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Educationand High Level Skills for the Defence Industry

As the largest university in South Australia, we meet the defence industries’ needs to develop and transform Australia’s future workforce, including providing a full range of Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programs in:

  • Military systems integration
  • Engineering
  • Industrial design
  • Data analytics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Complex project management
  • Material sciences
  • Autonomous systems
  • Sensors
  • Communications and signal processing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Leadership and management development
  • Executive education

Work Integrated Program

We also offer distinctive Work Integrated Learning programs that emphasise design, leadership and business skills, successfully placing a number of UniSA students into Defence internships, placements, and project scholarship programs in engineering, ICT, maths and physics, in such organisations as the Department of State Development and the Department of Defence.

Our Research Expertise

Our expertise is informed by our specialised research strengths and partnerships with the defence industries sector including in its Defence and Systems Institute (Australia’s largest provider of consultancy, research, and education in defence-related systems engineering, systems integration and information assurance); Future Industries Institute; Institute for Telecommunications Research; Advanced Computing Centre; and Data Analytics Group. 

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Are you an Australian Defence Force employee?

The University of South Australia welcomes both defence force personnel and reservists to its undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Tailored courses, support and credit are available. 

 UniSA has a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs, for which credit arrangements exist for students who hold qualifications from the Australian Defence Force. Once accepted into their program of choice, students are required to submit an Application for Credit which will be assessed by the Program Director. 

 To discuss your application and the possibility of credit and flexible study arrangements contact the Future Student Enquires team.


SA’s No.1 for Engineering research in ERA 2015*

*The only university in SA to have all of its assessed Engineering research rated well above world class, ranked 5 in Engineering in both the 2-digit and 4-digit FOR codes according to Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2015.

NEW - Saab Australia-UniSA Defence Technologies Institute

The new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UniSA, Australia’s university of enterprise and leading defence system company Saab will focus on collaborative research and teaching opportunities in the South Australian defence sector.

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