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Why the University of Newcastle?

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WHY THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE?

Whether you're already a local who knows and loves the Newcastle and Central Coast regions, or are from out of town and ready to make the sea change, we've compiled eight reasons why you should study with us.

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Top 10 university in Australia1 – here you'll have access to worldclass programs, inspiring and collaborative learning environments, and opportunities to put theory into practise with real-world experiences.

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More career opportunities and higher salaries – a university degree means you can pursue a career in a specialised field of your choice. These positions often have higher salaries and more opportunity for career progression.

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Cheaper cost of living – while the laid-back, coastal lifestyle is a major drawcard, so is the money you could save by making the sea change, with Newcastle and the Central Coast offering a more affordable cost of living than Sydney.

No. 1 RANKED UNIVERSITY IN

AUSTRALIA FOR INDUSTRY COLLABORATION3

TOP 200

10 SUBJECTS RANKED IN THE TOP 200 IN THE WORLD2 For more than 50 years, the University of Newcastle has been preparing students for a future full of exciting possibilities.

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Go global – our degrees are focused on real-world, global experience. Study part of your degree overseas and gain credit while travelling the globe. Plus, some of our degrees will qualify you to work anywhere in the world.


RANKED 207

3 Why the University of Newcastle?

IN THE WORLD1

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Beaches, beaches, beaches – our coastline is world famous. Think long stretches of uncrowded sand, accessible public transport, and the big clincher – free parking! Check out the iconic Merewether Beach or head down the coast to explore the shores of Avoca and Terrigal.

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It’s flexible and fun – university is not like school. You take control of your learning and can design your own timetable. It’s also a place to make new friends and have fun at social events and activities.

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Vibrant communities – Newcastle and the Central Coast are home to innovators, entrepreneurs, a dynamic art and music scene, chilled-out cafes, eclectic markets, micro-breweries and small bars. Whether you’re checking out a gig, shopping for collectables at boutique markets or grabbing a bite to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to food, fashion and fun.

There are lots of reasons why university is a great next step. Studying at university gives you the chance to expand your knowledge, gain realworld experience and pursue a career in an area that excites you, all while making lifelong friends.

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But first, coffee – if there’s one thing that we take seriously, it’s the coffee culture. From cafes on campus to beachside kiosks, a caffeine hit isn’t hard to find.

1 QS World University Rankings 2020 2 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 3 Innovation Connections IC Report 2014 - 2019


Our Campuses

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OUR CAMPUSES

Our campuses are welcoming, inspiring and collaborative environments. No matter where you study – whether it’s Newcastle (Callaghan), Newcastle City, Central Coast (Ourimbah and Gosford) or Singapore, or even one of our five regional centres in Tamworth, Armidale, Taree, Moree and Orange – we provide connected and global learning across all of our locations. newcastle.edu.au/campus

NEWCASTLE CAMPUS CALLAGHAN Our Newcastle Callaghan campus is a central hub for education, humanities, social science, and the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM), as well as nursing and health. The region’s largest hospitals, the Hunter Medical Research Institute, schools, early childhood facilities, and local defence and industrial hubs are all in close proximity to our campus. With all this on your doorstep, you'll have plenty of chances to meet industry leaders and build practical skills.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which our campuses are located: The Pambalong Clan of the Awabakal Nation Newcastle (Callaghan) campus The Awabakal and Worimi Nations Newcastle City campus Darkinjung People Central Coast (Ourimbah and Gosford) campuses

NEWCASTLE CITY CAMPUS In the heart of the CBD, our Newcastle City campus provides an integral link with industry in creativity, business and law. The campus is a hive of innovation in the city centre. Our state-of-theart facility delivers a ‘next generation’ university experience, while our Innovation Hub is where you can engage with entrepreneurs, innovators, startups and developers to produce ideas that challenge the conventional. Our expansion into Honeysuckle, with the launch of our new home for the creative industries and new innovation hub in late 2021, will enrich your learning experience with specialised studios and technologies, and offer shared spaces to connect with staff, industry and community.

CENTRAL COAST CAMPUSES OURIMBAH AND GOSFORD For more than 30 years the University has developed pathways and provided opportunities for students from all backgrounds to gain world-class education on the Central Coast. The broad range of study options at Ourimbah are backed by local industry and benefit from longstanding regional partnerships on the Central Coast. They include education, humanities and social science, oral health, podiatry and nursing, and the sciences (food, coastal and marine, and exercise and sports). The establishment of the Central Coast Clinical School, currently under construction, will see us expand our campus into Gosford. It will offer state-of-the-art teaching facilities and deliver graduates ready to meet the growing needs of the medical and health workforce on the Central Coast and around Australia.


WOLLOTUK A

newcastle.edu.au/wollotuka

THE WOLLOTUKA INSTITUTE IS COMMITTED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF INDIGENOUS EDUCATION AT A LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

A LEADER IN INDIGENOUS EDUCATION When you come to Wollotuka, you’ll be supported by experienced staff, Elders and cultural leaders, and fellow students who will encourage and help guide you throughout your studies. In addition to the Yapug enabling pathway program, you can also study the Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies and complete elective courses focusing on Indigenous culture through Wollotuka. Wollotuka also provides scholarships, tutorial assistance, employment opportunities and other services and assistance during your undergraduate or postgraduate study. Above all, Wollotuka provides an inclusive environment where Indigenous and nonIndigenous students can come for support, advice, collaboration and knowledge-sharing. The space is one where you can connect with other students and community – a home away from home while studying at the University of Newcastle.

Wollotuka

We’ve been a leader in Indigenous education in Australia for more than 30 years – with one of the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolments in the country. We're also a leader in Indigenous employment and are committed to providing a culturally safe place to work and study. Together with the world-renowned Wollotuka Institute, we’re contributing to the advancement and leadership of Indigenous education at a local, national and international level.

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STUDENT LIFE

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STUDENT LIFE CAMPUS ESSENTIALS Student life is all about making the most out of your time at university. One of the great things about the University of Newcastle is that there’s always something happening on campus. newcastle.edu.au/campuslife

CLUBS, SOCIETIES AND EVENTS The University is home to over 150 clubs, societies and social groups who are always looking for new members – giving you the chance to regularly participate in fun activities. No matter which campus you study at, there are always events happening during the semester. From Orientation to Autonomy Party and plenty of events in between, there is no shortage of social activities.

STAYING ACTIVE Great health and fitness facilities await you at The Forum University (Callaghan) and Harbourside (Newcastle City). You’ll find a 50m indoor heated swimming pool, extensive group fitness options and state-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment. Indoor courts provide for casual hoops and structured social sport competitions all year. Join one of many sporting clubs or compete in the representative inter-University competition – UniSport Nationals. theforum.org.au There are plenty of outdoor spaces with sporting fields, shared paths and dedicated fitness trails on campus – and the covered outdoor recreation area at Ourimbah campus provides a great place for students to be active, social and engaged all year round.

