fueling thecurious curious mind UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE FOR STUDENTS STARTING IN 2012 us you conn us you connect 02 Welcome 18 UOW Graduates are Different 82 Alternate Entries and Pathways 04 Discover Us 20 Career Support for Transformation 84 Enliven Your Stay 06 Fueling The Curious Mind 22 Double Degrees 85 Learn Abroad nect (Benefits of Studying @ UOW) 24 High Achiever Programs 88 How to Apply 08 Student Life & Support 26 Directions for This Guide 90 How Much Does It Cost 10 Think Wollongong 28 Faculty of Arts 91 University Terms 12 Transporting You 35 Faculty of Commerce 92 Campus Map 14 Live and Learn at UOW 41 Faculty of Creative Arts 16 UOW, Not Just Wollongong 46 Faculty of Education 50 Faculty of Engineering 55 Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences 62 Graduate School of Medicine 64 Faculty of Informatics 69 Faculty of Law 75 Faculty of Science 81 Study Guide Index us 1 Welcome Students at the University of Wollongong don’t stay students for long. They very quickly become what they were always meant to be: teachers, leaders, experts in their fields and role models. UOW does everything it can to support you on this journey, by providing high quality courses, world-renowned teachers and the options you need to find your way. A UOW graduate encounters uncertainty and sees exciting opportunities for change. They meet challenges with decisive action. They are well-informed problem-solvers who are known among employers as effective team players. This is reflected in UOW’s consistently high performance for graduate outcomes in national and international rankings. I invite you to read on and see what UOW has to offer. PROF. GERARD SUTTON VICE-CHANCELLOR 2 us us 3 discover us Study at UOW and discover a range of specialised quality degrees designed to evolve you to be the person you want to be. UOW was established in 1951 as a small technical college serving the professional needs of our local community. We are now a leading university nationally with an international reputation for academic excellence and an enviable record of achievement in teaching and research. Our graduate outcomes are some of the strongest in Australia, and UOW’s Alumni Network provides social and business networking opportunities for our graduates, wherever they are in the world. The UOW community have never lost sight of the importance of practical skills in our pursuit of excellence, and are proud to consistently deliver courses of study that leave our graduates well equipped to find success in a rapidly changing world. Strong interaction with industry and business ensures a dynamic learning environment that reflects global trends. 4 us us 5 fueling thecurious + mind + + Top 2% in the World A Five-star University Bonuses UOW has had its position as one of the The 2011 Good Universities Guide Some students will be eligible for both top two per cent of universities in the confirms UOW’s longstanding position these programs, which could mean up world confirmed by its performance in as one of the country’s leading to six bonus points when they apply. three prestigious international rankings: research institutions. UOW received five stars in seven key areas—only POINTS TO UOW QS World University Rankings the top 20 per cent of universities in Points to UOW awards up to three 2010 Australia can be awarded five stars bonus points for performing well Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic in any one category. in relevant HSC subjects. It Ranking of World Universities 2010 acknowledges that students who Times Higher Education World Getting a Job do well in appropriate subjects are University Rankings 2010 Positive Graduate Outcomes often well prepared for university. Staff Qualifications These rankings provide a comprehensive Research Intensity There is no separate application for assessment of universities across a range Graduate Satisfaction Points to UOW—the calculations are of criteria, including research excellence, Generic Skills automatic. Once a student puts in a employer reviews and degree quality. Staff to Student Ratio preference for a UOW course through the UAC system, if they score in the + appropriate band in a HSC course, the bonus points will be added to their UOW preference. Number 1 for Student For more information, see Satisfaction www.uow.edu.au/future/pointstouow UOW was rated first for overall satisfaction among Australian university BONUS POINTS students in the independent Sweeney We also offer bonus points to students Research Group’s 2009 ‘Uni Student attending a school local to UOW and Report’. Students ranked their in regional or remote NSW. Students university based on the opportunities attending an eligible school receive for becoming involved in campus life. three bonus points. More information, including a full list of eligible schools, can be found at www.uow.edu.au/future/bonuspoints 6 us s + + + Early Entry Our Inspiring Campus Get Fired Up, Sports EARN A PLACE AT UOW BEFORE UOW Wollongong campus sits at and Recreation YOU SIT THE HSC the foot of Mount Keira, five minutes www.urac.com.au from the heart of Wollongong City. Through the Early Entry program, you The grounds are an immaculate can be rewarded for your achievements The University Recreation and Aquatic combination of bushland, lawn and in your best subjects with a place at Centre (URAC) is UOW’s sports waterways. Extensive native plantings UOW—before you sit the HSC exams. and recreation hub. URAC houses have made the campus home to scores The program is about getting passionate world- class facilities including a fully of native birds and other wildlife. students with appropriate skills in equipped gym, tennis courts, squash Nestled in this haven are our cutting- the course that suits them. You’ll be courts, 50-metre heated swimming edge learning spaces designed and assessed based on your past academic pool, 3,000 seat multipurpose sports managed to world-class environmental record and other criteria such as an centre, fitness classes, sports fields, standards. UOW has already reduced interview and/or portfolio. basketball courts and more. It’s also its energy usage by 19% since 2006, where you come to discover outdoor and saved 37 million litres of water All applications for Early Entry take activities, social sport competitions and since 2007. place online. You can find detailed get involved in representative teams. + information on how it works at earlyentry.uow.edu.au UOW sporting clubs cater for everyone from the novice looking for lunchtime fun through to elite athletes and are always New Student Hub keen to welcome new members. UOW In 2011 UOW opened a new student clubs compete at local, regional, state space. This includes extensive lounge and national level and most of the action areas, an extended food court, new happens on campus, so it’s easy to find facilities for study, virtual gaming areas something that suits your timetable. and gallery spaces. Athletics, Futsal, Rugby Union, Swimming, AFL, SCUBA Diving, Netball, Hockey, Kendo, Squash, Badminton, Dance, Surfriding, Cricket, Ultimate Frisbee, Gaelic Football, Underwater Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Taekwondo, Floorball, Boxing, Softball, Water Polo, Basketball, Oztag, Hiking, Rugby League. us 7 student life and support UOW delivers a student experience that has won national recognition. A big part of it is making sure our students have the support they need for academic, personal and social wellbeing. + ACADEMIC SUPPORT student computer laboratories. + Equipped with hundreds of computers, as well as teaching labs and two Computer Science labs, staff can Library Scholarships library.uow.edu.au provide assistance with equipment, software and training. www.uow.edu.au/about/scholarships Get the most out of your degree. Use LIFE SUPPORT + The UOW Undergraduate Scholarship the Library to access an impressive Program offers financial support and array of information: books, ebooks, opportunities to students with different journals, databases, statistical skills from many backgrounds. information and more. Preparing for assignments is easier using our practical Medical and Some scholarships are designed to tips and guides. We help you find what Health Services attract the most academic and talented you need with personal and online unicentre.uow.edu.au/retail/ students, while others recognise the support. While in the Library access: generalfacilities/health personal attributes and contributions to community. There are scholarships to Hundreds of computers A range of health and medical services increase equity of access for students Wireless access for your laptop are provided in the UniCentre building, in disadvantaged circumstances, and Comfortable reading lounges and including a campus doctor, optometrist scholarships for students with desks and dentist. exceptional sporting ability. Group work tables and rooms Scholarships provide financial assistance to allow students to focus + + more effectively on study. Some also Counselling Services offer the opportunity for work integrated Learning Resources www.uow.edu.au/student/services/cs learning programs and are supported by www.uow.edu.au/student/services/ld a range of valued partners invested in the growth of our graduates. The Counselling Service provides free, The Learning Development Centre confidential and professional help at + offers help and free services including times of conflict or crisis. academic skills programs and English Peer Assisted workshops. Make use of individual consultations and resources including the self-access interactive UniLearning + Study Sessions website. Disability Services + www.uow.edu.au/student/services/pass www.uow.edu.au/student/services/ds Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) is Access and resources are available for a group learning program that consists of weekly one hour, non-compulsory Student Computer students with disabilities. Disability Services facilitate the transition to UOW sessions. They are based around key Resource Centre and a Disability Liaison Officer supports subjects and led by senior students who www.uow.edu.au/its students throughout their stay. have excelled at these subjects. PASS is Specialised equipment, note-takers, available to all students in improving UOW’s Information Technology volunteer readers, and peer support their understanding of course material Services (ITS) provides training, user networks may be provided. and their grades. guides and student computer resources, including nine central 8 us + + Religious Services Indigenous Indigenous Centre. The Centre provides for equity of access, participation and unicentre.uow.edu.au/retail/ Student Support outcomes for UOW Indigenous students generalfacilities/chaplaincy www.uow.edu.au/wic and encourages links with our local Aboriginal community. The University’s Chaplaincy Service offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fellowship, personal counselling and students can find a supportive guidance as well as leadership in doctrinal environment at the Woolyungah studies and worship. There are also active student-run religious groups on campus representing many major religions. + Safety and Security www.uow.edu.au/about/security The UOW Security Service helps provide a safe and secure campus environment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Licensed Security Officers provide services such as emergency response, first aid, after-dark escorts and campus patrols. For people living in UOW student accommodation, safety and security policies include dedicated senior residents working to ensure the wellbeing of residents. + Get Infused in Campus Life unicentre.uow.edu.au/whatson The UniCentre is at the heart of campus social life, and central to that social life is the award-winning UniBar. It attracts live music acts on local and international levels and provides a venue for student bands and DJs. The best of live music from around the world can be seen Thursday evenings during the Academic Session. The smoke-free hub includes a food service area, courtyard, outdoor terrace, lounge area and pool tables. At UOW discover a range of takeaway outlets, restaurants and cafés and enjoy the convenience of a bank, ATMs, bookshop, Australia Post Office, medical centre, travel agency, hairdressing salon and UniMovies on campus. With the help of the Centre for Student Engagement and the Wollongong University Students Association, UOW students run many clubs and societies. You’ll have no trouble meeting new people, getting involved with campus art galleries, market days, plays and music recitals and more, all playing a vital part of student life. us 9 Wollongong is a perfect study environment. It has fun when you want it and quiet when you need it. It’s affordable, easy to get around and just as close to the laidback South Coast as it is to the hustle of Sydney. The Illawarra region makes the most of outdoor living and dining on the coast offers a variety of restaurants, bars and cafés reflecting Wollongong’s multicultural community. Take advantage of the city’s shops, hotels, clubs and 17 patrolled beaches. The UOW campus itself is less than five kilometres from the city centre An Evolving City Wollongong is the site of a booming knowledge economy, with UOW a key driving force. Through developments The pristine environment and availability of work attracted migrant workers from all over the world to make their homes in Wollongong. When UOW started w and beaches, and is easily accessible enrolling a diverse range of international by public transport. like UOW’s Innovation Campus (iC)—a students in the 1980s, Wollongong was teaching, research and business park already a place of mixed languages, A range of local sporting clubs in North Wollongong—the region is cuisines, religions and customs. including netball, cricket, rugby league, being built around highly technological rugby union and AFL are available for and international business. Today, Wollongong brags a rich cultural membership. The Illawarra is also a calendar and attracts the attention great location for skydiving, hang- Historically, the city’s economy was of international businesses, which gliding and mountain biking. centred around industry, and it continues are opening offices in the area, to employ a large number of skilled including at iC. graduates from UOW. Another result of this industrial past is Wollongong’s unique multicultural diversity. 10 us think wollongong us 11 transporting you UOW students have lots of options for getting around the city. uow.edu.au/about/transport Walk Most destinations in Wollongong are an easy walk away. Bike UOW is introducing lots of new bike racks for secure and convenient bike parking, and the undergrad students’ association runs free bike repair clinics. There are lots of second-hand bikes up for sale or adoption if you’re on a budget. Train North Wollongong station is a 15-minute walk away, or for the time-pressed, there’s a free shuttle bus from station to campus. Bus Wollongong is well connected with city buses going to all its suburbs. A free ‘city loop’ shuttle service runs all day and into the night, linking UOW with the town’s hotspots. Car UOW runs a carpooling program, so get two or more friends in your car with you and you get free parking on-campus. 12 us FAIRY MEADOW RETAIL PRECINCT CAMPUS EAST PRINCES HWY FAIRY MEADOW BEACH BOTANIC GARDENS INNOVATION CAMPUS UNIVERSITY Shuttle NORTH WOLLONGONG BEACH GWYNNEVILLE VILLAGE Route WOLLONGONG HARBOUR WEERONA COLLEGE Free UOW Service CITY BEACH LIGHTHOUSE Departs every 10 minutes 7am–9am & 3pm–6pm Offpeak: every 20 minutes until 10pm WOLLONGONG HOSPITAL Weekends: every 20 minutes 8am–6pm ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE WOLLONGONG TRAIN STATION WIN STADIUM CROWN ST RETAIL PRECINCT BURELLI STREET us 13 live and atlearn UOW 14 us www.uow.edu.au/about/accommodation Many of you will have to move out of home to study at uni. It’s an exciting idea, and moving into a UOW residence is a fantastic option. Make new friends, get academic support and make the transition to independent living. UOW residences are a supportive and diverse community to the students who live there. Every residence has a strong community spirit strengthened by a calendar full of social events. Living at UOW is not just fun and games. Surveys conducted by the Uni show that 91% of students living at UOW continued their studies, compared to an 84% retention rate for those not living in a UOW residence. Part of this success can be attributed to the atmosphere of support. Informal and formal study groups mean you’re never on your own if you’re having difficulty with a subject, and senior Resident Assistants provide help and advice with any other troubles you run into. Resident Assistants Catering Types “I’m originally from Coffs Resident Assistants (RAs) are around Residences at UOW offer three types Harbour on the north 24 hours a day. RAs are senior students of catering. Fully-catered residences whose job it is to look out for newer serve 19 meals a week cafeteria-style, coast of NSW; moving residents. They help them settle in, where residents buy all their meals as away from home was a resolve academic or personal issues a package. Flexi-catered residences and help them make the most of living serve meals in a similar setting, but big deal, having to face in the UOW community. residents only pay for the meals they the everyday reality of eat, and self-catered residences offer kitchen facilities for residents to looking after myself. Room Configurations prepare their own meals. Thankfully, all the All the UOW residences are configured staff and residents at slightly differently, but the vast majority Whether students prefer prepared of all UOW residence accommodation meals, or the independence of Kooloobong were very is single rooms. do-it-yourself cookery, there’s helpful, always willing something for everyone. Campus East: single rooms in units to give you a hand of up to five rooms with shared whenever you need it. bathrooms. Common meal and When first arriving at recreation areas. Kooloobong you’re Weerona, iHouse: mostly single rooms, greeted by the Senior some shared dormitory-style rooms. Common meal, bathroom and Residents and staff who recreation areas. show you around and Kooloobong: units of five single rooms, they’re always willing to with shared kitchen, bathroom and answer any questions.” living areas. Cal Thompson Keiraview: motel-style single rooms with private ensuite, common kitchen Bachelor of Engineering and recreation areas. (Mining Engineering) us 15 UOW, not just wollongong + + + UOW Southern Sydney Shoalhaven Campus Batemans Bay ssydney.uow.edu.au shoalhaven.uow.edu.au Education Centre Phone: 02 8536 2000 Phone: 02 4448 0888 bbay.uow.edu.au Phone: 02 4472 2125 Undergraduate degrees: Undergraduate degrees: Undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Arts (Community, (Accountancy, Management and Culture and Environment; Bachelor of Arts (Community, at least the first year of all other Sociology; Indigenous Studies; Culture and Environment; majors) page 36 and 40 History; English Literatures) Sociology; Indigenous Studies; Bachelor of Commerce (Event page 29–32 History; English Literatures) Management) – joint TAFE/UOW Bachelor of Commerce page 29-32 program page 39 (Accountancy, Management and Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Commerce (Hospitality) at least the first year of all other (Accountancy, Management and – joint TAFE/UOW program page 39 majors) page 36 and 40 at least the first year of all other Bachelor of Nursing page 58 Bachelor of Commerce (Event majors) page 36 and 40 Management) – joint program with TAFE NSW page 39 You can also study the Graduate Bachelor of Nursing page 58 Diploma in Education (page 49) here. You can also study the Graduate Diploma in Education (page 49) here. 16 us UOW has campuses and Education Centres in Shoalhaven, Southern Sydney, Batemans Bay, Bega and Moss Vale. At all these locations, you’ll find supportive, knowledgeable staff, modern resources and a friendly student-centred environment. It’s possible to study an entire degree at one of these campuses, without having to travel to Wollongong. + + Education Centres & Campus Scholarships Bega Education Centre Moss Vale Education For information on UOW scholarships, including equity scholarships and bega.uow.edu.au Centre scholarships available to Mature Age Phone: 02 6494 7035 mvale.uow.edu.au Students studying at regional Phone: 02 4869 1888 campuses, please see www.uow.edu.au/ Undergraduate degrees: about/scholarships Undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts (Community, Culture and Environment; Bachelor of Arts (Community, Academic Achievement Sociology; Indigenous Studies; History; English Literatures) Culture and Environment; Scholarships Sociology; Indigenous Studies; page 29–32 Bega, Batemans Bay, Moss Vale History; English Literatures) Bachelor of Commerce Education Centres, UOW Southern page 29–32 (Accountancy, Management and Sydney and Shoalhaven Campus Bachelor of Commerce at least the first year of all other (Accountancy, Management and majors) page 36 and 40 Amount: Up to $1,000 for one year at least the first year of all other Bachelor of Nursing page 58 majors) pages 36 and 40 Number Available: One per site You can also study the Graduate Diploma in Education (page 49) here. You must have attended school, or live in the areas surrounding Bega, Batemans Bay, Moss Vale Education Centres, UOW Southern Sydney or Shoalhaven Campus (please contact your relevant campus for more information). Community Sponsored Scholarships There are a number of scholarships sponsored by local organisations and community members for people studying at a satellite campus. Applications for these scholarships are due after the start of your first session at UOW. You should contact your local Centre or Campus for further details. us 17 18 you alumn UOW graduates are different UOW graduates leave us with qualities that set them apart in the workplace, in further studies, and in life. These qualities are integral to how we develop courses and are highly visible to employers. UOW graduates are responsible informed independent learners effective problem communicators solvers Deborah Muddell is the People Development Director at Clemenger BBDO in Sydney and has recently employed two UOW grads. She describes their qualifications as “outstanding” but drew on job interview panel feedback for the specifics. “Wow, what a “Just exceptional, “Focused, “Very articulate, well privilege to sit in the 10 years’ time determined, thought-out answers room and hear this she’ll be running has integrity and and presents like young lady. 10/10” the place” good values” someone who’s been doing it for many years. Already very polished and professional” you 19 20 you career suppor for transformatio www.uow.edu.au/careers At UOW Careers Central, you’ll get the professional support and advice you need to move into your dream job once you graduate. Qualified counsellors are available to help give you an edge in this transformative time. This help could take the form of interview rehearsal sessions, professional resume reviews or one-on-one consultations. When you’re ready, international and local employment opportunities including graduate recruitment programs can be accessed on the UOW Careers Central Job Alert website. While workplace experience is part of engineering, health, law and education degrees, Careers Central can assist all students to get involved with internships should they like a taste of the real world before finishing their studies. Programs available include internships within the University, team-based challenges for Australian businesses or voluntary work experience: + + + + Univative Illawarra (UI) Lucy Mentoring Program Students In Free Enterprise Employment Experience Involves a group of students from a diverse (LUCY) (SIFE) Program (EEP) range of disciplines responding to a real The Lucy Mentoring Program aims to SIFE students work together with faculty EEP is a Careers Central program whereby business problem and developing a encourage the development of women to members and a business advisory group to UOW students gain work experience on a proposed solution over four weeks during become our future leaders. LUCY supports create innovative community outreach voluntary basis with a local business or the Summer or Winter breaks. this goal through collaboration with the NSW activities that empower people in need. SIFE community organisation. government, other universities, businesses students also develop ways to fund their and community groups. projects, manage themselves, publicise their activities, and network with local, national + + and international business executives. For more information on any of the programs Careers Central Internships above, contact Careers Central through their (CCI) website or call 02 4221 3325. Work part-time for a semester at Careers Central. Participate in communications and marketing activities and support our workplace learning programs and employer liaison. you 21 double degrees Double Your Prospects A double degree from UOW lets you earn two degrees simultaneously and therefore more quickly. A dual qualification will give you a broad skills base and improve your career options. In today’s workforce collaboration is key. Employers value graduates who can bring a combination of specialist skills and a broad perspective. UOW double degrees are available in combinations as diverse as you are. Pursue several interests at the same time, and evolve faster. APPROx. FULL-TIME DEGREE ATAR DURATION Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Commerce 80 4.5 years Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of International Studies 80 4.5 years Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Laws 90 5–5.5 years Bachelor of Commerce – Bachelor of Laws 90 5 years Bachelor of Communication & Media Studies – Bachelor of Arts 80 4.5 years Bachelor of Communication & Media Studies – Bachelor of Commerce 80 4.5 years Bachelor of Communication & Media Studies – Bachelor of Laws 90 5 years Bachelor of Communication & Media Studies – Bachelor of Science 80 4.5 years Bachelor of Computer Science – Bachelor of Laws 90 5.5 years Bachelor of Computer Science – Bachelor of Science 80 4.5 years Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Arts A+C 4.5 years Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Commerce A+C 4.5 years Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies A+C 4.5 years Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Computer Science A+C 4.5 years Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of International Studies A+C 4.5 years Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Science A+C 4.5 years Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Laws A+C 5–5.5 years Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Arts 80 5 years Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Commerce 80 5 years Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Computer Science 80 5 years Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Laws 90 6 years Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Mathematics 80 5 years Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Science 80 5 years Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical, Computer or Telecommunications) – Bachelor of Arts 80 5 years Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical, Computer or Telecommunications) – Bachelor of Commerce 80 5 years Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical, Computer or Telecommunications) – Bachelor of Mathematics 80 5 years 22 you APPROx. FULL-TIME DEGREE ATAR DURATION Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical, Computer or Telecommunications) – Bachelor of Science 80 5 years Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, Mechatronic) – Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) 80 5 years Bachelor of Information Technology – Bachelor of Laws 90 5 years Bachelor of International Studies – Bachelor of Commerce 80 4.5 years Bachelor of International Studies – Bachelor of Communication & Media Studies 80 4.5 years Bachelor of International Studies – Bachelor of Laws 90 5 years Bachelor of Journalism – Bachelor of Arts A+C 4.5 years Bachelor of Journalism – Bachelor of Commerce A+C 4.5 years Bachelor of Journalism – Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies A+C 4.5 years Bachelor of Journalism – Bachelor of Creative Arts A+C 4.5 years Bachelor of Journalism – Bachelor of Engineering A+C 5.5 years Bachelor of Journalism – Bachelor of International Studies A+C 5.5 years Bachelor of Journalism – Bachelor of Laws A+C 5 years Bachelor of Journalism – Bachelor of Science A+C 4.5 years Bachelor of Mathematics – Bachelor of Computer Science 80 4.5 years Bachelor of Mathematics – Bachelor of Laws 90 5–5.5 years Bachelor of Psychology – Bachelor of Commerce 92 5.5 years Bachelor of Science (Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences) – Bachelor of Laws 90 5 years Bachelor of Science (Faculty of Science) – Bachelor of Laws 90 5 years Bachelor of Science (Physics) – Bachelor of Arts 80 4–5 years Bachelor of Science (Physics) – Bachelor of Mathematics 80 4.5 years Bachelor of Science (Psychology) – Bachelor of Commerce 80 4.5 years Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of Arts 80 4.5 years Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of Commerce 80 4.5 years A + C = combination of ATAR and additional selection criteria used. you 23 24 High Achiever Programs you UOW offers a number of degree choices for academic high achievers. These degrees offer challenges for students who want their studies to take them beyond the ordinary. Apart from being able to develop close mentor relationships with key academics in their field, students will have the chance to customise their studies, and even participate in research while still in their undergraduate degree. + A+ DS They also attend special seminars Honours Advanced Degrees Dean’s Scholar and workshops, and hear from a www.uow.edu.au/student/honours email@example.com www.uow.edu.au/future/school/whyuow/ variety of guest speakers. The study/deansscholar opportunity to explore on an Honours distinguishes a graduate as a Advanced degrees are for academic high intellectual level is exemplified in high achiever, and it is recognised as a achievers who want to pursue their interests Dean’s Scholar degrees are for high- a Dean’s Scholar program. qualification above and beyond a Bachelor at a higher level. achieving students who want to stand out degree. Typically, undertaking Honours from the crowd. The special program of Every faculty at UOW has tailored involves doing an extra year of study, often Advanced degrees offer opportunities not study and extra opportunities Dean’s their Dean’s Scholar degrees to built around a significant research project normally available in undergraduate study. Scholars enjoy give them a valuable edge their field. For more information, (as opposed to normal classes). Students in They include an integral Honours year and entering the job market. follow the faculty links online. some four-year degrees (e.g. Bachelor of have a strong focus on research. They may Engineering) who take relevant subjects will offer the chance to undertake individual Dean’s Scholars have access to a number be automatically assessed for Honours, research projects, or work with teams of benefits including: S without needing to complete an additional undertaking high level research, or both. year of study. Pairing with an academic mentor Special workshops and seminars Scholar Students can enrol in more subjects than Extended library privileges Similar to the Dean’s Scholar Students who complete Honours programs normal, effectively reducing the length of Designated study space program, the Bachelor of prove to employers that they are independent their degree, or giving them more time in Possibility of accelerating a degree Engineering (Scholar) is for learners, capable of seeing through major later years to do their own research. If a $500 textbook allowance per year high achieving students with work in a fast-paced environment. student does particularly well in an (pro rata for part-time) good mathematics ability. It is Advanced degree, they may be eligible available for all Bachelor of for direct entry into a research PhD. Academic mentors are selected based Engineering degrees offered on students’ interests and strengths. by the Faculty of Engineering. Most Advanced degrees have an ATAR Students are free to develop a working requirement of 93 (or equivalent), and relationship that best suits them. students are required to maintain a certain Discussing assessments, sharing ideas, level of performance throughout their studies. investigating exciting new developments inresearch, Dean’s Scholars find plenty Those interested in an Advanced degree to feed their curiosity. can email UniAdvice to discuss the options available. reach for the sky you 25 directions for this guide Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) + DS A S Locations Wollongong Duration 4 years full-time ATAR 78 [95 for Scholar] Starts Autumn/Spring Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics (not General Maths) Recommended Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Ext. 1, Engineering Studies 26 us In the following pages, you’ll find information on all the undergraduate courses at UOW. Below is an example of how the guide is presented. Every course has its details laid out like this, followed by a description of the course content, who it’s for, or the careers it’s preparing you for. The information in this guide isn’t comprehensive. If you see something of interest, head to the UOW CourseFinder online, or call the friendly people at UniAdvice for more information. coursefinder.uow.edu.au 1300 367 869 www.facebook.com/uowfuture If the degree carries a symbol here, it means there’s either an Advanced or Dean’s Scholar degree option available. These are enhanced versions of the degree offered to academic high-achievers. See page 24 for more info. The primary UOW location the course is delivered from. Some individual subjects may be done flexibly or online, but the majority of your time will be spent in-class at these campuses. The normal full-time duration of the degree. Full-time study usually means studying four subjects a semester. For most degrees, you have the option of studying part-time (three subjects or less a semester). The approximate ATAR required for entry into the degree based on the previous year’s demand. This is subject to change and should be used as a guide only. Some degrees don’t use ATAR (basing their admissions on interviews, portfolios etc.). The sessions you can start studying the degree. All degrees can be started at the beginning of the year (Autumn Session), though many have the option of starting mid-year (Spring Session). Assumed knowledge—subjects we assume you undertook in the HSC. If you haven’t completed the assumed knowledge for a degree, you may find it difficult to understand. These subjects aren’t required for admission to a degree. Recommended studies—HSC subjects that will help you understand the content of a degree. These aren’t required for admission to a degree. us 27 art 28 you www.uow.edu.au/arts The Social Sciences and Humanities areas examine why people behave the way they do and why society sometimes changes in dramatic and unpredictable ways. Arts looks at the big picture, analysing social movements from historical, political, philosophical and social perspectives. Social Sciences and Humanities graduates from UOW are working in careers as diverse as their studies—government, private, non-profit, academic. Our students take the skills they learn with us and quickly adapt to new environments. Arts Mentoring Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts The UOW Faculty of Arts is the only (Asia – Pacific Studies) (Community, Culture & NSW arts faculty to provide first-year students a compulsory peer mentor DS Environment) scheme. This means your transition Locations Batemans Bay, Bega, Locations Wollongong Shoalhaven, Moss Vale to University life will be a much Duration 3 years full-time Duration 3 years full-time smoother and more enjoyable one. ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] ATAR 70 Starts Autumn/Spring Starts Autumn/Spring The program puts first-year students Assumed 2U of English Assumed 2U of English in touch with high performing fellow Recommended English Adv. Recommended English Adv. undergraduates in their second or third year who are able to guide them The Asia – Pacific region comprises Why does taking part in Anzac Day or through the first ten weeks of session. an array of countries, cultures and preserving a piece of rainforest mean With a mentor to help them through governments. different things to different people? some of the procedural challenges of What parts are played by the media, the tertiary education, new students can Appreciating the complexity of this government, the community, scientists focus on getting a flying start to their region in terms of its cultural diversity, and industries in dealing with our academic careers. history and polity is essential in order to environmental crisis? These and other fully comprehend it and to work within questions are addressed in the study of it. The major in Asia-Pacific Studies community, culture and environment. Flexible Bachelor therefore provides an understanding of of Arts the region in terms of socio-cultural The Bachelor of Arts is one of UOW’s studies, history, politics, economics and Bachelor of Arts languages, with particular attention to most flexible degrees. You can Southeast Asia, India, Korea and Japan. (Employment Relations) combine any two majors under the degree to form unique and exciting DS study packages. You could study Bachelor of Arts Locations Wollongong French and History, with a minor in English Literatures. You can also (Australian Studies) Duration 3 years full-time ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] combine a first major in Arts with a Starts Autumn/Spring second major from anywhere else in DS Assumed 2U of English the University*. So you could do a Locations Wollongong Recommended English Adv. major in Media and Cultural Studies Duration 3 years full-time with Marketing from the Bachelor of ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Employment Relations covers policies, Commerce. Starts Autumn/Spring practices and processes involved Assumed 2U of English in the control and administration of The possibilities are vast. Call Arts Recommended English Adv. work and employment. It considers Central on 4221 5328 or email viewpoints of all stakeholders at macro firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your Australian Studies offers a rich insight and micro levels. options. into the complexities and contradictions that contribute to ideas about being The course includes everything from *subject to meeting course requirements. ‘Australian’ and identifying with Australia. government policies to the effects of globalisation, geography and gender, From Indigenous affairs to participation right down to individual workplace in the World Wars and the impact rules and relationships. of globalisation: political, historical, literary, geographical and cultural influences have all affected how the nation and national belonging are defined. Unpacking and analysing these definitions is key to understanding what Australia is, has been and might become. you 29 combining my interests Evelyn Fetterplace Bachelor of Arts – Dean’s Scholar (Biology, Science and Technology Studies) I chose to study at UOW due to the good choices of degrees and the exchange opportunities it affords its students. UOW has given me the skills to combine my interests in science and arts and the opportunity to use these overseas. 30 you Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts debates and to communicate our arguments effectively. The study of (English Language and (European Studies) History helps to refine the critical and Linguistics) DS analytical skills needed in a broad range of occupations. DS Locations Wollongong Duration 3 years full-time Locations Wollongong ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Bachelor of Arts Duration 3 years full-time ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Starts Autumn/Spring (Indigenous Studies) Assumed 2U of English Starts Autumn/Spring Assumed 2U of English Recommended English Adv. DS Recommended English Adv. The European Union (EU) is the Locations Wollongong world’s biggest trading block with a Duration 3 years full-time Is it an accident that scientific language combined population of 499 million ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] is different from the language of living in its 27 member countries. It’s Starts Autumn/Spring advertisements, and that real also Australia’s biggest trade partner Assumed 2U of English conversations are different from and the source of some of Australia’s Recommended English Adv. how people speak on TV? Or is there largest migrant populations. something systematic about language The area of contemporary Indigenous and its purposes? Understanding Australian studies is a fascinating This major allows you to study French, language helps you to succeed at crossroads of history, culture, power Italian or Spanish, and subjects dealing university, in professional life and socially. and politics. It includes the analysis with European civilisation, culture and of practical issues (such as health in identity and enables you to understand A major in English Language and Indigenous communities) as well as contemporary European affairs. Linguistics will enhance your control political ones (conflicting notions of of English and equip you with crucial identity and history). It also aims to skills, such as how to unpack technicality in a text, and how to Bachelor of Arts provide an understanding of the overlap between these various issues. understand the ideologies that (Gender Studies) underpin all kinds of texts, whether This major links Indigenous Studies written, spoken or visual. DS subjects and a number of subjects offered by the Faculties of Arts, Locations Wollongong Creative Arts, Education, Health and Bachelor of Arts Duration 3 years full-time ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Behavioural Sciences, and Law and (English Literatures) Starts Autumn/Spring Science, to provide Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with a Assumed 2U of English coherent program in the study of DS Recommended English Adv. Indigenous Australia. Locations Wollongong Gender Studies looks at the Duration 3 years full-time construction of gender from a number ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] of different perspectives: literary, Bachelor of Arts (Media Starts Autumn/Spring historical, sociological and legal. Assumed 2U of English The major also deals with a range of and Cultural Studies) Recommended English Adv. associated cultural issues including race, ethnicity, class and the family. It DS English Literatures is a broad and focuses on increasingly sophisticated Locations Wollongong exciting field. It encompasses works of attempts to persuade society that Duration 3 years full-time art that define eras and still shape our gender equity has been achieved. ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] cultures as well as new media and Starts Autumn/Spring emerging voices from around the globe. Assumed 2U of English Literature can express the deeply Bachelor of Arts Recommended English Adv. personal and often engages with public (History) The Media and Cultural Studies major concerns. At UOW, literature is studied provides a critical and theoretical with regard to style, theme and form, DS understanding of contemporary media but also in relation to questions of race, and culture in the world. It places Locations Wollongong gender, sexuality, class and nation. emphasis on questions of identity, Duration 3 years full-time This major introduces a broad range power, diversity, globalisation and the ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] of literary texts—novels, poetry, essays, cultural dimensions of social, scientific Starts Autumn/Spring drama, short stories, film, diaries and and technological change and political Assumed 2U of English letters—drawn from medieval to engagement. Recommended English Adv. contemporary popular culture. A strong international focus draws texts from History enriches our experience of the The knowledge and skills in research Australia, USA, Africa, the Caribbean, world by offering ways to understand and analysis that you gain are useful in New Zealand and the Pacific, Canada, the broad scope of human experiences, a wide range of related fields including India and the UK. from our everyday lives to larger global journalism, media research, arts processes. It teaches us to research management, the public service, information, to critically evaluate public affairs and social advocacy. you 31 Bachelor of Arts Explore these and other issues with teachers who are active researchers, Bachelor of Arts (War (Politics) making their courses exciting and and Society) contemporary. DS DS Locations Wollongong Locations Wollongong Duration 3 years full-time Bachelor of Arts Duration 3 years full-time ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] (Psychology) ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Starts Autumn/Spring For information on completing a BA Starts Autumn/Spring Assumed 2U of English major in Psychology, see the Faculty of Assumed 2U of English Recommended English Adv. Health and Behavioural Sciences Recommended English Adv. Politics occurs at many levels: from section on page 59. A new era of wars between states, international relations to the nation state; religions and civilisations has arisen in from local communities to the individual. the first decade of the twenty-first Bachelor of Arts century. This major aims to help you Politics engages us with choices about (Science and understand this new era and the how to live life and how best to contribute impact it has on society in general. It to society. The Politics major examines Technology Studies) addresses questions about the nature political institutions, political economies, of war, its definitions as well as its culture, class, gender and ethnicity. This DS economic, political and social aspects is an exciting discipline, with a vibrant Locations Wollongong and consequences. and constantly changing body of ideas, Duration 3 years full-time approaches and methods. ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Starts Autumn/Spring Bachelor of Bachelor of Arts Assumed 2U of English Communication & Recommended English Adv. (Postcolonial Studies) Media Studies The Science and Technology Studies Locations Wollongong discipline addresses complex real world Duration 3 years full-time DS problems such as global warming or ATAR 75 Locations Wollongong how to regulate scientific research. It Starts Autumn/Spring Duration 3 years full-time combines sociological and historical Assumed 2U of English ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] perspectives on science, technology Recommended English Adv. Starts Autumn/Spring and medicine. Develop the skills you Assumed 2U of English need to analyse and advise on This degree brings together the most Recommended English Adv. technological and environmental policy. popular areas of study from a range of faculties. Students aspiring to be Postcolonial Studies analyses how journalists, for example, can improve people live with the cultural legacy of Bachelor of Arts their employability by acquiring skills colonialism in places such as Australia, in additional areas, like a second Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. (Sociology) language, a working knowledge of global Occupation and foreign control directly media, or training in public relations. affect a people’s art, literature, history DS Students contemplating a career in and politics. This interdisciplinary major Locations Wollongong advertising can enhance their skill set studies these forces and how different Duration 3 years full-time through training in professional writing, societies, people and cultures react, ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] acquiring practical skills in podcasting resist or comply with them, and why. Starts Autumn/Spring for the web or learning about ethical Assumed 2U of English and legal issues in the media. Recommended English Adv. Bachelor of Arts If you’re not quite sure about your Sociology is the study of social life, (Philosophy) cultural and social change, and the career direction but know your areas of interest, the diversity and scope offered social causes and consequences of DS human behaviour. From prison riots by the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies is ideal. It gives you the Locations Wollongong and military coups to bus stop queues chance to build a strong portfolio of Duration 3 years full-time and McJobs, from globalisation to highly transferable skills to make you ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] raves, from cosmetic surgery and competitive in a range of careers. Starts Autumn/Spring custom cars to microblogging and Assumed 2U of English binge drinking, sociologists investigate Recommended English Adv. and reflect on societal structures and how they are changing, and how the Philosophical problems occur in the individual and society interact. real world: the ethical implications of global poverty and global aid, the impact of biotechnology on humans and the environment, the relationship between human consciousness and the brain, the structure of scientific explanations and knowledge. 