shopping streets:
                                                      visit: southaustralia.com                        Norwood Parade, Unley Road and King
     GETTING AROUND                                                                                    William Road all offer the best of designer
     Adelaide is well serviced by public transport,   FOOD                                             and high-street shopping.
     which covers the greater metropolitan region
                                                      South Australia has a reputation for being a
     with trains, buses and trams. International
                                                      food centre, with a higher ratio of cafés and
     students in Adelaide receive the same
                                                      restaurants to residents than any other city
     transport concessions as local students,
                                                      in Australia.
     saving you up to $700 per year on transport
     costs. A free tram and bus service runs in       Our state is well-known for the quality of our
     the Adelaide city centre.                        produce – from fresh fruit and vegetables
                                                      through to the finest meat and seafood.
     Buses run frequently to and from Flinders
                                                      We have a vibrant market culture. The city’s
     University and the adjacent Flinders Medical
                                                      proximity to well known produce regions,
     Centre, with various routes running directly
                                                      such as the Barossa Valley and McLaren
     from the city and suburbs. As of 2018, a new
                                                      Vale, offers residents easy access to a
     train extension will connect Flinders to the
                                                      number of farmers markets selling fresh
     city, making it even easier to get around.
                                                      seasonal and regional goods. The range
     Adelaide is also a cycling-friendly city, with   of food available is also a reflection of our
     a large community of cyclists and world-         multicultural city. Adelaide is well-equipped
     class cycling events. There are plenty of        for vegan and vegetarian students. There is
     opportunities to buy new and second-hand         also a range of grocery stores, restaurants,
     bikes.                                           butchers and takeaway food outlets that
                                                      offer Halal or Kosher food.

       “Adelaide is a great place
       to live. There is always a
       market or festival for me to
       enjoy and there are plenty
       of opportunities to make
       friends, de-stress and enjoy
       the beautiful surroundings
       Adelaide has to offer.”
       Victoria Yeo
       Bachelor of
       Clinical Sciences

                                                      Adelaide Central Markets                                                                           Clockwise from top: The Gallery rooftop bar; Santos Tour Down Under cycling race; Adelaide Oval; Glenelg beach; Adelaide skyline
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            SOUTH AUSTRALIA                 With a population of             WEATHER                                                                   TIME ZONES                                    LIVING IN ADELAIDE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ADELAIDE COST OF LIVING
        TOP 5                               1.23 million, Adelaide stretches a Mediterranean
                                                                             South Australia is fortunate to have                                      Australia is divided into three time zones,   Living in Adelaide is easy. Adelaide is one of
                                                                                              climate, with long, hot                                  with Adelaide coming under Australian         Australia’s most liveable cities and a great      ESTIMATES
                                            along 70 kilometres of           summers and cool to cold, snowless winters.                               Central Standard Time (ACST).                 place to study.

      REGIONS IN THE WORLD                  coastline in South Australia.    Summer (December to February)                                             Time difference between Adelaide and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Adelaide is more affordable than Sydney,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Average weekly costs*                     $ AUS
                                                                                                   25˚C to 35˚C / 77˚F to 95˚F                                                                                                                         Accommodation
      LONELY PLANET’S BEST IN TRAVEL 2017                                                                                                              • Indonesia – less 2.5 hours                  It is recommended that individuals budget         (shared or single)
                                            ADELAIDE: CAPITAL OF                                   Autumn (March to May)
                                                                                                   20˚C to 25˚C / 68˚F to 77˚F                         • Singapore – less 1.5 hours                  between $19,830 to $26,288 for annual             Public transport                        $20-35
                                            SOUTH AUSTRALIA                                        Winter (June to August)                             • Malaysia – less 1.5 hours                   living costs in Australia. This estimate will
                                                                                                                                                                                                     increase if individuals are accompanied by        Food (eating at home)                  $90-135
                                            Adelaide is the capital of South Australia             10˚C to 15 ˚C / 50˚F to 59˚F                        • China – less 1.5 hours                      partners and children.
                                            – a region of many contrasts, from rugged              Spring (September to November)                      • United Arab Emirates – less 5.5 hours                                                         Utilities
                                            outback wilderness, to beautiful beaches.                                                                                                                Websites to assist you in developing a                                                    $40-55
                                                                                                   20˚C to 25˚C / 68˚F to 77˚F                                                                                                                         (Electricity/gas/water)
                                            The region was recently voted by Lonely                                                                    • Germany – less 7.5 hours                    budget for living costs include:
                                                                                                                                                       • United Kingdom – less 9.5 hours                                                               Telephone and internet                  $20-40
                                            Planet as one of the top five places in                                                                                                                  studyinaustralia.gov.au/global/live-in-
                                            the world to visit in 2017*. Known for our                                                                 • USA – less 18 hours                         australia/living-costs                            Clothes/Entertainment                    $50+
                                            unique wildlife, iconic natural landscapes
                                            and friendly, laid-back people, you will be                                                                                                              education.gov.au/australian-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     postgraduate-awards                               Total                             $355-565
                                            warmly welcomed as you begin your journey
                                            from wherever you are in the world to South                                                                                                              moneysmart.gov.au/managing-your-                 *These prices are estimated for 2018
                                            Australia.                                                                                                                                               money/budgeting
                                            * LONELY PLANET’S BEST IN TRAVEL 2017

