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University of Wollongong University of Wollongong International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide OUR MISSION Inside The University of Wollongong is VICE-CHANCELLOR’S WELCOME 3 SCHOLARSHIPS & STUDY OPTIONS 38 a global leader in discovery and — OUR HOME, WOLLONGONG 6 Scholarships Coursework How to use this guide learning – working to transform About Wollongong Our degrees Location & transport Transport in Wollongong — people and the world we live in. UOW accommodation MAKING A GLOBAL IMPACT 90 Cost of living in Wollongong Major research entities Campus life at Wollongong Research Sydney CBD Campus Our research centres South Western Sydney Campus (Liverpool) Innovation Campus — — APPLYING TO UOW 98 A GLOBAL UNIVERSITY 26 Academic entry requirements English language courses An internationally linked university Our international campuses — IMPORTANT DATES 101 — CAREER & ACADEMIC SUPPORT 32 — Work-intergrated learning HOW TO APPLY 101 Employment skills training Jobseeker resources Services & support
A MESSAGE FROM THE Vice-Chancellor University of Wollongong University of Wollongong — People are drawn to the University of Wollongong for many reasons: to pursue accredited qualifications, employment experience, global perspectives and access to world-class research. Every one of them is assured of receiving the support they need to do International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide their very best. The University of Wollongong (UOW) has the expertise and experience to help you reach your goals. High quality, accessible research has placed us in the top two per cent of universities worldwide for research quality, and we continue to invest in areas of national and international priority. Our graduates are well respected, with UOW being ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world by employers. We pride ourselves on preparing people for emerging industries and future jobs, people who are ready to succeed in their careers and make positive contributions to their communities. With connections to more than 200 universities in 35 countries, UOW is truly an international university. We have students from more than 160 nationalities, and have nurtured a welcoming multi-ethnic community that helps students from all backgrounds settle into the Australian lifestyle and strengthen their university experience. This Course Guide is designed as a starting point. I encourage you to find out what we have to offer by talking to our staff, our students, or 2 one of our 138,000 alumni. Ask them why UOW would be right for you. 3 Professor Paul Wellings CBE Vice-Chancellor
Personalised World-class University of Wollongong University of Wollongong experiences results International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide We’re here to open doors and We’ve worked hard to become support your choices, so you can one of the world’s most graduate ready for your dream job. respected young universities. This starts with exceptional access to passionate lecturers who Studying at UOW means learning from some of the are actively involved in leading their industry forward. They are brightest minds on the planet – recognised globally for here to teach you, challenge you and inspire you to greatness. their academic excellence. But our proudest achievements You’ll be given the freedom and flexibility to tailor your are our students, who upon graduation are ranked among experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. the best in the world. 4 5 5 stars 73.1% Top rated Top 20 Top 1% Top 2% Overall Quality, Student Retention, Percentage of graduates who Best university in NSW/ACT 17th best modern university Rating for graduates from Overall rating among Learner Engagement, Learning secured full-time employment in 9 study areas. in the world. a global employer survey. the world’s universities. Resources, Skill Development, within four months. Quality Indicators for Learning and QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2018 QS World University Rankings Graduate 232nd QS World University Student Support and Teaching Quality. The Good Universities Guide 2017 Teaching (QILT) 2017 Employers Survey 2016/2017 Rankings 2018 The Good Universities Guide 2017
17 beaches 5 minutes All patrolled From UOW to Wollongong city 15 nature walks 90 minutes University of Wollongong University of Wollongong In the Wollongong region To Sydney CBD 293,494 people 32 trains Our home, Illawarra area population To Sydney daily Wollongong International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide From the mountains to the sea Wollongong is Australia’s ninth largest city, and situated in the Illawarra Region, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. People come from all over the world to 6 live, work and study here. It’s a vibrant 7 and welcoming community where you can achieve your best.
University of Wollongong University of Wollongong About Wollongong — UOW is an important part of the history of International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide Wollongong city, and is a key part of its future, educating skilled graduates for a changing economy. Historically, Wollongong’s economy When UOW started enrolling a was centred around heavy industry, diverse mix of international students and it continues to employ a large in the 1980s, Wollongong was already number of skilled graduates from a home to many languages, cuisines, UOW. Another effect of this industrial religions and customs. past is Wollongong’s cultural diversity. Today, Wollongong has a rich The pristine environment and cultural calendar and attracts people availability of work attracted migrant from all over Australia and the world workers from all over the world to with a healthy, active lifestyle. Here make Wollongong their home. you can live stress-free and focus on your studies. 8 9
