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Engineering at University of Technology, Sydney (AUS)

Find out more about studying Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney, including why Sydney is an excellent location.

Engineering at UTS

Beate Buckenmaier speaks to us about the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)


How would you summarise your university/faculty teaching style?

UTS Engineering provides students with a career-relevant education which includes both theory and practice. Students are exposed to laboratory work, field trips, real-life case studies and ‘hands-on’ workshops, to develop their valuable practical skills. This helps UTS students to think about how theories are applied to industry and our world. 

Professional work placements and work experience subjects enable students to integrate what they learn in the classroom into a work environment. International students are also able to immerse themselves in the Australian business culture, while developing their practical skills and taking on real responsibilities in the industry.


What qualities do students need in order to succeed?

Engineers use scientific and mathematical principles to create, apply and maintain technology to improve society. Students should show a strong competence interested in science and mathematics, as these subject areas are a large part of engineering degrees.

Engineers need to deal with complex and multidisciplinary problems and challenges and develop innovative and appropriate solutions. Students should be interested in problem solving as it is important to be a good communicator and a team player. UTS Engineering courses can also help students develop these essential soft skills.


What are the advantages of studying in Australia for international students?

Internationally, Australian universities have a reputation for high quality research and teaching programs. UTS is a member of the Australian Technology Network (ATN) which is funded and monitored by the Government. The ATN has developed close links with many international institutions, particularly in Asia.

UTS Engineering also works alongside industry to produce research that has impact and is innovative. Some of our industry research partners include some of Australia’s largest companies, such as the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), BlueScope Steel Limited, Westpac Banking Corporation and Patrick Stevedores Holdings.

Sydney is Australia’s largest city and its centre of finance of commence. The Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney Tower are internationally recognised icons which represent both Sydney and its rich engineering heritage. Many Australian and international headquarters are based in Sydney, making it an ideal place to study.

UTS’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology will be housed in a new world-class building which will open in 2014. The building will be state-of-the-art, green (with at least a five star green rating), and distinctive; an embodiment of creativity and technology.


How do you think students can prepare best to enjoy cultural experience of studying abroad?

Enjoy university life by getting involved in the vast array of co-curricular activities available to UTS students. Make lifelong friends, develop new skills and learn more about yourself as a person.

UTS has over 120 clubs and societies, as well as peer network programs to encourage students to make connections with others from Australia and around the world. Our Community Connections programs also encourages international students to meet friends, discover Sydney and connect with the local community.

Students can also take advantage of the number of support services provided by UTS. For example, U:PASS, UTS’s Peer Assisted Study Success program, is a study group where senior students, who have successfully completed selected subjects, tutor more junior students in a small group environment. There are also academic and English support programs available to international students.


What career options are open to Engineering graduates specifically from your university?

After the completion of a UTS engineering degree, students will have developed their technical knowledge, as well as the necessary practical and soft skills to make them ‘work-ready.’

UTS Bachelor of Engineering degrees are fully accredited by Engineers Australia, giving graduates the capacity to work internationally in countries such as Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.

There are many career options available to UTS engineering graduates and can work as Environment Engineers, Project Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers or Network Engineers. 

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About Author

Engineering at UTS

Paul Ellett is the editor for Hotcourses Abroad. His role is to plan, produce and share editorial, videos, infographics, eBooks and any other content to inform prospective and current international students about their study abroad experience. When he's not thinking about student visas in Sweden and application deadlines, Paul is an avid fan of comedy podcasts and Nicolas Cage films.


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