Subjects and academic information
As Study Abroad or Exchange student, you can choose subjects from most disciplines across UTS. You can tailor a cross-disciplinary study program designed to meet your interests, help you develop a specialisation, or gain a unique insight into Australian culture.
Start out by using our Study Abroad and Exchange Subject Guides below. These guides focus on key study areas and are an easy way to locate our more popular subjects. Additionally you can search the UTS Handbook for all subjects and majors (there are many to choose from!)
Researching subjects - video resources
How to use the Study Abroad and Exchange Subject Guides
This video provides an overview of how to use the Study Abroad and Exchange Subject Guides. The guides have been created by the Study Abroad and Exchange Team, and act as a useful starting point for students researching the subjects available to them at UTS.
How to use the Study Abroad and Exchange Subject Guides
As part of your application for Study Abroad or Exchange, you will need to list 6-8 subject options. Helpful resources to use when researching subjects available at UTS are the study abroad and exchange subject guides. These guides have been created by the study abroad and exchange team, and they list subjects that are commonly taken by study abroad and exchange students.
The first step for accessing these guides is to go to the study abroad and exchange student page within the UTS website. The easiest way to do this is to go to your search engine and type “UTS Study Abroad or Exchange”. The right website should be the first website that pops up
After you click on the site, you’ll need to navigate to the subject and academic information section on the left hand side. Once you click on this you’ll see that the first drop down on this page is called Study Abroad and Exchange subject guides.
Within this drop down there are a variety of different subject areas. If you click on the hyperlinks you’ll be directed to the subject guide for that subject area.
As mentioned, these guides list subjects that are commonly taken by study abroad and exchange students. They don’t list all subjects available at UTS. For a full list of UTS subjects, you can refer to the UTS handbook. We have a separate video about the UTS handbook, so please refer to that video for more information.
For now though, lets take a look at some of the popular subjects taken by study abroad and exchange students.
I’m going to click on the communication subject guide as an example.
Now you’ll see that the first part of the guide gives you a key to the information that will be contained on later pages.
The first thing to notice is the UTS session timelines. In this guide, A represents Autumn, and it refers to the Australian Autumn. Autumn session at UTS is between February and June.
S represents Spring, and this refers to the Australian Spring. Spring session at UTS is between August and December. If you see an A or an S next to a subject, this refers to when the subject will be taught – in Autumn or in Spring. It is important to note that this could change depending on subject availability.
Another piece of information you will need to be aware of in order to read this guide is that different subjects are suitable for different stages in a student’s degree. This is denoted by levels. Level 1 means that the subject is usually undertaken in a student’s first year, and that it is an introductory subject.
Level 2 means that the subject is usually undertaken in the second year, and that some prior knowledge is required.
Level 3 means that the subject is usually undertaken in the third year, and contains advanced material.
Now that you understand what the symbols in this guide mean, lets take a look at the rest of the guide.
It is important to pay attention to whether subjects listed on a page are undergraduate subjects or postgraduate subjects. As you can see, this page lists undergraduate subjects, and later in the guide there’s a list of postgraduate subjects.
Many of the subject guides have subjects classified by themes. For example if we look under the journalism heading of the communication guide we can see communication subjects related to journalism.
Let’s have a look at one of the subjects. You can see here that one of the popular subjects taken by study abroad and exchange students is titled “stories from the streets, local journalism social media”. It has L1 and A next to it, which means that it is an introductory course typically available to UTS students in the autumn session. The number in the left column refers to the subject code.
In regards to prerequistes, each guide lists these a little bit differently. You’ll see that on the communication guide, the asterisk symbol means that a subject has a prerequisite, but that the prerequisite is not specifically listed.
If you open a different guide, such as the health guide, you will see that there is both an asterisk and a column listing the exact subject code that is required as a prerequisite.
Either way, prerequistes for each subject can be found within the UTS handbook. If you click on the subject code listed you will be directed to the UTS handbook entry for that subject.
