Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
UOW Engineering courses are designed to meet the needs of modern engineering. Sound fundamentals in mathematics, science, engineering science and communication lead to advanced studies in one of the branches of engineering offered by the University. A design thread through each of the programs leads to the skills needed for innovation in the competitive industries of the future. Ongoing concentrated high-quality research has ensured that Engineering at UOW is part of the Go8 - Group of Eight & Associates, the top research faculties in Australia. Engineering is vital to solving the world's big challenges. Engineers are needed to support communities by designing and building liveable sustainable cities, they create transport and housing systems, they design and build telecommunications network, the internet and computers. Engineers design systems to ensure ample clean water for the world's population, to find non-polluting energy sources, to create ways to assist healthy living and ageing and to advance medical and health technologies. Due to rapid developments in computer technology and its application to engineering, there is a significant demand for engineers with a much broader knowledge of computer interfacing and programming.
5.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Students study a common first year allowing them to learn more about engineering and its different fields before deciding which discipline to study. The common first year provides students with sound fundamentals in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, computing, engineering science and communication, mechanics, materials and fluids. Students then focus on a chosen major study from the second year. All UOW Engineering students undertake 12 weeks of practical hands-on industry experience prior to the conclusion of their academic studies.
- Biomedical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Computer engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Materials engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Mechatronic engineering
- Mining engineering
- Telecommunications engineering
- Computer science - Big data
- Cyber security
- Digital systems security
- Game and multimedia development
- Software engineering.
Standard entry requirements
DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 80 or an IB of 29. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
UOW engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world engineering bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries. This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.
If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they 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.
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Students with limited backgrounds in physics or chemistry are advised to enrol in bridging courses held in February each year.