Location & transport — Once you’re here, getting around the city is safe, University of Wollongong University of Wollongong easy and cheap. Wollongong is close to Sydney – 90 minutes by road or train. TIME TO TRAIN FARE 22°C average annual temperature (71.6°F) WOLLONGONG Off- FROM peak* Peak* Sydney 27°C average max summer temperature (80.6°F) 90 min $5.95 $8.50 (Central) 17°C average max winter temperature (62.6°F) Hurstville 70 min $5.95 $8.50 Sutherland 55 min $4.62 $6.61 83km drive to Sydney (53 miles) International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide Parramatta SYDNEY Liverpool UOW Sydney Airport Hurstville Campbelltown Sutherland ay aw r ay ou aw 1h ns rox i 0m App x3 Appro UOW WOLLONGONG 0 30km 10 11 CAPPED PRICES FOR FREE SHUTTLE BUS BUSES & TRAINS UOW provides free shuttle buses for Buses and trains servicing Wollongong students and campus visitors, linking our use the pay-as-you-go Opal Card system, Wollongong campuses with the city centre, meaning your fares are capped. Travel trains and student accommodation. Learn as much as you want on all Opal-enabled more at uow.edu.au/transport/shuttles/ trains, ferries, buses and light rail, and never pay more than: $15.40 A DAY* / $61.60 A WEEK* * Prices above were correct as of July 2017 and are subject to change. Some exceptions apply, see opal.com.au
Transport in Wollongong — SYDNEY Fairy Meadow Station Fairy Meadow University of Wollongong University of Wollongong Beach Drive FAIRY MEADOW ial Memor Science Centre wy Princes H Mount Ousley Rd BICYCLE CAR WALK Innovation Campus UOW has more than 800 bike racks for UOW runs a carpooling program, so if you Most destinations in Wollongong are an Campus secure and convenient bike parking. There have two or more friends in your car, you easy walk away. are always second-hand bikes for sale get free parking on campus. around campus. Northfield s Ave International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide NORTH WOLLONGONG Botanical Gardens Free Nth Wollongong Station WOLLONGONG BUSES AVAILABLE North Wollongong Beach in zone marked on map GWYNNEVILLE Princes Hwy y TRAIN BUS ew Wiseman a Beaton Fre Wollongong Park Park rn Harbour the North Wollongong Station is a 15-minute Wollongong is well connected with city FREE BUSES walk or a short free shuttle bus ride from buses going to all its suburbs. Route 55 Gong Shuttle Sou our main campus. F6 Free ‘city loop’ buses run all day and into Route 9 North Gong Shuttle the night, linking UOW with the city centre, trains and shopping district. Gwynneville - Keiraville Shuttle WOLLONGONG 12 13 Wollongong Hospital Mall Wollongong City Beach Student residences Wollongong Princes Hwy Station UOW student residences are conveniently Bangalay Kooloobong Village located throughout central and North Wollongong, and are connected to the Campus East Marketview UOW campus by free buses. Graduate House Weerona International House 200m (0.12 miles)
UOW r o om d or b at h accommodation ere n e (P) t at i o - c at ut t l e s s t o p r i v at flexi a in s e ds — (F R E c e t o b u ek ) or p s e lf - at e r e d , s ) to tr om s o om of b r we re d e d (S a n ce le r o E sh c at e ed r b er e pe an c Fully N um D is t Sh a r Sh a r S in g D is t Pr i c Living in a UOW student residence will BANGALAY Self- 254 a P From 50m 2km University of Wollongong University of Wollongong catered $335 make your move to Australia so much UOW Bangalay is the newest residence. Located just across the road from the main easier. We guarantee accommodation accommodation campus, this residence features modern facilities, landscaped outdoor communal for eligible students, and your safety and guarantee areas, recreation areas, study spaces and meeting facilities. wellbeing are top priorities for us. UOW Living will guarantee accommodation to all CAMPUS EAST Flexi- 527 a S From 300m 400m students in their first year of study, provided they meet the catered $295 Located close to campus, student residences give you the confidence A five-minute walk to the beach and and self- of knowing that your accommodation is taken care of, so that you can conditions: see uow.edu.au/accommodation 10-minute bus ride from the main UOW catered focus on your studies and settling in to your new life in Australia. campus, Campus East is located in the beach-side suburb of Fairy Meadow. The residence setting is spread across large grounds, including a number of MEAL OPTIONS playing fields. Choose the catering option that suits your budget and lifestyle: Self 78 a P From 100m 2km FULLY CATERED GRADUATE HOUSE International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide catered Units $280 Your weekly fee includes 19 meals a week. Special dietary Located right across the street from our postgrad, requirements can be easily catered for. main campus, Graduate House offers family & furnished units with private kitchen, living, mature FLEXIBLE CATERING and bathroom facilities. age Campus East residents can purchase meals from the dining hall and on-site cafe, so you only pay for what you eat. SELF-CATERED INTERNATIONAL HOUSE Fully 222 a a S From 200m 200m catered $330 With full kitchen facilities, you prepare your own meals at International House is an affiliate of the (19 meals your convenience. 16 International Houses Worldwide. It a week) proudly boasts a community representing APPLYING FOR UOW ACCOMMODATION many nations, living and learning peacefully under the one roof. Applications for university residences are made online at apply-accom.uow.edu.au Self- 1258 a S/P From 100m 2.1km A free airport pick-up service from Sydney International KOOLOOBONG VILLAGE catered $260 Airport (60 minutes away) is provided for all commencing Located right on-campus, living at students. Make your accommodation application when you Kooloobong Village means being make your course application to ensure your place. minutes from classes and all of UOW’s leisure facilities. In 2018, there will be For a full schedule of fees see uow.edu.au/accommodation 800 additional beds in a new world class 14 student accommodation facility, forming 15 part of Kooloobong Village. HOMESTAY For those who prefer a family-oriented lifestyle, Homestays Self- 144 a P From 150m 800m MARKETVIEW (living with a local family in a private home) are available. catered $285 Marketview is in the heart of Wollongong, For more information see uowcollege.edu.au/future- next to the city’s largest shopping students/international/homestay mall and dozens of restaurants and cafes. You’ll also be a short walk from Wollongong’s cultural hotspots, including PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION the Wollongong City Art Gallery and the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC). UOW’s Accommodation Services provides comprehensive information about private and shared accommodation on its Fully 204 a a S From 100m 1.4km website at uow.edu.au/accommodation/liveoffcampus WEERONA COLLEGE catered $330 Weerona College is located next door to (19 meals This website also contains information on temporary Beaton Park, a large sporting complex a week) accommodation you can use while looking for a permanent with an indoor pool, gymnasium, tennis place to live. courts and running track.
