University of Technology Sydney Australia

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University of Technology Sydney, Australia

UTS is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney. One of Australia’s leading universities of technology, UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions.

UTS has a culturally diverse campus life and vibrant international exchange study and research programs that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future.

Our City campus is in the heart of Sydney’s creative precinct and alongside Sydney’s central business district, and our Kuring-gai campus is in a bushland setting in northern Sydney. Over the next six years, our City Campus Master Plan will deliver a state-of-the-art campus to meet the needs of 21st century students.

Our Strategic Plan outlines our vision to be a world‑leading university of technology and provides a strong statement about UTS’s aspirations for our third decade.

UTS is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities : a group of five prominent universities committed to working with industry and government to deliver practical and professional courses.

With a total enrolment of over 35,000 students, UTS is one of the largest universities in Australia.

Courses Offered in University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney’s Mission

UTS offers over 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses across traditional and emerging disciplines such as architecture, built environment, business, communication, design, education, engineering, information technology, international studies, law, midwifery, nursing, pharmacy and science.

In line with the UTS model of global practice-oriented learning, many of our students undertake professional practice during their degree. As part of their degree program, students also have the opportunity to study at one of more than 160 universities in nearly 30 countries with which UTS has exchange agreements.

Our world leading research centres span a range of disciplines, including physical, biological and engineering sciences, and contemporary fields such as design, nanotechnology and sustainability. Our researchers provide practical and relevant solutions to issues of national and international importance and equip graduates with the latest discipline specific skills and practices.

We also maintain strong relationships with the local community, industry, business and the professions through a wide range of partnerships, projects and events.

History of University of Technology Sydney

On 26 January 1988 – with the commencement of the University of Technology, Sydney Act – the former New South Wales Institute of Technology became the University of Technology, Sydney.

The New South Wales Institute of Technology was established in 1964. The School of Design of the former Sydney College of the Arts was incorporated into the Institute on 25 January 1988.

On 1 January 1990, the Institute of Technical and Adult Teacher Education and the Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education were amalgamated with the existing University of Technology, Sydney to form the current UTS.

The purpose and functions of UTS are outlined in the University of Technology, Sydney, Act 1989 ( NSW ) and in the constitutions of its controlled entities.

Quality and Standards

UTS has implemented a quality improvement approach of Plan, Do, Review, Improve ( PDRI ) to embed continuous improvement across all aspects of its planning, project management and operational activities.

The University demonstrates its commitment to continuous improvement through :

  • its planning, budget and performance reporting cycle, which includes measuring its performance on a range of key indicators
  • undertaking a range of student, graduate and stakeholder surveys to track and improve the quality of teaching, learning and the student experience
  • its annual Course Performance Report cycle
  • process improvement projects.

As part of this quality management approach, the University benchmarks its performance, ideas and practices against other organisations and reviews its activities and processes.

UTS has developed its own Academic Standards Framework to ensure high quality outcomes for students and beneficiaries of research, engagement and other academic activities.  The Framework aligns with the Commonwealth Government’s Higher Education Standards Framework, which came into effect on 4 January 2012.  In 2013, the University received re-registration as a Higher Education Provider for the maximum period of seven years by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency ( TEQSA ).


Safety and Security

In an emergency

On campus security

dial 6 from a campus phone or 1800 249 559

Off campus

000 – Police / Ambulance / Fire Brigade

General UTS Security inquiries

9514 1192

Security patrols UTS Campus 24/7

Evening shuttle buses – Campus to Student Housing

Accidents, incidents and hazards reporting

9514 1192 for security, or report to a staff member

Community Mental Health Team 

1800 011 511 – free call for your nearest team

Telephone counselling 24 hours

Lifeline 13 11 14

Salvo Crisis Line 8736 3295


The health service provides friendly and confidential medical services to UTS students and staff.

Appointments for UTS students are given highest priority.

The main purpose of the health service is to provide optimal health care and health information to ensure good health so that students can maximise their chances of academic success.

This service is available at the City campus. Bulk billing is available.


The UTS Housing Service is committed to providing UTS students with comfortable, affordable and convenient living options on and around the UTS city campus.

Accommodation styles offered vary to cater to individual needs and preferences, with all options offering modern, fully-furnished and self-catered facilities for residents.

By living in UTS Housing, students become part of the housing community which provides an environment that is conductive to academic, social and personal growth. The atmosphere and spirit within UTS Housing gives students a great social and support network while living away from home.

To assist with the transition of living away from home, the Residential Life Team encourages student interaction and collaboration through a range of activities arranged by the students for the students.

The UTS Housing Service also offers UTS students assistance with finding suitable off campus accommodation options, should the campus accommodation offerings not meet their individual needs.

Student Services Unit ( SSU ) staff provide a range of professional services to assist UTS students.

Students Services

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Providing you valuable support designed to help you achieve success as a learner and have a positive experience at UTS.

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