Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 2 percent of universities in the world. Over 70 per cent of the University's assessed research has been ranked at world class or better. The University is home to several research institutes, including the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Institute for Culture and Society, the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture and the Translational Health Research Institute. Each institute enhances the University's research strengths and expertise in areas such as climate change, water conservation, smart engineering, the changing social landscape and human-machine communication. The University boasts unique campuses across Western Sydney including Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool City, Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney City. Western Sydney University, The College, owned by the University, offers university pathway courses and VET courses at Bankstown, Nirimba, and Sydney Olympic Park. With a student population of more than 44,000 and 3,500 staff, Western Sydney University has grown to be one of the largest universities in Australia. The University is closely linked to Western Sydney, one of the nation's economic powerhouses where ten per cent of all Australians live, and has a teaching and research structure designed to meet the challenges of today's economy. Western Sydney University offers students a wide range of traditional disciplines combined with the latest in innovative thinking. Courses are delivered through innovative, relevant, engaging and flexible study options.
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Entry requirements for Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University may admit applicants to undergraduate courses on the basis of the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) or equivalent. The ATAR is concluded from the NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) examination, or an equivalent interstate or overseas examination, or other tests of academic potential, or such other qualifications or professional experience as the Academic Senate deems to be equivalent. The University has an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for applicants who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage. There are also alternative entry pathways for elite athletes, non school-leavers and regional and Indigenous students.
Transfering your previous study credits
Western Sydney University has agreed articulation arrangements with many NSW TAFE courses at Certificate IV and above. All other applications for credit transfer will be assessed on an individual basis. The University will guarantee course transfer for undergraduate degree students provided that they have successfully completed 40 credit points; and have attained a grade point average (GPA) of greater than 5 (which equates to a better than credit average). Any supplementary conditions required for enrolment in a particular course, such as the satisfactory completion of an audition or presentation of a portfolio, must also be met.
External study opportunities
UWS offers a range of online UG and PG courses.