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Info Day 2015 – Tuesday 6 January 2015, 9.30am-4pm

The University of Sydney Info Day provides prospective students with course advice and support for making final decisions regarding UAC preferences.

If you’re still unsure about which degree to choose or want to find out more about a particular area of study, then come along.On the day there will be over 130 mini-lectures and talks, a variety of demonstrations, exhibitions and free entertainment. Don’t miss it!

New Course in 2015: Bachelor of Architecture and Environments

This exciting new degree provides an architectural education that contextualises architecture within the framework of the wider built environment – and opens the door to a wide range of professions in the built environment such as town planning, project management, or specialist areas in the building sciences. The program has an indicative ATAR of 85 in its first year, and students have the opportunity to submit a design portfolio as part of the flexible entry program, potentially adding an additional five ATAR points to successful submissions. More details can be found on the course homepage.

International Students studying in Australia

If your school currently has international students, we can provide tailored school visits and campus tours for them. We can also advise and assist Career Advisers with the application and entry process.

Experienced international student ambassadors can visit students and provide information, as well as share their experiences as international students in Australia. If you do not want to separate your school groups, you can let us know to add extra information and brochures.

For all enquiries regarding International Students, please contact Amanda Barbosa at

Cadigal Alternative Entry Program- for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

The Cadigal Program is both an alternative entry scheme and an academic support program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. It is available for admission into all of the University’s undergraduate courses that are offered through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
For more information on this pathway and support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students, please see the program webpage.

New course 2015 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics

This combined degree will offer students high quality, professional training in Economics as well as the flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts degree, with the largest range of humanities and social sciences majors in Australia. Students also have the option to take Business subjects. These graduates will be technical experts with highly developed soft skills, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world. For more information visit the Course Webpage.

HSC exam guide: top 5 tips on how to blitz your humanities exam

Our Dean of Arts and Social Sciences gives you tips on how to best prepare for your exams in humanities subjects. Visit The Conversation.

Study a language beside your degree

The University of Sydney is offering a new Diploma of Language Studies in 2015. This is an accelerated, one year program for students who are enrolled in a course who would like to study a language concurrently with their degree but have no units free to do so. Languages offered are :Indonesian, Spanish, Korean and Japanese. For more information see the Program webpage.

Health Sciences Rises in World Rankings

The University of Sydney has again been named in the top 50 universities in the world, with a formal ranking of 37 in the latest QS World University Rankings. Of particular note was a world ranking of 19 in Life Sciences and Medicine, reflecting the world-class reputation and practices at the University.

Interactive Experience students win prestigious design award

Recent graduates of the Bachelor of Design Computing degree, Steven Bai and Sam Johnson, have won a 2014 Sydney Design Award for their TetraBIN project, which was also a crowd pleaser at Vivid Sydney.

Bai and Johnson developed the project for a class taught by Dr Martin Tomitsch, who specialises in the study of how tangible computer interaction can be applied to everyday life.

“More and more, companies are looking for ways to engage customers using new technologies,” says Martin.

“They’re looking for graduates with skills not only in computer programming, but with the design thinking skills to help create memorable, interactive experiences. The Bachelor of Design Computing is on the forefront of this field – and with students winning awards of this calibre so early on in their career, the future is looking very bright!”

Students and Advisors interested in learning more about the program are invited to attend the Graduate Exhibition in December. Sign up to our events list to receive your personal invitation.