Why study engineering
As a global leader in engineering education, including being ranked No. 22 in the world for Automation and Control Engineering, this is the place to develop world-changing solutions.
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, you should apply directly to the University of Newcastle online through the Year 12 Early Entry program or Direct Entry for non-school leavers, or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
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).
We recommend exploring our Getting in pages, where you can discover the entry options, valuable tips, and advice that applies to your situation.
Stay informed about semester start and finish dates, examination periods, recess dates and much more.
The University of Newcastle offers events for you to attend throughout the year both online and in person where you can explore studying at our University, meet with potential employers, learn more about topics of special interest and further your education with workshops.
Come and see us on campus, take a tour and chat with current students and academics and find out all you need to know about uni life.
We provide support for students from every background, including students under the age of 18, LGBTQIA+ students, Indigenous students and international students.
Brush up on your skills before you begin your degree with a NUPrep short course.
NUPrep offers FREE academic preparation and support for University of Newcastle students in the weeks leading up to each semester.
Our courses will introduce you to learning content and completing assessment items in a similar format to your Undergraduate or Enabling Pathways program and cover a wide range of subject areas to suit the degree or program you want to prepare for.
The University of Newcastle is committed to supporting our students, staff and community members through the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a team working closely with NSW Health and will continue to provide up-to-date advice as we respond to the evolving situation.
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As a global leader in engineering education, including being ranked No. 22 in the world for Automation and Control Engineering, this is the place to develop world-changing solutions. 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. You could combine study with travel. Start an undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle. There’s a place for you.
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Non-School Leaver Direct Entry
This free, direct application is for individuals who are not coming directly from high school.
Year 12 Early Entry Program
Our Year 12 Early Entry Program considers your Year 11 results so you could earn an offer to your chosen degree before you commence your exams.
Are you keen to experience life on campus? With nine residences to choose from across Callaghan and Ourimbah, you’ll form lifelong friendships and harness your potential in a supportive and diverse community.
How to apply
Apply online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) to study at the University of Newcastle. Applications open through UAC in April each year.
We're offering Guaranteed Entry into a number of our undergraduate programs for anyone who has completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma.
There’s always something exciting happening on our campuses. Our vibrant and diverse student culture gives you the opportunity to meet new people and make lifelong friendships.
We have over 100 scholarships available which support around 1000 new students at the University of Newcastle every year.
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