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University of Newcastle student radiation therapists are able to
train using the university’s virtual radiotherapy treatment room,
which features Australia’s first virtual linear accelerator machine.
The machine mimics the clinical radiation treatment technology
that is currently used to treat cancer patients in Australian
radiation oncology centres, allowing students to train in the safe
and effective delivery of high doses of radiation to cancer-affected
areas of the body.
The food science laboratory at the Callaghan campus has
recently been refurbished and now offers students a training
environment similar to the professional environment of an
industrial kitchen. The purpose-built laboratory gives students
studying the university’s bachelor of nutrition and dietetics degree
access to a professional space to gain practical skills in food
preparation and menu management.
In other campus developments, a new accommodation
precinct on the Callaghan campus will offer around 780 additional
beds in four eight-storey towers clustered around recreation
spaces such as group study areas, a café, games rooms and
common areas. The library has also been redeveloped at the
Central Coast campus, which was the final stage of a two-year
See ‘Getting in’ ratings above and in the Section 3 field of study
Alternative entry pathways feed into the majority of
Newcastle’s courses. Newstep is a one-year full-time enabling
course for recent school leavers who didn’t complete Year 12 or
who didn’t gain the marks required for university entry. For those
aged 20 years and over, there is the Open Foundation course,
which is available full time (over one semester), part time (over a
year) or via distance education. There is also a foundation course
Yapug — for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
preparing for university study.
All institutions have their own admission rules, so refer to
Newcastle’s website and the local tertiary admission centre’s
Costs and scholarships
Newcastle offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to
domestic students. In addition to government scholarships (see
page 40 for more details), the following are just some of the
prizes, bursaries and scholarships that are awarded to
undergraduate students. To find out more about eligibility criteria,
contact Newcastle directly.
Equity Scholarship Scheme: This scholarship provides
$3000 per year for up to five years. It is awarded to full-time
students who demonstrate financial and educational
Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme: This scholarship
provides a one-off payment of $4000. It is awarded to school
leavers entering an undergraduate degree who achieve an ATAR
of 95.00 or above and attended a school within the university’s
regional and rural preference scheme.
Residential Life Scholarship: This scholarship provides a
one-off payment of $500. It is awarded to full-time students who
reside in a University of Newcastle residential college.
The Callaghan campus has two libraries, the largest of which —
the Auchmuty — has generous opening hours; more than 2500
study seats; and a large collection of print books, e-books and
online journals. A courier service delivers books to other
campuses, and students have access to over seven million books
from other university libraries through the BONUS system. The
Information Commons offers students 24/7 access to computer
facilities at Callaghan, Central Coast and the City Precinct.
Student service hubs provide a range of services, from
assignment submission and collection, computer access and fee
information to course and scholarships advice.
Each campus offers a range of study skills courses and
support services. Support covers a number of areas, including
academic skills (such as structuring an argument and essay
writing), mathematics and numeracy, and English language skills
for international students. There is a range of support for special
groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students,
as well as a mentor program to help commencing students make
the transition to university. With a strong emphasis on student
support, the university offers disability, careers, accommodation
and welfare support to all students.
Courses and entry requirements
WHAT YOU CAN STUDY
$59 070 Arts, Aboriginal studies, Ancient history and classical languages, Creative and
performing arts, English and writing, Film, media and cultural studies, French
studies, German, History, Human geography and the environment, Japanese
studies, Linguistics, Philosophy and religion, Politics and international relations,
Psychology studies, Sociology and anthropology
79.1 ❏❏❏❏ $89 000 Arts/science NOTE: Most BA & BSc majors apply
Arts/speech pathology NOTE: All BA majors apply
90.3 ❏❏❏❏❏ $97 475 Arts/law NOTE: All BA majors apply
Fees stated for the entire program are indicative only. Confirm with the institution. For an explanation of this table, see pages 233-234. For abbreviations, see page 587.
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