It’s okay to have questions! We want you to have all your questions answered before you commit to postgraduate study.
Do I need a bachelor's degree?
The traditional path to postgraduate study is through a completed bachelor's degree, but if you have other qualifications and professional experience, (around 8 years) you may be eligible to enter a Graduate Certificate.
A Graduate Certificates sets you on the path to postgraduate study, and you finish with a respected qualification after only four subjects.
How much will my course cost?
Postgraduate study is an investment in your future, which is invaluable. Tuition fees are determined bycredit points and the course in which you are enrolled in, and the credit point value of the subjects.
To calculate an approximate course fee, multiply the total credit points for your course by the fee per credit point. You can calculate your course fees using the UTS Course Fee Calculator
Some courses have other costs associated such as a required lab clothing, excursions, books, etc. Visit the website for any associated costs to make sure.
Is there a student loan system for postgraduate students?
Yes. You may qualify for FEE HELP, a government loan scheme for Australian students. It allows you to defer some or all of your fees depending on your income. You repay the loan through your tax, so the amount you pay per year depends on how much you earn.
Alternatively, if what you are studyingis directly related to your current job and you pay your fees up front, 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 get recognition of prior learning for my previous studies?
All applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed individually, but are usually based on relevant tertiary qualifications and/or evidence of learning outcomes demonstrated through appropriate work experience. If you have a recent tertiary qualification in a related field of the course you’re applying for, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.
Recognition of prior learning is different for each course, we advice you visit the relevant course page to check for further details.
How are applications for postgraduate study assessed?
Each application is assessed individually. Your Bachelor Degree, as well as work experience, are taken into consideration including course specific admission requirements. If in doubt, visit the relevant course page on the website.
Can I study part-time?
Yes. All postgraduate courses are available full-time or part-time.
If you’re 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 credit points 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.
How many credit points 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.
How do I accept my offer to study at UTS?
Visit start.uts.edu.au to accept your offer to study at UTS. This online portal will guide you on steps that you need to take, such as register to attend orientation, get your student ID card, know key dates and choose your class timeslot that will work for you.
How do I allocate my class timeslot?
Once you’re a UTS enrolled student, you’ll be able to access My Timetable using your UTS student ID login and you can start choosing class timeslots that work for you.