The University of Canberra specialises in professional preparation for professional people and its degrees and qualifications are respected and recognised internationally. Naturally, the University offers a rich portfolio of career enhancing electives and double degrees in a number of disciplines. Academic standards are high, there are strong academic, professional and personal support systems and the University's focus on preparation for the real world means that students in most disciplines enjoy hands-on work experience well before they graduate. The objective is to produce professionals who are self-confident, knowledgeable, intellectually and emotionally equipped. It all adds up to a valuable competitive advantage that prepares our graduates to hit the ground running in their chosen career. University of Canberra students are much in demand with employers across Australia and around the world, and their starting salaries rate in the highest brackets. Many of the University's 60,000+ graduates occupy senior positions in the professions, the corporate world, and government service in Australia and other countries.