|University of Newcastle Quick Snap|
|Location:||Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
(Two hours north of Sydney)
|Main Campus:||Callaghan, Newcastle|
|City Population:||150,000 (550,000 Greater Newcastle region)
|Semester 1 Starts:||February|
|Semester 2 Starts:||July|
Business and Law
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Engineering and Built Environment
Health and Medicine
Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle is a leader in university education, with a reputation for high-quality teaching and learning and exciting, contemporary academic programs.
Demonstrating the university's commitment to relevant teaching is their approach to problem-based learning, first pioneered by UON some 25 years ago, which underpins Newcastle's degree programs in medicine, engineering, architecture, nursing, social work and law.
The university's NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025 focuses on delivering accessible, high-quality programs through innovative models. With an emphasis on good teaching and an outstanding student experience, Newcastle will continue to produce globally competitive graduates and maintain its place among the best in Australia for teaching and learning.
Canadians love that the University is located in a city that is designed around Australia’s beautiful ocean coastline. The campus scenery is fantastic with bushland, forests and duck ponds right on the doorsteps of the University’s classrooms. The city of Newcastle also offers a regional setting with many activities and a lower cost of living than other major cities in Australia.
The University of Newcastle offers students an engaged approach to learning through programs that integrate study with practical experience, paid employment and research.
With practical work placement an assessable part of more than 90 per cent of programs offered across all five faculties, UON's career-ready graduates have some of the highest starting salaries in Australia. Seventy five per cent of the university's bachelor graduates secure a full-time job within four months of finishing their studies.
Newcastle’s harbour waterfront is a popular recreation and leisure area for locals and visitors. The Queen’s Wharf restaurants and the foreshore parkland, together with the 50 hectare Honeysuckle waterfront development, provide a five-kilometre stretch of waterfront attractions.
Newcastle boasts some of Australia’s best beaches and waterways for swimming, surfing, sailing and other water sports. Nearby Lake Macquarie is the largest coastal salt water lake in Australia, which is four times the size of Sydney Harbour and a short drive from the city.
With a regional population of about 550,000, Newcastle supports a thriving business and commercial sector as well as an excellent network of health care and educational facilities. The region is famous for its coal, which is a multi-billion-dollar industry. Combined with a low cost of living and a favourable climate, Newcastle represents a relaxed and welcoming lifestyle. Students enjoy average temperatures in summer of between 20 to 28 degrees Celsius and 7 to 18 degrees Celsius in winter.
Newcastle offers international students a coastal landscape, surf beaches, a working harbour, historic sites, the arts and a vibrant nightlife. The Civic Cultural Precinct is where you’ll find the Newcastle Regional Museum, Art Gallery, Civic Theatre, Civic Playhouse and the University’s music and business schools.
The city of Newcastle is about a three-hour train ride north of Sydney. Students can navigate from the campus to the city centre by train or bus, which takes approximately 15 (train) to 40 minutes (bus).