The University of Newcastle, Australia

Manage your program

You have access to a huge range of study options at the University of Newcastle – hundreds of programs and thousands of courses available, at all levels from pathway programs through to research degrees.

It’s exciting to have such a broad range of choices, but it might mean that deciding what to study can be a little daunting.

Whether you’d like to check you are meeting the requirements of your program or are considering changing your program, there’s information and support you can access to make confident decisions about your future. At UON, we want to make sure your uni experience is right for your lifestyle and career aspirations.

Student Progress Advice

Your Student Progress Advisor will provide support and enrolment advice throughout your studies. They are here to assist you make the most out of the University’s free support with success planning and help you stay on track in your degree. If you'd like to speak with your Student Progress Advisor, you can book an appointment online.

Program Handbook

The Program Handbook details the rules and structure of the program, including information on the number and type of courses that you need to complete, the maximum amount of time allowed to complete the program and additional information that you may need.

For information about your program including core courses, majors, minors or specialisations please access the Program Handbook for your degree.

Program Plan

Following your Program Plan is the key to success as it outlines the courses you need to study to complete your program. It maps out your program requirements and course sequencing.

Program Advice

Your Academic Program Advisor provides advice on credit, cross-institutional study within your program and international student ESOS compliance obligations. The team can provide advice on the assessment of credit or cross institutional study and help international students understand their compliance responsibilities while studying at the University.

Program Convenors

Your Program Convenor is the academic who has overall responsibility for the management and quality of your UON program.

Change your program

If you have received advice and decided that you’d like to study in another area, you will need to apply for a new program.

Change your campus

It is possible for students to change the campus of study during their time at UON. The process varies by program and type of student.

Taking a break from study

In most cases, taking a break from study means applying for a Leave of Absence (LOA). A Student Adviser can help you to decide if an LOA is the right option for you.

Study multiple programs

Studying multiple programs at once is a great way to maximise your time at UON – you become an expert in two fields and increase your career opportunities.

Non-award study

If you have professional requirements, are looking to further your understanding of a specific area, or just interested in learning more, you can apply for non-award study. Visit the enrolment section for more info.

Completing your program

When you have successfully completed all the requirements of your program, you will be eligible to graduate. A Program Advisor will review this, confirm that you have qualified, and an email will be sent with graduation details. Check myHub for all your personal and academic details, most of which are recorded on the unofficial transcript.