If you would like to see a list of common subjects taken by study abroad and exchange students that do not have prerequistes, then you should refer to the guide called “electives”. Once you click on the electives guide, you will see a list of subjects from a variety of different disciplines. All of the subjects listed on the guide are introductory subjects, and they do not have prerequisites.
We hope you find these subject guides useful, and that they are helpful starting point for researching subjects you might want to take at UTS. For more detailed information about subjects, please refer to our video about the UTS handbook.
How to use the UTS Handbook
This video provides an overview of the UTS Handbook. The UTS Handbook has detailed descriptions of the subjects offered by the UTS, and is an essential tool for Study Abroad and Exchange students when researching subjects.
How to use the UTS Handbook
If you are looking to research the subjects available at UTS, we would recommend starting first with the Study Abroad and Exchange subject guides which can be found on our webpage under subjects and academic information. Please refer to our video on the subject guides more information on how to use these.
Once you’ve watched the subject guides video, it is time to learn about the UTS Handbook. The UTS Handbook is an essential tool that you will want to become familiar with. This is because the handbook lists the subjects available at UTS, and gives you detailed descriptions for each subject.
So, how do you use the UTS Handbook?
The handbook is an online resource, so the first step is to navigate to the appropriate website. You will need to search the term UTS Handbook within your preferred search engine, or alternatively you can go directly to the website by typing in handbook.uts.edu.au in the address bar.
Now we are at the front page of the UTS Handbook. On the first page, you will see a list of the different disciplines offered at UTS, also known as course areas.
If you are trying to study subjects at UTS that are similar to the ones you might take for your degree at your home university, then we recommend that you first click on the discipline that corresponds with the discipline that you study at home. For example, if you study a Bachelor of Marketing at your home university, you will want to click on Business.
Once you click on the right discipline, you can either click on this subject link here to see a full list of subjects related to that discipline, or you can click on courses that are related to that discipline by clicking undergraduate courses or postgraduate courses.
We recommend that you click on either undergraduate courses or postgraduate courses, whichever are relevant to you, because if you click on this subject link here you will get a full list of both postgraduate and undergraduate subjects. This can be confusing, and not all subjects may be appropriate for what you study.
If you click on undergraduate or postgraduate courses, you will be directed to a page that has a full list of the courses that undergraduate or postgraduate students can study within that discipline. We recommend that you click the course that is most similar to what you study at home. This may take some trial and error, as UTS may not label the degree the exact same way. For example, you may study a Bachelor of Marketing at home, but there is no Bachelor of Marketing at UTS. In this case, you should click on the different courses to find something similar. The course you study at home may not be a full degree at UTS, but it may be a stream or major within another degree. For example, if you study a Bachelor of Marketing, you will find that if you click Bachelor of Business and then go to the course program section, that marketing is listed as one of the majors you can take within the Bachelor of Business.
Each course page is structured a little bit differently, but essentially within the course page you will be able to find subjects that are related to that course by clicking on different links. For example, if I want to study marketing related subjects, I can navigate to the marketing submajor section on this page, and I will see a list of marketing subjects.
You can also find subjects related to a particular major or submajor, such as marketing, by going to the side of the handbook and clicking study package directory. After you click on study package directory, you can click on major or submajor and see an alphabetical list of the majors and subjmajors offered at UTS.
Once you are on a page that lists subjects, such as this one, you can click on the number next to the subject and you will be directed to the subject information.
Once you are on a subject information page, you should pay attention to the requisites. If you see requisites listed, it means that you will need to have studied that requisite or something very similar at your home university in order to take this subject at UTS.
You will also notice a section on the subject pages called “access conditions” – don’t worry about those, as they don’t apply to study abroad and exchange students. It’s just the requisites that you’ll want to pay attention to.
