COURSE GUIDE 2020 South Western Sydney Campus - UOW

 
COURSE GUIDE 2020 South Western Sydney Campus - UOW
South Western
Sydney Campus

COURSE
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COURSE GUIDE 2020 South Western Sydney Campus - UOW
A TIME TO
                   FIND ANSWERS
                     YOURSELF

Welcome to the University of
Wollongong South Western Sydney                                               Inside
campus (UOW SWS) located in the

                                                                                                                            UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
heart of Liverpool and offering world                                         STUDYING AT SOUTH WESTERN SYDNEY
                                                                              Campus life                              4
class education in one of Australia’s                                         Tools for success                        6
fastest growing urban areas.                                                  Life in Liverpool                        9
                                                                              Getting to and around Liverpool          10
It’s an exciting time for the campus which has continuously expanded
its course offering since opening its doors in 2017. Our undergraduate        COURSE OPTIONS
students have an ever-increasing choice of internationally-recognised         How to read this guide                   13
degrees across business, commerce, computer science, communication and        Study choices overview                   14
media studies*, information technology, international studies, nursing, law
                                                                              Business                                 15
and a growing range of double degrees. Our postgraduate offerings include
computer science, nursing international and social work qualifying.           Communication and Media                  18
                                                                              Information & Communication Technology   20
Our small class sizes and face-to-face learning opportunities provide our
                                                                              International Studies                    24
students with a higher quality of learning than many other Sydney-based
universities, earning UOW the title of being ranked number one university     Law                                      27
in NSW/ACT*.                                                                  Nursing                                  30
                                                                              Social Work                              33
For students who live in Sydney’s South West and want to study at UOW,
our modern campus offers the convenience of being able to study close to      OTHER INFORMATION
home, with Liverpool train station just a few minutes walk away.
                                                                              Scholarships                             35
We celebrate diversity at UOW and welcome students from more than 160         Domestic student application             36
different countries. Liverpool is one of Sydney’s most vibrant and diverse    International student application        37
cultural hubs with a rich arts and cultural scene; including festivals,
                                                                              Pathway programs                         38
entertainment, food and art-based experiences our students can embrace.
                                                                              Costs                                    40
The campus works together with the community of South Western Sydney,         Important Dates                          41
to break down barriers to education and inspire people thinking about
studying at university, to be fearless in their pursuit of purpose.
We look forward to welcoming you.

PROFESSOR ALISON JONES
DVC (Health & Communities)

*2019 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
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WHERE                                                                                                                               FROM HERE
                                                                                                         DOORS                                                                                                                                TO EVERY
                                                                                                          OPEN                                                                                                                                 CORNER
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                                                                              We’re here to open doors and support your                                                                                                                      A globally recognised and respected

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                                                                              choices, while giving you the freedom and                                                                                                                      degree from UOW is your passport
                                                                                resources to chase your dream career.                                                                                                                             to a world of opportunity.

                                         PERSONALISED                                                     HANDS-ON                                   HIGHLY-EMPLOYABLE                          A GLOBAL COMMUNITY                                             SPREAD YOUR WINGS                                               INTERNATIONALLY
                                         While UOW offers more than 200                                   Practical experiences are incorporated     UOW will help you stand out in a crowded   UOW’s partnerships with industry,                              UOW has a wide range of opportunities                           RECOGNISED
                                         undergraduate degrees, you’re more than                          into every UOW degree. With five-          job market. Our UOWx program connects      communities and governments opens up                           both locally and abroad.                                        UOW students, staff and graduates live,
                                         just a face in the crowd. Our lecturers are                      star learning resources and strong         you with more than 150 different types     placement and internship opportunities                                                                                         work and study in every corner of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               –– Complete a semester or short course
                                         passionate, approachable and supportive                          industry partnerships, you'll get          of paid and volunteer roles that will be   abroad. While UOW students are out                                                                                             world. Through industry collaborations,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  exchange overseas.
                                         industry leaders. Some degrees let                               the opportunity to gain real-world         recognised on your official UOWx Record    exploring and learning, international                                                                                          we have built a strong international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               –– Complete an industry placement with
                                         you experience different study areas                             experiences through internships,           for you to show to future employers.       students come here to join our UOW family                                                                                      reputation. It’s one reason why UOW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  an organisation in another country.
                                         before specialising, while others let you                        work placements, practical classes,                                                   in Australia, making our local campuses a                                                                                      graduates are ranked among the top one
                                                                                                                                                     Many UOW degrees are accredited                                                                           –– Join our Global Honours program to
                                         choose multiple majors or electives as                           industry projects and competitions.                                                   global community of their own.                                                                                                 per cent in the world by global employers.
                                                                                                                                                     with relevant industry bodies to                                                                             study, live and travel in some of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                —
                                         you progress. This flexibility ensures                           This means you will graduate with the
                                         your degree is highly-personalised.                              skills employers want and the confidence
                                                                                                                                                     ensure your degree opens up as
                                                                                                                                                     many career options as possible.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  world’s most vibrant cities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               –– Learn another language as a major or                         —
                                         —                                                                                                                                                      Top 20
                                                                                                          to succeed outside the classroom.

                                                                                                          —                                          —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  minor part of your course.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Top 1%
                                         Top rated                                                                                                                                                                                                             —
                                                                                                                                                     75.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                16th best young university                                                                                                     Rating for UOW graduates

                                         university overall in NSW/ACT.1
                                                                                                          5 stars                                    of UOW graduates secure full-time
                                                                                                                                                                                                in the world.1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Top 250                                                         by global employers.3

                                                                                                          Overall Experience, Skills Development,
                                                                                                                                                     employment within four months.3                                                                           Among the world’s universities.2
                                                                                                          Student Support Learning Resources,
                                                                                                          Learner Engagement, Student                That’s higher than Macquarie
                                                                                                          Retention and Staff Qualifications.2       University, University of Melbourne,
                                                                                                                                                     WSU, ANU, Canberra University
                                                                                                                                                     and University of Newcastle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2019
                                         1. Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2019                                                                                            2. 218th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2019, 201-250 band – Times Higher Education. World University Rankings 2019, 246th in the world – Academic
                                         2. Good Universities Guide 2019                                                                                                                        Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018
                                         3. Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) as at February 2019                                                                             3. QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019
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CLOSE TO HOME
                                                                                                                                                       Our campus in Liverpool provides greater
                                                                                                                                                       choice for people throughout Sydney and
                                                                                                                                                       surrounding areas who prefer to study
                                                                                                                                                       locally in the South Western Sydney region.

                                         Campus life
                                                                                                     STUDY IN LIVERPOOL                                                                                JOIN THE CLUB
                                                                                                     UOW’s metropolitan campus in South                                                                Get involved and find like-minded people
                                         The UOW South Western Sydney
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                                                                                                     Western Sydney (Liverpool) provides                                                               through UOW’s student clubs and societies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       If none of the existing clubs or societies
                                         campus experience is unique and                             world-class education to one of Australia’s
                                                                                                     fastest growing urban areas. Our degrees                                                          take your fancy, it’s easy to start your own
                                         specially designed for the needs of

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                                                                                                     are tailored to the region’s expanding and                                                        like the new UOW South Western Sydney
                                                                                                     changing workforce.                                                                               Gamers Club and Society X.
                                         our students.
                                         As a UOW student in Liverpool, you ultimately become
                                         part of a community of learning with a university that
                                         offers a five-star educational experience.
                                         UOW received the top rating in all student experience
                                         measures in the 2019 edition of The Good Universities
                                         Guide, including for student experience and retention.
                                                                                                                                                       STUDY ABROAD AND
                                                                                                                                                       EXCHANGE
                                         This is why our students are among the happiest and
                                         the most satisfied. We are committed to providing you                                                         UOW can take you all around the world.
                                         with access to a range of opportunities both inside and                                                       If you want to get more from your degree,
                                         outside the classroom. So grab a coffee, meet new friends                                                     consider a semester exchange or short
                                         and enjoy an exceptional learning experience at UOW in                                                        course program. It’s your passport to a truly
                                         Liverpool.                                                                                                    global education. Learn more at
                                                                                                                                                       uow.edu.au/student/exchange

                                                                                                     FACILITIES                                                                                        UOW OUTREACH PROGRAMS
                                                                                                     South Western Sydney is a vibrant and                                                             The University of Wollongong has a strong
                                                                                                     growing UOW campus providing everything                                                           commitment to its communities, working
                                                                                                     you need to make the most of your degree,                                                         with local school students across the region
                                                                                                     including computer labs, student kitchens,                                                        to support their aspirations towards higher
                                                                                                     a recreation space, dedicated quiet study                                                         education. Get involved by becoming an
                                                                                                     areas and a prayer room. All of this is located                                                   In2Uni Mentor and give back while gaining
                                                                                                     within walking distance to public transport                                                       recognised and meaningful experiences.
                                                                                                     and Liverpool’s shopping district.                                                                Find out more at uow.info/in2unimentors

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Tools for                              With flying colours                    You’re welcome
                                                                                                                       here
                                                                                                                                                               The x-factor

                                         success
                                                                                Peer Assisted Study Sessions                                                   Our UOWx program connects
                                                                                (PASS) are free group sessions,                                                you with more than 150 different
                                                                                                                       The Ally program is a visible
                                                                                attached to subjects that over time,                                           types of paid and volunteer
                                                                                                                       network of empathetic people who
                                                                                have proven to be challenging for                                              roles, including leading a student
                                                                                                                       are allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual,
                                                                                students. The sessions are led by                                              team, mentoring students or
                                         We are a student-centred university.   current students who have already
                                                                                                                       transgender and intersex students
                                                                                                                                                               volunteering for a cause.
                                                                                                                       and staff.
                                         This means more one-on-one             excelled in the subject.

                                         attention, friendly and available
                                         staff, dedicated supervisors and a
                                         personal approach.
                                                                                Eye on the prize                       Mind, body                              Here to help
                                                                                The UOW Careers team will
                                                                                                                       and soul                                Free services are available to
                                                                                help you plan for your future                                                  help you succeed in your studies,
                                                                                                                       UOW Wellbeing is here to help
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                                                                                career, offering opportunities and                                             including Careers Support,
                                                                                                                       you maintain a healthy, happy
                                                                                practical workshops to take you                                                Counselling, Disability Services,
                                                                                                                       life balance and keep you on
                                                                                from student to professional.                                                  Learning Development, Peer
                                                                                                                       track with workshops, events

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                                                                                                                                                               Assisted Study Sessions (PASS),
                                                                                                                       and more.
                                                                                                                                                               Peer Academic Coaches and
                                                                                                                                                               Student Support Advisors.

                                                                                Hit the books                          Access all areas                        Upskill
                                                                                (and more)                             We want to ensure that students         The Learning Co-Op has free
                                                                                                                       with a disability realise their         academic services – online and
                                                                                Students can access library
                                                                                                                       full academic potential, so be          in-person­­– to save you time, build
                                                                                resources and study spaces via our
                                                                                                                       sure to contact UOW’s Disability        your skills and help you succeed
                                                                                partnership with Liverpool City
                                                                                                                       Services for information about the      with your studies.
                                                                                Library. Resources on offer include
                                                                                                                       additional support available.
                                                                                computers, printing, photocopying
                                                                                and borrowing books. Online
                                                                                resources are also available via
                                                                                UOW’s library website.

                                                                                                                       I chose to study at UOW South Western Sydney because I had
                                                                                                                       heard so much about how the culture is amazing. Everyone
                                                                                                                       is so inviting and they really allow you to find yourself. It also
                                                                                                                       has a laid back feel to it and so many rooms for studying,
                                                                                                                       relaxing and also a rooftop for BBQ’s and socialising.
                                                                                                                       ALEXANDRA
                                                                                                                       BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

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Life in
                                         Liverpool
                                                                                                                                    UOW
                                                                                                                                 South Western

                                         As one of the largest and fastest
                                                                                                                                Sydney Campus

                                                                                                                                               Parramatta

                                         growing urban areas in Australia,                                                                                    SYDNEY
                                                                                                              LIVERPOOL
                                         Liverpool offers everything in the                                                                               Sydney Airport
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                                         way of food, shopping and lifestyle.
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                                         SHOPPING                                                   FOOD
                                         Liverpool is a city that spoils you for choice with        You don’t need to go far to satisfy your appetite
                                         Westfield Shopping Centre, the Macquarie Mall              between lectures or tutorials, there are a variety of
                                         shopping strip and Liverpool Plaza all within a few        food outlets on almost every street. Spice up your
                                         blocks of your classroom.                                  lunch break with an Indian curry, grab some treats
                                                                                                    from an Afghani bakery or order some pizza or Thai
                                         ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT                                     food. If you prefer to pack some food, make the most of
                                                                                                    UOW’s kitchen facilities on campus.
                                         A short train ride down the Georges River will lead you
                                         to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, where you can
                                                                                                    COFFEE
                                         see and learn about art, music and performing. If that’s
                                         not your style, visit the comic shop, karaoke bar or the   If you only have a five minute break between classes,
                                         Liverpool City Library.                                    you can find a quick caffeine fix from a cafe right at
                                                                                                    the entrance to UOW. Alternatively, a short walk will
                                                                                                    take you to numerous venues including the Blackrose
                                                                                                    Bar and Cafe where you’ll find coffee, Italian food and
                                            Pictured left: UOW commissioned Claire                  cocktails or head to Ristretto and Co for a gourmet
                                            Foxton (artist and UOW alumna) to paint a               breakfast, a coffee or a scoop of gelato.
                                            large mural in the heart of Liverpool depicting
                                            SWS law and international studies student Adi
                                                                                                    SPORT AND RECREATION
                                            Holmes. It represents Adi’s story of strength and
                                            determination to fearlessly follow her purpose          Take a break and visit the Georges River or Lake
                                            to advocate for the Free West Papua movement.           Moore, nestled beside Liverpool city. As home to two
                                                                                                    leisure centres, two aquatic centres and numerous
                                                                                                    parks, riverside walkways, picnic areas and sporting
                                                                                                    facilities, Liverpool caters for the everyday walker to
                                                                                                    the focused athlete.

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                                         way systems, making it easy for students
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                                         to travel to and from the UOW South                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Moore St

                                         Western Sydney campus.

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                                         The UOW South Western Sydney campus is only a four-minute              Liverpool boasts one of Sydney’s first rapid bus transit-way
                                         walk from Liverpool railway station. This station caters for an        systems. The Liverpool to Parramatta bus transit-way is a
                                         average of 22,000 commuters each day, making it one of the most        dedicated 20km bus priority transport route linking the two major

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                                         serviced stations on the Sydney rail network. Travel time to central   centres via the industrial areas of Wetherill Park and Smithfield.

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                                         Sydney on the Airport and South line is an average of 30 minutes.
                                                                                                                There are a number of operators running bus services within the
                                         Train travel time from UOW South Western Sydney campus to:             Liverpool local government area. For more information please refer
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                                         With the construction of the Harris Park to Merrylands railway         If you choose to cycle to class, Liverpool City Council offers a
                                         link, Liverpool passengers also have direct railway access to the      number of bike racks in its Dewsbury Lane carpark.
                                         Western line and centres such as Parramatta, Penrith and the
                                         Blue Mountains.                                                        FREE COMMUNITY
                                                                                                                SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
                                         CAR                                                                    Liverpool City Council offers a free community shuttle bus,
                                         Liverpool has almost 5,000 car parking spaces available in or near     which operates Monday to Friday and is en-route to the UOW
                                         the city centre. These include free and low-cost options, short and    South Western Sydney campus.
                                         long stay. For more information visit liverpool.nsw.gov.au             The community shuttle is an easy method for getting around
                                         Driving time from Liverpool Campus to:                                 Liverpool. UOW students do not need a ticket. Just refer to
                                                                                                                the timetable, look out for the bus and jump on board.
                                         –– Sydney (CBD) 60 mins
                                         –– Parramatta 35 mins                                                  liverpool.nsw.gov.au/services                                                                           KEY
                                         –– Hurstville 30 mins                                                                                                                                                                	 FREE Community Shuttle Bus         Liverpool Hospital                         Liverpool train station
                                         –– Wollongong 65 mins
                                         –– Bankstown 25 mins                                                                                                                                                                 UOW South Western Sydney campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             	                                 4   Bigge Park                                 Free parking

                                         –– Campbelltown 25 mins                                                                                                                                                              Liverpool City Library                Dewsbury Lane bike rack parking            Paid park ing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2    Westfield Liverpool                   Liverpool Bus Interchange

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How to read this guide
                                                                                      This is an example of how we have presented our degrees in this guide:

                                                                                                                             Bachelor of International Studies
                                                                                                                             - Bachelor of Commerce
                                                                                      Degree name

                                                                                      ATAR – Selection Rank or IB                                                                                         Address for detailed
                                                                                      required for guaranteed entry          go.uow.edu.au/bistud-bcomm                                                   information about this degree.
                                                                                      into the UOW degrees offered
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Universities Admission
                                                                                      at South Western Sydney.                ATAR – SR         75
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Centre (UAC) code used when
                                                                                      See page 36 for details
                                                                                                                              IB                26                                                        applying to a degree. For more
                                                                                      UOW courses start every                                                                                             information visit uac.edu.au
                                                                                                                              UAC               751314

                                          CHOOSE
                                                                                      year in Session 1 (February) and/
                                                                                                                              DURATION          4.5 years                                                 Normal minimum full-time
                                                                                      or Session 2 (July). See inside
                                                                                                                                                                                                          duration of this degree.
                                                                                      back cover for key dates.               STARTS IN         Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)

                                                                                                                              CRICOS            069057B                                                   The Commonwealth Register
                                                                                      International English Language
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of Institutions and Courses for
                                                                                      Testing System (IELTS)                  IELTS             Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)                           Overseas Students (CRICOS) code
                                                                                      requirements for this degree.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          to show this is an accredited
                                                                                      Minimum requirements are
                                                                                                                                                                                                          degree for overseas students.

                                         A COURSE
                                                                                                                             PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
                                                                                      indicated as Overall, Reading
                                                                                                                             The Bachelor of Commerce enables graduates to meet some
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                                                                                      (R), Writing (W), Listening (L),                                                                                    Accreditation given to the
                                                                                      Speaking (S). For more info            membership requirements of relevant professional associations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          degree by relevant professional
                                                                                      visit uow.edu.au/future/               For more information, visit business.uow.edu.au/professional-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          organisations.
                                                                                      international/apply/english            recognition

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                                          (TO SUCCESS)                                Our Bachelor degrees offer you many options to specialise and                UOW College pathways and programs open up a different avenue
                                                                                      combine interests. These degrees are very flexible and offer a wide          into the University of Wollongong. You can select from our three
                                                                                      range of majors, giving you the freedom to focus your studies around         bridging courses, including Diploma of Business, Diploma of
                                                                                      your passions.                                                               Information Technology or our University Access Program, enabling
                                                                                                                                                                   a smooth transition into the relevant undergraduate degree at UOW.
                                                                                      Many degrees also offer the option of doing a double major, or a
                                                The University of Wollongong          broad range of elective subjects, allowing you to custom-build your
                                                                                      own qualification.
                                              South Western Sydney campus in                                                                                       A Master’s degree is a postgraduate study option which teaches
                                                                                                                                                                   practical skills to help you make a real impact in your chosen field.
                                          Liverpool is where the best and brightest   DOUBLE DEGREES
                                                                                                                                                                   Assessment may be based on a combination of written assignments,
                                                                                      These programs let you complete two separate Bachelor degrees
                                          local and international students can earn   simultaneously, in less time than if you studied them one after the
                                                                                                                                                                   presentations, formal examinations, class participation or practical
                                                                                                                                                                   exercises. A minor research project, research preparation subjects
                                            an internationally recognised degree.     other. Studying a double degree lets you combine interests and
                                                                                      increase your potential career paths.
                                                                                                                                                                   or practical experience subjects may also be included. Your Master’s
                                                                                                                                                                   can be completed in one to two years depending on prior study, work
                                                                                                                                                                   experience, selection of subjects and specialisation.

                                                                                      The Dean’s Scholar and Scholar degrees, are built on the existing
                                                                                      Bachelor degrees and give high- achievers the opportunity to
                                                                                      accelerate their studies by being paired with an academic mentor.
                                                                                      Our Honours or Advanced degrees are recognised as a qualification
                                                                                      above and beyond a Bachelor degree, and distinguish a graduate as
                                                                                      a high-achiever. Honours involves a substantial personal research
                                                                                      project, which can either be integrated into a four-year degree or
                                                                                      completed as an additional one-year program. Advanced degrees
                                                                                      are highly-responsive to your interests and provide opportunities to
                                                                                      participate in research projects.

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Study choices                                                                                                                                                                            Business
                                         Here you’ll see the types of degrees we offer, an easy-to-
                                         follow course index and a guide to double degrees.

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                                                                                                PAGE – SR       IB    IELTS                                CRICOS    STARTS IN                          DURATION

                                          BUSINESS                                               15
                                            Bachelor of Business                                 16      70     25     Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)     075096M   Session 1 (Feb),                   3 years
                                            Bachelor of Commerce                                 16      75     26     Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)     027464A   Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (Jul)   3 years
                                          COMMUNICATION & MEDIA                                  18
                                            Bachelor of Communication and Media*                 19      70     25     Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)     094791G   Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (Jul)   3 years
                                          INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION
                                                                                                 20
                                          TECHNOLOGY
                                            Bachelor of Business Information Systems             21      75     26     Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:6, S:6)     068718M   Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (Jul)   3 years
                                            Bachelor of Computer Science                         21      75     26     Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:6, S:6)     012088K   Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (Jul)   3 years
                                            Bachelor of Information Technology                   22      75     26     Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:6, S:6)     061445K   Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (Jul)   3 years
                                            Master of Computer Science                           22      N/A    N/A    Overall: 6.5 (R:6, W:6, L:6, S:6) 083839K     Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (Jul)   2 years (96 cp)
                                          INTERNATIONAL STUDIES                                  24
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                                            Bachelor of International Studies                    25      72     25     Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)     064122E   Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (Jul)   3 years
                                          LAW                                                    27

