uts:information technology

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Faculty of Engineering and
Information Technology
Faculty Welcome
Spring 2012
Hung Nguyen
Dean
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Chris Wong
Director of Undergraduate IT
Programs
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Where to find course and
subject information
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Faculty Intranet: http://my.feit.uts.edu.au
Support
Course Info
Handbook
Student guide
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Handbook
http://www.handbook.uts.edu.au
Course &
subject
Details ..
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Where to get help?
Administrative?
Personal?
Academic?
English help?
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Step 0: My Student Admin: Self help….
http://sau.uts.edu.au/managing/msa/html
Subject changes
Admin changes
Everything
Else!
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Can’t find what you need?
Step 1: ADMINISTRATIVE HELP!
… and ENROLMENT issues … fees …
…STUDY PLAN … etc etc
IT Student Centre
Building 10 Student Centre – Level 2
Enquiries: https://ask.uts.edu.au
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Personal issues? Sick? Non-admin or academic
problems?
Step 2: Special Support
• Subject related:
– If you are sick/accident: Special Consideration
– Exams issues? - Special Assessment Conditions
• Personal issues: Visit Student Services Unit
http://www.ssu.uts.edu.au/
– Medical, counselors, financial advice, special needs,
housing, careers & employment, chaplaincy.
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Step 3: ACADEMIC SUPPORT
Problems within a subject: Contact…
1. your tutor
2. your lecturer
3. the Subject Coordinator
Problems (or advice) within a course
4. Your academic advisor
5. the Course Coordinator
6. the Program Director
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Other ACADEMIC SUPPORT
Industry Partnering Unit: Building 2, level 7
Internship positions, Graduate employment, Scholarships, Course
development and review
Learning & Design Centre: Building 2, Level 6
Drop-in – subject based learning resources, access to staff
U:PASS: Peer Assisted Study Success
http://ssu.uts.edu.au/peerlearning/
Students Association: Peer tutoring
http://sa.uts.edu.au/peertutoring/
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Step 4: ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT
Higher Education Language & Presentation
Support (HELPS)
http://ssu.uts.edu.au/helps
– Academic english
– Report writing
– [email protected]
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International, Exchange/study abroad
FEIT International Office: Building 2, level 7, room 080
• Beate.Buckenmaier @uts.edu.au
UTS International Office: Building 1, Level 3A
[email protected]
9514-1796 or 9514-9914
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WOMEN IN ENGINEERING AND IT
• Mentoring program
• “LUCY” workplace program
• Building 2, Level 6, in the LDC room
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Communication
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CONTACTING ACADEMIC STAFF
Email
• Address in the Student Guide, Subject Outline or the
UTS online Directory
• Emails received after working hours will only be attended
to the following day
Appointments
• Appointment can be made with Academics
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Using UTS Email
• Student email provided by Microsoft Live
• Be careful of redirecting
 inbox full? large attachments?
• UTS only communicates to your
student.uts.edu.au address
• Use UTS Online forums for subject help
• Look at MyFEIT intranet for news:
http://my.feit.uts.edu.au/myfeit
Check your UTS email regularly!
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ACCESS TO FACILITIES
http://datasearch.uts.edu.au/about/mapsdirections/map.cfm
CM05 Business
Library
CB04 – Science
CB01 - Tower
CB10 - IT
CB02 –
Engineering
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Reading your timetable
Lec1
Wks1
Tut1
Cmp1
01
01
02
03
Mon
Wed
Wed
Wed
09:00 90min CB04.03.05 28/2-11/4,
09:00 180min CB10.02.312 28/2-11/4,
09:00 180min CB10.02.311 28/2-11/4,
09:00 180min CB10.02.313 28/2-11/4,
2/5-6/6
2/5-6/6
2/5-6/6
2/5-6/6
Lec = Lecture
01 = “activity #” ie: alternative lecture?
Wks = workshop, Tut = Tutorial, Cmp = Computer lab
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Building 10 computer labs
You have two UTS computer accounts:
> An UTS account for all uni-wide computer labs
e.g: Building 10 café, Building 2 commons
> IT Building 10 computer account
http://start.it.uts.edu.au/reset
http://my.feit.uts.edu.au/pages/it_services
GET YOUR IT ACCOUNT THIS WEEK!
