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The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is Australia's leader in practice-based engineering and IT education and research, and currently enrols over 7000 students in industry-recognised courses from undergraduate to doctoral level.

The faculty prides itself on its high level of engagement with the engineering and IT professions locally and internationally, by offering short courses and consulting expertise to the local community, and internationally through its courses offered in Hong Kong and Singapore, a significant local international student population and a robust student exchange program. FEIT is also the leading research faculty at UTS, with a diverse range of research being undertaken in matrix across the faculty's twelve research centres and institutes, and five academic schools.

The faculty structure comprises four portfolio areas in teaching and learning; research and development; international; and external engagement, each led by an associate dean. Five schools house the academic sub-disciplines of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology:

  • School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • School of Computing and Communications
  • School of Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems
  • School of Software
  • School of Systems, Management and Leadership.

Location, contacts and inquiries

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology is located at City campus, Broadway, in Buildings 1, 2 and 10. Key staff are:

Professor Hung Nguyen
telephone +61 2 9514 4441

Dr Tim Aubrey
Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
telephone +61 2 9514 2360

Professor Mary-Anne Williams
Associate Dean (Research and Development)
telephone +61 2 9514 2451

Professor Deepak Sharma
Associate Dean (International)
telephone +61 2 9514 2422

Professor Keith Crews
Associate Dean (External Engagement)
telephone +61 2 9514 2619

Professor Bijan Samali
Head, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
telephone +61 2 9514 2023

Professor Doan Hoang
Head, School of Computing and Communications
telephone +61 2 9514 7943

Professor Jianguo (Joe) Zhu
Head, School of Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems
telephone +61 2 9514 2318

Professor Jie Lu
Head, School of Software
telephone +61 2 9514 1838

Professor Igor Hawryszkiewycz
Head, School of Systems, Management and Leadership
telephone +61 2 9514 1809

Annette Giles
Faculty Manager
telephone +61 2 9514 4443

Engineering and Information Technology Outreach Office

The Engineering and Information Technology Outreach Office manages all faculty marketing activities and school liaison. It is located at CB02.4.16. This connects with Building 1 at City campus, Broadway.

The office is generally open from 9am–5pm Monday to Friday.

telephone +61 2 9514 2666
fax +61 2 9514 7803

Postal address

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
University of Technology, Sydney
PO Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007

UTS Student Centres

All inquiries from currently enrolled UTS students are handled by the five UTS Student Centres located across the City (Broadway and Haymarket) and Kuring-gai campuses.

Students enrolled in UTS: Information Technology degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate) are advised to direct all their course-related inquiries to:

Building 10 Student Centre
CB10.2 (City campus, Broadway, Building 10, level 2, foyer)
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222

Key student liaison staff

The staff below are the key liaison staff for engineering and information technology students requiring specialist or academic advice to manage their enrolment and student candidature. All students are to direct all initial inquiries to the UTS Student Centre where their inquiry will be processed and forwarded to the key contact staff below only if the matter cannot be resolved by Student Centre staff. An appointment with these staff is based on referral from the UTS Student Centres or within staff consultation times.

Dr Rob Jarman
Director, Undergraduate Programs: UTS: Engineering
telephone +61 2 9514 2368

Dr Prasanthi Hagare
Director, Postgraduate Coursework Programs: UTS: Engineering
telephone +61 2 9514 1952

Mr Chris Wong
Director, Undergraduate Programs: UTS: Information Technology
telephone +61 2 9514 4501

Mr Rene Leveaux
Postgraduate Coursework Programs: UTS: Information Technology
telephone +61 2 9514 1958

Mr Craig Shuard
Research Administration Officer
telephone +61 2 9514 4460

Ms Phyllis Agius
Research Administration Officer
telephone +61 2 9514 2686

Ms Tracey Moore
Manager, Academic Programs Office
telephone +61 2 9514 2671

Ms Beate Buckenmaier
Manager, International
telephone +61 2 9514 2590

Faculty contacts and areas of interest

A comprehensive list of UTS: Information Technology academic staff and their research areas is available from:

Environmental Health and Safety Plan

UTS: Information Technology is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for students, staff and visitors, and adopting a socially responsible approach towards protecting and sustaining the environment. Promoting a safe, healthy and environmentally sound environment is the responsibility of all staff and students.

The names and locations of first aid officers and first aid kits are indicated by appropriate signs in Building 10 and school areas.

More information is available at:

Computing facilities

The faculty provides computer laboratories, network services and high bandwidth internet access for use in teaching and research. This gives students the software and information they need for their subjects and the services to communicate and collaborate with their peers. Personal laptops can also be used to access network services and the internet.

