International Study Abroad

 
International Study Abroad
Study in the heart of Sydney
                            International
                         Study Abroad
                            and Exchange
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                                  is inspired by our student
                                  geo-data, to visualise the
                                  diversity in backgrounds
                                  and culture.

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International Study Abroad
Welcome
                                              I’m pleased to introduce you to the UTS Study Abroad and Exchange program
                                              – a world-class educational experience providing opportunities to broaden
                                              your academic, personal and professional horizons. The UTS Study Abroad and
                                              Exchange program offers an excellent education at one of Australia’s quality
                                              teaching universities, combined with a rich, exciting learning experience in
                                              Australia’s global city – Sydney.
                                              UTS welcomes more than 1000 study abroad and exchange students each year
 “Our strong                                  from around the world. It’s always pleasing to see the significant cultural and
                                              linguistic diversity of students who choose to study abroad at UTS. With around
  partnerships                                42,600 students from 120 different countries, UTS is a reflection of Sydney’s
                                              multicultural diversity.
  with industry                               A place in the UTS Study Abroad and Exchange program offers you an
                                              internationally respected education. Our strong partnerships with industry and
  and professional                            professional bodies produce courses that are innovative, industry relevant and
                                              cutting-edge.
  bodies produce                              Our international standing is reflected in our university rankings, which include

  courses that                                being ranked first in Australia in the QS top 50 under 50 and Times Higher
                                              Education’s Young University Rankings.

  are innovative,                             Students at UTS benefit from learning and collaborating in state-of-the-art
                                              facilities, which provide a vibrant campus environment where students can

  industry                                    collaborate, study and relax. Located in the heart of Sydney, UTS is also in
                                              easy walking distance to Sydney CBD and Central Station, Sydney’s major

  relevant and                                transport hub.
                                              As you read through this course guide, you will discover the benefits of studying
  cutting-edge.”                              at UTS and living in Sydney – where you can enjoy a world-class education in the
                                              heart of one of the world’s great global cities.
                                              I look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future.

                                              Professor William R Purcell
                                              Deputy Vice-Chancellor and
                                              Vice-President
                                              (International and Advancement)

                   UTS has committed to a                                          UTS is a member of the Australian Technology
                   20 per cent reduction in                                        Network (ATN), an influential alliance of five
                   greenhouse gases (from                                          distinctive and prominent Australian universities
                   2007 levels) by 2020/21.                                        located in each mainland state. ATN is committed
You’ll be happy to know that this course                                           to forging partnerships with industry and
guide has been printed on environmentally     government to deliver practical results through focused research.
friendly paper.                               The network educates graduates who are ready to enter their chosen profession,
For more information, visit:                  dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and eager to claim a stake in building sustainable
sustainability.uts.edu.au                     societies of the future; and continues to champion the principles of access and equity
                                              that have ensured its members are the universities of first choice for more students.
International Study Abroad
Contents
02      Study in the heart of Sydney                                                                        Connect with us
04      Sydney’s city university
                                                                                                                   UTSInternationalstudents
05      Campus and facilities
                                                                                                                   UTSstudyabroad #UTSstudyabroad
06      UTS rankings
                                                                                                                   UTSint #UTSint
08      Your program options
10      Study areas at UTS
                                                                                                            Acknowledgement
22      Choosing your subjects
                                                                                                            of Country
23      Credit, classes and assessment
24      Services and support                                                                                UTS acknowledges the Gadigal People of the
                                                                                                            Eora Nation and the Boorooberongal People of
26      Beyond the classroom                                                                                the Dharug Nation upon whose ancestral lands
28      Feel at home                                                                                        our campuses stand. We would also like to pay
                                                                                                            respect to the Elders both past and present,
30      Sydney events calendar                                                                              acknowledging them as the traditional
                                                                                                            custodians of knowledge for these lands.
32      Before you apply
33      How to apply
34      Exchange partners
37      #utsstudyabroad

                                                                                     UTS Autumn session^                     UTS Spring session^
Key Dates                                                                            (Northern Hemisphere
                                                                                     Spring)
                                                                                                                             (Northern Hemisphere
                                                                                                                             Autumn/Fall)

 Orientation (compulsory)                                                            Feb - March                             Late July

 Main teaching session                                                               March - June                            July - November

 Mid-session break (1 week study vacation)                                           April                                   September

 Exams                                                                               June - July                             October - November

 Total compulsory learning weeks                                                     16 Weeks                                16 Weeks

 APPLICATION DEADLINES

 Study abroad and exchange applications                                              30 November                             30 April

 UTS Housing priority placement*                                                     31 October                              1 June

* For details, see page 28.
^ Some Teacher Education students will operate on an alternative calendar (Calendar B). For more details, see page 10 of this guide.
For all official UTS dates, visit the UTS website and search Principal Dates or Academic Dates.

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International Study Abroad
Study in the
heart of Sydney
Sydney is an exciting harbour city                                                           UTS IS:

known world-over for its beautiful                                                     T
                                                                                             5 minutes’ walk to Central
                                                                                             Station and Chinatown.
beaches, national parks, cultural                                                            10 minutes’ walk to cinemas,
diversity and relaxed suburbs.                                                               theatres, cafes, galleries,
                                                                                             markets and live music venues.

The mild climate and relaxed attitude                                                        10 minutes minutes by train to
                                                                                             the Opera House.
make Sydney an ideal place to enjoy                                                          30 minutes by public transport
the outdoors and celebrate                                                                   to Bondi Beach or Coogee Beach.

cultural diversity.                                                                          90 minutes by train to
                                                                                             bushwalking, camping and rock
                                                                                             climbing in the Blue Mountains.

WHERE WILL I STUDY?
The UTS campus is in the heart of                 Sydney CBD
Sydney, a five-minute walk from Central
Station – Sydney’s main train and bus
station. Our central location means you
                                                                                       1
can easily access Sydney attractions,
                                                                                                       2
entertainment and essential services
                                                       4
from our campus doorstep.
                                                                         2
The university is located within Sydney’s                                                                         3
digital creative industries precinct, close
                                                                                 5
to major design, architecture, advertising,
fashion and media businesses, and film
and television broadcasters. More than
40 per cent of Australia’s creative and                                                                     6
                                                                                 7
digital businesses are located in Sydney.
The highest density of technology
start-ups in Australia is also based in the
suburbs surrounding UTS, meaning you’ll
                                                                 8
have ready access to the thriving Sydney
entrepreneurial community, and can join in
through the UTS Hatchery.

    FACTS

    24.4 million                                                                             9
    Population of Australia (ABS)                          10

        5.0 million                           1    UTS campus                5
                                                                                  11

                                                                                 Chinatown             9        The Rocks
         Population of Greater Sydney (ABS)   2    UTS Insearch campus       6   Darling Harbour       10       Sydney Opera House
                                              3    Powerhouse Museum         7   Town Hall             11       Sydney Harbour Bridge
                                              4    Central Station           8   Sydney Tower

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                                                                                                               Photo: Destination NSW

Top 10
‘must do’
                                          1    atch the ferry with the locals
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                                                                                       7    xplore Sydney’s unique convict
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things in                                     to Manly for priceless views of
                                              Sydney Harbour.
                                                                                           heritage in The Rocks, and walk round to
                                                                                           Barangaroo Reserve, with its harbour
                                                                                           lookouts and striking foreshore.

Sydney                                    2    isit the iconic Sydney Opera House;
                                              V
                                              see a performance if you can.
                                                                                       8    njoy the restaurants and incredible
                                                                                           E
                                                                                           weekly fireworks displays at the Darling

                                          3     alk the Coogee to Bondi Beach
                                               W
                                               coastal track and cool off with a
                                               swim along the way (in between the
                                                                                           Harbour entertainment precinct. Better
                                                                                           still, stay for New Year’s Eve fireworks if
                                                                                           you can make it!
                                               flags, of course!).

                                          4     ake in the view from Taronga Park
                                               T
                                               Zoo as you visit some of Australia’s
                                                                                       9    o sport-mad like an Aussie!
                                                                                           G
                                                                                           Catch a game of cricket, tennis,
                                                                                           rugby league, Australian rules footy
                                               unique native animals.                      (AFL) or even soccer, at one of our
                                                                                           many sports grounds – pick a team

                                          5     alk across the Sydney Harbour
                                               W
                                               Bridge and take in the breath-taking
                                                                                           and wear their colours.

                                               views of the city and harbour.
                                                                                       10   Venture to the World Heritage listed
                                                                                             Blue Mountains west of Sydney, or

                                          6     atch a flick at one of the open air
                                               C
                                               cinemas in summer. The cinema at
                                               Mrs Macquarie’s Point offers the
                                                                                             the beautiful Royal National Park
                                                                                             (South) or Ku-ring-gai Chase
                                                                                             National Park (North) for bushwalking
                                               Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.                 and spectacular scenery.

                                          “I decided to study in Sydney because
                                           I wanted to experience something new in
                                           an English-speaking country. I love the
                                           personality of the people - they are very
                                           friendly and open-minded.”
                                           JULIAN REJMANOWSKI
                                           Home country: Germany
                                           Studied: Management

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Sydney’s city
university
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
is a modern university, offering one of the
largest student mobility programs of any
Australian university.
Our hands-on teaching and learning style
builds your practical skills and academic
knowledge and challenges you to think
critically and learn actively.

LEARNING WITH YOU                              AREAS OF STUDY
IN THE CENTRE                                  UTS offers study abroad and exchange
At UTS your learning experience may be         subjects for undergraduate and
quite different compared to that at your       postgraduate level students in the
own institution. This is because we have       following faculties:
flipped the way you’ll learn on its head. No
                                               ––   Arts and Social Sciences
more one-way lectures or teacher-knows-
                                                    (Communication; Education;
all, but an approach that puts you at the
                                                    International Studies)
centre of your learning experience. We do
this through collaborative projects, real-     ––   Business
life case studies, and the integration of      ––   Design, Architecture
technology into everyday teaching. UTS’s            and Building
model of learning is award-winning. We         ––   Engineering &
hope that it will excite you and leave you
equipped for a life full of ongoing learning
                                               ––
                                                    Information Technology
                                                    Health
                                                                                               “I love the campus.
and development.
                                               ––   Law                                         It’s bigger than the
                                               ––
                                               ––
                                                    Science
                                                    Transdisciplinary Innovation
                                                                                                one at home, so I just
                                               Note: UTS cannot guarantee that all              love being able to go
                                               subjects and study areas will be available
                                               for study abroad and exchange students.
                                               To ensure your study area is available, check
                                                                                                to different buildings
                                               the UTS Study Abroad and Exchange
                                               Subject Guides for more information:
                                                                                                and learn in different
                                               uts.edu.au/study-abroad-subjects
                                                                                                spaces. I also like
                                                                                                how the staff are
                                                                                                very friendly, they’re
                                                                                                approachable.”
                                                                                               BARBARA MENDOZA
                                                                                               Home Country: Mexico
                                                                                               Studied: Economics
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Campus and
facilities
With spacious and well-equipped
student areas, the UTS campus
encourages social interaction and
supports academic collaboration.

                                                                                THE ALUMNI GREEN
                                                                              The heart of the university where
                                                                              students can relax, study and socialise.
                                                                              Photo: Anna Zhu

 ENGINEERING
AND IT BUILDING
UTS’s Engineering and IT
building sits right on Broadway at the
southern end of Sydney’s CBD.                                                      COMPUTER LABS
Photo: Andrew Worssam                                                           Computer labs and facilities
                                                                                around campus are available
                                                                                to UTS students for study,
                                                                                learning and research purposes.
                                                                                Many of the labs are available
                                                                                24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
                                                                                Photo: Anna Zhu

                                           SPORTING CLUBS
                                         Join any of the 30 sporting and
    FACT                                 recreational clubs, or work out in
                                         the fully-equipped Fitness Centre
    UTS has the newest                   on campus.
                                         Photo: UTS Housing
    campus in Australia
    with five new
    buildings completed
    since 2014.

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UTS Rankings

      QS TOP 50
    UNDER 50 2018                                                         5        STAR
                                                                                   RATED
                                                                            for excellence
                                                                         across all categories

             1st                                                         QS Stars™ 2014-2017
                                                                         QUACQUARELLI SYMONDS (QS)

       in Australia

            8    th                       176
                                         GLOBALLY
                                               World University
          globally                             Rankings 2018
     QUACQUARELLI SYMONDS (QS)            QUACQUARELLI SYMONDS (QS)

                                                                              95%
                                                                         of UTS research has
                                                                        been benchmarked at
                                                                       world standard
                                                                         or above
                                                                         AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’S

2016 SNAPSHOT OF UTS                                                    EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH FOR
                                                                      AUSTRALIA (ERA) EVALUATION IN 2015.

                         42,670                     12,380               1220                       560
                        students enrolled at         international      incoming study            UTS students
                          UTS onshore and              students           abroad and            studying overseas
                         outside Australia                            exchange students            on exchange

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FACT
                                            The iconic UTS Tower
                                            Building is the tallest
                                           educational building in
                                           Australia at a whopping
                                              28 stories high!

          TOP 400
                 OVERALL
             Academic Ranking
            of World Universities
                (ARWU) 2017
                SHANGHAI JIAO TONG

                                                    TOP                         YOUNG UNIVERSITY

                                               250
                                                                                  RANKINGS 2017

                                              OVERALL
                                              World University
                                              Rankings 2018
                                                                                            1st
                                              TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION

                                                                                      in Australia

                                                                                           15th
                                                                                           globally
                                                                                     TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION

     880                  30,000              10,800                     1720                3350
UTS students studying      undergraduate        postgraduate             postgraduate        full-time staff
    overseas on a            students            coursework            research students
short-term experience                             students

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University of Technology Sydney

Your program
options
We offer a variety of study abroad and exchange options ranging
from full-time English-language courses through to coursework
programs of one or two teaching sessions and up to four teaching
sessions for postgraduate research.
Whether you’re interested in enrolling in standard classes,
conducting research or improving your English,
you’ll find a program to suit your needs.

