Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition and Accreditation

  The University of Newcastle’s Business School (NBS) is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education. Read more.

The Bachelor of Commerce accounting major is designed to provide accreditation with the major professional bodies in accounting, including the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).


Graduates from the University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting) program in Singapore are recognized for admission as an Associate member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a globally recognised professional accountancy body, bringing value to our members, the profession and wider community.

ISCA is a Member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide.

Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)

The Bachelor of Communication degree is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). As a result of this accreditation, all students actively enrolled full-time in this degree have access to PRelationship which is an e-membership that gives Bachelor of Communication students access to all PRIA's online resources, including Golden Target Award case studies, the Asia Pacific PR Journal, industry news, blogs, and free entry to webinars.

PRelationship members have to abide by the PRIA Code of Ethics, but there are no CPD requirements and therefore no post-nominals. Students studying the Bachelor of Communication degree in Singapore and Australia will have  access to these valuable resources, free of charge and eligibility and terms and conditions for this e-membership with PRIA are the same for both group of students. The PRelationship e-membership is valid for 12 months.

Australian Institute of Building (AIB)

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS)

Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV)

The Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) is fully endorsed by six professional bodies in Australia and internationally.

These accreditations reflect the direct relationship between what one will learn in the degree and the requirements of various sectors of the construction industry.


The Engineering degrees offered is accredited by Engineers Australia as meeting the Washington Accord. Students can join Engineers Australia as a student member on entering this degree program, to gain access to various extracurricular activities.

As an accredited program, graduates are eligible for immediate graduate membership status with Engineers Australia, which is one main pathway to the increasingly required, national registration status (CPEng, RPEng) for engineering professionals.  As a Washington Accord recognised program, graduates can enjoy a level of global mobility with automatic recognition of qualifications through participating Washington accord countries.

The Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety is accredited with Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH).

IOSH is the world's biggest professional health and safety organization. Graduates will immediately qualify as graduate members when they enroll into the degree.

The degree is also recognised by the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, as an accepted WSH-related qualification.

The Bachelor of Information Technology graduates will be eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Computer Society as they successfully complete the degree.

All students are members of the Student Chapter of Singapore Computer Society (SCS), the largest IT professional body in Singapore. Graduates are eligible for a one-year free SCS Graduate Membership.