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
                                            Bachelor of Laws                                     28      90     33     Overall: 7 (R:6.5, W:7, L:6, S:6)   094205J   Session 1 (Feb)                    4 years
                                            Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)                    28      N/A    N/A    Overall: 7 (R:6.5, W:7, L:6, S:6)   094216F   Session 1 (Feb)                    3 years
                                          NURSING                                                31
                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 years full-time or
                                            Bachelor of Nursing                                  32      70*    25*    Overall: 7 (R:7, W:7, L:7, S:7)     098260C   Session 1 (Feb)                    negotiated part-time
                                                                                                                                                                                                        equivalent
                                            Master of Nursing International                      32      N/A    N/A    Overall: 6.5 (R:6, W:6, L:6, S:6) 089204G     Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (Jul)   2 years
                                          SOCIAL WORK                                            33
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 years full-time or
                                            Master of Social Work (Qualifying)                   34      N/A    N/A    Overall: 7 (R:7, W:7, L:7, S:7)     094540E   Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (Jul)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        part-time equivalent
                                          DOUBLE DEGREES
                                            Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Laws              28      90     33     Overall: 7 (R:6.5, W:7, L:6, S:6)   094713M   Session 1 (Feb)                    5 years
                                            Bachelor of Commerce – Bachelor of Laws              29      90     33     Overall: 7 (R:6.5, W:7, L:6, S:6)   094216F   Session 1 (Feb)                    5 years
                                            Bachelor of Communication and Media –                                                                                                                       4.5 years full-time, or
                                                                                                 26      72     25     Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)     094797B   Session 1 (Feb)
                                            Bachelor of International Studies                                                                                                                           part-time equivalent
                                            Bachelor of Communication and Media –                                                                                                                       4.5 years full-time, or
                                                                                                 17      75     26     Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)     094796C   Session 1 (Feb)
                                            Bachelor of Commerce                                                                                                                                        part-time equivalent
                                            Bachelor of Communication and Media –
                                                                                                 29      90     33     Overall: 7 (R:6.5, W:7, L:6, S:6)   094799M   Session 1 (Feb)                    5 years
                                            Bachelor of Laws
                                            Bachelor of Computer Science –
                                            Bachelor of Laws
                                                                                                 29      90     33     Overall: 7 (R:6.5, W:7, L:6, S:6)   094220K   Session 1 (Feb)                    5.5 years                            Most of my family works in business, so I
                                            Bachelor of Information Technology –                                                                                                                                                             was exposed to it as I grew up and feel like
                                                                                                 30      90     33     Overall: 7 (R:6.5, W:7, L:6, S:6)   094218D   Session 1 (Feb)                    5 years
                                            Bachelor of Laws                                                                                                                                                                                 entrepreneurship is in my DNA. Whether you are
                                            Bachelor of International Studies –                                                                                                                                                              the consumer, employee or employer, everyone
                                                                                                 26      75     26     Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)     069057B   Session 1 (Feb), Session 2 (Jul)   4.5 years
                                            Bachelor of Commerce                                                                                                                                                                             has some sort of interaction with businesses. I
                                            Bachelor of International Studies –
                                                                                                 29      90     33     Overall: 7 (R:6.5, W:7, L:6, S:6)   094215G   Session 1 (Feb)                    5 years                              have always wanted to go to university, and the
                                            Bachelor of Laws
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             idea of being the first in my family to successfully
                                          PATHWAYS - UOW COLLEGE                                 38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             complete a degree is something to be proud of.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        14 weeks full-time, or
                                            University Access Program                            38                                                                  Feb, Jun, Oct
                                                                                                                                                                                                        part-time equivalent                 The Bachelor of Business gives you the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 or 3 sessions full-                insights of how businesses interact with their
                                                                                                                                                                      eb (2 session program only),
                                                                                                                                                                     F
                                            Diploma of Business                                  38
                                                                                                                                                                     Oct (3 session program only)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        time, or part-time                   customers, how they improve our quality of life
                                                                                                                                                                                                        equivalent                           and how they become so successful. I hope to
                                                                                                                                                                      eb (2 session program only),
                                                                                                                                                                     F
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 or 3 sessions full-                become one of the most successful Australian
                                            Diploma of Information Technology                    39
                                                                                                                                                                     Oct (3 session program only)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        time, or part-time
                                                                                                                                                                                                        equivalent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             entrepreneurs and to have businesses operating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             at a national and international level.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MEGAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BACHELOR OF BUSINESS

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COURSE GUIDE 2020 South Western Sydney Campus - UOW
BUSINESS

