Faculty-specific information for engineering and IT students studying during the coronavirus pandemic.
This article was last updated at 3:50 pm on 8 May 2020.
For information that applies to all UTS students, see UTS COVID-19 FAQs
Changes in the Faculty of Engineering and IT
If Spring session begins online and subsequently reverts to face-to-face classes but travel restrictions prevent me from returning to campus, what can I do?
Subjects are being designed with online delivery in mind for the entire duration of Spring session 2020. If there is a return to campus but travel restrictions prevent some students from returning to class, they will be able to continue with online study.
If I fail a subject in Autumn session 2020, will a 'FAIL' show on my transcript?
This matter is currently under consideration and further details will follow shortly.
How is my WAM/GPA affected by Autumn 2020?
There are no changes to how WAM/GPA are calculated.
What changes have been made to final exams for Autumn 2020?
Please visit the Exam advice page for up-to-date information on changes to exams.
Will Spring session 2020 also be online?
The COVID-19 situation is continually evolving and social distancing rules are likely to continue for some time. The faculty currently plans to deliver the beginning of Spring session online, in the same way as the Autumn session. Resuming an on-campus experience will be in line with the federal and NSW government guidelines. Please check this page regularly for updates.
Will COVID-19 affect my professional practice placement?
The faculty is working closely with our industry partners to ensure internship placements continue to be advertised to students. To support our students further, the faculty will be offering flexibility around credit-point cut-offs, work from home options and access to summer vacation programs.
For more information around these new measures, please visit the FEIT Practice Program Forum located on UTSOnline.
Need support or more information?
Contact the FEIT Internship team on 9514 9044 or email@example.com
What's happening from Tuesday 24 March?
All face-to-face teaching and learning activities in the faculty will transition to online/remote delivery for the remainder of the Autumn session. This started on Tuesday 24 March 2020.
This means all lectures, labs, pracs, tutorials, studios as well as projects/capstone supervision that are usually taught in a face-to-face manner, will be facilitated online.
How does this affect my study plan for the Autumn session?
Tuesday 24 March marked the beginning of the new Week 2, this caused the teaching session to be pushed back by a week. See below for the following updates:
- Mid-session STUVAC will remain the same and starts on Monday 20 April. Be aware that assessments may still be due this week.
- Final-session STUVAC will be replaced by Week 12 of teaching.
- Formal classes will end on Friday 12 June.
- Final assessment/exam period will commence on Saturday 13 June and end on Saturday 27 June.
This means that you can:
- Change or add a subject until Monday 30 March 2020.
- Withdraw from a subject without academic or financial penalty by Tuesday 14 April 2020 (Census date).
CHECK UPDATES TO THE ACADEMIC YEAR DATES at UTS Handbook
How will the assessments and final exams be delivered online?
Subject coordinators are working to revise the requirements of your subjects to facilitate online learning, delivery and assessment.
For example, group work and tutorials may be moved online to an environment like MS Teams, or an on-campus final exam may be replaced with an online invigilated exam, a take-home exam or another type of assessment. Any changes to the requirements of your subjects will be clearly communicated to students via an additional document called an “Addendum to the Subject Outline”.
This will shortly be available to students on UTSOnline/Canvas. Your subject coordinator will also make an announcement of the changes on UTSOnline/Canvas.
How will the labs/pracs/studios be delivered online?
We recognise the importance of practical experience in your development. Some face-to-face practical experiences aren’t possible right now, but the faculty is planning a 'Skills Hackathon' over summer. We’re working on this hands-on experience right now and will share further details soon.
Where can I find more information about changes to my subject?
If any changes have been made to your subject, particularly the assessment requirements, information about them will be found:
- In an Addendum to the subject outline on:
- UTSOnline – on the same page as your subject outline
- Canvas – on the front page of the subject site, between the Study Help section and the Acknowledgement statement.
- In announcements and emails from your subject coordinator.
We hope to communicate all changes by 10 April, but please note that the timeframe for these changes will vary.
Can I still access services such as the library and HELPS?
The library and Reading Room closed on Thursday 26 March 2020, but many library services are still available. Students may still request items from the library and they will be delivered between 2:00pm and 6:00pm, seven days a week. Collection them at the library entrance.
FULL DETAILS at the Library website
HELPS support programs
HELPS support programs are now available online via Zoom!