Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

Emblem of Western Sydney University

Type Public
Established 1989
Endowment A$650 million (2013)[1]
Chancellor Peter Shergold AC
Vice-Chancellor Barney Glover
Academic staff 1,543
Administrative staff 1,813
Students 44,918
Undergraduates 37,033
Postgraduates 5,625
Location SydneyNSWAustralia
Campus Urban, total 1713.5 ha
Colours      Crimson
Affiliations ·         AACSB International

·         ACU

·         AMC

·         CAPA

·         IAU

·         Television Sydney

·         Universities Australia

Western Sydney University, formerly the University of Western Sydney, is an Australian multi-campus university in the Greater Western region of Sydney. It is a provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher research degrees with campuses in Banks town, Black town, Campbell town, Hawkesbury, Parramatta, and Penrith. It is currently ranked in the top 400 in the world in the 2014 QS World University Rankings and 19th in Australia in 2015
The university in its current form was founded in 1989 under the terms of the University of Western Sydney Act, 1988, which created a federated network university with an amalgamation between two trade schools – Nepean College of Advanced Education and Hawkesbury Agricultural College. The Macarthur Institute of Higher Education was incorporated into the university in 1989, and in 2001 the University of Western Sydney was restructured as a single multi-campus university rather than as a federation. In 2015, the university underwent a rebranding which resulted in a change in name from the University of Western Sydney to Western Sydney University.

When you take on postgraduate study you need to know it will fit with your busy career and lifestyle, and you also want to be confident you’ll emerge with usable and marketable qualifications.
We’re pragmatic, so our postgraduate programs are developed in consultation with industry and professional organizations to meet real-world needs. We know that learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Instead, we offer our postgraduates a combination of on-campus, online and clinical learning environments, with access to hands-on experience in professional and community settings – settings in which you can further your real-life skills and build on your industry network.
We place a strong emphasis on professional accreditation. And we combine an academic approach to critical thinking which encourages you to think independently and analytically.

We want you to reach your unlimited potential but realize you have limited time. With that in mind, we offer you a choice of flexible study options, as well as variable entry and exit points, to suit your schedule and your career goals.
If you want to take your professional skills to a higher level, advance your career prospects or pursue your passion for learning, the opportunities are unlimited at Western Sydney University. You can be confident we can help you meet your career goals.
“Our postgraduate programs are strongly career orientated, providing you with analytical and problem-solving skills and keeping you abreast of trends and changes.
Recent changes to the employment market have resulted in calls for higher professional standards and for graduates who can readily adapt to rapid technological and social change.

Western Sydney has a distinctive, innovative and high-impact research culture, committed to enhancing our region’s cultural, economic, environmental and educational development, and responsive to contemporary challenges in our region and beyond. Our internationally recognized Research Institutes and Centre have earned a reputation for outstanding performance in collative research with a focus on applying academic knowledge through partnerships with business, government and the community.”

Study resources

The Co-op (opens in new window)Opens in a new window (online and on campus bookstore)
Print Services
VUWS (opens in new window)Opens in a new window – the online learning environment at Western Sydney University
Academic literacy workshops
Workshops, programs and online resources
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
Library Study Smart – online learning help and face to face advisors
Mathematics Education Support Hub (MESH)
Mature age student support
Special Consideration
Study Coach
The Desk – skills for success
YourTutor – online study skills and help

Teaching support services
Counselling Service
Living and studying in Australia
Mental health and wellbeing information hub
Student Equity
Student Welfare Service
Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Services for International students
Bridging programs for academic writing
Skills workshops
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
Mature age student support
Careers – for Staff
Casual Room Bookings
Print Services