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University of Newcastle Speech Pathology Program Undergraduate Entry



University of Newcastle Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) Overview

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at University of Newcastle is a highly specialized degree that equips the Newcastle University student with the knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue a career as a professional speech pathologist.

Speech pathologists are allied health professionals responsible for the assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders, for example, delayed speech and language development, cleft lip and palate, voice disorders and stuttering.

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) degree at University of Newcastle deals with:

  • all acquired and developmental human communication disorders
  • swallowing disorders
  • phonological and articulatory disorders
  • stuttering
  • voice disorders
  • communication disorders of neurological origin
  • audiology

Foundation courses at University of Newcastle include the study of linguistics, psychology, bioscience, anatomy, and neuroscience.

Newcastle Speech Pathology School

Clinical Work Experience

When students study speech pathology at the University of Newcastle they will have the opportunity to step inside the profession of speech pathology through substantial clinical experience. Placements range from one-day observation visits to five-week intensive block placements located at local clinics, as well as other regional, rural and Sydney metropolitan locations. Speech Pathology students at University of Newcastle may also develop clinical skills and experience through various international placement opportunities.

Speech Pathology students will complete a comprehensive range of clinical experiences during the University of Newcastle degree. The 20 weeks of clinical experience is spread over all four years and is organized to take place during semester and in the semester breaks. It occurs in metropolitan, local regional and rural settings on one day per week or block placement.

Additionally, some clinical experiences will be based within the University of Newcastle’s Speech Pathology Clinic (situated on the Ground Floor of the General Purpose Building on the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus).

  • Stuttering Clinic
  • Voice Clinic
  • Speech Pathology in Schools Program (SPinS) 9
  • Speech Intelligibility Clinic

Five Reasons to Choose University of Newcastle

When students choose to study at the University of Newcastle, they choose a world-class university recognized for excellence in teaching and research. University of Newcastle degrees will prepare students for the real-world and are designed to expose students to new ideas, new ways of thinking and equip with the knowledge and skills to be successful in a competitive global market.

  1. Newcastle Uni ranked in the top 3% in the world according to two global independent ranking systems. University of Newcastle are in the top 300 out of more than 9,000 universities in the world.
  2. Our graduates get jobs. 73% find a full-time job within four months of completing a bachelor degree
  3. World-class education
  4. Our students give us top marks for teaching
  5. Explore the world while you study

Entry Requirements

Completion of Provincial High School Diploma. Preferred subjects in Advanced English, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) degree at University of Newcastle is accredited by the Speech Pathology Australia, the professional association of speech pathologists, and is recognized in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Speech Pathology graduates at University of Newcastle applying to licensing in Canada, UK or the USA will be required to provide details of their program of studies to the relevant bodies and sit a licensing examination.

KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information.

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

Award Title:Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
Length of Program:4 years full time
Prerequisites:completed high school diploma.
Interview:Not required
Application Dates:October 31
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Education and Arts