Established in 1966, we are building on 50 years of achievement with a vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates. With core values of integrity, courage, innovation and excellence, and an underlying ethos of being student centred, Flinders University has a bold mission of Changing lives and changing the world.

Geographic Footprint

Headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, we offer exceptional teaching on campus and online, with a physical presence extending across multiple locations from regional Victoria to the Northern Territory.

Structure

Our six college structure is designed to support education and research excellence, and student success.

  • College of Business, Government and Law
  • College of Education, Psychology and Social Work
  • College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Medicine and Public Health
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering

Research Excellence

Over 90 percent of our research is rated world-standard or above.

Research is a fundamental cornerstone of our mission as a University. Through research and research-led teaching, we build and develop the knowledge and capabilities that improve lives and enhance society as a whole. Major research areas include:

  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Clean technology
  • Energetic materials
  • Health and medical
  • Labour and industry transformation studies
  • Marine and maritime research
  • Medical devices
  • Nanotech and analytical chemistry
  • Psychology and neuroscience
  • Water and the environment.

Research and creative endeavour have been at the core of Flinders University’s identity since its inception, and with more than 45 Research Centres and Institutes, we aim to triple our research income by 2025.

Contemporary Education

We recognise that careers are evolving and the workplaces and industries of the future will be very different from today.

That is why we are giving our students the edge with the opportunity to learn innovation and enterprise skills in preparation for the careers of tomorrow.

Powered by the Fox School of Business, a US top ten business school for entrepreneurship and our very own New Venture Institute, we’re enabling students from across the University to develop vital skills in the personal enterprise.

In an era of disruptive technology, these are the skills employers are looking for, from critical thinking to problem solving and creativity.

Internationally Engaged

  • Rated no. 1 in Australia across 9 categories for international student experience
  • Over 4,600 international students from more than 90 countries
  • Over 100 partner institutions across 33 countries
  • Total international students in June 2016

Onshore – 2,776

Offshore – 1,818

  • In 2016 Flinders achieved 15% growth in onshore international commencing students ^ and established in-country representatives in India, China and Vietnam.
  • Nine offshore programs: India, Japan, Vietnam, China, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Indonesia
Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Flinders University

The Bachelor of Business will teach you to understand the world of business and provide you with the foundation skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a successful care ... [+]

CRICOS code: 058294B

The Bachelor of Business will teach you to understand the world of business and provide you with the foundation skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a successful career in business.

Good business skills are highly portable and always in demand. This course will help you develop the practical skills employers are looking for, including strong analytical skills, high-level problem-solving skills, the ability to communicate effectively within a business environment, and team-working skills.

The Bachelor of Business offers specializations in Innovation and Enterprise, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing. Some of these specializations can also be taken as an Advanced Leadership stream for applicants who meet additional entry requirements.... [-]

Australia Adelaide
January 2020
English (US)
3 years
Campus
Online
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Flinders University

The Bachelor of Commerce provides a broad and flexible educational preparation for a range of professional, business-related careers in the private and public enterprise. ... [+]

CRICOS code: 002627D

The Bachelor of Commerce provides a broad and flexible educational preparation for a range of professional, business-related careers in the private and public enterprise. It provides students with the opportunity to obtain professional knowledge in key business functions, and considerable scope for studies beyond business to broaden the overall educational experience.

The Bachelor of Commerce offers specializations in Accounting, Accounting/Finance, Business Economics, Finance and Finance/Economics. Each of these specializations can also be taken as an Advanced Leadership stream for applicants who meet additional entry requirements.

Industry experience: Subject to the necessary approvals, students will have the opportunity to undertake industry and/or project placements (Work Integrated Learning).... [-]

Australia Adelaide
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Flinders University

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) flexible entry allows you to embark on a first-year engineering degree without making a decision as to which engineering specializat ... [+]

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) flexible entry allows you to embark on a first-year engineering degree without making a decision as to which engineering specialisation you wish to pursue.

At the end of your first year, you can transition to a named engineering discipline of your choice without having to extend the standard 4-year course duration.

The flexible pathway is an excellent choice if you wish to pursue engineering but defer the decision about your specialist area.

Why study engineering at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - flexible entry at Flinders provides a pathway into the second year of any of the named engineering programs.... [-]

Australia Adelaide
January 2020
English (US)
Part-time
4 years
Campus
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