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About the university
UTS is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney. One of Australia’s leading universities of technology, UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions. UTS has a culturally diverse campus life and vibrant international exchange study and research programs that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future. Our City campus is in the heart of Sydney's creative precinct and alongside Sydney's central business district. Over the next three years, the final phase of our City Campus Master Plan will deliver a state-of-the-art campus to meet the needs of 21st century students. Our Strategic Plan outlines our vision to be a world‑leading university of technology and provides a strong statement about UTS’s aspirations for our third decade. UTS is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities: a group of five prominent universities committed to working with industry and government to deliver practical and professional courses. With a total enrolment of over 40,000 students, UTS is one of the largest universities in Australia.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences specialises in communication, education and international studies. We have a strong practice orientation with a focus on technology, creativity and internationalism, supported and enhanced by academic expertise in communication and media; languages and culture; and teacher education.
The Faculty is part of a University that is well recognised and regarded internationally as reflected in the major rankings:
- Top 51-100 for Communications and Media globally in QS World University Subjects Rankings
- Top 151-200 for Education globally in QS World University Subjects Rankings
We have over 5000 students and 180 academic and professional support staff. Many of our academic staff have national and international reputations in creative and professional fields such as: writing, filmmaking, digital media, sound design, journalism, advertising, public relations, teacher education, applied linguistics and TESOL, and international studies.
UTS Business School, part of the University of Technology, Sydney, delivers a broad range of degree programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and through its executive development programs. It is also recognised internationally for its innovative research.
Its practical and integrative approach to business education prepares students for a world that demands more than specialist expertise in a particular discipline. Its graduates are ‘integrative thinkers’ who can combine traditional business skills with those from disciplines such as design and engineering to meet the challenges they face in a globalised world.
UTS Business School consists of five academic disciplines: Accounting, Economics,Finance, Management and Marketing. Our researchers take a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach – bringing together skills and knowledge from diverse fields – to tackle the critical problems faced by businesses and other public and private organisations today. Read more about UTS Business School Research.
Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
UTS: Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building is an innovative, vibrant faculty and an integral part of one of Australia’s leading universities of technology. Thanks to our distinct model of collaborative learning, cutting-edge research, and strong focus on industry and global engagement, UTS students learn to maximise their creative and professional potential.
The Faculty is centrally located in Sydney’s creative industries precinct, within UTS’s newstate-of-the-art CBD campus. The building is a hive of activity day and night, and is equipped with the best professional standard facilities, studios, workshops and technology to cater to the next generation of leading designers, architects, planners, builders and property specialists.
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
UTS: Engineering and IT is an innovative and research intensive faculty with a strong reputation for its practice-based learning programs and industry engagement.
Our goal is to produce impact-driven, user-centred research outcomes and to incorporate this into our students’ learning. We have a strong focus on collaborative research with the aim of improving individual lives and society as a whole, not just in Australia but around the globe.
Our industry internship programs give students real experience to match the needs of employers, and this is reflected in our high graduate employment rate. Our teaching and learning is centred on our unique UTS Model of Learning framework, which encourages a collaborative and globally relevant learning approach and graduate attributes.
Faculty of Health
UTS: Health offers innovative, practice-based education and high impact research that focuses on improving health outcomes in both local and global communities. Established in 1986 at the former Kuring Gai College of Advanced Education, the Faculty of Health is a respected leader in a broad range of disciplines including Health Services Management, Midwifery, Nursing and Sport and Exercise. Our teaching and learning is centred on our unique Learning futures framework, which encourages an active learning approach and results in Graduate Attributes that are highly sought after by employers.A long-standing partner of health professions, UTS: Health engages in Health Services and Practice research that informs policy and improves practice both in Australia and overseas.
Faculty of Law
Since its establishment in 1975, UTS:Law, like the university, has had a strong commitment to providing opportunities for learning for those who, because of employment or other constraints, are unable to follow a standard timetable. This continues to be important to us. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programs offer flexibility in timetabling and subject delivery.
We are also very proud of our achievements in research. UTS:Law research was recognised by the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research Australia 2015 exercise as ‘above world standard’. The research we conduct is innovative and seeks to have a real-world impact. Our curriculum also benefits from our academics, who integrate their expertise and current research into their teaching. At UTS:Law we believe that research must be conducted in a supportive and collaborative environment. We endeavour to give our faculty and students – undergraduate, postgraduate coursework, and doctoral – the opportunity to develop and flourish as researchers. Our prestigious Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarships are also a sign of our commitment to encouraging the next generation of researchers.
