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POSTGRADUATE

INTERNATIONAL POSTgraduate PROGRAMS

The University of Newcastle reserves the right to withdraw any program or course; change the content or other aspects of any program or course; limit enrolments in any program or course; and/or alter the tuition fees for any program or course described in this publication.

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International Office Academic and Global Relations Division The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 6595 F +61 2 4960 1766 E international@newcastle.edu.au W www.international.newcastle.edu.au

For International Students

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KEY CONTACTS University Programs, Application Procedures and Processing International Admissions International Office Academic and Global Relations Division The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 6595 F +61 2 4960 1766 E IA@newcastle.edu.au W www.international.newcastle.edu.au The Language Centre: The Director The Language Centre The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 5376 F +61 2 4921 7068 E Language.Centre@newcastle.edu.au W www.newcastle.edu.au/centre/elfsc/lc International Student Support: International Office Academic and Global Relations Division Hunter Building The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia E International-Support@newcastle.edu.au W www.newcastle.edu.au/students/ international/student-support/

WELCOME Selecting a university program marks the start of an exciting period of your life. When you are selecting a program at an international institution, you add life-changing experiences and expanded opportunities as well.

Accommodation: Accommodation Enquiry Centre The University of Newcastle University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T: +61 2 4924 1444 F: +61 2 4924 1002 E: AccommodationEnquiry@newcastle.edu.au W: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/ accommodation/on-campus/index.html W: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/ accommodation/off-campus/index.html

The University of Newcastle, Australia has a strong reputation both locally and abroad as a truly international place to study. The University of Newcastle is hands-on and responsive in the way we teach. Many of our programs include a focus on students gaining work experience in their profession. As a result, people who study here do well – our graduates are sought after by employers and enjoy above average starting salaries and employment rates. We provide a great environment for study – you will learn in a student-focused learning environment with a mix of academic, sporting, cultural and social opportunities.

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I encourage you to take a look at the postgraduate programs on offer and consider the many advantages of choosing the University of Newcastle, Australia as your university.

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Homestay: Homestay Coordinator Accommodation Hub The University of Newcastle University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T: +61 2 4924 1447 or +61 249241454 E: Homestay@Newcastle.edu.au W: www.newcastle.edu.au/students/ international/student-support/arrival/ homestay.html

ASK A QUESTION, OR CREATE YOUR OWN E-BROCHURE You can ask a question about studying at the University of Newcastle by visiting www.newcastle.internationalstudent.info/ or create your own customised e-brochure online at http://mybrochure.international. newcastle.edu.au/mybrochure/

FIND OUT MORE Our website is a great way to find out more about going to university, and there are many tools to help you choose the career that’s right for you. Our program pages preview a selection of our degree programs – giving you details on career opportunities, our hands-on approach to study, facilities and what our students say. www.international.newcastle.edu.au Scan the QR code with your mobile device to visit our website

SEARCH FOR A DEGREE PROGRAM Learn more about study options and degree programs on offer by visiting our What Can I Study pages. If you can’t spot the degree program you’re interested in, you can use the program finder tool to research the complete range of study options available. www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/ Scan the QR code with your mobile device to visit the What Can I Study pages

APPLY ONLINE NOW! You can apply online right now using our self-assessment tool UniOffer and receive a conditional offer from the university. www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/ourprograms/how-to-apply/ Scan the QR code with your mobile device to visit the How to Apply web page

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WEBSITES Ourimbah Campus: www.newcastle.edu.au/campus/ourimbah/

Academic Program and Course Descriptions: www.newcastle.edu.au/program/ Application Form: www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply/ Official Overseas Representatives: www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply/representative/ Student Exchange Opportunities: www.newcastle.edu.au/students/exchange/ Department of Immigration and Citizenship: www.immi.gov.au/students/index.htm Newcastle City: www.visitnsw.com/area/Newcastle.aspx Central Coast Region: www.visitnsw.com/area/Central_Coast.aspx


Five Reasons to Choose Newcastle

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Our Research

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Our Locations

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Accommodation

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Resource to Help You Study

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Student Support

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Our Partners

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Campus Life

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Sport and Fitness

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Orientation

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About Newcastle

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About the Central Coast

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About Sydney

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Employment and Career Support

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English Language Courses

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Our Faculties

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Our Fees

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Our Programs

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Business and Law

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Education and Arts

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Engineering and Built Environment

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Health

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Online Programs

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How to Apply

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IMPORTANT DATES THE UNIVERSITY AT A GLANCE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE ESTABLISHED

1965 TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED

35,500

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

7,800

PRIORITY RESEARCH CENTRES

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SEMESTER ONE, 2012 Orientation Semester starts Semester break Semester resumes Semester concludes Exams

20 – 25 February 27 February 6 – 13 April 16 April 1 June 4 – 22 June

SEMESTER TWO, 2012 Orientation Semester starts Semester break Semester resumes Semester concludes Exams

9 – 21 July 23 July 24 September – 5 October 8 October 2 November 5 – 23 November

TRIMESTER ONE, 2012 Orientation Trimester starts Trimester break Trimester resumes Trimester concludes Exams

23 – 27 January 30 January 6 – 13 April 16 April 27 April 3 – 11 May

TRIMESTER TWO, 2012 Orientation Trimester starts Trimester concludes Exams

14 – 18 May 21 May 10 August 16 – 24 August

TRIMESTER THREE, 2012 Orientation Trimester starts Trimester concludes Exams

27 – 31 August 3 September 23 November 29 November – 7 December

For timetable updates, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/service/dates/

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TO CHOOSE THE UNIVERSITY OF

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HOW WE

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We are constantly developing and improving our reputation for academic and research excellence. The University of Newcastle is currently ranked: 9th in Australia for publicly funded research (www.newcastle.edu.au/about/at-a-glance.html)

People who study here do well We produce confident, well-equipped, ‘job-ready’ graduates, who go on to great careers.

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.

We provide a great environment for study We offer our students the best possible opportunity and environment to shape their futures.

59th university in the Asia-Pacific region Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking 2010 352nd university in the world Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking 2010 256th university in the world QS World University Rankings 2010 100th in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine QS World University Rankings 2010 The University of Newcastle is an Associate Member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates – a coalition of Australia’s leading engineering faculties.

World class research is done here We attract and support talented, keen researchers and invest in world-class research facilities.

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 real-life skills to do it.

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PEOPLE WHO STUDY HERE DO WELL

WE PRODUCE CONFIDENT, WELL-EQUIPPED, ‘JOB-READY’ GRADUATES, WHO GO ON TO GREAT CAREERS. EMPLOYMENT RATES AND STARTING SALARIES FOR UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE GRADUATES ARE HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. We have a proud history in education of professions such as medicine, architecture, engineering and law, and pioneered many of the teaching methods now used in universities across Australia. Graduates of all our programs leave with a professional outlook and career-ready profile.

MEET KANISHK FROM INDIA Studying: Master of Business Administration/Master of Marketing

“We do a lot of group assignments and that helps us to interact with people from different cultures. I think that teaches you about how to work with such diverse cultures and how to manage your team.” “Definitely come here. It’s a beautiful city that’s peaceful. It’s a great experience.”

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ARCHITECTURE GRADUATES IN DEMAND The quality of our architecture degree program and finalyear student exhibition means most of our architecture students are approached by employers before they graduate. Design concepts are based on real projects, and are exhibited to the community and employers. Our architecture students work on design briefs that inspire new ideas for community spaces. Graduate Shaun Purcell was in his third year when he received a prestigious award from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects for his design of a modern courthouse within Newcastle’s legal precinct. The award-winning design combined an eclectic mix of sandstone, breathtaking coastal views and glass atriums.

LEGAL EAGLES In the competitive area of law our graduates are sought after for their professional skills gained through work in the University of Newcastle Legal Centre. Our students graduate with considerable real-life experience and can undertake additional practical training through our Professional Program. This program enables graduates to practise law upon completion of their degree, an opportunity few universities offer.


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HANDS-ON AND IN THE WAY RESPONSIVE WE TEACH

OUR DEGREE PROGRAMS FOCUS ON BOTH ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE REAL WORLD. MANY OF OUR DEGREES ALLOW OUR STUDENTS TO GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE THROUGH FIELD EXCURSIONS, WORK PLACEMENTS AND PROJECTS. Many of our degrees are recognised internationally, giving graduates the opportunity to enjoy successful careers overseas. Our teaching staff are acknowledged as among the best in Australia and many are experts in their field. In 2010, three staff received awards from the prestigious Australian Learning and Teaching Council and 28 staff were acknowledged at the Australian College of Educators Teacher Recognition Awards.

EQUIPPED FOR LEARNING Our purpose-built facilities help students to experience industry situations. Our radiopharmacy laboratory is one of the largest and best-equipped teaching facilities of its kind in Australia. Our purpose-built dental clinic allows students to provide dental check-up services to staff and students under qualified supervision. We have sound and television studios and editing suites for students studying communication, together with nanoscience and biotechnology labs, mathematics grid room and biomechanics clinic.

THE UNIVERSITY’S CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC FEATURES A 500SEAT CONCERT HALL, FOUR CONCERT GRAND PIANOS, 40 TEACHING AND PRACTICE STUDIOS, A RECORDING STUDIO AND MUSIC TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY.

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WE PROVIDE A GREAT

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JOINT MEDICAL PROGRAM Our medical graduates are in demand for their problemsolving skills and clinical experience. Our Joint Medical Program is a partnership between the University of Newcastle and the University of New England. It is recognised internationally and is one of the first of its kind in Australia. Teaching methods focus on patient scenarios and graduates are sought after in hospitals throughout rural, regional and metropolitan Australia.

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WE OFFER OUR STUDENTS THE BEST POSSIBLE ENVIRONMENT TO SHAPE THEIR FUTURES. WE HAVE A STUDENT POPULATION OF 35,500, INCLUDING MORE THAN 7,800 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES. Our campuses at Newcastle and the Central Coast are all set in bushland settings and are close to some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches. Our Sydney-based programs balance the benefits of studying with a high-ranking, long-established institution with easy access to the conveniences of Sydney’s CBD and surrounding areas.

In many of our courses, lectures are recorded and uploaded to the web a few hours later so that students can refer to content later. ‘Blackboard’ is our online student support system, enabling students to submit assignments and view marks and comments online. The Centre for Teaching and Learning provides expert advice on all things academic – how to write an essay, how to prepare for exams, how to develop English and maths skills, and how to give a presentation. Our student hubs provide a single point of access for a range of services including enrolments, assignments, exam information, program-related matters, parking and fees. Student hubs are located at Callaghan campus, Central Coast campus and University House in the Newcastle central business district.


WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH IS DONE HERE WE ATTRACT AND SUPPORT TALENTED, KEEN RESEARCHERS AND INVEST IN WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH FACILITIES. OUR STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM SOME OF THE WORLD’S LEADING RESEARCHERS WHO ARE DEVELOPING NEW THEORIES, NEW SOLUTIONS AND NEW WAYS OF THINKING.

Choose to study with us and you will be part of a university that holds a unique position as the most research intensive university outside an Australian capital city. Our strengths are in the areas of health, energy and the environment, and science and engineering. We are leaders in health and medical research, and have a reputation for academic and research excellence.

FINDING SOLUTIONS Our discoveries include a viral therapy to kill cancer cells, mechanisms to convert pollutants into useful products, a revolutionary method to separate minerals and coal from wastewater, and understanding the placental clock that determines the timing of birth. The University is establishing the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources on site. This world-class research facility is being developed to facilitate research within the minerals, energy and resources fields. At a cost of A$42 million, the Institute will provide facilities on a scale unrivalled at any other education and research centre in Australia.

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RESEARCH

AT A GLANCE

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE IS THE MOST RESEARCH INTENSIVE UNIVERSITY OUTSIDE OF AN AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL CITY. RANKED IN THE TOP TEN OF AUSTRALIA’S UNIVERSITIES FOR RESEARCH, NEWCASTLE’S REPUTATION IS FOR INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE AND RESEARCH WITH IMPACT.

The University’s world leading researchers work across our centres and institutes, including these Priority Research Centres: Advanced Particle Processing and Transport Asthma and Respiratory Diseases Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and InformationBased Medicine Brain and Mental Health Research Chemical Biology Complex Dynamic Systems and Control Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications Energy Gender, Health and Ageing Geotechnical and Materials Modelling Health Behaviour Organic Electronics Physical Activity and Nutrition Reproductive Science

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The University is at the forefront of Newcastle’s emerging national role as a hub for energy research. With Australian Government support of $30 million, the University is opening the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), an energy research facility on a scale unmatched by any university in the country. NIER brings the university’s leading energy and resources researchers together under an umbrella institute and will address priorities in sustainability within the energy and resources sector. Priority research areas include: reduction of energy and water consumption in industries of national significance reduction of carbon emission through next generation clean coal, carbon capture and storage technologies development of alternative energy sources including geothermal, biomass, wind and polymer solar cells improved efficiencies in energy generation and conversion smarter and more efficient networks for the distribution and utilisation of electricity and water social change and the sustainability of resources and the environment. The University is part of the winning consortium for the Australian Government’s $100 million Smart Grid, Smart City demonstration project for Newcastle. Led by EnergyAustralia, the project includes the NSW Government, CSIRO, Newcastle City Council, IBM Australia, AGL and GE Energy. Together with EnergyAustralia, the University will also create a Centre of Excellence in intelligent electricity networks. The University, in partnership with Hunter New England Health and the community, forms the Hunter Medical Research Institute – the only major medical research institute in regional Australia. Through HMRI, the Hunter has an international reputation for groundbreaking medical research.

OUR TRACK RECORD In Australia’s top ten for externally-funded research Annual external research income has more than doubled since 2003 to AU$76.2 million, reported in 2009 Australian Research Council funding of AU$17.9 million in 2010 National Health and Medical Research Council funding of AU$13.6 million in 2010 Newcastle Innovation annual turnover AU$15.9 million in 2009 Research Higher Degree completions numbered 151 in 2008-09 Associate member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates* *Associate members were invited to join the Go8 Deans of Engineering in recognition of the outstanding quality of their engineering research, teaching and scholarship We lead an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering With partner organisations we host: Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) We host large national and international research projects including: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health Australia New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group Enterprise Connect Clean Energy Innovation Centre WorkCover NSW Research Centre of Excellence

We attract and support talented, keen researchers and invest in world-class research facilities. It is research and scholarships that underpin our teaching. Our science degree programs provide the opportunity for research project placements where students can study and work alongside researchers on current important problems. Bachelor of Biotechnology students undertake a 10-week full-time practical placement and work alongside researchers in fields such as cancer research, stem cell research and IVF treatment. Students work on cutting edge biotechnology research within companies such as the Australian Stem Cell Centre and CSIRO. Our Newcastle campus is home to leading biotechnology research groups whose expertise plays an important role in our approach to teaching. Our academics are developing new theories, new solutions and new ways of thinking every day. Many are leaders in their particular fields and produce internationally competitive research. You will have the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading researchers, who use research results in their teaching.

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CALLAGHAN TRAIN STATION

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

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THE WETLANDS

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THE BEACHES


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SYDNEY DISTANCES AND TRAVEL TIMES Newcastle Newcastle Central Coast Sydney

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70km 50 minutes 150km 2 hours

80km 1hour 10 minutes 80km 1 hour 10 minutes

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OUR

LOCATIONS

CALLAGHAN CAMPUS, NEWCASTLE

CITY PRECINCT, NEWCASTLE

LOCATED ON A 140-HECTARE SITE OF NATURAL BUSHLAND 12 KILOMETRES WEST OF THE CITY OF NEWCASTLE, OUR CALLAGHAN CAMPUS HAS A REPUTATION FOR BEING ONE OF THE MOST NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL CAMPUSES IN AUSTRALIA. CALLAGHAN IS OUR ORIGINAL CAMPUS AND THE PLACE WHERE THE MAJORITY (AROUND 16,000) OF OUR STUDENTS ARE BASED.

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.

Getting around We’re easy to get to – bus services come right on campus, the train station is within walking distance, and Callaghan is close to the freeway. Parking is available for a small daily fee or a discounted yearly rate. Many students also choose to car pool.

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Part of our School of Drama, Fine Art and Music is located in the same precinct, including the Conservatorium with 500 seat concert hall and 40 teaching and practice studios. Getting around Buses run regularly from outer suburbs to the city centre, and Civic train station is a short walk from the university’s facilities. Limited parking is available adjacent to the Conservatorium, and metered on-street parking is also available in the area.


CENTRAL COAST CAMPUS, OURIMBAH

SYDNEY

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, LONGESTABLISHED INSTITUTION WITH EASY ACCESS TO THE CONVENIENCES OF SYDNEY’S CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND SURROUNDING AREAS. IN SYDNEY, THE UNIVERSITY OFFERS MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMS IN BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING AS WELL AS PREPARATORY PROGRAMS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE (ELICOS).

There are a variety of courses offered only at the Central Coast campus such as oral health, podiatry, early childhood teaching, management, food science and human nutrition as well as majors within the science degree program of sports science, marine science and sustainable resource management. Getting around Within walking distance from the train station, the pedestrian friendly campus offers access to Sydney and Newcastle by train. Bus services provide direct access to the campus from surrounding suburbs. Situated close to the F3 freeway, the campus is easily accessible by car, and there is free parking on the grounds.

The University’s purpose-built teaching facilities include 60 seat lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, a resource library, student common and study areas, computers and scanners all serviced by wireless internet coverage. Getting around Located on the edge of the Darling Harbour precinct, the Sydney location is a comfortable walk from the train station, ferry terminal and a number of bus stops.

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ACCOMMODATION LIVING ON-CAMPUS AT CALLAGHAN THE UNIVERSITY HAS FOUR RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES: EDWARDS HALL, INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, EVATT HOUSE AND BARAHINEBAN. EACH COLLEGE IS SUPPORTED BY A FRIENDLY TEAM OF RESIDENTIAL STAFF. WE RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENTS HAVING ACCESS TO SECURE, AFFORDABLE AND COMFORTABLE ACCOMMODATION. WE OFFER BOTH ON-CAMPUS AND OFF-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS IN NEWCASTLE AND THE CENTRAL COAST.

On-campus accommodation ranges from shared rooms to single occupancy. You can choose from fully catered, semi-catered and self catered packages, so you will need to do some research and choose the one that’s right for you. We offer almost 1,000 beds across four residential colleges at the Callaghan campus and our residential college at the Central Coast campus provides 26 rooms. Each residential college has its own unique atmosphere and hosts a number of social, cultural and sporting activities. The demand for on-campus accommodation is high, so make sure you get your application in on time.

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There is also a good range of off-campus accommodation options and you don’t need to live next door to the campus. Newcastle is a medium-sized city, and most suburbs are well-served by public transport, making travel to and from the campus easy. The University’s Accommodation Service staff can provide you with information on rental options and Homestay accommodation. For full details, visit www. newcastle.edu.au/service/ accommodation

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CATERING Students may choose from the following options: Fully-Catered (16 meals): Breakfast and evening meals are prepared for students 7 days a week with brunch also provided on the weekend. Semi-Catered (5 meals): Evening meals are prepared for student Monday to Friday, with students shopping for food and preparing all other meals for themselves. Self-Catered: Students must shop for their own food and prepare all of their own meals.


EDWARDS HALL

EVATT HOUSE

Room Type

Catering

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Room Type

Catering

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Standard Room Single occupancy; shared bathroom

Fully-Catered: 16 meals per week

AUD $243

Standard Room Single occupancy; shared bathroom

Self-Catered

AUD $153

Self-Catered

AUD $153

Fully-Catered: 16 meals per week

AUD $275 Room Type

Catering

Rate per Week

Upgraded Room Single or dual occupancy; private bathroom; air-conditioned; kitchenette

Self-Catered

AU$ 230 per room for single or dual occupancy

BARAHINEBAN Cutler North Room Single occupancy; private bathroom; air-conditioned

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE Room Type

Catering

Rate per Week

Standard Room Single occupancy; shared bathroom

Semi-Catered: 5 dinners per week

AUD $197

The 2011 rates shown on these pages are indicative and will change in 2012. Please check the website for current weekly rates: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/accommodation/on-campus/prospective-residents/Room-options-and-rates/

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IMPORTANT DATES Students should submit an application for on-campus accommodation after accepting a Letter of Offer to study with us. If you are applying for on-campus accommodation for Full year or Semester One (February) 2012: Applications open: 1st September 2011 Applications close: 30th November 2011 If you are applying for on-campus accommodation for Full year or Semester Two (July) 2012: Applications open: 1st May 2012 Applications close: 31st May 2012 For further information on the application process for on-campus accommodation, please visit www.newcastle. edu.au/service/accommodation

LIVING ON-CAMPUS AT THE CENTRAL COAST BLUE GUM HOUSE ACCOMMODATES 26 RESIDENTS IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BATHROOMS, AIR CONDITIONING AND A REFRIGERATOR. RESIDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO A FULLY-EQUIPPED KITCHEN, COMMON ROOM AND A BARBECUE AREA. BLUE GUM HOUSE Room Type

Catering

Rate per Week

Standard Room Single occupancy; shared bathroom

Self-catered

AUD $ 155

AFFORDABLE

Newcastle is Australia’s seventh largest city and enjoys a lower cost of living than most other Australian cities. Living in Newcastle is more affordable than Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, with a relaxed, less-crowded lifestyle.

The Australian Government has estimated that a single international student requires a minimum of AUD 18,000 per year (or AUD 9,000 per semester) for living expenses – accommodation and meals, incidentals, entertainment and local transport. This amount is set as part of your visa requirements. This does not include any allowance for costs associated with a student’s spouse, partner or dependants. Any school age dependants accompanying students to Australia will be required to pay full fees if the dependants enrol in a government or nongovernment school.

APPLYING FOR ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

Students should also have additional funds to pay for initial costs of getting established, textbooks and, where applicable, special equipment, transportation and temporary or additional accommodation. For example, nursing and education students may need an extra allowance for travel and temporary accommodation for some practical placements.

The demand for on-campus accommodation is constantly high, and there is no guarantee of obtaining accommodation at either the Callaghan or Central Coast campuses. We strongly recommend that you apply early and also consider other accommodation options such as off-campus or homestay. Successful applicants are offered a licence agreement for the full academic year or for one complete semester.

For more information go to: www.immi.gov.au/students/student-visa-living-costs.htm Living Off Campus The average cost for a fully furnished room in a share house is between AU$120 and AU$160 per week. Unfurnished properties cost around AU$300-AU$400 per week for a 2 bedroom unit or house. In 2011, the average cost for everyday grocery products in Australia was: AU$2.50 to AU$3.00 for a loaf of bread; AU$2.20 to AU$2.90 for two litres of milk; AU$1.30 to AU$3.00 for a newspaper; AU$3.00 to AU$4.00 for a box of cereal; AU$3.00 to AU$5.00 for a jar of instant coffee; There are a number of budget calculators online that can assist students in estimating their living expenses. The Australian Government’s budget calculator, Moneysmart, can be found at: www.moneysmart.gov.au/tools-and-resources/calculators-andtools/

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LIVING OFF CAMPUS IN NEWCASTLE, THE CENTRAL COAST, OR SYDNEY For those students who do not wish to live on-campus, or who miss the application deadline for on-campus accommodation, the University offers assistance with finding off-campus accommodation. Homestay Service Homestay is a great way to learn about Australian culture and to practice your English, while making lifelong friendships with an Australian family. All families who offer Homestay accommodation have been interviewed and approved by University staff. You will experience the warm hospitality of a Homestay family, who will welcome you into their home as a gesture of friendship. Just as you are eager to learn about Australian culture, our Homestay families are looking forward to learning all about your country and culture. Students living in a Homestay are provided with a furnished room and can choose either 21 meals per week (breakfast, lunch and dinner daily), or 16 meals per week (breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday, and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays).

Off-Campus Accommodation Service The off-campus accommodation service provides information about rental accommodation and maintains an interactive database of current accommodation options available to students. Students can access the online database of accommodation options prior to arrival in Australia but are strongly advised to personally visit any accommodation before making a final decision on where to live. It may take 2 or 3 weeks to find suitable accommodation so students should book temporary accommodation prior to their arrival in Australia. For further rental information or to access the database please visit: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/accommodation/ off-campus. Temporary Accommodation Students should consider organising temporary off-campus accommodation before arriving in Australia. This allows time to investigate and secure more permanent accommodation after arriving.