                                                                OPTION 1
Thinking of taking a gap year between                           STUDENT EXCHANGE
high school and university?
                                                                ––   open to eligible students who are enrolled at an official UTS
As a high school graduate, you may be able to join the study         exchange partner institution (see page 34-36 for a list of our
abroad program at UTS before you commence university in              exchange partners)
your home country! To see if you meet the entry requirements,
                                                                ––   enrol in full-time studies and gain credit at UTS for one or two
refer to page 32 of this guide.
                                                                     sessions with the approval of your home university
For information on fees, entry requirements and how to apply,   ––   you are not required to pay tuition fees to UTS, but may still
see pages 32-33.                                                     have to pay regular fees at your home university
                                                                ––   discuss your study plan with your home university academic
                                                                     adviser and our team will be happy to assist you with the
                                                                     subject approval process
                                                                ––   once your home institution has approved your exchange, they
                                                                     will submit your details to UTS, and you will then be invited to
                                                                     apply online.

                                                                OPTION 2
                                                                STUDY ABROAD 24

                                                                ––   open to students from any recognised university, or high
                                                                     school (conditions apply)
                                                                ––   enrol in full-time studies and gain credit at UTS for one or two
                                                                     sessions with the approval of your home university or study
                                                                     at UTS for your personal interest
                                                                ––   discuss your study plan with your home university academic
                                                                     adviser, if required, and our team will be happy to assist you
                                                                     with the subject approval process
                                                                ––   pay the UTS Study Abroad tuition fee
                                                                ––   apply to UTS directly or through one of our official
                                                                     student recruitment agents, partner universities or a UTS
                                                                     representative in your home country
                                                                ––   you may be eligible for scholarships, awards or grants that
                                                                     UTS offers from time to time. Check the website for details:
Photo: Anna Zhu                                                      uts.edu.au/future-students/international/
                                                                     study-abroad-and-exchange-students/fees-and-
                                                                     living-expenses

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                                                                                                                                   Photo: Anna Zhu

OPTION 3
STUDY ABROAD 18

––   Study Abroad 18 offers you the chance to study a reduced
     number of credit points (18 per teaching session rather than
     the usual 24) and pay a lower tuition fee
––   the lighter study load and lower costs make Study Abroad 18
     an excellent way to experience more of the Australian and
     Sydney culture.
––   you may be eligible for scholarships, awards or grants that
     UTS offers from time to time. Check the website for details. -
     uts.edu.au/future-students/international/
     study-abroad-and-exchange-students/
     fees-and-living-expenses

OPTION 4
AUSTRALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE STUDIES

––   open to students who do not meet the required English
     language level to enrol in other UTS study abroad and
     exchange programs*
––   allows you to complete full-time studies that will develop
     your English language skills through the study of Australian
                                                                                   Other study abroad options at UTS
     language, society and culture                                                 UTS may also offer specialised study abroad programs
––   you can enrol in full-time studies at UTS for one or two                      from time to time. Visit our website to view all
     teaching sessions with the approval of your home institution                  study abroad options and subject areas available at
                                                                                   studyabroad-exchange.uts.edu.au
––   taught on campus by UTS faculty staff
––   students who enrol in this program for two teaching sessions
     may choose to take an IELTS test at the end of their first
     session to see if they are eligible to transfer into a different
     study abroad or exchange option for their second session

OPTION 5                                                                       For information on fees, entry requirements and how to apply,
VISITING RESEARCH STUDENTS PROGRAM                                             see pages 32-33
                                                                               studyabroad-exchange.uts.edu.au
––   open to all graduate level research students enrolled in
     a master’s by research degree or PhD at any recognised
     university or college
––   you can apply to undertake supervised research at UTS for
     one to four teaching sessions, with the approval of your
     home institution
––   you are required to pay a flat fee to UTS to cover the cost of
     supervision and tuition
––   discuss your research plans with your home
     university supervisor
––   you should then make contact with an appropriate
     supervisor at UTS
* The minimum English proficiency requirement for the Australian Language
and Culture Program is IELTS 5.0 (all bands) or TOEFL Internet Based Test 35
and above with a writing score of at least 17.

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University of Technology Sydney

 Arts and
 Social Sciences
 If everyone was taught how to respect
 one another or could just talk about
 it, the world would be a better place,
 right? At UTS we really believe this.
 That’s why our Faculty of Arts and
 Social Sciences helps you to develop
 the skills to change the world.
 Our Schools of Communication,
 Education and International Studies
 offer a diverse range of subjects.
 Besides the subjects that you would
 expect in these study areas, we also
 offer less obvious subjects, like Social
 and Political Sciences, Music and
 Sound Design, Cultural and Global
 Studies, History and Sociology.
 Whatever your passion may be,
 UTS will help you develop critical                                                                              Photo: K Photography
 thinking and practical skills with an
 international perspective. So you’ll       STUDY AREAS
 learn what is needed to impact our         ––   Aboriginal Studies                  IN 2016, THE FACULTY
 collective future.                         ––   Advertising                          OF ARTS AND SOCIAL
                                            ––   Creative Writing                        SCIENCES HAD:
 Our vision of communication is also

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 highly regarded in international           ––   Digital and Social Media
 rankings. UTS is ranked in the top 100
                                            ––   Gender Studies
 for ‘Communication & Media Studies’
                                            ––   Information Design
 in the QS World University Subject                                                     STUDENTS
 Rankings 2017.                             ––   Journalism
                                            ––   Media Studies
                                            ––
                                            ––
                                                 Music and Sound Design
                                                 Public Relations
                                                                                                                         FACT
                                            ––   Screen Studies                                                         Actor Hugh
                                            ––   Social and Political Sciences
                                                                                                                       Jackman is a
                                                                                                                     Communications
                                            ––   Video Production
                                                                                                                     alumnus of UTS!
                                            ––   Primary Education
                                            ––   Secondary Education
                                            ––   Teaching English as a Second
                                                 Language (TESOL)
“I enjoyed the knowledge                    ––   Applied Linguistics
 I got about the media                      ––   Learning and Leadership
                                                                                      *We offer Language and Culture subjects in six
                                                                                      Asian and European languages from beginner
 industry. It helped me to                  ––   Language and Culture - Chinese,      through to advanced levels. Students may be
                                                                                      required to take a test for placement into the
                                                 French, German, Italian, Japanese
 broaden my horizons and                         and Spanish. *
                                                                                      correct language level.

 to explore the media                       ––   International Studies
                                                                                      Note: The UTS Faculty of Arts and Social
                                                                                      Sciences may accept exchange and study
 industry more.”                            ––   Contemporary studies of Canada       abroad students for coursework subjects in
                                                                                      Education, on a case-by-case basis. Teaching
                                                 (Quebec), China, France, Germany,
                                                                                      placements are not available.
 GRETA BUTKEVICIUTE                              Italy, Japan, Latin(o) Americas,
                                                                                      Note: Teacher Education students operate on
 Home country: United Kingdom                    Spain and Switzerland
                                                                                      an alternative calendar (Calendar B) that meets
 Studied: Media                             ––   Globalisation                        their accreditation and practicum needs.

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UTS Business
School
At UTS we like to get down to               STUDY AREAS
business. This not only means               ––    Accounting
offering you a world-class business         ––    Economics
education that is recognised globally.
It also means you will learn in award-      ––    Events Management
winning facilities in the heart of          ––    Finance
Australia’s most prominent business,        ––    Financial Services
technology and creative precinct.
                                            ––    Human Resource Management
That’s how we do business at UTS!                                             “I love the cutting-edge
                                            ––    International Business
The UTS Business School is one
                                            ––    Management
                                                                               attitude at UTS. It is all about
of a select number of business
schools worldwide accredited by the         ––    Marketing                    innovation, collaboration
Association to Advance Collegiate           ––    Marketing Communications     and world-class lecturers.
Schools of Business (AACSB). It is also
ranked in the top 100 of the world for
                                            ––    Sport Business               I really enjoy being
                                            ––    Tourism Management
‘Accounting & Finance’, ‘Business &                                            challenged every day;
Management Studies’ and ‘Economics
and Econometrics’ in the QS World
                                                                               whether that’s collaborating
University Subject Rankings 2017.                                              with people from diverse
We are ready for the future of thinking                                        backgrounds or being
in the business world. Are you?
                                                                               prompted to push yourself
                                                                               in your learning. Most tutors
                                          IN 2016, UTS BUSINESS                at UTS are incredibly clever
                                               SCHOOL HAD:                     and great conversation

                                           10,974
                                                                               partners, they help you to
                                                                               get to the next level.”
                                                 STUDENTS                      NATALIE SALEMINK
                                                                               Home Country: The Netherlands
                                                                               Studied: Business

Photo: Jesse Taylor

Find out what courses you can take: www.uts.edu.au/study-abroad-subjects                                       11
University of Technology Sydney

Design, Architecture
and Building
 Life is all about perspective. And so
 is our Faculty of Design, Architecture
 and Building. Whether you like to
 create, animate, build or photograph,
 our academics will provide you with
 an international perspective and
 share what they’ve experienced
 at organisations like Google and
 Westfield.
 Unleash your creativity. Our state-of-
 the-art facilities and collaborative
 approach will help you to get the best
 out of you.
 With the right design and architecture,
 we’ve built a globally recognised
 school that ranks 29th in the world
 for ‘Art and Design’ in the QS World
 University Subject Rankings 2017.

                                           Photo: Ooh Snap Photography

                                                                                     IN 2016, UTS DESIGN,
                                                                                      ARCHITECTURE AND
STUDY AREAS                                                                             BUILDING HAD:
––   Animation
––
––
     Architecture
     Construction Project Management
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––   Fashion and Textile Design                                                         STUDENTS
––   Integrated Product Design
––   Interior and Spatial Design
––   Landscape Architecture
––   Photography and Situated Media
––   Property Economics
––   Visual Communications
     (Graphic Design)
                                           “I think the facilities are impressive. The big TVs and
MASTER’S LEVEL COURSES                      comfortable seats in the lecture rooms make you feel like
––   Architecture                           you’re in a first class classroom. I used the computer lab
––   Design
                                            for architecture and it was awesome. The touch screen
––   Planning
                                            computers make presentations easier and more interactive.”
––   Project Management*
––   Property Development                  BERNARDO CHAVEZ PEON PEREZ
––   Real Estate Investment                Home Country: Mexico
* Work experience requirements apply       Studied: Architecture

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Engineering
Part of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Look around you. Almost everywhere             STUDY AREAS
you look, you see objects that have            ––   Biomedical
been engineered. From the historic             ––   Civil
to the hi-tech, engineers have
                                               ––   Civil and Environmental
defined our world today and they will
unquestionably impact our future.              ––   Computer Systems
                                               ––   Construction
Study Engineering at UTS and become
someone who can influence the                  ––   Cyber Security
world around us. Whether biomedical,           ––   Data
environmental or mechanical
engineering is your field, our state-
                                               ––   Electrical                “On level 10 of the
                                               ––   Environmental
of-the-art labs, studios and 3D data                                           Engineering and IT Building
arena are designed to help you reach           ––   Mechanical
your future self.                                                              I got to program and interact
                                               ––   Mechatronics
Our practical approach to engineering          ––   Software
                                                                               with robots; that was
is also highly regarded in international       ––   Structural                 amazing and a lot of fun. I’ve
rankings. We rank in the top 150 for
‘Civil and Structural Engineering’ and
                                               ––   Telecommunications         never been exposed to any
‘Electrical and Electronic Engineering’                                        high level technologies like
in the QS World University Subject
Rankings 2017.
                                                                               that before. I felt happy that I
                                                                               got the opportunity to do so
                                                                               here at UTS.”
                                                                              VILIMIR YORDANOV
                                                                              Home Country: Bulgaria
                                                                              Studied: Mechanical Engineering
                                        IN 2016, UTS
                                     ENGINEERING AND
                                       INFORMATION
                                     TECHNOLOGY HAD:

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                                           STUDENTS                                              Photo: Christopher Shain

           FACT
   The year they built the
   UTS Tower Building, it
    rained so much that
  two journalists rowed a
  boat across the lake the
   foundations created.

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University of Technology Sydney

 Health

Good health is no longer just a matter
of strong genes or fortune. Health is
a science and our knowledge of the
human body continues to grow.
As a Health student at UTS you’ll be
part of this development. Our globally
relevant education is an excellent mix
of practice and theory, and will prepare
you for the health care systems of
                                                  “The lecturers are really helpful with international students,
today and tomorrow. So you can                     especially during the tutorials. They’re approachable; it’s
contribute to a healthier world.
                                                   more like talking to a friend. And I like the tutorial-style
Our excellent reputation is also
reflected in world rankings.
                                                   classes because it feels more practical, even if you’re
We’re proud to say that we are ranked              discussing something theoretical. That’s helped me a lot.”
4th in the world and 1st in Australia
for ‘Nursing’ and 41st in the world for           ULF VESTERBERG
‘Sports-related Subjects’ in the                  Home Country: Sweden
QS World University Subject                       Studied: Sport and Exercise Science
Rankings 2017.

                                                     IN 2016, UTS
                                                     HEALTH HAD:

                                                    4115
                                                    STUDENTS
                                                                           Photo: Anna Zhu
STUDY AREAS
––   Health Policy
––   Health Science
––   Health Services Management
––   Nursing *
––   Pharmaceutical Science**
––   Pharmacy**
––   Primary Health Care
––   Public Health
––   Sport and Exercise Management
––   Sport and Exercise Science

Note*: The UTS Faculty of Health may accept
exchange and study abroad students for
coursework subjects in Nursing, on a case-
by-case basis, but clinical placements are not
available. Check with your home institution to
see whether there is an arrangement in place.
Note**: The UTS Graduate School of Health may
accept exchange and study abroad students for
coursework subjects in Pharmacy on a case-by-
case basis. Check with your home institution to
see whether there is an arrangement in place.