Faculty of Science
UTS is a step closer to its vision ‘to be a world-leading university of technology’. UTS was recently ranked 1st in Australia and 21st globally in the Times Higher Education top 100 universities under 50 years of age (opens an external site) for young universities with indicators linked to industry innovation and academic excellence.UTS Science contributes significantly to UTS’s vision through its achievements.Our vision is to deliver practice-oriented, globally relevant and research-focused courses, producing graduates for the global workplace.Our mission is supported by high impact research in a vibrant and inclusive environment strengthened by world-class facilities and constant interaction with the scientific professions and its community.Currently, UTS Science has over 3,800 students and over 450 academic, technical and professional staff members to support its activities.
Graduate School of Health
At the Graduate School of Health we specialise in high impact research and graduate entry masters programs that are innovative, practice-based and career focused. We offer masters programs in pharmacy, orthoptics, clinical psychology and health policy. Our purpose built facilities, world class academics and strong professional partnerships places us at the forefront of producing experts of the future in the health professions.
School of Education
The School of Education is a leading provider of practice based learning in teacher education, language and literacy teaching, and for professional development in education. We integrate innovations in teaching and learning into the content of our all courses, as well as how we deliver them.
With our global, practice-based learning model, UTS is a recognised leader in teaching and learning. Many of our lecturers are leaders in their areas of expertise, and many are active in professional practice. This means you’ll be exposed to the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills in your field. The School is located on level 4 Building 10, UTS Broadway campus.
On 26 January 1988 — with the commencement of the University of Technology, Sydney, Act — the former New South Wales Institute of Technology became the University of Technology, Sydney.
The New South Wales Institute of Technology was established in 1964. The School of Design of the former Sydney College of the Arts was incorporated into the Institute on 25 January 1988.
On 1 January 1990, the Institute of Technical and Adult Teacher Education and the Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education were amalgamated with the existing University of Technology, Sydney to form the current UTS. On 1 August 2015, the comma was removed from the University’s title to become the current University of Technology Sydney.
The purpose and functions of UTS are outlined in the University of Technology Sydney Act 1989 (NSW) and in the constitutions of its controlled entities.
Institutional Accreditation or Recognition: Department of Education and Training, Australia
- Highest performing university in Australia under 50 years old (Times Higher Education WUR - Top 150 under 50 Rankings 2016-2017)(QS Top 50 Under 50 2015-2016)
- Winner, Hybrid Learning Award (QS Reimagine Education Awards 2015)
- 14th highest performing university in the world under 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2015-2016)
- UTS is ranked in the Top 50 most international university in the world (Top 200 of the World’s most international universities 2016)
- 5 stars for excellence across all 8 categories (QS Stars Rating 2014-2016)
- UTS ranked 9th in Australia at 218 (up from 264) in the QS World University Rankings 2015-2016
The UTS Union is the organisation which runs a range of on-campus student services, including food & beverage outlets, cultural activities, student social events, and is responsible for overseeing UTS clubs & societies, sports clubs and other recreational activities. The UTS gym has recently been renovated. The City Campus is home to two licensed bars, 'The Underground' and 'The Loft'.
UTS has its own community radio station on campus, 2SER FM. The studio is located on Level 26 of the UTS Tower and broadcasts to the entire Sydney region. The station is jointly owned by UTS and Macquarie University, with a second studio at Macquarie University. UTS Journalism students help produce the station's news and current affairs programs including "The Wire" and "Razors Edge".
The UTS Students' Association is the representative student organisation at UTS. It publishes the student newspaper, Vertigo, runs the second hand bookshop, and advocates on behalf of students both individually and collectively.
UTS offers a wide variety of teaching and learning spaces, as well as social hubs. There are also venues which can be hired for external events.
- Exhibition Space
- The Great Hall
- UTS Union head office
- University Hall
- The Guthrie Theatre
- UTS Gallery
- Aerial UTS Function Centre
- Blake Library
- UTS Haberfield Rowing Club
Make friends and enjoy social activities through more than 150 CLUBS that cover a range of interests spanning sporting, cultural, political and religious-based groups and activities. There’s always something happening on campus - from free weekly breakfasts and barbecues, to bands, festivals and club activities. Participate in team sports competitions as diverse as netball, wheelchair basketball and badminton in our multi-purpose sports hall. Or work out in the fully-equipped UTS fitness centre, which offers great student rates.
Our teaching staff
Many of our lecturers are leaders in their areas of expertise, and many are active in professional practice. This means you’ll be exposed to the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills in your field.
Within easy walking distance of Central Station and the Sydney CBD, our campus is easily accessible by bus and train. Close to cosmopolitan inner city suburbs such as Glebe, Surry Hills and Darling Harbour, our campus is surrounded by places to shop, eat and just hang out.
Flexible study options
Many of our courses are offered part time and with flexible timetabling options such as a choice between day and evening classes.
If you're already working, you don't have to put your career on hold. You can study part time, or you might want to alternate between full time study and work. You really can have the best of both worlds.