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UOW College, the university’s pathway provider, offers a
range of alternative entry programs for students who have not
qualified for direct admission to degree courses. This includes a
diploma program, foundation studies, the University Access
Program (a 14-week intensive course for students 21 years and
over) and the Special Tertiary Entrance Program (STEP). Similar
to foundation studies, STEP is a two-semester bridging program
designed especially for students who have attended a school
within the university’s drawing area or elsewhere in regional NSW
and can demonstrate that they have been seriously
disadvantaged during their secondary studies.
Other pathways include the Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Alternative Admissions Program and the Educational
Access Scheme, which targets applicants who have been
disadvantaged during their preparation for tertiary study. Students
may also gain entry by completing a TAFE Tertiary Preparation
Certificate or a VET qualification at certificate IV level or above.
All institutions have their own admission rules, so refer to
UOW’s website and the local tertiary admissions centre’s
Costs and scholarships
UOW offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to
domestic students. In addition to government scholarships (see
page 40 for more details), the following are just some of the
prizes, bursaries and scholarships that are awarded to
commencing undergraduate students. To find out more about
eligibility criteria, contact UOW directly.
UOW Undergraduate Scholarship: This scholarship provides
$4000 per year for the minimum duration of the degree. It is
awarded to commencing students who demonstrate outstanding
academic achievement (a minimum ATAR of 95 is required for
most faculties) as well as other achievements and skills.
UOW Equity Scholarship: This scholarship provides $3000
for one year. It is awarded to students who can demonstrate
Work Integrated Learning Scholarship: This scholarship
provides between $5000 and $13,500, as well as a work
experience module of four to 12 weeks each year of the degree. It
is awarded to students who can demonstrate academic
achievement, leadership and community participation, and
motivation to follow their nominated career path.
The UOW library has branches at each campus. The library offers
a range of study support services, including online tutorials and a
‘Book a Librarian’ service. Student computer labs are open seven
days a week.
UOW provides a number of programs to help students
succeed in their studies. The Learning Development service
provides assistance to all enrolled students wishing to improve
their academic writing, research and English language skills, as
well as discipline-specific skills such as mathematical and
statistical reasoning. This assistance is provided in the form of
workshops, individual consultations and online resources.
‘Learning Carnivale’ — a conference for first-year on-campus
students — is a free two-day seminar that includes a series of
question and answer sessions, workshops and activities where
students are given advice on areas such as group work, reading
and writing, critical analysis and plagiarism. Immersion days,
transition workshops and writing boot camps are provided at
Students can also access a number of services designed to
support work-integrated learning opportunities, including on-
campus career fairs, assistance with securing work placements
and the recently introduced internship program for final-year
students to work within the Careers Central team.
Courses and entry requirements
WHAT YOU CAN STUDY
✓ 70.0 ❏❏❏
Arts, Community culture and environment, English literature, History, Indigenous
Business, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing
✓ 72.0 ❏❏❏
Commerce, Accountancy, Management NOTE: Students should contact the
individual Education Centres for information regarding subject availability.
Economics and finance NOTE: Students may complete the first year of this degree at
all campuses although they must attend the Wollongong campus to complete their
Fees stated for the entire program are indicative only. Confirm with the institution. For an explanation of this table, see pages 233-234. For abbreviations, see page 587.
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