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About Wollongong

The City of Wollongong is located just 80km south of Sydney on a spectacular stretch of the southern New South Wales coast.

Wollongong's natural environment includes some of the most pristine beaches in Australia and the escarpment to the west offers a great network of walking trails and dazzling views of the coastline.

Wollongong is the 8th largest city in Australia and is well known for its history of farming, fishing, coal mining and steel making. The city, however, is rapidly changing with education, information technology and telecommunications, manufacturing and tourism emerging as the industries of the future.


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Applying for a Course

Students applying for:

  • Bachelor Degree Course Undergraduate
  • Graduate Certificate*, Graduate Diploma*, Masters by Coursework*, Masters by Research, Doctoral Degree Course Postgraduate Coursework or Research
  • English Language Course and/or University Entrance, Program (Foundation Studies)
  • Diploma Course Wollongong University College (WUC)
  • Visiting Research/Practicum Student Visiting Research/Practicum Student

Wollongong University College

Is the private college of the University of Wollongong, Australia's University of the Year. With a commitment to quality, the College offers a range of programs at many levels designed to advance your learning and facilitate your entrance into university.

Wollongong University College has an international reputation for delivering quality English language tuition and providing pathways to university study. 

The variety of programs cater for school leavers, mature age students and international students, with a goal to facilitate entrance into university. These programs include the University preparation schemes and a range of English language programs, from General English to English for Academic Purposes.

Students are attracted to Wollongong University College from around Australia and over 70 countries worldwide.
Offering a high standard of teaching and facilities, the College has built an international reputation for success.

Wollongong University College

has campuses in ideal locations in Sydney and Wollongong, both of which provide a unique learning environment to make your time at College rewarding and fruitful.

You will get the best of both worlds at Wollongong University College. The study environment reflects that of the University, while in the classroom you'll benefit from more personalised tuition and smaller learning groups.

You will have access to a wide range of facilities and services that will assist you in your program. You will also have the chance to meet and learn with students from a variety of nationalities, including Australian students.

Features and benefits the College offers include:

High student success rates:

the College is proud of its record of success in helping students achieve their goals.

Flexible programs:

designed to suit your academic achievements and English language skills.

Personalised service:

with small learning groups and College staff that will help you meet your individual needs and goals.

Choice of study locations:

Choose from our Sydney campus (near Sydney Central Station) or the beautiful University campus in Wollongong or our newly opened campus in downtown Auckland, New Zealand.

Quality facilities & services:

including access to the resources and facilities at the University of Wollongong to assist you in your studies.

Numerous start dates:

the College runs its programs throughout the year, offering you the opportunity to start studying as soon as you are ready.

Internationally endorsed:

College programs are widely recognised, with more than 30 universities in Australia and 12 internationally accepting the Foundation Studies Program for entry to their bachelor degree courses.


Our study programs at WUC prepare international students for university and at the same time improve their English language skills. All programs are professionally prepared by highly qualified staff with individual attention given to all students.

Pathway Programs

If you have not already qualified for direct entry into a bachelor degree, these programs offer you the best entry alternative. They are available for Australian and international students.

English Language Programs

The wide range of English Language Programs help develop and strengthen your English language skills, either for everyday use or in preparation for university studies.

Why study at University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong is a university of international standing with an enviable record of achievement in teaching and research.

Twice named Australia's University of the Year* - in 1999-2000 for its outstanding research and development partnerships and in 2000-2001 for preparing its students for the e-world - Wollongong has also been ranked the nation's top university for educational experience and graduate outcomes for the last five years. Its current five-star rankings have been awarded in the categories of:

  • Research Intensity
  • Graduate Rating
  • Staff Qualifications
  • Getting a Job
  • Positive Graduate Outcomes
  • Graduate Starting Salaries


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It is also located in one of the most beautiful settings in Australia, just an hour's drive south of Australia's largest city, Sydney.

Areas of Study / Courses

  • Arts:
    • Communication
    • History & Society
    • Asia-Pacific Studies
    • Communication Studies
    • Cultural Studies
    • English Language and Literature
    • History
    • International Relations
    • Maritime Policy
    • Multicultural Studies
    • Italian
    • French
    • Japanese
    • Resource and Environmental Studies
    • Science and Technology Studies
    • Politics
    • Philosophy
    • Sociolog
  • Business & Commerce:
    • Accountancy
    • Banking and Finance
    • Business Information Systems
    • Economics
    • Human Resource Management
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • MIB and MBA
  • Creative Arts:
    • Creative Writing
    • Graphic Design and New Media
    • Journalism
    • Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts
  • Education:
    • Early Childhood
    • Primary, Physical and Health Education
    • Secondary Education
    • Multimedia Education
    • TESO
  • Engineering:
    • Civil
    • Computer
    • Electrical
    • Environmental
    • Materials
    • Mechanical
    • Mining
    • Structural
    • Maintenance Management & Telecommunications Engineering
  • Health & Behavioural Sciences:
    • Nursing
    • Medical Science
    • Dietetics and Nutrition
    • Exercise Science and Rehabilitation
    • Psychology
    • Public Health
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Environmental Health
    • Health Management
    • Mental Health
    • Midwifery
    • Nutrition Management
  • Informatics:
    • Information Technology
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical, Computer & Telecommunications Engineering
    • Mathematics and Applied Statistics
    • Mathematical Sciences
  • Law:
    • Double degrees with Arts, Commerce, Computer Science, Creative Arts, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communication Technology
  • Science:
    • Biological Science
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental Science
    • Geography
    • Geology
    • Medicinal Chemistry
    • Physics

Statistical Methods for Research Workers

The Statistical Consulting Service, located within the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics offers consulting assistance for research to students and staff.

For the benefit of postgraduate students and staff, a introductory course, Statistical Methods for Research Workers is being offered for which no previous knowledge of statistics is assumed.

The course commences in Week 3 and ends in Week 11 on Monday mornings from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. The dates are March 6, 13 & 20, April 3, 10 & 24, May 1 & 8.

The course is given by Professor David Griffiths, who has extensive experience of providing statistical advice to non-statisticians.

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University of Wollongong Information

World University Ranking

UOW In top 200 uni listing

The University of Wollongong has earned a place in the Times Higher Education Supplement Top 200 World University Rankings. UOW was ranked 196 in the ratings which were released only recently. The ratings list the top cohort of universities from over 15,000 institutions across the globe. The listing since its inception has been often subject to debate and controversy.

But the UOW ranking has also earned praise from its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gerard Sutton. Professor Sutton described the ratings as evidence of the long standing prestige that the university has earned in the international academic community.

"This ranking puts us in an elite group of world-class universities", he said.
"It is a great tribute to all general and academic staff, as well as to our former graduates."

The performance indicators for this publication include:

  • Academic & research performance (academic peer review)
  • Recruiter review
  • Student faculty ratio
  • Citations per faculty member
  • Proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students

2007 Good Universities Guide

Wollongong receives 5 star rating in Good Universities Guide

The release of the 2007 Good Universities Guide has only served to reaffirm the
University of Wollongong's long standing commitment to excellence with a 5 star rating.

This rating was given to the university for all-round excellence in the tertiary
education sector. The publication has lauded the university's high level of prestige and for scoring "consistently well across all major indicators". UOW was among the top 20 % of Australian universities to be awarded this rating.
The rating included performance indicators including :

  • Positive graduate outcomes
  • Graduate starting salary
  • Educational experience
  • Overall satisfaction
  • Generic skills
  • Overall experience
  • Staff qualifications

UOW Vice-Chancellor, Gerard Sutton, said that the key performance indicators in which the university scored were the true measure of its standing in the tertiary education sector.

"I think prospective Australian and overseas students scrutinising this Guide will see how well the University of Wollongong stands in comparison to this country's other universities", he said.

The Good Universities Guide draws on information collated from the Federal Department of Education, Science & Training (DEST) as well as the results of the Graduate Destination Survey. The Guide is now available in most newsagents and bookshops nationwide.

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Faculty of Creative Arts

UOW Dean finalist in Classical Music Awards

The Dean of the Faculty of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong, Professor Andrew Schultz, was declared a finalist in the 2006 Classical Music Awards for his composition, Journey to Horseshoe Bend.

