University of South Australia

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University of South Australia.

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The University of South Australia has several campuses. As well as Adelaide campuses, Whyalla and Mount Gambier host facilities. UniSA is a multi-purpose, applied kind of university that fills some of the gaps in university education in South Australia (such as in distance education). If you've studied at UniSA, you're invited to rate the university and post a student review.

UniSA Rating

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User Rating 2.62 (21 votes)
Comments Rating 3.43 (7 reviews)

Student Reviews

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  1. Jaymi
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    Superior university!

    I did two undergraduate degrees at UniSA and I have since decided to do my Masters at another university – I have say that UniSA is by far superior. The practical/real life experience gained from my UniSA degrees has been invaluable. From my experience, practical experience is what gets you the work in the field! I got a job in my field of study very easily and I put it down to the practical component of my education. My employer said that the practical program and UniSA is what draws them to graduates. The support at UniSA is incredible and I will always be a UniSA girl!

  2. Chi
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    A peaceful place to study

    I’m studying IMBA program (general) at UniSA and in my final year now. Compared to my Bachelor experience in Japan, this is a quite different environment but everything is so far so good. There are some very good lectures/lecturers and some boring ones (I reckon this happens in every uni) but even so I still learned a lot. The lecturers are very knowledgeable so I would say as long as you attend classes you would get great takeaways. There are 4 electives in IMBA so you can choose to either undertake specialized electives or internship/placement to enhance your employablity. I chose to undertake Industry Project (industry placement) in my second year and that was a wonderful experience: I utilized the frameworks and knowledge from other concurrent courses for the project and kinda got an “intensive” period of Marketing study during the placement. It was hard but you can’t imagine how much you can learn from it. For me, the placement adds great weight to my CV. Thus, I would really recommend the IMBA program to students who want to gain practical experience and become business consultants/managers.

    About Adelaide? If you want to live a peaceful life with not too much stress and a lot of opportunities to enjoy delicious foods, this is a perfect place for you. I just love to live here because of cheap costs of living and lots of Asian groceries.

    UniSA Sport: Haven’t tried yet but I’m impressed with the Pridham Hall facilities. Would definitely try the free morning time for exercise and the pool šŸ™‚

  3. Keeratpal Singh
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    So far been soo good

    I am currently studying bachelors of commerce with majors in accounting. The infrastructure and campus facilities are excellent. You have 24*7 access to library which has become more of like a second home to me. Staff is highly cooperative, as in coming from a totally different education system of India I was not soo confident but the academic staff helped me in making this transition smooth, they are approachable easily.

    Campus life is pretty happening as a lot of events and fairs are run on the campus besides this for socializing the student lounge is good place to hang out with friends. Career shops is the place where you can go to get your resume fixed and get some tips for your job preparation.

    When it comes to networking again university puts some extra efforts to help out student with networking networking events are more of a ritual for the university besides this they run business career mentor program and executive partner programs, under these programs students are paired with people who are actually working in the industry. These opportunities were a great opportunity for me to network well got a lot of valuable insights of the industry from my mentors.

  4. Shubham Gupta
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    My review on UniSA

    I study IT at UniSA, based in Mawson Lakes.
    The IT faculty and teaching methodologies are very good with heavy focus on practical assignments.

    For example, most of the programming assignments are quite fun as they are about building games and user interfaces. I feel that these assignments are a better way to learn a computer technology, as we are putting the theory learnt into practice.

    Mawson Lakes campus is peaceful and provides a great study environment: it has the sports, gym and student lounge on campus that can be accessed on weekends. I spend a lot of my time on campus due to the great facilities that are here.

    I am currently in the second year and have been able to get a summer internship through the Careerhub, one of the many great students services that UniSA has to offer.

    Overall, I enjoy the IT program here and would recommend it to a future student.

  5. Sri
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    Wonderful experience studying at UniSA

    I am soon graduating from Master of IT Enterprise Management at University of South Australia (UniSA). My experience for the last two years has been really good and I would strongly suggest anyone with aspirations in IT enterprise management to study this program at UniSA.

