About the University

In just 40 years, University of Wollongong has become a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities; dynamic, agile, innovative and prominent in national and international rankings for the quality of our teaching and research.

The University began as an institute for the then the New South Wales University of Technology, Sydney at a single location in Wollongong. Since gaining independence in 1975, UOW has grown into an international multi-campus University, expanding to occupy two Sydney campuses and five regional campuses, as well as locations in Hong Kong and Dubai.

With now over 36,000 students, more than 2,400 staff, and an economic impact of around $2 billion in activity annually, UOW is an influential part of its communities and the catalyst for Wollongong’s transformation into a University city.

Our students and staff come from diverse backgrounds, and we welcome many international students to our campuses each year. They share a culture that respects openness, inclusiveness, collegiality and diversity.

We aim to align our academic community and graduates with national priorities and are focussed on producing outstanding research that addresses the complex social, environmental and economic challenges that we face now and into the future.

In anticipating the nature of emergent industries and the jobs of the future, we aim to develop graduates who are ethical, mobile, technologically literate and ready for multicultural workplaces. We encourage creative and critical thinking and encourage our students and staff to challenge and cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines and create truly interdisciplinary partnerships.

We’ve focused our efforts to ensure that the UOW curriculum is intellectually challenging, models critical inquiry and real-world practice, and is delivered in technology-rich and immersive environments.

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Our purpose

The University of Wollongong is a research-intensive university with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a broad range of disciplines.

Our commitment to our students is evident in our graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace.

UOW is an international network of campuses and regional learning centres. Together with our partners, we make a strong and connected presence in our communities.

We are a young and vibrant university with undiminished ambitions. We value our research capacity to work on complex interdisciplinary problems. Our spirit of inquiry drives our research and learning environments.

Staying true to these values, and our purpose to contribute to the betterment of society, we have earned our place among the top 250 universities in the world.

Universities have never been more important to our future. In a world facing very large and complex social, environmental and economic challenges our universities will play a central role in keeping Australia economically competitive and socially cohesive. The higher education sector will be at the forefront of shaping contemporary policies and modern society.

At the University of Wollongong (UOW) we will continue to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments. We will develop highly sought after graduates who have experienced a research-intensive university, and an intellectually challenging curriculum.

We are committed to generating outstanding research and world-class results. Our objective of earning a place in the top 1% of the world’s universities creates an opportunity to renew and refresh.

The coming period offers major opportunities to:

  • Continue the drive to build an outstanding research environment, a strong graduate school and clear incentives to drive research focus and productivity;
  • Complete the transformation of our curriculum linked to student demand, graduate outcomes and use of new technology;
  • Invest in our people to collaborate internally and externally to achieve great things;
  • Enhance our campuses, and align our facilities to the changes in centres of population, the demand-driven system and emerging research priorities; Leverage our reputation as a global multi-campus university by growing our off-shore international program and portfolio;
  • Work with our partners to create greater levels of innovation and impact, and contribute to the creation of new enterprises;
  • Engage with our alumni to build a network for life;
  • Maintain an efficient and productive university focussed on adaptability and financial sustainability;
  • Aspire to make UOW a destination university and Wollongong a university city.
Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

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The Master of Computer Science will provide you with the skills and ability to solve complex real-world problems by integrating computer science methods with effective ma ... [+]

Course summary

The Master of Computer Science will provide you with the skills and ability to solve complex real-world problems by integrating computer science methods with effective management strategies, and by developing and deploying computer applications. During this degree, you will be able to put theory into practice with an individual capstone project.

What you will study

You will study subjects in IT project management, advanced programming, algorithms and data structures. You can choose to complete subjects from the below four areas:

Computational intelligence, and reasoning and learning. Machine-learning algorithms and big data. Advanced network security and computer security. Software requirements and specifications, and service-oriented software engineering. ... [-]
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The Master of Conservation Biology is designed for students who seek further knowledge and skills in the biological sciences or seek to qualify for a postgraduate researc ... [+]

Course summary

The Master of Conservation Biology is designed for students who seek further knowledge and skills in the biological sciences or seek to qualify for a postgraduate research degree.

