Charles Darwin University (CDU) is an Australian public university with about 22,000 students. The University offers a wide range of Higher Education degrees and Vocational Education and Training courses with flexible study options, including part-time, external and online. Charles Darwin University was created on 1 January 2004 from the amalgamation of Northern Territory University (NTU) of Darwin and Centralian College of Alice Springs. The University is named after Charles Darwin, the celebrated English naturalist.

 

The University is the largest tertiary institution in the NT, with campuses in the Darwin suburb of Casuarina, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy, and training centres in Jabiru, Tennant Creek and Yulara. CDU was formed in 2003 through a merger between the Northern Territory University, Alice Springs-based Centralian College, NT Rural College in Katherine, and the Menzies School of Health Research.

Today, CDU offers a fresh approach to education, training, research and knowledge application. The University aspires to be internationally recognised as a centre for excellence in Indigenous and cross-cultural knowledge, tropical knowledge and desert knowledge. Here students are drawn from the local area, across Australia and overseas, consisting of Indigenous and international students, school leavers, and mature age people returning to study.

 

Courses:

Graduate & Postgraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

 

Application Deadlines: Deadline

 

Fees: 

Graduate & Postgraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

 

Financial aid: All Courses for international students

 

Other Support: For all incoming students

 

Campus life: For all incoming students

 
 

 

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts provides graduates with the ability to understand and study human society. It develops high levels of written and oral communication skills in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including Anthropology and Archaeology, History, Greek, Chinese and Indonesian Studies, Political Science and Sociology. It prepares graduates for research training at Honours and postgraduate level. It is available for external and internal modes of study.

Level of Study : Bachelors Degree                             

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam :   IELTS                       

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$):- 13,860

Work Experience : No                           

Duration : 3 years

Eligibility : Completed recognised upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies

 

Bachelor of Design

This course develops theoretical and practical skills in the design of the built environment as well as skills in computer aided design and the preparation of design and working drawings. Focus is placed upon the special requirements for architecture, interior design and building construction in hot-humid tropical environments. The skills gained in this course will equip graduates to fulfil roles in the architecture and
interior design industry.

Level of Study : Bachelors Degree                             

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam : IELTS

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$):- 15000

Work Experience : No      

Duration : 3 years

Eligibility : Completed recognised upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies

                

Master of Accounting (Professional Practice)

Master of Professional Accounting course will provide the technical and conceptual skills required to become a competent accountant, and will develop students’ abilities to analyse, criticise and synthesise various accounting and related principles, methods and techniques.

Level of Study : Masters Degree                                

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam :   IELTS                       

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$):- 17,512

Work Experience : No                           

Duration : 2 years

Eligibility : Bachelor Degree from a recognised university

                

Master of Business Administration (Professional Practice)- MBA

The course is designed to develop the key attributes and skills required by senior and middle managers in a range of business areas, commerce and industry, public sector and professional accounting. The graduate can choose to study a particular area or areas of business, combined with a period of approved professional practice experience and/or research,providing the graduate the opportunity to test their theoretical understanding against the reality of the workplace.

Level of Study : Masters Degree                                

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam : IELTS                      

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$): 17,512

Work Experience :           –                               

Duration : 2 years

Eligibility : Bachelor Degree from a recognised university

 

Bachelor of Accounting

This vocationally oriented and student centred course provides students with employment and professional skills needed in a rapidly changing business environment. It allows for flexibility of study and prepares students for careers in a variety of business fields.

Level of Study : Bachelors Degree                             

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam : IELTS         

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$):- 14,176

Work Experience : No                          

Duration : 3 years

Eligibility : Completed recognised upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies

 

Bachelor of Commerce

This vocationally orientated and student centred course provides students with the career and professional skills needed in a rapidly changing business environment. It allows for flexibility of study and prepares students for careers in a variety of business fields.

Level of Study : Bachelors Degree                             

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam :   IELTS                       

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$):- 14,176

Work Experience : No                          

Duration : 3 years

Eligibility : Completed recognised upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies

                

Master of Engineering

This course is offered to engineering technologists wishing to upgrade their qualifications within specific areas of engineering: Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. The course combines coursework and project work to provide interest and challenge to students. Project work may be based in industry, providing opportunities to engage with potential future employers.

Level of Study : Masters Degree                                

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam : IELTS                       

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$):- 17,922

Work Experience :           –                               

Duration : 2 years

Eligibility : Bachelor Degree from a recognised university

                

Bachelor of Engineering

This course includes specialisations in civil engineering, electrical and electronics engineering and mechanical engineering. Emphasis is placed on learning through project work with students being exposed to professional engineering practice through guest lectures by practising engineers, site visits and work experience.

Level of Study : Bachelors Degree        

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam : IELTS                       

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$):- 17,922

Work Experience : No                           

Duration : 4 years

Eligibility : Completed recognised upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies

                

Bachelor of Pharmacy

The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a professional degree designed to meet the demands for Pharmacy services in Australia. There is a particular focus on rural and remote practice to meet the unique and diverse needs of communities in these regions.

Level of Study : Bachelors Degree                             

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam : IELTS                      

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$): 18,900

Work Experience : No                           

Duration : 4 years

Eligibility : Completed recognised upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies

                

Master of Information Technology Management

This Masters degree is intended to complement and facilitate the career path of those who wish to pursue professional careers in the management of Information Technology and associated resources.

Level of Study : Masters Degree                                

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam : IELTS                      

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$): 15,000

Work Experience :                      

Duration : 1 year

Eligibility : Bachelor Degree from a recognised university

                

Bachelor of Information Technology

This comprehensive course includes specialisations in business-oriented, information systems to network engineering and systems and the creative areas of web and software development. Students develop an understanding of the underlying principles and applications of IT which will enable them to adapt to future changes in the field as professionals.

Level of Study : Bachelors Degree                             

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam : IELTS                       

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$):- 15,456

Work Experience :    

Duration : 3 years

Eligibility : Completed ecognised upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies

                

Bachelor of Laws

This course provide legal education for the practice of law. In that context, the course aims to provide knowledge of the legal system and legal principles, and to cultivate a capacity for legal research, analysis and communication. The course also deals with theoretical perspectives on the law and encourages an appreciation of legal issues of special significance to the Northern Territory, including Aboriginal legal issues.

Level of Study : Bachelors Degree                             

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam :   IELTS                       

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$): 13,860

Work Experience : No                           

Duration : 4 years

Eligibility : Completed recognised upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies

                

Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration)

The Bachelor of Nursing is a professionally accredited degree providing eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of the Northern Territory. As comprehensive Registered Nurses, graduates are able to work in a diversity of fields including mental health, community health, acute and chronic care. Graduates are educated to apply to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council competencies for a beginning level Registered Nurse.

Level of Study : Bachelors Degree                             

Mode of Study : Full Time

Exam : IELTS                       

Tuition Fees : Fee per year (AUD$):- 17,520

Work Experience : No                            

Duration : 3 years

Eligibility : Completed recognised upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies