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GRADING: Credit is C or better;
Generally, for the Australian grading scale, a Pass grade, which is usually 50-64%, is considered a US equivalent C.
Their Australian "Credit" grade (65-74%) is considered a US equivalent B; this mixed terminology may contribute to some confusion.  There is no D equivalent in the Australian system.
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Australia flag Deakin University, 5 Campuses
Deakin
Deakin campuses (5):
Melbourne
Geelong
Geelong - Waterfront
Melbourne (Burwood)
Warrnambool
Program
Price
  • Cost: Tuition paid at SDSU plus the cost of living in Australia
    If you are not accepted to participate in the SDSU exchange program you can still participate in this program if you pay around $4,800 for tuition directly to Deakin (subject to change each semester)
  • Scholarships
Courses
  • Undergraduate Courses
  • Graduate Courses
  • INTERNSHIPS***please note that internships are almost guaranteed for undergraduate students if they choose to complete one in Australia. Deakin is looking into adding an internship at the graduate level some time in the future, but it is not available as of 1/24/08
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Semester 1: Mid-February to early July
    Semester 2: Mid-July to November
Contact

In order to determine which classes are offered at each campus, you will need to check here for information on the different campuses. To search for business courses enter 'M' into the "Enter a unit code" box then click on "Go" to see which campus offers the exact classes you need during the semester that you are applying to study at Deakin. You can put in the code from the Course Substitution page and it will tell you whether the class is offered Semester 1 (spring at SDSU) or Semester 2 (fall at SDSU) and whether it is offered at Burwood, Geelong or Warrnambool (B,G, or W will be marked in parentheses).

Deakin - Geelong Campus

Geelong (population 170,000)

Profile: The Geelong campus is located at Waurn Ponds 15 kilometers west of the center of Geelong. The campus was established in 1977 and is now home to 12,700 students, with more than 5,000 of those studying on campus. Students have access to academic, administrative and support services, a 24-hour computer laboratory, a recreation center, sports fields and facilities, a nature reserve and student residence complex.

Locale: Geelong, Victoria's second largest city, is situated 45 miles southwest of Melbourne and is linked to the state's capital by a frequent one-hour train service and freeway network. Set against the backdrop of Corio Bay, Geelong is almost surrounded by water and has close proximity to rugged surf coaches and the Great Ocean Road that attracts visitors from around the world. First settled in the early 1820's, Geelong rapidly emerged as a busy port town, today it is a car-making center, home to one of the largest oil refineries in the Southern Hemisphere and the site of a large aluminum smelter and rolling mill. Regular bus services operate to and from the campus and city of Geelong.

Deakin - Geelong Waterfront Campus

Geelong (population 170,000)

Profile: The Geelong Waterfront campus is Deakin University's newest campus and is located on the foreshore of Corio Bay, in the center of Geelong. Originally built in 1893, the buildings have undergone extensive renovations to create an impressive, modern campus. The Waterfront campus houses the Great Hall, which is a major University and community facility with seating for 1,500 people. The School of Nursing and The School of Architecture and Building are located on this campus.

Locale: Geelong, Victoria's second largest city, is situated 45 miles southwest of Melbourne and is linked to the state's capital by a frequent, one-hour train service and freeway network. Regular bus services operate to and from the campus and the areas surrounding Geelong. The campus is a short walk from the main railway station.

Deakin - Melbourne Campus in Burwood

Burwood - eastern suburb of Melbourne (population 3.6 million)

Profile: The Melbourne campus, well regarded for the architectural style of its newest buildings, is Deakin's largest campus. A recent redevelopment program has added significant new educational facilities to this major campus. In addition to the multilevel library and active student union, there are several shops, student services and a large cafeteria and bistro area. Other campus facilities include 24-hour computer laboratories, tennis courts, tracks, gymnasium, and laboratories for bio mechanics, weight training and exercise studios. There is also a 400-seat theatre for productions.

Locale: Burwood is a residential suburb of Melbourne. The Burwood Campus is located 35 minutes from the center of Melbourne and is served by excellent public transport. The campus is located alongside Gardiner's Creek parklands in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, close to walking and bike tracks and shopping centers.

Academic Notes: Programs include business, nursing, teacher education, disability studies, nutrition and dietetics, law, health and consumer studies, humanities and languages.

