The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 year part-time up to 3 years maximum.

Program code: 40163

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

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; and work on designing prototypes and solutions to real-world problems.

The program is collaborative and holistic, and through the project-based STEM learning it will also address the five core cross-functional work related skills required for the future workforce. As a student, you will engage with contemporary real-world STEM expertise and practice and will discover a variety of STEM skills, contexts and industries. School educators will acquire practical knowledge and skills to take to the classroom, as part of developing the STEM disciplines individually and holistically.

Why study with us?

  • 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).
  • Unique program offering – this is the only online postgraduate Integrated STEM program which has been specifically designed for both industry and education in the Australian Higher Education landscape.
  • 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.
  • Upskill for broader employment opportunities – this program will arm you with a T-shaped skillset, a quality that is increasingly sought after by employers in both industry and education.
  • Expand your STEM knowledge and industry engagement – this program promotes collaboration across the four STEM disciplines to create 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.

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