Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This is a cooperative education scholarship program in computer information systems, developed by UTS in cooperation with a group of leading organisations. It differs from other cooperative education courses in that, during the industry-based sessions, students follow a structured program designed jointly by UTS and the employer group, including formal coursework delivered by industry. There are a limited number of places available in this course according to the number of industry sponsors each year. If selected for this course, students receive a total scholarship of around $46,500 for the duration of the course. This intensive course includes two six-month industry-based sessions with different industry sponsors. Industry sponsors are heavily involved in the curriculum design to ensure graduates are not only highly qualified but also have the knowledge and skills relevant to the needs of industry. Students normally secure graduate employment before completion of the course. Sponsors also actively recruit graduates from the course but students are not obliged to take up employment with a sponsor.
Students are required to complete 144 credit points, comprising 120 credit points in compulsory subjects and 24 credit points in electives. The central curriculum of the course is computer and information systems. This is supported by studies in management and strategic planning, as well as the necessary background subjects in information technology and programming. There are special conditions relating to students enrolled in this course. Leave of absence and re-admission after withdrawal are not normally granted to students, except under extraordinary circumstances and subject to satisfactory arrangements being possible. Industrial training/professional practice Students spend two six-month, full-time sessions in industry.
- Information technology
- Information systems
Standard entry requirements
Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. This is an intensive scholarship course intended primarily for current school leavers, although applications are also accepted from non-current school leavers. Special application and selection procedures apply. Applicants must submit a Bachelor of Information Technology application questionnaire and attend an interview. Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential and involvement in extra-curricular activities and it is expected that students achieve an ATAR of around 90. If suitable, students are interviewed before selection. Final selection is based on the result of the interview and ATAR. There are two application and interview rounds. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. Assumed knowledge Mathematics and any two units of English. HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced are recommended.
Graduates are eligible for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society.
Students interested in research and who excel in their studies are eligible to undertake one additional full-time year of study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology program.
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There are a limited number of places available in this course according to the number of industry sponsors each year. If selected for this course, students receive a total scholarship of around $46,500 for the duration of the course.
This course is only offered to local students. It is intended for local current school leavers. This course is not offered to international students. Students spend two six-month, full-time semesters in industry.