What you will study

Areas covered include conservation biology, ecological and evolutionary physiology, marine and terrestrial ecology, and fisheries and aquaculture. Additional preparatory subjects focus on laboratory work and science communication skills. Candidates with appropriate qualifications and laboratory skills will be awarded advanced standing for these subjects.

This degree

The Master of Conservation Biology is a unique course as it provides you with the opportunity to extend your technical knowledge and use it to determine your competency in the specific discipline before choosing one of the three possible pathways (research or technical or management).... [-]

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The Master of Earth and Environmental Sciences is for students who wish to extend their knowledge and diversify their skill base within a range of sub-disciplines of the ... [+]

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The Master of Earth and Environmental Sciences is for students who wish to extend their knowledge and diversify their skill base within a range of sub-disciplines of the Earth and Environmental Sciences, and in particular, Environmental Science, Geology and Physical Geography.

What you will study

This degree will serve as a refresher programme for graduates wishing to explore specific combinations of topics in greater detail; a programme for professionals already practising aspects of Earth and Environmental Sciences seeking additional analytical skills, and as a stepping stone for graduates intending to proceed to a higher degree by research, upon completion of the programme.... [-]

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The Master of Education Advanced (Educational Leadership) is for people who are currently in educational leadership roles or who wish to pursue leadership positions in ed ... [+]

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The Master of Education Advanced (Educational Leadership) is for people who are currently in educational leadership roles or who wish to pursue leadership positions in educational settings such as schools, early childhood, higher education and vocational education.

During this degree, you will gain extensive practical skills and an advanced theoretical understanding of educational leadership and management, and learn how to apply this to your practice as an educator. You will enhance your skills in areas such as mentoring new educators, managing curricula and assessment, supporting staff development, and leading organisational change. Throughout this degree, you will build the skills to investigate and solve complex issues in a rapidly changing educational climate. You will also conduct an individualised research project that aligns with your work and interests.... [-]

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The Master of Education Advanced (TESOL) is a higher degree for professional educators and those who are interested in pursuing a career in Teaching English to Speakers o ... [+]

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The Master of Education Advanced (TESOL) is a higher degree for professional educators and those who are interested in pursuing a career in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This degree can be tailored to suit individual career goals by combining TESOL studies with further study in either Educational Leadership or Information and Communication Technology in Education and Training.

What you will study

During this degree, you will study the key theories of English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching, and supplement them with an in-depth understanding of areas such as second language development, grammar, assessment, evaluation and technology-based language teaching. You can also choose to do a supervised professional experience placement in an ESL or EFL classroom.... [-]

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The Master of Engineering Management is a professional degree for engineers who see their careers progressing into management—including senior management positions. The p ... [+]

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The Master of Engineering Management is a professional degree for engineers who see their careers progressing into management—including senior management positions. The program provides a strong grounding in some of the most modern management thinking applicable to engineering industries.

You will be able to work in teams and with managers from other disciplines, including finance, human resources and management.

This degree

The degree is offered in conjunction with our Sydney Business School, the University of Wollongong to ensure the most modern management thinking accompanies the professional, technical and environmental aspects of engineering projects.

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The UOW Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make important contributions to the betterment of people and communities. You ... [+]

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The UOW Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to make important contributions to the betterment of people and communities. You will build on prior study of the individual and society, and further develop your interest in social justice and human rights, to earn a professionally accredited Social Work qualification.

UOW Social Work graduates enter the workforce with practical experience earned through supervised professional placements. Your UOW degree will ensure you’re ready to promote social change and development and will help you make a difference to the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged individuals, families and communities.... [-]

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The Master of Work Health and Safety Advanced provides an intensive specialised professional program of study plus the opportunity to specialise in either Ergonomics, Occ ... [+]

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The Master of Work Health and Safety Advanced provides an intensive specialised professional program of study plus the opportunity to specialise in either Ergonomics, Occupational Hygiene or Risk Management.

This degree

UOW's Work Health and Safety programs have been developed in conjunction with a wide range of industry sectors to address the complex nature of occupational health and safety in the workplace. The program has a flexible mode of delivery, with online content delivered up front, and block teaching sessions of 3–5 days for exploration and application of subject material. On campus teaching components utilise a range of resources, including the well-equipped OHS Laboratory.... [-]

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