Most new places at University of Adelaide
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
The University of Adelaide will be able to offer 235 new places for students - the biggest increase in Commonwealth-supported places of any university in the country and about 10% of the total places allocated today by the Federal Government.
The new places have been allocated in national and state high priority areas of health and engineering as well as for South Australia's first veterinary science school.
- 70 places for three new engineering degrees - Architectural Engineering, Avionics and Electronic Systems Engineering, and Sustainable Energy Engineering
- 20 extra places for the highly successful Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering which started this year
- A total of 55 extra places in health for Nursing (35), Master of Psychology (10) and Health Sciences (10)
- 40 new places for the pre-veterinary Animal Science undergraduate degree starting in 2008 and 50 places for the postgraduate veterinary science degree, starting in 2011.
Acting Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Fred McDougall said: "This allocation of new places means we will be able to help meet areas of skills shortages and high demand in health and engineering in line with our strategy of responding to the needs of industry and the community.
"The University of Adelaide has experienced continued growth in demand for places since 2000 so we are delighted the Federal Government has agreed to allow us to offer more places to South Australian students in these priority areas.
"This is good for the economy, good for state and national education priorities, good for industry and the best news is that the students taking up these new places will have great employment prospects."
For more information about the new student places announced for the University of Adelaide's vet school, click here.
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