Undergraduate

ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

University of Technology Sydney

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology is committed to industry focused learning. That's why we offer hands-on, practice-based learning that produces exceptional engineering and IT professionals. Our diploma in professional practice courses combine theory and practice with an internship connected to your degree giving you a competitive edge when you graduate.

Expand your horizons with Global Exchange, Beyond UTS International Leadership Development (BUiLD) or sign up to one of our many societies to build networks with like-minded budding professionals.

Use these opportunities to build your niche and become creators of future innovation.

Flexible progression: Progress through your course at your own pace, completing up to four subjects a session. Many subjects are offered twice a year and some are offered in the evening, giving you the flexibility to build your own timetable to manage other commitments.

Support for students: You're not on your own during your studies. We support you through your internship program, provide additional study support in the Learning Precinct and opportunities to meet like-minded students in the Engineering and IT societies. The Women in Engineering and IT (WiEIT) team provides academic, career and social networking opportunities for female students. Housing, career, financial and health support are also available through central UTS services.

Scholarships: UTS rewards achievement and recognises those with motivation to succeed. This includes scholarships that are specific to women in engineering and IT, to the value of $66,000. There are also a range of equity scholarships available to incoming students. For full details, visit uts.edu.au/scholarships.

Engineering

Today’s engineers are pioneering solutions to global challenges in the areas of energy, water, food, environment, technology, transport, housing and the ageing population.

It’s this blend of engineering and technology that will be an in-demand combination across all industries around the world for years to come.

Choose from a variety of majors, or if you're undecided on which major to take, select the Flexible Engineering major. This gives you the opportunity to mix a range of complimentary engineering subjects or create your own unique skillset.

Why settle for one specialisation? Combine your engineering degree with other disciplines such as business, creative intelligence and innovation, international studies, law, medical science and science.

First year engineering programs ensure you're supported in the transition to university study. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice comprises the following structure:

1 the core program spans the entire course and is taken by all students to develop the competencies needed as an engineer, regardless of the field of practice. Topics range from mathematics, science and information literacy to design, management, communication, economics and entrepreneurship.

2 the major develops the knowledge and skills specific to your chosen field of practice. You will need to complete a capstone project. The project may be industry-linked, involves a topic negotiated individually between you and your academic supervisor and is undertaken at the end of the course.

3 engineering internships (for those with the DipProfEngPrac award) give you two six-month periods of professional engineering industry experience.

4 subjects to support the internships and work integrated learning, which support your learning before, during and after periods of engineering employment experience.

5 specialised subjects or electives chosen to deepen or broaden your engineering and other competencies (not applicable to combined degrees).

Successful applicants with a completed TAFE NSW diploma, or a completed or partly completed university degree, whether from Australia or overseas, may qualify for recognition of prior learning. Post-school applicants are advised to ensure that their English, mathematics and physics skills are equivalent to those assumed for school leavers (refer to information on assumed knowledge).

If you do not satisfy the assumed knowledge in mathematics you may be required to enrol in the UTS subject Foundation Mathematics. Applicants with little recent mathematics and physics exposure are strongly encouraged to take advantage of our bridging courses and other forms of assistance.

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Dip Professional Engineering Practice

About

The course offers an authentic, professionally focused and practice-based education program with two sessions of internship (normally paid) in a real workplace setting. A number of the areas of study are available with explicit specialisations. For example, civil engineering is available with specialisations in structures and construction. Students can also focus on or broaden their studies by completing electives. By appropriate choice of electives, students can gain knowledge in a second engineering discipline, obtain a sub-major in a different field or study postgraduate subjects and apply for recognition of prior learning towards an engineering master's degree. This concept has been strongly endorsed in wide-ranging industry consultations. Interaction between employment experience and academic curriculum is very strong, giving the program a depth that no other full-time academic course can match.

Areas of study: 3D geometry, accounting fundamentals, calculus, electricity, engineering, engineering communication, engineering design process and analysis, fluids, fundamentals of mechanics, linear algebra, mathematical modelling, problem solving methodologies, project management, research and analysis, statistics, sustainability, thermal physics, waves and optics.

