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Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus university located in New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. It has campuses at Bathurst, Canberra, Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Wagga Wagga and Burlington, Ontario (Canada). It also has specialist centres in North Parramatta, Manly (Sydney), and Broken Hill.
CSU courses are also delivered in conjunction with Study Group Australia in Sydney and Melbourne (known as CSU Study Centres) and by many TAFEs (members of TAFE NSW and Holmesglen Institute of TAFE in Melbourne).
CSU is well known for its extensive range of distance education courses, which are online supported.
Charles Sturt University's graduates with the highest public profile tend to come from the degree courses in communication and media offered on the Bathurst campus. It also specialises in the areas of pharmacy, visual and performing arts, viticulture, agriculture, dentistry, veterinary science, nursing, radiography, teaching, theology, accountancy and library and information studies.
CSU has four Faculties each offering a diverse range of courses and discipline opportunities:
- The Faculty of Arts
- The Faculty of Businesss
- The Faculty of Educations
- The Faculty of Sciences
Charles Sturt University offers a Distance Education program that allows students to choose courses at bachelor and post graduate level as well as the Single Subject Study program. The Distance Education program is designed for students who may be unable to attend the university campus in person, using printed or electronic media to facilitate communication between teachers and students.
Through Distance Education, students undertake courses supported by online forums, wikis, blogs, podcasts, access to library resources and assignment submission. Tutors are available for consultation and if a course is offered on campus, students can attend face-to-face tutorials and lectures. Students can be anywhere in the world while undertaking their study.
More than 21,000 students around the world study via CSU online supported courses, which supports flexibility around the design of their studies to their personal needs their studies to suit their, and around other commitments such as work, family and travel.
Distance education courses include professionally accredited degrees, as well as subjects that may be undertaken to follow an interest or passion.
CSU has the largest number of domestic students enrolled in its postgraduate courses in IT, according to the federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
For people who may not have studied formally for many years, some CSU subjects are open entry, which means there are no prerequisites for study. These subjects can provide an entry point for people who may be looking to engage in further formal study.