Why study engineering

As a global leader in engineering education, including being ranked No. 13 in the world for Automation and Control Engineering, this is the place to develop world-changing solutions.

GE3 1 of only 3 Australian member institutions of the GE3 - Global Engineering Education Exchange program
No.1 in Australia ? and No.13 in the world for Automation and Control Engineering
No. 1 in NSW ? for student support (undergraduate Enginnering)

About engineering

The role of an engineer is ever-changing. Engineers play a critical role in overcoming the challenges our world faces.

From building computer systems, to influencing the infrastructure we use every day, or finding new ways to harness energy. Engineers help solve challenges around food and water security, climate change and much more.

Each University of Newcastle degree has a set of entry requirements that you must meet before you can enrol. This includes both academic requirements and skills in English. The entry requirements for each degree offered by the University of Newcastle can be found on the individual degree information page.

Once you have selected the degree you wish to study, applicants should apply online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). When applying through UAC, you can list up to five course preferences.

There are two main intakes each year for undergraduate programs:

  • The major intake period for all undergraduate programs is Semester 1 (usually starts in February/March each year).
  • Some programs are available in Semester 2 (or mid-year which usually starts in late July each year).

Most Australian undergraduate applicants, who are not already studying at the University of Newcastle (either in an enabling or undergraduate degree) apply online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Applications open through UAC in April each year. See UAC Key Dates. It's a great idea to visit our Getting in pages and see the entry options, tips, and advice that applies to you.

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Stay informed about semester start and finish dates, examination periods, recess dates and much more.

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Engineering degrees

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Browse through useful information to help you get started on your new journey. Learn more about our vibrant uni culture, student accommodation options, and much more.

Group of Eight Australia, Engineering Associate.

Our position as one of the most highly ranked engineering faculties in Australia is recognised through our associate membership of the Group of Eight.

Global Engineering Education Exchange

One of only three Australian member institutions of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program.

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