If there are lots of requisites next to a subject, that means that it requires a lot of prior knowledge in order to take the subject and is probably an advanced subject. If there are no requisites listed, then the subject is most likely an entry level subject that doesn’t require background knowledge.
Another thing to notice on the subject page is whether it says the subject is an undergraduate or postgraduate subject. Undergraduate students can’t take postgraduate subjects, so make sure you are aware of this when you are reading the subject page.
You should also look at the number of UTS credits a subject is. Most subjects at UTS are worth 6cps but Arts and Social Science subjects and Law subjects tend to be 8 credit points. When you are a student at UTS the minimum number of credits you can take is 18, and the maximum is 26 credit points. The usual full load at UTS is 24 credit points. You may need to take a mix of 6 and 8 credit point subjects. For information about converting UTS credits to other credit systems, take a look at the subjects and academic information page of the UTS Study Abroad and Exchange Website.
If you want to find out when a subject is offered, the subject page may or may not list this information. Even it does, it is always best to use the timetable planner website to double check when a subject is running.
For detailed information about a subject including the structure of the subject, you can click on the link called detailed subject description. While the main subject page gives you a brief overview of the subject, the detailed subject description is what you will want to take to your home university if they need information about the subject you would like to study at UTS.
Finally, if you would like to study electives at UTS that are not related to your degree, we recommend that you start researching these by checking out the electives subject guide. If this doesn’t list what you are looking for then you can go back to the main page of the UTS Handbook and click on any course area you are interested in, and search for subjects within that course area. An exception to this is for education – only students who study education at their home university should study education at UTS, because education subjects use a different academic calendar than most other subjects. This can be confusing, so as a rule we recommend that if you don’t study education at your home university, do not study education at UTS. And if you do study education at your home university and need to take education subjects at UTS, only pick education subjects and don’t try and cross disciplines.
Thank you for watching this video, we hope it has been a useful introduction to the UTS Handbook and how to use it.
How to use the UTS Timetable Planner
This video provides an overview of how to use the UTS Timetable Planner. The UTS Timetable Planner allows students to see when subjects are running, and is a useful tool for Study Abroad and Exchange students when researching the subjects they might want to take at UTS.
How to use the UTS Timetable Planner
The UTS Timetable Planner is a tool that allows students to view subject timetables and plan out their schedules. As such, it is a useful resource for Study Abroad and Exchange students who are researching the subjects they might want to take at UTS. Other useful tools to help you with this process are the Study Abroad and Exchange Subject Guides and the UTS Handbook. If you haven’t already watch our videos on these topics, we recommend that you watch them first and then come back to this video later.
Now, what is the timetable planner, and how do you use it? The timetable planner is a tool that allows you to search the subjects that you are interested in, and find out when these subjects and their classes are running.
In order to get to the timetable planner, simply type the term “UTS Timetable Planner” into your preferred web browser. Click on the first site that comes up, and then click on the button that says “View the UTS Timetable Planner”. Once you are at this webpage, you will notice that there is a search bar. To use this search bar, simply type in the subject code of the subject you are interested in, and press search. Once you do this, the subject will populate on the left hand side of the page, under “selected subjects”. The subject will be listed with the subject code first, followed by a string of letters and numbers. In order to effectively use the timetable planner to plan out your prospective schedule, you need to understand what these letters and numbers mean.
So, how do you figure this out? If you navigate to the top right corner of the timetable planner, you will see there is a button called “help”. If you click on the help button, you will be directed to a guide which explains what the symbols we looked at before mean. In this video, I’ll walk you through the most relevant codes for Study Abroad and Exchange Students.
The first code you will need to become familiar with is the session code. If a subject number has “AUT” listed after it, this means that it is taught in the Australian Autumn. If a subject number has “SPR” after it, it is taught in the Australian Spring. As a Study Abroad or Exchange student, you will need to take subjects that run in either Autumn or Spring, depending on when you will be studying at UTS. The seasons are different in the Northern Hemisphere, so make sure you keep that in mind. Autumn session at UTS is between February and June, and Spring session at UTS is between August and December.