    The program structure is revised every year to be current with the industry and the courses offered are very engaging and interesting. All the lecturers I have seen are very knowledgeable and experienced. They go out of their way to help students with their issues. Two of my lecturers in my first year guided me to find a job in the relevant field and provided me with opportunities to work on their projects. I still consult with them if I need any guidance and they give me their time despite their busy schedule.

    The assignments and exams I have had were intriguing and interesting which helped me learn a lot of new things, not just about. The tutorials and workshop session were very practical and made studying enjoyable.

    I would highly recommend anyone with aspirations of becoming an IT business analyst or solution architect to opt for Master of IT Enterprise Management at UniSA.

  6. danny
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    UniSA is S**T!

    i am currently doing the Masters of teaching at UniSA. this place is bad, very bad …. i have worked at uni’s and studied at 3 different ones during my academic career. UniSA is by far the worst of them all. zero organisation skills. no placements for prac, which is a legal requirement, lecturers teaching the wrong information, i know as i have a masters in the subject! talking down to students and i quote ‘ it is a complicated system, you wouldnt understand it i am sure’ …which my reply was … ‘so how do you understand it if it above my level of undertstanding?’ … i have only ever met one teacher who knew what they were tlaking aobut and had interest in the students and he is considering leaving due to the lack of professionalism and standards he has to suffer working there. DO NOT WASTE A SINGLE CENT ON THIS HELL HOLE, YOU WILL REGRET IT – I CAN PROMISE YOU.

  7. George
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    wow! Mind blowing in man respects. I feel that I may have had an opportunity at Uni in my late life, but after reading all these comments it seems nothing more than a circus for a Big Bill at the end of it.

    • Hayley
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      Lol if you read the reviews in most unis it may make you feel better. Iā€™m in the same boat

  8. Amanda
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    I’m study IT at UniSA Mawson Lakes campus about 3 years. study IT in UniSA is my biggest disappointment.

    DO NOT study IT in UniSA!
    Briefly :
    1. very poor teaching quality. 2. No campus life. 3.poor teaching equipment
    3. very disorganized 4. You will wast 4 years life at here !
    5. refusal to cooperate with creativity!

    Ok, let me to explain here.
    1. UniSA school of IT have the most poor teaching quality compare with other schools. There are few VERY GOOD lectures & many VERY BAD lectures(80%). BAD Lectures lecture materials are out of date mostly maned at 2013 and there no new updates since, they fourscore on student self learning, which means they assessing student learning less but you paid same amount money to them lol, let me ask if academic stuffs so focus on student self learning so much, we learn every thing by our self, why should we pay you to teaching us?
    Some lecture is inexperienced in teaching. Some lecture explain course contents so bad, you’d better look on YouTube and teach yourself. Practical tutor just sit there, if ask them they will tell you something else because they don’t know OR simply they don’t have time to replay you because practical class(1.5h) host ~25 student.

    2. No campus life.
    Mawson lake campus don’t have any campus life. Do you self a favor, just go UniSA MLK time and then go to Flinders & UofA you know which is better.
    3.Disorganized
    Academic staff is very disorganized from my past experience.
    4.You will wast 4 years life at here !
    Believe or not. I studied to two particular UofA & Flinders uni computer science course, i learned more CS knowledge. then my friend at UniSA who study same course. Good academics make learning fun and challenging! i made some my best friend outside UniSA & Flinders. If you study IT at UniSA, you will spend more time and learn less!

    5. refusal to cooperate with creativity!
    One particular course at UniSA lecture refuse to let student be more creative and suppress critical thinking! isn’t that the most important thing you should get from any

    So, for people who wanna study computer science, please don’t go to UniSA! go to Flinders Uni and Adelaide Uni. Because at Flinders uni & Adelaide Uni you will learn more, make more friends, and not wast you 4 years life

  9. Mark
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    Disgraceful Attitudes to Mature Age Students

    Started at Mawson Lakes early 2015 studying at School of Environment. Aggressive attitudes to my presence and career achievements directed from many persons, including students and teachers – made my mind up fairly quickly to leave and continue elsewhere. The worst experience studying anywhere in Australia since 1987. I am amazed at the levels of disrespect that are shown on campus these days between adults.

