UTS: Information Technology has connections 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 IT 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 are 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
- Cisco Networking Academy (opens external site), who have partnered with us to help students develop the necessary ICT skills to design, build and manage networks. Our networking labs, subjects and programs prepare students for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) industry certifications.
- Lucy Mentoring program, connecting our female undergraduate students with industry mentors
- Australian Computer Society (ACS) (opens external site) - most of our degrees have ACS accreditation and our graduates are eligible for professional-level membership.
- Australian Computer Society Foundation (opens external site) has partnered with UTS to help support Australia's future ICT workforce. UTS hosts their Big Day In (opens external site) each year.
- Females in IT and Telecommunications (FITT) (opens external site), has long been associated with UTS, who has had four members of staff sit on their steering committee since 1989.
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.