The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

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.

Since 2000,GradSchool has been offering graduate students around Australia and internationally, convenient access to a comprehensive range of online University of Newcastle postgraduate degree programs and courses. GradSchool is Australia's No.1 graduate school for online postgraduate coursework studies.

Our comprehensive range of online postgraduate courses – which represent every faculty in the University – offers you the freedom to study when and where you want, allowing you to achieve your personal goals and advance your professional career while juggling a busy lifestyle.

We realise your time is better spent studying than downloading and printing, so we provide you with all the essential course materials you’ll need in hardcopy form. Our course facilitators lead discussions in virtual classrooms, enabling all students to contribute whenever they are available.

The University of NewcastleRecent Highlights

-- 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


-- 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

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Master of Applied Finance

Online & Campus Combined Full time May 2018 Australia Newcastle Sydney

The Master of Applied Finance focuses on developing a deeper knowledge and skills relating to the operation of financial markets, financial risk management and corporate treasury strategies. You will gain an understanding of derivative instruments, develop analytical skills for the evaluation of investment opportunities, and acquire knowledge of key institutions within the finance industry.This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success. [+]

Pursuing a career in Finance can be a challenging yet rewarding career. A Master of Applied Finance from the University of Newcastle will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a leader in the global business environment. This program will provide graduates with superior financial knowledge opening up a range of career opportunities.

The Master of Applied Finance program offered by the University of Newcastle is suitable for professionals looking to add a finance specialisation to their qualifications or employment experience. The program of study is focused on developing high-level analytical skills that are relevant across the finance sector, and can also be used to inform decision making across other areas of business. Master of Applied Finance students are armed with the technical knowledge and practical skills required to succeed in finance.... [-]


Master of Aviation Management

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time May 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Aviation Management is a unique program that can be adapted to accommodate your specific areas of interest. This degree will give you a distinctive insight into contemporary issues in aviation by combining human factors and management skills for application to the demands of management in the aviation industry. This applied program will provide you with industry-relevant skills and knowledge that can open up further management career options within the aeronautical industry. [+]

In response to an identified need in the aviation industry the University of Newcastle has developed the Master of Aviation Management. Offered online, the program combines study of aviation human factors and management, and can be adapted to accommodate your specific areas of interest.

The program is designed to develop your knowledge, skill and ability to adapt to the changing management practices within the aviation industry. Applicants are encouraged from all areas of the industry, especially if you currently work in flight crew, cabin crew, maintenance crew, ground crew, administration, military and government authorities.

The competitive international aviation industry requires highly qualified aviation managers. The Master of Aviation Management will provide you with industry-relevant skills and knowledge that can open up further management career opportunities within the aeronautical industry, whether that be to transition between specialties or moving between commercial aviation organisations.... [-]


Master of Co-operatives Management and Organisation

Campus or Online Full time September 2018 Australia Newcastle Sydney

The Master of Co-operative Management and Organisation at the University of Newcastle has been designed to offer extended education to co-operatives professionals enhancing career opportunities in this field. [+]

The Master of Co-operative Management and Organisation at the University of Newcastle has been designed to offer extended education to co-operatives professionals enhancing career opportunities in this field.

The program will teach you fundamental management skills and knowledge from traditional disciplines as well as how such skill and knowledge can be adapted to suit co-operative, mutual, club and registered association business models. You will graduate from this program with a comprehensive understanding of the history and roles of co-operative type organisations and sector specific management issues.

Is it for you?

Are you looking for a unique and targeted business education that will expand your professional expertise and career prospects? The Master of Co-operative Management and Organisation give you a comprehensive understanding of management within the context of a co-operative business model.... [-]


Master of Digital Media

Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2018 Australia Newcastle

What sets this program apart is the opportunity to study across both the technical and design aspects of Digital Media. With the opportunity to explore, develop and learn multiple skills, the innovative teaching and unique approach means you’ll be able to critically analyse digital media design. Drawing on the creative approach that you learn, you’ll have the knowledge and flexibility to apply your study to technologies or programs used across various work environments. [+]

More and more, society is experiencing the continued advancement of technology, permeating our environments and affecting how we interact with the world. As society relies on and expects ongoing advancement, the demand for technical experts continues to grow.

The Master of Digital Media has been designed to develop the digital media skills and knowledge of professionals in almost any field, providing a stepping stone to a new career or to enhance your current one.

You will explore this field through a range of progressive subjects including digital video, computer games design, internet communications, software engineering and much more. You will learn the latest techniques and information in digital design and production. It will enhance your knowledge and encourage and embrace your creativity, whist providing you with the practical skills to translate ideas to reality.... [-]


Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction

Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2018 Australia Newcastle

The program will involve presenters who are current practitioners in the industry as well as presenters from the University. The program will provide a case based approach to the study of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction. The focus of the program is case based drawing on the expertise and experiences of current practitioners. [+]

In recent years, an increase in natural and human created disasters have adversely impacted the local communities and nations as a whole. Some disasters have international impacts requiring international intervention. Constructing a disaster resilient system involves interventions in the preparedness, emergency response and redevelopment phases of the disaster management cycle. Effective management of disasters involves numerous stakeholders including governments (local, state and federal), non-governmental organisations (not for profit and for profit) and communities (local, national and international) working together.

This program applies recognised disaster management practices, providing graduates with the unique ability to work on approaches to building disaster resilience in context specific situations. The professional application of disaster management skills and techniques for preparing and responding to post disaster situations will develop graduates who are a valuable resource for local government bodies, non-governmental organisations, and national and international organisations/business involved or seeking to be involved in disaster management.... [-]


Master of Educational Studies

Campus or Online Full time Part time July 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle is focused on combining both theory and practice to help you apply your knowledge in modern educational environments. Within this advanced program you will develop an advanced understanding of the broader issues which affect the learning environment. [+]

Are you interested or involved in learning and education with a desire to continue your professional development? Or are you looking to specialise your teaching skills in a key area such as personalised learning or information and communications technology (ICT) and digital learning?

The Master of Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle is focused on combining both theory and practice to help you apply your knowledge in modern educational environments. Within this advanced program you will develop an advanced understanding of the broader issues which affect the learning environment. Specialisations within the program include:

General specialisation Educational Research Specialisation Engineering Education Specialisation ICT and Digital Learning Specialisation International Comparative and Curriculum Studies Specialisation Mathematics Education Specialisation Pedagogy Specialisation TESOL/L2 Specialisation ... [-]

Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

Online Part time July 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. [+]

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy.

You will develop specialist knowledge regarding issues of global consequence including sustainability and ecosystem health, water management, environmental legislation and planning, environmental impact assessment, social change and development, climate change policy and conservation biology. By developing an advanced understanding of the key approaches in environmental management and decision making, you’ll expand your critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management.... [-]


Master of Family Studies

Campus or Online Full time January 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Family Studies draws on the research and practice expertise of the University’s internationally renowned Family Action Centre, Discipline of Family Studies, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine. As a Centre engaged in the provision of family programs, research and policy advocacy, the Family Action Centre is well positioned to provide theoretical and practical education that will equip graduates for leading roles in family work positions or for the application of Family Studies in other professional roles in fields where understandings of families are important. [+]

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Family Studies is a newly developed program designed for students looking to advance their career opportunities in family study fields.

The program has been designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas including family studies and cultural diversity, equipping you with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work based positions.

The Master of Family Studies can be either structured as a general program or with a specialisation in one of the following areas:

Intensive Family Practice International Family Studies Working with Men and Fathers

As a graduate, you will be qualified to effectively support families in areas such as intensive family support and counselling, working with men and fathers, disability and drug and alcohol abuse. Skilled and highly educated workers in these areas of expertise are essential. The Master of Family Studies will prepare you with these skills, ensuring you are equipped to deal with the complex issues that arise in varied cultural, social and political contexts.... [-]


Master of Human Resource Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2018 Australia Newcastle

A Master of Human Resource Management through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will challenge your approach to human resource management, enhance your ability to think and act analytically as well as master your strategic capabilities. [+]

A Master of Human Resource Management (HRM) degree from the University of Newcastle develops in graduates the knowledge and practical skills to become an effective, ethical and successful practitioner in human resource management (HRM) and/or employment relations (ER), working in business, government, consulting or community sector organisations.

The Master of Human Resource Management can be studied face-to-face at the Newcastle City Precinct, online or a combination of the two. This allows you to achieve a postgraduate qualification whilst balancing your professional and personal commitments through study designed for life.

MHRM students at Newcastle are highly diverse in life and work experience, and come from many countries. We value and draw upon this diversity to make it a genuine source of learning for you, whether you are studying in the classroom or on-line. We expect the highest standards from our students. If you would like to undertake a rigorous but practical program that builds your skills and well as your knowledge, and challenges you to do your best, this Program is for you.... [-]


Master of Information Technolgy

Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Information Technology is designed to 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. [+]

With abundant employment opportunities in the field of information technology and the growing integration of IT with other disciplines, the Master of Information Technology at the University of Newcastle offers exciting and diverse career opportunities and challenges.

This degree covers both the IT and business fields to meet the professional needs of industry.

Differential level of entry is available based on the previous experience of individual students. As well as providing foundation IT skills for entrants with limited IT experience, the program provides opportunities for experienced IT professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas including:... [-]


Master of International Business

Campus Full time May 2018 Australia Newcastle Mexico several campuses + 1 more

A Master of International Business through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will enrich your approach to international leadership, enhance your ability to think and act analytically as well as master strategic capabilities. You will be a communicator, with the skills to operate effectively in the international business community, with cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness. [+]

The context of the business environment is becoming increasingly global. To reflect this organisations are looking for people with an international perspective to their qualifications. A Master of International Business will provide graduates with superior knowledge and skills to operate in the global business environment.

The international business environment changes constantly, as such the study of international business is a dynamic and evolving field. This program will provide you with a global mindset to apply to business management and practice.

The Master of International Business is one of the few programs that recognises relevant professional experience and may result in credit being granted for up to four courses. This means you could reduce your study by up to a third!... [-]


Master of Leadership and Management in Education

Campus or Online Full time July 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education offers you the opportunity to join a community of leaders using world-class research to improve the lives and learning of all children. You will advance your skills as a leader including development and management of people, strategy and policy. [+]

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education offers you the opportunity to join a community of leaders using world-class research to improve the lives and learning of all children. You will advance your skills as a leader including development and management of people, strategy and policy.

Learning from world-class researchers and exemplary practitioners, you will develop knowledge and relevant skills in areas such as instructional leadership, educational change, strategic management and policy. An authentic learning experience, you will apply your coursework to your own work, whether that be in school or higher education leadership, TAFE leadership, or another learning organisation.... [-]


Master of Marketing

Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2018 Australia Newcastle Sydney + 1 more

A Master of Marketing through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will challenge your approach to marketing, enhance your ability to think and act analytically as well as master your strategic capabilities. [+]

Marketing is a dynamic, challenging and fast paced business function focused on the customer. Marketing professionals must be prepared to apply analytical and problem solving skills to make informed marketing decisions in order to address complex business situations. A Master of Marketing from the University of Newcastle equips graduates with marketing knowledge and skills to plan and execute marketing strategies and tactics for organisations in the not-for-profit, government and private sectors.

A Master of Marketing through the University of Newcastle is for professionals aiming to further expand their knowledge in marketing or for people looking to change career into the marketing profession. Marketing is a dynamic field with organisations of all types becoming increasingly market-oriented requiring marketing-qualified professionals , the University of Newcastle’s Master of Marketing program will keep you at the cutting edge of the industry.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

Campus Full time July 2018 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting and seeking entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The program has a focus on the understanding of the fundamentals of accounting as well finance, taxation and auditing. The skills are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry. [+]

A career in accounting provides challenging, rewarding and versatile opportunities in the current business environment. Increasingly businesses are looking for people with superior analytical skills which accounting can provide. A Master of Professional Accounting is a qualification which equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting and aid career progression to senior management level.

The Master of Professional Accounting through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting and seeking entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The program has a focus on the understanding of the fundamentals of accounting as well finance, taxation and auditing. The skills are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)

Campus Full time Part time May 2018 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) offered through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting, and seeking an entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The skills gained from this program are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry globally. [+]

A career in accounting provides challenging, rewarding and versatile opportunities in the current business environment. Increasingly businesses are looking for people with superior analytical skills which accounting can provide. A Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is a qualification which equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting as well as a specialisation in International Business or Applied Finance.

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) offered through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting, and seeking an entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The skills gained from this program are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry globally.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting / Master of Business Administration

Campus Full time Part time July 2018 Australia Sydney

A Combined Master of Professional Accounting/MBA through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will develop your theoretical understanding of key concepts in accounting and develop your understanding to solve complex financial problems as well as developing broad skills and understanding of a wide range of business functions, enhanced analytical thinking and challenging your approach to leadership. [+]

Are you passionate about accounting and want a strong foundation in business? To extend your business capabilities as well as obtain specialised accounting knowledge, the combined Master’s program in Professional Accounting and Business Administration is the program for you.

A combined Masters will set you apart in the increasingly competitive global labour market. In order to reach senior management positions, a high level of technical expertise and broad organisational understanding is required. The combined Master’s program in Professional Accounting and Business Administration aims to equip graduates with the technical expertise to work in the rigorous world of accounting as well as an extended understanding in the whole of business practice, providing the knowledge required to excel in senior management.... [-]


Master of Professional Economics

Campus or Online Full time September 2018 Australia Newcastle Sydney Singapore + 1 more

The Master of Professional Economics will equip you with the economic principles needed to be an effective and influential policy advisor in a changing global environment. [+]

The Master of Professional Economics will equip you with the economic principles needed to be an effective and influential policy advisor in a changing global environment.

The program focuses on analysing the dynamics of change globally, with particular focus on developing and emerging economies. Graduates will attain an intuitive understanding of economic theories and econometrics.

The program provides fundamental training enabling professionals to assess potential impact of policy changes, facilitating employment in both the public and private sector.

Graduates will be able to communicate economic theories and applied research to a broad range of stakeholders in a professional and practical context. Graduates will adopt both domestic and international economic perspective and will be able apply the skills and knowledge acquired to real-world scenarios. ... [-]


Master of Social Change and Development

Campus or Online Full time Part time July 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Social Change and Development covers all aspects of social change, from the macro global issues to their impact on regional and local communities. This is achieved through a balance of theoretical and practical coursework which can be delivered online or face-to-face via a blended learning approach to accommodate your needs. Once armed with these skills, you will be able to work effectively as an administrator, field officer, researcher, development planner, educator or manager. [+]

If a career in not-for-profit or government aid appeals to your sense of adventure or you already have the desire and passion to pursue a career in the professional service of others, then the Master of Social Change and Development will provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to begin that journey.

With growing demand for qualified professionals to undertake roles in community development and policy analysis, the University of Newcastle’s program will enable you to take on positions within funded development projects, aid organisations and government departments. It could also take you outside of Australia to developing countries, which are supported through government departments.... [-]


Master of Workplace Health & Safety

Online Full time Part time July 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

The program was established in 2012 following rationalisation of two highly successful and well-established Masters programs - the Master of Occupational Health and Safety and the Master of Workplace Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation. It is delivery on-line and may be undertaken from within or outside Australia. [+]

The Master of Workplace Health and Safety at the University of Newcastle has been designed to offer extended education to health and safety professionals enhancing career opportunities in the field.

Health and safety in the workplace is a legal requirement for business operation. Keeping abreast of occupational health and safety principles and practice is essential for health and safety professionals, to ensure they meet complex and changing requirements and legislation introduced by State and Federal Governments.

Knowledge of legislation, organisational requirements and the work environment are essential for occupational health and safety officers, inspectors and consultants in developing, implementing and educating employees on key health and safety initiatives in the workplace.... [-]


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