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UTS provides you with a full range of support services and programs to help you balance your study, work, home, finances and personal life, and make your learning experience more rewarding and enjoyable.
Find out more about UTS Support Services or see below for some Faculty-specific examples:
The Peer Network is a team of current UTS students who assist commencing students with the initial transition to university. We’re an energetic, outgoing and friendly group dedicated to make university life for new students as easy as possible. Since its foundation in 1998, the number of Peer Networkers has grown to over 350 students.
Helping new students can involve leading campus tours, staffing the Orientation helpdesk and coffee cart, mingling at official welcomes, answering questions, and more. Peer Networkers also assist students at a variety of Student Services Unit events, such as the Network Café.
Being a Peer Networker comes with a range of benefits, including training, special events, certificates and references, networking advantages and, of course, the famed t-shirt.
We are all current students, so don’t hesitate to approach us with any questions you may have about the university – just look out for our instantly-recognisable bright orange t-shirts.
Women in Engineering and IT
UTS Women in Engineering and IT (WiEIT) Program fosters a network of passionate females and males who are actively involved in the development of our next generation of young engineering and IT professionals. The program is a long-standing initiative designed to redress the low rate of female participation in the engineering and IT, by constructing these fields as potential options for study and career.
There are many programs for female students within the Faculty, such as the Lucy Mentoring Program, high school speaking, as well as regular WiEIT events throughout the year with student and industry speakers sharing their experiences and insights.
Mathematics and Science Study Centre
The Mathematics and Science Study Centre operates a Drop-in Room located on UTS City Campus, in Building 4, level 3, room 331 (CB04.03.331). Academic staff members are available in the Drop-in Room at the scheduled timetable for one-to-one assistance. Students are advised to bring their mathematical notes or textbooks with them.
The Centre also runs workshops during session and in the final exam period for many first year mathematics and statistics subjects. These workshops are timed to assist students in their preparation for quizzes and the final exam.
The Faculty has a dedicated Learning Precinct which provides students with access to a collaborative learning space, study areas, and toolkits to foster authentic workplace experiences and active learning. In between classes, you can also use this space to access teachers for individual and small group support, and get your hands on reference material, plus software and hardware resources.
Bridging courses are short intensive courses designed for high school students entering tertiary study. They are for students who aren't confident with their preparation for university study, or those who may not meet the assumed knowledge requirements. Bridging courses only teach to an introductory level and may assist in narrowing the gap between high school and university studies. Subjects taught in bridging courses do not carry any credit towards your degree.
Students entering tertiary study without the recommended knowledge in a particular area should consider doing a bridging course. This includes students enrolling in courses such as engineering and information technology.
Mathematics Readiness Survey
Commencing undergraduate Engineering students are required to undertake the Mathematics Readiness Survey before their first session of study. Based on the results of the survey, we will determine the most appropriate first-year mathematics subject to be undertaken.
The survey is based on HSC 2 unit Mathematics and involves mainly algebra, trigonometry and calculus. There is no expectation that students undertake any special preparation for the survey.
The survey is taken at the City campus, and students are required to register. All commencing students will be contacted by the Student Centre with information on how to take the survey once they have accepted their offer into their course.