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Information
Technology
Part of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba…         STUDY AREAS
Name a world-renowned company              ––   Business Analysis
that has been founded in the last two      ––   Computer Science
decades and you can be sure that IT
professionals made this possible.          ––   Cyber Security
                                           ––   Data Mining and Data Analytics
Although IT has already made its mark
in the world, IT professionals always      ––   Games Development
want to be ahead of their game. And        ––   Information Systems
so does UTS. Our ambition has made
                                                                                       “UTS has opened a door to
                                           ––   IT Management and Leadership
us a leader in robotics and Artificial
                                           ––   Multimedia and Graphics                 supplement my knowledge
Intelligence education. We’ve also built
state-of-the-art facilities, including a   ––   Software Development and                as a professional in
3D data visualisation                           Programming                             engineering. I have
arena and Software Development             ––   System Design and Analysis
Studio, which will give you the drive
                                                                                        developed a deep set
                                           ––   Web and Cloud Computing
you need to stay ahead.                                                                 of skills in different IT
Our mark is also reflected in the                                                       management fields while
QS World University Subject Rankings
2017, as we are ranked in the top 100
                                                                                        improving my ability to
for ‘Computer Science and                                                               communicate with and
Information Systems’.
                                                                                        relate to others.”
                                                                                        DIANA MARCELA ARIZA ORDUZ
                                                                                        Home Country: Colombia
                                                    FACT                                Studied: Information Technology
                                           The exterior of the Faculty
                                              of Engineering and IT
                                             Building has ‘University
                                              of Technology Sydney
                                           Faculty of Engineering and
                                            Information Technology’
                                           written in binary code on its
                                                titanium cladding.
Photo: Anna Zhu

                                                                                    IN 2016, UTS
                                                                                 ENGINEERING AND
                                                                                   INFORMATION
                                                                                 TECHNOLOGY HAD:

                                                                                  9159
                                                                                  STUDENTS

Find out what courses you can take: www.uts.edu.au/study-abroad-subjects                                                  15
University of Technology Sydney

Law
 Our world is growing in complexity         STUDY AREAS
 each day. Borders are fading; the          ––    Banking and Financial Regulation
 internet violates intellectual property,   ––    Corporate, Commercial and Tax Law
 and bank transactions use puzzling
 mechanisms. Knowledge of our laws is       ––    Criminal Justice and Criminology
 needed more than ever.                     ––    Dispute Resolution

 At UTS you’ll learn about the law from     ––    Family Law, Health Law and Policy
 those in the know. Our internationally     ––    Intellectual Property, Media and
 recognised academics will teach you              Communications
 the reality of legal practice, while our   ––    International Law, Human Rights
 mentoring programs, designed to                  and the Environment
 support the needs of international law
                                            ––    Law and Regulation
 students, will help you connect to your
 peers and improve your study skills.       ––    Public and Private Law

 We know that reputation is very
 important in law, so we’re proud to
 be ranked top 50 in the world in the
 QS World University Subject
 Rankings 2017.

                                                   IN 2016,
                                                 UTS LAW HAD:

                                             2677
                                                 STUDENTS

                                                                                      “In tutorials we are led
                                                                                       through working groups
 Photo: Anna Zhu                                                                       that teach you collaborative
                                                                                       skills. It’s essential to have
                                                                                       those skills before getting
                                                                                       into practice, because
                                                                                       you’re never going to be
                                                                                       working on your own. The
                                                                                       Law Building is also a
                                                                                       particularly good facility for
                                                                                       late night studies, because
                                                                                       you have access to those
                                                                                       rooms at any time you wish;
                                                                                       it’s open 24/7.”
                                                                                      JEROME GERMAIN
                                                                                      Home Country: France
                                                                                      Studied: Law

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Science
Imagine working in a Super Lab.                                             STUDY AREAS
You’re surrounded by more than 200                                          ––   Advanced Materials and
students who are running all kinds                                               Data Science
of different experiments at the same                                        ––   Analytics
time. It’s every scientist’s dream,
right?                                                                      ––   Applied Chemistry
                                                                            ––   Applied Physics
At UTS our science facilities aren’t
limited to having a Super Lab - the                                         ––   Biomedical Physics
first of its kind in Australia. Forensic
                                           “The facilities at UTS are       ––   Biomedical Science
science students can study in a             awesome, especially             ––   Biotechnology
unique Crime Scene Simulation Lab,
while our researchers use the world’s
                                            the new buildings and           ––   Environmental Biology
first super microscope to study the         laboratories. I had a           ––   Environmental Biotechnology
cell biology of living microorganisms at                                    ––   Environmental Sciences
super-resolution.
                                            subject in Crime Scene
                                                                            ––   Forensic Biology
But state-of-the-art facilities are just
                                            Investigation and used the      ––   Forensic Science
the beginning. Our internationally          Crime Scene Simulation Lab      ––   Infection and Immunity
recognised academics will help you
make the most of these.
                                            at UTS. After we discussed      ––   Marine Biology
                                            the theory with our lecturer,   ––   Mathematics

                                            there was a laboratory          ––   Mathematics and Computing
                                                                            ––   Medical Science
                                            simulation where we learnt
                                                                            ––   Medicinal Chemistry
                                            how to solve problems.”         ––   Nanotechnology

                                            RAKA SWASTIKA                   ––   Pre-Medicine
                                            Home Country: Indonesia         ––   Quantitative Finance
                                            Studied: Forensic Science       ––   Statistics
                                                                            UTS’s School of Life Sciences also
                           IN 2016, UTS                                     offers pre and post-session study
                          SCIENCE HAD:                                      abroad options, including extensive
                                                                            field trip opportunities across Australia’s

                        4204
                                                                            diverse ecology and landscapes.
                                                                            For more information, visit
                                                                            studyabroad-exchange.uts.edu.au
                          STUDENTS
                                             Photo: Anna Zhu

  FACT
 UTS Science
 has 1 of only
10 Super Labs
 in the world!

Find out what courses you can take: www.uts.edu.au/study-abroad-subjects                                                  17
University of Technology Sydney

Transdisciplinary
Innovation

 Futurists predict that 50 per cent
 of the jobs in 2030 don’t exist yet.
 Don’t be alarmed! Our new Faculty of
 Transdisciplinary Innovation (FTDi)
 offers you degrees at the intersection
 of technology, creativity and
 innovation. Just like industry demands.
 Designed for radical and curious
 thinkers, our courses will push
 the boundaries of your creative
 transdisciplinary thinking. You
 will advance learning beyond the
 traditions of the disciplines and
 explore how you can work to create
 new solutions for a future world.
 FTDi courses at UTS will help
 you become a lifelong innovator,
 entrepreneur, creative practitioner,
 technology thinker and change-maker.
 Prepare yourself and start thinking
 differently today.

 STUDY AREAS
 ––   Creative Intelligence                                                                    Photo: Anna Zhu
      and Innovation
 ––   Technology and Innovation

                                           “What the Data Science and Innovation course sets apart
                                            from other degrees is its transdisciplinary and practice-
                                            based approach to learning. There is a large practical
                                            component to the program to ensure that students come
                                            out of their shells and develop crucial communication skills,
                                            collaborating with peers in the community. In my opinion, the
                                            Data Science and Innovation degree is a family!”
                                           YOGITHA MARIYAPPA
                                           Home country: India
                                           Studied: Data Science and Innovation

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Australian Language
and Culture

The world is becoming one place.
Argentinian YouTube movies are liked
in Russia, people in Thailand know
Justin Bieber’s songs by heart, while
here in Australia, we watch Britain’s
Got Talent!
To participate in the world nowadays,
a good understanding of the English
language is vital. At UTS we offer
                                          “Studying here has really improved my critical thinking,
you the opportunity to develop your        my English and horizons. These subjects gave me a
English language skills and learn about
our beautiful country at the same time.
                                           precious chance to get to know more about
The Australian Language and Culture
                                           Australian culture.”
Studies (ALACS) program at UTS is
very flexible. Enrol in one subject as    HUA HAN
an elective, or select the full ALACS     Home country: China
program to master your English and        Studied: Australian Language and Culture Studies
enhance your knowledge of Australia.
Even better, once you’ve improved
your language skills in class, you
can take an IELTS (English language
test) test at UTS. If your test results
meet the UTS English Proficiency
Requirements, you can transfer into
the regular study abroad or exchange      Photo: Anna Zhu
programs the following session,
if you wish!

