University of Technology Sydney

Postgraduate course information

Postgraduate study requires greater independence, where students take initiative to complete coursework, case studies and/or undertake research projects. At the successful completion of postgraduate study, students are awarded either a Master's or PhD degree.

UTS Science offers postgraduate studies completed either by coursework or research. A degree by coursework is a program that requires completion of written coursework or written exams. Students are required to attend classes and possibly tutorials. There is a set amount of subjects or credit points required to complete, and possibly a research project.

A postgraduate degree by research, also known as higher degree research, is a program where students work under the guidance of a supervisor on a mutually agreed research project, normally in the setting of a laboratory. After an intense period of supervised study and research, students are examined via the submission and presentation of a thesis. Students are not required to attend classes, sit exams or submit coursework.

Inquiries regarding postgraduate coursework programs should be directed to the UTS Student Centre.


Postgraduate students are advised that they may be excluded from a course if they exceed the maximum time allowed for completion of that course (see rule 10.5).


While courses are offered as stand-alone qualifications, they are also components of integrated programs of study that enable students who satisfactorily complete a graduate certificate or graduate diploma to apply for entry to a higher-level course within their chosen field of study. Where a student articulates from one level of study to another, the subjects completed are also carried forward into the higher-level course. Application for articulation may be made via internal course transfer.

Contacts and inquiries

UTS: Science is located at City campus, Broadway, in Buildings 4 and 7. Contact details can be found on the faculty's website.

All student inquiries should be directed to:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222

Further information regarding postgraduate research courses offered by UTS: Science is available from:

Research and Development Coordinator
telephone +61 2 9514 2490
fax +61 2 9514 1656

Postgraduate coursework

UTS: Science's postgraduate courses are innovative, giving students both professional expertise and advanced scientific knowledge, achieving the ideal balance between scientific learning, practical experience and professional expertise.

Postgraduate coursework programs are available in science and mathematics. For more information, please visit our postgraduate Science course information, where you can also chat to our community members.


The following majors are offered in the Master of Science (C04241) and the Master of Science (Extension) (C04265):

  • Advanced Studies (MAJ01177).
  • Analytical Chemical Technologies (MAJ01181)
  • Biomedical Engineering (MAJ03470)
  • Environmental Consultancy and Conservation (MAJ05004)
  • Mathematical and Statistical Data Science (MAJ01124)
  • Medical Laboratory Science (MAJ06254)

Postgraduate research

UTS: Science is a world-class research intensive faculty with a growing reputation for its research quality and impact across a wide range of disciplines. The faculty contributes over 40 per cent of UTS's total research activities, and achieved excellent results in the last Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report:

  • ranked 'well above world standard' for its environmental science and infectious diseases research programs
  • ranked 'above world standard' for its applied mathematics, physical chemistry, forensic science and microbiology research programs
  • ranked 'at world standard' for all of its other research programs.

UTS: Science has a strong commitment and culture in research that is essential to facilitate quality postgraduate research and valuable experiences.

UTS: Science also wins a substantial part of the competitive grants awarded to the University. Much of UTS: Science's research focuses on the activities of its research institutes, centres and units, which include the University's strategic research strengths (see below).

Our research expertise and capabilities are best reflected by the research areas in which our scientists and mathematicians conduct their research.

This concentration of research has enabled UTS: Science to significantly improve the quality of its major equipment and instrumentations in recent years to the benefit of its students.

Research programs may be carried out either on full-time or part-time basis and it is possible for part-time students to undertake a portion of their research at a site external to UTS, provided appropriate supervisory arrangements can be made. Details of current research in progress can be obtained from the office of the Associate Dean (Research and Development).

Contacts and inquiries

Further information is available from:

Research and Development Coordinator
telephone +61 2 9514 2490
fax +61 2 9514 1656

Research profile

UTS: Science's research areas include, but are not limited to:

These research areas are supported by research facilities: