Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Data, Dip Prof Eng Prac

University of Technology Sydney


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Data engineers create the secure cyber-physical hardware and software infrastructure that drives the collection, transmission, storage and analysis of data. This infrastructure, which ranges from the Internet of Things to cloud storage and computation, enables organisations to innovate in today’s data-driven world. Data engineers play key roles in many sectors including transport, healthcare, e-commerce, finance, environment and defence management.

Also read the information for UTS Engineering and Information Technology.

Students starting in November 2020 should note that they may not be able to enrol in a full-time study load for the Summer session. To confirm, contact UTS via the ASK UTS web page.

Areas of study: Cyber security, data analytics, data-driven systems, management of big data, mobile and wireless networks, multimedia data processing, next-generation internet, real-time systems, software development.

Career opportunities: Developing real-time data systems for e-business and public data systems (eg Opal), using internet and web services, mobile technologies and applications for the Internet of Things, multimedia data processing and cyber security. Traditional roles in computer systems engineering or telecommunications as well as opportunities to create start-up companies or pursue research.

Professional recognition: The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia and recognised internationally by signatories to the Washington Accord.

Fees and charges: Refer to UTS current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Extension 1, Physics, English Standard.

Recommended studies: English Advanced.

Questionnaire: Applicants are advised to complete the Year 12 Engineering and IT Questionnaire.

Other applicants

Statement of service: Applicants are advised to complete the employment question on their UAC application and provide statements of service to UAC, as an adjustment of up to five points to your selection rank may be awarded on the basis of relevant employment experience. You will have had to have met the UTS minimum matriculation requirements in order for your employment experience to be assessed, and your documented employment experience must be at least one full-time year or greater.

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Further information

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ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2020)


  1. 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 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. 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 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2019 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. 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
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria