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UTS’s new bachelor of design (integrated product design)
expands on the traditional field of industrial design to reflect the
changing realities of the globalised design profession. Students
are equipped with the knowledge and skills to conceptualise,
visualise and realise products, services and systems as a design
Students can now study biomedical engineering as a major
in the bachelor of engineering/diploma of engineering practice
degree. Students learn practical skills and knowledge that will
enable them to contribute towards the enhancement of
biotechnology, biomedical devices and health services.
The university has opened nine new clinical simulation
laboratories in the Faculty of Health. These flexible learning
spaces are equipped with classroom furniture as well as scrub
rooms, medical equipment and patient beds to simulate hospital
settings, allowing students to become familiar with clinical
practice environments. UTS also reports that three new buildings
are set to open in 2014 within the UTS Business School, the
Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technology as part of the ongoing campus
See ‘Getting in’ ratings above and in the Section 3 field of study
Applications for undergraduate degrees at UTS open twice a
year through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). There
are a number of pathways for entry into UTS for both school
leavers and non-school leavers. The most common pathway is
entering through other tertiary-level studies, which can include a
TAFE diploma, an INSEARCH diploma or a year of university
study in another course to improve competitiveness. INSEARCH
is a pathway provider aligned with UTS for students who require
English language courses or other academic preparation prior to
Other entry pathways for current school leavers include the
Jumbunna Direct Entry Program for people of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander descent; the inpUTS educational access
scheme for people who have experienced educational
disadvantage; and the UTS Principals’ Recommendation
Scheme for students experiencing financial hardship.
UTS also offers the Guaranteed Entry Scheme for high-
performing HSC students who nominate one of a selection of
UTS courses as their first or second preference.
All institutions have their own admission rules, so refer to the
UTS website and the local tertiary admission centre’s
Costs and scholarships
UTS offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to
domestic students. In addition to government scholarships (see
page 40 for more details), the following are just some of the
prizes, bursaries and scholarships that are awarded to
undergraduate students. To find out more about eligibility criteria,
contact UTS directly.
Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship: This scholarship
provides $12,500 per year for the duration of the degree. It is
awarded to school leavers commencing a full-time undergraduate
degree who demonstrate academic excellence (an ATAR of 90.00
or above), motivation to succeed in their chosen degree program
and initiative in their personal and professional life.
Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Undergraduate Tuition Fee
Scholarship: This scholarship covers student contribution fees for
the duration of the degree. It is awarded to recent school leavers
of Aboriginal of Torres Strait Islander decent who are entering a
full-time undergraduate degree and demonstrate academic merit
and community involvement.
UTS Diversity Access Scholarship: This scholarship provides
a one-off payment of between $1200 and $5000. It is awarded to
students who are from low socioeconomic backgrounds or
demonstrate other forms of educational disadvantage.
The UTS libraries at the city and Kuring-gai campuses offer group
study areas, wireless internet access and specialised library
services for students with special needs and those studying via
distance mode. Online resources are available 24 hours a day,
and there is an extensive range of electronic journals and
databases. Free workshops on research and information
technology skills are available, and students can access the
BELL program — a collection of online self-learning modules
designed to enhance student skills.
The Student Services Unit provides housing, counselling,
health, careers and financial services, as well as schemes such
as the U:PASS peer tutoring program for students studying
subjects that are perceived as difficult or have a high failure rate.
Throughout the year, UTS offers free workshops on topics such
as academic writing and seminar presentation, and students can
arrange individual consultations for help with assignments.
Mathematics, chemistry and physics study centres are also
The Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning provides
academic and cultural support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students, and the well-established Women in
Engineering and Information Technology Program aims to
address educational, cultural and professional barriers inhibiting
the involvement of women in these professions.
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