University of the Week – University of New South Wales, Australia


The University of New South Wales is a Public Research University Situated in Sydney. The University was originally named as New South Wales University of Technology which was changed to University of New South Wales in 1958. In 1948, the classes began with only 46 students in programs that include civil engineering, mechanical engineering, mining engineering and electrical engineering. Initially, UNSW operation from the inner Sydney Technical College city campus, however in 1951, the Parliament of New South Wales passes an Act for construction to provide funds and permit buildings to be constructed in Kensington where the University is now located.


Campus and Campus Life

The main campus of UNSW where most of the faculties are located is in Kensington, Sydney. UNSW Arts and Design is situated in the inner suburb of Paddington while UNSW Canberra at ADFA is Located in Canberra. The University has additional campus. It also has field Stations in Randwick, Coogee, Botany, Dee Why, Cowan, Manly Vale, Fowlers Gap, Albury, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour as well as at Bankstown Airport. The university has a number of theatres and music venues which are often available to public for hire, the UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Center provides fitness and health services to the both, students as well as the general public. UNSW has a number of residential accommodation options available, including Phillip Baxter College, Basser College, Fig Tree Hall, Colombo House, to name a few. Arc@UNSW is a not for Profit company and a student organization at the University of South Wales. Arc comprises of 3 constitutional bodies; Student Development Committee which supports clubs, volunteer programs, courses and activities. The Postgraduate Council that represents the postgraduate community at UNSW and an Elected Student Representative Council. The Arc also has its own Publication called the BLITZ. It typically covers the on goings of in and around the campus, conducts and publishes interviews and stories relating to current student affairs.

Academic Faculties:

UNSW comprises of 9 faculties which offers bachelor, master and doctoral courses. The faculties are:

  • 1.UNSW Art & Design
  • 2.UNSW Arts and Social Sciences
  • 3.UNSW Built Environment
  • 4.UNSW Business School
  • 5.UNSW Engineering
  • 6.UNSW Law
  • 7.UNSW Medicine
  • 8.UNSW Science
  • 9.UNSW Canberra at ADFA

The University even has an association with National Institute of Dramatic Arts.

Notable Alumni:

The UNSW has a wide range of alumni in all the sectors with leading and known personalities. To name a few; Mitchell Butel (actor and director), Geoff Lawson (cricketer), Mitchell Butel (actor and director), Pranav Mohanlal (Indian actor known for his work in Malayalam films), Scott Morrison ( current Prime Minister of Australia), Peter Garrett, rock musician (former federal politician).

Why Choose University of New South Wales:

The University is located in Sydney which is the capital of New South Wales, and of the most livable cities in the world, this fact alone makes a student choose UNSW as a study destination, as it only offers the best education but the best life experiences. The University rankings speak for its dynamic and best teaching facilities offered as it is ranked 5th in Australia and 43rd globally. UNSW is one of the founding members of Group of Eight, which are the world’s leading research oriented universities in Australia. According to Spears Wealth Management Survey, UNSW has produced the most millionaires than any other universities in Australia. UNSW Sydney is awarded the maximum 5 star rating for “Getting a Job” the only Group of Eight universities to do so this the recent year as the research showed that 76% of the UNSW found a full time job in just four months after graduation which is more than the national average of 69%. The university is also very well known in providing huge scholarships starting from AUD5000 and more to the deserving candidates.

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