Teaching and learning
The University of Newcastle’s teaching and learning environment is cutting-edge, providing contemporary curriculum and work experience opportunities to some 35,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Our blended learning environment of discipline education and professional training produces graduates who are career-ready, with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes. The University’s progressive teaching and learning is illustrated through its innovative problem-based learning – the basis for programs in medicine, engineering, architecture, nursing, social work and law.
Work Integrated Learning is a feature of the University’s innovative teaching approaches. In 2013, 90 per cent of the University’s undergraduate programs are offering a Work Integrated Learning component giving students the opportunity to study and learn in workplaces.
Our academics are acknowledged as among the best in Australia, and we have on staff experts who rank in the top one per cent in their field in the world.
Access to higher education for the communities we serve, which include many disadvantaged groups, is a high priority for the University. As one of the largest providers of enabling (foundation) programs in Australia and through our strong partnerships with TAFE NSW, the University offers multiple pathways for students to enter university. Newcastle leads the sector in Indigenous education and collaboration – an achievement we are committed to developing further.
The University’s face-to-face learning is supported by state of the art facilities and technology including high-tech teaching laboratories and digitally connected information hubs. The University’s five libraries house a collection of more than 1.3 million items and provide access to over 60,000 electronic journals.
Many of the University's postgraduate programs are delivered online through GradSchool.com.au Through GradSchool.com.au, more than 3,500 students from over 80 countries enjoy flexible learning and the freedom to study anywhere at anytime.
For more information, visit the Teaching and Learning website.
Pictured above, Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) graduate Yasser Hamed.