The 2012 Homestay Service Fees are: Placement Fee: AU$200 Homestay with 21 meals: AU$ 210 per week Homestay with 16 meals: AU$ 195 per week To find out more about Homestay, including how to apply, please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/ student-support/arrival/homestay.html To find out more about Homestay options in Sydney, please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/sydney-cbd/student-services.html

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RESOURCES TO HELP YOU STUDY MOST STUDENTS FIND THAT THINKING, READING AND WRITING FOR UNIVERSITY IS A NEW, AND SOMETIMES CHALLENGING, EXPERIENCE. AS WELL AS LEARNING IDEAS AND INFORMATION, YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE, TO PARTICIPATE, TO HAVE OPINIONS AND TO TAKE PART IN DISCUSSIONS AND GIVE PRESENTATIONS. THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE OFFERS YOU FREE ACCESS TO A NUMBER OF SERVICES TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR LEARNING. Learning Support Program The Learning Development team provides opportunities for students to increase their academic skills, English language proficiency and mathematical understanding at all stages of their degree program. To help students make the most of their university studies there are a range of offerings including online resources, workshops, individual consultations and diagnostic tests for maths and English language. Specifically available for international students are a series of workshops designed to assist with proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Students enrolled in Foundation courses or Newstep You can obtain assistance from a learning adviser who specialises in working with these groups. The Learning Advisers provide on line resources, workshops, Individual consultations and drop-in sessions. Students wanting to access the resources can go to the Learning Development Blackboard course and download useful material. All of these services are free and available to all students. To make an appointment is easy using the on line registration system. For more information visit: www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ centre-for-teaching-and-learning/learning-development

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Lectopia In many courses, lectures are recorded as they are given, then uploaded to the web a few hours later. You can use the recordings to catch up on missed lectures or as a revision resource for exams. Blackboard Blackboard is an online student support system that enables you to submit assignments and view your progress and final marks. You can receive assignment tips, discuss assignments on the discussion board with fellow students, view lecture and tutorial notes and gain answers to tutorial questions. Information Commons These bright, lounge-style learning spaces at the Newcastle, Ourimbah and City campuses provide a 24-hour service for students. The Commons have student rovers on hand to offer support around the clock as well as state-of-the-art computers, individual and group work areas, printing facilities, lounges, and a newspaper reading section. The Auchmuty Information Common also has a cafe. Student hubs Our student hubs are a one-stop shop for completing online forms, submitting or collecting assignments, getting a parking permit or logging-on at an internet express terminal. Get information on enrolments, exams, assignments, program-related matters, student ID cards, fees, scholarships and concession cards. The hubs are also a place where you can get together with friends and chill out in the cafe and lounge areas. There are hubs at Newcastle campus, Central Coast campus and University House in the Newcastle CBD. For more information go to: www.newcastle.edu.au/students/hubs/


MEET SANG HA “I wanted to experience another country’s culture and that’s why I decided to come here. My major is Business and to do business in another country we have to understand their culture.” “I’m working for a sushi shop part time where I meet lots of people. I think it’s a really good way to learn English and hear lots of different accents.” From South Korea Studying Bachelor of Commerce

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES The University Library operates across six locations and provides access to more than 1.5 million items. Information is also available in our online collection including over 200,000 eBooks and more than 60,000 electronic journals. Professional staff assist students to use the local and online collections and to find information on specific topics. Our International Student Support Librarian offers specialist support to international students. No matter where you study you will have access to our library collections. As well as our extensive online collection, our libraries have some of the longest opening hours of any Australian University. Three of our locations (Auchmuty, City and Ourimbah) include Information Commons that are open and staffed 24 hours a day. Wireless Internet access is available in all our libraries and assistance finding information and other help is available from our Information Desks and via chat, email, SMS and telephone. Auchmuty Library The Auchmuty Library is the University’s main library and is located on the Callaghan Campus. It supports the teaching and research requirements of the disciplines of architecture, building, design, arts, humanities, social science, business, economics, commerce, information science, engineering, law, medicine, health science, psychology and science.

City Library The City Library in the centre of Newcastle is located in University House – the site of the Newcastle Business School and across the road from the Conservatorium of Music. It supports a dedicated business collection and houses a specialist music collection focussing on classical European and contemporary Australian music. Ourimbah Library The Ourimbah Library at the Ourimbah campus supports the disciplines of education, nursing, health science, oral health, podiatry, food science, arts, humanities, social science, business, information science, environmental science, marine science, sports science, and psychology. Sydney Library The Sydney Library at the Sydney presence supports business and professional accounting and preparatory programs in ELICOS. Computing facilities There are more than 2,500 computers available to students in our computer teaching laboratories, general access labs, libraries and student hubs. We provide every student with an email account. Sections of Callaghan campus, Ourimbah campus and Newcastle City campus are wireless zones. This means you can bring a laptop and sit outside and work on your assignments, surf the web, or check your emails. Computing facilities at the University are provided via a high-speed optical fibre network.

Huxley Library The Huxley Library in the Hunter Building on the Callaghan campus supports the disciplines of education, nursing, fine art and health science.

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SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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The University’s Student Experience & Community Engagement Team coordinates a range of welfare and support services. The team offers practical support to students who find themselves in unfamiliar circumstances, or who need local advice and help with: Getting to the university and finding somewhere to stay Orientation Getting involved in non-study activities, clubs and societies Issues that may interfere with academic performance Visa issues Issues with paying bills on time Personal safety

SOS Student Mentors Students are able to contact a student mentor who can answer questions and give advice about studying at Uni. For further information about the program please go to: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/mentoring/ Disability support The Disability Support Service provides practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. Services include on-campus transport, alternative exam arrangements, advocacy, lecture support, note-taking, library support, Auslan interpreters and an alternative format translation service for students with a print disability. For more information go to: www. newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/index.html

Guardianship for students under 18 years of age Loneliness or homesickness For more information go to: www.newcastle.edu.au/students/ international/student-support/ Counselling The University offers a counselling service to all students seeking assistance with personal problems, such as stress, interpersonal relationships, family difficulties and any problems associated with settling into life in Australia. Counselling is free and completely confidential. For more information go to: www.newcastle.edu.au/ service/ counselling/index.html Welfare Service The Student Experience & Community Engagement Team assists international students with any practical or personal matters they may encounter in their new life in Australia, such as finding out about legal rights, managing financial difficulties and gaining access to medical and other community assistance. The aim is to offer sympathetic, confidential and practical help to all international students who require assistance. For more information email: International-Support@ newcastle.edu.au

Health Services We offer medical services at our Newcastle and Central Coast campuses. The doctors and nurses can help with health problems, referrals to specialists and organising pathology tests and x-rays. Physiotherapists and a dentist are located at the Callaghan campus. The University’s health service provides medical care to students and the compulsory overseas student health cover meets the full cost of most consultations. All consultations with the health service’s doctors are confidential and students are encouraged to seek advice about any health matter. If necessary, students may be referred to a specialist, hospital or community care and may also seek the services of a private doctor or a specialist outside the University. In both these situations additional payment may be required. The Student Support Unit at the Ourimbah campus offers a referral service to all students seeking medical attention. For more information go to: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/ health/index.html

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INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT (iLEAD)

travelled the world, who have led and been part of significant international events and organisations.

iLEAD is the University of Newcastle’s ‘International Leadership Experience and Development’ Program. It is an exceptional opportunity for students of all backgrounds to gain international experience and leadership skills. As part of the program you will go to dynamic, interactive seminars to learn about global issues and to build your leadership experience. You will meet with highly respected international figures – people who are famous in their fields of expertise, who have

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You will build new skills through your own international experiences: from exchanges to conferences; from intensive programs to volunteering; from internships to community work. These activities will open up opportunities for you, not only in Newcastle and Australia, but around the world. The Program Themes Leadership in an international context International Awareness Community, Diversity and Integration For more information about the iLEAD program go to: www.newcastle.edu.au/ students/ilead/

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MEET ACHYUT FROM BHUTAN

“I spent a fair bit of time choosing the right institution and I’m very satisfied. Newcastle has the facilities and atmosphere of a big city, but is very convenient. Sydney is close and easy to visit.” “The combination of lectures, presentations and videos was much more diverse than I had experienced before. Getting into an academic style of writing was a challenge, but once I overcame that, it was good. There are so many resources to choose from. I really appreciated the library and other resources. I’m very happy with the facilities available for learning.” Studied Master of Social Change and Development


TRAVEL AND STUDY

STUDY ABROAD AND EXCHANGE If you are adventurous and would like to experience other cultures and continue your studies at the same time, you can take part in the University’s Study Abroad and Exchange program. The University provides a range of options available for students considering an experience abroad.

MEET CHEN FROM CHINA

“I first did an ELICOS course at Callaghan and am now studying accounting. The lecturers have been great – they are always free for me to ask any question I like. I received help with transport, orientation, language. Australia is a fantastic country and you should come here. It is a young country with a lot of opportunities.”

Semester exchange studies Overseas summer or winter programs (2-8 weeks)

Studying Master of Professional Accounting

Volunteering and internships abroad The Study Abroad and Exchange program provides hundreds of opportunities to choose from countries all over the world. You may even be eligible for a Travel Grant or loan, to help defray the cost of airfares, accommodation and other living expenses. For more information about student exchange opportunities go to: www.newcastle.edu.au/ students/study-abroad/

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THE CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE In 2011, the University of Newcastle became one of only 10 Australian universities to establish a Confucius Institute on campus, and the only one in a regional centre. The Confucius Institute is dedicated to enhancing understanding of Chinese language and culture, through language training courses and engagement programs with schools and the community. The Confucius Institute offers: – Chinese Language and Culture programs – Courses for business and industry – Programs for schools and teachers The Confucius Institute is a joint venture between the Office of the Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) and the University of Newcastle. Central China Normal University, China is the official partner university for the Confucius Institute at the University of Newcastle. For more information about The Confucius Institute, including programs and services, go to: www.newcastle.edu.au/confucius-institute

INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES The University of Newcastle is represented by local agents in 58 countries around the world. Our representatives can provide information on the various pathways to university courses, study options, and application procedures. Many also provide travel and visa advice and assistance. To find a representative in your area, go to www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply/representative/

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OUR PARTNERS AROUND THE WORLD

The University has established relationships with partner institutions around the world, through research collaborations, articulation arrangements, study abroad and exchange programs. These partnerships provide opportunities for study pathways and collaborations for students and staff. Our international partners are located in many countries, including: AUSTRIA BOTSWANA CANADA COLOMBIA CZECH REPUBLIC DENMARK FIJI FINLAND FRANCE GERMANY

HONG KONG INDIA INDONESIA IRAN JAPAN LESOTHO MALAYSIA MEXICO NAMIBIA NEW ZEALAND

NORWAY PAKISTAN PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA SAMOA SAUDI ARABIA SINGAPORE SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH KOREA SRI LANKA SWEDEN

SWITZERLAND TAIWAN TANZANIA THAILAND THE NETHERLANDS THE PHILIPPINES UGANDA UNITED KINGDOM USA VIETNAM

East China University of Science and Technology or Yunnan University of Finance and Economics; or choose the northern partners in Changchun and Tianjin, and receive a Chinese Masters degree from either Jilin University of Finance and Economics or Tianjin University of Commerce.

The Shangri-La University Alliance is a network of quality tertiary education institutions dedicated to advancing opportunities for students all over the world. This unique collaboration between the University of Newcastle and four universities in China, provides students with an opportunity to gain a high-quality education by studying in both Australia and China. Currently, a Master of International Business program is being offered through the Shangri-La Alliance.

Second Year in Newcastle, Australia After successfully completing all the necessary Year 1 subjects in China, and meeting the English language requirement, students proceed to the second year of study at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Students may choose from the following options: Master of Applied Finance Master of Business Master of Human Resource Management Master of International Business Master of Marketing Master of Professional Accounting Master of Business Administration

The Master of International Business meets the aspirations of international students who seek career-ready skills and a global mindset. Our students undertake careers in business and organisations that operate internationally, with a specific focus on the Chinese business environment.

After successfully completing Year 2, graduates will be awarded a master degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia as well as a Master of International Business from the Chinese university where they registered.

Graduates will be awarded two master degrees – one from a Chinese university and one from the University of Newcastle, Australia – providing a competitive advantage and a point-ofdifference when seeking employment in business, the publicsector and non-government organisations.

Duration A total of 2 years to 2.5 years full time, depending on which master degree is received from the University of Newcastle, Australia. 12 months at two Chinese universities (six months each), followed by one year or more at the University of Newcastle.

First Year in China The first year of study will be divided between two Chinese universities, with one semester at each university. Students can choose between the southern partners in Shanghai and Kunming, and receive a Chinese Masters degree from either

Further Information For admission requirements, including English language requirements, application procedure and fees, please visit www.shangrilauniversityalliance.com

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CAMPUS LIFE THERE’S MUCH MORE TO GOING TO UNIVERSITY THAN JUST GETTING A DEGREE. YOU’LL BE EXPOSED TO NEW IDEAS, NEW WAYS OF THINKING AND NEW PEOPLE. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ALL THE UNIVERSITY HAS TO OFFER, AND ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE. There are over 20,000 students and staff who study and work at the Callaghan campus, and around 3,000 at the Central Coast campus. You’ll meet interesting people and make lifelong friends. Campus life is an important part of the university experience – how involved you are is up to you! At the Callaghan campus you’ll find cafeterias, a juice bar, food outlets and bars, as well as a travel agency, post office, book shop, bank, gift and stationery shops, medical centre, dentist and hairdresser. The Central Coast campus also has cafeterias, book shops and stationery supplies. Online Help for New Students The University has a website just for new students, providing helpful advice on getting around, getting help and getting involved. Find information on all aspects of student life including tutorial registration, campus maps and online resources. Visit www.newcastle.edu.au/students/new Social Spaces The Godfrey Tanner Bar and the Bar on the Hill at the Callaghan campus are popular meeting places for students. You can play pool, have a drink, watch music videos, and catch up with friends in the outdoor area. Cultural Awakenings Since 1985, the University has played host to a festival of food, song, dance and cultural sharing in September each year. A celebration of cultural diversity and friendship, the Cultural Awakenings Festival opens with a parade of nations, followed by an Acknowledgement of Country and performances by indigenous performers. A program of cooking demonstrations and workshops, performances and parties culminates with a large International Food Fair where foods from all over the world are shared, and a Latin dance party on the final night. Religious Facilities The Chaplaincy Centre is available to all students and is staffed by chaplains who are friendly and approachable. They are there to discuss anything of a spiritual, religious, ethical or personal nature and they also run regular discussion groups. The Muslim Students Association at the University offers students a link with the local Muslim community. Students can make connections with the Newcastle Mosque, as well as find out where to find the best Halal food.

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The Muslim Prayer Room The Muslim Prayer Room, located in the Hunter Building of the Callaghan campus is a purpose-built facility for Muslim staff and students. The Prayer Room was officially opened by the ViceChancellor of the University, Professor Nicholas Saunders and the Imam of Newcastle Mosque, Sheikh Mohammad Khamise in September 2009. Accessible with the use of ID cards, the Prayer Room has separate male and female entrances and ablution areas with space to accommodate up to 100 people at any one time. Join a Club With more than 60 clubs and societies at the Callaghan campus, and 24 at the Central Coast campus, there are plenty of ways to meet people and get involved. You can try a new sport, like ultimate frisbee, or go scuba diving or mountaineering. There are also many cultural, political and spiritual groups, like the Medieval Combat Club, Classics Society or Fairtrade Club. For more information, go to: www.newcastle.edu.au/campus-life Student Associations The Newcastle University Students’ Association (NUSA) and the Central Coast Campus Union are run by students for students. Services include student advocacy, legal advice, student newspapers, computer access, discounted bus tickets and photocopying. For more information on NUSA, visit www.nusa.org.au/

NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (NUPSA) NUPSA is a student association, established to support and represent all postgraduate students including international students. All enrolled postgraduate students are members of NUPSA. There is no membership fee. NUPSA supports postgraduate students to achieve excellence in scholarship and research, and provides informal assistance with academic matters, immigration issues, language and learning support, and other student concerns. To find out more about NUPSA, visit www.nupsa.org.au


SPORT AND FITNESS

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE, YOU’LL FIND PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES TO KEEP YOU ACTIVE AND HEALTHY. NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY SPORT (NUSPORT) OFFERS STUDENTS A VARIETY OF WORLD CLASS SPORT, HEALTH AND FITNESS PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES. The sports facilities on the Callaghan campus are amongst the finest of any university in Australia and include: sporting fields providing for sports such as cricket, rugby union, soccer, baseball and ultimate frisbee a regional rowing pavilion The University campus also includes award-winning facilities at The Forum Sports & Aquatic Centre: a 50 metre, eight-lane heated indoor swimming pool an 18 metre indoor climbing wall a large weights training area a high performance training area various training zones more than 100 group fitness classes each week For more information about sport and fitness options, visit www.theforum.org.au Elite Athlete Friendly University Program The University of Newcastle is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) program and is committed to supporting the endeavours of elite athletes to combine study and maintain elite athlete status. The University will do what it can to assist elite athletes achieve sporting and academic goals. Being able to combine sport and study creates a healthy balance and helps athletes to plan for their life after sport. The University of Newcastle has supported elite studentathletes in national teams and has assisted several athletes in competing at events such as the Olympic, Commonwealth and Paralympics Games. It is the goal of the University of Newcastle – with its excellent sporting facilities, reputable academic programs and now the EAFU program – to become the University of choice for elite athletes looking to begin tertiary study. The program provides general support to students and can assist with assessment needs, attendance flexibility, alternative exam arrangements and cross-institutional study.

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ORIENTATION ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO DEVELOP A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT UNIVERSITY LIFE IS REALLY LIKE IS TO ATTEND ORIENTATION THE WEEK BEFORE LECTURES AND CLASSES BEGIN. Orientation is a program of activities and information sessions designed to introduce new students to university life – what will be expected of you academically, how to put your university timetable together, and where to get help. Orientation dates vary according to your academic timetable and some faculties require students to attend a preliminary orientation. You will receive advice about this if this applies to your program. Orientation provides information which will be useful to your adjustment to life and study in Australia and should not be missed. For further information about Orientation go to: www.newcastle. edu.au/students/new/

ENROLMENT Scheduled enrolment sessions are held during the week before the semester starts. Students are required to attend these sessions to complete enrolment formalities and, where necessary, select courses. Teaching timetables, lists of required textbooks and student identity cards are issued at the time of enrolment.

Reception Service The University provides a free transport service from Newcastle Airport or Newcastle or Ourimbah Train Station. You will be transferred to your accommodation by hire car. To arrange this service, you will need to email International Office at least one week prior to your arrival in Australia. For pick-up from Ourimbah Train Station, email International-Ourimbah@newcastle.edu.au For pick-up from Newcastle Airport or Newcastle Train Station, email International-Support@newcastle.edu.au

CHECKLIST Before you travel…

R Accept your letter (COE) and pay your deposit R Apply for a passport and student visa R Arrange for immunisation, eye test and dental check-up R Apply for a credit card R Apply for on-campus accommodation or book temporary accommodation for your arrival

R Book your flights to Australia R Arrange transport from the airport R Advise international-support@newcastle.edu.au of your travel arrangements

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ARRIVING IN AUSTRALIA Most international students arrive in Australia at Sydney’s International Airport and then travel by air, train or coach to Newcastle or Ourimbah. Travelling to Newcastle by Coach You can book a coach transfer from the airport in Sydney to Newcastle by going to www.happycabby.com:80/site/unibooking and clicking on the ‘student’ button. You will be asked to enter your flight details and the address you wish to be taken to in Newcastle. A booking confirmation number will be sent to you by email. The journey takes around three hours, depending on the number of stops required en-route. You will require Australian currency to pay the driver for this service. Travelling to Ourimbah by Coach The University provides a free transport service for students studying at the Central Coast campus. Students can be collected from Sydney’s International Airport and transferred to the Central Coast campus, or local accommodation. You must advise the University of your transport needs at least two weeks prior to your arrival, by emailing International-Ourimbah@newcastle.edu.au Travelling to Ourimbah or Newcastle by Train There are regular trains from Sydney’s International Airport to Sydney Central Station, where you can change trains to travel to the Central Coast and Newcastle. The journey from Central Station takes around 1 hour to Ourimbah and 2 hours to Newcastle, depending on stops. You will require Australian currency to purchase your train ticket. Train timetables and information are available by visiting www.cityrail.info/ Travelling to Newcastle by Air Students who choose to fly from Sydney to Newcastle should book this flight at the same time as booking the international flight to Sydney. Newcastle Airport (at Williamtown) is about 35 minutes drive from Newcastle city centre. Flights depart from Sydney’s Domestic Terminal, and flying time is about 30 minutes.


CLIMATE Students on our campuses enjoy a temperate climate with warm to hot summers and mild winters. Summer December to February 20 – 28¢C (68 – 83¢F) Autumn March to May 14 – 26¢C (57 – 79¢F) Winter June to August 9 – 18¢C (49 – 64¢F) Spring September to November 15 – 25¢C (59 – 77¢F)

NEWCASTLE IS SITUATED ON THE EAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA, ABOUT A TWO HOUR DRIVE NORTH OF SYDNEY. IT IS THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN NEW SOUTH WALES AND THE SEVENTH LARGEST CITY IN AUSTRALIA. Set on a breathtaking stretch of Australia’s Pacific Ocean coastline, Newcastle is the only city in Australia where the central business district is positioned simultaneously on the beach and the harbour waterfront. The port entrance is home to Nobby’s Lighthouse and the Breakwater, both iconic imagery of Newcastle. The international publication, Lonely Planet named Newcastle as one of the world’s top ten cities to visit in 2011. Lonely Planet described Newcastle as “a unique blend of imagination, sophistication and laid-back surf culture” with “a sun-drenched subtropical climate and diverse dining, nightlife and arts.” Of course the University of Newcastle is a large part of Newcastle’s appeal and a major drawcard for interstate and international visitors. Newcastle is a great place to live and study. Newcastle boasts some of Australia’s best beaches and waterways for swimming, surfing, sailing and other water sports. Newcastle’s harbour waterfront is a popular area for locals and visitors. With a regional population of around 500,000, Newcastle supports a thriving business and commercial sector and an excellent network of health care and educational facilities. Combined with a low cost of living and a favourable climate, Newcastle presents a relaxed and welcoming lifestyle.

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CLIMATE The Central Coast region enjoys a subtropical climate, with warm humid summers and mildly cool winters. Summer December to February 16 – 28¢C (61 – 82¢F) Autumn March to May 10 – 26¢C (50 – 79¢F) Winter June to August 6 – 18¢C (43 – 64¢F) Spring September to November 8 – 25¢C (46 – 77¢F)

THE CENTRAL COAST LOCATED APPROXIMATELY HALF WAY BETWEEN SYDNEY AND NEWCASTLE, THE CENTRAL COAST CAMPUS AT OURIMBAH IS JUST OVER AN HOUR’S DRIVE BY CAR FROM SYDNEY YET LESS THAN 15 MINUTES DRIVE FROM SPARKLING BEACHES AND LUSH FORESTS.

Ourimbah provides an ideal study environment close to the excitement of Sydney but with the security and relaxation that comes with a rural setting. The Central Coast region successfully blends sandy beaches, scenic national parks, shopping and leisure activities along a stretch of New South Wales coast. It is a popular destination for family holidays and also provides a shopping experience that compares favourably with capital cities, offering boutique fashion shops, major retailers, cinemas, restaurants and cafes. For those pursuing a healthy lifestyle, there are excellent sporting facilities in the region including athletics tracks, sporting clubs and fields and gymnasiums. The Central Coast’s abundant natural attractions are popular with visitors and locals. Sandy beaches and tranquil waterways are ideal for fishing, boating and water activities, while the nearby national parks are popular destinations for campers and bushwalkers. Local attractions include the Australian Reptile Park, and daily pelican feeding at The Entrance. Studying at Ourimbah puts students in touch with an enviable lifestyle and enhances the study experience. With a dedicated and friendly teaching staff, modern campus and idyllic environment, students are assured that their time on the Central Coast will be richly rewarding.

