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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 Building11. Key staff are:

Professor Ian Burnett
telephone +61 2 9514 4442

Dr Rob Jarman
Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) (Acting)
telephone +61 2 9514 2368

Professor Jie Lu
Associate Dean (Research and Development)
telephone +61 2 9514 1838

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

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

Professor John Zhou
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 4587

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

Associate Professor Paul Kennedy
Head, School of Software
telephone +61 2 9514 1875

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

Annette Giles
Faculty Manager
telephone +61 2 9514 4443

UTS Student Centres

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

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

Building 10 Student Centre
Building 10, level 2, foyer (Jones St entrance)
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.

Mr Chris Wong
Director, Undergraduate Programs
telephone +61 2 9514 4501

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

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

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

Mr Tim Kevin
Research Administration Officer
telephone +61 2 9514 9241

Ms Tracey Moore
Manager, Teaching and Learning Portolio
telephone +61 2 9514 2671

Ms Melissa Burney
Manager, International
telephone +61 2 9514 2590

Faculty contacts and areas of interest

A comprehensive list of UTS: Engineering 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:

UTS: Information Technology facilities

The new Engineering and IT Building opened in mid-2014. It is a state-of-the-art, five-star green building featuring teaching spaces and laboratories of the future. Facilities include collaborative theatres and classrooms; the UTS Data Arena – 3D visualisation arena; and a Software Development Studio for industry collaboration. UTS: Information Technology has a strong commitment to providing an effective and supportive learning environment for its students. The building also houses the Remote Laboratory, one of the first of its kind in the world. It enables students to conduct experiments in real time on real experimental equipment via the internet. IT students have access to both University computing laboratories as well as a number of faculty computing laboratories adapted for specific courses. The FEIT Learning Precinct is located in Building 11 on Level 5. It provides access to tutors for individual and small group support, reference material, and software and hardware resources, on a drop-in basis, and is open for extended hours.

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 a large number of computer laboratories 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.

A large number of labs are for general purpose use. Others include internetworking labs, professional presentation labs and a graphics lab.

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 pods 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 pods, have wired access and power.

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