Why choose UON?

A degree at UON gives you excellent graduate outcomes

Excellent graduate outcomes

Work ready grads sought after by industry

No matter the degree, both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at UON provide students with practical, real-world experience that is highly sought after by all employers. Our degrees are recognised both nationally and internationally and provide a unique mix of theory, with experience in a practical setting and links with industry. Our graduates are competitive in global employment markets and some of our degrees have a 100 per cent employment rate (Bachelor of Medicine and Electrical Engineering)1. No matter what you study our graduates are sought after and earn a median starting salary that is almost five per cent higher2 than other graduates.

Dr  Demetrius Voutnis from Hunter Imaging Group

We find that UON students are better prepared for their clinical rotations. They're confident and caring and this is ultimately reflected in their high success rate in our competitive interview process.

Dr Demetrius Voutnis - CEO Hunter Imaging Group

UON graduates make up 85 per cent of Hunter Imaging Group's technical workforce, including radiographers, MRI techs and doctors.


Leading teachers and researchers

Leading teachers and researchers

You will learn from the best of the best. Our award-winning teachers and researchers are national and international leaders in their field. Our teachers also have strong links with industry and provide students with networks, opportunities and experiences like no other. Most of our teachers are also active researchers and provide students with access to cutting-edge thinking and discoveries. Our award-winning teaching professionals will help you lay the foundations for a lifetime of opportunities in your chosen field.

Professor Sally Chan

Research shouldn't be considered in isolation – it needs to be collaborative and able to influence government policy and practice at all levels view.

Professor Sally Chan - Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery

Professor Sally Chan is a global nurse academic with more than 20 years' experience, whose sustained research has been influential on nursing education, mental healthcare policy and service delivery.


Quality programs and quality facilities

Quality programs. Quality facilities.

UON equals quality in every way. We provide our students with quality programs that perform on an international scale. Strong partnerships and some of the longest professional placements in Australia enable us to focus on integrating industry with education, and on connecting students more closely to entrepreneurship and innovation. We are a recognised Centre of Excellence and we are developing sector-leading teaching spaces that are a vibrant mix of face-to-face and online and virtual learning. From Australia's only radiation therapy simulation lab, to a fully-equipped 500-seat concert hall, to a $17.3 million multi-storey medical sciences precinct, to up-to-the-minute architecture prototyping technologies, our teaching facilities are cutting edge and prepare you for the real world, whatever your degree. What is more, our $95 million NeW Space facility in Newcastle's CBD is set to take student learning to the next level from 2017.

Jessica, Bachelor of Teaching/Arts student

Placement gave me the opportunity to put into practice the theory I'd been studying in class.

Jessica - Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts

As part of her studies, Jessica undertook 100 days of professional placement in schools in Australia and the US. She is also a Department of Education and Communities Scholar, which guarantees her a permanent, full-time teaching job after she graduates.


Study here, work anywhere

Study here. Work anywhere.

Get a degree from UON and you open up career opportunities not only here but anywhere in the world. Our teachers and researchers are recruited from all over the world to provide you with the very best learning experience. We partner with more than 100 universities in 25 countries across the globe and provide various programs to gain global experiences while you study. Some of these include international exchange; volunteering; placements and internships; and study tours.

Jacob Cass

The mixture of creativity and design is what drove me to study Visual Communication.

Jacob Cass - Bachelor of Visual Communication Design 2009 USA

After establishing his own graphic design company, Jacob was headhunted by a digital agency in the US and has since worked with Nintendo, Jerry Seinfeld and Disney.


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Source: 1 Graduate Destination Survey 2014 | 2 Australian Graduate Survey 2014