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WHY UTS?
An exciting, challenging career where you can
make a difference.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Australia is a major player in the field of
Information Communication Technologies
(ICT) in the Asia Pacific region with Sydney
as the driving force behind the industry, both
as a supplier and consumer of IT goods
and services. New South Wales leads all
other Australian States and Territories in
ICT research capabilities. There are more
regional headquarters located in New South
Wales than any other state in Australia and
some of the world’s top ICT companies are
based in Sydney, such Atlassian, Google, IBM,
Microsoft, CSC, Sun Microsystems and Oracle.
New South Wales also has the largest number
of ICT specialist businesses in Australia
accounting for 39 per cent of ICT businesses
and 39 per cent of industry value-added
output in Australia.1
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT UTS
UTS:IT is a leader in practice-based IT
education in Australia, actively engaging
with industry to meet their current and
future needs. Our courses are practical,
industry focussed and are regularly updated
so you know you are learning the skills that
employers want.
Our lecturers maintain cutting-edge IT skills
through regular involvement in consultancy
work and research with industry. With a
range of expert staff with strong links to the
IT industry our courses are relevant and
consistently the leading programs of their
kind. This research activity then informs the
teaching in our coursework degrees and
enables subjects to be designed around
leading-edge and emerging areas of IT.
NSW Department of State and Regional
Development – 2008-2009 –
www.business.nsw.gov.au/industry/ict/
– Data is for 2010. IBIS World Industry
Value Added Estimates, for Australia and
IBIS business count shares by State.
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FIVE STARS IN QS WORLD
UNIVERSITY RANKINGS
UTS is proud to announce that we were
recently awarded Five Stars in the QS Stars
System for the QS World University Rankings.
UTS is ranked in the 101-150 category for
Engineering and Technology-Computer
Science. This ranking measures performance
against international benchmarks and
recognises excellence in higher education.
RESEARCH STRENGTHS
UTS: IT has a lively research culture driving
advances in IT technology, practice and
education. Our research is needs-driven and
collaborative and our world-class researchers
work with many enterprises in business
partnerships. Our four main research
strengths are:
Advanced Analytics Institute (AAI)
Research in this area aims to develop
expertise and leadership in areas including
data mining, machine learning, data science
and engineering, marketing, economics,
decision-making, optimisation and risk
management. AAI’s mission is to empower
industry and government by using analytics to
address major decision-making challenges
and improve performance in an increasingly
complex and uncertain environment.
Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems
Research in this area aims to develop
theoretical foundations, innovative
technologies and practical systems that will
result in next generation enterprise intelligent
information systems. The five laboratories
are: Quantum Computation; Data Sciences
and Knowledge Discovery; Decision Systems
and e-Service Intelligence; Knowledge
Infrastructure; and Innovation and Enterprise.
Innovation in IT Services and Applications
Research in this area aims to develop and
nurture innovation for the next generation IT
services and applications, including internetenabled business applications, mobile health
services, high-end visualisation technologies,
novel image processing architectures and
advanced video surveillance systems. The
four laboratories are: Advanced Research
in Networking; Computer Vision and Image
Processing Lab; Surveillance Lab; and
Visualisation Laboratory.
Human Centred Technology Design
Research in this area aims to develop a
much needed socio-technical perspective
on technology design with a focus on
understanding the complex interplay between
the drivers of social, organisational and
technical change and how these shape, and
are shaped by, the design, implementation
and use of information and communication
systems. The seven laboratories are: Centre
for Object Technology Applications and
Research (COTAR); Creativity and Cognition
Studios; Games Studio; Interaction Design
and Human Practice; IT Education; IT
Leadership; and Requirements Engineering.
TOP LOCATION WITH WORLD-CLASS
FACILITIES
In 2014 the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technology will relocate to a new
state-of-the-art building, designed and fitted
to contemporary architectural principles, with
a dramatic urban presence.
UTS can be accessed by train and bus services
from all over the Sydney and is located in the
centre of the city. Our campus is also close
to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, and Circular
Quay as well as Sydney’s central shopping and
business district.
UTS:IT is located in an award winning building
with 16 large well-equipped PC laboratories
running both Windows and Linux operating
platforms. Specialist laboratories also operate
in areas such as internetworking, games
and computer graphics. The UTS:IT building
is wireless and network connected with
remote access available from home for the
convenience of our students. Access to the
building and laboratories is available 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week with exclusive access for
IT students.
