As the world faces more complex challenges, we are increasingly defined by our purpose and contribution. But not all of us grow up knowing what that contribution will be. You know what interests you, but how do you turn that into a career? At UOW we’re here to help you find your passion and equip you with the skills to launch your career in a field that inspires you. Choose what motivates you from the options below, and click through to find the study areas and courses that will help you find your why.
Find what motivates you
Influence people and processes
They say that money makes the world go around. At UOW, we believe that business can actually make the world a better place. Our focus on ethical entrepreneurship and sustainable business can put you on the path to a successful career in the world of business and finance.
The ability to look at the way things work, bring new ideas and introduce better processes, are all skills highly sought-after by employers. If you know that your day runs better with a plan, and if you’d like to help others get more out of each day, then study in business, education or psychology at UOW could be for you.
The desire to make things better is what propels us forward. The ability to tackle complex ethical and legal issues is valuable in a range of industries, particularly in the fields of law and social science. At UOW we can teach you the skills to address injustice so that you can influence social and legal systems for the better.
A legacy is the value of what you leave behind, and instilling curiosity and a thirst for knowledge in others is a legacy to be proud of. At UOW we can teach you the skills to help people understand new concepts and ideas, as well as foster in them a desire to ask questions and seek answers themselves.
Explore the world around you
The protection of our environment is complex; it requires collaborative solutions from leaders in fields that span science, technology, engineering, politics, economics and the law. At UOW we can help you channel your passion for the exploration and protection of our environment by teaching you the knowledge and skills to make a difference.
The ability to shape our collective understanding of who we are is a powerful skill to have. You could create content that sets trends, report on issues that are important to you, or use your creative talents to tell a story that moves and entertains. Be it a headline, byline or signature, UOW will help you make your mark.
In our globalised world, the ability to negotiate and collaborate across cultures is critical. You can turn your curiosity about international cultures into skills that could take you anywhere in the world. You could learn a language, investigate how cultural differences impact issues that span borders, and develop solutions for world issues.
Focus on science & technology
You’ve never been good at accepting ‘because’ for an answer. Curious minds aren’t satisfied by assumptions. Complex issues raise new questions and keep life interesting. Study at UOW will help you reach your own evidence-based conclusions that advance scientific knowledge and propel the human race forward.
You know that well designed spaces function better, and that the mark you leave on the world will be beautifully designed. We can show you how to apply your creativity to design processes, products, and spaces that are functional and help improve the lives of others. Review your options in communications, design, or architecture and engineering.
It is quite satisfying to understand how something works, and to make it work better. Whether your interest lies in developing new battery technology to solve energy issues, or in designing beautiful, functional and accessible spaces, we offer courses that will equip you with the skills to work towards a more sustainable and equitable future.
The future is digital, and those that know how to develop the technology are increasingly in demand. You can challenge your analytical mind with advancements in robotics, managing massive data sets, or quantum mechanics with our courses in computer science and information technology, engineering, and mathematics and physical sciences.
Champion health and wellbeing
Human behaviour is complex; sometimes predictable, often irrational, but always fascinating. Your interest in understanding the human condition can take many forms, from helping people improve their mental health, to advocating for social change that improves quality of life, to holding a mirror to society in works of art.
There is great job satisfaction in helping people live full and healthy lives. Whether you’d like to have a role in one-to-one healthcare, or in shaping health outcomes at a community level, you could make a tangible impact in the lives of others through study in health and medicine, nursing, public health, social work, and human geography.
Aspiring to find a cure for cancer isn’t a cliché. At UOW we’re at the forefront of health and medical research in Australia, tackling motor neurone disease and Alzheimer’s, antimicrobial resistance, and finding new treatments for cancer. To join our efforts and add to the advances gained through medical science, choose your path at UOW.