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HSC TRUE
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                       STUDY
                       OPTIONS
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                                                  ALTERNATIVE ENTRY
                                                  PATHWAYS
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                                                                      SERVICES AND SUPPORT
                                                                      FOR STUDENTS

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WHY STUDY AT WESTERN
SYDNEY?
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                       RESEARCH
                       WITH IMPACT
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                                                                      CONTACTS AND
                                                                      IMPORTANT DATES

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AT A GLANCE
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                       POSTGRAD
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                                                  THE COLLEGE
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                                                                      MESSAGE FROM THE
                                                                      VICE-CHANCELLOR

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OUR CAMPUSES
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                       LIFE ON CAMPUS
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                                                  HOW TO APPLY

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THE ACADEMY
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                       TRAVEL AND STUDY
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                                                  THE FACTS ON FEES

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ALUMNI SUCCESS         ADVANTAGE ENTRY PROGRAMS   QUESTIONS
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WE ARE
WESTERN
SYDNEY
Western Sydney University - Course Guide 2020
Located in the heart of one of Australia’s fastest growing economic
regions, Western Sydney University offers unlimited potential to
students with the talent, drive and ambition to succeed.
Western Sydney is an exciting place to be. As the nation’s third
largest economy, and one of the fastest growing population and
employment centres, it is an increasingly important, dynamic and
culturally diverse hub of business, industry and innovation.
With a large multicultural population of more than two million
people from 170 nations, Western Sydney’s global links are
creating unlimited opportunities for international business,
investment, education and cultural exchange.
Ranked amongst the top two per cent of universities in the
world, Western Sydney University values academic excellence,
integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. We are globally focused,
research led and committed to making a positive impact on the
communities we engage with.
Your success starts here.
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WITH HSC TRUE
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                  HSC True Reward is Western Sydney University’s unique early
                  offer program that recognises the strengths of each individual.
                  HSC True Reward offers you a place at Western before you
                  receive your ATAR, on the basis of relevant HSC subject results.
                  Why? Because at Western we recognise that too often, the
                  ATAR system overlooks natural strengths and talent.

                  HSC True Reward focuses on the scores that reflect your strong
                  points. So whether you excel at English literature, are a mental
                  Mathematician, an advocate for social justice, or a designer
                  extraordinaire, this program rewards you for the subjects
                  you’re great at.

                  Find out more about HSC True Reward and how to apply – visit
                  westernsydney.edu.au/hsctruereward

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                       ≥	LEADERSHIP IN ONE OF                             ≥	OUR STUDENTS SIT AT THE
                         AUSTRALIA’S FASTEST                                 HEART OF EVERYTHING
                         GROWING REGIONS                                     WE DO
                        Western Sydney is Australia’s third largest         Our student-centred approach offers
                        and fastest growing economy. With a vast            you the choice of on-campus, online and
                        multicultural population and expanding              flexible study options combined with work-
                        international reach, Western Sydney University      integrated learning. Through work experience
                        is uniquely placed to help students tap into a      placements, internships and volunteering
                        global mindset.                                     opportunities, you’ll get the real-life
                                                                            experience, practical skills and knowledge that
                                                                            you need for your future career.
                       ≥	REPUTATION FOR
                         EXCELLENCE
                                                                           ≥	OUR CURRICULUM PREPARES
                        We’re ranked among the top two per cent
                        of universities in the world, with a growing
                                                                             YOU FOR TODAY’S WORLD
                        international reputation for research-led,          We work with our community, business
                        student-centred learning.                           partners and industry leaders to develop
                                                                            course content that meets the needs of
                                                                            employers and the jobs of the future, and
                       ≥	FREE DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS                            which responds to the challenges of a global
                        Western was the first university to provide all     workplace.
                        the digital textbooks for your first year units
                        for free. We are pleased to be offering the
                        benefit of free digital textbooks for first year
                                                                           ≥	WE EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY-
                        units to students once again in 2020! That’s         ENRICHED LEARNING
                        up to $800 in value. Why? Because money             From our innovative social learning spaces,
                        shouldn’t stand between you and opportunity.        online learning environments and use of digital
                        Discover more about free digital textbooks at       technologies to enhance the study experience,
                        westernsydney.edu.au/textbooks                      to our on-campus computer laboratories
                                                                            and state-of-the-art library, research and
                                                                            clinical facilities, we adopt new and emerging

WHY
                                                                            technologies to provide a richer educational
                                                                            experience.

                                                                           ≥	OUR RESEARCH HAS GLOBAL
                                                                             IMPACT

STUDY AT
                                                                            We see learning and research as connected
                                                                            aspects of the student experience, putting
                                                                            you close to world-leading research that is
                                                                            changing lives in the communities we serve.

WESTERN
                                                                           ≥	WE ARE GLOBALLY FOCUSED
                                                                             AND CONNECTED
                                                                            With our growing international reach and
                                                                            reputation, we offer the opportunity to travel,
                                                                            learn and work in more than 400 destinations

SYDNEY?
                                                                            around the world through our overseas study,
                                                                            internship and work placement programs.

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

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                                     At a glance

         5 STARS
    FOR TEACHING, EMPLOYABILITY,
                                        #1 UNI
                                      IN NSW FOR EMPLOYER
                                                                                TOP 2%
                                                                          OF UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE*
 INTERNATIONALISATION, FACILITIES,        SATISFACTION**
  INNOVATION AND INCLUSIVENESS^

WORLD CLASS      RESEARCH~
                                         400+
                                     INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
                                                                                     $22M
                                                                                   IN SCHOLARSHIPS,
                                          DESTINATIONS                            GRANTS AND PRIZES

          #
IN AUSTRALIA
                   1                     270+                                    48,500
        FOR COMMITMENT TO               CLUBS & SOCIETIES                                STUDENTS
     SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT#

                                                            *Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018
                                                            #
                                                             Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019
                                                                          **QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey 2016 to 2018
                                                                                ^QS Top Universities: QS Stars Ratings 2019
                                                                ~Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 evaluation.

