Find out what courses are recommended for Newstep

Newstep

Recommended courses

The Newstep courses recommended for study are based on the assumed knowledge students are expected to have prior to commencing particular degree programs and courses. However, students should note that there are no prerequisites for entry into undergraduate degree programs at the University of Newcastle.

Note:

CAL = Available at Callaghan Campus
OUR = Available at Ourimbah Campus
PM = Available at Port Macquarie Campus
DIST = Available through Distance Education

Faculty of Business and Law

Faculty Programs Recommended Newstep courses
Bachelor of Business (CAL/OUR)
Bachelor of Commerce (CAL/OUR)
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (CAL/OUR)
EPMATH126 and EPMATH127 Mathematical Studies and EPMANC320 Business Organisation and Management
Combined Law degree programs (CAL):
Admission is competitive. A year of study in a single degree program may be required prior to gaining a place in Combined Law.

Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice/Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
EPHUMA155 Introduction to Legal Studies

Refer to Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice
Refer to Bachelor of Arts
Refer to Bachelor of Business
Refer to Bachelor of Commerce
Refer to Bachelor of Communication
Refer to Bachelor of Science
Refer to Bachelor of Social Science

Faculty of Education and Arts

Students should undertake courses which will provide preliminary knowledge in the curriculum areas of the degree program.

Faculty ProgramsRecommended Newstep courses
Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice(CAL)
Bachelor of Arts (CAL/OUR)
Bachelor of Theology (CAL)
Diploma in Languages (CAL)
At least 20 units of Humanities courses
Bachelor of Fine Art (CAL)Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) (CAL)Portfolio and interview required. Contact Faculty of Education and Arts to make an appointment.
Bachelor of Social Science (CAL/OUR)
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) (CAL)
EPMATH126 and EPMATH127 Mathematical Studies
Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) (CAL)EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science and EPMATH126 and EPMATH127 Mathematical Studies, and either EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences
or EPBIOL259 Introduction to Life Sciences.  EPHUMA148 Introduction to Linguistics.
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (Honours) (CAL/OUR/PM)
Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours)(CAL/OUR)
Any EPMATH course and any EPHUMA course
Bachelor of Teaching (Humanities)(Honours) (CAL/OUR)   
Bachelor of Teaching (Mathematics) (Honours)(CAL)EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced
Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education)(Honours) (CAL)EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science and EPBIOL259 Introduction to the Life Sciences or EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences
Bachelor of Teaching (Science)(Honours) (CAL)EPSCIE120 Studies in Science and 20 units of Mathematics courses or EPGEOS301 Earth Science or EPBIOL340 Environmental Studies or EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences or EPPHYS308 Physics (EPPHYS308 to be taken only if you are also studying EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced)
Bachelor of Teaching (Technology)(Honours) (CAL)EPMATH126/127 Mathematical Studies and courses from Information Technology, Science or Design (depending on major).
Bachelor of Music (CAL)
Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts (CAL)
Audition required - contact Faculty of Education and Arts to make an appointment.

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Faculty ProgramsRecommended Newstep courses
Bachelor of Computer Science (CAL)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (all specialisations except Chemical and Environmental Engineering) (CAL)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying) (CAL)Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program) (CAL)
Strongly recommend EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced and EPPHYS308 Physics
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical) (CAL)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental) (CAL)
Strongly recommend EPMATH124 and
EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced and EPSCIE120 Studies in Science and
EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) (CAL)20 units of Mathematics,
EPINFO150 Information Technology
20 units of Design courses and/or
EPPHYS308 Physics (only if you are studying EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced)
Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours)(CAL/DIST)20 units of Mathematics

Faculty of Health and Medicine

Students intending to apply for admission to Faculty of Health and Medicine programs should enrol in health and/or scientific-related courses such as EPSCIE120 Studies in Science, EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences, EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced or EPMATH126 and EPMATH127 Mathematical Studies. This will provide you and the University with a good indication of your ability to undertake tertiary study in a scientific/health environment and, at the same time, assist in your preparedness to commence this study should your application be successful.

Faculty ProgramsRecommended Newstep courses
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (CAL)EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science and 20 units of Mathematics and either
EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences or EPPHYS308 Physics (only if you are studying EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced)

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) (CAL)

Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy (OUR)

EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science and EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) (CAL)

Bachelor of Podiatry (OUR)

EPSCIE120 Studies in Science and EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences

Bachelor of Midwifery (CAL/PM)

Bachelor of Nursing (CAL/OUR/PM)

EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science and EPHLTH370 Science for Nursing and Midwifery
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) (CAL)EPSCIE120 Studies in Science and either EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences or EPPHYS308 Physics (only if you are studying EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (CAL)EPMATH124/125 Mathematics Advanced, EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science and EPCHEM314 Chemistry and Life Sciences
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) (Nuclear Medicine) (Radiation Therapy)(CAL)Strongly recommend EPMATH124 and
EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced, EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science and EPPHYS308 Physics

Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Faculty ProgramsRecommended Newstep courses
Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Computer Science (CAL)
Bachelor of Mathematics (CAL)
EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced
Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Science (CAL)EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced, EPSCIE120 Studies in Science and either EPPHYS308 Physics,
EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences, EPGEOS301 Earth Science or EPBIOL340 Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Biotechnology (CAL)EPSCIE120 Studies in Science, 20 units of Mathematics and EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences OR EPBIOL340 Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (CAL/OUR)
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (CAL/OUR)
Bachelor of Science (CAL/OUR)
EPSCIE120 Studies in Science, 20 units of Mathematics plus either
EPPHYS308 Physics (only if you are studying EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced)
or EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences, EPGEOS301 Earth Science
or EPBIOL340 Environmental Studies
Bachelor of Communication (CAL)EPHUMA120 Media and Communications
Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (CAL)
Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (CAL)
20 units of Design courses
Bachelor of Development Studies (CAL)EPBIOL340 Environmental Studies or EPHUMA310 Social Enquiry
Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition (OUR)EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science, EPMATH126 and EPMATH127 Mathematical Studies, and EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences
Bachelor of Information Technology (CAL/OUR)EPINFO150 Information Technology and 20 units of Mathematics
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (CAL/OUR)20 units of Mathematics, EPSCIE130 Studies in Health Science and EPBIOL259 Introduction to Life Sciences
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business (CAL/OUR)EPINFO150 Information Technology and 20 units of Mathematics and EPMANC320 Business Organisation and Management
Bachelor of Science with a major in Photonics (CAL)EPSCIE120 Studies in Science, EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced, and
EPPHYS308 Physics
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (OUR)EPSCIE120 Studies in Science, 20 units of Mathematics plus either EPPHYS308 Physics (only if you are studying EPMATH124 and EPMATH125 Mathematics Advanced) or EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences