The programs within the School of Arts & Sciences are challenging and innovative. They reflect both the continuing strengths of the traditional disciplines and emerging areas of critical enquiry and technology. Depending on their areas of specialisation, graduates are suited to employment in many different work settings. Notre Dame graduates can be found in a range of occupations in both the public and private sectors, using their knowledge and skills in diverse ways.

Course Fee:

$34,857.00

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; admissions interview; mature age applicants should achieve completion of a pre-university course at an approved college/TAFE, or a satisfactory result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Structure:

24 semester length units. Most students in the Bachelor of Arts degree choose to undertake a second major (8 units) or minor (6 units), thus fulfilling the requirements in 2 disciplines.

Subjects you can Study:

Fremantle: Archaeology; Behavioural science; Business studies; English literature; Environmental science; Film & screen production; Geography; History; Journalism; Marketing & public relations; Media; Philosophy; Politics & international relations; Social justice; Theology; Theatre studies. Sydney: Advertising; Applied psychology; Business; Counselling; English Literature; Film and Screen Production; History; Human Resource Management; Journalism; Liberal Arts; Marketing; Mathematics; Philosophy; Politics and International Relations; Public Relations; Social Justice; Sociology; Theatre Studies; Theology; Writing

Study Pathways:

Students who demonstrate higher levels of ability may be invited to undertake an additional Honours year. Applicants may consider a Notre Dame Australia enabling program as an alternative entry pathway.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 01032F

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney No info Yes Full time 3 years
Sydney No info Yes Part time 6 years
Fremantle No info Yes Full time 3 years
Fremantle No info Yes Part time 6 years

The University of Notre Dame Australia (est. 1989) is a distinctive national Catholic university with more than 11,000 students on its campuses in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney. Notre Dame excels in a number of key university indicators including: Graduate Employment Rate, Teaching Quality, Overall Satisfaction and Skills Development (qilt.edu.au). 

Students are the heart of Notre Dame’s mission and are supported to develop their personal and professional goals. Central to the experience of study at Notre Dame is the Core Curriculum, which encourages students to explore life’s bigger and deeper questions within an ethical framework. 

Notre Dame’s unique admissions process considers the whole person taking personal qualities, motivation to study and community service into consideration, in addition to the ATAR score. Students apply directly to the University. 

Why Choose Notre Dame? 

You’re a person, not a number
Underpinned by a commitment to pastoral care, Notre Dame offers a personalised educational experience in a learning environment designed to help students grow personally and professionally. 

Students love Notre Dame
Notre Dame is the top university in WA and NSW for ‘Overall Quality of Educational Experience’, ‘Teaching Quality’ and ‘Student Support’ according to the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Teaching and Learning (qilt.edu.au). 

Our graduates get jobs
Ninety-four per cent of Notre Dame graduates secure employment shortly after leaving university – the highest rating in Australia (qilt.edu.au). 

Real, practical training
Students learn from academics who are leaders in their fields and benefit from the latest industry insights. Combined with high levels of practical experience, students graduate well-equipped for their profession.

Personalised approach to admission
Notre Dame’s unique admissions process considers the whole person. Entry to the University is based not only on a student’s academic record. Personal qualities, motivation to study, contribution to school and community and an interview with an academic staff member, are also key considerations. 

Our vibrant university Campuses

In the tradition of European university towns, students walk past cafés, shops and restaurants to get to their lectures and tutorials. Our beautiful, historic campus buildings and courtyards are situated in Fremantle's historic West End and the Sydney university precinct. This lends a distinctive character to Notre Dame as a university where students are truly be part of the vibrant, bustling neighbouring communities.  

Hear from our students and graduates - http://notredame.edu.au/unique.php 

Courses

At Notre Dame, students receive an excellent education for their future professions grounded in high levels of on-the-job and practical experience. The University offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, research, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and pathway courses taught by leaders in their fields. 

Courses are offered in the following areas:

  • Arts & Sciences: archaeology, behavioural sciences, communications and media, counselling, English literature, film and screen, history, journalism, politics, science, social justice, theatre students 
  • Business: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, public relations, sport and recreation management 
  • Education: early childhood, primary and secondary 
  • Health Sciences (Fremantle Campus only): outdoor recreation, health promotion, exercise and sport science, health and physical education, biomedical science
  • Law
  • Medicine (Postgraduate only): Pre-Medicine Certificate available at the Fremantle Campus
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Philosophy & Theology
  • Physiotherapy (Fremantle Campus only): Postgraduate courses available in Burn and Trauma Rehabilitation (online)
  • Pathways: alternative entry and academic enabling programs are also available 
  • VET courses (Broome Campus only): – nursing, education, health and community services 

Notre Dame’s courses in the areas of accounting, counselling, education, human resource management, law, management, medicine, nursing and midwifery, and physiotherapy all meet accreditation requirements of the relevant state, national and/or professional bodies. 

The University is also home to three research institutes:

Core Curriculum

The University’s Core Curriculum introduces students to philosophy, ethics and theology within the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Philosophy and theology are essential resources for a critical mind. Students develop their capacity to think critically, justify their views and respond to some of the greatest arguments ever offered on the most important questions ever asked. Combined with excellent academic and practical skills, students graduate with a heightened ability to think and reason – all with a sound ethical grounding.

Work Integrated Learning

Notre Dame empowers students to thrive in a competitive job market by equipping them with the skills employers require. Opportunities available for students through Notre Dame’s degree programs include internship and practicum placements, mentoring, industry-led workshops, volunteering and overseas immersion opportunities through the Study Abroad and In the World and For the World programs. 

Scholarships

Each year Notre Dame offers a range of scholarships for current students, thanks to the generosity of the University’s key benefactors. The scholarships reward the academic achievements of applicants studying at Notre Dame and provide them with financial support for their future studies.

How to apply

The University seeks to enrol students who wish to make a special contribution to society. Notre Dame’s admissions process considers every applicant on an individual basis. Students apply directly to the University. Entry to Notre Dame is based on: 

  • Personal qualities, motivation to study and academic potential
  • Contribution to school, church or community life
  • Academic record
  • An interview with a member of the university’s academic staff

Fees

Notre Dame offers both full-fee places and Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs). CSPs can be expected by most commencing students enrolling in biomedical science, education, health and physical education, medicine, nursing and physiotherapy courses. Domestic students may be able to defer their tuition fees through the federal government’s HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP loan schemes.

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