Victoria University (VU) has an independently-recognised reputation for providing a world-class education. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) 2019, VU remained in the top two per cent of universities for the fourth consecutive year. It’s also ranked number 45 in the THE Young University Rankings 2019, top 200 universities under 50 years.
VU is the only Australian university to use the revolutionary block model of teaching and learning. It enables undergraduate students to study one subject at a time, in smaller classes, allowing more one-on-one time with lecturers and greater immersion in each subject. Results show an increase in pass rates, distinctions and high distinctions.
VU is also one of only six Australian universities to combine TAFE with higher education. Students can move between vocational courses at Victoria University Polytechnic and tertiary courses at VU, returning to study at any point during their career. VU Polytechnic’s award-winning blended learning model replaces paper-based theory with a combination of face-to-face teaching and flexible eLearning.
VU’s strong industry partnerships inform all courses and students experience practical learning in work-integrated learning programs, to ensure they’re work-ready upon graduation.
With 15 research disciplines ranked at or above world standard in the latest Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) assessments, VU research offers preeminent research opportunities in sport, health and active living, and sustainable industries and liveable cities.
VU is also a global leader in sports science education. Its world-renowned Institute for Health & Sport fosters close relationships with over 350 sport-related partners including elite sporting organisations.
Colleges and schools include business, arts and education, engineering and science, health and biomedicine, law and justice, sport and exercise science and the visitor economy. Disciplines are based across campuses in Melbourne CBD, Footscray, St Albans, Werribee and the Sunshine Hospital Western Centre for Health Research and Education.
VU has more than 40,000 students from over 90 countries studying onshore and 5,400 studying at VU’s partner institutions in the People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.
VU continues to offer its diverse student body an accessible, flexible, internationally engaged and industry-focused education that produces job-ready graduates.