Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is a world-class university with a growing international reach and a reputation for academic excellence and impact-driven research. We are ranked in the top 3 per cent of universities in the world. We are unlocking the potential of the next generation of global citizens, leaders and change-makers.

At Western Sydney, learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Our strong ties to business organisations means you will get real-life work experience and practical skills in industry and the community. With these skills, we ensure you are set up for career success and a life you’ve always dreamed of. 

Western Sydney University’s research has been ranked as some of the best in Australia, with over 80 per cent of the University’s assessed research performing “at world standard” or “above world standard” in the Excellence in Research for Australia program. We invest in our research program to deliver outcomes that have global impact and makes significant contributions to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of our communities.

Located in Australia’s third largest and fastest growing economy, we offer study options combined with work-integrated learning. Through work experience placements, internships and volunteering opportunities, you’ll gain real-life experience, practical skills and knowledge that you need for your future career.




JOBS ON CAMPUS

The Western Sydney Careers team aims to coordinate and expand on-campus employment opportunities for all students. Our programs aim to provide students with paid professional experience on and off campus, as well as overseas and enhanced employability skills. The Jobs on Campus program can assist you to find jobs within the University and will help you financially while studying. Over two-thirds of Western Sydney University students combine study with work.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE 

At Western Sydney University we have a recruitment program that is specifically designed to link students with degree-relevant opportunities. With the support of our Careers Service, students can undertake placements in various areas such as website design, marketing, chemical testing, stormwater management, database development and social research.

ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

Western Sydney University offers a wide range of on-campus accommodation, providing you with high quality, affordable accommodation that gives a rich and balanced living and learning environment.

All of our villages are self-catered and fully furnished with a great range of accommodation options and 24-hour support on Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Nirimba, Parramatta and Penrith campuses. No matter which campus you choose, you'll find an exciting community of residents with plenty of events to help you live, learn and grow!

OTHER SERVCIES 

Western Sydney University provides excellent student support services including airport reception service, orientation programs, counselling, childcare, multi-faith services, 24-hour campus safety and security and well-equipped libraries. 

CAMPUSES 

Western Sydney University offers study options at nine campuses. All campuses are served by public transport and major roads.  

  • Bankstown 
  • Campbelltown 
  • Hawkesbury 
  • Nirimba 
  • Parramatta 
  • Parramatta City 
  • Penrith 
  • Sydney City 
  • Sydney Olympic Park



Audrey Chang, Malaysia

Bachelor of Forensic Science

The WSU Forensic Science degree allows you to gain hands-on practical experience, involving gathering evidence and conducting investigations at our very own Crime Scene House. This offers real-world experiences to students, allowing students to mirror what is shown in the CSI series! Students gain a better understanding of critical aspects of forensic investigations by processing crime scenes, which includes evidence collection, integrity to fingerprinting and a lot more. Audrey Chang, a high-achieving Malaysian student who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Forensic Science with Honours completed her honours year with NSW Police, where she worked with a new piece of equipment to analyse the sperm cells for evidence in sexual assault cases. Further to her honours study, Audrey has now applied for a PhD at WSU. Audrey was blown away with the Crime Scene House as soon as she saw it. "They have the fantastic Crime Scene House, which allowed me to gain hands-on experience. I got to wear the forensic suits. I never thought that I would actually get to do what the CSI series portrays! It was a very valuable experience which will definitely prepare me for the outside world. It makes it easier to understand and learn what lecturers are teaching in classes" said Audrey. Another highlight for Audrey was the digital forensic photography class as she got to use an SLR camera and learn how to take photos just like professional photographers. She was absolutely thrilled! "The units that are being offered in WSU's forensic course are up to date with the current technologies and are related to what is expected of the industry. Also, there are lecturers who are still involved in forensic work outside the university which is an added advantage since they know what is expected outside. This gives us a distinct advantage to anyone else studying at a different university."

Mayur Malleni, India

Master of Professional Accounting

For Indian student Mayur Malleni, studying in Australia, and in particular at the Western Sydney University, continues to be a positive experience. "You have time to get to know the place and hang out at the campus, getting involved with the crowd, and just experience everything." He is conscious that he has had an additional advantage in settling into a new home. "I have a wonderful family who take beautiful care of me". Having family here was the clincher for Mayur when he was thinking about leaving India to study overseas. Courses in the US beckoned, but his sister, Sushma Doddala, had other ideas, convincing him to consider Australia instead. And that wasn't Sushma's only advice. As a WSU graduate herself, she was keen to recommend the university to her brother. In India, Mayur completed a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and worked as an assistant manager at a bank. After a couple of years in this role, Mayur says he "didn't want to get stagnant in the job", so decided to pursue further study. Mayur is studying the Master of Vocational Accounting at WSU in Parramatta and believes it is really well designed for students like him who are new to accounting, with good support from the faculty. Another aspect of the program that attracted Mayur is that it provides a pathway to gain CPA accreditation, and this is next on his agenda when he completes his degree in July next year. Beyond graduation, Mayur says he would like to spend the next five years in Australia, gaining some experience working for a well-regarded accounting firm, but long-term he plans to return to India to build his own business. In the meantime, Mayur is enjoying living and studying in Australia. "I like the crowd very much - you can just pass off a joke that you couldn't get away with in India," he laughs.

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