University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is one of Australia's leading universities of technology and known for its engagement with top industry professionals. UTS is a practical, hands-on, and innovative university rated as the 8th Best Young University in the world! The city campus is in the heart of Sydney's creative precinct and alongside Sydney's central business district - it's just a five minute walk from Central Station, Sydney's main train and bus station. Sydney is an exciting harbor city known world-over for its beautiful beaches, national parks, cultural diversity, and relaxed suburbs. The mild climate and relaxed attitude make Sydney an ideal place to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate cultural diversity. There is a festival almost every weekend in the city. UTS’s central location means students can easily access Sydney attractions, entertainment, and essential services from the campus' doorstep.
Students may apply to University of Technology Sydney as either a Bilateral Exchange or Direct Enrollment Program. This is the program brochure page for the Direct Enrollment option. Students are enrolled as regular students at the partner university, pay a program fee to Mason, and pay room and board abroad.
Click here to see the brochure page for the University of Technology Sydney Bilateral Exchange program.
Application cycles are open one semester at a time. Applications for the fall/academic year will open around December 1 of the year prior and applications for spring/calendar year will open around July 1 of the year prior.
Click through the brochure tabs to learn more about this program.
In order to participate in this program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Students must have completed at least 45 credits at the time of departure.
- For students applying for fall or academic year programs, this total does not include summer coursework that has yet to be completed.
- UTS requires that 30 of these 45 credits (equivalent to two semesters) must be completed at the university level NOT including courses taken at a community college. If you have not completed this requirement, UTS may be able to evaluate your application based on other admissions standards. Please contact the program administrator (listed on the Contacts & Resources tab) with questions.
- Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application and departure.
- Students planning to study abroad in the last semester of their senior year should discuss this with their GEO program administrator and major advisor as this may affect their ability to graduate on time.
- Recent transfer students cannot study abroad their first semester (not including summer) at Mason.
At UTS, courses are degree programs and subjects are classes. UTS offers undergraduate and graduate coursework in 13 disciplines. You can choose from most disciplines across UTS and tailor a cross-disciplinary study program designed to meet your interests, help you develop a specialization, or gain a unique insight into Australian culture. You may search for classes by discipline (see below) or view all courses UTS offers alphabetically
. UTS has also created Study Abroad and Exchange Subject Guides
which focus on key study areas and are an easy way to locate their more popular subjects.
Students are strongly encouraged to thoroughly research their subjects before submitting their application. It is vital that subjects requested in the application are available in the correct session and prerequisites have been filled. The UTS Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Subjects
helps students select subjects by explaining key terminology and guiding them through the UTS Handbook and UTS Timetable.
- Analytics and Data Science
- includes non-traditional communications subjects such as Sports Media; Digital Information Management; Social and Political Sciences; Music and Sound Design; to highlight a few.
- Creative Intelligence and Innovation
- Design, Architecture, and Building
- Health (GEM)
- Information Technology
- International Studies
- covers International and Global Studies with topics such as Globalization, Global Economy and Global Governance, language and cultural studies.
- Transdisciplinary Innovation
- Subjects from the following programs are generally not available for study abroad students: Nursing clinical and Education placements; Midwifery; all Graduate Health subjects; MBA Executive; Chinese Medicine; Engineering internships. Media Arts Production may have limited availability.
- Most subjects are taught on the City Campus. Students who choose Sport and Exercise Science and Management subjects will find some of their courses based at the new Moore Park Precinct, which is a 35 minute walk from the City campus. A free shuttle bus runs between these two locations.
- UTS does not offer traditional Psychology courses.
Course Equivalency and Plan of Study
The Global Education Office has a Course Evaluation and Registration System
(CERS), which you will use to complete the steps needed to evaluate your courses abroad, and see how they will count at Mason. This database is accessible whether you have already applied, or are just beginning to think about studying abroad. Look at the courses in the database. You are by no means limited to these courses. The database shows courses that have already been evaluated. You can request equivalency for any course not yet evaluated, through CERS.
You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to look at this institution’s courses ahead of time to see how they will match up to your Mason degree requirements. Talk to your academic advisor about what courses you will need to receive credit for during your time abroad to stay on-track for your degree. When looking at courses keep in mind that course schedules can change. We recommend having twice as many courses approved as necessary.
The academic calendar at UTS is fairly different to Mason's. In addition, Australia is in the southern hemisphere where the seasons are reversed to ours. The autumn session (our spring) runs from late February to late June. The spring session (our fall) runs from late July to mid- November.
Students are expected to take a full-time course load during their time at UTS. A full-time course load is 24 credits. A typical course is worth 6 credits.
- 6 UTS Credits = 4 Mason Credits
- 3 UTS Credits = 2 Mason Credits
Students generally take 4 courses per term. This will allow you to transfer between 12-16 credits back to Mason per semester.
When transferring courses back to Mason, the credits will transfer but the grade will not. However, you must receive the equivalent of a "C" or above in order to transfer your credit back. Refer to the table below regarding how grades are converted at UTS
|High Distinction (HD)
|Conceded Pass (PC)
Students participating in this study abroad program will automatically fulfill the Mason Global Understanding core requirement.
UTS strongly recommends students live on campus. UTS Housing provides stress-free, fun, and supported study environments, just a few minutes from class. UTS Housing aspires to be 25% cheaper than similar housing options in Sydney.
UTS Housing cannot guarantee a particular type/style/cost of accommodation. However, booking earlier increases chances of securing a preferred housing type. You will be able to apply for housing as soon as you receive your UTS Student Number, which is the same as your UTS Application Number (even before you receive a full offer of admission).
Program Cost (2019-2020)
- Application Fee
- Tuition and registration fees (Mason and UTS) for 24 UTS credits
- Pre-Departure Orientation
- International Emergency Insurance
- Australian Overseas Student Health Coverage (OSHC)
- Round-trip airfare
- Personal spending
Students can use the budget sheets located at the top of this page to see what GEO estimates as expenses.
As this is a Direct Enrollment Program, students will pay the Global Education Office (GEO) a Program Fee as they normally do in PatriotWeb. Students on GEO programs must pay the advertised program cost order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (application fee + deposit + final balance). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.
Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $200 for Mason students. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $2500 must be received by April 18 (for Fall programs) or November 26 (for Spring programs) in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. Students who are using financial aid may have the deposit deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.
Final Balance: The final balance payment is due by May 2 (for Fall programs) or December 17 (for Spring programs). This is the difference of your Program Cost minus your paid application fee and deposit. Students who are using financial aid may have the payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.
Financial Aid: Students who intend to use financial aid to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the deposit deadline. This form is available once you have started your application for this program in MasonAbroad.
GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Fall/Academic Year: Early-Mid April*
Spring/Calendar Year: Late October-Early November*
*See the bottom of this page for the exact deadlines for the upcoming term(s).
Once accepted into a program, it will be your responsibility to apply for a student visa and/or residence permit (if required, based on your citizenship). You will receive details on this with your acceptance letter. Do not apply for a visa until after you have been officially accepted. Visit the Embassy of Australia's website for further information.
Application fee: $200 for Mason students.
Official Transcripts: An official copy of your Mason transcript is required as well as copies of official transcripts from any other college or university you have attended.
Passport Status: If you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now.
Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents.
Questionnaires: Read and complete the documents according to the instructions.
*Additional paperwork may be required for this program and can be viewed inside your application.