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           RICHMOND

                  HAWKESBURY
                  CAMPUS
                           WINDSOR

                                                                                                                          Ku-Ring-Gai
                                                                                                                         National Park

                                                                                                     HORNSBY

                               QUAKERS HILL

                                                   NIRIMBA                                PENNANT
                               THE                 CAMPUS                                 HILLS
     PENRITH                   COLLEGE
                               NIRIMBA

                                              BLACKTOWN
PENRITH
CAMPUS                                                                                                                CHATSWOOD                   MANLY
                                                                              PARRAMATTA           THE
                                                                              CAMPUS               COLLEGE
                                                                                                   SYDNEY
                                                                                                   OLYMPIC
                                                  PARRAMATTA                                       PARK
                                                  CITY CAMPUS       PARRAMATTA                            RYDE

                                                                                                   STRATHFIELD                           SYDNEY
                                                                                                                   SYDNEY                 CITY
                                                                                                                   CITY            CENTRAL
                                                                                               ASHFIELD            CAMPUS          STATION
                                                                                                                                           BONDI
                                                                                                                                           JUNCTION

                                         LIVERPOOL                BANKSTOWN
                           LIVERPOOL                                                                                         SYDNEY
                                                                                  BANKSTOWN                                  AIRPORT
                           CITY CAMPUS                                            CAMPUS

                                                          EAST
                                                          HILLS
                                      GLENFIELD
                                                                                                     KOGARAH

                                                                         SUTHERLAND

                  CAMPBELLTOWN
                        CAMPBELLTOWN CAMPUS                                                            CRONULLA

                        CAMPBELLTOWN                                                     Royal
                                                                                        National
                   MACARTHUR                                                             Park

     TRAVEL                          ≥ Public transport – visit
                                       transportnsw.info for up-to-
                                                                       ≥ Shuttle buses run regularly
                                                                         between train stations and
                                                                                                                 ≥ Bike – on-campus bike
                                                                                                                   parking is available. Check

     OPTIONS                           date travel information.          campuses and the next
                                                                         arrival can be easily tracked
                                                                                                                   the Cycling at Western
                                                                                                                   Sydney University web page
                                     ≥ Drive or car pool – for         on the Western Sydney App,                for locations.
                                       parking permit fees see           or the Shuttle Tracker page.              westernsydney.edu.au -
                                       the Parking web page.             westernsydney.edu.au -                    search for bike parking.
                                       westernsydney.edu.au –            search for Shuttle Tracker.
                                       search for parking.

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OUR
CAMPUSES
BANKSTOWN                                          LIVERPOOL CITY                                    PENRITH
The Bankstown campus is a warm, friendly,          In the heart of the Liverpool CBD this            The Penrith campus is renowned for its state-
multicultural environment with modern,             purpose-built facility services the needs of      of-the-art facilities and scenic grounds.
spacious buildings and landscaped gardens.         more than 1,000 students.
                                                                                                     Top facilities:
The College at Bankstown houses over 1,000         Top facilities:                                   ≥≥ Centre for Infrastructure Engineering
students and features accommodation, a             ≥≥ 3,000sqm campus                                ≥≥ Mechatronics and Robotics facility
range of lecture theatres, multi-purpose           ≥≥ High-quality, modern, technology-rich and      ≥≥ World-class music facilities
computer labs and a student common room.              highly-flexible space                          ≥≥ Home of the Solar Car project
                                                   ≥≥ Nursing Clinical Practice Units                ≥≥ Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Print Hub
Top facilities:                                    ≥≥ Whole floor library facility                   ≥≥ State of the art Library with world class
≥≥ Early Childhood Centre                          ≥≥ Home to Launch Pad smart business                 facilities
≥≥ The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour           centre, which brings together government,      ≥≥ Psychology clinics
   and Development                                    corporate and University expertise and         ≥≥ Launch Pad - technology business
≥≥ Centre for Educational Research (CER)              provides mentorship to start-ups and early        incubator.
≥≥ Psychology laboratories.                           stage businesses.
                                                                                                     SYDNEY CITY
CAMPBELLTOWN                                       PARRAMATTA                                        Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD, this
The Campbelltown campus offers a unique            This campus offers a combination of heritage      new campus is close to transport, shops,
balance between city and rural lifestyles.         and contemporary buildings. The campus            cafes, bars, gyms and more.
                                                   spans two sites in Rydalmere.
Top facilities:                                                                                      Top facilities:
≥≥ Purpose-built School of Medicine                Top facilities:                                   ≥≥ Purpose-built high-tech campus
≥≥ National Institute for Complementary            ≥≥ Institute for Culture and Society              ≥≥ Small classes and a more personalised
   Medicine (NICM)                                 ≥≥ Nursing clinical practice unit                    learning experience
≥≥ Transnational Health Institute (THRI)           ≥≥ Moot court                                     ≥≥ Flexible session dates
≥≥ The UniClinic, a state-of-the-art clinical      ≥≥ Computing laboratories                         ≥≥ Fast-track your degree
   training facility for health science students   ≥≥ Science and Psychology building                ≥≥ Access to services and facilities at any
≥≥ Anatomy laboratories                            ≥≥ Purpose-built production studio, design           Western Sydney University campus
≥≥ Nursing clinical practice unit.                    and creative arts facility                        westernsydney.edu.au/city
                                                   ≥≥ Engineering precinct
HAWKESBURY                                         ≥≥ Advanced Materials Fabrication and
                                                                                                     SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK
                                                      Characterisation facilities
This stunning location at the foot of the Blue     ≥≥ Industrial Design Centre                       The Sydney Olympic Park campus is situated
Mountains is an ideal place to study.                                                                at Level 4, 8 Australia Avenue, Sydney
                                                                                                     Olympic Park. Home to The College’s English
Top facilities:                                    PARRAMATTA CITY                                   Language programs, the Sydney Olympic Park
≥≥ Food Processing Pilot Plant                     State-of-the-art campus located in the heart of   campus is located just 20 minutes from the
≥≥ Dedicated Crime Scene House                     the Parramatta CBD at 169 Macquarie Street.       Sydney CBD and conveniently located next to
≥≥ Nursing clinical practice unit                                                                    Sydney Olympic Park train station.
≥≥ Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment        Top facilities:
≥≥ Animal Science facilities – including the       ≥≥ Sydney Graduate School of Management           Top facilities:
   reptile house and small marsupial house.        ≥≥ Four interactive, technology-enabled           ≥≥ English Language program
                                                      learning studios per level                     ≥≥ English Test Centre (IELTS and Pearson
NIRIMBA                                            ≥≥ More than 120 student PCs available               testing)
                                                   ≥≥ Collaborative and quiet study spaces           ≥≥ Collaborative learning spaces.
This leafy, green campus is a learning hub         ≥≥ Library hub
with a host of local and international students    ≥≥ Group study rooms with screen sharing and
ranging from high school to mature-age.               video conferencing
                                                   ≥≥ Free shuttle bus to Parramatta South
Top facilities:
                                                   ≥≥ Launch Pad - technology business incubator.
≥≥ Early Childhood Centre
≥≥ Tiered and flat-floored lecture theatres        Note: The Parramatta City campus at 100 George
                                                   Street is home to international students of The
≥≥ Well-resourced library
                                                   College.
≥≥ Outstanding recreation facilities.

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           The Academy

Future thinking.
Unlimited possibilities.

Success is not just about    The Academy knows that you                With a focus on ethical leadership
                             don’t get to the top by standing          and critical thinking, built on the
getting a degree, but also   still or sitting exclusively in a class   pillars of academic excellence,
developing the critical      room. The Academy prepares you            community engagement, and
thinking and leadership      to thrive in the face of change and       professional and personal
                             seize success at every opportunity.       development, The Academy offers
skills to support a                                                    students access to:
successful career.           Whether your dream is to achieve
                             as a professional, an entrepreneur        ≥ unprecedented opportunities for
It’s about learning skills   or an academic you will learn to            industry and real-life experience
                             think differently and creatively in
for your chosen life, not    whatever you do.                          ≥ world-class research,
just a job.                                                              researchers, teachers,
                             The Academy offers high-                    experts and innovation labs
                             achieving students a unique,
                             hands-on approach to learning in          ≥ travel to national and
                             an interdisciplinary environment.           international leadership
                             Led by Professor Jonathon Allen,            experiences and conferences
                             The Academy draws on the unique           ≥ a range of professional
                             experience of leading thinkers,             and personal development
                             social change agents, community             workshops
                             leaders, and high-achieving
                             students both past and present.           ≥ internship, service learning and
                                                                          volunteering opportunities

                                                                       ≥ applied leadership experience in
                                                                         student-led, community-focused
                                                                         projects.

                                                                       Visit westernsydney.edu.au/
                                                                       theacademy for more information.

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SUCCESS UNLIMITED.
WESTERN SYDNEY
ALUMNI.

At Western Sydney University, we prepare
our students to go places and do great things
in their communities, their workplaces and
the world. Through our alumni, our graduates
become part of a strong network of global
citizens who remain connected to, and
engaged with, the University.

Our graduates have gone on to become
Oxford and Cambridge scholars, business
and community leaders, world-renowned
researchers, sporting stars and well-known
personalities in the arts and entertainment
industries.

To name a few, they include high-profile
museum director, Melissa Chiu; Kokoda Track
CEO Genevieve Nelson; award-winning Sky
broadcaster Paul Murray; defence lawyer,
Deng Thiak Adut; and Staff Technical Program
Manager at Tesla Motors, Jay Manley.

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                       Pierre Kassouf,
                       Managing Director
                        GRADUATE, EXECUTIVE MASTER OF
                        BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                       “The networking opportunities
                        were endless, whether it be from
                        academic to non-academic staff,
                        to other students. Everybody
                        had a story to tell and everybody
                        brought something different to
                        the classroom.”

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STUDY OPTIONS
FOR UNLIMITED
CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES.
At Western Sydney University, we’ll show        Over two thirds of our students combine
you how to harness every asset you have to      study with work. Get real work experience
open up fantastic career opportunities. We’ll   with your degree at Western Sydney
give you the tools to make your future and go   University.
wherever you want to go.
                                                For more information, visit
With one of the most comprehensive range        westernsydney.edu.au/careers
of courses in Australia, our curriculum and
approach to flexible learning with real work    To find out more about courses, contact the
experience is designed to be a springboard      Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669
for the career success and life you’ve always   or study@westernsydney.edu.au
dreamed of.

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ARCHITECTURE ARTS BUSINESS COMPUTING CONSTRUCTION
MANAGEMENT CREATIVE INDUSTRIES CRIMINOLOGY AND
POLICING DATA SCIENCE ENGINEERING INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
HEALTH AND SPORT SCIENCE LAW MEDICINE NURSING AND
MIDWIFERY PSYCHOLOGY SCIENCES SOCIAL SCIENCES
TEACHING AND EDUCATION TOURISM AND URBAN PLANNING
THE ACADEMY DEGREES FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT
ISLAND PEOPLES ONLINE DEGREES COMBINED DEGREES
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STUDY
WHAT
YOU LOVE

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ARCHITECTURE                                     ARTS                                              BUSINESS
Capitalise on the change and growth taking       An Arts degree has the potential to open          With today’s fast pace of change, you need a
place in the Greater Western Sydney region by    career doors to the world. Your degree            business degree that’s going to keep up. It’s
undertaking our new and innovative Bachelor      will be supported by academics who are            why our Bachelor of Business degrees are
of Architectural Design, Australia’s newest      internationally recognised. You will find         tailor-made to the challenges and demands of
architecture degree program. This degree         yourself immersed in Cultural and Social          changes in industry, technology and careers.
directly relates architectural design problems   Analysis, Creative Writing, Digital Cultures,     With a course structure unique to Western,
to urban transformation of contemporary          International Relations and Asian Studies,        you build your degree as you go to best suit
cities, preparing architects for global          Languages, or Psychological Studies to name       your area of specialisation. We’ve opened the
employment by giving them the technological      just a few major areas of study. Combine          degree to majors right across the University.
and intellectual skills to create sustainable,   your studies to broaden your horizons with        This means, unlike traditional degrees, you
resilient, and well-designed environments. The   Business, Information Technology, Law,            can now choose majors outside the business
Bachelor of Architectural Design focuses on a    Science or Teaching.                              stream to give you a more diverse set of skills
studio-based education that fosters creative                                                       and knowledge. What’s more, with Western
thinking, hands-on making, collaboration         Career opportunities                              you begin your major in the first year of study.
and interdisciplinary integration. You will      Study in the humanities is designed to develop    No more waiting to dive into the areas that
be provided with a combination of the skills     communication and personal skills, creativity     interests you most. And depending on the
and knowledge required by contemporary           and capacity for independent thought,             majors and electives you choose, the Bachelor
architects. This includes studies in spatial     adaptability to new situations, and problem-      of Business can also see you graduate
design, graphic communication, history           solving skills.                                   with industry-specific accreditation from
and theory of architecture, digital design                                                         Australia’s leading institutions. Taught out of
and fabrication, construction technology,        As a graduate, you may find employment as         our innovative Parramatta City campus, the
and professional studies to meet all the         an arts administrator, teacher (with further      mix of theory and participation in real-world
accreditation pathway requirements of the        study), writer, author, journalist, politician,   industry projects doesn’t just get you work
Architects Accreditation Council of Australia.   diplomat, community planner, librarian,           ready, it has you ready to thrive. You’ll soon
                                                 historian, publisher or researcher.               find that this unique degree isn’t the old way
Career opportunities                                                                               of doing business.
As a graduate of architectural design, you       Career opportunities also exist in non-
can look forward to career opportunities in:     government organisations and community-           Career opportunities
architecture, urban design, urban planning       based industries, overseas organisations and      These courses provide the foundations
and interior architecture.                       in social policy development.                     for the development of Australia’s future
                                                                                                   business leaders. As a graduate, you may
≥≥ PAGE 43                                       The wide range of double degrees on
                                                                                                   seek a management traineeship, become
                                                 offer provides scope for further career
                                                                                                   involved in a management consultancy
                                                 opportunities.
                                                                                                   or find a career associated with the
                                                                                                   discipline in which you complete a major.
                                                 ≥≥ PAGE 43-44
                                                                                                   Examples include employment in public
                                                                                                   practice, taxation consulting, merchant
                                                                                                   banking, financial services management,
                                                                                                   economic advising, roles in service-oriented
                                                                                                   businesses, employment relations, human
                                                                                                   resources, industrial relations, marketing
                                                                                                   firms, operations or logistics organisations,
                                                                                                   international property, property development
                                                                                                   and valuation firms.

