- Broaden your education and become an expert in two fields. Most UON degree combinations are in cross-disciplinary fields giving you a more diverse skill set than graduates studying single options.
- Save time and money by studying degrees together compared to studying them one after the other.
- Personalise your program with a range of combined options giving you the flexibility to choose degrees relevant to your personal interests and career goals.
- Give yourself a more practical and business-oriented edge than your peers with exposure to two ways of thinking and many UON combinations include Business or Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
- Boost your job prospects - graduates with a combined degrees have a 6% better chance of securing a job than those with a single degree1. Many employers are attracted to graduates with broad knowledge and not only this, but with the dual specialisations the amount of jobs open to you also doubles.
- Hold a niche skill set that not many other people hold. For instance a combined Law and Science degree gives you a set of skills for the popular field of forensic science.
- Looks great on your resume - your two qualifications demonstrate a range of valuable skills like work-ethic, dedication, reliability and time-management.
Combined degrees are usually completed in a shorter time than it takes to do them separately. Most standard degrees at the University of Newcastle are three to four years. Combined degrees usually take four to five years to complete.
Arts / Laws
Studying arts and law together gives you both legal skills and broad-based knowledge of what makes society tick. This makes you a perfect fit for a career as not only a lawyer but an international aid worker, political adviser or diplomat.
Business / Laws
This is a perfect combination for those wanting to work in both business and legal fields, and managers who need to be able to understand and talk the language of contracts and legislation. This is a great combination if you want to work as a contracts manager, industrial relations officer or compliance manager.
Mechanical Engineering / Mathematics
You could deepen your technical engineering skills with advanced maths courses. Mathematics is fundamental to break-through engineering and can open up new, complimentary fields like data mining, mathematical modelling, statistics and predictive analysis.
Development Studies / Social Science
Make a real difference in society by mixing your knowledge of development, poverty and inequality with the knowledge of what makes it tick. Some roles you could move into are a property developer, cultural development officer or create your own start-up such as OzHarvest solving important societal problems.
Mathematics / Science
Modern computation, advances in scientific technology and the increasing production of data have all increased the scope for applications of mathematics well beyond the traditional areas. Combining these important specialisations together opens up doors in many unique areas. You could specialise in key scientific fields like meteorology, cartography or astronomy.
Diploma in Languages
Combine a Diploma in Languages with any other University of Newcastle degree. A second language is an in-demand attribute for graduates in almost any field and opens up job opportunities globally. For instance combining this diploma with Business could see you specialise in international business and communicate with clients and stakeholders from all over the world.