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THE CITY OF

SYDNEY

CLIMATE Sydney’s climate is pleasantly moderate. Summer December to February 17 – 26¢C (63 – 79¢F) Autumn March to May 14 – 24¢C (58 – 75¢F) Winter June to August 9 – 17¢C (49 – 63¢F) Spring September to November 11 – 24¢C (52 – 75¢F)

AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST CITY, SYDNEY, IS A VIBRANT, DYNAMIC AND ACCESSIBLE CITY AND A GREAT PLACE FOR STUDY. A RELAXED LIFESTYLE AND WONDERFUL CLIMATE, MAKE NSW A DESTINATION OF CHOICE FOR STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. The University of Newcastle’s Sydney-based programs balance the benefits of studying with a high-ranking, long-established institution with easy access to the conveniences of Sydney’s CBD and surrounding areas. For over 23 years, the University of Newcastle has offered high-quality postgraduate business education to Australian and international students, including one of Australia’s first MBA programs. From modern facilities in Sydney’s central business district, the University of Newcastle offers Masters degrees in the high-demand and established areas of Business and Professional Accounting as well as preparatory programs in ELICOS. All programs are wholly managed and operated by the University of Newcastle. Purpose-built teaching facilities include lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, library, computers and scanners all serviced by wireless internet coverage. OUR PROGRAMS IN SYDNEY Graduate Certificate in Business Administration Master of Business Administration Master of Business Master of Professional Accounting Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business ELICOS

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IF YOU HOLD A STUDENT VISA, THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT ALLOWS YOU TO WORK PART-TIME FOR A MAXIMUM OF 20 HOURS PER WEEK DURING SEMESTER AND UNLIMITED HOURS DURING SEMESTER BREAKS AND VACATION PERIODS. You do not need to apply for permission to work –you (and your dependent family members) will already have Permission to Work automatically included with your student visa. You must enrol and commence your studies, before you undertake any part-time work. For more information, please visit: www.diac.gov.au/students/ students/working_while_ studying/

CAREERS SERVICE The University of Newcastle’s Careers Service is a great way for students to get free information and advice about careers, study and employment. A range of free services are provided including individual appointments to discuss career choice and planning, workshops, and online access to up-to-date jobs and career information. On-campus careers expos give students the chance to meet potential employers and explore career options. Careers counsellors are available to help with the critical things employers are looking for such as a well-prepared résumé and a great cover letter. They also help with information on potential employers, salary, labour markets and professional association contacts. The service has connections with over 4,600 potential employers and last year advertised approximately 1,500 job vacancies to students and graduates. For more information about the University’s Careers Service, please visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/careers/index.html


SELECTING A POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK PROGRAM Postgraduate degree programs are for people who have completed an undergraduate degree and/or have equivalent prior learning. Admission requirements vary for each program, so please check the requirements in this publication or online at www.newcastle.edu.au/ what-can-i-study/ Postgraduate coursework programs include graduate certificates or diplomas, masters and doctorates. If you are interested in studying for a research higher degree, such as a doctoral degree or masters by research, you can find further information at www.newcastle.edu.au/ students/research-higher-degree/. Graduate Certificate The graduate certificate is the first level of university postgraduate study. It is designed for specific vocational purposes to provide a solid base in the core principles, broaden skills, and further knowledge already gained in either an undergraduate qualification, or through extensive professional work-based experience through which comparable knowledge and skills have been developed. The graduate certificate includes academic courses at the masters level, but no thesis. Any credits earned towards a graduate certificate may be used towards a masters degree. Graduate Diploma The graduate diploma builds on the foundation courses in the graduate certificate and provides an introduction to the tools and techniques of a wider range of courses. It is suitable for students who are looking for more than the basic principles of their chosen field but are not yet ready to commit to the demands of a masters degree. The programs are often tailor-made to suit the requirements of the individual, taking into account their background interests and career goals.

Postgraduate programs by coursework The University of Newcastle offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate coursework programs, which are designed to advance understanding in a particular discipline area, broaden a student’s appreciation of areas of knowledge relevant to a particular professional domain and/or enhance professional skills. In a number of areas of study, the University offers graduate diploma programs as well as masters degrees. Most postgraduate courses involve one or one and a half years of advanced coursework. Some degree programs are quite specialised and focused on the application of advanced knowledge in a field, such as Master of Pharmacy. Others provide a more general professional development such as Master of Business Administration. Like a bachelor degree, there are subjects that are taught by means of lectures, seminars or perhaps by internet delivery of material. There are examinations or alternative assessments, such as the completion of assignments. Sometimes there will be a project to be done, or a set of case studies. These will require the completion of a project report. Most programs also offer a wide variety of electives, allowing students to further tailor each program to specific personal/ career needs. The listed program descriptions provided in this publication indicate only a sample of the many courses that students may elect to take. Online Postgraduate programs The University of Newcastle offers online postgraduate study options through its wholly owned subsidiary GraduateSchool.com Pty Ltd (GradSchool.com).

Students usually attend advanced courses often followed by a research project. Students who excel in their graduate diploma may apply to enrol in a higher degree.

GradSchool.com delivers programs to over 3000 students from over 80 countries worldwide. As part of the education package, students have the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with students from diverse backgrounds who are working in a variety of different careers.

Masters Degree A masters degree is usually shorter in duration than undergraduate degree programs and assumes a higher standard of previous knowledge and competence than a first degree. Learning is more complex and a student’s own research and analyses form critical parts of their degree.

Online programs offer great flexibility, allowing students to choose when, where and how they study. Some programs can be studied through a combination of face-to-face and online study, however student visa holders must meet visa conditions including a required minimum of face-to-face attendance. For further details, please visit http://www.immi.gov.au/students/.

The graduate certificate and graduate diploma can usually be studied first and credited to the masters degree.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES Entry to degree studies The University of Newcastle Language Centre offers English language programs for International students seeking entry into the University’s degree programs, or for those students wishing to improve their English language ability for work or travel.

The Language Centre Since 1988, the University’s Language Centre has offered English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) for students whose English level does not meet University entry requirements. All of the Centre’s courses are accredited by the National ELICOS Accreditation Scheme (NEAS), and the Centre is a member of the ELICOS Association (EA) and the University Language Centres of Australia (UECA). With locations in both Newcastle and Sydney, the Language Centres are situated close to student facilities and services. High quality student services are available through the Centre’s modern facilities at both locations, including purpose designed computer laboratories, email and internet access. The Language Centre is open from 8am until 7pm Monday to Thursday and 5pm on Friday. The Centre is also an official test centre for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). English Language (ELICOS) programs CRICOS Code 012326A The Centre’s ELICOS programs are available with intakes every 5 weeks at the Callaghan campus and at the Sydney location, and consist of 10-week modules in a range of different levels, including; Beginner English

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Postgraduate programs without higher entry requirements: Language Centre exam 3 subtests 65% or greater, 1 subtest 60-64% IELTS 6.5 (no subtest below 6.0) Internet-based TOEFL 93 (No subtest below 21) Paper-based TOEFL 550 (minimum TWE of 4.5) Other equivalent recognised tests of English approved by the University of Newcastle Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy Language Centre exam 3 subtests 70% or greater, 1 subtest 65-69% IELTS 7.0 (no subtest below 6.0) Internet-based TOEFL 101 (No subtest below 25) Paper-based TOEFL 600 (minimum TWE of 4.5) Other equivalent recognised tests of English approved by the University of Newcastle Master of Pharmacy Language Centre exam 3 subtests 75% or greater, 1 subtest 70-74% IELTS 7.5 (no subtest below 7.0) Internet-based TOEFL 106 (No subtest below 25) Paper-based TOEFL 627 (minimum TWE of 5.0) Other equivalent recognised tests of English approved by the University of Newcastle

Elementary English, Intermediate English, Upper Intermediate English, Advanced English for Academic Purposes. Entry into these courses is determined by a placement test at the time of commencement. All students sit a placement test to ensure that they are placed in the right class for their English language ability. Each course has 25 hours of tuition per week. On successful completion of an English course, students may be awarded one of two types of certificates: 1 Certificate of Attainment; for students who require English for general purposes; or 2 Certificate of Proficiency; that certifies that the student has reached a level of proficiency equivalent to the University of Newcastle entrance standard. Students wishing to enter a University of Newcastle degree program will need to undertake the Advanced English for Academic Purposes program and sit the Certificate of Proficiency test.

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IMPORTANT: Students seeking registration as a health professional in Australia upon graduation will be required to demonstrate proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (with no subtest less than 7.0). The registration authority will require evidence in the form of IELTS or OET results within two years of applying to register.


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Elementary English This ten-week course is designed to provide students with the English they need for living, working or travelling in an English speaking environment. The course aims to provide students with skills in the following areas: Spoken grammar Language pronunciation and fluency Writing and journal keeping Elementary reading Elementary listening Intermediate English During this ten-week course, students further develop communication and literacy skills to a level where they can function effectively in an English speaking environment. The course includes: Study and practice of written and spoken grammar Language fluency and pronunciation practice Writing skills – essay writing Reading skills – skimming, scanning, reading comprehension short stories and novels Listening skills – note-taking, lecture comprehension techniques Speaking development Upper Intermediate English This ten-week course further develops all of the previous skills taught in the Intermediate English course. Advanced English for Academic Purposes The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course is a ten-week course designed for students seeking entry into an academic program at the University. This course includes: Essay and report writing Note-taking Preparation for tutorials Strategies for listening to and understanding lectures Research instruction Written and oral presentations On completion of the EAP course, students can sit the University of Newcastle English Language Certificate of Proficiency test. To meet the entry requirements for academic study, students must achieve:

Undergraduate programs without higher entry requirements: Undergraduate Pass (UG) no subtest score below 60% International Foundation Lower Level Pass (LP) 3 subtests 55% or greater, 1 subtest 50-54% Postgraduate programs and most Undergraduate Health Sciences: Higher Level Pass (HP) 3 subtests 65% or greater, 1 subtest 60-64%

COMMENCEMENT DATES English for Academic Purposes (10-week blocks) The first intake is on 9 January and each course runs for 10 weeks. There is a new intake every five weeks and this follows the General English calendar. Course dates 2012 Newcastle (Callaghan) and Sydney (CBD) 9 January – 10 February 13 February – 16 March 19 March – 27 April 30 April – 1 June 4 June – 6 July 23 July – 24 August 27 August – 28 September 15 October – 16 November 19 November – 21 December Cost per week: AUD 360 for 25 hours tuition

STUDY TOURS AND GROUP TRAINING The Language Centre offers short vacation study tours to groups who wish to combine English language classes with tourist and cultural activities. Study tours, which are normally of one to six weeks’ duration, are individually designed to cater for the specific requirements of each group. The Language Centre can also devise customised programs for groups from business or educational institutions. These programs are flexible and combine English classes with professional visits, faculty tutorials or Business English. To find out more about study tours and group training, contact the Language Centre by email to: language.centre@newcastle.edu.au

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EDUCATION AND ARTS

The Faculty of Business and Law collaborates with leading research universities in North America, Europe and Asia. The Faculty has formal partnerships with business, government and nongovernment organisations. Offering innovative business and law degrees, the Faculty prepares its undergraduate and postgraduate students for global citizenship through operations in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The Faculty of Education and Arts offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs. Each of its schools is highly respected for its range of disciplines and learning methods, which are designed to ensure our graduates have high-level skills and are work-ready.

The Faculty has two schools: Newcastle Business School Newcastle Law School

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The Faculty has three schools: Drama, Fine Art and Music (incorporating the Conservatorium) Education Humanities and Social Science


ENGINEERING AND HEALTH BUILT ENVIRONMENT

SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

With impressive research and teaching facilities, the Faculty of Science and Information Technology delivers degree programs across the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, physics, biology, information technology, mathematics, psychology, design, audio-visual and media production. The Faculty works in partnership with local industry, health services, and government and nongovernment organisations to optimise achievements in teaching and research.

Health Sciences

The Faculty has four schools:

Engineering

Medicine and Public Health

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment is one of the leading faculties of its kind in Australia with a reputation for high quality teaching and research, and strong links with industry. Its research intensive environment has helped attract high calibre academic research staff from throughout Australia and around the world. The Faculty has three schools: Architecture and Built Environment

The Faculty of Health is an international leader in educating health professionals offering undergraduate and postgraduate professional programs, and programs in the basic sciences that underpin those professions. The Faculty’s research success is facilitated by its direct access to health organisations and the community through the Hunter Medical Research Institute. The Faculty has four schools:

Nursing and Midwifery

Design, Communication and Information Technology Environmental and Life Sciences Mathematical and Physical Sciences Psychology

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SOME COMMON TERMS

Program: A program is the generic term for a degree for which a student may study. Programs consist of a collection of courses which form a coherent program of study. Courses: Courses are subjects studied within a degree program. They are a direct unit of study for which academic results may be recorded. Faculty: For academic purposes the University is separated into divisions. The main academic divisions related to teaching and research are called faculties. The University of Newcastle has five faculties. Schools: Faculties are divided into schools, which are defined by disciplines. For example, the Faculty of Science and Information Technology has four schools. Electives: Electives are non-compulsory course subjects offered within a program. Electives offer students the opportunity to broaden their learning experience by allowing access to subjects of their choice. Some programs offer access to electives from programs or faculties outside the degree of enrolment, ie. a student enrolled in a Bachelor of Fine Art might elect to undertake an elective in philosophy. Core electives: Core electives are course subjects which can be chosen, and form a major component of study within a degree. Majors: Majors are non-elective course subjects which form a key component of study within the degree. Honours: Honours degrees are an additional qualification, usually of one years’ duration in the field the student gained their undergraduate degree. For example: a student might study for a Bachelor of Arts degree, then continue on and study for an additional year and achieve a Bachelor of Arts [Honours] degree. Problem-based Learning (PBL): Problem-based Learning or PBL was pioneered by the University of Newcastle some 25 years ago. Students apply their knowledge to solve problems they may encounter in a professional context and, in so doing, extend their experience beyond their text books. Elements of the work situation are brought into the classroom by the PBL approach. The problems increase with complexity as the program progresses. The PBL approach is highly regarded by students and employers and has been adopted by both Australian and international institutions. The PBL method is used in medicine, nursing, building, architecture, law and engineering. Term: Each academic year is divided into terms dependent upon how the courses are delivered. The academic year may be divided into either two semesters or three trimesters. Undergraduate programs are offered on a semester basis. Semester: A semester is half of the academic year, ie. Feb – Jun / July – Nov. First semester is usually followed by the midyear examinations, while second semester is followed by the end of year examinations. Each semester has a duration of 14 weeks, with a five week break between each. There is also a two-week break within each semester. Trimester: Trimesters separate the academic year into three, 12 week segments, ie. January – May / May – August / September – November. Trimesters only apply to postgraduate programs and postgraduate examinations are held at the end of each trimester. There is a break of three weeks between each 12-week trimester, which includes the exam period.

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Tuition fees for courses are set according to their academic subject area. A student’s program fee may vary depending on their course selection. We have listed indicative fees for 2012 with each program, however these fees are subject to change. For information on calculating the fee payable for a particular program, please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/service/fees/ postgraduate-international.html The tuition fees are shown in Australian dollars (AU$) and cover teaching costs only. They do not include international or domestic travel, living costs or Overseas Student Health Cover charges.


OUR PROGRAMS

POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK

Applied Finance

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Applied Linguistics

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Applied Management (Health) – Online

76

Applied Management (Nursing) – Online

77

Architecture

60

Aviation Management – Online

81

Business

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Business Administration

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Business Administration – Online

74

Business Administration/ Applied Finance

43

Business Administration/ Human Resource Management

43

Business Administration/ Information Technology (Professional)

44

Business Administration/ International Business

45

Business Administration/ Marketing

46

Business Research

46

Clinical and Health Psychology

66

Clinical Epidemiology – Online

77

Clinical Psychology

67

Dental Therapy

63

Digital Media – Online

81

Disability Studies – Online

74

Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction – Online

80

Early Childhood Education

53

Educational Studies

53

Engineering Management

61

Engineering Science

61

Environmental and Business Management – Online

82

Environmental Management – Online

82

Health Science – Online

78

Human Resource Management

47

Information Technology

68

Information Technology (Advanced)

69

Information Technology (Professional)

70

Innovation and Commercialisation – Online

75

International Business

47

Leadership and Management in Education

55

Marketing

48

Medical Statistics – Online

78

Mental Health Nursing – Online

78

Midwifery Studies – Online

79

Music Technology – Online

74

Nursing (Advanced Practice) – Online

79

Occupational Health and Safety – Online

80

Pharmacy

64

Professional Accounting

49

Professional Accounting (Advanced)

50

Professional Accounting/ Business

51

Property – Online

75

Psychology

70

Public Health

64

Science – Online

83

Science Management – Online

83

Social Change and Development

55

Social Science

56

Special Education

57

Teaching (Primary)

58

Teaching (Secondary)

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Workplace Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation – Online

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BUSINESS AND LAW GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

APPLIED FINANCE CRICOS Code: 032749A Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct

Careers The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance prepares students for careers in banking, corporate strategy, merger and acquisitions, financial risk management, foreign exchange management, securities analysis, stockbroking, funds management, credit analysis and financial planning. Sample Program Corporate Finance

Program Duration: One Trimester

Investments Analysis

Commencement: May

International Financial Management* Financial Institutions Management*

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,020 This program provides graduates from diverse undergraduate disciplines with training and analytical skills in finance. Students will gain core financial management skills, an understanding of Australian and international financial markets, knowledge of derivative assets and markets, analytical skills for interpreting and analysing developments in finance practice, and applied knowledge of various specialised aspects of the finance industry. The Master of Applied Finance program is designed to provide graduates from diverse undergraduate disciplines with training and analytical skills in finance. Students will gain core financial management skills, an understanding of Australian and international financial markets, knowledge of derivative assets and markets, analytical skills for interpreting and analysing developments in finance practice, and applied knowledge of various specialised aspects of the finance industry. Students are required to complete two core courses (20 units) and two courses (20 units) from the remaining core or from the directed courses. Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Diploma or a recognised Certificate and two years work experience; or ten years work experience; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University of Newcastle studies and two years work experience.

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MASTER OF

APPLIED FINANCE CRICOS Code: 031143F Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Program Duration: Three Trimesters Commencement: May Indicative Annual Cost: AU$24,040 The Master of Applied Finance is designed to provide students with a sound blend of financial theory and practice. The program offers valuable insights into financial management principles, financial risk management and the operation of the financial markets. Studying a Master of Applied Finance may suit you if you wish to add a new area of specialisation to an existing qualification or employment background. It would also be ideal for you if you are looking for career mobility and continued professional development. This program provides graduates from diverse undergraduate disciplines with training and analytical skills in finance. You will gain core financial management skills, an understanding of Australian and international financial markets, knowledge of derivative assets and markets, analytical skills for interpreting and analysing developments in finance practice, and applied knowledge of various specialised aspects of the finance industry.

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Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience. Professional Accreditation This program meets the PS146 knowledge and skills requirements of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in the following areas: financial planning, securities, derivatives, managed investments, foreign exchange, superannuation, deposit products and non-cash payment facilities, generic knowledge and skills. If you wish to gain ASIC PS146 compliance, you will need to complete the courses listed below:

MASTER OF

BUSINESS CRICOS Code: 050332K Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Sydney Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: Three Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$24,040 This program is designed to provide students with exposure to a range of business courses that will prepare them for business careers. The program introduces the basic business areas in accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management and allows students to select three electives to further their knowledge in a specific area. The program consists of five core courses (50 units) and a further three directed courses (30 units). Directed courses may be undertaken from within one group or from across all areas.

Investment Analysis Derivatives and Risk Management Applied Portfolio Management Financial Institutions Management International Financial Management Individual Financial Planning. Careers The Master of Applied Finance is accredited by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and prepares graduates for a challenging but highly rewarding career in financial services and managerial finance. The program equips students with essential analytical skills and financial management expertise to pursue a career in financial planning, securities analysis, stock brokering, funds management, banking and foreign exchange management. Sample Program Corporate Finance Investments Analysis International Financial Management* Financial Institutions Management* Derivatives and Risk Management

Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma; or a recognised Diploma and five years work experience; or a recognised Graduate Certificate and two years work experience; or five years proven work experience at senior management; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience. Careers The Master of Business makes you work-ready for management positions in international business, entrepreneurship, human resource management, strategic management, marketing, tourism management and business development. Potential career opportunities for graduates include: business development manager, sales manager, marketing manager, management consultant, tourism manager, marketing service manager, public sector management, personnel manager, product manager, retail manager, business systems planner, training officer, business analyst, and manager in not-for-profit sector.

Applied Portfolio Management Sample Program

Individual Financial Planning* Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Governance*

Accounting and Financial Management Corporate Finance

*For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-applied-finance/

Economics of Competitive Advantage Management and Organisational Behaviour Foundations of Marketing Theory International Business Environment * Managing Human Resources and Employment Relations * Entrepreneurship * *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-business/

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The Master of Applied Finance requires completion of eight courses (80 units): four core courses (40 units) and four courses (40 units) from directed courses.


FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND LAW

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

MASTER OF

CRICOS Code: 022956K

CRICOS Code: 001611J

Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Sydney Online – GradSchool.com.au

Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Sydney Online – GradSchool.com.au

Program Duration: One Trimester

Program Duration: Three Trimesters

Commencement: January, May, September

Commencement: January, May, September

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,020

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$24,040

The Business Administration and Business programs are designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors.

This program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. This program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and timemanagement. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

This program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and timemanagement. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development. Students will complete two (2) core courses and two (2) directed courses. Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Diploma or a recognised Certificate and two years work experience; or ten years work experience; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University of Newcastle studies and two years work experience. Sample Program Foundations of Marketing Theory Management & Organisational Behaviour International Business Environment * Human Resource Development * *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11372.html

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The MBA program consists of twelve courses (120 units). Students are required to complete eight core courses (80 units) and four directed courses (40 units). A specialisation in a 120 unit Masters program requires completion of a minimum of 40 units identified by the Faculty from a specific discipline or identified specialty within a discipline and excluding any undergraduate courses offered within the postgraduate program. Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience. Professional Accreditation The Master of Business Administration is accredited by the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA). Careers Students completing the business administration programs can have career opportunities such as managerial positions in an extensive range of commercial and public sector organisations. Sample Program Economics of Competitive Advantage Foundations of Marketing Theory Management & Organisational Behaviour Strategic Management Corporate Finance Accounting and Financial Management Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility Operations and Supply Chain Management Applied Finance Specialisation Money and Banking *

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Applied Portfolio Management * Financial Institutions Management * *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-business-administration/

Careers Students will have career opportunities in both business administration and finance such as managerial positions in an extensive range of private, public, and non-government sector organisations as well as banking, corporate strategy, merger, and acquisitions, financial risk management, foreign exchange management, securities analysis, stockbroking, funds management, credit analysis and financial planning. Sample Program

MASTER OF

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF APPLIED FINANCE

Economics of Competitive Advantage

CRICOS Code: 059906D

Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility

Foundations of Marketing Theory Management & Organisational Behaviour Strategic Management Corporate Finance Investment Analysis Derivatives and Risk Management Applied Portfolio Management Accounting and Financial Management Operations and Supply Chain Management

Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct

Money and Banking *

Program Duration: Six Trimesters

Financial Institutions Management *

Commencement: January, May, September

Individual Financial Planning *

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$23,870

Managerial Accounting * Elective *

The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development. The Master of Applied Finance program is designed to provide graduates from diverse undergraduate disciplines with training and analytical skills in finance. Students will gain core financial management skills, an understanding of Australian and international financial markets, knowledge of derivative assets and markets, analytical skills for interpreting and analysing developments in finance practice, and applied knowledge of various specialised aspects of the finance industry. Students are required to complete 110 units (eleven courses) from the core courses, a minimum of 40 units (four courses) from Applied Finance directed courses, and a maximum of 10 units (one course) from Faculty postgraduate courses. Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience.

*For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/program/11696.html

MASTER OF

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CRICOS Code: 059908B Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Program Duration: Six Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$24,040 This combined degree program allows students to undertake studies in the more general business disciplines of the Master of Business Administration while also studying the specific Human Resources Management courses of the Master of Human Resource Management. The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics,

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Investment Analysis *


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marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development. The Master of Human Resource Management program is designed for students with little or no background in the discipline or those wishing to upgrade their existing knowledge in the field. No prior knowledge is assumed. The program offers courses in the three disciplines of Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, and Organisational Change and Development. Students are required to complete 110 units (eleven courses) from the Core courses, a minimum of 40 units (four courses) from the directed courses, and a maximum of 10 units (one course) from Faculty postgraduate Courses. Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience. Professional Accreditation The MBA/MHRM is accredited by the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA). Careers Career opportunities include management positions in an extensive range of commercial and public sector organisations, human resource practitioner. Sample Program Economics of Competitive Advantage Foundations of Marketing Theory Management & Organisational Behaviour Strategic Management Managing Organisational Change Corporate Finance Strategic Human Resource Management Accounting and Financial Management Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility Operations and Supply Chain Management Managing Human Resources and Employment Relations Principles of Leadership * Negotiation and Advocacy * Human Resource Development * Organisational Effectiveness *

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (PROFESSIONAL) CRICOS Code: 073068J Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Newcastle – City Precinct Program Duration: Three Trimesters, Two Semesters Commencement: January, February, May, July, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$27,525 This combined degree program allows students to undertake studies in the Master of Business Administration while also studying technically-advanced courses in the Master of Information Technology. Undertaking a combined degree allows students to study two normally separate programs in a streamlined, coordinated manner. By completing a combined program, business professionals can study the specific courses, from both the business and information technology fields, which meet the immediate needs of their career development and personal sill requirements. The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development. The Master of Information Technology program provides graduates with training and experience in the fast moving areas of Information Technology. Study will be focussed on the cutting edge dimensions of the IT industry including such fields as: e-Business, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Multimedia, Computer Engineering and Telecommunications.

