University Of Canberra

The University of Canberra prides itself in being a recognised leader in the provision of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education underpinned by a sound research profile. We have in the past two years been acknowledged for our strong learning and teaching performance in successive all-Australian universities assessments.

We are a University that engages with the needs of the community we serve and we provide focused learning experiences. We educate professionals for approximately 30 different professions, including health, education, resource science, communication, design, business and government and international studies.

Our teaching and learning emphasise flexible programs, student-centred learning, online delivery components and development of graduate qualities for successful employment. The University is consistently among those with the highest employment rates for graduates in Australia, and has been so for many years. The success of our students is testimony to the quality and substance of a University of Canberra education.

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Location and Getting there

The University of Canberra is the Australian national capital's university. Located in the suburb of Bruce, about 10 minutes from the city centre, our campus is set on almost 120 hectares of picturesque bushland. The University is a single-campus with easy access to a full range of facilities and services within the local community, and the national capital region. Our size means we can be truly student-centred, providing personal and individual attention with smaller classes. The campus is easy to walk around and there is a strong sense of community amongst students and staff, with our students saying they are "not just another number in the system." Here, staff and students know each other by name.

The University of Canberra:

Celebrates diversity through a community of 1,000 staff and 10,000 students including 1,600 international students from over 80 countries
Provides 1,100 on-campus residential places
Sits on 120 hectares of land near the Belconnen Town Centre
Values links with the traditional owners of the land, the Ngunnawal people, and offers courses in Aborigin...  [ Read All ]

Department and information about the department

The School of Design and Architecture at the University of Canberra provides undergraduate and postgraduate education in Graphic, Industrial and interior Design, plus Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and has now done so for more than 30 years.

The School has approximately 600 undergraduate students with 20 full-time faculty who are engaged in a range of research and professional activities related to design practice and history.

The School offers an interdisciplinary program, which means that while students specialise in professional disciplines, they also collaborate regularly across these disciplines in order to develop an advanced understanding of how the designed environment is shaped through the interaction of specialised design skills.

The School provides international exchange opportunities for undergraduate students and our graduates can be found working throughout Australia and around the world.

Learning from Canberra means studying design and architecture in a uniquely designed environment. Canberra is one of the very few cities in the world that came into existence via design. As the nation's capital, ...  [ Read All ]

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Information For  Undergraduates

Areas of Study:

Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Landscape Architecture
Interior Design

Information For  International Students  


Visit us (open days)

If you are new to the University, an existing staff or student member, or a member of the general public, and you would like to learn more about the campus, you can now take a free campus tour.

Campus tours are held every Wednesday morning at 10.30am and include:

History of the University, including Stonefest
Visit to student residences, known as "ressies"
The electronic law court, or 'e-court'
Computer labs
Student facilities, including catering, bar, gym.
Tours last for approximately 40 minutes, and can include special interest areas if desired. For further information, please call UC Marketing Communications on 6201 2163 or email

For the tour, please meet outside the University main entrance/reception at Building 1, off Kirinari Street, Bruce.

For general enquiries, please call 1300 301 727.