Western Sydney University (WSU) is a modern, progressive university committed to offering relevant courses for today’s rapidly changing world. We aim to ‘Bring Knowledge to Life’ by combining academic study with hands-on practical experience, giving graduates the knowledge to succeed as well as the practical skills needed to solve problems and move forward in their careers. Our programs are taught by academics who are leaders in their field and work hard to share their knowledge and passion with every student.With a student population of under 36,000, WSU is one of the largest universities in Australia. The University is a multi-site university with six campuses spread across Greater Western Sydney. The campuses are located at Bankstown, Blacktown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Penrith, and Parramatta. Modern, green and friendly, the campuses provide a welcoming study environment and are served by both public transport and major roads.
Research & Services
Our reputation for research excellence has placed us in the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) funding top 20, underlining our position among the best in the country. In humanities, social sciences, and education we have achieved a ranking of eighth (across 2005–2009). Our research centres and programs attract international, national and local interest and contribute to developments that are making a difference in contemporary life. Our commitment is also supported by a $50million funding for the next 10 years to strengthen our designated research centres.
At WSU, we offer support services to all students as well as extra services to international students to assist them achieve their personal, academic and ultimate career goals. Once students arrive in Australia, an airport reception and orientation programs are offered to help you settle in to WSU. Our campuses, spread across Greater Western Sydney, provide purpose built facilities designed to give students room to think and learn. WSU students have access to world class facilities such as the new $47.5 million School of Medicine, the Centre for Cultural Research, MARCS Auditory Laboratories, moot courts, nursing laboratories, the Confocal Bio-Imaging Facility, Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Facility, language laboratories, conference interpreting facilities, and Robotic Assembly Laboratory.
WSU provides a variety of affordable, quality on-campus accommodation to suit the needs and lifestyles of our students. The residential facilities represent genuine ‘living and learning communities’ with unique support networks and easy access to academic assistance.
“I am studying international business at WSU, and the studies have broadened my way of thinking. The courses involve a lot of research findings based on current events which just makes them all the more interesting.
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Western Sydney University latest news
Flying on board a NASA aircraft is the dream of every scientist and astronomer. Now, it will be a reality for ’s Professor Miroslav Filipovic.
Professor Filipovic, from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, will be the second Australian scientist in history to fly on NASA’s specially redesigned Boing 747 airborne observatory.
The aircraft is named SOFIA which stands for Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy and carries a 2.7 metre telescope. …
A academic has been recognised for his work in astronomy, extra-terrestrial (ET) intelligence and physics, with an induction into one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious international scientific societies.
Dr Ragbir Bhathal from the University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics has been elected a Fellow of the London Royal Astronomical Society.
The fellowship highlights Dr Bhathal’s active role in the field of astronomy, astrophysics and physics, including his outstanding contributions through his books Under the Southern Cross, …
Western Sydney’s construction industry will be challenged to reconsider its future, at a conference co-hosted by ’s Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) and Australia’s leading industry voice on construction transformation PrefabAUS.
The conference – Construction Opportunities in Western Sydney: Modernise or Die – will bring together NSW’s major construction agencies, policy makers, academics and industry and feature a keynote by internationally renowned thought leader on the future of construction, Mark Farmer. …
Three researchers from have been accepted into the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts. Members of the college are selected based on their multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise.
Professor Scott Holmes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Engagement, Development and International), says the appointments reflect the University’s continued history of impactful research.
“This success adds to Western’s continuing contribution to the advancement of knowledge and research innovation in Australia,” says Professor Holmes.
In 2018, …
Multi-million dollar Science Building a boost for STEM education and research in Western Sydney
has launched its new $30 million Science Building on its Parramatta South campus, significantly expanding the University’s capacity to produce the highest quality science, psychology, social work and art therapy graduates and researchers for the Western Sydney region.
Opened by NSW Minister for Education, The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, the three-storey building is a much-anticipated infrastructure project for the University. …