                                            ESTIMATED FLIGHT TIMES TO ADELAIDE

                                                                22 hours                                          Beijing 13 hours

                                                                                                   New Delhi                        Tokyo 9 hours
                                                                                        13 hours   10 hours    Guangzhou
                                                                                                               9 hours

                                                                                    Nairobi                    7 hours
                                                                       Lagos        16 hours
                                                                     22 hours

                                                    Buenos Aires                         Johannesburg 12 hours                              Auckland
                                                    19 hours                                                                                4 hours

                                            There are many direct flights into Adelaide from all around the world.
                                            Flinders University also offers a free meet-and-greet service at the airport
                                            for new international students. See page 24 for details.

     Barossa Valley vineyards                                                                                                                          Rundle Street                                                                                  Adelaide Central Markets
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     Flinders is the only university in UNIVERSITY HALL
     Adelaide where you can choose The       University Hall is a catered collegiate
                                        residence with a strong collegial atmosphere.
     to live on-campus. Experience The hall has accommodation for over 250                           $
     all the friendship, support and students     in fully-furnished single rooms,
                                        secure storage and car parking and small
     social opportunities that help     communal kitchens. You can mix with other

     make Flinders such a great
     place to live and study.
                                        students in common areas, sporting areas,
                                        the outdoor cinema, gazebos and gardens
                                        including a landscaped central courtyard.
                                                   $395 per week for a single room, including
                                                   15 professionally prepared meals per week.*
     The Flinders campus is safe, affordable
     and convenient. By living on-campus you
     will be part of a diverse community of        DEIRDRE JORDAN VILLAGE                            AUSTRALIA’S NO.1
     students from across Australia and over
                                                   The Deirdre Jordan Village provides
     30 countries worldwide.
     You have the option of living either at the
                                                   modern accommodation in self-catered
                                                   fully-equipped units. The village also offers
                                                                                                   university campus suburb
     catered University Hall or independently      a range of culturally inclusive activities in   for student housing
     in the self-catered Deirdre Jordan            the community centre for those who wish to
     Village. Both options offer academic and      develop a strong community atmosphere.          affordability in 2017*
     personal support from in-house tutors         The village has accommodation for over                          *rent.com.au
     and coordinators. Public bus services run     300 students, living areas (some private),
     regularly to the local shopping precinct,     landscaped gardens and outdoor areas
     beach and city centre.                        with barbecues and secure storage and car
     Temporary accommodation is also available     parking. Single gender accommodation is
     when you first arrive in Adelaide during      also available.                                 With Flinders University’s convenient
     the December to mid-February period           Cost:                                           location and so many transport and
     (depending on availability).                  $250 per student per week, including all        accommodation options available,
                                                   utilities.*                                     living off-campus is easy.
     More information and current fees can be
     found at: flinders.edu.au/living              For more information, please visit:             Flinders Living runs a free service
                                                   flinders.edu.au/living                          that lists the private rental
                                                                                                   accommodation available off-campus
                                                   *costs are based on 2017 rates                  in the local area. They can also
                                                                                                   provide advice on your rights and
                                                                                                   responsibilities as a tenant.
                                                                                                   For more information about the
                                                                                                   type, cost and availability of
                                                                                                   accommodation in Adelaide,
                                                                                                   please visit:







