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Entry pathway through aptitude assessment

UTS Science believes some future students may have an aptitude for scientific study that is not reflected in their HSC results, hence the aptitude assessment.

The aptitude assessment is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their potential, and possibly secure an offer to study at UTS Science. The assessment is designed to assess your analytical and critical thinking skills. It is not a knowledge based assessment, much like STAT test and there is no need to study for it.

If you have previously taken an aptitude assessment at UTS Science, you will not be eligible to sit for this assessment again. 


Free of charge.


UTS City Campus.


  • Thursday, 6 July 2017 at 10:00am or/and 2:00pm*

Registration is essential. Registration closes Monday, 3 July at 12 noon.

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*UTS Science reserve the rights to run either one or both sessions of the assessment depending on the number of registrations. 

Assessment eligibility

Who can take the test?

Future students of UTS Science who want to commence study in July 2017, but feel their HSC results might not reflect their scientific potential. Those who have attempted this assessment prior will not be eligible.

I have already accepted an offer for another course with UTS / with another university can I still sit the test?

Yes, you can still sit for the assessment and if your score is successful and places are available for your first preference course, we will make an offer to you. 

Which courses does it include?

It applies to all UTS Science undergraduate courses except for the Bachelor of Advanced Science, Combined and Honours degrees.

I have taken an aptitude assessment at UTS Science previously. Can I sit for it again? 

Unfortunately not, you can only take the test once. 

Assessment test

Can I prepare for the test?

The aptitude assessment is a multiple choice computer based test for general knowledge, logic and language skills. You can’t really ‘prepare’ for it.

As it’s an computer based test conducted by an external agency, we do not have “past papers” or practice tests available.

What score/percentage do I need to pass the test? 

As this is an aptitude assessment – there is no pass mark.

What happens after I register?

  1. After the registration closing date (Monday, 3 July 2017), you will receive an email confirmation with your allocated assessment date and time. This email confirmation will only be sent to you after the registration closing date.
  2. Please turn up on the allocated date and time, and bring a photo ID of yourself. Without a photo ID, you will be unable to sit for the assessment.
  3. If your circumstance has changed, and you no longer wish to take the assessment or unable to attend the allotted session, please inform us immediately either by email or phone.

Can I find out what my results are?

UTS Science do not release results for the aptitude assessment.

Assessment offer

I have recently taken an aptitude assessment, will I receive an offer?

If it is deemed that you have an aptitude for science or mathematics, and places are still available in the course of your preference, you will very likely receive an offer. 

You will potentially receive an offer for your first preference in the next UAC offer round. If you are trying to decide between two UTS courses, we highly recommend to list them as your first two UAC preferences.

Taking this assessment does not mean you are guaranteed to receive an offer from UTS Science.

When will I receive an offer?

You will not be notified directly of the assessment results. If you are successful, you will receive an offer from UTS Science in the UAC July rounds.

If you did not receive an offer, it is likely because there are no available places in your preference course or you did not meet the minimum requirement for your preference course. 


More information

Please contact the UTS Science Academic Admin Team for more information.

Phone: 9514 2250
Email: science.admin@uts.edu.au

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