I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Newcastle
UAC codeN/A - Newcastle
Duration5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022),
Program Code40299
Selection Rank
85.00
- (Median SR)
Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours), and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

Program handbook

Description

Aerospace systems engineering involves a systems approach to the design, efficient operation and modification of high-tech devices for the aeronautical and defence industries. A key challenge for the development of aerospace systems is the need to be as light-weight as possible, yet highly reliable. Aerospace systems engineers need to understand and control the response of aerospace vehicles to complex interactions between sensors, controllers, actuators and other aircraft subsystems to ensure trouble-free, safe and efficient operations. Aerospace systems engineering principles deal with the complementary design of aircraft subsystems to ensure they work in unison, without conflict and to ensure the high levels of reliability required in aerospace operations.

The aerospace companies who maintain and upgrade Australia’s new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters are based in Newcastle. This degree was designed in collaboration with industry partners to serve the unprecedented local and international demand for specialist aerospace systems engineering skills.

Mechanical engineers work to improve the design, safety and energy efficiency of the machines that support industry and society - machines such as vehicles, aircraft, mechanical prostheses, wheelchairs, lifts and industrial plant. It is perhaps the broadest of all engineering disciplines and allows students to choose from the widest possible range of specialisations.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline.
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • Professional use and management of information.
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
  • Effective team membership and team leadership.

Details

Information correct as at27 Sep 2021 5:51 am
Program code40299
Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus85.00-

This program is new for 2022, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

Find out more about Selection Ranks

Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent.
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Biology, Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Relevant University rules and policies

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants 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.


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 for more information on applying for credit.


Compulsory program requirements

Requirements for qualification of this award, include completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the College Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time, but several shorter periods, of not less than 2 weeks duration, will be accepted. Further information on industrial experience is available here.

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.

ENGG4801B - Engineering Final Year Project B


Professional recognition

Engineers Australia

This program has been accorded conditional provisional accreditation through Engineers Australia.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

400 units

Program duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

Program requirements

Students are required to complete a total of, but no more than, 400 units, comprised of the following:

  • 390 units of core courses
  • 10 units of electives

Notes

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

2) Electives include any unrestricted courses offered within the university.

3) Students who do not meet the enrolment requisite for MATH1110 must take MATH1002 Foundational Studies in Mathematics. For these students MATH1002 will count for 10 units of electives.


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.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1310Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
ELEC1710Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
ENGG1003Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
MECH1110Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
MECH1750Engineering Materials 1
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
AERO2000Aircraft Performance and Operations
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG2100Engineering Risk and Uncertainty
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2300Engineering Fluid Mechanics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2440Modelling and Control
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2110Mechanical Engineering Design 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2360Dynamics of Machines
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2430Mechanics of Solids 1
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2450Engineering Computations 2
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
AERO3000Flight Dynamics
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
AERO3400Aerospace Propulsion Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
AERO3600Embedded Control Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MCHA3400Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MCHA3500Mechatronics Design 1
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3110Mechanical Engineering Design 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH3400Materials Science and Engineering 2
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3695Heat Transfer
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3720Thermodynamics
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH3780Fluid Mechanics 2 and CFD
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
AERO4100Aircraft Systems and AvionicsNot currently offered10 units
AERO4300Airframe SystemsNot currently offered10 units
AERO4500Aerospace System DesignNot currently offered10 units
AERO4600Automatic Flight Control SystemsNot currently offered10 units
ENGG4500Engineering Complexity
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG4801AEngineering Final Year Project A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG4801BEngineering Final Year Project B
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH4410Mechanics of Solids 2 and FEA
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
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

The Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours) uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy for further detailed information.


Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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.


Additional support

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 College 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.

Applying for Bachelor of Aerospace Systems Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)

I am a prospective
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Newcastle

Let's just check you are eligible

Pick your situation from the list below for more information. Current students looking to transfer and students who have successfully completed an enabling program like Open Foundation or Newstep should see application information for current students.

If you are an international student, read the information below before completing an application.

As someone who recently completed secondary education, either at high school, TAFE or another VET provider, you will generally be considered for entry based on your Selection Rank (SR). Some degrees have additional entry requirements such as auditions or interviews and where required you will find these listed on the relevant degree page.

Try to choose what you are most interested in and then research some back up options with lower Selection Ranks (SR) to put as your later choices. A good tip is to look at degrees that may have similar first year subjects. This will help you reduce your overall study time if you want to apply to transfer to your degree of choice after the first year. We also recommend choosing one of our free pathway programs as a backup option as your fifth preference on your UAC application. Selection Ranks (SR) requirements for our degrees do change from year to year so only use the Selection Rank (SR) as a guide.