Deakin - Warrnambool Campus

Warrnambool (population 28,000)

Profile: The campus is located amongst rich farming land and some of Australia's most spectacular and picturesque coastline. Students benefit from the excellent computing and resource facilities and are able to take advantage of wonderful recreational facilities including a 9-hole golf course. There are more than 3,800 students studying through the Warrnambool campus, with around 1,400 people studying on-campus. This modern campus is set on the banks of the Hopkins River and creates an environment for students that is friendly and informal. In the tradition of universities throughout the world, Deakin students and staff influence and contribute to the life of the local community.

Locale: Warrnambool is one of Victoria's largest regional cities and is just three hours by rail from Melbourne. With a population of 28,000, local residents enjoy fishing, miles and miles of deserted surf beaches and the opportunity to see Southern Right Whales at home in the Southern Ocean.

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Australia flag James Cook University
beach overlook
Location: Cairns & Townsville
Population: 140,000 & 182,000
Program
Price
  • Cost: Tuition paid at SDSU plus the cost of living in Australia
  • Scholarships
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Spring Semester: August - December
    Fall Semester: February- June
Contact

Locale: North Queensland is well known for embracing a relaxed tropical lifestyle. The cities of Cairns and Townsville, where JCU's main campuses are located, also boast modern civic facilities and multicultural populations not usually found outside of capital cities. Established Indigenous, European and Asian communities add to the cultural diversity of the region. Of course, the Barrier Reef Islands, Ancient Growth Rainforests and tropical beaches are all there to explore. The outback is just as accessible and provides opportunities to experience the Australia of legend.
Diverse environments, vibrant communities and challenging academic programs just a few of the reasons why so many students choose to study abroad at James Cook University . No other university can offer such a wide range of classes in the shadow of two of the world's finest natural heritage areas - The Wet Tropics Rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef .  JCU provides a choice of classes to broaden your academic experience and enrich your personal outlook. The University's innovative teaching styles encourage personal achievement. Research excellence ensures that the curriculum is constantly informed by discovery.

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Australia flag Murdoch University, Western Australia
Chinese Garden, Murdoch Campus
Location: Perth
Population: 1.7 million
Program
Price
  • Cost: Tuition paid at SDSU plus the cost of living in Australia
  • Scholarships
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Semester 1: Mid-February to late June
    Semester 2: Mid-July to late November
Contact

Locale: Bordered largely by desert to the east, Western Australia is bound by 12,500 kilometers (7,813 miles) of the world's most pristine coastline to the west. Western Australia is adored for its brilliant blue skies, warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches. It is a land blessed with some of the world's most precious natural phenomena including the dolphins of Monkey Mia, the 350-million-year-old Bungle Bungle range and the towering karri forests of the South West. Perth, the capital city of the State, is home to 1.38 million people and enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia. Sophisticated yet uncomplicated, the lifestyle in Western Australia is a relaxed one.

Perth has an excellent public transport system. Buses run regularly between Perth and Murdoch University and, Fremantle and Murdoch University and can be caught from the Fremantle and Perth city center to many parts of Perth. The Circle Route bus passes Murdoch University and goes via many areas of Perth, it is very convenient for and, is widely used by Murdoch students. In addition, students who have classes at the Rockingham Campus and live in the Murdoch area are able to catch the regular shuttle buses between the Murdoch and Rockingham Campuses. Students will be provided with transport information at the Orientation Program. The University is located approximately 20 minutes by car (15 kilometers) from Perth's city center and 10 minutes by car (eight kilometers) from the port city of Fremantle.

Should you wish to explore other Australian cities, Perth is less than four hours by plane from Sydney and Melbourne. As closest Australian city to South-East Asia, Perth is also a great starting point for exploring Australia's Asian neighbors. It is only a 3 hour flight to Bali and 5 – 7 hours flying time to major Asian destinations including Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

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Australia flag University of Canberra
lakecanberra
Location: Canberra
Population: 345,257

Program
Price
  • Cost: Tuition paid at SDSU plus the cost of living in Australia
  • Scholarships
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic Calendar :
    Semester 1:Mid-February to early July
    Semester 2:Mid-July to November
Contact

Locale: The university campus is a quick walk to bars, restaurants, fresh food markets, supermarkets, movie theaters and a major shopping mall, and is only a short bus ride from Canberra 's city center. The city's lively nightlife of pubs, clubs and live music rubs shoulders with national and local arts, culture and politics, and the city comes to life each year during its numerous festivals. Some of Australia 's most important political and historical buildings and tourist attractions are located in Canberra. Bush land reserves, lakeshore and cycling/jogging trails are just moments away from the university for those craving the great outdoors.

