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Careers Show

A demo based show of what Uni can offer in terms of study and careers
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Sarah-Jane Judge

on 6 July 2014

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Is it for me?
Why go to Uni?
Ignite a new passion or fuel an existing one

Study what you're interested in

Lots of course choices allow you to design your own degree
Most professional careers require some kind of further education

University is often part of the pathway for these kinds of careers
Give them what they want
Increasing career prospects

Can expand your career options

Learn about career opportunities you
didn't even know existed

80% Australian graduates get a job
within 4 months
Increase your earning potential

Uni graduates can earn about 20% more than the medium annual earnings for Australians (20-24)

The median annual starting salary for Bachelor degrees graduates under 25 - $50,000
Tame the Travel bug
irresistible you
Show me the money!
Fuel your fire!
Give them what they want
Irresistible you!
Show me the money!
The good, the bad and the
Qudditch club
Fuel your fire!
THE CAREERS SHOW
So many choices
What's the right path for you?
Do... what you love
Do... what you're good at
Do... lots of research
Do... think
of the
BIG picture
STEM
careers

Science
Engineering
Technology
Maths
Decisions, decisions
Mining Engineering
Software Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Mechatronics
Construction Management
Industrial Design
Biomedical Science
Food Science and Nutrition
Marine Science
Meteorology
Degrees are recognized internationally so open door to jobs in other countries

International Student Exchange program
35,500 students at Newcastle Uni so it's hard not to find someone you like

7,800 international students
Diverse and Dynamic people to learn from and befriend

Various clubs and societies to join
Decisions, Decisions
Mining Engineering
Mechatronics
Software Engineering
Food Science & Nutrition
Chemical Engineering
Oceanography
Industrial Design

Mining Engineering
What should I be
interested in?...
Large scale projects
Rural living
Machinery
Explosions
What should I be good at ?
Practical mathematics
Big picture thinking
Working with people
Where could it
take me?....
What's cool about it?
EXPLOSIONS!!!
What HSC subject would be useful?
The Where and the When
Duration: 2 years in Newcastle, then after application: 2 years in Sydney or Wollongong
First two years at Newcastle is the civil engineering degree then transfer to Mining Engineering

Your studies will include underground & surface mining, blasting, geology, mine ventilation, mine planning & economics, environmental impact, safety and
BLASTING!!!
Food Science
&Human
Nutrition
What should I be
good at?
Scientific activities
Observation
Working with people
What should I be interested in?
Developing new, healthy, enticing and tasty food

Understanding what nutrients are needed to function

Think new Ozemite!
Where could it take me?
What's cool about it?
You get to eat your experiments!
Ever wondered
how they make
Burn the calories!
What HSC subjects would be useful?
There are no prerequisites

Chemistry (assumed knowledge)
Biology
Mathematics (2 units)

ATAR 69-72

3 years at Ourimbah
Mechatronics
Robotics
What should I be interested in ?
New technology
How things work
Practical maths and science
What should I be good at?
Problem solving
Practical mathematics
Persistence
Attention to detail
What is it?
Design and testing robots

Performing dangerous jobs for us
e.g.
space exploration

Simulating forces on the human body

Saving lives by using minimal intrusive procedures
What's cool about it?
Uni Robo wars!
Meet the scientist
Maria Chen
Robogal!
Young Australian of the year!
Related fields
Brain (logic):
Computer Science, 3 years, ATAR~71
Software engineering, 4 years, ATAR~73
Power:
Electrical engineering, 4 years, ATAR~70-77
Movement:
Mechanical engineering, 4 years, ATAR~73
What HSC subjects would be useful?
Mathematics (assumed knowledge)
Study of one science related subject

ATAR range 70-78

4 year course at Callaghan Campus
Software Engineering
What is it?
Designing, writing and testing computer programs.
Maths plays a huge part in software engineering

For example, how does a physical creature become a computerised model?
What should I be interested in?
Computers
High powered graphics
How video games work
What should I be good at?
Problem solving
Mathematics
Breaking up problems into manageable components
What's cool about it?
3D modeling
as easy as x,y,z
Mathematics (assumed knowledge)
English
One science related subject

ATAR range 71-74

Duration: 4 years at Callaghan
What HSC subjects would be useful?
Chemical Engineering
What is it?