32 you BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES MAJORS Journalism and Professional Writing Bachelor of This major equips you with basic International Studies skills for work in media, government Digital Media and Communication Locations Wollongong and corporate communications. The Duration 3 years full-time Digital communication is reshaping core subjects train you to write clearly ATAR 75 traditional media and transforming how and engagingly, to research accurately Starts Autumn/Spring we communicate in professional and and thoroughly and to produce stories Assumed 2U of English social contexts. This major will for a variety of formats. Journalism Recommended English Adv. introduce you to the politics and subjects prepare you to source economics of global communication and write stories for newspapers, International Studies is the analysis networks, the ethical and legal issues magazines and websites. The and appreciation of the diversity of raised by online communication, new professional writing subjects teach the global community. It focuses on forms of political activism on the web you to write essential corporate processes and forces that go beyond and domestic communication in the documents including briefing papers national boundaries. These could be wired home. You’ll acquire training in and policy documents. If you want to economic forces, where governments new creative practices like blogging, develop broadcast skills, you may and businesses use economic power or transmedia storytelling, computer art apply for the six-month postgraduate trade deals to influence events on the and digital video games. Certificate in Broadcast Journalism other side of the world. It can even be offered by the Faculty of Creative Arts seen in the exchange of pop culture, International Media after you complete their BCMS. which can have more serious effects and Communication than anyone expects. Marketing Communications This major teaches you how cross- and Advertising The course consists of a set of core cultural communication affects work, subjects making up the major, two creativity and knowledge transfer. This major prepares students to years studying a foreign language and This is an interdisciplinary program succeed in advertising, public relations a choice from several minors. You can that draws on Linguistics, Sociology, and corporate branding. Students gain take one or two minors; or combine Media and Cultural Studies, and the ability to research, plan, execute one minor with electives from Arts or Digital Communications. You will study and manage marketing campaigns and another faculty. issues in intercultural and interpersonal acquires skills in issue management, communication, as well as the flow product publicity, crisis communications and media relations. Core subjects Asia – Pacific Studies of media across national borders, build a foundation of business Conflict Studies looking at how media are produced communication, marketing principles, Environmental and and consumed in different parts of public relations theory and advertising Sustainability Studies the world. Students interested in practice, including media planning and European Studies international careers are strongly strategy. Electives allow you to examine International Communications encouraged to add a major or minor other marketing contexts including and Media in a second language. international marketing, internet World Literature and marketing, tourism marketing and Popular Culture social marketing. LANGUAGES Certificate in Languages Locations Wollongong Duration 2 years part-time only here i am Starts Autumn/Spring Erin Gleeson Assumed 2U of English Program Officer Recommended English Adv. Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies – Bachelor of Arts Diploma in Languages Locations Wollongong As a program officer at AusAID, I am helping to design and implement Duration 4 years part-time only a multimillion-dollar program, liaising across government, with non- Starts Autumn/Spring government organisations and multilaterals, including the United Nations. Studying a language is a great way to UOW taught me skills which have been invaluable in this role—the stimulate your mind and gain desirable ability to be flexible, to take on any task, to solve problems creatively, skills for employment. to have a critical mind and to communicate with influence. However, I think the greatest success of UOW is that I graduated with the desire Both the Certificate and Diploma to keep learning. in Languages allow you to study a language at the same time as a UOW AusAID is an amazing place to work. To go home knowing your work Bachelor degree. The Certificate is the is improving the lives of others around the world is very rewarding. equivalent of a languages minor, while It is fascinating to work in Canberra and be an insider into the politics the Diploma is the equivalent of a of government. major study. improving the lives of others you 33 Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts Chinese (French) (Japanese) (Mandarin) for Character DS DS Background Students Locations Wollongong Locations Wollongong DS Duration 3 years full-time Duration 3 years full-time Locations Wollongong ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Duration 3 years full-time Starts Autumn/Spring Starts Autumn/Spring ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Assumed 2U of English Assumed 2U of English Starts Autumn/Spring Recommended English Adv. Recommended English Adv. Assumed 2U of English French is a world language. Alongside The study of Japanese opens up Recommended English Adv. English, it is the only language spoken a whole new world of linguistic This major is designed for students on all continents. French is one of the and cultural experience that who already know Chinese characters two working languages of the United offers employment and research but who either speak a Chinese dialect Nations, one of the two official opportunities as well as intellectual such as Shanghainese, Cantonese or languages of the International stimulation. It provides an insight into Taiwanese but do not speak Mandarin; Olympic Committee and many other a country with a long history and a or those who wish to improve their organisations actively engaged in culture that features both traditional Mandarin skills. international politics and welfare. and modern elements. The study of As the language of a former colonial Japanese also provides access to the power, it continues to play an important part in the arts, politics and daily lives wonderful world of Japanese anime, manga and film. Studying Japanese Bachelor of Arts of millions of people both in France is a fascinating linguistic and cultural (Spanish) and throughout the world. journey and provides an introduction to an intriguing modern society. DS Locations Wollongong Bachelor of Arts Duration 3 years full-time (Italian) Bachelor of Arts Chinese ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] (Mandarin) for Non Starts Autumn/Spring DS Chinese Background Assumed 2U of English Recommended English Adv. Locations Wollongong Duration 3 years full-time DS Spanish is spoken by more than ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] 400 million people worldwide in Locations Wollongong Starts Autumn/Spring 22 countries and is expected to Duration 3 years full-time Assumed 2U of English become the second most widely- ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Recommended English Adv. spoken language in the world. The Starts Autumn/Spring main goal of the study of Spanish is Italy is a favourite tourist destination Assumed 2U of English to develop students’ communications for historical, cultural, fashion and Recommended English Adv. skills in the Spanish language and their gastronomic reasons. Italian is also the The People’s Republic of China is the understanding of the cultures of Spain most widely spoken second language most populous country in the world and and Spanish-speaking Latin America. in Australia. This major allows you to Mandarin Chinese is the language that study the language, literature and unites its people. It has a long and rich Indonesian is also available as a minor culture of Italy, commencing either as a cultural history as a major player in Asia area of study. beginner or advanced learner. Students and is a key trade partner for Australia. who enter the major at post-HSC or As cultural and economic exchange advanced levels will be exempted between China and its neighbours from some language subjects. continues to increase, Chinese language skills will be in great demand. 34 you you 35 www.uow.edu.au/commerce Commerce is the study and practice of how we assign value to things, and the systems that govern this. The economies of greed—placing maximum profit above everything else—are a thing of the past. Tomorrow’s successful business people will understand the broader context of their actions and act responsibly to bring prosperity to everyone. Graduates of UOW’s business and commerce degrees have the modern skill sets they need to succeed in the job market. They also have a firm foundation in the principles of ethical commerce, meaning they are ready for the next generation of leadership roles. Internship Program You will receive a broad education in the core disciplines of accounting, Bachelor of Commerce The Commerce Internship Program economics, finance, management and (Business Innovation) connects second and third year marketing. Next you choose elective undergraduate Commerce students subjects to create a custom course DS with businesses who engage them of study matching your interests. Your Locations Wollongong in workplace activities that are teachers will have industry experience Duration 3 years full-time meaningful to the student and that enriches your learning, and you ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] useful to the organisation. Students will graduate well positioned to start Starts Autumn/Spring are invited to apply online for this a career in Australia or overseas. Assumed 2U of English elective subject in the Bachelor of Commerce with eligible candidates Business innovation—the rapid being interviewed and potentially Bachelor of Commerce creation, adoption and diffusion of technologies and processes— selected by host organisations. (Accountancy) is a crucial source of competitive advantage and the prime mover of Bachelor of Commerce DS economic growth. The motto for the Locations Wollongong, Batemans Bay, new economy firm is ‘innovate or DS Bega, Moss Vale, Shoalhaven, evaporate’; and the guiding rule for Locations Wollongong, Batemans Bay, Southern Sydney government is ‘innovate or abdicate’. Bega, Moss Vale, Shoalhaven, Duration 3 years full-time Southern Sydney ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] This major combines concepts from Duration 3 years full-time Starts Autumn/Spring management, marketing and economics ATAR 75 Wollongong & Southern Assumed 2U of English in a non-technical and accessible Sydney, 73 other Campuses manner. These frameworks provide Accountancy is about analysing [93 + extra application for DS] the skills and knowledge to successfully and communicating the financial Starts Autumn/Spring create and adopt innovations in a performance of a business or Assumed 2U of English commercial environment. organisation. As well as being an MAJORS essential part of a responsible, Accountancy, Financial Planning, profitable business, good accounting is also essential in public and not for Bachelor of Commerce Business Innovation, Business Law, profit sectors, from mental health to (Business Law) Economics, Finance, Human Resource environmental sustainability. Management, International Business, DS International Economics, Management, Accountants, whether they work in Marketing, Public Relations, Locations Wollongong a large multinational, a government Quantitative Analysis in Economics, Duration 3 years full-time agency or a small company, play a Supply Chain Management ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] pivotal role in advising internal and Starts Autumn/Spring external stakeholders on the financial The UOW Bachelor of Commerce Assumed 2U of English direction of the enterprise. degree is a new kind of business degree The Business Law major provides and the only degree in Australia focused graduates with the skills and knowledge on ‘socially innovative commerce’. At its Bachelor of Business base that are critical to successfully core is respect for people and the understanding the context, application New for 2012. Offering a broad planet, refusing economies of greed, and impact of law on the structures and education across all the key fields of and a belief that profitable commerce transactions of business. commerce for students who want a can drive positive change. high degree of flexibility in their career choices. ATAR approx. 70 The major may be taken separately or in conjunction with any other major in New program subject to final approval. the Commerce Schedule, providing a legal perspective on the institutions and structures of those disciplines. 36 you i am here Eliza Biddle Bachelor of Creative Arts – Bachelor of Commerce I chose UOW as it is close to home and allowed me to do both commerce and visual arts at the same time! UOW is truly amazing and the lecturers are friendly and always helpful. UOW is helping me reach my goals by allowing me to specialise in industries I love. specialising in the industries I love you 37 exceeding clients’ expectations Ji-Hao Long Senior Analyst Deloitte Bachelor of Commerce – Bachelor of Science UOW was one of the few universities that offered the mix of degrees that I was looking for. My two main strengths at school were business and science and I didn’t want to have to choose between the two at that stage. My time at UOW provided me with a solid platform to jump into the professional services industry. Apart from the theory, UOW taught me how to apply my understanding and knowledge in any given situation. This has allowed me to deliver on clients’ expectations. 38 you Bachelor of Commerce objective of profitable investment. What is a government-secured bond? knowledge of business subjects in the Bachelor of Commerce degree. (Economics) What is a share? What are the reasons for investing in either, and when’s the DS right time? These are some of the areas Bachelor of Commerce Locations Wollongong investigated in the domain of finance. (Human Resource Duration 3 years full-time ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Management) Starts Autumn/Spring Bachelor of Commerce Assumed 2U of English (Financial Planning) DS Locations Wollongong Economics provides an understanding of the operation of the economy at macro DS Duration 3 years full-time ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] and micro levels. These include modern Locations Wollongong Starts Autumn/Spring business, health care, the environment, Duration 3 years full-time Assumed 2U of English the labour market, national economic ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] policy and international monetary issues. Starts Autumn/Spring People are an organisation’s most You will learn general principles and Assumed 2U of English valuable asset. The Human Resource tools that can be applied to a wide range Management major focuses on the Financial planners must have an of issues affecting the national and people side of organisations. It is understanding not only of finance, international economy. You will discuss relevant to students wishing to pursue but also accounting, management the big issues including unemployment, a professional career in HRM, as well and marketing, as well as being able the level of national debt, the existence as to those students who see people to use information systems to track of poverty and the problems confronting management as a necessary part of their client portfolios and keep up-to-date developing countries. future skills portfolio. This major looks on investment information. at the big picture of human resource management, including aspects such as Bachelor of Commerce This major builds the skills set needed for recognition by the Australian recruitment and selection, performance (Event Management) Securities and Investments Commission, appraisal, job analysis and design as well as training and development. Locations Shoalhaven, Southern Sydney, allowing finance graduates who choose Wollongong this major to work as financial dealers Duration 3 years full-time for stock brokers, in banks, life insurance companies or credit unions, Bachelor of Commerce ATAR 72 Wollongong & Southern Sydney, 70 Shoalhaven or as independent funds managers. (International Business) Starts Autumn Assumed 2U of English The course is accredited with the DS Financial Planning Association (FPA) Events and festivals—from charity Locations Wollongong and is recognised by the Financial fundraisers to concerts—form part of Duration 3 years full-time Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA). a multimillion-dollar worldwide industry. ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Event Management is the special branch Starts Autumn/Spring Assumed 2U of English of management that focuses on using managerial techniques to plan, organise Bachelor of Commerce International Business provides an and run these events. (Hospitality awareness and understanding of Management) business in other cultures and regions. This course is offered in conjunction with It will prepare you to respond to the Locations Southern Sydney, Wollongong and concurrently with the TAFE Diploma intricacies of international business Duration 3 years full-time of Event Management, combining such as: the impact of differing cultures ATAR 72 practical, vocational workplace skills and and languages, the issues posed by Starts Autumn knowledge with a broader conceptual differing markets, and the differing Assumed 2U of English base in the areas of business necessary government regulations within this for senior level management. Applicants need to be 18 years of age by rapidly growing environment. 1 April in their first year of study. You will gain an understanding of Bachelor of Commerce The hospitality industry—from leadership, strategy, cultural diversity, (Finance) entertainment and recreation to communications and decision making accommodation and food service— as they relate to contemporary forms a key part of many nations’ DS economies, including Australia. It is a international business issues such as: financial management, employment Locations Wollongong highly dynamic industry that requires relations, industry and trade in South Duration 3 years full-time flexible, responsive managers to East Asia, international marketing and ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] successfully guide businesses. management, and business in Europe. Starts Autumn/Spring Assumed 2U of English The degree is delivered in conjunction with TAFE Illawarra Institute and Finance is about money and provides the practical ‘hands-on’ investments. People on their own experience in the TAFE Diploma and in partnerships, companies and combined with the theoretical governments all share the common you 39 Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Commerce high-level computational and data analysis skills. This set of knowledge and skills will (International (Marketing) enable you to interpret and undertake Economics) DS advanced economic analysis for private sector firms and government agencies. DS Locations Wollongong Graduate career paths for those with a Locations Wollongong Duration 3 years full-time Quantitative Analysis major include those Duration 3 years full-time ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] involving analysis of investment and ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Starts Autumn/Spring financial data (including stockbroking Starts Autumn/Spring Assumed 2U of English and banking), and interpretation of sales Assumed 2U of English Marketing is about identifying what and marketing information. The forces of globalisation continue to people need and want, generating create new opportunities in the world products or services to meet these economy for those who can negotiate needs, and then positioning these Bachelor of Commerce products or services so the right people the complexities involved. These opportunities require a sound buy them. The marketer’s tools include (Supply Chain understanding of the economic and effective branding, promotion, pricing Management) social forces shaping the world and distribution strategies. economy. As well as covering the core DS knowledge areas such as macro and This major is geared towards problem Locations Wollongong micro-economics, this major analyses solving and management decision Duration 3 years full-time environmental and international trade making. Through subjects including ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] issues. You will also study the incredible market research, internet marketing and Starts Autumn/Spring transformations of the Chinese economy international marketing, students learn Assumed 2U of English and its remarkably rapid development. how to analyse, plan, organise, motivate and control the marketing process. Supply Chain Management is the Graduate career paths for those with an science behind handling goods and International Economics major include materials. Well-managed supply chains those involving international trade, Bachelor of Commerce are often invisible to consumers—and investment and financial analysis, multinational corporations, analysis (Public Relations) invaluable to businesses. From the beginning of production to the end of of the impact of climate change and sales process, the supply chain manager many government agencies offering DS has to move goods efficiently (for the macroeconomic policy advice. Locations Wollongong good of both the bottom line and the Duration 3 years full-time environment) and on a scale that could ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] include hundreds of millions of units. Bachelor of Commerce Starts Autumn/Spring (Management) Assumed 2U of English Supply chain managers oversee activities including transport, storage, Public Relations is the act of building DS relations between people in packaging, procurement, and inventory Locations Wollongong, Batemans Bay, management, as well as ‘reverse flows’ communities, business alliances Bega, Southern Sydney, Moss Vale, such as produce and equipment and other social networks, together Shoalhaven returns, and recycling. with the economics and process of Duration 3 years full-time improving societies. ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Starts Autumn/Spring In addition to management and marketing Bachelor of Commerce Assumed 2U of English subjects, this major includes subjects (Tourism Management) in corporate branding, public relations Locations Wollongong Management is the art and science concepts, strategies and campaigns. Duration 3 years full-time of planning, coordinating and leading group efforts. It is the mobilising of ATAR 72 human and material resources to Starts Autumn achieve organisational goals. Bachelor of Commerce Assumed 2U of English Managerial skills include the ability to (Quantitative Analysis Tourism is a worldwide industry that make sound judgements on all issues that arise at work and to achieve in Economics) continues to play an important part in both wealthy nations and developing objectives through organisational skills. DS economies. It can be in many ways the business of adventure, but it also Locations Wollongong Bachelor of Economics Duration 3 years full-time builds the global community and and Finance ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] creates wealth at every level. The industry also supports a number of New for 2012. This specialist degree Starts Autumn/Spring innovative specialist fields including will prepare students for high-level Assumed 2U of English eco-tourism and global volunteering. careers in finance, banking, economics Do you have an interest in the economy and policy. It is relevant to industry This is a joint program with TAFE and a natural ability for maths and and government employers worldwide. Illawarra Institute, and you will statistics? The focus in this major is on ATAR approx. 85 graduate with both a UOW degree gaining a sound understanding of how a New program subject to final approval. modern economy works, at both the macro and TAFE diploma. 