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University of Newcastle

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe. Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs are internationally recognised and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. 

Top reasons to study here

  • UON stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions.
  • We provide opportunities for people with ability, regardless of their background and experiences. We lead in providing education for indigenous Australians.
  • We deliver the highest quality in everything we do and benchmark ourselves against the world's best.

Distance Learning Courses

Humanities (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

The University of Newcastle began as a college of the University of New South Wales. It opened in late 1951 and accepted its first students in 1952.

It was located at Tighes Hill—on the same site as the TAFE NSW Hunter Institute, then known as a Technical College. 

Education

The University of Newcastle is a research-intensive University focused on improving the quality of life in our regions and around the globe. Our academics, students and staff pursue innovative solutions to the world’s great challenges.The University is ranked 214 of the world's universities.

Research

The University of Newcastle is uniquely placed to collaborate with the defence industry, driving breakthroughs that will make positive contributions to both global security and modern life. Not only do we have a breadth of research and teaching expertise, our location is ideal for pursuing close collaborations with the Hunter region's thriving and diverse Defence sector.

Career

From gaining part time work while you study, clarifying your longer term goals, or connecting with industry, Newcastle has a service or resource to fit your current needs and help you achieve your career goals.

Services

Student services

The Office of Student Advocacy provides free and confidential assistance in navigating the rules and regulations of the University. Student Advocates provide an understanding ear regarding your issues, as well as information and advice about policies and procedures.

Housing services

With diverse accommodation options available for undergraduates, postgraduates and students with special needs all within walking distance to classes or just 20 minutes to our City campus from Callaghan by free shuttle bus, Student Living is convenient, fun and the perfect choice! Each residence offers a variety of living options to suit our student community. Whether you're looking for a private or shared room, private or shared facilities, if you want to cook for yourself or you want someone else to cook for you - we've got it all here!

Student Life

Campus life

The campus is a wonderful mix of award winning, architecturally designed buildings and world-class infrastructure scattered over 140 hectares of natural bushland. We have a reputation for having one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia and we work hard to protect it.

Sports facilities

We have a range of state of the art sport and recreation facilities available depending on your campus. We also have numerous sporting clubs.

  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Ovals
  • Squash courts
  • Multipurpose sports courts
  • Rock climbing

Accreditation

  • The University of Newcastle’s Business School (NBS) has received international acclaim for its programs through accreditation with the international accrediting body Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • The Newcastle Business School Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management major) and Master of Human Resource Management programs are accredited with the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI).
  • The Newcastle Business School Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major) and Master of Professional Accounting programs are accredited with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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