What makes us unique
- The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology approach to curriculum design focuses on the desired learning outcomes that students are expected to have achieved by the time that they graduate.
- The attributes have been developed by the faculty and acknowledge the accreditation requirements of appropriate professional societies and the University. They recognise the professional, academic and personal need of students, the community, employers and industry.
- Subject objectives are designed to be consistent with course-long development and assurance of these attributes.
- We offer undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs offshore in Asia and formal international student exchanges with universities in Europe, South America, North America and Asia.
- Many of our academics are engaged in joint research programs with their counterparts in overseas universities and research institutes.
Teaching and learning achievements
We are proud of our teaching and learning awards that reflect the quality of our teaching programs, and research awards that reflect the quality of its research. Recent examples include:
- UTS has been ranked in the top band of the 'Science, Computing, Engineering, Architecture and Agriculture' cluster in the Teaching and Learning Performance Fund and thereby the top in engineering and information technology for two years.
- Remotely accessible laboratories were awarded a $100,000 grant from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (opens an external site) (formerly known as the Carrick Institute) and another grant valued at $100,000 was awarded for Shaping Engineering Education.
- In the area of information technology, we have been awarded seven grants valued at over $900,000 from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council for initiatives including:
- Supporting student self-and-peer assessment in large group work projects;
- Improving the Formative and Summative Assessment of Novice Computer Programmers, and
- Strategies and approaches to teaching and learning cross cultures.
Research capability and investment
- A focus on collaborative research undertaken in conjunction with industry and the professions for the benefit of society, industry and academia.
- Being recipient of over $5M in external and internal research grant funding in 2009.
- A significant recognition and investment in our identified research areas of strength and promise by UTS as part of the UTS Research Investment Strategy.
- Research training provided to 350 research students undertaking research across a broad range of disciplines, projected to grow and diversify by 2013.
- An investment in scholarships for PhD students – 30 were funded by the Faculty for 2010.
- An active referred publications record in scholarly/scientific publications by our staff, students and associates.
- We offer up to 12 months paid work experience to undergraduate students with industry, giving students real experience to succeed that matches the needs of employers.
We had a graduate employment rate in 2009 of 90% for engineering graduates and 80% for IT graduates, in spite of this period of economic uncertainty.
- We offer professional education to engineering and IT professionals via our short courses, designed to upgrade their skills in topics relevant to practising engineering and IT professionals.
- The Australian Power Institute (API) (opens an external site) has been established by an industry group that funds academic programs. Funding for their first project has been approved for UTS: Engineering to develop a power engineering masters program and deliver some subjects in the Faculty's undergraduate program in distance mode delivery.
- Ongoing support and investment from industry for the Faculty's engineering co-operative scholarships program and Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) scholarships program for undergraduate students – over 50 scholarships were awarded in 2010 to undergraduate students.
- The significant national interest received for the Zunz lecture series hosted by the Faculty and the industry advisory network (IAN) which explores broad community subjects relating to engineering and information technology and provides advice on course development.