UTS:IT ACHIEVEMENTS
>> Professor Chengqi Zhang won a NSW
Science and Engineering award in 2011 for
his innovative application of data mining
that has helped Centrelink improve its
systems. Professor Zhang heads up
UTS’s Centre for Quantum Computation
and Intelligent Systems which is a major
research strength for the faculty.
>> UTS research students Pramod Parajuli
and Jinjiu Li have been selected for the
only two IBM PhD fellowships awarded
in Australia for 2012. Rony Novianto, was
the only Australian student in 2011 to be
awarded a prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship.
>> UTS is the first university in Australia to
acquire a PR2 second generation personal
robot, designed to assist individuals to
become more productive at work or at
home. It will enable UTS and its research
partners to explore new challenges in social
robotics and smart digital ecosystems.
>> A record five UTS Chancellor’s Postdoctoral
Fellowships were awarded to Faculty of
Engineering and IT early career research
staff. These awards were introduced to
attract “the very best and brightest” young
researchers to UTS.
>> UTS won the rights to sponsor the winning
team of Robocon Vietnam 2011, playing
host to the champions as they spent a week
touring the University’s robotics facilities
and research laboratories.
>> Associate Professor Toni Robertson
received a 2010 Australian Learning and
Teaching Council citation for an innovative,
significant and sustained contribution to
undergraduate and postgraduate learning
in the related fields of Human Computer
Interaction and Interaction Design.
>> Professor Jie Lu was awarded a UTS Medal
for Teaching and Research Integration
in 2010 for her successful integration of
research into subject design and integration
into the curricula.
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MASTER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM?
FLEXIBLE COURSE STRUCTURE
You gain a solid grounding in the basic
foundations of information technology with
the core subjects and can then specialise
in areas of interest with elective subjects.
PRACTICAL HANDS-ON LEARNING
Our practical and industry focused courses
don’t just teach you theory and concepts.
You learn how to apply your IT knowledge
and skills to contribute to the success of
a business. Many of our staff are currently
working in the IT industry, and bring
their extensive industry knowledge into
the classroom.
RESEARCH PREPARATION
You have the option to undertake a research
project if you wish to prepare for a career in
IT research and development or pursue your
research further with a PhD.
COURSE STREAMS
Please note that not every subject is offered
every semester or every year.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGIES
You will learn the processes, tools and
technologies required to transform data
into information and information into
knowledge, to enable sound business
decision making. You will also learn how to:
apply business intelligence techniques to
extract information on market trends and
behaviour; effectively analyse and utilise
data; and create business intelligence
systems to support decision making.
COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND GAMING
You will learn the theoretical and practical
knowledge and skills needed to build
modern 3D computer graphics applications
for use in animation, movie special effects
or computer games. UTS has produced a
number of computer graphics specialists
who have gone on to win internationally
recognised awards for their animation work.
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ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
You will learn how to solve typical software
engineering challenges for a business, such
as: integrating commercial off-the-shelf
systems with legacy applications; managing
and deploying outsourced development or
maintenance; integrating software systems
when companies merge; deploying and
managing web based systems such as
business to business (B2B) and business
to consumer (B2C); and managing the
challenges of identity and access in publicly
exposed systems. In addition to advanced
software engineering topics, you can also
choose a number of subjects in various
programming languages to enhance your
technical skills if you intend to work as a
developer/programmer or software engineer.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
There is strong industry demand for IT
professionals who can combine their technical
expertise with an understanding of business
operations and management processes in
an IT context. You will gain the necessary
knowledge and skills to prepare you to:
manage IT projects; manage IT contracts and
outsourcing; manage staff; and to develop an
effective IT strategy.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SERVICES
An effective information systems architecture
is essential for a business competing in
today’s global marketplace. You will learn: how
to design an information systems architecture;
business process integration; systems
quality management; and how to incorporate
business intelligence into an IT strategy. These
advanced skills will be of benefit if you intend
to pursue a career as a IT business analyst or
systems analyst.
NETWORK APPLICATIONS
Internet-based applications form a major part
of today’s IT infrastructure. You will learn how
to develop enterprise-scale web applications
involving technologies such as Web Services
and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE).
NETWORK SERVICES
This stream allows you to study a sub-set of
the subjects offered in our Internetworking
program such as network management,
network security and contemporary issues
in the field of networking. UTS:IT is a Cisco
Regional Academy.
ENTRY POINTS AND COURSE DURATIONS
This program has entry points for those who:
>> have a minimum qualification equivalent to
an Australian Bachelor’s degree, but have
studied little or no IT;
>> have a minimum qualification equivalent to
an Australian Bachelor’s degree in IT or a
related field, with no IT work experience;
>> have a minimum qualification equivalent to
an Australian Bachelor’s degree in IT or a
related field, with IT work experience.
CREDIT RECOGNITION
Your prior learning may be considered
for credit towards a UTS postgraduate
coursework program where the prior
learning is related to assessable components
of the course.
Applicants with a recognised Bachelor’s
degree in computer science, information
systems, IT, software engineering, or a related
field have the option to apply for one semester
of credit recognition.
Students who have covered the subjects
project management, software quality
assurance and ethics in prior undergraduate
studies may substitute electives for either or
both these subjects.
Applicants should also clearly indicate on the
front page of their application, the intended
duration of their course: eg. C04218 Master
of IT (Extended) 2 years OR C04157 Master of IT1 year.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
A minimum qualification equivalent to an
Australian Bachelor’s degree in any field,
assessed on academic merit.
COURSE PROGRAM
COURSE
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
IN INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
GRADUATE DIPLOMA
IN INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
MASTER OF
INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
MASTER OF
INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
(EXTENDED)
COURSE CODE
C11142
C06058
C04157
C04218
CRICOS CODE
061398A
001117A
040691C
053204E
COURSE DURATION
0.5 years
1 year or 0.5 years with
credit recognition.
1.5 years or 1 year with
credit recognition.
2 years or 1.5 years with
credit recognition.
SUBJECTS
>> Fundamentals of
Software Development;
>> Database;
>> Enabling Enterprise
Information Systems;
>> LANs and Routing.
>> Fundamentals of
Software Development;1
>> Database;1
>> Enabling Enterprise
Information Systems;1
>> LANs and Routing;1
>> Technology Research
Preparation;
>> Fundamentals of
Software Development1;
>> Database1
>> Enabling Enterprise
Information Systems;1
>> LANs and Routing;1
>> Technology Research
Preparation;
>> Project Management2 ;
>> IT Professional and
Society2;
>> Research Project (6cp)
plus 1 elective subject
>> Fundamentals of
Software Development;1
>> Database;1
>> Enabling Enterprise
Information Systems;1
>> LANs and Routing;1
>> Technology Research
Preparation;
>> Project Management2;
>> IT Professional and
Society2;
>> Research Project (6cp)
plus 1 elective subject
OR Research Project
(12cp);
OR Research Project
(12cp);
Plus 3 elective subjects.
Plus 7 elective subjects.
Professional level
membership of the
Australian Computer
Society
Professional level
membership of the
Australian Computer
Society
Plus 3 elective subjects.
PROFESSIONAL
RECOGNITION
N/A
Associate level
membership of the
Australian Computer
Society
1
Applicants with recognised Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, IT or software engineering have the option to apply
for one semester of credit recognition, or to substitute electives in place of the indicated subjects.
2
Students who have covered project management, software quality assurance and ethics in prior undergraduate studies may substitute
electives for either or both these subjects.
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INTERNETWORKING PROGRAM
WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM?
Our Internetworking program provides a
thorough and practical grounding in basic
and advanced networking, network design,
network management and network software.
As UTS:IT is a Cisco Regional Academy,
Cisco Systems provide the industry standard
hardware and learning materials for subjects
which enable you to develop the necessary
practical hands-on skills to work as a network
professional.
WIDE RANGE OF SPECIALIST SUBJECTS
There is a wide choice of subjects on offer
and new subjects are regularly developed to
keep abreast of new developments in the field
of networking. Areas covered are: network
security, mobile computing, unix systems
administration and even advanced network
applications development.
PRACTICAL HANDS-ON LEARNING
Our Internetworking program is one of the
most practical programs of its kind and
utilises materials and equipment provided
by Cisco Systems. You will learn by doing,
with many subjects incorporating a hands-on
component where you can practice your skills
at the same time as you learn the principles.
You will gain practical skills in designing,
configuring and installing computer networks.
SPECIALIST INTERNETWORKING LABS
We have four dedicated internetworking
laboratories equipped with a variety of up-todate equipment including routers, switches,
hubs, modems and wireless access points.
Students taking Cisco Certified Network
Professional (CCNP) subjects have remote
access to these facilities via NetLab.
WINNING INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP
UTS:IT has a successful 13 year partnership
with Cisco Networking Academies (USA). The
Internetworking program is offered through
a partnership agreement with and under
the quality assurance processes of Cisco
Networking Academies (USA).
INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION
You will gain the necessary preparation for
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
and the option to undertake subjects as
preparation for the Cisco Certified Network
Professional (CCNP) industry certification.
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COURSE STREAMS
Please note that not every subject is offered
every semester or every year.
BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES
Countries around the world are investing
in their broadband infrastructure, including
Australia’s National Broadband Network
(NBN). This stream of subjects covers the
design, management and implementation
of corporate networks in the context of
an underlying high-speed broadband
infrastructure.
CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK
PROFESSIONAL (CCNP)
The CCNP preparation stream extends the
CCNA basics by offering more advanced
study of the design, implementation and
troubleshooting of both local and wide area
networks, as well as advanced topics in
security, voice, wireless and video. Students
who complete all subjects in this stream
will be prepared to sit for the Cisco CCNP
certification exams.
NETWORK SECURITY
Organisations are facing an increasing need
to ensure the security of their corporate
networks. This stream of subjects covers
current best practice in cryptography and
security protocols, plus the ability to apply the
theory in practice using industry-standard
Cisco equipment. You can also learn to design
secure enterprise networks and understand
related management and legal issues.
WEB TECHNOLOGIES
Internetworking is more than just about
protocols – you also need to know how to
build applications in a distributed, networked
environment. This stream offers a range of
subjects in developing web applications using
current technologies such as Web Services,
J2EE and .NET.
WIRELESS AND MOBILE
Wireless networks, and the applications that
use them, are changing the way the world
works and plays. This stream covers a variety
of different wireless and mobile networking
technologies, as well as how to build nextgeneration applications that take advantage
of mobility.
OTHER ELECTIVES
A variety of other electives are available,
including UNIX Systems Administration,
Project Management, Interaction Design,
and subjects in digital media. Students in
Masters programs can choose to undertake
a research project. Students in the Extended
Masters can also complete some of their
electives from outside the Internetworking
Program.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
A minimum qualification equivalent to an
Australian Bachelor’s degree preferably in
information technology, computer science,
computer engineering, telecommunications,
electronic engineering or a cognate
discipline, assessed on academic merit.
COURSE PROGRAM
COURSE
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN
INTERNETWORKING
GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN
INTERNETWORKING
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
INTERNETWORKING
MASTER OF SCIENCE
IN INTERNETWORKING
(EXTENDED)
COURSE CODE
C11145
C07080
C04160
C04224
CRICOS CODE
063424K
043340B
043341A
055279C
COURSE
DURATION
0.5 years
1 year
1.5 years
2 years
SUBJECTS
>> Mobile Communications
and Computing;
>> LANs and Routing;
>> Unix Systems
Programming;
>> Mobile Communications
and Computing;
>> LANs and Routing;
>> Unix Systems
Programming;
>> Technology Research
Preparation;
>> Mobile Communications
and Computing;
>> LANs and Routing;
>> Unix Systems
Programming;
>> Technology Research
Preparation;
>> Mobile Communications
and Computing;
>> LANs and Routing;
>> Unix Systems
Programming;
>> Technology Research
Preparation;
Select one from the following:
Select one from the following:
Select one from the following:
>> Contemporary
Telecommunications;
>> Mobile Commerce
Technologies;
>> WANs and VLANs
>> Contemporary
Telecommunications;
>> Mobile Commerce
Technologies;
>> WANs and VLANs
>> Contemporary
Telecommunications;
>> Mobile Commerce
Technologies;
>> WANs and VLANs
Plus 3 electives
Plus 7 electives
Plus 11 electives
>> Associate level
membership of the
Australian Computer
Society.
>> Preparation for Cisco
Certified Network
Associate (CCNA) industry
certification.
>> Professional level
membership of the
Australian Computer
Society
>> Preparation for Cisco
Certified Network
Associate (CCNA) and
Cisco Certified Network
Professional (CCNP)
industry certification.
>> Professional level
membership of the
Australian Computer
Society
>> Preparation for Cisco
Certified Network
Associate (CCNA) and
Cisco Certified Network
Professional (CCNP)
industry certification.
Select one from the following:
>> Contemporary
Telecommunications;
>> Mobile Commerce
Technologies;
>> WANs and VLANs
>> Technology Research
Preparation
PROFESSIONAL
RECOGNITION
N/A
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INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM
WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM?
The Interactive Multimedia program is
designed for students from a wide variety
of disciplines who may or may not already
be working in areas of multimedia. For this
reason it contains a considerable number of
elective subjects to enable you to gain new
areas of knowledge or broaden your existing
knowledge base.
