Charles Sturt University is a university of the land and people of our regions. True to the character of regional Australia we have gumption, we have soul and we collaborate with others.

Top reasons to study here

  • Our mission is to build skills and knowledge in our regions.
  • We offer choice and flexibility to students and work hand-in-hand with our industries and communities in teaching, research and engagement.
  • Growing from our historical roots, we share our knowledge and expertise as a significant regional export industry.

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (58)
Social Sciences (32)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (14)
Agriculture & Forestry (10)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Journalism & Media (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

Whilst we've been a university for more than 20 years, our history of professional education and research spans more than 100 years. This started with the establishment of the Bathurst Experimental Farm in 1895.

Education

We are Australia’s leading regional university with a diverse, friendly community across five vibrant regional cities. Our courses are industry accredited to give you the most relevant knowledge, taught by professionals with extensive industry experience. Most of our courses include work-based experience. With affordable study and living costs, and extensive online offerings, CSU gives you the best opportunity to gain a great education.

Research

Charles Sturt University has established designated Research Centres representing concentrations of research expertise that align with CSUs mission. Centres are expected to demonstrate sustained success in an area of research that supports the strategic direction and key performance indicators of the University. Within each Centre, research activities are arranged around a number of theme areas under which collaboration and interdisciplinary research is encouraged.

Career

CSU graduates have long enjoyed one of the best employment rates of any university in the country, and our focus continues to be producing job-ready graduates with the experience and skills to hit the ground running. Our Career Service is one more way we can give you the edge after graduation.

The Careers Service

When you study with us you'll get career development workshops, support finding work experience placements, personal appointments with our career development officers and tips on job applications, resume writing, interview techniques and job search strategies.

Services

Housing services

Our NSW campuses are located in some of Australia's fastest growing regional cities. They offer a unique study experience with the best of city living and the benefits of a regional lifestyle.

CSU guarantees on-campus accommodation to all first year students.

ICT services

  • State-of-the-art scientific and computer laboratories
  • Health simulation laboratories and community clinics
  • Innovative audio-visual teaching spaces
  • AgriTech Incubator

Student Life

Campus life

CSU's NSW campuses are located in some of Australia's fastest growing regional cities, offering a unique study experience with access to the best of city living along with the benefits of a regional lifestyle.

Large campuses have allowed the development of fully operational, hands-on teaching facilities, ranging from state-of-the-art scientific and computer laboratories to television studios, broadcasting studios and a simulated hospital. Our facilities set us apart from other universities, allowing students to learn the skills required to be industry-ready from the first year of study.

Campus Locations:
  • Albury-Wodonga
  • Bathurst
  • Orange
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Port Macquarie

Sports facilities

Join a sporting or recreational club, or consider one of our social, religious, cultural or study clubs. Whatever your choice, it's a great way to get involved in uni life and meet new friends.

Clubs are a great way to meet new people, pursue your interests, and get the most out of your University experience.

There are several student representative bodies at CSU.

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia