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UniSA has made a number of recent additions to its course
menu. New courses include a four-year bachelor of clinical
exercise physiology designed to prepare students for a career as
an accredited exercise physiologist. Students complete more
than 500 hours of clinical exercise delivery in a range of settings,
including at the university’s exercise physiology clinic, to apply
the range of skills learnt in the program. Other new courses
include two new engineering degrees: the bachelor of
engineering (electrical and renewable energy systems) and the
bachelor of engineering (mechatronics). In addition, the bachelor
of education has been restructured to offer specialisations in
early childhood, primary, and primary and middle school teaching.
The university has implemented new virtual reality cancer
treatment training that enables students to treat a virtual patient
and examine the delivery of the radiation dose within that patient.
Known as Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training (VERT), the
technology immerses students in a three-dimensional display of
the radiotherapy treatment room using real controls and 3D
A new sound studio at the Magill campus offers media arts
and music students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience
working with world-class technology. Modelled on the famous
Abbey Road Studios, the space incorporates an isolation room,
live room and control room into a multi-use space suitable for
music, multimedia and film post-production. It also features
custom acoustic panelling and the professional audio mastering
software ‘Pro Tools’.
See ‘Getting in’ ratings above and in the Section 3 field of study
UniSA has a range of alternative entry pathways, including
diploma and foundation studies programs offered through UniSA
College. These programs are designed to build students’
academic skills and confidence to prepare them for degree-level
study. In addition, the UniSA Preferred program provides a
guaranteed entry scheme into many of UniSA’s courses for
students who meet set ATAR or VET qualification requirements.
UniSA has articulation arrangements that provide students
entering through TAFE institutes and Registered Training
Organisations with clear pathways to university, often with credit.
The university website has an online credit assessor that shows
students how much credit transfer they can obtain for previous
study. UniSA also offers associate degrees in various programs
that provide a pathway to bachelor degrees. Those with credit
from Open Universities Australia (see separate profile) are
encouraged to apply.
The Aspire and Achievement bonus points schemes award
school leavers from groups who have been under-represented at
university and those who have demonstrated achievement in
Year 12 subjects that relate to their chosen degree. There are
also special entry arrangements for those aged 18 years or older,
people with disabilities and Indigenous applicants.
All institutions have their own admission rules, so refer to
UniSA’s website and the local tertiary admission centre’s
Costs and scholarships
UniSA offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to
domestic students. In addition to government scholarships (see
page 40 for more details), the following are just some of the
prizes, bursaries and scholarships that are awarded to
undergraduate students. To find out more about eligibility criteria,
contact UniSA directly.
UniSA Placement Grant: This grant provides a one-off
payment of $2500 to help meet the cost of a placement. It is
awarded to undergraduate students who are required to
undertake a placement of four or more weeks as part of their
UniSA Study Grant: This scholarship provides $2000 per
year for up to four years. It is awarded to undergraduate students
who are from a low socioeconomic background and demonstrate
other educational disadvantage.
Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship: This scholarship
provides $5000 per year for up to four years. It is awarded to
undergraduate students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
descent who display academic achievement, community
participation and potential for success at university.
The UniSA libraries are spread across five campuses. They hold
a comprehensive range of books, e-books, journals and online
course readings, and also provide 24/7 gateways to online
Sport and leisure
Tourism and hospitality
How the fields of study rate and compare (continued)
FIELD OF STUDY
GETTING A FULL-TIME
WHAT GRADUATES SAY
For an explanation of this table, see page 233.
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