                                                                                                   ≥≥ PAGE 44-45

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                                                     CONSTRUCTION                                       CREATIVE
COMPUTING                                            MANAGEMENT                                         INDUSTRIES
Become an in-demand computing                        With our degrees in Construction Technology        The Bachelor of Creative Industries offers a
professional. Our real-world experience will         and Construction Management, you will              unique opportunity for you to acquire the
give you the edge. If you want to develop            be able to pursue your aspirations in the          creative and business skills that are necessary
advanced programming skills or a thorough            rapidly expanding fields of building design        to prosper in the contemporary innovation
technical understanding of modern networked          and construction management and the                landscape. Study in our state-of-the art
computer systems, or sound skills in the             development of smart cities. These programs        studios and facilities at the Parramatta South
discipline of information systems security,          encourage work experience while studying in        campus. Recognised and accredited by the
then our Computing degrees are tailor made           order to achieve a mix of theoretical, practical   key governing bodies, our Creative Industries
for you. With our professionally-recognised          and hands-on knowledge, which is greatly           courses offer opportunities to engage our
degrees in Computing, Information and                valued in the construction industry. In addition   local community and work on live projects at
Communications Technology, and Information           to receiving high-calibre academic guidance,       industry standards.
Systems you will be able to pursue exciting          your study will include practical experiments.
opportunities in diverse areas of technology         Our Construction Technology degree                 Career opportunities
development and application to address the           emphasises applied and practical knowledge         The creative industries are growing rapidly
global goals and challenges set by humanity.         of the building sciences that are relevant to      in NSW, especially Western Sydney, and
And if you are a budding entrepreneur                general construction.                              encompass careers including advertising,
in the field of computing, our Bachelor                                                                 creative writing, design, journalism, media
of Entrepreneurship (Games Design and                Career opportunities                               arts production, music and public relations.
Simulation) will help you develop the mindset,       As a graduate, you may find employment as a        Through working with our diverse community
risk tolerance, creativity, passion, big thinking,   property developer, housing project manager,       of partners, your studies will be grounded in
team formation and leadership capabilities,          site supervisor, estimator, building surveyor,     dealing with the commercial, ethical, legal and
needed by high-impact entrepreneurs who              design and construction manager, or project        professional issues in creative practice.
want to be game changers and pursue their            manager.
ideas all the way to a technology start-up.                                                             As a graduate, you may find roles in a range
                                                     ≥≥ PAGE 46                                         of creative industries including journalism,
Career opportunities                                                                                    digital and social media communication,
As a graduate, you may find employment in                                                               design, and music. These include advocacy
computer security, systems programming,                                                                 for non-government organisations, corporate
network development, support and                                                                        and international public sectors, advertising
management, real-time programming,                                                                      account management and creative direction,
systems engineering, games and mobile                                                                   TV, media, film and documentary production.
applications development, information                                                                   You might also seek a career as a professional
systems management, health information                                                                  animator, graphic designer, web designer,
management, database and systems                                                                        professional photographer, illustrator, art
administration, or as a web developer.                                                                  director, musician, composer, teacher (with
                                                                                                        further study), artistic director or production
≥≥ PAGE 45-46                                                                                           manager.

                                                                                                        ≥≥ PAGE 46

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CRIMINOLOGY
AND POLICING                                     DATA SCIENCE                                      ENGINEERING
Our Criminology program is the most popular      In the world of tomorrow, data skills will be     Be innovative. Think creatively in our state-
in New South Wales and one of the largest        essential – no matter what other qualifications   of-the-art, green facilities. Our Engineering
in Australia. When you choose to study           you may have. Western’s Bachelor of Data          degrees will give you real-world experiences.
criminology or criminal and community            Science is one of a kind. It is unique because    Our Engineering programs are at the
justice, you will develop the skills essential   it can only be studied in conjunction with        forefront of Australian education, research
for corrective service roles. Our Bachelor of    another degree. This is a real advantage in       and development, and we are preparing our
Policing is the only metropolitan Sydney-        a competitive environment; graduates who          students to take on those challenges and
based policing degree. This degree places a      understand the intricacies of extracting          succeed.
strong emphasis on modern policing methods.      information and knowledge from data
Regular consultation with NSW Police             are highly sought after, whatever their           Our programs offer a balance of theory
recruiters means you’ll increase your chances    discipline. Blend Data Science with courses       and practical field studies, broad unit
of joining the NSW or Australian Federal         like Marketing, Engineering, Information and      choices, flexible course structures, extensive
Police agencies.                                 Communications Technology, Science, or            industry-based projects and placements,
                                                 Psychology to graduate with a combined            and local and international work-based
The Criminology or Criminal and Community        degree.                                           study and experience opportunities. With
Justice degrees allow you to develop skills                                                        our interconnected degrees in Engineering,
essential for corrective service and policy      Career opportunities                              ICT and Industrial Design you will be able to
roles within the broad field of criminal and     Integrating computing, mathematics and            pursue exciting opportunities in diverse areas
social justice.                                  statistics, our Data Science programs open a      of technology development and application to
                                                 wide range of career options in commercial        address any challenge the future holds.
Career opportunities                             and government institutions.
As a graduate, you may find a career in                                                            Career opportunities
policing, other Commonwealth or state law        ≥≥ PAGE 47                                        As a graduate, you may find employment
enforcement and criminal justice agencies,                                                         in civil, construction, electrical, robotic and
intelligence agencies, border protection,                                                          mechatronic engineering, manufacturing and
security management, fraud management                                                              utilities, commercial, medical and industrial
and investigation roles within the corporate                                                       product design, project management and
or local government sectors, forensics, and                                                        consultancy, or industrial, commercial or
computer forensics.                                                                                residential development.

Graduates also seek roles in corrective                                                            ≥≥ PAGE 47
services, probation and parole, crime
prevention, or as policy advisors or social
workers in the area of community corrections.

≥≥ PAGE 47

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HEALTH AND                                       INDUSTRIAL
SPORT SCIENCES                                   DESIGN                                             LAW
Get plenty of practical, hands-on experience.    Industrial design is a vital part of modern-       Western’s courses are a unique alternative
Our Health Sciences programs equip you           day living. Every day we encounter products        to more traditional law schools, with
for the important work of advancing human        designed and manufactured with the intention       community law activities that give you real-
health. The clinical health science programs     of making our lives easier. It is industrial       world experience. For example, since 2010,
cover Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy,       designers, incorporating a lateral and cross-      the University has operated the Parramatta
Paramedicine, Podiatry and Traditional           disciplinary approach to problem solving,          Community Justice Clinic, providing a much-
Chinese Medicine. Further programs               who create the most useful products. The           needed service, while giving students a unique
target Health Promotion, Health Services         primary focus of our Industrial Design, and        learning opportunity. Experiences like this
Management, Therapeutic Recreation, Public       Design and Technology degrees is ensuring          empower you to make positive change in the
Health, Sport and Exercise Science, Sport        that our graduates are industry ready, able        world, wherever your degree takes you. Our
Development, Speech Pathology, and Health        to think strategically and provide innovative      lecturers will challenge, stretch and inspire
and Physical Education (HPE). As a graduate,     product and user experience (UX) solutions         you, and our connection with prominent,
you will have a solid grounding in evidence-     in a commercial context. Practical work            respected professional networks will set you
based practice and lifelong learning skills      experience opportunities, which encourage          up for career success. Law programs are
which are highly regarded by the health          professional development, are an integral part     offered at the Campbelltown and Parramatta
industry.                                        of our design programs.                            campuses. Both offer excellent facilities,
                                                                                                    including moot courts for practising advocacy
All programs include valuable work               Career opportunities                               skills, a comprehensive library and computer-
experience where you can build professional      As a graduate, you may find employment as          based law research facilities. In 2020, you
networks. The innovative National Institute of   an in-house or consultant industrial designer      will have even more options to combine your
Complementary Medicine (NICM) is located         or in a product development team in areas          studies with another degree.
at the Campbelltown campus, as is the            such as: medical products, furniture, digital
UniClinic, a therapeutic health practice where   wearables, architectural products, building        Career opportunities
treatments are provided by students under        design, sports equipment, smart gadgets or         In our Law programs, special emphasis
the supervision of qualified clinicians.         new products for an internet of things (IoT)       is placed on professional legal skills. As a
                                                 start-up business.                                 graduate, you may find employment in legal
Career opportunities                                                                                practice as a solicitor or barrister, or roles in
Depending on which course you undertake,         As a graduate of our Design and Technology         the banking and finance sector, accounting
you may find a career in the public or private   program you may work as a product designer         firms and management consultancies,
sector, for example, in hospitals, ambulance     or follow a pathway to our Master of Teaching      corporate management, education and
services, the defence force, rehabilitation      to become a technological and applied studies      publishing, government departments and
centres, insurance companies, schools,           teacher in NSW high schools.                       regulatory authorities, marketing, human
large corporations, private practices and in                                                        resources, and telecommunication industries.
government policy units. You may also work       Here you apply your STEM and industrial
with athletes and sporting organisations, or     design skills such as design thinking, graphics,   ≥≥ PAGE 48-49
work in a business as a personal trainer.        manufacturing or even 3D printing and
                                                 making in a classroom environment.
≥≥ PAGE 48
                                                 ≥≥ PAGE 48

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                                                     NURSING AND
MEDICINE                                             MIDWIFERY                                         PSYCHOLOGY
Advances in medicine rely on advances in             Western Sydney University is home to some         Psychology at Western will open your mind
knowledge. It’s why 12 years ago Western             of Australia’s best nursing and midwifery         to a world of possibilities. Because Western
Sydney University created a new kind of              facilities. Our undergraduate courses are         ranks among the world’s top universities
School of Medicine. Since then we’ve seen            designed with the vision of preparing             for Psychology, you’ll learn from respected
over 600 graduates enter the medical                 graduates for work into the future, making a      experts in the field. Study in Bankstown,
profession and make a difference. Our                difference to the lives of people, especially     Penrith or at our new state-of-the-art facilities
undergraduate entry Doctor of Medicine (MD)          those in the Western Sydney region. All           in Parramatta. Our Psychology courses
offers an innovative degree that combines            courses are underpinned by a primary health       emphasise community needs, equipping you
problem-based learning and intensive clinical        care philosophy supported by a flexible           to make a positive difference to health, work,
practice with leading theory and research. As        learning approach throughout the course. The      education, relationships and family life. Career
you progress through the degree you’ll find          curriculum includes high-quality, evidence-       options can include clinical and professional
yourself moving from classroom to clinical           based studies, emphasising a balance of           psychology, forensic psychology, policy
placements ensuring the utmost competence            theory, clinical practice and interdisciplinary   development, human resources, community
and confidence in your future career. Our            learning to prepare you for work in the nursing   services, youth work and more. Wherever
innovation doesn’t stop with how you’ll learn.       and midwifery sectors. We are internationally     your future takes you, you’ll gain deep
It carries through to where you’ll learn too.        known for producing nursing and midwifery         understanding about how we perceive and
Taught out of our Campbelltown campus,               graduates who enjoy very high employment          make a difference in the lives of others.
our world-class facilities boast simulated           rates, particularly in the Western Sydney
learning spaces for clinical skills learning, an     region. Our Liverpool City campus is also         Career opportunities
anatomy laboratory, state-of-the-art research        home to state-of-the-art nursing simulation       As a graduate, you may find psychology
facilities and our neuroscience behavioural          facilities and technology-enabled learning        or research positions in government
investigation laboratory. Our Macarthur              spaces.                                           departments and the private sector, in clinical,
Clinical School, located at Campbelltown                                                               industrial and organisational psychology,
Hospital, brings together expert medical             Career opportunities                              counselling psychology, vocational
teachers and newly renovated clinical training       As a nursing graduate, you may work in            psychology, forensic psychology, health
facilities. It’s why our School of Medicine is one   acute care hospitals, aged care services,         psychology, and sports psychology. You also
of the most advanced medical training centres        child and adolescent health, community            have the opportunity to study electives from
in Australia.                                        health, medical practice nursing, disability      other disciplines, including applied leadership
                                                     services, emergency or trauma units, justice      and critical thinking, data science, law, and
Career opportunities                                 health, mental health services, forensics,        social sciences. These will provide you with
As a graduate you won’t just be highly skilled,      drug and alcohol, occupational health,            more career opportunities in today’s ever-
you’ll be highly prepared for your internship        oncology, operating theatres, palliative care,    changing world.
and have a range of career paths to choose           rehabilitation services, nursing education, and
from, including medical practice, medical            health administration. Registered midwives        ≥≥ PAGE 49
research, administration or medical teaching.        may work in a range of maternity areas
                                                     within community settings and private and
Graduates are eligible for registration by the       public hospitals in metropolitan, rural and
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation            remote areas. These include midwifery group
Agency (AHPRA) and may be able to apply              practice, team midwifery, caseload midwifery,
for registration in overseas countries.              homebirth, birth centres, antenatal clinics,
                                                     postnatal wards, birthing units, postnatal
≥≥ PAGE 49                                           clinics and community midwifery services.
                                                     Midwives also work in policy, research,
                                                     education and management.