40 you and micro levels, and on acquiring you 41 www.uow.edu.au/crearts The creative arts can equally be a force to alter the world and a personal expressive gesture. Journalism occupies a similar role, offering a reflection of the world, and guiding people to positive change. Our graduates enter their professional life with a wealth of practical experience and a strong knowledge of theory. They have a well-developed artistic sensibility and critical thinking skills they can apply to a wide variety of fulfilling careers. practice, technique and theory that Making major and the BCA (Theatre) Applying to the Faculty provide a strong foundation in also have the option to extend their of Creative Arts performance culture. studies in technical theatre including stage production and management or Admission to a Creative Arts degree MAJORS lighting and sound. does not rely solely on the ATAR as an entry requirement. The Faculty Acting students undertake a traditional assesses your ability to meet the degree’s requirements through a interpretive actor training, developing skills in acting, voice, singing and Bachelor of Creative combination of ATAR or equivalent, movement. In first year, you acquire Arts (Creative Writing) portfolio, and possibly an interview. competencies in theatre making with an emphasis on collaboration and DS Full information on our degrees and ensemble practice. You’ll also study Locations Wollongong the application process can be found the history and theory of theatre and Duration 3 years full-time at www.uow.edu.au/crearts/students/ undertake units in professional practice. ATAR ATAR plus Portfolio/Interview prospectivestudents Starts Autumn Performance Making students Assumed 2U of English share foundation studies with acting Bachelor of students, however from the latter Recommended English Adv. Performance half of second year, the focus is on Good fiction illuminates our lives. Locations Wollongong devised works for theatre and modes Whether Romeo and Juliet or Kath Duration 3 years full-time of contemporary performance. and Kim, through writing we remind ATAR ATAR plus Portfolio/Audition ourselves of how and why we live. Starts Autumn Technical Theatre students share core Good fiction can change the world. Assumed 2U of English courses with performance students, and Be it Ulysses or Cloudstreet, writing Recommended Drama then concentrate on basic technical can define the boundaries of meaning theatre—lighting design, sound design, and expression. Theatre is a form of collective and stage/production management. imagining that animates physical Our Creative Writing program offers space. Intensive, hands-on experience WHICH PERFORMANCE COURSE practical and theoretical understanding with leading teachers, directors, FOR YOU? of writing fundamentals and practices. and performance-makers working A combination of workshops, lectures, professionally, brings this to life in a The Bachelor of Performance is group discussions and presentations collaborative environment of practical a very focused degree for those will help you explore a variety of and rigorous learning. students intent on a career in acting writing genres and aim to develop or performance-making. It offers your own voice. Our Performance and Theatre in-depth studies with a professional programs—see Bachelor of Creative focus for people who want to reach Arts (Theatre) below—offer practical the peak of their craft. Bachelor of Creative skills development, rich creative opportunities and a deep theoretical The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre) Arts (Graphic Design) understanding of the fundamentals of is more flexible, allowing students to theatre and performance. Whether you easily combine their love of acting and DS want to act, direct, devise or animate, theatre with other areas including Locations Wollongong work on stage or backstage, the media arts, visual arts, creative writing Duration 3 years full-time combination of skill development, and technical theatre production. You ATAR ATAR plus Portfolio/Interview production opportunities, lectures can also undertake a double degree, Starts Autumn and workshops will help you giving you a strong advantage when Assumed 2U of English explore a variety of theatrical and you start your career. It is a suitable Recommended Design & Technology performance genres. pathway for students looking to teach and/or Visual Arts drama at high school (with the addition of a Graduate Diploma in Education). Graphic Design is the art of visual This degree is an intensive, fully communication. A good designer will prescribed program for students who All theatre students do an introductory choose the right tools to convey a are focused on a career in acting, subject in technical production. message—and where no tools exist, performance-making or technical However, students in the Performance invent new ones. theatre. You’ll take core subjects in 42 you Matthew Saliba Interactive Designer Internetrix Bachelor of Visual Arts and Graphic Design Studying at UOW has helped me to achieve my goals by providing me with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully progress into the design industry with comfort, initiative and creative flair. Studying at UOW has taught me to strive only for the best. The methods taught at UOW are now a natural process in my everyday approach to finding the best possible design solution for a client. here i am providing the best possible solution you 43 Melissa Jaros Journalist WIN News Bachelor of Journalism Experience sets you apart from your colleagues, particularly in the media industry and it can be the difference between gaining a job or not. The practicality of the Bachelor of Journalism was the key and I believe helped set me apart from other journalists entering into the industry. Placements were paramount to me gaining a full-time job. My internship with WIN was the gateway to my success. I was offered the job just after graduating and on the first day was able to hit the ground running with the basic skills to build on and develop throughout my career. set apart from other journalists 44 you This program explores a variety of techniques and theory across a number Bachelor of Digital Which Journalism of conceptual and industry contexts, Media Program? including digital imaging, web and Locations Innovation Campus The difference between the two interactive multimedia design. Broaden Duration 3 years full-time options for studying Journalism is how your career options through the ATAR ATAR plus Portfolio/Interview much ‘journalism’ you want to study. development of skills with a commercial Starts Autumn application. Assumed 2U of English The Bachelor of Communication Recommended Design & Technology and Media Studies specialisation in and/or Visual Arts journalism (page 32) adds journalism Bachelor of Creative skills to a cutting edge theoretical This degree provides you with skills, Arts (Theatre) knowledge and experience in creative exploration of the role of journalism media production in the fields of film, and the various media that support it. DS web production, digital animation and Graduates from this program have computational media. It combines skills and knowledge to apply to a Locations Wollongong industry-relevant studio experience with wide range of media and Duration 3 years full-time an experimental and analytical approach. communication based careers. ATAR ATAR plus Audition Starts Autumn Taught in collaboration with the The Bachelor of Journalism features Assumed 2U of English Illawarra Institute of TAFE, students detailed studies of a range of Recommended Drama gain an enhanced learning experience journalistic forms, with a focus on Performance at UOW involves through working in dedicated film practical skills that are supported by stimulating and rigorous practice led studios, animation and computer labs, relevant theory. This course offers training in either acting or technical as well as specialised exhibition and more chances to develop practical production. Intensive skill development editing suites, all located in a new journalism skills and is suited for is supported by the study of theatre dedicated facility at UOW’s Innovation students who want a specialist career history and performance theory. Campus in North Wollongong (next to as a journalist or related career in the Practical and theoretical skills Campus East—see page 15). journalism environment. will see you working in a range of capacities within both traditional and On completion of the course, students Both degrees can lead you to a contemporary performance contexts. are awarded both a Bachelor Degree successful career in journalism or from UOW and an Advanced Diploma a related field. from TAFE. Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) Bachelor of Journalism DS Locations Wollongong Duration 3 years full-time Locations Wollongong ATAR ATAR plus Portfolio/Interview Duration 3 years full-time Starts Autumn ATAR ATAR plus Portfolio/Interview Assumed 2U of English Starts Autumn Recommended English Adv. Assumed 2U of English Recommended Visual Arts This program addresses the specific requirements of the working journalist This program is based in studio through the development of practical practice and related theory and history and innovative journalism skills and studies. The studio processes cover theory. The program has a unique textiles, painting and sculpture with focus on the emerging convergent support studies in curatorial practice, journalism environment and is photography, video, printmaking, delivered in a specialised newsroom installation and digital image making. studio where students work in a variety Visual Arts is taught by talented of media formats with knowledgeable practising artists and respected industry professionals. The program scholars who work with you to offers internship opportunities in encourage your creative expression. respected media organisations. You’ll have a number of opportunities to exhibit work throughout your studies. you 45 46 you education www.uow.edu.au/educ Education is about what we learn, how we learn and why we teach. In schools, students often point to a teacher who has made a difference in their lives. Teachers, on the other hand, remark on the wonder of helping an inquiring mind to reach new places, regardless of the age of the student. Students gain hands on experience in the practice of teaching and make strong links within teaching communities. The Faculty prides itself on offering a wide range of local and international professional teaching experiences. Graduates are equipped with a firm foundation in the science of learning. Education training in the Faculty is supported by sophisticated learning technologies, making our courses particularly flexible. Bachelor of Education – The Early Years DS Locations Wollongong Duration 4 years full-time ATAR 72 [90 + extra application for DS] Starts Autumn Assumed 2U of English Recommended 2U of Mathematics This degree is an exciting new approach to early childhood teaching. A high level of practical community engagement work is embedded into here i am the program, in addition to the usual professional experience for education students. It has a strong social justice focus and offers unprecedented input from local and regional services as well as Indigenous advisory groups, with a long record of community consultation. Bachelor of Mathematics Education meeting challenges DS Locations Wollongong Duration 4 years full-time ATAR 75 [90 + extra application for DS] Starts Autumn Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics (not General Maths) Recommended Mathematics Ext. 1 Michelle Beavan Primary Teacher Mathematics is a discipline central Illawarra Christian School to many branches of science and Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) commerce, and teaching the next generation of mathematicians requires specific skills. This course creates I’m currently teaching a Year 2/3 class in a job-share role. The emphasis on working teachers who understand best practice collaboratively and taking a problem-based approach in my studies at UOW have teaching methods in addition to given me confidence in undertaking the challenging task of shared-programming on holding a full mathematics major. a cross-stage class. Maths Education can lead to other careers outside education that require I really enjoyed being on-campus at UOW because the grounds are so beautiful and high-level training skills in the many refreshing. There are many great spaces to work and also to relax and enjoy study business environments mathematics breaks. It’s a great learning environment. graduates find work. you 47 with supportive students who carry one another through the course Joao Oliveira Bachelor of Primary Education The social and academic sides of UOW complement each other. It is a professional top rate university that still provides a personal touch. The best thing about UOW is the strong and supportive year group that carries one another through the course. 48 you Bachelor of Physical Primary Requirements Graduate Diploma in and Health Education To be employed by the NSW Education (Secondary) Department of Education and Locations Wollongong, Batemans Bay, DS Training as a primary school teacher Bega, Shoalhaven Locations Wollongong you must have completed 2 units of Duration 1 year (Feb–Nov) Duration 4 years full-time Mathematics and 2 units of English, Starts Mid-February ATAR 77 [90 + extra application for DS] or equivalent. If you don’t have the This course gives you teaching Starts Autumn required level of either, you can take qualifications for secondary school Assumed 2U of English a bridging course concurrent with settings (Years 7–12). The Graduate Recommended 2U of Science or your degree. Diploma in Education follows a PDHPE completed Bachelor degree in Physical and Health Education Bachelor of Science your chosen area. teachers provide many children with Education Students undertake method subjects their first formal lessons in the world of relating to their undergraduate major making positive health choices. These DS from the following: Art, Computer teachers need to be knowledgeable, motivated people who can engage Locations Wollongong Studies, Drama, English, French, students and lead by example. Outside Duration 4 years full-time History, Human Society and its the school system, physical and health ATAR 75 [90 + extra application for DS] Environment, Mathematics, Music, educators are valued for their expertise Starts Autumn Physical and Health Education and in a range of health and movement Assumed Mathematics, 2U of English Science. Method subjects are those related areas and often find careers as Recommended 4U of Science from in which students explore in detail consultants for sporting organisations Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Earth the subject areas they will be teaching and businesses. and Environment* in schools, and look at methods *Students with a limited background in these subjects, of presentation particular to their Professional experience (PEX) is a or mathematics, are advised to enrol in relevant own subjects. bridging courses or introductory subjects. mandatory requirement and usually occurs in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and Southern Science is about shaping raw curiosity Teach Anywhere into a tool of discovery, one that creates Sydney schools, as well as schools in A teaching degree gives you mobility. a legacy of knowledge for future southwest Sydney and Campbelltown. It opens the doors for you to teach in generations. Introducing a generation a range of systems (state, independent of students to science requires teachers and Catholic school systems) both who know what they’re talking about, Bachelor of Primary and who understand the excitement nationally and internationally. Education of uncovering the world around them. If you’ve got your eyes set further afield, some degrees allow you to DS The Bachelor of Science Education undertake placement experiences course focuses on developing Locations Wollongong in schools in China, Malaysia, Fiji or secondary school teachers as critical Duration 4 years full-time Thailand. For more information, see reflective practitioners with sound ATAR 78 [90 + extra application for DS] www.uow.edu.au/educ/proExperience/ practical teaching skills. Starts Autumn overseas Assumed 2U of English Recommended 2U of Mathematics Graduate Diploma in Graduates of the Bachelor of Primary Education are able to teach children Education (Primary) from Kindergarten to Year 6. The Locations Wollongong, Batemans Bay, degree is aimed at developing Bega, Shoalhaven professional primary school teachers Duration 1 year (Jan–Nov) who have a strong theoretical Starts Mid-January understanding of teaching and This course gives you teaching sound practical teaching skills. qualifications for a primary school setting (Years K–6). The Graduate Practical teaching experiences are Diploma in Education follows a integrated into each year of the degree completed Bachelor degree in your and usually occur in the Illawarra, chosen area. Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and Southern Sydney schools. This program includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, individual assignments, and full-time professional experience in schools or community settings. Teaching methods, practice teaching and material preparation are provided in co-operation with local schools. you 49 50 you engineering www.uow.edu.au/eng Engineering is about manipulating the world around us to meet our needs. The good engineer will do so using the least amount of resources possible, and the responsible engineer will protect people and the environment in the process. UOW Engineering graduates are not only involved in technical projects, they’re also running the organisations in which they work. They are problem solvers, managing projects, people and finances. They are helping to build a sustainable future. Flexible Engineering Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering If you want to be an engineer but aren’t (Civil Engineering) (Mining Engineering) sure what specialisation is for you, UOW has a flexible entry option for the S S Bachelor of Engineering. You complete a Locations Wollongong Locations Wollongong common first year before choosing a Duration 4 years full-time Duration 4 years full-time specialisation. Decide after you’ve tried ATAR 78 [95 for Scholar] ATAR 78 [95 for Scholar] a little of everything, and still finish your Starts Autumn/Spring Starts Autumn/Spring degree on time. Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics (not Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics (not The following majors are available under General Maths) General Maths) the flexible entry program: Recommended Physics, Chemistry, Recommended Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Ext. 1, Engineering Studies Mathematics Ext. 1, Engineering Studies Civil Engineering Civil engineers apply science and technology Minerals are a major export income earner Environmental Engineering to the efficient use of natural resources for for Australia, and demand for coal, iron Materials Engineering the benefit and development of civilised life. ore, bauxite and petroleum will continue. Mechanical Engineering They plan, design, construct, operate and Mining engineers are professionals who Mechatronics Engineering maintain roads, bridges, dams, water supply apply science, geoscience, engineering Mining Engineering schemes, sewerage systems, transportation, and technology to the efficient and Call or email UniAdvice for more harbours, canals, docks, airports, railways, responsible exploration and extraction of information. factories and large buildings. minerals from the earth. 1300 367 email@example.com FULLY ACCREDITED The course focuses on mining engineering and the design of engineering structures, All Bachelor of Engineering degrees with emphasis on mining methods, Recognised by Group at UOW are accredited by Engineers ventilation, environmental engineering, rock Australia, the peak professional body of Eight for engineers in the country. See mechanics, computer applications, mining economics and industrial management. World-class research in the Faculty of www.engineersaustralia.org.au Engineering has attracted large numbers of ENGINEERING DOUBLE MAJORS researchers engaged in well funded projects in superior facilities. This expertise Bachelor of Engineering You don’t apply to study engineering double filters through to the classroom and (Environmental Engineering) majors directly. You first enrol in either research labs, so Engineering students are of the two programs (or the flexible entry learning from some of the world’s most S option) and then apply for the double major eminent engineers and scientists. This at the end of your first year. It’s just another Locations Wollongong option if you find your interest in engineering concentration of high quality research has Duration 4 years full-time can’t be confined to a single discipline! led to the Faculty being recognised as part ATAR 78 [95 for Scholar] of the Group of Eight and Associates, the Starts Autumn/Spring top research faculties in Australia. Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics (not Bachelor of Engineering General Maths) Recommended Physics, Chemistry, (Civil & Environmental Mathematics Ext. 1, Engineering Studies Engineering) Environmental engineers find solutions to Locations Wollongong pressing environmental problems using Duration 5–5.5 years full-time the principles of sustainability, basic Starts Autumn/Spring sciences and engineering. Working in an Combining civil and environmental interdisciplinary environment they design, engineering gives you a clear focus on build, evaluate, supervise or manage sustainable development. Civil engineering major projects including provision of skills expand your ability to apply sound potable water, water treatment and environmental practice to infrastructure, recycling, waste treatment, constructed and environmental engineering skills will wetlands, remediation of contaminated focus your ability to meet challenges with sites, air and noise pollution and control. creative, efficient solutions. you 51 Sam Darlow Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) I chose to study at UOW for the well-known quality of its engineering program. One of the best things about UOW is the helpful staff. There are many well-regarded lecturers at UOW who can expose you to opportunities you might never have otherwise. for the quality of the engineering program Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Engineering Mechatronic engineering is the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer (Civil & Mining (Scholar) technologies. These engineering disciplines Engineering) www.uow.edu.au/eng/ugstudentinfo complement each other to design and realise products, systems and processes, Locations Wollongong S which are more efficient, intelligent and Duration 5–5.5 years full-time ATAR 95 cost effective than their predecessors. Starts Autumn/Spring Similar to the Dean’s Scholar program, the Fields in mechatronics include autonomous Studying mining and civil engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Scholar) is for high robots, internet or remotely controlled will broaden your career prospects, and achieving students with good mathematics machines and processes, vehicle engine enhance many of the core skills from ability. It is available for all Bachelor of management systems and many more. each discipline. Engineering degrees offered by the Faculty There is a strong ongoing demand for of Engineering. Benefits include: mechatronic engineers wherever complex For example, the same skills needed to safely dig mine shafts are used to Certified recognition of enrolment in projects are met with limited resources. build underground expressways in cities, the Scholars Program while each offers a range of unique and Opportunity to finish a 4-year degree exciting challenges. in 3.5 years, or a 5-year double Bachelor of Medical and degree in 4 years Radiation Physics Access to a wider range of electives Bachelor of Engineering Involvement in Faculty research A+ (Mining & Environmental activities by replacing certain core or elective subjects with special Locations Wollongong Engineering) engineering project subjects. Scholars Duration 3 years full-time Locations Wollongong work on a research project in an area ATAR 80 [95 for Advanced] Duration 5–5.5 years full-time of interest to them, and under the Starts Autumn/Spring Starts Autumn/Spring guidance of a research supervisor Assumed 2U of English, 2U of from one of the Faculty Research Mathematics, Physics* The mineral wealth of the earth is immense, Centres, Groups or Institutes. Recommended English Adv., Mathematics though tapping this wealth presents us with Unique research project subjects Ext. 1, Chemistry challenges. We have a responsibility to * Students without Physics or Chemistry can enrol in ourselves and our planet to find creative bridging courses held in February each year. solutions to these challenges, ones