Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest growing and economically significant Western Sydney region.

The University boasts more than 180,000 alumni, 49,500 students, 3,500 staff, and 13 Schools providing an array of well-designed degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.

Western has campuses across Western Sydney, including two new digitally-infused vertical campuses in the heart of key Western Sydney city locations - Parramatta and Liverpool.

These new campuses offer technology-rich teaching and research spaces, deliver enhanced student learning experiences and provide links to businesses.

These centres further build on the University’s consistent strategy of adopting technology to facilitate the best services, such as the digital textbook initiative and Western Sydney University Online degree offerings.

Globally Recognised

Ranked in all major global university ranking systems and in the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide, the University also sits in the world’s top 75 universities ‘Under 50 Years of Age’, according to the prestigious Times Higher Education Rankings.

Western Sydney University is also a research leader – the result of focused investment in its research strengths and facilities. In the Excellence in Research for Australia national report, 85 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above.

Such recognition in all these areas highlights the University’s focus on students – more than 60 per cent of whom are first in their family to attend university. The national Course Experience Questionnaire rates the University’s students’ satisfaction as “above the sector average”.

Future Focused Courses

Western Sydney University boasts dynamic course structures and supportive learning environments that empower students to achieve rewarding careers and make real contributions to their communities.

With a modern outlook, the University has an agile and contemporary take on traditional higher education offerings, affording students, both international and Australian-based, significant advantages and unique opportunities.


Programs Location
Bachelor of Social Science (Heritage and Tourism) Sydney
Bachelor of Tourism Management Sydney
Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism Management Sydney

Student lifestyle

Join 1000's of students in our Virtual Community to share experiences, learn new things, connect with new friends and engage with events or discussions that interest you. You can think of WESTERNlife as your virtual campus; a connection with all the people and information you would usually have on campus, without having to leave your living room. Just like on campus, the news feed and events will be different every day, so there’s always something new to try.


Western Sydney University offers a wide range of on-campus accommodation, providing you with high quality, affordable accommodation that gives a rich and balanced living and learning environment.

All of our villages are self-catered and fully furnished with a great range of accommodation options and 24 hour support on Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Nirimba, Parramatta and Penrith campuses. No matter which campus you choose, you'll find an exciting community of residents with plenty of events to help you live, learn and grow!


Western Sydney University

Locked Bag 1797
NSW 2751 Penrith New South Wales

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