Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction

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Overview

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.

Throughout this program you will develop unique and specialised strategic and operational disaster management skills that can be applied in the event of a disaster. As one of the only universities to offer this disaster management degree accommodating multiple discipline backgrounds, the University of Newcastle educates graduates to be immediately valuable to multiple disaster management stakeholder groups.

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 Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction at a time that suits you.

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

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Number of Courses
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8 - 16 (Click here to determine the number of courses you will need to complete).

Program Code

12410

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CRICOS

085122J

Program Code

12410

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Is It For You?

Hazards, natural or man-made, can create disaster events that leave communities in distress. Preparing for disasters require multiple stakeholder engagement and effective management of the goals. The pressure to urgently address complex and difficult disaster management decisions can result in reactive policies that may increase long-term risks and vulnerability of affected populations. Regardless of cause or blame, rebuilding the communities and infrastructure promptly and strategically with appropriately devised short-term and long term planning is paramount. Disaster preparedness and reconstruction involves primarily disaster risk reduction and building a resilient system, from a technical, economic, socio cultural and policy perspectives.

Therefore, the management of situations resulting from disasters requires diverse knowledge, skills and approaches but it will essentially draw on fundamental theories and practices form multiple disciplines. In the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will learn the theory and practice of disaster management, from both disaster preparedness and post disaster reconstruction perspectives.

This program, created by experienced professionals, will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to engage in the appropriate disaster management practices accommodating short and long term considerations aimed at building a resilient system. You will engage in practice and form the policies based on informed situational/critical analysis.

If you would gain satisfaction from playing a key role in protecting and rebuilding communities from and after traumatic disasters, then the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction could be for you.

What Will You Study

The Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction is distinctive in its purpose and content. The key focus of your learning will be disaster preparedness (i.e disaster risk mitigation) and post disaster redevelopment. You will explore and understand the conceptual approaches and operational processes in the context of building disaster resilience. Advancing on the fundamental principles of disaster management, the program will develop necessary skills and knowledge for you to engage in diverse disaster situations.

The course is comprised of six core courses and one elective (direct entry into the Masters):

  • Post-disaster Project Management
  • Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development
  • Professional Practice for Disaster Management
  • Economics of and for Disaster Management
  • Social and Policy Considerations for Disaster Management and
  • Disaster Management Research Project (on a topic of your choice to support your career goals).

You need to choose one electives from an comprehensive list of directed courses that focus on construction project management, business management, environmental management and social change and capacity building.
Throughout the program you will learn to critically analyse and apply relevant theories and practices to multiple disaster management scenarios.  Managing disaster requires a certain level of sensitivity that is unique to the circumstances. The sense of social responsibility and ethical decision-making is critical in disaster management.

Career Opportunities

The current trend in disaster events and created a significant domestic and international interest in the disaster management trained professionals. This program specifically address the niche and relatively new market encompassing professionals in government, for profit and not for profit sectors, who engage in or planning to engage in disaster management without a formal qualification in disaster management.

With a Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will have unique and specialised disaster management skills to be applied in the disaster management process. As one of the only universities to offer this disaster management degree accommodating multiple discipline backgrounds, the University of Newcastle educates graduates to be immediately valuable to multiple disaster management stakeholder groups including:

  • State, federal and local government
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs); and
  • private contracting organisations.

As a newly developed program, the University of Newcastle will be seeking endorsement by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors in 2016. With this accreditation graduates will have an industry recognised qualification, supporting the relevance of the program’s content.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

The University of Newcastle recognises the value of informal learning gained through professional experience. Admission to the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination or education and/or work experience.

The table below outlines the required number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

 

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience Units required to complete Masters (10 units = 1 course)
Masters, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor (Hons) (in a related field of study) Zero 80
Masters, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor (Hons) (in a non-related field of study) Five 80
3 Year Bachelor (in a related field of study) Five 80
Masters, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Bachelor (Hons) (in a non-related field of study) Zero 120
3 Year Bachelor (in a related field of study) Zero 120
3 Year Bachelor (in a non-related field of study Five 120
3 Year Bachelor (in a non-related field of study Zero 160

 

Applicants who have previously completed a Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction with the University of Newcastle should provide evidence of previous qualifications and relevant professional experience.

