We're dedicated to demonstrating how individuals and society benefit from engineering and information technology.
Through a range of outreach programs, innovative projects and government initiatives, we offer high school students, teachers and career advisers the chance to discover these dynamic professions, the facilities that help teach them and what it means to study at UTS.
BiG Day In
UTS works with the ACS Foundation to produce the annual BiG Day In, which aims to address the challenge of connecting students with entrepreneurs and companies who have proven ‘real world’ experience. Through interactive presentations, demonstrations and competitions, tech gurus show students how they built their careers and how students can kick-start theirs too.
|When||18 and 19 March 2020|
|Who||High school students in years 9–12|
The event is held in March each year. For ticket bookings please visit the ACS Foundation (opens an external site).
UTS STEM Day
|When||25 June (reached capacity) and 21 November 2019|
|Who||High school students in years 9–12|
Take part in hands-on workshops, talks and panel discussions with people in STEM industries. Learn all about study and career options in STEM. This program is free and is for students in years 9–12. Held by the UTS Faculties of Engineering and IT, Science, Transdisciplinary Innovation, Arts and Social Sciences.
UTS STEM Day held on 25 June has reached capacity and we are longer accepting registrations for this day.
Please register your interest for our STEM Day:
UTS Girls in STEM Day
|When||29 May (has reached capacity) and 10 October 2019|
|Who||Female high school students in years 9–12|
This one day event provides an opportunity for female students to participate in a range of hands-on activities plus they get an inside look at life as a female student/professional in STEM. Visit the Women in Engineering and IT website for more details. Held by the UTS Faculties of Engineering & IT, Science and Transdisciplinary Innovation.
Please register your interest for our Girls in STEM Day:
Engineering and IT Work Experience Program
|When||25 to 29 November 2019|
|Who||NSW High school students in years 10 and 11.|
Get hands-on experience with this 5-day program designed to give you an insight into what it’s like to choose a career in engineering or IT.
You’ll get to take part in a range of workshops (including computer science, cyber security, IT, biomedical engineering, electronics engineering and more) as well as spend time with current UTS students and academics from within the UTS Engineering and IT faculty.
Applications have closed.
|When||3 and 4 October 2019|
|Who||High school students in years 10, 11 and 12.|
Get hands-on experience with this 2-day program designed to give you an insight into what it’s like to choose a career in engineering.
You’ll get to take part in a range of engineering projects designed to showcase engineering as it really is and work with engineers from WestConnex and Defence Force Recruiting, current UTS students and academics from within the UTS Engineering and IT faculty.
Engineers Australia school programs
UTS works with Engineers Australia to expose Year 10, 11 and 12 high school students to engineering as an industry and as a profession. This includes their Autumn School of Engineering, Engineering Summer School and Discover Engineering Days.
|Discovery Days||8 March 2019, Chatswood High School, 24 Centennial Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067
8 May 2019, ANSTO, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights NSW 2234
|Autumn School||16 to 19 April 2019|
|Summer School||8 to 13 December 2019|
For bookings please visit Engineers Australia (opens an external site).
Galuwa Engineering & IT Experience
Galuwa means 'to climb' in the Gadigal language, and that's exactly what we want Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to do.
The Galuwa Experience, held in the July school holidays is a fantastic chance for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students to discover the opportunities a degree in engineering or IT can provide. Visit the Galuwa page for more information.
High school visits
Hear about Engineering and IT scholarships
UTS Engineering and IT scholarship students can come to your school to talk about our courses and what it's like being a student studying engineering or information technology at UTS.
Email us to register your interest and/or to receive further information.
Hear from female Engineering and IT students
As part of The Sydney Women in Engineering & IT (SWiEIT) Speakers Program, female UTS Engineering and IT students can come to your school to speak about their journey into their field and deliver hands-on activities aimed at encouraging girls to think about a future in engineering or IT.
Visit Women in Engineering and IT website for more details.
U@Uni outreach program
At UTS, we believe that our university community should reflect the diversity in Australian society, and that everyone should have an opportunity to realise their full potential.
The Faculty of Engineering and IT participates in the U@Uni is an outreach program that works with partner schools primarily located in South West Sydney. As a key component of the UTS Widening Participation Strategy (WPS), this program values and seeks to increase the diversity in tertiary education by inspiring and enabling high school students from low socio-economic (low SES) and/or Indigenous backgrounds to attend university.
High school students from our U@Uni partner participate in on-campus and school-based experiences that demystify university, increase their skills for the HSC and further education, and build their understanding of post high-school options.
|Summer school||January 2020
A week-long Summer School program sees students learn about engineering and information technology, and participate in range of workshops in areas such as robotics, games development and networking. These workshops are run with the help of students from within the faculty.
|On campus workshops||April, July and September school holidays|
Visit U@Uni outreach program website for more details.