Pro Vice-Chancellor's Welcome
I am delighted to welcome you to the degree programs offered through the Singapore Pathway. These programs are offered jointly by the University of Newcastle and the PSB Academy, Singapore.
The University has had a long and rewarding association with Singapore, beginning with the Colombo Plan in the 1960’s and 1970’s. We are pleased to extend this association by offering you the opportunity to study for our Engineering Degrees in Singapore, with expert tuition delivered by academics from both the University of Newcastle and the PSB Academy, Singapore.
I am impressed by the strong cohort of students studying our programs in Singapore, and trust you will appreciate the depth and vibrancy of the programs offered. Students from these programs have performed well since the programs commenced in 2001, with many of our students gaining employment at a professional level in their chosen fields, and some going on to higher degrees in research.
You have joined one of the best engineering schools in Australia, recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of its teaching and its outstanding research. For example, in 2007 we were ranked in the top 100 world universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking system. As an Engineering graduate of the University of Newcastle, you will experience exceptional employment opportunities. The career paths available to you are many and varied and may well take you to various parts of the world.
I hope your time with the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment meets your expectations and prepares you well for your future. There is no doubt that a program leading to a degree in Engineering requires a great deal of dedication and perseverance, but the task is certainly a rewarding one.
Again, I commend you for choosing to study these innovative and highly regarded degrees in Engineering and, on behalf of all the staff, I wish you well in your studies. I am sure that your time with us will be both interesting and challenging.
Professor John Carter
Dean of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment