STEM, Liberal Arts & Education

University of Newcastle
Newcastle, Australia
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    STEM, Liberal Arts & Education

  • Location

    Newcastle

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

    Located in the Callaghan neighborhood of Newcastle, just 30-minutes inland from the pacific coast, the University of Newcastle offers students the perfect combination of lifestyle and learning abroad. Internationally renowned and among the top ten research universities in Australia, the University of Newcastle focuses on problem-based learning and provides a hands-on approach to education. Not to mention, the University's spacious grounds are home to abundant bushland and waterways that provide a laid-back and enriching campus environment. AACSB Accredited, the University of Newcastle is an excellent choice for students seeking to take business classes abroad that align with their degree.

    Cricos Code: 00109J

  • Term

    Spring 1 2020

  • Program Dates

    Early Feb, 2020 - Late Jun, 2020

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Nov 15, 2019

  • Credit

    40 Host University Units

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $11,690

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Program Description

Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section. 

Get to know the Australian coast during your study abroad experience at the University of Newcastle (UoN) through ISA’s most affordable semester program down under. A semester at UoN offers the opportunity to stay on track with your degree while living in a vibrant, Aussie oasis with unlimited access to nature. Through this program you will enroll in up to 4 courses across a wide range of academic disciplines, and with on-campus accommodation available, you will have every opportunity to immerse yourself in the Australian university experience. Not to mention, the city of Sydney is always easily accessible from Newcastle via train.

Courses offered at the University of Newcastle are taught by university professors alongside local Australian and International students at the main Callaghan campus as well as the Newcastle City Precinct Campus.

Semester + Semester Programs Available: You may participate in the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting your two semesters of interest when submitting your initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Newcastle Program Manager.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university at the time of participation.

For GAP and First Year Students, the following additional materials are required: a high school diploma, a minimum ACT score of 19 or a minimum SAT score of 750. Students must be 18 on or before the program start date.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Bridging Cultures Program

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Resident Staff

Academics

Credits

Host University Units

40

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Academic Information

  • SAMPLE COURSES AND SYLLABI
    The courses listed below are only a sampling of courses available; please click the "Complete University Course Catalog Listing" link for the full Course Handbook. Requests for syllabi can be made to the Site Specialist.
     
  • CREDIT CONVERSION
    Per the University of Newcastle's recommendation, 10 units = 3-4 U.S. semester credits (4-6 U.S. quarter credits). The transcript from the University of Newcastle will reflect Newcastle units of credit for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
     
  • COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
    ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Newcastle (UoN) course codes. All UoN course codes consist of a four-to-six-letter abbreviation detailing the area of study of the course (such as BIOL for Biological Sciences), as well as a three-to-four-digit number. The first digit of the course code represents the level of the course. For example, a course coded 1000 level (eg ACFI1001) is likely to be taken in the first year of study and a course coded 2000 level (eg MARI2900) in the second year. ISA recommends 2000- and 3000-level courses as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Courses

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University of Newcastle Course Catalog
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Faculty of Business and Law
Business
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Business Finance
ACFI2070
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Finance
ACFI2005
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Taxation
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Law
Employment Law
LEGL3111
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Marketing and Management
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Faculty of Education and Arts
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Creative Arts
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Photomedia
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Screen
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Education
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Film, Media and Culture Studies
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Reel History
HIST3053
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Humanities and Social Science
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Ancient Greece
AHIS1000
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World Religions
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Linguistics
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Phonetics
LING2006
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Syntax
LING3002
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Philosophy
Applied Ethics
PHIL2830
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Sociology and Anthropology
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Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Architecture and Built Environment
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Chemical Engineering
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Thermodynamics
CHEE3320
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Civil Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
CIVL2310
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Geomechanics 2
CIVL3280
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Steel Design
CIVL3170
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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Electronics
ELEC3240
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Embedded Systems
ELEC3730
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General Engineering
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Mechanical Engineering
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Mechatronics Engineering
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Software Engineering
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Faculty of Health and Medicine
Health Sciences
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Sample Courses in Health and Medicine
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Human Bioscience
HUBS1401
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Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Design, Communications, and IT
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Audience Studies
CMNS2600
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Feature Writing
CMNS2280
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Web Multimedia
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Environmental and Life Sciences
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Biochemistry
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Ecotoxicology
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Microbiology
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Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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Modern Optics
PHYS2160
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Topology
MATH3180
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Psychology
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Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Shaina MacLauchlan

Program Manager, Australia

NEWCASTLE TEAM

Andrea Ciotti

Resident Director - Newcastle, Australia

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

Living in ISA Newcastle housing will give you the opportunity to interact and engage with local Australian and International Students alike and experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are often overlooked by visitors. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to your university or are conveniently located close to public transit routes. While there are differences between accommodation in Australia and the U.S., with an open mind and a drive for exploration, you’ll soon discover that the experience of living in another culture can be both educational and rewarding.

Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost. Costs vary according to accommodation selected and session, but ranges from $4,300 - $5,100, without meals (Subject to Change). You will pay a $800 refundable security deposit if living in ISA housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount. We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Dorm Without Meals

This housing option offers students studying at the University of Newcastle the opportunity to live in a diverse and engaging residential community on campus which is home to International and local students alike. Students are placed in fully furnished, single bedroom dorms with shared bathrooms. Students can be placed in either a 6 bedroom townhouse or 5 or 10 bedroom flats. Each unit is co-ed with a shared living and kitchen space. Housing fees include rent, utilities, and WiFi, in addition to a basic linen pack. Coin operated laundry facilities are available within the complex, and community amenities include a swimming pool, central entertainment facilities, a billiards room, and BBQ, are also available to residents. Meal plans would be available at an additional cost once on-site.

Apartment Without Meals

Students interested in living on-campus within an independent living community may be interested in this available housing option at the University of Newcastle. This apartment style accommodation places students in brand new, fully furnished, 5-6 bedroom apartments with single bedrooms and shared bathrooms. Each unit in the residence is co-ed with living and kitchen spaces to be shared among all residents. A meal plan is not included with this accommodation; students are responsible for providing all meals. Other amenities at the accommodation include shared common rooms, a communal kitchen, BBQ areas, and multi-purpose rooms including a music and movie room. Housing fee includes rent, utilities, wifi, and full bed linens. A meal plan would be available at an additional cost once on-site.

Independent Housing

Students may opt to secure housing independent of the ISA program. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to your independent housing agency. Please be sure to confirm that you have Home University approval to pursue Independent Housing during your ISA Program.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Byron Bay + Bridging Cultures Program

Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our 4-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in beautiful Byron Bay. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Australian culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include: Surf Lessons, Aboriginal Culture in Australia Ceremony, a Community Farming Lesson, a Bush Tucker Walk and Food Experience, a Visit to the famous Byron Bay Lighthouse, a Kangaroo and Koala encounter at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.

Hunter Valley

Visit this prominent wine region in New South Wales, home to some of Australia's best Shiraz, and learn about the Australian wine industry and the wine-making process. Then, channel your inner foodie and put your taste buds to the test sampling regional wines, artisanal chocolate, and local cheeses.

Port Macquarie

Spend the weekend exploring one of Australia's picturesque coastal communities and get to know some of Australia's native wildlife at the Billabong Zoo: Koala and Wildlife Park and explore the city. Then, take in the surrounding beauty at Lighthouse Beach and the Sea Acres Rainforest Center before paying a visit to a regional Koala Hospital.