Teaching laboratories

Computer laboratories

The faculty has 17 computer laboratories in Building 10 and 20 computer laboratories in buildings 1 and 2 that are used in many subjects. They are regularly updated with the latest hardware and undergo a complete upgrade of operating systems and programs before most semesters.

Most labs offer students a choice of operating systems at the login screen, which gives the laboratories great flexibility to meet student and class needs.

The Building 10 laboratories can be grouped into 10 general purpose laboratories, each of 30 computers, as well as four internetworking labs, two professional presentation labs and a graphics lab.

Except during scheduled classes, general access to laboratories is:

  • 8am–10pm Monday to Friday (during semester)
  • 9am–6pm Monday to Friday (outside semester).

Booking times are located on laboratory doors.

Seven days a week, 24-hour access is provided to some laboratories throughout the University, including some of the UTS: Information Technology labs.

Network services

UTS: Information Technology provides a Unix shell, via SSH, with a home directory that is backed up regularly. Students can access additional services; this is normally organised by their lecturers. Services include Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL databases, Subversion repositories and internal websites.

Breakout rooms and lounge areas

These areas provide space for students to collaborate or for individuals to have time on their own. All areas have access to the wireless network and many, particularly the breakout rooms, have whiteboards, wired access and power. Breakout rooms can be booked and are suited for groups wanting a private meeting space, while the atrium lounge and table areas are more casual and social spaces.

Specific-purpose laboratories

Access to specific-purpose laboratories is arranged by the academic involved in a particular subject or research project.

Networking laboratories

These three laboratories are equipped with user-configurable, rack-mounted network equipment for teaching computer network subjects.

Graphics laboratory

A laboratory of specially equipped computers for graphic-intensive subjects is available. In particular, the computers have advanced graphic accelerator cards and the Maya software application.

Creativity and cognition studios

These studios form a multidisciplinary environment for research into computing support for creativity and into the development of new art forms and art practice using digital media. They include a games studio, a sound studio and a video wall with an interaction space incorporating a range of sensor systems.

Remote access facility

The remote access facility provides modem access for students and staff. This gives users access to UTS: Information Technology's computing systems and the internet.

Service desk facility

Students requiring IT support for any faculty-provided IT system, including the computing laboratories, should telephone or email, between 9am and 5pm weekdays, describing the problem:

telephone +61 2 9514 7922

Compulsory safety induction

As part of the faculty's commitment to safety, all engineering and IT students are required to annually complete a safety induction in order to access PIN-protected facilities within the faculty. Completion of the safety induction is not required to be able to attend scheduled/supervised lab sessions or use some IT labs during business hours. Students enrolled in an engineering or IT course are automatically given access to enrol in the safety induction through UTS Online (the forum is called 'UTS: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology - Safety Induction').

Students from outside the faculty who enrol in engineering or IT subjects and who need PIN access to faculty facilities must contact the faculty to get enrolled in the safety induction forum:


This is also the contact for students who have problems with their PIN access.

Women in Engineering and IT Program

The Women in Engineering and IT (WiE&IT) Program at UTS is a long-standing initiative to redress the low rate of female participation in the field by communicating the opportunities of engineering and ICT (information and communications technology) careers as a course of study; by promoting the involvement of women in the course, in the Faculty and in research at UTS; and by networking with professionals from engineering and ICT fields and professional organisations. The program also seeks to address attitudes and behaviours which may deter students and staff from achieving, in a safe and rewarding learning, research and working environment.

The WiE&IT Program invites students, staff and industry to support its ongoing activities and contribute ideas for new initiatives which will attract and support more women to choose to study engineering and IT.

Further information is available at:

Short courses

UTS: Information Technology offers a variety of professional, commercial and customised courses throughout the year in the areas of computing and information technology. Courses regularly on offer include Advanced Java (J2EE), Developing Windows and Web Applications with MVC 4.0 and Visual Studio 2012, Managing and Using Microsoft Share Point 2010, Fundamentals of Unix, IP Telephony and Voice Over IP (VoIP), Java Fundamentals, Object-oriented Programming with C++, Programming with C, SQL Server 2012 for Business Intelligence, SQL Server 2012 for Developers, Linux Systems Administration and a range of Cisco certified network academy preparation stages for certification (CCNA stages 1 to 4).

New CCNA security courses are also available. These courses are offered by the UTS Cisco Networking Academy.

Courses may also be customised to suit corporate training needs.

For further information, contact:

Angelia Lawah, UTS:IT Short Course Administrator
telephone +61 2 9514 1806
fax +61 2 9514 1844