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UTS. The number one choice for practical degrees 

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is Australia’s number one young university. With its close ties to industry and sharp focus on the future, UTS attracts students looking for a high-quality education that has a practical edge.  

The many real-world opportunities throughout your learning journey mean that 85 percent of UTS students have experienced a work placement or internship as part of their degree. In fact, NSW business leaders and government have rated UTS as Sydney’s most industry-focused university for more than eight consecutive years. It’s just one reason UTS is the leading choice for practical degrees. Here are some more:

Practice-oriented education throughout your degree to prepare for the long-term professional environment

UTS students gain exposure to professional practice through internships, guest lectures from industry leaders, simulations and role plays, and recognition of work-based learning. Students learn to think like a professional from the beginning of their degree.

Skills for the 21st Century workplace

Students also graduate from UTS with the strong collaborative skills required in the modern workplace. They learn to take initiative and investigate issues and solve real-world problems as part of lively group work.

Graduate into a job sooner

Graduates from UTS have the practical skills that make them work-ready, with a CV that stands out from the crowd. UTS graduates are highly sought by employers worldwide.

UTS Startups helps students turn an idea into a business

Students with a start-up idea can make use of well-appointed collaboration spaces to bring it to life, with experienced mentors to help at every stage of the start-up journey. UTS Startups also offers inspirational talks, networking opportunities and access to exclusive masterclasses and events.

Australia’s largest community of student launched start-ups

UTS is nurturing the next generation of start-ups, with more than 160 start-ups already flourishing within the UTS community, equipping students with the tools to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

Industry opportunities are continually growing

Entrepreneurial thinking is a vital skill for the workplace of the future. By 2023 we plan to reach 50% of our students with entrepreneurial experiences through industry opportunities and co-curricular programs.

A vibrant campus in Sydney’s growing digital and creative precinct

With 40 percent of Australia’s tech start-ups just a few steps away, the UTS campus is at the centre of technology and innovation. It’s an inspiring environment that’s rich in opportunities for real-world experience.

Develop leadership skills while helping fellow students 

Our Peer Network is an outgoing, friendly group dedicated to making university life for new students as easy as possible. Peer networkers enjoy a range of benefits including training, special events, certificates and recommendations. 

Make a difference as part of our global leadership program 

BUILD (Beyond UTS International Leadership Development) is a free program for all UTS students. It’s an opportunity to develop a global mindset and be inspired by people delivering positive change globally and at the same time to create valuable networks. 

Enhance your employability with our Accomplish program 

The UTS Accomplish employability program helps you identify and articulate your skills, knowledge and experience in a highly professional way. Students develop confidence as they learn to master the recruitment process and gain practical, industry relevant skills. 

Plan your future with UTS Careers 

Transform your talents and experience into a meaningful career with support from UTS Careers. Events, workshops and a year-round careers advice drop-in service will help you prepare for the job or internship of your dreams.  

Higher Education Language and Presentation Support (HELPS) provides English language and academic support. 

HELPS provides individual and group support in a friendly, encouraging environment, helping students develop the English language and academic understanding to reach their study and career goals. 

Join the Buddy program 

Get peer support from the Buddy Program or volunteer to support international students, make friends and gain volunteer hours. You can even learn a second language when you take part in the language exchange. 


UTS College – the pathway to UTS

Many students choose to start their UTS journey by enrolling at UTS College, where they develop the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in their university study and beyond. It’s a first-year university experience with a difference, with the same practice-based approach to learning as UTS, in a nurturing environment with smaller class sizes and a high level of individual support. Student can select from a range of academic programs and can often fast-track into their second year of study at UTS, depending on their grades and the course they’ve chosen.

If you see UTS in your future, UTS College is your way in.
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Key points​

  • If you want to be part of the next-generation of start-ups, UTS is for you. UTS is home to Australia’s largest student entrepreneurial community.
  • Our practice-based approach means you will learn professional work-ready skills from the very beginning which is highly sought after by future employers.
  • UTS College’s supportive learning environment will allow you to develop the skills and experience you need to succeed at a western university and beyond.