It is quite satisfying to understand how something works, and even more satisfying to make it work better. At UOW we offer courses that will equip you with the skills to work towards a more sustainable and equitable future. Whether your interest lies in developing new battery technology to solve energy issues, or in designing beautiful and functional spaces that are accessible for all, review your options below to see how UOW will help you find your path.
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How will you design a better future?
Would you like to design living spaces or community infrastructure that is functional and useful? Would you like to focus on sustainable development that considers the scarcity of natural resources? Consider taking an architectural or environmental focus when you study Engineering at UOW.
Are you interested in technology and innovation? Would you like to program a new and better future? Would you like to design functional products that break new ground? Study in computer science and information technology at UOW could be for you.
Do you enjoy tackling problems because you can see a better future for yourself and others? Would you like to work at the heart of technology and innovation, and develop innovative treatments that have a real impact? Study in medical science at UOW could help you reach your goals.
Would you like to work with new technologies to develop a more sustainable future? Would you like to understand the science behind 'life' to preserve and restore natural environments and ecosystems? Consider study in environmental and biological sciences at UOW.
Are you interested in the role that ethical business can play in improving lives and supporting communities? Would you like to design and launch new products, or do you have a business idea that could change the world? Consider business and management at UOW.
Would you like to create beautiful and functional spaces that make life easier, or provide more equitable access for people of all ages and abilities? Would you like to design and launch unique new products? Consider a focus on design when you study creative arts at UOW.
I always wanted to do something with the body. At first I thought I'd do physiotherapy, but felt there wasn't enough maths in it. In my first year at UOW there'd often be mentions of prosthetics. I could see how the two fields were linked and how engineering principles could be used to create new solutions for clinicians.
Stories to inspire you
Superbugs are on the rise. According to Distinguished Professor Antoine van Oijen, this represents one of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century. He is leading a team of researchers to tackle this challenge from all angles: understanding superbugs, how they spread and how we can prevent it, and discovering new treatments.
When we’re sick, it is often the case that we’re prescribed a medicine that treats the problem. But what if there are other ways? Distinguished Professor Gordon Wallace is translating fundamental discoveries in materials science into the next generation of devices to improve people’s health and quality of life.
UOW’s Makerspace is a fantastic resource for students interested in 3D printing, but it produces a significant amount of plastic waste. Cue environmental engineering student Lachlan Crawford, who didn’t just accept or ignore the problem, but set out to improve the system. His work with UOW staff could lead to all plastic on campus being recycled.
For many the trail of data we create in daily life largely goes unnoticed, unless you are a data scientist like Professor Aditya Ghose. He and his colleagues are at the data mining coalface, developing increasingly sophisticated ways to extract insights to drive efficiency, productivity and potentially new ways of providing medical care.
Make a difference
During your degree you'll have the opportunity to minor in Humanitarian Engineering, or join the UOW Humanitarian Engineering Society. Students take part in volunteer projects making a real impact in developing countries, like The Rwanda Project, Engineers without Borders or the 40K Foundation.
Become one of the world's most employable graduates
At UOW, you'll develop real-world practical skills and content, not just theory. The latest QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked employers’ overall satisfaction with UOW graduates at 89.6%, placing UOW 1st among NSW universities.
The engineering mindset is in demand, offering a practical way of learning to understand and develop and then continuously improve solutions to technical and social problems. Here is just a sample of careers you can pursue:
- Architectural engineer
- Biomedical engineer
- Computer architect
- Computer systems engineer
- Civil engineer
- Construction manager
- Electronics engineer
- Electrical engineer
- Environmental engineer
- Geotechnical engineer
- Materials engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Mining engineer
- Network engineer
- Production engineer
- Security engineer
- Software engineer
- Structural engineer
- Systems analyst
- Telecommunications engineer
- Transport engineer
- Water quality manager
See how UOW can help you connect with potential employers and learn the skills you need to launch your career successfully.
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