In the postwar era of development and innovation, the then New South Wales University of Technology established a division in Wollongong to train the engineers and metallurgists of the local steel industry. That institution grew and evolved, and in 1975 legislation was passed in the parliament of New South Wales, establishing the University of Wollongong as an independent institution.
Independent rankings consistently place UOW amongst the top universities in Australia.
Our degrees will help you reach your goals and our graduate employment rates are some of the best in the country. Our student focused approach to teaching and learning means you will have the guidance and support you need.
University of Wollongong is a research-intensive university with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a broad range of disciplines.
Our commitment to our students is evident in our graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace.
UOW is an international network of campuses and regional learning centres. Together with our partners, we make a strong and connected presence in our communities.
We are a young and vibrant university with undiminished ambitions. We value our research capacity to work on complex interdisciplinary problems. Our spirit of inquiry drives our research and learning environments.
Staying true to these values, and our purpose to contribute to the betterment of society, we have earned our place among the top 250 universities in the world.
UOW Careers Central is here to help students set and achieve career goals. Our objective is to help you clarify your career direction and path, and help you to develop your employability so that you can enter your career of choice
Take time to reflect on your interests, skills, values, beliefs and personality to help you make effective career choices.
Libraries at Wollongong campus
The IT infrastructure incorporates the provision of computer, network and communication services to the campus community for academic teaching and research and for general administrative functions.
There are 2 wireless networks available:
Since establishing our main campus in Wollongong, we have expanded our teaching locations to regional campuses in Southern Sydney, Bega, Batemans Bay, the Shoalhaven, and the Southern Highlands.
The UOW Sydney Business School delivers courses in the heart of Sydney, and the University of Wollongong in Dubai delivers world-class teaching to students in the United Arab Emirates.
Partnerships with established international education providers INTI Laureate, IRI.HK, PSB Academy, Singapore, and the Singapore Institute of Management extend our reach into Asia.
With over 125 student run clubs and societies on campus, there is a good chance there is one right for you!
In 2016, UOW has increased funding for Clubs and Societies and services through CSE because we believe in the value they provide the students. We are better resourced to help you create great events, experiences and networks that will last a lifetime. UOW Clubs offer you both personal and professional value. By joing a club or society, you take away more than a degree from the University of Wollongong.
UOW courses are recognised internationally and in Australia through accreditation by professional organisations. In addition to completing an approved program of subjects within an accredited course, there may be additional criteria to meet professional requirements: for example some organisations require completion of a period professional experience in order to gain full membership.