     Deirdre Jordan Village
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     FOR YOU

     We approach our services for  GETTING SETTLED                                                     FLINDERS CONNECT                                 CHILDCARE                                         HEALTH AND COUNSELLING
     students in the same way that We   help you to settle in here at Flinders,
                                   from arrival at the airport through to your
                                                                                                       Flinders Connect provides you with
                                                                                                       centralised access to frontline University
                                                                                                                                                        The Flinders University Childcare Centre
                                                                                                                                                        offers childcare for children under school
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Flinders University health service is
                                                                                                                                                                                                          a fully equipped and accredited medical
     we approach our academic and first day on campus and beyond. There are                            services. With a physical location next to       age. Community-based and not-for-profit,          centre providing a wide range of medical
                                   a range of on-campus services to help you                           the new Student Hub at Bedford Park, as          the centre has attained the highest level of      services. Male and female medical
     research activities – with a  quickly settle into your new life at Flinders.                      well as phone and online channels, Flinders      accreditation. The experienced and qualified      practitioners are available by appointment.
     commitment to excellence.
     We realise that students who are new to
                                                       The first few days of university are exciting
                                                                                                       Connect is an initial point of contact and
                                                                                                       first port of call for information and support
                                                                                                       services queries. The Flinders Connect
                                                                                                       team can assist you with enquiries relating to
                                                                                                                                                        staff offer exceptional care and education
                                                                                                                                                        in a nurturing and stimulating environment.
                                                                                                                                                        Please note, places are limited and booking
                                                                                                                                                        is essential. More information is available at:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The free and confidential counselling
                                                                                                                                                                                                          service assists students who may be
                                                                                                                                                                                                          experiencing difficulties studying due to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FAST FACTS
     Australia may need some extra support             but can also be daunting, which is why                                                                                                             personal or social problems. Counsellors
     to acclimatise and start their studies                                                            enrolments, fees, ID cards, parking permits      flinders.edu.au/childcare                         are available to talk to you about issues
                                                       we have a number of orientation sessions        and a range of other general enquiries.
     confidently. We have a range of support           and programs to help you get used to the                                                                                                           relating to study, relationships, family, or
     services and resources to help you transition     University community. These include the         Flinders Connect face-to-face and phone          DISABILITY SUPPORT                                specific learning disabilities. Whatever                             in Australia for
     to a new environment.                             Flinders International Student Orientation
                                                       (covering enrolment and important
                                                                                                       services are available Monday to Friday, 9am
                                                                                                       to 5pm. You will also have access to an easy
                                                                                                                                                        Flinders is committed to providing access
                                                                                                                                                        and equity for students with disabilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                          your health and counselling needs, our
                                                                                                                                                                                                          psychologists and social workers can help                            student support
     INTERNATIONAL STUDENT                                                                             to use online self-service area where you can                                                      you get back on track. Visit:                                        International Student Barometer 2016 (Overall Support benchmark).

                                                       government regulations relating to your stay                                                     and helping everyone fully participate in the
                                                       in Australia) and APP (a series of lectures     search for answers on the FAQs database at       academic, cultural and social life at Flinders.   flinders.edu.au/healthcounsel
     SERVICES (ISS)                                    based on academic strategies and skills).       any time. Visit:                                 Our disability advisers provide                   International students also have access to
                                                       Finally, your own faculty or school will also   flinders.edu.au/flindersconnect                  a free, confidential service and are the          discounted optometry services on-campus.
     International Student Services (ISS), located
     in Flinders’ International Centre, is the first   have special induction events that will                                                          first point of contact for students who           Visit: flindersvision.com.au
     point of contact for international students.      introduce you to the teaching team and help     EMPLOYMENT AND CAREERS                           may need assistance because of their
     It offers a range of programs supporting your     you to get to know your colleagues in class.    Flinders has a dedicated Careers and             disability. They are here to help you better
                                                                                                                                                        access university study, act as advocates
     enrolment, study and social life, as well as a                                                    Employment Liaison Centre on-campus,
                                                       Our commitment to excellent student                                                              on behalf of individuals or groups, and           Oasis is a multifaith, multicultural centre
     referral service to facilities on campus and                                                      offering a number of career resources to
                                                       services goes well beyond helping you to                                                         liaise with lecturers to negotiate reasonable     where support is provided by chaplains of
     within the local community. ISS organises                                                         support you. For more information, please                                                                                                            International Student Barometer 2016
                                                       settle in when you arrive. We also have a                                                        adjustments to teaching or assessment             all faiths to meet the spiritual and religious
     a general orientation program for new                                                             see page 11, or visit:
                                                       range of student services available to assist                                                    methods. Visit:                                   needs of the Flinders community. Oasis
     international students, monthly morning teas                                                      flinders.edu.au/careers
                                                       you throughout your studies. Visit:                                                              flinders.edu.au/disability-services               offers various forms of prayer and meditation,
     and tours. Visit:
                                                       flinders.edu.au/international/services                                                                                                             seminars, and study and discussion groups,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          as well as a drop-in centre for friendship over

                                                                                                                                                                                                          tea and coffee. Visit:
     YOUR ARRIVAL SERVICES                                                                                                                                                                                flinders.edu.au/oasis                                MEET & GREET
     Flinders University is a leading Australian
     university in terms of arrival support for new
     students from overseas. Even before you                                                                                                                                                                                                                from Adelaide airport, railway station or central bus station
     leave your home country, ISS will assist you
     to plan your arrival with useful information
     about Flinders and living in Adelaide. They
     will help you to settle in by connecting you
     with a range of on-campus support services                                               “Flinders is full of opportunities,
     and staff in your academic area, making your
     transition to Flinders as smooth as possible.                                            the international student support
                                                                                              team and counsellors are
     The ISS offers a free meet-and-greet service                                             Dharshinie Vimalanathan,
     for new international students. You will be                                              Bachelor of Psychological Sciences,
     met at Adelaide airport, the railway station
     or the central bus station and taken directly
     to your new accommodation. The service is
     also free for accompanying family members.
     To book, visit:

                                                                                                                                                        The Student Hub provides a flexible variety of study spaces
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ACADEMIC                                                                                                                                             AWARD-WINNING
     SUPPORT                                                                                                                                              STUDENTS

                                                       Flinders University provides a                   WORLD-CLASS INFORMATION                           Our students are recognised                      “Now I’ve applied to Flinders to commence
                                                                                                                                                                                                           a PhD in disability studies in July 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               He also was joint winner with Flinders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
                                                       range of support services to                     AND COMMUNICATIONS                                as leaders who drive positive                    to continue helping Nigerians with adult-           student Zijia Wong (Singapore) for the
       $                                               help students to achieve their                   TECHNOLOGY                                        change. The impact of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                           onset visual impairment and many other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Excellence in Academic Postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Coursework Award.
                                                                                                        Flinders offers one of the fastest, most secure
                                                       full academic potential.                         campus wireless networks in the Southern          work is being felt across                        Studying at Flinders as an Australia Awards         Other Flinders University international

                                                                                                                                                                                                           scholar, Dr Bassey has received a letter            students acknowledged at the award
                                                                                                        Hemisphere. You will have access to world-        the globe.                                       of commendation from Flinders University            ceremony were:
                                                       ACADEMIC SUPPORT IN CLASS                        class communications technology thanks
                                                                                                        to our $14 million investment with leading
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chancellor and been recognised by the               Undergraduate Academic Excellence –
                                                                                                                                                          Flinders University student, Dr Emmanuel         Golden Key International Honours Society
                                                       We pride ourselves on the quality of Flinders    international supplier, Cisco.                    Ita Bassey, beat hundreds of entrants from                                                           winner Rachel Mesler (from Norway / US)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           for academic excellence.

