I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Newcastle
UAC code489792 - Newcastle
LocationNewcastle
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.4 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
FeesFind information about indicative course and program fees.
English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 105364K
Program Code40278
Selection Rank
N/A
This was the minimum selection rank for recent school leaver offers this year. It may change next year.
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.

Program handbook

Description

Data is everywhere and is exponentially growing in its creation. Data Scientists create and use various tools and frameworks in order to analyse for patterns in data, then communicate their findings to others. Computer science is fundamental to many everyday technologies like mobile phones, learning systems, online shopping, navigation systems, social media, computer games and programmable appliances. The Bachelor of Data Science/Bachelor of Computer Science produces innovative and resourceful computer scientists who are experts at data wrangling and visualisation, programming, data security, and complex problem solving.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Expertise: You will be a data scientist who can draw on a body of knowledge that spans data science, data analytics, data architecture, data engineering, and data wrangling, to apply yourself across a range of professions, projects, and problems.
  • Awareness: You will be to apply your learning and skills to create new understandings of the world and real world issues that lay at the intersection of many traditional and emerging disciplines.
  • Tenacity: You will be a problem solver and an innovator who can identify, draw upon and manage resources to take a project from concept to completion.
  • Perception: You will be a critical thinker who has keen insight and a broad perspective of the world to find solutions to complex problems.
  • Responsiveness: You will be a person who has the flexibility to work in many different environments, to harness collective knowledge within local and global professional networks, to communicate effectively, to work with people and have an appreciation of others.
  • Integrity: You will be a professional who can apply your skills and knowledge of data science to the highest ethical standards responsibly and honestly.
  • Knowledge of basic science and computer science fundamentals.
  • In-depth technical competence in the discipline of computer science.
  • An ability to carry out problem analysis, requirements capture, problem formulation and integrated software development for the solution of a problem.
  • Capacity to continue developing relevant knowledge, skills and expertise in computer science throughout their careers.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with other computer scientists, software engineers, other professional disciplines, managers and the community generally.
  • An ability to undertake and coordinate large computer science projects and to identify problems and their formulation and solution.
  • An ability to function effectively as an individual, as a team member in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams and as a leader/manager with the capacity to assist and encourage those under their direction.
  • Understanding of the social, cultural, global and business opportunities of the professional computer scientist as well as understanding of the need for and principles of sustainability and adaptability.
  • Understanding of and commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Understanding of entrepreneurship, the need for and process of innovation, as well as the need and capacity for lifelong learning.

Details

Information correct as at27 Oct 2021 6:00 pm
Program code40278
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.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

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

Find out more about Selection Ranks

Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD35,930 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code105364K

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for international students can be found 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.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.


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.


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 students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

The Bachelor of Data Science/Bachelor of Computer Science requires students to pass courses totalling 320 units, as follows:

  • 260 units of Core courses
  • 10 unit Directed course
  • 10 units of Electives
  • 40 units of Major courses (this includes an additional 10 unit Elective for the Cyber Security Major only)

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

Some core courses count towards each major:-

Computer Systems and Robotics Major: MATH1120, COMP3330

Cyber Security Major: COMP3260, COMP3330, COMP3340

Software Development Major: INFT2150, COMP3260

 

 

 


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
COMP1010Computing Fundamentals
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
COMP1140Database and Information Management
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
MATH1510Discrete Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1050Web Technologies
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1110Object Oriented Programming
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (UNCIE)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1120Data Structures
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1100Data Wrangling and Visualisation
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1300Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2230Algorithms
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2240Operating Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP2270Theory of Computation
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT2150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2130Systems Analysis and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2250System and Network Security
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2260Human-Computer Interaction
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2020Predictive Analytics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2300Statistical Inference
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3260Data Security
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3330Machine Intelligence
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3340Data Mining
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3851AComputer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part A
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
COMP3851BComputer Science and Information Technology Work Integrated Learning Part B
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
ELEC3500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3800Professional Practice in IT
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units

Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2340Linearity and Continuity 1
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE2001Professional Employment Skills
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units

Computer Systems and Robotics Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC1710Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (UNCIE)
10 units
ELEC2720Introduction to Embedded Computing
  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3290Compiler Design
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC2430Circuits and Signals
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG2200Programming Languages and Paradigms
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3320Computer Graphics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3350Advanced Database
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC4720Programmable Logic Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units

Cyber Security Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses and a 10 unit elective.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFT2031Systems and Network Administration
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Online)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Online)
10 units
COMP3500Security Attacks: Analysis and Mitigation Strategies
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3600Security Standards and Practices in Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units

Software Development Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SENG2200Programming Languages and Paradigms
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
SENG3320Software Verification and Validation
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Complete 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFT2150Business Analysis
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Central Coast)
10 units
SENG2050Web Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3260Data Security
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3320Computer Graphics
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP3350Advanced Database
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2022 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3950Games Design
  • Semester 1 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT3960Games Production
  • Semester 2 - 2022 (Callaghan)
10 units

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 Data Science / Bachelor of Computer Science

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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 requirements below.

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, residents and international students. Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for international students can be found 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.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.

HSC Mathematics Advanced or equivalent

HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent

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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