20 Feb 2016

A Guide To The 5 Universities In Western Australia

Anyone planning a move to the Western Australian region of Perth from abroad will have a lot to think about before making the move, especially if they have a family in tow. One of the foremost considerations for those with children will be their future in terms of education. It’s difficult not to plan ahead, right up to further education level, even if your children are young now. With this in mind, here’s a guide to the five universities in Western Australia to give you some idea of the educational opportunities open to your family further down the line.

Curtin University

Named after former Prime Minister John Curtin, Curtin University is the largest university in Western Australia and boasts an enrolment figure of over 50,000 students. Boasting five star ratings in the annual QS university ratings, Curtin University is also placed within the top 500 universities in the whole world. This prestigious university offers five areas of study which are Aboriginal Studies, Business School, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Science and Engineering. Curtin Creative Writing staff and alumni have been awarded the Miles Franklin Award, a prestigious annual literary prize, no less than seven times.

Edith Cowan University

Named after a prominent Australian politician, Edith Cowan University holds the distinction of being the first Australian university to be named after a woman. Around 23,000 students are enrolled at this university, which was founded in 1991. Edith Cowan University is well known for the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, a highly sought after performing arts training academy. The university is also home to the largest undergraduate nursing program in the region.

The University of Western Australia

Founded in 1911, the University of Western Australia is the oldest university in the region and thus carries all the prestige that such a distinction entails. This highly acclaimed institution has placed 84th and 87th in the world in the QS World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities respectively. Known for its scenic location and grandiose architecture, the University of Western Australia is home to almost 20,000 undergraduates and 6,000 postgraduates.

The University of Notre Dame

Not to be confused with its American namesake, the University of Notre Dame is a private Catholic university with campuses based in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney (NSW). Priding itself on its humanistic approach to learning, this 1989 founded institution incorporates schools of arts and sciences, business, education, health sciences, law, medicine, nursing, philosophy, and physiotherapy. Notable alumni include Ganzorig Vanchig, who was a 2014 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Murdoch University

Home to over 16,000 students as of 2015, Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, was founded in 1975. Nowadays, the university offers courses in arts, education, engineering, health, law, management, psychology, and veterinary sciences. The university is also notable for its Asia Research Centre which frequently collaborates with researchers from universities across the globe in issues relating to politics, governance, social change and political economy. Award winning author Kim Scott is amongst the alumni of Murdoch University.

Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).

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