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  • GraduationWelcome to the University of Newcastle

    SINGAPORE 2015

  • The University at a glance

    The University of Newcastle is a leader in teaching and research. With 50 years of history, the University of Newcastle has grown from a locally-focused institution to one that is globally oriented.

    The University of Newcastle established 1965

    2014 Full-time academic staff 1,060

    2014 Student enrolments 40,208

    2014 Graduates 7,417

    Undergraduate programs 118

    Postgraduate coursework programs 75


    The University of Newcastle

    Top 300 in the world(QS World University Rankings 2015 and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014)

    15 disciplines in the Top 200 in the world(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015)

    40th in the world Architecture and Built Environment

    Top 100 in the world Engineering Civil and Structural Geography Linguistics

    Top 150 in the world Education and Training Engineering - Chemical Environmental Studies Medicine

    Top 200 in the world Agriculture and Forestry Business and Management Studies English Language and Literature Computer Science and Information Systems Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Mechanical Law

    Equal 7th in Australia for research that is well above world standard(Excellence in Research Australia 2012)

    Top 100 Most International Universities(Times Higher Education Most International Universities 2015)


    Message from the Vice-Chancellor and President

    Dear Graduates

    Congratulations on your outstanding achievement. On this graduation day we recognise your commitment and success, and celebrate this important milestone with your family and friends. I am delighted to share in these celebrations with you.

    This is a particularly special year for both the University of Newcastle (UON) and the Republic of Singapore. In 2015, we each mark our 50th anniversaries. Through UON Celebrating 50 and SG50, we celebrate our histories, our communities, our leaders and importantly for the University our first-rate graduates, who form the centrepiece of our story now and into the future.

    With our valued partners, PSB Academy and BCA Academy, the University is proud to have contributed to the education of students in Singapore over its 50 years, from the first Colombo Plan Scholars who arrived in Newcastle in 1968 through to the students enrolled at UON Singapore today. Students from all over Asia choose UON Singapore to receive an Australian degree in a uniquely all-Asian setting. Our UON Singapore students can now graduate with degrees in business, commerce, engineering, construction management, occupational health and safety, communication and information technology, qualifications that enable them to be competitive on the world stage and to be leaders in their field of endeavour.

    Wherever your professional journey takes you, you can be proud of your association with UON, a truly world-class institution. Last year, UON was announced as Australias number one university in the QS Top 50 Under 50 rankings and was ranked in the worlds top 20 universities under 50 years of age. These independent rankings are evidence of a commitment and focus across the University on research excellence and high quality education outcomes.

    UONs strong relationships with partner institutions across Asia, as well as with leading industry and government bodies, have contributed to the Universitys outstanding teaching and research record. As a graduate of this University, you can be assured that your education has equipped you to take on the challenges of a global workplace and that our institution is positioned to grow its international profile and succeed in the Asian Century.

    Today marks your entry into the Universitys 130,000-strong alumni network, comprising members from 121 countries. The Singapore Alumni Association provides many opportunities for you to connect with friends and professional associates across the globe. I encourage you to engage with the Singapore Alumni Chapter and remain connected to our university.

    On behalf of the University of Newcastle I congratulate you on your graduation and wish you every success for the future.

    Professor Caroline McMillenVice-Chancellor and President

    AUSTRALIANNATIONAL ANTHEMAustralians all let us rejoice,

    For we are young and free;

    Weve golden soil and wealth for toil;

    Our home is girt by sea;

    Our land abounds in natures gifts

    Of beauty rich and rare;

    In historys page, let every stage

    Advance Australia Fair.

    In joyful strains then let us sing;

    Advance Australia Fair.