SUBJECTS (3 PER SESSION):
––   Australian Language Studies
––   Australian Media
––   Australians at work
––   Australian conversations
––   Exploring Sydney’s Neighbourhoods
––   Natural Australia

Find out what courses you can take: www.uts.edu.au/study-abroad-subjects                             19
University of Technology Sydney

Research
 uts.edu.au/research-and -teaching/our-research

 At UTS, our research answers the
 big questions. Our growing reputation
 for future-focused research in
 emerging disciplines is focused on
 five theme areas:
 ––   health
 ––   data science
 ––   sustainability                        “My institute has a great work environment and collegial
 ––   future work and industry               atmosphere. Every researcher is unique and inspiring,
 ––   social futures
                                             weekly roundtables are engaging and social events
 From questions of technological
 disruption to the future of health care,
                                             make it a perfect work place.”
 big data and new ways of working,
                                            VERENA STREITFERDT
 we’re delivering real solutions to the
                                            Home country: Germany
 challenges of today – and tomorrow.
                                            Studied: at the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures
 We’re collaborative too – we work
 closely with industry and academic
 partners across the globe to drive
 meaningful change in the world
 around us.
                                                     IN 2016,
 Our Visiting Research Students                      UTS HAD:

                                                 1720
 program facilitates the sharing of
 knowledge. This would normally be for
 one session, but you can come for up
 to four sessions (two years).                    RESEARCH
 Make sure you get approval from                  STUDENTS
 your home institution - where you are
 enrolled in your PhD or Masters by
 Research degree - so the sessions

                                                                                    95%
 completed at UTS will contribute to
 your home degree.
 Got any questions? Please contact
 the UTS Graduate Research School for                                         of UTS research has
 assistance and further details.                                             been benchmarked at
 uts.edu.au/research-and-
 teaching/future-researchers/
 applying-uts/how-apply/visiting-
                                                                            world standard
 research-students                                                            or above
                                                                              AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT’S
                                                                             EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH FOR
                                                                           AUSTRALIA (ERA) EVALUATION IN 2015.
 Photo: Toby Burrows

20                                                    Find out what courses you can take: www.uts.edu.au/study-abroad-subjects
Photo: ASPECT TGL
University of Technology Sydney

Choosing your
subjects
As a study abroad or exchange student,
you can choose from hundreds of subjects
across a range of study areas. These three
steps will help you select your subjects
before you apply to UTS.

STEP 1. DOWNLOAD                              STEP 2. CHOOSE SUBJECTS                        STEP 3. SEEK APPROVAL
STUDY ABROAD AND                              USING A SUBJECT CHECKLIST                      FROM YOUR HOME UNIVERSITY
EXCHANGE SUBJECT GUIDES                       BEFORE APPLYING TO UTS                         BEFORE APPLYING TO UTS
Download our Study Abroad and                 A full-time load for one teaching session is   Once you have selected your preferred
Exchange Subject Guides from our              between 18 and 24 credit points (usually       UTS subjects, give your home university
website. The guides highlight popular and     3 or 4 subjects). When choosing your           the subject outlines from the UTS
recommended subjects we offer in:             subjects, check:                               Handbook. Once your home university’s
                                                                                             academic adviser has approved your study
––   Arts & Social Sciences –                 ––   the credit point value for each subject
                                                                                             plan, you can apply to UTS.
     Communication, Education,                ––   whether the subject is available
     International Studies                                                                   Note: Subjects with a practical component
                                                   in the applicable calendar and            (such as in nursing and teacher education) are
––   Business                                      teaching session: Autumn (March           restricted. Applicant eligibility to enrol in these
––   Design, Architecture & Building               start) and/ or Spring (July start).       subjects will be assessed on an individual basis.
                                                   Our handy Online Timetable                Note: Some environmental studies subjects
––   Electives - subjects open to all study
                                                   Planner can help you with this:           include field trips, which may be offered
     backgrounds                                                                             outside the normal teaching periods and
                                                   uts.edu.au/uts-timetable-planner
––   Engineering & Information Technology                                                    incur extra costs.
                                              ––   whether there are pre-requisites or
––   Health                                        assumed knowledge. In some cases,
––   Law                                           if you have taken an equivalent
                                                   subject in the past, you can apply for
––   Science
                                                   an exemption.
You can download the Subject Guide
                                              Not sure which subjects to choose?
for your study area here:
                                              Download the Electives Subject Guide
uts.edu.au/study-abroad-subjects
                                              which lists subjects that are open to
For further subject information across        students from all disciplines and do not
all study areas at UTS, visit the UTS         have prerequisites:
Handbook: handbook.uts.edu.au                 uts.edu.au/study-abroad-subjects

                                                                                                                                  Photo: Anna Zhu

                                                   Pre-enrol
                                                   before you arrive
                                                   Subjects approved by UTS
                                                   are added to your session’s
                                                   study plan. Once they have
                                                   been added, you can enrol
                                                   yourself into 18 to 24 credit
                                                   points before you leave home.

