Year Of Estabishment
The seed of CDU dates back to Darwin in the 1950s.With no offices or permanent staff, adult education classes in typing, shorthand and French were first conducted in school premises and taught by teachers working outside of normal hours.Darwins Adult Education Centres first full-time Principal Harold Garner brought tremendous energy to the role.On enrolment day the Centre resembled an ants nest, thriving with activity.It was the first institution to offer post-secondary studies in the Northern Territory.Territorians no longer have to send their children away from home for a University education. From this year (2011), students, for the first time ever, need not leave the Territory to become doctors.A five-star rating for research from the Good Universities Guide, acknowledges CDUs place on the world stage.To create quality learning and teaching, CDU ensures there is more personalised attention given to students with its ability to offer smaller-class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio about one teacher to every 15-20 students.
Major Popular Courses: Higher Degree by Research|CDU/AIM professional development courses.
Admissions And Scholarships
Admissions: All applications for admission to CDU Higher Education undergraduate and postgraduate by coursework courses are received and processed by the South Australian Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC). Please visit the SATAC website to lodge your application.
Scholarships: CDU scholarships are sponsored by individuals, businesses, government, community groups and the University, to assist students with the financial burden of studying.A number of scholarships offer students the opportunity to participate in paid work experience during semester breaks and graduate positions on completion of study.
Campus Life: The Katherine campus has full residential facilities for students studying in Katherine.Students living on campus can access a weekly trip to Katherine for personal shopping.Student parking is available to those students with vehicles.
Information For International Students: International students have the option of being able to study at locations in Darwin, Palmerston, Melbourne and Sydney. The largest campus is in Darwin: a youthful, multicultural, cosmopolitan, and robust, tropical city in a territory that is steeped in Aboriginal tradition and culture and which enjoys a close interaction with the peoples of Southeast Asia.With international students from over 55 countries you will have the opportunity to study in a multicultural environment that will add richness to your international experience.
Alumni: Our Alumni are our graduates, staff and friends of Charles Darwin University and its antecedent institutions Northern Territory University, Centralian College, NT Rural College, Darwin Institute of Technology, University College of the Northern Territory and Darwin Community College.Alumni receive regular publications and invitations to special events and activities across the Northern Territory, interstate and overseas.We are keen to stay in touch with our Alumni.
Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)
Masters | Full Time (4 years)
Masters | Full Time (2 years)
Masters | Full Time (4 years)