Elective * *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11697.html

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Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience.

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Careers Graduates of this program will be capable of working in a senior role as network engineers, systems analysts, programmers, database analysts, project managers or system managers. Further careers that may be available include managerial positions in an extensive range of commercial and public sector organisations. Sample Program Economics of Competitive Advantage International Trade and Investment Foundations of Marketing Theory Management & Organisational Behaviour Strategic Management

The Master of International Business program is designed to meet the needs of two groups – international students who wish to undertake business studies with a specific international focus in order to find employment in global markets, and Australian students who wish to expand their business capabilities and to export products to international markets. The program provides a sound knowledge in the core business areas of marketing, finance, economics and human resource management and expends on this knowledge in the context of international trade, government policy and regulations with regards to global business operations. Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience.

Accounting and Financial Management

Professional Accreditation The MBA is accredited by the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA).

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Sample Program

Corporate Finance

International Business Strategy

Management Information Systems

Cross Cultural Negotiation and Management

Strategic Business Systems

Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility

eBusiness for Managers

Operation and Supply Chain Management

Economics of Competitive Advantage Foundations of Marketing Theory

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CRICOS Code: 045010D

Management and Organisational Behaviour Strategic Management Corporate Finance Accounting and Financial Management Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Operations and Supply Chain Management Database Management 1 and 2 Systems Analysis and Design Process Analysis and Problem Solving Business Intelligence for the Enterprise Information Technology Project Project Planning and Management *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/12247.html

Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Program Duration: Six Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$23,775 This combined degree program allows students to undertake studies in the more general business discipline of the Master of Business Administration while also studying the specific international business courses of the Master of International Business. The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management.

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Professional Accreditation The MBA is accredited by the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA). The Master of Information Technology (Professional) program satisfies the requirements for full Australian Computer Society membership at the Professional level.


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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF MARKETING CRICOS Code: 059907C

Sample Program Economics of Competitive Advantage Foundations of Marketing Theory Management & Organisational Behaviour Consumer Decision Making and Behaviour Marketing Research Strategic Management Corporate Finance Accounting and Financial Management Strategic Marketing Management Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility

Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Program Duration: Six Trimesters

Services Marketing Management *

Commencement: January, May, September

Contemporary Consumer Marketing * Integrated Marketing Communications *

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$24,040

Brand Development and Marketing *

This combined degree program allows students to undertake studies in the more general business disciplines of the Master of Business Administration while also studying the specific Marketing courses of the Master of Marketing. The Master of Business Administration program is designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through an understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development. The Master of Marketing is designed to give students the ability to better evaluate existing and potential market opportunities and to develop strategies that achieve organisational outcomes appropriate for the Australian and international business environment. Students will develop a solid understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of marketing and how they are applied in all contexts. Students are required to complete 110 units (eleven courses) from the Core Courses, a minimum of 40 units (four courses) from Directed Courses, and a maximum of 10 units (one course) from Faculty Postgraduate courses (other than PACC courses) or any other postgraduate courses approved by the Head of School. Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience. Professional Accreditation The MBA is accredited by the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA).

Elective * *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11695.html

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BUSINESS RESEARCH CRICOS Code: 065593K

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: One Semester Commencement: February, July Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,020 The goal of the Graduate Certificate of Business Research is to increase the research skills of students who may wish to pursue further research study such as a MPhil or PhD. The program includes 20 units of research methods, and 20 units of dissertation preparation which includes literature review and research proposal. Admission Criteria A recognised Bachelors degree or a coursework Masters degree. Applicants must also satisfy the University’s English Language Requirements. Sample Program Research Methods I Research Methods II Literature Review Research Proposal The Graduate Certificate of Business Research is designed for students without the necessary research skills to undertake a postgraduate research degree. The program will also allow a point of exit for students of the DBA program who are unable to complete their dissertation. *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/12190.html

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CRICOS Code: 027432J Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: One Trimester

Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience. Sample Program Management & Organisational Behaviour Managing Organisational Change

Commencement: January, May, September

Strategic Human Resource Management

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,020

Managing Human Resources and Employment Relations Principles of Leaderships *

This program is designed for students with little or no background in the discipline or those wishing to upgrade their existing knowledge in the field. No prior knowledge is assumed. The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is designed to provide an introduction to this discipline. Students will complete two (2) core courses and two (2) directed courses. Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Diploma or a recognised Certificate and two years work experience; or ten years work experience; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University of Newcastle studies and two years work experience. International applicants must also satisfy the University’s English Language Requirements. Sample Program

Organisational Effectiveness * Human Resource Development * Law for Managers * *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-human-resource-management/

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CRICOS Code: 052992B

Management & Organisational Behaviour Managing Human Resources and Employment Relations Principles of Leadership *

Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: One Trimester

Negotiation and Advocacy * *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11040.html

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CRICOS Code: 027414M Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: Three Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$24,040 This program is designed for students with little or no background in the discipline or those wishing to upgrade their existing knowledge in the field. No prior knowledge is assumed. The program offers courses in the three disciplines of Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, and Organisational Change and Development. The Master of Human Resource Management requires 80 units, gained through the completion of eight courses worth 10 units each. Students are required to complete four courses (40 units) from the Core Courses and four courses (40 units) from the Directed Courses.

Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,020 The Graduate Certificate in International Business program is designed to meet the needs of two groups – international students who wish to undertake business studies with a specific international focus in order to find employment in global markets, and Australian students who wish to expand their business capabilities and to export products to international markets. The program provides a sound knowledge in the core business areas of marketing, finance, economics and human resource management and expands on this knowledge in the context of international trade, government policy and regulations with regard to global business operations. Students will study contemporary principles and standards of critical reasoning and management and develop the skills to operate effectively in the international business community, with cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness. Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Diploma or a recognised Certificate and two years work experience; or ten years work experience; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University of Newcastle studies and two years work experience. International students must also satisfy the University’s English Language requirements. Careers Career possibilities include managerial careers in an extensive range of commercial and public sector organisations.

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Sample Program International Business Environment International Trade and Investment* International Human Resource Management* International Financial Management* *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11585.html

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CRICOS Code: 044337G Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: Three Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$24,040 This program is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to undertake business studies which incorporate an international focus. These programs cater for students currently employed in businesses that have a global perspective, as well as for students whose employment ambitions lie in the direction of international, multinational, and global business enterprises. Students will appreciate the internal functioning of the business enterprise in differing external and rapidly changing international business environments. The Master of International Business equips you with both the functional skills and the ‘soft’ skills to be a successful international manager. You will study how to manage and lead teams, contemporary principles of management and standards of critical reasoning and problem-solving. You will be a communicator, with the skills to operate effectively in the international business community, with cross cultural sensitivity and awareness. The Master of International Business examines such business enterprise variables as government policy and regulations, trade enablers, markets, technological influence, management issues and challenges, with regard to global business operations. Students will study contemporary principles, higher levels of strategic thinking and critical reasoning. They will develop the necessary skills to operate effectively within a variety of complex international business environments and communities. You will be exposed to a number of real-world projects that allow you to learn from business leaders in some of the world’s fastest growing economies, as well as the current market situations and practices being used in global business operations. International Business Environment Cross Cultural Negotiation and Management International Business Strategy International Human Resource Management International Financial Management Knowledge Management. The Master of International Business program requires the completion of 80 units, consisting of eight courses worth 10 units each. Students must complete four core courses (40 units) and four directed courses (40 units).

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International students must also satisfy the University’s English Language requirements. Careers All business is international. Graduates of the Master of International Business understand the complex dynamics of multinational firms and the global economic environment in which they operate. Our students will be able to conduct strategic analysis of business opportunities in an international context. Graduates will also be able to comprehend how national and international economic, political, legal and commercial organisations and institutions impact upon multinational and domestic enterprises. Broad based scholarship and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of international business ensures that you can aspire to careers in a wide variety of organisations including multinational firms, domestic firms, non-government and not-for-profit organisations, educational institutes and international bodies, such as the World Bank and UN. Sample Program International Trade and Investment International Business Environment International Business Strategy Cross Cultural Negotiation and Management Contemporary Global Marketing * The Multinational Corporation * International Financial Management * Business Japanese * *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-international-business/

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MARKETING CRICOS Code: 027423K Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: One Trimester Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,020 This program is designed to give students the ability to better evaluate existing and potential market opportunities and to develop strategies that achieve organisational outcomes appropriate for the Australian and international business environment. Students will develop a solid understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of marketing and how they are applied in all contexts.

Areas of specialisation include:

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Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience.

The Graduate Certificate requires students to complete 40 units, gained through the completion of four courses worth 10 units each. Students are required to complete two courses (20 units) from the Core Courses with the remaining two courses (20 units) being selected from the remainder of Core Courses or from the Directed Courses.

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Careers The following opportunities exist for graduates; marketing manager, account executive, market research analyst, product manager, brand manager, market executive

Sample Program Foundations of Marketing Theory Consumer Decision Making and Behaviour Marketing Research Strategic Marketing Management Business to Business Marketing Management* Contemporary Global Marketing* Services Marketing Management* Brand Development and Marketing* *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-marketing /

Sample Program Foundations of Marketing Theory Consumer Decision Making and Behaviour Services Marketing Management *

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Brand Development and Marketing * *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11041.html

MASTER OF

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING

MARKETING

CRICOS Code: 059999E

CRICOS Code: 027412B

Commencement: February, July

Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct Online – GradSchool.com.au

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$19,600

Program Duration: Three Trimesters

The Master of Professional Accounting program is designed to give students the ability to understand and apply accounting systems and processes, apply knowledge of professional and regulatory processes and demonstrate knowledge of finance, auditing, taxation, information systems design, economics and apply business decision making skills.

Location of Study: Sydney Program Duration: Three Semesters

Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$24,040 This program is designed to give students the ability to better evaluate existing and potential market opportunities and to develop strategies that achieve organisational outcomes appropriate for the Australian and international business environment.

Students will also build their knowledge of commercial and corporations law and be able to demonstrate respect for ethical and legal responsibilities as they apply to accounting and financial activities.

Students will develop a solid understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of marketing and how they are applied in all contexts.

The Master of Professional Accounting program is designed for students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to obtain a sound knowledge of accounting concepts and procedures.

Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience.

What you will study The Master of Professional Accounting combines an introduction to business with an emphasis on accounting principles. Graduates will not only understand accounting systems and processes, they will also gain valuable leadership and relationship management skills required to practice and manage within this industry.

International applicants must satisfy the University’s English Language Requirements. Careers By completing the Master of Marketing program, you will differentiate yourself from other marketers in that you will possess a broad range of marketing skills and you will understand how these skills inter-relate with other organisational functions. These insights will enable you to contribute widely to the management of organisational offerings, customer-perceived value, strategic positioning and competitive advantage, in both local and global contexts. The relevant knowledge and skills underlie many senior roles including marketing managers and executives, marketing research analysts, and product and brand managers.

Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience. International applicants must also satisfy the University’s English Language Requirements. Professional Accreditation Students completing the program will meet the academic requirements for Associate membership of CPA Australia and enrolment in the CPA Program.

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Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Diploma or a recognised Certificate and two years work experience; or ten years work experience; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University of Newcastle studies and two years work experience. International students must also satisfy the University’s English Language Requirements.


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Careers Students completing the Master of Professional Accounting may find employment in the following areas: Account Executive, Accountant, Actuary, Administrator, Banker, Banking and Finance Professional, Business Analyst, Certified Practising Accountant, Construction Manager, Contract Administrator, Corporate Secretary, Facilities Manager, Financial Advisor / Analyst, Financial Project Manager, Investment Manager, Property Development and Property Manager. Sample Program Students are required to complete all 12 courses: Business Law Financial Accounting 1

Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience. International students must also satisfy the University’s English language requirements. International applicants must also satisfy the University’s English Language Requirements. Professional Accreditation Students completing the program will meet the academic requirements for Associate membership of CPA Australia and enrolment in the CPA Program.

Financial Accounting 2 Careers Students completing the Master of Professional Accounting may find employment in the following areas:

Financial Accounting 3 Economics Business Decision Making

Taxation Law

Account Executive, Accountant, Actuary, Administrator, Banker, Banking and Finance Professional, Business Analyst, Certified Practising Accountant, Construction Manager, Contract Administrator, Corporate Secretary, Facilities Manager, Financial Advisor / Analyst, Financial Project Manager, Investment Manager, Property Development and Property Manager.

Accounting Information Systems

Sample Program

Business Finance Company Law Management Accounting Auditing and Assurance Services

For program updates associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/masterprofessional-accounting/

Students are required to complete 16 courses: Business Law Financial Accounting 1 Financial Accounting 2

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Financial Accounting 3

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING (ADVANCED)

Economics Business Decision Making Business Finance Company Law Management Accounting Auditing and Assurance Services Taxation Law

CRICOS Code: 065471J

Accounting Information Systems

Location of Study: Sydney

International Business Environment International Business Strategy

Program Duration: Four Semesters

Cross Cultural Negotiation and Management

Commencement: February, July

The Multinational Corporation

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$21,110 The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) program is designed for students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting concepts and procedures. The program will encompass studies in financial and management accounting, finance, taxation, business law and auditing.

For program updates associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/masterprofessional-accounting-advanced/

What you will study The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) combines an introduction to business with an emphasis on accounting principles. Graduates will not only understand accounting systems and processes, they will also gain valuable leadership and relationship management skills required to practice and manage within this industry.

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Sample Program

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING MASTER OF BUSINESS

Foundations of Marketing Theory Management & Organisational Behaviour Accounting Information Systems Financial Accounting 1 Management Accounting Auditing and Assurance Services Business Finance Financial Accounting 2 Financial Accounting 3

CRICOS Code: 065472G

Taxation Law

Location of Study: Sydney

Economics

Program Duration: Four Semesters

Business Decision Making

Commencement: February, July

Business Law Company Law

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$21,110

International Business Strategy *

The Master of Professional Accounting program is designed for students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to obtain a sound knowledge of accounting concepts and procedures.

International Trade and Investment * *For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/12191.html

The Master of Professional Accounting combines an introduction to business with an emphasis on accounting principles. Graduates will not only understand accounting systems and processes, they will also gain valuable leadership and relationship management skills required to practice and manage within this industry. Admission Criteria Applicants must have a recognised Bachelor degree or Postgraduate Diploma or a recognised Graduate Certificate; or a recognised Diploma and 2 years work experience; or a GMAT score of 550; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 5 or more and two years work experience; or successfully completed 30 units of postgraduate University studies with a GPA of 4 or more and two years work experience. International students must also satisfy the University’s English Language requirements. Professional Accreditation The Master of Professional Accounting/ Master of Business is accredited by the Professional Accounting Bodies of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA Australia) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Graduation from this degree program allows initial entry to associate membership of CPA Australia. Eligibility for enrolment in the Chartered Accountants Program of the ICAA is subject to additional employment and supervision requirements. Careers Students completing the Master of Professional Accounting may find employment in the following areas: Account Executive, Accountant, Actuary, Administrator, Banker, Banking and Finance Professional, Business Analyst, Certified Practising Accountant, Construction Manager, Contract Administrator, Corporate Secretary, Facilities Manager, Financial Advisor / Analyst, Financial Project Manager, Investment Manager, Property Development and Property Manager.

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EDUCATION AND ARTS GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

APPLIED LINGUISTICS

Careers Career opportunities include Teaching English as a second language testing and research in applied linguistics. Sample Program

CRICOS Code: 032732K

Foundations of Linguistics

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au

Language in Education

Program Duration: One Semester

Second Language Acquisition

Language and Meaning

For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11255.html

Commencement: February, July Indicative Annual Cost: AU$9,920 The Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment. The program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications, and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching. The Graduate Certificate of Applied Linguistics may be taken in the following specialisations or as a non-specialised award:

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APPLIED LINGUISTICS CRICOS Code: 032733J Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: Two Semesters Commencement: February, July Indicative Annual Cost: AU$19,840

TESL/TEFL English Grammar and Structure The University of Newcastle has an established reputation as a provider of very high-quality postgraduate coursework programs in Applied Linguistics. These programs have now been in operation for over ten years, with a continuously increasing number of participating students. Our students report very high levels of satisfaction with both the Applied Linguistics Program itself and the employment opportunities that the Award offers upon graduation. International students find Newcastle a very safe and friendly environment for their University studies. Admission Criteria International students must have a qualification equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree and must show evidence of competence in English language equivalent to a TOEFL score of a least 550 and a TWE score of 4.5 or an IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0.

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The Master of Applied Linguistics program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of language learning and development, to develop theoretically motivated language teaching curricula, and to improve their effectiveness as teachers of English as a second or foreign language, or more generally to further their understanding of the way in which language affects and is affected by the social and cultural environment. The program combines theoretical perspectives with empirical studies and practical applications, and provides the opportunity for practical experience of classroom and individual teaching. The Master of Applied Linguistics may be taken in the following specialisation or as a non-specialised award: Teaching English as a Second / Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL)

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Admission Criteria Admission to the Applied Linguistics program requires prior completion of a Bachelor degree in a related course area or equivalent recognised prior learning. (“Related course areas” include Education, English, Languages, Linguistics, Psychology, and Speech Pathology.) Careers Career opportunities include Teaching English as a second language testing and research in applied linguistics.

What you will study Students must successfully complete 80 units including: Core Course – 20 units Directed Courses – 20 units Electives – 40 units The Core and Directed courses are specialist early childhood courses. The 40 units of electives allow students to undertaken additional courses in early childhood or may be chosen from a different area. Admission Criteria Admission to the Master of Early Childhood Education is open to applicants who have satisfactorily completed a relevant Bachelor degree (Australian equivalent). Applicants who do not satisfy the requirements for direct entry to the award may complete the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Early Childhood Education) prior to entering the Masters award. Careers The Master of Early Childhood Education program is suitable for students who wish to extend their leadership, critical analysis, research and/or curriculum and pedagogy capabilities.

Sample Program Foundations of Linguistics Bilingualisation Language and Meaning

Sample Program

Second Language Acquisition

Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood

Language Testing and Evaluation

Inquiry in Early Childhood Philosophy and Practice

Cultural Variations in Language Learning

Social Justice and Early Childhood Education

Structure of English

Conducting Teacher Research in Early Childhood

TESOl Curriculum and Methodology The Master of Applied Linguistics shall be awarded with Distinction where students achieve a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above. For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-applied-linguistics/

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CRICOS Code: 072907E

plus 40 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program. Note: This program is not recognised as an initial or postgraduate teaching qualification by the NSW Institute of Teachers or NSW Community Services. For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/10934.html

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EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan

CRICOS Code: 027431K

Program Duration: Two Semesters Commencement: February, July

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$19,840

Program Duration: One Semester Commencement: February, July

The Master of Early Childhood Education degree is intended for practising teachers and others with relevant early childhood education experience who wish to gain postgraduate qualifications in early childhood education and to acquire or update their expertise in a dynamic field of study and practice. The University of Newcastle has a dynamic team of early childhood lecturers who are engaged in research and scholarship at the local, national and global level. There is an opportunity for you, through the Masters degree, to undertake projects with the support of our staff, that align with your work, whether you are a local or international scholar or practitioner. You will also have the opportunity to study with lecturers from other programs who teach courses in an area of specialisation.

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$9,920 The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies degree is intended for practising teachers and other educators who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in a wide variety of educational contexts and to acquire or update their expertise. The approach used in the program blends theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to best educational practices. Courses incorporate key issues and concepts required by professional educators. The program offers high quality professional development opportunities for teachers, corporate and community educators from a range of backgrounds and provides students with the flexibility to tailor their course choices to fit with their individual commitments.

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The University of Newcastle has established reputation, nationally and internationally, as a provider of very high-quality postgraduate coursework programs in Applied Linguistics. Our students report very high levels of satisfaction with both the Applied Linguistics program itself and the employment opportunities that the award offers upon graduation. International students find Newcastle a very safe and friendly environment for their University studies.


What you will study Students are required to complete 40 units of approved courses to be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND ARTS

All students must complete at least one coursework specialisation. The Graduate Certificate is available in the following specialisations:

MASTER OF

EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Aboriginal Education

CRICOS Code: 000627J

Comparative and International Creative and Performing Arts, Media and Learning

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au

Disability Studies (available every second year)

Program Duration: Two Semesters

Early Childhood Education

Commencement: February, July

Educating Boys

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$19,840

Educational Leadership Emotional Disturbance/Behaviour Disorders Engaging Families and Communities Engineering (Retraining Program based on NSW Syllabus) Equity in Education History ICT and Digital Learning International Curriculum Studies Literacy Multiple Disabilities Pedagogy Personalised Learning Philosophy Sensory Disabilities – Auditory-Verbal Practice Sensory Disabilities – Hearing Sensory Disabilities – Vision Impairment Special Education Special Education – Early Childhood Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Admission Criteria For admission into the Graduate Certificate, applicants need to have completed a three year degree from a recognised tertiary institution or possess equivalent qualifications.

The Master of Educational Studies degree is intended for practising teachers and other educators who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in a wide variety of educational contexts and to acquire or update their expertise. The approach used in the program blends theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to best educational practices. The program is undertaken by coursework, with the option of undertaking an Educational Research Specialisation consisting of a minor thesis with research methodology courses. Courses in the Master of Educational Studies incorporate key issues and concepts required by professional educators. The program offers high quality professional development opportunities for teachers, corporate and community educators from a range of backgrounds and provides students with the flexibility to tailor their course choices to fit with their individual commitments. What you will study Students are required to complete 80 units of approved courses to be eligible for the award of Master of Educational Studies. All students must complete at least one coursework specialisation and fulfil the requirements of that specialisation, which will include compulsory courses or a combination of compulsory and directed courses. The Master of Educational Studies is available in the following areas of interest:

Careers The program is designed to enable educators to select courses to suit their professional needs and enhance their career opportunities.

Aboriginal

For program updates and specialisations associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11008.html

Educational Research

Comparative and International Creative and Performing Arts, Media and Learning Educating Boys Engaging Families and Communities Engineering (Retraining Program based on NSW Syllabus) Equity in Education History ICT and Digital Learning International Science Curriculum Studies Literacy Mathematics (Retraining Program based on NSW Syllabus) Pedagogy Personalised Learning Philosophy TESOL

NOTE Some specialisations can only be studied online through GradSchool. For details, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/program/10418.html

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Admission Criteria Admission to the Master of Educational Studies degree is open to applicants who have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of an Australian four year Bachelor degree or a three year degree and a Postgraduate Diploma. Applicants who do not satisfy the requirements for direct entry to the award may complete the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies.

Careers Alumni from the program have been very successful in advancing their careers. Graduates may find opportunities in the following areas: head or leading teacher positions; assistant or deputy principal positions; school principal positions; educational administrators; and curriculum leaders, among others. Sample Program

Careers The Master of Educational Studies offers the opportunity for teachers and educators to diversify their areas of knowledge and enhance their professional development.

Introduction to educational leadership

For program updates and specialisations associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-educational-studies/

Administrative and organisational behaviour

Contemporary issues in educational leadership

Instructional leadership and program evaluation Educational leadership and ICT Leadership and Strategic Management

MASTER OF

For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-leadership-and-management-in-education/

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN IN EDUCATION SOCIAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT CRICOS Code: 023082C

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: Two Semesters

CRICOS Code: 032750G

Commencement: February, July

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$19,840

Program Duration: One Semester Commencement: February, July

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education developed at the University of Newcastle is focused on exposing students to cutting edge research and practice in the leadership, management and administration of educational institutions. Taught by experienced practitioners and active researchers in the field, this program explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research to refine and improve practice in their own contexts. Many alumni of the program have been successful in gaining promotion and/ or admission to doctoral study. The Master of Leadership and Management in Education is a cutting edge, practically oriented, highly relevant master’s degree program for education of leaders and managers. The program has attracted students from all Australian states and territories, and 34 countries. It has been completed, not only by teachers and school executives, but also by senior nurses, nursing managers, military personnel, and business managers. What you will study To qualify for the Master of Leadership and Management in Education program students must complete 80 units including: Core Course – 20 units Directed Courses – Group A – 20 units Directed Courses – Group B – 40 units (with the approval of the Program Convenor, a maximum of 20 units may be chosen from other 6000 level courses offered by the University in the student’s area of interest Admission Criteria Candidates will normally hold a Bachelor Degree from a recognised tertiary institution and two years of relevant workplace experience.

