Do I need a bachelor's degree?
The traditional path to postgraduate study is via a completed bachelor's degree, but if you have other relevant qualifications and professional experience you may be eligible to enter a graduate certificate.
Graduate certificates set you on the path to postgraduate study, and you finish with a respected qualification after only four subjects. They make up the first four subjects of a master’s, so if you complete the graduate certificate at the required level you can continue your studies in the related master’s course.
Can I receive recognition of prior learning?
All applicants are assessed individually based on relevant tertiary qualifications. If you have a recent bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field, you may be eligible for up to 24 credit points that cover the basics you already know.
Can I study part-time?
All postgraduate courses are available full-time or part-time. Most domestic students choose to study part-time, at night, or sometimes at weekend classes if offered. Class times are designed for busy professionals, sometimes with day or evening options for classes. You can change the number of credit points you take per session at the beginning of each session. It is recommended that full-time students take 24 credit points per session and part-time students take less than 18 credit points per session.
How much time should I allow for study?
In addition to contact class time which can be calculated using the timetable planner, you will probably spend double that in individual or group study and project work. Our buildings are open 24/7, with award-winning spaces that make this much easier to manage.
How many credits should I take?
It is recommended that full-time students take 24 credit points per session and part-time students take less than 18 credit points per session.
How much will it cost?
Postgraduate study is an investment in your future. Tuition fees are determined by the course in which you are enrolled and the credit point value of the subjects. You can calculate an approximate course fee using the UTS Course Fee Calculator.
Is there a student loan system for postgraduate students?
Yes, domestic coursework students may qualify for FEE-HELP, a government loan scheme. It allows eligible students to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees. The loan is repaid through the taxation system.
Alternatively, if what you are studying is directly related to your current job and you pay your fees upfront, you may also be able to claim your tuition fees and other study-related expenses as a tax deduction. See the ATO website for more details.
How are applications assessed?
Each application is assessed individually. Your bachelor's degree, as well as relevant work experience, are taken into consideration, including other admission requirements. You should also attach a current CV and personal statement with your application.
How can I apply?
You can apply online free and direct to UTS.
If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, you apply through UTS International.
Need more information?
Speak with course coordinators at the next Postgraduate Information Evening. This is a great opportunity to meet academic staff face to face and unravel any questions you might have. You can also attend an information session covering your area of interest on the night. Register to attend here.
The Postgraduate Engineering Course Guide is another great resource where you can find out course details and information on applying.
You can also contact the Faculty at:
T: 02 9514 2666