ATAR cut-off
66.75
76.28 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

UAC code

484550
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0 (R,W), 8.0 (L,S)

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12373
CRICOS code: 084163G

Program handbook

Description

As a teacher of technology subjects, you will help students to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. Students design, make, and evaluate products and systems. Students learn about innovation, a range of technological applications, and the impact of technology on society and more generally on the environment. There are two pathways to choose from :

(1) Design Technologies (DT) Teaching Specialisation: Design & Technology / Industrial Technology with a second teaching area in Food Technology OR Textiles Technology OR Engineering Technology.

(2) Computing Technology (CT) Teaching Specialisation: Computing Technology: Information Systems with a second teaching area in Software Design.

In addition to these areas, graduates of this program also will be qualified to teach the Year 7-8 Technology Mandatory syllabus.

The Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a successful career in teaching. Graduates of this program will be able to seek employment as 7-12 (Secondary) teachers in New South Wales Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors. The program aims to develop inspirational teachers who can act professionally, ethically, and effectively in their schools; insightful scholars who can engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders who can play a constructive role in public discourse on education and other aspects of Australian society.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Inspirational teachers who act professionally, knowledgeably, and effectively
  • Insightful scholars who engage in rational enquiry into the theory and practice of education
  • Innovative leaders who play a constructive role in public discourse on education

Details

Information correct as at28th Jun 2017 2:37pm
Program code12373
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus66.7576.28

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Assumed knowledgeHSC or equivalent at a level that complies with Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW entry requirements.
Recommended studiesAny two units of English and Science.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  2. School of Education
  3. School of Creative Industries
  4. School of Humanities and Social Science
  5. School of Architecture and Built Environment
  6. School of Engineering
  7. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  8. School of Health Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code084163G

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Admission information

Admission requirements

In accordance with the Rules Governing Admission and Enrolment [000966], Academic Senate is responsible for prescribing the academic requirements for admission to any program. This includes special admission. Applicants will need to meet any additional selection criteria specified for the program in the Program Handbook or in the current edition of the University Admissions Centre (UAC) guide.

There are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:

1.  NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification.

2.  The entry criteria and a range of comparable pathways to teaching degrees that satisfy the expectations of the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) are as follows:

  • Applicants who have achieved three HSC Band 5s with one of those in English* will be admitted directly into the Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) program of their choice.
  • For students lacking just one Band 5 result in English, there is an opportunity to enrol in a summer English course (10 units). Completing this course with a “Pass” will be comparable to achieving the Band 5 in English.
  • Applicants who have not achieved three HSC Band 5s with one of those in English will be admitted to an 80-unit first-year Discipline Studies pathway inside the Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) program of their choice.
  • For applicants in this category, progression to second-year is contingent upon passing an approved 80-unit discipline studies pathway.

3.  Completed or partly completed higher education studies;

4.  TAFE qualifications;

5.  Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);

6.  A University approved special admission bonus points scheme:

  • Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and
  • Regional and Rural Bonus Points Scheme
  • SpecialTertiaryAdmissionsTest(STAT)

7.  A University approved special admission scheme:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;
  • Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;
  • Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and
  • Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme.

Mid Year Admission

In some instances, mid year admissions may extend the duration of the program due to the requirement to complete a year of discipline studies within the program.  However, for many students, it will still be possible to complete within the 4 years minimum timeframe.

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 here.

Applicants seeking admission to this program whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate that they have sufficient English language proficiency by satisfying the criteria listed in the English Proficiency Policy.

The New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) (and the national AITSL accreditor) require applicants from a non-English speaking background to demonstrate adequate English proficiency. They define this as an average band score of 7.5 in IELTS with no score below 7.0 in any of the four skill areas and no score below 8.0 in speaking and listening; a level 4 score in all four skill areas in ISPLR; or a PEAT test result of Band A in each of the four skill areas. The NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards requires that the test results be no more than two years old at the time of application.


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, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory program requirements

Professional experience courses are scheduled to give students the opportunity to link theory with practice. Students start the first professional experience placement by observing the teacher and working with small groups in the classroom. This is followed by initial experiences in teaching the full class under the direct supervision of the teacher. Students build on their teaching competencies during the 90 days of placement throughout the program, by the time of graduation they have developed the classroom skills and the professional aptitudes of a competent teacher. Some placements overlap with university vacations, so students should check the professional experience dates before booking travel. See Professional Experience Unit

Post-admission requirements

  • Anaphylaxis Training

  • Working With Children Check

  • Child Protection Awareness Training

Compulsory program requirements - Review of progress

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.

EDUC2196 - Quality Teaching and Student Learning 7-12

EDUC3196 - Quality Teaching, Equity and Diversity 7-12

EDUC4196 - Quality Teaching and Professional Practice 7-12


Professional recognition

New South Wales Education Standards Authority

Graduates of an accredited initial teacher education program will be eligible for registration with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA), and can pursue careers as teachers or educators in both the NSW Department of Education and Communities, Catholic Education and Independent school systems; and in public and private sectors both nationally and internationally.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

The program requires the successful completion of a total of (but not more than) 320 units, that are normally offered as 40 units per semester for eight semesters.  

Students are required to successfully complete 180 units of Core courses.   

Students elect to complete either the Design Technologies, or Computing Technologies program structure.  

Design Technologies Program Structure

- Compulsory courses - 90 units (Ungraded Honours pathway) or 100 units (Graded Honours pathway)    

- Minor Directed courses - 40 units  

- Electives – 10 units (Ungraded Honours pathway only).  

