Knowledge is Divine

NCU's degree programs are designed to help you pursue your passions and to prepare you for an intellectually rewarding career. You'll gain the confidence and credentials to lead. We take great pride in the number of students who join us from all over the world.




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Expectations at University

The purpose of a university is to develop new knowledge through original research and produce graduates that are professionally competent in their chosen field of study.

Attending university can be a very different experience to what you have known before. At first it can be challenging to navigate the academic expectations, social aspects and your own wellbeing.

You will meet people from all over the world with a range of different cultural backgrounds and belief systems. It is important that you recognise the diversity that is present at university and approach all situations with respect and integrity.

Academic culture

University is a place of inquiry and learning. Not only will you learn new knowledge and skills, but you will also learn a new culture. These are some of the shared attitudes, values and ways of behaving at an Australian university:

  • Knowledge is developed through discussion and debate.
  • You are encouraged to question, challenge and evaluate points of view (critical thinking).
  • Any claims made should be supported by credible evidence.
  • You are expected to prepare for and meet you study commitments independently.


It is expected that whilst at university you will:

  • attend scheduled learning activities including lectures, tutorials, labs and practicals
  • meet your study requirements e.g. submitting assessments by the due date
  • comply with the conduct rules of the University including:
    behaving ethically and honestly at all times (academic integrity)
    treating those around you with respect and fairness and be treated the same way
    following the guidelines for specialised spaces e.g. wearing the appropriate clothing in labs
    looking after the campus environment and resources.
  • regularly check your student email and keep on top of administration e.g. enrolment and class registration.

Upon graduation employers will expect you to:

  • be able to express yourself and your ideas clearly and to a professional standard
  • have a good grasp of your chosen discipline area and be able to apply it in a professional setting.


Some personal goals you might have when starting at university include:

  • excelling at your studies
  • making lifelong friendships
  • learning new life or work skills
  • getting a job in your chosen field.

Goals are achieved when you work on them. Set goals for yourself using the SMART method and work towards them. SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time bound) goals help you to define and achieve what you want to accomplish one step at a time.

Strategies to succeed

Everyone approaches their studies in their own unique way but there are some common elements that will help you succeed:

  • Active participation – engage with your teachers, classmates and the university community.
  • Meet deadlines and turn up on time – reach out for help early if you are unsure or having difficulties.
  • Take advantage of what’s available to you – look into study services, facilities, clubs and activities.
  • Ask for help when you need it – there is more support available than you might think.