University of Technology Sydney

41017 Global Mobility A

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UTS: Engineering
Credit points: 2 cp

Subject level:

Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Result type: Pass fail, no marks

Requisite elaboration/waiver:

Faculty approval required.


This subject provides students with the opportunity to engage in global short-term programs such as Engineers Without Borders study tours, UTS Global Short Programs and other pre-approved international activities such as volunteer internships, practicum or entrepreneurship placements.

Teaching and learning strategies

This subject provides an immersive, practical learning experience in a host organisation in an international location.

The pre-departure workshops will allow students to work in groups to explore aspects of intercultural learning and to help prepare them for their practical experience in a different society and culture. During the in-country program, students will participate in a program with the host organisation designed to give them practical work and problem-solving experience. Students will also collaboratively and individually reflect on their own and other students’ experiences and learning in workshops after returning to Sydney.

Minimum requirements

Students must actively participate in all activities of the in-country host institution program. Attendance at the pre-departure and presentation seminars is essential. Seminar attendance and the field trip are compulsory.