University of Newcastle

Introduction

The University of Newcastle is a progressive, dynamic institution recognised for research achievement, teaching innovation and access to higher education for disadvantaged groups. Our reputation as a higher education institution of distinction is built on the achievements of many members of the University's community.

Recent highlights include:

  • A strongly positive report from the Australian Universities Quality Agency that recognised the University as a vibrant and well-managed institution with enthusiastic students and staff
  • Growing demand to study at the University with a record enrolment in 2008 of 30,340 students
  • Recognition for our academic staff with seven Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, three Quality Teaching Awards from the State of New South Wales, eight externally funded research fellowships and the appointment of an additional Laureate Professor
  • Continued research funding success with almost $25 million in new project funding from the Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Expanded work-based learning opportunities for our students, including sending 40 Bachelor of Communication students for work experience at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Paralympics
  • National success for our Chamber Choir as winners of Channel 7's Battle of the Choirs
  • Greater collaboration and engagement with our communities through a wide range of public lectures, conferences and community-based projects particularly relating to Indigenous and environmental issues
  • Establishment of the University Committee on Environmental Sustainability and confirmation of the University as a leader in the Australian higher education sector in sustainable development

Through the commitment of our staff, students, local communities and industry partners, the University is well positioned for further growth and success.

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Programs

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Master

Master of Achitecture

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2017 Australia Newcastle + 1 more

The Master of Architecture is delivered using a mixture of problem based learning, design studio tutoring and lectures. Design Studio courses use an innovative problem based approach to learning wherein a range of concerns (technical, ecological, historical, theoretical and managerial)... [+]

Is the Master of Achitecture for you?

 

The problem based learning and inclusive approach to studio teaching is one of the strengths of the program at Newcastle. The projects in the first year of the program focus on large-scale urban design, mixed-use and the detailed design of high-rise buildings. These design projects emphasise creative, social, cultural and ecological issues relating to urbanism and the built environment. The final year of the program provides you with the opportunity to develop their own elective project over the course of the year, applying in-depth research and resolution to a singular 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 you 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 including Ric LePlastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Peter Davidson.... [-]


Master of Advanced Information Technology

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Newcastle

the Master of Advanced Information Technology degree will advance your development and expand your skills and knowledge in the IT areas. Postgraduate coursework in Information Technology is undertaken in an integrated program comprising... [+]

Master of Advanced Information Technology

 

This program is only available to students who have already commenced their studies. New students should refer to the new postgraduate Information Technology programs for further information.

Postgraduate coursework in Information Technology is undertaken in an integrated program comprising Graduate Certificate, Master of Information Technology and Master of Advanced Information Technology. The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology is designed to provide graduates with the opportunity to develop and expand their skills and knowledge in the most technically advanced IT areas. The program provides graduates with training and experience (according to personal development needs) by developing expertise in the fast moving areas of: e-Business, Information Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Multimedia, Computer Engineering and Telecommunications. Graduates of this program will also be able to identify and analyse simple problems and perform in a professional and ethical manner.... [-]


Master of Applied Finance

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Newcastle

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. [+]

Your future

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.

 

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.... [-]


Master of Applied Linguistics

Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Newcastle

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... [+]

Master of Applied Linguistics

 

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.... [-]


Master of Business

Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Sydney Newcastle + 1 more

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. [+]

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 manager in not-for-profit sector

 

What you will study

The Master of Business program provides you with a range of analytic, strategic, management and leadership skills and knowledge which will prepare you for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors.... [-]


Master of Clinical Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Newcastle

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 'scientist-professional' model of practice. [+]

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 'scientist-professional' model of practice.

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 NSW Psychologists Registration Board as an approved fifth and sixth year of study.

 

 

Why study with us

 

We believe your life should be enhanced by your learning, not hampered by it. That's why we've produced a program that's flexible, allowing you to balance work, family and lifestyle commitments. With the program running across three evenings per week, it's possible to both study and earn a living. In fact, many of our students are employed as part-time psychologists, with two days a week dedicated to clinical placements. You control your learning. If you're looking for rapid completion, then the full-time on campus nature of the program is the perfect option. Alternatively our part-time on campus option caters for those with heavier commitments.... [-]


Master of Educational Studies

Campus or Online Full time Part time January 2017 Australia Newcastle

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... [+]

Master of Educational Studies

 

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 a research strand consisting of a minor thesis with research methodology courses.

