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UON formerly known as Newcastle University College and a prominent part of the University of New South Wales (UNSW), continues the tradition of academic excellence from UNSW. Currently, in addition to its main campus in Newcastle, it has campuses of varying sizes in Newcastle City Centre, Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Gosford, and Sydney City Centre. Its Singapore campus also offers courses of an equivalent standard for students to choose from.


UON comprises faculties such as the Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Education and Arts, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, and the English Language Centre. Currently, UON offers over 300 different courses, including bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, for domestic and international students.

  • Business and Law
  • Education and Arts
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Science and Information Technology
  • Health







The University of Newcastle have three primary campuses along the New South Wales coast – Newcastle, the Central Coast and Port Macquarie – and their precincts in Sydney and Singapore are growing. More than 39,000 students from 118 countries have access to their facilities, including The Conservatorium and the Newcastle Legal Centre.


Their Newcastle campus features cutting-edge technology and facilities, all set among 140 hectares of bushland with wetlands and walking trails. Ideally located halfway between Sydney and Newcastle, our Central Coast campus offers access to modern facilities in a serene bush setting and our Port Macquarie campus is located on the picturesque North Coast, famed for its beautiful beaches. 



The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle. The campus is a wonderful mix of award winning, architecturally designed buildings and world-class infrastructure scattered over 140 hectares of natural bushland. Their ongoing investment in state-of-the-art buildings and facilities will attract the best and brightest students, researchers, academic and professional staff. A campus-wide, fibre optic network provides excellent access to specialist and public online services.


Newcastle City campus


The University of Newcastle plays an important part in the renewed sense of vibrancy in the Newcastle CBD and our Newcastle City campus is very much at the centre of the city's burgeoning arts scene.


NeW Space is a landmark education precinct in the heart of Newcastle's CBD, harnessing the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience. NeW Space is part of UON’s City campus, offering University-supported activities across all faculties including:


  • digital library services and information commons


  • collaborative learning and research spaces


  • work integrated learning


  • facilities for industry, professional and community engagement


  • social spaces.


Learning Spaces

  • Campuses at Newcastle, Central Coast and Port Macquarie are situated in beautiful bushland settings, which are great backdrops for outdoor study spaces. Students taking a break from study can meet up with friends in a sunny, tree-lined environment. Better still, students can take advantage of the wireless access to move their study outside.


  • They have large places to celebrate with our Great Hall hosting graduation ceremonies regularly throughout the year. Information commons provide 24-hour service in bright lounge-style learning spaces. They feature computers, individual work cubicles, printing facilities, and cafes, as well as student rovers on hand to offer you support.


  • Their libraries provide a stimulating learning environment with collaborative study booths, computer outlets and cafes.  Students can call up assignments, join tutorial group internet discussions or access one of the libraries 80,000 journals or 300,000 eBooks.


  • Each course students take at the University is supported by an online learning system where they can access and interact with fellow students and lecturers in an online space. The system means students always know what's happening in their courses and have handy access to lecture, reading and assessment material. The enhanced high definition video conferencing equipment in lecture theatres allows students to replay high quality lecture recordings.


Practical Teaching Spaces

  • Law students tackle mock legal cases in the Harris Wheeler Court Room


  • Nursing and health science students gain clinical training at our state-of-the-art simulated hospital ward


  • A new Radiation Therapy Simulation Lab with lasers gives radiotherapy students hands on experience


  • Food technology students train in a test kitchen as part of the product development process


  • A digital design studio for architecture students is equipped with world leading computational design technologies


  • World class science facilities include nanoscience and chemistry laboratories, mathematics grid room and psychology clinic


  • Engineering students gain hands on training in our state-of-the-art engineering laboratories


  • Communication students learn in a full broadcast-quality digital television studio, radio studio, post production video and audio edit suites


Notable Alumni


Steve Abbott, Australian actor and comedian, better known as his comedic character, The Sandman


David Berthold, Australian theatre director


Scott Bevan, ABC News journalist and television presenter


Jonathan Biggins, Australian actor, singer, writer and comedian


Paul A. Broad, CEO of Infrastructure NSW


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