Students oriented toward academic success 

Joanne Watson and Victoria Ward prepare for their first semester studies at Charles Darwin University at Orientation Day 2013

Hundreds of Charles Darwin University students are set to commence their academic journeys during Orientation programs at the Alice Springs and Casuarina campuses today.

Information about courses offered through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education will be on hand at the Casuarina campus Orientation Day in time for the opening of the new learning facility in early 2013.

New programs and courses for 2013 include the Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Information Systems, Bachelor of Software Engineering and a Master of Psychology (Clinical). CDU will become the first Australian university – and the third in the world – to offer bachelor and master programs in chemical engineering online this year.

During Orientation new and returning students will familiarise themselves with facilities, course requirements and services, and will have the opportunity to seek academic advice, meet staff, make new friends, join clubs and explore campus life.

Casuarina campus Orientation will run from 8am to 4pm, while an evening Orientation program will be held at the Alice Springs campus from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

International students are invited to attend a three-day Orientation program commencing with the Casuarina campus Orientation Day today, with additional activities planned throughout Thursday 28 February and Friday 1 March.

External students can access orientation information at