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Undergraduate Student Guide

UOWD Undergraduate Student Guide 2017-18

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.

From humble beginnings opposite Al Mulla Plaza, through the landmark presence on Jumeirah Road, to our current location at Dubai Knowledge Park, UOWD has become recognised as an integral part of Dubai’s academic landscape.

Internationally Accredited University in Dubai

All UOWD academic programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and quality assured by the University of Wollongong in Australia, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOW is one of only two Australian universities to achieve 5-stars in all student experience measures in the 2018 Good Universities Guide: Overall experience; Skills development; Student support; Teaching quality and Learning resources and learner engagement. Against this benchmark, students at UOWD can be assured an international standard of education, earning a degree that is recognised locally and can be transferred to an Australian qualification on completion of study.

The University's faculties are operated by locally and internationally recruited academics, with extensive teaching, business and industry experience. They bring to the classroom a wealth of knowledge gained from research and professional practice in their respective fields, providing students with a stimulating, multi-dimensional academic environment. Classes are small in student numbers, allowing the Lecturers to cater to individual learning needs.

UOWD is an ideal choice for overseas students looking for an internationally accredited degree, close to home.  UOWD can support the visa process for non-resident students who wish to enrol in a full-time study program

Our internationally recognised qualifications enable UOWD graduates to pursue rewarding careers and our more than 9,000 alumni include many high profile graduates in senior positions in public and private sectors across the region.

Our programs of study are:

Foundation Studies Program

Undergraduate Academic Programs

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce (majors in Marketing, Management, Human Resources Management International Business, Finance and Accountancy)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science: Digital Systems Security
  • Bachelor of Computer Science: Multimedia and Game Development
  • Bachelor of Information Technology: Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Engineering (majors in Electrical, Telecommunication, Computer, Civil and Mechanical Engineering)

Postgraduate Academic Programs

  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • 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 Engineering Asset Management 
  • Master of Information Technology Management
  • Master of International Studies
  • Master of Media and Communications

Postgraduate Research Programs

  • Doctorate in Business Administration
  • Doctorate in Philosophy


  • Full-time Academic English Pathway (UniPrep - English for University studies)
  • General English Part-time Pathway (English Language Part-time and IELTS)
  • IELTS Test Preparation and IELTS Test
  • Arabic Language Program

Contact details

University of Wollongong in Dubai
Block 5, 14 & 15, Dubai Knowledge Park
P.O. Box 20183
Dubai, UAE

Telephone: +971 800 UOWD (toll-free, within the UAE only) or +971 4 2781800
Fax: +971 4 2781801