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Information for students

UTS: Science publishes a specific course guide at the beginning of each academic year. The course guide is available from the Building 6 Student Centre.

UTS: Science's website provides information on its news, events and operations.

Location, contacts and inquiries

UTS: Science is located at City campus, Broadway, in Buildings 4 and 7. Main locations are:

  • CB07.07.023: Dean of Science
  • CB07.07.029: Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
  • CB07.07.026: Associate Dean (Research and Development)
  • CB07.07.025: Associate Dean (International and External Engagement)
  • CB07.07.022: General Manager, Faculty Administration
  • CB07.07.024: Academic Programs team
  • CB07.07.024: Research Development team
  • CB07.07.024: Financial team
  • CB07.07.024: Marketing and Communications team

All student inquiries should be directed to:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS

Schools and locations

UTS: Science's courses are delivered through its two schools. Staff and postgraduate research students within these schools conduct research in its research institutes and centres. The schools are as follows.

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Professor Anthony Dooley
Head of School
CB04.05.426
telephone +61 2 9514 1277
email Anthony.Dooley@uts.edu.au
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

School of Life Sciences

Professor William Gladstone
Head of School
CB04.06.430
telephone + 61 2 9514 8272
email William.Gladstone@uts.edu.au
School of Life Sciences

The UTS approach to graduate attribute development is based on the context of specific professions, rather than specifying a set of generic university-wide attributes. This approach enables faculties to develop graduate attributes that are contextualised to the needs of their disciplinary and professional areas.

UTS: Science graduate attributes are:

  • disciplinary knowledge and its appropriate application
  • an inquiry-oriented approach
  • professional skills and their appropriate application
  • an ability to be a lifelong learner
  • engagement with the needs of society
  • communication skills
  • initiative and innovative ability.

These graduate attributes provided substantial enrichment to the teaching and learning culture within UTS: Science.

Facilities

UTS invests significantly in its science and mathematics facilities, making it one of the best facilities in Australia. Teaching laboratories are fitted with modern scientific and analytical instruments to facilitate learning. The UTS Super Lab, is one of a kind in Australia, where over 200 students can run different experiments from different disciplines at the same time.

Learning resource and study centre

UTS: Science operates a learning resource and study centre for mathematics/statistics. This is a drop-in centre staffed by the School for Mathematical and Physical Sciences for all UTS students to get help with introductory subjects in these areas. Although the emphasis is on the provision of help for first-year subjects, sometimes assistance can be provided for later-year subjects as well.

Mathematics and Science Study Centre

Dr Mary Coupland
CB04.03.331 (drop-in centre)
City campus, Broadway
telephone +61 2 9514 2241
fax +61 2 9514 2260
email Mary.Coupland@uts.edu.au

The Mathematics and Science Study Centre has a tool for students' self-assessment.

Facilities and research areas

UTS invests significantly in its science and mathematics facilities, making it one of the best facilities in Australia. Our students and researchers access these facilities as part of their studies or to conduct research. We also engage with collaborative research with industry, government and other research institutions.

Teaching and learning facilities

Teaching laboratories are fitted with modern scientific and analytical instruments to facilitate learning. There are also off-campus learning sites to facilitate fieldwork. Computer laboratories are modern with 24/7 access and powered up with the latest mathematical and statistical software to assist with student work and learning.

The UTS Super Lab, is one of a kind in Australia, where over 200 students can run different experiments from different disciplines at the same time.

Research facilities

UTS Science has invested extensively in its research facilities with advanced specialised scientific instruments and equipment to benefit its students and researchers.

The faculty invites organisations to connect with its experts through our research areas and facilities:

Research areas, strengths and centres

Research is vital to science because it informs action and gives direction. Research brings together observations, knowledge and data to solve problems, invent solutions and develop new products.

At UTS: Science, great importance is placed on research because it informs how we teach and contribute to the community. The faculty contributes over 25 per cent of UTS's total research activities and its researchers are supported with modern, state-of the art facilities to produce impactful research. We have capabilities in analytical, imaging, biosciences, proteomics, anatomical, environmental research, and many more.

Our research expertise and capabilities are best reflected by the research areas in which our scientists and mathematicians conduct their research:

Links with industry

In the development of all its courses, UTS: Science is assisted by appropriate advisory committees with members drawn from the wider community. The courses are regularly reviewed to ensure currency and relevance to industrial and commercial practice.

UTS: Science has strong links with industry through its academic staff who maintain contact by undertaking appropriate research and consulting activities and through the centres of expertise. Undergraduate students have the option of spending an additional 12 months working in a relevant industry. UTS: Science provides assistance to students in finding these professional experience positions.

Subject prerequisites, corequisites, antirequisites

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the prerequisite, corequiste and antirequisite data in subject descriptions, students should check with their program directors if they intend to enrol in subjects in a different sequence to the typical course program shown in the handbook.

Bridging and short courses

Short intensive bridging courses designed for students about to enter a degree are offered in February each year. These courses teach at an introductory level only and assist in bridging the gap between school and university study. Subjects include chemistry, physics and mathematics. Other short courses are available, subject to demand.