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University of Newcastle

University of Newcastle
Set in superb bushland and close to spectacular beaches, waterways and forests, the University is renowned internationally and among the top ten research universities in Australia.
Location: 
Newcastle, Australia
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Fall
Spring
Academic Disciplines: 
Accounting
Anthropology
Architectural Engineering
Architecture
Art
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classics
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Design
East Asian Languages & Culture
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English
Environmental Studies
Film & Media Studies
Finance
French
Geography
Geology
Germanic Languages & Literatures
Global & International Studies
Health
History
History of Art
Indigenous Studies
Information Systems
International Business
Journalism
Linguistics
Management & Leadership
Marketing
Math
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Speech-Language-Hearing
Theatre
Visual Art
Exercise Science
Community Health
Education--Health & Physical Ed
Petroleum Engineering
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Spend a semester at the University of Newcastle, ranked among the top ten universities in Australia
  • Wide range of courses available
  • Experience student life by living in an on-campus apartment or residence hall
  • Petermann Scholarship available. See Further Reading below for more information.
Program Summary: 

The University of Newcastle offers students the perfect combination of lifestyle and learning. Set in superb bushland and close to spectacular beaches, waterways and forests, the University is renowned internationally and among the top ten research universities in Australia. Newcastle is well known for its academic excellence and innovative teaching. The University's setting and relaxed atmosphere combine to offer an excellent environment for academic pursuits and personal development. The university was established in 1965 and has more than 22,000 students. The campus is set on 300 acres of natural bushland complete with Australian wildlife. The university facilities are modern facilities that house the library, student clubs, shops, cafes, sports facilities, lecture theaters and laboratories.

Location: 

KU students can study in Australia, the world's largest island and smallest continent. Whether you are interested in exploring the Outback, studying the life of koalas and kangaroos, or climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge, Australia has a number of opportunities for personal exploration and development.

Australia is geographically nearly the same size as the continental United States although its population is comparable to the State of Texas' population. Home to 22 million people, Australia boasts fantastic natural beauty. It has beautiful white beaches throughout most the country, numerous mountain ranges to the south and the red deserts of the Outback. Off the Queensland Coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system on Earth and stretches more than 1,600 miles. Students who study in Australia can also travel to New Zealand, throughout the Pacific Rim and in Southeast Asia, all of which offer opportunities to experience different cultures.

KU's study abroad programs in Australia offer high quality academics at top ranked universities. Programs are available to accommodate students with various academic backgrounds. Students can fulfill general education requirements, major courses and/or take junior/senior hours while studying abroad in Australia.

Newcastle is on the east coast of New South Wales and a 2.5 hour train ride north of Sydney. Newcastle is a down-to-earth Australian city that combines a country setting with the advantages of city living. The city is known for beautiful beaches, a low cost of living and a favorable climate. Being Australia's second oldest city, Newcastle is a city rich with cultural heritage. Newcastle and its surrounding cities have a regional population of 500,000 and have all usual city attractions, including restaurants, cafes, parks, gardens, theaters, art galleries, shopping centers and nightclubs. Newcastle enjoys a pleasant climate year round similar to the central California coast. Numerous attractions are within easy access from Newcastle and include everything from rainforests and wilderness areas to extensive vineyards. Only a ten minute drive from the city, students can view some of Australia's unique and beautiful wildlife at the Blackbutt Reserve which allows close viewing of a variety of animals such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, wallabies, wombats and array of Australian birds.

To see images, view the Newcastle video, which showcases Newcastle’ beaches, events and sites.  Additionally, read Lonely Planet’s advice on places to visit and activities in Newcastle, Australia.

Academic Information: 

Course offerings include: Architecture, Anthropology, Biology, Business, Ceramics, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Design (Industrial Design, Photomedia, Visual Communication and Illustration) Economics, Education, Engineering (Architecture Engineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Mechanical) English, Environmental Studies, Geography, Global & International Studies, HSES, History, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Speech-Language-Hearing, Strategic Communication, Visual Art (Ceramics and Visual Art Education), and Women's Studies.

Program dates for the Fall semester are generally mid-July to late-November and mid-February to late June for the Spring semester. See date section above for specific dates for each academic term.

Newcastle Course Equivalencies

Housing: 

The University of Newcastle has numerous on-campus accommodation options. The New Residences will open in February 2015 and has one to six bedroom apartments and single studio apartments. The one to six bedroom apartments include common rooms, a communal kitchen, barbecue areas and multi-purpose rooms including a music room and a movie room.

International House and Evatt House offer five to ten bedroom apartments and students share a common kitchen and bathroom. International House has a cafeteria which serves weekday dinners and an outside pool. All residents at New Residences, Evatt and International House have their own room.

Edwards Hall is a residential hall which offers single and double rooms and a cafeteria that serves 16 meals a week. Barahineban offers single and double rooms in studio style apartments. Homestay accommodations with a local family are also available.

Additional information about on-campus accommodations are detailed in the University of Newcastle Accommodation Guide and at http://uonservices.org.au/accommodation/on-campus

Eligibility: 

Applicants must be at least a second semester sophomore by the beginning of the program with a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Further Reading: 

 

Joe Petermann Study Abroad Australia Memorial Scholarship
Fund created for an out-of-state, male student in his 3rd or 4th year of study at KU.  The student must have expressed interest in other cultures and who will be studying abroad for a full semester in Australia.  Awards up to $1,700.  Interested students should complete the OSA Merit and Financial Need General Scholarship application to be considered for this scholarship.