Whether you're looking for a good coffee to kick-start your day, a bite to eat at lunch or a place to relax in between classes, we've got you covered with a wide range of cafes, food outlets and bars across all our campuses. We also offer a number of additional services across our campuses to make student life easier including a bank, medical centre and pharmacy, post office, book shop and other retailers, childcare and counselling.

GETTING AROUND Access via train is available for both Callaghan (Warabrook station) and Ourimbah campuses (Ourimbah station) and if you’re studying at our Newcastle City campus, the Light Rail’s Civic stop is right at our doorstep. Beautiful bike paths make riding around our campuses fun, and our bike hubs at Callaghan and Newcastle City campus offer showers and secure storage. A free city shuttle runs between Callaghan and Newcastle City campus every 30 minutes during semester.

STUDENT SUPPORT There are a range of student support services available to help you through your studies, such as: • Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS): one-hour weekly review sessions. • Learning Development: see a Learning Adviser for tips, workshops and resources. • Careers and Student Development: access valuable work experience opportunities and employment help. newcastle.edu.au/support


While the thought of moving away from your hometown to study might seem daunting, we’re here to make this transition as easy as possible. We offer students secure, affordable and comfortable accommodation while studying. Whether it’s oncampus accommodation that you’re after or a house off campus for you and your friends, we have an option that will suit you.

LIVING OFF CAMPUS If off-campus accommodation is more suitable, either by yourself or with friends, we can help you find the right place. Our off-campus accommodation service offers free advice to students about shared housing and has a database of current rooms, apartments and houses that are available to rent. offcampusaccommodation.newcastle.edu.au

newcastle.edu.au/accommodation

LIVING ON CAMPUS If you want to meet lifelong friends, get involved in social activities, and enjoy countless amenities at your fingertips, on-campus accommodation might be for you. And with nine different residences to choose from across our Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses, you’re sure to find an option right for you. Accommodation options include private or shared rooms and amenities, fully-catered, semi-catered or self-catered living. You’ll have access to 24/7 security, a range of facilities, support and wellbeing services, academic support, a dedicated Health and Wellbeing Coordinator and our exciting ResLife Program.

2019 EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE Asia-Pacific Student Accommodation Association

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ACCOMMODATION


Exciting Study Opportunities

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EXCITING STUDY OPPORTUNITIES Sometimes it’s best to dive straight in. That’s why exciting industry experience like internships, work-integrated learning and practical placements are at the core of all our degrees. Known for our strong partnerships with local and global organisations, your courses are shaped by the real-world meaning you'll graduate ready for a career in your field. Our Career Services Team are also on hand to help you out with everything from resumes and employment workshops to advice on your career goals.

“ It’s amazing because you actually get to see what it’s like in the real-world and how a big production operates. These are the experiences where you really learn and grow and it’s great that the University can provide this.” Cody Bachelor of Communication (Media Production)

newcastle.edu.au/work-integrated-learning

STUDY OVERSEAS “ I did an international study experience in Bali as part of an environmental science immersion trip. We consulted on projects involving wildlife conservation, restoration ecology and coral rehabilitation. It was such a great opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge I have gained from my degree in real-world scenarios.” Emilee Bachelor of Science

If you're keen to take your studies around the world. You could have the chance to travel and get credit for your degree at the same time while you're here. There are opportunities for international experiences across every area of study, whether it’s an overseas exchange program, study tour or work placement. Discover new cultures, try new food, and make friends from all over the world. With more than 100 partner universities spanning all major continents, it really is the chance of a lifetime. newcastle.edu.au/studyoverseas


GETTING IN The University of Newcastle is home to many talented, enthusiastic and diverse students – just like you – and providing equity of access to higher education is fundamental to who we are. That’s why we have a number of pathways, scholarships and entry options to help you with getting in to uni. newcastle.edu.au/entry-schemes

SCHOLARSHIPS It doesn’t matter what your background is or what your circumstances are, we want to give everyone the chance to go to, and thrive, at university. Our scholarship programs provide: • scholarships for academic achievement • support for individuals facing financial hardship and educational disadvantage • support for Indigenous students • opportunities to travel, perform, play sport, relocate, or gain global experience. newcastle.edu.au/scholarships

FREE PATHWAYS We’re proud to be the largest provider of enabling programs in Australia. If you don’t have the qualifications required for direct entry, you still have the opportunity to access university studies through our pathway programs. Regardless of your background or level of previous education. The programs are offered free of charge and upon successful completion, you’re guaranteed entry to over 40 undergraduate degrees at the University of Newcastle. Newstep If you did not complete Year 12 or missed the chance to get the marks needed for university entry, our Newstep program offers you the perfect pathway between senior schooling and University. Study on campus at Newcastle or the Central Coast. Open Foundation If you are seeking a new career direction, considering attending university after time in the workforce or looking to further pursue your interests, our Open Foundation program can help make this happen. Flexible study mean you can learn at your own pace, including online, part-time or full-time study options. Yapug - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Yapug is a pathway program designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people gain skills for entry into undergraduate degrees, including a pathway into Medicine. Start your university experience in a culturally appropriate learning environment, supported by Indigenous peers and staff.

Admission schemes and adjustments are subject to change. Refer to website for up to date information.

ENTRY HELP We have a range of entry support schemes that may help you secure your place here. Educational Access Scheme Get up to four adjustment points if you have experienced educational or other disadvantage. Elite Athlete Program Get up to four adjustment points by applying as an elite athlete. Regional and Rural Students Get up to five adjustment points if you went to a regional or rural school in selected postcodes. Year 12 Subject Spotlight Get an offer to study based on your performance and strong results in the lead up to the HSC in individual subjects related to your degree. Year 12 Adjustment Points Scheme Get up to four adjustment points based on your HSC results in particular subjects. Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) A way to receive an offer based on factors in addition to your ATAR. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme This scheme helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants gain entry into our degrees. When you complete your UAC application, make sure you indicate that you are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. You’ll be invited to participate in selection interviews and have access to advice and support to help with your application.

Getting In

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Your Path to Uni

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YOUR PATH TO UNI

WHAT ARE YOU INTERESTED IN? Use the study areas in this brochure to narrow down options.

CREATE A LIST Check Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies and create a list of possible HSC subjects.

CHOOSE WISELY Choose HSC subjects that will give you the best possible ATAR. Use our ATAR Tips for help.

