Callaghan

Face-to-face Postgraduate Study.

Studying at the Callaghan Campus

The University of Newcastle Callaghan 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.

The Callaghan campus has state of the art libraries and award winning Student Hubs. Hi-tech information commons give students a great place to meet, socialise and access a range of services. These include wireless and laptop facilities, PCs and Macs, scanners, printing and copy facilities, and laptop borrowing. There’s a fantastic sporting facility – The Forum – that offers loads of services including a gym and Olympic standard indoor pool. The university works hard to enhance student life, organising fun social and cultural events, regular lunchtime concerts and markets. 

Callaghan is just 12 kilometers from Newcastle, one of the few places in the world where a central business district has both beach and harbour waterfronts. Of course, the University of Newcastle is a large part of Newcastle’s appeal and a major draw card for interstate and international visitors. With a regional population of around 500,000, Newcastle supports a thriving business and commercial sector and has an excellent network of health care and educational facilities. This combined with low cost of living and the favourable climate means that Newcastle presents a relaxed and welcoming lifestyle.  

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.”

Postgraduate Programs

Postgraduate study at the University of Newcastle gives you the flexibility to design a program that suits your lifestyle. The list below includes postgraduate programs which are currently open for admission to new students and are available as face-to-face programs at the Newcastle Callaghan Campus. 

Architecture

Master of Architecture

At UON, we not only teach the art, technology, philosophy and business of architecture, we challenge our students to think laterally and explore their potential as agents for change. UON architects don’t just design and shape the physical spaces of our cities and buildings; they use architecture to stimulate the places where we live and work, find social justice, engage the community and improve our world.

Once a heavy industry hub, Newcastle is shifting into a creative innovation centre, offering a unique space for resourceful, transformative architectural practice. Through live projects in our city and beyond, you’ll develop design principles that emphasise social, economic and environmental sustainability. You’ll invest time in developing a deep understanding of each site you work on. You will be become a consultative problem solver, remaining engaged with our challenging future, learning how to develop human and purposeful architecture.

Why study with us?

  • Be mentored by five AIA gold-medal winning professors in practice who will teach you to push the boundaries
  • Join a supportive student community and inhabit your own space in our 24-hour access studios
  • Our practical training philosophy ensures our graduates are work-ready - 85% of our architecture students were employed within four months of graduating.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

The average course and programs costs listed on this page are the tuition costs for full fee paying students. Students with a graduate Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) pay a contribution towards the cost of their postgraduate education. The Australian Government pays the balance of the tuition costs.

Details of student contributions for CSP places are provided by the University of Newcastle Students Financials and Scholarships unit.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Creative Industries

Master of Creative Industries

Do you want to work in the dynamic creative industries sector?  Do you need to redefine and extend your skill base to prepare you for a range of existing and emerging career possibilities? The Master of Creative Industries can put you on track to achieving these goals.

This innovative new program is a mix of practical, creative and entrepreneurial courses. These courses have been designed to reflect the combination of skills that are in-demand, and which industry and communities require in order to drive social and cultural innovation.

Using first-rate facilities and an Innovation Lab, you will collaborate in an interdisciplinary learning environment to transform your ideas and passions into a commercial product – and you will also learn how to get your product into the market.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Digital Media and IT

Master of Information Technology (MIT)

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:

  • IT (Design, Cloud Computing, Games Design Project Management and Business Intelligence);
  • Communications (Digital Video, eCultures, Narrative and Interactive Design) and
  • Business (Marketing, Globalisation, Entrepeneurship and Innovation, the Digital Economy and Business Analysis).

The Master of Information Technology at Newcastle also provides opportunities for students to study research methods and develop advanced research and analytical skills that are essential to organisations adopting new technologies or processes.

With the flexibility to select courses which appeal to your area of speciality, the program can be completed in one and a half years full time. Of course for those who prefer part-time and on-line learning options are also available. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Information Technology at a time that suits you.

