Required lab clothing
If you’re a student undertaking a science program (lab-based), you’ll be required to:
- Wear a lab coat when you’re in a laboratory. A lab coat costs about $30 and can be purchased from UTS Union.
- Wear a pair of safety glasses when you’re in a lab. The cost of a pair of safety glasses is about $10 and can be purchased from UTS Union shop.
- Wear sturdy footwear that covers both your heels and toes. This can be your existing sports shoes.
These are mandatory as it ensure we work and learn in a safe and healthy environment. Staff or students who do not comply with these requirements will not be able to work in the laboratories.
Vaccinations such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tetanus are highly recommended, particularly if you’ll be working with blood, body fluids, human cells and tissues, and soil. See recommended vaccinations based on the courses you’ll be studying.
Textbook costs will vary according to the reading requirements for each subject. The approximate cost of textbooks annually is $400. However, you can always check out the UTS Library or UTS seconds bookshop to get some good bargains.
Excursion is an essential part of the core teaching and learning at UTS, particularly in its environmental programs. The approximate cost of these fieldtrips varies between $100 to $1,000, depending on the duration and location of the excursion. Students can pay in instalments if the amount is large.