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Street:Building A14


Province:New South Wales

Post Code:2006

Tel.:+61(2) 9351-2222

Fax:+61(2) 9351-4596


Other Sites

Also Teaching Hospitals and Study Abroad Programme

Institution Funding



Founded 1850. The oldest University in Australia. Cumberland College of Health Sciences, Sydney College of the Arts, N.S.W. State Conservatorium of Music and two parts of Sydney College of Advanced Education, Institute of Nursing Studies, and Sydney Institute of Education (formerly Sydney Teachers' College) amalgamated with the University 1990.

Academic Year

February to December (February-June; July-December)

Admission Requirements

Secondary higher school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent, or previous tertiary study. Direct entrance to second year on completion of studies in another tertiary institution. Overseas students must show proficiency in English (6.5 IELTS or 577 TOEFL minimum with a test of written English minimum of 4.5)



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Michael Spence

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Stephen Garton

Job title:Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

top Divisions

Centre : Advanced Materials Technology

Fields of study:Polymer and Plastics Technology

Centre : Advanced Structural Engineering

Fields of study:Civil Engineering

Centre : Advanced Technologies in Animal Genetics

More details:Reprogen

Centre : Animal Immunology Research

Fields of study:Immunology, Zoology

Centre : Australian Mekong Resource Centre

More details:AMRC

Centre : Australian National Genomic Information Service

Fields of study:Biology, Genetics

Centre : Biological Information and Technology

Fields of study:Biotechnology

More details:SUBIT

Centre : Celtic Studies

Fields of study:Celtic Languages and Studies

Centre : Classical Civilizations

Fields of study:Ancient Civilizations, Classical Languages

Centre : Clinical Trials

Fields of study:Clinical Psychology

More details:National Health and Medical Council Centre of

Centre : Design Computing and Cognition

Fields of study:Computer Graphics, Design

More details:Key Centre

Centre : English Teaching

Fields of study:English

Centre : Environmental Law

More details:Australian Centre

Centre : European Studies

Centre : Finite Element Analysis

Fields of study:Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

Centre : Geotechnical Research

Fields of study:Civil Engineering

Centre : Health Economics Research and Evaluation

More details:CHERE

Centre : Health Promotion

Fields of study:Health Education

More details:Australian Centre

Centre : Heavy Metals Research

Fields of study:Chemistry

Centre : Human Aspects of Science and Technology

Centre : Industrial Relations Research and Teaching

Fields of study:Industrial Management, Labour and Industrial Relations

More details:ACIRRT

Centre : Innovation and International Competitiveness

Fields of study:International Business, Marketing

Centre : Mathematics Learning

Fields of study:Mathematics

Centre : Medieval Studies

Centre : Molonglo Observatory

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science

Centre : Nitrogen Fixation

More details:SUNfix; Syndey University Nitrogen Fixation Centre

Centre : Optical Fibre Technology

Fields of study:Information Technology, Optical Technology

Centre : Organic Synthesis

Fields of study:Organic Chemistry

Centre : Peace and Conflict Studies

Fields of study:Peace and Disarmament

Centre : Polymer Colloids

Fields of study:Polymer and Plastics Technology

More details:Key Centre

Centre : Precision Agriculture

Fields of study:Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Crop Production

More details:Australian Centre

Centre : Risk, Envrionment, Systems Technology and Analysis

Fields of study:Chemical Engineering

Centre : Rural Sustainability

Centre : Salinity Assessment and Management

Fields of study:Soil Science, Water Science

Centre : Visualisation Lab

Fields of study:Computer Graphics, Computer Networks, Data Processing

More details:VISLAB

College : Health Sciences

Fields of study:Dentistry, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Surgery, Treatment Techniques

College : Humanities and Social Sciences

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Fine Arts, Information Sciences, Law, Music, Social Sciences, Social Work, Vocational Counselling

College : Sciences and Technology

Fields of study:Agriculture, Architecture, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Rural Planning, Science Education, Technology, Veterinary Science

Faculty : Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Fields of study:Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Agrobiology, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production, Food Science, Plant and Crop Protection, Soil Science, Water Science

Faculty : Architecture

Fields of study:Architectural Restoration, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Regional Planning, Structural Architecture, Town Planning

Faculty : Arts

Fields of study:Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Celtic Languages and Studies, Chinese, Classical Languages, Contemporary History, English, Fine Arts, French, German, Grammar, Greek, Hebrew, History, Indic Languages, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Modern Languages, Music, Philology, Philosophy, Phonetics, Prehistory, Russian, South and Southeast Asian Languages, Spanish, Speech Studies, Statistics, Terminology, Thai Languages, Translation and Interpretation, Writing

Faculty : Dentistry

Fields of study:Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Radiology

Faculty : Economics and Business

Fields of study:Accountancy, Administration, Banking, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Econometrics, Economic History, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Industrial Management, Institutional Administration, International Business, Labour and Industrial Relations, Law, Management, Management Systems, Marketing, Public Administration, Transport Economics

Faculty : Education and Social Work

Fields of study:Curriculum, Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Higher Education Teacher Training, Literacy Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Social Policy, Special Education

Faculty : Engineering

Fields of study:Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Faculty : Health Sciences

Fields of study:Community Health, Dietetics, Health Sciences, Hygiene, Occupational Health, Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Administrative Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Public Law

Faculty : Medicine

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Community Health, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Parasitology, Pathology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Urology, Venereology, Virology

Faculty : Nursing

Fields of study:Anatomy, Chemistry, Community Health, Dietetics, Hygiene, Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology

Faculty : Pharmacy

Fields of study:Pharmacology, Pharmacy

More details:Orange Campus

Faculty : Rural Management

Fields of study:Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Farm Management, Horticulture, Management, Rural Planning

More details:Orange College

Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Applied Physics, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Entomology, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Immunology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Microbiology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Nuclear Physics, Nutrition, Optics, Pharmacy, Physics, Psychology, Soil Science, Solid State Physics, Statistics, Thermal Physics, Zoology

Faculty : Sydney College of Arts

Faculty : Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Fields of study:Conducting, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Performing Arts, Singing

Faculty : Veterinary Science

Fields of study:Animal Husbandry, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Veterinary Science

Foundation : Chemical Engineering

Fields of study:Chemical Engineering

Foundation : Chemistry

Fields of study:Chemistry

More details:Cornforth

Foundation : Civil Engineering

Foundation : Dairy Research

Foundation : Earth Resources

Fields of study:Natural Resources

Foundation : Electrical Engineering

Foundation : Information Technology

Fields of study:Information Technology

More details:Research Foundation

Foundation : Inorganic Chemistry

Foundation : Nutrition Research

Foundation : Physics

Fields of study:Physics

More details:Science Foundation

Foundation : Planning Research

Fields of study:Public Administration, Urban Studies

Foundation : Poultry Research

Fields of study:Food Science, Meat and Poultry

Foundation : Save Sight Institute

Fields of study:Ophthalmology

Foundation : Veterinary Science

Fields of study:Veterinary Science

More details:Postgraduate

Foundation : Veterinary Science

Fields of study:Veterinary Science

Foundation : Warren Centre of Advanced Engineering

Fields of study:Engineering

Graduate School : Government

Fields of study:Administration, Government

More details:Run jointly with the University of New South Wales

Graduate School : Government

Institute : Astronomy

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science

Institute : Marine Science

Fields of study:Marine Science and Oceanography

Institute : Medical Physics

Institute : Plant Breeding

Fields of study:Plant and Crop Protection

Institute : Teaching and Learning

Institute : Transport Studies

Fields of study:Transport and Communications, Transport Management

Institute : Wildlife Research

Fields of study:Wildlife

Research Division : Accountancy Foundation

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business and Commerce

Research Division : Advanced Composite Structures

Fields of study:Materials Engineering

More details:Australian Cooperative

Research Division : Asia and Pacific

Fields of study:Asian Studies, Pacific Area Studies

Research Division : Asian Agribusiness

Fields of study:Agricultural Business

Research Division : Asian and Pacific Law

Fields of study:Comparative Law, Law

Research Division : Australian Marine Mammal

Fields of study:Marine Biology

Research Division : Autonomous

More details:Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence

Research Division : Biological Control of Pest Animals

Fields of study:Pest Management

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Centre

Research Division : Biosecurity, Emerging Infectious Diseases

Fields of study:Immunology

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Centre

Research Division : Criminology

Fields of study:Criminology

Research Division : Ecological Impacts of Coastal Cities

Fields of study:Coastal Studies, Ecology, Environmental Studies

Research Division : Field Robotics

More details:Australian Key Research Centre(ACFR)

Research Division : Fruit Fly

Fields of study:Fruit Production, Pest Management

Research Division : Herbal Medicines

Fields of study:Alternative Medicine

More details:Research and Education Centre

Research Division : Humanities and Social Sciences

More details:RIHSS

Research Division : IA Watson Grains

Fields of study:Crop Production, Food Science

Research Division : Ian Buchan Fell Housing

Research Division : Innovation Dairy Products

Fields of study:Crop Production, Food Science

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Centre

Research Division : Innovative Grain Food Products

Fields of study:Crop Production, Food Science

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Centre

Research Division : Mining

Fields of study:Mining Engineering

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Centre

Research Division : Nursing

Fields of study:Midwifery, Nursing

More details:Sydney Nursing Research Centre

Research Division : One Tree Island

Fields of study:Biology, Marine Biology

Research Division : Photonics

Fields of study:Optical Technology

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Center

Research Division : Polymers

Fields of study:Polymer and Plastics Technology

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Centre

Research Division : Quaternary Dating

Fields of study:Archaeology, Prehistory

Research Division : Rehabilitation

Fields of study:Rehabilitation and Therapy

Research Division : Rural Management

Fields of study:Agricultural Management

Research Division : Structural Biology and Structural Chemistry

Fields of study:Biology, Chemistry

Research Division : Stuttering Research

Fields of study:Speech Therapy and Audiology

Research Division : Sustainable Cotton Production

Fields of study:Crop Production

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Centre

Research Division : Sustainable Resource Processing

Fields of study:Chemical Engineering

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Centre

Research Division : Sustainable Rice Production

Fields of study:Crop Production, Food Science

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Centre

Research Division : Technology Enabled Capital Markets

Fields of study:Electrical and Electronic Engineering

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Centre

Research Division : Theoretical Astrophysics

Fields of study:Astrophysics

Research Division : Ultrahigh-Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems

Fields of study:Optical Technology

More details:Australian Cooperative Research Centre(CUDOS)

Research Division : Value-added Wheat Cooperative

Fields of study:Crop Production, Food Science

Research Division : Wave Physics

Unit : Electron Microscope

Fields of study:Atomic and Molecular Physics, Optical Technology

Unit : Spatial Science Innovation Unit

top Degrees

Bachelor Degree

Bachelor Honours Degree

Graduate Certificate/Diploma

Master Degree

Doctoral Degree


Also postgraduate certificates and undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas

Updated on 27-03-2014