School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

The school is unique, for it brings the foundations of creativity together, delivering excellence in research and teaching in:

  • Architecture
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial Design
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics, Data Science & Analytics.

It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to train technology innovators and create future entrepreneurs. The various engineering courses provided by the school are listed below.

1. Engineering

The School offers multiple undergraduate degrees that include:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honors)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honors)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science;
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design.

Other study options include Bachelor of Construction Management and Bachelor of Architectural Design. As a graduate of engineering, career opportunities include Construction engineering, Structural design, Project management, Manufacturing, Renewable energy systems, and Robotic and mechatronic engineering.

Master of Engineering is also available if you’re looking for a postgraduate engineering program.

  • Areas of Study - Hardware and software design, AI, computer forensics, cybersecurity, robotics and mechatronics, sustainable engineering, building design management, power engineering, machinery design and development, integrated product design and additive manufacturing.

2. Information Technology

The university’s IT programs train students to be at the forefront of technology, digital industries computer science, hardware and software development, computer forensics, system security, e-business and internet technologies, system architecture project management, computer aid engineering, and AI.

Western Sydney University is the only university in Sydney to deliver ICT (Health Information Management) and Entrepreneurship (Games Design & Simulation) degrees.

You can also choose to study the new Master of Information Governance program or a selection of Advanced Networking or Information Communications Technology (ICT) postgraduate courses to further your career. A Bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship (Games Design & Simulation) can be studied as a stand-alone degree or as a Bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship in combination with any Bachelor's degree from Western. Other study options include Bachelor of Computer Science, Master of Data Science.

Master in Information and Communications Technology provides specializations and cross-disciplinary approaches that address the real-world ICT issues while tailoring training needs to meet career objectives. As a graduate of this course, following career opportunities include Systems Architect; Systems integrator; Web analyst; Software quality analyst; Business programmer; Software engineer analyst.

3. Industrial Design

Industrial Design involves the synthesis of technical knowledge with an understanding of the needs of building occupants, the context of the site, and aesthetics. This degree develops students’ expertise in the design of integrated, practical, spatial, technical, and ecologically sustainable construction projects.

At the undergraduate level, it offers:

  • Bachelor of Construction Technology
  • Bachelor of Building Design Management
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Architectural Design
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Electrical.

At the postgraduate level, it offers a Master of Engineering and Graduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering - a fully accredited professional engineering course.

Students pursuing this degree gain the necessary knowledge and qualifications to cope with and stay at the top in a dynamic environment. The degree offers specializations in civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, or mechatronic engineering.

As a graduate, the following career opportunities include:

  • Water, roads and buildings
  • Robotics and mechatronics
  • Manufacturing and utilities
  • Product management
  • Project management and consultancy
  • Industrial or residential development
  • Computer network design and management.

Pure Sciences

Western Sydney University's research program builds the skills needed to investigate any scientific discipline, from biological to forensic science, from medical science chemistry to zoology.

It also helps create a more sustainable future by offering a degree in

  • Natural or Environmental Sciences
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science or Food Science in the developing' green collar' industries.

Students may pick units that match their career goals such as Biomedical Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology. At the undergraduate and postgraduate level, it offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Anatomy and Physiology) 
  • Bachelor of Advanced Medical Medical Science (Anatomy and Physiology) 
  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) Program 
  • Bachelor of Science (Zoology)/Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)
  • Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)
  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Futures)
  • Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)
  • Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)
  • Master in Forensic Science 
  • Master of Science (Food Science) 
  • Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition)

1. School of Business

The Business School is dedicated to its objective of preparing students for future businesses. The school achieves this being a student-centred space, collaborating internationally with businesses across Greater Sydney and economies, and undertaking applied research related to business.

Apart from the undergraduate courses, the school provides the following graduate courses:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA)
  •  Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) /Master of Applied Finance
  • Master of Business Analytics
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Financial Planning
  • Master of Human Resource Management
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Property Investment and Development
  • Master of Stockbroking and Financial Advising
  • Masters Qualifying Program
  • Master of Research
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Professional Doctorates.

