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UTS: Information Technology is a leader in practice-based learning and industry engagement in Australia.
Our goal is to produce impact-driven, user-centred research outcomes and to incorporate this into our students' learning.
Here's why you should join us:
Learning the theory is important, but the real value lies in knowing how to apply it. One of the key strengths of UTS: Information Technology is our practice-oriented and career-relevant courses, most of which offer undergraduate students the opportunity to complete 9-month internships.
We pride ourselves on our ability to produce graduates that are adaptable problem-solvers, who can actively contribute to the industry in a global context. According to the 2014 Australian Graduate Survey*, 78% of our bachelor's and 84% of our postgraduate coursework graduates were employed in the first three months after completing their studies.
UTS has an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. It has been awarded a significant five stars result for excellence in eight out of eight categories of higher education by QS™ for 2014-2016 (opens an external site).
Our courses have been developed in consultation with our industry connections and we're continuously updating subjects to reflect industry demands. In fact, many of our academics are also leaders in their areas of expertise and actively practice as IT professionals, helping to expose our students to the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills.
The Bachelor of Information Technology Co-operative Scholarships sponsors are particularly engaged with that particular program, and advise the Faculty on course content and graduate attributes.
Students also benefit from the involvement of the Industry Advisory Network (IAN). This network of senior industry representatives from all fields of engineering and information technology provides strategic advice and support to ensure graduates are well-equipped for the workforce.
Research has a vast influence on the ways we plan and live our lives. UTS: Engineering and IT research spans widely, from thought-controlled wheelchairs to big data analysis that informs cancer diagnosis, to affordable earthquake-proof housing for people living in disaster-prone regions. Our aim is to look beyond the obvious and come up with useful, tangible ways that have a transformational impact on the world.
We figured you're more connected to technology than ever before, so we want to encourage our students to use technology to build on the concepts discussed and workshopped in class. Our state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly Engineering and IT Building was purpose-built with our teaching and research practices in mind and features teaching spaces and laboratories designed with the future in mind. In fact, the building is in itself a laboratory, embedded with sensors to collect data for research.
UTS: Information Technology is actively engaged with institutions around the world, such as through adjunct professors, collaborative research and technology sharing. This means our teaching is always up-to-date with the latest developments in the field, both nationally and internationally.
Our undergraduate students can also globalise their education through one of our many international opportunities. Proactive students can even organise to do one of their internships overseas.
*Australian Graduate Survey results for graduates of the period of October 2012 to April 2013 and applicable to Australian resident graduates only.