University of Newcastle Study Abroad website

University of Newcastle On-line Academic Handbook

University of Newcastle On-Campus Accommodations

Newcastle City website

Australia Tourism website 

Add Course: 
Thermodynamics
CHEE3320
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Theory of Structures 1
CIVL2130
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Civil Engineering
CIVL2240
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Fluid Mechanics
CIVL2310
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Transportation
CIVL2720
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Theory of Structures 2
CIVL3180
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Hydrology
CIVL4330
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Materials Science and Engineering 1
MECH2250
Need both MECH2250 and MECH3400 for ME 306 (ME Majors)
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Engineering Mechanics
MECH2420
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
2
Thermofluids
MECH2700
The Civil Engineering department has determined that there is no equivalency.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Status: 
No Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Engineering Economics
MECH4830
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2016
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Surveying 1
SURV1110
Credit will be given for CE 240 (Geomatics) provided that the student returns to KU and takes a no-cost GIS short course online via ESRI Virtual Campus. This is because the Newcastle course is missing the GIS component.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Neuroscience and Head and Neck Anatomy
HUBS1107
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Introduction to Linguistics 1
LING1111
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Foundations of Language
LING 1110
Students would still be required to take SPLH 565 upon return and may need to review a few materials from SPLH 566 to support success in SPLH 565.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Introductory Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 1000
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Introduction to Clinical Practice
SPTH 1080
A 1-credit independent study with a KU SPLH 571 Instructor is required upon return to focus on the areas that may not be covered, complete observation hours, and learn about the teams in the KU clinic (which is important for those who will do clinical practicum at KU).
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Statistics for the Sciences
STAT 1070
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Phonetics
LING 2006
This course counts as both SPLH 465 (1) AND SPLH 450 (3) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Auslan 1(Australian Sign Language)
HUMA 2070
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Intro to Human Services and Community Welfare
SPSW 1001
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Cross-cultural commincation
LING 2501
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Heat Transfer and Design of Energy Systems
CHEE2691
The Chemical & Petroleum Engineering department has determined that there is no suitable C&PE equivalent course.
Private Notes/Additional Information: 
This course will not count for CPE 211. It is closer to CPE 521 but would likely not count for that either.
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Status: 
No Equivalency
Chemical Engineering Principles
CHEE1000
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
2
Nutrition in Health and Disease
FSHN3020
Ourimbah campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport
EXSS3030
Ourimbah campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Fundamentals in Nutrition 1
NUDI1000
The Department of Exercise Science has determined that there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Sports Nutrition
NUDI4270
Callaghan campus online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Human Metabolic and Nutritional Biochemistry
HUBS2207
Callaghan campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Nutritional Biochemistry
HUBS3280
Callaghan campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Foundations of Exercise & Sport Science
EXSS1010
Ourimbah campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Functional Anatomy for Exercise Science
EXSS1040
Ourimbah campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Exercise Physiology
EXSS2010
Ourimbah campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Biomechanics
EXSS2020
Ourimbah campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Foundations of Exercise and Sport Psychology
EXSS2030
Ourimbah campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Exercise Testing and Prescription
EXSS2050
Ourimbah campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Motor Control
EXSS2060
Ourimbah campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription
EXSS3010
Ourimbah campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition
EXSS3070
The Department of Exercise Science has determined that there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Introduction to Algorithmics
COMP2230
Private Notes/Additional Information: 
consulted with Jim Miller
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Data Security
COMP3260
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Compiler Design
COMP3290
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Machine Intelligence
COMP3330
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Electric Energy Systems
ELEC2132
the EECS Department has determined that there is no EECS equivalency
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Status: 
No Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Electrical Circuits
ELEC2320
The EECS department has determined that there is no EECS equivalency
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Status: 
No Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Signals and Systems
ELEC2400
No Fourier Series. Self-study may be required to prepare for EECS 562
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Computer Engineering II
ELEC2700
Private Notes/Additional Information: 
consulted with Gary Minden
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Electric Machines and Power Systems
ELEC3130
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Signal Processing
ELEC3400
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Analog and Digital Communications
ELEC3540
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Programmable Logic Design
ELEC3720
Private Notes/Additional Information: 
consulted with Gary Minden
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Embedded Systems
ELEC3730
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Introduction to Software Engineering 2
SENG1120
Private Notes/Additional Information: 
consulted with Jim Miller
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Software Development
SENG2130
Private Notes/Additional Information: 
consulted with Fengjun Li
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
4
Programming Languages and Paradigms
SENG2200
Private Notes/Additional Information: 
consulted with Andy Gill
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Network and Distributed Computing
SENG3400
Private Notes/Additional Information: 
consulted with Victor Frost
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3

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Longest-running exchange program in Western Hemisphere (begun in 1958) between KU and University of Costa Rica
17th in the nation among public universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad — Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange
1,357 KU students participated in international study, internship, and research programs in 2011-12
Nearly 25 percent of KU undergraduate students participate in a study abroad program prior to graduation
KU students who study abroad graduate in four years at twice the rate of students who do not study abroad
More than 130 study abroad programs in 75 countries, with instruction in all disciplines and 20+ languages
Students can study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, spring break, or winter break
Programs include international study, internships, service, and research opportunities
Students participating in semester, academic year, and select summer programs fulfill Goal 4.2 of the KU Core curriculum
Students can fulfill major, minor, certificate, elective, and KU Core curriculum requirements abroad
Programs are available for students in every major at KU
Financial aid is applicable to study abroad programs, and most KU scholarships and grants can be applied to study abroad
The Office of Study Abroad and many academic departments offer scholarships to qualified KU students
By studying abroad, students gain a global perspective on the world and strengthen their career opportunities
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