                                                     ≥≥ PAGE 49

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                                                SOCIAL                                              TEACHING AND
SCIENCES                                        SCIENCES                                            EDUCATION
Our $30 million state-of-the-art teaching and   Shape the world we live in with our Bachelor        Our pathway to teaching degrees give you the
research facilities and laboratories provide    of Social Science. Expand your knowledge            skills to explore your prospects beyond the
you with valuable real-world experiences.       of the social world through theory, research        classroom. In a fast-changing world, tomorrow
The science facilities span three campuses      and practical application. Get a deep               belongs to people who are ready for anything.
(Campbelltown, Hawkesbury and Parramatta)       understanding of the complex, culturally            We’ll train you to be a critical thinker, not a
and include anatomical, biological and          diverse and dynamic world we live in. Built in      narrow specialist. The practical experience
chemical facilities, nuclear magnetic           flexibility and choice in a range of offerings in   you will gain in our teaching programs will
resonance, the Mass Spectroscopy Lab and        the social sciencesprovides opportunity for         also give you the confidence to succeed from
Confocal Bio-Imaging Facility. For those        you to focus your preferred areas of interest.      your first day of teaching. Teacher education
students whose work involves animals, there     Choose your own majors and sub-majors               at Western Sydney is for those who want to
is the Australian Freshwater Turtle Research    from Child and Community, Geography and             make a difference in the lives of children and
facility, Mammal and Reptile House, and the     Urban Studies, Heritage and Tourism, Peace          young people.
Hawkesbury Farm. Hawkesbury campus is           and Development Studies, Sociology, and
also home to a dedicated Crime Scene House      Criminology and Criminal Justice. Create a          Career opportunities
used by students of the Bachelor of Science     degree as specialised or as broad as your           As a graduate, you can work as a teacher in
(Forensic Science) and the Hawkesbury           desired career path. Study Social Science           an early childhood centre or a government, or
Institute for the Environment. A food pilot     at Western – Top 2% of Universities in the          non-government, school or college relevant
plant and modern industrial kitchens support    world and Top 150 for Sociology (QS World           to the postgraduate qualification and the
students in Food and Nutrition courses.         University Rankings). Our Social Science            majors studied in your undergraduate degree.
                                                programs also include Cyber Security                This includes roles as an early childhood
Career opportunities                            and Behaviour, Social Work, Criminology,            teacher, a primary school teacher, a secondary
Depending on the majors and electives           Community Welfare, Policing, Psychology, and        school teacher, an education field officer in a
chosen, your career opportunities include       Tourism and Urban Planning.                         variety of industries including sport, welfare,
roles in government, research, forensics,                                                           community education, and also in training and
patents, food science, quality control,         Career opportunities                                development facilities in industry.
universities, product development,              As a graduate, you may find a career in
environmental analysis, scientific              development and peacekeeping agencies,              ≥≥ PAGE 53
instrumentation, medical laboratories and       international aid, police work, investigative
technical management. You will also have        and intelligence agencies, organisations
the option of becoming a secondary school       undertaking cyber security, policy
science or mathematics teacher, or you might    development, analysis and social research,
pursue a high-level research career through a   social and community planning organisations,
Master of Research.                             heritage and tourism organisations and
                                                centres, and welfare and community
≥≥ PAGE 50-51                                   development agencies.

                                                ≥≥ PAGE 52

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                                                                                                       DEGREES FOR
                                                                                                       AUSTRALIAN
                                                                                                       ABORIGINAL
TOURISM                                                                                                AND TORRES
AND URBAN                                                                                              STRAIT ISLANDER
PLANNING                                             THE ACADEMY                                       PEOPLES
Western’s Tourism and Urban Planning                 Unique to Western Sydney University, The          Western Sydney University is committed
programs are among Australia’s finest. These         Academy offers high-achieving students            to providing higher education pathways
courses offer a balance of theory and practical      opportunities to gain the intellectual and        for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait
field studies, broad subject choices, flexible       practical skills needed in today’s ever-          Islander peoples and contributing to the
course structures, industry-based projects           changing world. Focusing on ethical               process of reconciliation. The University
and placements, and local and international          leadership within an interdisciplinary            offers two degrees to study by block
work experience opportunities.                       environment, The Academy provides                 mode – Bachelor of Education (Primary)
                                                     extension-level academic development,             Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Career opportunities                                 community-engaged service learning                Education and Bachelor of Community and
If you are interested in a career in urban, social   opportunities, international and national         Social Development. The block mode model
or cultural planning, the Bachelor of Planning       experiences, and a range of professional and      is designed to help students remain in their
pathway to the Master of Urban Management            personal development workshops. If you enrol      community so they can fulfil their family,
and Planning is for you. This course equips          in any of our advanced degrees and/or have        career, cultural and social responsibilities.
students to take leadership roles in urban           an ATAR of 90 or higher you will automatically    Studying a block mode program requires
management, strategic planning and policy            be invited to join The Academy and given          students to attend residential on-campus
development.                                         access to all the experiences and advantages      visits each year, lasting between one and
                                                     it offers.                                        three weeks. Travel, accommodation and meal
As a graduate of Tourism Management,                                                                   costs to attend residentials are funded for
you may seek to build a career in festival           Career opportunities                              Abstudy approved students.
and event management and programming,                The Academy offers community engagement
leisure and tourism policy development, tour         and service learning, volunteering                For more information, visit
operations, destination marketing, visitor           opportunities, internships and industry links,    westernsydney.edu.au/atsieducation
attractions management, outdoor recreation,          as well as opportunities to extend yourself in
hospitality provision, cultural, tourism and         all of these areas.                               ≥≥ PAGE 54
leisure industry development, state and
federal government departments concerned             Being a member of The Academy qualifies you
with urban and regional affairs, or planning         to enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Leadership
consultancies.                                       and Critical Thinking. This degree is designed
                                                     to be undertaken in combination with any
≥≥ PAGE 53                                           other Bachelor degree and focuses on
                                                     developing ethical leadership, creativity and
                                                     innovation, capacity to deal with complexities,
                                                     as well as relationship and critical thinking
                                                     skills.

                                                     For more information, visit
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/theacademy

                                                     ≥≥ PAGE 55

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ONLINE                                            COMBINED
DEGREES                                           DEGREES
Western Sydney University will offer a            Your study options at Western Sydney
growing selection of online degrees in            University are increasing. Now you can
2020. These degrees provide you with the          tailor your studies to your specific goals
opportunity to study online from anywhere, at     by combining more degrees. For example,
any time, while still accessing all the support   you can combine Arts and Business,
you need to succeed in your studies. Study        Communication and Creative Industries,
materials, academic matters, assessments          Engineering and Business, Music and Creative
and graduation will all be handled by the         Industries, or Zoology and Animal Science
University. Offered in either full or part-time   to name a few. In 2020, the University will
mode, the courses we offer will open up           also offer a number of concurrent degrees,
career opportunities in the areas of Business,    including a Bachelor of Data Science and a
Communication, Criminology and Science,           Bachelor of Entrepreneurship. For example,
and Public Health.                                you may wish to combine your Bachelor of
                                                  Engineering or Bachelor of Industrial Design
For more detailed information about               degree with a Bachelor of Entrepreneurship.
the course structure and units, visit             The choice is yours.
westernsydney.edu.au/online
                                                  The Bachelor of Data Science combines
≥≥ PAGE 54                                        your choice of Bachelor degree with a focus
                                                  on mathematics, statistics and computing.
                                                  Graduates will know how to embark on data-
                                                  driven investigations, and conduct visual and
                                                  computational analytics for application in their
                                                  own primary research.

                                                  Note, the Bachelor of Data Science is not a
                                                  stand-alone degree. It can only be taken in
                                                  combination with an existing Bachelor degree.
                                                  The Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Games
                                                  Design and Simulation) is a stand-alone
                                                  degree. However, there is a concurrent option
                                                  for the Bachelor of Entrepreneurship.

                                                  Find out more
                                                  For more detailed information about
                                                  the course structure and units, visit
                                                  westernsydney.edu.au/future

                                                  ≥≥ PAGE 54-55

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Associate Professor
Catherine Attard
2016 AUSTRALIAN AWARD FOR TEACHING

“In my teaching, the students need
 to see the relevance of what they
 experience at university, so I make
 sure that everything I do is going to
 be useful to their future careers. I
 give my students assessments that
 are real and relevant, and replicate
 the jobs of an actual teacher, such
 as assessing students and creating
 interesting maths tasks.”

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RESEARCH WITH IMPACT.
As a research-led institution, Western Sydney University
sees learning and research as connected aspects of the
student experience.

                                                     HAWKESBURY INSTITUTE FOR THE                       Our research doesn’t just happen in the
                                                     ENVIRONMENT                                        lab. We work with regional, national and
                                                                                                        international partners to deliver research
                                                     ≥ HAWKESBURY CAMPUS
                                                                                                        that has a positive impact on the economic,
                                                     Investigating the impact of climate change on      social and environmental wellbeing of our
                                                     native trees and forests.                          communities.
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/hie
                                                                                                        Responding to the challenges faced by the
                                                                                                        communities we serve, our research work is

WORLD CLASS
                                                     INSTITUTE FOR CULTURE AND                          focused on four key themes:
                                                     SOCIETY

          RESEARCH*                                  ≥ PARRAMATTA CAMPUS
                                                     Research to meet the challenges of our
                                                                                                        Urban Living and Society
                                                                                                        Our research in this area seeks to understand
                                                                                                        and guide change in the economy, our society
                                                     changing social landscape.
85% of our research is ‘world standard or above’ *                                                      and the culture we live in. Our research work
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/ics
                                                                                                        shows how the places we live, the work we
*Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2019
                                                                                                        do, the way we describe ourselves and the
evaluation.
                                                     MARCS INSTITUTE FOR BRAIN,                         relationships we form interrelate.
                                                     BEHAVIOUR AND DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                        Health and Wellbeing
                                                     ≥ BANKSTOWN CAMPUS
                                                                                                        We take an integrated approach to health
                                                                                                        research, based on the assumption that the
                                                     Dedicated to understanding the scientific basis
                                                                                                        environments in which we live, the cultural
                                                     of human communication.
                                                                                                        background from which we come and the
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/marcs
                                                                                                        work we do all affect our physical and mental
                                                                                                        health. Our research explores how health
                                                     AUSTRALIA-CHINA INSTITUTE FOR                      initiatives can prevent disease and illness,
                                                     ARTS AND CULTURE                                   encourage healthy lifestyles in individuals and
                                                     ≥ PARRAMATTA CAMPUS                                communities, and reduce the cost and impact
                                                                                                        of illness.
                                                     Forging a greater understanding of Chinese
                                                     culture, relationships with Chinese universities   Education: Access, Equity, Pathways and
                                                     and supporting students studying Chinese           Aspirational Change
                                                     language and culture.                              We draw on the diversity of Western Sydney
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/aciac                         to underpin research that explores education
                                                                                                        access on a global scale. This research theme
                                                     NICM HEALTH RESEARCH                               respects the economic, social and cultural
                                                     INSTITUTE                                          aspirations of the individuals and communities
                                                                                                        we support. We are committed to realising the
                                                     ≥ CAMPBELLTOWN, WESTMEAD CAMPUSES                  opportunities offered by new pedagogies and
                                                     Australia’s leader in integrative and              transformational technologies for all of our
                                                     complementary medicine research and policy.        students.
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/nicm
                                                                                                        Environmental Sustainability
                                                                                                        We are in the midst of unprecedented global
                                                     TRANSLATIONAL HEALTH                               environmental changes affecting the world.
                                                     RESEARCH INSTITUTE                                 These are creating new challenges that
                                                     ≥ CAMPBELLTOWN CAMPUS                              range from contested land use, to urban
                                                                                                        and agricultural climate change adaptation,
                                                     Focusing on the integration and translation
                                                                                                        to biodiversity conservation and new
                                                     of research into best practice and policy,
                                                                                                        interdisciplinary ways of engaging with
                                                     based on government health priorities and
                                                                                                        socioecological dynamics. Our research
                                                     community needs.
                                                                                                        takes a practical and collaborative approach
                                                     westernsydney.edu.au/thri
                                                                                                        to solving these challenges by focusing on
                                                                                                        maintaining and managing the diversity of
                                                                                                        urban ecologies, and agricultural and natural
                                                                                                        systems.
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GRAD              Unlimited learning
                  possibilities beyond your
                  undergraduate degree.
                  We live in a fast-paced and ever-changing
                  world. That’s why Western Sydney University
                  consults with business and industry to
                  develop postgraduate programs that respond
                  to the challenges of a global workplace – with
                  a focus on practical skills, critical thinking and
                  professional accreditation so you graduate
                  with marketable qualifications. We also offer
                  you flexible study options, with variable entry
                  and exit points, to suit your work and life
                  commitments.

