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We are a world-class institution
Internationally QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education place us in the top three per cent of universities in the world. We are recognised as a world-class institution that delivers quality in education and innovation in research.
5 reasons to study here
ONE People who study here do well
We produce confident, well equipped ‘job-ready’ graduates, who go on to great careers. Our graduates are well prepared for competitive national and international job markets.
Our graduates are in demand
▪ Our Joint Medical Program is recognised internationally and is one of the first of its kind in Australia. Our teaching methods focus on patient scenarios and graduates are sought after in hospitals throughout rural, regional and metropolitan Australia. Almost half of Australia’s Indigenous doctors graduated from our University.
▪ In the competitive area of law, our graduates are recognised for their professional skills gained through work in the University of Newcastle Legal Centre. Our professional program enables graduates to practise law upon completion of their degree, and they are paid 7.5 per cent more than the national average.
▪ The quality of our architecture degree and final-year student exhibition means most of our architecture students are approached by employers before they graduate.
TWO We are hands-on and responsive in the way we teach
Our degree programs focus on both academic and professional training and prepare students for the real world. They will prepare you for the real world and some offer the opportunity for hands-on experience through internships, scholarships and projects within local and international organisations. As a student, you will also have the opportunity to learn from award winning teachers and researchers who are recognised as experts in their field.
Our academics are acknowledged as among the best in Australia, and we have on staff researchers who rank in the top one per cent of their field. We have a proud history in education of the professions including medicine, architecture, engineering and law, and pioneered teaching methods now used in universities across Australia, such as problem based learning.
Real-world experiences while you study
Work integrated learning is a feature of our innovative teaching approaches. More than 90 per cent of our undergraduate programs include the opportunity for students to participate in work integrated learning.
▪ Education students gain valuable classroom experience throughout their degree, culminating in a 10-week internship in either a primary or secondary school.
▪ Engineering students complete 12 weeks of experience with industry.
▪ Science students take part in practical field trips, excursions, seminar presentations and workshops. For example, biology and ecology students undertake field experience at one of the richest marine ecosystems in Australia – Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
▪ Our health degrees include clinical experience in public hospitals all over New South Wales.
Purpose-built facilities replicate industry situations
Our face-to-face learning is supported by state of the art facilities and technology including high-tech laboratories and digitally connected information hubs.
▪ We are currently investing $95 million to build a landmark education precinct to deliver a world-class student experience: http://blogs.newcastle.edu.au/blog/2013/04/22/opinion-new-space-to-embrace-techno-teaching.
▪ Our radiopharmacy laboratory is one of the largest and best-equipped teaching facilities of its kind in Australia, providing a space for nuclear medicine students to work with radiopharmaceuticals used to diagnose and treat diseases.
▪ Our Central Coast campus has a purpose-built oral health clinic where students provide free dental check-up services to staff and students under qualified supervision.
▪ Students studying communication, information technology or visual communication design have access to facilities such as sound and television studios, editing suites and the latest computer equipment to produce quality short films, recordings and even music videos.
THREE A great environment for study
From the city to the bush to the beach - the University of Newcastle has it all covered. It's more than a place to study; its a way of life. Our three primary campuses are located on the beautiful New South Wales coast, and our presences in Singapore and Sydney are growing. Our main campuses are all within 20 minutes of beautiful beaches and regional centres. The University community is vibrant and dynamic, offering a great student experience that mixes a quality academic environment with opportunities to engage in cultural, social and sporting activities.
Located on a 140-hectare site of natural bushland 12 kilometres west of the city of Newcastle, our Callaghan campus has reputation for being one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia. You'll find state-of-the-art facilities surrounded by native trees and wildlife - creating tranquil environment for study like none other.
Newcastle City campus
In the Centre of Newcastle, University House is home to Newcastle Business School and The University of Newcastle Legal Centre. This landmark art-deco sandstone building directly opposite Civic Park, is conveniently situated in the city’s arts and legal precinct.
Central Coast campus, Ourimbah
Our Central Coast campus at Ourimbah, is less than an hour’s drive from Northern Sydney, and less than 15 minutes from beaches and bushland. Central Coast is a multi-sector campus and the grounds are shared by the University of Newcastle, TAFE NSW – Hunter Institute and The Central Coast Community College, along with local businesses. Nestled in a valley and featuring a beautiful rainforest creek, the campus is a living laboratory for environmental sustainability.
The University of Newcastle’s Sydney presence balances the benefits of studying with a high-ranking, long-established institution with easy access to the conveniences of Sydney’s Central Business District and surrounding areas. In Sydney, the University offers Master’s Degree Programs in Business and Professional Accounting as well as preparatory programs in English Language (ELICOS).
FOUR World class research is done here
We hold a unique place in the higher education sector as the most research-intensive university outside of an Australian capital city. Our researchers have led the world in fields as diverse as geotechnical science and engineering, energy and resources, reproductive biology, plant biology, applied mathematics, and health and medical sciences.
We are home to two leading research institutes - the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). Both institutes demonstrate our understanding of community needs and our successful and valued partnerships with industry, business and the community.
▪ Ranked equal 7th amongst Australian universities for research, placing us in the ‘well above world standard’ (Excellence in Research Australia 2012).
▪ The only university in Australia to achieve a top rating for social work research and one of only two universities in the country to achieve a top rating in applied mathematics, biochemistry and cell biology, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering (Excellence in Research Australia 2012).
▪ More than 90 per cent of our research rated at or above world standard (Excellence in Research Australia 2012).
▪ Ranked in the top three per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012, QS World University Rankings 2012).
▪ Home to experts who rank in the top one per cent in the world for their field such as breast cancer researcher, Professor John Forbes.
▪ Rated a five star university for research (International agency, QS Stars 2012).
▪ Ranked in Australia's top 9 universities for research funding.
We attract and support talented, keen researchers and invest in world-class research facilities. Research and study opportunities are available for all stages of your career and we are in Australia’s top 10 for externally funded research.
FIVE This is a place of opportunity
Whether you want to broaden your mind, advance your career, increase your knowledge, travel the globe or change the world, the University of Newcastle can provide you with the opportunity and the real-life skills to do it.
A place of excellence in equity for higher education
We offer students from all walks of life the opportunity to do well, regardless of their background and experiences. We are leader in providing students from low-socio economic backgrounds with the preparation and support to reach their full potential.
Leaders in Indigenous education
We are proud that more Indigenous students choose to study with us than at any other Australian university. Our Indigenous enrolments have grown more than 20 percent in recent years and we are home to the highly-respected Wollotuka Institute. Almost half of Australia's Indigenous doctors have graduated from our university.
Everyone's pathway to uni is different, so to help make the journey a smooth one, we offer a range of enabling programs - Open Foundation, Newstep and Yapug - to prepare students for uni life.
Our Open Foundation program is the largest of its kind in Australia, and has been successfully providing people, aged 20 years and over, access to undergraduate study for more than 30 years. Approximately 85 per cent of students that complete our Open Foundation program go on to enrol in an undergraduate degree.
We offer a range of scholarships to help provide support while you study. While many of the scholarships we offer consider academic performance, we also award scholarships for sport, travel, specific degrees to help our Indigenous or financially and educationally disadvantaged students.
International Leadership Experience and Development (iLead) Program
iLead can give you the opportunity to gain experience and skills in the areas of leadership and international awareness through volunteering, studying abroad, and taking part in short programs.