UTS Engineering and IT is an innovative and research intensive faculty with a strong reputation for its practice-based learning programs and industry engagement.
Our goal is to produce impact-driven, user-centred research outcomes and to incorporate this into our students’ learning. We have a strong focus on collaborative research with the aim of improving individual lives and society as a whole, not just in Australia but around the globe.
Our industry internship programs give students real experience to match the needs of employers, and this is reflected in our high graduate employment rate. Our teaching and learning is centred on our unique UTS Model of Learning framework, which encourages a collaborative and globally relevant learning approach and graduate attributes.
UTS Engineering and IT
|Total number of enrolments*||10,854|
|Postgraduate Coursework enrolments*||2757|
|Higher Degree Research enrolments*||902|
*These numbers include students who are enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis as of May 2018.
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UTS Engineering and IT's recent achievements include:
Associate Professor Guandong Xu honoured with two national industry awards
Associate Professor Guandong Xu (Advanced Analytics Institute), in collaboration with ANZ OnePath, was honoured with two national industry awards in September 2018 at the 2018 BigInsights Data & AI Innovation Awards: Best Industry Application of Data Analytics and Best Industry Application of AI. This success has reflected the strong industry recognition of UTS data science and AI research and engagement impact. In July, A/Prof Xu was also named one of Australia’s top ten analytics leaders by the Australian Analytics peak body, IAPA.
SharkSpotter takes home three NSW iAwards
Centre of Artificial Intelligence in collaboration with industry partners from The Ripper Group, was recognised with three NSW iAwards for Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year; Community Service Markets; and Research & Development Project of the Year. SharkSpotter later went on to win the 2018 national AI or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year award.
Dr Nengkun Yu receives J G Russell Award
Dr Nengkun Yu, an ARC DECRA recipient, UTS Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and core member of the Centre for Quantum Software and Information, was awarded the 2018 Australian Academy of Science’s J G Russell Award. Every year the Australian Research Council passes on a list of highly ranked DECRA recipients to the Australian Academy of Science, who then select an awardee. The J G Russell Award is aimed at financially helping talented young researchers in the basic sciences as a token of the community’s regard for them.
Professor Jie Lu and team recognised with 2018 Computer Journal Wilkes Award
Distinguished Professor Jie Lu and her team were awarded the Computer Journal Wilkes Award in May 2018 for their paper, entitled: A Multi-Objective Load Balancing System for Cloud Environments. The Wilkes Award is given once a year to the authors of the best paper published in the volume of The Computer Journal from the previous year. It is based on originality, quality and treatment of theme.
Best Paper Award (ISAP 2018) awarded to Dr Wei Lin and Professor Richard W Ziolkowski
Dr Wei Lin and Professor Richard W Ziolkowski (Global Big Data Technologies Centre) received the first prize award – Best Paper Award – at the 2018 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP 2018) in Korea. The winning paper was titled: “Dual-Functional Electrically Small Huygens Antenna System".
Kamal Fernando Mentoring Award presented to Professor Saravanamuth Vigneswaran
The 2018 Kamal Fernando Mentoring Award was presented by the Australian Water Association to Distinguished Professor Saravanamuth Vigneswaran from the Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, for decades of high quality mentoring to students, water professionals and colleagues. This award is a recognition of Prof Vigneswaran’s passion for water and for his wonderful empathy for those studying and working in an industry where he has been bringing out the best in people for almost 30 years.
Our research students
Our Faculty had over 115 PhD and Masters (research) candidates complete their degrees in 2018.
Teaching and learning
- Over 650 Engineering and IT students undertook an internship in 2015
- The Faculty of Engineering and IT awarded 59 IT scholarships and 16 Engineering scholarships to undergraduate students in 2015. New Sponsors include Campaign Monitor, Toshiba Medical, Warringah Plastics, Weir Minerals. The Faculty also establish two new scholarship from donations from The Eleanor Dunn Family Trust and Westpac Bicentennial Foundation.
- Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak joined UTS Engineering and IT as Distinguished Professor of Technology
Outreach and community
- Over the past three years, Galuwa Experience has attracted 84 high school students from years 9 to 12. The program to date has raised $403,000 in sponsorship to help expand the program. Current sponsors include Aurecon, ABB, Lend Lease, TransGrid, Westpac, James N Kirby Foundation, UTS Insearch and UTS Jumbunna.
- 193 students supported the Faculty's new volunteer initiative, reaching out to over 5000 high school students and encouraging them to consider engineering and IT as a career
- The Lucy Mentoring Program ran at UTS for the fifth time and successfully linked up female engineering and IT students with industry mentors
Engineering and IT building
- Received a 5-star Green Certified Design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, representing Australian Excellence in the sustainable design of education buildings
- Received a Denis Joseph Award for Innovative Use of Solar Energy in HVAC&R, recognising its outstanding system that utilises solar energy to operate a HVAC&R system
- 'Highly Commended' in the NSW Government's Green Globe Awards for Built Environment Sustainability