University of South Australia

Quality teaching, a high standard of graduates and research programs of national repute are hallmarks of the University of South Australia. With over 23 000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the S tate and Australia as well as Asia, Europe and the United States, the University is committed to providing tertiary education of the highest standard to all students.

The University was established by an Act of the South Australian Parliament on 1 January 1991 through a merger between the South Australian Institute of Technology and the three campuses of the South Australian College of Advanced Education. Its history h owever dates back through these parent institutions to 1856, only 20 years after the founding of the colony of South Australia.

Today, the University is among the major national centers of tertiary education. Among the factors behind this are its entry policies which emphasize access and equity, its status as the first university with a faculty of Aboriginal and Islander Studies p roviding a national focus for Australia's indigenous people, and its reputation in a range of advanced scientific, engineering and health fields. Its strong working links with industry, government and the community and research efforts focussed on industr y's needs have also contributed to this.

The University's nine faculties offer the widest range of courses of any university in South Australia. The faculties are: Aboriginal and Islander Studies; Art, Architecture, and Design; Business and Management; Education; Engineering and the Environment; Health and Biomedical Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Information Technology; and Nursing. The faculties are spread over six campuses (City East, City West, Magill, Underdale, The Levels, and Whyalla, 400 kilometres to the north-west).

Faculty Associates

Mark Dvorak, Project Leader, 1996
Michael Harris, Systems Engineering and Evaluation Centre, 2003
Peter H. Sydenham, Systems Engineering and Evaluation Centre, 1996

Last Updated September 29, 2011