HIGH PERFORMING STUDENT? Complete first year university subjects while at school and reduce your study time. newcastle.edu.au/highperformers

SIGN UP Join our mailing list for information and updates heading into Year 12. newcastle.edu.au/signup

BOOST YOUR CHANCES Start planning your pathway into university by considering adjustment points and entry schemes. newcastle.edu.au/entryschemes

SCHOLARSHIPS Without support, attending university can sometimes seem impossible. We have hundreds of scholarship programs with over 1,000 individual scholarships on offer ranging from $1,500 to $75,000. newcastle.edu.au/scholarships

APPLY TO UNI When you are ready to apply visit uac.edu.au

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CAREER IDEAS

Career Ideas

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YOU LIKE

YOU COULD STUDY

YOU COULD BE

Business Studies, Economics, Maths

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Accountant, Economist, Financial Planner, Investment Banker, Mortgage Broker, Stockbroker

Art, Business Studies, Design and Technology, Economics, Geography, Maths, Physics

ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Architect, Building Certifier, Drafter, Product Designer, Project Manager, Property Developer

Business Studies, English, Geography, Languages, Maths

BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Account Manager, Business Development Officer, Entrepreneur, Human Resources Officer, Marketing Officer, Sports Development Officer

Art, Design and Technology, Drama, Movies and Television, Writing, Music and Social Media

COMMUNICATION AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Animator, Artist, Copywriter, Filmaker, Graphic Designer, Journalist, Multimedia Designer, Musician, Public Relations Officer

Biology, Community and Family Studies, Geography, Health and Physical Education, Maths, Society and Culture

COMMUNITY SERVICES

International Aid Worker, Migrant Support Officer, Policy Developer, Social Worker, Town Planner, Youth Worker, Environmental Manager, Human Geographer

Business Studies, Design and Technology, English, Industrial Technology, Information Technology, Maths, Physics

COMPUTING, MATHS AND TECHNOLOGY

Computer Game Developer, Computer Scientist, Meteorologist, Renewable Energy Project Officer, Risk Analyst, Web Developer

Art, Design and Technology, Drama, English, Geography, Health and Physical Education, History, Maths, Music, Science

EDUCATION

English as a Second Language Teacher, Learning and Development Consultant, Sport and Recreation Officer, Special Education Teacher, Teacher

ENGINEERING

Computer Architect, Environmental Impact Consultant, Prosthetics Designer, Robotics Engineer, Satellite Engineer, Structural Engineer, Surveyor, Urban Development Engineer

Biology, Chemistry, Food Technology, Health and Physical Education, Maths, Science, Physics

HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

Dental Therapist, Dietitian, Doctor, Exercise Scientist, Food Scientist, Midwife, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Psychologist, Radiographer, Speech Pathologist, Surgeon

Business Studies, Economics, English, Languages, Legal Studies, Media and Entertainment Studies

LAW

Contracts Manager, Industrial Relations Officer, International Aid Worker, Lawyer, Lobbyist, Political Adviser

Agriculture, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental, Economics, Science, Geography, Health and Physical Education, Information Technology, Marine Science, Maths, Physics

SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Botanist, Microbiologist, Climate Change Analyst, Climate Scientist, Data Analyst, Food Scientist, Forensic Chemist, Geologist, Marine Biologist, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Medicinal Chemist, Physicist, Researcher, Scientific Journalist, Statistician, Wildlife Conservationist

Art, English, Geography, History, Languages, Music, Religion, Society and Culture

SOCIETY AND CULTURE

Cultural Heritage Conservationist, Community Development Worker, Demographer, Historian, Media Analyst, Translator

Art, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Engineering Studies, Industrial Technology, Maths, Physics, Science


Uni Speak

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UNI SPEAK SOME KEY TERMS EXPLAINED

Starting your university journey can sometimes feel overwhelming. This directory defines some useful concepts to help you along the way.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Whatever your background and financial status, we have support systems available to help with the costs involved in studying, including scholarships and emergency loans. You also might be eligible for Australian Government assistance with HECS-HELP loans and income support. newcastle.edu.au/assistance

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES Assumed knowledge relates to things you should have studied before starting your degree. Classes will be taught on the assumption that you have a certain level of knowledge when you begin. Recommended studies are directly related to a particular degree and it’s highly recommended that you have undertaken the listed subjects as the course will be taught on the basis that you understand these subjects. The subjects listed under assumed knowledge and recommended studies are HSC courses. Equivalent TAFE, interstate, registered training provider or international qualifications are also accepted.

ATAR ATAR stands for Australian Tertiary Admission Rank. It’s a number between 0.00 and 99.95 that ranks how you perform in the HSC compared to other students. Your ATAR is calculated partly based on your exam results, so it’s not possible to work it out in advance – but there are things you can do to focus on getting a good ATAR: 1. Your English marks are considered first in your ATAR calculation, so great English results are worth a lot. 2. After English, the calculation includes the next best eight units. Choose subjects you like and know you are going to do well in. Some subjects are scaled differently to others. Find out more about how different subjects are scaled at uac.edu.au

MAJORS AND MINORS Some degrees allow you to major or specialise in a particular group of subjects. This focuses your study and ensures you are suitably qualified for jobs in your preferred area. Some degrees also allow you to complete a double major which is two specialty areas. A minor is a specialised area of study without the depth of a major.

PREFERENCES You can nominate five preferences in your UAC application. List your preferences in order of the course you’d like to study most, rather than the Selection Rank.

SELECTION RANK (SR) This score was the lowest Selection Rank of any school leaver to receive an offer in Semester 1, 2020 based on ATAR plus adjustment points. You may meet the score listed using your ATAR alone, or your Selection Rank (your ATAR plus adjustment points). Please note, some degrees also have additional entry requirements or criteria (such as an audition) so check for these requirements in the degree listing for your chosen program. If criteria in addition to ATAR is considered, the minimum ATAR will be listed as ‘A+C’ or ATAR + Criteria, and median ATAR will be listed as ‘N/A’. If ATAR is not considered, the minimum and median ATAR will be listed as ‘N/A’.

UNIVERSITIES ADMISSIONS CENTRE (UAC)

3. Don’t overthink it. Put your efforts into studying and you will see the rewards.

UAC is the central office that receives and processes applications for admission to most undergraduate degrees, advanced diplomas and diploma courses at participating tertiary institutions.

COMBINED DEGREES

uac.edu.au

A combined degree means you study two degrees at once. You will then graduate with two qualifications in less time.


2021 Undergraduate Degrees

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE 2021 Undergraduate Degrees

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DEGREE NAME

2020 SR

Bachelor of Commerce

65.00

Go from the classroom to the corporate boardroom with a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Newcastle. Your studies might lead you to work for a global consultancy – assessing the financial validity and future of corporations – or to work with the Reserve Bank, providing economic forecasts to drive official interest rates. There are so many opportunities when you study commerce. All commerce students will gain insight into the global interplay between the financial, legal, political and economic systems. You will look at how these factors influence the contemporary business environment in Australia and across the globe. Recommended Studies: Mathematics Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

UAC CODE

LOCATION

482300

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / City Campus 8 yrs PT

482310

Central Coast – Ourimbah

UAC CODE

LOCATION

DURATION

ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION DEGREE NAME

2020 SR

Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours)

62.85

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

80.25

The construction industry in Australia is booming. Construction managers lead and 482450 coordinate building and physical infrastructure projects. Working both on and off site, they schedule and coordinate the design and construction process, including selecting, hiring and supervising trade contractors, as well as the budget and legal 482460 aspects of the project. The Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) has a high level of professional recognition both in Australia and overseas. Our flexible delivery options make it easy for you to study by distance or work in the industry while completing your degree. Recommended Studies: English (Standard) or English (Advanced) and Mathematics 482500 Architecture is more than just art and technology. At the University of Newcastle, our Bachelor of Design (Architecture) students are challenged to explore their potential as agents for change. Mentored by AIA gold-medal winning professors in practice, our graduates don’t just design and shape the physical spaces of our cities and buildings – they use architecture to stimulate the places we live and work, engage the community and improve our world. Learn in the state’s newest creative innovation centre – Newcastle. Through live projects, you’ll develop design principles that emphasise social, economic and environmental sustainability and become a consultative problem solver. Recommended Studies: English (Standard) or English (Advanced) and History (Ancient or Modern), plus at least one of Visual Arts, Design and Technology or Industrial Technology