Applications close: Monday, 8th May 2017

Program starts: Monday, 22nd May 2017

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Disaster Management

Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction

In early 2015 the United Nations oversaw the creation of the game-changing "Sendai Framework" in Japan – a global strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for 2015-2030. The result is a challenge to organisations throughout civil Society the world over to alter how they address issues of Hazard and vulnerability, and deal with risk!

In parallel with these events the University of Newcastle and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) worked together in order to develop the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction, in order to provide graduates with the knowledge to manage the DRR process across all sectors of society. Students of the program engage fundamental disaster risk concepts, and receive training in the use of the most globally adopted DRR tools and protocols, some of these through direct engagement with UNITAR resources.

Graduates will be capable of conducting disaster risk evaluations, and guiding the subsequent development of disaster risk mitigation and management strategies for the organisation in which they work.

Our advanced online learning system, together with that of UNITAR provides you with the flexibility and support to study any time, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction at a time that suits you, and will receive certification of your success from both the University of Newcastle and UNITAR.

Explore this page and find out if the graduate certificate in disaster risk reduction is for you – discover what you will study on the career opportunities it can provide.

Applications close: Monday, 8th May 2017

Program starts: Monday, 22nd May 2017

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Education

Master of Educational Studies

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

Whichever path you choose, this comprehensive program offers you the opportunity to broaden your career opportunities in the education profession.

Choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as at one of our many locations including our Callaghan campus or study 100% online.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies

Are you a practising teacher or educator looking to expand your in expansive educational contexts to obtain or update your expertise?

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle is a postgraduate qualification focused on combining both theory and practice to help you apply your knowledge in modern educational environments.

Throughout this program you will develop an advanced understanding of the broader issues which affect the learning environment, including the differences between educating boys and girls, the pedagogy of learning and how to teach students whose first language isn’t English.

You will be able to hone your skills in specialist subject areas including mathematics, literacy and engineering. There is also the opportunity to undertake coursework in educational research, requiring you to complete a minor thesis.

Whichever path you choose, this postgraduate program offers you the opportunity to broaden your career opportunities in the education profession.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Leadership and Management in Education

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.

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education fits into your life and can be completed entirely online. The program will develop your skills and knowledge at an advanced level to expand your career opportunities as a leader and manager in education. 

Choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as either face-to-face at the Newcastle Callaghan Campus or completly online.

Explore this page to find out how the Master of Leadership and Management in Education can enhance your career, what you will study and how to apply.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Teaching (Primary)

Searching for a rewarding career utilising your communication and leadership skills to help shape the future of our children? Being a primary teacher is one of the most rewarding careers you can have.

Using your existing degree as a foundation, the Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Newcastle is a two year program, producing outstanding graduates ready to enter a rewarding career as a primary teacher.

Throughout the program you will study the six key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Physical Development, Health and Physical Education, Creative Arts, and Human Society and its Environment. Other areas of study include educational psychology and sociology, using and undertaking research in your classroom, Aboriginal Education and how to teach children with Special Needs.

To effectively prepare you for the job you will undertake 60 days’ formal professional experience in schools, as well as have many opportunities for ongoing contact with our partner schools. At the completion of your Master of Teaching (Primary) you will be prepared to begin your career teaching students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Our unique approach incorporates an emphasis on Quality Teaching, the NSW model of pedagogy developed and refined by researchers at the University of Newcastle.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

The average course and programs costs listed on this page are the tuition costs for full fee paying students. Students with a graduate Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) pay a contribution towards the cost of their postgraduate education. The Australian Government pays the balance of the tuition costs.

Details of student contributions for CSP places are provided by the University of Newcastle Students Financials and Scholarships unit.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Teaching (Primary) is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Applications close: Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Have you been gravitating toward teaching for a while, but aren’t sure about the next step?

Using your existing degree as an introduction, the Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Newcastle is a two year program, producing highly competent and fully qualified graduates ready to enter a rewarding career as a secondary teacher.

Throughout the program you will examine the key concepts and theories from educational philosophy, psychology and sociology as they relate to teaching and learning, explore language as a social practice, the principles and practice of quality teaching, the use and conduct of educational research, the integration of new technologies into learning and curriculum essentials for the discipline/s you are preparing to teach. To effectively prepare you for the job you will undertake 60 days’ formal professional experience in school settings, and have many opportunities for ongoing involvement with our partner schools.