You should start planning your way into uni from Year 10 onwards. Think about:

  • Using our study areas to narrow down study options based on what you are interested in
  • Come and speak to us at events like Open Day, Schools Visit Day and campus tours
  • Check the Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies of the degrees you are interested in
  • If you are a high performer you can get a head start by completing some uni subjects while still at school
  • Sign up to our mailing list for regular updates
  • Have a look at adjustment points and other entry schemes that may give you an extra boost
  • Decide on some back up options like Open Foundation and other entry pathways if you don't get the required marks
  • See our Application FAQs .
  • Have questions? Ask a student.  We know you must have heaps of questions about university life – what’s needed to get into your degree, where to go for support, what on-campus accommodation is available and of course, where to find the best coffee. Jump on our website to chat to one of our Student Ambassadors.

Secondary results don’t have a use-by date, so even if you completed high school 20 years ago, these results may be used to apply to the University of Newcastle. You can use your ATAR or equivalent (UAI, TER etc) to apply irrespective of when you completed Year 12.

It can be complicated to calculate your Selection Rank (SR) based on high school results prior to the introduction of the ATAR in 2009. Contact us at 1300 275 866 and let us do the calculating for you.

If you don’t think you will meet the Selection Rank (SR) for admission there are other options to get in depending on your situation:

For advice on these other options please contact us by calling 1300 275 866.

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission. TAFE and private providers, as well as some universities, typically offer Certificate III, IV and Diploma Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) awards. Some also offer Advanced Diploma and Associate Degrees.

For admission purposes, and to ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, all assessable qualifications are converted to a selection rank. Selection ranks from different individual qualifications are not combined or added together to form a rank. The highest of the two numbers will be the one used to assess your eligibility for admission. Different selection ranks are assigned to VET courses with graded assessment and competency based (ungraded) assessment. The tables below provide information on how to assess your selection rank based on your AQF qualification.

TAFE Guaranteed Entry

Many of our students come to us after completing TAFE studies. You can gain guaranteed entry into many of our 2021 undergraduate programs if you have previously completed an accredited Certificate IV, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma at TAFE or another registered training organisation (RTO).


Complete Graded AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma

Grade Point Average Rank - AQF Diploma Rank - AQF Advanced Diploma
6.5+ 95 96.95
6.25-6.49 93 95.25
6.00-6.24 90 93
5.75-5.99 88 91
5.50-5.74 86 89
5.25-5.49 83 86
5.00-5.24 81 83
4.75-4.99 78 80
4.00-4.74 75 76

Complete and Incomplete Ungraded AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma

Rank - AQF Advanced Diploma Rank - AQF Diploma
76 75


Complete Graded AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV

Please note: Certificate III qualifications and below are not accepted for the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Grade Point Average Rank - AQF Certificate III Rank - AQF Certificate IV
6.5+ 78 90
6.25-6.49 78 88
6.00-6.24 77 86
5.75-5.99 76 84
5.50-5.74 75 82
5.25-5.49 73 80
5.00-5.24 71 78
4.75-4.99 69 75
4.00-4.74 67 73


Complete Ungraded AQF Certificate III and AQF Certificate IV

Rank - AQF Certificate III Rank - AQF Certificate IV
6773

Note: Incomplete VET studies must be AQF Diploma level or above and more than 0.2 of a full time student (FTE) to be considered for admission.


It is probably best to contact our Enquiry Centre on 1300 275 866 to discuss your qualifications and grades. Our team are happy to advise you on your options.

Your previous qualifications may also make you eligible for credit to your degree. This will cut down on your study time. You can apply for credit before you start. See our credit page for more information.

If you don’t think you will meet the requirements for admission there are other options to get in depending on your situation:

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average (GPA) (or Grade Average as a percentage for pathway programs like Open Foundation or Yapug) can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. To ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, all assessable qualifications are converted to a selection rank. The selection rank from this qualification is not added to your ATAR. The highest of the two numbers will be the one used to assess your eligibility for admission.

If you have completed a degree and want to move onto postgraduate study please see our Postgraduate website.


Bachelor degree studies

Min GPA (>0.5FTE*) Selection Rank
6.5+ 97.30
6 93.40
5 86.30
4 77.65
3 67.25

*Your GPA can only be calculated if you have completed at least 20 units of study. A full-time study (FTE) load is usually 80 units per year.


Completed pathway (also known as enabling or tertiary preparation) programs

Overall Grade Average Selection Rank
>97 99.55
80 84
70 77
60 70
50 65

If you are currently studying a degree at the University of Newcastle and want to transfer across to another degree, please see our Internal Transfers page for current students for more information.

If you have completed or are soon to complete an Enabling Pathways program (Open Foundation or Yapug) you can apply with us directly for free for most degrees. Please visit the Your Next Move website for more information.

If you want to transfer or complete a tertiary preparation program at another university you will need to apply through UAC. Please contact our Enquiry Centre 1300 275 866 for information and advice.

If you think you may be eligible for credit please visit our credit section.

If you’re applying on the basis of overseas secondary qualifications, there are some that are considered as equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification. Note that equivalence of qualifications alone does not guarantee entry into programs. For admission purposes, and to ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, your overseas qualification will be converted to a selection rank so you can be compared to other applicants.

