There’s no such thing as a stupid question!
Before you commit to postgraduate study we want you to have all the information you need. The top questions are covered below. If it’s not, we can talk it through at our next information evening or contact the faculty directly.
Do I need a bachelor's degree?
The traditional path to postgraduate study is via a completed bachelor's degree, but if you have professional experience (around 8 years) you may be eligible to enter a graduate certificate. Graduate Certificates give you a taste of postgraduate study, and you finish with a respected qualification after only 4 subjects.
Graduate Certificates also make up the first 4 subjects of a master's degree, so if you successfully finish this, you may be able to go straight on to complete the master's degree.
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 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 fees and other study related expenses as a tax deduction. See the ATO website for more details.
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. The majority of classes take place in the Faculty of Engineering and IT building, just minutes walk from Central Station.
As an international student, you must study full time.
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 credits per session and part-time students take less than 18 credit points per session.
How much time should I dedicate to 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 per 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.
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 IT or a related field, you may be eligible for up to 24 credit points that cover the basics you already know.
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. If in doubt, 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 Information Technology 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