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$10,715 The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career with government agencies, NGOs and private firms, with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of social change and development and to improve their effectiveness as administrators, researchers, development planners, educators, or managers. While a base undergraduate degree in an area of relevant specialisation is useful for this kind of work, professionals in the field of international development need an understanding of the implications of wider social and political changes at a global level which affect local conditions and capacities. The University of Newcastle has an established reputation, both nationally and internationally, as a provider of this highquality postgraduate coursework program. Students who have completed this program report very high levels of satisfaction in terms of the quality of the course, and the enhanced employment opportunities it offers upon graduation. What you will study Qualification for the Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development award requires completion of 40 units of coursework, which comprises: a core course SOCA6570 30 units chosen from the list of Directed courses * Students who seek a specialisation in the Masters program should carefully consider their course selection Admission Criteria Bachelor Degree in a field relevant to development studies, such as social sciences, community organisations, human resource management, politics, health, environmental studies, indigenous studies or agriculture. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development will be eligible for 40 units of credit towards the Master of Social Change and Development award.

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Leading educational change


Careers Career opportunities include domestic and overseas aid organisations, community development, local government capacity-building, ministry of finance in a developing country, and sustainable land care. Sample Program Social Change and Development Social Program Evaluation International Trade and Investment

FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND ARTS

Economic Planning and Project Evaluation For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11232.html

MASTER OF

SOCIAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT CRICOS Code: 032756B Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: Two Semesters Commencement: February, July Indicative Annual Cost: AU$20,865 The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career with government agencies, non government agencies and private firms, with the knowledge and skills to understand the processes of social change and development and to improve their effectiveness as administrators, researchers, development planners, educators, or managers. While a base undergraduate degree in an area of relevant specialisation is useful for this kind of work, professionals in the field of international development need an understanding of the implications of wider social and political changes at a global level which affect local conditions and capacities. The University of Newcastle has an established reputation, both nationally and internationally, as a provider of this highquality postgraduate coursework program. Students who have completed this program report very high levels of satisfaction in terms of the quality of the course, and the enhanced employment opportunities it offers upon graduation. What you will study Qualification for the Master of Social Change and Development award requires completion of 80 units of coursework. All specialisations in the Master of Social Change and Development require that students complete the core course, “Social Change and Development” – SOCA6570. In addition, students will complete another 70 units of other courses. Requirements differ for each specialisation. The Master of Social Change and Development may be completed as a generic program or with one of the following specialisations: Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development; or

Admission Criteria Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree in a field relevant to development studies, such as social sciences, community organisations, human resource management, politics, health, environmental studies, indigenous studies or agriculture. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development will be eligible for 40 units of credit towards the Master of Social Change and Development award. Careers Career Opportunities include domestic and overseas aid organisations, community development, local government capacity-building, Ministry of Finance in a developing country, sustainable land care.

Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development Specialisation Students choosing this specialisation can undertake the first year of prescribed study at the University of Newcastle and continue their study at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. This option provides students with a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in implementing social change and development strategies. Students will begin their studies in Newcastle in July and will enrol in the courses listed for the specialisation. When the courses are completed, students travel to the University of Fort Hare and begin their research project. In the first semester of year two, students enrol as ‘non award’ students at the University of Fort Hare for the remaining courses in the specialisation. Upon successful completion of all courses, students will be entitled to graduate from the University of Newcastle.

For program updates and specialisations associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-social-change-and-development/

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

SOCIAL SCIENCE CRICOS Code: 041317F Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: One Semester Commencement: February, July Indicative Annual Cost: AU$10,065 The Graduate Certificate in Social Science program by coursework is intended for graduates with an interest in the social sciences and related areas at postgraduate level. Areas of study include: Aboriginal Studies Creative Writing Human Service Management Philosophy

Organisational Leadership and Capacity Building; or Trade and Development. For details regarding specialisation requirements, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/program/11233.html

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The Graduate Certificate in Social Science familiarises students with the current issues addressed in the Social Sciences. The Social Sciences approaches develop systematic thought, observation, reflection and develop understanding of complex social issues.

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What you will study This program requires the completion of 40 units of approved courses over one semester full-time. Students can choose to specialise in one of the areas of study or undertake a generic program. Not all courses may be offered in any one semester.

Careers Career opportunities may be available in government and nongovernment areas in keeping the specialisations undertaken in the program and in-country requirements. Sample Program

Careers Career opportunities may be available in government and nongovernment areas in keeping the specialisations undertaken in the program and in-country requirements.

Social Change and Development Business Ethics and Values Transformative Leadership in Human Services Organizations Creative Non Fiction Technology and the Environment Social Program Evaluation

Sample Program

The Short Story

Social Change and Development

Community Development

Business Ethics and Values For program updates and specialisations associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/10701.html

Transformative Leadership in Human Services Organisations Creative Non Fiction For program updates and specialisations associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/ program/11439.html

MASTER OF

SOCIAL SCIENCE

MASTER OF

SOCIAL SCIENCE (HONOURS) CRICOS Code: 041318E

CRICOS Code: 009518G

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au

Program Duration: Six Months

Program Duration: Two Semesters

Commencement: February, July

Commencement: February, July

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$18,940

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$18,940 The Master of Social Science program by coursework provides graduates with a flexible way of broadening and deepening their knowledge of the social sciences and related areas. The topics available cover a range of special interest areas, enabling students to select courses according to their particular interests or to pursue a broad program of study in social science courses. The degree introduces critical analysis and skills associated with the critical questioning and synthesis of knowledge. Students will also develop skills in planning, implementing and managing social research, social policy and social programs. The program is available in specialisations or a student may undertake a generic program. What you will study Students will complete 80 units. The topics available cover a range of special interest areas, enabling students to select courses according to their particular interests or to pursue a broad program of study in social science courses.

The Honours program consists of a 40 unit Minor Thesis course (SOCA6500) following completion of the 80 unit Master of Social Science. Students are expected to complete a 15,000-20,000 word minor thesis on a topic selected in consultation with a nominated supervisor from the School of Humanities and Social Science.

MASTER OF

SPECIAL EDUCATION CRICOS Code: 000955D Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Renwick Centre Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: Two Semesters Commencement: February, July

Special interest areas include:

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$19,840

Aboriginal Studies Creative Writing Human Service Management Philosophy Alternatively, students may choose to study a generic program from the broad range of courses on offer within the program. Admission Criteria Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Newcastle, or any other similar degree from other recognised institutions approved by the Faculty Board.

This program is intended for teachers and others with relevant experiences who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in special education and to acquire or update their expertise in a dynamic field of study and practice. The approach used in this program blends theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to best teaching practices.

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Admission Criteria Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Science, or any other program approved by Faculty Board.


Staff who deliver the Master of Special Education have respected national and international research profiles which assists in the integration of research into practice through the courses offered in the program. In addition, as measured by the University’s Student Feedback on Courses, students consistently provide high ratings for courses in the Master of Special Education.

MASTER OF

TEACHING (PRIMARY) CRICOS Code: 064005K

FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND ARTS

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan What you will study Students are required to successfully complete 80 units of approved study to obtain the degree. The structure of the Master of Special Education provides four specialisation pathways. Students may graduate with a Master of Special Education with Specialisation in: General Special Education Early Childhood Special Education Emotional Disturbance/Behaviour Problems Sensory Disability – Vision Impairment Sensory Disability – Hearing Impairment and Deafness Sensory Disability – Orientation & Mobility Sensory Disability – Multiple Disabilities

Program Duration: Two Years Commencement: February Indicative Annual Cost: AU$19,840 The Master of Teaching Program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. The program aims to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, ethically and effectively in their Primary school destinations; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on and beyond education.

Note: Some specialisations are not available on-campus. Admission Criteria Admission to the Masters of Special Education is open to applicants who have completed a four year Bachelor degree or equivalent or a three year degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Careers Graduates who are qualified teachers may be employed as Special Education teachers with the NSW Department of Education and Training, other Australian state and territory public school providers, Catholic Education, and Australian independent school providers. Sample Program Education of Students with Learning Difficulties Education of Students with Behaviour Problems

Admission Criteria Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree with appropriate academic studies from a recognised university or equivalent tertiary education institution. Overseas students intending to seek accreditation to teach should seek clarification of accreditation requirements with their proposed/ intended employing authority prior to undertaking the program. Professional Accreditation Graduates of this program will be able to seek employment as K-6 (Primary) teachers in New South Wales (NSW Government, Catholic, Independent school sectors and beyond. Various countries, states and school systems can have different employment criteria, so it is vitally important that you check with your specific education authority before you apply for our program, to ensure that it meets all the necessary requirements for teacher registration and accreditation.

Development Disabilities

Communication Intervention

Careers Opportunities exist for employment in Australian International Schools in Singapore, Vietnam and Dubai as well as Australian Schools generally. Students with two teaching areas may gain employment in Canada.

Using Resources in Behaviour Problems

Sample Program

Teaching Methods and Techniques in Special Education Current Issues in Special Education Critical Reflection in Special Education Settings

Students undertaking study by distance education in the areas of Vision or Hearing may be required to attend residential lectures or workshops at the Renwick Centre in North Rocks (Sydney). Students should contact the Renwick Centre for information before enrolling in courses in sensory disability. For program updates and specialisations associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ what-can-istudy/master-special-education/

Learners, Learning, and Teaching KLA Studies –Mathematics KLA Studies –English KLA Studies –Science and Tech KLA Studies –Creative Arts KLA Studies –K-6 HSIE KLA Studies –K-6 PD/H/PE Advanced Literacy Studies Quality Teaching in K-6 Classrooms Managing the K-6 Learning Environment The Reflective K-6 Teacher Scholarship of K-6 Teaching Aboriginal Education Students With Special Needs in Diverse Contexts Schooling, Identity and Society Practicum – In School Experience For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-teaching-primary/

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MASTER OF

TEACHING (SECONDARY) CRICOS Code: 064006J Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan

FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND ARTS

Program Duration: Two Years Commencement: February Indicative Annual Cost: AU$19,840 The Master of Teaching program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. The program aims to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, ethically and effectively in their Secondary school destinations; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on and beyond education. Admission Criteria Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree with appropriate academic studies from a recognised university or equivalent tertiary education institution. Overseas students intending to seek accreditation to teach should seek clarification of accreditation requirements with their proposed/ intended employing authority prior to undertaking the program. Various countries, states and school systems can have different employment criteria, so it is vitally important that you check with your specific education authority before you apply for our program, to ensure that it meets all the necessary requirements for teacher registration and accreditation. Professional Accreditation Graduates of this program will be able to seek employment as 7-12 (Secondary) teachers in the New South Wales (NSW) Government, Catholic, Independent school sectors and beyond. Careers Opportunities exist for employment in Australian International Schools in Singapore, Vietnam and Dubai as well as Australian Schools generally. Students with two teaching areas may gain employment in Canada. Sample Program Introduction to Specialist Studies Literacies, Language and Learning Quality Teaching in the 7–12 Classroom Knowledge and Communication Technologies Learners, Learning and Teaching Specialist Studies A1 Specialist Studies A2 or A1 (Second Teaching Area) Managing the 7–12 Learning Environment Specialist Studies B1 Specialist Studies B2 or B1 (Second Teaching Area) Reflective 7–12 Teacher Scholarship of 7–12 Teaching Teaching Practices Aboriginal Education Schooling, Identity and Society Practicum – In School Experience For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-teaching-secondary/

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ENGINEERING AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT MASTER OF

Admission Criteria Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Design (Architecture), or equivalent qualification, to apply for admission.

ARCHITECTURE CRICOS Code: 062019J Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Program Duration: Two Years Commencement: February Indicative Annual Cost: AU$22,040 The problem based learning and inclusive approach to studio teaching is one of the strengths of this program at Newcastle. The projects in the first year focus on the design of a high rise building, typically in Sydney, and an urban design project that involves the developed design of a selected building. Other conceptually based projects run throughout the year emphasise creative, social, cultural and ecological issues relating to urbanism, landscape and the built environment. The final year of the program provides students with the opportunity to develop their own elective project over the course of the year, applying in-depth research and resolution to a selected design problem. Within a creative and innovative learning environment the final exhibited project explores the complexities of making buildings for the future of the built environment. The comprehensive way that each stage of the architectural design process is articulated, critiqued and developed provides the student with a portfolio of work that reflects the making of buildings in the real world. Projects undertaken by students often have real world clients and reflect the challenging environment that architects find themselves. The program is supported by a number of visiting adjunct professors and leading architects. The program is flexible allowing the student to plan and manage their studies on a full-time or part-time basis. The University of Newcastle’s Architecture Masters degree program has repeatedly been described as one of the country’s best amongst peers and from graduate surveys. This program specifically provides opportunities for:

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What you will study The Master of Architecture is delivered using a mixture of problem based learning, design studio tutoring and traditional teaching. Design Studio courses use an innovative problem based approach to learning wherein a range of concerns (technical, ecological, historical, theoretical and managerial) are integrated into the process of architectural design. In parallel with the Design Studio a range of courses support the development of essential skills and focused knowledge. These courses are in the areas of Construction Technology and services, Construction Ecology, Architectural Management, Architectural Practice and Research in the Built Environment. Professional Accreditation The Master of Architecture is recognised for registration by the State Boards of Architects, the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. Completion of the Master of Architecture degree program together with a minimum of two years professional experience and a professional practice exam (conducted by the state boards of architects) leads to registration as an architect. Careers The discipline of architecture has an excellent record of preparing students for employment, with graduates continually sought by architecture practices within Australia and throughout the world. While most graduates will begin a career in private architectural practice or within the government sector, there is a diverse and exciting range of career opportunities for architecture graduates. Other career opportunities include: Town planning Construction Project management Property development

Personal development into a creative professional capable of operating in a global context

Overseas aid

Studying a consistent and comprehensive curriculum that prepares you for professional practice

Research

Infrastructure planning

Studying in a multi-disciplinary, studio-centred collegial environment Broad based scholarship and focused research

Journalism and media

Engagement with professional, industry and regional communities

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For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-architecture/

Sample Program Engineering Project Management (core) Total Quality Management* Foundations of Marketing Theory*

MASTER OF

Management and Organisational Behaviour (core)

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Introduction to Software Engineering* Engineering Economic Analysis (core) Advanced Computer Aided Engineering* Data Security* Engineering Courses specialise in:

CRICOS Code: 032388K

Chemical engineering

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan

Civil Engineering

Commencement: January, February, May, July, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$24,775 Engineering management – the art and science of planning, organising, allocating resources, and directing and controlling activities which have a technical component – is rapidly becoming recognised as a professional discipline. Engineering managers are distinguished from other managers by the fact that they possess both the ability to apply engineering principles, plus the skills to organise and lead people with technical and non-technical priorities. The Master of Engineering Management program is unique because of its flexible structure which is an intrinsic element of its success, appeal, and international recognition. This statement is made not only on the basis of positive feedback and student enrolments – our program was recently referred to in the highly reputable “Journal of Civil Engineering: The Magazine of The American Society of Civil Engineers” (November 2007, Volume 77, No 11, pp. 54-55). This journal was the forum for the recent discussion in the USA of “The 21st Century Engineer: A proposal for Engineering Education Reform” and identified our Masters program as an exemplar of good practice and flexible structure. As such it advocated that our Master of Engineering Management be used as a model to direct evolutionary changes in engineering education. We are proud to attract such international acknowledgement and to offer this program to engineers from Australia and internationally. What you will study The Master of Engineering Management normally takes 1 year of full time study consisting of 80 units. Selection of courses for this program is a combination of technical and business related areas representing typical for Engineering Management integration of skills and knowledge. Admission Criteria Candidates are required to have a bachelor degree in an appropriate engineering, science or related discipline from an approved tertiary institution. A diploma from an approved institution and at least four years’ work experience at a professional or managerial level or approved professional qualification also satisfies the admission criteria. Careers Engineering in real industrial life is in transition to management. You no longer deal with traditional “nuts and bolts” – you manage people, projects, technology, and/or finance. The Master of Engineering Management program recognises this fact and equips engineers with the managerial component that is needed in this global transition, enhancing your engineering knowledge and specialization at the same time. This program is relevant to all engineering sections of industry and is of utmost importance to those who plan to work at a managerial level.

Computer Science and Software Engineering Mechanical Engineering Surveying For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-engineering-management/

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

ENGINEERING SCIENCE CRICOS Code: 061629B Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Program Duration: One Semester Commencement: February, July Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,755 The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science is a postgraduate coursework program suitable for science and engineering graduates. Students have the opportunity to choose a Graduate Certificate in one of three specialisations, covering Technical Courses, Management, and an Engineering Project (which may be conducted in the work place or on campus). Technical courses are offered in the areas of Mineral Processing and Energy. Please note: students are unable to combine Mineral Processing with the Energy specialisation. What you will study The program includes courses from the areas of Management, Mineral Processing, Advanced Energy Systems, Engineering Practice, Innovation and Commercialisation. Admission Criteria Applicants must have completed either a four year Bachelor of Engineering degree (or equivalent) from an internationally recognised university, or a three year Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent), plus Honours in a discipline related to the proposed area of study. Where a candidate has only a three year degree, a minimum of two years relevant work experience is needed. Careers This Graduate Certificate program recognises the different career pathways that science and engineering professionals working in industry choose to take, usually either managerial or technical. The technical specialisations are especially relevant to the energy sector (e.g. Clean Coal Technology), and also to those who wish to work in the coal or mineral processing industries. Others interested in research and development, innovation and commercialisation sectors will also benefit. For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/12083.html

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Program Duration: Two Semesters or Three Trimesters


MASTER OF

ENGINEERING SCIENCE CRICOS Code: 061628C Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Program Duration: Two Semesters or Three Trimesters Commencement: February, July

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$25,510 Graduates working in the field of engineering have a variety of aspirations, both technical and managerial. The program provides engineering graduates with the opportunity to extend their knowledge in both of these areas. Technical specialisations include Energy and Mineral Processing. Management specialisations include Management and Commercialisation. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a research, design, or consultancy project to satisfy the requirements of a specialisation. This project can be work or faculty based. Students must complete two specialisations from different bands to qualify for the Master of Engineering Science, and one for the Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science. Admission Criteria Applicants must have completed either a four year Bachelor of Engineering degree (or equivalent) from an internationally recognised university, or a three year Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent), plus Honours in a discipline related to the proposed area of study. Where a candidate has only a three year degree, a minimum of two years relevant work experience is needed. Careers This Graduate Certificate program recognises the different career pathways that science and engineering professionals working in industry choose to take, usually either managerial or technical. The technical specialisations are especially relevant to the energy sector (e.g. Clean Coal Technology), and also to those who wish to work in the coal or mineral processing industries. Others interested in research and development, innovation and commercialisation sectors will also benefit. Sample Program Energy Specialisation Engineering Practice, Innovation and Commercialisation Advanced Clean Coal Technologies Advanced Energy Systems Advanced Coal and Mineral Processing* Management Specialisation Strategic Business Systems Engineering Practice, Innovation and Commercialisation Project Management* Environmental Legislation and Planning* For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-engineering-science/

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HEALTH GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

DENTAL THERAPY CRICOS Code: 069206E

Careers Graduates will be equipped with personal and professional knowledge, skills and attributes that will allow them to pursue higher clinical, education, research and leadership careers in oral health care. Sample Program

Location of Study: Central Coast – Ourimbah

Restorative Dentistry

Program Duration: One Year

Paediatric Dentistry

Commencement: January

Management of Acute Conditions in Oral Health Comprehensive Oral Health Care

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$26,000 This program provides an opportunity to obtain a registrable qualification in Dental Therapy thus allowing graduates to perform restorative dental care for children and adolescents. The program is delivered on a trimester basis and involves blocks of clinical skill acquisition with consolidation of skills on placement. Students will work in contemporary, purpose built clinical facilities on campus. Community clinical placements are provided in urban and rural locations and settings to ensure an extensive and varied learning experience. Our teaching staff are experienced, expert and enthusiastic. What you will study Restorative and preventive dentistry involving primary and permanent dentitions. Management of acute conditions including exodontia of primary teeth. Comprehensive patient care and critical appraisal.

The Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy program is mentally and physically demanding and applicants will be required to provide clinical care for patients throughout the course of the program. The Graduate Diploma is structured to promote independence in both learning and practice and there is an increasing emphasis on problem based and experiential learning as the program progresses. Students will be required to attend clinical placement and it is likely that they will be required to meet all expenses associated with these placements. In addition, students will need to provide documentary evidence of current Criminal Records Check, First Aid Certificate and immunization status as determined by NSW Health Policy. For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/graduate-diploma-dental-therapy/

Admission Criteria Bachelor of Oral Health degree or any qualification eligible for registration as a Dental Hygienist or Dental Therapist in any state or territory of Australia. Professional Accreditation The program is accredited by the Australian Dental Council.

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Sample Program

PHARMACY

Year 1 Pharmacy Practice 1 Pharmaceutics 1

CRICOS Code: 059875F

Pharmacokinetics

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Program Duration: Six Trimesters

Pharmaceutics 2 Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis

Commencement: January

Applied Pharmacology and Basic Microbiology/Immunology

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$37,320

Pharmacy Practice 3

Pharmacists are one of the most accessible health professionals and work closely with patients to assist them with managing their medicines and disease states as well as promoting health and improving quality of life. The role of the pharmacist encompasses counselling patients on the best use of medications, providing advice on symptoms, the management of common ailments, preparing and formulating medications and providing health education. The Pharmacy program is intended to build on the knowledge base gained from previous undergraduate coursework studies. The Master of Pharmacy at the University of Newcastle was the first program of its type in Australia. Since commencing in 2004, the program has graduated 232 students and the students have gained employment in hospital and community pharmacies around Australia. The integrated program consists of lectures, practicals, tutorials and experiential learning through clinical placements.

FACULTY OF HEALTH

What you will study The integrated program consists of lectures, practicals, tutorials and experiential learning through clinical placements. Courses delivered build upon the knowledge base gained from the student’s previous undergraduate coursework and focuses on material that specifically relates to the knowledge, skills, and attributes that are required by a pharmacist. The program contains two elective courses allowing students to further tailor the course to suit their particular interests.

Pharmacotherapeutics 1 Pharmaceutics 3 Elective Year 2 Pharmacy Practice 4 Pharmacotherapeutics 2 Molecular Pathogenesis Epidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics Pharmacy Practice 5 Pharmacotherapeutics 3 Parmacotherapeutics 4 Pharmacy Management Pharmacy Practice 6 Pharmacotherapeutics 5 Pharmacotherapeutics 6 Elective

MASTER OF

PUBLIC HEALTH CRICOS Code: 064408B

Admission Criteria Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree or equivalent with specified prerequisites completed within the last ten years.

Location of Study: Newcastle – City Precinct

Professional Accreditation The program is designed as a basis for professional qualification in pharmacy. In order to be registered as a pharmacist in Australia the qualification held must be approved by the Pharmacy Board of Australia . The current legislation requires an approved University course in pharmacy plus a subsequent period of 2000 hours as a pre-registration pharmacist. The program is a 6 trimester (equivalent to 3 years of academic studies) post graduate program with prerequisites equivalent to a year of prescribed study. This arrangement ensures that a graduate from the pharmacy program will have completed at least the equivalent of 6 years of tertiary study.

Commencement: February

This program is recognized by the Singapore Pharmacy Board as fulfilling the education requirement for application for registration as pharmacist in Singapore. Graduates from this program can also apply to be assessed (on a case-by-case basis) by the Pharmacy Board of Hong Kong. Careers Pharmacists are employed in Australia and internationally in many areas including community pharmacies, hospitals, consultancies, the government, the pharmaceutical industry, research and academia.

