About us


Most of the critical issues that face our society today require science, maths and information technology to help solve these key concerns.

Climate change, population increase, economic uncertainty and technological growth are just some of the areas challenging our current and future generations.

The Faculty of Science and Information Technology supports crucial research in these areas and aims to produce highly informed individuals that can make a positive difference to the world.

Within our Faculty we offer a broad range of study across 12 degrees and have 11 science majors to choose from.

Our Faculty is made up of four schools that push for excellence in all areas and have contributed to the University being ranked in the top 3% of the world:

Our commitment to teaching and research is reflected in the outstanding achievements of our staff and students. Most of our academic staff are active in research so our students are taught by experts and informed by the latest developments.

Both our Newcastle (Callaghan) and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campuses are fully equipped with purpose-built facilities to provide students with a practical environment to develop their skills.

Work experience is also built into most of our courses giving students the opportunity to apply these skills in the workplace and establish lasting connections to industry.

Due to the Faculty's strengths, our graduates are able to confidently enter the workforce and have gone on to work for highly regarded organisations such as CSIRO, the Breast Cancer Institute, SBS Television. They have also been involved with blockbuster films such as Happy Feet.

Welcome to the Faculty of Science and Information Technology and we look forward to working with you to reach your goals.

Professor Eileen McLaughlin
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Interim)
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
University of Newcastle