Women in Engineering and IT Scholarships
If you are a woman with a passion and interest to pursue a career in Engineering or IT, just apply!
Scholarships for students commencing in 2021
SPONSOR A SCHOLARSHIP
NOT SURE ABOUT APPLYING?
Applications have been extended and now close at 11.59pm, 9 September 2020.
$66,000 over 4 years (Engineering only)
$10,000 for first year (All Engineering and IT degrees)
Information and tips for applying
We know this may be your first time applying for a scholarship. Watch this short webinar which covers:
Part 1 - Information about the scholarships
Part 2 - Hear from our current scholar, Tanzeem
Part 3 - Tips for applying
Open the video in Youtube to skip to the next chapter.
Hi everybody! My name is Eva Cheng
and I'm the Deputy Director of
the UTS Women in Engineering and IT program.
So thanks for joining me today,
we will talk a bit more about
the scholarship opportunities that are
available for women studying
engineering and IT with us.
So what are the different types of
scholarships that you can apply for?
What is the application
and interview process?
And some tips and tricks, and advice
on this application process.
So why women in engineering
and IT? Well our program
has a long history and we're here because we
want to enable students
to be able to study what they'd
like to be able to study,
and the careers they'd like to
pursue without having gender as a barrier.
Why does this matter? It's because
engineers and IT professionals
design products, solutions and
services for the greater community.
And if you don't have a
diverse voice of the people
in the community embedded into the designs,
then we're not going to be able to have
the impact and to benefit
those who are going to
be using these technologies.
So our program has
a lot of different initiatives.
We reach out to early primary school to
help build the confidence
of girls interested in science,
technology, engineering, and maths,
and working with teachers and
parents as well, including in the classroom.
We also continue reaching out into
high school to share
what are the career opportunities,
study opportunities in engineering
and IT. And what are
those emerging technologies that
you could have an impact with,
including drones, cybersecurity and
perhaps civil engineering,
building safer structures.
And through all of these outreach programs,
our current students will join us and
also industry professionals to
share what it is that
they do in the workplace.
What might a career look like?
And between high school
and university, of course
we have scholarship programs
to support students coming in.
And once you join us at UTS,
we have a big community
that you can jump into from day one.
And within this community we have a lot of
different social events
and also professional networking.
And we also have a mentoring program
with industry, where students will be
paired with an industry mentor
for one year to get
some advice and guidance on what does
a career journey look like
or what could it look like?
How could your studies get you to
where you would like to be? What subjects,
internships would be most beneficial,
what workplaces might work for you.
And then community! Underlying everything
that we do is a strong community.
Finding people like you, studying with you,
and who could be your future network as
your emerge as a
professional from your degree program.
So the scholarships that I'll talk
about today include
the Women in Engineering
So this is open to
all engineering degree programs.
Then we have the Bachelor of
IT Cooperative Scholarship,
specific to the Bachelor of IT program.
And then we have the Faculty Women in
Engineering and IT scholarship.
This is open to all degree programs
in engineering and IT,
including double degrees.
So the Women in Engineering
Cooperative Scholarship is
valued at $66 000 over four years.
And it also includes three internships
throughout your degree program.
And this internship
component is embedded within
the Diploma of Professional
So what this looks like in
your five-year degree program is
that you'll have
your first industry internship
at the end of first year.
So getting that real-world
experience early on,
that's a three month internship
to get you started.
And then you will
have two six-month internships
in second, and fourth year.
And these internships will be with
different industry partners so
that you get that
breadth of experience
across different industries.
So who might be the industry partners?
These are some sponsors from the 2020 cohort,
and you'll see that there are a number of
different companies across civil,
software, and data engineering.
So the second co-operative scholarship that we have
is the Bachelor of Information Technology.
And this is a three-year scholarship that is
$49 500 in financial support.
And it includes two 6-month industry placements.
So this degree program is very much
the combination between business and IT.
So if that's more your interest,
please apply for this one.
Although we have multiple scholarships here,
it doesn't mean that you have to choose one!
You're most welcome
to apply to all of them
and then see how you go.
Because then you have the choice
to choose between different scholarships
if you're not quite sure which degree
program suits you just yet.
The third scholarship we have is
the Faculty scholarship for
Women in Engineering and IT.
This is a one-year scholarship with
$10 000 in financial support.
So this is open to
any degree program in the Faculty:
engineering, IT, computing science,
and also double degrees.
So if you're wanting
to study a double degree,
this is the only scholarship that's
available to you because
double degrees are not eligible
for the cooperative scholarships
because of the internship components
embedded into those degrees.
We do have a range
of other scholarships available.
So please have a look at our website,
make sure you apply for everything that is
applicable to you because
you've gotta be in it to win it!
And that doesn't mean that there aren't
scholarships for you
once you arrive at university with us,
we have scholarships
for our current students.
So make sure that you have a look as well.
