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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

The University of Newcastle is a comprehensive international university, with a student population of over 37,000 including more than 7,000 international students from 110 different countries.

 

University rankings

• The University of Newcastle is ranked number 1 in Australia and 28th in the world by the 2014 Times Higher Education’s (THE) rankings of the world’s top 100 universities under 50-years-old.

• 2014 QS Subject Rankings has rated 12 of the universities in the top 200 universities across the globe, with Civil and Structural Engineering ranked 45th in the world.

• The University of Newcastle has been named by Times Higher Education as one of the top 100 international universities in the world in 2014.

• In 2012, Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) ranked UoN equal 7th for research that is “well above world standard”.

 

• The University of Newcastle is also a member of the Group of Eight Deans of Engineering and Associates which represents the ten most research intensive engineering faculties in Australia.

 

Purpose built facilities

Students have access to some of the best equipment, replicating real industry facilities. These include the following:

 

• A radiopharmacy laboratory which is one of the largest of its kind in Australia. These facilities are used by nuclear medicine students to work with radiopharmaceuticals used to diagnose and treat diseases.

 

• Studio space for students studying communication, information technology or visual communication design. Students have access to facilities such as sound and television studios, editing suites and the latest equipment to produce quality short films, recordings and music videos.


• A brand new state-of-the-art creative music production facility designed for music students, with access to editing booths, a recording studio and customised video conferencing facilities to interact with music professionals across the globe. • A simulation unit and 10 clinical skills laboratories, providing students with a realistic environment for the development of clinical skills before
working with real patients in a real clinical setting. The School of Nursing and Midwifery also includes the use of high fidelity human simulation 

 

• In 2012, Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) ranked the University of Newcastle equal 7th for research that is “well above world standard.”

Why Choose NIC

WHY CHOOSE NIC?

 

NIC is the first option for international students who are seeking alternative entry to the University of Newcastle. Located at the university’s Newcastle campus at Callaghan, NIC offers students a great study location and access to a wide range of excellent facilities.

NIC offers:
• Entry to the University of Newcastle: NIC’s Tertiary Preparation and Diploma programs provide students with a pathway to a Bachelor degree at the University of Newcastle. The Diploma programs offered are equivalent to the first year of a bachelor degree. On successful completion of a diploma, students will receive full credit for studies completed and advance to the second year of the chosen degree.

• One visa for all your studies: NIC will provide a packaged offer, enabling students to obtain a student visa to cover NIC academic programs, and the subsequent years of studies for the University of Newcastle degree.

 

• High quality education: Australian universities encourage creative and independent thinking, giving students the opportunity to develop academically, professionally and personally. NIC is a registered higher education provider and our programs are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). The Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) is
accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Our academic standards are assured by the University of Newcastle’s moderation procedures and university-approved examinations.

 

5 Reasons to Study at NIC

• The University of Newcastle is ranked number 1 in Australia and 28th in the world by the Times Higher Education’s rankings of the world’s top 100 universities under 50-years-old.

• In the 2014 QS Subject Rankings, 12 University of Newcastle disciplines are ranked in the top 200 universities across the globe and Civil and Structural Engineering is ranked 45th in the world.

 

 • The University of Newcastle has been named by Times Higher Education (THE) as one of the top 100 most international universities in the world in 2014.


• In 2012, Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) ranked the University of Newcastle equal 7th for research that is “well above world standard.”


• NIC is located on the main university campus at Callaghan – a beautiful
campus with outstanding facilities and a friendly atmosphere.

 

About Pathway Education

ABOUT PATHWAY EDUCATION

An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.

 

Foundation or Stage1

A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language.

In Australia the foundation is often known as – Otherwise also known as Certificate IV or Tertiary Access .The tertiary access is an accelerated program for more advanced students.

 

Diploma Year 1 - Stage 2 

Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for direct entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.

 

Graduate Diploma

A 2 term and accelerated 1 term programme is available for students who have a degree, but not one which is equivalent to a UK degree. Successful completion leads to direct entry to the master degree.

English Language - A presessional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the minimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the cae of English Language entry.

 

Bachelor Degrees
Designed for students who have equivalnet to Australian Year 12 qualifications or who meet the minimum entry qualifications as outlined under entry requirements. Students who do not meet these requirements should follow the pathway entry.

 

Master Degrees

Designed for students who have equivalent to an Australian degree or who meet the minimum entry qualifications as outlined under entry requirements. Students who do not meet these requirements should follow the pathway entry.

