University of south australia

UniSA is Australia’s university of enterprise and is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution established on the dual principles of equity and excellence.

With more than 32,000 students, the university is South Australia’s largest and was ranked 25th in the QS World University Rankings for institutions under 50 years old in 2015.

UniSA offers degree programs across a wide range of subjects including business, law, education, arts and social sciences, health sciences, information technology, engineering and the environment. A total of 88 per cent of UniSA graduates surveyed in 2014 were satisfied with the quality of their program.

On average over the past five years 90 per cent of UniSA graduates going on to full-time work  are employed in a professional occupation within four months of completing their degree

We believe a university's reputation is determined largely by the quality of its graduates, and are proud that more than 90 per cent of our graduates now in full-time work are employed in professional occupations within four months of completing their degrees.

Committed to accessibility

UniSA remains strongly committed to ensuring the opportunities offered by our programs are available to a diverse range of students and the ideas and discussions generated during our world-first online consultation initiative unijam were vital in the production of ‘Crossing the Horizon’, our strategic action plan 2013-2018, which has informed our consolidation and growth.

Committed to excellence

Our commitment to excellence is also reflected in the calibre of our academics and researchers. The number of UniSA staff with a doctoral qualification has grown remarkably and 73 per cent of our academic staff now hold a PhD.

Building on Our Strengths

UniSA is the youngest Australian institution in the top 50 of the 2015 THE top 100 under 50 ranking.

The 2015 national Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation reported that 97 per cent of our assessed research was rated world-class or above, indicating an eightfold improvement in our research quality in the past three years.

As well as making a significant contribution to our economy and society, the University is an integral partner in a range of community events, including the UCI World Tour cycling race, the Santos Tour Down Under, WOMADelaideand the Adelaide Festival of Arts.

UniSA’s 25th Birthday

Established on 1 January 1991, the University of South Australia turns 25 in 2016.

Join us in celebrating our 25th birthday by sharing your stories and photos, attending our events and reading about our history.

Studying French

In an increasingly globalised world, knowledge of a second (or third) language and an understanding of culture greatly increases the employability of graduates across a range of professions.

The Bachelor of Arts (Languages) or the Diploma in Languages enables students to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in a chosen language and to develop an understanding of the related culture and society. Students can select from French, Italian, Japanese, or English (as an Additional Language), and can further enhance their learning experience and language skills by spending time surrounded by the language and culture through international exchange opportunities.

Student language learning is supported by a state-of-the-art Multimedia Languages Facility with dedicated hardware and software for language learning and teaching, allowing students to connect in real-time with native speakers across the world.

The Diploma in Languages can be taken concurrently with any degree Australia wide, or can be taken as a stand-alone qualification.

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