External Students

At UniSA you can study courses in either internal (on-campus) or external (off-campus) modes. When you enrol in a course as an external student, you are not required to attend lectures or tutorials for that course on campus, and you carry out the bulk of your study online. Some students study their whole degree externally, while others choose to study a mix of internally and externally (this is called multi-mode).

The main benefits of studying externally are that it is flexible and convenient. You can:

  • study from wherever you choose at times convenient to you.
  • work through course content at your own pace
  • access teaching, administrative, social and technical support
  • communicate with other students through online discussion boards
  • fit study around your work, family, home and social commitments

To succeed in external study, it's good to be:

  • motivated
  • organised
  • able to work independently and prioritise tasks

You will also need to be able to create a suitable study environment for yourself with internet access.

To help you study externally, have a look at the following resources:

UniSA is also launching new 100% Online Degrees from January 2018. Click here for more information.