Western Sydney University

When it comes to employers being happy with graduates they’ve hired,
 no other university in NSW ranks as highly as Western Sydney University. So, if you want a degree that has you armed with the skills and knowledge needed to be job ready and to have a thriving career, then come to Western. You’ll be happy you did. So, will your future employer.

Top reasons to study here

  • Western offers a range of study options within the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business.
  • Our on-campus facilities include libraries, computer laboratories, innovative social learning spaces, wireless internet, cafes, bars, gyms, sporting grounds.
  • With a range of on-campus clubs and associations there are also lots of opportunities to meet new people with similar interests and make friends.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (4)
Journalism & Media (2)

About

History

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) began operation on 1st January 1989, under the terms of the University of Western Sydney Act, 1988 which had been passed by the New South Wales Parliament in December 1988. However, the predecessors of the University date back as far as 1891 with the establishment of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College.

Education

If you're thinking about university study, WSU offers an outstanding range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research options across 10 campuses in Greater Western Sydney.

Research

Western Sydney University is a research institution driven by IMPACT.

We believe excellent research and practical outcomes are essential parts of our overarching research mission. Our research has real impact upon the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of our regional, national and international communities.

Career

As a student at The College, you have access to a wide range of career services and workshops to keep you on-track towards your chosen career path. With classes on CV writing, interview skills and more, we can set you up with the tools to land your first job out of University. For more information, see Student Services or your First Year Experience Coordinator.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
351 50
2018
401
2017
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
401 -100
2017
301
2016
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
498 53
2018
551
2017
551
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
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2018
320 43
2017
363
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Navigating around The College for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, especially with things like enrolment, choosing a timetable and working out where your classes are, so thankfully we have an excellent Student Services Team to help you. Located at Student Central, the friendly crew are willing to go above and beyond to ensure even the smallest queries have been answered.

Housing services

Living at The College means living among one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. With a variety of shopping centres, plazas, cinemas, apartments, entertainment venues, restaurants and cafés popping around our campuses, there has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Western Sydney community.

Whether you're looking to stay at Nirimba, Paramatta, Westmead, Penrith or Bankstown, there are a range of accommodation options to suit your lifestyle and budget, giving you every opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich and vibrant learning environment.

Library services

  • All Library resources are provided for academic use only. Access is granted and bound by the IT acceptable use of resources policy.
  • You can browse the electronic journals provided by the library using the Journals A-Z list.

Medical services

We understand people come to The College from all walks of life, and some struggle with personal obstacles such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and a range of hurdles that can prevent them from doing their best. If this sounds like you, our team of highly-trained counsellors are here to provide you with personal advice and support, from academic to personal issues no problem is too small.

Student Life

Campus life

One of the best things about life on campus is there's always something happening. From table tennis comps, e-sports and Unigames, to one of many social events organised by the University or clubs (including free breakfasts!), you're bound to find something that's right for you.

Sports facilities

As a College student, you have full access to more than 180 clubs, sport teams, associations and facilities Western Sydney University has to offer, giving you the ultimate University experience before you even graduate from The College. Clubs include coffee appreciation, yoga and meditation, the journalism society, and a range of sports clubs from soccer to quidditch. 

Student clubs

With over 150 Student Clubs to choose from, students have the opportunity to lead a vibrant social life on and off campus. If you can't find a clubs that peaks your interest, we can help you start your own and spread the word!

Student Reviews

Western Sydney University student review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Depending on which campus you study on your experience will differ, at my Bankstown campus I enjoyed the quiet learning environments and the friendly professors. Unfortunately the campus is closing as they are rebuilding in a more populated and lively area, which is great for public transport and student experience. I also studied at the Parramatta South campus and this...

On-going improvement in every aspect.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Many supportive staff works at my university. Those librarians and academic tutor quite support the international students to get through their language difficulties.

Western Sydney University - A Review From Someone Grateful
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

As a student from Bangladesh, my expectations were always centered around what I have experienced in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, I used study books and watched tutorials on the internet and that was about it. Not much interactive studies, not many interesting workshops. It all changed when I joined Western Sydney University. It baffles me when I see how fun learning can...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia