History, Affiliations and Rankings
When the former University of Ballarat and Monash University's Gippsland Campus merged, Federation University Australia was born. Federation University Australia has existed in various incarnations and under several names since its founding in 1870 as the School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) to train generations of engineers, nurses, and teachers. The University has academic affiliations with the Regional Universities Network (RUN). The courses at the University have received accreditation from Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, Victorian Institute of Teaching, Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, Australian Association for Social Work and Certified Practicing Accountant Australia. Federation University is not only one of the top 250 young universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education, but they're also highly regarded in Australia. For the past six years, they've ranked first in Victoria for graduate outcomes.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
With campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, Federation University is regional Victoria's largest education institution, with about 1,300 people dedicated to teaching excellence and student support. The Mt Helen Campus, located 10 kilometres from the Ballarat city core, offers TAFE and higher education study choices. It is surrounded by 110 hectares of parkland and natural vegetation. More than 4,500 students attend classes on campus, which are housed in state-of-the-art facilities that feature specialised equipment necessary for modern teaching and learning. The Gippsland Campus's science, nursing, and midwifery labs are equipped with the most up-to-date technology, while the leisure facility, golf course, art gallery, café, and event facilities offer a variety of recreational opportunities. The University offers a total of 310 courses across various disciplines.
Accomplishments and Alumni
For the past six years, they have ranked first in Victoria for graduate outcomes. Furthermore, they were ranked number one in Australia for first-generation student enrolments, number one in Victoria for graduate full-time employment, skills development, student assistance, and social equity in the Good Universities Guide 2022. The instructional facilities and equipment are of the greatest quality, ensuring that their students are well equipped for careers in industry and research. The University contributes over $230 million in real GDP across campus regions and research has a direct value of nearly $11 million. The alumni community is diverse and extensive, made up of people from every age group, all walks of life and found all over the globe. Some of the notable names are Henry Sutton, Australian inventor, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson of Biocon and Martin Andanar, Filipino TV personality.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
There are 11,010 undergraduate students and 5,607 graduate students in the university. At the University, there are 1280 full-time employees. Federation University's student body is made up of students from all over the world. Students will have a positive and enriching on-campus experience as a result of the mix of Australian and international cultures. Some of the top recruiters of University graduates are IBM, Deloitte, Commonwealth Bank and BHP.