Engineering and Information Technology are the driving forces of the 21st Century. Almost everything we do on a daily basis is empowered or influenced by these sectors.
Imagine for a moment...
Your daily routine made up of checking your mobile for social media updates as soon as you wake up, using clean water in the bathroom, listening to the Internet or digital radio while travelling to work, even the means by which you travel to work. All these activities are enabled by engineering and information technologists working in communications, computers, environmental, civil, electrical, mechanical and other disciplines.
As a result, these two sectors offer expanding opportunities for well-prepared graduates. That's also why UTS: Engineering and IT encompasses the breadth of these disciplines, yet also adds key study areas in leadership and management. Combined with our successful industry partnerships and extensive internship programs, this ensures our graduates are work-ready and highly desired by prospective employers.
We also pride ourselves on undertaking industry-related, applied research, providing autonomous systems support, for instance, to the NSW Roads and Maritime Services.
Our Engineering and IT Building demonstrates our commitment to our mission. There are 14 levels of facilities that embody our innovation in practice ethos. Its spaces encourage collaborative learning with support for group-work, technology-enabled activities and practice-based learning. The building features renewable technology on the roof, which generates 20 per cent of its energy requirements, and has been awarded a 5-star Green Rating for Design.
The smart building is packed full of sensors monitoring facets such as concrete stress, temperature and occupancy. This collection of our own 'big data' is just one of the sets that we can visualise in our state-of-the-art Data Arena: a 360 degree effects-enhanced 3D cinema, combining leading-edge multimedia to allow scientists, technologists and engineers to understand and gain new insights into complex data.
It also facilitates our world-ranked research and supports our top teams in areas such as Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, and Biomedical Engineering, which were ranked 'Above World Standard'.*
Engineering and IT at UTS is unique, offering the full breadth of engineering and IT possibilities in one building and one faculty. Now is the ideal time to join us as we continue to grow our research, reputation, rankings and goals.
Come and experience for yourself the difference a university focused on technology can make.
Professor Ian Burnett
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
*ERA 2012 National Report (opens external site)