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Diplomas

If you have just finished high school but didn’t quite get the marks or would like a career change, there are a number of Diploma options at the University of Wollongong (UOW) that can give you the head start you need.

Zero up-front fees

These UOW Diplomas are available for domestic students who are eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP). This means that students can benefit from zero up-front tuition fees. Upon successful completion you can receive guaranteed entry into the first or second year of the relevant UOW degree.

 

About Diplomas

Diplomas at UOW provide an in-depth preparation for either further study (undergraduate bachelor degrees) or entry-level career opportunities. Academic skills development is embedded in UOW Diplomas, with an emphasis on oral, written and presentation skills, and also group work.

Similar to an undergraduate course:

  • subjects have a lecture and tutorial format, or lecture and laboratory format, timetabled over five days
  • assessment is by practical tasks, essays, mid-session tests and final exams

 

Delivery

These UOW Diplomas are accredited by the University of Wollongong and delivered by UOW College at either the Wollongong or South Western Sydney campuses. As a College student you’ll have the academic and personal support you need to succeed. You will benefit from the small class sizes which means that you will benefit from individual attention, available staff and a personal approach.


These courses are accredited by the University of Wollongong. UOW is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). These courses are delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College and UOW College Australia are registered business names of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

Diplomas

Diploma of Arts

The Diploma of Arts is an in-depth preparation program which provides guaranteed* entry into the first year of a Bachelor of Arts at UOW with 24 credit points (equivalent to four subjects). It is the ideal program if you are interested in exploring a broad range of disciplines including linguistics, history, philosophy, politics, and culture.

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Diploma of Business (2 session)

The Diploma of Business is an in-depth preparation program which provides guaranteed* entry into the second year of UOW's Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce degree. Tertiary skills development embedded in all subjects in the Diploma of Business prepares you for successful participation in the second year of the degree, with an emphasis on a range of oral, written and presentation skills, including group work.

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Diploma of Engineering (2 session)

The Diploma of Engineering is an in-depth preparation program designed to provide a guaranteed* pathway into the second year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at UOW. The program of study involves first-year core engineering subjects, which include theoretical and practical units, and hands-on experience in an area of engineering. You will also develop tertiary academic skills in preparation for study at UOW.

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Diploma of Information Technology (2 session)

Build your IT skills with a Diploma of Information Technology (IT) and gain a guaranteed* pathway into the second year of a Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) or Bachelor of Computer Science at the University of Wollongong (UOW).

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Diploma of Science (2 session)

The Diploma of Science is an in-depth preparation program which provides a guaranteed* pathway into the second year of a Bachelor of Science at UOW. It is designed to empower you to apply scientific thinking and analysis to important issues impacting the world today. You will learn the language and nature of science and mathematics, and will be able to follow your interests in specific areas of science. Tertiary skills development embedded in the Diploma of Science prepares you for successful participation at UOW, with an emphasis on a range of practical laboratory and written work, including group work.

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Diploma of Social Science

The Diploma of Social Science is an in-depth preparation program which provides guaranteed* entry into the first year of a Bachelor of Social Science or Bachelor of Arts at UOW with 24 credit points (equivalent to four subjects). Successful completion of the Diploma of Social Science will also provide students with guaranteed* entry to the first year of the Bachelor of: Arts (Psychology), Education - The Early Years, Geography, Psychological Science, Public Health, Science (Human Geography, or Environment & Heritage Management), Social Work and Sustainable Communities.

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*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.

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