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

This school also offers:

Bachelor

University of Wollongong

The Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics is very hands-on with large practical components in all subjects studied to complement the underlying theoretical physical p ... [+]

Course summary

Medical and radiation physicists work in many different fields related to human health in order to improve the quality of life. They are familiar with aspects of ionising and non-ionising radiation used for radiation medicine. They are familiar with various forms of therapeutic radiation oncology as well as different methods of diagnostic radiation imaging, and the mechanisms of how such radiation interacts with the human body. They are also familiar with exciting new radiation medicine technologies being developed for the continued improvement in the treatment of human diseases.

This degree

The Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics is very hands-on with large practical components in all subjects studied to complement the underlying theoretical physical principles.... [-]

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March 2020
English
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3 years
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The Bachelor of Nutrition Science provides a strong grounding in areas including nutrition science, food chemistry, biochemistry, and metabolism, as well as training in n ... [+]

Course summary

Eating well is central to supporting growth and development, preventing chronic disease, and general vitality at all stages of life. Nutrition is the science of how the foods we eat affect our health. Nutritionists are scientists who attain, maintain and promote the health of the public through nutrition research, communication of nutrition information or public health forums. Dietitians are specialist nutritionists who, in addition to these research and public health roles, are accredited to work with individuals and groups to help improve their health outcomes and quality of life. This occurs in settings such as the community, hospitals, private practice, research and food service.... [-]

Australia Wollongong
March 2020
English
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3 years
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This degree will provide you with an understanding of the key issues affecting the health of populations. You will develop skills in obtaining, reviewing and analysing he ... [+]

Course summary

Public Health is the art and science of promoting healthy people, places and policies. Public Health improves the health and quality of life of a population, by working to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote health through scientifically analysing populations and generating solutions to problems.

This degree

This degree will provide you with an understanding of the key issues affecting the health of populations. You will develop skills in obtaining, reviewing and analysing health information; planning and managing a health program or project, and in improving the health of populations.

High achieving students can undertake an Honours year at the conclusion of the degree to further develop and apply their research skills. Professional Recognition Graduates can apply to be a full member of the Public Health Association of Australia.... [-]

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March 2020
English
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3 years
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M.D.

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Medicine is potentially one of the most exciting and challenging of all professions. A Doctor of Medicine aims to produce knowledgeable, caring and competent graduates, w ... [+]

Course summary

Medicine is potentially one of the most exciting and challenging of all professions. A Doctor of Medicine aims to produce knowledgeable, caring and competent graduates, who are well prepared to practise medicine under supervision as interns and subsequently to commence vocational training in any area of medicine. We offer a four-year program of study and encourage applications from high-performing graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds. No preference is given to any particular undergraduate degree.

This degree

Our curriculum reflects the latest approach to medical education and incorporates extensive use of existing and emerging medical education and information technologies. Local medical and other health practitioners are extensively involved in all aspects of the educational, clinical, and research and governance components of the program. The curriculum is delivered using a combination of teaching approaches:... [-]

Australia Wollongong
January 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
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MSc

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A postgraduate qualification in gerontology and rehabilitation studies provides graduates with a competitive advantage in the job market and provides mid-career clinician ... [+]

Course summary

A postgraduate qualification in gerontology and rehabilitation studies provides graduates with a competitive advantage in the job market and provides mid-career clinicians with the opportunity to update their knowledge through contemporary studies in aged care and rehabilitation.

Leadership and research skills gained in the Master of Science (Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies) prepares you for career progression into senior clinical, management, teaching, and research roles. Graduates from this course are Clinical Nurse Consultants, aspiring Clinical Nurse Consultants, family carers, Medical Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, volunteers and others in aged and dementia care.... [-]

Australia Wollongong
March 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
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Master

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Health services in Australia, as in most countries, are experiencing a surge of interest and investment in e-health. The Master of Health Informatics is designed to provi ... [+]

Course summary

Health services in Australia, as in most countries, are experiencing a surge of interest and investment in e-health. The Master of Health Informatics is designed to provide IT professionals with specific knowledge of health informatics and provide health professionals with a better understanding of IT within their industry.

You will study core subjects in Knowledge Engineering, Introduction to Health Informatics, Information Design and Content Management, and Concepts and Issues in Healthcare Computing. Depending on your previous qualifications, you will complete subjects from either an Information Technology or Health specialisation. You will also complete a Professional Practice and Research Project.... [-]

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March 2020
English
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2 years
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The Master of Medical Biotechnology is designed for students who seek knowledge and technological expertise in specific areas of cell and molecular biology, which is the ... [+]

Course summary

The Master of Medical Biotechnology is designed for students who seek knowledge and technological expertise in specific areas of cell and molecular biology, which is the basis for modern biotechnological research and development.

What you will study

This degree will integrate your work practice skills to allow you to translate your skills into career-ready attributes. Subjects give an introduction to the basic elements of modern cell and molecular biology before proceeding to intensive training in current biotechnology and its application to the fields of medicine, agriculture and molecular biology.

This degree

This degree is designed through the lens of global perspectives in science where you will also be exposed to emerging technologies such as the use of drones, artificial intelligence AI, coding and virtual reality (Google VR) in science data collection and analysis during your first-year core subjects.... [-]

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2 years
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There is currently a high demand for graduates in Medicinal Chemistry. The Master of Medicinal Chemistry degree provides vocational training, together with specialised co ... [+]

Course summary

There is currently a high demand for graduates in Medicinal Chemistry. The Master of Medicinal Chemistry degree provides vocational training, together with specialised coursework and a small research project.

What you will study

Additional preparatory subjects focus on laboratory work and science communication skills. It provides an alternative career path to PhD studies or up-skilling for the industry.

This degree

This degree is designed through the lens of global perspectives in science where you will also be exposed to emerging technologies such as the use of drones, artificial intelligence AI, coding and virtual reality (google VR) in science data collection and analysis during your first-year core subjects.... [-]

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The Master of Public Health Advanced is designed to provide more options for graduate public health studies. It has the same structure of the Master of Public Health, wit ... [+]

Course summary

The Master of Public Health Advanced is designed to provide more options for graduate public health studies. It has the same structure of the Master of Public Health, with the additional requirement of a second specialisation of advanced study - an additional 24 credit points of either coursework or research studies. This allows you to tailor your learning to your career aspirations.

This is a flexible degree designed to give you a broad introduction to public health while equipping you with the skills and knowledge to define, critically assess and resolve public health issues within a community.

If you choose not to complete the Master of Public Health Advanced, you have the option to exit early with a Master of Public Health (international or domestic students) or an appropriate Graduate Certificate (domestic students only).... [-]

Australia Wollongong
March 2020
English
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2 years
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Pre-Med

University of Wollongong

The Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health is a three-year undergraduate degree providing a solid foundation towards graduate medicine, dentistry, veterinary studie ... [+]

Course summary

The Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health is a three-year undergraduate degree providing a solid foundation towards graduate medicine, dentistry, veterinary studies, optometry, podiatry, physiotherapy or pharmacy. Depending on which major/minor you choose, this course also leads to a wide range of postgraduate study or professional career options in the physical and life sciences, allied health or health informatics. High performing students from a diverse range of backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, in particular, Indigenous and rural students.

This degree will explore core content for medical school entry including academic literacy, critical thinking skills and an understanding of what it takes to be a successful health practitioner. Extracurricular activities will demonstrate your leadership, dedication, and cooperation. From your first year, you will have opportunities to participate in a wide range of volunteer and enrichment activities in the community. These will assist you in developing real-world skills and ready for a career in health and medicine.... [-]

Australia Wollongong
March 2020
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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