The next code you will want to be aware of when using the timetable planner is the campus code. As a Study Abroad or Exchange Student, you want to take subjects at either Ultimo or Moore Park, and not anywhere else. Ultimo is where most classes at UTS are located, and Moore Park is a well connected 30 minutes away by light rail. When you are using the timetable planner, you want to make sure that there is either a “U” for Ultimo or a “MP” for “Moore Park” after the session code. You will need to take subjects at either of these campuses, and remember to factor in travel time when thinking about your potential schedule.
The next code to be aware of is the study attendance mode code. “S” after the campus code means that the subject has a standard attendance mode. “B” after the campus code means that the subject is taught in block mode. Most subjects will be taught in standard mode, so if
you are considering a subject that is in block mode please contact the Study Abroad and Exchange team for further information.
Now that you understand how to read a subject listing, let’s go back to the timetable planner. In order to plan out your prospective schedule, type the codes of the subjects that you are interested in into the search bar, and then select on the left hand side the subject that is right for you. For example, let’s pretend that I want to study law subjects at UTS in Spring.
First I am going to type in the code of a subject (70617), and then out of the options presented on the left hand side, tick the subject that contains “SPR” for Spring. I do not want to tick the subject that contains AUT, as I will not be at UTS in Autumn. Once I’ve ticked my first subject, I will put in the code for the other subject that I am interested in (70104). I’ll then select on the left hand side the Spring offering. It is important to note that sometimes when you search for a subject, only one offering is presented, and it may not be for the session that you are interested in. For example, if I type in the subject number 79015, I can see that the subject 79015 is only offered in Autumn. Because I will be studying at UTS in Spring and not in Autumn, I need to consider a different subject.
Another thing to note when searching in the timetable planner is that sometimes when you input a subject code from the handbook into the search bar, nothing comes up. This means that the subject is not being offered, and will not become available during that academic year. The Timetable Planner is only updated once a year in October, and once released is final.
Once you have selected subjects that are running in the appropriate session and campus, you can click “Show Timetable” to see the schedule for those subjects. The timetable that pops up may look a little bit intimidating, but don’t worry too much – the timetable shows all the times that activities for a subject are running, and you won’t need to attend all of these times.
To get a clearer view of the timetable, you can either click the “show as list” button on the right hand side, or you can click the “download this timetable” button next to the print symbol. For the purposes of this video, I’m going to click the “download this timetable” button.
Once you click the “download this timetable” button, an excel file will generate. The excel file lists all of the possible times that the subjects you have selected are running, including times for the different activities.
Lets look at subject 70617 first. If you look at the “Group” column, you can see that this subject has both lectures and tutorials. This is standard for UTS, however some subjects may have different formats such as computer labs or studios. To understand what the different codes in this column mean, go back to the “Help” section of the timetable planner and scroll to the bottom. Under the activities section, you will see a key to the different codes.
Once you understand these codes, you can go back to your excel spreadsheet.
Because you are only researching subjects, at this stage the most important thing to keep in mind is that you won’t be able to participate in subjects that have clashing lecture times. If lecture times do clash, you will need to consider a different subject.
In order to figure out if lecture times will clash, I recommend looking at the group column, and highlighting all rows that include “l-e-c”. For each subject, you will need to go to one activity for each lecture.
Let’s look at my first subject, subject 70617, as an example. This subject has five lecture groups; lecture one, two, three, four, and five. Because each of these groups say activity one next to them, you will need to attend all of these lecture groups.
Now let’s look at a different subject, subject 70104. We can see that for this subject there are two lecture ones, and one lecture two. For lecture one, you will only need to attend one of these times. For lecture two, there is only one time option, so you will need to attend that option.