You've heard a little bit
from me about the types
of scholarships available. Tanzeem, one of
our current scholars in
software engineering, will be able to
share what her experience
is like, being in the cooperative program.
Thank you so much, Eva. Hi, guys.
As mentioned, I'm currently in
my third year of studying
a Bachelor of Software Engineering
here at UTS.
So that means looking at the diagram,
I've completed my first
second industry placement
so in my first year of university I, for the summer,
I interned at a company
called Wisetech Global,
so I was a junior developer
there and I stayed on with
the company to work part-time throughout
my second year until my second semester.
So then I moved to another company
called Cuscal, and
I was interning with them for six months.
the best part of this scholarship,
it's how much experience you get
exposed to the real-world, like moving,
comparing myself and all this
industry experience I have to
my friends that perhaps
don't get exposed to that.
I know that I've picked up on
a lot of soft skills,
a lot of hard skills,
and it's just challenged me in
so many different ways and I know
that I'm ready for the future.
And it's also showing me what I like and
what I don't like. Even though it's my third,
year of studying this,
I've gone through so many roles
and I've worked in so many teams that
I've been able to understand
myself and where I see
myself going in the future a bit more.
Something that I thought I knew back in Year 12
when I was choosing this degree,
choosing after my ATAR came up,
deciding what university I
wanted to go through.
So the main thing I wanted to highlight was
I actually applied for both the Bachelor
of IT and the Bachelor of Engineering.
And I accepted my BIT offer first.
And the reason I did so was because, you know,
I didn't actually have that much knowledge
on what the course was,
what I would be getting out of it.
And after I accepted
my BIT course, I always knew
I wanted to be someone
technical and challenge myself technically,
I really loved maths, and I was
always more drawn to the engineering aspect.
So I decided to accept my second offer,
which was the co-operative engineering offer.
Sometimes you think in Year 12,
you know exactly what
you want to do, and you know
your ATAR, and your
HSC subjects reflect that.
And you think that, you know, you're
working towards a single goal,
but it's really important
as students, for you that you need
to keep your options open
because you don't really know
what it's going to bring at
the end of the day or
what you're going to do,
or how you're going to,
how you're going to come to a situation,
you know, and it's fine if you like,
think you're gonna be working towards
a specific degree and
then in the last moment you're like,
no, that's actually not what I want to do.
I want to do this! So my advice
to you as students, is if you're in
Year 11, Year 12, Year 8, Year 9,
is just to keep your options open.
And the reason why I decided to do
technology and something in
IT was because it was always,
I was always really
interested about what's new,
how can we make things better?
How can we change some
of the practices that we have now?
And if you look at our world
right now a lot of the things are
by technology and without technology,
I don't know how we'd be
able to do any of this.
Like if someone was to tell you
back when I chose
my degree, you know, in three years time,
everything will, you won't
be able to see anyone.
Everything will have to be online.
You know, you wouldn't expect that.
And I think it's been really amazing to see
that technology has transformed so
many of the workplaces.
And I've been working remotely
for about four months now and we, they
just announced that we're going to be working
remotely for the rest of the year so
it's really good to be part of
that change to see that, you know,
what you're learning at university,
what you're learning at work is
implemented in the real world.
And that's personally why I got into
engineering and IT because
I want to challenge myself.
I want to make things happen and compared
to other people without, you know,
are more focused on business and IT.
So my second advice to you would
be engineering is for like,
it's more practical, I would say.
And even though you think that, you know,
you're not good at maths or, you know,
engineering requires a lot of maths,
actually at UTS, we're really fortunate because
the way that the course is
structured is, there's practical experience.
You've got two mathematics subjects and you've
got a lot of help in those as well.
Like, even though I did
do 3-unit maths, I,
by the time that I did the math subjects at
university, I actually
remembered nothing, because you know,
you go on a three month break after HSC (Year 12),
everything's new at uni,
everything's really exciting.
So I wouldn't stress too much about
the actual subjects, there's a lot
of help available with this. You know,
UTS has peer support
and they have help groups as well.
So some subjects have extra help,
apart from your tutors and lecturers.
Everyone's really friendly here.
There's, you know, if you come
in through one of our programs,
the WiEIT and the co-operative
programs, there's a whole cohort of people.
A lot of my friends are
from those programs and we had
like a really nice community
and I really miss being
on-campus but I know being online as well
hasn't made a difference because we're
still having these virtual catch-ups.
So regardless of what
the situation is next year or how it's like,
you need to do what you're
passionate about and you need
to do something that you're
going to enjoy.
And, don't let any
of these preconceived notions
hold you back saying, you know,
engineering requires a lot of maths,
I need to be a certain stereotype,
I need to be
a certain gender in order to do this.
It's, you know, none of that is how we
function at UTS and it's
so open and after like,
oh, I actually didn't
consider coming to UTS at all.
My first preference was UNSW.