The Master of Educational Studies is available in the following areas of interest:

Generic Aboriginal Education Chemistry (Specialisation not available in 2010) Computer Education Early Childhood Education (Specialisation not available in 2010) Educating Boys Engineering Education (Specialisation not available in 2010) Gifted Education (Available to continuing students only) Mathematics Pedagogy Physics (Specialisation not available in 2010) Research Strand Science (Specialisation not available in 2010) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Vocational Education and Training (VET) (Specialisation not available in 2010) ... [-]

Master of Engineering Management

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Newcastle

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 specialisation at the same time. [+]

Your Future

The role of an engineer has developed over the years, moving from a "nuts and bolts" approach, to a position that requires various managerial skills. As a key component of the job, you will manage people, projects, technology and 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 specialisation 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.

 

 

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Master of Engineering Science

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Engineering Science Degree is a postgraduate coursework program suitable for science and engineering graduates. Students have the opportunity to create the kind of Masters program that best meets their requirements through the choice of the specialisations. [+]

The Master of Engineering Science Degree is a postgraduate coursework program suitable for science and engineering graduates. Students have the opportunity to create the kind of Masters program that best meets their requirements through the choice of the specialisations. These specialisations fall into three categories, 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. Students who have completed a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science or a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Commercialisation (and meet the MEngSc entry requirements) are required to complete another specialisation to be awarded the Master of Engineering Science. Please note: Students are unable to combine Mineral Processing with the Energy specialisation.... [-]


Master of Human Resources Management

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The purpose of this program is to educate human resource management (HRM) and employment relations (ER) professionals. You will learn to make well-informed decisions about motivating and managing people, allowing them to make a significant strategic contribution to their organisations. [+]

Your future

Graduates can start their careers or improve their current positions in specialist human resource management (HRM) or employment relations (ER) roles. The program provides the necessary professional knowledge, as well as specific skills training in areas such as negotiation, advocacy, organisational design, research and analysis, training and evaluation, and communication. The Master of HRM prepares graduates for positions in HRM, strategic planning, organisational development, industrial relations, communications, remuneration, learning, program evaluation, and policy development.

 

Our program is highly regarded. We have an active and distinguished Industry Advisory Committee providing advice on new and existing courses and facilitating our strong professional links to industry and community. Many of our Australian graduates are in senior HRM/ER roles in leading Newcastle and NSW organisations, and many of our international students have returned to impressive careers in their home countries.... [-]


Master of Information Technology

Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Information Technology is designed to provide you, with the opportunity to develop and expand your skills and knowledge in the most technically advanced IT areas. [+]

Your future

The Master of IT program will provide you with training and experience tailored to your personal development needs, allowing you to develop specialist expertise in the fast moving areas of IT. You’ll leave able to identify and analyse complex problems, manage IT projects and perform in a professional and ethical manner. Collaborating with a diverse range of fellow students, there are endless opportunities for global career networking.

 

As a graduate of this program, you will be highly capable of working as a:

Software engineer Network engineer Web designer Systems analyst Programmer Database analyst Project manager System manager ... [-]

Master of International Business

Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters January 2017 Australia Newcastle + 1 more

the Master of International Business program is designed to meet the needs of students who want work-ready skills in a business that operates internationally. Our program caters for students currently employed in businesses that have a global perspective, as well as students whose career ambition... [+]

Master of International Business

 

This program is designed to meet the needs of students who want work-ready skills in a business that operates internationally. Our program caters for students currently employed in businesses that have a global perspective, as well as students whose career ambition is to work in international, multinational and global business enterprises. Managers in national firms require international business expertise, and this program is also designed for you.

The main strength of this program is our ability to provide you with a global mindset to apply to business management and practice. As the international business environment changes constantly, the study of international business is a dynamic and evolving field. Our ethos of research-led teaching across all courses ensures students are life-long learners who will seek further insights to increase their understanding of the challenges presented by the global economy.... [-]


Master of Leadership and Management in Education

Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Newcastle

Almost all graduates from the Master of Leadership and Management in Education were able to advance their careers and secure promotional positions. The Master of Leadership and Management in Education at the University of Newcastle is a cutting edge. [+]

Almost all graduates from the Master of Leadership and Management in Education were able to advance their careers and secure promotional positions. Most teachers have ended up as head-teachers, assistant and deputy principals and principals. One graduate has become the CEO of an educational system. In Australia, career advancement opportunities exist in the public, Catholic and private sector schools. Similar opportunities exist in overseas countries.

 

 

What will you study?

