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Essential information

How to apply


All undergraduate courses have an Autumn Session (February) intake and many also have a Spring Session (July) intake.

Domestic students

Year 12 applicants

Your ATAR determines your eligibility for entry into our undergraduate courses. Search the ATAR cut-offs for students who commenced in 2017.

If you fall short of the cut-off, you could still potentially gain admission to one of our courses with the Year 12 Bonus Scheme.

We also encourage you to complete the Year 12 Engineering Questionnaire as you may be eligible for an early round UAC offer into your chosen course. This early offer is dependent on your ATAR and responses to the questionnaire.

Non-Year 12 applicants

If you are not completing Year 12 in 2017, you are a non-current school leaver. There are eligibility criteria for non-current school leaver. As part of your UAC application, we advise you to include your work experience.

International students

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident and are not completing Year 12 at an Australian high school or TAFE, you need to apply through UTS International.

Assumed knowledge

Although there are no formal subject prerequisites, our courses have assumed knowledge in certain HSC subjects.

Students must also meet our English language requirements.

Educational access schemes and alternative entry pathways

UTS has a number of educational access schemes to ensure people from a wide range of backgrounds have the opportunity to access our courses.

There are also alternative entry pathways, including UTS:INSEARCH, TAFE NSW or another university.


Postgraduate coursework

All postgraduate courses have Autumn Session (February) and Spring Session (July) intakes.


Domestic students

Submit your application:

  • Online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens external site) - an application fee applies. Applying online is quick and easy as UAC is able to source records of tertiary study completed in Australia; or
  • In person at one of our postgraduate information evenings - no application fee. Information evenings are held in September and January for the Autumn intake, and April and June for the Spring intake. Direct applicants must bring all required documentation on the night, or within two weeks of the event, in order to take advantage of this opportunity.

Some of our courses have additional application requirements. Please check whether this applies to your preferred course.

International students

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, you need to apply through UTS International.

Students whose prior education was not conducted in English must also meet our English language requirements.


Postgraduate research

Finding a supervisor

The following links will help you identify your proposed area of research and potential supervisor(s):

The Faculty’s research team will help guide you through this step.

How to apply

For application deadlines and procedures, please click here.


Non-award and cross-institutional study

Enrol one subject at a time

Non-award study refers to enrolment in subjects which do not count towards a formal award course at UTS. Non-award study may be undertaken out of personal interest, or to upgrade skills or knowledge in a specific area. See application procedures and closing dates for non-award study.

Cross-institutional study

Cross-institutional study refers to enrolment in subjects for credit towards an award course at another Australian university in which the student is enrolled.

Applicants to UTS will be required to submit (with their application):

  • Home institution's written confirmation that the subject(s) applied for will be credited towards their degree

  • Evidence of their current fee status at their home institution (CSP or Domestic Fee Paying)

See application procedures and closing dates for cross-institutional study.