                                         A UOW Business degree provides you with                       Bachelor of Business                                                            MANAGEMENT                                                                        will prepare you for informed engagement with the changing world of global
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         media culture.
                                         skills that can be applied to your chosen                                                                                                     go.uow.edu.au/bcomm-mgmt
                                                                                                       go.uow.edu.au/bbus                                                                                                                                                The Bachelor of Commerce degree provides core skills in many business
                                         career anywhere in the world. With a modern                                                                                                   Management is the art and science of planning, coordinating and leading           functions as well as specialist knowledge in a chosen field. Throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                       group efforts. It is the mobilising of human and material resources to
                                         business curriculum that doesn’t just teach                                                                                                   achieve organisational goals. You will learn how to strategically manage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         this degree you will have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world
                                                                                                        ATAR – SR           70                                                                                                                                           experience and make professional connections, including the opportunity
                                         theory, you'll be able to apply what you learn to                                                                                             both physical and intangible assets for organisational success and                to participate in the Business Internship program.
                                                                                                        IB                  25                                                         employee wellbeing. You will do this by gaining a sound understanding
                                         everyday businesses in the real world.                                                                                                        of the framework of organisational structures, including the local and            *Subject to final approval for delivery in 2020 at UOW South Western Sydney
                                                                                                        UAC                 753666
                                                                                                                                                                                       international environments in which they operate.
                                                                                                        DURATION            3 years                                                                                                                                      MAJORS
                                         BELONG TO ONE OF THE BEST                                                                                                                     MARKETING
                                                                                                        STARTS IN           Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Accountancy		 16
                                         UOW was rated among the top 200 universities for                                                                                              go.uow.edu.au/bcomm-mktg
                                                                                                        CRICOS              075096M                                                                                                                                      Management		 17
                                         Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher                                                                                                                                                                                 Marketing			17
                                         Education World University Rankings by Subject.                IELTS               Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)                            PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION: Graduates may be eligible to apply for                  Digital and Social Media 19
                                                                                                                                                                                       membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) and the Australian
                                         UOW also ranked among the top 200 universities for                                                                                            Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS) and The Communication
                                         Business and Management Studies and Accounting and            The Bachelor of Business provides you with the knowledge and experience         Council (TCC). For more information visit business.uow.edu.au/
                                         Finance in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by           to move into many types of business careers, such as international business,    accreditation
                                         Subject.                                                      finance, public relations, management and marketing. You will develop a                                                                                           OTHER DOUBLE DEGREES WITH BUSINESS
                                                                                                       comprehensive knowledge of business and organisations, and the skills to
                                                                                                                                                                                       Marketing encompasses the activities and processes for creating,
                                                                                                       analyse business issues in local, national and international contexts. You
                                         CHOOSE YOUR PATH                                                                                                                              communicating and delivering products and services. This includes
                                                                                                       will also do a final-year capstone subject that lets you apply everything                                                                                         Bachelor of International Studies – Bachelor of Commerce                      26
                                                                                                                                                                                       facilitating relationships to deliver value for consumers, clients and society.
                                         Study a range of core business subjects in your first year    you’ve learnt in collaboration with students from other disciplines. Plus,
                                                                                                                                                                                       It’s about everything from establishing who the customer is, to developing        Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Laws                                       29
                                         before tailoring your degree to suit your interests through   you have the option of applying for an internship to gain valuable experience
                                                                                                                                                                                       a competitive advantage by effectively positioning products and services in
                                                                                                       while receiving credit towards your degree.
                                         disciplines, such as Accountancy, Management and                                                                                              the market. You will study how consumers behave, how organisations find           Bachelor of Commerce – Bachelor of Laws                                       29
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                                         Marketing.                                                                                                                                    out about their markets and the customers in those markets, how to create
                                                                                                                                                                                       effective marketing communications campaigns, and how organisations
                                         ACHIEVE YOUR BEST
                                                                                                       Bachelor of Commerce                                                            manage marketing successfully.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
                                         With accomplished, passionate educators and staff, you'll
                                                                                                        ATAR – SR           75
                                         have the support you need to achieve your best.                                                                                               DOUBLE DEGREE
                                                                                                        IB                  26
                                         As a signatory to the UN's Principles of Responsible
                                                                                                        UAC                 753608
                                         Management Education, UOW's business faculty
                                         champions responsible management education to                  DURATION            3 years                                                    Bachelor of Communication and
                                         produce responsible business people.                           STARTS IN           Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)
                                                                                                                                                                                       Media – Bachelor of Commerce*
                                                                                                        CRICOS              027464A
                                         SET YOURSELF UP                                                                                                                               go.uow.edu.au/bcms-bcomm
                                                                                                        IELTS               Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)
                                         Gain practical, real-world experience and make
                                         professional connections that will help launch your career.
                                                                                                                                                                                        ATAR – SR           75
                                         You’ll be able to participate in a business internship        The Bachelor of Commerce offers a foundation year that covers all core
                                         program, which partners with industry leaders such as         disciplines of business, giving students a solid understanding of issues         IB                  26
                                         KPMG, Mercer, NAB and Accor Hotels.                           facing business today. The degree is designed for students who would like        UAC                 751370
                                                                                                       to major in one or more of the principal areas of commerce. You will receive
                                         UOW business degrees are recognised by professional           relevant industry-driven content and a firm foundation in the principles of      DURATION            4.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
                                         associations in Australia as well as overseas. See course     ethical commerce, preparing you to succeed in your chosen career, and for        STARTS IN           Session 1 (February)
                                         descriptions for more detail.                                 the next generation of leadership roles.
                                                                                                                                                                                        CRICOS              094796C
                                                                                                       In every major, you will do a final-year capstone subject that lets you
                                                                                                                                                                                        IELTS               Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)
                                         CAREERS                                                       apply everything you’ve learnt in collaboration with students from other
                                                                                                       disciplines. Plus, you have the option of applying for an internship to gain
                                         ––   Accountant               –– Fund Manager                 valuable experience while receiving credit towards your degree.                 Studying communication and commerce provides you with an
                                         ––   Advertising Executive    –– HR Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                       understanding of the communications sector as well as the business and
                                         ––   Analyst                     Consultant                                                                                                   commercial environment. Subjects covering management, operations,
                                                                                                       MAJORS
                                         ––   Auditor                  –– Insurance Broker                                                                                             marketing, accounting, economics and finance will set you up to thrive in
                                         ––   Banker                   –– Market Researcher                                                                                            a modern business environment that’s both dynamic and complex. You
                                                                                                       ACCOUNTANCY                                                                     will be able to research, plan, execute and manage marketing campaigns,
                                         ––   Brand/Product            –– OHS Officer
                                                                                                       go.uow.edu.au/bcomm-accy                                                        and will acquire skills in issue management, product publicity, crisis
                                              Manager                  –– Policy Advisor
                                                                                                                                                                                       communications and media relations.
                                         ––   Business Adviser         –– Public Relations             PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION: Graduates are eligible for membership
                                         ––   Entrepreneur                Coordinator                  of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants ANZ, the Institute of Public            The Bachelor of Communication and Media degree offers a strong
                                         ––   Event Manager            –– Stock Broker                 Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants       foundation in global communication and media industries, and focuses on
                                         ––   Exporter/Importer                                        (ACCA). For more information visit business.uow.edu.au/accreditation            preparing you for global careers in digital and social media, marketing and
                                                                                                                                                                                       communication. You will encounter key ideas in the study and practice of
                                         ––   Financial Controller
                                                                                                                                                                                       media and communications, and gain flexible and transferable skills that
                                                                                                       Accountancy is about providing reliable, timely and accurate information
                                                                                                       for decision-makers, especially for economic decisions. Topics include
                                                                                                       financial reporting, auditing, management accounting and information
                                                                                                       systems in accounting. You will learn about financial accounting in its
                                                                                                       organisational, social and political contexts as well as study relevant law
                                                                                                       subjects (including taxation law and law of business organisations) to be
                                                                                                       eligible for associate membership of professional accounting bodies.

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The Bachelor of Communication and Media                       Bachelor of Communication and Media
                                                                                                           offers you a strong foundation in the global
                                                                                                                                                                         go.uow.edu.au/bcm
                                                                                                           communication and media industry. This
                                                                                                           degree has a focus on the digital and social                   ATAR – SR           70
                                                                                                           media space, preparing you for the growing                     IB                  25

                                         Communication
                                                                                                           digital media landscape across the globe. It                   UAC                 753150

                                                                                                           places emphasis on high-level skills in media                  DURATION            3 years

                                                                                                           production, communication research and                         STARTS IN           Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)

                                         and Media
                                                                                                           independent project work. You will learn to                    CRICOS              094791G

                                                                                                           research and communicate with different                        IELTS               Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)

                                                                                                           audiences for different purposes to produce
                                                                                                           and present engaging, informative and timely                  The Bachelor of Communication and Media has a focus on preparing you for
                                                                                                                                                                         global careers, and places emphasis on high-level skills in media production,
                                                                                                           stories.                                                      communication research and independent project work.
                                                                                                                                                                         This degree is designed for careers in digital and social media, visual
                                                                                                           WHY STUDY AT UOW                                              communication design, journalism, screen media production, marketing,
                                                                                                                                                                         advertising and public relations. You will be immersed in the study and
                                                                                                           –– Our degrees are relevant, current and internationally
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                                                                                                                                                                         practice of media and communication, and gain flexible and transferable
                                                                                                              focused. We keep you in touch with the global              skills that will prepare you for the changing world of global media culture.
                                                                                                              communications landscape to ensure you can secure
                                                                                                              the career you want                                        Within the Bachelor of Communication and Media, you will undertake core

