University of Wollongong

4.2 out of 5 (31 ratings / 25 reviews) Wollongong, Australia
UOW was founded on the donations of local people with a vision of a brighter future for our region. Since then, we’ve become one of the world’s best modern universities, working with industry, research partners, governments, and communities, to address society’s critical economic, environmental, social and medical challenges.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Law (1)

About

History

In the postwar era of development and innovation, the then New South Wales University of Technology established a division in Wollongong to train the engineers and metallurgists of the local steel industry. That institution grew and evolved, and in 1975 legislation was passed in the parliament of New South Wales, establishing the University of Wollongong as an independent institution.

Education

Your time at UOW is about uncovering your passions and using them to make an impact. As a University that's big enough to matter, but small enough to care, you'll receive all the support and resources you need to find your purpose and chase your dream career. We focus on teaching not just specialist knowledge, but the skills you will need to embrace change and solve tomorrow's challenges.

Research

To confront the challenges of a rapidly changing world, UOW research is focused on supporting the best intellectual and technical talent to force change for good. From next-gen materials engineering in medicine to social transformation over the lifecycle, our research is purposeful and positive.

Career

Whether you know exactly what you want to do with your life; are still exploring options; or have absolutely no ideas about your future, we are here to support you. From tailored employability programs, work integrated learning subjects, workshops, online resources or a conversation with an expert Career Consultant we can help you get on track for the career that you want.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
193 3
2021
196 16
2020
212
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
201
2021
201
2020
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
201
2020
201
2019
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
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2021
214 33
2020
247
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Student Service Officers are the primary administrative information contact point for UOW students, external and internal stakeholders. This position seeks to provide the highest standards of customer service while maintaining adherence to University policy and procedures.

Student Service Officers work across UOW’s front-of-house and back-of-house contact centre operations, providing customer service by being responsible for answering student enquiries via email, phone or face-to-face. The nature of enquiries span the entire student lifecycle from orientation to graduation.

Housing services

Many students say one of the best parts of the university experience is living in a residence. UOW Accommodation offers a vibrant community, with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our residents enjoy being part of an active community, and many make friends for life.

As a city filled with students, Wollongong is the perfect place to start your future. Many UOW students say one of the best parts of the university experience is living on campus. You'll become part of an instant community, make new friends before you start your classes, and have access to all the services and support you need to be happy and succeed at uni.

Library services

What sets UOW Library apart is our commitment to exceptional service delivered by our highly trained teams in person and online.We have millions of resources including over 450,000 ebooks, 260 databases, and over 90,000 electronic journals. 

ICT services

Information Management & Technology Services (IMTS) provides IT services to staff, students, and visitors of the University community.

Student Life

Campus life

At UOW, the campus experience is designed for the needs of our students. By spending your time in class, joining a club or seeing a gig at the UniBar, you ultimately become part of one big community of learning.

As a student, you’ll soon come to know our resident ducks, where to find the best coffee and how to navigate around our beautiful campus while you enjoy UOW’s five-star educational experience. This is why our students are among the happiest and the most satisfied. Grab some lunch, meet new friends and have fun – that’s your first semester on campus.

Sports facilities

Whether you are a serious athlete or just starting on your fitness journey, UniActive is the place for you. UniActive provides access to a 50m heated swimming pool, extensive sporting facilities & ovals, swim school plus two state of the art gyms featuring Life Fitness & Hammer Strength equipment across two convenient locations. Our highly qualified staff have provided training to some of the regions finest athletes and Australia’s future sporting champions.

Student clubs

The Wollongong Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) is a 15-member council (plus 5 General Representatives) elected by the student body each September to take office on the 1st of December of that year. Presidency is elected for a 1 year period, with Office Bearers taking Council for up to two years. Every undergraduate student is able to run for a position on WUSA.

Accreditation

UOW courses are recognised internationally and in Australia through accreditation by professional organisations.

Student Reviews

Learned but not enough.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience studying in the university where I currently enrolled I must say it is good , I learned a lot from our professors and all the activities that we do my skills develop but even if our university have a lot of things to do there's always lack of equipment and that's the hindrance to us to learn more.

Working hard and get best opportunities for achieve dream ambition
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall experience in my university was good

My University my love
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

World Class University in a most Beautiful Area of Australia

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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