University of Canberra Australia
Canberra, like Ottawa, Brasilia or Islamabad, was developed in the twentieth century as a new national capital.
The six Australian states became a Federation in 1901, and the first Federal parliament met in Melbourne. The search for a new site to build Australia’s capital city began, and a site was finally chosen on the Monaro Plains, near the existing towns of Yass and Queanbeyan. You can see a beautifully restored example of pastoral settlement in pre – Canberra days at Lanyon Homestead just south of the city.
A competition was held to choose a master plan for Canberra, and this was won by the American architect and town planner Walter Burley Griffin. So we’ve been a planned city from the very beginning.
Canberra was officially proclaimed as the nation’s capital in 1913 and the original Parliament House was opened in 1927. But the lake that Burley Griffin had planned had to wait until 1963, when the Molongolo River was dammed to create it and two bridges had been built to cross it.
Canberra University Felicities and Resources
- General Student Support
- Learning Support
- Lu Rees Archive of Australian Children’s Literature
- Safety and Security
- Student Accommodation
- Shopping, Banking and Eating
- Clubs and Societies
- Team UCAN
- University of Canberra Art Collection
- UCU Ltd ( formerly the University of Canberra Union )
- Conference Facilities
- The e – court ( School of Law )
- Faculty of Health Clinic
- Headspace ACT
- Jervis Bay Field Station
- Sport and Fitness
University of Canberra University Courses
1. Courses Type
- Major and Minors
2. Canberra University Courses
- Arts, Communication and Media (including journalism, media production, public relations, international studies)
- Business, Government and Politics ( including business administration, management, commerce )
- Community Studies
- Cultural Heritage
- Design and Architecture ( including architecture, graphic design, industrial design )
- Education ( teaching at preschool, primary and secondary level )
- Health Sciences ( including nursing, midwifery, psychology, pharmacy )
- Information Sciences ( computing, business informatics, software engineering )
- Languages ( Chinese, Japanese and Spanish )
- Law and Justice Studies
- Science ( including environmental science, biomedical science, forensic science )
- Sport Studies ( including sports management, sports media, exercise science )
- Urban and Regional Planning
3. UC Accelerate Program ( UCAP )
Benefits of doing a UCAP H Course :
- Contributes a minor to your Year 11 and Year 12 T package
- Counts towards your Year 12 Certificate
- Course scores contribute to the calculation of your ATAR score
- Gives you advanced standing unit credit in undergraduate courses at the University
- Provides you with the opportunity to receive an early offer of entry to UC
- Provides you with access to a comprehensive tertiary orientation and academic skills support program
- Gives you the chance to learn at the University
University of Canberra Scholarship
- ACT Government Urban and Regional Planning Scholarship for Indigenous Students
- Charles Perkins Scholarships
- Commonwealth Scholarships
- Foundation Scholarships
- Indigenous Youth Leadership Program
- St Vincent de Paul Scholarships
- UC Foundation Scholarship for Indigenous Students
- UC and the ABC Scholarship for Indigenous Students in Journalism and Media Arts and Production
- Indigenous Business Australia Scholarship Fund
Canberra University Research
The University of Canberra has a dynamic, innovative and collaborative research culture with a focus on applied research in areas aligned with the needs of our local community as well as national and international research priorities. Our research is carried out in partnership with national and international organisations in the academic, government and private sectors.
Our areas of research strength are supported within two University Research Centres, the Institute for Applied Ecology and the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling ( NATSEM ) as well as a number of cross – faculty research centres. The University also hosts the headquarters of two Cooperative Research Centres, the and Invasive Animals CRC.
University of Canberra Contact Details
Course & Admissions Information : 1300 301 727.
International Student Enquiries : +61 2 6201 5342.
Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.