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Universities in Melbourne

Universities in Melbourne

The city of Melbourne can proudly boast about its world class education system and high quality teaching staff and facilities. To give a quick intro about the education system in Australia: education begins in primary school, then secondary and continues through to tertiary. Secondary school students who successfully complete Years 11 and 12 are awarded the Victorian Certificate of Education or VCE. VCE is required to enter higher education courses. Certificate level VET courses can also lead on to higher level Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Bachelor Degrees. For mature age students other pathways are available. But VCE is not a requirement for Vocational education. The university sector also offers distance learning or off-campus learning.

Melbourne being classified as a nexus city for innovation; the university education focuses on nurturing both innovative and entrepreneur spirits of the students.

Melbourne has 10 internationally recognised universities and they are:

   Australian Catholic University

   Deakin University

   La Trobe University

   Monash University

   RMIT University

   Swinburne University of Technology

   The University of Melbourne

   Federation University Australia

   Victoria University

   University of Divinity (This is university accredited to teach philosophy and religion)

There are many accredited private higher education providers in Melbourne.

The details about studying in Melbourne for international students can be resourced from this Victorian Government website.

http://www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au

The Best University in Melbourne

University of Melbourne and Monash University are considered as the largest universities in Melbourne. 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, ranked The University of Melbourne as the best university in Australia and it is placed 33rd in the World rankings going up one spot from 2013 rankings. The University of Melbourne is the oldest university in Victoria and the second-oldest university in Australia. Monash University was placed 83rd globally and fifth in Australia. Deakin and Swinburne Universities were both within the global top 400 list. Eight Australian Universities ranked within the top 200.

Australian government is planning to make radical shift in subsidising Australian students by deregulating the fee structure. This will help increase the positioning of Australian Universities globally. But Australian students will find it difficult to afford university education. Below are a brief introduction about the 10 internationally recognised universities in Melbourne.

Australian Catholic University

The ACU has seven campuses in six different cities and they are North Sydney Campus (MacKillop), Strathfield Campus (Mount St Mary), Melbourne Campus (St Patrick’s), Ballarat Campus (Aquinas), Brisbane Campus (McAuley at Banyo), Canberra Campus (Signadou) and Adelaide Campus. The university was formed on 1 January 1989 following the amalgamation of the Catholic College of Education in Sydney, the Institute of Catholic Education in Melbourne, McAuley College in Brisbane and Signadou College in Canberra.

ACU has four faculties, each offering a range of courses and they are Education and Arts, Health Sciences, Law and Business and Theology and Philosophy.

More Information is available from http://www.acu.edu.au

Deakin University

Deakin University was established in 1974 and it is the first university in regional Victoria. Deakin University have campuses in has campuses in Geelong, Warrnambool and Burwood, Melbourne in Victoria. The University was the result of a merger between State College of Victoria, Geelong (formerly Geelong Teachers College) and the higher education courses of the Gordon Institute of Technology. Deakin enrolled its first students at Waurn Ponds in 1977. In 2013, the Times Higher Education 100 under 50 ranked Deakin University 66th in the World among the top Universities under 50 years old.

Detailed information is available from http://www.deakin.edu.au

Latrobe University

Established in 1964 Latrobe University was ranked in the top 100 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher education World University Rankings. Its Bundoora Campus is the largest metropolitan campus in the country. Two other major campuses located in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo and in the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga. The University also has two smaller regional campuses in Mildura and Shepparton, as well as three minor CBD campuses with two in Melbourne on Franklin Street and Collins Street, and one on York Street in Sydney.

Detailed information is available from http://www.latrobe.edu.au/

Monash University

Monash University was established in 1958. It has seven campuses and five of it is in Victoria. The Victorian campuses are Clayton, Caulfield, Berwick, Peninsula, and Parkville. Monash has one campus in Malaysia, and another in South Africa

Monash also has a research and teaching centre in Prato, Italy, a graduate research school in Mumbai, India and a graduate school in Jiangsu Province, China. In 2011 , Monash has entered a global alliance with the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

Detailed info can be found in http://www.monash.edu/

RMIT University

Founded in 1887, RMIT is the oldest university in Melbourne. In 2014, according to the QS World University Rankings, RMIT University was ranked 51-100 in the world in the subjects of: accounting and finance, computer science and information systems, engineering – electrical and electronic, and engineering – mechanical. RMIT has its foundation campus in Melbourne City. Apart from that it has two campuses in Bundoora and Bruswick.

Swinburne University of Technology

Founded in 1908 by George Swinburne as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College, Swinburne has gone a long way to prove its prominence among the universities in Melbourne. Its foundation campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn. Swinburne University has five campuses in two countries and offers courses across vocational, undergraduate and post graduate levels. It has campuses in Prahran, Wantirna, Hawthorn and Croydon. Its overseas campus is in Sarawak in Malaysia. Swinburne is ranked within the first 400 Universities in the world by different rating agencies.

Website of Swinburne University – http://www.swinburne.edu.au

University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Founded 1853, University of Melbourne is the oldest university in Victoria. Times Higher Education rankings places University of Melbourne 33rd in the world. The main campus of the university is located in Parkville, an inner suburb of Melbourne. Since 1872 various residential colleges have become affiliated with the university. There are 12 colleges located on the main campus and in nearby suburbs offering academic, sporting and cultural programs alongside accommodation for Melbourne students and faculty. The Melbourne University Library has three million visitors performing 42 million loan transactions every year

Website of University of Melbourne – http://www.unimelb.edu.au/

Federation University Australia

Federation University is centred in Ballarat, and it has campuses in Ararat, Horsham, Stawell, Churchill and a Nursing School in Horsham. The Ballarat and Mount Helen Campuses offer traditional university program. Federation University came into being in 2013 after the University of Ballarat merged with Monash University Gippsland campus.

Visit Federation University website: http://federation.edu.au/

Victoria University

It is a dual sector university providing education and learning in TAFE and higher education sector. VU has nine colleges, each covering a broad discipline of study, six research institutes and seven research centres. The University has nine campuses in Melbourne’s CBD and western region, and a tenth campus in Sydney. The university also offers courses at partner institutions throughout Asia.

Visit Victoria University Website: http://www.vu.edu.au/

University of Divinity

The University of Divinity was constituted by ten theological colleges from eight denominations. The universities chancery and administration are located in Kew, a suburb of Melbourne in the state of Victoria. The Melbourne College of Divinity was constituted in 1910 by an act of the Parliament of Victoria. It became a university in 2011, until then representatives appointed by several churches formed the college to provide tertiary level theological education.

Visit University of Divinity website – http://www.divinity.edu.au