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The University of Notre Dame Australia is a Catholic university committed to ensuring that students receive a personalised, high quality and affordable education. It offers a caring and friendly learning environment, providing courses which are challenging, relevant and responsive to the student, employer and community needs.
Notre Dame follows the traditions and practices of Catholic higher education which, for centuries, in many countries across the world, has offered leadership in university education. It has derived much of its early inspiration and governance from its well-renowned founding partner, The University of Notre Dame Indiana, in the United States. Notre Dame Australia is now part of a very large worldwide network of Catholic universities and colleges.
The University was founded by an Act of Parliament in Western Australia in 1989. Notre Dame has a campus in the historic port city of Fremantle, another in the beautiful coastal town of Broome in the north-west of Western Australia and two sites in Sydney.
The Fremantle and Sydney campuses are located in historic precincts and feature beautifully restored buildings with leafy courtyard settings. As part of each town's vibrant community, students enjoy close access to the beach, shops, markets, sporting facilities, a myriad of cosmopolitan cafes and lively nightlife options of theatre and cinema. There are many public transport choices for travelling to beaches, zoos, parks, sporting
venues and riverbank retreats.
In Broome, the campus enjoys a beautiful tropical setting in the magnificent landscape of the Kimberley region - this is a truly different campus from any other in Australia offering a unique experience for students.
The University of Notre Dame Australia has more than 10,000 students over the three locations including a good proportion of mature age students. There are approximately eight percent international students from more than 60 different countries. This truly international mix contributes to the quality of the classroom experience for all students.
Notre Dame has a vibrant student life at each campus. Notre Dame's aim is to provide a holistic education which includes the physical, intellectual and spiritual aspect of the student. To this end the University provides a range of student services and clubs including:
- academic support programs
- peer mentoring programs
- careers advice
- sporting teams
- recreation clubs
- counselling services and equity support.
Notre Dame also offers campus liturgies, campus ministry and chaplaincy services and supports its students in Christian intellectual life and social justice programs.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Areas of Study
- Fremantle and Sydney (please check campus for available programs) - accounting and finance, behavioural science, commerce, communications and media, counselling, education, English literature, ethics, history, human resource management, law, legal studies, management, marketing and public relations, nursing, philosophy, politics and international relations, social justice, sociology, theatre studies and theology.
- Broome Campus - Aboriginal studies, education, ethics and nursing.
- Fremantle Campus only - this campus also provides programs in human biology, biological, environmental and health sciences. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest course listings.
The Notre Dame Learning Experience
Notre Dame strives for a friendly and caring learning environment with a focus on education for the professions. Most courses include internship components to ensure that a Notre Dame graduate is an industryready professional with excellent workplace experience and attractive to employers.
As a foundation to studies, all undergraduate courses include a required Core Curriculum in the areas of theology, philosophy and ethics. These studies are designed to provide a balance between the intellectual, professional and spiritual life of the student and to challenge conventional thinking. These liberal arts units hallmark a Notre Dame graduate as one who can critically and rationally examine values and concepts in professional life.