Practical experience is key to UTS Science’s teaching, as we believe they’re essential to take you further in your career be it scientifically or management wise.
Hands on experience
While learning theory is important, UTS is a firm practitioner and believer in hands on practical experience. Our undergraduate students are exposed to laboratory and clinical work from day one of their study. Practical learning is facilitated with modern and up-to-date facilities, similar to those used in commercial laboratories, which ensure our students are well-trained and informed of the latest technologies and instruments.
Excursions and field trips are common in our environmental and marine programs, where it provides access to forests, rivers, bugs and animals which are essential to our environment related courses. UTS Science also has off-campus learning sites such as the Stroud Research Station, situated near Newcastle which is equipped with 12 artificial stream systems used for stream ecology and ecotoxicology research.
Mathematics and statistics
Students studying mathematics and statistics are supported with current mathematical and statistical software, modern computer labs with 24/7 access, e-learning support, regional and national advanced computing facilities, and peer-mentoring. UTS Science’s mathematicians and statisticians work together with businesses to provide advice and solutions. It is also one of the founders, and equity holder of ac3, a private company that manages IT infrastructure and also looks after supercomputers that are jointly owned by NSW Universities. Students will gain access to these machines which are essential to research, providing you with world class facilities.
UTS Science is also a handful of English language universities in the world to offer comprehensive professional education and research in Chinese Medicine. Our on-campus the Chinese Medicine outpatient clinic is run by students supervised by practising TCM practitioners. It is open to the public, which enables students to practice treatments in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese medicine remedial massage, and the management of an outpatient clinic.
Practice-based and group work is high on the agenda in the delivery of our postgraduate courses. For example, in the Master of Science coursework program, you’re required to complete both professional and advanced scientific subjects to better prepare you for the workplace, boosting your knowledge with the latest scientific know-how and methods.
Professional subjects such as Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation provide you with the opportunity to come up with an idea, develop the product, establish a start-up company, manage the IP and pitch it to investors, media and the community which is what happens in the real world.