UTS: Engineering connects with over 1000 companies, who partner with us and/or share our resources and expertise in research and innovative programs.
We have strong links with industry and our courses are recognised for being practice-based and industry relevant. We regularly bring industry practitioners into the classroom to share their knowledge and skills, including our alumni, and many of our academics and tutors are active engineering professionals.
Our goal is for our industry connections to give our students valuable insight into how industry works and what employers look for in graduates. We maintain our industry connections through our various initiatives, including and not limited to:
- Industry Partnering Unit, who a responsible for creating strategic university linkages for the Faculty including scholarships and prizes, internships and staff development
- Industry Advisory Network, consisting of engineering and technology executives who ensure our graduates are work-ready and meet the industry’s needs
- Nokia (opens external site), who have partnered with us to prepare students for building and managing carrier-grade, service-enabled telecommunication networks. We also offer Nokia certifications in conjunction with our technical courses.
- Lucy Mentoring program, connecting our female undergraduate students with industry mentors
- UTS Zunz Lecture series, which explores broad community issues in conjunction with our industry partners
- Engineers Australia (opens external site) - most of our degrees are recognised and accredited by Engineers Australia and our graduates can work in signatories of the Washington Accord (opens external site).
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology works alongside industry to produce research that is innovative and impactful.
We have a few successful spin off companies which started up as a result of industry research collaborations. These include SABRE Autonomous Solutions (opens external site). Their flagship product, in collaboration with Transport of NSW, is the Autonomous Grit-blaster – a revolutionary grit-blasting robotic solution for harsh working conditions like the Sydney Harbour Bridge.