Year 12 Information Evening
Hear from UTS students and academics about IT and engineering undergraduate courses.
Hear from UTS experts and current students about the exciting careers that lie ahead and the courses available at UTS Engineering and IT that can get you there!
16:30 – 18:00 Speak with academics and current students about course options available in the Faculty of Engineering and IT
16:30 - 18:00 Scholarships info booth
16:30 - 19:00 Interactive Games Expo
18:00 – 18:45 Engineering Course Information & Scholarships
19:00 – 19:45 IT Course Information & Scholarships
20:00 Event close
Hear from Professor Michael Blumenstein, Associate Dean, Research Strategy and Management about the Future Tech trends that lie ahead and the skills that will be in demand for years to come.
The technology revolution that we are experiencing at the moment is unprecedented. We are seeing the most biggest expansion of technology in business, in research, in our everyday lives.
One of the biggest challenges in the technology revolution is actually having enough people to actually fill the roles that are expanding at the moment.
We need people and we've been told by our industry partners that they are looking for data scientists, they are looking for software engineers, they are looking for software developers, they are looking for artificial intelligence experts, they are looking for cyber security experts.
So one of the things that people are experiencing is that 30%-40% of the jobs we see today are no longer going to be there because they are going to be replaced by technology and automation.
Artificial intelligence is now becoming one of the hottest topics around and that is because everyone wants to use some sort of intelligence whether it be in their business or in their everyday life to predict something or to make something easier.
This is where our lives will be changing totally. We once used to wonder what would be the future for stocks and other things that we need to predict. Well now the power is there through big data, data science, and the machine learning behind it to be able to predict into the future how will the business succeed, what will make a better business, what will be best for the future of a company.
UTS and the Faculty of Engineering & IT are very uniquely placed because we offer some of the biggest range of opportunities for students to interact with industry. We have over 700 industry partners and within that we actually offer a lot of opportunities for internships. It's about providing them opportunities to interact with industry from the beginning of their degree and all the way to the end. So for example in our engineering degrees we offer two internships and this is unprecedented in many other universities, and also the fact that our computing science and our IT degrees, same thing, we offer internships to ensure that students are constantly connected with industry. To always be at the forefront of the cutting edge of what our industry offers, and to us that is an extremely important part of the learning process.
The people that are coming through our degrees need to embrace the fact that this technology is going to hit very soon and that they need to be prepared for the jobs of the future and undertaking the degrees that we offer here at UTS.