Cost of living in Wollongong I was considering studying in Sydney or Melbourne, but I chose UOW because I wanted — somewhere quieter and peaceful so that I could concentrate on study. I also like that Wollongong University of Wollongong University of Wollongong is much cheaper than Sydney or Melbourne. The cost of living in Wollongong is very MEDIAN RENTAL FIGURES FOR A THREE-BEDROOM HOUSE My life at UOW is about more than reasonable, so you can focus your efforts CITY WEEKLY MONTHLY attending classes. I completed an English language course and on your study, not your finances. Wollongong $470 $2,037* became involved in different Sydney – Hurstville $590 $2,557* student clubs, which really Cost of living in Wollongong is lower than many other cities Melbourne – Fitzroy $750 $3,250^ improved my English and gave in Australia, including Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney – city $945 $4,095* me confidence. Here we’ve compared weekly and monthly rental costs across several cities based on government data. SAMPLE MONTHLY LIVING COSTS rice $2.40 - 1KG bread 85c – $3.50 LOAF International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide This table shows some typical student monthly rent and personal expenses in a range of different living arrangements. eggs milk Food prepared at home purchased on campus $5.70 – 12 FREE RANGE $2.40 - 1L Local travel costs & other groceries Food and drinks Personal phone AVERAGE MONTHLY COST Entertainment $A per month e.g. electricity OF LIVING IN WOLLONGONG† movie coffee Total cost / internet Indicative costs per person Rent Bills ACCOMMODATION TYPE $4 AT UOW UNIMOVIES $3.30 CUP Shared 2 bedroom apartment, 780* 320 120 124 90 180 20 $1,634 Wollongong & UOW area (own room) noodles gym Xinru Wang Shared 3 bedroom shared house, CHINA 679* 320 80 124 90 180 20 $1,493 Wollongong & UOW area (own room) Business Doctor of Philosophy (Finance) 16 $0.60 INSTANT $8.80 A WEEK 17 Homestay, Wollongong area (single room) 1,127 0 0 124 90 180 20 $1,541 (1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP) University accommodation, 1,040 320 0 0 60 150 20 $1,590 self catered (Kooloobong Village) University accommodation, 1,540 0 0 0 60 150 20 $1,770 catered (Weerona College) Source: * NSW Department of Family and Community Services Rent Report September 2016; ^ Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report (Victoria), Sept 2016; † Does not include bond or initial set-up costs such as application fee or utility connection.
Campus life at Hockey 9 Sports Hub Tennis Courts Wollongong Field to P6 P6 Northern — MC P5 Car Park Pool F Oval No. 2 Wollongong RING ROAD Innovation Campus 13 Fairy Meadow UniActive Oval No. 1 31 (2km) Carpool Area 31B E A DM I N R OAD 28 Our Wollongong campus combines 25 atm University of Wollongong University of Wollongong modern teaching and study 27 spaces in a beautiful Australian 23 landscaped garden setting. Robsons Road 32 Entrance Amphi- Administration IHMRI: Gerard We have created a campus that P4 58 59 60 theatre Sutton Building 57 47 46 45 includes academic support, Western Car Park 66 Oval No. 3 67 accommodation, sports, culture 50 51 21 22 McKinnon P7 52 53 54 and entertainment – everything 56 Early Start Building 36 41 Ovals Car Park 38 you need. 49 55 48 atm 43 McKinnon 42 MC Sciences At UOW you can relax and focus MC Lawn Teaching Facility on your education. 30 S C I E N C E S R OAD RING ROAD 70 35 SCIENCES LANE 19 6 71 SMART Infrastructure Facility 3 RI 20 15 NG RO 19 FOOD OUTLETS AD 18 International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide SMART LANE 19 14 39 40 PA R R Y L A N E Block A 8 CAFES 5 2 8 Hope Theatre 68 7 24 39 TRAVEL AGENT P3 AD Jugglers 16 Lawn Block B S 4 39 RO South-Western Library C IMTS Car Park The East End Block C P2 TO SYDNEY A Duck Pond S MEDICAL CENTRE ON MC Lawn atm Main Car Park Student UniBar 1 UN I CE N TRE ROAD BS D P Central 12 A POST OFFICE 17 atm RO R R Y R atm B 10 UNICENTRE LANE O The Lounge, atm 37 A D Unishop & Food court, 3 BANKS P1 Post Office students spaces, 11 University P8 Footbridge to Nth W'gong atm IGA Supermarket Hall Kids' Uni Station UniCentre MC level E Car Park Construction Western Entrance SUPERMARKET Site Eastern Entrance BUS INTERCHANGE TA XI R A N K NORTHFIELDS AVENUE BAR IRVINE STREET Security Phone Public Phone Shuttle Bus Stop Door Entrance S Security Base Food Outlet atm ATM Bike Repair Station 120 Bangalay 121 Key HAIRDRESSER EXIT 18 Major Pathway RING ROAD Uni Ring Road Hearing Loops Bike Storage & Change Room MC Motorcycle Disabled Graduate House 19 Parking Parking AY Carpool UOW Permit Pay & Display Pay & Display Ticket 2P Ticket Bays – Reserved Short Term RETAIL OUTLETS MOTORW M A DO LI NE ST R E E T Parking Parking Ticket parking only or UOW Permit 4.00pm-6.30pm Parking Parking (24 hrs) UOW UniBar Gym, sports halls and Olympic-sized A UOW Library B IGA Supermarket C Duck Pond Lawn D 180 gigs on campus each year E group fitness classes F swimming pool
I came to study with Sydney Sydney CBD Business School, University of Wollongong (UOW) because of the school’s reputation. The campus Sydney Business School was the best choice I could have made for my overseas study. I majored in International Finance back in — University of Wollongong University of Wollongong Vietnam and I wanted to work in a multinational environment, so I decided to study abroad to brighten my career. The Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, CBD campus offers state-of-the-art facilities in a Studying at Sydney Business unique learning environment. It is located in the heart School, UOW gave me a lot of of Sydney’s central business district, overlooking opportunities to gain broader Sydney Harbour. The Sydney campus provides tailored knowledge. The University had learning and teaching facilities, together with full great lecturers and supportive staff administrative support and online links to the main who helped me in dealing with campus, including all electronic catalogues and assignments and exams, which databases from the main library. had to be done entirely in English and in different styles to what I had The Sydney Business School delivers the done previously. following programs at the Sydney campus, in addition to the Wollongong campus: The campus was amazing and International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide provided easy access to all the MASTERS DEGREES facilities. I also made friends with students from a variety of countries –– Master of Applied Finance whom I learnt from and shared –– Master of Applied Finance (Investing and experiences with. I believe that Corporate Treasury) my time studying at UOW Sydney –– Master of Business Business School was a great asset in my future - where I find myself as –– Master of Business (Double Specialisation) a global citizen. –– Master of Business Administration (MBA) –– Master of Business Administration Advanced –– Master of Professional Accounting –– Master of Professional Accounting Advanced –– Master of Science (Supply Chain Management or Project Management) GRADUATE CERTIFICATES –– Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance –– Graduate Certificate in Business 20 21 –– Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting HIGHER DEGREE RESEARCH –– Doctor of Philosophy –– Doctor of Philosophy Integrated –– Master of Philosophy –– Master of Research See page 46 for more information on the courses offered at UOW Sydney Business School. Nhu Thi Cam Ho sydneybusinessschool.edu.au VIETNAM Master of International Business