And when I got
my ATAR, when I got everything,
I was initially going
to accept my UNSW offer.
But, you know, something inside me just said,
you know, we're growing,
we're moving really rapidly,
we're changing, and that's something I
like about UTS.
That's all I wanted to say.
If you have any questions
about my personal experience,
how I got here,
let me know. Thank you so much.
So what are the next steps from here?
This is the scholarship process
for the rest of the year.
All the applications will close
on the 6th of September.
So make sure that you get your
application in on time and you
can apply at any point
up until that deadline.
If you've got any questions
or you'd like more information,
please contact us or join us for Open Week
between 31st August and 5th September.
We'll have a scholarship application workshop
for the 3rd September in the evening,
and I've got more details
later in this session.
And please feel free to join us.
Then, once we've shortlisted the applications,
we will have an interview round
in the first week of October
before your exams because
we know it's a busy period.
And then we'll notify you
of the interview outcome,
whether you've been
shortlisted from that process.
And once you receive your
ATAR results on the 18th of December,
we'll give you a call to let you
know of your overall scholarship outcome.
So tips, how might
you do well, what do we want to know?
Well, we want to know about you!
So please be honest,
tell us your story,
what it is that interests you
about engineering and IT,
what would you like to study and
why, what motivates you?
You don't need to have
existing experience in engineering and IT.
What we're looking
for is interest and
experience in engineering skills
and IT skills. What does that mean?
Teamwork, it could mean design,
creative thinking, thinking outside the box.
So include any examples where you can.
Work experience matters as well.
A casual part-time job
means that you can work in
a team, and you've got time management.
This all matters.
Interview. The interviews
will be in the first week of
October and the interview
panel is very friendly. Don't worry!
It's an industry partner,
and at UTS academic.
They just want to know a little
bit more about you to
expand on what you've shared with
us in your application.
Then how we choose
the scholarships is based on
the balance of the interview
score and your ATAR.
So tips for the interview is
that you don't need to prepare.
We want you to come as
authentic you, and we want to
hear more about what you've
told us in your application.
So make sure you do review what
you've written. And we'll have
an interview preparation workshop
if you've got any questions
about the process.
But this is just an approach to
share with you to
do well in an interview,
called the STAR approach.
What happens after the interview?
We'll let you know of the outcome,
whether you've been shortlisted
from the interviews.
And then, once we
received your ATAR on 18th December,
we'll give you a call with
the overall scholarship outcome.
And there is a short turnaround time,
because the UAC preferences
deadline is the next day.
So we just need to know by
3pm on the 19th December
whether you'd like to
accept the scholarship offer, or not.
So these are the websites
to complete your application,
both for the Women in Engineering and IT,
and the Bachelor of Information Technology.
If you're not quite sure
which degree program you'd like to choose,
especially for the Women in Engineering Cooperative
you have to choose a major,
whether that is mechanical engineering,
civil, data or software,
have a look at our website.
There's a lot more information about
what's the difference between
these degree programs
What subjects might you be studying?
You can choose more than one discipline
on your application,
but we will need to allocate you
to one interview panel.
So make sure you let us know which
your strongest preference is!
I also wanted to share with you,
So these are points that are added to
your raw ATAR to give you a Selection Rank,
which is what the UAC offers are made based on.
The maximum number of adjustment points
that you can receive is 13.
There are different opportunities from which
you can receive adjustment points.
And this means things like including
and completing the UTS
engineering and IT questionnaire,
which is an online questionnaire,
where you share with us your motivation for
studying engineering and IT.
Also, if you've done well in your Year 12 results,
you can receive adjustment points.
And also if you come
from a different background,
or certain circumstances,
which are eligible for
adjustment points. At UTS,
we also recognize the importance of having
a balanced engineering and IT profession.
So all women applicants applying for 2021
will receive ten adjustment points
for any degree program,
including combined, degrees, double degrees,
in the Faculty of Engineering and IT.
So keep in contact with us!
If you've got any questions, or you'd
like more information,
for more information
about the degree programs,
please contact the Faculty - FEIT.
If you've got more information,
if you'd like more information
about the Women in Engineering and
IT program, or the Women
in Engineering and IT scholarships, please
contact us at our website: wieit.uts.edu.au
We have our online scholarship
application workshop on
the 3rd September, in
the evening, 5 - 6pm.
So if you'd like to join us,
please register on our website.
We've also got some live Q&A
sessions during Open Week,
and we've got these multiple days.
So check out the schedule,
come and meet the team and some
of our current students!
We've also got information sessions
on the different degree programs.
If you'd like to know more
and have some questions.
So thanks very much for joining and watching.
We hope to be able to meet you
and see you on campus soon.
Check out our FAQs
Other scholarship opportunities
Applications open in January 2021
$25,000 over 5 years
$30,000 over 2 years
$50,000 over 5 years
Find more scholarship opportunities using UTS scholarship search