University of Newcastle, Australia offers Postgraduate Programs to Indian Students
The University of Newcastle has a great range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs available.
- (1888PressRelease) October 14, 2012 - Q. What are the disciplines that University of Newcastle, Australia plans to promote in India?
The University of Newcastle has a great range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs available.
Engineering programs are a key strength and include a wide range of studies that meet current skill demands in the industry. These include studies in Telecommunications Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechatronics, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering and Surveying.
The University also has a range of specialty postgraduate business programs, including:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Human Resource Management
Master of International Business
Master of Marketing
Master of Applied Finance
Master of Professional Accounting
The University also has a strong profile in the Health Sciences area, which includes delivery of academic degrees in Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Oral Health, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Pharmacy.
Q. Why do you think students from India should consider University of Newcastle as a study abroad destination?
Students should consider the University of Newcastle for studies for the following reasons:
1.Rankings - the University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 50 universities under 50 years old, and is in the top three per cent (276-300) of world universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011). The university has also achieved a QS Stars overall maximum rating of five stars
2.Academic Excellence - the university ensures graduates are 'job-ready' who go on to great careers
3.Hands-on approach - preparing graduates through academic and professional training, and also preparing students for the real world
4.Great campus - students study in a great environment with fantastic facilities
5. World-class research - the university attracts and supports talented, key researchers and invests in world-class research facilities
Q. How many Indian students are enrolled in University of Newcastle? What programmes are popular among them?
The University of Newcastle has a diverse student population. Over 35,000 students study across the various campuses of the university, with more than 7,500 international students from more than 80 different countries.
Over 23,000 students are enrolled in an undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree, more than 6500 in postgraduate course-work and nearly 1,400 students enrolled in a research higher degree. As the University also delivers a range of study abroad and exchange programs and also delivers English language programs, students are enrolled across a whole range of programs across the university.
Popular academic programs amongst Indian students include Masters programs in Business, and Bachelor degree programs across a range of Engineering disciplines.
Q. Are there any Scholarships available for Indian students?
In general, scholarships are available and are awarded on the basis of academic merit. These change from year to year and are often awarded by various faculties across the university.
A research scholarship is also available for students and is awarded based on academic merit and extra research attainments. Scholarship recipients are awarded a scholarship that includes a living allowance of AUD 23,728 per annum and may also cover full tuition fees. For more information about research scholarships please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/research-higher-degree/scholarships/available-scholarships.html
Q. Could you please share with us about the contribution of your faculties?
Here are some highlights across the University of Newcastle:
-The University of Newcastle is the most research intensive university outside of an Australian capital city. Ranked ninth among Australia's universities for research, Newcastle's reputation is for innovation, excellence and research with impact. Strengths are concentrated in the fields of health, energy and resources. The University's world-leading researchers work across 15 Priority Research Centres, and University centres and research institutes. The University is home to the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), the most comprehensive facility of its kind in Australia.
-A record AUD $14 million has been granted by the Australian Research Council for 38 projects across health, science, engineering and education.
-Dr Philip Matthias, Associate Professor John Anderson and Associate Professor Tracy Levett-Jones is a winner of the prestigious Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Awards for Teaching Excellence.
-Construction is on track for the new AUD $90 million Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) building. Scheduled for completion in 2012, the state of the art facility will be home to 450 researchers.
Q. How strong is your placement support?
There are a range of degrees which require placements to be completed as part of the university degree requirements. The University of Newcastle is well-linked with a range of key industry partners which will organize the relevant placements for the students. Students may also contact the Student and Graduate Careers Service to seek further work experience in their area of study.
Q. Tell us about the Internship opportunities provided by the University of Newcastle?
The University of Newcastle provides an integrated learning environment, combining academic learning with professional and practical outcomes for students. Students such as Engineering and Communications students are required to complete specific projects (which require a hands-on approach) as part of their graduation requirements.
The University has a well-resourced Student and Graduate Careers service that assists current and past students with employment opportunities. Current students and graduates are able to access a free, confidential careers advice service, which assists individuals with identifying career goals and developing plans for their studies and qualifications to maximize their employment success.
Students may also access the Career Hub, a personalized job search engine available to current and past students to explore graduate positions, vacation work, work experience, international jobs as well as employment opportunities on a casual and part-time basis.
The University also encourages students to attend a range of events such as employer recruitment presentations, careers fairs (where employers are invited on campus), industry networking events and employment preparation workshops.
Q. What would be the approximate living expenditure in Australia?
Newcastle is considered to have a slightly lower cost of living than most capital cities in Australia. However, international students are required to demonstrate and/or declare that they have genuine access to sufficient funds to be granted a Student visa to study in Australia.
As a guide, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship recommends students to have AUD 18,610 to cover living expenses for one year in Australia. Students accompanied by dependents or children may require more funds.
Students may refer to http://www.immi.gov.au/students/student-visa-living-costs.htm
Q. What is Newcastle International College? What are the benefits for students to come through Newcastle International College?
Newcastle International College (NIC) is a brand new college located at the University of Newcastle. The college is part of the Navitas group, a world leader in education and training with more than 30,000 students currently studying across the globe.
NIC is located at the University's Callaghan campus (which is 10km from the city centre of Newcastle). NIC works closely with the University's International Office and the English Language Centre in arranging packaged enrolments for students to ensure a seamless transition to their university studies.
Students who are not able to gain direct admission to the University may apply to study at NIC with the following benefits:
- NIC delivers its academic programs with three commencement intakes per year. Students can select to commence studies in February, June or October.
- NIC offers a fast-track Diploma which can be completed in a minimum of two semesters (eight months). Students enrolled in a Diploma program are taught course content which is comparable to the first year of the University of Newcastle's bachelor degree. Students can subsequently gain direct entry to 2nd year in a range of University of Newcastle degrees, which will enable the degree to be completed in two years and eight months.
- Unique university campus location - NIC students have the benefit of studying on-campus at the Callaghan campus and having access to university facilities. These include student support services, library services and clubs and associations on campus. Students will also have access to the university's accommodation services to assist with on-campus, off-campus and homestay housing.
- NIC delivers university-level courses in a personalised and supportive learning environment. Studying in a small class environment means that students have access to a range of academic and support programs to ensure a successful transition to the University.
Q. Any message for Indian Students?
Newcastle is named a top ten city in the Lonely Plant 'Best in Travel 2011' guide. The University is the first in Australia to partner with Lonely Planet to release a travel guide for prospective students.
Based only a two-hour drive north of Sydney, Newcastle is the second largest city in New South Wales and is an excellent place to live and learn. The city is full of heritage, and is famous for its relaxed costal lifestyle and friendliness, with all the conveniences and facilities of living in a big city. Newcastle is well-known for its great beaches, waterways, parks and gardens, art galleries, restaurants and cafes, shopping centres and boutique shopping villages, and is the capital of the famous Hunter Region which is renowned for its famous wines and a popular tourist destination.
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