University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building & Creative Intelligence Unit

mission statement

The UTS vision for 2018 is to be a world-leading university of technology. For us this means embedding and showcasing leading edge IT and other technologies in all disciplines; performing strongly in the disciplines of science, engineering and technology; remaining highly relevant to industry and the professions; and aligning our education and research with relevant national and economic priorities. Our purpose is to advance knowledge and learning to progress the professions, industry and communities of the world. This vision and mission are embedded in the UTS Strategic Plan 2009-2018. General information is available at http://www.uts.edu.au/about/mission.html Strategic Plan is available at http://www.uts.edu.au/about/executive/projects/pdfs/strategicplan2009.pdf

international role

UTS is strongly committed to internationalisation is all its forms, with international activities embedded across all aspects of the Strategic Plan and all core teaching and learning and research activities. The UTS Internationalisation Strategy 2010 - 2012 outlines the University's internationalisation objectives, and practical initiatives to meet those objectives. It ensures inter-cultural and global perspectives are integrated into all aspects of university life, so that staff and students are well-equipped to operate in an international environment. The strategy identifies the following "internationalisation focus areas" for UTS: Develop high quality strategic international research linkages through the Key Technology Partnership Program Enhance student mobility through an international leadership program, and develop new opportunities for high quality, short term study options as well as international volunteering and internships Continue to internationalise the curriculum by developing new inclusive teaching pedagogies, and by establishing key graduate attributes that reflect the global skills our students will need in the future Enhance the classroom, campus and community experience of our international students through multi-layered learning support Contribute to development projects in the University’s key strength areas in partnership with local institutions to fulfil the University’s global civic responsibility Foster our international alumni to develop a strong network of UTS graduates around the world contributing to and benefitting from their close connection with the university. Details are available at http://www.uts.edu.au/about/international/strategy.html UTS has a wide range of active exchange arrangements (see later part of application) and also a strong set of strategic partnerships with international universities. The 'Key Technology Partnerships' (KTP) program established a select number of flagship institution-to-institution partnerships with a focus on research collaboration and joint research training. The KTP Program provides an effective means for building significant and enduring broad-based international engagement by focusing on developing research capabilities, enhancing UTS and its partner's profile and reputation, furthering intercultural understanding and competencies of staff and students, and providing potential sources of research funding. For details see

national role

External engagement is a central part of the UTS strategy and competitive positioning. UTS is strongly committed to proactive engagement is all its forms, being embedded across all aspects of the Strategic Plan and all core teaching and learning and research activities. For UTS, external engagement is not a ‘third mission’ but an integral dimension of our core vision and strategy which adds true value to our teaching and learning and research. The Strategic Plan identifies a strong focus on external engagement as one of the key strategic foci for UTS; we believe that UTS’s competitive advantage is to set the sector standard for capability and reputation as a strategic partner with business, industry and professions. UTS wishes to be seen as ‘good to partner with,’ delivering on the needs of our many and varied communities. UTS is also an active partner and collaborator with national universities, particularly in areas of research where complementary strategies are followed. UTS is also a founding member of the Australian Technology Network, an influential alliance of five distinctive and prominent Australian universities located in each mainland State. The ATN’s aim is to help secure Australia’s reputation as the clever country, contributing to its social and economic wealth by building strategic partnerships and undertaking solution based research which is relevant to the expectations of industry and the community. See http://www.atn.edu.au/

main focus

UTS is a research intensive teaching and research university of technology, with a strong focus on education for industry and the professions. A wide range of undergraduate programs prepare graduates for entry into the professional workforce (e.g. engineering, IT, accounting, management, design, nursing, science, etc.) A broad set of postgraduate coursework programs prepare graduates either for entry to a profession/career switching (e.g Law) or for increased depth of professional knowledge (e.g. engineering specialisations) The educational focus of UTS requires a strong and proactive engagement with industry and the professions, which has been a cornerstone of the university for many decades. General information can be found at http://www.uts.edu.au/about/vcw.html

faculties and departments

The Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building is one of 7 faculties in UTS. It is composed of three Schools; School of Architecture, School of Design and the School of the Built Environment. The Creative Intelligence Unit, which oversees the UTS strategy for the creative industries and innovation, is also a key part of Cumulus membership. Some other relevant programs are offered through the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences (e.g. Media, Arts and Production, Sound and Music Design) and Faculty of Engineering and IT (e.g. multi-media and areas of animation), but these are not dealt with in this application. It is anticipated that they will engage as relevant with Cumulus through DAB and the CI Unit.