At the completion of your Master of Teaching (Secondary) you will be prepared to begin your career teaching students from Year 7 through to 12.

Our unique approach incorporates an emphasis on Quality Teaching, the NSW model of pedagogy developed and refined by researchers at the University of Newcastle.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

The average course and programs costs listed on this page are the tuition costs for full fee paying students. Students with a graduate Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) pay a contribution towards the cost of their postgraduate education. The Australian Government pays the balance of the tuition costs.

Details of student contributions for CSP places are provided by the University of Newcastle Students Financials and Scholarships unit.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Teaching (Secondary) is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Applications close: Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Engineering

Master of Engineering Management

The bridge between technical execution and people management can be very complex as engineers make the decision to move away from the hands on technical work to the management of people and projects.

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Engineering Management provides you with a structured pathway to develop your managerial skills and strengthen your ability to teach and lead others within a technology driven organisation. Offered to a range of engineering specialists, including mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical and software, this advanced qualification will have you focus on the art of planning, organising, allocating resources, directing and controlling activities which have a technical component.

If you are at a point in your career where you want to take your engineering knowledge and skills to a new level in management, the Master of Engineering Management has been designed to help you along this path. Developing your leadership and communication skills, you will discover how to engage in the softer skills needed to effectively manage people in conjunction with engineering projects.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Professional Engineering

The UON Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) is a flexible, advanced engineering degree that allows existing engineers to develop their careers and aspiring engineers to enter the profession.

Australian Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) graduates can gain highly relevant, useful skills whilst satisfying industry’s demand for postgraduate level qualifications with just one year of study. For these students, the program is extremely flexible; not only will you deepen your technical engineering expertise and develop your engineering project management skills, you can also broaden your skill base in complimentary areas in another area of engineering, or in sciences, legal studies design or entrepreneurism. The possibilities are limitless.

International engineering graduates or those with a three-year degree in a relevant discipline, will complete a two-year MPE degree to become a professional engineer recognised by Engineers Australia and across the globe in places such as Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, the UK and the USA, through the Washington Accord.* Your study program will be tailored specifically to build on your prior studies and develop the core technical competencies you’ll need to become qualified.

* Pending accreditation of this degree by Engineers Australia.

Subject to Final University Approval.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical)

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Professional Engineering (Computer Systems)

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical)

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Professional Engineering (Mechatronics)

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Professional Engineering (Software)

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Professional Engineering (Civil)

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental)

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Family Studies

Master of BioInnovation and Design

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Health and Medical Sciences

Master of BioInnovation and Design

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Clinical Epidemiology

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Clinical Epidemiology focuses on health care research. You will learn how to conceptualise, design and carry out health care research applying epidemiologic methods, and to apply the best available research evidence to clinical practices and health care.

Throughout this program you will develop an advanced understanding and practical application of the theoretical frameworks, effectively preparing you for a career in clinical epidemiology.

As a clinical epidemiologist you will generally work for a health care service with the fundamental objective of finding ways to reduce the burden of disease, and control communicable disease epidemics. Other possible avenues are in research, as an academic or a policy advisor.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Clinical Epidemiology at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Clinical Epidemiology is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Public Health

Are you interested in preventing disease, improving the quality of life and promoting health?

If you have a bachelor degree in a public health related discipline, the Master of Public Health at the University of Newcastle can provide you with the advanced expertise to launch your career in public health.

By studying the Master of Public Health at the University of Newcastle, you will learn to monitor the health of a population, identify its health needs, and develop and implement policies that promote health, and evaluate health services. You will study topics including biostatistics, epidemiology, social and ecosystem health, health systems and policy, and health promotion.

Upon completion of the program you will be equipped to function as a health educator, health promotion officer or in a range of public health roles  in government, private or not-for-profit agencies.

Choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as your prefered learning mode including face-to-face at Newcastle (Callaghan) or study 100% online.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Public Health at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Public Health is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Humanities

Master of Applied Linguistics

The Master of Applied Linguistics 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 NSW Department of Education will recognise graduates of this award as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, where they have also completed an accredited teaching degree and have been registered as teachers with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). For recognition in other states and territories, graduates should contact the Department of Education in the relevant jurisdiction to determine the specific requirements for recognition as an ESL teacher.

Please note the Master of Applied Linguistics will be offered at UON Sydney from Semester 2, 2016.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics

Have you studied a bachelor degree in another language, education, English, psychology or speech pathology and would now like to use these skills to expand your career into the world of linguistics?

If you are truly fascinated by the English language and how it can be affected by social and cultural influences, the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle may be for you.

The program combines theoretical perspectives, experimental studies and practical applications so you can develop a well-rounded comprehension and experience base. You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to open up opportunities as a researcher or academic.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics at a time that suits you.

Please note the Graduate Certificate of Applied Linguistics will be offered at UON Sydney from Semester 2, 2016.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Master of Social Change and Development

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.

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.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Master of Social Change and Development at a time that suits you.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development

If you a looking to pursue a career in not-for-profit or government aid contributing to social change and development or you already have the desire and passion to pursue a career in the professional service of others, then the Graduate Certificate in 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 open the door to positions within funded development projects, aid organisations and government departments, whether in developing countries or in Australia.

The Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development will introduce you to key areas 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.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Law

Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

The Juris Doctor (JD) and the embedded Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Newcastle is designed to equip you with knowledge, clinical experience and qualification for admission into legal practice in Australia.

Offered at a postgraduate level, the Juris Doctor (JD) prepares you to be a career-ready graduate with the skills and extensive knowledge to become a leader in Australian and global legal practice. Graduates can gain entry into the legal profession without any further study.

When undertaking the JD, you will simultaneously complete a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP). The combined JD/GDLP means that you will develop high level academic and legal skills, while also gaining practical and real-world experience. The ability to achieve both qualifications at once differentiates the Newcastle JD from other JD programs. Embedding the GDLP within the JD program is also extremely cost-effective, as you graduate ready to practice. At the same time, the Newcastle area provides quality of life and affordable living options for students, making it an ideal location to undertake post-graduate study.

While completing your JD at the Newcastle Law School, you will also contribute to the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, working on real cases and providing an important service to the community.

In today’s competitive employment market, employers are looking for highly qualified graduates with a wide range of skills. Even if you do not want to become a lawyer, a JD degree will provide you with a multifaceted skill and knowledge base to help you in your chosen career. It will enhance your academic and professional qualifications and make you a more desirable employee.

Scholarships available for international on-campus students

Experience a personalised learning environment

You will study in a collegial, interactive learning community with highly qualified and award-winning academic staff dedicated to your success. Because of the small cohort size of Newcastle Law School’s JD Program, you will experience a friendly and supportive study environment. You will also benefit from a balanced student-teacher ratio, which creates a personalised approach to teaching-and-learning and ensures that you will get to know the academic staff at the school. You can expect:

  • Interactive seminar classes
  • Dedicated and accessible teachers
  • A collegial student community
  • An international network of students and alumni who can help you advance your career

The Juris Doctor (JD) / Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales.

Psychology

Master of Clinical Psychology

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-practitioner' model of practice.

Entry to the University of Newcastle Clinical Psychology programs is competitive and places are limited. All applications must be submitted in conjunction with a professional portfolio that is to be sent directly to the University.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

The average course and programs costs listed on this page are the tuition costs for full fee paying students. Students with a graduate Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) pay a contribution towards the cost of their postgraduate education. The Australian Government pays the balance of the tuition costs.

Details of student contributions for CSP places are provided by the University of Newcastle Students Financials and Scholarships unit.

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION IN 2016 HAVE NOW CLOSED.

Admission to the Master of Clinical Psychology is a competitive process, requiring students to complete a two stage application process.

Applicants must first submit a formal application for admission, and also provide a completed Application Portfolio directly to the University.

Review the Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria listed in the Master of Clinical Psychology program handbook.

