The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery



1 year part-time up to 3 years maximum.

UON program code: 40163

Study Integrated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Would you like to equip yourself with specialised STEM expertise and thinking and prepare yourself for the future workforce?

A Graduate Certificate in Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) provides the essential professional and educational skills and knowledge needed to understand and apply STEM expertise across the many varied environments. The program is collaborative and holistic and will allow you to explore a variety of STEM skills across different contexts and industries.

Connecting with and developing skills in emerging technologies and related fields is invaluable for the rapidly advancing STEM environment. As part of the program, you’ll explore concepts such as information technology, coding, nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics, artificial intelligence and computer-aided manufacture.

You’ll break down siloed approaches to the development and learning for STEM industries to develop creative thinkers and workplaces.

You’ll also explore STEM-oriented investigations and problem-solving to understand how to effectively create and communicate solutions via concept models or prototypes.

Why study with us?

  • Keep up with a fast-paced industry - 75% of the fastest growing occupations require Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills
  • Learn from some of the best in the field – our STEM experts are specialists and practitioners across the science, mathematics, engineering and information technology fields. These experts will challenge you and help you build on your skills, so you can take on more specialised and higher-level roles in the STEM industry.
  • Expand your career opportunities – apply the practical skills and knowledge that you gain during your studies to specialise to your current workplace, or up-skill to progress in your career path.
  • Work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams - our STEM program promotes collaboration across the four STEM disciplines to create solutions to real-world problems.
  • NESA Accredited - For teachers looking to acquire authentic practical STEM expertise to support teaching, student learning, self-development and self-advancement, The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Integrated STEM can count towards your Professional Development requirements (under both Proficient and Highly Accomplished criteria).

What you will study

    A Graduate Certificate in Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Newcastle will provide you with opportunities to:

    • engage with systems design and improvement tools
    • explore technologies that impact on current and future STEM workforces
    • learn about innovation and entrepreneurship
    • develop problem-solving, analytic and communication skills
    • work on designing prototypes and solutions to real-world problems

    If you’re already working in a related industry or particular STEM discipline, this program will expand your practical skills and give you interdisciplinary knowledge of the latest developments in the industry.

    You’ll focus on the following areas:

    • Systems Thinking for an Integrated Workforce (the Science of Systems and Integrated Management)
    • STEM in the Digital Age – Emerging Technologies (Technology)
    • STEM by Design – Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Engineering for concept prototype design)
    • Evidence-based STEM Investigations (Statistics and Mathematics)

Career opportunities

An Australian Industry Group report identified Australian employees tend to be experts in their field unable to see left or right of their work. As business leaders begin to consider proactive adaptation to the new talent landscape, they need to manage skills disruption. Over 70% of Australian employers identify STEM employees as being among the most innovative.

STEM Graduates work across the economy in a wide variety of industries, with 55% working as professionals and 18% working as managers. Overall, 25% of STEM graduates work in the professional, scientific and technical services, while another 10% work in education and training.

Educators in Science, Digital Technologies, Mathematics, or a more general role, must increasingly be preparing the future workforce by engaging with project-based learning STEM activities, providing effective education and inspiring student to pursue STEM careers.

Be at the forefront of STEM, an emerging field where industry and educators are recognising the importance of specialised knowledge. The Graduate Certificate in Integrated Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Newcastle is suited to professionals looking to expand their career options who are working in positions such as:

  • Engineers
  • Future workforce HR manager
  • Systems developer
  • ICT and software systems operator and technician
  • Database and systems administrator
  • Analyst
  • Primary and Secondary School Educators
  • Educational Leader
  • STEM Educator
  • Future workforce manager / facilitator
  • STEM Manager
  • Business Leader / Manager