The University of Canberra is set in a unique environment. The Campus is a haven of clean air, tall trees and native vegetation, with many different birds, including white cockatoos, and resident kangaroos.
Academic standards are high and career results are excellent. The university has produced over sixty thousand graduates. Many now occupy senior positions in the professions, the corporate world and the public service of Australia and several other countries. Others have become prominent writers, journalists, performers and sports men and women. The University prides itself on professionally preparing students for professional life.
There are more than ten thousand full time students, working towards undergraduate Bachelors Degrees and Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates, Diplomas, Masters degrees or Doctorates.
The University established a second campus in Brisbane in 2002. The campus, at South Bank, offers courses in a range of disciplines and augments the many activities of the University throughout Australia and at many off-shore localities.
The University aims to provide the highest level of professional undergraduate education in Australia. It educates students for approximately 30 different professions, among them information technology, management, law, accounting, engineering, teaching, modern languages, marketing, journalism, design, architecture, biomedical science, psychology, nursing, environmental science and sports studies. UC has one of the highest employment rates for graduates in Australia. Courses are organised within three Academic Divisions: Business, Law and Information Sciences, Communication and Education and Health, Design and Science.
UC offers full-time and part-time courses at undergraduate and graduate level. A variety of short courses are available through its professional development programs. The University also provides a full range of professional education services to meet the training and development needs of organisations such as professional bodies and government departments. Residents of the Australian Capital Region and nearby areas also have the opportunity each year to attend UC's Open Day to learn more about the courses and opportunities that UC offers.
UC provides postgraduate professional education. This is increasingly being provided in flexible formats involving intensive teaching, web-based courses and distance education. In addition, the University carries out research, training and development for the advancement of the professions. It has a strong record of achievement in applied and professional research and consultancy work that contributes directly to the knowledge base of professional practice and the quality of life.
The University of Canberra is the Australian university with a global outlook - young, dynamic and innovative, and making the professional difference.