- In 2017, OES signed a new partnership with Western Sydney University.
- Launching with a suite of 5 fully-online undergraduate courses, the acquisition of WSU was an important step in making online education more accessible across diverse sectors.
OES has signed a new partnership with Western Sydney University, enabling more students to access OES’s established and proven model of success in high quality online education.
From September 2017, Western Sydney University will introduce five new fully online undergraduate courses in the fields of business and social sciences through online arm – Western Sydney University Online.
The initial five degrees will give students throughout New South Wales and beyond access to flexible, high quality education while working towards a qualification from one of the world’s top three per cent of universities.
Professor Denise Kirkpatrick, Western Sydney University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) says the University’s online offering will benefit individuals who are traditionally not catered for, or suited to, on-campus study.
“More Australians are studying online than ever before due to advances in technology enabling greater access to high quality tertiary education. Western Sydney University Online is an opportunity, irrespective of age, location, family or work commitments, to pursue a passion through further education,” says Professor Kirkpatrick.
‘A comprehensively supportive learning environment’
Professor Kevin Bell, Western Sydney University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures), says the new online offering will enable more Australians to access the University’s internationally recognised qualifications.
“We are working with a great team that will develop engaging, motivating materials and a comprehensively supportive learning environment. Our goal is to extend our University mission to serve our region and also those living farther afield for whom online is the only viable option,” says Professor Bell.
Students will have access to a dedicated support network seven days a week with extended hours that provides academic, technical, administrative and social help as well as on demand assignment assistance.
Denice Pitt, OES CEO, says the partnership is an important steps towards meeting demand from students and industry sectors for more flexible and accessible education.
“There is a need and want for education online and we have a proven model to successfully deliver what students and the market want. We know how to design courses and grow online learning to reach students nationally and internationally,” says Ms Pitt.
“OES enables universities a fast, financially viable and student-focussed entry into online education. We’re pleased to partner with Western Sydney University to deliver high-quality, industry recognised education in an online environment.”
Students who complete their studies at Western Sydney University Online will graduate with an internationally recognised Western Sydney University qualification and join a network of more than 140,000 graduates.
“Western Sydney University Online is an opportunity, irrespective of age, location, family or work commitments, to pursue a passion through further education.”