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Credit, classes
and assessment
Learn more about classes, assessment and gaining
academic recognition for your study at UTS.
CREDIT TRANSFER                                       CHINA                                                CLASS SIZES
Study abroad and exchange students must               If you are a student coming from China,              Class sizes vary depending on the
enrol in a full-time load at UTS. The full-           you will find that 24 UTS credit points are          popularity of a subject and the nature of
time study load is 18-24 credit points per            approximately equivalent to 7-9 subjects             teaching. Normally, subjects involving
teaching session. Credit points apply to all          at most Chinese universities.                        tutorial classes have 20 to 30 students in
subjects (except higher degree research                                                                    a classroom.
programs) and represent a measure of                  CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT –
the student’s workload by subject. Most               STUDY EXPECTATIONS                                   ACADEMIC YEAR
subjects at UTS are 6 credit points each,             Information about coursework assessment              The academic year at UTS is divided into
except for those offered by the Faculty               is given to you online during Orientation.           three teaching sessions:
of Arts and Social Sciences, which are 8              You will be required to commence your
                                                                                                           ––   Autumn session (March to June)
credit points.                                        learning during the orientation period,
                                                      before formal teaching begins.                       ––   Spring session (July to November).
CREDIT POINTS                                                                                              ––   Summer session (November to
The information below is a guide to the               Most UTS subjects are taught through a
                                                                                                                February – No admission for Study
equivalent credit points from your home               mix of lectures and tutorials, seminars or
                                                                                                                Abroad and Exchange students)
country to UTS credit points.                         laboratory sessions. Some subjects will
                                                      require students to undertake new flipped            Each session has 15-16 compulsory
EUROPE                                                learning style activities, different from            teaching and learning weeks.
 1 UTS credit point          1.25 ECTS credits
                                                      traditional lecture and tutorials. Visit our
                                                      website to learn more about UTS’s award-             ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS
 6 UTS credit points         7.5 ECTS credits         winning teaching and learning style.                 The academic transcript is a record of
                                                                                                           subjects studied, final grades and marks
 8 UTS credit points         10 ECTS credits          Assessment requirements may include                  awarded. UTS issues transcripts at the end
 24 UTS credit points        30 ECTS credits          major written assignments, active tutorial           of each teaching session once the exam
 (full time load)                                     participation, practical work, projects,             results have been finalised.
                                                      short tests, group work and group
NORTH AMERICA                                         assignments, seminar presentations                   As an exchange student, you will receive
                                                      and a mid-session or final exam. In some             your academic transcripts from UTS
 6 UTS credit points         approx. 4 US                                                                  through your home institution. At the end
                             credit hours
                                                      subjects, the final exam may be worth 20
                                                      to 60 per cent of the final subject grade.           of each teaching session, the exchange
 8 UTS credit points         approx. 5 US credit      Some subjects have no final exams.                   officer will send two academic transcripts
                             hours                                                                         to the international office at your
                                                      Most subjects at UTS normally require a              home university.
 24 UTS credit points        approx. 15 or 16 US
                                                      minimum study requirement of between
 (full time load)            credit hours                                                                  As a study abroad student, one original
                                                      12 and 24 hours per week in order to pass.
                                                                                                           transcript is sent to your home address
                                                                                                           or your authorised representative. Upon
                                                                                                           request, an official copy of the transcript
  STUDENTS ARE AWARDED ONE OF THE FOLLOWING GRADES
                                                                                                           can also be sent to your home institution
  AFTER COMPLETING A SUBJECT AT UTS                                                                        for credit transfer processing. Your home
                                                                                                           institution will determine how credit will
 H – High Distinction    85–100%        Work of outstanding quality on all objectives of the subject
                                                                                                           be transferred.
 D – Distinction         75–84%         Work of superior quality on all objectives of the subject          You can also request an academic record
                                                                                                           by completing the Online Statement
 C – Credit              65–74%         Work of good quality showing more than satisfactory                of Academic Record application on My
                                        achievement on all objectives of the subject
                                                                                                           Student Admin (online). UTS will then
 P – Pass                50–64%         Work showing a satisfactory achievement on all objectives          prepare and mail your transcript for a fee.
                                        of the subject
                                                                                                           STUDY ABROAD CERTIFICATES
 Z – Fail                0–49%          Work showing an unsatisfactory achievement on one or more          Students who successfully complete the
                                        objectives of the subject                                          UTS Study Abroad program are issued a
                                                                                                           Certificate of Completion. This certificate
Note: Some courses award only a Pass or Fail grade. Autumn session results are released in mid-July, and   is issued with your academic transcript
Spring session results at the end of November or mid-December depending on your academic calendar.         from UTS.

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Services
 and support
 Studying overseas is a rewarding opportunity to
 broaden your experience and outlook, but it can also
 be challenging. UTS provides the support you need to
 develop academic and professional skills, feel
 confident in your study and maintain your wellbeing.

 ORIENTATION                                        UTS INTERNATIONAL                            ACADEMIC SUPPORT
 orientation.uts.edu.au                             international.uts.edu.au                     uts.edu.au/current-students/support
 To help you get to know the university             The UTS International team offers you        UTS offers English language and
 campus and services, UTS runs a                    advice and support during the application    academic literacy support including
 compulsory Orientation program in the              process and throughout your studies at       weekly study, reading, writing and
 week(s) before formal teaching begins.             UTS. Our student advisers can assist with    speaking skills workshops, writing clinics,
 During Orientation, new students                   general enquiries, and will keep you up-     intensive academic English programs and
 can familiarise themselves with the                to-date with important news and events       individual consultations for assistance
 university’s services and facilities, start        around UTS via our international students’   with assignment writing and referencing
 on their learning journey, attend Faculty          e-newsletter and social media.
                                                                                                 ––   HELPS
 welcomes, and get to know the UTS
                                                    SAFETY AND SECURITY                               helps.uts.edu.au
 learning style and technologies. You will
                                                    UTS fosters a safe and secure environment         UTS’s Higher Education Language
 actually commence your studies in this
                                                    for students, staff and visitors, with 24-        and Presentation Support program
 week(s), so when classes start you are
                                                    hour security assistance on and around            (HELPS) provides non-credited
 already prepared. It’s also an excellent way
                                                    campus. This includes accessible security         English language and academic
 to meet staff and students from Australia
                                                    officers, regular patrols, an emergency           literacy support to students, including
 and overseas.
                                                    telephone network and closed-circuit              assignment writing assistance, daily
 Note: Orientation is a compulsory week(s)          television cameras.                               workshops, writing support sessions
 at the start of each session. In Autumn session,                                                     and English speaking practice.
 for students following the main UTS calendar,      GENERAL SUPPORT SERVICES
 Orientation runs for three weeks. In Spring
 session, Orientation runs for one week for         uts.edu.au/current-students/support               UTS HELPS can register eligible
 all students.                                      UTS provides a wide range of on-campus            Study Abroad and Exchange students
                                                    services for students, including:                 for special examination conditions,
                                                                                                      including use of dictionaries and
                                                    ––   medical services                             allowances for additional time in
 Arrival tips                                       ––   counselling services                         UTS exams.
 Aim to arrive in Sydney at least two               ––   accessibility services for students          uts.edu.au/current-students/
 weeks before classes start in order to                  with a disability or ongoing                 support/helps/special-conditions-
 participate in Orientation and to find                  medical condition                            exams-students-non-english-
 suitable accommodation.                                                                              speaking-backgrounds
                                                    ––   financial assistance and advice
 UTS International offers a                                                                      ––   U:PASS
                                                    ––   multi-faith chaplaincy and
 complimentary airport shuttle service                                                                uts.edu.au/current-students/
                                                         prayer rooms
 from Sydney International Airport                                                                    support/upass
                                                    ––   support services for                         U:PASS is designed to assist
 to either UTS or a convenient CBD
                                                         LGBTIQ+ students                             students who are studying subjects
 location to new international and
 study abroad and exchange students                 ––   traditional Chinese medicine clinic          that are perceived as difficult or
 who arrive in the two weeks before                                                                   that historically have a high failure
 Orientation begins.                                                                                  rate. These small group sessions
                                                                                                      are run by UTS students who have
                                                                                                      already successfully completed the
                                                                                                      subject, and are informal, flexible and
                                                                                                      responsive to students’ abilities
                                                                                                      and needs.