     88 with learning
                                                       University academic staff, their expertise and

                                                                                                                                                          major South Australian universities to win                                                           who is studying Bachelor of Information
         student satisfaction                          knowledge. When you are learning in our          The system allows students and staff to
                                                                                                        connect to a high density, high speed             South Australian International Student           Vice-President and Pro Vice-Chancellor              Technology (Digital Media) Honours, and
                                                       environment, you are often learning from a                                                         of the Year 2016.                                (International) Sebastian Raneskold says            highly commended Keren Wu (China)
                                                       world leader in their field.                     wireless network that will support interactive
                International Student Barometer 2016                                                                                                                                                       there are hundreds of nominations every year        Bachelor of Clinical Sciences,
                                                                                                        student experiences, lectures by high             The former clinician, who lost his sight
                                                       But the quality of academic staff is not                                                                                                            from across South Australia’s educational           Doctor of Medicine.
                                                                                                        definition video, video conferencing, stronger    to cataract disease several years ago,
                1 MILLION BOOKS AND                    just measured in terms of knowledge. Our                                                                                                            institutions for the International Awards.          Community Engagement – high
                                                                                                        research capability, and enhanced social          has established a visual rehabilitation
                JOURNALS ARE HOUSED IN THE             academics are approachable and willing to        media relationships.                              unit in a tertiary eye hospital in Nigeria to    “Emmanuel’s outstanding academic                    commendations to Guiqing (Henry) Liu
                FLINDERS LIBRARY SYSTEM                work with you to help you meet and exceed                                                          save people travelling up to 2,000km for         capabilities, and inspiring career goals and        (China) and Anupol Bordoloi (India), both
                                                       your own expectations.
                                                                                                        COMPUTER FACILITIES                               treatment. As well as being Medical Officer      personal attributes, made him a very worthy
                                                                                                                                                                                                           recipient of the International Student of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               studying Master of Social Work at Flinders.
                                                                                                                                                          (Visual Rehabilitation) at the hospital, he is                                                       Artistic Achievement – highly commended
                                                       STUDENT LEARNING CENTRE                          Our campus is wired for 21st-century
                                                                                                        learning. You can work at your own pace
                                                                                                                                                          Acting Secretary of the Nigerian Computer        Year and Academic Excellence awards this            Li Jiaming (China), Master of Social Work.
                                                                                                                                                          Association of the Blind.                        year,” Mr Raneskold says.
                                                       (SLC)                                            anywhere in the University by accessing our
                                                                                                        many computer labs or by connecting to the        “Receiving this award is such an amazing         “Even more importantly, he will use his
                                                       The SLC provides learning support for                                                                                                               Flinders University study to further improve
                                                                                                        University’s extensive wireless network.          honour,” Dr Bassey says.
                                                       Flinders University students, ranging from                                                                                                          the lives of many more Nigerian people living
                                                       writing and maths support to assistance with                                                       “When I lost my sight, I couldn’t practise       with disabilities to reach their full potential.”
                                                       study and time-management skills. More           FLINDERS LEARNING ONLINE                          medicine any more and that’s why I’m in
                                                       information is available at:                                                                       Australia to do this disability study.
                                                                                                        FLO enables you to access course materials
                                                       LIBRARY                                          and resources, enrol or withdraw from topics,
                                                                                                        check your email accounts, and keep up-to
                                                       Across our four library sites, you will find     date with University-wide announcements.
                                                       more than one million books and journals,        Visit: flo.flinders.edu.au
                                                       extensive electronic collections and a wide
                                                       range of services and facilities to support
                                                       your learning and research interests. The
                                                                                                        ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT
                                                       main library serves the whole Flinders           PROGRAM
                                                       community while specialist libraries act as
                                                                                                        The Student Learning Centre (SLC) offers
                                                       information hubs for those studying law,
                                                                                                        a free program to support Non-English
     “Flinders has given me the                        legal studies, nursing and health, and our
                                                                                                        Speaking Background students who need to
                                                       medical programs. The libraries are more
     opportunity to gain both                          than collections of books – each library has
                                                                                                        improve their English in the academic context.
                                                                                                        More information is available at:
     professional and practical                        study areas with dedicated internet and
                                                       email workstations, computers for student

     experience…It has ensured                         work, and printing and photocopying
                                                       services. The library, with its thousands of
     that I have the best possible                     journal articles and electronic books, can be
     chance to succeed.”                               accessed online at:
     Aqeel Asad
     Bachelor of Business

                                                                                                                                                          Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) Professor Clare Pollock with Dr Emmanuel Ita Bassey and Mrs Helen Bassey at the International Student
                                                                                                                                                          Awards at Government House
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OUR GLOBAL                                                                                                             SHORT-TERM
     NETWORK                                                                                                                STUDY

