University of Technology, Sydney Courses

Most students take 16 US credits (24 UTS units).

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.

Special Considerations

UTS may request that you submit syllabi or an updated official transcript.

Choosing Your Courses 

Refer to the credit translation scale below when selecting your courses:

Australian University Credit Point Units U.S. University Semester Hours of Credit
3 2
4 3
6 4
8 5
9 6
12 8

Choosing Your Courses

Include at least 8-10 courses on your online course form.

When selecting your courses from the university's website:

  • Click on relevant Faculty Advising Guide
  • For more information, click on the Course Code, including:

    - Level

    - Pre-requisites

    - Syllabus

To determine specific availability, use UTS's timetable.

  • On the Class Timetable Builder, refine your search:

    - Teaching Period: Autumn = US Spring semester; Spring = US Fall semester

    - Campus: U (City) only

    - Subject: Enter code and/or name

    - Click Search to find the course

    - Choose course from the drop down

    - Add it to your current selection

    - Create a preliminary timetable 

Special Nomenclature

Australian Term U.S. Equivalent
Faculty School or College
Course Degree
Subject Course
Course Outline Syllabus
Autumn Spring Semester
Spring Fall Semester
Requisite Pre-requisite

Enrollment Process

UTS will review your online course form for approval. Your Program Manager will email you UTS course approvals. After you receive your Certificate of Enrollment (COE) you will be given login information and instructions on how to use your UTS student portal. There, you will be able to enroll in your courses prior to departure. Enroll only in courses listed at ENROLLED or PLANNED in your UTS course approvals. Even if a course is listed as Enrolled you must still log in to choose your timetable.

The online course form students submit to Arcadia prior to departure does not guarantee approval or enrollment in those courses. There is a drop/add period at the beginning of each semester that allows students to make changes to course enrollments. If you make any changes it is your responsibility to inform your home institution.


Additional course fees may be imposed by UTS for enrollment in certain studio and laboratory courses, field excursions or theater trips.

For studio art, graphic art, art media production, drama, dancing or music courses, you will need to submit a portfolio or audition tape to support your application. Submit a portfolio or audition tape on slides or a CD. Submit between 8-12 examples of your work. Portfolio is non-returnable.

Grade Scale

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Grade Description Ranking U.S. Equivalent
7 High Distinction  85 – 100%  A
6 Distinction  75 – 84%  A
5 Credit  65 – 74%  B
4 Pass  50 – 64%  C
3 Conceded* Pass (45 – 49%)  D 
1-2 Failure 0 – 44%  F

*Note: The Conceded grade is not offered by all institutions. Where a host institution uses the Conceded, Conceded Pass or Pass Conceded grade, a D will be issued. Where the host institution does not use Conceded, Conceded Pass or Pass Conceded grade, an F will be issued.