Review the requirements of the Admission Portfolio. Prepare the necessary portfolio documentation for submission

a. Domestic Applicants: Submit an application for admission via the University Admission Centre (UAC) at http://www.uac.edu.au/postgraduate/apply/. UAC applications typically open in early September, and close in early October.

b. International Applicants: Submit an application for admission direct to the University at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply. Applications for admission must be received by the advertised closing date. 2017 application cloisng dates will be published in mid-2016.

Submit a completed Application Portfolio directly to the University.

a. Domestic Applicants - upload with your UAC application OR
    EMAIL: postgrad_admissions@newcastle.edu.au
    POST: UniAccess Admissions
                Student Services Building
                University of Newcastle
                University Drive
                Callaghan NSW 2308
b. International Applicants - upload with your online application OR
    EMAIL: IA@newcastle.edu.au

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS AND PORTFOLIOS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE APPLICATION CLOSING DATE. LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications close: Friday, 7th October 2016

Program starts: Thursday, 16th February 2017

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Graduate Diploma in Psychology

To become a registered psychologist there are two avenues you can pursue. The University of Newcastle offers Honours and as well as the Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Depending on your career objectives, the Graduate Diploma in Psychology will develop your skills to an advanced level in research, psychological assessment and counselling, as well as enhance your understanding and application of psychological areas and practices.

At the completion of your studies you will be eligible for provisional registration by the Psychology Board of Australia . You will also have met the requirements to study any accredited (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)) psychology coursework Master’s program as well as to apply for entry into the University of Newcastle’s Masters level professional training program.

Applications close: Monday, 31st October 2016

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Sustainability and The Environment

Master of Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation

Are you an environmental practitioner who is concerned about the risks (human and ecological) associated with environmental pollution and wants to be involved in providing creative solutions to minimise those risks? The University of Newcastle’s Master of Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation can be the pathway to that position you’ve been dreaming of.

Providing you with specialised training in risk assessment and environmental remediation designed for the growing needs of the remediation industry both nationally and globally, this hands on practicals and research-focused program will help prepare you for your dream job.

Using a balanced approach that includes both hands on and case studies, you’ll examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying environmental risk assessment and remediation. You’ll learn how to assess a contaminated site including following guidelines for contaminated site assessment (e.g. NEPM-ASC) and jurisdictional legislation regulating management of contaminated land; carry out desktop research for preliminary site investigation(PSI), develop conceptual site models, produce a sampling plan for a detailed site investigation using data quality objectives (DQO’s) and evaluate contaminated site data to identify contaminant fate and pathways and assess the risk presented by the contaminant(s) detected on site and determine the need for further investigation or remediation. In addition, you will learn the chemodynamics of environmental contaminants and review the latest remediation technologies. You will be given a research project in the field of environmental remediation, which will give you the opportunity to apply a systematic and scientific approach to problem solving. 

On completion, you’ll be able to provide full site assessment reports that exceed client’s expectation, provide innovative solutions to remediation and/or risk assessment problems and bring remediation projects to a successful conclusion.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact Assessment

Are you an environmental practitioner who is concerned about the risks (human and ecological) associated with environmental pollution and wants to be involved in providing creative solutions to minimise those risks? The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact Assessment can be the pathway to that position you’ve been dreaming of.

Providing you with specialised training in pollution impact assessment, this industry-focused program will help prepare you for your dream job.

Using a balanced approach that includes both hands on and case studies, you’ll examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying environmental risk assessment. You’ll learn how to assess a contaminated site including following guidelines for contaminated site assessment (e.g. NEPM-ASC) and jurisdictional legislation regulating management of contaminated land; carry out desktop research for preliminary site investigation (PSI), develop a conceptual site model (CSM), produce a sampling plan for a detailed site investigation using data quality objectives (DQO’s) and evaluate contaminated site data to identify contaminants fate and pathways and assess the risk presented by the contaminant(s) detected on site.

On completion, you’ll be able to understand the principles underpinning risk assessment and be ready to apply your new knowledge as environmental practitioner or continue developing your career.

The University of Newcastle’s advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact Assessment at a time that suits you.

