The Australian National University

ANU is consistently ranked among the world's top universities. It is ranked first in Australia. Some notable alumni include Kevin Rudd,Peter Garrett.

  • Average Tuition AUD 37,104
  • Students 20,934
  • International Students 22%
  • Total Cost AUD 36,571
  • Scholarships 26,288
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 19:2

School Description

Founded in 1946, it is the only university to have been created by the Parliament of Australia. Originally a postgraduate research university, ANU commenced undergraduate teaching in 1960 when it integrated the Canberra University College.

Bachelor Programs

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Accountancy

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    American Studies

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Animation

    AUD 31,008 Tuition Fee

    A general, undifferentiated program that focuses on the use of computerized digital images as the primary medium of expression in the visual and performing arts, and that may prepare individuals for a wide variety of careers using new media, including graphic design, digital animation, motion graphics, 3D visualization, game and interactive media design, music and sound design, video production, web design, photography, and other fields.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Anthropology

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Applied Mathematical Sciences

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the solution of functional problems in fields such as engineering and the applied sciences. Includes instruction in natural phenomena modeling continuum mechanics, reaction-diffusion, wave propagation, dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, asymptotic methods, variation, optimization theory, inverse problems, and applications to specific scientific and industrial topics.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Arabic

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Arabic language. Includes instruction in philology; Classical Arabic; Modern Standard Arabic; dialects; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Art History

    AUD 31,008 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Biology

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Biomedical Science

    AUD 41,520 Tuition Fee

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Business Administration

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Chemistry

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Chinese

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of present-day China and its historical predecessors, related borderlands and island groups, and the overseas Chinese diaspora.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Classics

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Commerce

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Communication

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Computer Engineering

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of computer hardware and software systems and related equipment and facilities; and the analysis of specific problems of computer applications to various tasks.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Computer Science

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Criminology

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Cultural Studies

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Design

    AUD 31,008 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Economics

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Engineering

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    English

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Environmental Studies

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Finance

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Forestry

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage and develop forest areas for economic, recreational, and ecological purposes. Includes instruction in forest-related sciences, mapping, statistics, harvesting and production technology, natural resources management and economics, wildlife sciences, administration, and public relations.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    French

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Gender Studies

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Graphic Design

    AUD 31,008 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    History

    AUD 31,008 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Humanities

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Information Management

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee
  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Information Systems

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Information Technology

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    International Business

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    International Relations

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Languages

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Latin

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Latin language and literature from its origins through its decline and its current ecclesiastical usage, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, related Italic dialects, Late Roman and Medieval Latin, and modern Church Latin.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Liberal Studies

    AUD 41,520 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Management

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Marketing

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Mathematical Finance

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and financial markets and applications.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Mathematics

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Music

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Music Education

    AUD 31,008 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Philosophy

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Physics

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Political Science

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Psychology

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Risk Management

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals, including certified accountants, to perform independent internal and external appraisals to evaluate organizational financial and operational activities, ensure compliance with laws and policies, safeguard assets, and promote effective planning and resource allocation. Includes instruction in advanced accounting, audit tools and techniques, sampling, risk and control, audit planning, audit function management, law and regulations, environmental auditing, information technology applications, professional standards and ethics, and specific industry and service sector problems.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Science

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Sociology

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Software Engineering

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Spanish

    AUD 34,944 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Statistics

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Systems Engineering

    AUD 37,104 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations.

  • The Australian National University
    Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

    Vocal Performance

    AUD 31,008 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to master the human voice and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers in concert, choir, opera, or other forms of singing. Includes instruction in voice pedagogy, diction, vocal physiology and exercise, expressive movement, repertoire, recital, and personal style development.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings 47
  • QS Rankings (Global) 20
  • SchoolApply Ranking 52
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 97

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          • 1989-1992, Bachelor of Commerce

            From building a hugely successful business with over 1,000 employees in less than a decade, to founding a social enterprise for budding young entrepreneurs, to scaling mountains and being rescued by pirates, Creel Price is a high-octane entrepreneur passionate about the “entreprenaissance” and the power of social enterprise. Creel whet his appetite for entrepreneurship during his formative years, launching 10 businesses while still at school. Described by Sir Richard Branson as ‘the living, breathing definition of an entrepreneur’ by 25, Creel had already done more than most in a lifetime. He went on to co-found Blueprint Management Group where with drive, ambition and dogged enthusiasm (and only $10,000 in capital) he built a business which was sold 10 years later for $109 million. Creel staunchly believes in using the gift that success offers you to influence the world for good. With this as his driving force, Creel founded the Club Kidpreneur Foundation in 2010, a not-for profit social enterprise fostering entrepreneurship in primary-aged children. To date over 10,000 kidpreneurs have launched their first micro-enterprises across Australia and New Zealand. Creel is dedicated to exposing people to the possibility of entrepreneurship, and the awareness that it is not merely a gene that one is born with, but a philosophy which can be developed within any individual. Creel has set out to spur this social, economic and personal revolution through the ‘entreprenaissance’; a movement to encourage more globally inspired people to become entrepreneurs and therefore give the planet a fresh new economic future.

          • 1989-1996, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Computer Science

            Gavin Michael is Head of Digital for Consumer & Community Banking, helping Chase to lead the digital transformation of financial services. Michael’s team of digital professionals encompasses Customer Experience, Products, Analytics and Predictive Personalization, as well as the Technology and Engineering supporting the firm’s broad Digital platform.Gavin is also a member of the Consumer & Community Banking Leadership Team.

          • 1983-1986, BSc, Computer Science

            Graham is an experienced information technology lawyer. His clients are IT departments and sourcing teams engaged in complex technology sourcing transactions or dealing with the legal issues raised by information technology. Based in Sydney, he has international experience having lived and worked as a lawyer in London (6 years) and Singapore (4 years). Much of Graham’s experience is with cross-border technology transactions and he is familiar with the challenges thrown up by multi-jurisdiction deals. Graham completed a BSc (computer science) at the Australian National University and worked as an analyst programmer for the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department before moving to the law. His honours thesis in law was on legal expert systems and after graduation he worked as a judge’s research assistant. He then completed a period of general legal practise (crime, litigation, general commercial).He specialised in information technology law (TMT) by moving in-house to work with financial services institutions. After more than a decade in the financial services sector Graham is now working for a technology company, Dimension Data, in their Cloud business unit.Graham’s interests are in the social and legal issues raised by information technology and the ways that technology can make the practise of law more effective. Specialties: - Complex technology transactions- Cloud computing- Data Protection, Privacy and data sovereignty- Outsourcing and offshoring- Legal Process Outsourcing- Technology disputes mediation