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. 2222 For Faculty-provided IT system, including computing laboratories firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: ext. 7922 (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 Email Email address in the Student Guide, Subject outline and the UTS online Directory Emails 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 Email – redirecting UTS email to other accounts Email – clearing inboxes UTS Online (specific subject) MyFEIT: dedicated website for Engineering and IT students http://my.feit.uts.edu.au/myfeithttp://my.feit.uts.edu.au/myfeit Check your UTS email regularly!
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 http://pinaccess.uts.edu.au/spa/myspin 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