University of Wollongong

Education is one of the most powerful forces in the world. It opens minds and helps people find purpose, meaning—and solutions. The University of Wollongong was built on this principle, and in the 40 years since its independence, UOW has become a benchmark for Australia’s new generation of universities.

With an international network of campuses and regional learning centres, UOW consistently rates among the top Australian universities in key areas, including graduate satisfaction and starting salaries.

UOW offers 450 degree programs across all levels of study (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research), as well as English language and academic bridging programs through UOW College. The University currently has 32,900 students enrolled in its onshore and offshore campuses.

The University's commitment to students is evident in UOW graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace. UOW continues to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments.

The city of Wollongong is located just 90 minutes south of Sydney - close enough to be within the daily reach of the Sydney central business district, but without the rush and living expenses of a big city. Wollongong is Australia's ninth-largest city, with more than 295,500 people live in the region. There are very strong support networks for students new to the area.

The UOW Wollongong campus is a prime location between the mountains and the sea, offering students the perfect Australian lifestyle. It's an ideal learning environment that helps students get the most out of their studies. With its parkland setting and extensive learning and recreational facilities, the campus is arguably the most beautiful university campus in Australia. The UOW Innovation Campus - an award winning, world-class research and commercial precinct developed by UOW - is located less than 10 minutes away.

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Entry requirements for University of Wollongong

Undergraduate:par - Australian Year 12 ATAR or equivalentpar - Overseas equivalent Year 12par - Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 4 (IV) Certificate, excluding Trade Certificate; this qualification may not provide entry to all undergraduate degreespar - Completed TAFE Associate Diploma, Diploma or Advanced Diplomapar - Diploma from an accredited private institution, e.g. Wollongong College Australiapar - Limited ATAR must include prerequisites (5-9 HSC units)par - Minimum record of attendance equal to 1/6 of a Bachelor degree from an approved university (excluding admission to Law degrees)

Alternative entry:par - Tertiary Preparation Certificate at TAFE (TPC)par - University Entrance Program or University Access Program from UOW College (provides entry to most undergraduate degrees)par - Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) for people over 20 on 1 March in the year preceding enrolment (excluding Engineering and Law degrees)

Postgraduate:par - For a Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma or a Master degree: a Bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, from an approved institution. For some degrees, an average mark of 60% is required.par - For a Master Research degree (72 credit point program): a Bachelor degree in an appropriate discipline, or an equivalent qualification from an approved institutionpar - For a Doctoral degree by thesis: an Honours Bachelor degree, minimum Class II Division 2, or Honours Master degree with strong performance in thesispar In appropriate circumstances, an applicant who does not qualify for registration set out above may be permitted to enrol on the basis of tertiary academic and relevant professional experience.

Transfering your previous study credits

Students who can demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes for subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.
Innovation Campus Squires Way NORTH WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Sydney Business School Levels 8-9, 1 Macquarie Place SYDNEY NSW 2000
UOW Batemans Bay 'Hanging Rock', Beach Road BATEMANS BAY NSW 2536
UOW Bega 176 Auckland Street BEGA NSW 2550
UOW Shoalhaven Ray Cleary Building NOWRA NSW 2541
UOW South Western Sydney 33 Moore Street LIVERPOOL NSW 2170
UOW Southern Highlands c/- Moss Vale TAFE MOSS VALE NSW 2577
UOW Southern Sydney (Loftus) TAFE NSW Southern Sydney Institute LOFTUS NSW 2232
Wollongong University of Wollongong WOLLONGONG NSW 2522

2017 University of Wollongong Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from University of Wollongong for 2017.
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Description The AP Pratt for Engineering has been established by the family of the late Andrew Percival Pratt who was a metallurgist in the 1900s. This scholarship upholds the pioneering spirit of the Pratt and Hoskins families who were founders of the Steelworks in Port Kembla, by supporting women entering the field of materials engineering. This scholarship is open to prospective students enrolling at UOW for 2018.
Eligibility Applicants must be; enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree at the University of Wollongong; enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Materials); an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident; Female (This scholarship is offered to women studying in a non-traditional field).
Annual amount $5,000
Application closing date 30 November 2017
Support types Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate,
Gender Female
Frequency of offer Annual
Length of support 4 years
Field of study
  • Engineering & Technology

2018 University of Wollongong Ratings and Rankings

These ratings for University of Wollongong were published in The Good Universities Guide 2018. Data is sourced from graduates four months post-graduation and other public sources.

Top 20% in AUS

Outside top 20% in AUS

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Rating Types University Ratings Field of Study Ratings
Social Equity 19.00%
Staff Qualification 90.00%
Student Demand
L: 20% M: 75% H: 5%
Student Retention 8.00%
Student:Teacher Ratio 20:1
Learner Engagement 69.70%
Learning Resources 90.70%
Overall Experience 82.90%
Skills Development 84.70%
Student Support 78.70%
Teaching Quality 84.70%
Full-Time Employment 73.10%
Starting Salary $55,000
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