Admissions pathways provide you with an alternative to applying for a course using only your ATAR, and also acknowledge the value of learning and preparing for your degree in alternative ways.
Below is a list of the different admissions pathways available
Coming from another university
You can apply to study with us via UAC after your first year of study at another university.
Your application will take into account the marks you achieved while studying in that course. Check faculty admission requirements for information on how your marks are used for selection purposes.
You may also be eligible for credit recognition, so you can avoid redoing the same subjects.
UTS Insearch diploma courses
UTS Insearch is the premium pathway provider to UTS, where you can choose from a range of higher education diplomas that can fast track you into the second year* of the corresponding UTS degree.
Plus, as a UTS Insearch student you’ll also benefit from ongoing academic support, access to UTS facilities and FEE-HELP for eligible students.
All UTS Insearch diplomas are designed in collaboration with the corresponding UTS faculty. This means the educational outcomes for students undertaking a UTS Insearch diploma are, for most courses, equivalent to those of first year students undertaking the corresponding undergraduate degree at UTS.
You can choose an accelerated diploma program (8 months), a standard program (12 months) or an extended program (16 months).
The six diplomas offered are:
- Information Technology
For all details and articulation conditions please visit the UTS Insearch website (opens an external link)
*Based on achieving the Grade Point Average.
Coming from TAFE or another VET provider
You can gain entry to UTS if you’ve completed a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification, such as an AQF diploma, advanced diploma or the Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) through TAFE or another college.
You should consider completing a diploma or advanced diploma course at TAFE or a private college if you:
- don’t get accepted to UTS straight from school,
- or are unsure about the degree that you want to study.
A VET entry pathway may take a little longer, but it does give you extra qualifications and the time to make sure you’ve chosen the right subjects and the right career path.
Entry requirements for each of our courses vary. If you’re interested in a degree at UTS, and wondering whether your previous study will count towards entry, refer to the course admission requirements.
We also offer credit recognition to students who are transferring from another course. Credit recognition could fast-track completion of your degree by crediting you for UTS subjects, on the basis of your previous studies. We publish some of our standard credit recognition agreements through the Credit Recognition Database, but we also consider applications on a case-by-case basis.
Visit our Hard Work Deserves Credit page for information and advice around how you can turn your VET studies into a UTS degree.
If disadvantageous circumstances have impacted on your vocational education, you may also be eligible for adjustment points as part of our educational access scheme inpUTS.
UNISTART and direct entry
The program offers you total development – culturally, personally and academically at no cost to you. UNISTART will ease you into campus life and give you a realistic taste of what university life is all about.
Consider UNISTART if you:
- are mature aged with a wealth of life and work experience and you’re looking for new opportunities
- have completed TAFE or vocational qualifications and are looking for further study opportunities
- have not completed year 12
- have completed year 12 but do not have a university entrance score.
Work experience can count towards your application for some of our courses. Work experience is considered through a personal statement for Engineering, Information Technology and Science courses.
Please note, requirements vary for different courses and applicants must have a recognised qualification for admission before any work experience is taken into consideration.
For details regarding if and how work experience is considered in applications to a particular course, refer to faculty specific admission requirements.
Jumbunna Pathways Program
The Jumbunna Pathways Program offers prospective undergraduate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students an opportunity to illustrate their capability for higher education via a testing, assessment and interview process. Selection is also based on factors including previous life, education and work experience.
For more details, please visit the Jumbunna Pathways Program webpage.