University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney is a dynamic and cosmopolitan university that marks the gateway to Sydney - Australia's economic, multicultural and creative global city. UTS actively embraces the exciting opportunities the global market offers, and is committed to internationalisation. UTS integrates inter-cultural and global perspectives into every facet of university life.

At UTS, students are provided with social and cultural opportunities in the classroom, on campus and beyond. Students are welcomed and assisted by UTS International staff and experience the warm hospitality of the Peer Networkers when  participating in the fun of Orientation. UTS has a vibrant campus culture with many activities taking place including barbecues, festivals and parties, a sports and recreation program, and other social events bringing together local and international students throughout the semester. UTS is located in Sydney city centre.

Campus facilities

Library

The University Library provides services through two campus libraries, the City Campus (Blake Library) and the Kuring-gai Campus (George Muir Library), as well as the online resources. The library facilities for City Campus include the Learning Commons, individual and Group Study Rooms and areas, Special Needs Room, Presentation Practice Rooms, computer access labs, training facilities, Scholars Centre, Baya Ng'ara Nura, Australian Culture Lounge and the International Cultural and News Centre,  Olympic and Events Studies Room, etc.

IT

UTS students have access to general use computer laboratories with over 840 computers in 40 locations, as well as specialised faculty laboratories and library computer facilities. Most computer laboratories are open from 8am to 10pm, with some open 24 hours a day during semester periods. For further information refer to the UTS General access computing facilities website at http://www.uts.edu.au/partners-and-community/initiatives/city-campus-master-plan/overview

Other (Gym, clubs and societies)

The UTS Union Ltd organise sporting, social and cultural programs, as well as provide catering and retail outlets on campus. These include a state-of-the-art gymnasium, convenience shops, eateries, a newsagency, semester parties, concerts, barbeques and an extensive recreation program that includes visits to popular tourist attractions across Australia. Other facilities include: Cafeterias, Halal food outlets, Sport and recreation program and facilities, Students clubs, Cultural and social clubs, Sports and recreation clubs, UTS Union Advantage Program

Academic calendar

This is a rough calendar. Exact dates will be made available during your application

Spring term:  February – May (UTS call this the "Autumn Session")

Exams: June

Autumn term: July – November (UTS call this the "Spring Session")

Exams: December

Academic life

Australian universities, place a lot of emphasis on completion of written assignments, essays, presentations and examinations. Modules and classes are called "units". Assessment varies for unit of study within different faculties and for units of study at different year levels. Further details can be found online.

A full-time workload is determined by the number of credit points, not the number of units of study. Most units of study have a credit point value of 6 credit points. Some units may be slightly more or less ranging from 3 credits to 12 credits.

Workload

International Business and International Events Management Students:

You are required to select the equivalent of 30 ECTS which is 24 UTS credit points per SPA term, usually 4 courses. You may register for more if you wish. During application you will need to select more courses as backups in case some are unavailable, which is a possibility.

Please note the following when selecting your modules:

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken

  • You must obtain Regent's academic approval of your selection prior to registering in the form of a Learning Agreement

  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in the relevant semester

  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take year long courses

 

Film, TV and Digital Media Production & Screenwriting and Producing Students:

The workload will be chosen with your Course Leader and may be less than stated above for other programmes.

Passing requirements

Academic Progression following the study abroad period

Number of credits you will accumulate on the degree:

  • All students are required to complete 360 Regent’s University London credits in order to be awarded their final bachelor’s degree award.
  • In addition to these 360 Regent’s credits, students on this programme are required to enrol on 120 credits equivalency whilst on study abroad period. Students on this programme will therefore complete their degree with 480 credits.

How your marks from the study abroad are used to calculate your final degree classification:

  • The marks achieved in the 120 credits from the study period abroad will be averaged and will represent 30% of the overall mark associated with Level 5. Level 5 credit combined from both Regent’s and abroad also counts towards 30% of the final classification, the other 70% of the final classification is averaged from Level 6 modules.

What happens if you fail credit whilst on the study period abroad?:

  • Students who fail credits whilst on study abroad do not need to repair the failed credit, as Regent’s only require 360 credits minimum in order for a student to graduate from one of its undergraduate programmes, however all marks (including fails) will still count towards the final classification.
  • When considering progression to Level 6, both the number of Level 5 Regent’s credits as well as the overall performance and engagement in the year abroad will be considered by the Board of Examiners.
  • Progression regulations as outlined in the Regent’s University London Academic Regulations still apply to progression from Level 5 to Level 6, students may trail 20 failed credits for Regent’s modules only, but must have completed 100 Regent’s credits minimum.

In cases where there is significant non-engagement with the year abroad, students could be exited from the programme.

 

International Business and International Events Management Students:

Students must pass 24 UTS credit points per term, which equals 30 ECTS. Students must sit all the exams and complete all assignments for the courses they have registered for.

