Why engineering at UTS?
An opportunity to make a difference in the world
Engineering in Sydney Australia
Internationally, Australian universities have a reputation for high quality research and teaching programs. Funded and monitored by the Government, the national universities' network has developed close links with many international institutions, particularly in Asia.
Sydney is Australia's largest city and its centre of finance and commerce. 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 company headquarters are based in Sydney, making it an ideal place to study and gain employment.
The engineering industry thrives in Sydney with most fields of engineering represented including: civil and construction, water and waste management, telecommunication service providers and equipment manufacturers, manufacturing industries, major electrical companies and electricity supply firms, large consultancy firms and much more.
Engineering at UTS
The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is one of Australia's largest and most respected universities providing first class engineering education. Renowned for its progressive teaching programs and applied research, UTS: Engineering has close links with industry and leading research organisations.
Many teaching staff are part-time practising professionals, making the teaching relevant, applied and global. UTS works for your future by producing the kind of graduates that reputable employers want.
The Faculty's international focus is reflected in the engineering programs that it offers in Asia as well as its commitment to international exchanges with universities in Europe, South America, north America and Asia. Many UTS: Engineering academics are engaged in joint research programs with their counterparts in overseas universities and research institutes. In addition, there are extensive student exchanges resulting in a strong multicultural student mix within the Faculty.
Faculty and student achievements
The Faculty's strengths and achievements in the area of engineering are extensive and diverse:
The UTS: Engineering Remote Laboratory launched in 2008 allows students access to state-of-the-art technology without coming to the campus. More recently, UTS was awarded a $2.1m grant from the Australian Government to create a nationally shared network of remote laboratories. The project known as Labshare is led by UTS and is a joint initiative of the Australian Technology Network.
Outstanding student performance
In 2009, final year Engineering and International Studies student, Katrie Lowe, was awarded a Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Award, consisting of an all-expenses paid internship in Asia.
Civil engineering graduate John McKibbin was awarded the 2009 Sydney Water Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding final year research project.
Ground breaking research.
Research taking place in 2010 includes development of the first plug-in hybrid car, designs to help engineers develop safer vehicles, sustainable and affordable treatment systems for wastewater reuse, three- dimensional, ultra-wideband microwave method for the early detection of breast cancer, developing autonomous systems for material handling, advanced machine guidance and monitoring technology and more.
A team of researchers from UTS successfully competed against over 40 teams from around the world to win several awards in the 2009 Robocup Rescue Challenge in Graz, Austria.
The UTS Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering DipEngPrac are accredited by Engineers Australia and recognised internationally. Graduating with one of these degrees will make you eligible to apply for immediate membership with Engineers Australia, which means your degree will be recognised by all countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord (currently Canada, the US, the UK and Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa). You can apply for Chartered Professional Engineer status after achieving the necessary competencies.