Architecture & Build Environment
- Be mentored by 6 AIA gold-medal winning professors in practice who will teach you to push the boundaries of architecture and design.
- Join a supportive student community and inhabit your own space in our 24-hour access studios.
- University of Newcastle practical training philosophy ensures our architecture graduates are work-ready – 87% of our architecture students were employed within four months of graduating.
- Studio-based learning – Practical, Problem Based Learning. (No EXAM)
- Learn from industry leaders – be mentored by six AIA gold-medal winning professors in practice who will teach you to push the boundaries.
- 24-hour studio access – join a supportive student community and inhabit your own space in some of Australia’s finest 24-hour access architecture studios.
- Be recognised internationally – our School of Architecture and Built Environment is in the top 100 in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject list (2019).
- Work Placement – 16 Weeks
Degree & Master Course
Qualify as a professional architect – the University of Newcastle architecture degree program consists of the three year Bachelor of Design (Architecture), a pathway to the 2 year Master of Architecture where you become eligible for registration as an architect in Australia and Malaysia (Board of Architects Malaysia, LAM)
Architecture at University of Newcastle is world-class. In 2017 University of Newcastle was rated 45 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Keeping pace with progressive architecture schools around the world, from 2017 UON’s Master of Architecture will be studio-based; dedicated to projects that allow for the engaged, integrated and applied forms of architectural practice.
To reflect the diverse forms of practice architects are now engaged in through their working lives, we’ve renewed our program to offer you greater flexibility to become the architect you want to be. You will select, initiate and direct your own live and research-based architectural projects.
Design & Creativity
- Our visual communication design graduates get jobs with 86% securing employment within four months of graduating.
- Gain professional experience through integrated placements and various opportunities to showcase your design skills, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.
- Graduate with an impressive professional portfolio of your work showcasing a wide range of design techniques to potential employers.
- Strong industry connections: engage with international designers and educators renowned for graphic design, advertising, animation, illustration and web design. Perfect your skills on-campus in our state-of-the-art creative facilities.
- TOP 300: in the world for Communication (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects: Shanghai Rankings 2018).
- Creative collaboration: from 2020 get more out of your degree with the opportunity to combine two majors from within the School of Creative Industries & graduate at the forefront of the creative industries with in-demand creative skills across multiple core disciplines.
- Strong employment growth with creative job numbers increasing by 40% more than Australia’s working population each year. Locally, NSW is home to 40% of Australia’s creative industries workforce and 57% of Australia’s creative industries services exports.
- In-demand graduates prepared for careers of the future with highly adaptable skills and the ability to translate creativity into commercial success.
- Innovate and break the mould: Set yourself up for more than one career through interdisciplinary collaboration across eight diverse areas of study.
- Strong industry experience: Enrich your learning through hands-on study, interdisciplinary collaboration and solid industry experience.
- Study what inspires you, maximise your job opportunities and develop your creative interest across a range of study areas and courses.
- Cutting Edge Facilities: our Creative Industries students study in cutting-edge facilities across a range of specialist venues.
Degree & Master Course
The Bachelor of Creative Industries allows you to tailor your studies with flexible course combinations and pathways. You can choose a single major, a double minor or a directed pathway where you get maximum breadth with a broader focus across study areas.
The courses in our creative industries degree focus on digital literacies, social innovation, business capabilities and entrepreneurial activities.
It is a three-year, interdisciplinary degree with a dual focus – combining a creative major with core courses that emphasise skills essential to entrepreneurial activity, such as:
- market analysis
- project management
- business models
- stakeholder engagement
Visual Communication Design
As advances in communication technology redefine our needs, the demand for visionaries and skilled designers is likewise projected to grow and expand.
Designers develop creative, innovative and persuasive strategies to communicate ideas, information and visual stimuli to a wide range of audiences. In this degree you’ll learn to create visual material across a variety of visual formats and channels including: mass media, web, film and television, advertising, publishing, and industry. Study a Visual Communication Design degree at the University of Newcastle and develop a breadth of multi-platform skills enabling you to use visual design to shape the world.
The Bachelor of Visual Communication Design degree allows you to specialise in one of four majors:
- Graphic Communication and Typographic
- Interaction and User Experience Design
The University of Newcastle’s Master of Creative Industries is centered on practice-based research and investigation combining practical, creative and entrepreneurial courses to align your creative skills with the most progressive industries. Our core courses focus on practical approaches to thinking about your creative processes and output. At the core of the program are three Innovation Labs designed to support the development of a single project that serves your creativity. The core innovation labs include:
Thinking it Through: explore the fundamental approaches that underpin the development of an innovation. Draw on ideas and practices such as interdisciplinary, creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship to identify problems and opportunities that give rise to innovation.
Making It Happen: access facilities and opportunities to engage in real world or speculative creative projects that address the complexities typically encountered by creative industry professionals.
Making it Known: work closely with your academic supervisor and collaborators to realise how the outcomes of your work are presented, published and made known in the professional and academic context.
The above core courses are coupled with a broad range of exciting directed courses in your chosen field of study. You can play to your existing strengths or explore a new area of knowledge when selecting your directed courses, with the opportunity to take elective coursework in the following areas:
- creative writing
- creative and performing arts
- design communication
- information technology
|Scholarship||Amount (Total Value)|
|Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FEBE) International UG Scholarship||A$5000 per annum|
|FEBE International Architecture and Built Environment PG Coursework Scholarship||A$4000 – A$12,000|
|FEBE International Engineering & Technology PG Coursework Scholarship||A$4000 – A$12,000|
|MBA (Global) International Scholarship||25% of tuition fee|
|Newcastle International College (NIC) Malaysian Scholarship||Up to A$5,500|
*Note: The indicated course fees is per annum based and based on completing a standard full time study load. Fees may increase yearly.