DURATION

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT Online

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / Callaghan 8 yrs PT

BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEGREE NAME

2020 SR

Bachelor of Business

65.00

Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Combined

62.00 75.00 75.00 62.00 92.00 77.00

Our Bachelor of Business is dynamic, flexible and industry–engaged and is the key to limitless opportunities across Australia and the world. You might work as a marketing manager – researching products and audiences for a global consumer goods company, revel in your passion for sport and seek a career in sport management, or turn your great idea into a company and watch it grow. Our degree gives you a firm understanding of the Australian and global business environments and our international outlook immerses you in contemporary business practice, providing you with new global experiences. Recommended Studies: Mathematics Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Commerce • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Development Studies • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management • Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition • Bachelor of Information Technology • Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) The world is rapidly changing and employers are increasingly looking for the next generation of innovative thinkers with entrepreneurial flair. The Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Combined provides you with the skills to take an entrepreneurial idea and turn it into a successful new venture. At the same time, this degree equips you to manage the complexities of driving innovation within existing organisations. This degree is designed for idea-generators who can think globally and design and execute a refined strategy. Recommended Studies: Mathematics Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Commerce • Bachelor of Creative Industries • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) • Bachelor of Science

Combined degrees - please see website for degree information, individual Selection Ranks and duration.

UAC CODE

LOCATION

482200

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / City Campus 8 yrs PT

482210

Central Coast – Ourimbah

DURATION

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / 10 yrs PT Callaghan and City Campus

482030 483060 483070 483100 482485 484040


DEGREE NAME

2020 SR

Bachelor of Communication

64.00

Bachelor of Creative Industries

62.90

Bachelor of Music N/A^

Bachelor of Visual 62.00 Communication Design

When you study a Bachelor of Communication, you’ll develop cutting-edge skills needed to produce groundbreaking, thought-provoking and engaging work in diverse media industries. With a range of course options, you’ll learn to push your individual creative boundaries, while embracing the changing nature of today’s complex communication landscape. Choose your major or areas of study and develop workready skills – from critical thinking and writing, to creating and producing content for television, film, documentaries, radio, print, gaming and digital media. Assumed Knowledge: English (Standard) or English (Advanced) Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) The Bachelor of Creative Industries is a 21st century degree for those planning to make real cultural, political and social impact through creative thinking and innovative approaches to their work. This degree challenges you to become a trailblazer, incorporating entrepreneurial skills, collaboration and project management across a range of creative fields. Develop new skills and expand your knowledge in an exciting interdisciplinary program that offers seven diverse areas of study. Assumed Knowledge: English (Standard) or English (Advanced) Recommended Studies: At least one (depending on intended major/minor study in the program) of English (Advanced), Drama, Design and Technology, Information Processes and Technology, Music 1, Music 2, Software Design and Development, Visual Arts, or Video and Digital Imaging Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship The Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Newcastle will prepare you for a career in the music industry, where you will have the opportunity to develop your skills as an instrumentalist, singer, composer, songwriter, music producer, entrepreneur or in other music related professions. If you’ve been performing or creating music, then studying a music degree at the University of Newcastle is an excellent way to develop your professional skills and progress your pathway into the industry. In this degree you gain a solid grounding in music theory, technology, industry and collaboration as well as choosing to develop your creative passion and technical skills in areas of focus such as performance, songwriting and production. Assumed Knowledge: Music 1 or demonstrated musical experience or qualification equivalent to Music 1 or AMEB (Grade 6 to 8 pass) Admission Requirements: Audition and/or interview are required for this degree. See website for more information. Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Arts In today’s increasingly digital and mobile environment, the demand for visual communication specialists across a wide range of industries is high. Visual communication design is exciting, diverse and constantly evolving. As an emerging visual communicator, you will learn to combine creative practice with experience in digital technologies and print media, to create successful design solutions. When you study a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design at the University of Newcastle, you will engage with international designers and educators whose range of expertise cover specialist areas such as graphic design, user experience design, design thinking, advertising, animation, illustration, and screen design. Recommended Studies: At least one of Visual Arts, Textiles and Design, Design and Technology or Industrial Technology

^ Refer to degree information on website for further details Combined degrees - please see website for degree information, individual Selection Ranks and duration.

UAC CODE

LOCATION

482350

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / Callaghan 8 yrs PT

482480

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / City Campus 8 yrs PT

483450

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / City Campus 8 yrs PT

484650

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / City Campus 8 yrs PT

DURATION

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COMMUNICATION AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES


COMMUNITY SERVICES 2021 Undergraduate Degrees

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DEGREE NAME

2020 SR

Bachelor of Development Studies

79.00

Bachelor of Social Science

62.00

Bachelor of Social 75.00 Work (Honours)

Development, poverty, inequality and environmental sustainability are some of the most important issues in the world today. You will focus on key global issues in local, national or international contexts. You could find yourself employed by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, helping developing countries address their internal constraints to trade. On a local level, you could work with Indigenous communities to interpret cultural messages on environmental sustainability. No matter your focus, when you study a Bachelor of Development Studies you will go on to make a positive difference in the world. Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) • Bachelor of Social Science Are you interested in society and the inner workings of humanity? Social science is the study of social relationships, structures and issues. Make your mark by crafting strategies and solutions to various social challenges, develop your cultural understanding, ethical awareness and knowledge of the constructs that make the world go round. Pursue what interests you and choose your specialisation from 11 diverse areas of study. This degree empowers you to design and determine your own future. Explore the exciting complexities of the social world in which we exist. Recommended Studies: English (Advanced), Mathematics for Psychology Studies major Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Development Studies • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) A Bachelor of Social Work leads to a wide variety of rewarding professional career opportunities in health, welfare, policy and advocacy work and enables you to make a difference to individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities. There is a strong demand for qualified Social Workers in an ever-expanding number of fields and job opportunities are broad and rewarding. Social work fosters a strong commitment to human rights and social justice enabling graduates to encourage social change, tackle structural disadvantage and create opportunities for others to achieve their goals. Recommended Studies: At least one of English (Standard or Advanced), Society and Culture, Community and Family Studies or Languages

Combined degrees - please see website for degree information, individual Selection Ranks and duration.

UAC CODE

LOCATION

482550

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / Callaghan 8 yrs PT

484050

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / 8 yrs PT Callaghan

484060

Central Coast – Ourimbah

484100

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / 10 yrs PT Callaghan

484110

Central Coast – Ourimbah

DURATION


COMPUTING, MATHS AND TECHNOLOGY 2020 SR

78.70 Bachelor of Computer Science

86.30 Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Information Technology

62.50

Bachelor of Mathematics

85.00

Bachelor of Mathematics (Advanced)

95.00

Bachelor of Technology (Renewable Energy Systems)

N/A^

Computer scientists work on challenging programming tasks, developing new software technologies and sophisticated new online systems. Computer science is fundamental to many everyday technologies like mobile phones, learning systems, online shopping, navigation systems, social media, computer games and programmable appliances. The Bachelor of Computer Science produces innovative and resourceful computer scientists who are experts at complex problem solving. They work across fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, computer graphics, digital forensics, bioinformatics, web development, cryptography and data security. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Mathematics Computer systems engineers combine creativity with technology to develop solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. They are essential in a wide range of industries like computer design, defence applications, communication networks and internet development. With a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours), you might find yourself developing advanced computing equipment for industrial or business systems. Or, you could design and maintain a banking data centre to run internet banking services. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one sciencerelated subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Computer Science • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Mathematics • Bachelor of Science (Physics major only) Information technology (IT) is all about developing, building and maintaining software systems to meet the challenges faced by society and seizing the opportunities that new technology creates. The Bachelor of Information Technology allows you to specialise in business technologies and manage large and complex systems for big corporations and government. If you’re passionate about media and entertainment, you could even create exciting games, animations and digital content. Assumed Knowledge: English (Standard) or English (Advanced) Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business The Bachelor of Mathematics attracts the very best problem-solvers – those who analyse things critically and are eager to make technological discoveries. The computing, maths and technology industries are at the forefront of new thinking, and are central to the way we work, learn, communicate, socialise and entertain ourselves. Through this degree, you might mathematically model the way diseases spread to find a cure for malaria or search for algorithms to speed up computations. You will use your skills in technology, creativity and logic to push the boundaries and make a difference in society. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Computer Science • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Science Are you a problem-solver? A critical thinker? Maybe you want to use your analytical skills to make innovative technological discoveries? The Bachelor of Mathematics (Advanced) will prepare you for a career far beyond the norm and outside the conventional roles of a mathematician. You’ll join a high achieving cohort and build on your previous knowledge in logic, mathematical modelling, experimental design and data analysis. Enhancing your learning with industry experience, you’ll build professional connections which will increase your career outcomes. You can work in a wide range of fields including communications, international finance and the futures market, the energy sector, or even medical and health research. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 Engineers and technologists research and develop creative ways to transform renewable energy into usable power. They are vital in the design of sustainable technologies as well as their implementation. They include geothermal heat sources, carbon capture and storage, mineral sequestration, photovoltaics, polymer cells, oxyfuel technologies and wind turbines. This pathway program will allow you to build on the knowledge gained from your TAFE Associate Degree of Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies), and finish with a Bachelor of Technology (Renewable Energy Systems) after one year of university study. Admission Requirements: Associate Degree of Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies) from TAFE NSW (or equivalent). See website for more information.

^ Refer to degree information on website for further details Combined degrees - please see website for degree information, individual Selection Ranks and duration.

UAC CODE

LOCATION

DURATION

482400

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / Callaghan 8 yrs PT

482630

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

483000

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / 8 yrs PT Callaghan

483010

Central Coast – Ourimbah

483200

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / Callaghan 8 yrs PT

483985

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / Callaghan 8 yrs PT

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Newcastle – 1 yrs FT / Callaghan 4 yrs PT

17 2021 Undergraduate Degrees

DEGREE NAME


EDUCATION 2021 Undergraduate Degrees

18

DEGREE NAME

2020 SR

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

62.00

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

62.00

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

62.00

Teachers and education professionals have the power to influence lives and shape young minds. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) leads to a rewarding career with two qualifications to work with children in: • Preschool and early childhood (birth – 5 years) • Primary School (Kindergarten – Year 6) You’ll be prepared to work with diverse families and children in childcare centres, preschools, and primary school classrooms. Assumed Knowledge: English (Standard) or English (Advanced) and Mathematics Discover how you can empower future generations and influence positive change within classrooms and communities. As a primary teacher, you could find yourself inspiring the next generation of leaders or developing a program to encourage early interest in critical industries like maths and science. Being a primary teacher goes well beyond teaching maths and ABCs – you’ll play a critical role in the growth and transition of children into young adults. Use your skills and knowledge to nurture strong and confident people capable of bringing new to the world. Assumed Knowledge: English (Standard) or English (Advanced) and Mathematics Where else could you combine your passion for education, explore subject areas you’re interested in and apply your in-depth knowledge and skills to inspire young minds? Our graduates are both qualified teachers and highly skilled specialists who work in education as well as a range of related industries. You could find yourself encouraging a student to follow their passions in science – inspiring them to go on to make groundbreaking discoveries – or helping the quiet student to find their voice in public speaking and debating. With this degree, you will be at the forefront, shaping the minds of tomorrow’s leaders. Assumed Knowledge: English (Standard) or English (Advanced) and Mathematics Recommended Studies: English, Mathematics Extension 1 (for Mathematics major) and study in the area of intended teaching specialisation

UAC CODE

LOCATION

DURATION

484750

Newcastle – Callaghan

4 yrs FT / 10 yrs PT

484760

Central Coast – Ourimbah

484800

Newcastle – Callaghan

484810

Central Coast – Ourimbah

484860

Newcastle – Callaghan

484870

Central Coast – Ourimbah

4 yrs FT / 10 yrs PT

4 yrs FT / 10 yrs PT


ENGINEERING 2020 SR

UAC CODE

LOCATION

Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours)

80.25 Aerospace systems engineering involves a systems approach to the design, efficient operation and modification of high-tech devices for the aeronautical and defence industries. A key challenge for the development of aerospace systems is the need to be as light-weight as possible, yet highly reliable. Aerospace systems engineers need to understand and control the response of aerospace vehicles and manage complex interactions between sensors, controllers, actuators and other aircraft subsystems. Aerospace systems engineering principles deal with the complementary design of aircraft subsystems to ensure they work in unison, without conflict and with the high levels of reliability required in aerospace operations. Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 80.15 Want to use mathematics, science and creativity to overcome challenges and find solutions? Chemical engineers help develop everyday products like toothpaste, puff pastry, chocolate, lipstick, paracetamol and petrol. With a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours), you could work as part of a team developing high-efficiency insulation products that improve heating and cooling. You could work on biofuel production in remote communities, assisting with both waste disposal and energy production. Or, you might work in the food industry, refining products for people with special dietary needs. The possibilities are diverse and exciting. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Mathematics • Bachelor of Science 80.35 Civil engineers are responsible for the physical infrastructure that enables modern societies to function. Buildings, highways and railways, tunnels, airports, power generation facilities and harbour facilities are all designed, built and managed by civil engineers. At the University of Newcastle, we educate our engineers to meet the global challenges of the future. With a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), you could engineer energy efficient buildings, or help develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure in developing countries. You might even design Australia’s first high-speed train network to connect communities and reduce carbon emissions. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Mathematics • Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) 83.30 Electrical and electronic engineers design and build systems and machines that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy essential to modern life. With a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours), you could work with power systems and renewable energy technologies, industrial electronics, robotics, control systems, telecommunications or embedded systems. You might develop precision agriculture technology to increase food production efficiency and even build smart grid systems to help manage alternative energy resources. Or, follow in the footsteps of our team of researchers and develop life-changing medical technology – like the artificial pancreas. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Mathematics • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Science (Physics) 93.55 Mining engineering is the design, supervision and management of coal, mineral and metal mines and their associated infrastructure, with minimal damage to environments. You will gain a sound understanding of civil and mining engineering concepts in preparation for a career as a professional engineer. The mining engineering program involves two years of study at the University of Newcastle with the remaining two years undertaken at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) or the University of Wollongong (UOW). Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1