South Western Getting to and Sydney Campus around Liverpool — — University of Wollongong University of Wollongong Our new South Western Sydney (SWS) The City of Liverpool has six train lines BUS Liverpool boasts one of Sydney’s first rapid bus transit-way campus in Liverpool is located in one of the passing through the area, and boasts systems. The Liverpool to Parramatta bus transit-way is a largest and fastest growing urban areas in one of Sydney’s first rapid bus transit- dedicated 20km bus priority transport route linking the two major centres via the industrial areas of Wetherill Park and Smithfield. Australia. With people from more than 150 way systems, making it easy for students There are a number of operators running bus services within the countries calling Liverpool home, it is also to travel to and from the UOW South Liverpool local government area. For more information please refer to Trip Planner transportnsw.info one of Australia’s most culturally diverse Western Sydney campus. CYCLING communities. This rich cultural mix makes TRAIN If you choose to cycle to class, Liverpool City Council offers a it a vibrant and welcoming place to live The UOW South Western Sydney campus is only a four-minute number of bike racks in its Dewsbury Lane carpark. and study. walk from Liverpool railway station. This station sees an average FREE COMMUNITY SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE of 22,000 commuters each day, making it one of the busiest on the Liverpool City Council offers a free community shuttle bus, International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide Sydney rail network. Travel time to central Sydney on the East which operates Monday to Friday and is en-route to the UOW Liverpool offers everything in the way of food, shopping and lifestyle. Hills line is an average of 30 minutes. Whether your ideal study break is retail therapy, a walk in the park or a SWS Campus. picnic by the Georges River, UOW’s campus on Moore Street is just a short With the construction of the Harris Park to Merrylands railway The community shuttle is an easy method for getting around walk away. link, Liverpool passengers also have direct railway access to the Liverpool. UOW SWS students do not need a ticket. Just refer to the Western line and centres such as Parramatta, Penrith and the timetable, look out for the bus and jump on board. Blue Mountains. FOOD liverpool.nsw.gov.au/services CAR For lunch or snacks between your lectures or tutorials, there is food on Liverpool has almost 5,000 car parking spaces available in or near almost every street to fulfil your hunger. Spice up your lunch break with an the city centre. These include free and low-cost options, short and Indian curry, grab some treats from an Afghani bakery or order some pizza long stay. For more information visit liverpool.nsw.gov.au or Thai food. Driving time from Liverpool campus to: COFFEE –– Sydney (CBD) 60 min If you only have a five-minute break between classes, you can find a quick –– Parramatta 35 min caffeine fix from a cafe at the entrance to UOW. Alternatively, a short walk will take you to a number of cafes, including the Blackrose Bar and –– Hurstville 30 min Elizabeth Dr Café where you’ll find coffee and Italian food, or head to Ristretto and Co –– Wollongong 65 min 2 for a gourmet breakfast, a coffee or a scoop of gelato. 3 SHOPPING Elizabe th St re Ave wy Collinmo Hume H 22 Liverpool is a great city for shopping, with three major shopping centres all Elizabe th St 23 within a few blocks of your classroom. You’ll find a vast range of specialty Bigge St ge St stores and international retailers carrying everything you need for your Moore St Colle 4 time at UOW. Moore St ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT A short train ride will lead you to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Memor ial Ave where you can see and learn about art, music and performing. If that’s not KEY your style, visit the comic shop, karaoke bar or the Liverpool City Library. FREE community Dewsbury Lane bike wy SPORT AND RECREATION shuttle bus rack parking Hume H UOW South Western Liverpool bus Take a break and visit the Georges River or Lake Moore, nestled beside Sydney campus interchange Liverpool city. As home to two leisure centres, two aquatic centres, Ne wb rid ge Rd numerous parks, riverside walkways, picnic areas and sporting facilities, Liverpool City Library Liverpool Train Liverpool caters for the everyday walker to the focused athlete. Station 2 Westfield Liverpool Free parking Liverpool Hospital NORTH Paid parking 4 Bigge Park
Innovation University of Wollongong AT THE FOREFRONT OF AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD University of Wollongong The Innovation Campus is a 33-hectare research, Campus development and commercial precinct established by UOW. The beachside campus aims to drive partnerships — and collaboration between academic and business communities. Through engagement, we The Innvation Campus is home to a number of The Innovation Campus is a significant build bridges between UOW’s leading research institutes working to develop: investment by UOW to drive the economic transformation of the Illawarra by creating jobs academics, businesses and –– Intelligent innovative materials with the and industry, and attracting business, research and investment. potential to regenerate damaged human researchers. We learn from nerves International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide Celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2016, the each other through sharing –– Superconductors that make energy transmission more efficient Innovation Campus was awarded the Emerging Research Park Award at the Association of knowledge, expertise and –– New techniques for sustainable building University Research Parks (AURP) 2016 Awards for Excellence. The Emerging Research Park design skills. These associations –– Maritime law and security, and innovative Award is judged on the ability to excel in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically are essential for knowledge approaches to health services delivery and policy viable business activities, promoting the growth transfer as they link user The campus is home to national and international of businesses and jobs. Innovation Campus is also home to the UOW needs, long-term research and companies, researchers, and students, working to develop and translate products to commercial start-up initiative, iAccelerate. Designed a clear direction to research around a robust educational framework, the success. It has a well-established community of iAccelerate program offers start-ups the unique innovative companies that have steadily grown outcomes. over the past decade. opportunity to partner with the University to accelerate sustainable business growth. Offering One such example is NEC Australia, which a two-stream program with up to a three-year UOW is growing the Illawarra’s innovation ecosystem incubation period, iAccelerate is unique in the officially opened its new corporate office at the and pursuing the uptake of disruptive technologies that Australian start-up landscape. Innovation Campus in September 2016, aiming deliver positive economic impacts. The nexus between to create more than 130 new technology jobs community, business and university is more important and connect UOW students with graduate than ever as we continue to anticipate the nature of opportunities. 24 emergent industries and future jobs. 25 The future is being created here.
