University of Wollongong: Statistics



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#370 of 14,131 In the World
#17 of 59 In Oceania
#15 of 40 In Australia
#28 of 1,031 For Mining Engineering
Top50% For 228 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Wollongong is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsCandidates must achieve the required mark in an Australian Yr 12, Senior secondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent. Any tertiary studies completed prior to enrolment may lead to advanced standing or credit
Academic CalendarFebruary to December (February - July; July-December). Also optional Summer Session (December-January)

Research profile

University of Wollongong is a world-class research university with 62,553 scientific papers published and 1,395,582 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Physics, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Medicine, and Political Science.


University of Wollongong majors

by publication & citation count

34,693 / 910,993
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
31,747 / 541,877
30,850 / 929,054
30,797 / 826,050
Environmental Science
29,196 / 670,410
28,383 / 853,871
Computer Science
25,266 / 486,034
Quantum and Particle physics
21,952 / 632,661
21,669 / 558,859
Political Science
18,263 / 273,083
Materials Science
18,220 / 589,363
17,240 / 266,744
Geography and Cartography
16,749 / 348,228
16,462 / 416,002
16,200 / 379,863
Organic Chemistry
16,098 / 552,412
14,720 / 237,422
14,468 / 234,767
14,294 / 232,870
14,134 / 264,078
12,644 / 334,223
11,797 / 202,957
10,604 / 357,128
10,292 / 196,205
10,121 / 154,180
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10,090 / 181,031
9,933 / 203,966
9,858 / 257,493
Metallurgical Engineering
8,835 / 306,358
Electrical Engineering
8,479 / 223,013
8,441 / 213,826
8,184 / 226,895
Optical Engineering
7,638 / 205,860
7,198 / 219,510
7,129 / 105,147
Art & Design
6,918 / 104,626
Mechanical Engineering
6,763 / 135,112
6,729 / 114,977
Chemical Engineering
6,307 / 312,885
Physical chemistry
6,163 / 302,323

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 285 920
1992 293 1034
1993 362 1326
1994 404 1457
1995 440 1595
1996 561 1977
1997 614 2310
1998 662 2703
1999 587 3172
2000 632 3706
2001 687 4477
2002 912 5983
2003 994 6846
2004 1106 8520
2005 1441 10751
2006 1667 12823
2007 1768 15895
2008 1841 18233
2009 2012 22212
2010 2115 26803
2011 2196 31561
2012 2457 38250
2013 2852 46797
2014 2975 53932
2015 2975 61056
2016 3130 67362
2017 3080 76084
2018 3150 92546
2019 3501 112761
2020 3733 137795
2021 3670 156839
2022 3562 167610
2023 3319 170269
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Wollongong gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (AUD)
Bachelor of Arts 29,800
Bachelor of Commerce 33,100
Bachelor of Engineering 38,900
Bachelor of Science 33,100
Master of Business Administration 52,800
Master of Engineering 44,600
Master of Science 44,600

The University of Wollongong has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Wollongong.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor Degree Accountancy, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Performing Arts, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work
Bachelor Honours Degree Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Psychology
Graduate Certificate/Diploma Accountancy, Business Administration, Computer Science, Data Processing, Education, Engineering, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Gerontology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Hygiene, Information Technology, Leadership, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Maritime Law, Marketing, Nursing, Occupational Health, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Special Education
Master Degree Accountancy, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dietetics, Earth Sciences, Economic and Finance Policy, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fishery, Gerontology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Hygiene, Information Technology, International Business, Law, Leadership, Management, Maritime Law, Materials Engineering, Medical Technology, Mining Engineering, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Physics, Physiology, Primary Education, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Secondary Education, Social Work, Special Education, Telecommunications Engineering
Doctoral Degree Medicine

University of Wollongong alumni

  1. Julian McMahon

    Julian McMahon
    Born in
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    1968-.. (age 56)
    television actormodelfilm actoractor

    Julian Dana William McMahon is an Australian actor and former model. He is the only son of former Prime Minister of Australia, Sir William McMahon. He is best known for his roles as Detective John Grant in Profiler, Cole Turner in Charmed, Christian Troy in Nip/Tuck, Doctor Doom in the Fantastic Four duology, Jonah in Runaways, and Jess LaCroix in CBS crime drama FBI: Most Wanted.

  2. Clare Bowen

    Clare Bowen
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    1984-.. (age 40)
    actorsingerfilm actor

    Clare Maree Bowen is an Australian actress, singer and dancer, best known for her role as Scarlett O'Connor in the ABC/CMT musical-drama television series Nashville. Alongside her music releases from Nashville and her solo debut album, Bowen also records with her husband Brandon Young as Bowen*Young.

  3. Karl Kruszelnicki

    Karl Kruszelnicki
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1948-.. (age 76)

    Karl Sven Woytek Sas Konkovitch Matthew Kruszelnicki, often referred to as "Dr Karl", is an Australian science communicator and populariser, who is known as an author and a science commentator on Australian radio and television.

  4. Stef Dawson

    Stef Dawson
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    20th Century
    actorfilm actortelevision actor

    Stef Dawson is an Australian actress. She portrayed Annie Cresta in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2. She also made a cameo appearance in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

All 44 notable alumni

University of Wollongong faculties and divisions

Centre : Asia-Pacific Social Transformation Asian Studies, Pacific Area Studies, Social Studies
Centre : Canadian-Australian Studies Canadian Studies, Pacific Area Studies
Centre : Equity Research in Education Education, Ethics
Centre : Health Services Development Health Administration, Health Sciences
Centre : Landscape Change Environmental Management, Landscape Architecture
Centre : Medical Radiation Physics Radiology
Centre : Smart Foods Food Science
Faculty : Arts Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
Faculty : Commerce Business and Commerce, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing
Faculty : Creative Arts Fine Arts, Music, Theatre
Faculty : Educational Sciences Educational Sciences, Physical Education, Special Education, Teacher Trainers Education
Faculty : Engineering Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Management, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Health and Behavioural Sciences Behavioural Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Dietetics, Health Sciences, Midwifery, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health
Faculty : Informatics Information Management, Information Technology, Mass Communication, Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty : Law Administrative Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Maritime Law
Faculty : Science Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Marine Science and Oceanography, Natural Sciences, Physics
Institute : Biomolecular Science Molecular Biology
Institute : Conservation Biology and Law Biological and Life Sciences, Ethics, Law
Institute : Social Change and Critical Enquiry Social Sciences, Social Studies
Research Division : Advanced Materials Processing Materials Engineering
Research Division : Atmospheric Chemistry Chemistry, Meteorology
Research Division : Brain and Behaviour Behavioural Sciences, Neurosciences, Psychology
Research Division : Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies Solid State Physics
Research Division : Digital Media Initiative Electronic Engineering
Research Division : Engineering Mechanics Mechanical Engineering
Research Division : Image, Performance and Text Film, Graphic Arts, Performing Arts, Photography, Writing
Research Division : Industrial Automation Electronics and Automation
Research Division : Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Production Engineering
Research Division : Intelligent Polymer Polymer and Plastics Technology
Research Division : Legal Intersection Ethics, Law
Research Division : Mathematical Modelling and Computational Systems Mathematics and Computer Science
Research Division : Metabolic Research Biological and Life Sciences
Research Division : Ocean and Coastal Research Coastal Studies, Marine Science and Oceanography
Research Division : Railway Engineering and Technologies Railway Engineering
Research Division : Smart Internet Technology Computer Networks
Research Division : Steel Processing and Products Metal Techniques, Metallurgical Engineering
Research Division : Superconducting and Electronic Materials Conducting, Electronic Engineering, Materials Engineering
Research Division : Sustainable Earth Research Earth Sciences
Research Division : Telecommunications and Information Technology Information Technology, Telecommunications Engineering
Research Division : Welded Structures Metal Techniques

General information

Alternative names UOW
Founded 1975
Motto Excellence Innovation Diversity
Colors blue, gold, red

Location and contacts

Address Administrative Building Northfields Avenue
Wollongong, New South Wales, 2522
City population 262,000

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