482707

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

482600

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

482610

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

482640

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

482720

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 12 yrs PT

482650

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer program)

81.20 As an environmental engineer you may help rehabilitate land impacted by mining or work Bachelor of on the clean-up of an oil spill that threatens ecosystems. You could even help prevent Environmental flooding of some of the world’s fast-growing cities. Environmental engineers apply Engineering their knowledge of chemistry, geomechanics, hydrology and land surface processes to (Honours)

find solutions for complex environmental problems. With a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours), you’ll be responsible for developing sustainable engineering practices that have a profound impact on health and quality of life – working with other specialists to optimise the use of resources and minimise long-term environmental impacts. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Remediation major only)

Combined degrees - please see website for degree information, individual Selection Ranks and duration.

DURATION

19 2021 Undergraduate Degrees

DEGREE NAME


ENGINEERING (CONT.) 2021 Undergraduate Degrees

20

DEGREE NAME

2020 SR

UAC CODE

LOCATION

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

80.05 Mechanical engineers design, manufacture and optimise specialist machines and processes. They solve important problems using robotics, new advanced materials, the fundamental laws of energy generation and transmission and the computer control of physical systems – from nano to mega-tonne scale. They work on everything from power plants, to air conditioners, aircraft engines and race cars. With a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours), you could design self-driving farm machinery for ultra-efficient food production, or build revolutionary biomechanical solutions for people with disabilities. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Mathematics • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Science 82.90 The Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) focuses on the synergy of electrical, computer and mechanical technologies that lead to new solutions to industrial problems. You might build robots or unmanned aircraft, design bionic implants or even energy harvesting equipment. Mechatronics engineers are involved in the technical design, automation and operational performance of the electromechanical systems used in industries such as defence, advanced manufacturing, mining and health. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Mathematics • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Science 81.25 Medical engineers take new technology and create health-oriented solutions. With a Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours), you’ll apply engineering principles and design processes to find novel solutions to healthcare problems. As a medical engineer, you’ll strive to make medical innovations more effective, efficient, safer and affordable. Combine your creativity, critical thinking and complex problem solving skills to improve technology and human systems in medical settings. The University of Newcastle offers the only medical engineering degree in NSW, so our graduates are uniquely placed to improve lives both locally and around the world. Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 85.90 One of the biggest challenges humankind faces is the transition to a renewable energy economy. The success of this evolution depends on the creative solutions of a new generation of renewable energy engineers with specialised skills. Spanning the disciplines of chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering, the Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering (Honours) will equip you to work across the whole spectrum of technologies for renewable energy capture, conversion, storage, delivery and management. You’ll also choose courses in related areas of climate change policy, law and economics and environmental sciences. Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 80.30 Software engineering is behind much of the everyday technology we take for granted – from our iPads, computer software and mobile phones through to digital televisions, computer games and online banking. With the Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) you might develop software for digital forensics analysis to help fight crime, or work in defence and combat cyber attacks. You could design wearable health management devices or write the software that powers e-commerce websites. Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 82.60 Surveyors specialise in the measurement, management, analysis and display of spatial information describing the Earth and its physical features. The work of surveyors knows no bounds and could see you play an important role both locally and globally. With the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours), you could be involved in projects like preparation for building of a new tunnel, or mapping of flood areas for disaster preparedness. Your work as a surveyor could see you involved in the prediction of earthquakes and mapping of the ocean floor. Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) and at least one science-related subject (Physics or Chemistry preferred) Recommended Studies: Mathematics Extension 1 Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

482670

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

482680

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

482690

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

482708

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

482700

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

482705

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)

Combined degrees - please see website for degree information, individual Selection Ranks and duration.

DURATION


HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES 2020 SR

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

75.00

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

73.00

Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition

62.00

83.10 Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography)

69.55 Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine)

70.50 Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy)

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program)

N/A^

Bachelor of Midwifery

A+C*

When you study the Bachelor of Biomedical Science, you will develop the knowledge and skills to contribute to the global advancement of medical research practice and policy. With three unique pathways, your degree can be tailored to your career aspirations. As a medical researcher, you can build a fascinating career in scientific research, helping to develop life-saving advancements against disease. You might contribute to science and innovation in education, industry or commerce using groundbreaking medical innovations to solve real-world problems. Or build a solid foundation for your career as a health practitioner with enhanced research capability. Recommended Studies: Mathematics General or Mathematics and Chemistry and at least one of Physics or Biology The western world is facing a new wave of health problems and chronic diseases due to inactivity and poor lifestyle habits. Contrary to this, elite sports are more popular than ever. Exercise and sport science is an inspiring and rapidly evolving field with a variety of career opportunities. You could find yourself leading a team of research scientists to discover a new link between brain function and diet or develop a new format of exercise that produces greater results. At the University of Newcastle, we have a globally recognised approach to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science encompassing all aspects of physical health. Assumed Knowledge: At least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics Recommended Studies: Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) As an increasingly health-conscious society drives change, the specialty areas of food science and human nutrition require people with a passion for innovative thinking. As a food scientist, you could work to develop new food products before they hit the consumer shelf, ensuring the foods we eat are more nutritionally balanced, safe to consume and desirable to purchase. With a Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition you will stay up-to-date on the latest scientific developments and be equipped with the specialist knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in the food science, health and nutrition industries. Recommended Studies: Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business Diagnostic radiography is an important first step to diagnosing, treating and managing injuries and disease. Through the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography), you will learn how to use sophisticated technology to create medical images and analyse and manage patient health. Diagnostic radiographers work in a variety of settings including public and private settings in metropolitan, regional and rural areas. The medical images you produce will allow accurate diagnosis and play an important role in improving patient outcomes in both acute and chronic presentations. Recommended Studies: English (Standard) or English (Advanced) and Mathematics or Physics The University of Newcastle is Australia’s leading nuclear medicine science trainer. As a nuclear medicine scientist, you’ll apply medical imaging technologies and radioactive chemical compounds (called radiopharmaceuticals) to image the function or physiology of the body. Nuclear medicine scientists use this knowledge to diagnose, treat and prevent disease, providing support to a wide range of patients, from professional athletes with sports injuries, to young children and the elderly with cancer. Assumed Knowledge: English (Standard) or English (Advanced) and Mathematics or Physics Radiation therapy uses sophisticated radiation technology to target, shrink and destroy cancer cells. The University of Newcastle is a leading radiation therapy trainer and our graduates are sought after worldwide. As a radiation therapist, you might be involved in discovering a radiology treatment that cures melanoma, or in developing a new technique that reduces radiation exposure. Studying a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) will set you on a path to make your mark on the world. Assumed Knowledge: English (Standard) or English (Advanced) and Mathematics or Physics Studying to be a doctor is challenging and rewarding. The program provides students with the skills and knowledge to begin a career focused on helping restore, maintain and promote individual and community health in Australia and around the world. The field of medicine is rapidly changing, with advances in technology and research enabling new therapies and improved patient outcomes. Doctors play an important role in multidisciplinary health teams, contributing expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions. Recommended Studies: English  (Standard) or English (Advanced) Entry requirements: There are additional entry requirements for this degree. See website for more information. As a midwife, you will be focused on caring for women, babies and their families during pregnancy, labour, birth and the early infancy period. You will work with women and families to achieve the best health outcomes for mothers and their babies. Our Bachelor of Midwifery has been developed in partnership with, and supported by, Local Health Districts so that our midwifery students are exposed to real patient cases and mentored by working clinicians. Assumed Knowledge: English (Band 4 or higher), Mathematics (General) plus Biology or Chemistry Entry requirements: There are additional entry requirements for this degree. See website for more information.