For advice on your options please contact us by calling 1300 275 866 or visit AskUON.

If you haven’t completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree. Our recommended pathways are:

Pathway programs (Open Foundation and Yapug)

The University of Newcastle is the largest provider of pathway programs in Australia. If you haven’t studied for a while, or your high school results weren’t what you expected, you can start at university with one of our pathway programs. Our pathway programs offer guaranteed entry to over 40+ University of Newcastle degrees. When you complete this program your Grade Point Average as a percentage can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. The programs on offer are:

  • Open Foundation
    Completing our Open Foundation pathway program will award you a new rank to apply to uni.  Finish Open Foundation in just a single semester or take your time - up to 2 years. Flexible study supports you to learn at your own pace, including online, part-time or full-time options.
  • Yapug
    If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student you could complete our one year Yapug pathway program.
  • Diploma in Engineering
    Complete this program full-time (in one year) or part-time (up to 4 years) to get entry into one of our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degrees.
  • Undergraduate Certificates
    Complete this program full-time  (in a single semester) or part-time (two semesters) you can gain up to 40 units of credit and receive guaranteed entry into a number of related degree programs.

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Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test or STAT is an aptitude test, organised through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), that assesses a range of competencies considered important for successful tertiary study. If you are over 18 and not a current Year 12 student, results from the STAT multiple-choice test can be used for entry into some (but not all) of the degrees offered at the University of Newcastle. Make sure you look into which degrees accept STAT for entry.

If your qualification is not listed and you are unsure whether you can use it to gain entry please contact us on 1300 275 866 or AskUON.


If your qualification is not listed and you are unsure whether you can use it to gain entry please contact us on 1300 275 866 or AskUON.

Non-Award Admission

If you want to do one or two subjects at the University of Newcastle but not a full degree you can apply for non-award admission. You may want to do this for preliminary work for a higher degree, professional requirements or because of an interest in the area.

Find out more and apply by visiting Non-Award Admission.


Cross-Institutional Study

If you are currently at another university and want to do one or more subjects at the University of Newcastle for credit you can apply for Cross-Institutional Study.

Find out more and apply by visiting Cross-Institutional Study.

If you have more than one of the qualifications listed above they may all count towards your application. We are always happy to provide advice and discuss your circumstances so please contact us by calling 1300 275 866 or by submitting a question using AskUON. Otherwise check out our application FAQ.

Senior secondary school qualification

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools. To check if your qualification is recognised for direct entry into the University of Newcastle, please refer to the entry requirement tables below.

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements - Asia

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements - Rest of World

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements - South Asia

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements - Europe

Post-secondary study

Further education like diplomas and university study can also be assessed for admission.

Additional requirements

Some of our programs have additional requirements like an audition, or portfolio.

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.

The Australian Government operates a student visa program that enables people who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents to undertake study in Australia. A person who wants to undertake a course of study under the student visa programme must obtain a student visa before they can commence a course of study in Australia. A successful applicant must be both a genuine temporary entrant and a genuine student.

An applicant who is a genuine temporary entrant will have circumstances that support a genuine intention to temporarily enter and remain in Australia, notwithstanding the potential for this intention to change over time to an intention to utilise lawful means to remain in Australia for an extended period of time or permanently. All Australian education providers must have strategies and arrangements in place to ensure that all students and prospective students meet the requirements with Direction 69 as a condition of admission to the institution.

When your application for admission is received, the University of Newcastle will assess this against university entrance requirements including: minimum age, English and academic entry requirements. To comply with Australian law your application will also be assessed to check that you are genuinely seeking temporary entry to Australia to study. You may be asked to provide the University of Newcastle with evidence addressing Ministerial Direction 69 as part of finalising your admission. If the University forms the opinion that you are not a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) it may refuse to assess your application, withdraw an offer of a place, or cancel your confirmation of enrolment.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection in Australia will also assess each application for a student visa (subclass 500) against the applicant’s intention to stay temporarily in Australia as a genuine student. The criteria for this assessment are outlined in Ministerial Direction 69. Applicants that don’t satisfy the criteria under Direction 69 will not be granted a student visa.

For more information, please refer to the following areas of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website:

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

All Applicants 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.

HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent.

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Biology, Physics or Chemistry preferred).

Requirements for qualification of this award, include completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the College Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time, but several shorter periods, of not less than 2 weeks duration, will be accepted. Further information on industrial experience is available here.

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.

ENGG4801B - Engineering Final Year Project B

You can look at NUprep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.

You should also think about degree add-ons like combined options or a Diploma in Languages. If you would like to learn an additional language alongside your main bachelor degree, then this program is for you. Languages offered include: Australian Sign Language (Auslan), Chinese, French, German and Japanese.

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You can select up to five preferences in your UAC application, so have a look around and select some back-up options. Put the degree you are most interested in first.

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Both students and education agents can submit applications online using our Online Direct Admissions tool. This is our preferred way of application. You can save your application after you have started, and come back to it later.

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