University of Wollongong University of Wollongong A global university International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide A place to learn Wherever we are in the world, UOW connects a quality education with real opportunities, and uses modern facilities to prepare students for global careers. 26 27
An internationally linked university — UOW has established itself as a truly international University of Wollongong University of Wollongong university with more than 13,000 enrolled international students, of which 7,500 are in programs overseas. Our students, graduates, academics and To build our global network, UOW makes exchange opportunities more accessible through a range of researchers study, work and collaborate scholarship and bursary arrangements, which assist more than 250 students to transfer to UOW’s home right across the world. campus annually from our campuses in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. We have also established joint programs and arrangements with four universities in China, meaning students can transfer to our Wollongong campus to CHINA complete their studies. More than 700 UOW students per year undertake semester programs at our overseas campuses and International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide exchange partners around the world, as well as faculty- led short courses, social entrepreneurship programs and internships. It is this global network, including students, graduates, academics and researchers, that has UOW advancing social, environmental and economic development on an international scale. GLOBAL COMMUNICATORS HONG KONG The Global Communicators Program encourages all on- DUBAI shore students to engage in multicultural experiences to build cultural literacy and become global citizens. uow.info/globalcommunicators MALAYSIA STUDENT EXCHANGE Our International Exchange Program gives you the chance to study for a semester or a year at some of the 28 29 finest institutions in the world as a part of your UOW degree. SINGAPORE Exchange can add a further edge to your employment prospects after graduation, as employers value the WOLLONGONG skills acquired through global experience. At UOW you can choose from more than 200 exchange universities in more than 35 countries. uow.info/exchange UOW global presence UOW campuses & teaching locations UOW global exchange partners (size indicates number of partners)
Our UOW is a truly global university, with linked to leading educational international institutions around the world. The University has formal agreements with campuses more than 150 overseas institutions in the areas of research collaboration, University of Wollongong University of Wollongong — student and staff exchange, study abroad and off-shore program delivery. International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide 30 31 UOW DUBAI CCCU HONG KONG PSB ACADEMY SINGAPORE INTI MALAYSIA The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the United Community College of City University (CCCU) is recognised as a Established in 1964, PSB Academy has an enrolment of more than International University & Colleges (INTI) is one of the most Arab Emirates’ (UAE) oldest and most prestigious universities, premier college in Hong Kong providing quality tertiary education. 11,000 local and international students. PSB Academy and UOW recognised names in the private higher education industry in with a proud Australian heritage. Located in Knowledge Village, CCCU is highly regarded for its rigor in quality assurance and its have been in partnership for 10 years, offering students a range of Malaysia. UOW teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses at and as an independent UAE institution of higher education, emphasis on holistic education. UOW teaches a number of top-up course options from UOW’s Faculty of Business. INTI campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Subang Jaya. UOWD has an enrolment of 3,500 students, comprising more degree programs at CCCU. than 90 nationalities. UOWD provides a comprehensive range SIM SINGAPORE of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Business and Management, Finance and Accounting, Humanities and Social The Singapore Institute of Management - SIM Global Education Sciences, and Computer Science and Engineering. is the leading provider of higher education and professional training in Singapore. SIM offers a wide range of high quality degree programs in partnership with UOW, including courses in Information Sciences and Psychology.
Work-integrated learning — University of Wollongong University of Wollongong Career At UOW you can graduate with real workplace experience and the skills employers want. & academic INTERNSHIP SUPPORT UNIVATIVE VOLUNTEERING Careers Central offers support to prepare Univative is a suite of co-curricular Work Volunteering for a not-for-profit business or you for extracurricular workplace learning Integrated Learning (WIL) programs charity is an excellent way to improve skills experiences or internships. designed to enhance your employability. (and make friends) while learning about You will gain first-hand knowledge and Australian culture and the Wollongong International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide We can help you: experience of a particular organisation community. Volunteering is a great way to support –– Explore options and find out about or industry, while working on innovative show employers you’re well-rounded and paid internships and other workplace solutions to business challenges. not afraid of a challenge. learning experiences You will be able to demonstrate your unique There are many opportunities for –– Make better career choices by knowing skills and show potential employers how volunteering at UOW, including: what opportunities are available you can work in a team to solve problems. –– Maximise any internship or THE AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS workplace experience you have found Every year there is a new and exciting MENTORING EXPERIENCE (AIME) independently business problem for Univative teams to Learn to be an academic mentor to a local solve. Past challenges have included: –– Understand what documentation or school child with AIME. Volunteer mentors legal requirements are needed before –– Planning and promoting an open day for in the program work with young Aboriginal starting professional services firm EY and Torres Strait Islander people to support –– Improve your CV and make positive –– Developing communications channels them through their high school studies impressions at interviews for hotel group Accor and help them achieve their best. Learn Top 1% for graduates uow.edu.au/careers –– Using Australia’s National Broadband valuable organisational and interpersonal Network to help build businesses in skills and meet lots of new people. AIME UOW is consistently ranked in Australian towns has gained national attention and welcomes the top one per cent of universities LEARNING FOR PROFESSIONAL international student volunteers. in the world for the quality of our –– Retaining volunteers for the Cancer ACCREDITATION uow.info/AIME graduates, ranking in the 151-200 Council Australia 32 band in the 2017 QS Graduate Professional degrees at UOW integrate uow.info/univative UNICREW 33 Employability Rankings. practical workplace learning to earn you professional accreditation with Help run UOW student events all over peak national and international bodies, campus, organise fun activities every week including Engineers Australia, the Nursing and support the bands that play at UOW. & Midwifery Board of Australia, the Organised through the Centre for Student Australian Computer Society, and the Engagement (CSE), UniCrew are there to Australian Board of Studies, Teaching and help make your time at UOW the best time Educational Standards. of your life. uow.info/volunteering Check the UOW Course Finder online or talk to your UOW representative to find out about professional accreditation experiences available in your degree.
Employment skills Jobseeker training resources — UOW Careers Central will teach you — If you’re planning to find work in Australia, My UOW degree has really University of Wollongong University of Wollongong prepared me for the workforce. how to apply for work in Australia. UOW Careers Central will show you where to look. The subjects I’ve taken are globally recognised, and I’ve learnt practical skills that I’ll use when I graduate. I’ve worked part-time though my GLOBAL WORKPLACE You will develop cultural awareness of Often the discussion will focus around CAREERHUB ONLINE TOOLS & RESOURCES degree as a Disability Support Australian workplaces by examining career direction and the things you can do Worker, which is relevant to my PRACTICE (GWP 800) intercultural differences. From handshakes to increase your employability, including UOW CareerHub is an online tool that Explore the Careers Central website and Nursing degree. Global Workplace Practice 800 is an and eye contact in interviews, to ways appropriate UOW Careers services and will help you find and apply for jobs, be sure to have a look through our range intensive subject designed to meet the of communicating with colleagues and programs. or join workshops and events during of useful resources including CareerHub employment aspirations of international management in the workplace, you will learn your time here (and after you graduate). Plus, Where Grads Go, GoinGlobal and FACULTY CAREER CONSULTANTS students undertaking work in Australia. how to resolve conflict and make your voice Through Careerhub you can: the CareerSmart Discovery Tool. You’ll This 6 credit point subject combines theory heard. These skills are practical and valuable UOW employs career consultants in every –– Search for jobs, including graduate, also find: and practice by giving you workplace in any workplace regardless of your career faculty. These consultants give personal vacation, part-time and casual, and –– Sample resumes and resume experiences that develop their skills and aspirations. careers guidance tailored to your area of work experience opportunities writing guides intercultural competency. specialisation and help you source possible International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide Upon completion of the subject, you may also –– Register for workshops, employer –– Interview preparation checklists internship opportunities. They also arrange In this subject you will: be eligible for a post-session internship. presentations and careers expos presentations from industry experts who –– undertake an internship or industry- Places in this subject are limited, and only can give you insights into a sector, or help –– Book an appointment with a careers JOBS ON CAMPUS based project (a minimum of 48 hours students undertaking a Masters degree in you start building a professional network. consultant or career counsellor and a maximum of 140 hours is to be An international student visa allows the Faculty of Business at either Wollongong –– Access careers resources such as fact uow.info/careerconsult you to work 40 hours per fortnight (two completed in addition to class contact or Sydney CBD campus are eligible. sheets, links, news and FAQs time during session). weeks) during university session and uow.info/WIL JOB-SEEKING WORKSHOPS –– Create your resume and e-portfolio full-time during session breaks. Jobs on –– identify requirements of employers and Campus offers casual jobs across UOW, businesses in order to participate in COMMUNICATION AND ICT Careers Central offers a variety of short CAREERS EXPOS connecting students with employers who recruitment processes workshops to you for the challenges are looking to hire staff. WORKPLACE PRACTICE –– acquire and develop work-based in obtaining employment at the end of Each year there are opportunities to meet (ECTE975) employers on campus. uow.info/jobsoncampus learning skill sets your degree. These one-hour seminars –– develop cultural awareness and Designed for students in the Master and workshops help you refine specific Some employers are invited to UOW to employment skills and help you in all Top 1% for business communication skills of Engineering (Telecommunications hold information sessions, while others Engineering), this subject will develop your aspects of the job seeking process. They –– apply discipline specific knowledge in a participate in the UOW Careers Expos. graduates communication skills and give you a better cover resumes, interview skills, the hidden practical workplace setting UOW runs a number of expos every year. understanding of how to apply your skills in job market, assessment centres, selection –– use career management tools to develop Some are general events for many different the Australian workplace. criteria and more. and communicate professional qualities industries, and some are specific, such as AS RATED BY GLOBAL EMPLOYERS in future job seeking contexts uow.info/careerworkshop the Nursing Careers Expo. SHRISTI BHARATI PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE UOW is consistently ranked in the 34 uow.info/careerexpo top 1% of universities in the world NEPAL 35 To be eligible for this subject, you must first (ENGG942) UOWX HEALTH & MEDICINE complete a minimum of 48 credit points in for the quality of our graduates, ranking in the 151-200 band in the MASTERS OF NURSING an approved postgraduate course, and be Professional Practice is designed for UOWx connects you with valuable co- 2017 QS Graduate Employability INTERNATIONAL eligible to work in Australia. students of the Master of Engineering, to curricular activities that are offered at the provide the skills and knowledge required Rankings. University of Wollongong. The personal INTERNATIONAL WORKPLACE to successfully enter the Australian and professional development that you PRACTICE (GWP 900) engineering workforce. Upon completion gain through these activities is formally of the subject, you may also be eligible for a recognised through the UOWx Record International Workplace Practice 900 is a post-session internship. and Award. subject designed for Masters students in the uow.info/uowx Faculty of Business to meet the employment CAREERS COUNSELLING aspirations of international students to undertake work in Australia. This subject This free service is available to all UOW crosses boundaries between theory and students. You will meet one-on-one with practice and will maximise your potential a qualified careers counsellor and discuss to access workplace experiences that lead to your career thinking and what you might do employment opportunities. during and after your studies.
