The University of Notre Dame Australia

Introduction

The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) is one of the rising stars of Australian universities. Founded through an Act of the Parliament of Western Australia in December 1989, it now has over 7000 students enrolled on its three campuses in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome. The University’s founding partner was the University of Notre Dame in the United States (NDUS), one of the world’s great Catholic universities and the benchmark for UNDA. It has provided UNDA with inspiration; counsel; ideas and models; ‘study abroad’ students and faculty; and the presence of its leaders on its Boards and governing councils.

Notre Dame Australia is an Australian university which has embraced both the modern Australian university tradition and the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic universities both in Europe and North America. It has sought to be a university which specialises in the excellence of undergraduate education. Its focus is the education and training of young people for entry to the major professions: medicine, law, teaching, nursing, accounting and finance, physiotherapy, counselling, health sciences and the priesthood.

The University is especially noteworthy for its role as a leader in the great traditional professional disciplines of Health and Education, so long associated with the mission of the Church in Australia. It has also assumed a special role in the education of, and service to, the indigenous people of northern Australia.

Notre Dame is a medium size, a private university which receives public funding in a number of areas. A significant number of students have spots in the health and education fields funded by the Australian Government. It is committed to ensuring that, as far as possible, students receive a personalised, high-quality education in a caring and friendly learning environment. About 10 percent of its student body is international.

The University aims to produce ‘industry ready’ graduates who are much in demand from Australian employers.

The University’s three campuses, in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome are strikingly beautiful and very convenient. They provide an ideal setting for a first-class undergraduate university experience.

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Programs

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Master of Arts – Theological Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 year January 2019 Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney + 3 more

Theology has always held a central place in the life and mission of the Christian community. Its central importance to the life of the community derives from the fact ... [+]

Master of Arts – Theological Studies (Coursework)

Theology has always held a central place in the life and mission of the Christian community. Its central importance to the life of the community derives from the fact that it is through Theology that the Church comes to understand its own faith and explains that faith to others.

Education in Theology is therefore indispensable to a person’s development of faith as it is central to the exercise of all ministries, lay and ordained, directed toward to the communication and sharing of that faith.

It explores, among others, such important issues as the nature of God, the kind of God revealed for us in Jesus Christ, the nature of personal identity and of humanity, human origins and destiny, Christian community and God’s presence with us now in the Spirit.... [-]


Master

Master of Business

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 48 months January 2019 Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney + 3 more

The Master of Business degree is available on the Fremantle Campus only. Each student will nominate a specialisation in Human Resource Management. [+]

The Master of Business degree is available on the Fremantle Campus only.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Students must complete 300 credit points as set out below:

(i) 125 credit points from five Foundation units

ET501 Business EthicsOR ET502 Ethical Issues in Professional LifeBS510 Accounting for ManagersBS550 MarketingBS560 Strategic ManagementBS562 Management Theory and Practice

(ii) 100 credit points from four major elective units.

(iii) 75 credit points from three elective units, provided that the unit has not been taken as part of a specialisation.

There are no practicum or internship requirements associated with the Master in Business.

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Master of Business Leadership

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2019 Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney + 3 more

The Master of Business Leadership is designed for those wishing to gain an advantage in order to secure a leadership role, whilst acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge ... [+]

Master of Business Leadership (Coursework)

Effectively leading (and inspiring) staff is not necessarily a skill that comes naturally to us all. Many leaders would argue that only through tertiary education, on-going professional development, a sound mentor and a constant thirst for knowledge did they acquire the skills and knowledge required to lead. A sound grounding in leadership theory and management practices will provide those wishing to advance their careers within any sector with a range of new and exciting opportunities.

The University of Notre Dame Australia takes pride in the personalised attention it gives to its students and individualised education. The School of Business offers a range of disciplines headed by leaders in their respective fields who have strong commercial and industry experience. This ensures that the School’s postgraduate programs are relevant and contemporary and embracing today’s rapidly changing global environment while maintaining academic rigour.... [-]


Master of Counselling

Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney + 2 more

This Master of Counselling is a full-time programme to be completed in two years and is offered by coursework, practical component and dissertation. This is a Masters programme, which is based on the scientist/practitioner model and has a significant practice component in it. [+]

This Master of Counselling is a full-time programme to be completed in two years and is offered by coursework, practical component and dissertation. This is a Masters programme, which is based on the scientist/ practitioner model and has a significant practice component in it.