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                                                                                                                                                                         subjects and a major area of study in Digital and Social Media. Within the
                                                                                                           –– A range of subjects will focus on global challenges        degree, there is room to take elective subjects from other degrees offered
                                                                                                              within the communication and media industry, as well       at the campus, and even build these to make up a second major. A second
                                                                                                              as innovation and career development, giving you the       major could be Global Sustainable Development, International Relations,
                                                                                                              creative, technical and conceptual skills to future-       Management or Marketing.
                                                                                                              proof your career
                                                                                                                                                                         MAJOR
                                                                                                           –– Our academics – your teachers – are at the forefront
                                                                                                              of their specialisations. They are published authors,
                                                                                                                                                                         DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA
                                                                                                              expert researchers and accredited professionals who
                                                                                                                                                                         go.uow.edu.au/bcms-dsm
                                                                                                              are passionate about teaching and learning
                                                                                                                                                                         Media and communication messages are distributed across many digital
                                                                                                           –– You’ll work on real projects and learn practical skills,
                                                                                                                                                                         platforms, including the internet, television, radio, public relations, mobile
                                                                                                              such as how to research, create and present content to     technologies, movies and music. Digital technologies underpin all sectors
                                                                                                              real clients.                                              of the contemporary communications environment, and the internet
                                                                                                                                                                         revolution has brought to life a new ecology of networked digital media,
                                                                                                           WORLD CLASS DEGREES                                           radically changing the way we work, play and communicate.
                                                                                                           UOW ranked among the top 150 universities for
                                                                                                                                                                         This major will enable you to build a range of industry-valued skills in digital
                                         Studying communication and media gave me the opportunity          Communication and Media in the 2019 QS World University       media production, innovation, entrepreneurship, and high-level critical and
                                         to study subjects across multiple disciplines, allowing me        Rankings by Subject.                                          creative thinking. You will work with a variety of media technologies and test
                                         to meet students and academics who challenged me. It was                                                                        your ideas with real-world media projects. You will graduate as a digital media
                                                                                                           CAREERS                                                       professional, proficient in content production, curation and analysis. This
                                         my opportunity to gain knowledge of traditional concepts
                                                                                                                                                                         major will prepare you for a career in social media, digital communication
                                         and bring them to life in fun and exciting scenarios.             –– Advertising                –– Global Communications        and creative entrepreneurship.
                                                                                                           –– Communication              –– Journalist
                                         My degree prepared me for my career by teaching me to push
                                                                                                              Specialist                 –– Marketing
                                         boundaries, question the traditional and always ask ‘why?’ It
                                                                                                           –– Content Producer           –– Public Relations
                                         taught me to find the spark in everything I do, which keeps me                                                                  DOUBLE DEGREES WITH
                                                                                                           –– Copywriter                 –– Reporter
                                         excited and engaged. The course built my love of being creative                                                                 COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA
                                                                                                           –– Digital Publishing         –– Screen Media
                                         and expressive on top of a solid foundation of knowledge of
                                                                                                           –– Editor                        Production
                                         society, culture, business, the media, how they all relate and
                                                                                                           –– Event Coordinator          –– Social Media Manager         Bachelor of Communication and Media – Bachelor of Commerce                 17
                                         impact me, my community and the world.
                                                                                                           –– Feature Writer                                             Bachelor of Communication and Media –                                      26
                                                                                                                                                                         Bachelor of International Studies
                                         JAKE
                                                                                                                                                                         Bachelor of Communication and Media – Bachelor of Laws                     29
                                         BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION & MEDIA

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Information &                                     Every industry, from creative and finance,
                                                                                           to healthcare, agriculture and transport
                                                                                                                                                            Bachelor of Business
                                                                                                                                                            Information Systems

                                         Communication
                                                                                           is transforming and creating demand for
                                                                                                                                                            go.uow.edu.au/bbis
                                                                                           information and communication technology
                                                                                           (ICT) talent. When you study computer science,

                                         Technology
                                                                                                                                                             ATAR – SR           75
                                                                                           information technology and information systems                    IB                  26
                                                                                           at UOW you are building core skills that will help                UAC                 754505
                                                                                           you thrive in tomorrow’s economy. Take your                       DURATION            3 years

                                                                                           skills to the next level with postgraduate study in               STARTS IN           Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)

                                                                                           Computer Science. Enhance your management                         CRICOS              068718M

                                                                                           and development strategies to become                              IELTS               Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:6, S:6)

                                                                                           even better equipped to solve the complex
                                                                                                                                                            ACCREDITATION
                                                                                           technological problems of the future.                            The Bachelor of Business Information Systems is accredited by
                                                                                                                                                            the Australian Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership
                                                                                                                                                            at the ‘Professional’ level.
                                                                                           BELONG TO ONE OF THE BEST
                                                                                           UOW ranked 87th in the world and 6th in Australia for            Business information specialists are trained to analyse business problems
                                                                                           Engineering and Technology in the 2019 Times Higher              and find possible IT solutions for these problems. This ranges from
                                                                                           Education World University Rankings by Subject.                  running an efficiency audit on a company’s information systems, through
                                                                                                                                                            to analysing the effectiveness of a file management system and designing
                                                                                           UOW also ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for
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                                                                                                                                                            business software applications.
                                                                                           Computer Science & Information Systems in the 2019 QS
                                                                                                                                                            This course is specifically designed to prepare you for a career as a systems
                                                                                           World University Rankings by Subject.
                                                                                                                                                            analyst or an information systems specialist. As well as having the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
                                                                                                                                                            capability of working in a business environment, graduates can work for
                                                                                           GET HANDS-ON                                                     government or non-profit organisations. You will also study key commerce
                                                                                           You will complete real-world projects, including a final-year    subjects, such as accounting and management.
                                                                                           team project that will be showcased at the annual Trade Show.    In your final year you will develop your own application as part of an annual
                                                                                           There are also opportunities to complete work experience and     student team project, developing solutions to real-world problems provided
                                                                                           study at our partner institutions overseas.                      by our industry partners.

                                                                                           If you are entrepreneurially minded, our strong connections
                                                                                           with iAccelerate can help you put your ideas into action.        Bachelor of Computer Science
                                                                                           CHOOSE YOUR PATH                                                 go.uow.edu.au/bcompsci
                                                                                           A common first year lets you experience all study areas before
                                                                                           specialising. All specialisations remain relevant to industry     ATAR – SR           75
                                                                                           trends and developments, with ICT undergraduate courses at        IB                  26
                                                                                           UOW having professional accreditation with the Australian
                                                                                                                                                             UAC                 754120
                                                                                           Computer Society.
                                                                                                                                                             DURATION            3 years
                                                                                           WOMEN IN TECH                                                     STARTS IN           Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)
                                                                                           UOW is committed to supporting females to study ICT
                                         If you have a passion for solving the problems                                                                      CRICOS              012088K
                                                                                           through special initiatives such as the Women in Engineering
                                         of tomorrow’s world, I would strongly urge                                                                          IELTS               Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:6, S:6)
                                                                                           and Information Sciences Award. You’ll also receive strong
                                         future students to study computer science.
                                                                                           support from the Women in STEM Student Society.
                                         Whether you’re looking to build a next                                                                             ACCREDITATION
                                         generation driverless car, or space crafts that   CAREERS
                                                                                                                                                            The Bachelor of Computer Science is accredited by the Australian
                                         could take humanity to Mars, this course                                                                           Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership at the
                                         will definitely take you there. In a time where   –– Analyst                      –– IT Consultant                 ‘Professional’ level.

                                         a lot of jobs are being made redundant,           –– Animator and User            –– Network Architect or
                                         robots and computers are wiping out entire           Interface Designer              Engineer                      Computer scientists focus on the theoretical foundations and practical
                                                                                           –– Big Data Engineer            –– Programmer                    approaches to computation and its applications. They design methods and
                                         industries, no matter what industry you wish                                                                       tools and write programs for computer applications. These applications can
                                         to work for, we will always need someone          –– Computer or Software         –– Security Engineer
                                                                                                                                                            be in areas such as computer systems to control machinery, information
                                         to build those computers and robots.                 Engineer                     –– Software Engineer
                                                                                                                                                            management and big data, applications for mobile devices, stock market
                                                                                           –– Cyber Security Analyst /     –– Web Designer or               trend analysis, game design, visualisation of chemical reactions, neural
                                         I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to             Architect                       Developer                     network design, computational geometry for robot navigation, patient
                                         take part in a project in China and go on         –– Data Scientist                                                monitoring in hospitals, and much more.
                                         exchange in Russia and meet people from           –– Database Administrator
                                                                                                                                                            Find your strengths and interests as you study the fundamentals of
                                         different cultures. I cannot express my           –– Electronics Engineer                                          computer science and IT: programming, problem solving, network and
                                         satisfaction with my UOW journey enough.          –– Games or App Developer                                        communications, web technology, data management, system analysis,
                                                                                           –– Investment Banker                                             human-computer interaction, and project management.
                                         DINOL
                                         BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

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INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

