STUDY MODE S - Standard mode - generally 3 hours face to face/week B – Block mode - generally 2 full days of lecture presentations 2 or 3 times a semester D – Distance mode - you study the lecture material in your own time, submitting deliverables as required. TEACHING SESSIONS Summer – a limited number of subjects will be available over summer semester as electives for PG and UG Engineering and IT students Winter - a very limited number of subjects will be available over winter semester for PG IT students
General advice Ensure you are servicing your course; its not just about passing subjects – you need to take the responsibility. Investment ($, time, …). Be strategic (electives, internships, meeting pre-reqs …) Know who to ask or what to do BEFORE things go wrong. Get changes in writing! (assessment criteria/requirements, study plan…) We create learning environments to engage; how are you demonstrating the skills, knowledge, abilities, graduate attributes you are developing in the subject and course?
General advice Find the right balance – enjoy University - Study vs Work vs Life Cope with change, be resilient, have a recovery strategy. The University is a dynamic, non-linear environment. Take opportunities that are available, overseas exchange, BUiLD, scholarships, awards, competitions, volunteer… Remember – we are here to help you, but also remember the complexity of the University!
General advice UTS culture – academic expectations – how does this compare with your previous academic environment (local or international) Continuing study, returning to study, working + study + life…
Where to get help Administrative support Academic Support English language support Technical support
ADMINISTRATIVE AND ENROLMENT Engineering - Student Centre Building 1 Student Centre – Level 4 Enquiries: https://ask.uts.edu.auhttps://ask.uts.edu.au
Study Plan defines what subjects you need to complete in your course pre-requisites must be completed first electives afford diverse opportunities: - Post graduate engineering subjects - Subjects from other Faculties - Exchange opportunities (combine travel overseas and study !) Credit recognition needs to be resolved/completed in your first few weeks of this semester Changes Eg. BE to BE (DipEngPrac) – Course transfer (ICT) application Eg. Mechanical to Mechatronics – change of major (eRequest) Student Centre can assist
SPECIAL SUPPORT AND SERVICES Special Consideration – Student Centre –http://www.sau.uts.edu.au/assessment/consideration.htmlhttp://www.sau.uts.edu.au/assessment/consideration.html Special Assessment Conditions – Student Centre –http://www.sau.uts.edu.au/assessment/arrangements/index.htmhttp://www.sau.uts.edu.au/assessment/arrangements/index.htm Student Services Unit –http://www.ssu.uts.edu.au/http://www.ssu.uts.edu.au/ –Orientation, UTS:HELPS, BUiLD, Global Exchange, In-Fusion Festival, Peer Networks, –Medical, counselors, financial advice, special needs, housing, careers & employment, chaplaincy.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT General IT assistance https://servicedesk.uts.edu.au Phone: ext For Faculty-provided IT system, including computing laboratories Phone: ext (9:00am to 5:00pm - Mon to Fri)
International Office (Building 2, level 7) Beate Buckenmaier, Manager, International Industry Partnering Unit (Building 2, level 7) Internship positions, Graduate employment, Scholarships, Course development and review Learning & Design Centres Building 1 (level 25) and Building 2 (level 6) Drop-in – subject based learning resources, accessible to staff Women in Engineering & IT Located in Building 2, level 6, (inside LDC2)
ACADEMIC SUPPORT Problems within a subject Speak to your tutor Speak to your lecturer Speak to the Subject Coordinator Problems (or advice) within a course Speak to the Course Coordinator Speak with the Program Director
CONTACTING ACADEMIC STAFF address in the Student Guide, Subject outline and the UTS online Directory s received after working hours will only be attended to the following day Appointments Appointment can be made with Academics
KEY DATES FOR AUTUMN 2012 >Last day to enrol/add new subjects for Autumn Friday 9 March 2012 >Last day to withdraw from subjects for Autumn Friday 30 March 2012
COMMUNICATION – redirecting UTS to other accounts – clearing inboxes UTS Online (specific subject) MyFEIT: dedicated website for Engineering and IT students Check your UTS regularly!
ACCESS TO FACILITIES
CB01 - Tower CB02 – Main Engineering building CB10- Main IT building CB04 – Science CM05 – Haymarket Library Peer Network
Lab access for Engineering students Compulsory induction program Complete the EHS (OHS) Induction on UTS-Online (refer to My Courses section) https://online.uts.edu.au/webapps/login/ Get your pin number by visiting You should carry your Student ID card at all times.
Director – Undergraduate Programs (Engineering) Rob Jarman Course Coordinators Civil EngineeringHadi Khabbaz / Ali Saleh Civil & Environmental EngineeringHokyong Shon Electrical EngineeringDavid Dorrell GeneralRob Jarman ICT EngineeringZenon Chaczko Innovation MajorCatherine Killen Mechanical EngineeringGuang Hong Engineering Practice ProgramAnthony Kadi
Director – Postgraduate Programs (Engineering) Prasanthi Hagare Course Coordinators and Academic Advisers Civil/Structural/GeotechShami Nejadi Water and Environmental Pam Hazelton Local Government EngineeringKen Halstead Electrical EngineeringSteven Su Software EngineeringZenon Chaczko Energy Planning & Policy Deepak Sharma Mechanical EngineeringJin Ji Telecommunications Anthony Kadi
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