"There is nothing more important than innovation"

  • Steve Wozniak
    Co-founder, Apple Inc. Distinguished Professor of Technology, UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT.

TODAY’S INNOVATION. TOMORROW’S PROSPERITY.

Innovation is at the heart of engineering and information technology. At UTS, we’re developing ideas and technology that break conventions to improve lives and society, not just in Australia but around the world.

We produce outcome-driven, user-centred research, and incorporate this into our students’ learning. We’re excited about our future and we invite you to join us.

Big data to help clinicians treat cancer patients

TODAY’S RESEARCH. TOMORROW’S SOLUTIONS.

Research leads to changes that improve how we plan and live our lives. UTS:Engineering and IT research extends knowledge frontiers: from thought-controlled wheelchairs to big data-informed cancer diagnosis; from lifesaving autonomous robots to sustainable technologies that produce drinking water.

We look beyond the obvious and come up with useful, tangible solutions that have a transformational effect on the world. Learn more about becoming a UTS researcher.

Breaking research barriers

THE LIVING LABORATORY

As a living, breathing laboratory, the Engineering and IT Building’s embedded wireless sensors monitor the interior and exterior temperature, air quality, noise, and dust particles. There are also sensors in the concrete to monitor structure movement, and anyone can view and create charts using data gathered by the building.

The building was awarded a 5-star Green Star Rating for design from the Green Building Council of Australia. Its sustainable features include a roof-top wind turbine, solar panels, water recycling and recharging stations for UTS’s battery-powered cars. Roughly 20% of the building’s energy is generated by technology on the roof.

BUILDING SENSORS

  • structural sensorStructural Movement
  • air and dust sesorAir Quality and Dust
  • temporature sensorTemperature
  • noise sensorNoise

Gateway to Innovation: UTS's new Engineering and IT Building

LEARNING.FUTURES

The Engineering and IT Building houses a range of specialised teaching and learning spaces, such as collaborative theatres and classrooms that facilitate group work and practice based learning. The building was designed to incorporate Learning.Futures, the new UTS model of teaching, which encourages students to use technology to build upon concepts discussed and worked on collaboratively in the classroom.

WORLD LEADING TECHNOLOGY AT OUR FINGERTIPS.

Our engineering and IT labs are built with the future in mind and fitted with the latest technology, providing the building blocks for leading edge learning and research.

UTS:Engineering and IT is proudly home to modern laboratory facilities, including the world class Data Arena, Remote Laboratory and Disruptive Design Lab. The Remote Laboratory enables students to log in remotely and conduct real-time experiments from anywhere. It’s the largest laboratory of its kind, and one of the world’s most advanced. The latest addition to our family is the UTS Data Arena – the most advanced immersive and interactive 3D data visualisation facility of its kind in Australia. It can even simulate snow. The Data Arena enables researchers from across the university and industry collaborators to use big data in new ways, making sense of datasets and exploring data provenance to gain new insights.

As recognised leaders in health technology, autonomous systems and robotics, quantum computation, sustainability, and data sciences, we continue to earn distinctions and awards for teaching and research excellence.

UTS Data Arena: on the inside

RECOGNISED FOR INNOVATION AND IMPACT

UTS is young, but it’s moving on up.

The university now ranks 95th in the world for Engineering and Technology according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15, moving into the top 100 for the first time.

UTS was ranked the top Computer Science university in Australia by the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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