UTS strongly supports the right of all people who wish to undertake a course at our University to pursue their goals and achieve their personal potential. We welcome prospective students with disabilities, and students from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds.
What are inherent requirements?
An Inherent Requirement is an academic or non-academic requirement that is inherent in or essential to the successful completion of a course.
Inherent Requirements statements have been developed for UTS courses to support current and prospective students' decision making. These statements specify the inherent requirements of each course or faculty for student assessment and progression. The Inherent Requirements Statement relating to courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology can be viewed here (pdf).
The framework for Inherent Requirements is based on six groups of tasks that will be required as part of a course:
- Legal and Behavioural Requirements;
- Communication Tasks – verbal; written; non-verbal;
- Knowledge Tasks (Cognitive/Intellectual) – literacy; numeracy; knowledge and information;
- Observation Tasks (Sensory) – visual; auditory; tactile;
- Practical Tasks (Physical) – gross and fine motor requirements; and
- Sustainable Performance.