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UTS provides you with a full range of support services and programs to help you balance your study, work, home, finances and personal life, and make your learning experience more rewarding and enjoyable.

Find out more about UTS's Support Services or see below for some Faculty-specific examples:

Peer Network

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The Peer Network is a group of local and international students who volunteer their time to help out new students. Since its foundation in 1998, the number of Peer Networkers has grown to over 350 students.

Helping new students can involve leading campus tours, staffing the Orientation helpdesk and coffee cart, mingling at official welcomes, answering questions, serving food at BBQs and more. Peer Networkers also help out at various Student Life events including the In-Fusion Festival, Sports Days, and Network Café.

Being a Peer Networker comes with a range of benefits, including training, special events, certificates and references, networking advantages and, of course, the famed t-shirt.

Women in Engineering and IT

UTS Women in Engineering and IT Program

The Women in Engineering & IT (WiE&IT) Program at UTS is a long-standing initiative designed to redress the low rate of female participation in the engineering and IT, by constructing these fields as potential options for study and career. There are many programs for female students within the Faculty, such as the Lucy Mentoring Program, SWIEIT Speakers and Girl Geek Coffees, as well as regular Women in Engineering and IT events throughout the year with student and industry speakers sharing their experiences and insights.

Mathematics and Science Study Centre

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences operates the Mathematics and Science Study Centre. It provides support to all UTS undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in various introductory mathematical and quantitative areas including statistics.

FEIT Learning Precinct

UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT Learning Precinct

The Faculty has a dedicated FEIT Learning Precinct which provides students with access to a collaborative learning space, study areas, and toolkits to foster authentic workplace experiences and active learning. In between classes, you can also use this space to access teachers for individual and small group support, and get your hands on reference material, plus software and hardware resources.

Bridging courses

Bridging courses are short intensive courses designed for high school students entering tertiary study. They are for students who aren't confident with their preparation for university study, or those who may not meet the assumed knowledge requirements. Bridging courses only teach to an introductory level and may assist in narrowing the gap between high school and university studies. Subjects taught in bridging courses do not carry any credit towards your degree.

Students entering tertiary study, such as engineering, without the recommended knowledge in a particular area should consider doing a bridging course.

Mathematics Readiness Survey

Commencing undergraduate Engineering students are asked to undertake the Mathematics Readiness Survey before their first session of study. Based on the results of this survey, we will determine whether additional support might be useful or necessary to the individual student.

The survey is based on HSC 2 unit Mathematics and involves mainly algebra, trigonometry and calculus. There is no expectation that students will undertake any special preparation for the survey.

The survey is taken at the City campus, and you will be required to register. All commencing students will be contacted by the Student Centre with information on how to take the survey once they have accepted their offer into their course.

If you have any questions, please contact AskUTS.

Possible outcomes

  • Commence 33130 Mathematics Modelling 1 as originally planned. This will be the case for most students.
  • Withdraw from 33130 Mathematics Modelling 1 and enrol in 35010 Foundation MathematicsFor these students 35010 Foundation Mathematics will be a pre-requisite before starting 33130 Mathematics Modelling 1. Enrolment in 33130 Mathematics Modelling 1 will be postponed to a later session. In most cases this will not increase the length of your course as it will take the place of an elective subject.
  • Consider postponing enrolment into 68037 Physical Modelling until you have successfully completed 35010 Foundation Mathematics (if you are required to undertake this subject). If you are required to undertake 35010 Foundation Mathematics you may not yet have the mathematical knowledge to be successful in 68037 Physical Modelling. 35010 Foundation Mathematics is designed to give you this knowledge.