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Postgraduate eguide : 2010
3 www.uow.edu.au/future/postgrad postgraduate guIde 2010 Australian Federal and State Police BlueScope Steel Ltd BOC Ltd Cancer Council of NSW CRC for Railway Engineering and Technologies CSIRO Defence Science & Technology Organisation CRC for Smart Internet Technology CRC Geoscience Australia Defence Signals Directorate Desert Knowledge Food Science Australia Integral Energy Johnson & Johnson Master Foods Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre Motorola NASA Johnson Space Centre National Oceans Office Nestlé Australia Ltd Rio Tinto Technology Telstra Corporation Uncle Tobys US Naval Academy World Health Organisation MORE INNOVATION UOW is a major contributor to the Illawarra’s Innovation Campus (iC)—a research, business and technology facility, which secures Wollongong’s future as a site for world class collaborations. Two of UOW’s key research centres in the fields of advanced polymers and superconductors have already moved into custom-built facilities on the iC. They will be complemented by the construction of the AIIM Processing and Devices facility, which is dedicated to prototyping and commercialisation of our researcher’s developments. The University is a pioneer in intelligent polymer research, with strategic links and alliances with other research institutes in the USA, Japan, Korea, Italy, Ireland and the UK. The University’s Sydney Business School will be moving their Wollongong teaching operations to the Campus, occupying new teaching facilities designed to international best practice standards. The success of UOW’s Transnational Crime Research Centre was recognised with the awarding of $12 million in funding by the Australian Government to establish a Global Centre of Excellence in Transnational Crime Prevention as part of iC. From 2010, UOW Wollongong campus will be improved with the addition of two new multimillion-dollar research facilities: the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute headquarters in 2010, which combines laboratories and clinical trials under the one roof; and the SMART Infrastructure Facility in 2012, a world-class facility for infrastructure teaching and learning. Our Department of Biomedical Science houses the Smart Foods Centre, an alliance with the Australian Government and the food industry aimed at benefiting all Australians through nutrition-related research and education. Researchers at UOW have access to a Whole Room Calorimeter, which provides unique opportunities for research in nutrition, NO. 1 FOR STUDENT SATISFACTION The University of Wollongong has been rated first for overall satisfaction among Australian university students in the independent Sweeney Research Group’s 2009 ‘Uni Student Report’. Students ranked their university based on the opportunities for becoming involved in campus life. RANKED IN TOP 2% WORLDWIDE UOW has been placed in the top 2% of universities in the world by its performance in both the 2008 Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World universities and The Times Higher Education – QS World University Rankings 2008. These prestigious rankings review a wide range of criteria including research quality, graduate and employer satisfaction, and academic peer review. AWARD-WINNING TEACHERS UOW was the only university in the country to be awarded the maximum 10 citations from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2008, placing us as number one in Australia. This is the third year in a row that UOW has been in the top five performers nationwide. These citations are awarded to teachers for outstanding contributions to student learning. EMPLOYERS RANK UOW TOP 100 IN THE WORLD For the second year in a row, UOW has been ranked in the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education Employer Review (2008). This review rates employers’ opinions of UOW graduates. UOW awards and accolades MOREu FOCUSED ON YOU Our size makes the University a truly student-centred campus: individual attention; available staff; dedicated Research Supervisors; a personal approach; and two-way communication. Throughout your postgraduate learning experience you can be assured of continued guidance and support. MORE FLEXIBILITY Postgraduate study requires focus, time and commitment. UOW recognises you are likely to have commitments such as your current job or family obligations, so many courses offer the flexibility to study full-time or part-time. Many of our programs allow you to choose elective subjects across different disciplines so you can develop a range of skills and knowledge that meets your needs. Some faculties offer a distance education option. MORE CONNECTIONS UOW will connect your study with real life applications. We celebrate partnerships with over 150 universities in research, teaching and exchange; as well as with major corporations, organisations and government bodies across the globe, including: Avexa Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Greenhouse Office Apple Computer Australia dietetics, exercise science and related fields. We have also established a Graduate School of Medicine (GSM) that aims to meet the critical shortage of doctors in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. Our GSM graduates will receive a broad-based training that will ensure they can pursue any career in medicine, including all the medical specialisations. MORE FACILITIES As a postgraduate student, you will have access to computer laboratories and can enrol in subjects or view your subject results online. You can also take advantage of 24-hour electronic access to our award-winning Michael Birt Library. The Library provides comprehensive support to all students through innovative face-to-face and web-based services. Extensive collections include: half a million books in print; electronic journals and books; international news and subject-based resources; and statistical information. Photocopying, printing and binding services are available within the Library building, which has been extensively upgraded. The library offers a range of modern, uncrowded study places for quiet study, relaxed reading, group project work and more. MORE SUPPORT Students are supported by a modern, spacious library and advanced computer facilities. They can access a range of learning development programs, professional career guidance or personal counselling. Students with a disability are supported by UOW Disability Services. Childcare facilities with qualified Early Childhood staff are available through UniCentre Childrens’ Services. Two day-care centres are open 51 weeks of the year catering for children aged from six weeks to five years. Both offer full-time, part-time and occasional care, as well as an educational program. Out of School Hours Care and Vacation Care is also available for children aged five to twelve years. For information on other support services, please visit www.uow.edu.au/student/services MORE SERVICES On-campus, the UniCentre offers a variety of services including food outlets ranging from takeaway to cafés, restaurants and a bar; conference facilities; a bank; a bookshop; a retail outlet; a post office; medical services; a travel agency; a dry-cleaner; vending machines; and a hairdressing salon. The UniCentre also provides amenities to assist members of the University community in their daily life on-campus and to establish friendships through informal association outside the classroom. You will have the opportunity to try the world class University Recreation and Aquatic Centre and join a range of social, sporting, cultural and humanitarian clubs and societies. For more information, see unicentre.uow.edu.au