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University Entrance Program

UOW College Australia

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The University of Wollongong is following advice from the NSW Department of Health with regards to COVID-19 study arrangements.

This course is delivered by UOW College Australia.

The University Entrance Program (UEP) provides an alternative entry to the University of Wollongong (UOW) for students who have not met the direct entry requirement to a bachelor degree. The focus is on effective transition to tertiary studies and development of a positive student identity, with subjects specifically designed to develop effective approaches to learning in the higher education context.

There are three different streams in the UEP program, allowing students to study subjects within a selected stream relevant to their chosen degree: Stream 1 in Business and Humanities, Stream 2 in Science and Information Technology, and Stream 3 in Engineering. The course is delivered in one session of 14 weeks duration, with an additional subject in mathematics required for students seeking entry to an engineering degree.

This university preparation program will help develop your study skills and create the positive practices required for university study. At the Wollongong campus there are two different streams in the UEP program, allowing students to study subjects within a selected stream relevant to their chosen degree. Choose:

  • Stream 1 for entry into the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Communication and Media Studies, Creative Arts, Education (The Early Years), Journalism, Psychological Science, Sport or Sustainable Communities
  • Stream 2 for entry into the Bachelor of Geography, or Science (specific to science degrees within the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and the Humanities)
  • Stream 3 for entry into the Bachelor of Mathematics, Medical and Radiation Physics, Mathematics Education or Science (Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences).

Areas of study

Language, mathematics, science.

Career opportunities

Refer to the UOW course you are interested in for information regarding career opportunities.

Fees and charges

Refer to UOW College current fee information.


  • Stream 2: Mathematics Standard 2 (Band 3) or Mathematics Advanced (any band).
  • Stream 3: Mathematics Standard 2 (Band 5) or Mathematics Advanced (any band).

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Guaranteed ATAR:

  • The guaranteed ATAR for entry to Stream 1: Business and the Humanities is 30.00.
  • The guaranteed ATAR for entry to Stream 2: Science and Information Technology is 35.00, including Mathematics Advanced (any mark) or at least 60% for Mathematics Standard 2.
  • The guaranteed ATAR for entry to Stream 3: Engineering is 35.00, including Mathematics Advanced (any mark) or at least 80% for Mathematics Standard 2.

Min. HSC results: Applicants must achieve at least 60% in four HSC courses or at least 65% in three HSC courses.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you do not have a sufficient ATAR or equivalent or have not previously undertaken or completed a recognised qualification or tertiary studies, UOW College may recognise relevant work and life experience. Applications for entry into a diploma on these grounds are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UOW website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2020)

2021 data not yet provided by the institution.

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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