Assumed knowledge means that a student is assumed to have passed a relevant subject in the HSC. UTS does not have specific HSC subject prerequisites for any of its courses. Each faculty identifies assumed knowledge and/or recommended studies, which students are advised to have achieved before beginning the course. Details of any assumed knowledge are included in the entry for each course.
UTS offers a range of bridging courses for students who do not meet the assumed knowledge requirements for their preferred course. Most of the courses are offered in late January/early February, between enrolment and the start of semester. Bridging courses in chemistry, mathematics and physics are available for new students undertaking degree studies in business; design, architecture and building; education; engineering and information technology; health; and science.
Student learning centres are also available to provide assistance to students via bridging and intensive courses and general advice.