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University of Canberra

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
The University of Canberra is committed to preparing graduates for successful and rewarding careers in the professions, commerce and public service. We’re here to help you develop the strengths and skills you need to make substantial academic, professional and personal breakthroughs. Our degrees and qualifications are respected and recognised internationally.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (15)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Education & Training (2)
Law (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



The University of Canberra was first established in 1967 as the Canberra College of Advanced Education. The Canberra CAE became the University of Canberra under sponsorship of Monash University in 1990.


The ESTeM faculty focuses on area of study that contributes to producing a student with a range of knowledge in similar areas of study. Courses such as Biomedical, Forensic and Environmental Sciences, teaching in early childhood, primary or secondary, Information and Technology.

Arts and design primarily provides students with the skills to be successful in a wide range of careers in the new arts. Arts and design specialise in, Graphic Design, Advertising, Journalism and Media Arts.The Business Government and Law Faculty provides students with a choice and flexibility together with real world experience. The Faculty of Health prepares nurses, midwives, psychologists, physiotherapists, and pharmacists.


The University of Canberra has a collaborative, innovative and dynamic research culture, with a focus on producing high-quality and high-impact work that makes an early and significant difference to the world around us.

We aim to deliver breakthroughs and be globally competitive in the main areas of:

  • Governance
  • Environment
  • Communication
  • Health
  • Education


Careers UC supports students to develop your employability skills, secure jobs on and off campus, and guide you in your career pathways.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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351 50
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

Teaching and Learning (T&L) provides support to the University of Canberra in developing and implementing good practice curriculum design, learning and scholarly information resources and technologies, assessment and feedback processes, and teaching and course quality.

Housing services

Cooper Lodge is a 416 bed accommodation facility close to the heart of the University campus just behind Building 5. This facility is managed by UniLodge and offers self-catered studio and multi-share apartment living. Bookings are now being taken for Cooper Lodge.

Library services

There is only one Library on campus. Students also have access to a large online database free of charge. Students and the general public may also use the National Library of Australia, which is located a short bus trip or drive from the University.

Student Life

Campus life

The University has one campus, located in the suburb of Bruce, which covers 290 acres of buildings, roads and access routes. Being a small University with a small campus, there are just over 28 buildings, each dedicated to a particular purpose. Most of these buildings are arranged around the main concourse. New students are always advised during orientation week that the buildings are not numbered in order.

Sports facilities

Inside the gym, there are two full size basketball courts and a fully equipped gym. As well around campus are five ovals, tennis courts and an outdoor basketball court.


All University of Canberra qualifications are accredited under the Higher Education provisions of the Australian Qualifications Framework and are internationally recognised.

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia