University of Technology Sydney

C04406v1 Master of Technology

Award(s): Master of Technology (MTech)
CRICOS code: 0101144
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


Gain skills to innovate and lead

Industries and organisations are being transformed by technology. This course gives students the multidisciplinary skills to lead change in this rapidly changing world by developing a set of capabilities, in technology and other areas that enable them to succeed in digitally disrupted organisations and industries.

Flexible, individualised learning

The Master of Technology combines practice-based subjects, called Studios, with elective subjects from across the university, to adapt the course to the needs of students. We understand that’s a lot of freedom. That’s why a learning concierge helps guide the student with choosing electives and career coaching for unique professional backgrounds and career trajectories.

Practice-based learning

In Studios, students work with academics and professional peers in collaborative, intensive workshops on complex problems honing problem solving skills and critical thinking on sustainable development solutions.

The studios teach design and systems thinking frameworks for students to research, apply and synthesise their technical knowledge and skills. The studios provide mentorship and a collaborative practice-based learning environment to develop competencies. The capstone studio enables students to apply their breadth and depth of knowledge in an industry project.

The course teaches students to think in different ways that enable them to tackle complexity and unravel problems, while building postgraduate level content knowledge in subject areas of their choice including postgraduate subjects focused on the intersection of technology and community, and scientific or technological processes or skills.

The Master of Technology studios enable students to explore, apply and integrate information, digital technology and design thinking.

The course for responsible technology leadership

As graduates, students become decision makers and innovators tackling complex problems requiring a diverse and technology informed skillset and they become professionally equipped to work successfully with, and for, Indigenous Australians.

UTS is a focused, University of Technology, which understands how technology interacts with and changes communities, developing responsible, transformative leadership, through impactful partnerships.

Course aims

The course aims to initiate, develop and showcase students’ professional skills in an individual, career-focussed e-portfolio spanning the degree. Students plan their course with the learning concierge and engage in peer and professional career coaching in the core studios to hone their 21st century skills tailored to their career – problem solving, mindful collaboration, adaptive leadership, communication, research, critical thinking - equipping them with social and reflective competencies for our rapidly changing, digitally disrupted and technology enriched enterprises and communities. By teaching students to think and work together in different ways, it enables them to adaptively lead people and teams through complex problems experienced by organisations and society.

The Master of Technology course structure assures a minimum engagement with postgraduate subjects equipping students with skills in information technology, engineering, data analytics, or scientific methods. The core studios focus critical reflections on situating the learner in their technological, professional and global context. The Master of Technology core studios are similarly practice and people oriented, however, afford opportunity for explicit exploration of technological solutions to challenges.

Career options

Whether students want to thrive in a large organisation or create a start-up, the Master of Technology will provide the expertise to help students get there.

The flexible course structure allows students to choose up to two sub-majors, including sub-majors which may be individually configured and named to suit the unique requirements and study plans of every student.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically well informed, able to co-design projects as respectful professionals when working in and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 Socially Responsible: Master of Technology graduates identify and engage a range of stakeholders, organisations, sponsors or local communities; and define interactions and performance, including technological, requirements of complex socio-technical systems.
C.1 Design Oriented: Master of Technology graduates select and apply appropriate in scientific knowledge and problem solving methods to propose innovations, solutions and strategies to meet present and future performance requirements. They exercise expert judgement to respond to dilemmas, system sustainability, constraints, conflicts, risks and uncertainties.
D.1 Technically Proficient: Master of Technology graduates research and evaluate information, concepts and theories from scientific disciplines and integrate with new knowledge. They predict and judge the impact of innovations, solutions and strategies using technical, ethical, social, commercial and environmental frameworks and metrics.
E.1 Collaborative and Communicative: Master of Technology graduates communicate in a variety of ways to interpret, develop, sustain and lead scientific and other discussion, adapting communication to acknowledge and address diversity. They exercise leadership to activate collaboration, build and maintain team cohesion and influence and manage people.
F.1 Reflection: Master of Technology graduates demonstrate a high level of autonomy to self-assess competence and curate their knowledge, skills and experience. They seek and provide constructive reviews to promote personal and professional learning, and evaluate the contributions of others in professional practices.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants need to satisfy professional practice requirements by providing materials substantiating their professional work experience (at skill level 1 – bachelor's degree or higher) of at least 2 years' full time (or equivalent) in any of the occupations (ANZSCO Version 1.2) listed below. This requirement may be demonstrated through an electronic portfolio or CV and a Statement of Service confirming the dates of employment, and the position held within the organization.


  • 11 Chief Executives, General Managers and Legislators
  • 12 Farmers and Farm Managers
  • 13 Specialist Managers


  • 21 Arts and Media Professionals
  • 22 Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals
  • 23 Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals
  • 24 Education Professionals
  • 25 Health Professionals
  • 26 ICT Professionals
  • 27 Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning is generally offered for subjects in this course excluding the core Studio subjects.

The substitution of subjects with an alternative/advanced postgraduate subject in a similar field of study may be granted on a case by case basis. Subject substitution and recognition of prior learning are subject to faculty approval.

The maximum credit points of recognition of prior learning is 32 credit points.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is one-and-a-half years of full-time or three years of part-time study.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 72 credit points, comprising 24 credit points of core studio subjects and 48 credit points of technologies and communities-focused subjects - equivalent to two sub-majors of their chosen fields.

Course completion requirements

STM91404 Core Studios stream 24cp
STM91405 Technology and Communities-focused 48cp
Total 72cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Technology (C11301), the Graduate Diploma in Technology (C06137), and the Master of Technology.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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