Courses and subjects
How can I find out more about a particular course?
The UTS Handbook is the best source of information for all DAB courses and subjects.
Is there a mid-year intake for DAB courses?
Most DAB postgraduate courses have a mid-year intake. To confirm that the postgraduate course you are interested in has a mid-year intake refer to the DAB postgraduate course list.
DAB undergraduate courses currently have no mid-year intake.
Is the course offered full-time/part-time?
All Architecture and Design undergraduate degrees are offered as full-time courses only. Property Economics and Construction project management degrees may be undertaken part-time.
All postgraduate courses may be studied part-time and many are offered as full-time courses.
See the UTS Handbook for typical programs.
Can I change from full-time to part-time study?
When a student's enrolment in a session is less than 18 credit points worth of subjects, the student's load for that session is considered to be a part-time load.
Conversely a student's load is considered to be a full-time load when the enrolment in the session is 18 credit points or more.
Students who commence a session with a full-time enrolment load may withdraw from subjects up to the census date for that session. Students are required to complete course requirements within an approved maximum time limit.
The maximum time to complete a course is generally calculated as no more than (50) per cent longer than the normal completion time for the course.
Can I study at another university and have the subjects credited to my current UTS degree?
Current UTS students can apply to undertake concurrent study (PDF, 79kB).
Approval for Concurrent Study means that a UTS student is approved to study particular subjects at another institution and on successful completion of this study, credit will be awarded towards their UTS degree.
This credit may be in form of Unspecified Credit or Subject Exemption(s) - depending on the approval received when the Concurrent study application is originally assessed. Students approved for concurrent study by UTS must also make formal application to the university at which they wish to study.
On successful completion of concurrent study it is the student's responsibility to submit the completed Subject exemption application for concurrent study (PDF, 33kB) to UTS with your official transcript (original or certified copy).
Can I do a subject from another faculty?
Undergraduate students may select subjects from other faculties when choosing their elective subjects.
How do I change the class I am in for a particular subject?
Up until the second week of each session and where class space permits, students may amend their class registration from one class to another using "My Subject Activities". Students can log onto My Subject Activities from My Student Admin.
Can I do an additional subject in my course?
Students are not permitted to undertake additional subjects within their course.
If a student wishes to enrol in a subject which is additional to their course requirements they may apply to enrol into the subject as a non award study.
Can I do an additional subject in the session? Can I study more than the normal full-time load?
A normal full-time load for DAB students is 24 credit points (24cp). Web enrolment will permit students to enrol themselves into subjects up to 28cp.
Occasionally students may request to enrol into an additional subject in the session up to 32 credit points. Requests to exceed credit points can be made using eRequest.
Exceed credit point requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis taking into account the reason, the student's academic record and class place availability.
Can I do a subject which is not on my study plan?
A student's study plan reflects the normal completion requirements for their course. Students can only web enrol into subjects which are offered on their study plan.
Where a course allows free elective choice, for example within our undergraduate degrees, students may use eRequest to add a subject to their study plan from outside the normal DAB subject list. Students web-enrolling into these electives will be subject to the normal constraints relating to prerequisites and class place availability.
What subjects can be taken as electives?
If your course allows open electives, then you may select undergraduate subjects from across the university, including subjects offered by UTS: International Studies.
To be able to enrol into cross-faculty electives you must meet any prerequisites put in place by the owning faculty.
You should be aware that some subjects from other faculties are 8 credit point subjects and not 6 credit points as offered by DAB. You need to make up a total of 24cp to pass the year.
You may also be given permission to enrol into subjects at another tertiary institution and to have the subjects credited back to their UTS degree, known as concurrent study.
Can I learn a language as part of my DAB course?
UTS: International Studies offer Language and Culture programs in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish which are available to be studied as electives in any of our undergraduate degrees.
Students in the combined degrees with International Studies will study at least 32 credit points of Language and Culture subjects as a requirement of their degree.
Is there a reading list that I can get started on before classes start?
Official reading lists for subjects will be advised on subject outlines given to enrolled students at the beginning of each session by the subject coordinator.
The UTS Handbook has subject descriptions which may include reading lists, texts or references - it should be noted that these lists are subject to change and the official reading list is the one advised on the subject outline produced for the applicable session and given to students in class.
How can I get a subject outline?
Subject outlines are given to students when they attend their first class.
Any questions regarding subject outlines should be directed to the relevant subject coordinator.
The UTS Handbook provides subject descriptions for many DAB subjects - these are not subject outlines but provide very useful information for students when deciding their subject choices.
Further information is available through UTS Online once you have enrolled.
How do I access UTS online?
UTS Online is a Teaching/Learning tool used in many subjects - it is not the official enrolment system of the University. Not all UTS subjects make use UTS Online.
UTS Online allows you to check whether or not a subject uses it. You will need your student ID and UTS password to log into UTS Online.
One of my subjects is not listed on UTS online. How do I fix this?
Not all UTS subjects make use of UTS Online so you must first check that the particular subject is using it for the session - this can be done by clicking on "Available Courses" - found in the list on the left hand side of the webpage.
If the subject you are enrolled into is using UTS Online and you have allowed 24 hours from your actual time of enrolment, then you should email your subject coordinator to ask them to add you manually. The IT Helpdesk can assist you with any technical issues you may be experiencing.
When can I get my assignment back?
Assignments submitted throughout the session would normally be returned during class.
Final assignments may be collected in week 4 of the following session. Assignments which remain uncollected after this time will be disposed of according to University guidelines.
I am a current student. How do I apply for leave?
You must apply for a leave of absence before the Census date of the session in which you wish to commence your leave. All students can apply for leave of absence by logging into My Student Admin (select Subjects tab > Leave of absence in the left hand column).
Leave of absence may be approved if you have completed and passed at least one subject in a course and where the application is made before the applicable Census date for the session. Census dates for each session (meaning the last day to withdraw from subjects without financial penalty) are published each year in the online handbook.
Can I go on exchange?
UTS’s Global Exchange program allows you to study overseas for one or two sessions at a UTS partner university in Asia, Europe or the Americas. Undergraduate students should have completed at least two sessions of their course before going on exchange but planning and applying can start earlier.