that Bachelor of Engineering minimise harm and maximise yield. An engineer with dual qualifications in mining (Materials Engineering) This degree is designed to produce graduates with the specialist skills and environmental engineering is uniquely well equipped to meet these challenges. S necessary to find employment in hospitals, research or industry. Locations Wollongong This joint major sees the application of Duration 4 years full-time Graduates understand radiation detectors science, geoscience and technology to the ATAR 78 [95 for Scholar] and instrument design in nuclear physics, efficient and safe extraction of minerals Starts Autumn/Spring radiation safety, accelerator and reactor from the earth. It combines this knowledge Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics (not physics. Computer programming related with skills required to minimise the impact General Maths) to imaging is also taught. on our environmental surroundings. Recommended Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Ext. 1, Engineering Studies Materials engineering is at the heart of Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Engineering every engineering project: new materials (Photonics) (Mechanical Engineering) are critical for developing technologies. Locations Wollongong Materials engineers are the ones who Duration 3 years full-time S know how to select—from thousands of ATAR 75 options—the right material for the job. Locations Wollongong Starts Autumn/Spring They understand how changing processes Duration 4 years full-time Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics or composition can change the properties ATAR 78 [95 for Scholar] Recommended Mathematics Ext. 1, of a material. This major emphasises Starts Autumn/Spring Chemistry or Physics processing, manufacturing and materials Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics (not selection in design. Photonics is a rapidly developing area General Maths) associated with the development of Recommended Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Ext. 1, Engineering Studies Bachelor of Engineering detectors, light sources and optical fibres to support research and development Mechanical engineering has the broadest (Mechatronic) in a wide range of industries, including scope of all the branches of engineering. opto-electronics, telecommunications Graduates in this field work in a wide S and defence. variety of roles and have the skills to adapt Locations Wollongong to other disciplines. This major includes Duration 4 years full-time This degree combines skills in experimental many exciting fields such as advanced ATAR 78 [95 for Scholar] and theoretical physics and electronics. It manufacturing, metal forming technology, Starts Autumn/Spring provides a strong background in optics and robotics, control of systems, computer Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics (not computing necessary to enter a career in aided design and manufacturing, air General Maths) the photonics industry. conditioning, biomechanics, powder Recommended Physics, Chemistry, technology and tribology. Mathematics Ext. 1, Engineering Studies you 53 Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science Physics is fundamental to the study of all sciences and has a key role to play (Materials) (Physics) in generating and supporting new Locations Wollongong technologies. Physicists contribute Duration 3 years full-time A+ solutions in a broad range of areas, ATAR 75 from cutting edge advances to Locations Wollongong Starts Autumn/Spring everyday concerns—such as the Duration 3 years full-time Assumed 2U of English plus robustness of the world’s economy. ATAR 75 [95 for Advanced] Mathematics Starts Autumn/Spring Recommended Mathematics Ext. 1, Students majoring in Physics study: Assumed 2U of English plus Chemistry or Physics* mechanics; thermodynamics; electricity Mathematics and magnetism; vibrations; waves; * Students without Physics or Chemistry can enrol in Recommended Mathematics Ext. 1, bridging courses held in February each year. optics; modern, quantum and statistical Chemistry or Physics* mechanics; complemented by a number * Students without Physics or Chemistry can enrol in Materials Science students explore bridging courses held in February each year. of advanced mathematics subjects. the ways in which new materials are changing our world. They find out how to measure and control the strength of metals and polymers, learn about the structure of crystals and glasses, and discover how semiconductors work. This program provides the scientific knowledge and technical skills necessary for a successful materials based career. Pursue areas such as quality control and laboratory testing, materials process control, research and development in government or work in private sector laboratories. Bachelor of Science (Nuclear Science & here i am Technology) Locations Wollongong Duration 3 years full-time ATAR 75 Starts Autumn/Spring Assumed 2U of English plus Mathematics Recommended Mathematics Ext. 1, Chemistry or Physics* * Students without Physics or Chemistry can enrol in bridging courses held in February each year. building on what I learned in my degree The Bachelor of Science (Nuclear Science & Technology) builds on the expertise of the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics in dosimetry and radiation monitoring. It also builds on the environmental and nuclear physics subjects dealing with nuclear technology and waste disposal. Lyndal Evans Materials Investigations Cadet The program includes topics such Bluescope Steel as mechanics and thermodynamics, Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Engineering) quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, the nuclear fuel cycle and the physics In my current role I carry out failure analysis on metallic and non-metallic engineering of radiation detectors. equipment. This involves the use of optical microscopy, mechanical testing, chemical analysis and metallographic techniques to determine fracture modes. What I learned throughout my degree is imperative to this work and is a solid base I can build on at work and further in my career. UOW has a good engineering program, and a friendly campus atmosphere in a great location close to home. 54 you health an you 55 uow.edu.au/health Understanding how the human body and mind work and how to care for them is essential to our wellbeing. Whether fighting chronic illness afflicting whole populations or managing top athletes, health scientists, doctors and nurses improve our health, happiness and performance. Health and Behavioural Sciences at UOW is characterised by quality, accredited undergraduate studies and exciting postgraduate research grounded in our communities. Illawarra Health and Bachelor of Exercise Bachelor of Health Medical Research Science and Science in Indigenous Institute (IHMRI) Rehabilitation Health Studies IHMRI is a joint venture between UOW Locations Wollongong Locations Wollongong and the South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Duration 4 years full-time Duration 3 years full-time Area Health Service. Its goal is to be the ATAR 94 ATAR 70 focal point of health and medical Starts Autumn Starts Autumn/Spring research in the Illawarra region. Assumed 2U of English, 4U of Science Recommended Aboriginal Studies and/or Maths* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander The Institute is housed in a state-of- Recommended Chemistry** people face a unique set of personal the-art multimillion-dollar facility on * PDHPE may be counted as a Science unit. and community health issues. Effective, ** Bridging courses available for students without UOW main campus. The upper part responsive and compassionate health Chemistry of the building will house modern care for Indigenous people requires laboratories for medical research. professionals with a broad set of skills The Bachelor of Exercise Science and The lower floor of the building is a and knowledge. Rehabilitation aims to produce exercise clinical research and trials area, physiologists who have strong clinical which will interact directly with The course covers areas including and professional skills, underpinned by members of the community. community health, community sound scientific knowledge of human structure and function. As Accredited development, cultural issues, IHMRI’s research program comparative Indigenous health issues Exercise Physiologists, graduates can encompasses six main themes: and Indigenous health research. utilise exercise to maintain and improve health and fitness, as well as rehabilitate These areas are complemented Cancer Continuum individuals after injury or disease. with study in Indigenous Studies, Healthy Ageing Graduates are eligible to register as Psychology, Sociology, Education Infectious Diseases an Allied Health Professional with and other related areas. Metabolic Conditions organisations such as Medicare, Work Neuroscience and Mental Health Cover, and private health insurers. Primary Care and Rural Health Bachelor of Medical For more information, see The skills acquired are applied in and Health Sciences clinical and community settings ihmri.uow.edu.au through clinical placements, which – TAFE Diploma of are an important part of the third Laboratory Technology and fourth years of the degree. Locations Wollongong Duration 3 years full-time Graduates are eligible to become ATAR 82 members of Exercise and Sports Starts Autumn Science Australia (ESSA) formerly the Assumed 2U of English, 4U of Science Australian Association for Exercise and and/or Maths Sport Science (AAESS) and achieve Recommended Chemistry professional accreditation. Graduates may find employment in areas of This combination degree is a 4-year cardiac rehabilitation, musculoskeletal flexible but rigorous program designed rehabilitation, exercise physiology for students who have a passion to and a range of areas within the allied study the scientific basis of human health services. Their career could also structure, function and health. The lead them into health management content of the Bachelor of Medical and programs for the treatment of chronic Health Sciences part of the program is diseases such as diabetes, the same as the standalone degree cardiovascular disease and (see next page). neurological disorders. 56 you i am here where i’m not just a number Sophie Glover Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science, Psychology) UOW has helped me achieve my goals by providing me with the highest quality teachers, resources and practical insights into the industry, which will stand me in good stead when I graduate. I have found the staff to be friendly and welcoming and smaller class sizes mean you are not just a number. you 57 In third year, you study at Ultimo TAFE. The combination of UOW degree with Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Nutrition & TAFE Diploma provides opportunities Locations Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Dietetics for improved vocational outcomes and Southern Sydney, Bega Locations Wollongong the development of practical skills. Duration 3 years full-time only Duration 4 years full-time The degree provides you with both the ATAR 70 ATAR 93 scientific background and the practical Starts Autumn Starts Autumn training relevant to employment in Assumed 2U of Science Assumed 2U of English, 4U of Science pathology laboratories in the public Nurses are fundamental to health and/or Maths or private sectors. care. One of the essential roles of Recommended Chemistry any hospital is to provide nursing care. The Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics With this in mind, it’s easy to see why Bachelor of Medical motivated, skilful and compassionate course emphasises professional development and provides students and Health Sciences nurses will be the cornerstones of with opportunities to gain clinical, food our future healthcare needs. We service, research and health promotion A+ emphasise independent study and skills. It provides placements in inquiry as well as teamwork. The Locations Wollongong hospitals, community health centres course is structured so that there is Duration 3 years full-time and food companies. planned and consistent integration ATAR 82 [93 + extra app. for Advanced] of theory with practical experience. Starts Autumn Clinical experience is undertaken in Assumed 2U of English, 4U of Science general and specialist hospitals in the Illawarra, south-eastern regions of and/or Maths* Bachelor of Nursing Sydney and rural areas. Placements Recommended Chemistry *For this degree PDHPE may be counted as a Science unit. Advanced are offered in a variety of community Duration 4 years and industrial settings. The Bachelor of Medical and Health ATAR 80 Starts Autumn The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics Sciences degree is a three-year flexible, Assumed 2U of Science program has full accreditation with rigorous program designed specifically the Dietitians Association of Australia for students who have a passion to The Bachelor of Nursing Advanced is (DAA), making all graduates eligible study the scientific basis of human designed for high-achieving students for the credential of Accredited structure, function and health. The who are the potential leaders in nursing. Practising Dietitian (APD) and course is built upon foundation The advanced degree provides eligibility Accredited Nutritionist (AN). Graduates knowledge in the sciences underpinning to register as a nurse in Australia. It are frequently employed as clinical human anatomy, physiology and health. focuses on teaching students the skills dietitians, community dietitians, food As the degree progresses, there are and adaptability necessary to work in service dietitians and as dietitians in increasing opportunities for students constantly evolving clinical and private practice. to customise their program of study administrative environments. to include a wide range of biomedical and behavioural subjects related to the human body and health. In addition to completing the Bachelor of Public requirements for the 3-year Bachelor of Nursing, students will pick one of two Health Graduates are frequently employed in majors: Management and Leadership, Locations Wollongong the health, medical, medical research or Mental Health. Duration 3 years full-time and clinical health fields. Examples ATAR 75 include research scientist in the areas This degree builds on UOW’s strong Starts Autumn of neuroscience, thermal physiology, partnerships with local area health Assumed 2U of English biomechanics, diabetes and metabolic services, The Illawarra Institute of Recommended English Adv. disorders, functional anatomy, Mental Health, UOW School of respiratory and cardio respiratory The Bachelor of Public Health is a Psychology and NGOs. It prepares function. Graduates may also become flexible program for those interested students for mental health clinical a medical or clinical technician, in a career that enhances the health placements through intensive skill laboratory manager or pathology of the community. Students learn to based workshops involving clinicians laboratory technician. They acquire understand key issues affecting the and carers. knowledge and skills which are health of populations. They develop skills transferable to many other areas in obtaining, reviewing and analysing including public service departments, health information. Planning and media and the pharmaceutical industry. managing a health program or project as well as improving the health of the population are other areas covered. You can also apply for the Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences Advanced (Honours), which offers integrated Honours and research opportunities. 58 you Graduates are frequently employed in PSYCHOLOGY BECOMING A REGISTERED local, state and federal government PSYCHOLOGIST Psychologists help us understand who health departments. They may also we are and how we think, feel and act. To become a registered psychologist, gain employment in health and They aim to help people function you will need to complete 4 years of medical research, community better, to prevent ill health and other accredited study. (Either the Bachelor health promotion, occupational and problems developing. Their clients of Psychology or one of the 3-year environmental health, public service, include children, adults, couples, degrees above plus an accredited disease prevention and research. families and organisations. fourth year of study as below.) A post degree supervision period under a Graduates are able to apply for qualified psychologist is also required. membership with the Public Health Association. Bachelor of Psychology Locations Wollongong High-achieving students are eligible Duration 4 years full-time Bachelor of Science to apply for entry into the Bachelor of ATAR 92 Honours – Psychology Public Health (Honours), which is Starts Autumn designed as an additional fourth year of Assumed 2U of English Recommended English Adv. Bachelor of Arts study to provide students with skills to demonstrate excellence in research with The Bachelor of Psychology is a Honours – Psychology a clear understanding of the research professional degree for students Honours in Psychology is a fourth year question. Entry into the Bachelor of who aspire to register as a Clinical of study accredited by the Australian Public Health (Honours) requires the Psychologist. Graduates are eligible for Psychological Society (APS). It is a student to have attained at least a credit associate membership of the Australian partial qualification for registration as a average in subjects undertaken during Psychological Society, and are well psychologist with the Psychology Board their undergraduate degree. placed to apply for the Master of of Australia. A post-degree supervision Psychology (Clinical) that is required for period is also required. registration as a Clinical Psychologist. Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition Postgraduate Diploma Locations Wollongong Bachelor of Science in Psychology Duration 3 years full-time (Psychology) As an alternative to Honours, graduates ATAR 75 Locations Wollongong of a three-year psychology degree can Starts Autumn Duration 3 years full-time take this Postgraduate Diploma. It Assumed 2U of English ATAR 78 serves as a partial qualification with Recommended English Adv. Starts Autumn the APS as per above. Diet and nutrition have become Assumed 2U of English Recommended English Adv. increasingly important for the Bachelor of Science Australian population and public health. The Bachelor of Public Health Bachelor of Arts (Exercise Science) Nutrition meets the needs of students Locations Wollongong who are interested in working in health (Psychology) Duration 3 years full-time promotion, especially the development, Locations Wollongong ATAR 78 management and evaluation of Duration 3 years full-time Starts Autumn community-based nutrition and food ATAR 75 Assumed 2U of English, 4U of Science policy programs. It combines public Starts Autumn and/or Maths* and population health approaches Assumed 2U of English * PDHPE may be counted as a Science unit. with a sound understanding of the Recommended English Adv. science of nutrition. The Bachelor of Science (Exercise A 3-year degree in Psychology provides comprehensive training in the processes Science) major allows students to Graduates are frequently employed explore in depth the area of exercise basic to human psychology. It can in local, state and federal government science through the study of anatomy, be combined with most disciplines health departments. They may also physiology, exercise physiology, available in either a Bachelor of Science gain employment in community exercise prescription and or Bachelor of Arts degree. The health promotion; non-government biomechanics. Students gain a Psychology component of the two organisations with a public health comprehensive understanding of the degrees is identical. Choose one or the nutrition focus; disease prevention and anatomical and physiological basis of other based on what complementary research. Graduates are able to apply human motion. They also learn about subjects interest you. Science provides for Associate Registration with the the effect of exercise, injury and a stronger background in the biological Nutrition Society of Australia. Full disease on human performance in basis of human behaviour, while Arts registration is available upon completion sport, industry and in daily living. integrates a wider understanding of the of additional professional experience. Graduates are trained to utilise exercise human experience. as an intervention to maintain health and fitness in healthy individuals. you 59 Alex Carr Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation My favourite thing about UOW is the relaxed environment. Everyone is so friendly it actually makes uni somewhere you enjoy being. My course has given me the confidence to attempt anything. The variety of subjects I’ve completed have shown me what I’m capable of. where i like to be 60 you The course offers career flexibility. Graduates are eligible for Associate Graduates may find employment in a Membership of the Dietitians variety of areas associated with sport Association of Australia (DAA). (coaching, sports administration, Graduates may also seek to become strength and conditioning), health a Graduate Member of the Australian promotion, the fitness industry Institute of Food Science and (corporate/community fitness Technology (AIFST) and/or an programming, personal training), Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) with rehabilitation (exercise prescription the Nutrition Society of Australia. Full for chronic conditions), preventive status as a Registered Nutritionist medicine (cardiac technician) (RNutr) or Registered Public Health and/or research. Nutritionist (RPHNutr) can be obtained after work experience. Upon successful completion of the first two years of the course, students may Students who have achieved a apply to transfer to the Bachelor of distinction average in the first two and Exercise Science and Rehabilitation. a half years of this degree may be invited to transfer into the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, subject to Bachelor of Science availability of places. The program is (Nutrition) also designed to meet the prerequisite requirements for admission into the Locations Wollongong Master of Science (Nutrition & Duration 3 years full-time Dietetics), which is required for ATAR 78 accreditation as a nutritionist/dietitian. Starts Autumn Assumed 2U of English, 4U of Science and/or Maths Recommended Chemistry* * Bridging courses available for students without Chemistry A major in Nutrition provides a general education in the study of human nutrition. Core areas of study include biochemistry, human physiology, nutritional metabolism, as well as community and public health nutrition. Good nutrition is central to the maintenance of good health, fighting off disease, correcting imbalances in the body and providing vitality. Graduates are frequently employed in the health, health promotion, medical, medical research, food industry, private practice and clinical health fields. Graduates can work in a range of professional settings. Career options include nutritionists with food companies or pharmaceutical companies, weight loss counsellors, lifestyle coaches, customer service agents in food companies and research assistants. you 61 62 you graduate schoo of medicin you 62 The Graduate School of Medicine (GSM) at UOW offers a distinctive approach to medical education. The School was built around a mission to address Australia’s shortage of skilled doctors practising outside major cities. Now, the GSM is committed to training world-class doctors who will use their skills to serve communities in regional, rural and remote locations. Students spend significant time during their training in long-term clinical placements in regional and rural facilities and with regional and rural doctors. They develop an understanding of what it means to practise medicine in these areas. The clinical experiences reflect the realities of medicine in regional, rural and remote communities. The curriculum presents ‘problems’ that students must solve in the context of these places. While the GSM focuses on training doctors to work in regional and rural areas, graduates receive broad-based training that ensures they can pursue any career in medicine in all the medical specialisations. UOW offers a truly unique and rewarding educational experience that provides the academic base for a lifetime of practice in a rapidly changing and challenging health care environment. Bachelor of Medicine & here i am Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Duration 4 years Starting sessions January each year Entry requirements Because it is a graduate program, applicants