Design, Business, Engineering, Media & Information Technology
University of Technology Sydney
Consistently ranked as one of Australia’s top universities under 50 years old, the University of Technology Sydney is known for its state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities offering wide ranging courses from Engineering, Science, and Technology to Fashion, Art, and Design. As a key member of the Australian Technology Network, UTS offers contemporary and innovative courses developed in consultation with industry partners and leading professionals to provide a unique balance between theory and practice. UTS is centrally located adjacent to the city’s vibrant commercial district and cultural hub, near Darling harbor and Chinatown, and has easy access to the city’s public transportation network.
Cricos Code: 00099F
Fall 6 2021
Mid Jul, 2021 - Mid Nov, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Forms and Payment Deadline
Apr 30, 2021
24 Credit Points
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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Study Abroad Program Description
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Students must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at their home university at the time of participation.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 24
- COURSE SELECTION
The courses listed below are only a sampling of what the university offers. Please see the full University of Sydney - Technology Course Catalog, linked below, for additional course options.
- CREDIT CONVERSION
Per UTS's recommendation, 6 credit points = 4 U.S. semester credits (6 U.S. quarter credits); 8 credit points = 5 U.S. semester credits (7 U.S. quarter points). The final decision regarding credit transfer is determined by the students' home universities.Study abroad students must not take more than 24 credit points.The transcript from UTS will reflect UTS credit points for each course. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
- Course Listing Updates
The Australian Academic Year is based on the calendar year (approx February to November), which differs from the U.S. Academic Year (approx August - May). The course catalog for the following year is released in mid-October each year.
- Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) year classifications of 1, 2, or 3, which correspond with the typical three-year bachelor's degree cycle. Courses offered in the first year of a degree plan are recommended as lower division. Courses offered in the second or third years of a degree plan are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
To view the full list of courses available at UTS:
1) Click on button "Go to Course Search" linked below to view the UTS Course List
2) Select Alphabetical List of Subjects
3) Use the Search (Ctrl + f) feature to search the alphabetical list of courses for key words
4) Click on the subject code for a course of interest. The heading will indicate credit point value, undergraduate availability and student exclusions.Please note you are only permitted to take undergraduate level courses.
5) Click "Detailed Subject Description" link for additional course information
6) To determine prerequisites, click on the "access conditions" link to read more.
7) Be sure to note that Autumn Term at UTS refers to the U.S. Spring Semester (Feb - June), and the Spring Term at UTS refers to the U.S. Fall Semester (July - November).
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, you may visit the Scholarships and Grants page. Please note that some programs, including remote learning opportunities, are not eligible for scholarships.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA Sydney housing will give you the opportunity to interact and engage with local Australian and International Students alike and experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are often overlooked by visitors. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to your university or are conveniently located close to public transit routes. While there are differences between accommodation in Australia and the U.S., with an open mind and a drive for exploration, you’ll soon discover that the experience of living in another culture can be both educational and rewarding.
Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost. Apartment accommodation at the University of Technology, Sydney ranges from $3,825-$9,850 (estimated and subject to change). We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodation; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
Apartment Without Meals
Students studying at the University of Sydney or the University of Technology Sydney have the option to stay near downtown Sydney in modern student apartments. Students have the option to preference placement in single rooms within a 5 - 6 bedroom apartment, with a private en-suite bathroom, or in a twin-share room within a 4 bedroom apartment, also with a shared bathroom. Students will be living with other ISA and/or other local and international students during their program. Housing fees include rent, utilities, 15 GB of internet, as well as a basic kitchen pack and a linen pack. Meal plans are not available at this accommodation, but coin operated laundry facilities are available on-site. With their housing fee, students will have access to all social areas of the apartment building and an organized social program which provides events and outings for students on weekends as well as during the week
Students may opt to secure housing independent of the ISA program. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to your independent housing agency. Please be sure to confirm that you have Home University approval to pursue Independent Housing during your ISA Program.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
ISA excursions give you the opportunity to explore local landmarks and cultural icons in and around Sydney. You will begin your semester with an exciting four-day Bridging Cultures Program in Cairns, and you will also have the chance to attend a day trip and several cultural activities throughout the semester.
Cairns + Bridging Cultures Program
From scuba diving to chilling with koalas, ISA’s exclusive Orientation Excursion is one exciting and educational introduction to the land down under. Taking place in the northern city of Cairns, famous for its tropical atmosphere and access to the Great Barrier Reef, the Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful experience abroad by acquainting you with the local culture, allowing time to get to know your soon-to-be-friends and having a memorable journey in the process. Our in-country staff will be there to personally guide you through orientation sessions and all the unique activities – including snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef and exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest – planned for the week, all you have to do is show up ready for an adventure!
Blue Mountain National Park
Trek to Australia’s beautiful Blue Mountains National park via chartered coach along with your fellow ISA students for a day full of discovery. During this day trip you will learn about indigenous culture on a guided bushwalk, capture picture-perfect views of the park’s expansive forests, and marvel at the iconic Three Sisters Rock formation.
Cultural Activities in Sydney
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Sydney. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Sydney special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included a classic Aussie BBQ, attending an AFL Football game, attending a local beach clean up, iconic Coogee to Bondi coastal walk, and museum visits.