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ENGR Exchange Global E3: University of Newcastle (Australia)

Newcastle, Australia
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University of Newcastle is a member of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program (Global E3), an exchange program for engineering students with partner universities in 21 countries. Students pay University of Maryland tuition. Visit the Global E3 website at http://globale3.studioabroad.com/ for information on the Global E3 partner universities and application procedures.

Host Institution
The University of Newcastle, Australia is a world-class institution with an exceptional record of achievement making an impact within its own region and across the globe.

Our research is world-class and diverse. Our degree programs within business and law, education and arts, engineering and built environment, health and medicine, and science and information technology are internationally recognized and our partnerships and collaborations drive innovation. Our alumni are leaders and our students are preparing to make a difference in the world.

We are a multi-campus institution, with two main campuses in Newcastle (Callaghan) and the Central Coast (Ourimbah), with a student population of over 35,500 including more than 6,600 international students from over 100 countries. We have state-of-the-art facilities and our teaching and learning spaces are award winning with architecturally designed buildings and world-class infrastructure.

Our high academic standards, superb recreational facilities, natural surroundings, award-winning buildings and excellent access to the latest technology are all part of the reason why the University of Newcastle is an excellent choice as your Study Abroad destination.

The 2016 Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks the University of Newcastle at number 32 in the world or the discipline of Energy Science and Engineering and places Civil Engineering in the top 100.

In 2015, QS World University Rankings placed the University in the top three per cent in the world with 14 disciplines ranked in the top 200 universities. These include Architecture and Built Environment in the top 50 and Civil Engineering in the top 100.

Host City
Newcastle, Australia is a vibrant and diverse city with a population of 350,000. In 2011, the highly respected travel guide Lonely Planet listed Newcastle - Australia's seventh largest city and economic hub of the Hunter region - among the world's Top 10 Cities. Nestled on Australia's spectacular NSW coast and surrounded by some of the state's most popular destinations, Newcastle is an all-round great choice as a safe and friendly place to live.  The city itself has a lot to offer - great weather, beautiful surrounds, an unbeatable lifestyle and a vibrant cultural identity that is truly its own. The city is recognized world-wide for its ongoing transformation and has come a long way since its 90 year history as the 'Steel City'.

When you choose the University of Newcastle, Australia for work or study, you will enjoy the area's stunning scenery and world-famous destinations, including the Hunter Valley Wine region, historic Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and Barrington Tops National Park.  Newcastle is also the gateway to the state's north coast. The city itself is an interesting mix of old and new architecture, dominated by the magnificent Christ Church Cathedral that sits atop The Hill, with views over the busy harbor, the city and coastline.


Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be an ENGR major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.


  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  6. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

Students studying at the University of Newcastle enroll for engineering courses. Review the Global E3 website for details about studying at University of Newcastle. Course offerings can be viewed here on the university's website.

Disciplines available: 

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Credit

Transfer credit for the University of Newcastle is under review. Please contact the program advisor for more information.

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

[Enter University Name] Credit UMD Credit
__ credit __ credit
__ credit __ credit

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on ____

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

FOR ENGR: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university. You can also refer to the full list of ENGR course equivalencies.To view previously approved study abroad courses by engineering department, view the Engineering Study Abroad Course Guide.

FOR UMD: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents through the UMD Registrar’s transfer credit equivalency database page for this university.

FOR BMGT: You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents by viewing the BMGT course list for this university.


UoN offers a range of on-campus accommodation at both the Callaghan and Ourimbah Campuses. Find out all the information you need to know about living on campus including what your options are, different residential colleges, how much it costs, how to apply and take virtual tours of our different room types at our on-campus accommodation guide.

For those students who do not get placed on campus or don't want live on campus, the Accommodation Service has a comprehensive database and accommodation guide, which offers access to an abundance of quality housing that surrounds the University and Newcastle area. Consequently there is an opportunity for students to live closer to the beach and night life. You can access some useful accommodation information on off campus accommodation here.


UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:


Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017
Year (Fall-Spring) 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017