The composition, first performed in 2006, earned a nomination in the 'Vocal or Choral Work of the Year' Award. The piece has drawn wide critical acclaim as a great Australian cultural icon. Professor Schultz's music has been broadcast nationally and has received many awards.

The winners of the Awards were announced live on ABC Classic FM on Monday the 7th of August.

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Faculty of Engineering

UOW racing team finishes close second in the US

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Wollongong is celebrating a close finish in an international championship in the United States. Formula SAE is a competition featuring race cars designed by the students themselves.

The team finished second behind winners Texas A&M University during the competition held at the California Motor Speedway at Fontana. The UOW scored near perfect across all categories and emerged triumphant in the dynamic events.

PhD Student Researcher

UOW Student Researcher receives distinction

25-year old UOW PhD student, David Croucher was awarded the Inaugaral Premier's Award for Excellence in Cancer Research worth $10,000 on the 25th of May.
Croucher's groundbreaking study into how biotechnology can effectively combat cancer cells has proved useful in the fight against breast and prostate cancer. Croucher welcomed the award saying that it will assist him in his research and will fund his overseas work-related travel.

"The award is a wonderful recognition of my work and a great boost for my research. The prize money will allow me to continue to travel overseas to collaborate with researchers and work in other laborataries", said Croucher.

Prostate Cancer Research

$75,000 Grant To UOW for Prostate Cancer Research

A University of Wollongong Phd student has been awarded a $75,000 research grant from the UOW's Centre for Medical Radiation Physics and the Australian Rotary Health Research Fund (ARHRF) for his groundbreaking research into prostate cancer.

Nick Hardcastle received his research grant on the 6th of March. His grant will go towards completing his research project, "Dose Adaptive Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer". Under the supervision of Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld and Professor Metclaffe,

Nick's research will examine ways of improving radiation therapy dosage to prostate cancer patients.   "The prostate is a mobile organ and moves day to day during radiation therapy of prostate tumours, said Nick.   "New anatomy imaging devices can visualise the prostate in the anatomy on a day by day basis. The dose delivered can then be reconstructed on these new in-room CT images and radiation therapy treatments can be altered daily to deilver an image guided dose to the prostate tumour which is precisely targeted. Hence, sensitive structures, in particular the rectum and the associated side-effect proctitis, can be minimised".

Deputy Chancellor

UOW elects its' first female Deputy Chancellor

The University of Wollongong has elected its' first female Deputy Chancellor, Ms Sue Chapman. Ms Chapman is the Chief Executive and Managing Director of NATA Certification Services International.

Ms Chapman was elected unopposed and filled the vacant position left by Mr George Edgar who held it since 1998. Ms Chapman has extensive experience with the corporate, business and health sectors. Ms Chapman expressed her joy at being elected to this prestigious position.

"It's a tremendous honour and I hope to follow in the footsteps of George Edgar who has made a significant contribution to the university", said Ms Chapman.


Uni In the Brewery ; Session 2 - Writing workshop and seminar

University of Wollongong Academics and noted Writers, Mr Allan Wearne and Dr Shady Cosgrove will be sharing their writing and publishing experiences on the 17th of May, 2006 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at the Five Islands Brewery.

The participants will discuss topics including publishing opportunities, elitism and the future of publishing.

Mr Allan Wearne was recently the co-recipient of the Colin Roderick Award for Book 2 of his verse novel "The Lovemakers" ('Money & Nothing'). Mr Wearne is also the author of verse selections including, 'Public Relations', 'New Devil', 'New Parish' and 'Out Here'.

Mr Wearne's writin
g interests include fiction and non-fiction. The other particpant, Dr Shady has just completed her first novel titled, "The Varens Obsession". The novel is a expose into the life of Edward Rochester's Mistress, Celine Varens.

Indigenous Writer

Wollongong University - Major gathering of indigenous writing talent

Wollongong hosted the 6th Indigenous Writer's Night on the 24th of May by inviting renowned scribes from all over Australia and Canada to celebrate the written form.

The event was a UOW Centre for Australian-Canadian Studies presentation.
Guest writers included Alootook Ipellie, an Inuit Canadian writer and famous Australian writer, Phillip McLaren, the author of best sellers such as Sweet Water & the Stolen Land.

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