                                         In the first year you will study a common core of subjects that link our                 Information Technology. There is an opportunity to specialise in additional              COURSE STRUCTURE
                                         computer science, IT and information systems degrees. You will be able to                majors at the Wollongong campus* by choosing one or more of the following
                                         choose the Software Engineering major in your second year. For those who                 majors offered in the Bachelor of Information Technology:                                Four foundation subjects (24 cp):
                                         do not wish to specialise with a major, you will complete advanced subjects              ––      eBusiness                                                                        ––   Advanced Programming
                                         providing you with specific knowledge, as well as professional skills in                 ––      Social and Digital Innovation                                                    ––   Algorithms and Data Structures
                                         computer science. From your second year of study there is an opportunity to              ––      Wed Design and Development                                                       ––   Contemporary Topics in Computer Science
                                         specialise in additional majors at the Wollongong campus* by choosing one                                                                                                         ––   IT Project Management
                                         or more of the following majors offered in the Bachelor of Computer Science:             For students who do not wish to specialise with a major, you will complete
                                                                                                                                  advanced subjects providing you with specific knowledge. You’ll also gain                And one of the following subjects (6 cp):
                                         ––        Big Data                                                                       professional knowledge and skills in information technology.
                                         ––        Cyber Security                                                                                                                                                          ––   Database Systems
                                         ––        Digital Systems Security                                                       In your final year you will develop your own application as part of an annual            ––   Systems Security
                                         ––        Game and Mobile Development                                                    student team project, developing solutions to real-world problems provided               ––   Human Computer Interaction

                                         In your final year you will develop your own application as part of an annual            by our industry partners.                                                                Plus six subjects (36 cp) towards a specialisation or the no-major option,
                                         student team project, developing solutions to real-world problems provided               *You can complete four subjects for a major at the Wollongong campus and the remaining   including:
                                         by our industry partners.                                                                subjects you study at South Western Sydney campus.                                       ––   CS Research Methodology (6 cp)
                                         *You can complete four subjects for a major at the Wollongong campus and the remaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ––   Research Project or Professional Project (12 cp)*
                                         subjects you study at South Western Sydney campus.                                       MAJOR                                                                                    Plus a further five electives (30 cp) from any of the Computer Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           electives, and approved by the Course Coordinator.
                                         MAJOR                                                                                    NETWORK DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT◊                                                           *Students with a mark of 75% or above in Research Methodology may enrol in the Research
                                                                                                                                  go.uow.edu.au/bit-netdesmgmt                                                             Project, all other students enrol in the Professional Project.

                                         SOFTWARE ENGINEERING◊
                                                                                                                                  Every major company in the world now relies on networks to survive.                      SPECIALISATIONS
                                         go.uow.edu.au/bcompsci-softeng
                                                                                                                                  Network designers enable governments and businesses to share data and
                                         Software Engineering incorporates all aspects of software production,                    applications to achieve greater strategic advantage through, for example,                There is an opportunity to specialise in one of the following majors offered
                                         including business strategy, design, coding, testing, quality and                        the use of social media and cloud computing. Whether it’s a multinational                at the Wollongong campus in the Master of Computer Science:
                                         management of large-scale complex software systems. You will study a wide                company with offices throughout the world or a small start-up business,
                                                                                                                                  IT networks provide the means by which people can stay connected with                    ––   Intelligent Systems
                                         range of programming principles and software development methodologies,                                                                                                           ––   Machine Learning and Big Data
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                                         processes, problem-solving concepts and maintenance for automated                        each other and the latest information. Network managers ensure networks
                                                                                                                                  operate reliably, so their performance is appropriate to the organisation’s              ––   Network and Information Security
                                         system. You will also learn software engineering principles and practices to                                                                                                      ––   Software Engineering
                                         plan, design and develop high quality and complex software systems.                      needs, as well as being made secure from external threats. By studying
                                                                                                                                  Network Design and Management you will develop the skills necessary                      For students who do not wish to specialise with a major, you will complete

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                                         ◊
                                             Subject to final approval.                                                           to build or manage networks to support businesses and governments in a                   advanced subjects providing you with specific knowledge. You will also gain
                                                                                                                                  competitive global market.                                                               professional knowledge and skills in computer science.

                                         Bachelor of Information Technology                                                           Subject to final approval.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DOUBLE DEGREES WITH INFORMATION AND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
                                         go.uow.edu.au/bit
                                                                                                                                  Master of Computer Science
                                              ATAR – SR               75                                                                                                                                                   Bachelor of Computer Science – Bachelor of Laws                                      29
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bachelor of Information Technology – Bachelor of Laws                                30
                                              UAC                     754305                                                           DURATION		                    2 years (96 cp)
                                              DURATION                3 years                                                          STARTS IN		                   Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)
                                              STARTS IN               Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)                           CRICOS		083839K
                                              CRICOS                  061445K                                                          IELTS		                       Overall: 6.5 (R:6, W:6, L:6, S:6)
                                              IELTS                   Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:6, S:6)                                  ENTRY REQUIREMENTS	Recognised Bachelor degree with an
                                                                                                                                                           equivalent average mark of 60% in any area.
                                         ACCREDITATION                                                                                                     Applicants with other qualifications and
                                         The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited by the Australian                                            substantial relevant professional experience
                                                                                                                                                           may be considered.
                                         Computer Society as meeting requirements for membership at a
                                                                                                                                                           Applicants with a Bachelor degree in
                                         ‘Professional’ level.
                                                                                                                                                            Computer Science may apply for credit for
                                                                                                                                                            24 credit points (1 session).
                                         UOW has experts encompassing the entire breadth of the underlying
                                         sciences, IT, engineering and mathematical methodologies in the ICT
                                         industry. Working closely with industry partners we ensure all programs
                                         remain relevant to industry trends and developments. Students study real-                ACCREDITATION
                                         world projects and interact with, and learn from, industry professionals to              The degree is professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society
                                         ensure their job-readiness upon graduation.                                              (ACS). ACS has global reciprocal agreements, which means that your
                                                                                                                                  degree is recognised internationally.
                                         The Bachelor of Information Technology provides foundation knowledge
                                         of organisational areas in IT, including:                                                Technology touches every part of our daily lives, and UOW continues a
                                         ––        Communications and networks             ––   Programming                       long history of providing technically excellent graduates to meet industry
                                         ––        Database management                     ––   Project management                demand with the Master of Computer Science. This degree gives graduates
                                         ––        eBusiness                               ––   Security                          the ability to solve complex real-world problems by integrating computer
                                         ––        Information systems analysis            ––   Web-based technology and          science methods with effective management strategies, and by developing
                                                   and design                                   user interface design             and deploying computer applications. Students will be able to put theory
                                         ––        Professional practice in IT                                                    into practice with an individual capstone project.
                                         In the first year you will study common core subjects that link our computer
                                         science, IT and information systems degrees. You will be able to choose the
                                         Network Design and Management major in your second year. For those who
                                         do not wish to specialise with a major, you will complete advanced subjects
                                         providing you with specific knowledge, as well as professional skills in

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International   Study at UOW and you’ll be in a position to make                             Bachelor of International Studies

                                         Studies
                                                         a real impact in a changing world. The skills you’ll                         go.uow.edu.au/bistud
                                                         gain in international relations, global development,
                                                         sustainability and global media can take you to all                           ATAR – SR           72

                                                         corners of the globe.                                                         IB                  25

                                                                                                                                       UAC                 753123

                                                         BELONG TO ONE OF THE BEST                                                     DURATION            3 years

                                                         The federal government's Quality Indicators for Learning and                  STARTS IN           Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)

                                                         Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2019 as the second best university in           CRICOS              064122E
                                                         NSW/ACT for Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences.                          IELTS               Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)

                                                         SEE THE WORLD
                                                                                                                                      The Bachelor of International Studies examines the
                                                         You’ll have the chance to take part in an international exchange             relationships of politics, society, culture, language and history
                                                         program, internship, or in-country language program through                  in a range of countries. You will analyse national and global
                                                         our global network of more than 250 partner universities and                 issues, focusing on the way global forces and interactions
                                                                                                                                      increasingly influence domestic politics. Students at the
                                                         organisations.
                                                                                                                                      South Western Sydney campus may choose a language
                                                                                                                                      minor available at the Wollongong campus. All students are
                                                         SET YOURSELF UP                                                              encouraged to study abroad or undertake a study tour.
                                                         Many UOW international studies graduates go on to have careers in
                                                         foreign affairs and at international organisations, or with businesses       MAJORS
                                                         that have a focus beyond Australia’s borders.
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                                                                                                                                      GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
                                                         At UOW you’ll learn from academics who are passionate about what             go.uow.edu.au/bistud-globsusdev
                                                         they do, actively engaged in their industry and enthusiastic about
                                                                                                                                      With 2.4 billion people on the planet living on less than
                                                         sharing what they know.