    MAJULAH SINGAPURAMari kita rakyat Singapura

    Sama-sama menuju bahagia

    Cita-cita kita yang mulia

    Berjaya Singapura

    Marilah kita bersatu

    Dengan semangat yang baru

    Semua kita berseru

    Majulah Singapura

    Majulah Singapura


    The University CouncilAS AT 2 NOVEMBER 2015


    ChancellorMr Paul JeansBE(NSW) FIEAust, FAICD

    Vice-Chancellor and PresidentProfessor Caroline McMillenMA(Oxon), DPhil(Oxon), MB BChir(Cantab), FAAHMS

    President of Academic Senate Professor Mark JonesBSc(Hons), PhD(CNAA, UK), FIMechE, CEng, FIEAust, CPEng


    Conjoint Professor Geoff LillissBE(Hons), MBA(Merit)(Newcastle), FIEAust, MAICD

    Mr Robert KennedyBEc(ANU), FCPA


    Deputy Chancellor Ms Dianne AllenBCom(Newcastle), CA, GAICD

    Ms Jann GardnerBA, LLB(Sydney), MBA(Newcastle), GAICD

    Mr Brian KennaughBBus(Newcastle), MAICD

    Ms Michelle McPhersonBBus(Accounting)(UTS), CA, GAICD

    Ms Deborah WrightDipTeach(Newcastle), MBA(SCU), FAMI, CPM

    Mr John BowersBCom(Hons), MCom(Newcastle), AM(Harvard), CFA

    Mr Doug Dean AMBCom(Newcastle), FCPA, FAIM, FICO


    Professor Pablo MoscatoBSc(La Plata, Argentina), PhD(UNICAMP, Brazil)

    Dr Roslyn LarkinBBus(Hons), PhD(Newcastle)


    Mr Michael RobertsonMTEM(Melb), BEd(Music)(Hons Class I), Dip. Mgmt, Adv Dip. Mgmt


    Mr Vivak Bhavitheren (Bhavi) Ravindran


    Members of the Universitys ExecutiveAS AT 2 NOVEMBER 2015

    Vice-Chancellor and PresidentProfessor Caroline McMillenMA(Oxon), DPhil(Oxon), MB BChir(Cantab), FAAHMS

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)Professor Andrew ParfittBE(Hons), PhD(Adelaide), FIEAust, SMIEEE, GAICD

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)Professor Kevin HallBSc, MSc(Queens), PhD(UNSW)

    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Research)Laureate Professor Nicholas TalleyMBBS(NSW), PhD(Syd), MD(NSW), MMedSc(ClinEpi)

    Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Advancement)Mrs Winnie EleyBEd(Hons), MBA(Nottingham)

    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)Professor Elizabeth BurdBEd(Hons)(CNAA), MSc, DPhil(York), PhD(Dunelm), FHEA,SMIEEE

    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)Professor Deborah HodgsonBA(Hons), BA(Psych),PhD(Macq.), AHPRA

    Pro Vice-Chancellor (UON Singapore)Professor Amir MahmoodMA, PhD(Manitoba)

    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law)Professor Richard DunfordBCA, BA(Hons)(Well), PhD(ANU)

    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Arts)Professor John GermovBA(Chisholm), MA(Sociology)(Monash), PhD(Newcastle)

    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engineering and Built Environment)Professor Brett NinnessBEng, MEng, PhD(Newcastle)

    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Medicine)Laureate Professor R John AitkenPhD(Cambridge), ScD(Cambridge), FSRB, FRSN, FAHMS, FRSE, FAA

    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Science and InformationTechnology)

    Chief Operating OfficerMr Nat McGregorBCom(Newcastle), MBA(Deakin), DipFinancial Services(ANZIIF),GAICD, CPA, ANZIIF Fellow

    Chief Financial OfficerMr Paul DunnBCom(Newcastle), FCPA



    The Fanfare is performed at all ceremonial functions to herald the entry and departure of the Chancellor and other members of the Council. It was composed by Professor Robert Constable and first performed in 1994.


    The award of a University Medal is an honour made only when there is a candidate of sufficient merit. To be considered for this award, a graduate must have a consistent record of exceptional academic achievement at all levels of their degree program, and qualify with the highest level of that degree.


    A Bachelor Honours degree is designed to be a pathway for research and further learning or to qualify individuals for certain professions.

    Bachelor Honours Degree qualifications are at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and/or further learning.


    A Bachelors or Masters degree is conferred with distinction in cases where a candidate has achieved a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or above in the degree, out of a maximum of 7.0.


    A combined degree is one where a student studies for two separate degrees at the same time. It is possible for the student to complete the degree requirements for one degree ahead of the other. The student receives a testamur for each degree.

    The graduationceremony


    The graduation ceremony is one of great antiquity. Its essential features have been the same since the 12th century when the first universities came into existence. Its necessary constit