must have already completed a Bachelor degree, but this can be in any discipline. Students must also sit the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT), an independently developed exam designed to help graduate medical ready to work as a doctor schools select candidates. Details of the entry requirements and application process can be found at www.uow.edu.au/gsm A combination of teaching approaches is used to deliver the curriculum including: Jennifer Khoo lectures, large and small group clinical Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery presentations, seminars, tutorials, small Wollongong Hospital group work, using online resources and logs, and practical anatomy classes. The Graduate School of Medicine has prepared me well for working as a doctor. The Clinical teaching is also carried out in student cohort was small enough to allow for more attention to each student, and the hospitals, clinics and general practice community involvement of the local and rural doctors was invaluable. I also believe that surgeries. In addition, the curriculum being hands-on from first year experiencing medicine as it is practised in our community includes activities directed at the enhanced my education. personal and professional development of GSM students. you 63 64 you informatic www.uow.edu.au/informatics Mathematicians and computer scientists have much in common. For each, success is determined by creative and careful use of a series of tools and languages unique to their professions. In the real world, both also need a range of practical skills to make their way along their chosen career path. Skills in management, communication and analysis are key. Our academics have strong engagement with industry and conduct research at the forefront of their chosen disciplines. The deep understanding gained through active research is brought to the classroom to create a learning environment that inspires and nurtures curiosity in our students. Informatics graduates from UOW have highly regarded specialist knowledge, Bachelor of MULTIMEDIA AND GAME DEVELOPMENT often accredited by relevant industry Computer Science This major has been developed in associations. They are also well response to the needs of the growing rounded, capable of integrating their DS Australian game development industry, skills into a variety of organisations Locations Wollongong where employees require both often managing and leading teams of Duration 3 years full-time traditional computer science skills and experts. Our graduates are among the ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] creative skills. most sought after by industry because Starts Autumn/Spring of their deep knowledge of the Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics SOFTWARE ENGINEERING discipline, adaptability, communication, (not General Maths) application and ethical professionalism. This major addresses the software The Bachelor of Computer Science is engineering process using an object centred on developing problem-solving oriented approach. Students work in Bachelor of Business and solution implementation skills. a group that mimics the working These skills are widely applicable across Information Systems the Information and Communication environment of the software development industry. Technology spectrum, in areas such DS as financial analysis, games, security, Locations Wollongong networking, automatic systems (such as Bachelor of Engineering Duration 3 years full-time ATMs), adaptive (AI) systems, robotics ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] and medical monitoring. (Computer Engineering) Starts Autumn/Spring Assumed 2U of English The primary focus of this course is to DS Recommended 2U of Mathematics prepare students to enter the work Locations Wollongong force as proactive, adaptive and Duration 4 years full-time Business Information analysts are productive professionals. ATAR 78 [93 + extra application for DS] involved in the analysis, design, Starts Autumn/Spring implementation, maintenance and Four majors are available: Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics enhancement of computer-based (not General Maths), 2U of Science information systems critical to the DIGITAL SYSTEMS SECURITY Recommended English Adv., successful operation of modern Mathematics Ext. 1, Physics organisations. Information Security is becoming an increasingly important aspect of Computer engineers design, develop They require a sound understanding information technology. The industry and maintain sustainable computer of the business requirements for the has shown its interest in having secure based hardware and software systems. systems they design and must deal systems and employees with skills These professionals have specialist with users at all levels within an appropriate to information security. expertise in the fields of computer organisation. This degree is specifically architecture and software design. designed to prepare you for a career as ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS They apply these skills to efficiently a systems analyst or as an information combine digital hardware with software Enterprise systems development systems specialist in a business, components in order to integrate focuses on the creation of software government or non-profit environment. computers with the real world. systems that use the large scale, mixed platform distributed computing This course includes at least 12 weeks facilities of large commercial and of professional experience. This major government organisations. is also fully accredited by Engineers Australia. you 65 Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Information Bachelor of Mathematics (Electrical Engineering) Technology (Mathematics/Applied DS DS Statistics) Locations Wollongong Locations Wollongong A+ Duration 4 years full-time Duration 3 years full-time Locations Wollongong ATAR 78 [93 + extra application for DS] ATAR 75 [93 + extra application for DS] Duration 3 years full-time Starts Autumn/Spring Starts Autumn/Spring ATAR 75 [90 for Advanced] Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics Assumed 2U of English Starts Autumn/Spring (not General Maths), 2U of Science Recommended Mathematics or Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics Recommended English Adv., General Maths (not General Maths) Mathematics Ext. 1, Physics This degree has a set of core subjects Recommended Mathematics Ext.1 Electrical engineers are sought after that offers graduates key skills required Most jobs suitable for mathematics professionals who have specialist for any IT professional. These core graduates don’t have the word expertise in the development and subjects are complemented by one “mathematician” in the title: application of sustainable electrical of the following major studies: meteorologist, risk manager, and electronic systems. investment adviser, biometrician eBusiness – Conducting business and transport analyst are just a few Special topics such as electricity online is increasingly an essential examples. Applied mathematics generation and distribution (including feature of any organisation’s underpins a vast number of scientific renewable energy), electrical power operations. Challenges are faced by and commercial enterprises, so your quality, machines and drives, power integrating adaptive business solutions career options are wide. electronics, control systems and that capitalise on evolving technologies. automation give you the specialist While the major components of the knowledge needed to move into the Network Design and Management degree are in Mathematics or Applied industry. This major is fully accredited – Every major company in the world Statistics, second majors can be by Engineers Australia. now relies on networks to survive. chosen from other areas, including A major in network design and Computer Science, Biomedical management develops the skills Science, Economics, Accounting, Bachelor of Engineering necessary to build or manage Management, Marketing or Finance. (Telecommunications networks. Such networks support businesses and governments in a All of the undergraduate maths Engineering) competitive global market. degrees offered by the University of Wollongong are accredited by the Australian Mathematical Society. DS Social Policy – Businesses and governments around the world are Locations Wollongong Duration 4 years full-time struggling to develop policies on emergent issues, including privacy, Bachelor of Mathematics ATAR 78 [93 + extra application for DS] Starts Autumn/Spring hacking and computer crime. A major & Finance in social policy develops an Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics (not General Maths), 2U of Science understanding of these and other DS social issues associated with the Recommended English Adv., Locations Wollongong growth of ICT and the web. Mathematics Ext. 1, Physics Duration 4 years full-time ATAR 82 [93 + extra application for DS] Telecommunications engineers are Web Design & Development – Provides Starts Autumn/Spring professionals who design and manage the technical knowledge to design and Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics land wire and wireless communication develop effective websites and web (not General Maths) systems as well as large scale networks applications. Applications could be Recommended Mathematics Ext.1 and data networks. These networks shopping carts, online auctions, represent, store and transmit analogue employee kiosks, online catalogues Advanced skills in mathematics are and digital information (such as the or social networks. The major also essential to good decision-making internet). This major is fully accredited covers issues related to usability and in the world of finance. Graduates by Engineers Australia. accessibility, navigation, site structure, of this course have the skills to apply and information architecture. sophisticated mathematical and statistical techniques to real world Students can combine any two of the problems. They are encouraged above majors to be awarded a double to develop computing and major. This degree also includes a communication skills, which are an mandatory industry placement of asset in the employment market. 6 to 8 weeks. 66 you Krishna Ali Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Computer Science I considered uni the best way of furthering my education and improving my employability. Now I’m using industry-standard tools in animation and computer programming, preparing to start my career. i am here using industry-standard tools you 67 The degree allows students to specialise through one of 4 optional majors: Risk Management and Insurance Quantitative Corporate Finance and Investments Mathematical Economics Financial Services All graduates from this degree working in the finance industry qualify for Associate Membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). Bachelor of Medical Mathematics here we are Locations Wollongong Duration 3 years full-time ATAR 85 Starts Autumn/Spring Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics (not General Maths) Recommended Mathematics Ext.1, Chemistry This degree provides the mathematics and statistics skills required for advanced modelling and analysis applications in medical sciences, as well as a basic background in physiology, chemistry and biology. making opportunities for UOW students Graduates have the skills needed to pursue careers in mathematics, statistics and medical research. They are also suitably prepared for postgraduate studies in medicine, mathematics and allied health professions. Tibra Capital Global securities trading house www.tibra.com A number of our founders are University of Wollongong graduates and continue to live in the Wollongong area and work out of the Tibra Austinmer office. We believe that the University of Wollongong produces exceptional graduates and we are proud to be in a position whereby we can offer scholarships and work placements to current students. All the students from the University of Wollongong are extremely motivated. When they do come and work for us we find them to be determined to learn and succeed. They fit in very well with our full-time staff and quickly adapt to working life. 68 you you 69 law www.uow.edu.au/law The Law is the systematic expression of our shared values. That is what we hold dear, how we want to govern ourselves as well as the powers and limitations we need to prosper. The law underpins our entire society, so knowledge of legal rules is only half the story. A good lawyer understands the contexts in which the law operates, and how it affects people’s lives. UOW Law is known for its innovative approach to skills training and a style of teaching where we encourage inquiring minds. We want our students to be flexible, analytical thinkers who are sensitive to the human side of the law. They graduate with a very strong skills base and a strong understanding of how the law operates in society. Our Law graduates leave us with a combination of practical skills and contextual awareness. Because of this they enter a wide range of careers both in legal practice and associated careers, all over the world. Practical Legal Training Bachelor of Arts – challenges, it’s important to have graduates who understand the legal, Program Bachelor of Laws technical and commercial implications To be admitted as a legal practitioner, Locations Wollongong of these technologies. Students also law graduates must also complete a Duration 5 years full-time learn what it takes to design and practical legal training (PLT) course ATAR 90 implement these systems. accredited by the Legal Profession Starts Autumn Admission Board. The University of The first year of the LLB program must Wollongong offers an accredited, be studied full-time. Bachelor of Commerce award-winning PLT Course. This Assumed 2U of English – Bachelor of Laws course has a strong local and national Recommended English Adv. Locations Wollongong reputation for excellence in delivery With many majors to choose from Duration 5 years full-time and student outcomes. in the Bachelor of Arts, this degree ATAR 90 combination provides the foundation Starts Autumn PLT is an opportunity to apply what you for a career in an extensive range of The first year of the LLB program must learn in your law degree and acquire legal work. With modern languages, be studied full-time. new knowledge, while sharpening the media studies, philosophy, politics, Assumed 2U of English skills you need to make you job-ready. gender studies and more, every Arts Recommended English Adv. The UOW PLT staff are drawn from the specialisation is relevant to a number worlds of legal practice and education. Businesses always operate in a of legal contexts. The practical skills They bring a vital balance of theory and complex legal environment. Whether subjects in the law course cover oral practice to your learning. looking at the business as a legal entity communication, written (public, private or otherwise) or the communication, legal research, The permanent academic staff are specific regulations governing a single negotiation and advocacy. supplemented by specialists who teach function (human resources and modules in their specific areas of employment law, for example), the law expertise. Visiting practitioners include judges, barristers, accredited specialist Bachelor of Business plays an integral part in responsible commerce. solicitors, legal administrators, and Information Systems professionals from other disciplines. – Bachelor of Laws At UOW, you can choose from 15 Commerce majors and tailor your law Locations Wollongong For more information, see degree to suit your area of special Duration 5 years full-time www.uow.edu.au/law/plt interest, giving this double degree ATAR 90 a high level of customisation. For Starts Autumn example, you can combine The first year of the LLB program must Accountancy with Law and gain be studied full-time. accreditation in both professions. Assumed 2U of English Recommended English Adv. Integrating information systems in the workplace didn’t just open up new avenues of commerce, they created many new legal challenges and opportunities. To meet these 70 you Stephanie Lee Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Laws UOW allowed me to study law and study in a beautiful and relaxed environment close to home. I have gained a number of skills thanks to the subjects and practical components of my course. The lifestyle of Wollongong is fantastic and probably my favourite thing about studying at UOW. close to home i am here you 71 working in a business community Peter Franke Director Heard McEwan Legal Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Laws In studying and subsequently working in the Wollongong area I have created a network of colleagues both inside and outside the legal profession, which has led to involvement in the wider business community. My studies at UOW have assisted me by fostering critical thinking and effective communication, which allows me to adapt and apply my skills to practical legal situations. The UOW law program is well recognised and respected as a quality degree within the legal profession. 72 you Bachelor of Bachelor of Creative Bachelor of Information Communication & Arts – Bachelor of Laws Technology – Bachelor Media Studies – Locations Wollongong of Laws Duration 5–5.5 years full-time Bachelor of Laws ATAR Portfolio/Interview Locations Wollongong Duration 5 years full-time Locations Wollongong Starts Autumn ATAR 90 Duration 5 years full-time The first year of the LLB program must Starts Autumn ATAR 90 be studied full-time. The first year of the LLB program must Starts Autumn Assumed 2U of English be studied full-time. The first year of the LLB program must Recommended English Adv. Assumed 2U of English be studied full-time. This is a distinctive degree in Australia Recommended English Adv. Assumed 2U of English that allows you to combine studies in Recommended English Adv. This double degree allows students to creative writing, graphic design, visual combine the necessary knowledge and The core of the Communication arts or theatre with studies in law. Many skills to be successful in a dynamic and Media Studies degree deals lawyers find knowledge of the arts and and changing world of information with contemporary issues in politics, the media is extremely useful in their technology (IT) with the Bachelor of communication studies and media. practice. Pursue two seemingly different Laws. Study in another academic It gives students a broad grounding in passions and enter a career defending discipline like information technology which to situate their major study. The and promoting free press or artistic allows students to recognise how law degree combination gives future media expression. This degree combination functions in different social, modern, lawyers an overview of the industry, its offers many exciting opportunities. political and economic contexts. practices and politics. Combining law and journalism with history and politics subjects provides a solid foundation for Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of students wanting a career in government or politics. – Bachelor of Laws International Studies Locations Wollongong Duration 6 years full-time – Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Computer ATAR 90 Locations Wollongong Starts Autumn Duration 5 years full-time Science – Bachelor The first year of the LLB program must ATAR 90 of Laws be studied full-time. Starts Autumn The first year of the LLB program must Locations Wollongong Bachelor of Laws be studied full-time. Duration 5–5.5 years full-time Assumed 2U of English Assumed 2U of English. ATAR 90 Recommended English Adv. Recommended English Adv. Starts Autumn The first year of the LLB program must Bachelor of Engineering Combining the Bachelor of be studied full-time. Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics International Studies with the Bachelor (not General Maths) of Laws allows students to recognise Bachelor of Laws Recommended Physics, Chemistry, how law functions in different social, Assumed 2U of English Mathematics Ext. 1, Engineering Studies historical, political and economic Recommended English Adv. Engineering is a truly global profession, contexts. This program is for students Bachelor of Computer Science so it enjoys a sometimes interesting interested in the diversity of the global Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics and complex relationship with the law. community, and how this diversity (not General Maths) The creative problem-solving skills might affect our systems of law. Law cannot be fully understood if of engineering are an excellent you know only legal rules. Studying it complement to the analytical and with computer science allows you to communication skills of law. This recognise how law functions in creates a uniquely capable, practical technical contexts. This degree minded and adaptable graduate. combines the practical, problem- solving skills of computer science with the high level analytical, research and communication skills of law. you 73 Bachelor of Journalism Bachelor of Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of Laws Mathematics – Bachelor (Psychology) – Bachelor Locations Wollongong of Laws of Laws Duration 5 years full-time Locations Wollongong Locations Wollongong ATAR Portfolio/Interview Duration 5–5.5 years full-time Duration 5 years full-time Starts Autumn ATAR 90 ATAR 90 The first year of the LLB program must Starts Autumn Starts Autumn be studied full-time. The first year of the LLB program must The first year of the LLB program must Assumed 2U of English. be studied full-time. be studied full-time Recommended English Adv. Assumed 2U of English, Mathematics Assumed 2U of English One of the most popular journalism (not General Maths) Recommended English Adv. double degree combinations is the Recommended English Adv., Professional skills in law and Bachelor of Journalism – Bachelor of Mathematics Ext. 1 psychological science will open the Laws. This degree combines the best Both lawyers and mathematicians door to many exciting career options elements of law (for example, an ability analyse complex principles in order to with opportunities in private and public to understand complex legislation and solve a problem. They prepare thorough sectors. Some areas include education, arguments), with journalism (an inquiring and thoughtful solutions that deliver community legal services and public mind and the capacity to present that real benefits. A procedural approach interest advocacy groups. material in a way non-specialist readers to problem-solving can help lawyers or listeners can understand). see what the outcomes of their actions will be—an important quality for Alternatively, journalism can provide professionals who must remain aware additional skills for people planning a of the context in which the law works. career in law or the corporate world, where succinct persuasive communication is important. Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Laws Locations Wollongong (Direct Entry) Duration 5 years full-time ATAR 90 Locations Wollongong Starts Autumn Duration 4 years full-time The first year of the LLB program must ATAR 90 be studied full-time. Starts Autumn The first year of the LLB program must Bachelor of Laws be studied full-time. Assumed 2U of English Assumed 2U of English Recommended English Adv. Recommended English Adv. Bachelor of Science The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is for Assumed 4U of Science or 4U of school leavers who are keen to Science/Mathematics* complete their studies in law without Recommended Mathematics, 4U of the necessity of completing studies in Science† another discipline. The length of the * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) may program allows for a greater period of take a bridging course. † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol time devoted to law subjects than in in bridging courses offered in February each year. the combined law degrees. Combine a Bachelor of Laws with a In the fourth year students have two Bachelor of Science in areas including options: Environmental Science, Biological Science, Chemistry or Human Undertake a year of research in Geography. Graduates might address your chosen area and qualify for issues such as environmental planning, honours. or the legal implications of introducing Broaden your range of legal new technology. knowledge by completing six additional electives. 