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Program Duration: Two Semesters

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$20,775 This program provides the ability to apply a range of health theories to identify and plan for the health needs of the populations or specific risk groups. The program also provides the ability to identify and assess social, behavioural and environmental determinants of health and illness for populations. Public Health is the health discipline that seeks to understand patterns and causes of disease within populations and brings evidence-based interventions to address those diseases of significance. In order to effectively respond to the challenge of this Burden of Disease students will need to understand the biological, social and environmental causes of these patterns of disease. Further an understanding of economic and political processes in determining a response to the Burden of Disease. An understanding of how health systems and organisations are structured and function to respond to this Burden of Disease in Australia, the Region and Globally is central implementing evidenced based Population Health Responses. This program will provide an opportunity for individuals to undertake professional development and develop a strong foundation in public health practice. The program will be of interest to individuals of all ages, at any stage of their career, who have a basic undergraduate degree and are working in, or intending to work in, the area of public health. This includes clinicians, allied health professionals, health planners and managers, individuals working in health promotion, health

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protection or health surveillance. The program has a strong quantitative component, and builds on a good national and international proďŹ le of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, based on 25 years of postgraduate education and 18 years of distance learning. What you will study The program requires completion of 80 units (8 courses) of study, and can be undertaken on campus or online, in full time or part time mode. The program includes 40 units (4 courses) of Core courses and 40 units (4 courses) of Directed Courses chosen from the Directed Course list. International on-campus students must complete at least 60 units (6 courses) through face-to-face delivery. Admission Criteria Applicants must have completed a Health related bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or other approved qualiďŹ cation as determined by the Faculty. Additionally, a CV is to be supplied with your application. All applications will be assessed on a case by case basis. Professional Accreditation International graduates will have the knowledge and competencies to work and make a contribution at the graduate entry level in their home Ministries of Health, local and international Non Government Organizations, United Nations Organizations such as WHO and UNICEF, as well as the private sector such as mining companies. Careers International graduates will have the knowledge and competencies to work and make a contribution at the graduate entry and mid level in their home Ministries of Health, local and international Non Government Organizations, United Nations Organizations such as WHO and UNICEF, as well as the private sector such as mining companies. Sample Program Epidemiology A Biostatistics A Introduction to Public Health

FACULTY OF HEALTH

Social and Ecosystem Health Four Directed Courses International onshore students must complete at least 60 units (6 courses) through face-to-face delivery. For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-public-health/

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CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY CRICOS Code: 062577A

Program Duration: Six Semesters Commencement: February Indicative Annual Cost: AU$25,810

FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Doctor of Clinical and Health Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to work as Clinical Psychologists or Health Psychologists. It aims to train psychologists who can apply psychological research and methods to: the prevention and management of disease and mental disorder; the promotion and maintenance of (mental) health; the identification of psychological factors contributing to illness and disorder; and the improvement of the health care system and health policy. This program is the first in Australia to offer graduates Australian Psychological Society (APS) membership to both the Clinical College and the Health College. It is also the first accredited training program in Health Psychology in New South Wales. What you will study The Doctor of Clinical and Health Psychology consists of coursework, placements and a major thesis. Compulsory courses include health and psychology, counselling and clinical interventions, advanced population health psychology, and cognitive and neuropsychological assessment. Students will undertake five placements which will contribute to a total of 1500 hours of placement experience. The placements are available in a wide range of settings, under supervision of qualified psychologists. Students will also be required to complete a compulsory course on research methods, which will compliment the individual research project undertaken under supervision. The project must make an original and significant contribution of merit to scientific knowledge and must address a topic relevant to clinical and health psychology.

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Hold an honours degree awarded at the level of First Class or Second Class Division A (or an equivalent three year/1 year postgraduate combination) in Psychology that has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)*; Satisfy the School of Psychology of their suitability for the professional practice of clinical and health psychology and be eligible for conditional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society.

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan

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Admission Criteria Graduates need to meet the following criteria to be considered for admission to the degree:

Applicants must also include a professional portfolio with their application. More detailed information is available at the program website: www.newcastle.edu.au/program/11704.html. When evaluating suitability, the School will take into account previous relevant experience, reports of referees, units of study previously completed, and the outcome of a selection interview. Applicants would normally be expected to have had several years of relevant professional experience. *Applicants must provide evidence that their qualification has been assessed and accepted by APAC – overseas qualifications can be assessed by APAC for a fee (refer to www.psychology.org.au/). Professional Accreditation The program has been approved by the College of Clinical Psychologists and the College of Health Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for the purpose of determining eligibility for college membership. Careers There are many career opportunities for Clinical Psychologists and Health Psychologists in Area Health Services (both mental health and physical health) and other government agencies such as the Department of Community Services and the Department of Ageing, Disability & Home Care, as well as in non-government organisations and in the private sectors. By having dual college membership, Clinical/Health psychologists will have the skills to work within clinical settings with individual patients and/or their families, and will also be equipped to work as health promotion practitioners across a variety of settings.

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Sample Program To qualify for admission to the Doctor of Clinical and Health Psychology, a candidate shall satisfactorily complete a program of study totalling not less than 250 units, comprising: Five placements (50 units) contributing to a total of 1500 hours of placement experience. The placements are available in a wide range of settings, and the placement supervisors are qualified Psychologists who are eligible for membership of the College of Health Psychologists or the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society. Research and Research-Related courses (80 units). One of these is a compulsory course on research methods (10 units), whilst the others comprise an individual research project undertaken under supervision. The project must make an original and significant contribution of merit to scientific knowledge and must address a topic relevant to Clinical and Health Psychology. Compulsory Courses (120 units). These courses include: health and psychology, professional and ethical practice, introduction to health promotion, counselling and clinical interventions, clinical health interventions, facilitating best practice health care, advanced population health psychology, clinical psychology of adults, children, and adolescents, cognitive and neuropsychological assessment. For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/doctor-clinical-and-health-psychology/

DOCTOR OF

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Interventions, Clinical Neuropsychology and Organisational Management. Students will undertake five placements which are available in a wide range of settings, under supervision of qualified psychologists. Students will also be required to complete research –related courses and an individual research project. Admission Criteria Graduates need to meet the following requirements to be considered for admission: Hold a honours degree awarded at the level of First Class or Second Class Division A (or an equivalent three year/1 year postgraduate combination) in Psychology that has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)*; and Satisfy the School of their suitability for the professional practice of Clinical Psychology. Applicants must also include a professional portfolio with their application. More detailed information is available at the program website: www.newcastle.edu.au/program/11579.html When evaluating suitability, the School will take into account previous relevant experience, reports of referees, units of study previously completed, and the outcome of a selection interview. International students seeking registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), who have not completed their secondary education in English, will be required to undertake a language proficiency test within two years of applying for registration. Applicants will be required to achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7. Further details can be found on the PBA website, http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/en/FAQ-andFact-Sheets.aspx *Applicants must provide evidence that their qualification has been assessed and accepted by APAC – overseas qualifications can be assessed by APAC for a fee (refer to www.psychology.org.au/). Professional Accreditation The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and approved by the College of Clinical Psychologists for the purposes of determining College membership, and accepted by the Psychology Board of Australia as an approved fifth, sixth and seventh year of study.

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Program Duration: Six Semesters Commencement: February Indicative Annual Cost: AU$26,000 The Doctor of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to work as clinical psychologists. Graduates of the Doctor of Clinical Psychology will be capable of conducting research that makes an original and significant contribution of merit in Clinical Psychology. They will also be knowledgeable, skilled and ethical practitioners of Clinical Psychology, who have a wide-ranging understanding of their profession, and who are capable of adhering to the model of practice specified in the Course Approval Guidelines of the Australian Psychological Society. We believe your career should be enhanced by your learning. That’s why we’ve produced a program that utilises multiple modes of delivery including in-class problem-based learning, distance education and practical skills workshops. Classes are offered one day and evening per week, with two days a week dedicated to clinical placements, it may be possible to both study and earn a part-time living up to 2 days a week. In fact, many of our students are employed as part-time psychologists. If you’re looking for rapid completion, then the full-time program is the perfect option. Alternatively our part-time on campus option caters for those with heavier commitments. What you will study The Doctor of Clinical Psychology consists of coursework, placements and research-related courses. Compulsory courses include Professional and Ethical Issues, Counselling and Clinical

Careers There are many career opportunities for Clinical Psychologists in Area Health Services, both mental health and general health. There are also opportunities in the Department of Community Services, the Department of Ageing, Disability & Home Care and in both non-government organisations and the private sectors. Sample Program To qualify for admission to the Doctor of Clinical Psychology, a candidate shall satisfactorily complete a program of study totalling not less than 240 units, comprising: Five clinical placements (50 units). These placements are available in a wide range of settings and the placement supervisors are all qualified clinical psychologists who are eligible for membership of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society. One of the five placements will be in the Psychology Clinic of the University of Newcastle; and Nine research and research-related courses (90 units). One of these is a taught course on research methods while the other eight comprise an individual research project undertaken with supervision. The project must make an original and significant contribution of merit in clinical psychology; and Ten compulsory courses (100 units). These courses include Professional and Ethical Issues, Counselling and Clinical Interventions, Clinical Psychology with Adults, Children, Older Adults, and People with Intellectual Disabilities, Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Health Psychology, and Organisational Management.

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CRICOS Code: 053407E


For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11579.html

MASTER OF

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Careers There are many career opportunities for Clinical Psychologists in Area Health Services, both mental health and general health. There are also opportunities in the Department of Community Services, the Department of Ageing, Disability & Home Care and in both non-government organisations and the private sectors.

CRICOS Code: 050539F

Sample Program To qualify for admission to the Master of Clinical Psychology, a candidate shall satisfactorily complete a program of study totalling not less than 160 units, comprising:

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Program Duration: Four Semesters Commencement: February Indicative Annual Cost: AU$26,000 The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to work as clinical psychologists. Graduates will be knowledgeable, skilled and ethical practitioners of Clinical Psychology, capable of adhering to the ‘scientistprofessional’ model of practice. We believe your career should be enhanced by your learning. That’s why we’ve produced a program that utilises multiple modes of delivery including in-class problem-based learning, distance education and practical skills workshops. Classes are offered one day and evening per week, with two days a week dedicated to clinical placements, it may be possible to both study and earn a part-time living up to 2 days a week. In fact, many of our students are employed as part-time psychologists. If you’re looking for rapid completion, then the full-time program is the perfect option. Alternatively our part-time on campus option caters for those with heavier commitments. What you will study The Master of Clinical Psychology consists of coursework, placements and research-related courses. Compulsory courses include Professional and Ethical Issues, Counselling and Clinical Interventions, Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. Students will undertake four placements which are available in a wide range of settings, under supervision of qualified clinical psychologists. Students will also be required to complete research –related courses and an individual research project.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Admission Criteria Graduates need to meet the following requirements to be considered for admission: Hold a four-year degree (or an equivalent three year/one year postgraduate combination) in psychology that has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)*; and Satisfy the School of their suitability for the professional practice of Clinical Psychology. Applicants must also include a professional portfolio with their application. More detailed information is available at the program website: www.newcastle.edu.au/program/11534.html When evaluating suitability, the School will take into account previous relevant experience, reports of referees, units of study previously completed, and the outcome of a selection interview. *Applicants must provide evidence that their qualification has been assessed and accepted by APAC – overseas qualifications can be assessed by APAC for a fee (refer to www.psychology.org.au/).

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Professional Accreditation The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and approved by the College of Clinical Psychologists for the purposes of determining College membership, and accepted by the Psychology Board of Australia as an approved fifth and sixth year of study.

Four clinical placements (40 units). These placements are available in a wide range of settings and the placement supervisors are all qualified clinical psychologists who are eligible for membership of the College of Clinical Psychologists of the Australian Psychological Society. One of the four placements will be in the Psychology Clinic of the University of Newcastle; and Three research and research-related courses (30 units). One of these is a taught course on research methods while the other two comprise an individual research project undertaken with supervision. The project must make an original contribution to scientific knowledge and must address a topic relevant to clinical psychology; and Nine compulsory courses (90 units). These courses include Professional and Ethical Issues, Counselling and Clinical Interventions, Clinical Psychology with Adults, Children and Older Adults, People with Intellectual Disabilities, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Clinical Health Psychology. For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11534.html

MASTER OF

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CRICOS Code: 070038F Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Program Duration: Three Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$25,010 Students undertaking postgraduate coursework in Information Technology have access to a flexible and integrated program comprising the Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology (Professional) and Master of Information Technology (Advanced). The Master of Information Technology is a broad, flexible technical information technology Masters degree. The program provides graduates with training and experience (according to personal development needs) by developing expertise in their desired fields. The Master of Information Technology (MIT) program is designed to cater to both those who currently work in the industry but have no formal qualification and those with tertiary qualifications in another discipline and little information technology background but who wish to gain a qualification that will allow them to pursue an IT career.

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This one year degree is designed develop and expand existing skills and knowledge in the technical aspects of IT. With hands on practical work in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, this is a chance to test yourself on real world technology projects, exploring and developing multiple skills in a range of IT fundamentals. What you will study 20 units of core courses a minimum of 20 units of Directed Group A – Fundamental Courses

MASTER OF

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ADVANCED) CRICOS Code: 070040A

a minimum of 10 units of Directed Group B – Extension Courses

Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan

a maximum of 30 units from courses at 6000-level across the University or from the directed lists in Fundamental or Extension Courses. Admission Criteria Applications for admission are initially assessed on the basis of an undergraduate degree but, for those who fall outside this criterion, applications will be assessed on the basis of “admissions points” as described in the Additional Selection Criteria. The Master of Information Technology requires 100 admission points. Those whose applications score 60 points will be offered conditional place in the program, subject to achieving a GPA of at least 4.0 after the completion of at least 30 units. Professional Accreditation The Master of Information Technology program is not an accredited program but does satisfy requirements for individual ACS membership at the Associate level. Students seeking ACS membership should consult the Program Convenor and the Australian Computer Society about their proposed study to ensure they select courses most relevant for those seeking ACS membership. Careers Graduates of this program will be capable of working as software engineers, network engineers, web designers, systems analysts, programmers, database analysts, project managers or system managers depending on their choice of specialisation or interests. Sample Program

Program Duration: Two years Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$25,315 Students undertaking postgraduate coursework in Information Technology have access to a flexible and integrated program comprising the Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology (Professional), and Master of Information Technology (Advanced). Graduates of the Master of Information Technology (Advanced) program will also be able to identify and analyse IT related problems and opportunities in a range of areas. They will have the ability to work in teams and perform in a professional and ethical manner. Graduates will be equipped with the skills for on-going self learning, an essential professional attribute in this rapidly evolving field. The coursework component of the course provides students with hands-on theoretical and practical knowledge, while the research/application project provides the skills and fosters the aptitude necessary to provide a strong foundation in self-directed projects. This degree will advance your development and expand your skills and knowledge in IT. The Master of Advanced Information Technology will enable you to undertake an advanced project to consolidate and deepen your understanding in a chosen area. The programs encourage students to investigate future technologies and challenges students to become engaged in active cutting edge Information Technology issues. Admission Criteria Admission is competitive and is restricted to those with: an undergraduate degree in Information Technology or any other discipline from an approved institution with a minimum GPA of 5.0;

Process Analysis and Problem Solving Project Planning and Management

a Master of Information Technology or equivalent postgraduate degree from another institution with a minimum GPA of 5.0;

Database Management Internet Communications Computer Games Strategic Business Systems

other relevant qualifications and experience as determined by the Pro Vice Chancellor.

Introduction to Software Engineering 1 For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-information-technology/

Professional Accreditation The Master of Information Technology (Advanced) program satisfies the requirements for full ACS membership at the Professional level. Please note that accreditation is still to be assessed (together with the BIT) after the new structure is approved. Students seeking ACS membership should consult the Program Convenor and the Australian Computer Society about their proposed study to ensure they will satisfy any requirements needed for ACS membership. Careers Graduates of this program will be capable of working as software engineers, network engineers, web designers, systems analysts, programmers, database analysts, project managers or system managers depending on their choice of specialisation or interests. Additionally graduates of the Research pathway program may go into academic and research careers.

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eligible to graduate from the MIT or MIT (Professional) with a GPA less than 5.0 with permission of the Pro Vice Chancellor;

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Sample Program

Professional Accreditation The Master of Information Technology (Professional) program satisfies the requirements for full ACS membership at the Professional level. Students seeking ACS membership should consult the Program Convenor and the Australian Computer Society about their proposed study to ensure they will satisfy any requirements needed for ACS membership. Please note ACS accreditation will be finalised (together with BIT) following approval of this new structure.

Process Analysis and Problem Solving Project Planning and Management Advanced Studies in IT Operating Systems Software Development Internet Communication Virtual Reality and Computer Games Strategic Business Systems Knowledge Management Management Information Systems Computer Games Production Database Management For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-information-technology-advanced/

Careers This degree will help you develop and expand your skills and knowledge in the most technically advanced IT areas applicable to a professional setting. With a large degree of hands on practical work in purpose-built, state-of-theart facilities, this is a chance to test yourself on real world technology projects, exploring and developing multiple skills in a range of IT fundamentals. Sample Program Process Analysis and Problem Solving Project Planning and Management

MASTER OF

Advanced Studies in IT

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (PROFESSIONAL) Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Online – GradSchool.com.au Program Duration: One and a half years Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$25,500

FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Master of Information Technology (Professional) meets the demands of the IT industry and is flexibly designed for those currently working within IT and those seeking a career change into high level IT managerial roles. The program provides graduates with training and experience (according to personal development needs) by developing expertise in the fast moving areas of Information Technology. This degree will help you develop and expand your skills and knowledge in the most technically advanced IT areas applicable to a professional setting. With a large degree of hands on practical work in purpose-built, state-of-theart facilities, this is a chance to test yourself on real world technology projects, exploring and developing multiple skills in a range of IT fundamentals. What you will study 30 units of core courses a minimum of 30 units of Directed Group A – Fundamental Courses a minimum of 30 units of Directed Group B – Extension Courses a maximum of 30 units from courses at 6000-level across the University of from the directed lists in Fundamental or Extension Courses Admission Criteria Admission is competitive and is restricted to those with a completed Master of Information Technology or equivalent degree from another institution or a completed Bachelor of Information Technology or equivalent undergraduate degree from another institution with a minimum GPA of 5.0.

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Software Development Internet Communication Virtual Reality and Computer Games Strategic Business Systems Knowledge Management Management Information Systems Computer Games Production

CRICOS Code: 070039E

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Database Management For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-istudy/master-information-technology-professional/

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PSYCHOLOGY CRICOS Code: 052983C Location of Study: Newcastle – Callaghan Program Duration: Two Semesters Commencement: February Indicative Annual Cost: AU$26,000 The Graduate Diploma in Psychology will allow students to develop advanced research skills, skills at a pre-professional level in psychological assessment and counselling, as well as acquire knowledge of a number of areas of applied psychology at an advanced level. It is a one year fulltime or two years part time coursework degree, involving coursework and research components. Successful completion of the graduate diploma will allow students to meet the Australian Psychological Society (APS) requirements for entry to accredited psychology coursework masters programs as well as meeting the academic requirements for entry into our professional training program at masters level, the Master of Clinical Psychology. The Graduate Diploma in Psychology provides an excellent development of the scientific basis of psychology and the option to acquire competence in a range of professional skills. The program provides professional psychological training and practical skills, based on a strong theoretical and empirical foundation.

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What you will study Students will develop advanced research skills, skills at a preprofessional level in psychological assessment and counselling, as well as acquiring knowledge of a number of areas of applied psychology at an advanced level. Admission Criteria Graduates need to meet the following criteria to be considered for admission to the degree: The graduate has satisďŹ ed the requirements for admission to a three year bachelor degree in psychology that has been accredited by the Australian Psychological Society (APS); The graduate has achieved a minimum standard of credit average (Grade Point Average of 5.0); If the accredited three-year sequence has not been completed within the last 10 years, admission will only be available to graduates who have recent relevant professional experience as approved by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science and Information Technology. Note that applications must include evidence of APS accreditation equivalency for prior psychology study. The APS will assess overseas qualiďŹ cations for a fee (refer to www. psychology.org.au/). Professional Accreditation The program has accreditation from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and approval for registration under the Psychologists Registration Board of NSW Health for a fourth year program in psychology. Careers There are many career opportunities for four-year trained graduates in Psychology: Area Health Services, both mental health and general health, Department of Community Services, Department of Aging, Disability & Home Care, in the private sector (career counselling, human factors within Human Resources, rehabilitation counsellors) and voluntary organisations. Graduates of the program will be eligible for entry into post-graduate professional training programs in Psychology at Masters level. Sample Program Advanced Methodology Critical Issues and Controversies in Psychology Pre-Professional Practice for Graduate Diploma Advanced Topics in Experimental Psychology Advanced Topics in Applied Psychology Literature Review of an Advanced Research Topic Graduate Diploma Research Project Part A and B

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The postgraduate psychology programs are currently under review. For program updates and electives associated with this program, please refer to www.newcastle.edu.au/ program/11581.html

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ONLINE PROGRAMS RECOGNISED AS A PIONEER IN THE FIELD OF ONLINE LEARNING, GRADSCHOOL WAS ESTABLISHED TO ADDRESS THE GROWING NEED FOR FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS TO CATER FOR THOSE WHO FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO PARTICIPATE IN TRADITIONAL “FACE TO FACE” LEARNING. GRADSCHOOL NOW LEADS THE WAY IN ONLINE LEARNING, OFFERING GRADUATE STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CONVENIENT ACCESS TO MORE THAN 50 POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS AND OVER 400 INDIVIDUAL COURSES.

CONNECTED, FOCUSED, FLEXIBLE, ACCESSIBLE

GLOBAL RECOGNITION

Although you may live thousands of kilometres from fellow students, our online virtual classroom allows you to engage in a highly collaborative learning environment, while under the guidance of a skilled online facilitator. To cater for the study needs of busy professionals, our online approach is learner centred, offering a unique combination of printed and electronic media. Combined with online interaction, you have complete control over when and where you study. Online interaction is via “Blackboard”, a web based learning system which hosts our courses. Through Blackboard, communication is entirely online. Students interact with instructors and fellow students on discussion boards, submit assignments, view grades and check announcements.

Postgraduate online study at the University of Newcastle is recognised by the Institution as the equivalent of traditional oncampus study. Therefore, you have the confidence of knowing you’re gaining an internationally recognised postgraduate degree, regardless of the mode of study.

FLEXIBLE LEARNING OPTIONS The University of Newcastle, is leading the way in flexible learning options. It’s about getting the balance between your work, your family and your study right. To achieve this, our flexible master programs combine face to face with online study. The result is a level of freedom to tailor a study experience to match your desired itinerary and budget. With extensive experience across both online and traditional face to face learning, our highly skilled educators, with ‘real world’ practical experience, will create an exciting and rewarding learning environment, where transition between study modes is seamless.

ONLINE PROGRAMS GRADSCHOOL

As is the case with on-campus study, our students have access to all University facilities such as online library resources and support tools, including over 300 information technology, management, interpersonal and professional development skills training courses.

Established in 1965, the University of Newcastle is ranked among Australia’s top 10 research institutions. The University is also world-renowned for its outstanding track record and has built an international reputation for its innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

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PROGRAMS COMBINING FACE-TO-FACE AND ONLINE STUDY Program

Locations

Master of Applied Linguistics

Newcastle – Callaghan, Online

Master of Business

Newcastle City Precinct, Sydney, Online

Master of Business Administration

Newcastle City Precinct, Sydney, Online

Master of Clinical Epidemiology

Newcastle – Callaghan, Online

Master of Educational Studies

Newcastle – Callaghan, Online

Master of Human Resource Management

Newcastle City Precinct, Online

Master of Information Technology

Newcastle – Callaghan, Online

Master of Leadership and Management in Education

Newcastle – Callaghan, Online

Master of Marketing

Newcastle City Precinct, Online

Master of Public Health

Newcastle – Callaghan, Online

Master of Social Change and Development

Newcastle – Callaghan, Online

Master of Social Science

Newcastle – Callaghan, Online

Master of Special Education

Newcastle – Callaghan, Online

HOW TO APPLY Apply online at www.gradschool.com.au/how-to-apply/

To ask us a question, please visit www.gradschool.com.au/Ask-Us/

International Student Visa holders can enrol for programs combining face-to-face and online study providing no more than 25% of the total is undertaken through online, distance or external study. International Student Visa holders cannot enrol entirely in online study in any compulsory study period.