Applications close: Monday, 20th February 2017

Program starts: Monday, 27th February 2017

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Can't find the program you are looking for? Browse our full list of programs which includes studying online. 

Professional Development

Our suite of Professional Development courses will significantly enhance the level of expertise within individuals and across organisations.

Upcoming Professional Development Courses

14th Feb - 16th Feb 2017 Coal Mining Geomechanics

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the mechanics of soils and rocks as they relate to the management of coal mining operations. It is aimed at technical and operations staff who are responsible for the safe conduct of coal mining operations. It will facilitate improved understanding and interpretation of common geotechnical phenomena encountered in mining, underpin more informed decisions and promote more effective dialogue between geotechnical professionals and technical staff.

25th Mar - 17th Sep 2017 Advanced Surgical Anatomy Postgraduate Training Course

The Advanced Surgical Anatomy Postgraduate Training Course is designed to provide supervised comprehensive cadaver dissection training and topographical studies in Anatomy to the standard required for the General Surgical Sciences Examination (Anatomy) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

The course will be delivered by the Discipline of Anatomy, (School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle), in collaboration with the Hunter New England Local Health District Surgical Training Network.

23rd - 28th Nov Advanced Coal & Mineral Processing

The NSW Institute for Frontier Geoscience professional development course in Advanced Coal Preparation is designed to provide an overview of advanced skills required to be a competent coal geologist operating within the work standards determined by the Australian Coal Industry. It will run over five, 10-hour days and will include a major assignment to be completed concurrently. Work on the assignment will be done “in house” for two hours each evening (Sunday-Thursday). The course is run by experts who are members of the Australian Coal Preparation Society.

TBA Fundamentals of Coal Exploration

The NSW Institute for Frontier Geoscience professional development course Fundamentals of Coal Exploration is designed to provide an overview of advanced skills required to be a competent coal geologist operating within the work standards determined by the Australian Coal Industry. It will run over five, 8-hour days and will include an assignment to be completed when, or after, the course is completed. The course outlines the fundamental principles of coal exploration and management; an explanation and assessment of current exploration techniques from traditional mapping, drilling and wireline logging procedures, to more sophisticated airborne and surface geophysics.  The course will also include a preliminary understanding of exploration management, especially related to exploration strategies. The course focuses on the ‘initial stages’ of coal mining activities related to exploiting an economic coal resource.

TBA Principles of Groundwater Monitoring

This 5-day professional course is designed to complement and update the training of mine- and exploration- coal geologists in matters related to the geohydrology of coal mining. The course will begin with the simplest concepts of the water cycle and surface-subsurface coupling; then proceed through the principles of groundwater disposition and flow to assessing their interaction with coal mining, and the potential impacts on mining. The course will present the fundamental hydrogeochemical concepts necessary for adequate baseline, mine-related monitoring; an introduction to the use of groundwater models for groundwater resource assessment, impacts, planning and dewatering; and an applicable overview of groundwater well design, and aquifer testing processes. Final sessions will highlight the evaluation of measurement data; while the fit of all these matters in a legislative context will be shown and the relevance of monitoring and considerations of optimal network design will be shown.

2nd - 6th Dec Principles of Geological Information Management

The NSW Institute for Frontier Geoscience professional development course in Principles of Geological Information Management, Geological Modelling and Coal Resource Estimation is designed to provide a framework and appropriate skill set to interpret and manage data recovered from exploration, using this data to develop geological models and coal resource estimates for public reporting and statutory purposes. The course will be run by experts in their field chosen by the Coalfields Geology Council of NSW, and will include academics, consultants, Government and Industry geologists. The Principles of Geological Information Management, Geological Modelling and Coal Resource Estimation course is designed to provide a framework and appropriate skill set to interpret and manage data recovered from exploration, using this data to develop geological models and coal resource estimates for public reporting and statutory purposes. The course will utilize VULCAN software to produce 3-D stratigraphic models. Prior knowledge of the Software is not necessary as training will be provided. This training course will be run by Darren Hope, an expert in the field and chosen by the Coalfields Geology Council of NSW.