74 you you 75 www.uow.edu.au/science Science is about observing and measuring what’s happening around us. Scientists are fiercely curious people, who follow their curiosity until they find answers. More than simply driving knowledge or technology, scientific discovery can have powerful ethical, political or commercial ramifications. Scientists need to be aware of the contexts in which they work. Science at UOW is characterised by a strong connection between research and teaching. Many of your teachers will be engaged in research at the forefront of their fields. Our graduates find work all over the world in research, industry, government and academia. Bachelor of Our unique coastal location places UOW in an ideal position to offer this Bachelor of Medicinal Environmental Science multidisciplinary course. The Bachelor Chemistry of Marine Science is a specially A+ designed flexible course that places A+ a broad emphasis on the marine Locations Wollongong Locations Wollongong sciences taught by leading researchers Duration 4 years full-time Duration 4 years full-time in marine biology, geoscience and ATAR 85 [95 for Advanced] ATAR 85 [95 for Advanced] environmental sciences. Starts Autumn Starts Autumn Assumed Mathematics*, Biology or Assumed Chemistry, Mathematics* Chemistry or Geography or Earth & Recommended 4U of Science (inc. Environmental Science Bachelor of Medical Chemistry)† Recommended 4U of Science (inc. Biotechnology * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) Biology or Chemistry), Mathematics† complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) A+ † Students without Chemistry can enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol Locations Wollongong in bridging courses offered in February each year. Duration 4 years full-time Medicinal Chemistry covers all ATAR 85 [95 for Advanced] elements of the development of new This is a multidisciplinary program Starts Autumn medicines for human use. It includes designed to produce scientists to Assumed 4U of Science or 4U of the isolation of new medicinal agents address the range of environmental Science/Mathematics* from natural sources, the design issues confronting Australia and Recommended Biology, Chemistry, and synthesis of new drugs, and other modern or developing industrial Mathematics† understanding the cause of diseases countries. This degree equips you * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) at the molecular level. to understand the ethical, social, complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. economic and political aspects of † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol Medicinal chemists design and in bridging courses offered in February each year. environmental issues. You’ll have the synthesise new medicinal and knowledge to work alongside engineers, pharmacological agents. They also This is a practical, multidisciplinary lawyers and other professionals. develop new dosage forms, monitor degree that examines the application guidelines for testing drugs, undertake of cellular and molecular biology to the analyses, assist with drug regulatory Bachelor of Marine industrial, environmental and medical fields. Through modern technologies affairs, assess patent applications Science such as genetic engineering, for new drugs and teach in tertiary institutions. biotechnology is shaping many aspects A+ of medicine (treating cancer, vaccines, Locations Wollongong therapy and diagnosis of genetic diseases) and industry (bioremediation). Bachelor of Duration 3 years full-time ATAR 85 [95 for Advanced] Medical Biotechnology at UOW is Nanotechnology focused on cutting edge nucleic acid, Starts Autumn Assumed 4U of Science (inc. Biology) protein and antibody technologies, A+ rather than on traditional processes or 4U of Science/Mathematics (not Locations Wollongong such as fermentation. General Maths)* Duration 4 years full-time Recommended Biology or Chemistry, ATAR 85 [95 for Advanced] Mathematics† Starts Autumn * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) Assumed Chemistry or Physics, complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. Mathematics* † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol Recommended Mathematics Ext.1, in bridging courses offered in February each year. Chemistry or Physics† * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. 76 you † Students without Chemistry can enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. Joshua Tootell Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) The staff and students are some of the best people you’ll ever meet, and with the University’s history of five-star qualities you can’t go wrong! They’re equipping me with the skills I’ll need for the rest of my life. i am here learning skills i’ll need for the rest of my life you 77 developing sustainable business and renewable energy Vanessa Organo Environmental Scientist AECOM Australia International Bachelor of Science (Honours) I work in environmental consulting, which means I help mitigate the environmental impact of a variety of developments. I also work in sustainability and climate change, helping companies develop sustainability strategies and renewable energy projects. I chose UOW because it was the only university in Australia to offer my degree. As a part of this course I was able to study at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Dublin City University, which was one of the best experiences of my life. Writing a research thesis in my final year for Honours really helped to prepare me for the workplace. During that year I developed a lot of confidence in my research, investigation and fieldwork skills, which I use on a daily basis in my line of work. 78 you Nanotechnology is the leading edge of ‘new science’. It is the integration Chemistry is the study of the molecular nature of all matter and its interactions. Bachelor of Science of Science and Technology. The relationship between its structure (Geosciences) Nanotechnology is already affecting and a molecule’s properties and Locations Wollongong our lives with applications in health, reactivity gives chemistry an essential, Duration 3 years full-time medicine, engineering, transport and central position in science and ATAR 75 many other areas. technology. Chemistry is key to many Starts Autumn disciplines, from solid-state physics and Assumed Mathematics (not General This degree targets the emerging field astrophysics to molecular biology and Maths)*, 2U of Science of nanomaterials, molecular machines the life sciences. You’ll find chemistry Recommended 4U of Science† and nano-science. It draws on the informs everything from geochemistry * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) internationally recognised strengths and environmental science to complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. of UOW’s materials-based research engineering and health sciences. † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. institutes. Bachelor of Science A major in Geosciences enables Bachelor of Science (Environment) students to integrate knowledge about the earth’s processes, materials and (Biological Sciences) Locations Wollongong landforms with how people interact Locations Wollongong Duration 3 years full-time with them to address environmental Duration 3 years full-time ATAR 75 issues. This requires knowledge and ATAR 75 Starts Autumn skills found across the disciplines of Starts Autumn Assumed Mathematics (not General Geology, Human Geography and Assumed Mathematics (not General Maths)*, 2U of Science Physical Geography. This makes the Maths)*, 2U of Science Recommended 4U of Science† Geosciences major a broad and flexible Recommended 4U of Science† * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) science program. complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. in bridging courses offered in February each year. Bachelor of Science Environmental scientists assess, research (Human Geography) The science of biology is the study of and manage resources with a wide range Locations Wollongong living things across organic molecules, of environmental issues in mind. This Duration 3 years full-time cells, individual organisms, populations degree focuses on Biological Sciences, ATAR 75 and communities. Field and laboratory Chemistry and Geosciences. It is ideal for Starts Autumn studies are built into appropriate students wishing to complete a science Assumed Mathematics (not General subjects at all levels. The course takes based environment degree seeking Maths)*, 2U of Science advantage of the superb local marine, employment in an area of environmental Recommended 4U of Science† freshwater and terrestrial environments monitoring and management. * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) on the South Coast and inland regions. complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol Towards the end of their degree Bachelor of Science in bridging courses offered in February each year. students may elect to specialise in one of the following areas: (Geology) Human Geography encompasses Locations Wollongong the study of both people and their Duration 3 years full-time environments. Geographers maintain Biochemistry ATAR 75 that place matters in examining Cell & Molecular Biology Starts Autumn debates about population, economic Community & Population Ecology Assumed Mathematics (not General development, environmental (including Terrestrial & Marine) Maths)*, 2U of Science management, planning and citizenship. Comparative Physiology Recommended 4U of Science† They study conflicts and tensions about Immunology * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) access to resources. They are able to complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. make important contributions in Bachelor of Science resolving these conflicts. † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. (Chemistry) A geologist studies the nature, Locations Wollongong composition and structure of the earth Duration 3 years full-time and other planetary bodies to increase ATAR 75 scientific knowledge. They locate Starts Autumn materials and minerals and advise on Assumed Mathematics (not General extraction, environmental protection Maths)*, 2U of Science and rehabilitation of land after mining. Recommended 4U of Science† * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. you 79 Bachelor of Science * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course The course has a materials chemistry focus with possible electives in physics, (Land & Heritage † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year engineering (e.g. mechatronics) and Management) biology. A total of five elective subjects Medicinal chemists design and gives students the scope to match the Locations Wollongong synthesise new medicinal and course to their interests, while retaining Duration 3 years full-time pharmacological agents. They also a focus on molecular design and ATAR 75 develop new dosage forms, monitor characterisation of materials at the Starts Autumn guidelines for testing drugs, undertake nanodimension. Assumed Mathematics (not General analyses, assist with drug regulatory Maths)*, 2U of Science affairs, assess patent applications for Recommended 4U of Science† new drugs and teach in tertiary Bachelor of Science † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. institutions. (Physical Geography) * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. This degree provides a core grounding Bachelor of Science A+ in both the Human and Physical Geography strands. It focuses (Physics) Locations Wollongong Duration 3 years full-time specifically on both cultural and natural ATAR 75 [95 for Advanced] heritage issues or in land management. A+ Starts Autumn Career areas for heritage scientists Locations Wollongong Assumed Mathematics (not General include tourism, heritage assessment Duration 3 years full-time Maths)*, 2U of Science and management, sustainability ATAR 75 [95 for Advanced] Recommended 4U of Science† projects and Indigenous land Starts Autumn * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) management. Each program also Assumed 2U of English plus complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol incorporates at least one traditional Mathematics in bridging courses offered in February each year. major, making it possible to proceed Recommended Mathematics Ext. 1, to Honours in a chosen discipline. Chemistry or Physics* Physical Geography is the study * Students without Physics or Chemistry can enrol in of patterns and processes in the bridging courses held in February each year. environment caused by the forces of Bachelor of Science nature. It examines environmental and (Medical Biotechnology) Physics is fundamental to the study of all sciences and has a key role to play ecological problems facing the world Locations Wollongong and provides the knowledge to assist in in generating and supporting new Duration 3 years full-time managing them. Graduates from UOW technologies. Physicists contribute ATAR 75 are particularly sought after as they solutions in a broad range of areas Starts Autumn have expertise across several fields and from cutting edge advances to Assumed Mathematics (not General skills in computer techniques, spatial everyday concerns, such as the Maths)*, 2U of Science analysis and satellite imagery. robustness of the world’s economy. Recommended 4U of Science† * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. Students majoring in Physics study mechanics, thermodynamics, International Bachelor † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. electricity and magnetism, vibrations, of Science waves, optics and modern, quantum Locations Wollongong Medical Biotechnology is the application and statistical mechanics. This learning Duration 4 years full-time of exciting advances in molecular and is complemented by a number of ATAR 95 + application and interview cell biology to medicine, agriculture advanced mathematics subjects. Starts Autumn and the environment. Through Assumed Mathematics (not General modern technologies such as genetic Maths)*, 2U of Science engineering, biotechnology is shaping Bachelor of Science Recommended 4U of Science† diverse aspects of medicine (cancer, (Nanotechnology) * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) vaccines, therapy and diagnosis of complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. Locations Wollongong † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol genetic diseases), food production Duration 3 years full-time in bridging courses offered in February each year. (transgenic plants) and industry ATAR 75 (bioremediation). Starts Autumn This special degree is offered in Assumed Mathematics (not General conjunction with UOW’s partner institutions, The University of Colorado Bachelor of Science Maths)*, 2U of Science Recommended 4U of Science† (Boulder) and Dublin City University. It (Medicinal Chemistry) * Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) is an elite science degree for high- Locations Wollongong complete one Mathematics subject as part of the course. achieving students, and includes at Duration 3 years full-time † Students without Chemistry and/or Biology can enrol least one semester of study overseas. in bridging courses offered in February each year. ATAR 75 Starts Autumn Key subjects are taught via Nanotechnology is set to revolutionise Assumed Mathematics (not General videoconference link with ‘classmates’ Materials Science and Engineering in Maths)*, 2U of Science from the partner institutions. You the 21st Century. It is already impacting Recommended 4U of Science† undertake a major research project on our lives in areas such as Health at Honours level in your fourth year. and Communications. Contact UOW for the supplementary application. 80 you Business & Commerce Education 32 Bachelor of Arts (Science & 73 Bachelor of Information Technology 76 Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology 29 Bachelor of Arts (Employment 47 Bachelor of Education – The Early Technology Studies) – Bachelor of Laws 76 Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry Relations) Years 32 Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) 73 Bachelor of International Studies 68 Bachelor of Medical Mathematics 36 Bachelor of Business 47 Bachelor of Mathematics Education 32 Bachelor of Arts (War and Society) – Bachelor of Laws 58 Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics 65 Bachelor of Business Information 49 Bachelor of Physical and Health 33 Bachelor of International Studies 74 Bachelor of Journalism 59 Bachelor of Psychology Systems Education – Bachelor of Laws 58 Bachelor of Public Health Languages 36 Bachelor of Commerce 49 Bachelor of Primary Education 74 Bachelor of Laws 59 Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition 34 Bachelor of Arts Chinese (Mandarin) 36 Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) 49 Bachelor of Science Education 74 Bachelor of Mathematics – Bachelor 59 Bachelor of Science (Exercise for Non Chinese Background 36 Bachelor of Commerce 49 Graduate Diploma in Education of Laws Science) 34 Bachelor of Arts Chinese (Mandarin (Business Innovation) (Primary/Secondary) 74 Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of 80 Bachelor of Science (Medical for Character Background Students) 36 Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law) Laws Biotechnology) Engineering 34 Bachelor of Arts (French) 39 Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) 74 Bachelor of Science (Psychology) 80 Bachelor of Science (Medicinal 51 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & 34 Bachelor of Arts (Italian) 39 Bachelor of Commerce – Bachelor of Laws Chemistry) Environmental) 34 Bachelor of Arts (Japanese) (Event Management) 61 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) 53 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & 34 Bachelor of Arts (Spanish) Media, Communications & Journalism 39 Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) 59 Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Mining) 31 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Cultural 39 Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Information & Communication Medicine 51 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Studies) Planning) Technology & Mathematics 63 Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of 65 Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) 32 Bachelor of Communication & Media 39 Bachelor of Commerce (Hospitality Information & Communication Surgery (MBBS) 66 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) Studies Management) Technology 51 Bachelor of Engineering 45 Bachelor of Digital Media Science 39 Bachelor of Commerce (Human 65 Bachelor of Business Information (Environmental) 45 Bachelor of Journalism 76 Bachelor of Environmental Science Resource Management) Systems 53 Bachelor of Engineering (Materials) Creative Arts 76 Bachelor of Marine Science 39 Bachelor of Commerce (International 65 Bachelor of Computer Science 53 Bachelor of Engineering Art & Design 53 Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Business) 65 Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) (Mechanical) 42 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Graphic Physics 40 Bachelor of Commerce (International 66 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) 53 Bachelor of Engineering Design) 76 Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology Economics) 53 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) 45 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) 76 Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry 40 Bachelor of Commerce (Mechatronic) 53 Bachelor of Engineering (Mining & 45 Bachelor of Digital Media 76 Bachelor of Nanotechnology (Management) 66 Bachelor of Engineering Environmental) Creative Writing, Performance & Sound 79 Bachelor of Science (Biological 40 Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) (Telecommunications) 51 Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) 42 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Sciences) 40 Bachelor of Commerce (Public 66 Bachelor of Information Technology 66 Bachelor of Engineering Writing) 79 Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) Relations) 53 Bachelor of Science (Photonics) (Telecommunications) 45 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre) 79 Bachelor of Science (Geology) 40 Bachelor of Commerce (Quantitative Mathematics 76 Bachelor of Nanotechnology 42 Bachelor of Performance 79 Bachelor of Science (Geosciences) Analysis in Economics) 66 Bachelor of Mathematics 79 Bachelor of Science (Human 40 Bachelor of Commerce (Supply History, Philosophy & Society (Mathematics/Applied Statistics) Nursing & Health Sciences Geography) Chain Management) 29 Bachelor of Arts (Asia – Pacific 47 Bachelor of Mathematics Education Nursing 80 Bachelor of Science (Land & 40 Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism Studies) 66 Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance 58 Bachelor of Nursing Heritage Management) Management) 29 Bachelor of Arts (Australian Studies) 68 Bachelor of Medical Mathematics 58 Bachelor of Nursing Advanced 54 Bachelor of Science (Materials) 40 Bachelor of Economics and Finance 29 Bachelor of Arts (Community, Culture Law Medical & Health Sciences 80 Bachelor of Science (Medical 66 Bachelor of Information Technology & Environment) 70 Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Laws 59 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Biotechnology) 66 Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance 31 Bachelor of Arts (English Language 70 Bachelor of Business Information 56 Bachelor of Exercise Science and 80 Bachelor of Science (Medicinal & Linguistics) Systems – Bachelor of Laws Rehabilitation Earth & Environmental Sciences Chemistry) 31 Bachelor of Arts (English Literatures) 70 Bachelor of Commerce – Bachelor of 56 Bachelor of Health Science in 76 Bachelor of Environmental Science 80 Bachelor of Science 31 Bachelor of Arts (European Studies) Laws Indigenous Health Studies 76 Bachelor of Marine Science (Nanotechnology) 31 Bachelor of Arts (Gender Studies) 73 Bachelor of Communication & Media 58 Bachelor of Medical & Health 79 Bachelor of Science (Environment) 54 Bachelor of Science (Nuclear 31 Bachelor of Arts (History) Studies – Bachelor of Laws Sciences 79 Bachelor of Science (Geology) Science & Technology) 31 Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies) 73 Bachelor of Computer Science 56 Bachelor of Medical & Health 79 Bachelor of Science (Geosciences) 53 Bachelor of Science (Photonics) 31 Bachelor of Arts (Media and Cultural – Bachelor of Laws Sciences – TAFE Diploma of 79 Bachelor of Science (Human 80 Bachelor of Science (Physical Studies) 73 Bachelor of Creative Arts Laboratory Technology Geography) Geography) 32 Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) – Bachelor of Laws 53 Bachelor of Medical and Radiation 80 Bachelor of Science (Land & 54 Bachelor of Science (Physics) 32 Bachelor of Arts (Politics) 73 Bachelor of Engineering Physics us Heritage Management) 49 Bachelor of Science Education 32 Bachelor of Arts (Postcolonial – Bachelor of Laws 80 Bachelor of Science (Physical 80 International Bachelor of Science Studies) Geography) 81 degree index 82 alternate entry connect and pathway Wollongong College WCA Academic Programs When? Subject results are also taken into For each Diploma there are two study consideration. Students whose ATARs sit Australia (WCA) DIPLOMAS options available—a two-session outside the above ranges can also apply wca.uow.edu.au What? (eight-month) course or a three-session as applications are assessed individually. Diplomas are alternatives to Foundation (12-month) course. The length of the Non-school leavers with qualifications of Do you have a passion to study at Studies for students interested in course you study depends on your ATAR. a similar standard will also be considered. University but don’t have the required Business or IT. Diplomas are equivalent Diplomas start in February, June and ATAR? Don’t panic, Wollongong College to the first year of study in the October. The specific ATARs needed to enter Australia can get you there. corresponding Bachelor degree. After WCA courses are based on the ATARs set successful completion of this program, Requirements? each year for University of Wollongong Wollongong College Australia (WCA) students enter the second year of one Diploma (two sessions) – an ATAR, undergraduate degrees. Progression to gives students the tools to succeed at of the following UOW degrees: or equivalent, up to 10 points below a UOW degree is dependent on your University and into the future. If you the published UOW ATAR for the academic achievement in the don’t meet direct entry requirements for Diploma in Business relevant degree. preparation program. a UOW program, the College can provide Bachelor of Commerce (any major) an alternative pathway. Diploma (three sessions) – an ATAR, Diploma in IT or equivalent, 10 to 15 points below A range of academic courses, including the published UOW ATAR for the Foundation Studies and Diplomas, gives Bachelor of Information Technology relevant degree. you the options you need to reach your Bachelor of Business Information education goals. Systems Bachelor of Computer Science Foundation Studies Step to UOW Alternative Admissions Advisers and UOW. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2011. What? What? Program for Aboriginal and Sympathetic consideration is given to Foundation Studies is for HSC applicants A program to assist students whose Torres Strait Islander all applicants, but admission is not who have not met the direct entry academic performance in high school Applicants guaranteed. Should you receive an offer requirements for UOW. Successful was affected by disadvantage or to enrol in a degree, there are a variety completion of this program provides hardship. This might have taken the form The University’s Woolyungah Indigenous of support services available to help you students with entry to the first year of of financial hardship, illness or disability, Centre conducts an annual admission throughout your studies. a relevant Bachelor degree at UOW. increased responsibilities at home or program for Australian Aboriginal and English language difficulty. Torres Strait Islander peoples to access When? study through an assessment and TAFE/AQF Qualifications Foundation Studies runs over two sessions When? interview process. You may wish to attend TAFE to (eight months), and intakes occur in STEP to UOW runs for two sessions over undertake an Australian Qualification February, June and October each year. eight months, and you can enter first-year UOW recognises that an ATAR is not the Framework (AQF) program: a Diploma, university after successfully completing only way to determine whether you have Advanced Diploma, Associate Diploma or Requirements? the course. Intakes of STEP to UOW the aptitude and academic ability to Level IV Certificate (excluding Trade An ATAR up to 20 points below the occur in February, June and October. excel at University. The Alternative Certificates). Subsequent admission to published UOW ATAR required for direct Admissions Program is available to UOW is dependent on completion of the entry into the associated UOW Requirements? recent school leavers (and to non-recent TAFE course, academic performance in undergraduate degree. Students with Candidates must supply written school leavers who are at least 18 years the course/s undertaken, and the ATARs outside this range can still apply documentation explaining the serious old) who are of Australian Aboriginal or availability of places. Some advanced as applications are assessed individually, event or situation they believe has Torres Strait Islander descent. standing (credit) may be granted for with individual subject results taken affected their HSC results. Aboriginal or these awards. Successful completion of a into account. Torres Strait Islander students may also For further information contact Certificate IV may not be considered for apply. STEP is for students who Woolyungah Indigenous Centre on entry to all undergraduate programs and The Foundation Studies program is completed their Higher School Certificate 1800 735 592 or 02 4221 3776 or will not provide advanced standing. For specifically designed for international in the year prior to commencing STEP to visit www.uow.edu.au/wic more information on advanced standing, students; however, WCA has modified UOW at a school within our regional see www.uow.edu.au/future/credit the program to accommodate both area. For more information, including a international and domestic students. full list of eligible high schools, visit Special Circumstances Foundation Studies meets the www.uow.edu.au/future/specialaccess The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) TAFE Tertiary Preparation requirements for Foundation Programs is designed to assist applicants who have and is delivered on behalf of the experienced educational disadvantage or Certificate University by WCA. hardship during Years 11 or 12 (or The Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) equivalent) gain admission to degree is an option for people who wish to gain programs. The EAS is available to Year entrance to the University and for whom 12 students who are citizens or a HSC course may be inappropriate. permanent residents of Australia. Contact your local TAFE for more information. Entry to UOW is dependent Application forms for the EAS are on the level of academic performance available from UAC, high school Career achieved in the TPC. For more connect information, go to www.tafensw.edu.au 83 84 connect enliven your sta + + + + Centre for Student Big Fish Exchange Travel Grants and Short Term Programs Engagement unicentre.uow.edu.au/getinvolved/ Scholarships If going overseas on exchange for 6–12 leadership months seems too long, you may decide to unicentre.uow.edu.au/cse The International Exchange Program offers participate in a short-term program at one of travel grants and scholarships ranging from Big Fish is a 12-week leadership program UOW’s partner universities. More information Meeting people and having fun are important $2,000 to $5,000 each session to help designed to help young people take up is available on the International Exchange elements on your course of educational make studying overseas affordable. These leadership roles in their communities. website: www.uow.edu.au/student/exchange/ transformation. The Centre for Student are awarded on the basis of academic merit In addition to a series of seminars and destinations Engagement (CSE) manages extracurricular and vary depending on the host university. workshops on leadership skills, it includes activities at UOW via clubs and societies. All students who do not receive a targeted volunteering with community service UOW students can choose from over 100 The clubs are entirely student run and link travel grant or scholarship will receive a organisations in Wollongong, where students exchange universities in nearly 40 countries. people with like interests. Whether you’re travel grant of $1,000. assist change for people in need. Big Fish You can study in English-speaking countries into comic books or mountain bikes, is just one of UOW’s leadership programs like the USA, UK and Canada but programs speechmaking or sword fighting, there’s More information is available at www.uow. for outstanding students. are also taught in English in countries such something for everyone. edu.au/student/exchange/funding as Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Thailand and Japan. If you’re studying a foreign language You may also be eligible for the Australian + the best way to improve is to go to a country Government’s OS-HELP loan scheme. This that speaks the language. scheme allows students going on exchange Learn Overseas to borrow up to $10,000+ for two sessions Countries available: Austria, Belgium, www.uow.edu.au/student/exchange of exchange. Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Our extensive International Exchange Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Program gives you the chance to study for Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, a semester or a year at some of the finest Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, institutions in the world. This is a once-in-a- New Caledonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, lifetime opportunity to discover a new Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, culture, learn another language and give South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, your resumé an international edge. Instead Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United of going on a gap year, travel six months or States of America. a year overseas while you study and finish your degree on time! connect 85 what willyour curious 86 us s mind leave behind? us 87 how to apply 1 Current NSW and ACT HSC Candidates The Universities Admissions Centre (or UAC) is the central office that receives and processes applications for admission to undergraduate degrees for most unis in NSW and the ACT. Applying for admission to tertiary courses through UAC is much easier than if you were required to apply separately to each institution. TO DO: Applications will open in August. Go to www.uac.edu.au You’ll need your UAC application number. If you don’t have it, you can ask your Careers Adviser or call UAC direct on (02) 9752 0200 You’ll need your UAC PIN. This will be sent to you in the middle of Year 12. You will have nine preferences for unis and courses, which you will be able to change until 6 January 2012. If you have any questions about the Universities Admission Centre or the online application process (including preferences), talk to your school Careers Adviser or visit the UAC website. Recent School Leavers, Mature Students and International Students please see the next page. 2 Attend the Information Sessions and Events The UOW Year 12 information sessions and events are an excellent opportunity to have your questions about applying to study or studying at uni answered in person by UOW staff, students and graduates. For more information on upcoming events visit www.uow.edu.au/future/events 3 Apply for Early Entry to UOW Applications for Early Entry will open online 1 July 2011 and will close at 5pm, 1 September 2011. Don’t delay, you can save incomplete applications, so there’s no reason not to start early. TO DO: Apply online for Early Entry at earlyentry.uow.edu.au You must apply through UAC as well. An Early Entry offer to a course is only valid if that course is your highest eligible preference through UAC (see above). Additional interviews/on-campus events will take place between 26 September and 30 September 2011. 4 Apply for Accommodation Due to the very high demand to live at UOW, it is recommended that you apply online as soon as possible, and well before 30 November. TO DO: Visit the accommodation website www.uow.edu.au/about/accommodation Fill out the online application. You will only need to fill in one application form. You will be asked to rank the residences in the order of your preference. The accommodation website has virtual tours of UOW’s residences, or you can book a personal tour by calling UOW on 1300 367 869. 5 Apply for a UOW Scholarship Go to www.uow.edu.au/about/scholarships and follow the steps there. The deadline for scholarships is 30 September 2011. TO DO: If you have any questions, contact UniAdvice on 1300 367 869 88 connect + + Choosing Preferences FACULTY OF CREATIVE ARTS Mature Students DEGREES UAC is the central office that receives UOW considers you a mature student if and processes applications for Degrees offered through the Faculty you will be 21 or over on 1 March in the admission to undergraduate degrees of Creative Arts have additional entry year you wish to start university. For for most unis in NSW and the ACT. requirements including portfolios and further information about the process, About halfway through 2011, you will auditions. For more information, see contact UniAdvice or visit www.uow.edu. be sent an application guide from UAC. www.uow.edu.au/crearts/students/ au/future/mature This will list every course at every NSW futureugs and ACT university. When you apply through UAC, you’ll be asked to list up to nine courses you want to apply + + to, in order of preference. International Students Bridging Courses International students can find Be sure to place the course that Bridging courses in Biology, Chemistry information on applications and fees you most want to do as your first or Physics are recommended if you at www.uow.edu.au/future/international preference, because UAC will only + don’t meet the assumed knowledge or make you one university offer. Many recommended study requirements of students fall into the trap of thinking your degree. For more information, see they will receive an offer for every www.uow.edu.au/student/enrolment/ preference for which they get the necessary ATAR, and miss out on a UOW008203.html How to Defer + place in the degree they really want. Some students choose to take a year off (a ‘gap year’) between high school + Starting Your Studies and university, usually to work or travel. If you are considering heading off on a gap year, you should have a look at Additional Entry Mid-Year the GAP at UOW website, which details the number of ways you can Requirements It may be possible to start studies in incorporate international travel and Spring Session (beginning mid-July). DEAN’S SCHOLAR AND SCHOLAR work experience into your degree. However, if you start your degree PROGRAMS getstarted.uow.edu.au/accept/gapyear mid-year you may have a limited subject Details of the Dean’s Scholar and choice for your first session. Please If you have been offered a place in Scholar Programs degrees can be contact UOW for more information or a UOW undergraduate degree you found on page 24. Applicants must to apply for mid-year entry. may defer for up to one year only. submit a separate application to the + Information on how to defer can be relevant faculty in addition to applying found in the enrolment information for the course through UAC. Please sent with your Offer Letter. You may contact UOW for more information. defer an offer made through the Early Recent School Leavers Entry program. It is not possible to INTERNATIONAL BACHELOR OF For students commencing in 2012, defer scholarships. Contact UOW for SCIENCE UOW defines recent school leavers as more information. BACHELOR OF MEDICAL & HEALTH those who are under the age of 21 and SCIENCES ADVANCED (HONOURS) have completed the HSC before 2010. UOW can answer any questions you All applicants must submit a separate If you are a recent school leaver who have about applying: call 1300 367 869 application to the relevant faculty wants to apply, contact UniAdvice or or email firstname.lastname@example.org in addition to applying to the course see www.uow.edu.au/future/school through UAC. Please contact Deferments are not available for: UniAdvice for more information, or download an application form from any Creative Arts degree (including www.uow.edu.au/future/apply Creative Arts double degrees) the Bachelor of Performance any Journalism degree (including all Journalism double degrees) connect 89 how much does it cost? + + + Commonwealth Financial Assistance: Youth Allowance Supported Places HECS-HELP Youth Allowance is the Commonwealth Government Student Assistance All undergraduate places at UOW are HECS-HELP is a loan scheme that Scheme that provides financial aid to Commonwealth supported places. On assists Commonwealth supported full-time tertiary students under the age average, the Australian Government students to pay the student of 25. If you are over 25, you can apply contributes about three quarters of the contribution amount. You are for Austudy. The main benefit is a living total tuition fee for Commonwealth eligible for HECS-HELP if you: allowance (which is subject to an supported students. You pay a ‘student income test). For more information contribution’ to cover the remaining are enrolled in a Commonwealth contact Centrelink on 13 24 90. costs of your course. Student supported place, AND + contribution amounts for one year of are an Australian citizen or holder full-time study in 2011 are listed below. of a permanent humanitarian visa. Mathematics, Statistics $4,249 If you are eligible for HECS-HELP Science $4,249 you will be able to apply during the Abstudy Behavioural Sciences, enrolment process. HECS-HELP debt Abstudy provides financial assistance Social Sciences $5,310 is repaid via the Australian Tax Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education $5,310 once your income reaches the students. For more information contact Foreign Languages, minimum threshold for compulsory Centrelink on 13 23 17 or the UOW Visual & Performing Arts $5,310 repayment, which was $43,150 in Woolyungah Indigenous Centre on Humanities $5,310 2009–2010. You will need a Tax File 1800 735 592. Nursing $5,310 Number (TFN) when you enrol. Agriculture Computing, Built Environment, Health $7,567 $7,567 If you pay at least $500 of your student contribution amount upfront, you will + Engineering, Surveying $7,567 receive a 20% discount on the amount EdStart Accounting, Administration, paid. Voluntary repayments made EdStart is a University of Wollongong Economics, Commerce $8,859 through the Australian Taxation Office initiative for low-income undergraduate Law $8,859 (ATO) receive a 10% discount. students who pay HECS. EdStart Medicine $8,859 provides support for educational costs New Zealand citizens and holders of valued up to $500. These costs can These contribution amounts are based permanent non-humanitarian visas are include textbooks, materials, some IT on a full-time 48 credit point (cp) year. not eligible for HECS-HELP. equipment, printing, copying or If you are studying part-time you will childcare costs at the KidsUni pay a proportional amount based on More information about HECS-HELP childcare centre. the number of credit points you are is available on the Department of enrolled in (e.g. 3/4 of the full-time Education Science & Training website: EdStart is not a cash award. Actual amount if you are enrolled in 36cp). www.goingtouni.gov.au goods and services are provided through the University and UniCentre. Credit points are a measure of student You may also contact UOW on For further information regarding workload for each subject. A full-time 1300 367 869 or email@example.com criteria and application forms please 48cp year implies an average workload for a copy of the Information for contact UOW Student Central on of up to 48 hours per week, including Commonwealth Supported 1300 275 869 or firstname.lastname@example.org classes and private study. Part-time Students booklet. + students enrol in less than 18cp per session. Students participating in International Exchange or Study Abroad may be Other university costs to consider include eligible for the OS-HELP loans scheme, textbooks, transport, parking, childcare, which allows students going on exchange Costs for accommodation and living costs. take up to two consecutive loans $5,611 International Students each (one loan every six months). International students can find information on fees at www.uow.edu.au/ future/international 90 connect university A Academic year See Session D terms Domestic students Domestic students are M Major A specialisation in an undergraduate Australian citizens and holders of permanent degree. Advanced standing You may be granted humanitarian visas. New Zealand citizens advanced standing (credit) on the basis and holders of other permanent visas who N of previous study or experience. When will be residing in Australia for the duration advanced standing is given, you do not have NSW HSC The New South Wales Higher of their study are also considered domestic School Certificate. to take a particular subject because you students, but are not eligible for the have learned what you need to know through previous study or experience. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP loans schemes O and must pay tuition fees upfront. Orientation A program of pre-session events Assumed knowledge Universities often E (over several days) designed to help you assume that you have studied certain acclimatise to the University, its procedures, subjects in the NSW HSC (or equivalent). Early Entry A system where HSC students can interview for a place at UOW before their facilities and the degree program in which For example, if HSC Mathematics Extension you have enrolled. 1 is assumed knowledge for a particular HSC exams. See page 6 for more detail. degree and you have only studied HSC Electives Subjects that are not compulsory P Mathematics, you may find related subjects to your degree, but which you pick from a Points to UOW A system where HSC students in your degree difficult. Assumed knowledge wide variety of areas. Electives can be can gain bonus ATAR points for an application is not compulsory for acceptance to UOW. chosen to complement your major area of to UOW based on subjects they study in their ATAR score (or equivalent) Australian Tertiary study, or simply because you’re interested HSC. See page 6 for more detail. Admission Rank. A rank between 0.00 and in them. Most degrees require you to pick a certain number of electives. Postgraduate program The second level of 99.95 with increments of 0.05 that provides tertiary study (e.g. Graduate Certificate, information about how students perform Enrolment After you have been offered a Graduate Diploma, Masters degree or PhD), overall against other students, and assists place in a degree, you will be required to which can be attained after you have universities in assessing applicants for accept the offer and enrol at a certain time. graduated with a Bachelor degree. university selection. For more, see This is essentially registering your subject www.uac.edu.au choices for each year. Successful applicants R B will receive enrolment details with their offer. Recommended studies You may find some New students are sent orientation and Bachelor degree The first level of tertiary subjects in your degree easier if you enrolment information in January. study. A program of study requiring 3 to 4 successfully complete the recommended years of full-time study, or part-time Entry requirements The minimum HSC subjects. equivalent. Also referred to as a degree, qualifications required for you to be program (of study) or course. considered for entry to a particular course. S Session The academic year is divided into C F three parts. The first is Autumn Session, Census date The date by which you must FEE-HELP A Government loans scheme extending from February to June. The second have finalised your subject selection and that helps eligible fee-paying students pay Spring Session starts in July and runs to payment for a particular session. their tuition fees at eligible public and November. Both the Spring and Autumn private higher education providers. All UOW Session are usually 13 weeks long. An optional Commonwealth supported place undergraduate programs are Commonwealth third session runs for 7 weeks over summer. A university place for which the Australian supported—no FEE-HELP loan is required. Sessions are also referred to as ‘semesters’. Government makes a contribution towards See www.goingtouni.gov.au the cost of the tertiary course. T Full-time or part-time This is not a matter Commonwealth supported student TAFE (NSW) Technical and Further of day or night classes, but is determined by A student who is studying in a Education New South Wales. A provider of the number of credit points in which you Commonwealth supported place. vocational education and training courses. enrol. Only certain subjects are offered at Core subjects Some subjects are a night. For 3-year degrees, full-time students Testamur The official document you receive compulsory requirement of studying your normally enrol in a total of 48 credit points at your graduation ceremony, signifying the degree—these are called core subjects. Some annually (4 subjects or 24cp per session). award of a qualification upon successful degrees (for example, the Bachelor of Creative Part-time students normally enrol in fewer completion of the relevant program of study. Arts) have a relatively large proportion of core than 18 credit points per session. Tutorials Students studying a subject are subjects overall, while others (such as the H divided into groups for weekly tutorials in Bachelor of Arts) allow students to pick a HECS-HELP A loan scheme that helps which students discuss subject matter variety of electives (see below). eligible Commonwealth supported students indepth, or receive personalised assistance Credit points You will undertake a program to pay their student contribution amount. from their tutor. Some subjects will also of subjects that accrue credit points (cp) HECS-HELP is not means tested. See include seminars, practical classes and/or towards your degree. Credit points are a www.goingtouni.gov.au laboratory work. measure of student workload for each subject. Most subjects are single session L U and have a value of 6cp or 8cp. Full-time Lectures All students taking a subject attend UAC Universities Admission Centre. The students normally complete 48cp per year, weekly (and sometimes twice weekly) group central office that receives and processes and 144cp over the course of a 3-year information sessions known as lectures. applications for admission to most Bachelor degree or 192cp over the course Lectures are generally 1 or 2 hours long. undergraduate degrees at participating of a 4-year Bachelor degree. A full-time You may sometimes have 2 or more lectures universities in NSW and the ACT. Please 48cp year implies an average workload of up consecutively. note that all Year 12 students must apply to 48 hours per week, including classes and through UAC. For more information go to private study. Part-time students enrol in www.uac.edu.au less than 18cp per session. 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