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                                                                                          Photo: Anna Zhu

UTS LIBRARY                                    CAREERS SERVICE                            STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
lib.uts.edu.au                                 careers.uts.edu.au                         utsstudentsassociation.org.au
The UTS Library’s services and                 The UTS Careers Service offers:            The Students’ Association represents all
resources include:                                                                        UTS students. Their services include:
                                               ––   career consulting
––   a librarian who is dedicated to helping                                              ––   an Overseas Student Officer
                                               ––   work-ready programs
     international students and those                                                          representing and supporting
     whose first language is not English       ––   assistance in finding work                 international students
                                                    opportunities                         ––   the Bluebird Brekkie Bar, a free,
––   a program of workshops and online
     modules through the Heads Up                                                              sustainable pop-up breakfast café
                                               ––   planning resources
     program                                                                                   open every Tuesday and Wednesday
                                               ––   job-search strategies and events           morning during teaching periods
––   24-hour global access to the
                                               ––   help with resumes, applications and   ––   the Night Owl Noodle Bar, a free,
     catalogue, and Australian and
                                                    interviews                                 sustainable pop-up noodle bar
     international databases online
                                                                                               where you can get free noodle soup
––   presentation and group discussion         ––   Accomplish program - a free, year-         every Thursday late afternoon/
     rooms and silent study areas                   long program designed to increase          evening during teaching periods
                                                    students’ success in the graduate
                                                                                          ––   a food co-op where you can
––   training sessions for postgraduate             recruitment process and throughout
                                                                                               purchase fresh, organic fruit
     research students                              their career
                                                                                               and vegetables
––   Researchers’ Centre – a dedicated                                                    ––   the campus student
     space in the library for postgraduate                                                     newspaper, Vertigo
     research students and staff
––   computers installed with Chinese,
     Korean and Japanese software

                                               “One UTS support service that has really
                                                helped me was UTS HELPS. When I
                                                started at UTS, I wasn’t confident with
                                                my English and I was unsure how to
                                                write assignments. But HELPS really
                                                assisted me with this, I went there and
                                                they helped me to write formally. I took
     VITALY KUZENKOV                            my assignments to them and they went
     Home country: Russia
     Studied: Information Technology            through it with me, helping me to
                                                improve it. It was extremely helpful.”

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Beyond the
classroom
UTS has an active campus culture
providing opportunities for you to enhance
your study abroad experience beyond the
classroom and to immerse yourself fully
into the UTS lifestyle.

UTS: HATCHERY –                               UTS: BUILD – UTS INTERNATIONAL                 ACTIVATEUTS – UTS STUDENT
ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM                      LEADERSHIP PROGRAM                             CLUBS AND SOCIAL HUB
hatchery.uts.edu.au                           build.uts.edu.au                               activateuts.com.au
UTS:Hatchery is a practical, hands-           BUiLD (Beyond UTS International                ActivateUTS is home to an array of
on extra-curricular program for UTS           Leadership and Development) is an              campus facilities including awesome
students who wish to develop a future         exciting and dynamic leadership program,       bars, cafes, retail outlets, and a fitness
in entrepreneurship. Teams of students        which is free to join and open to all UTS      centre, providing an amazing social and
from across the university collaborate to     students. Through BUiLD’s range of local       cultural outlet and the chance to engage
solve real-world problems and make a          and international opportunities, students      and immerse in UTS campus life. Join a
difference. Through a mix of boot camps,      can expand networks, gain leadership           social, cultural or sporting club. Create a
agile stand ups, workshops and master         skills, and learn about topics and the         club! Become the President! Or just be an
classes, students are exposed to a variety    world outside of their field of study. BUiLD   active member, having fun, making friends,
of invaluable teaching, which they can        provides opportunities for students            networking and contributing to your
apply to their projects or take with them     to explore issues of social enterprise,        campus community through clubs such as:
on their entrepreneurial journey. Students    sustainability and social justice.
                                                                                             ––   ESAC – Exchange and Study
enrolled in the program will have exclusive
                                              UTS: SOUL AWARD – SOCIAL                            Abroad Club
seven-day access to a collaborative co-
working space on campus. The program          LEADERSHIP PROGRAM                             ––   AIESEC UTS
runs for 8 weeks throughout Autumn and        soul.uts.edu.au                                ––   ACES (Entrepreneurial Society)
Spring sessions.                              UTS: SOUL Award is a social leadership         ––   BusinessOne Consulting UTS
                                              and volunteer program for students.
                                                                                             ––   Net Impact UTS
                                              The award gives students the support
                                              to venture beyond their degree and into        ––   The Big Lift
                                              the community, applying the skills and         ––   UTS BUiLD Student Society (BSS)
                                              knowledge learnt at UTS to the real world,
        ESAC – Exchange                       all while developing leadership skills and
                                                                                             ––   UTS Rotaract (Rotary Club Partner)
      and Study Abroad Club                   building networks.                             ––   UTS Women in Business
        facebook.com/UtsEsacPage/                                                            ––   ...and many, many more!
                                              Social leadership encourages people to
      The Exchange and Study Abroad Club      engage in their local communities and
     organises social events and excursions
                                              to become socially responsible, working
       aimed at enhancing the Australian
                                              in the field with community groups and
      experience of international students
         through events with Australian       not-for-profit organisations to create
       students that provide experiences      meaningful social outcomes.
              unique to Australia.
                                              Through SOUL students will build peer
                                              networks, learn new skills, and earn reward
                                              and recognition from UTS for their work.

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International Study Abroad and Exchange

HELPS U: CONNECT VOLUNTEER
PROGRAMS
helps.uts.edu.au
You can volunteer to be a buddy, peer
adviser or conversation leader in the
HELPS U:Connect Volunteer Program.
HELPS seeks to enhance the student
learning experience through individual and
group support in a friendly and respectful
environment. The goal is to develop
independent and confident learners,
whether this is improving English language
or academic skills.
                                                                                LEFT TO RIGHT:
UNIVATIVE                                                                       1. Hatchery students using their
uts.edu.au/univative                                                            creativity during a workshop.
                                                                                Photo: Anna Zhu
Univative is an Inter-University                                                2. Want to learn how to surf? Check
Consultation Competition that aims to                                           out what ActivateUTS has on offer!
improve students’ employability skills by                                       Photo: UTS Activate.
simulating real-life workplace diversity.
Student teams have 3 weeks to solve a
problem, issue, or challenge reflecting an
actual need of a business/organisation
and present their proposals to this
business or organisation, which will then
choose a winner. The program is open to
senior undergraduate and postgraduate
students across disciplines.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
communityconnections.uts.edu.au
Community Connections provides
opportunities for students to make
connections at UTS and across the wider
Sydney community through programs and
activities such as community and cultural
events, day trips and local volunteering
The events often involve Australian
community organisations, not-for-profits
and corporate sponsors, which provide
ready opportunities for community
                                             “The Hatchery gave me the opportunity
engagement and immersion into
Australian culture and society.
                                              to learn about innovation and
NETWORK & RESEARCHERS’ CAFÉ                   entrepreneurship. My idea was to provide
uts.edu.au/network-cafe
Network Cafe is a free program that
                                              high quality education to people that live
brings new students from overseas
together with experienced UTS students
                                              in remote areas in Australia. I worked with
(Peer Networkers) to help them settle
into Sydney and the UTS community.
                                              a group of people interested in education
The Network Café is open every Tuesday
afternoon (during session). Drop by for a
                                              but with different objectives. I learnt a lot
free coffee and a chat.
                                              how to manage my time, motivate myself
UTS Researchers’ Café is a monthly social
event for all currently enrolled Higher       and how to prioritise.”
Degree Research students. On the first
Wednesday of each month, research             LUIS JAVIER ERAZO GALLO
students get together for a free coffee       Home Country: Colombia
and a chat.                                   Studied: Information Technology

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