Engineering that studies the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms.

Uses science to design industrial processes and technologies such as:

- Chemical refineries
- Food technology
- Green energy sources
What should I be interested in?
Processes
How things work
Chemistry
What should I be good at?
Practical mathematics
Chemistry
Problem solving
What's cool about it?
Making stuff
Paint balls!
What HSC subjects would be useful?

No prerequisites


Mathematics (assumed knowledge)
English
One science

ATAR: ~75

4 years at Callaghan Campus
Industrial design
What is it?
Mix of Science and Art

Bringing together the four main aspects of design:
Style
Function
Manufacture
Marketing
What should I be interested in?
Hands on activities
Solving problems
Improving things around you
What should I be good at?
Listening to design needs
Communicating ideas
Creative solutions
What's cool about it?
Time travel!
What HSC subject would be useful?
3 years at TAFE
Advanced Diploma for Product Design and Innovation

1 year at Uni
Meet the scientist
Dr Gough Au
Using viruses to kill cancer
"Once you’ve completed a biomedical science degree, there is a diverse range of career opportunities – being a full-time scientist is one of many”.
Chemist
What is it?
The study of Chemistry

The branch of science that studies what matter substances are made of and how this matter behaves
What should I be good at?
Mathematic calculations

Observation and analysing

Following instructions
What should I be interested in ?
Mixing together different chemicals and observing the results

Understanding the chemical make-up of the world around you

Why some materials/substances act the way they do

Being a "mad scientist" or breaking the stereotype
Where could it take me?
The central science!
What's cool about it?
Big Bangs!
What HSC subjects would be useful?
No prerequisites but ...

Maths (assumed knowledge)
Chemistry

Start off doing Bachelor of Science the Major in Chemistry

ATAR required around 69-70

3 years full time at Callaghan campus.
Oceanography
What should I be interested in?
What's going on in the big blue ocean

Where waves and currents come from

What lives under the sea
What should I be good at?
Observation
Maths
Willingness to learn
Where could it take me?
Anywhere there is ocean

above and below the sea!
What is it?
A branch of earth science studying the ocean, it inhabitants, currents, waves and geology
What's cool about it?
What HSC subjects would be useful?
Maths (assumed knowledge)
Biology

Start off with a Bachelor of Science
Major in Marine Science

ATAR 69-70

3 years full time at Ourimbah campus
Making a splash!
Chemist
Tame the travel bug
The good, the bad and the Qudditch team
TOP TIP!
Look in depth what is in the course not just at the name!
What are the required and optional modules?
TOP TIP
What engages you?

3 years is a long time to force yourself to study something you find boring!
TOP TIP
TOP TIP
Study at Uni can be really flexible
Changing your major is pretty easy.
Think generally and you can specify later on.
There are no prerequisites

Mathematics (assumed knowledge)
English
At least one Science subject

ATAR range of 70-77
The When and the Where!
Mathematics
Design and Technology
Visual Arts
What if I don't get the grades?
Newstep gives people aged 17 to 20 a second chance to study at university.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), a two hour, multiple choice test that can be used to apply for some degrees offered by the University of Newcastle.

Tafe
The uni has a partnership with TAFE that gives students the opportunity to use their TAFE qualification to get into uni. Entry will depend on the level of your qualification and the degree you are interested in.

Yapug is a program designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people gain skills for entry into undergraduate degrees at the University of Newcastle.
Don't panic! There are Alternative Pathways!
Where can I get more information?
Your career adviser
Uni open days (August)
Facebook - UoN Future Students
Twitter - @UoNfuture
Website
www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/high-school/
Trendy outfits!
A lie in!
TOP TIP
Some subjects can be accessed via another!
Psychology degree can be obtained via Bachelor of Arts or Science. Arts has a lower ATAR requirement.
TOP TIP

Don't just choose what your friends are taking, take what YOU are good at and YOU are interested in!
The subjects you choose for HSC can influence the rest of your life!
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