The University of Technology Sydney
strong links with industry and a distinctive focus on practice-oriented
teaching, learning and research. UTS courses are academically rigorous as well
as practical and many courses include the opportunity to gain experience working
in industry. UTS provides a range of professional services to support students
including housing, health, special needs, careers, financial assistance,
learning skills, counselling and IT support. Many courses offered by UTS can be
studied part-time or fast-tracked by doing extra subjects in the summer.
To be eligible to attend the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) applicants
must meet at least one of the minimum admission requirements
and be selected for enrolment in competition with other applicants. Program
intakes are determined by the number of places available and the number of
eligible applicants seeking entry to those programs. If you have completed an
approved tertiary preparation course or alternative entry scheme you will be
assessed on the results of that scheme alone, unless you have undertaken
subsequent study. The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is generally
used as the basis of admission for mature age applicants aged 20 years or older
who have no year 12 tertiary or post secondary qualifications.
UTS has a range of alternate entry
s. If you are 20 years of age or older you may qualify as a mature
age student at UTS. Mature age in itself is not enough to gain entry to UTS and
your application will depend on your previous qualifications (if any) or entry
pathways such as the The Special Tertiary Admissions Test. UTS may also take
into account relevant work experience and your motivation to study as part of
your application. To identify any additional selection criteria relating a
particular course at UTS refer to the course descriptions of the UAC Guide to
ascertain whether you need to submit a Personal Statement or Questionnaire. If
you are a non current school leaver and have not completed year 12 you are
strongly advised to submit a Personal Statement for many courses.
If you are applying for a place at UTS and you have been disadvantaged in your education by a disability or long term illness you may be eligible for entry through the inpUTS Educational Access Scheme. The scheme is open to both current and non current school leavers and Australian residents or permanent citizens. To apply applicants must lodge a form with the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). UTS also has a Special Admission Scheme for people who have been disadvantaged in their education and who fall outside of the guidelines for the inPUTS scheme. For further information contact the UTS Equity and Diversity Unit on (02) 9514 1084. Before submitting an application it is recommended that you contact a UTS Special Needs Coordinator on (02) 9514 1177.
UTS offers a range of bridging courses for students who do not meet the assumed
knowledge requirements for their preferred courses. Most of the courses are
offered in late January or early February between enrolment and the start of the
To assist prospective students with disabilities identify a course and profession UTS Careers Service provides a free career counselling session. The UTS careers service can be contacted on (02) 9514 1471. Prospective students interested in studying at UTS can also seek advice from a UTS Special Needs Coordinator if they are not sure whether they will meet some of the course requirements due to the impact of their disability. The Special Needs Service can be contacted on (02) 9514 1177.
Refer to Worksheet 2 - Finding a course that is right for you (worksheet 2 as text 27KB
or worksheet 2 as PDF 85 KB
) and Worksheet 4 - Understanding your study requirements (worksheet 4 as text 63KB
or worksheet 4 as PDF 94KB
) to assist you identify the impact of your disability on tertiary study.
The Disability and Special Needs Service
coordinates and provides services for students with disabilities and ongoing
medical conditions studying at UTS. If students are disadvantaged by a
disability or ongoing illness in their assessment tasks the university can make
arrangements which will minimise or eliminate the impact of their disability. To
be eligible for this assistance students still need to demonstrate they can meet
the learning objectives of their subjects. The arrangements made involve
modifications to assessment tasks that maintain the academic standards of a
course. The Special Needs Service can be contacted on (02) 9514 1177.
UTS also has a range of scholarships for students who have been disadvantaged in their preparation for university.
If you need financial assistance you may be eligible for a student loan
from UTS. The UTS student loan fund provides interest free loans to students
enrolled at the university. The scheme is only open to students who have
financial needs which they cannot meet from any other source. Loans are
available for bills, rent, one off living expenses and emergencies. Further
information can be obtained from the Financial Assistance
Service on (02) 9514 1177.
Refer to Worksheet 6 - Financial planning (worksheet 6 as text 27 KB or worksheet 6 as PDF 79KB) to assist
you budget for tertiary education.