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Please note that all applications and enquiries for online programs should be directed to GradSchool.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Program Duration: Six Trimesters

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DISABILITY STUDIES Program Duration: Two Semesters Commencement: February, July Indicative Annual Cost: AU$19,840

Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$24,040 The goal of the DBA is to increase the competencies of practising managers and business professionals and to better equip them with the capability to make a leadership contribution to their own organisations, wider industries and communities. The University of Newcastle DBA is coursework-focused, with two-thirds of the award related to high level coursework in business studies and one third of the award focused on research training. The program will develop in graduates rigorous, in-depth, analytical and critically self-reflective skills well beyond the Masters level. The DBA will also provide business executives with the tools to undertake significant applied research in order to perform in an increasingly competitive global business environment. The curriculum offers successful candidates a highly customised program including further advanced postgraduate study beyond that achieved in an MBA. Courses extend the candidate’s knowledge in new areas not previously undertaken and/or deepen their knowledge in a chosen field. Admission Criteria A recognised Master of Business, Master of Business Administration or equivalent Masters degree and a minimum of two years work experience. International applicants must also satisfy the University’s English Language Requirements Sample Program Year 1 Economics of Competitive Advantage Foundations of Marketing Theory Management & Organisational Behaviour Corporate Finance Accounting and Financial Management Directed Course Directed Course Directed Course

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Admission Criteria Admission to the Master of Disability Studies degree is open to applicants who have completed a relevant degree. Applicants who do not satisfy the requirements for direct Admission to the award may enter via the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies with a specialisation in Disability Studies. Sample Program Disability Support and Services Programming for Support in Disability Services: Issues and Strategies Collaboration, Planning and Interpersonal Skills in Disability Services Disability Studies: Perspectives on the individual, Family and Community Industry/Work-Based Project Communication Intervention Community Services Provision for People with a Disability Developmental Disabilities

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY Program Duration: One Trimester Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,500

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Year 2 Global Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility Research Methods I Research Methods II Advanced Topics in General Management Stream Course Stream Course Stream Course Stream Course Year 3 Literature Review Research Proposal Dissertation Project I Dissertation Project II Dissertation Project III Dissertation Project IV Dissertation Project V Dissertation Project VI

The Master of Disability Studies provides a mix of theoretical and practical content. It is designed for professionals who are either working, or who aspire to work in the disability field in either a “hands-on”, or managerial capacity.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY Program Duration: Four Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$25,000 These coursework programs are designed to provide students with relevant theoretical and practical knowledge of the latest advances in Music Technology while allowing scope for specialisation and the development of professional skills as used throughout the industry. The program is ideally suited to music teachers, performing musicians, composers and sound engineers – anyone working seriously in the music business.

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Admission Criteria Relevant academic qualifications from a recognised tertiary institution (for example, an undergraduate or postgraduate degree) and/or relevant and proven professional experience in music, music technology, film/multimedia, music education or equivalent field as considered appropriate. (This may include experience gained through paid and/or voluntary work.)

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PROPERTY

Program Duration: One Trimester Commencement: January, May, September

Sample Program (Graduate Certificate)

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$11,020

Applications of Music Technology MIDI and Sequencing Techniques

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Advanced Musical Sorting Techniques

PROPERTY

Music and Digital Design Sample Program (Masters) Graduate Certificate courses, plus

Program Duration: Four Trimesters (part-time)

Computer Assisted Instruction in Music

Commencement: January, May, September

Music and the Internet

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$22,040

Specialised Technology Project A and B

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INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALISATION Program Duration: One Trimester Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,510 The Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Commercialisation is a postgraduate coursework program which will provide research commercialization training for the next generation of researchers as a means of equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to bring research-based ideas, inventions and innovations to market. The program includes a significant amount of case study material. There are specific courses on Research and Development, Managing Intellectual Property and Organisational Behaviour as well as a choice from a Directed list of courses in disciplines such as entrepreneurship, market research and other management areas. Admission Criteria Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution; or a recognised Diploma or a recognised Certificate and two years work experience; or ten years work experience. Sample Program Engineering Practice, Innovation and Commercialisation Research and Development, Managing Intellectual Property Management & Organisational Behaviour International Trade and Investment

These programs provide a flexible and relevant learning experience that meets the current and anticipated future needs of students, employers, the property industry and the wider community. The programs are aimed at those already working in the property industry, or those working in related sectors who aspire to move into this field. Students come from a diverse range of backgrounds and use the knowledge and skills gained to enhance their career development in a chosen field. The programs are designed to equip students with a wide range of practical skills and specialist knowledge for different property-based careers. The study components serve to facilitate both students’ professional and personal growth. Graduates will be equipped with a broad knowledge and understanding of property as an asset class within national and international markets and with the skills necessary to research, analyse and advise on decisions relating to the acquisition, administration, management, disposal, development and financing of property assets. Admission Criteria Admission to the program will be competitive and on the basis of a completed undergraduate degree from an approved institution, with relevant qualifications in the following discipline areas: property, building, quantity surveying, construction management, construction economics; and/or Related discipline areas including business, finance and commerce. A minimum of two years relevant work experience in a property or property related field including property management, facilities management, land development, investment analysis, valuation, planning, project management, quantity surveying and other allied areas of professional practice. Applicants with qualifications less than a relevant undergraduate degree, such as a relevant diploma or certificate, and with more than 5 years property industry work experience may apply for the Graduate Certificate program. Sample Program (Graduate Certificate) Corporate Real Estate Management Property Economics and Finance Property and Facilities Management Property Law and Planning Legislation Sample Program (Masters) Property Economics and Finance Property and Facilities Management

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Sustainable Development


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Property Law and Planning Legislation Property Investment and Evaluation Advanced Property Valuation Statutory Valuation Property Market Analysis

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RECONSTRUCTION Program Duration: One Trimester Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$11,020

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RECONSTRUCTION Program Duration: Two Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$22,040 In recent years, there has been an increase in natural and human creates disasters that have adversely impacted people and the built environment. The management of situations resulting from disasters requires a diversity of knowledge, skills and attitudes but it will ultimately draw on the field of project management for its practices. Effective Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction will help: address a situation from a natural or human created disaster; maximise the use of resources (time, people, money, space etc)

APPLIED MANAGEMENT (HEALTH) Program Duration: Two Semesters/Trimesters Commencement: January, February, May, July, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$10,980

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APPLIED MANAGEMENT (HEALTH) Program Duration: Two Semesters or Three Trimesters Commencement: January, February, May, July, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$22,680 The Applied Management (Health) programs are designed for public health managers, administrators, clinicians and medical practitioners with a need to acquire essential management skills while expanding and upgrading their clinical and specialist competencies. Graduates will develop a strong portfolio of skills that can be applied to day to day operations of community health facilities. These will be both health based and management based. There is a wide selection of management courses available, allowing students to tailor the program to their personal needs. Admission Criteria Admission to the program requires a bachelor degree from an approved institution and 3 years relevant Health/Allied Health work experience. Sample Program (Graduate Certificate) Clinical economics; or Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care; and

bring the situation to a successful resolution meeting the needs of the impacted peoples;

Two directed courses

monitor and document what was done providing reflection for future reference; and build confidence in a project team and the impacted community.

Sample Program (Masters) Graduate Certificate courses, and Three specific health courses

This program has been assembled by experienced practitioners who have worked in disaster situations.

One approved management course

Admission Criteria A relevant undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle or other tertiary institution. Sample Program (Masters) Theory and Practice of Emergency Management Post-disaster Project Management

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Post-disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Redevelopment Four directed courses

For full program details, please refer to www.GradSchool.com.au/Programs/

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APPLIED MANAGEMENT (NURSING)

CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY Program Duration: Three Semesters Commencement: February, July

Program Duration: Two Trimesters

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$20,960

Commencement: January, May, September

The Master of Applied Management (Nursing) is intended for graduate nurses who wish to further their knowledge and advance their skills in management. The program will be of particular interest to nurses working in or planning to move into management positions in nursing.

This program provides graduates with an understanding of epidemiological concepts, and knowledge of the application of methods in biostatistics, and economics in a variety of health settings. The program has a strong public health focus, and aims to provide participants with the competencies to conceptualise, design and carry out epidemiological research that addresses priority health problems in both clinical and community settings.

Admission Criteria Applicants must be registered nurses with a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent.

The Masters program aims to integrate knowledge of the research methods from a range of health disciplines in the development of epidemiological research.

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Admission Criteria Admission to the program requires a bachelor degree in medicine, pharmacy, science, or applied science in a healthrelated discipline; or other qualifications from an approved tertiary institution as determined by the Faculty. All applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$22,960

Investigative Methods for Clinical Practice Leadership and Management in Practice Leading Change in Practice T.Q.M. Strategic Management Organisational Behaviour Microeconomics and Business Decisions Contemporary Nursing

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CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY Program Duration: One Semester Commencement: February, July Indicative Annual Cost: AU$10,480

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Sample Program (Graduate Certificate) Epidemiology A – Basic Methods Clinical Epidemiology Two directed courses Sample Program (Graduate Diploma) Epidemiology A – Basic Methods Epidemiology B – Research Design Clinical Epidemiology Biostatistics A and B Three directed courses Sample Program (Masters) Biostatistics A and B Clinical Epidemiology Epidemiology A and B Research Protocol Design Six directed courses

CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY Program Duration: Two Semesters Commencement: February, July

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Indicative Annual Cost: AU$21,140


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Program Duration: One Semester

Program Duration: Two Semesters

Commencement: February, July

Commencement: February, July

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$11,830

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$20,960

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Program Duration: Two Semesters

Program Duration: Three Semesters

Commencement: February, July

Commencement: February, July

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$23,815

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$20,600

This program is available in two specialisations: Drug and Alcohol Studies specialisation, or Stroke Management specialisation.

Statistics is one of the essential requirements for high quality medical research, and is vital to public health research. This program is designed to provide in depth knowledge in the application of statistical methods to the analysis of health related data. Graduates will develop a strong capacity to work effectively as integral members of a collaborative team to investigate problems in health and medicine.

HEALTH SCIENCE HEALTH SCIENCE

The Drug and Alcohol specialisation aims to produce graduates with a broad knowledge base related to alcohol and other drug use, including epidemiology, clinical consequences of use and dependence, explanatory models, history and social context, pharmacology, the ability to critically appraise research literature and apply evidence-based findings in the workplace and an appreciation of preventative approaches. The Stroke Management specialisation will promote the development of health professionals with knowledge, skills and attitudes to function as an expert clinician within specialist multidisciplinary stroke services. It will enhance patient outcomes through the application of evidence-based practice in the clinical setting and applied using the skills of a multidisciplinary stroke team. It will enhance the capacity for the develop of research initiatives in advanced stroke management, and will contribute towards a reduction in stroke morbidity and mortality by promoting stroke champions with broad ranging knowledge and skills in service planning, development and evaluation. Admission Criteria Admission to the program requires a relevant bachelor degree from an approved institution or in special circumstances, an applicant holding other acceptable academic or professional qualifications and relevant work experience could be considered, based on which specialisation the applicant chooses. All applications are assessed on a case by case basis.

MEDICAL STATISTICS MEDICAL STATISTICS

The Graduate Diploma and Master of Medical Statistics are part of the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA), a national training program in biostatistics. This is a program in biostatistics delivered by a consortium of universities around Australia. Admission Criteria Admission requires completion of a Bachelors degree in Mathematics or Statistics Science, or other appropriate discipline from an approved university; and a proven aptitude for advanced mathematical work. Sample Program (Graduate Certificate) Data Management and Statistical Computing Categorical Data and Generalised Linear Models Mathematical Background for Biostatistics Principals of Statistical Inference Design of Experiments & Randomised Clinical Trials Linear Models Probability and Distribution Theory Epidemiology A – Basic Methods Sample Program (Masters)

Sample Program (Graduate Certificate) Four core specialisation courses Sample Program (Masters) Four core specialisation courses

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Four directed courses

Graduate Certificate courses, plus Two directed courses For more information about the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia, please refer to the BCA website: http://www.bca. edu.au

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MENTAL HEALTH NURSING Program Duration: Two Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September

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NURSING (ADVANCED PRACTICE) Program Duration: Two Trimesters

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$23,125

Commencement: January, May, September The Master of Mental Health Nursing is intended for Registered Nurses wishing to undertake a specialist qualiďŹ cation in Mental Health Nursing. The main focus of the program is on enhancing clinical practice in an area of mental health service provision. In addition to providing foundational studies in Mental Health Nursing, the program also provides opportunities to study issues and topics of particular interest such as dual diagnosis, psycho-social and psycho-educational interventions, mental health care for older people, illness management and recovery and mental health in primary care. Admission Criteria Applicants must be registered nurses with a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent. Sample Program

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$22,560 The Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) program is intended for registered nurses who wish to prepare themselves for leadership in nursing practice and education. The focus is on clinical practice and the program allows for specialisation in selected areas of nursing, and in-depth study of a selected topic relevant to nursing practice. In particular, the program is designed for registered nurses who wish to practice as clinical nurse specialists, clinical nurse consultants, or clinical nurse educators. Admission Criteria Applicants must be registered nurses with a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent. Sample Program

Contemporary Mental Health Nursing

Contemporary Nursing

Investigative Methods for Clinical Practice

Investigative Methods for Clinical Practice

Six professional electives

6 Professional Electives

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MIDWIFERY STUDIES Program Duration: Three Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$22,560 The Master of Midwifery Studies is an online coursework masters degree that requires the completion of courses that total 120 units of study. The online program is organised into trimesters to allow busy midwives who have multiple roles and competing responsibilities to study at times suitable to them. Midwives who hold a Graduate Diploma in Midwifery need only complete 60 credits which is 3 part-time trimesters of study at 20 units per trimester. Admission Criteria Applicants must be registered midwives with a Bachelor of Midwifery degree or equivalent. Recent or concurrent employment in midwifery is expected. Sample Program Contract Learning A and B Optimising Childbearing Biostatistics A Epidemiology A – Basic Methods Research Protocol Design

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OCCUPATIONAL WORKPLACE INJURY HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL REHABILITATION Program Duration: Two Semesters (part-time) Commencement: February, July

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$10,660

Program Duration: Four Semesters (part-time)

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Program Duration: Two Semesters Commencement: February, July Indicative Annual Cost: AU$21,320 The Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is an online program, offered by part-time study and usually takes one year to complete. The program will develop knowledge, skills and interest in four of the major areas in occupational health and safety principles and practice. The Master of Occupational Health & Safety prepares graduates for work in the preparation and implementation of occupational health and safety programs at the workplace. In many cases, students will be in positions of managerial or professional responsibility, through which they are required to develop policies and strategies in response to the occupational health and safety needs of their organisations. As well as extending students’ skills in raising awareness of occupational health and safety issues and dealing with risks and dangers in the workplace, the program also aims to encourage the desire to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of others and to help students develop a problem-solving approach to occupational health and safety issues.

Commencement: February, July Indicative Annual Cost: AU$21,320 This coursework program will provide students with the opportunity to undertake study in injury management, occupational rehabilitation and related topics. This postgraduate program is designed to develop advanced knowledge, critical understanding and problem solving approaches to the complex range of issues and processes associated with practice in Workplace Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation. Students will, in many cases, be working in a variety of roles within this area, for example case managers, project officers, rehabilitation consultants and coordinators, injury management consultants and injury claims consultants. Admission Criteria Admission to the program requires a relevant undergraduate bachelor degree. Sample Program Workplace Injury Management Occupational Rehabilitation 1 & 2 Occupational Health Ergonomics Law for OH&S Two Directed Courses

Admission Criteria Admission requires a bachelor degree (excluding an undergraduate degree in Occupational Health and Safety) or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution or other non university qualification and 3-5 years relevant professional experience. Special admission to the Master program may be offered to candidates with a Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety and with 5 years industry experience in Occupational Health & Safety. Sample Program (Graduate Certificate) Occupational Health Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology Current Practice in Occupational Health and Safety Law for Occupational Health and Safety Sample Program (Masters) Graduate Certificate Courses, plus Safety Technology Ergonomics

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Management for Occupational Health and Safety Research in Occupational Health and Safety

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AVIATION MANAGEMENT

DIGITAL MEDIA Program Duration: One Trimester Commencement: January, May, September

Program Duration: Two Trimesters

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,650

Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,020

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DIGITAL MEDIA

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AVIATION MANAGEMENT

Program Duration: Two Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$25,055

Program Duration: Two Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$24,040 The Aviation Management programs provide flexible delivery for distance learning in the areas of aviation human factors and management. It has been developed in response to a recognised need in the aviation industry. The program combines topics from aviation human factors and management and can be adapted to accommodate specific areas of interest of students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are encouraged from all areas of the industry, especially flight crew, cabin crew, maintenance crew, ground crew, administration, military and government authorities. Admission Criteria Admission to these programs requires: Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree; or completion of a diploma, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or equivalent from an approved institution and relevant work experience; or professional qualifications and relevant work experience.

There is a rapidly growing worldwide investment in digital content for an expanding variety of delivery platforms, ranging from web delivery and digital TV to personal mobile devices and game consoles. Consequently, there is a growing need for professionals with the knowledge and skills to create this content. This innovative program explores pathways into a range of careers across digital media technology, from web and interactive media development, digital media industries, computer games and CGI effects development to consultancy, education and more. Admission Criteria Admission to these programs requires: Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree; or completion of a diploma, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or equivalent from an approved institution and relevant work experience; or professional qualifications and relevant work experience. Sample Program Digital Media Usability and Interaction Design

For further details of admission criteria, please refer to www.gradschool.com.au/Programs/Science--Aviation/ MasterofAviationManagement/ Sample Program (Graduate Certificate) Human Factors in Aviation Systems Crew Resource Management Aviation Safety Management Systems Management and Organisational Behaviour

Narrative and Interactive Design Computer Games Production Sample Program (Masters) Graduate Certificate courses, plus eCulture and Audiences Foundations of Marketing Theory Project Planning and Management 3D modelling, rendering and animation

Sample Program (Masters) Human Factors in Aviation Systems Crew Resource Management Project Management Management and Organisational Behaviour Advanced Human Factors in Aviation Human Factors in Specialised Operations Human Resource Management Marketing Concepts

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Aviation Training and Instruction


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ENVIRONMENTAL AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Program Duration: One Trimester

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Program Duration: One Trimester Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$10,640

Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,020

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ENVIRONMENTAL AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Program Duration: Two Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$25,020 The Environmental and Business Management programs provide professional development in the areas of environmental science and business management. With the growth in importance of environmental management as part of business requirements, a greater number of people in the near future will require a combination of environmental and business skills. The programs can be adapted to accommodate specific areas of interest of students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a wide range of science, natural resource, engineering and business backgrounds. Admission Criteria Admission to these programs requires:

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Program Duration: Three Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$22,020 The Graduate Certificate program aims to produce graduates with the capability to constructively engage with the complex environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. It emphasises the integration of theory and practice and provides an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. On completion of the program, the graduate will have a good understanding of the key approaches in environmental management and decisionmaking, and well developed problem solving skills. The Master of Environmental and Business Management program provides professional development in the areas of environmental science and business management. With the growth in importance of environmental management as part of business requirements, a greater number of people in the near future will require a combination of environmental and business skills.

Satisfactory completion of a relevant undergraduate degree; or

The program can be adapted to accommodate specific areas of interest of students from diverse backgrounds. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a wide range of science, natural resource, engineering and business backgrounds.

completion of a diploma, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or equivalent from an approved institution and relevant work experience; or

Admission Criteria Admission to these programs requires:

professional qualifications and relevant work experience. Sample Program (Graduate Certificate) Business and the Natural Environment Environmental Legislation and Planning Environmental Management Marketing Concepts and Strategy Sample Program (Masters) Graduate Certificate courses, and

Satisfactory completion of a relevant undergraduate degree; or completion of a diploma, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or equivalent from an approved institution and relevant work experience; or a related research/ management project. Sample Program (Graduate Certificate) Environmental Research Environmental Legislation and Policy

Sustainability and Ecosystem Health

Sustainability and Ecosystem Health

Impact Assessment and Climate Change

Environmental Management

Consumer Behaviour Management and Organisational Behaviour

Sample Program (Masters) Graduate Certificate courses, and Environmental Issues and the Social Context

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Contemporary Issues in Water Management Occupational Health Conservation Biology For full program details, please refer to www.GradSchool.com.au/Programs/

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SCIENCE

SCIENCE MANAGEMENT

Program Duration: One Trimester Commencement: January, May, September

Program Duration: One Trimester

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,500

Commencement: January, May, September The Graduate Certificate in Science is a unique program that provides an understanding of critical science issues affecting our future. Aimed at professionals who are interested in or need to know about science, or anyone with a general interest in the key debates affecting our future, this fully on-line program allows students to choose courses relevant to their interest, taught by acknowledge experts in these fields. Admission Criteria Admission to these programs requires: Satisfactory completion of a relevant undergraduate degree; or completion of a diploma, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or equivalent from an approved institution and relevant work experience; or a related research/ management project. Sample Program Marine Ecology and Management Contemporary Issues in Energy Conservation Biology Project Management and Planning

Indicative Annual Cost: AU$12,170

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SCIENCE MANAGEMENT Program Duration: Three Trimesters Commencement: January, May, September Indicative Annual Cost: AU$25,415 The Graduate Certificate in Science Management is a unique program that provides professional training in science-related project management and administration. This program is ideally suited for anyone who needs to know how to develop and manage solutions for science-based projects. The Master of Science Management is an important new program that provides an understanding of critical science issues that are shaping our future, and how to respond to these within a professional environment. The program offers a focused but very flexible combination of studies in management, administration and science, and is aimed at strategic-level management professionals or anybody else who needs to have the skills and expertise to think critically, understand contemporary science issues relevant to their professional interest, and develop and manage sciencebased solutions. Admission Criteria Admission to the program requires satisfactory performance in an undergraduate degree; diploma, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or equivalent from an approved institution, and relevant experience or a related research/management project. Sample Program (Graduate Certificate) Project Management and Planning Research and Development: Managing Intellectual Property Management and Organisational Behaviour Science Policy and Commercialisation Sample Program (Masters) Graduate Certificate courses, and Weather and Climate Change Contemporary Issues in Energy Two Elective courses

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HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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Prospective international students interested in applying for admission to a University of Newcastle degree program can either apply directly to the University through International Admissions or through an official overseas representative (agent) of the University. Details of the University’s official representatives (agents) are available at: www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/ our-programs/how-to-apply/representative/

Please write your full name on the back of the bank draft/cheque. The bank draft/ cheque can either be sent directly to International Admissions at the University or may be given to an official representative (agent) of the University in your country.

Detailed below are the six stages in the application process.

Once payment has been received by the University, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment, which is required for completing your application for a student visa at the Australian Diplomatic Post in your country.

Stage 1 Applying for a place in a program

Stage 5 Applying for a student visa

Decide on the specific program(s) you wish to study. You can then either apply online with our UniOffer tool (go to: www.newcastle. edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply/) or you can complete the application form included in this publication. If you choose the paper-based application, please complete all relevant sections of the application form and attach certified copies of all academic transcripts and any other items you may wish to include.

In order to apply for a student visa at an Australian Diplomatic Post, you will need to obtain a student visa application form, either from the Australian Diplomatic Post or an official overseas representative of the University in your country.

Send the completed application form directly to International Admissions at the University or to an official representative of the University in your country. Stage 2 Your application is assessed Once we’ve received your online or paper-based application, we will check that you have provided all the details and assess whether you meet the requirements for the proposed area of study, and whether there is a place available for you. We will do this as quickly as possible, but this can sometimes take a little while as the application may need to be reviewed by a number of people. You can assist by ensuring that you have answered all questions and provided all necessary information and documents to support your application. Stage 3 Review your Letter of Offer Successful applicants will receive from International Admissions, an offer of a place which will provide information on the tuition fees, health insurance fees, the date of commencement of the program of study, accommodation and the refund policy. If an application is unsuccessful, applicants will receive an explanatory letter. Successful applicants will receive either an Unconditional or Conditional Letter of Offer. You must meet all conditions specified on your Letter of Offer prior to receiving your Confirmation of Enrolment. Stage 4 Payment of fees In order to accept the offer of a place in a program, you are required to pay a deposit in advance. The payment should be in the form of an international bank draft/cheque made payable to The University of Newcastle. You may also pay by Credit Card or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Please contact International Admissions if you wish to process your deposit payment in this manner.

You will need to complete all relevant sections of the student visa application form and attach and submit all relevant documentation and visa application fee. For further information visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s website at: www.immi.gov.au/ students/index.htm Stage 6 Travelling to Australia and arranging accommodation in Newcastle or on the Central Coast (Ourimbah) The University strongly suggests that you seek advice about booking an air ticket as soon as you receive your offer. Orientation week is one week prior to the commencement of semester/ trimester. You should organise your travel arrangements to ensure you attend. Decide on the type of accommodation you wish to have in Newcastle or on the Central Coast. Information regarding the many types of available accommodation together with key contact details will be provided with your offer letter. Stage 7 Arriving in Newcastle or at the Central Coast (Ourimbah) When you arrive in Sydney, you will need to transfer (either by air, rail or bus) to Newcastle or Ourimbah, depending on where you will be studying. Information on how to transfer from Sydney to Newcastle or Ourimbah will be provided with your offer letter. Once you have arrived, you should go to the International Student Support team on the Callaghan campus or the International Student Support Officer on the Ourimbah campus as soon as you can. Staff will be able to assist you with opening a bank account, advice on the Orientation Program and where you should go for your enrolment session. All international students are expected to participate in the University’s Orientation Program which occurs one week before classes begin. An Orientation Program for newly arrived international students has been specifically designed and includes information on enrolment, campus facilities and associations, public transport, shopping and recreational activities, a guide to either Newcastle or Ourimbah and the Central Coast (whichever is applicable) and social functions.