                                                                                                                            Study Abroad and Student      STUDENT EXCHANGE                                                                      “The different
                                                                                                                            Exchange are short term       If you’re studying at one of our partner
                                                                                                                                                          institutions, you may be eligible for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                perspectives I was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                able to experience
                                                                                                                            programs that enable you      student exchange program. Contact your                                                were the most
                                                                                                                                                          home institution for application information.                                         rewarding to me.
                                                                                                                            to study for six to twelve                                                                                          I learned how to
                                                                                                                            months (one or two semesters)                                                                   really enjoy my time, learned so many
                                                                                                                                                          STUDY ABROAD                                                      things from the people I met, and was
                                                                                                                            in Adelaide.                  If you are not studying at a Flinders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            able to see that I had more options in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            what I wanted to do with my life.”
                                                                                                                                                                           University exchange partner or currently
                                                                                                                                                                           enrolled at an overseas university, we offer     Avery Cheatham
                                                                                                                            Study Abroad and Student                       you the opportunity to study on a fee paying     Butler University, USA
                                                                                                                            Exchange enable you to live                    basis. Flinders University offers multiple
                                                                                                                                                                           options to suit your academic, career and
                                                                                                                            in a new city, enhance your                    lifestyle goals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Go for on-campus
                                                                                                                            career prospects, undertake    You are required to study a minimum of three
                                                                                                                                                           topics per semester to maintain a full-time                                        housing! You’ll
                                                                                                                            professional development       study load. You are also able to study four or                                     meet a lot of people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and it will help
                                                                                                                                                           five topics per semester.
                                                                                                                            opportunities, experience a                                                                                       you adjust to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Australian culture
                                                                                                                            different culture and meet new TUITION FEES                                                     easier! It was very easy living on
                                                                                                                            people without interrupting    3 topics: $6,750 AUD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            campus; I lived with a lot of other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            [foreign] students which made it
                                                                                                                            your studies or career path.                                                                    easier to make friends and meet the

     OVER 100
                                    BRAZIL                                     MALAYSIA                                                                    4 topics: $9,000 AUD
                                    University of Sao Paolo                    HELP University                                                                                                                              locals.”
                                                                                                                                                                           5 topics: $11,250 AUD
                                    CANADA                                     Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia                                                                                                               Arjen van Lil, Utrecht University,
                                    Simon Fraser University                    Universiti Malaya                                                                                                                            Netherlands
                                    CHILE                                      MALAWI                                                                                      To find out more, visit:
     PARTNER INSTITUTIONS           Universidad de Valparaiso                  University of Malawi                                                                        flinders.edu.au/studentexchange

                                    CHINA                                      MEXICO

     ACROSS                         Capital Normal University
                                    Central South University
                                    Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
                                                                               The Autonomous University of Queretaro
                                                                               Utrecht University
                                    Nankai University                          Maastricht University
                                    GERMANY                                    SINGAPORE
                        COUNTRIES   Dresden University of Technology           Nanyang Technological University
                                    HONG KONG                                  Parkway College of Nursing & Allied Health
                                    The Chinese University of Hong Kong        Social Service Institute (SSI)
     Flinders University’s links    University of Hong Kong                    SWEDEN
                                    INDIA                                      Malmö University
     span the globe. We have        Amity University                           THAILAND
     partnerships in areas of       Manipal University
                                                                               National Nanotechnology Centre
     research, teaching and         Universitas Airlangga                      St George Hospital Medical School
     offshore delivery, and         Universitas Gadjah Mada
                                    Universitas Indonesia
                                                                               University College London
                                                                               University of Stirling
     offer exchanges with over      JAPAN                                      USA
                                    Hiroshima University                       Johns Hopkins University
     100 institutions globally.     National Institute for Materials Science   Temple University – Fox School of Business
                                    KOREA                                      University of Arizona
                                    Kyung Hee University                       University of Texas at Austin
                                    Chungnam National University

                                                                                                                            Students chatting in The Tavern, Bedford Park campus                                          Flinders’ Bedford Park campus has coastal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          views and lots of green spaces to relax
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