About The University of Newcastle
For 50 years, the University of Newcastle (UON) has delivered education to talented students from diverse backgrounds, developed professional leaders of the future and harnessed the capacity of world class research to foster innovation and deliver impact in its regions and across the world.
UON stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. It provides opportunities for people with ability, regardless of their background and experiences. It leads in providing education for indigenous Australians. UON delivers the highest quality in everything they do and benchmark themselves against the world's best.
UON challenges standard practice and received wisdom. They are world leaders in generating new knowledge and translating innovative ideas into real benefits to society. UON is open, ethical, rigorous and committed to the highest standards in academic enquiry. It is a champion of academic freedom and professional responsibility. It also leads in environmental sustainability. UON makes a significant contribution to the economic, social and environmental capacity of its communities.
Total students: 36,000 (24% postgraduate)6
- Regional NSW
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
Students rate The University of Newcastle above average on majority of postgraduate outcomes.
Overall satisfaction1: 85.1% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 71.8% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 81.9% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 88.7% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $85,000 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 84.9% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.