PLACEMENT, SUPERVISION AND CASE STUDIES

Placements will be organised by the counselling coordinator and will take place off campus. A total of not less than 50 hours of counselling practice and not less than 30 hours of supervision will be a course requirement. Close communication will take place between the placement and the course coordinator. Two case studies will be submitted as a course requirement (one each semester) based on client counselling on placement.... [-]


Master of Environmental Management

Campus Full time Part time 18 months January 2019 Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney + 3 more

The Master of Environmental Management provides a postgraduate qualification for students or managers who wish to develop management and research skills. Subject to satisfactory progress students may apply to continue their studies via such higher degrees as a PhD. [+]

Why Study at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame Australia is proud of its small classes and caring community atmosphere as well as its commitment to excellence, pastoral care and social justice. The University is able to offer a uniquely personal approach to teaching and learning. As a consequence, Notre Dame can assist students to develop skills and confidence to enable them to succeed in their chosen field. Also, because Notre Dame is a town university, students have access to all the social, sporting and cultural activities Fremantle has to offer, making learning both an educational and a cultural experience.

Master of Environmental Management

Today, environmental issues, whether they are local or global, are a major concern of the community. The community now recognizes that a healthy environment is as important as a strong economy and a caring society for our future. While there has been a dramatic increase in society’s concern about the state of the environment it is only in the last several years that emphasis has been placed on seeking solutions to environmental problems through better management.... [-]


Master of Outdoor Education

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2019 Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney + 3 more

The philosophical approach of the Master of Outdoor Education program at Notre Dame includes a strong commitment to best practice in achieving a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and its relationship with the outdoors. [+]

Master of Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education courses in the School of Health Sciences aim to provide essential knowledge, practical skills and leadership qualities to individuals who want to teach in schools or Outdoor Education centres. Professionals in this field need to have the skills to design appropriate, needs-based and enjoyable programs to which clients are committed. They need to blend practical outdoor skills, evaluate needs, design and plan and implement safe Outdoor Education programs.

The philosophical approach of the Master of Outdoor Education program at Notre Dame includes a strong commitment to best practice in achieving a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and its relationship with the outdoors. Students will gain experiences in a range of outdoor activities as determined by accreditation in the National Outdoor Leadership Registration Scheme (NOLRS).... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2019 Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney + 3 more

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed for graduate undertaking a degree in a discipline other than accounting who wishes to undertake specialist studies to pursue a career in accounting. [+]

Master of Professional Accounting

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed for graduate undertaking a degree in a discipline other than accounting who wishes to undertake specialist studies to pursue a career in accounting. Graduates will gain the necessary qualifications to enter this dynamic and highly respected profession which is in great demand by industry and business, both in Australia and globally. The Master of Professional Accounting is the first step towards a passport to work anywhere in the world.

This is a fast track program to tertiary Accounting qualification. The program is endorsed by the National Institute of Accountants (NIA) and is accredited by both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICCA) and CPA Australia (CPAA). Successful completion of the Master of Accounting enables graduates to gain entry to either ICAA or the CPAA professional program.... [-]


Master of Teaching (Primary)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2019 Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney + 3 more

Notre Dame has a two-year Master of Teaching program that more than doubles the amount of practicum of a Diploma of Education and allows students to take a more graduated approach to the in-school development of teaching competence. [+]

Why Study at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame Australia is proud of its small classes and caring community atmosphere as well as its commitment to excellence, pastoral care, and social justice. The University is able to offer a uniquely personal approach to teaching and learning. As a consequence, Notre Dame can assist students to develop skills and confidence to enable them to succeed in their chosen field. Also, because Notre Dame is a town university, students have access to all the social, sporting and cultural activities Fremantle has to offer, making learning both an educational and a cultural experience.

Master of Teaching (Primary)

It has been standard practice in teacher training for students with relevant undergraduate degrees to proceed into a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education (Dip Ed) to gain a qualification to teach.... [-]


Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2019 Australia Fremantle Broome Sydney + 3 more

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) programme allows students to take a more graduated approach to the in-school development of teaching competence. [+]

Why Study at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame Australia is proud of its small classes and caring community atmosphere as well as its commitment to excellence, pastoral care and social justice. The University is able to offer a uniquely personal approach to teaching and learning. As a consequence, Notre Dame can assist students to develop skills and confidence to enable them to succeed in their chosen field. Also, because Notre Dame is a town university, students have access to all the social, sporting and cultural activities Fremantle has to offer, making learning both an educational and a cultural experience.

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

It has been standard practice in teacher training for students with relevant undergraduate degrees to proceed into a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education (Dip Ed) to gain a qualification to teach.... [-]