 The Master of Leadership and Management in Education at the University of Newcastle is a cutting edge, practically oriented, highly relevant master's degree program for education and training of leaders and managers. The program has attracted students from all Australian states and territories, and 34 countries. You will have the option to study anywhere in the world.... [-]


Master of Marketing

Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Marketing program is comprehensive, contemporary and practical. It will develop your professional expertise in the processes and application of modern marketing. [+]

The Master of Marketing program is comprehensive, contemporary and practical. It will develop your professional expertise in the processes and application of modern marketing. The program will provide you with depth of knowledge in the field and simultaneously build your skills in analysing situations, and developing and managing marketing strategy. These outcomes will facilitate you in meeting employment challenges with confidence and conviction.

 

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.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting combines an introduction to business with an emphasis on accounting principles. As a graduate, you will not only understand accounting systems and processes. [+]

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

 

 

What will I study?

The program will encompass studies in:

financial and management accounting business finance taxation business law corporation law economics business decision making accounting information systems auditing.

 

Is professional accounting for you?

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. If you are wishing to retrain, to take advantage of the traditionally strong demand for professionals in accounting and finance industries, then this program is for you.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Sydney

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. [+]

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.

 

 

Career Opportunities

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


Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business is designed for students with a degree in a field other than Accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting and business concepts and procedures. [+]

The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business is designed for students with a degree in a field other than Accounting who wish to obtain a sound introduction to accounting and business concepts and procedures. The program encompasses study in finance, general management, taxation law and auditing, marketing, human resources management, International business, E-business and entrepreneurship.

 

 

Career Opportunities

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


Master of Social Change and Development

Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Social Change and Development can lead to you working with overseas aid organisations, local government in Australia or a developing country, the Ministry of Finance in a developing country, sustainable food security projects, or community development. Be equipped to make a difference in the world. [+]

The Master of Social Change and Development can lead to you working with overseas aid organisations, local government in Australia or a developing country, the Ministry of Finance in a developing country, sustainable food security projects, or community development. Be equipped to make a difference in the world.

 

 

What will I study

The University of Newcastle now has an established reputation, both nationally and internationally, as a provider of this high-quality postgraduate coursework program. The program has been in operation for eight years, with a continuously increasing number of participating students from Australia and the world.

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Master of Special Education

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 semesters January 2017 Australia Newcastle + 1 more

The Master of Special Education is intended for teachers and others with relevant experiences who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in special education. [+]

Master of Special Education

 

The Master of Special Education is intended for teachers and others with relevant experiences who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in special education. If you would like to acquire or update your expertise in a dynamic field of study and practice, then this program is for you.

The approach used in the program blends theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to best teaching practices.

 

 

What you will study

 

You are required to successfully complete 80 units of approved study to obtain the degree. The structure of the Master of Special Education provides three specialisation pathways. You may graduate with a Master of Special Education with one of the following specialisations:... [-]


Master of Teaching (Primary)

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Teaching program prepares you for the classroom, and includes two periods of hands-on teaching practice in schools. According to the NSW Department of Education, demand for teachers is particularly strong in the secondary teaching areas of mathematics, science, technology, English, special education, legal studies, business studies and commerce. [+]

Teachers are in demand

Now is a great time for you to get into teaching. Teachers are in demand both nationally and internationally, and this demand is only expected to increase as the current teaching workforce reaches retirement age.

 

According to the NSW Department of Education, demand for teachers is particularly strong in the secondary teaching areas of mathematics, science, technology, English, special education, legal studies, business studies and commerce.

 

However, teachers of all secondary subjects as well as primary teachers can find work, often fulltime, and certainly as casual and temporary teachers throughout NSW. Similar opportunities for graduates exist across State and Territory systems of education as well as in Catholic and Independent schools.... [-]


Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) program aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. Now is a great time for you to get into teaching. Teachers are in demand both nationally and internationally. [+]

Teachers are in demand

Now is a great time for you to get into teaching. Teachers are in demand both nationally and internationally, and this demand is only expected to increase as the current teaching workforce reaches retirement age.

 

According to the NSW Department of Education, demand for teachers is particularly strong in the secondary teaching areas of mathematics, science, technology, English, special education, legal studies, business studies and commerce.

 

However, teachers of all secondary subjects as well as primary teachers can find work, often fulltime, and certainly as casual and temporary teachers throughout NSW. Similar opportunities for graduates exist across State and Territory systems of education as well as in Catholic and Independent schools.... [-]


Contact

University of Newcastle

Address University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia
Website http://www.newcastle.edu.au/
Phone +61 2 4921 5000