Learning spaces

Students have access to excellent physical and virtual learning spaces, with significant investment in upgrades to our campuses to ensure world-class facilities are available.

  • Callaghan campus: A wonderful mix of award winning, architecturally designed buildings and world-class infrastructure scattered over 140 hectares of natural bush land.
  • Ourimbah campus: We are particularly proud of our unique, state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces for our degrees in Exercise and Sport Science, and Food Science and Human Nutrition.
  • Online learning: Studying online means that you will do the same coursework as on-campus students, but you'll study where you want, and have greater flexibility with your time.
  • Laboratories: Our state-of-the-art lab facilities meet the needs of our students, staff and researchers – now and well into the future.
  • Fieldwork: Fieldwork is an integral part our degree structures, providing practical experience that takes advantage of the superb landscapes, rivers and catchments of Australia.
  • Work and Research Integrated Learning: Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Research Integrated Learning (RIL) are built into all the Faculty's degrees. Professional experience provides you with the opportunity to develop employability skills, including communication, teamwork, leadership, negotiation and problem solving.

We provide students with real world opportunities that allow the development of practical workplace awareness, skills and experience, including experiential learning – or co-operative education – opportunities, which enable students to engage with local, national and international communities to solve real-world problems.

$1 million food facilities unveiled at Ourimbah

Learning space in the Mathematics building

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.