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Australia flag University of South Australia
Adelaide campus
Location: Adelaide
Population: 1.3 million
Program
Price
  • Cost: Tuition paid at SDSU plus the cost of living in Australia
  • Scholarships
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic Calendar :
    Semester 1:Mid-February to early July
    Semester 2:Mid-July to November
Contact

Locale:South Australia, the festival state of Australia, is about the same size as the state of Texas, or of France, Spain and Portugal combined. It is a state of contrasting physical environments, from the ruggedly beautiful Flinders Ranges in the north to the rich farmlands of the South East. The Murray River is South Australia's lifeblood, dissecting the state as it courses its way to the river mouth south of Adelaide. South Australia is internationally renowned for its wines. They are produced from the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, the Clare Valley, the Southern Vales and the Coonawarra. South Australia is a state of innovation and dynamic development. It attracts investment from international and Australian companies involved in all areas of industry. It is Australia's manufacturing center for both the automobile industry and defense research, and leads the country in laser technology, silicon chip design and medical research. South Australia's economy is well boosted by its wealth of underground natural resources. The State's mining industry has long thrived on the deposits found in the Coober Pedy opal fields, Leigh Creek coal fields, uranium, copper and gold deposits of Roxby Downs and the gas fields of Moomba. South Australia, Australia's third largest State by area, has a population of just over 1.5 million. Time: Central Standard time is 9.5 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

 

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Australia flag University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Sydney Opera House
Location: Sydney
Population: 4.5 million
Program
Price
  • Cost: Tuition paid at SDSU plus the cost of living in Australia
  • Scholarships
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Spring Semester: Beginning of August- Beginning of December
    Fall Semester: Mid February-Late June
Contact

Locale: UTS has 3 campuses. The main UTS campus is located in the centre of the city of Sydney, adjacent to Central Railway Station and Chinatown. It is within walking distance or an easy bus ride away from most of Sydney 's main attractions including the Sydney Opera House and the harbour. Most UTS programs are offered at the city campus and students are ideally placed to take advantage of being in the centre of a cosmopolitan and dynamic city. Some UTS teaching also takes place at the Kuring-Gai Campus in Lindfield. This is focused around the School of Leisure Sport and Tourism and the Faculty of Education. The St Leonards Campus hosts biological sciences.

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Australia flagLa Trobe University
Melbourne
Location: Melbourne
Population: 4 million
Program
Price
  • Cost: Tuition paid at SDSU plus the cost of living in Australia
  • Scholarships
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic Calendar :
    Semester 1:Mid-February to early July
    Semester 2:Mid-July to November
Contact

Locale: La Trobe University is located in Melbourne, capital city of Victoria, Australia. Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay just around the northern banks of the Yarra River. The city of Melbourne works with the state government of Victoria to ensure that is kept and known as one of the safest, healthiest, and cleanest cities in the world. Victoria local councils and state government support the idea that Melbourne’s position remains as Australia’s pre-eminent centre for arts and culture, fine food, dining, shopping, and education.

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Australia flag Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Melbourne
Location: Melbourne
Population: 4 million
Program
Price
  • Cost: Tuition paid at SDSU plus the cost of living in Australia
  • Scholarships
Courses
Application

How to Apply

  • Log in to Aztecs Abroad, the SDSU study abroad application system, with your RedID and WebPortal password to active your profile.
  • SDSU Exchange applications are due by February 20th for Fall/AY, September 20th for Spring and March 1st for Summer
Dates
  • Academic Calendar:
    Semester 1: March to May
    Semester 2: July to October
Contact

Profile: RMIT is a global university of technology and design and Australia’s largest tertiary institution. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in practical education and outcome-oriented research. RMIT is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures. The university is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering and technology in the 2011 QS World University Rankings. RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, and two in Vietnam. The University’s student population of 74,000 includes 30,000 international students, of whom more than 17,000 are taught offshore (almost 6,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Locale: RMIT is located in Melbourne, capital city of Victoria, Australia. Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay just around the northern banks of the Yarra River. The city of Melbourne works with the state government of Victoria to ensure that is kept and known as one of the safest, healthiest, and cleanest cities in the world. Victoria local councils and state government support the idea that Melbourne’s position remains as Australia’s pre-eminent centre for arts and culture, fine food, dining, shopping, and education.

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