You would only go to UTS for the love of the course. It is the ugliest building in the Sydney CBD and from the few times I have been there doesn’t seem to have much of an atmosphere. However if you do a UTS engineering degree you get A LOT of experience because it is a more practical uni which organises significant amounts of industrial experience.
If you wanted to experience more of the Aussie way of life you would be better off going to Sydney Uni. As others have said it is a beautiful place, and very close to UTS as well.
I did mechanical engineering at UNSW myself so I am biased towards that uni, plus the electrical engineering course there is very good, as a matter of fact the whole engineering department is regarded as top notch.
If you do come to Sydney make sure you find accommodation first. Rental vacancies in the inner city, which is where all 3 unis are, are at an all time low and rents are sky high. Melbourne is cheaper from the housing costs perspective.
Cheers & good luck,
Cheers for the input Ben. This is the sort of information you dont get in the brochures and websites.
Its good to see a fellow engineer on here aswell, I know how hard our degree’s are mate so full respect to you for being an engineer man!
As far as my course is concerned, as said above the Masters in Finance programme at Macquarie is the best but Im not eligible for that so the next best uni’s are UTS and Sydney atleast from what I have been told by people already in the industry.
I have fooled around enough and thoroughly made the most of my undergraduate uni life here in England, so at the end of the day this will now be a postgraduate qualification so Im willing to sacrifice a few pubs and women in order to get the best qualification, so long as it is not too bad.
Regarding accomodation, again cheers for that, I didnt know that either… but I think I will be given uni accomodation? if not, as soon as I get my offer letter I will start looking for accomodation from here itself. The rent should not be a problem as Im going to be paying in pounds and everything is relatively cheaper, even the course is as much as ?7500 cheaper than the ones offered at English uni’s due to the exchange rates, so I’ll be ok on that front.
Any idea how the uni gym is or local gyms in the area… membership fees?
P.S - Congrats on winning the worldcup …AGAIN!, like it was a surprise, I felt that when Jayasuriya and Sangakkara were going at it, they might have had a chance, but in the end you guys were just too good.
I seriously thought, with Vass Murli and Malinga in the team, you might have been in trouble, but Gilly just went mental, I dont think I have ever seen anyone demolish an opposition bowling line up like that!
I’ve was having exams at the time so I couldnt complete my WC thread… so I’ll congratulate you here.