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 7 2020
Early Jul, 2020 - Mid Nov, 2020
Apr 15, 2020
18 Credit Points
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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This is a 3 course program offering. If you are interested in taking 4 courses during your semester abroad be sure to check out one of our other programs.
Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section.
Courses offered at the University of Technology Sydney are taught by university professors alongside local Australian and International students at the main city campus.
Semester + Semester Programs Available: You may participate in the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting your two semesters of interest when submitting your initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Sydney Program Manager.
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
9 - 12
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
12 - 18
- 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.
Please note this program is 3 courses, which is considered full time status at UTS; however, your U.S. university will determine whether this meets full time student status as your U.S. university defines it.
- 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.
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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, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page.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. Costs vary according to accommodation selected and session, but ranges from $5,600 - $7,150, without meals, and starts at $9,600, with meals (Subject to Change). You will pay a $500 - $800 refundable housing deposit if living in ISA housing. We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; 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
Byron Bay + Bridging Cultures Program
Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our 4-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in beautiful Byron Bay. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Australian culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include: Surf Lessons, Aboriginal Culture in Australia Ceremony, a Community Farming Lesson, a Bush Tucker Walk and Food Experience, a Visit to the famous Byron Bay Lighthouse, a Kangaroo and Koala encounter at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.
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.
Take time to get outside the city and explore the wonders of Australia's eastern coast. On this overnight excursions you will relax on pristine, white sand beaches, take a guided bush tour through Jervis Bay National park and if you're lucky be the first to spot a dolphin or whale out in the bay.