The program is interdisciplinary, drawing
on computer studies, media studies, design
studies and other relevant disciplines, and
is offered in conjunction with the Institute
for Interactive Media and Learning (IML)
at UTS. Learning that crosses different
disciplines, fields and subject areas is
strongly encouraged, so you will be carefully
counselled to tailor a program of core and
elective subjects specific to your talents
and interests.
A defining characteristic of multimedia
education at UTS is the integration of theory
and practice. You will develop professional
skills and acquire a solid overview of the
cultural, historical and industrial roles of
multimedia communication technologies. You
will receive a high level of individual attention
as class sizes are relatively small (around 25
students) and often run in a seminar style
rather than the standard lecture and tutorial
pattern. Guest lecturers such as respected
multimedia practitioners or international
visitors are often featured in the classes.
COURSE PROGRAM
COURSE
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN
INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA
GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN
INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA
MASTER OF INTERACTIVE
MULTIMEDIA
COURSE CODE
C11143
C07078
C04158
CRICOS CODE
030865B
029621K
029620M
COURSE DURATION
0.5 YEARS
1 YEAR
1.5 YEARS
ACADEMIC
REQUIREMENTS
>> a minimum qualification
equivalent to an Australian
Bachelor’s degree in any field;
>> a Diploma and considerable
relevant professional experience;
>> substantial senior professional
experience.
>> a minimum qualification equivalent
to an Australian Bachelor’s degree
in any field plus either one year of
relevant professional experience
or a credit average or better in a
Graduate Certificate in Interactive
Multimedia;
>> a Diploma and substantial
relevant professional experience;
>> substantial senior professional
experience.
>> a minimum qualification
equivalent to an Australian
Honours degree in any field;
>> a recognised Bachelor’s degree in
any field plus either two years of
relevant professional experience
or a credit average or better in a
Graduate Certificate or Graduate
Diploma in Interactive Multimedia;
>> outstanding professional
experience at a senior level.
ADDITIONAL
ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS
Submission of an additional
supplementary application form is
also required1
Submission of an additional
supplementary application form is
also required1
Submission of an additional
supplementary application form is
also required1
SUBJECTS
Select 2 subjects from:
Select 2 subjects from:
>> Digital Media Development
Process
>> Digital Media Technologies
>> Digital Graphics and the Still
Image
>> Digital Media Development Process
>> Digital Media Technologies
>> Digital Graphics and the Still Image
>> Digital Information and
Interaction Design
>> Digital Media in Social Context
>> Digital Sound and the Moving
Image
>> Digital Media Development
Process
>> Digital Media Technologies
>> Digital Graphics and the Still
Image
>> Digital Information and
Interaction Design
>> Digital Media in Social Context
>> Digital Sound and the Moving
Image
>> Digital Media Project
Plus 4 electives
Plus 4 electives
Plus 2 electives
1
Select 2 subjects from:
Applicants for all Interactive Multimedia courses must also complete a supplementary application form available from www.postgraduate.
uts.edu.au/applying/direct/index.html
Please note that not every subject is offered every semester or every year.
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RESEARCH DEGREES
WHY RESEARCH AT UTS?
At UTS we are committed to a cooperative
and collaborative approach to research.
By crossing traditional boundaries and
focussing on the link between industry and
community needs, our research is developed
within the wider context of the rapid changes
in contemporary society. Our focus is on
innovative applied and practical research.
UTS has the ability to engage with the
external world which ensures that we are
an exciting place in which to study. You know
you’ll be working on research that matters.
Strong links have been developed with both
government and industry in areas such as
analytics, business intelligence, data mining,
image processing, innovation and leadership,
m-health and networking and applications.
PhD – a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a UTSwide degree which involves an intense period
of supervised study and research, culminating
in the submission of a thesis. Students must,
through original investigation, make a distinct
and significant contribution to knowledge in
their field of specialisation.
Master’s by Research – enables students
to extend and deepen their knowledge of a
specialised area of computing/information
technology by undertaking research under the
supervision of a member of academic staff.
UTS:IT – Our Research Strengths
The Advanced Analytics Institute (AAI)
provides interdisciplinary expertise and
leadership in areas including data mining,
machine learning, applied statistics, behaviour
analytics, data science and engineering,
marketing, finance, economics, decisionmaking, optimisation and risk management.
Analytics is about the science of analysis,
engaging information, technology, business
and decision-making.
