UOW College programs are taught at the Wollongong, South Western Sydney, Shoalhaven and Southern Sydney campuses of the University of Wollongong.
The Wollongong campus is located on the New South Wales coast, 80km south of Sydney and 3kms from the centre of Wollongong. The campus sits at the foot of Mount Keira, five minutes from the heart of Wollongong City and its renowned beaches. The grounds are an immaculate stunning combination of bushland, lawn and waterways.
Extensive native plantings have made the campus home to scores of native birds and other wildlife.
Nestled in this haven are our cutting edge learning spaces designed and managed to world-class environmental standards. UOW has already reduced its energy usage by 19% since 2006, and saved 37 million litres of water since 2007.
Markets, information stalls and displays are also present on campus throughout the week adding to the vibrant UOW atmosphere. Students will find everything that they need on campus from cafes, restaurants, bars and a cinema to banks, a hairdresser, travel agent, post office and state-of-the-art gym, aquatic centre, playing fields and courts. There are also plenty of quiet places with a modern library that provides quiet and group study facilities.
UOW College is located in a specific building on the Wollongong campus (Building 30). This is where many of the classes take place and where you can access staff, the multimedia centre and computer labs. The UOW library and other facilities are situated within close walking distance.
South Western Sydney Campus
At the end of 2016, UOW College held the first classes at the new South Western Sydney Campus. Officially opening in February 2017, the new campus initially occupies two floors in the Liverpool City Council’s Moore Street building and will move into the larger premises in Liverpool’s new Civic Place development, expected to be completed in 2019.
From the start of the 2017 academic year, the Moore Street campus will offer programs reflecting Liverpool residents’ preferences, spanning disciplines from the UOW’s Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, Faculty of Business, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences and Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health; as well as UOW College university entry and vocational training programs.
The University plans to grow the South Western Sydney campus to more than 7,000 students by 2030.
Along with the new campus, the University will establish the Western Sydney Nursing Education and Research Centre (WeSNER) to train the next generation of nurses and encourage them to study, train and work in the Liverpool area. Due to commence in 2019, WeSNER will be UOW’s sixth nursing training facility, and be similar in size and standard as the nursing school currently operating on the main Wollongong Campus. Students will benefit from UOW’s experience delivering nursing and health care education tailored to local health needs in rural, regional, metro and outer-metro communities.
Situated west of Nowra in the City of Shoalhaven, the Shoalhaven campus is approximately one hour south of Wollongong. As part of a network of centres designed to bring university education to local communities, the University of Wollongong, UOW College and Illawarra Institute of TAFE jointly use the teaching spaces and library.
The Shoalhaven campus provides a university experience with an orientation to student support, community development, the latest technology and an inspiring learning environment. UOW College offers the University Access Program (UAP) at the Shoalhaven campus during summer and autumn sessions.
Southern Sydney Campus
UOW Southern Sydney is a joint initiative of the University of Wollongong, Sydney Institute of TAFE Sutherland College and Sutherland Shire Council.
At the Southern Sydney campus you will learn in a friendly environment, making full use of small work classes as well as linking with others across the network of UOW students. UOW College offers the University Access Program (UAP) at the Southern Sydney campus during autumn sessions.