* ATAR + other selection criteria ^ Refer to degree information on website for further details Combined degrees - please see website for degree information, individual Selection Ranks and duration.

UAC CODE

LOCATION

482100

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / Callaghan 8 yrs PT

482800

Central Coast – Ourimbah

3 yrs FT / 8 yrs PT

482900

Central Coast – Ourimbah

3 yrs FT / 8 yrs PT

483355

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT Callaghan

483365

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT Callaghan

483375

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT Callaghan

785000

Newcastle – 5 yrs FT Callaghan

483400

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT Callaghan

DURATION

21 2021 Undergraduate Degrees

DEGREE NAME


HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES (CONT.) 2021 Undergraduate Degrees

22

DEGREE NAME

2020 SR

Bachelor of Nursing

76.00

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

73.70

89.05 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy

81.25

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

72.05

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

92.55

Bachelor of Podiatry

68.00

Bachelor of Psychological Science

62.00

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Advanced)

95.00

As one of the most trusted professions, nurses make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of the community and are essential within any healthcare system or facility. Nurses work in fast-paced environments, providing quality health care to individuals, families and communities and are highly employable across Australia and around the world. Whichever direction you choose for your career as a registered nurse, when you study a Bachelor of Nursing, you can be sure that you will be making an important and meaningful contribution to society. Recommended Studies: English (Standard) or English (Advanced), Mathematics (General) plus Biology Demand for Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) graduates is growing as diet and nutrition-related diseases – such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity – become increasingly common worldwide. As a student, you will have access to world-class researchers and educators, and will learn how to use the latest evidence to manage patient health and discover the powerful science of human nutrition. A career in nutrition and dietetics is immensely rewarding, as you help people understand how nutrition and health are intertwined. You will help prevent disease, improving overall health in your community and worldwide. Recommended Studies: Chemistry Do you want to work with people and communities overcome unique challenges to get the most out of everyday life? The work of an occupational therapist is incredibly broad. With the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), you can enable children reach developmental milestones or improve their occupational participation in all areas of their lives. You could assist people in returning to their daily lives after a stroke or hip replacement, or design programs that allow people to return to their jobs following workplace injuries. Recommended Studies: Biology and Mathematics As an oral health therapist, you will work closely with dental practitioners to provide a range of preventive and restorative procedures like cleaning, scaling, polishing and x-rays, restorations and primary extractions. The Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program is the only one in NSW that provides dual qualifications in dental hygiene and dental therapy, with adult scope of practice qualifying you to treat both children and adults. Use these unique skills to make a real difference and shape a healthier future for Australia. Recommended Studies: Chemistry and Biology Pharmacists play an integral role in the provision of healthcare services. As a pharmacist, you will be on the industry frontline – counselling people on the best use and management of medications. When you study a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), you’ll learn how to provide advice on the symptoms and management of common ailments, prepare and formulate medications, and educate the community on a wide range of health and wellbeing matters. Assumed Knowledge: Extension Mathematics (Extension 1 or 2) or Mathematics (Band 5 or 6), English (Advanced), Chemistry and Physics Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) graduates work with people of all ages to help them stay well and maintain their function, independence and quality of life. You will study evidence-based-physiotherapy clinical skills and develop capabilities in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and life-long learning. Physiotherapy graduates work in various public and private settings including hospitals, rehabilitation and community centres, aged care, with sporting teams and in private practice. The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) integrates academic theory with extensive practical experience to produce graduates who are ready to meet the challenges of the changing healthcare system. Assumed Knowledge: Chemistry, English (Advanced) and at least one of Physics or Biology The Bachelor of Podiatry is the only three-year, accelerated, undergraduate podiatry degree in Australia. As a podiatrist, you will help patients get back on their feet by diagnosing, treating and preventing lower leg and foot problems and promoting good health. You could find yourself managing sports injuries, addressing developmental issues in children or helping restore a person’s independence and mobility. University of Newcastle podiatry graduates are highly employable thanks to our world-class podiatry clinic. Assumed Knowledge: Chemistry and Mathematics Psychological science is a fascinating area which examines the cause of human behaviour. This understanding is then used to solve practical problems that will positively impact the lives of others. The need for psychology expertise is growing in popularity, with demand for psychologists predicted to increase by 140 per cent over the next 10 years. The Bachelor of Psychological Science can be applied in a broad range of industry sectors, enabling you to choose the career path that’s right for you. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics Recommended Studies: Biology Understanding the science behind human behaviour, the human brain and its effect on the way we act and why form the foundation of psychological science. The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Advanced) will not only help you deepen your understanding of theoretical methodologies – but with opportunities to participate in work-integrated learning, you’ll develop valuable connections with industry and other professionals to improve employment outcomes when you graduate. This fascinating and evolving field will prepare you to work in a broad range of industries where you can positively impact the lives of others. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics Recommended Studies: Biology

UAC CODE

LOCATION

483600

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / 6 yrs PT Callaghan

483610

Central Coast – Ourimbah

483650

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT Callaghan

483700

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT Callaghan

483750

Central Coast – Ourimbah

483800

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT Callaghan

483850

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT Callaghan

483900

Central Coast – Ourimbah

483970

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / 8 yrs PT Callaghan

483980

Central Coast – Ourimbah

483975

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / 8 yrs PT Callaghan

483985

Central Coast – Ourimbah

DURATION

3 yrs FT

3 yrs FT


HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES (CONT.) 2020 SR

Bachelor of Public 64.00 and Community Health

75.00 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

UAC CODE

Did you know the most common global health issues are largely preventable? If 483860 being part of the solution excites you, this degree is the place to start. Public health professionals work to improve the health of communities around the world. They develop policies and health promotion programs to address infectious disease, homelessness, poverty, lifestyle behaviours, and to improve the environments we live in. Issues like rising rates of chronic disease, healthcare costs and an increased need for research on disease prevention mean there’s a growing need for skilled public health professionals in the workforce. 484150 Speech pathologists are allied health professionals responsible for the assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders. This is used across a range of practice areas including speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing and multimodal communication. When you undertake a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at the University of Newcastle, you will have the opportunity to study with award-winning researchers and gain an understanding of the profession through substantial clinical experience. Recommended Studies: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and English (Advanced)

LOCATION

DURATION

Central Coast – Ourimbah

3 yrs FT / 8 yrs PT

Newcastle – 4 yrs FT / Callaghan 10 yrs PT

LAW DEGREE NAME

2020 SR

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined

92.00

Our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined degree is your entry to a career as a lawyer, or a range of other professions where a passion for justice and attention to detail are key. This degree is offered as a combined program, which means you will undertake your degree in conjunction with another degree, and receive two qualifications in only five years of study. Newcastle Law School runs a unique Practice Program that integrates the academic study of law with hands-on clinical experience and practical training. Students work with real clients under the supervision of legal practitioners at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre. Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor of Business • Bachelor of Commerce • Bachelor of Communication • Bachelor of Development Studies • Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies • Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Bachelor of Science • Bachelor of Social Science

Combined degrees - please see website for degree information, individual Selection Ranks and duration.

UAC CODE

LOCATION

483100

Newcastle – 5 yrs FT Callaghan and City Campus

DURATION

23 2021 Undergraduate Degrees

DEGREE NAME


SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 2021 Undergraduate Degrees

24

DEGREE NAME

2020 SR

Bachelor of Biotechnology

62.00

Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science

62.00

Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management

62.00

Bachelor of Science

62.00

Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

95.00

Imagine using living organisms to modify products for the better – like creating a new vaccine to save millions of lives. When you study a Bachelor of Biotechnology, you will help to develop technologies that improve our communities and the health of our planet. You might even be the researcher that develops a super crop that can survive harsh climates and feed the hungry. The products of biotechnology are all around us and you can be at the forefront of scientific development and discovery. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics and Chemistry Recommended Studies: Physics Are you a lover of the ocean? A passionate conservationist who wants to make sure our marine environment is sustained for years to come? Australia is home to some of the most unique and diverse coastlines and marine ecosystems in the world and we need to make sure they remain protected. By understanding the conservation and management issues they face – such as climate change, pollution and overfishing – we can help find solutions to these problems. When you study a Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science you’ll be learning from experts in marine, coastal and ecological fields – giving you practical skills to make a difference in our world. Through professional pathways, students can tailor their program to meet their career aspirations. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics Recommended Studies: At least one of Biology, Chemistry or Earth and Environmental Science If you want to contribute to solving the environmental problems facing our society, and have a passion for sustainability, then the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management is for you. The University of Newcastle is centrally situated to give you hands-on experience in areas of vast environmental diversity, from terrestrial landscapes, to wetlands and coastal zones. We offer the perfect environment for you to gain an understanding of the critical issues placing a growing strain on the Earth’s natural resources and develop tactics to combat them. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics and at least one of Chemistry, Biology or Earth and Environmental Science Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Business The immense field of science is exciting and always evolving. It underpins areas such as technology, industry, business, agriculture, environment, research and development, health, and the information revolution. The Bachelor of Science will provide you with a new way of learning and new path to discovery. Develop practical business and communication skills that will complement and enhance your science knowledge. The network you build and the communication skills you develop will make you a highlyskilled and employable science graduate who will contribute solutions to the scientific challenges we are facing. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics Recommended Studies: At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth and Environmental Science Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) • Bachelor of Mathematics • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) • Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering (Honours) Gone are the days of the stereotypical scientist – in today's society, scientists need to work across research, industry and discipline boundaries to create solutions to the world’s most complex issues. You might work in a lab, discovering life-changing scientific breakthroughs, or use science to shape government policy. The Bachelor of Science (Advanced) will allow you to join a high achieving cohort and create your own academic adventure. Tailor your majors and professional pathways to achieve your career goals. You’ll have access to specialised mentoring, exposure to the wider Faculty of Science community and opportunities to participate in work-integrated learning and industry engagement. Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics Recommended Studies: At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Earth and Environmental Science

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UAC CODE

LOCATION

482150

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / Callaghan 8 yrs PT

484026

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / 8 yrs PT Callaghan

484036

Central Coast – Ourimbah

482750

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / 8 yrs PT Callaghan

482760

Central Coast – Ourimbah

484020

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / 8 yrs PT Callaghan

484030

Central Coast – Ourimbah

484025

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / 8 yrs PT Callaghan

484035

Central Coast – Ourimbah

DURATION


SOCIETY AND CULTURE 2020 SR

Bachelor of Arts

62.00

62.00 Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies

Diploma in Languages

N/A^

If you want to expand your knowledge of the world and human culture, hone your critical thinking skills, and be inspired by creativity, communication, and knowledge in the past and the present, then a Bachelor of Arts is for you. Be guided by scholars of international standing as you develop a collaborative research project or use your writing skills to interpret and analyse language and culture spanning literary, audiovisual, and other forms. With a broad range of majors, minors and learning streams, this degree allows you to test out your interests and design a program best suited to what you want to study and where you want to go in life. Recommended Studies: English (Advanced) for all majors and Mathematics for Psychology Studies major Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) • Bachelor of Music • Bachelor of Science Do you want to work effectively with local and global communities using Indigenous knowledge systems to respond to ecological, social and economic challenges? The Wollotuka Institute within the University of Newcastle is committed to the advancement of Indigenous education at a local, national and international level. You could find yourself in a range of vocations that require social innovation and digital excellence, utilising critical Indigenous knowledge to address pressing global issues. This degree is designed to deliver culturally aware and innovative social advocates and is open to all students. Some selected majors are available fully online. Combine this degree with: • Bachelor of Development Studies • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Learning one or more foreign languages develops in-demand skills and opens many doors to diverse careers, travel and other unique opportunities. The Diploma in Languages is available to Australian students and is studied in conjunction with an undergraduate degree, which means you will finish with two qualifications in less time.

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UAC CODE

LOCATION

482010

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / Callaghan 8 yrs PT

482020

Central Coast – Ourimbah

482040

Online

482001

Newcastle – 3 yrs FT / Callaghan 8 yrs PT

482002

Online

489981

Newcastle – 2-6 yrs PT Callaghan

DURATION

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The University of Newcastle reserves the right at all times to withdraw or vary degrees listed within this publication. Entry schemes are also subject to change. In the event that a degree within this publication has to be changed or withdrawn, applicants will be advised by mail to the address specified by them on their UAC application. All information is correct as of February 2020, but is subject to change as degree content is reviewed and updated. For the most up-to-date information visit newcastle.edu.au Employment rates are from the QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017 - 2019 (qilt.edu.au). Future career and industry projections are sourced from Australian Government Job Outlook (joboutlook.gov.au).


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