University of Canberra

Introduction

It’s all about you

The University of Canberra is a vibrant government university where your future is what matters most. We are recognised internationally, ranked in the top 100 young universities in the world and have big plans for your future.

We don't just focus on the theory of things, we like to teach our students in the way that they would be working. It's what we call work-integrated learning and it's a big reason that our students are highly sought after and amongst the highest paid and most employable in Australia.

Our courses

With over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees spanning across 28 broad areas of study, there's sure to be a career path to suit you at UC.

Our study areas include:

  • Accounting and management
  • Built environment and design
  • Communication and media
  • Creative and cultural practice
  • Education
  • Government and policy
  • Health and sport
  • Law and justice
  • Engineering, IT and Data
  • Science

A little about us

Established as a university in 1990, the University of Canberra has earned a reputation for producing some of the country’s most employable graduates. Our students are in high demand with employers across Australia and around the world.

We have a diverse community of more than 17,500 students, 2,500 staff and 78,000 alumni in over 105 countries.

Only 10 minutes from the Canberra CBD and just five minutes from Belconnen town centre, the Bruce campus is set on 120 hectares of picturesque native bushland.

Our campus lifestyle revolves around our coffee shops, restaurants, bars, lounges and lawns. There are a number of professional and social clubs and societies and sports teams to take part in, plus regular social events. We’re also the home of the ACT Brumbies, the WNBL Canberra Capitals and a host of professional and elite athletes.

The university has recently signed contracts to allow over $2 billion worth of investment onto the campus, including a technology hub and health precinct featuring our very own public hospital. So come and study at a truly innovative university writing its own history.

Can’t come to Canberra? Look into the courses available from our partners in Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland.

Why UC?

  1. The University is based in Canberra, the capital city of Australia and the seat of Australia’s federal government and parliament.
  2. The University of Canberra has been named among the world’s ‘Top 100 young universities’ in the prestigious 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.
  3. The University of Canberra is ranked in the prestigious ‘Top 100 universities under the age of 50’ in the 2016-17 QS Young University Rankings.
  4. Our degrees focus on developing skills for the real world, with an emphasis on 'Work-integrated learning' across the curriculum.
  5. Flexible pathways are available to the university through the University of Canberra College.
  6. UC’s graduate employment rate is 90 percent (above the national university average of 89%).
  7. UC graduates’ starting salaries across all study areas are on average $58,000 per year (above the national university average of $56,000).
  8. UC has it all - tuition fees are moderate, classes sizes are small, academic standards are high and our degrees are respected worldwide.
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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master of Business Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2019 Australia Canberra

Consider yourself the next Steve Jobs or Lorna Jane? This course provides high-level managers and would-be entrepreneurs with a strong business knowledge base and a range of varied and expert communication skills, which will enable you to thrive in the business world – whether it be in the domestic, international or legal arenas. [+]

Make management your business

Consider yourself the next Steve Jobs or Lorna Jane? This course provides high-level managers and would-be entrepreneurs with a strong business knowledge base and a range of varied and expert communication skills, which will enable you to thrive in the business world – whether it be in the domestic, international or legal arenas.

You’ll learn how to fine-tune your researching abilities, analyse complex problems and select the appropriate strategies when developing solutions. You can also fine-tune your qualifications with a range of elective subjects in the areas of Public Administration, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business, Information Systems and Urban and Regional Planning, or you can choose to complete a more generalist qualification by selecting six electives from various fields.... [-]


Master of Communication

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2019 Australia Canberra

The Master of Communication specialises in exploring contemporary communication theories, strategic planning and social media, and asks you to apply these in the context of a major research project. [+]

Master your marketing communication skills

The Master of Communication specialises in exploring contemporary communication theories, strategic planning and social media, and asks you to apply these in the context of a major research project.

You can choose to take the Strategic Communication path, where you concentrate on contemporary communication, social theory and how critical issues develop, or the Marketing Communication path, where you’ll explore how advertising, public relations, promotions and direct marketing combine to create effective marketing communication strategies. This course is especially suited to senior communication managers looking to develop their skills and will prepare you for opportunities in commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors.... [-]


Master of Education Studies

Campus Full time 4 - 12 semesters January 2019 Australia Canberra

If you are keen to address some of the key challenges facing education and help develop professional learning communities across Australia and around the world, then this course is an outstanding springboard for an impressive leadership career within the education sector. [+]

Be at the forefront of educational change

If you are keen to address some of the key challenges facing education and help develop professional learning communities across Australia and around the world, then this course is an outstanding springboard for an impressive leadership career within the education sector.

During this two-year course, you will examine international policy trends and learn to develop evidence-based curriculums to improve education practices. Combining your professional knowledge and capabilities, you will develop a substantial research paper, which you will then present as part of a group-based capstone unit.

At the completion of your course, you will have a solid understanding of the issues facing education, both locally and globally, and will be ready to enhance your career as a senior professional in education.... [-]


Master of Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2019 Australia Canberra

If you are an engineering graduate looking to gain an advanced qualification in your field, then you really can’t go past our master’s degree. [+]

Engineer your own career advancement

If you are an engineering graduate looking to gain an advanced qualification in your field, then you really can’t go past our master’s degree. With a strong emphasis on Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and real-world problem solving, you will undertake a major research project, allowing you to implement high-quality information systems.

Combining this with the course’s 12 weeks of practical work experience will provide you with the ability to meet the intricate demands of the information and telecommunications industries. You will graduate ready to impress in a senior position within your specialisation, whether you have chosen a network or software engineering path to follow.... [-]


Master of Information Technology and Systems

Campus Full time 4 - 12 semesters January 2019 Australia Canberra

Designed especially for those with no formal IT study or employment background, this course addresses the key areas of the ‘Skills Framework for the Information Age’ and will fire up your motivation for becoming a professional in the field. [+]

Shape your career in IT with the help of UC

If you would like to progress a career in ICT, but currently have no experience in it, then this course is the stepping stone you need. Designed especially for those with no formal IT study or employment background, this course addresses the key areas of the ‘Skills Framework for the Information Age’ and will fire up your motivation for becoming a professional in the field. You will gain an effective introduction to software technology and engineering practice, studying the fine details of database design and engineering management.

This accommodating course offers a variety of delivery modes to help you balance your study with other commitments, including weekday classes during business hours and in the evenings. As part of UC’s commitment to Work Integrated Learning (WIL), you can choose to undertake an internship with a professional practice, which will help you gain the necessary practical skills for securing your chosen IT role upon graduation.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

Campus Full time 4 - 12 semesters January 2019 Australia Canberra

Consider yourself a bean counting extraordinaire but need an accounting major? Then this course will help you negotiate that cash-generating career ladder by giving you a sound theoretical knowledge base, allowing you to perform high-level financial transactions and nimbly navigate your way through an increasingly complex global business environment. [+]

Be accountable for your own future

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) has been carefully designed in close consultation with industry to equip you with the professional and technical skills desired by professional services firms.

You will undertake an academically challenging program with a strong emphasis on practical skills. In addition, you can undertake a suite of optional activities, such as networking with practitioners, to enhance your professional skills and get a head start in reaching your career objectives.

Study a Master of Professional Accounting at UC and you will: develop an advanced and integrated understanding of accounting and the related disciplines required to practice as an accountant perform high-level accounting and financial transactions and navigate in an increasingly complex legal, economic and global business environment analyse, synthesise and interpret complex financial information, problems, concepts and theories make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions while demonstrating a high level of personal autonomy and accountability. Work Integrated Learning ... [-]

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University of Canberra

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601 AU