Academic classes

Our teaching model focuses on collaboration and teamwork. You will often work within a group – in and out of class –  to complete projects and assessments. This can sometimes be challenging at first, but you’ll quickly get used to it. Group work can be a lot of fun.

How many hours a week do you study?

The hours you study each week will depend on your program. As a full-time student you should expect to spend about 35-40 hours a week on your studies. This includes face-to-face class time and guided indendent learning.

Classes are scheduled from Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 8:00pm.


Class attendance plays a big part in academic success.

All students are expected to attend at least 80% of their classes, but if you’re an international student, you’re required to maintain a class attendance rate of 80%. Please remember that UTS College is required to advise the Department of Home Affairs if your attendance drops below 80%. This could affect your visa status. Personal reasons aren’t acceptable for missing classes.

It’s also important to be on time. Being late disrupts your studies and your class. Also, if you’re late, you’ll be marked as ‘absent’.

If you need to change classes, you need permission from UTS College.

If you’re not on the class roll, please notify the Student Centre via the Ask UTS College (or via UTS Building 5, Block C, Level 1 – Ground Floor) immediately.

Can't attend classes?  

If there are serious circumstances that prevent you from attending class, for example, because you’re in hospital, have had an accident, have been involved in a police matter, or have faced a family crisis, you should contact the UTS College Student Centre on: (+61 2) 9218 8666 or notify the Student Centre via the Ask UTS College.

If you can’t to speak to someone when you call, please leave a message with your name, your student number, a brief description of what has happened and a phone number where UTS College can contact you. 

For emergencies after office hours (outside 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday) please contact UTS Security: (+61 2) 9514 1192 or 1800 249 559

Submitting a medical certificate

If you are an international student, the law requires UTS College to have documentary evidence of circumstances that prevented you from attending classes. This might be:

  • a statement hospital
  • a police report
  • a report from a doctor, or
  • in the case of a death in the family, a death certificate.

These documents are needed to show that your ability to study has been seriously affected, if you need special consideration, and to make sure your student visa isn’t cancelled.

Student Success Advisers can help you in these situations.

On the first day back, please email the Student Centre at Ask UTS College online Form with your documentation.

Please note, medical certificates must be issued by a registered medical provider such as hospitals, doctors, dentists (emergency appointments only), psychiatrists and psychologists. UTS College doesn’t accept certificates from alternative medical practitioners such as herbal practitioners, acupuncturists, Chinese therapists, massage therapists, iridologists etc. The medical certificate must be the original (or a scanned copy if submitting via email) and must state the provider number. It must not be backdated. Medical Certificates purchased online aren’t accepted.

Academic timetables

When will the timetable be available?

Please check Important Dates and refer to the ‘re-enrolment’ page.

It’s important to check your timetable frequently so you attend the correct classes. UTS College may change your timetable without notice within the first 2-3 weeks of class. If you’re not sure about anything on your timetable, please contact the enrolment team via

Where to access your timetable  

You can view your timetable online on the eStudent at any time, from any device.

Making changes to your timetable   

Download the Academic Timetable Change Request Form to apply to change your timetable. Make sure you read the terms and conditions, and remember, you’ll need a ‘compelling and compassionate’ reason, supported by relevant documentation. You’ll find more information on the Classes and Timetables page.

Remember, you can’t change any of your classes without permission from UTS College. We recommend speaking with a Student Success Adviser first.