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University of Technology Sydney

New South Wales, Australia

Est. 1988

Ranked among top 10 universities in AUS

About University of Technology Sydney

The Sydney Mechanic's School of Arts was created in 1833. In 1870, it was renamed Workingman’s College and in 1882, it was turned into the Sydney Technical College. Finally in 1988, the University came to be known by its current name, University of Technology, Sydney. In the last 20 years, the university has increased its focus on research while establishing modern infrastructure and enhancing the quality of education on campus.

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A$35,900 (~US$25,900) /year
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The dynamic city of Sydney is home to the University of Technology. Located right in the center of the city, students get the opportunity to benefit form an urban culture while learning and delving into research at the same time. This unique opportunity also allows students access to employment opportunity in the city of Sydney. All major attractions in the city are within walking distance of the University, so no weekend will ever be boring.


UTS has three campuses: The city center campus in Sydney, St. Leonards Campus and the Kuring-gai campus. The campus in the city is easily accessible by public transportation, while the other two transportations can be accessed via shuttles from the main campus or public transportation.
University of Technology, Sydney has a rich history with numerous name changes throughout the years. The history of the university is reflected in the different architectural styles of all the different buildings on campus. There is the iconic UTS tower, constructed in 1969. Over the years, more modern buildings have been added to the campus. The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building is an iconic addition since has the distinction of being the first ever academic building to be designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry in Australia. This building is home to the Business School. Advanced laboratories and super labs in the Science and Graduate School of Health Building facilitate research projects.
The best resource on campus would be the UTS library. It is home to over 725,000 books, 93,000 journals and other media. Group study rooms, individual study spaces, areas dedicated to conducting research, as well as quiet study rooms are all inside the library. Perhaps the most unique thing about this library is the Chinese Library, a gift from the Government of China. Library staff is available to help you with finding books along with a unique book retrieval robotic system.

Residing Options

Students can choose from four residential buildings at UTS. Even though living off campus is usually cheaper, the location of the university in the heart of the city will make it just as expensive. Living on campus does offer the advantage of getting more involved in the community.

  • Yura Mudang: Shared apartments and studio apartments, along with shared community spaces for studying and recreational activities.
  • Gumal Ngurang: Fully furnished shared apartments with up to nine rooms.
  • Bulga Ngurra: Studio or shared apartments are available in the building, with a computer lab just for the residents.
  • Geegal: Shared apartments for the students with furnishings as well as lounge spaces for studying.

  • Weather

    The oceanfront location of the city makes the weather pleasant most times of the year. Winters are mild and the coldest month is July. Rainfall is spread evenly throughout the year in the city. Snow is extremely rare with occurrences of soft hail. Despite the mild weather conditions, the city experiences hail or wind storms occasionally. Summers do tend to get hotter than average and it is best to be prepared for these weather conditions.

    Faculty and pedagogy

    The school is divided into different faculties, which then offer related majors:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Design, Architecture and Building
  • Engineering and Information Technology
  • Graduate School of Health
  • Health
  • Law
  • Science
  • Over 37, 000 students study on campus. 67% of the student body is made up of undergraduate students and the remaining 33% are made of postgraduate students.
    UTS is heavily research based. Teaching and research are given equal importance and integrated into everyday teaching. Partnerships with top industries also helps to facilitate research in areas such as environmental science, health sciences, econometrics, business, as well as communication and intelligent systems.

    Financial aid

    Scholarships are available for all students on campus. Most scholarships are merit based and depend on a student’s academic performance. International students can find more information at International Student Centre regarding scholarship and financial aid scholarships.

    Jobs and placements

    The location of UTS is of course the biggest advantage when it comes to prospective employment opportunities. The “inner city triangle” is an area in the city where a large number of creative and IT companies has offices. Internships and full time jobs are just a walk away when you apply to companies close to campus.
    The university itself has strong ties to industries and professionals, especially the alumni. An Industry Advisory Board is set up that comprises of CEOS and industry leaders and headed by the Vice Chancellor. This initiative by UTS shows that they are focused on helping students create a better future.
    Also present on campus is the University Career Services. Workshops help students learn important workplace skills as well as assist them with creating resumes, cover letters and attending job interviews. Career Fairs are regularly conducted on campus to connect potential employers with students.


  • Shawn Alteo, Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Canada
  • Patrick James Cummins, Australian Cricketer
  • Sonia Melissa Kruger, Australian TV Presenter (Dancing With The Stars Australia, Big Boss Australia), Media Personality
  • Hugh Jackman, Actor
  • Charlotte Best, Actress
  • James Millar, Actor
  • Sophie Lee, Television actress and Author

  • Verdict

    A heavily research based university, University of Technology, Sydney is a great choice for students looking for a unique combination of urban life, research based academics as well as a wonderful student life. It is slightly difficult for any international student to adjust in a new country, but the dedicated International Student Center will make the transition easier.

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