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Encyclopedia > Victoria University, Australia
Victoria University
Established 1916
Type Public
Chancellor Justice Frank Vincent
Vice-Chancellor Elizabeth Harman
Undergraduates 15000
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Campus Urban, parks
Website www.vu.edu.au

Victoria University, located in Melbourne, Australia, is recognised as one of Australia's most innovative universities[citation needed]. One of five 'dual-sector' universities, it offers a broad range of teaching and research programs across its three Higher Education Faculties - (Arts, Education & Human Development; Business & Law; and Health, Engineering & Science); and four Technical and Further Education, TAFE Schools - (Business & Service Industries; Engineering, Construction & Industrial Skills; Further Education, Arts & Employment Services; and Human Services, Science & Technology). These courses range from apprenticeship level training to postdoctoral research. Image File history File links Vic_Uni_Logo. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Melbournes Yarra River is a popular area for walking, jogging, cycling, rowing and for relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... Capital Melbourne Government Const. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Melbournes Yarra River is a popular area for walking, jogging, cycling, rowing and for relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Technical and Further Education or TAFE institutions are a type of adult education organisation in Australia. ...


Victoria University is home to four Institutes, and carries out research through six Research Centres. It has active community links with the western region of Melbourne. Victoria University also runs short course and Victorian Certificate of Education courses. The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the credential given to students who have completed Year 11 and Year 12 of their secondary schooling, in the state of Victoria, Australia. ...


Chosen by more than 50,000 students each year (CITATION NEEDED), Victoria University has become one of Australia's largest universities, and is one of the five dual-sector universities offering both Higher Education and Technical and Further Education (TAFE). The composition of the 50,000 students consists of 20,000 higher education and 30,000 technical and further education students (TAFE). In Australia, Technical and Further Education or TAFE institutions are those which offer a wide range of post-secondary education and training, generally in vocational fields (such as hospitality, tourism, construction, woodwork, secretarial skills, community work, etc), often at a level of difficulty below that of a corresponding or related...


Students at VU are represented by the Victoria University Student Union affiliated to the National Union of Students,the International Students Association affiliated to the National Liaison Committee and the Victoria University Postgraduate Association, a member of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations. The University has relatively favourable entry requirements for Mature Age students. This makes it relatively popular with them. The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, or CAPA, is the peak representative body for postgraduate students in Australia. ...

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History

Victoria University of Technology was founded in 1991 by a merger of the Footscray Institute of Technology (1968-1991) and the Western Institute (1987-1991). It became known as Victoria University in 1998 when it merged with the Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE. Since then it has had reponsibility for all government delivered tertiary education in Melbourne's Western Suburbs (except for the University of Melbourne agricultural facilities in Werribee). 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Students attend a lecture at a tertiary institution. ... The Old Quad Building, formerly Old Law The University of Melbourne, located in Melbourne, Victoria, is the second oldest university in Australia, and the oldest in Victoria. ...


The original concept of the Victoria University of Technology was of a CBD-Western Suburbs based University offering top level technical education to the entire state. It was to be a merger of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Footscray Institute of Technology (FIT) and the Western Institute. However, at the last moment (in late 1990), RMIT pulled out. The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (now officially known only as RMIT University), is a university in Melbourne, Australia. ... Fotscray Institute of Technology (1968-1991) in 1991 merged with the Western Institute (1987-1991) to form Victoria University of Technology . ... Victoria University (formerly known as the Victoria University of Technology), located in Melbourne, Australia, is recognised as one of Australias most innovative universities. ...


On July 1, 1998 VUT merged with the Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE, giving it control of nearly all government tertiary institutions between Melbourne's CBD and the Werribee River. It now began to call itself "Victoria University". July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Victoria University (formerly known as the Victoria University of Technology), located in Melbourne, Australia, is recognised as one of Australias most innovative universities. ...


Its broader post-merger range of courses allowed it to launch a "guaranteed place" program in 1999. The marketing for this did not prominently mention that this place was likely to be a TAFE one. After a few years, this program was dropped. A lack of popularity was mentioned as its downfall.


In both 2003 and 2004 Victoria University had the top TAFE student in the country (Australian Vocational Student of the Year).