I did a month internship with Enware Australia. This was organised through a UOW Careers Counsellor who has good industry links. It was a great experience as I was given responsibilities and University of Wollongong University of Wollongong Services freedom to work independently. I have also used Careers Central for resume writing workshops and & support practising interviews to get ready to apply for jobs in Australia. Coming to UOW has been life- — changing for me. I’ve gained so much confidence - looking back, I wouldn’t recognise myself. As a UOW student you’ll Academic support Personal services have the academic and ACADEMIC ADVISERS AND PEER ASSISTED STUDY SESSIONS (PASS) COUNSELLING SERVICES SAFEZONE APP personal support you POSTGRADUATE COORDINATORS At PASS you’ll develop your study skills This free and confidential counselling You can download SafeZone, the free International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide Each faculty has advisers and coordinators need to succeed. to assist you with questions about your and academic performance and meet new people. PASS is a group-learning program service is available five days a week to assist you with personal, study or work smartphone app that makes it easy to ask for assistance from UOW Security subjects or course. You can also consult your that gives you additional support in core related difficulties. Counselling can involve Services with the press of a single button. We are a student-centred university tutor, lecturer, or the course coordinator. subjects. The program consists of weekly identifying options and choosing between with available staff, dedicated research one-hour sessions, led by peer leaders: them, learning new skills to cope better with STUDENT SUPPORT ADVISERS supervisors and a personal approach. From GRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOOL students who have excelled at these subjects problems, gaining a greater understanding These advisers provide support and the day you become a UOW student, you can The UOW Graduate Research School in the past. of what is occurring, or being supported referral services to UOW students. They expect guidance and support. supports Higher Degree Research while recovering from some significant life uow.info/pass also provide programs supporting student students with orientation and enrolment, event. equity and diversity both within faculties scholarships, finding a supervisor, training STATISTICAL CONSULTING SERVICE uow.info/counselling and across campus. They assist you with and professional development, and thesis a range of issues such as orientation to The Statistical Consulting Service can submission and examination. HEALTH AND MEDICAL the local area, study difficulties, academic advise on the planning of surveys and concerns, budgeting, homesickness, uow.edu.au/research/grs/ experiments, data collection, statistical Located on Wollongong campus, Campus legal issues and accidents, student visas, analysis, and the presentation of results. Health provides comprehensive health care health and personal problems, family LEARNING DEVELOPMENT CENTRE services to UOW students and staff. Campus uow.info/statconsult emergencies, and children’s education. The This free service is for students who wish Health has both female and male GP service is free and confidential. to improve their academic and English STUDENT CENTRAL doctors for friendly treatment of any of your language skills by accessing workshops, health concerns. There are also dietitians, UOW SECURITY SERVICE A central office for student assistance, psychologists and a dentist on campus. individual consultations or self-directed including enrolment matters, official The Security Service helps provide a safe NAVIN PARAMNE resources. 36 documents (including transcripts), exams IT SERVICES ON CAMPUS and secure campus environment with INDIA 37 uow.info/learningdevelopment and results, and student fee matters. trained and licensed security officers MASTER OF ENGINEERING While at the Wollongong campus you can providing emergency responses, first LIBRARY uow.info/central access campus-wide wireless internet, aid, after-dark escorts and patrols. They and freely use the large computer labs. Our award-winning library and dedicated STUDENT COMPUTER RESOURCE CENTRE operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many private and collaborative study library staff are here to support you during spaces across campus have network besafe.uow.edu.au/ Information Management & Technology your study at UOW. You’ll have access to facilities for student computers. Services (IMTS) provides training, user print and digital collections containing over UOW WELLBEING guides and student computer resources, a million volumes, and dozens of learning RELIGIOUS SERVICES including nine central student computer UOW Wellbeing is here to help you spaces – from quiet study spaces to group laboratories equipped with 500 desktop There are a range of religious services maintain a healthy, happy life balance and seminar rooms. computers, as well as teaching laboratories on and off campus, including a Muslim keep on track. Our health and wellbeing library.uow.edu.au and two computer science laboratories. prayer space, the Omar Mosque near workshops and events include meditation the University, the Nan Tien Buddhist and yoga classes, and a breakfast bar. uow.info/itlabs Temple in nearby Berkeley and the Sri Venkateswara Hindu Temple. Student- uow.info/wellbeing based religious clubs include the Buddhist Society; Chinese Christian Fellowship; Evangelical Christian Union; and the Muslim Students’ Association.
