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Postgraduate eguide : 2010
1 www.uow.edu.au/future/postgrad postgraduate guIde 2010 This guide contains information on the research and coursework programs available across the UOW faculties, and will assist you in applying for a postgraduate degree at the University of Wollongong. The information provided in this guide is intended for domestic students. You are considered to be a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa. New Zealand citizens and holders of other permanent visas who will be residing in Australia for the duration of their study are also considered domestic students, but are ineligible for the HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP loans scheme. These students must pay their tuition fees up front. Readers are encouraged to refer to the following website for the latest information www.uow.edu.au/future/postgrad POSTGRADUATE STUDIES Postgraduate study is about inspiration. It’s taking control of what you know and shaping something new from it—or pursuing a question or idea through rigorous research. Perhaps you want to stand out in the workplace, change your career direction, crave mental stimulation, or simply want to improve your net worth. Whatever the reason, a postgraduate qualification from UOW is a sound investment in your future. RESEARCH AT UOW UOW boasts a reputation for cutting-edge research out of proportion to its size. As a research student, you will have direct access to academics who play a pivotal role in research of global importance, and you will be able to draw on their experience and knowledge to further your own research. In most cases, you will be allocated two supervisors to ensure maximum support for your research project. UOW continues to develop its reputation in key areas of research, including: intelligent polymers and superconductors; biomolecular, physical and chemical sciences; intelligence and security; innovative engineering; medical and clinical research; transnational crime prevention; smart foods; public health; preventative health and health services; medical radiation physics; Asia – Pacific social transformation studies and environmental conservation. Should you be interested in an academic or research career our programs will ensure you achieve an advanced level of practice. For more information about research programs see the faculty pages of this guide, or visit www.uow.edu.au/research/rsc/prospective COURSEWORK AT UOW UOW is a local university that delivers world-class skills training and theory from a beautiful and convenient campus. Maybe you want to move on from the role you’re in, expand your world and try something new; or grow where you are, strengthen your position and move up the ranks of your profession. Whatever the case, chances are you’ll find something perfect for you at UOW. Our courses represent the latest findings and contemporary practices from around the globe. Many UOW coursework programs take a cross-disciplinary approach, allowing you to tailor your qualification to a specific area of interest. You can elect to develop your expertise in a particular area to suit your current professional goals or to change your career direction. If you’re interested in anything you see in this guide, call our customer service team or send them an email with your questions. UOW SNAPSHOT University of Wollongong established 1951 Students enrolled 24,413 (on-shore & off-shore, including non-award) Undergraduate 15,900 Postgraduate 7,500 Graduates to whom degrees & diplomas were awarded since our founding 87,421 The figures above are accurate as at June 2009.