Film, TV and Digital Media Production & Screenwriting and Producing Students:

Students will be required to pass all modules as agreed with their Course Leader.

All Students:

Students who fail to pass all their courses will be required to make up the missing credits.

Please contact the Outbound Unit (outbound@regents.ac.uk) for more details.

Disability provisions

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at UTS.

Lifestyle

Visit UTS's website to find out more about living in Sydney.

  • Sydney continues to regularly rank in the top ten of the widely respected Mercer Quality of Living Survey and the Economist's 'World's Most Livable Cities' survey
  • Sydney has one of the lowest city population densities and highest standards of living in the world
  • Seven of the top ten Australian attractions are in Sydney, according to the International Visitor Survey (led by the Opera House and Sydney shopping)
  • Sydney, Australia's oldest and largest city, is one of the most beautiful, cosmopolitan and safe metropolises in the world. Located on Australia's east coast, Sydney thrives on 240 days of sunshine and blue skies each year

Accommodation

UTS offers exchange students accommodation in one of their halls of residence if students apply by the deadline:

  • May for Autumn semester
  • November Spring semester

Please note that students may not necessarily be offered their first preference of residence. Apply early to avoid disappointment. 

UTS has a new on-campus accommodation facility (housing tower) which provides housing for 720 students in studio, two and six bedroom shared apartments. The student accommodation includes fully furnished rooms with multiple communal areas, including theatre, music, games, computer lab and study rooms, outdoor barbecue and rooftop terrace. It also offers students spectacular views of Sydney. Prices start from A$226 per week, including furnishing, electricity, water and internet.

To complete your application you will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee.

To read more about the new accommodation, take a virtual tour, or apply for a place, visit the UTS Housing website

Cost of living

UTS estimates that an international student requires a minimum of $16,000 to $21,000 for living expenses for each academic year. It is a requirement of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship that, from 1 January 2010, prospective overseas students will need to demonstrate that they have access to at least $18,000 a year to fund their living costs in Australia.

Establishment costs - Includes rental accommodation bond (four weeks’ rent), rent in advance, linen, furniture, telephone and internet connection, kitchenware,

 

Independent accommodation

A$2,400 – A$4,200

 

UTS Accommodation

A$1,100

 

Personal items and electricity connection

weekly

Per semester (26 weeks)

weekly

Per semester (26 weeks)

Rent per person in shared accommodation within a short commute to uTs

A$180 - A$330

A$4,680 - A$8,580

A$158 - A$290

A$4,108 - A$7,540

Groceries (eg. food, drinks, toiletries)

A$100

A$2,600

A$100

A$2,600

Internet/Phone (mobile)

A$14

A$360

Limited free access

Limited free access

Gas/Electricity

A$14

A$365

Inclusive

Inclusive

Tips

Student feedback can be found on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.

Join our Facebook group to ask questions about anything to do with your SPA, students who have been to your destination or country are the best source of tips and info! Search for "Regent's University London - Study Abroad Community" or click here

Application

A member of the IPO Outbound Team will contact you one term before you are due to go to UTS to let you know the steps that need to be completed in order to apply. There are a number of documents you will be asked to provide in support of your application such as a transcript, a copy of your passport, and possibly evidence of financial support for the duration of your stay.

Health Insurance  

OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC)

OSHC is compulsory for obtaining an Australian Student Visa. You will confirm your OSHC at UTS when you make payment after accepting your offer to study at UTS.

Visa requirements

Please follow the information provided by UTS on their website Applying for a student visa to Australia

  • Almost always it can be done entirely online.
  • You should check the length of time it takes to get a visa before submitting your application so that you allow enough time. Please note that the length of time it takes to get a student visa may be dependant on specific Assessment Levels and Assessment Factors.

This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

The Australian Government requires all international students and their dependents, who are undertaking formal studies in Australia, to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). UTS’s preferred provider of OSHC is Medibank Private, please visit www.medibank.com.au/oshc for details. The only exceptions to this regulation are students from Norway and Sweden, subject to provision of suitable evidence.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) advises that students who do not maintain their OSHC may risk cancellation of their visa.

Students need to arrange suitable OSHC before arriving in Australia so that they are covered from the time they arrive in Australia. They will also need to maintain OSHC for the duration of their studies. OSHC is a health insurance policy to cover medical and hospital care costs that you may need while in Australia. OSHC will also pay for most prescription drugs and emergency ambulance transport.

Further information is available from the Department of Health and Ageing website www.health.gov.au

Contact

UTS International Exchange and Study Abroad
P.O. Box 123
Broadway
Sydney
NSW 2007

Contact: Carlotta Lazzarotto
Email: Carlotta.Lazzarotto@uts.edu.au
https://www.uts.edu.au/future-students/international

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.

 

 

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Country: Australia
Language of tuition: English
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Bilateral Exchange partner

Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad:

  • Film, TV & Digital Media Production - BA (Hons)
  • Screenwriting & Producing - BA (Hons)