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University of South Australia

Adelaide, Australia

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Bachelors in Engineering (honours), BDes in Product Design, Masters of Engineering, Masters of Data Science

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

The University of South Australia (UniSA) was founded in 1991 in the Australian state of South Australia, but its roots can be traced back to the late 1800s. The forerunners of today’s UniSA were the South Australian School of Art, founded in 1856, the first of several Teacher Training Colleges formed in 1876, and the School of Mines and Industries which was established in 1889.  These schools were well-known for offering high-quality education and meeting the demands of the fledgling colony of South Australia. The University is affiliated with the Australian Technology Network (ATN), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Universities Australia (UA). Economics, Business, Public, Environmental & Occupational Health, Social Sciences and Public Health are the top 150 ranked programmes at the University. According to the Times Higher Education, the university is ranked between #301-350 in the World University Rankings 2022, between #101-200 in the Impact Rankings 2021, and joint #45th in the World Reputation Rankings. It's ranked at #326 in the QS World Rankings for 2022. The other two categories released by QS, namely QS WUR Rankings by Subject 2022 and Graduate Employability, the university is ranked between #51-100 and #301-500 respectively.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The University of South Australia has 6 campuses namely, City West campus, City East Campus, Magill campus, Mawson Lakes campus, Whyalla campus and Mount Gambier campus. UniSA City West features cutting-edge studios and modern learning spaces for students studying business, law, art, architecture, planning and design. City West is home to the stunning Pridham Hall, Bradley Building, and MOD, a futuristic museum of discovery, and is surrounded by cultural institutions and live music venues, as well as Adelaide's biomedical area. The University offers 35+ career and study areas in undergraduate degrees, graduate programs and research fields to explore.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

UniSA has been named a Top 50 Professional Collaboration University in the 2021 Global University Career Development Awards. The university received a grant in which three UniSA researchers will share in a $10 million funding pool to help protect Australia against the health impacts of climate change. A UniSA PhD graduate has been recognised for her outstanding research with a South Australian Science Excellence and Innovation Award. The National NAIDOC Committee has selected a UniSA psychology student as the Youth of the Year. The list of achievements of the University, its students and alumni are unending. The University has a prestigious network of more than 212,000 alumni living in over 134 countries.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

UniSA Sport features a vast range of sporting clubs, from hockey and basketball to badminton and gridiron, and the student association coordinates all sorts of academic, cultural, and academic organisations and societies across campuses. There are a total of 19,593 students enrolled at the university, out of which 4,886 are overseas students. The degrees are designed in partnership with industry and have placements and professional experience embedded to help students develop their skills and enhance their employability. UniSA’s placement and internship programs provide opportunities to learn from experts in a real-world setting.

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