  10. Sherri
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    If I had to use one word to describe this UniSA it would be “disappointing” – all around. I studied for 3.5 years at Adelaide Uni which was amazing and some of the best years I’ve ever had, and after experiencing the quality of Adelaide Uni the flaws in the UniSA experience immediately became obvious. I studied at the Mawson Lakes UniSA campus and I can’t even put into words how trapped you feel when you’re there. Because it is so isolated and has nothing to do there between seminars there is absolutely NO sense of university life. The city campuses are probably better in that aspect. While I did have maybe three really good lecturers and some okay ones, the rest were really quite useless, leftist and biased. The admin staff are also generally quite useless and I felt like I spent a lot of effort and time chasing them up and doing half their job for them. Often if you need to call the UniSA to ask a question, they either tell you to just look on the website (which isn’t always helpful) or they will redirect you several times until you can finally get to talk to someone who has some idea of what they’re talking about. I recommend that you save yourself the trouble and disappointment and enrol yourself into a better university like Adelaide or Flinders.
    It’s comforting to see that I am not the only person who has had a terrible UniSA experience.
    UniSA really is just a super-TAFE……and TAFE is more organised.

  11. Rick
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    I can’t believe that this place existed as a university. There are so many wrongs with this institution. Courses and teachers: Firstly, their program is all over the place. When I tried to transfer to different university in Melbourne for my third year, the academics in my new uni kinda surprised at how little I had learnt in my 2 years at UniSA. Secondly, where do these academic lecturers coming from? They are not expert in their fields. If you asked them too many hard questions, you might get disappointing mark for the semester . Probably, they think you’re trying to be a smart*ss. But I was simply curious for technical knowledge. I guess they don’t really have it in them.
    Accomodation/transport: At least there are decent bus routes toward all of their campuses.
    City life: Adelaide? Bleh…
    Campus life: Other than putting really loud music once every few weeks, there is nothing else…. nothing that might enrich your academic or social aspects of your life.
    One word: AVOID!

  12. MIS
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    I have studied here for 4 years.

    City East Campus is mostly comprised of old structures which wouldn’t surprise me if they contained asbestos within them. Only the outside and most apparent areas have been renovated to improve the image of the uni presented.

    Lecturers and other teaching staff are, as other comments say, racist and will grade students heavily weighted on their personal opinions of them whether you are an international student or not. They’re not afraid to fail you and waste multiple years of your life because they didn’t really like you during a few weeks of on-site work placement.

    Adelaide Uni > Flinders > UniSA.
    Not sure about TAFE.

  13. lin
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    For all the international students,
    this university is not worth of studying. i was failed by the rude and harsh marking. lecturers do not have any considerations to international students. my life is hell because of this uni. i regret to enrolled this uni. the lecturers remain in unity to defend themselves.
    i would have better with other university . SAY NO TO UNISA SA .

  14. Hdr
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    This University proved to be a nightmare for me. Incompetent lecturers. The most racist University of the world. I regret why I enrolled in this University. I am now thinking to ask my fees back and never look back at this bloody racist University.

  15. Milo
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    Fiona.
    I couldn’t agree with you more. As a student with a disability (It was diagnosed after I entered my course), their first and foremost priority was to get rid of me (in a way that would not get THEM in trouble with the equal opportunity organizations). I never forget the derogatory remarks of the senior staff. I hated my experience in there.

  16. Beth
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    University of South Australia is probably the worst university I’ve been to. They do not care about the students at all (especially external/international students) and basically do the bare minimum. The whole entire time I have been working through my degree I have encountered problem after problem with the staff making constant mistakes. If I wasn’t so close to finishing my degree I would of left this incompetent University. Money hungry liars.

  17. Mindar
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    I’m studying at UniSA University of South Australia. Agreed with Fiona’s comment, the Student Experience in UniSA is horrible, my friends and i feel depressed when we are at UniSA. Some staff treats students like slave and forgot that they are paid to support/help them. UniSA Sport is a joke. I personally think that i wasted my time here and looking at move to other states.

    The transport and the city are the only thing positive.

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