Once you understand how many lecture groups and activities a subject has, you can plan out a prospective schedule by checking to make sure subjects don’t have lectures at the same time. To figure this out, you will want to look in the columns called “day”, “time”, “duration”, and “date”. If subjects do have lectures that are running at the same time, you will need to reconsider subject choices, because lectures are mandatory and you won’t be able to attend clashing lectures.
In regards to tutorials and other activities, don’t worry about these too much right now. For now, the most important thing to consider is lectures and making sure they don’t clash.
As mentioned, if subjects do have lecture times that clash, you won’t be able to take both subjects. To find a new subject, you can either enter a specific code into the UTS timetable planner like before, and then see when that subject runs, or you can use the advanced filters to find any subject that suits your prospective timetable. Simply input your preferences into the advanced filter, and then select the day and time that suits your schedule, and press search. On the left hand side you will see all courses that meet those parameters. It is important to note that even though these subjects may be at the right time, they may not be suitable for you in terms of course level and prerequisites. Always make sure you read through the UTS Handbook and talk to your home university before making any subject choices.
We hope that you have enjoyed this video about the UTS Timetable planner, and that you now have a better idea of how to start planning your possible schedule. As a reminder, the UTS timetable planner should be used as a guide only, as it is possible that classes will fill or certain times won’t be available during the session you are studying at UTS. Once you are enrolled at UTS, you will be able to make more concrete decisions related to your schedule.
Study Abroad and Exchange Subject Guides
- Arts and Social Sciences
- Communication (PDF, 115kB) - includes non-traditional communications subjects such as Sports Media; Digital Information Management; Social and Political Sciences; Music and Sound Design; to highlight a few.
- Education (PDF, 90kB)
- International Studies and Languages (PDF, 94kB) - covers International and Global Studies with topics such as Globalisation, Global Economy and Global Governance, language and cultural studies.
- Business (PDF, 108kB)
- Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) (PDF, 261kB)
- Electives (PDF, 157kB) - introductory subjects that do not have pre-requisites.
- Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT)
- Health (PDF, 96kB)
- Public Policy (PDF, 610KB)
- Science (PDF, 100kB)
- Transdisciplinary and Innovation (PDF, 71kB)
Note: The Study Abroad and Exchange Subject Guides are an easy way to find information on subjects; however, you will need to refer to the UTS Handbook for more detailed information. To confirm the session availability of subjects, we recommend you also review the subject entry in the UTS Timetable Planner. Step-by-step instructions for how to do this can be found in the Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Subjects as a Study Abroad and Exchange Student (PDF, 3MB).
Go Beyond - Theme your study abroad experience
Want to focus on a particular topic during your time at UTS? Theme your experience!
UTS offers you the chance to theme your study abroad experience. You can specialise in a topic for a teaching session, and receive a certificate of specialisation at the end! It's your chance to build connections in an area that interests you, meet people, and enhance your employability skills.
The topic(s) that you can specialise in:
Tips for selecting subjects
How can I find subjects at UTS?
The Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Subjects as a Study Abroad and Exchange Student (PDF, 3MB) shows you how to use the UTS Handbook which provides comprehensive information on UTS subjects. You can use these detailed to get study approvals from your home university. The Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Subjects as a Study Abroad and Exchange Student also shows you how to use the UTS Timetable Planner.
Is the subject undergraduate or postgraduate?
Undergraduate subjects (Bachelor's degree level) and postgraduate subjects (Master's degree level) are available to Study Abroad and Exchange students. If you have not completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor's degree (e.g. 180 ECTS), you will not be able to undertake postgraduate subjects.
- What if the subjects have prerequisites?
If a subject has prerequisites, you must demonstrate that you have the required knowledge to take the subject based on previous studies. You will need to supply detailed subject outlines (in English) of the subjects you have already completed at your home institution.
- Will the subject be credited to my degree?
When selecting subjects, it is important to keep in mind how you will use them for credit at your home institution. Always check with your home institution's Study Abroad or Exchange academic adviser regarding the suitability of your subject selections.
