Notre Dame is one of Australia’s most international universities, with strong links to its sister university, Notre Dame United States (NDUS) and a number of other universities world wide, offering students the chance to credit their studies overseas towards their degree at Notre Dame. Notre Dame has achieved the highest level of graduate satisfaction of all Western Australian universities and the second highest amongst all Australian universities for the past three years in a row (GCCA Course Experience Questionnaire 2001, 2002 and 2003). Notre Dame has been awarded six 5 star ratings in the Good Universities Guide for its excellence in graduate outcomes, graduate satisfaction, gender balance, indigenous participation, entry flexibility and non-government earnings. Course mode and assessment structure Most undergraduate courses at Notre Dame require study for at least three or four years. assessment in most units (subjects) is usually the combination of assignment or project work, field or laboratory work, in class testing and/or tutorial participation as well as a final examination. Postgraduate programs can be studied as coursework alone, by research, or as a combination of coursework and research. The length of study can range from one semester (Graduate Certificate) to a three-year doctoral program. All units (subjects), except some advanced language courses, are taught in English and are generally held during weekdays, although some units (particularly postgraduate) are run in the evenings and/or on weekends. The number of class hours varies with each unit, although most standard (three credit-point) units have three hours of class contact per week.

Accommodation Homestay

If you are studying English prior to commencing university studies, staying with an Australian family is the apt choice for improving your English. Students are provided with their own bedroom and study desk. Breakfast and dinner is provided from Monday to Friday and three meals a day on the weekends.

The Hostel

This hostel is mainly dormitory style accommodation where guests share rooms of 4, 6 or 8 people. It is a three-minute walk from the University and is 500 metres from the beach, 400 metres from the train station and close to all amenities. It has a large kitchen where guests can prepare their meals, a laundry, TV, music, videos and DVDs, Internet facilities, BBQ facilities and a spa bath.

Apartment or Houses

There is no shortage of comfortable and reasonably priced apartments and shared houses in Fremantle. All are within easy walking distance or public transport ride to the campus. Generally houses are more expensive than apartments and costs vary.