bachelor level programs

Bachelor's Degree - all three years Bachelor of Construction Project Management (C10214v3) Bachelor of Design in Animation (C10273v1) Bachelor of Design in Architecture (C10004v5) Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles (C10306v1) Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design (C10304v1) Bachelor of Design in Interior and Spatial Design (C10271v1) Bachelor of Design in Photography and Situated Media (C10265v1) Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (C10308v1) Bachelor of Property Economics (C10007v8) Bachelor's Honours - all one year in addition to the 3yr base degree Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Animation (C09056v1) Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Architecture (C09048v2) Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Fashion and Textiles (C09060v1) Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Integrated Product Design (C09059v1) Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Interior and Spatial Design (C09055v1) Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Photography and Situated Media (C09052v1) Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Visual Communication (C09061v1) Bachelor's Combined Degree - generally 5 years combined Bachelor of Construction Project Management Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10215v3) Bachelor of Design in Animation Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10274v1) Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10307v1) Bachelor of Design in Integrated Product Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10305v1) Bachelor of Design in Interior and Spatial Design Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10272v1) Bachelor of Design in Photography and Situated Media Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10266v1) Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10309v1) Bachelor of Property Economics Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10011v5)

master level programs

All Masters are generally 1.5 years in duration. Master of Architecture is 2 years, required for professional qualification. Graduate Diplomas are generally 1 year and Graduate Certification 0.5 year in duration. Architecture Master of Advanced Architecture (C04240v1) Master of Architecture (C04235v2) Graduate Diploma in Architecture (C07115v1) Graduate Certificate in Architecture (C11212v1) Built Environment Master of Environmental Engineering Management (C04098v3) Master of Planning (C04007v6) Master of Project Management (C04006v6) Master of Property Development (C04008v5) Graduate Diploma in Planning (C07002v6) Graduate Diploma in Property Development (C06006v4) Graduate Diploma in Project Management (C07004v4) Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering Management (C11051v3) Graduate Certificate in Project Management (C11005v5) Graduate Certificate in Property and Planning (C11001v5) Design Master of Media Arts and Production (C04248v1) Master of Design (C04243v2) Master of Animation (C04212v2) Graduate Diploma in Media Arts and Production (C07120v1) Graduate Diploma in Design (C07119v1) Graduate Certificate in Media Arts and Production (C11227v1) Graduate Certificate in Design (C11225v1) Local Government Graduate Certificate in Development Assessment (C11204v1) Graduate Certificate in Local Government Leadership (C11215v1) Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management (C11053v5) Animation Master of Animation (C04212v2) Architecture Master of Advanced Architecture (C04240v1) Master of Architecture (C04235v2) Graduate Diploma in Architecture (C07115v1) Graduate Certificate in Architecture (C11212v1) Design Master of Design (C04243v2) Graduate Diploma in Design (C07119v1) Graduate Certificate in Design (C11225v1) Planning Master of Planning (C04007v6) Graduate Diploma in Planning (C07002v6) Graduate Certificate in Property and Planning (C11001v5) Project Management Master of Project Management (C04006v6) Graduate Diploma in Project Management (C07004v4) Graduate Certificate in Project Management (C11005v5) Property Development Master of Property Development (C04008v5) Graduate Diploma in Property Development (C06006v4) Graduate Certificate in Property and Planning (C11001v5)

research activity and main areas

UTS is a research intensive university with strong and active research across all its faculties and disciplines. UTS proformed strongly in the 2010 and 2012 Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). The 2012 ERA outcomes confirm that UTS research is world-class, being is rated a world-class or higher at the two digit summary field of research level. UTS research in a number of areas, including economics, environmental sciences, human movement and sports science, nursing and agriculture science, were rated as world-leading. UTS focuses on producing applied, impact-driven research with capacity to create positive change and great benefits for society. We strongly believe measurements of research impact are also important when assessing the big picture of research in Australia. To add focus to our research and to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration, UTS research is organised around 6 themes: Future services, industries and productivity Innovation in IT Services and Applications Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Materials and Technology for Energy Efficiency Nanoscale Technology Communication and intelligent systems Advanced Analytics Institute Human Centred Technology Design Quantum Computation & Intelligent Systems Real-time Information Networks Health futures ithree institute Health Economics Research and Evaluation Health Services and Practice Health Technologies Sustainability and the built environment Built Infrastructure Environmental Sustainability Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster Sustainable Futures Technology in Water and Wastewater Creative industries and civil societies China Research Centre Contemporary Design Practices Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Creative Practice and Cultural Economy Forensic Science Law Research Research in Learning and Change Strengthening Indigenous Communities Transforming Cultures Business innovation Corporate Governance Management & Organisation Studies Quantitative Finance Research Study of Choice Information can be found at http://www.research.uts.edu.au/strengths/

doctorate level programs

DAB's international reputation extends to leading research and innovation. Our supervisors include academics and practitioners from around the world. Master's Research Master of Architecture (Research) (C03001v3) Master of Built Environment (Research) (C03002v4) Master of Design (Research) (C03012v3) Doctorate Research Doctor of Philosophy (C02001v2) Doctorate Research and Coursework Doctor of Project Management (C02051v1)

subject areas for exchange students

UTS offers student exchanges across all of its areas of study. Details can be found at http://www.uts.edu.au/international/exchange/

teaching languages

English

semester dates

March and September

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