                  Why not attend one of our Postgraduate
                  information sessions to learn about our
                  career-enhancing programs?

                  For more information on
                  Postgraduate studies and courses, visit
                  westernsydney.edu.au/postgraduate

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                       Aaron Warburton
                       EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS
                       ADMINISTRATION

                       “Studying at Western Sydney enabled
                        me to meet like-minded individuals
                        with a background of skillsets, some
                        quite broad, some CEOs, some genral
                        managers.”

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     LIFE ON
     CAMPUS
One of the best things about life on campus is there’s always                                          OUT AND ABOUT
                                                                                                       Western Sydney University has developed a
something happening. From table tennis comps, outdoor chess,
                                                                                                       program of activities and adventures open to
sports and Unigames, to one of many social events organised                                            all students. The Out & About trip list includes
by the University or student clubs, you’re bound to find something                                     one bushwalk each month, overnight camps
that’s right for you.                                                                                  and regular adrenalin experiences. Being run
                                                                                                       and coordinated wholly by Campus Life staff
All of our Campus Life Officers (CLOs) work         UNIVERSITY SPORT                                   means that Out & About trips and adventures
tirelessly to ensure there’s always something       Western Sydney University is actively involved     are catered directly to the needs and wants
going on at your campus. The CLOs are               in providing opportunities for students in         of our students. All trip leaders hold a current
behind most things that happen on campus            all forms of sport. From social lunchtime          Senior First Aid certificate, work in pairs and
including pop-ups, social events and free           Quidditch or Dodgeball, to supporting our          follow strict safety guidelines and detailed
breakfasts.                                         elite athletes to succeed both on and off          risk assessments to make your experience a
                                                    the field. Western Sydney University is the        memorable one for the right reasons.
STUDENT CENTRAL                                     best place to get involved in sport clubs,
Student Central is the first point of contact for   Elite Athlete programs, representative sport       ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION
any question you have. We can give advice           such as University Games, Inter-varsity            Living on campus offers great opportunities
about enrolment and fees, help with forms           tournaments and social sport.                      to make new friends and experience all
and e-forms, and have a range of information                                                           that university life has to offer. The
brochures. To find out more, just call the          LIBRARY                                            University offers a wide range of high-
Student Central Infoline on 1300 668 370.           The Library is for you - on campus and on the      quality, affordable accommodation options.
                                                    go. We offer students access to six libraries      You will have a choice of catered and self-
WS ORGSYNC                                          across campuses which include 24-hour study        catered rooms on most campuses. Find
Stay informed, get involved. Be a part of the       hall access with quiet, silent and group study     out more about accommodation by visiting
online OrgSync Community, find exciting             spaces as well as bookable study rooms. You        westernsydney.edu.au/village
events and take ownership of your student           can also enjoy access to over seventy million
experience. Discover exciting Campus Life           digital resources anytime and anywhere             FOOD
events, Clubs, sports, student representation       with access to material for both study and         Western Sydney University boasts a
opportunities and much more. You can even           recreation. We have close to a million items       number of food outlets on each campus
check out where free brekkies are on campus,        you can borrow and over 700,000 e-books            including Subway, Oliver Brown, Jamaica
browse Clubs you’d like to join or even see the     to download instantly. Online and face-to-         Blue and Piccolo Me. For a full list of food
calendar of events and plan your week ahead.        face study assistance is also available. From      outlet trading hours and locations visit
                                                    computers, free digital newspapers and             westernsydney.edu.au/campuses
                                                    magazines, printing services and device
                                                    charging stations, to laptops for loan and
                                                    sleep pods, you will find it all at the Library.

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GET INVOLVED AND HAVE FUN                         WESTERN CAREERHUB                                  GYMS AND FITNESS
                                                  As a Western Sydney University student             Western Sydney University offers gyms
Student Representation and Participation
                                                  we can help you plan your career, provide          and fitness facilities on most campuses.
If you want to be a voice for your peers at the
                                                  feedback on your resume, help with your job        Facilities include large, bright and spacious
University, join the Student Representative
                                                  hunt and prepare for interviews. We offer:         air-conditioned premises. Approachable
Council: orgsync.com/81000
                                                  ≥≥ career and resume advice – face-to-face,        experienced staff deliver exceptional personal
OR                                                                                                   training programs, conduct health tests, offer
                                                     over the phone and online consultations
Why not join or set up your own club or           ≥≥ resources – a repository of self-paced, self-   nutritional guidance and give you appropriate
society: orgsync.com/80999                           help material that suits your busy life         support throughout your fitness and lifestyle
                                                  ≥≥ jobs – on and off-campus jobs, international    journey. Visit gym.westernsydney.edu.au for
There’s always something happening on                                                                more information.
                                                     internships and volunteer opportunities
campus, including free breakfasts! Checkout
                                                  ≥≥ workshops – build your practical job-
what’s on by visiting: westernsydney.edu.au/
                                                     seeking skills
campuslife/campus_life
                                                  ≥≥ career expos and events – meet your future
                                                     employers and industry peers
Lead Engage Aspire Develop (LEAD)                 ≥≥ tailored information for our
is a SSAF funded leadership program helping          international students. Visit
you build confidence, communication and              westernsydney.edu.au/careers
leadership skills. This flexible program
includes interactive workshops, conference
attendance and much more. Whether you
want to open your own company later,
become a pro at negotiations or give back
to the community you can develop core
leadership skills with LEAD.
westernsydney.edu.au/lead

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