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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 over 48,000, 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 $50 million 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.

My advice? Take the plunge. This was the best decision I’ve ever made.”

V. Chung, Seneca College

Faculty/Program List

Faculty List

  • Arts
  • Business & Law
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Medicine
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Social Sciences & Psychology
  • Health & Science including Occupational Therapy

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Western Sydney University Ranked 11th in University Impact Rankings

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has been ranked 1st in the world for its work to address gender equality, and 2nd for reducing inequalities by promoting inclusive and equitable quality education, according to the inaugural Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

Overall, the University achieved a ranking of 11th – placing it in the top 20 universities worldwide, and the highest ranked university in Australia.

The University Impact Rankings are a new initiative by the highly-influential Times Higher Education (THE) organisation, …

Western Sydney University is Going to The Zoo

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has become the official Tertiary Education Partner of Sydney Zoo.

Committed to becoming Australia’s most advanced zoo, Sydney Zoo will focus on technology and innovation to improve animal welfare, visitor engagement, and education, which aligns with ’s scholarship and research goals.

Vice-Chancellor and President of , Professor Barney Glover, highlighted the unique opportunities the new partnership offered.

“Our strengths in research and teaching alongside technology and innovation will complement the state-of-the-art features of Sydney Zoo, …

Two WSU Researchers Awarded Prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Awards

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Two researchers, Dr Kate Umbers and Dr Genevieve Steiner, have been awarded the prestigious 2018 Young Tall Poppy Science Award – presented to Australia’s leading young scientific researchers and communicators.

The Award, presented by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), recognises excellence in early career research, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community.

Dr Genevieve Steiner is a cognitive neuroscientist from the NICM Health Research Institute and the University’s Translational Health Research Institute (THRI). …

Western Sydney University Academic To Embark On NASA Expedition

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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. …

Western Sydney University Lecturer Reaches For The Stars

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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, …

Location:Sydney, New South Wales
Population:4.6 million
Student Population:47,300
Strengths:Agriculture, Education, Health Science (Medicine)
Campus locations:Bansktown (Sydney)
Blacktown (Sydney)
Campbelltown (Sydney)
Hawkesbury (Sydney)
Paramatta (Sydney – Main Campus)
Penrith (Sydney)
CRICOS code 00917K