 

Pathway Programmes

Undergraduate Pathways

 

Certificate IV

Business and Commerce
Engineering
Information Technology
Media and Communication

 

 

Tertiary Preparation Pathway to Medicine (TPP)

progress to the Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine - See more at: http://www.nic.nsw.edu.au/programs/tertiary-preparation-pathway-to-medicine#sthash.O1A22ItD.dpuf

Progress to the Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine

 

 

Diploma (Degree Year 1)Standard and fast track

Business and Commerce
Engineering
Information Technology
Media and Communication

 

 

Postgraduate Pathway

Not Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Certificate IV

Year 11 with 50%

Completion of the General Certificate of Education with 50% average, or Year 11 (10+1) with a 70% GPA

 

Diploma Stage 2

Higher School Certificate with a GPA of 3.0

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Foundation

IELTS (Academic)  5.5 (minimum 5.0 in individual bands for Mixed Certificate IV and Mixed Diploma)
TOEFL 527/197 iBT 71-78
GCE 'O' Level  C6

 

Diploma

IELTS Overall 5.5 (minimum of 5.5 in individual band scores)  (6.0/5.5 for fast track)
TOEFL 527/197 iBT 71-78 ( 550 / 213 fast track)

550 or 213

GCE 'O' Level  C6 (B4 for fast track)

 

IELTS requirement of 6.0 (no less than 5.5) prior to commencement of the TPP (leading to Medicine) - See more at: http://www.nic.nsw.edu.au/enrol-today/admissions-requirements#sthash.W5q10CwU.dpuf

TPP

IELTS requirement of 6.0 (no less than 5.5) prior to commencement of the TPP (leading to Medicine)                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates and Prices



State Dates: Feb, July, October

Note: Some pathways may not be available throughout the year.

2015 Tuition Fees

Course Domestic Students International Students
Foundation Studies for Business and Humanities N/A A$18,000
Foundation Studies for IT N/A A$18,000
Foundation Studies for Health and Life Sciences N/A A$18,000
Foundation Studies for Engineering and Computer Science N/A A$18,000
Diploma of Business A$19,900 A$23,000
Diploma of Bioscience A$23,000 A$26,000
Diploma of Mass Media and Communications A$21,240 A$22,000
Diploma of Information Technology A$19,900 A$23,000
Diploma of Health Sciences A$23,000 A$26,000
- See more at: http://www.latrobemelbourne.edu.au/enrol-today/fees#sthash.1iHYtFmK.dpuf

2015 Program Fees

Program CRICOS Code Duration Total Program Fees(A$)
Certificate Programs (Fast track and Standard Track)
Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program 084212D 2 or 3 trimesters* $17,700
Diploma Programs (Standard Track and Fast Track)
Diploma of Business and Commerce 074637F 2 or 3 trimesters $19,980
Diploma of Engineering 074638E 2 or 3 trimesters $24,410
Diploma of Information Technology 074639D 2 or 3 trimesters $23,370
Diploma of Media and Communication 074640M 2 or 3 trimesters $21,100
Provisional Entry Program (PEP)   3 trimesters Diploma fee plus $3,700
English Language program (delivered by the University of Newcastle's English Language Centre) AUD
10 week program $3,800
Other compulsory charges (in addition to course fees) AUD
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) per year (subject to review) Single Cover (2015 premium)
$594 (1 year)
$1,198 (2 years)
Living Expenses AUD
One year including accommodation $18,610

All tuition fees listed above are for commencement in 2015. Fees are indicative only and are subject to change.

*Students enrolled in the TPP leading to Medicine must enrol over two semesters. Please refer to the Important Dates section for more details.

- See more at: http://www.nic.nsw.edu.au/enrol-today/fees#sthash.gNrssZmA.dpuf

 

2015 Program Fees

Program CRICOS Code Duration Total Program Fees(A$)
Certificate Programs (Fast track and Standard Track)
Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program 084212D 2 or 3 trimesters* $17,700
Diploma Programs (Standard Track and Fast Track)
Diploma of Business and Commerce 074637F 2 or 3 trimesters $19,980
Diploma of Engineering 074638E 2 or 3 trimesters $24,410
Diploma of Information Technology 074639D 2 or 3 trimesters $23,370
Diploma of Media and Communication 074640M 2 or 3 trimesters $21,100
Provisional Entry Program (PEP)   3 trimesters Diploma fee plus $3,700
English Language program (delivered by the University of Newcastle's English Language Centre) AUD
10 week program $3,800
Other compulsory charges (in addition to course fees) AUD
Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) per year (subject to review) Single Cover (2015 premium)
$594 (1 year)
$1,198 (2 years)
Living Expenses AUD
One year including accommodation $18,610
All tuition fees listed above are for commencement in 2015. Fees are indicative only and are subject to change.

 

*Students enrolled in the TPP leading to Medicine must enrol over two semesters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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