Career opportunities: Examples depend on the specialisation chosen – refer to individual specialisations: 603005 B Engineering (Hons) Civil and Environmental, Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603015 B Engineering (Hons) Civil, Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603018 B Engineering (Hons) Civil (Structures), Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603095 B Engineering (Hons) Civil (Construction), Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603035 B Engineering (Hons) Electrical, Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603045 B Engineering (Hons) Electronic, Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603055 B Engineering (Hons) Mechanical, Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603060 B Engineering (Hons) Data, Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603085 B Engineering (Hons) Software, Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603105 B Engineering (Hons) Flexible, Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603115 B Engineering (Hons) Mechanical and Mechatronic, Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603120 B Engineering (Hons) Mechatronic, Dip Prof Eng Practice; 603130 B Engineering (Hons) Biomedical, Dip Prof Eng Practice.

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

Practical experience: The Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice requires the completion of two six-month internships and supporting subjects at UTS. Completing 12 months of relevant engineering experience before graduating enables students to link learning in the workplace and learning at university, with each experience enhancing the other.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

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

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.

Student profile

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Further information

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Year 12 Engineering Questionnaire
Although your selection rank can be a good indicator of a successful career in engineering, we know from our experience in the education of professional engineers that other factors also play a significant role. Student motivation, interpersonal skills, design talent and technical aptitude are just a few aspects which can contribute to both performance within an engineering degree and your success as a professional engineer. The Year 12 Engineering Questionnaire takes these factors into account when assessing applications.

How does it work?
Your responses to the Engineering Questionnaire will be considered if you fall short of the published selection rank by up to three points. This demonstration of motivation to study engineering, with examples of relevant projects/hobbies and personal skills, could get you over the line in receiving an offer to your preferred engineering degree.
– A minimum selection rank of 80 must be achieved.
– You must list an Engineering or IT course at UTS as your first preference in UAC December Round 2.
– Your questionnaire will not be considered if your preferred course has reached capacity.

Your selection rank is calculated on a combination of your ATAR, including any adjustments you may be eligible for from either an admissions scheme or prior qualifications. This could include your previous ATAR, tertiary results, work experience or bridging and preparatory studies.

For more information, visit the UTS website.

Information Technology

Today's IT professionals are programming, networking, analysing and building. They are pioneering business and technical solutions for computer hardware, software, electronics, telecommunications, e-commerce and computer services.

Your UTS IT degree will prepare you for a fast-paced digital future giving you the knowledge and developing the skills you need for any industry or your own start-up. Our courses provide you with the mix of technical and business skills that employers are looking for, developing a strong foundation in the basics of IT and a specialist skillset in your chosen IT major.

Industry work placements are included in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-operative Scholarship) and Bachelor of Science in IT, Diploma in IT Professional Practice courses, with an option for all other IT students to add the Diploma in IT Professional Practice to their studies.

For further information, visit the UTS website.

Year 12 IT Questionnaire

Although your selection rank can be a good indicator of a successful career in IT, we know from our experience in the education of IT professionals that other factors also play a significant role. Student motivation, interpersonal skills, design talent and technical aptitude are just a few aspects which can contribute to both performance within an IT degree and your success as an IT professional. The Year 12 IT Questionnaire takes these factors into account when assessing applications.

How does it work?

Your responses to the IT Questionnaire will be considered if you fall short of the published selection rank by up to three points. This demonstration of motivation to study IT, with examples of relevant projects/hobbies and personal skills, could get you over the line in receiving an offer to your preferred IT degree.
– A minimum selection rank of 80 must be achieved.
– You must list an Engineering or IT course at UTS as your first preference in UAC December Round 2.
– Your questionnaire will not be considered if your preferred course has reached capacity.
– The Year 12 IT Questionnaire is not applicable to the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Your selection rank is calculated on a combination of your ATAR, including any adjustments you may be eligible for from either an admissions scheme or prior qualifications. This could include your previous ATAR, tertiary results, work experience or bridging and preparatory studies.

For more information, visit the UTS website.