|Charles Sturt University Quick Snap|
|Location:||Multiple locations, Australia|
|Main Campus:||Orange, New South Wales|
|Semester 1 Starts:||February|
|Semester 2 Starts:||July|
Arts and Education
Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a multi-campus public university located in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. Established in 1989, it was named in honour of Captain Charles Sturt, a British explorer who made expeditions into regional New South Wales and South Australia.
CSU is committed to achieving excellence in education for the professions and to maintaining national leadership in flexible and distance education. Industry-relevant courses and workplace learning support CSU's learning and teaching objectives.
Achieving the university's vision and objectives involves
Charles Sturt University's three faculties comprise a number of schools and centres for specific areas of study and research.
Faculties operate across campuses and are responsible for developing and delivering courses, while schools are generally based
on a single campus and carry responsibility for teaching subjects.
Faculty of Arts and Education
Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
Faculty of Science
CSU's NSW campuses are located in some of Australia's fastest-growing regional cities, offering a unique study experience with access to the best of city living along with the benefits of a regional lifestyle.
Large campuses have allowed the development of fully operational, hands-on teaching facilities, ranging from state-of-the-art scientific and computer laboratories to television studios, broadcasting studios and a simulated hospital. CSU's facilities set them apart from other universities, allowing students to learn the skills required to be industry-ready from the first year of study. Each CSU campus has its own distinct personality, with facilities built to support the learning of their students. Teaching facilities including state-of-the-art clinical laboratories, industry standard media centre, clinics, and a commercial winery.
Small enough to be relaxed and friendly, but big enough to offer the opportunity to thrive, CSU's main campus provides students with outstanding facilities and support. Orange campus is the perfect place to meet new people, learn a new skill or join a club or sporting group, all while you study.
Nestled in the Central Tablelands of NSW, 260 km west of Sydney, Orange is a progressive city with a friendly country atmosphere. The city's 38,000 residents enjoy excellent retail, sporting, educational and health services. With two movie cinemas, restaurants offering a range of cuisine, popular Farmers' Markets, wineries and an annual FOOD Week, Orange combines boutique shops, sporting facilities, and quality educational and health services.
CSU in Orange has a large vineyard and farm, and a range of state-of-the-art facilities, including a new, award-winning health building. Small class sizes at Orange Campus ensure you get the best out of your study experience and quickly settle in to life at CSU, while outside the classroom, you can catch up with friends at the Templer’s Mill bar on campus.
When you study at CSU in Orange you'll learn using the latest equipment and technology, while building skills that are sought-after in the workplace. Classes at CSU are smaller than most other universities, so you can expect more one-on-one time with academic staff and, most importantly, more support. CSU in Orange boasts modern, industry standard facilities including a new, award-winning health building, further enhancing the learning experience and preparing students for life after graduation.
1. Career focused, academic excellence
CSU is dedicated to excellence in the delivery of higher education and has a well-earned reputation for providing exceptional education delivered by dedicated professionals with practical and relevant industry experience.
2. CSU graduates get jobs
CSU consistently ranks highly for graduate employment. Many CSU courses offer access to practicum opportunities from the first year of study, ensuring students are equipped to tackle real life situations and are building relationships with prospective employers right from the start.
3. Industry-related courses
Charles Sturt University courses are developed in collaboration with industry representatives to ensure the skills its graduates acquire meet industry needs. Not only are CSU degrees accredited with relevant Australian government and industry bodies, these organisations are working closely with the university to guarantee that CSU graduates are industry-ready wherever they may work.
4. CSU's international links
CSU is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and is partly funded by the Australian government. CSU has over 60 partnerships in more than 25 countries that facilitate research, course delivery, cultural exchange, student and staff exchange and a diverse range of other education activities.
5. The CSU family
CSU has a network of campuses in regional NSW, Study Centres in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne; Theology campuses in Canberra and Parramatta making it one of the largest universities in Australia. With students from across Australia and around the world studying at these locations, the university's size allows for diversity in its facilities and courses.
6. Safe, secure and supportive living and study environment
At CSU, you will have the best of both worlds: undertake a high-quality degree while enjoying a great social life. Lower costs of living, unpolluted air and an increased sense of safety are just some of the advantages of living and studying in regional Australia.
7. Research that matters
CSU is committed to excellence in research, identifying and supporting areas and projects that allow the undertaking of internationally competitive research and research training. The university's research ranges from cardiovascular, plant bio-security, farming systems, enhanced social and environmental sustainability, and irrigation to contextual theology, artificial intelligence and spatial modelling techniques, improving agricultural productivity through molecular biology, and environment and sustainable viticulture. Portfolios of research and consulting amount to approximately AUD$10 million annually.
8. Your future
All students are encouraged to look at their studies from a global perspective, considering ethical, social and ecological factors, which will in turn inform decisions made throughout their lives. While studying at CSU you will learn skills that will take you far beyond your career destination, such as teaching you how to become a lifelong learner, the value of independence and collaboration, how to think critically and communicate on a number of levels, and how to take a flexible approach to learning and problem-solving.