Industry advisory network (IAN)
The industry advisory network (IAN) is an important networking body for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology which operates at a senior management level and seeks to maximise the alignment between the UTS: Engineering and UTS: Information Technology programs and the needs of industry.
The IAN breakfast forum brings together key people from different sectors to discuss issues of national significance and identify trends, policies, strategies and tactics.
The Zunz lecture series which explores broad community subjects relating to engineering are hosted by IAN and the Faculty.
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The IAN committee meets on a regular monthly basis, and is made up of:
- industry members who are engineering and information technology professionals, and
- members from UTS.
IAN is the bridge linking UTS and industry - it seeks to ensure that graduates' education, knowledge and experience exceeds industry's needs and expectations both in the short and long term, and to enhance the business community's capture of practice-based education and research.
- The diversified opinions of the members;
- Frank and open discussion;
- Insight into industry's real and changing needs;
- Opinions, plans and recommendations that are pragmatic, pertinent, timely and can make a difference.
Make a significant difference in:
- How UTS: Engineering and UTS: Information Technology is perceived (internally and externally) as the premium, practice-based engineering and information technology faculty;
- Industry's perception of UTS graduates as first class by world standards;
- Forming a strong network for academics to draw upon;
- Building our reputation as the University of first choice with prospective students.
Provide strategic support on:
- The quality of courses and outcomes to enable students to achieve the desirable attributes once they graduate, to meet the demands of an evolving industry;
- Issues of importance and relevance for the future development of the Faculty;
- Inter-relationships with government, professional institutions and other relevant influential bodies.