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WHY CHOOSE US

Our technologically advanced education, research and innovation hubs place Newcastle Australia as the ideal location for the delivery of University of Newcastle degrees in the Southeast Asian region. Our close partnerships with some of the best local educational institutions ensure we constantly deliver quality degrees that help you get the most out of your education.
With more than 1,000 students enrolled in a variety of full-time and part-time degrees, we invite you to study among the world's best and become our next success story.
Three students in a discussion at Newcastle Australia's Singapore campus

Local Presence

Need help with your studies? Uncertain about where your degree is taking you? Simply looking for a chat? With a locally-based team of leading academics, teaching and learning staff, we are here to ensure you get first-hand support during your study. Whether you choose to study in Singapore or Australia, we are committed to providing all our students with the same high-quality face-to-face support services.

Our Talented Team

Our team of professional staff handle anything from finance and operations to service and marketing, and most importantly admissions, enrollments and graduation. We aim to leverage the success of the University of Newcastle and bring value to our students through world-class knowledge and expertise.
Newcastle Australia's staff
A lecturer and two students in a discussion at Newcastle Australia's classroom

Learning Support

In Singapore, we bring the University's excellent support schemes directly to you. We implement the unique Peer Assisted Study Session (PASS) and Duty Tutors Assistance Scheme (DTAS) to further bolster our students' academic achievements. If you need to brush up on your study skills, improve your essay writing, or just need help preparing for your next assignment, we have plenty of support options to make sure you get the most out of your studies.

Geographical Location

Strategically located in Singapore, we aim to be the nexus of nations, opening our degrees to students from all walks of life. While Singapore may be small, our country is recognised as a world leader in higher education and research. We are ranked second in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report for 2014-15. We are also ranked 15th in the 2015 QS Best Student Cities, an achievement that reflects Singapore's combination of high-ranking universities, quality of living, and diverse student community. With our global competitiveness and strategic location as a gateway to the rest of Asia, Singapore is a great place to study and an even better place to start a career.
Singapore's landscape

OUR RANKINGS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Our Performance on the World Stage

The University of Newcastle continues to build its global reputation for being one of the world's most prestigious universities. 

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Top 175 University in the world

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12 Subjects ranked in the top 200 in the world

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in Australia for research 'well above world standard'

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of our research is 'at' or ' above world standard'

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Among The World’s Best

Our remarkable students, researchers and educators continue to impress with stories of success within the region and on the national and world stage. Our rankings recognise the excellence achieved at our university.

QS World Rankings

Ranked 173

Ranked 173 in the world
QS World University Rankings 2024

Top Regional University

in Australia
QS World University Rankings 2021

Top 200

12 subjects ranked top 200 in the world
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Top 100

4 subjects ranked in the top 100
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings currently ranks 1,000 of the world’s finest universities.

In the 2021 QS World University Rankings our University climbed ten places from last year to now sit among the world’s Top 200 Universities. Our sector has faced a number of external challenges and the University of Newcastle itself has dealt with bushfires, droughts as well as a pandemic affecting our students, staff and communities in the past year.

The move from 207 to 197 in twelve months reflects the University’s unwavering focus on delivering inspiring and innovative teaching and learning programs for our students and leading critical research breakthroughs.

Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings

No. 6

in the world for Sustainable Cities and Communities
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

No. 1

in Australia for Zero Hunger
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

Top 30

in the world for impact
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

No. 1

in Australia for No Poverty
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

Ranked 7

in Australia for impact
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings assess universities against the 17 United Nations Sustainable evelopment Goals (UN SDGs), which act as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The University’s results in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings is a significant achievement for our staff, our University, our partners, for the communities we serve and the world at large. In the face of challenge and disruption, we can be proud that we are among the most impactful universities in the world striving for a better future for all and for the planet.

THE Impact Rankings 2021 Top 20

Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings list the best global universities based on core missions including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

THE World University rankings utilises 13 performance indicators to measure performance on the 5 core missions – Teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Over 1,500 institutions were ranked in 2021.

Overall, the University of Newcastle did very well this year having moved up a band from 301-350 (2020) to 251-300 (2021). The derived score, calculated from the category scores provided, showed that we improved by 32 places from 313th position in 2020 to 281st position in 2021.

Good Universities Guide

5 star ratings

Ranking amongst the top 20% of results in the country we received multiple 5-star ratings in the Good Universities Guide 2022 edition.

Social Equity

24% of students were from low socioeconomic or disadvantaged backgrounds.

Staff Qualification

83% of staff hold a Ph.D, Doctorate by research or Doctorate by coursework.

Learning Resources

84.6% of students were satisfied with the learning resources provided by their institution.

Overall Experience

76.8% of students were satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience.

Graduate Salary

Graduates earn a median salary of $98,100

Full-Time Employment

90% of graduates are employed full-time four months after completing their course.
 

The Good Universities Guide rates the performance of Australian universities on a broad range of indicators and examines the educational experiences and outcomes of graduates.