Computing Technologies Program Structure

- Compulsory courses - 90 units (Ungraded Honours pathway) or 110 units (Graded Honours pathway)    

- Computing Directed courses – 40 units (Ungraded Honours pathway) or 30 units (Graded Honours pathway) 

- Electives – 10 units (Ungraded Honours pathway only).  

Students must complete a minimum of 40 units at each level (1000, 2000, 3000, 4000) with no more than 120 units at the 1000 level.

Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.  

Students who choose Engineering Technology as a Design Technologies Minor must have completed Band 4 or 5 HSC Mathematics or equivalent.  If students haven't done so, they are strongly advised to undertake MATH1002 as an elective before attempting any engineering course.  

The Graded Honours pathway is available only to those students who meet and maintain the eligible requirements. Students must apply and have permission from the school to complete this pathway.

 


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

This program was revised in 2016, and amendments were made for implementation in 2017 onwards.  

The following transition arrangements apply to students who commenced in the Program in 2016 or prior.  

Computing Technologies Major:

Compulsory Courses: 

• COMP1050 Internet Communication replaced with SENG1050 Web Technologies

• INFT1001 Foundations of Information Technology replaced with COMP1010 Computing Fundamentals

• INFT2040 Database Management Systems replaced with INFT1040 Database and Information Management

• INFT3920 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology replaced with EBUS3050 The Digital Economy  

Directed Courses:

• EBUS2000 Information and Communication in Business replaced with INFT1150 Foundations of Information Systems

• INFT2008 Information Systems Programming replaced with INFT2050 Mobile Apps and Cloud

• INFT2009 Systems Modelling replaced with SENG2130 Systems Analysis and Design  

Design Technologies Major:

Compulsory Courses

• ARBE1100 Communication in the Built Environment 1 replaced with ARBE1201 Visual Communication in the Built Environment

Directed Courses – Engineering Technologies Minor:

• CIVL2130 Theory of Structures replaced with MECH2110 Mechanical Engineering Design 1  

Students must complete ONE of each of the equivalent courses for their degree requirements i.e. students can count COMP1050 or SENG1050 to their program, but not both

Students are to complete the 2017 Course if not already successfully completed the equivalent course in 2016 or prior.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC1038Foundations of Secondary Education
  • Summer 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC1101Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2102Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2103Schooling, Identity and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2145Specialist Studies in Technology 1
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2151Multiliteracies
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2181Managing the Learning Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2196Quality Teaching and Student Learning 7-12
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2245Specialist Studies in Technology 2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR3500Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3026Special Education
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3196Quality Teaching, Equity and Diversity 7-12
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3245Specialist Studies in Technology 3
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4181Ethical Teaching in Classrooms
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4196Quality Teaching and Professional Practice 7-12
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
20 units
EDUC4245Specialist Studies in Technology 4
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4940Research Design and Critique
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Computing Technologies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
COMP1010Computing Fundamentals
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
COMP1140Database and Information Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT1004Introduction to Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1050Web Technologies
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2031Systems & Network Administration
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EBUS3050The Digital Economy
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
Graded Honours

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of the Graded Honours option

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC4965Education Honours II: Research Design and Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4990Honours III: Project and Thesis
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
20 units
Ungraded Honours

Complete the following course to fulfil the requirements of the Ungraded Honours option

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFT3007The Information Resource
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses for Ungraded Honours pathway. Choose 30 units from the following directed courses for Graded Honours pathway.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CMNS1000Introduction to Digital Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS1230Foundations of Media Production
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1150Foundations of Information Systems
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT1201Digital Technologies for Media and Entertainment
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT2012Application Programming
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2050Mobile Applications and the Cloud
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
SENG2130Systems Analysis and Design
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units

Design Technologies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ARBE1201Visual Communication in the Built Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE1500Introduction to Design Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE1501Project Development
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE2500Furniture, Form and Function
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE2505Sustainable Design
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE3506Design Development and Management
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE3507Project Design and Development
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Second Teaching Area

Students are required to select 40 units from either Engineering Technology, Food Technology, or Textiles Technology.

B Teach (Tech) (Hons) ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH1110Mechanical Drawing/CAD and Workshop Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2240Civil Engineering Materials
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2110Mechanical Engineering Design 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2250Materials Science and Engineering 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
B Teach (Tech) (Hons) FOOD TECHNOLOGY

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HLSC1200Nutrition 1
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
HLSC1220Food Science 1
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI1000Fundamentals in Nutrition 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI2220Food Science 2
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3036Technology Teaching Studies 5: Food Technology
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA3350The Sociology of Food
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
B Teach (Tech) (Hons) TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
AART1310Creative Practice 3D
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
AART1600Introduction to 3-Dimensional Studies
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
AART3350Soft Sculpture
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3037Technology Teaching Studies 6: Textile Technology
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Graded Honours

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of the Graded Honours option

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC4965Education Honours II: Research Design and Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4990Honours III: Project and Thesis
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
20 units
Ungraded Honours

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of the Ungraded Honours option

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
AART3500Directed Study
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE3503Form, Function and the Human Interface
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Honours

All students who complete the requirements of the program will be eligible for ungraded Honours. High performing students may be eligible to undertake the Graded Honours stream. Students admitted to the graded Honours stream are required to successfully complete 30 units of research courses. The criteria for the determination of class of Honours are detailed in the Bachelor Honours Policy [000990] located in the University Policy Library. See Program Convenor for further information regarding eligibility for Graded Honours.


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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.


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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

International applicants intending to seek accreditation to teach should seek clarification of accreditation requirements with their proposed/intended employment authority prior to undertaking the program. Responsibility for clarification of suitability of undergraduate qualifications for employment with an employing authority rests with the applicant.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online