The Centre for Human Centred Technology
Design (HCTD) brings together researchers
who share an interest in information and
communications technology design that is
focused on those who will ultimately use the
end product. They aim to bring human-centred
approaches to the design of existing, new and
emerging technologies for both work and
leisure activities through four programs of
research: software development; information
systems; interaction design; and learning
environments.
The Centre for Innovation in IT Services and
Applications (iNEXT) aims to develop and
nurture innovation for NEXT generation IT
services and applications. These include:
innovative applications with special focus on
assistive mobile health and internet-enabled
business applications; high-end visualisation
technologies; and novel image processing
architectures and intelligent recognition
algorithms for extracting important
information from video streams and wireless
sensor networks for advanced surveillance
and environmental monitoring purposes.
The Centre for Quantum Computation and
Intelligent Systems (QCIS) aims to develop
theoretical foundations, innovative technology
and practical systems that will result in next
generation enterprise intelligent information
systems. Its five major research programs
cover: quantum computation; knowledge
discovery; decision support; innovation; and
infrastructure enhancement. Together, these
programs develop a set of innovative and
practical methodologies and techniques for
intelligent information processing.
For more information on Research at
UTS:Information Technology including
scholarships and academic supervisors visit
http://www.feit.uts.edu.au/research/
Enquiries:
Research Administration Officer –
Craig Shuard
Email: [email protected]
UTS University Graduate School provides
support to research students, supervisors
and early career researchers at UTS. We offer
development through research education
programs, policy development, advice and
scholarships. Contact us at:
Web: www.research.uts.edu.au/futurestudents
Tel: +61 2 9514 1336
Email: [email protected]
COURSE PROGRAM
COURSE
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
COMPUTING SCIENCES
(RESEARCH)
MASTER OF ANALYTICS
(RESEARCH)
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
COURSE CODE
C03025
C03051
C02029 AND C02047
CRICOS CODE
001121E
075277F
009469A AND 058666A
COURSE DURATION
2 YEARS FULL-TIME
2 YEARS FULL-TIME
4 YEARS FULL-TIME
ACADEMIC
REQUIREMENTS
A recognised bachelor’s degree,
or an equivalent or higher
qualification, or other evidence
of general and professional
qualifications that demonstrates
potential to pursue graduate
research studies.
A recognised bachelor’s degree,
or an equivalent or higher
qualification, or other evidence
of general and professional
qualifications that demonstrates
potential to pursue graduate
research studies.
A recognised master’s by research or
bachelor’s degree with first or second
class honours (division 1), or an equivalent
or higher qualification, or other evidence
of general and professional qualifications
that demonstrates potential to pursue
graduate research studies.
SUBJECTS
>> Technology Research
Preparation
>> Technology Research Methods
>> Thesis (Computing Science)
>> Technology Research
Preparation
>> Technology Research Methods
>> Thesis (Analytics)
>> Technology Research Preparation
>> Technology Research Methods
>> PhD Thesis in:
Analytics
or Computer Systems
or Information Systems
or Software Engineering
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STUDENT PROFILES
GHADER KURDI
JINJIU LI AND WEI WEI
MORE STUDENT PROFILES
Saudi Arabia
Master of Information Technology
China
Doctor of Philosophy
In 2012, the Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technology has over 1100
undergraduate, postgraduate, and research
International students from all over the globe,
from as many as 74 countries.
“I’ve been in Sydney for three years now as
I started at UTS INSEARCH doing a DEEP
course (Direct English Entry Program) before
enrolling into the UTS Master of Information
Technology
It was always my dream to study overseas and
Australia has an excellent reputation in IT and
Engineering. I also believe Australians are far
more accepting of people from other cultures
which has proven to be true. To study and
obtain a degree from overseas is highly valued
and will help me in my future career.
UTS has great facilities such as 24 hour,
seven day a week access to computer labs
and HELPS (Higher Education Language and
Presentation Support), where I’ve attended
seminars and found them very helpful. The
library also offer workshops like ‘Google
skills’, ‘finding statistical data’ which has
helped me improve my communication skills.
I’m in my last semester and as I don’t have
such a heavy study load I have more time do
some fun things like going to Darling Harbour,
the Rocks and Circular Quay. I want to do
the walk over the Harbour Bridge before
I go home.
I live in Zetland and love getting out and
about - BBQs on the weekends in Centennial
Park or going to the beach. Of course the
weather is great!
When I get back home I’ll look for a job in IT,
and my degree will assist in this. I’m very glad
to have come to UTS.
The overall quality of my course and what is
offered has been good and it’s certainly what
I’ve expected it to be.”
Wei Wei and Jinjiu Li are PhD students
studying under the Advanced Analytics
Institute (AAI) and the Centre for Quantum
Computation and Intelligent Systems
(QCIS). Their PhD research has seen them
collaborating with industry on various
projects. They are currently working on a
pilot project for a major financial corporation
developing effective analytical models that
are designed to prevent and detect financial
crime and fraud.
Wei applied for a PhD at UTS after completing
a Masters in Network Security at Southeast
University in China. Wei is particularly
interested in areas of network security that
combine research and its application in
industry. Her research involves building a risk
control model incorporating discriminative
behaviour analysis. The outcome of the
research will provide a framework and robust
methodologies for detection and identification
of dynamic fraud behaviours in the area
of finance.
“I want my research to be applied to the
workplace in a practical and efficient way
so a positive impact can be witnessed in
real world terms.”
Jinjiu came to his PhD with five years of
industry experience in software development
and was motivated by a desire to explore
ways of utilising the vast wealth of data
that is available to industry. Through work
connections he became aware of the AAI
and applied to UTS largely on the strength
of Professor Longbing Cao’s (Director of
AAI) reputation in the field. His PhD was
inspired by a strong sense of the gap between
data mining research and its real-world
application. Jinjiu’s thesis explores ways
in which fraud detection can be achieved
through contrast pattern mining
“In industry there is a vast amount of
information and data available for use but a
significant lack of knowledge about the data
itself and how to use it. I want to help close
that gap.”
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UTS:IT international student profiles portray
our students, letting them speak of their
impressions and views on their studies at
UTS and their experiences of living in Sydney.
For more student profiles please go to
http://it.uts.edu.au/international/
student-profiles
ACADEMIC PROFILE
PROFESSOR DEEPAK SHARMA
Professor Deepak Sharma is Associate Dean
(International), Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technology at UTS. He is also the
Director of the Centre for Energy Policy (CEP)
and of the postgraduate Energy Planning and
Policy Program.
Professor Sharma has a bachelor’s degree
in electrical engineering and master’s and
doctoral degrees in energy economics and
policy. He has more than thirty years of
professional experience in academia, and
national and international public and private
sectors. He is actively engaged in teaching,
research, and consulting on energy and
environmental policy themes – in national and
global contexts. Such themes include energy
market deregulation, infrastructure provision,
energy-economy interface, energy-waterfood-climate change nexus issues, energy
security, environmental policy options and
resource scarcity. The general tenor of his
work is multidisciplinary, policy-oriented –
underpinned by a deep understanding of the
global cultural, political and geo-strategic
contexts. He is a member of the International
Association for Energy Economics, has written
extensively on energy and environmental
policy themes, and made numerous invited
presentations at national and international
conferences on a range of energy policy
issues.
He has initiated and established enduring
linkages with professional organisations
in several countries. These linkages have
spanned a wide spectrum of institutions
including academic, governmental and
non-governmental, corporate, and bilateral
and multilateral, for example, the Asian
Development Bank, International Atomic
Energy Agency (United Nations), International
Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, OECD,
and the World Bank. He is continually called
upon to provide professional reviews and
counsel to these institutions as a recognised
expert in the energy policy field.
Professor Sharma’s contributions in the
international arena have been particularly
noteworthy. Over the years, he has actively
engaged with international policy settings.
INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS
HEADING?
TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS
IT subjects are taught in lectures on the
UTS City campus, as well as in tutorials
or laboratories. Students normally attend
classes for 12 hours per week. You are also
expected to undertake your own individual
learning and complete group projects in some
subjects.
Information about subject assessment
tasks is given to you at the beginning of
each semester. Some subjects may have a
compulsory final examination, while other
subjects may not have any examinations at
all. A variety of other tasks will typically also
form part of the assessment for each subject.
These may include tasks such as regular
written assignments, tutorial participation,
practical work, projects, short tests or
seminar presentations.
HEALTH COVER
To be granted a student visa by the Australian
Government, Overseas Health Cover (OSHC)
is required. It is also a visa condition and
a student’s responsibility to maintain this
health cover throughout your stay in Australia.
The university can arrange visa-length
cover, the cost of which is to be paid at the
same time as tuition fees. OSHC covers
students for emergency medical attention
through the public health system. It does
not include physiotherapy, optical or dental
care, pregnancy, a pre-existing condition or
the cost of admission to a private hospital or
non-emergency ambulance transport. Extra
insurance is available to cover these additional
expenses.
The annual cost for single cover without extras
in 2012 was A$480.00.
STUDENT SERVICES
Housing – www.housing.uts.edu.au/
The University offers a broad range of
variously priced accommodation options
to students to suit varying needs: share
apartments; studio apartments; and student
residences offering modern, self-catering
accommodation in five buildings. UTS has a
new residential tower that provides 720 new
beds for students.
Careers service - www.ssu.uts.edu.au/
careers/
Career counselling and assistance in finding
permanent and casual employment is
available. Workshops on a broad range of
topics, such as resume writing or interview
skills are offered to students.
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UTS:INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD
HOW TO APPLY
For information or to download the
application form, please visit www.uts.edu.
au/international/prospective/studying/apply/
SCHOLARSHIPS
UTS:IT offers the Achievement Scholarships
for International Postgraduate Students
enrolled in particular courses.
For more information please visit
www.it.uts.edu.au/international
FEES
Tuition fees vary between courses and
range from approximately A$9,920 to
A$17,040 per semester for postgraduate
study in 2013. Tuition fees must be paid
in advance each semester. Textbooks
and other course materials are
additional expenses.
The fees for any semester are determined
by the number of credit points being
undertaken in that semester. Unless noted,
the quoted semester tuition fee assumes
you will enrol in a standard 100 per cent
credit point load for your chosen course,
which is normally 24 credit points per
semester. Your actual semester course cost
may differ from this figure depending on
the course and the number of credit points
taken per semester.
As an international student you are
required to complete your degree on time.
This normally involves being enrolled fulltime each semester.
Please note that fees are subject to
increase each academic year.
For detailed information about tuition fees
for UTS courses and the UTS Fees and
Refund Protocol, visit: www.uts.edu.au/
international/prospective/studying/fees
Our local UTS representative:
Student Services and Amenities Fee
In 2011 the Australian Government passed
legislation to allow Australian Universities
to have a Student Services and Amenities
Fee (SSAF) to support the maintenance of
a range of student services at universities.
At UTS, the SSAF funds provide support to
Students’ Association sponsored activities
such as the second-hand bookstore, the UTS
Union food, beverage and retail outlets and
student clubs, and UTS services supporting
skills and language development and the
UTS Student Legal Centre.
The SSAF will be applicable for international
students from 2014 onwards. You will be
required to pay the SSAF in each semester
in which you enrol and the fee will be due
after the census date of each semester. The
SSAF is non-refundable after this date. To
give you an estimation of the cost, in 2012 the
SSAF is A$131.50 per semester for full-time
students (those with a study load of 18 credit
points and higher per semester). The SSAF
will be subject to an annual government set
indexation increase.
For further information go to: www.sau.uts.
edu.au/fees/other/service.html
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Students whose prior education was not
conducted in English must have successfully
completed one of the following English
language tests or programs within the last
two years:
FOR COURSEWORK PROGRAMS
>> an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in
writing; or
>> a TOEFL (paper-based) score of 575 with
TWE 4.5; or
>> a TOEFL (computer-based) score of 231
with essay rating 4.5; or
>> a TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 90 with
a writing score of 21;
>> successful completion of the UTS:Insearch
Direct Entry English Program (DEEP) at
the required level;
>> a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score
of 64.
FOR RESEARCH PROGRAMS
>> an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 6.0 in
writing; or
>> a TOEFL (paper based) score of 550 with
TWE 4.5; or
>> a TOEFL (internet based) score of 80 with
essay rating 21
>> UTS:INSEARCH Direct Entry English
Program (DEEP) at C level
>> A Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 58
For more information visit: www.uts.edu.au/
international/ prospective/studying/require/
english.html
APPLYING FOR CREDIT RECOGNITION
Your prior learning may be considered
for credit towards a UTS undergraduate
or graduate coursework program where
the prior learning is related to assessable
components of the course.
For detailed information visit www.uts.
edu.au/international/prospective/about/
admission.html
CONTACT US
For further information and application
enquiries please contact:
UTS International
Web: www.uts.edu.au/international/
Phone: 1800 774 816 free call within Australia
Or +61 3 9627 4816 calling from outside
Australia
Fax: +61 2 9514 1530
Email: [email protected]
Disclaimer: The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
has used its best efforts to ensure that the information
contained in this guide was correct and current as at
September 2012. The information is provided in good faith
as a guide and resource for new students. UTS accepts no
responsibility for any error or omission. Any information
contained in this guide is subject to change from time to
time. You are advised to check the accuracy and currency
of the information with the relevant faculty or unit within
UTS, or with the relevant external organisation, before
acting upon the information.
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