Engineering @ a glance



We place great importance on hands-on, research-led teaching and the solution of real world problems. Our close industry and professional partnerships mean that you can get valuable practical experience while studying one of our degrees. It is the only program in Australia to emphasise both urban engineering studies and cadastral surveying.


  • Much smaller classes than the equivalent 1st year courses (Just 50 students max per lecture; 25 per tutorial)
  • 3 possible start dates (Feb, Jun and Oct)
  • Extra contact time with your tutors
  • Extra English language support
  • Complete the first year of your Bachelor degree in eight months (Fast Track Diploma)


  1. Refer to the information below for details of this program.
  2. Contact us with any questions through the 'Ask a question' button on this page.
  3. Click 'Enrol today' to send through your application, or
  4. Click the 'Our Representatives' button below to find details of someone in your country who can help you apply.
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Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Surveying


Select eight courses comprising of the following core courses, plus the courses specified for each specialisation:

Core Courses (all specialisations)

  • MATH1100 Mathematics 1
  • GENG1803 Introduction to Engineering Practice
  • MATH1120 Mathematics 2

plus 5 courses to be selected for the chosen specialisation:

Civil Engineering, Surveying

  • GENG1001 Engineering Mechanics
  • GENG1002 Introduction to Engineering Computations
  • PHYS1205 Integrated Physics
  • SURV1100 Surveying 1
  • SURV1120 Surveying 2

Computer, Electrical, and Telecommunications Engineering

  • ELEC1700 Computer Engineering 1
  • ELEC1300 Electrical Engineering 1
  • GENG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • PHYS1210 Advanced Physics 1
  • PHYS1220 Advanced Physics 2

Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

  • GENG1000 Computer Aided Engineering
  • ELEC1300 Electrical Engineering 1
  • GENG1001 Engineering Mechanics
  • GENG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming
  • PHYS1205 Integrated Physics

Popular Careers

  • One of the great things about engineering is that graduates can work almost anywhere in the world. Engineers go on to work in areas such as mining, construction of infrastructure, communication and even being a part of Formula 1 teams.
  • With so many careers to choose from, studying engineering at NIC and the University of Newcastle is a great option.
  • All engineering degrees from the University of Newcastle are accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international bodies.

Tuition Fees

Year International Students


A$28,110 (Diploma plus Provisional Entry Program)

A$24,410 (Fast Track and Standard Diploma)

A$3,051.25 per course/module