In 2004, a four year Strategic Plan was released.


Also in 2004 it was revealed that a small group of staff had defrauded the University of $10 million, up until 2001, mainly by awarding tenders at elevated rates, and them receiving back a portion from the money from contractors. Legal proceedings against those responsible are continuing in 2006.The Age


In April 2005, the University applied to the Victorian government to have the name "Victoria University" formally recognised in legislation (although the name had already been widely used for seven years). The Australian


At this time, Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Harman said of the word "technology", "The word reflects the past, not the future and it suggests we are a narrow specialist when in fact we are a broad educational provider".


A change of name was said to help the Uni "position itself for the future in ways that are not about an old technology specialist label or traditional approach - we are not trying to be Cambridge on the Maribyrnong River, either." The Australian


Campuses

It has 12 campuses. These are City Flinders, City King, City South Melbourne (closed in 2006), City Queen, Footscray Nicholson, Footscray Park, Melton, Newport, St Albans, Sunbury, Sunshine and Werribee. The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ...


The Melba Conservatorium of Music is an independent body affiliated with the University that delivers courses at its main Richmond campus and also at the Sunbury VU campus.


Additionally, its courses are delivered by a number of affiliates in Asia. World map showing the location of Asia. ...


In the past, the university also taught courses at South Melbourne, Williamstown and Yarraville. It presently delivers courses at an Echuca campus, however this situation is slated to cease in the near future. The university's antecedants had campuses in a wide variety of other places. Coat of arms of South Melbourne South Melbourne is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, Williamstown Nelson Place, a popular street to visit in Williamstown consisting of many cafés. ... Yarraville is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Echuca in Victoria (Australia) is a town of about 10,000 people lying on the Murray River (Moama is on the northern side in NSW). ...


Footscray Park

Footscray Park campus
Footscray Park campus

Footscray Park is the primary campus, delivering the most contact hours and student services. It also has the greatest number of commercial outlets. The campus delivers almost exclusively higher education courses. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1685x1000, 1301 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Victoria University, Australia User:Melburnian Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1685x1000, 1301 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Victoria University, Australia User:Melburnian Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or...


The campus has its own bar. It also has a gym and 25 meter lap pool.


The campus is only a short walk to Footscray railway station, though most take the 82 tram or 406 bus.


It was main campus of the Footscray Institute of Technology (FIT) when VUT was created.



The School of Computer Science and Mathematics offers a number of postgraduate and undergraduate programs in Computer Science and Computer & Mathematical Sciences by course work and by research. Our courses equip graduates with the analytical ability, factual knowledge and communication skills to enable them to work effectively in business and industry. A significant feature of the courses is the effort made to involve students in the solution of real world problems. Recent experience indicates that graduates can expect to find employment in industry, commerce and government in areas such as software engineering, programming, information systems, quality management, statistical analysis, economic planning, systems development, market research, production planning and secondary teaching. Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society at the professional level (which is the highest possible level for students). and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (UK).


St Albans

St Albans is the next largest campus by EFT students taught, and delivers both higher education and TAFE courses. It is located on Jones Creek on the site of a decommissioned army base and munitions works. It was the original (and main campus) of the Western Institute.


The main courses taught there are psychology, nursing, arts and biomedical science.


Footscray Nicholson

Footscray Nicholson is slightly smaller than St Albans. It delivers only TAFE and short courses. It is located in central Footscray. It was the main campus of the Western Metropolitan Institute of TAFE when that became part of VU, and was earlier the original campus of FIT.


City

This collection of campuses each has a specialised focus.


City Flinders

City Flinders is primarily for postgraduate students working in the CBD. However, the Flinders Lane building focuses on Osteopathic Medicine. This qualification is different to the American version of Osteopathic Medicine.Also offered couses on this campus are Masters courses within the Faculty of Business.


City King

City King primarily teaches massage, hair and beauty TAFE courses. Its secondary focus is short courses, its central location assisting access to the general public.


City Queen

Located at the heart of Melbourne's legal precinct, the Queen Street campus teaches law.


It is also home to the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for postgraduate legal education.


External links

  • Official website

 
 

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