TBA Coal Quality and Utilisation

The NSW Institute for Frontier Geoscience professional development course in Coal Quality and Utilisation is designed to introduce principles of coal formation, sampling, analysis and utilisation as a basis for coal mine quality management and marketing. The course will be run by experts in their field chosen by the Coalfields Geology Council of NSW, and will include academics, consultants, Government and Industry geologists.

TBA Australian Coal Basins

The NSW Institute for Frontier Geoscience professional development course in Australian Coal Basins is designed to outline the location and significant features of the Australian Coal Basins, to provide a geological background and context for understanding Australian coal deposits. The course will be run by experts in their field chosen by the Coalfields Geology Council of NSW, and will include academics, consultants, Government and Industry geologists.

Want to study a postgraduate course to gain in-depth knowledge and information? View our full list of single postgraduate courses options.

About the Callaghan Campus

The Callaghan campus houses world-class research centres, multiple libraries, student accommodation, a fully-equipped sports complex, complete with 50m swimming pool and a host of other services, we provide staff and students with access to state-of-the-art facilities that support their work, study and general wellbeing.

Services and Facilities

Libraries

Two of the University's largest library locations are based at Newcastle campus. Spanning four levels, Auchmuty Library contains an extensive collection of resources including the Law and Biomedicine libraries. It is located near the Shortland Union Building. The Huxley Library is located in the Hunter Building and specialises in supporting the areas of education, nursing, medical radiation science, fine art and photography.

Sporting Facilities

The Forum is the University of Newcastle's extensive and contemporary sporting complex. Its facilities include a 50m indoor heated pool, a 18m climbing wall (the second highest in Australia), a fully equipped gymnasium and two competition indoor courts for sports such as basketball and volleyball.

Internet Access

Students can take advantage of Wi-Fi access to move their study outside. Our Callaghan campus is situated in a beautiful bush land setting, which is a great backdrop for outdoor study spaces. Students taking a break from study can meet up with friends in a sunny, tree-lined environment. 

ELICOS

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) are designed to enable international students to develop their English language skills for a variety of purposes. All courses prepare students for further study at the University of Newcastle.

Newcastle is a lively port city on a breathtaking stretch of Australia's coastline. The city boasts wonderful beaches, a favourable climate, a casual lifestyle and proximity to Sydney.

Location

The Callaghan Campus, just 15 minutes from the city precinct, is well serviced by both bus and train. There is a railway station adjacent to the Callaghan Campus and it has excellent access to the freeway.

Getting there

Newcastle is an easy city to get around in by bus, train, car or bicycle.

By bus

Local buses stop outside the Design Building and the Mathematics Building on campus. Visit the 131500 Transport Infoline for timetable information.

By train

Warabrook Station on the Hunter Line is on campus. Visit the 131500 Transport Infoline for timetable information.

By car

Monday to Friday (8am to 5:30pm) parking is available with a valid permit or by paying a daily fee. At all other times, parking is free. The University's traffic and parking rules apply at all times.

Visitors can park in General Parking areas (signed as 'P'). Day permits are not valid for Disabled, Reserved or Service Bays.

Parking permits for visitors:

Machine vended day permit - coin and credit card operated ticket machines are located throughout the campus. The machines do not give change. The cost per day is $4.40.
Scratch and display day permit - these permits are available for advance purchase from the University Cashiers, in the Commonwealth Bank for $4.40. Permits must be displayed on the vehicle dashboard with the correct month, day and date scratched.

Free parking is available in Carpark 16.

Holders of an RTA Mobility Permit are eligible for free parking in Disabled, Staff and General car parking spaces. The permit must be clearly displayed on the front left-hand side of the vehicle's windscreen at all times. Please note that RTA Mobility Parking Scheme conditions apply.

By motorcycle

Motorcycle parking is free and no permit is required. Motorcycles must be parked in a designated motorcycle parking bay only.

By bicycle

Cycling is a great way to get to and around Callaghan campus. Numerous on road and off road bike paths connect the campus to Newcastle and surrounds. See the Newcastle cycle way map. Secure Bike Hubs with end of trip facilities and a range of bike racks are available across campus.

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