2. School of Education

Educators and teachers are trained for schools, pre-schools, and adult education environments of the 21st century by The School of Education. A Pathway to Teaching degree in Arts, Business, Health Science (HPE), Graphic Design or Science offers access to a vast range of subject majors. One can continue to do a Master of Teaching and become an inspirational educator in early childhood, primary and secondary school.

There is also an option for Western Bachelor of Education (Primary, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education), a degree designed to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous students and their communities. Teachers pursuing postgraduate programs may expand their credentials to include STEM, Leadership & Management, Inclusive Education Language Teaching & Bilingualism, Curriculum, Social Ecology, Science, and Mathematics. 

3. School of Humanities and Communication Arts

The School of Humanities and Communication Arts occupies a high rank in the field of Arts and Humanities: ranked top 200-250 in Time Higher Education subject rankings, ranked 329th in QS subject rankings, ranked 146th in CWTS Leiden rankings, and ranked 114th in Best Global Universities.

The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs, in disciplinary fields of arts, communication, creative industries, design (visual communication), humanities, interpreting and translation, languages, music, and creative music therapy. It is located on the Bankstown, Parramatta, and Penrith campuses. 

4. School of Law

Western Sydney Law School excels in research, teaching and community engagement and ranks among the world's top 3 percent of universities. Western Sydney Law School offers a range of postgraduate courses such as a Master of Laws (International Governance), Master of Information Governance, and Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law.

It offers:

  • Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Information Systems (Advanced)/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Non-graduate entry).

Higher degrees by research include Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Master of Philosophy (MPhil); and Master of Research (MRes). It also offers Honors in Law and Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law. For more information on the school and the aforementioned courses, click here. 

5. School of Medicine

Advances in medicine are based on advances in knowledge. That's why Western created a new kind of School of Medicine in 2007.

It offers the following degrees:

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Sonography
  • Master of Medicine (Pathology)
  • Master of Epidemiology.

Higher degrees by research include Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Master of Philosophy (MPhil); Master of Research (MRes). 

6. School of Nursing and Midwifery

Western ranks Nursing in the world's top 100. Western offers a wide range of postgraduate degrees for nursing or midwifery careers, including Nursing, Midwifery, Primary Health Care, Child & Family Health (Karitane), Mental Health Nursing and Acute & Critical Care Nursing. Its degrees include Bachelor of Midwifery; Bachelor of Nursing; Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced); Master of Nursing. It also offers Higher Degree Research courses.  

7. School of Social Sciences and Psychology

The School of Social Sciences and Psychology fosters an atmosphere that embraces the academic staff and research activities of the higher-level research students. It is also proud of its fruitful and collaborative partnerships in its study areas with university research centres.

It offers multiple degrees in various fields of Anthropology; Community and Social Work; Criminology; Geography and Urban Planning; Research on Humanitarian and Development; Heritage; Policing; Psychology; Social Science; Sociology; therapy; Tourism.

The college offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Many of the school's programs contribute to professional recognition in fields such as Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Counselling, Urban Planning, Policing and Humanitarian work. 

8. School of Science and Health

From the sciences to the medical sciences and health sciences, the School offers a range of courses and research capabilities across the spectrum. Its academic courses are all exciting and abreast with the current trends, providing a strong core knowledge base followed by professional research in a wide range of disciplines across clinical and other health sciences, medical sciences, natural sciences and other sciences. It also offers postgraduate courses in a variety of fields of health and science.

Postgraduate students have the opportunity to pursue research degrees at  Masters and PhD levels and collaborate with various globally and nationally recognized scientists through their training.

Key course areas include:

  • Agriculture
  • Health Science
  • Medical Science
  • Natural Science
  • Occupational Theory
  • Paramedicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatric medicine
  • Sciences
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

9. Graduate Research School

Graduate Research School offers research degrees of Master of Research; Master of Philosophy; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Doctor of Creative Arts; Doctor of Education; and Doctor of Cultural Research. 

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