Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Our researchThe Faculty of Science and Information Technology is a world-class centre for scientific and technology research and innovation. Through our strong discipline-based research and active inter-disciplinary engagement, both nationally and internationally, we are at the forefront of research and development in a broad range of fields.

In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results The University of Newcastle was one of three universities to achieve a rating of '5' in Biochemistry and Cognitive sciences – this is the first time any University has been awarded the top rating of '5' in Cognitive Sciences.

Across the 17 codes assessed that could be considered core for the faculty Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences and Human Geography – the faculty recorded eight "5" ratings, improving the rating in eight codes and maintaining the rating in another six codes.

The Faculty subject area of geography is ranked within the top 100 in the world, with environmental science in the top 150, information technology within the top 200, mathematics in the top 300 and chemistry the top 350*.

Our research strengths lie in the key areas of industry and infrastructure, sustainability and the environment, health and wellbeing as well as communication and information technology.

Read more about research in the Faculty of Science and Information Technology.

*2015 QS World Subject Rankings


Community Outreach

Community Outreach

The Faculty of Science and Information Technology organises a range of community outreach events and programs throughout the year. These events provide students and community members with an opportunity to connect with Faculty staff and engage with state-of-the-art science and information technology equipment.

International partnerships

International partnerships

We welcome international students to study at the Faculty of Science and Information Technology. Our academics compete on the global stage for research funds and awards. Most of our lecturers are internationally recognised researchers and some are in the top 200 of their field in the world.

Merit Pathway

Merit Pathway

Are you a high achieving science student? If so the Merit Pathway in the Bachelor of Science degree may be for you. This program is designed for passionate students looking for opportunities and challenges beyond the standard undergraduate science degree.

*The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based on surveys of 90,000 academics and graduate employers, alongside research citations and research impact.

For this fourth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, QS evaluated more than 3,000 universities and ranked more than 800 institutions in total. Sixty-eight million citations were analysed and QS verified the provision of 8,391 programs. More information about QS is available at www.topuniversities.com.