Scholarships University of Wollongong University of Wollongong & study options International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide UOW degrees reflect the needs of future employers, paving the way for a specialist career with up-to-the-minute knowledge and recognised methods. That’s part of why we’ve spent nine years rated in 38 the top one per cent of universities in the world 39 by employers,1 and why you can find UOW people building careers in 143 countries around the world. 1 Top 200 universities in the world – 2017 QS Graduate Employability Ranking
Scholarships Coursework — I want to give many thanks for — UOW Coursework my China Scholarship Council, Many scholarships for international students are UOW Postgraduate Tuition Award You will develop a practical and relevant skills base – critical in today’s workplace COURSEWORK DEGREES University of Wollongong University of Wollongong offered by UOW, the Australian Government and and UOW Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences top-up programs are designed – from a range of subjects that present the Coursework programs normally have the latest findings and contemporary practices majority of their requirements met by the a number of international organisations. scholarships. They cover my living to help you make a real from around the globe. completion of face-to-face classroom subjects impact on your working expenses, which allows me to in a particular discipline or professional area. Many UOW Coursework programs take a UOW has a range of attractive postgraduate scholarships for international students. seriously focus on my PhD studies. Assessment may be based on a combination cross-disciplinary approach, allowing you For the latest information on scholarship opportunities at UOW, go to My research interests are mainly environment. to tailor your qualification to a specific area of written assignments, presentations, formal uow.info/intnlscholarships examinations, class participation or practical related to lithium ion battery of interest. You can elect to develop your exercises. A minor research project, research cathode materials. ISEM at UOW is expertise in a particular area to suit your preparation subjects, or practical experience career goals. Coursework Research a flagship institute in Australia and is famous for expertise in energy A number of Masters programs also include subjects may also be included. storage systems. the option to complete a research project. FACULTY SCHOLARSHIPS RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS For entry criteria and information on how UOW offers a wide range of research to apply, visit the scholarship website: scholarships and awards to eligible TYPES OF COURSEWORK DEGREES COURSE STRUCTURES TWO-YEAR POSTGRADUATE STUDY International Higher Degree Research OPTIONS uow.info/intnlscholarships Coursework degrees at UOW are based International Postgraduate Guide International Postgraduate Guide MASTERS BY COURSEWORK (1–2 YEARS) (HDR) students. UOW HDR scholarships on a credit point structure. Individual The options for two years of study in UOW’S SYDNEY Direct admission normally requires a are in the form of allowances to assist subjects are allocated a credit point value: postgraduate coursework include: BUSINESS SCHOOL recognised Bachelor degree. In most cases, candidates in meeting their living costs the majority of subjects have a value of 6 or 8 a Bachelor degree in a related area to the –– Two-year Masters courses There are five partial tuition scholarships while they undertake their research. credit points (cp) each. Masters will be required for entry; however –– Graduate Certificate or Graduate available for students commencing their They can include Annual Stipends, Living there are some opportunities to take a A typical structure for a 1.5 coursework Diploma plus a Masters Degree first course at UOW’s Sydney Business Allowances and Tuition Fee Costs. Masters degree in a different area to your degree is the completion of twelve subjects School in each of the three trimesters. Full details of two-year courses and The main UOW scholarship schemes Bachelor degree (for example, in Business). worth 6 cp each, totalling 72 cp. Details of The scholarship offers a 25 per cent packages are noted in the relevant course are the University Postgraduate the credit points required to complete each reduction of the tuition fee for the The duration will also depend on your section of this guide. Awards (UPA) and the International degree are shown next to the duration for standard duration of the course. previous qualification; for example in Postgraduate Tuition Awards (IPTA). each course. You should note the following Students who complete two years of full- Engineering and IT, it is possible to reduce The 2018 International Student Bursary Applications close 17 October for Autumn when reading the course structure time study may qualify for a visa to remain the duration of the Masters to 1.5 years applies to all two-year Master’s courses (February) Session. information: in Australia. However, students seeking to if you have a Bachelor degree in the same from UOW’s Sydney Business School –– not all elective subjects are available in qualify for this should be aware that being There are also scholarships offered discipline. If you have a degree equivalent offered at our Wollongong and Sydney all years awarded a full credit exemption through a by individual faculties or research to an Australian Bachelor Honours, there CBD campus, and offers a 15 per cent credit transfer arrangement could change centres, as well as scholarships offered in are opportunities to complete a one-year –– you should verify details of the latest reduction of the tuition fee per session their pattern of study. Their pattern of cooperation with overseas organisations Masters. Details of the minimum duration course structures and subjects within of study. study may no longer be full-time study, such as the Chinese Scholarships Council are provided for each course in this guide the relevant faculty via the online and the Higher Education Commission, (shown in the entry requirements or as defined by the Australian Government ENGINEERING Course Handbook at Pakistan. available credit transfer). (Department of Immigration and Border uow.edu.au/handbook The Faculty of Engineering and Jiantie Xu Protection). 40 Information Sciences offers a Information on all research scholarship CHINA GRADUATE DIPLOMA (1 YEAR) –– individual subjects shown in the 41 Postgraduate International Scholarship schemes, including details on how to GRADUATE CERTIFICATE (6 MONTHS) course structures may have their own PhD (Nanomaterials Science) of 10 per cent of tuition fees per session. apply (all HDR applications including These courses vary in their purpose, and prerequisites that have to be satisfied scholarships must be submitted online) –– China Scholarship Council before enrolment is permitted in that SOCIAL SCIENCES Award are designed for students who may be go to: seeking a different educational direction subject. The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a –– International Postgraduate uow.edu.au/research from their Bachelor degree; or those Postgraduate International Scholarship Tuition Award without a Bachelor degree but with other of 10 per cent of tuition fees per session. –– Engineering Faculty academic qualifications and/or relevant Scholarship professional experience. Graduate Diplomas AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT and Graduate Certificates also provide a SCHOLARSHIPS pathway to a Masters course, for applicants who do not meet the entry requirement. UOW participates in the range of schemes These programs normally earn credit for funded by the Australian Government subjects completed if progressing to the – including the Australia Awards and related Masters. Fellowships.
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