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID. You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 12410
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
CRICOS Code 085122J
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Face to Face + Online

Description

Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction requires planning, organising, and management resources to bring about the successful administration of a situation, post disaster. In recent years, there has been an increase in natural and human created disasters that have adversely impacted people and the Built Environment. The management of situations resulting from disasters requires a diversity of knowledge, skills and attitudes but it will ultimately draw on the field of project management for its practices.

Effective Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction will help:

  • Address a situation from a natural or human created disaster;
  • Maximize the use of resources (time, people, money, space etc)
  • Bring the situation to a successful resolution meeting the needs of the impacted peoples;
  • Monitor and document what was done providing reflection for future reference; and
  • Build confidence in a project team and the impacted community. This program has been assembled by experienced practitioners who have worked in disaster situations.

Admission Requirements

AQF Level 8 ‘Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications:

  • Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, and Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction with 5 years’ experience.

AQF Level 7 ‘Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience, Bachelor Degree with NO experience

AQF Level 8 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications:

  • Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with 5 years’ experience
  • Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with NO experience

AQF Level 7 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience
  • Bachelor Degree with NO experience

‘Cognate’for the purposes of admission are considered to be in the following areas:

  • Social services/Humanitarian
  • Medial/Nursing
  • Land Economics / Real Estate / Property / Valuation
  • Architecture / Building / Construction Management
  • Surveying / Quantity Surveying
  • Engineering in Civil / Structural / Mechanical / Electrical/Computer
  • Natural Environment
  • Town Planning / Urban Planning
  • Commerce / Economics / Finance
  • Business / Marketing / Technology Management/Government Administration
  • Emergency management services (fire, ambulance, security, civil-military etc.)
  • Law

AQF ‘Non-Cognate’ areas are those that fall outside the above list.

Relevant work experience will be assessed from the information provided below:

  • Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes of the program. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes.
  • Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s): Offer of employment letter;
  • Certificate of experience/employment
  • Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience
  • Interview (where necessary)

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Transition Arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the “Additional Information” section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.

Requirements and Structure

The entry requirement into the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction is possible through multiple pathways. However, the requirements and structure of total units needed to be eligible for the award, will differ, based on an individual’s entry qualification and level of experience. This may be a minimum of 80 units to a maximum of 160 units.AQF Level 8 ‘Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications:

  • Honours Bachelor Degree - Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.
  • Honours Award - Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.
  • Graduate Diploma -  Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.
  • Graduate Certificate - Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.
  • Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction with 5 years’ experience - Total 80 units: 60 core + 20 directed courses.

AQF Level 7 ‘Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience - Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.
  • Bachelor Degree with NO experience - Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.

AQF Level 8 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications:

  • Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with 5 years’ experience - Total 80 units: 70 core + 10 directed courses.
  • Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with NO experience - Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.

AQF Level 7 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience - Total 120 units: 70 core + 50 directed courses.
  • Bachelor Degree with NO experience - Total 160 units: 70 core + 90 directed courses.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
ARBE6121 Disaster Management Research Project Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
20 units
ARBE6603 Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6604 Professional Practice in Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6605 Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6606 Economics of and for Disaster Recovery Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6602 Post-disaster Project Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 90 units from these courses. NOTE: Students choose a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 90 units dependent upon admission to the program. (Please see Program Convenor, if unsure).

Code Name Availability Units
ABOR6004 Community Development Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6312 Sustainable Development Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6331 Property and Facilities Management Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6351 Property Investment and Evaluation Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6403 Project Communication Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6404 Project Procurement, Cost, Quality and Risk Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6406 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6607 Government Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction Trimester 3 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6608 Private Sector Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction Trimester 3 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6525 Sustainability and Ecosystem Health Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6545 Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6560 Contemporary Issues in Water Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6007 Managing Human Resources in International Organisations Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6190 Human Resource and Organisational Development Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6484 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
INFO6090 Business Intelligence for the Enterprise Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy Trimester 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6240 Project Design and Evaluation Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in Human Service Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Why study with us?

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. Newcastle offers a unique approach of online technologies and industry involvement. Please note: This program is offered both online and on campus.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue. Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner. NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

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