- Is the subject offered during the right teaching session for me?
You can check when subjects are available by referring to the UTS timetable. Some subjects are offered only in Autumn session or Spring session, but not in both. Details of subjects are available in the UTS Handbook. The Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Subjects as a Study Abroad and Exchange Student (PDF, 3MB) shows you how to use the UTS Timetable Planner.
If you need assistance with choosing your subjects, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The academic year at UTS is divided into two Main Sessions:
Autumn session from March to July
- Spring session from July to November
Most subjects are taught according to the Main Session calendar. Note: Graduate School of Health and Teacher Education courses operate on an different calendar, Calendar B.
Autumn Calendar B starts earlier in Autumn (i.e. February) and ends the same time as Main Session Autumn.
Spring Calendar B starts before or at the same time as Main session Spring and ends later in Spring (i.e. December).
Students in these study areas will need to select only Calendar B subjects. Students cannot select subjects across both Main Session Calendar and Calendar B.
Full details of all UTS teaching sessions are available in the Principal Dates section of the UTS: Handbook.
Key dates for Study Abroad and Exchange students
Please note the Main Session and Calendar B date differences mentioned above under Academic Year. Full details of all UTS teaching sessions are available in the Principal Dates section of the UTS Handbook.
Study Abroad and Exchange students must enrol in a full-time load at UTS. The full-time study load is 18-24 credit points per session. Credit points apply to all subjects (except higher degree research programs) and represent a measure of the student workload by subject. Most subjects at UTS are 6 credit points each except for those offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, which are 8 credit points, and some Law subjects, which may also be 8 credit points.
Refer to the descriptions in the UTS Handbook for information about subjects offered at UTS.
Generally, Study Abroad and Exchange students enrol in three or four subjects per session at UTS.
As a guide for European students:
- 1 UTS credit point = 1.25 ECTS credits
- 6 UTS credit points = 7.5 ECTS credits
- 8 UTS credit points = 10 ECTS credits
- 24 UTS credit points = 30 ECTS credits
As a guide for US students:
- 6 UTS credit point = approx. 4 US Credit Hours
- 8 UTS credit points = approx. 5 US Credit Hours
- 24 UTS credit points = approx. 15 or 16 US Credit Hours
Visiting Research students enrol in one 24-credit point Dissertation Subject each session.
Teaching and learning
UTS is in the centre of Sydney, in the heart of its cultural and creative hub.
You’ll be studying at a campus that’s been designed to help you develop the skills you’ll need for your future career.
UTS has been re-created to provide you with a "campus of the future” designed to enhance your experience at University and help shape the way you'll be learning.
Our physical and virtual University environment has been designed to create an intellectually and socially vibrant educational experience with the objective of providing you with creative and inspired learning focusing on developing the knowledge, skills, capabilities and attributes you’ll need in your future career.
At UTS, we focus on preparing you for professional practice, this means that, as well as learning the knowledge and skills needed in your field of study, you’ll also be acquiring other attributes important for you to succeed professionally.
You may find that learning at UTS happens in ways that are different from what you’ve previously experienced.
You'll be coming to class to collaborate with other students. You might be investigating issues or solving real world problems and, to make the most of your class time. You’ll often be asked to prepare before you come. You'll have some lectures and you'll also participate in many other forms of learning such as debates, simulations and groupwork projects.
Some of these will be face-to-face, and others, online.
You'll discover new spaces in our campus which have been designed to enable this new kind of learning like collaborative theatres, groupwork spaces, interactive high-tech pods, and learning commons where you can study alone or with others. You'll find that at university learning isn’t just about collecting facts. More and more it’s about being able to respond to tasks and challenges and finding solutions as well as learning to think critically.
It's about working with others, as well as working with technology. And about learning how to seek out the best quality and most up-to-date information from a huge range of sources.
You'll learn how to navigate the evolving digital world.
You'll find that at UTS it's not all exams and essays there are different ways that you’ll be assessed.
You'll discover that success is also about making personal and professional networks at UTS that will last you a lifetime.
The more you get involved in what UTS has to offer the more you'll benefit.
And there's a lot to get involved in.
You'll need to be working right from the start towards getting that great job, so it's worth knowing a little bit more about what your future employer is looking for.
The grades you achieve over the course of your degree rank only 4th on the list of what employers are looking for.
The number one thing employers look for are strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate.
They want to see that you can speak and write well and relate to others.
Second most important is your drive, passion and commitment to the industry that you’ll be joining.
That's partly what you know, but it's mostly about your attitude.
Third on the list are your technical, analytical and problem-solving skills. The way you think and reason.
So while grades are definitely important, they're not the only thing that will get you a job or advance your career in the long term.
Helen Bobbitt: I would say the academic and the GPA is a small part of a candidate’s application. So we’re looking to see that candidates are involved in things outside of their academic studies to show that they’ve built other skills.
Daniel Lacey: In terms of skills that we look for we look for team work, that’s a huge one in consultancy. You need to be able to work with others across all different levels.
Andrew Smith: Flexibility and adaptability is an important attribute also.
Natasha Reddrop: People’s interpersonal skills are very important. We are looking at people’s ability to work in a team environment.
Rebecca Jenkins: We focus on students that knows technology, are really passionate about what they do. We focus on working really closely with internships with UTS.
You'll be utilizing the skills and professionalism that you develop at UTS.
And all of those skills and attributes will be just as important to those graduates who’ll be the entrepreneurs of the future, who'll create their own jobs or businesses.
At UTS we're here to support you to create the future that you want...
It starts with you. You at UTS!
Most UTS subjects are taught through a mix of lectures and tutorials. Some subjects incorporate seminars, presentations, laboratory work and/or individual study. Lectures, tutorials, seminars or laboratory sessions normally total between 12 and 24 hours per week.
Assessment, examination and grading
Information on coursework assessment for each subject is provided at the beginning of each session. Written assignments, tutorial participation, practical work, group work, projects, short tests or seminar presentations may all form part of the assessment. In some subjects, the final examination may be worth 20 to 60 per cent of the final subject grade. Some subjects have no final examinations.
H - High Distinction
Work of outstanding quality on all objectives of the subject.
D – Distinction
Work of superior quality on all objectives of the subject.
C – Credit
Work of good quality showing more than satisfactory achievement on all objectives of the subject.
P – Pass
Work showing a satisfactory achievement on all objectives of the subject.
Z – Fail
Work showing an unsatisfactory achievement on one or more objectives of the subject.
Important note: Some subjects award only a Pass or Fail and a grade or mark will not be provided.
UTS International automatically issue transcripts at the end of each session. The transcript is a record of subjects studied, final grades and marks awarded.
Upon completion of their mobility period, Study Abroad and Exchange students can view their results and download an internal transcript via My Student Admin (MSA), an internal UTS platform. A free copy of the official UTS Transcript will then be issued via the MyEquals platform.
My eQuals is the Official Platform of Australian and New Zealand Tertiary Education Providers and UTS is one of over 40 universities in Australia and New Zealand to use it for all graduating students. The platform is secure, trusted and allows universities to issue documents faster, more cost effectively, and ensure their authenticity. My eQuals also allows students to access their documents whenever, wherever and to safely share them with third parties (such as their home university, scholarship and grant office, etc). Once the student's My eQuals account is set up they can access their documents well beyond their time at UTS.
Students who do not wish to be issued with a digital transcript can opt out of My eQuals and will receive a hard copy instead. Students can also purchase hard copy transcripts if required.
UTS Study Abroad program students will also be issued with a digital Certificate of Completion and an Excellence Award Certificate (if applicable).
*Important note: Upon receiving their transcript through My eQuals, the student is responsible for sharing it with their home institution for grade transfer.
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