Semester in Newcastle offers two 14-week semesters, starting in July and February. The University of Newcastle is well known for academic excellence and innovative teaching, and you’ll find almost anything you’re looking for, whether you want to stay within your major or branch out and take some courses unique to Australia.
GPA Required: 2.5. If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement, do not despair! Use the "Contact An Advisor" button on this page or call us to let us know your situation. We'll do all we can to find the right program for you.
How to choose your courses
Now the fun part! As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found in the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps of choosing your courses. You can select from five Faculties (colleges): the Faculty of Business and Law, the Faculty of Education and Arts, the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, the Faculty of Health, and the Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Course load: 3–4 classes (12–16 US credits)
Course approval: It is best to get 7–8 classes approved before you go abroad. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.
Course descriptions and catalog:
Click here to view a spreadsheet of undergraduate courses. While this list is relatively basic in its description of courses, it will give a clear indication of:
- All undergraduate courses available to study abroad students
- The campus where the course is taught (you want the Callaghan campus)
- Semester 1 (spring) or semester 2 (fall) intake
Timetables: Click here to view class timetables.
Please note that Semester 1 = spring semester and Semester 2 = fall semester.
How to read the University of Newcastle course catalog
You will find courses offered at the 100, 200, and 300 levels. The 200- and 300-level courses at Newcastle are often the equivalent to junior- and senior-year course in the US. They will likely have prerequisites. You should select classes offered on the Callaghan campus.