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                                                                                                                                      US$2 a day, poverty and inequality remain two of the biggest
                                                                                                                                      challenges of our time. Equally, environmental change
                                                         CAREERS                                                                      is a major concern that will affect human activity for the
                                                                                                                                      foreseeable future. A major in Global Sustainable Development
                                                         ––   Administration
                                                                                                                                      explores ethical issues surrounding global challenges and
                                                         ––   Aid and Development                                                     the interaction between human and environmental security.
                                                         ––   Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs                                           Core subjects will teach you the key theories, approaches and
                                                         ––   Foreign Affairs                                                         practices for promoting human development for the future.
                                                         ––   Government                                                              You can elect to do subjects that specialise in environmental
                                                         ––   Human Rights                                                            issues from a range of different disciplinary perspectives, or
                                                                                                                                      you can focus on issues of development from economic, social
                                                         ––   International Business
                                                                                                                                      and political perspectives.
                                                         ––   Interpreter
                                                         ––   Media                                                                   INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
                                                         ––   Policy Advisor                                                          go.uow.edu.au/bistud-intrel
                                                         ––   Politics                                                                International relations is a developing and dynamic field that
                                                         ––   Translator                                                              aims to study and solve some of the world’s major problems,
                                                         ––   Travel and Tourism                                                      such as war, inequality, climate change, poverty and hunger.
                                                                                                                                      A Bachelor of International Studies (International Relations)
                                                                                                                                      focuses on understanding your place in the national and
                                                                                                                                      global political systems, as well as appreciating the historical
                                                                                                                                      evolution of global politics. Many graduates progress to
                                                                                                                                      careers in global organisations and businesses that are focused
                                                                                                                                      beyond Australia’s borders.

                                                         I felt International Studies would be a great degree to accompany
                                                         my aspirations to be a human rights lawyer. In this field, you get
                                                         to study and learn how to solve some of the world’s major problems
                                                         such as inequality, which is an area I am really concerned with
                                                         when it comes to human rights. You get to learn a new language
                                                         and the opportunity to study part of the course overseas.
                                                         This course is the doorway to working anywhere in the world and
                                                         in any field that requires broad and thorough knowledge of how the
                                                         world works. The lecturers and tutors at UOW are some of the best
                                                         experts in their field so you will be in great hands. Also, the skills you
                                                         learn can be applied to any field of work today.

                                                         ADI HOLMES
                                                         BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES – BACHELOR OF LAWS

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

                                         DOUBLE DEGREES                                                                                                                                                      Law
                                         Bachelor of International Studies                                                Bachelor of Communication and Media
                                         – Bachelor of Commerce                                                           – Bachelor of International Studies*
                                         go.uow.edu.au/bistud-bcomm                                                       go.uow.edu.au/bcms-bistud

                                          ATAR – SR           75                                                           ATAR – SR              72

                                          IB                  26                                                           IB                     25

                                          UAC                 751314                                                       UAC                    751380

                                          DURATION            4.5 years                                                    DURATION               4.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

                                          STARTS IN           Session 1 (February), Session 2 (July)                       STARTS IN              Session 1 (February)

                                          CRICOS              069057B                                                      CRICOS                 094797B

                                          IELTS               Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)                              IELTS                  Overall: 6 (R:6, W:6, L:5, S:5)

                                                                                                                          The Bachelor of Communication and Media degree offers a strong
                                                                                                                          foundation in global communication and media industries, and focuses
                                         PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
                                                                                                                          on preparing you for global careers in digital and social media, visual
                                                                                                                          communication design, journalism, screen media production, marketing,
                                         The Bachelor of Commerce enables graduates to meet some membership
                                                                                                                          communication and advertising. You will encounter key ideas in the
                                         requirements of relevant professional associations. For more information,
                                                                                                                          study and practice of media and communications, and gain flexible and
                                         visit business.uow.edu.au/professional-recognition
                                                                                                                          transferable skills that will prepare you for informed engagement with the
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                                                                                                                          changing world of global media culture.

                                         A Bachelor of International Studies – Bachelor of Commerce delivers the          International Studies is the analysis, appreciation and study of the
                                         theoretical knowledge to understand global challenges and the practical          diversity of the global community. It examines the relationships of politics,

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                                         skills of the world of business.                                                 society, culture, language, and history in a range of countries and globally.
                                                                                                                          International Studies teaches you how to analyse national and global issues.
                                         This double degree addresses relevant global, economic and political issues      You will learn about the forces shaping the modern world and the theories
                                         affecting the worldwide business market. It will teach you a diverse skill set   that underpin our understanding of the most important global issues.
                                         and equip you with a theoretical background, proficiency in a language and       You will also gain language skills and we strongly encourage students to
                                         knowledge of how to navigate the international business world. You will          undertake study abroad to further expand on these.
                                         learn how international organisations conduct business, and the issues and
                                         contexts that can occur across global borders.                                   These two degrees are complementary, with their focus on
                                                                                                                          internationalisation and globalisation from different perspectives. Studying
                                         International Studies will assist you to analyse and appreciate the diversity    this double degree will prepare you for the world of digital communication
                                         of the global community. You will examine the relationships between              and social media, and suits those seeking future careers in media, or related
                                         politics, society, culture, language and history on a global scale. You will     fields, in an international context.
                                         also be encouraged to study abroad or undertake a study tour.
                                                                                                                          *Subject to final approval for delivery in 2020 at UOW South Western Sydney
                                         The Bachelor of Commerce degree provides core skills in many business
                                         functions as well as specialist knowledge in a chosen field. Throughout          MAJORS
                                         this degree you will have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world
                                         experience and make professional connections, as well as participating in        Digital and Social Media		                           19
                                         the Business Internship program.                                                 Global Sustainable Development		                     25
                                                                                                                          International Relations		                            25
                                         MAJORS
                                                                                                                          *Subject to final approval for delivery in 2020 at UOW South Western Sydney
                                         Accountancy			16
                                         Global Sustainable Development		 25
                                                                                                                          OTHER DOUBLE DEGREES WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
                                         International Relations		        25
                                         Management			17                                                                                                                                                           Although there are many great things about
                                         Marketing				17                                                                  Bachelor of International Studies – Bachelor of Laws                          29         this course, the best part of the degree would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   be the support available. Students are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   really able to excel with all the opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   available, including one-on-one interviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with the lecturers to discuss assignment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   feedback and class content, peer-assisted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   study sessions where a high distinction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   student from 3rd year tutors subjects, an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   academic advisor who helps students with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   their writing ability and so much more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SARAH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BACHELOR OF BUSINESS —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   BACHELOR OF LAWS

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