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University of Wollongong

4.4 out of 5 (23 ratings / 15 reviews) Wollongong, New South Wales, 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

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (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

UOW's aim is to create a culture of learning and teaching distinguished by collaboration, innovation and excellence. The University has a student-centred approach to learning and teaching where highly professional academic and professional services staff encourage students to learn, grow and achieve.

There are many exciting things happening across the portfolio which deserve to be highlighted and shared with colleagues and strategic partners. This quarterly newsletter provides a forum to acknowledge innovation and achievements across the university contributing to our learning and teaching outcomes.

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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

The Careers Consultant at the Bega campus is able to assist students in a range of ways. In particular, for students still studying at university it is possible to improve future prospects by establishing career goals and enhancing employability skills. Students are able to access the Careers Consultancy service for individual appointments to discuss tactics to create short-term and long-term career goals, manage aspects of a professional career via portfolio development, resume and formal application review, or to prepare for a personal job interview.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
196 16
2020
212 6
2019
218
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
2021
201
2020
201
2019
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
2020
201
2019
201
2018
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
2021
214 33
2020
247 25
2019
272
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 Central is your primary administrative and information contact during your studies.  There are service representatives from Student Service, Accommodation Services, BUPA, Global Student Mobility (Exchange) and Scholarships and Sponsorships. 

Housing services

Many students say one of the best parts of the university experience is living in a residence. Rarely will you have the chance to live in a community that has people from so many walks of life and countries. At Accommodation Services you will benefit from an environment committed to providing high academic achievement, involvement, development and fun.

All residences feature student development and peer mentor programs, social, sporting and cultural events, and 24/7 student wellbeing care. Utilities, furniture, laundry, limited car parking, and environmentally responsible recycling programs are available at each residence.

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. You can also borrow from other libraries using our document delivery services to access millions of other publications worldwide.

ICT services

IT support and services, including equipment loan, is available to help you get set up for remote learning.

Student Life

Campus life

At UOW, our 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

  • Two gyms: Wollongong Campus and Innovation Campus
  • High Performance Training Zone
  • 50m outdoor heated swimming pool
  • 2 multi-purpose sports halls catering for a wide range of sports and activities including basketball, netball, badminton, roller derby, futsal, volley ball and other large events
  • 4 ovals with lighting
  • Cricket nets
  • All weather hockey surface
  • 3 tennis courts (1 hard court & 2 grass courts)
  • 2 squash courts
  • Function room

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

We Love the Gong!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My study experience at UOW was fantastic! I only live 10 minutes away so it was easy to get to and from, and the university handled the COVID-19 situation very well! My professors and tutors were prepared excellently and made learning online great!

My Time at UOW
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My time at the University of Wollongong was great. My program was amazing and I am honoured to be a part of an institution that caters for student needs and well-being, as well as providing excellent teaching and learning opportunities. I am, overall, happy with my experience at the University and am looking forward to continue my studies further on.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

UOWD is absolutely great, Studying at UOW is one of the best life experience I had. Campus is garden-like, Library is big and organised. Most of the lecturers are great. Employment opportunities are also optimistic if you could achieve credit above.

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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