University of Wollongong in Dubai

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University of Wollongong in Dubai

University of Wollongong in Dubai

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship rewarded at UOWD’s Annual Alumni Awards Thursday, 03 May, 2018

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University of Wollongong in Dubai celebrates its 35th Graduation Ceremony Sunday, 17 November, 2019

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Young leaders step into the shoes of the region’s top business leaders Tuesday, 12 March, 2019

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Alumni Awards-2018

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University of Wollongong in Dubai
The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is one of the UAE's oldest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1993 by the University of Wollongong in Australia - currently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world – UOW in Dubai represents a pioneering Australian initiative in the Gulf region.
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University of Wollongong in Dubai

Established in 1993, University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) was the first international and Australian university in the UAE, and is now part of a global brand that has campuses in Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia. 

With a 26-year track record, the University offers internationally-recognised degrees that are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australia’s independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education, the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

UOWD’s curriculum and teaching practices reflect those of UOW Australia, which ranks among the top 2% of universities worldwide. The institution offers 45 programs including foundation courses and undergraduate and post-graduate degrees spanning 10 industry sectors, such as engineering, business, ICT, communications and media.  These degrees are formally recognised by leading professional organisations such as ACCA, CPA, AHRI, CIM, CIMA, CIPS, EFQM and ACS.

UOWD has a strong cohort of highly qualified academic staff, each holding PhD degrees and recognised as leaders in their fields of expertise, with strong global and industry ties. UOWD’s faculty members are active researchers, involved in research activities across 100 different fields.

UOWD’s programs are aligned with national priorities and are tailored to meet the demands and needs of the global employment market. With the support of industry experts, it integrates real-world practices with theory to ensure that students are equipped to address complex business problems.

UOWD boasts many alumni who have made a mark across the world through notable contributions in various industries and professional sectors at leading multinational organisations such as Microsoft, GE, IBM, Deloitte, Fedex, 3M, Adidas, Amazon, Emirates, Etisalat, ADCB and Pepsico.

UOWD offers international students the opportunity to transfer between the university’s campuses for a holistic global higher education experience, and degrees can either be issued from Australia or the UAE.

As part of its continued pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, industry engagement and student experience, UOWD will inaugurate its new purpose-built 200,000-square-foot campus at Dubai Knowledge Park in 2020. Featuring cutting-edge technologies, modern architecture, and a mix of traditional and innovative learning spaces, the campus will provide an enriched experience to meet the demands of today’s student population, while supporting the teaching staff and community research projects.

UOWD is the highest ranked Australian university in the UAE, and currently has over 3,500 students from 108 nationalities and a global community of 152,000 alumni.

Program Info

Postgraduate Academic Programs

  • Global Executive Master of Luxury Management (GEMLux)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business (Marketing)
  • Master of Business (Management)
  • Master of Business (International Business)
  • Master of Business (Financial Management)
  • Master of Business (Innovation & Entrepreneurship) 
  • Master of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Master of Applied Finance (Investing)
  • Master of Applied Finance (Financial Services)
  • Master of Applied Finance (Corporate Treasury)
  • Master of Applied Finance (Islamic Banking and Finance)
  • Master of Science in Logistics
  • Master of Quality Management
  • Master of Engineering Management  
  • Master of Information Technology Management
  • Master of International Relations
  • Master of Media and Communications
  • Master of Educational Studies
  • Master of Nursing

Postgraduate Research Program

  • Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD)

Accreditation:  Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
 

Rankings: 

The University of Wollongong Australia worked hard to become one of the world’s most respected young universities.

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), a member of the University of Wollongong Australia global network, plays a lead role in learning, discovery and innovation in the United Arab Emirates and aspires to transform the lives of the people in the region and the world we live in

Global university rankings

Among the world's top 250 universities

  • 212th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2020
  • 201-250 band – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
  • 220th – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019

One of the best modern universities

  • 16th in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2020
  • 29th in the world – Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019

Global leader in social and economic impact

  • Ranked equal 13th in the world - Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019

A five-star university

  • 5+ star rating – QS World University Rankings 2019

Top-rated graduates

Top 200 – QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020

  • UOW is consistently rated in the top 200 universities in the world for the quality of our graduates
  • Rated 62nd in the world for graduate employment rates
  • Rated 128th in the world for partnerships with employers
  • Ranked in the 171-180 band overall

Global subject rankings

Top 100 in the World

Times Higher Education 2020

  • Engineering

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

  • Civil and Structural Engineering 
  • Nursing

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019

  • Civil Engineering

Top 150 in the World

Times Higher Education 2020

  • Education

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

  • Education

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019

  • Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing

Top 200 in the World

Times Higher Education 2020

  • Arts and Humanities

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Economics 

Global teaching excellence

The University of Wollongong has been recognised among the world’s best institutions for teaching excellence, receiving a Spotlight Award in the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award.

UOW was the only Australian university to be listed as a finalist for the prestigious Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) for two consecutive years. 

 

Campus: Dubai, Sydney, Wollongong, Hong Kong, Malaysia
Courses held in: English
Length of programmes: 18-24 months
Starting Dates: September/ June/ February

Application Deadlines:

Semester

Applying from overseas

Applying from within UAE

Summer 2020

31st May 2020

3rd June 2020

Autumn 2020

31st August 2020

10th September 2020

International Exchanges: international exchanges

Internships: internships

Type of Program: Finance & Accounting
Management & communication 
Management 
Others

 

Student Body 

Average Class Size: 25

Percentage of International Students: 40%

 

Admission

University degree: Bachelor degree

Prior educational background: Any

Tests required and level: GPA 3/4
Specific Languages tests: IELTS /TOEFL

Years of work experience: 2 years only for MBA

 

Costs

Application fees: NIL
Tuition fees: 22,000- 27,000 EUROS
Instalments: 4,500 EUROS every semester
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance per year: 1500 EUROS per month
Scholarships availabilities: 15%, 25%

Applicants for a postgraduate degree or postgraduate certificate must have completed a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) at an accredited institution of higher education and have achieved the minimum grades detailed below, as well as any specific course-related requirements.

 

Country

Grade - Direct Entry

Grade - Probation Entry*

Australia

65%

50%

China

75%

50%

Egypt

65% (Good)

50% (Pass)

India

50%

10 Point System :7.0/10.0

 

4 Point System :3.0/4.0

40%

10 Point System :5.0/10.0

 

4 Point System :2.0/4.0

Iran

14

12

Jordan

70%

50%

Kenya

50%

40%

Lebanon

12

10

Nigeria

50%

40%

Pakistan

50%

40%

Russia

Average of 4

3

UAE

3.0

2.0

UK

2nd Class Honours with lower division (or min 50%)

Pass (or min 40%)

USA

3.0

2.0

* Probationary Entry – Students are allowed to enrol in a maximum of two subjects in their first semester and are required to achieve a weighted average mark of 55% in the first three subjects completed to continue on the program.

Note:

[1] Unless otherwise stated, the entry requirements above are based on Section I institutions. Further details on alternate entry requirements can be obtained by contacting the Admissions department.
[2] Applicants to the MBA program are also required to have two years full time work experience after the completion of their Bachelor's degree.
[3] The Master of Applied Finance is an advanced degree for students who have a recognised Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Maths or IT related specialisation. Students who do not have the above background may be admitted on probationary status subject to the successful completion of the foundation subjects of the MAF program. 
[4] Applicants for the MEM program are required to have a recognised Bachelor's degree in Engineering. 
[5] Applicants for the MITM program are required to have a recognised Bachelor's degree in an IT related field.

 

English Language Requirements

 

Program

IELTS (Academic)

Internet based TOEFL

Computer based TOEFL

International Paper based TOEFL*

EmSAT Achieve English

MBus (all programs)***

Overall score of 6.0 with 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.0 in Listening and Speaking

79 with not less than 20 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 16 in Speaking

213 with a 4.0

550 with a 4.0

1400

MQM***

TWE/Essay Writing

TWE/Essay Writing

MAF (all programs)***

 

 

MEM***

 

 

MITM***

 

 

Msc (Log & SCM)***

 

 

Master of Nursing***

 

 

MBA

Overall score of 6.5 with 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

88 with not less than 22 in Writing, 20 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 18 in Speaking

231 with a 4.5

575 with a 4.5

1550

Master of Educational Studies / Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies

TWE/Essay Writing

TWE/Essay Writing

MMC**

Overall score of 6.0 with 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.0 in Listening and Speaking

79 with not less than 20 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 16 in Speaking

213 with a 4.0

550 with a 4.0

1400

MIR**

TWE/Essay Writing

TWE/Essay Writing

COP

The score required for CoP is the same as that of the program under which the CoP subject is taken.

* Students admitted under this criterion must present evidence of completing this test before their undergraduate degree. If they are unable to provide this, the test must be completed at UOWD.

** Students with a score of IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 6 in each band at the time on entry are exempt from an additional English subject at AED8,967/USD2,444.

*** Students who have achieved an overall Academic IELTS score of 6, but with a minimum of 5 in reading and writing for their relevant program, may opt to take Academic Writing as additional subject during their first semester at an additional fee of AED1,050/USD286. A 50% pass rate is required to clear the Post Enrolment Condition. Alternatively the student may opt to retake the IELTS test

 

Postgraduate Fees and Payment Information

Academic Program

No. of Subjects

Average Cost Per Subject (AED/USD)* - VAT 5% Inclusive

Master of Business Administration

12

9,140 / 2,491

Master of Business (single or double specialisation)**

Oct-17

8,967 / 2,443

  Marketing

  Management

  International Business

  Financial Management

  Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  Human Resource Management

Master of Science (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)**

10-Dec

8,967 / 2,443

Master of Quality Management**

10-Dec

8,967 / 2,443

Master of Applied Finance (with specialisation)

12

8,967 / 2,443

  Investing

  Financial Services

  Corporate Treasury

  Islamic Banking and Finance

Master of Engineering Management***

10

9,140 / 2,491

Master of Information Technology Management***

10

8,967 / 2,443

Master of Media and Communications

10

8,967 / 2,443

Master of International Relations

10

8,967 / 2,443

Master of Educational Studies

12

7,472.50 / 2,036

Master of Nursing

9

Total Cost: 89,670 / 24,433

Global Executive Master of Luxury Management

10

Total Cost: 141,750 / 38,624

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies

8

7,472.50 / 2,036

Graduate Certificate in Business

4

8,967 / 2,443

Graduate Certificate in HR Management

4

8,967 / 2,443

Graduate Certificate in Marketing

4

8,967 / 2,443

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Asset Management

4

8,967 / 2,443

Graduate Foundation Course

01-May

2,100 / 572

Certificate of Proficiency

1

9,387 / 2,558

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

 

Total Cost: 236,250 / 64,373

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