The Sydney campus of Charles Darwin University (CDU) is set to be revitalised with expanded course offerings to cater to more international students who want to experience living and working in Australia’s biggest city.
CDU will continue to attract international students to its Northern Territory locations but will also look to get an additional 200 students out of Sydney to support CDU’s operations in the Territory.
The expansion offers new courses in IT and international students will have the option of being based out of either Sydney or the Northern Territory while they complete their education.
CDU has appointed Penny Sweeting as the Associate Vice-Chancellor (AVC) Sydney Region, who has been with CDU since 2017 as NSW College of Nursing and Midwifery Academic Lead, developing and delivering online and face-to-face Nursing units at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The five-year appointment will provide leadership in the Sydney region and will be instrumental in increasing the University’s international student cohort.
“It is an exciting time at the Sydney campus as we expand and offer a broader range of courses. With state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned attractions on our doorstep, CDU Sydney is a fantastic place to study,” Ms Sweeting said.
CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman said expanding Sydney Campus offerings made financial sense and would increase the University’s reach in other locations around Australia.
“With state-of-the-art facilities and a central location, we would like to see a cohort of international students in Sydney,” Professor Bowman said.
“We are the university for the Northern Territory, but we also want to increase our reach and impact in other parts of Australia. Our priority is to get domestic and international students into the Territory, but new students in Sydney would also give us a boost.”
“CDU already has a strong presence in Sydney, and this is to ensure we continue to have a strong brand by showcasing the Territory’s uniqueness nationally outside of the Territory.”
Based in Sydney’s CBD, CDU’s Sydney Campus has been delivering nursing and health courses while also providing teaching and learning facilities to students in New South Wales.
The University now has plans to expand the course offerings and attract more international students to its central Sydney location.
New courses to be delivered in Sydney include Master of Data Science and Master of Cyber Security by Semester 2 2022.
CDU’s Sydney campus currently offers Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Midwifery, Master of Nursing Practice (Pre-Registration), Diploma of Health Care courses, and Graduate Certificate in Maternal Critical Care with 251 students enrolled.
An Open Day will be held at the Sydney Campus from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, September 3 showcasing the course offerings to prospective students.