To receive five-star ratings in any category, a university needs to score amongst the top 20% of higher educations in the category. In overall results the University of Newcastle has achieved a five-star rating in two areas. The first is in postgraduates going into full-time employment which looks at the proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course. The second area is in the category of Social Equity. This is an indication of the proportion of domestic students who come from low socioeconomic or disadvantaged backgrounds.

These are rankings worth celebrating in-line with our Strategic Plan and the commitment to help develop life-ready graduates who are community-minded, resilient and ready for work.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

89.8%

of our undergraduate graduates find employment within four months of graduating
Above the Australian university average – QILT Graduates Outcomes Survey 2018 – 2020

93.3%

of our postgraduate graduates find employment within four months of graduating
Above the Australian university average – QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-2021

$64,600

median starting salary for undergraduate employment – above the national average
QILT Graduates Outcomes Survey 2018 – 2020

$98,800

median starting salary for postgraduate employment – above the national average
QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-2021
 

QILT surveys over 2 million students and graduates of different institutions and study areas to help inform student’s study choices. QILT data helps us to benchmark the University’s progress towards achieving its strategic objectives for our students in Looking Ahead, including:

  • to deliver a first-rate student experience within courses
  • nurture a stronger culture of performance oriented on quality and excellence
  • produce well-rounded graduates that are work-ready, able to succeed in a contemporary economy and community-minded with a sense of responsibility for those around them
Shanghai Rankings

Ranked 38

in the world for Sports Science
Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments, 2021

Top 200

in the world for Psychology
Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

Shanghai Rankings considers every university that has any Nobel Laureates, Fields Medallists, Highly Cited Researchers, or papers published in Nature or Science. In addition, universities with a significant amount of papers indexed by Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) are also included.

In total, more than 1800 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 1000 are published.

Shanghai Rankings grade both Academic Rankings of world Universities, and Global Rankings of academic subjects.

Excellence in Research (ERA)

95%

of our research is ‘at’ or ‘above world standard’
QS World University Rankings 2023

Top 8

in Australia for research ‘well above world standard’
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

100%

of our STEMM research is ‘at’ or ‘above world standard’
Excellence in Research Australia, 2018

89%

of our research from the College of Human and Social Futures is ‘at’ or ‘above world standard’
Excellence in Research Australia, 2018

ERA 5

well above world standard for statistics research
Innovation Connections IC Report 2014 – 2020

The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative is an evaluation of research quality in universities by the Australian government. We’re proud that our researchers are among the world’s best. The significance of our research is reflected in the latest Excellence in Research Australia assessment, which awarded the University the highest possible ‘5’ rating across 22 research fields, placing us in the top eight Australian universities for research quality ‘well above world standard’.

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

Top 30 in the World for Impact

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition and Accreditation
The University of Newcastle’s Business School (NBS) is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world’s business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education. Read more.
The Bachelor of Commerce accounting major is designed to provide accreditation with the major professional bodies in accounting, including the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
The Newcastle Business School is EQUIS accredited. The EQUIS accreditation measures our performance against rigorous international standards which validates the high quality and professional relevance of our education programs and research.

Graduates from the University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Accounting) program in Singapore are recognized for admission as an Associate member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a globally recognised professional accountancy body, bringing value to our members, the profession and wider community.

ISCA is a Member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide.

The Bachelor of Communication degree is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). As a result of this accreditation, all students actively enrolled full-time in this degree have access to PRelationship which is an e-membership that gives Bachelor of Communication students access to all PRIA’s online resources, including Golden Target Award case studies, the Asia Pacific PR Journal, industry news, blogs, and free entry to webinars.

PRelationship members have to abide by the PRIA Code of Ethics, but there are no CPD requirements and therefore no post-nominals. Students studying the Bachelor of Communication degree in Singapore and Australia will have  access to these valuable resources, free of charge and eligibility and terms and conditions for this e-membership with PRIA are the same for both group of students. The PRelationship e-membership is valid for 12 months.

The Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) is fully endorsed by five professional bodies in Australia and internationally.

These accreditations reflect the direct relationship between what one will learn in the degree and the requirements of various sectors of the construction industry.

The Engineering degrees offered is accredited by Engineers Australia as meeting the Washington Accord. Students can join Engineers Australia as a student member on entering this degree program, to gain access to various extracurricular activities.

As an accredited program, graduates are eligible for immediate graduate membership status with Engineers Australia, which is one main pathway to the increasingly required, national registration status (CPEng, RPEng) for engineering professionals.  As a Washington Accord recognised program, graduates can enjoy a level of global mobility with automatic recognition of qualifications through participating Washington accord countries.

The Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety is accredited with Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH).

IOSH is the world’s biggest professional health and safety organization. Graduates will immediately qualify as graduate members when they enroll into the degree.

The degree is also recognised by the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, as an accepted WSH-related qualification.

The Bachelor of Information Technology graduates will be eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Computer Society as they successfully complete the degree.

All students are members of the Student Chapter of Singapore Computer Society (SCS), the largest IT professional body in Singapore. Graduates are eligible for a one-year free SCS Graduate Membership.