APPLY ONLINE TODAY You can apply online using UniOffer and receive a conditional offer straight away. Visit www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply and follow the online instructions.

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POSTGRADUATE APPLICATION GUIDE 1. Course selection Before completing the enclosed postgraduate application form you should visit the University website at: www.newcastle.edu.au/ whatcan-i-study/ and decide on your program of study. When deciding on your program of study and commencement semester consider whether you may need to undertake English language tuition. You can note your preferences for start dates and semesters in section 2 of the application form. 2. Admission requirements Assessment for admission to the University is based on your academic qualifications and English proficiency. For postgraduate study you usually require an undergraduate degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline. However, for some business and IT courses relevant work experience and an academic qualification will also be considered. 3. English proficiency A list of qualifications that meet the University’s English proficiency requirements can be found below, however, a more comprehensive list can be found on the University website at: www.newcastle.edu. au/policy/000104.html It is strongly recommended that you review this policy before completing your application. IELTS International English Language Testing Score (IELTS) of 6.5 or higher with no individual subtest score less than 6.0 (except Master of Pharmacy, which requires an overall band score of 7.5 with no band less than 7.0 and Graduate Diploma in Dental Therapy which requires an overall band score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.0).* TOEFL American Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or more (minimum score of 4.5 in the TWE) – paper based test. Internet-based test (I-TOEFL) requires an overall score of 93, with no subset score below 21 (except Master of Pharmacy, which requires a score of 627 or more, with a minimum score of 5.0 in the TWE – paper based test. I-TOEFL, Internet-based test requires an overall score of 106, with a minimum score of 25 in Writing).* *PLEASE NOTE: The University is reviewing the English proficiency entry requirements of selected programs for 2013 and beyond. Please refer to the University’s English Proficiency Policy (www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104. html) before completing your application. 4. Completing the application form Complete the enclosed application form, once you have decided on your program of study. Ensure that your personal details are clear. The Australian Government does require us to keep your home country address on file so make sure these details are included even if you are using an education agent. If you are applying through an agent, all correspondence will be sent via your agent. Late applications may not be considered for entry until the next available intake.

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5. Certified documents All academic transcripts and certificates of completion attached to your application should be certified as true copies of the original. If your documents are not in English we will need officially translated versions as well as certified copies in the original language. 6. Advanced standing/credit Consideration of applicants seeking advanced standing is on a case-by-case basis. In the event that advanced standing is granted, the number of units required to complete the degree requirements will be reduced and, consequently, students may need less time to complete their preferred program. If you are seeking advanced standing in your nominated program you should include with your application the course outline, subject descriptions, methods of assessment, contact hours, duration of the program and a list of text books should be from official educational institution publications or hand-outs. 7. Letter of offer r <UJVUKP[PVUHS6MMLY If you have provided all relevant certified documents, and met the University’s academic and English proficiency requirements, the University will send you a letter of offer without any conditions for the next available session. r *VUKP[PVUHS6MMLY The University may send you a conditional offer if you have not provided certified documents or evidence of English proficiency or are yet to complete your current course of study. Once you have met the requirements stipulated under “Conditions” in your offer letter, an unconditional offer will be forwarded to you. r ,UNSPZO3HUN\HNL7YVNYHTZ If you do not meet the University’s English Language requirements you will be offered an English language program at the University prior to commencement of your main program of study.


POSTGRADUATE

APPLICATION FORM THIS APPLICATION FORM IS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY

Agent/Representative’s Stamp and Address

Do not use this form for online programs – apply at www.gradschool.com.au Please print clearly and complete all sections. Closing Dates for Applications Q M Clinical Psychology – 7 October Q Trimester 2 entry – 17 March Q Semester 1 entry – 10 January

Q Q Q

Trimester 1 entry – 10 November Trimester 2 entry – 30 June Trimester 3 entry – 10 June

Late applications may not be considered for entry until the next semester/trimester Have you previously applied to the University of Newcastle? Yes

No

Student ID Number

SECTION ONE – PERSONAL DATA 1. Personal details Title (Dr, Mr, Miss, Mrs, Ms etc.) First/Given Name Other Name(s) Family Name Previous Family Name Date of Birth

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D M M

Y

Y Y

Y

Female

Male

2. Contact details Home Address Number and Street

Suburb/Town/City

State

Country

Postal/Zip

Phone Country code Area code

Mobile/Cell/Handphone Number

Country code Area code

Home Number

Phone Email Address Country of birth Country of citizenship Please Specify 3. Degree Preferences

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Degree Name

Campus

Commencing

Semester 1 / February Trimester 1 / January

Semester 2 / July Trimester 2 / May

Year

Y

Y Y Y

Trimester 3 / September

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4. Academic level Postgraduate Degree (answer Q5 & 6) Postgraduate Degree + ELICOS (answer Q5, 6)

SECTION TWO – RELATED EXPERIENCE 5. English Language (ELICOS) Number of weeks

Start Date

D D M M Y

Y Y Y

6. Language Indicate your current English language proficiency. What is your first language? Have you completed any of the following Language Tests in the last two years? IELTS

iTOEFL

TOEFL

Other

Date of Test

D D M M Y

Y Y Y

Evidence of test results must be provided with your application. 7. Education Provide specific details of all High School/Diploma/Undergraduate/Postgraduate studies undertaken. Please attach additional pages if necessary. *NB Evidence MUST be provided for all qualifications claimed. Career

Qualification

Institute

Country

(eg GCE ‘O’ / ‘A’ level, HSC)

(eg Temasek Junior College)

(eg Singapore)

Study Commenced

Completion Date

(eg Mar 1992)

(eg Dec 2000)

Expected Completion Date (eg Jan 2007)

High School Diploma/TAFE Undergraduate Graduate Postgraduate Other

8. Credit To be considered for credit or advanced standing you need to supply the program outline; subject outlines; method(s) of assessment; contact hours; duration of the program; and a full list of the text books used. All program, course and subject information should be from official educational institution publications and handouts. Do you wish to apply for credit or advanced standing?

Yes

No

* NB Credit is NOT APPLICABLE for Research Higher Degree candidates 9. Employment history (attach a more detailed statement if applicable)

Name of company

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Years of service from to

Position held and brief description of responsibilities


SECTION THREE – OTHER INFORMATION 10. Name of Agent/Recruiter Please Specify Note: If this question is left blank, then The University of Newcastle will be assigned as the recruiter. 11. Disabilities The information provided below will assist the University in monitoring and improving services to assist students with special needs. Do you have a disability or long-term medical condition which may affect your studies?

Yes

No

If Yes, please indicate the type of disability that applies: Hearing

Vision

Learning

Do you require Support Services?

Yes

Medical

Mobility

Other

No

If Yes, please indicate the type of support services you require:

12. Are you seeking financial aid? (Canadian and USA students only)

Yes

No

SECTION FOUR – CHECKLIST Important checklist to ensure a quick response to your application. Complete all sections of this application. Ensure you attach certified copies of all previous qualifications including award certificates (if applicable), and academic transcripts with grading systems’ descriptions. Qualifications and transcripts must be certified by a University of Newcastle representative or agent, a Notary Public, Commissioner for Declarations, Justice of the Peace or Academic Registrar of the institute which issued the transcript. Where qualifications have been obtained under a different name, evidence of change of name must be provided (ie Marriage Certificate) If your academic transcripts are in a language other than English, enclose certified English translations. Enclose certified copies of your English language qualification or details of English proficiency. Enclose a photocopy of the personal details page of your passport and visa if applicable. Attach certified copies of any licence or registration you hold which is relevant to your application If you are an overseas registered nurse, attach a certified true copy in English of your licence. Attach a copy of your CV/resume

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Make a copy of your application for your records.

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Declaration I declare that the information I have supplied in this application is correct and complete. I understand that the University may vary or cancel any decision it makes if the information I have supplied is found to be incorrect or incomplete. I recognise that it is my responsibility to provide all documentary evidence requested in this application. I authorise the University to obtain further information where deemed necessary. I agree to comply with the rules governing admission and enrolment of the University. I understand that I am responsible for the prompt payment of any fees related to the program to which I am applying for admission. I understand that the University may be required to release the information supplied to Commonwealth and State agencies, pursuant to obligations under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2007 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students and I hereby authorise the release of information contained in the Application Form to such agencies. I understand that the University is required by law to inform the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations of changes to my enrolment and any breach of a student visa condition relating to satisfactory academic performance. I agree to comply with the rules, policies and by-laws of the University of Newcastle.

Signature

Date

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LANGUAGE CENTRE APPLICATION FORM This form is for ELICOS programs only. If you wish to receive an offer combining ELICOS and a postgraduate program please use the Application Form on page 87. Have you previously applied to the University of Newcastle? Yes

No

If Yes, what was your Student ID number?

1. Personal details Title (Dr, Mr, Miss, Mrs, Ms etc.) First/Given Name Other Name(s) Family Name Previous Family Name Date of Birth

D

D M M Y

Y

Y Y

Female

Male

Home Address Number and Street

Suburb/Town/City

State

Country

Postal/Zip

Phone Country code

Area code

Mobile/Cell/Handphone Number

Country code

Area code

Home Number

Phone Email Address

Address in Australia (if known) Number and Street

Suburb/Town/City

State

Country

Postal/Zip

Phone Country code

Area code

Mobile/Cell/Handphone Number

Country code

Area code

Home Number

Phone Country of Citizenship

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Country of Birth Passport Number

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2. General Information Usual Occupation What is your current level of English?

Elementary

Intermediate

Have you taken an IELTS, TOEFL, CAMBRIDGE or other English test? Do you have any medical problems?

Type of Visa (Please tick a box):

No

Yes

Student Visa

Upper Intermediate

No

Yes

Advanced

(If Yes, please supply a copy of your results)

If Yes, please give details’

Working Visa

Holiday Visa

Other

If Student Visa, what health cover do you require? Single

Family

Not required

When do you wish to begin your English course?

D

D M M Y Y

Y Y

How many weeks do you wish to study English?

3. Accommodation Services Do you require information regarding airport reception service?

No

Yes

Do you require information regarding accommodation?

No

Yes

If Yes, please indicate your preference: Homestay

On-Campus (Halls of Residence Long Term Stay)

4. Application Information Is your application being made through an Agent?

No

Temporary Accommodation (Budget Hotels)

Yes

If yes, name and location of agent:

How did you learn about The University of Newcastle Language Centre? Please tick one of the following boxes: Travel Agent

Article in book/newspaper

Education Agent

Friends

Family

Education Exhibition

Website

Other

Australian Embassy

Please provide the name of the Book/Newspaper or Agent: University Privacy Policy The University of Newcastle is committed to protecting and maintaining the privacy of personal and health information collected. For more details on our management of personal information, please visit the Privacy website at the following link: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/ privacy/ Declaration I declare that the information I have supplied in this application is correct and complete. I agree to comply with the rules governing admission and enrolment of the University. I understand that I am responsible for the prompt payment of any fees related to the course to which I am applying for admission. I understand that the University may be required to release the information supplied to Commonwealth and State agencies, pursuant to obligations under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training for Overseas Students and I hereby authorise the release of information contained in the Application Form to such agencies.

Signature

Date

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I understand that the University is required by law to inform the Department of Education, Science and Training of changes to my enrolment and any breach of a student visa condition relating to satisfactory academic performance.


TUITION FEES The fees listed are in Australian dollars (AU$) and are the average price of the program per year. The tuition fee each semester may vary according to course selection. The fees do not include international and domestic travel, accommodation and meals, books, living costs or Overseas Health Cover charges. The fee deposit and, where applicable, the Overseas Student Health Cover are payable on acceptance of an offer of a place in a course or a program. Fees are then payable before the beginning of each new semester. All fees must be paid in full and on time. Non payment of tuition fees by the due date will result in the termination of a student’s enrolment.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INTENSIVE COURSES FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS (ELICOS) Full refund of tuition fees (Payable within two weeks of request or course* start date, whichever first occurs) The University will make a full refund of tuition fees in the following circumstances: a) Application for a student visa is unsuccessful; or b) The University is unable to provide the tuition for which the offer has been made; or c) An offer of a place is withdrawn by the University; or d) Applicant is unable to satisfy prescribed conditions stipulated in the Offer Conditions. In the case of either (c) or (d), the University reserves the right to retain an administration charge of AU$500 and, where applicable, any agent’s fee, if the applicant has provided incomplete or incorrect information. Partial refund of tuition fees (Payable within four weeks of receipt of notice of withdrawal) The University may make a partial refund of tuition fees in the following circumstances: a) If written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate at least 28 days prior to the commencement of a course* all fees are refundable, less an administration charge of AU$500 and, where applicable, any agent’s fee; or b) If written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate less than 28 days prior to the commencement of a course* all fees are refundable, less an administration charge of AU$750 and, where applicable, any agent’s fee; or c) If the University is unable to offer a specific element of a course* after the student arrives owing to insufficient numbers enrolled, a pro-rata refund will be made; or d) If a student passes the English for Academic Purposes course* earlier than the length of period for which the student initially enrolled, a pro-rata refund will be made. No refund of tuition fees The University will not refund tuition fees if written notification of withdrawal from a course* is received after the commencement of the course*. This includes instances where a student may, prior to completion of a course*, sit for an IELTS test, and be successful. * NOTE: For ELICOS, a course is the period for which tuition has been pre-paid.

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UNDERGRADUATE, POSTGRADUATE, STUDY ABROAD AND INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMS The University will make a refund of the tuition fees deposit for international students in the circumstances described below. After the first term of enrolment, students receive a 100% refund if they withdraw before the census date in a term and no refund if they withdraw after the census date.

Refund amount

Circumstances

Full refund of tuition fees

Q

Your application for a student visa is not successful.

Q

The University cancels the program after you have started but before you have completed it.

Q

The program does not commence on the date the University said it would.

Partial refund of tuition fees

No refund

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The program cannot be completed because the University’s registration as an education provider for overseas students is cancelled.

Q

The University withdraws an offer of a place. If you have provided incomplete or incorrect information, the University will retain an administration charge of AU$500 plus any agent’s fees, if applicable.

Q

You are not able to satisfy the conditions set out in your Offer Conditions. If you have provided incomplete or incorrect information, the University will retain an administration charge of AU$500 plus any agent’s fees, if applicable.

Q

If you notify the University of your intention to withdraw at least 28 days before the start of term, all fees are refundable except an AU$500 administration fee, plus any agent’s fees, if applicable. Notification must be in writing.

Q

If you notify the University of your intention to withdraw less than 28 days before the start of term, or within 28 days after the start of term, the University will retain AU$3,000 plus any agent’s fees, if applicable. The remainder of the fees will be refunded. Notification must be in writing.

Time frame for payment of refunds Refunds are paid within two weeks of your request, or by the program start date, whichever occurs first.

Complete an Application for Refund of Tuition Fees form. Forms can be collected from Revenue, Level 3, Student Services Centre, Callaghan campus or by telephoning +61 2 4921 8876 or by email: revenue@newcastle.edu.au Any refunds will be sent to you in your home country and in the local currency, unless you are transferring to another institution in Australia. If you are transferring to another institution, any refund may be paid directly to that institution.

Within four weeks of your request.

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Complete an Application for Refund of Tuition Fees form. Forms can be collected from Revenue, Level 3, Student Services Centre, Callaghan campus or by telephoning +61 2 4921 8876 or by email: revenue@newcastle.edu.au Any refunds will be sent to you in your home country and in the local currency, unless you are transferring to another institution in Australia. If you are transferring to another institution, any refund may be paid directly to that institution.


THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE REFUND POLICY FOR FULL FEE PAYING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA Application of policy This policy applies to all candidates applying for admission with effect from June 2001; and to all international applicants offered places with effect from June 2001. Section 1: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Study Abroad and enabling programs 1.1 Full Refund of Tuition Fees (Payable within two weeks of request, or program start date, whichever first occurs). The University will make a full refund of tuition fees, in the following circumstances: (a) Application for a student visa is unsuccessful; or (b) Applicant is unable to satisfy prescribed conditions stipulated in the offer conditions. In the case of (b), the University reserves the right to retain an administration charge of A$500 and where applicable, any agent’s fee, if the applicant has provided incomplete or incorrect information. 1.2 Partial Refund of Tuition Fees (Payable within four weeks of receipt of notice of withdrawal). The University may make a partial refund of tuition fees in the following circumstances: (a) If written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate at least 28 days prior to the commencement of the term, all fees are refund able, less an administration charge of A$500 and where applicable, any agent’s fee; or (b) If written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate less than 28 days prior to the commencement of the term, or within 28 days after the commencement of the term, all fees are refundable less than an amount of A$3,000. 1.3 No fee refund If a student withdraws from a program or course after the fourth teaching week of any term, the University will not refund any of the fees paid for that program or course for that term. 1.4 Procedure for application for refund A student who wishes to apply for a Refund of tuition fees in accordance with this Refund Policy and is located at Callaghan, should do so on the form for this purpose, available from: Q

Revenue, Student Services Centre – Level 3, Callaghan Campus. A student who is not located at Callaghan should provide a written application with relevant supporting documentation, eg. embassy visa denial. No refund form is required.

Applications should be faxed to +61 2 4921 7418 or emailed to: revenue@newcastle.edu.au 1.5 Remittance of refund All refunds for which a student is eligible will be forwarded to the student in his or her home country, unless the student is transferring to another institution in Australia (subject to visa conditions), in which case any refund may be remitted to that institution. The University will provide the student with a statement detailing the calculation of the refund. 1.6 Dispute resolution procedure If you disagree with the way the University has calculated the refund, you may lodge an appeal with the Dean of Students, (Phone +61 2 4921 5806 or +61 2 4921 8853); or email: resolutionprecinct@newcastle.edu.au This internal appeal procedure does not limit your right to seek other legal remedies outside the University.

Section 2: ELICOS 2.1 Full refund of tuition fees (payable within two weeks of request or course* start date, whichever first occurs). The University will make a full refund of tuition fees in the following circumstances: (a) Application for a student visa is unsuccessful; (b) The University is unable to provide the tuition for which the offer has been made; (c) An offer of a place is withdrawn by the University; (d) Applicant is unable to satisfy prescribed conditions stipulated in the Offer Conditions. In the case of either (c) or (d), the University reserves the right to retain an administration charge of A$500 and where applicable, any agent’s fee, if the applicant has provided incomplete or incorrect information. 2.2 Partial refund of tuition fees (payable within four weeks of receipt of notice of withdrawal). The University may make a partial refund of tuition fees in the following circumstances: (a) if written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate at least 28 days prior to the commencement of a course* all fees are refundable, less an administration charge of A$500 and where applicable, any agent’s fee; or (b) if written notice of withdrawal is received from a candidate less than 28 days prior to the commencement of a course* all fees are refundable, less an administration charge of A$750 and where applicable, any agent’s fee; or (c) if the University is unable to offer a specific element of a course* after the student arrives owing to insufficient numbers enrolled, a pro-rata refund will be made; or (d) if a student passes the English for Academic Purposes course* earlier than the length of period for which the student initially enrolled, a pro-rata refund will be made.

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2.3 No fee refund The University will not refund tuition fees if written notification of withdrawal from a course* is received after the commencement of the course*. This includes instances where a student may, prior to completion of a course*, sit for an IELTS test, and be successful. *For ELICOS, a “course” is the period for which tuition has been pre-paid. 2.4 Procedure for application for refund A student who wishes to apply for a Refund of tuition fees in accordance with this Refund Policy should do so on the form for this purpose, available from Revenue, Student Services Centre – Level 3, Callaghan Campus. A student who is not located at Callaghan should provide a written application with relevant supporting documentation, eg. embassy visa denial. No refund form is required. Applications should be faxed to +61 2 4921 7418 or emailed to: revenue@newcastle.edu.au 2.5 Remittance of refund All refunds for which a student is eligible will be forwarded to the student in his or her home country, unless the student is transferring to another institution in Australia (subject to visa conditions), in which case any refund may be remitted to that institution. The University will provide the student with a statement detailing the calculation of the refund. 2.6 Dispute resolution procedure If you disagree with the way the University has calculated the refund, you may lodge an appeal with the Dean of Students, (Phone +61 2 4921 5806 or +61 2 4921 8853); email: resolutionprecinct@newcastle.edu.au This internal appeal procedure does not limit your right to seek other legal remedies outside the University. Approved Academic Senate: 25 November 2002

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KEY CONTACTS University Programs, Application Procedures and Processing International Admissions International Office Academic and Global Relations Division The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 6595 F +61 2 4960 1766 E IA@newcastle.edu.au W www.international.newcastle.edu.au The Language Centre: The Director The Language Centre The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 5376 F +61 2 4921 7068 E Language.Centre@newcastle.edu.au W www.newcastle.edu.au/centre/elfsc/lc International Student Support: International Office Academic and Global Relations Division Hunter Building The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia E International-Support@newcastle.edu.au W www.newcastle.edu.au/students/ international/student-support/

WELCOME Selecting a university program marks the start of an exciting period of your life. When you are selecting a program at an international institution, you add life-changing experiences and expanded opportunities as well.

Accommodation: Accommodation Enquiry Centre The University of Newcastle University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T: +61 2 4924 1444 F: +61 2 4924 1002 E: AccommodationEnquiry@newcastle.edu.au W: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/ accommodation/on-campus/index.html W: www.newcastle.edu.au/service/ accommodation/off-campus/index.html

The University of Newcastle, Australia has a strong reputation both locally and abroad as a truly international place to study. The University of Newcastle is hands-on and responsive in the way we teach. Many of our programs include a focus on students gaining work experience in their profession. As a result, people who study here do well – our graduates are sought after by employers and enjoy above average starting salaries and employment rates. We provide a great environment for study – you will learn in a student-focused learning environment with a mix of academic, sporting, cultural and social opportunities.

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Homestay: Homestay Coordinator Accommodation Hub The University of Newcastle University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T: +61 2 4924 1447 or +61 249241454 E: Homestay@Newcastle.edu.au W: www.newcastle.edu.au/students/ international/student-support/arrival/ homestay.html

ASK A QUESTION, OR CREATE YOUR OWN E-BROCHURE You can ask a question about studying at the University of Newcastle by visiting www.newcastle.internationalstudent.info/ or create your own customised e-brochure online at http://mybrochure.international. newcastle.edu.au/mybrochure/

FIND OUT MORE Our website is a great way to find out more about going to university, and there are many tools to help you choose the career that’s right for you. Our program pages preview a selection of our degree programs – giving you details on career opportunities, our hands-on approach to study, facilities and what our students say. www.international.newcastle.edu.au Scan the QR code with your mobile device to visit our website

SEARCH FOR A DEGREE PROGRAM Learn more about study options and degree programs on offer by visiting our What Can I Study pages. If you can’t spot the degree program you’re interested in, you can use the program finder tool to research the complete range of study options available. www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/ Scan the QR code with your mobile device to visit the What Can I Study pages

APPLY ONLINE NOW! You can apply online right now using our self-assessment tool UniOffer and receive a conditional offer from the university. www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/ourprograms/how-to-apply/ Scan the QR code with your mobile device to visit the How to Apply web page

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WEBSITES Ourimbah Campus: www.newcastle.edu.au/campus/ourimbah/

Academic Program and Course Descriptions: www.newcastle.edu.au/program/ Application Form: www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply/ Official Overseas Representatives: www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/our-programs/how-to-apply/representative/ Student Exchange Opportunities: www.newcastle.edu.au/students/exchange/ Department of Immigration and Citizenship: www.immi.gov.au/students/index.htm Newcastle City: www.visitnsw.com/area/Newcastle.aspx Central Coast Region: www.visitnsw.com/area/Central_Coast.aspx


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INTERNATIONAL POSTgraduate PROGRAMS

The University of Newcastle reserves the right to withdraw any program or course; change the content or other aspects of any program or course; limit enrolments in any program or course; and/or alter the tuition fees for any program or course described in this publication.

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International Office Academic and Global Relations Division The University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia T +61 2 4921 6595 F +61 2 4960 1766 E international@newcastle.edu.au W www.international.newcastle.edu.au

For International Students

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PROGRAMS www.newcastle.edu.au


International Postgraduate Coursework 2012