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT
General IT assistance (including email & wireless)
https://servicedesk.uts.edu.au/
Phone: ext. 2222
For building 10 labs & IT accounts:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: ext. 7922 (9:00am to 5:00pm - Mon to Fri)
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Building 10 access for IT students
You will have 24 hour PIN access to:
> Building 10
> U/grad: Level 2 labs
> P/grad: Level 2 + Level 3 labs
>Doors at locked at 10pm
You can find your PIN number by visiting
http://pinaccess.uts.edu.au/
You MUST FIRST pass the FEIT Safety Quiz on UTS Online for your pin to be activated.
You should carry your Student ID card at all times.
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Undergraduate IT Students ONLY
IT first year undergraduate lounge
> Located on level 2 of Building 10
> Exclusive for 1st year undergraduate IT
students
> Access is by your PIN.
> The Building 10 Student
Centre staff can help you
find it
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Parking:
http://datasearch.uts.edu.au/about/mapsdirections/directions.cfm
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Market City & Entertainment centre (pay, student discount)
Broadway Shopping Centre (pay – first 3 hrs free; also early bird student discount)
Building 10 - $$$
Street (free and pay) - beware of the time zones !!
Bike facilities
• Building 10 basement
Bus, Trains and Ferries
Transport Infoline: www.131500.com.au
Alan Sixsmith
Course coordinator MIT
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GENERAL
ACADEMIC
MATTERS
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Credit Recognition
> Guidelines vary for undergraduate and postgraduate
courses, and for Engineering and IT courses
> Must be assessed at the beginning of your course – at
enrollment time
> Present all relevant documentation (academic
transcripts, etc)
> Application forms available from your Student Centre or
online: http://www.sau.uts.edu.au/applying/rpl.html
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STUDY MODE
S - Standard mode - generally 3 hours face to face/week
B – Block mode - generally 2 full days of lecture
presentations 2 or 3 times a semester
D – Distance mode – not IT subjects offered in distance
mode
TEACHING SESSIONS
Autumn and Spring –normal subject offerings
Summer – a limited number of subjects will be available
over summer semester as electives for PG and UG
Engineering and IT students
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KEY DATES
> Last day to enroll/add new subjects:
> Week 2: Friday 10th August at 5:00pm
> Last day to withdraw from subject
> Week 5: Friday 31st August at 5:00pm
> Exam period: 10-30th November
> Don’t plan holidays too soon..
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General advice
• Ensure you are servicing your course; it’s not just about passing
subjects – you need to take the responsibility
• Know who to ask or what to do when things go wrong
• We create learning environments to engage; how are you
demonstrating your skills/attributes/capacity in the subject and
course objectives?
• Find the right balance – enjoy University - Study vs Work vs Life
• Cope with change, recovery strategy, dynamic, non-linear,
• Take opportunities that are available, exchange, scholarships,
awards, competitions, volunteer…
• Remember – we are here to help you, but also remember the
complexity of the University!
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POSTGRADUATE
PROGRAM
INFORMATION
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PPostgraduate IT Students
Faculty staff you should know:
Director – Postgraduate Programs (IT)
Rene Leveaux
Course Coordinators (and Academic Advisers)
MIT
Internetworking
IT
Management
Multimedia
Alan Sixsmith
Qiang Wu
Ken Dovey
Meredith Jones
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Postgraduate IT Students
General advice on choosing subjects
> Postgraduate subjects (32nnn, 42nnn and 955nn) (Undergraduate
>
>
>
>
subjects not available)
Postgraduate IT courses include some core subjects, plus many
electives.
Try and study core subjects earlier (provided you meet the
prerequisites).
Plan ahead for your electives and enrol in them as early as
possible – popular electives can become full.
Refer to the handbook and timetable, but if you are really stuck
with choosing subjects, speak with your course co-ordinator,
program director or academic advisor.
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Postgraduate IT Students
General advice on credit recognition (RPL)
> Must be done at the beginning of your course – at
enrollment time
> Present all relevant documentation (academic
transcripts, etc)
> Only available for core subjects in Grad Diploma and
Masters (not for Grad Cert)
> Previous studies from recognized tertiary institutions
and CISCO (only for Internetworking)
> Credit recognition (RPL) is only given for 4 subjects
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Postgraduate IT Students
General advice on subject substitution - MIT
> Instead of credit recognition (RPL) you can replace a
core subject with an elective
> Present all relevant documentation (academic
transcripts, etc)
> Previous studies from recognized tertiary institutions
> Only available for core subjects in Grad Diploma and
Masters
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Postgraduate IT Students
Transferring to another course:
• into a coursework PG course within the Faculty: internal
course transfer. Must meet minimum requirements for
the transfer (GPA; number of failures)
• into a research degree within the Faculty: new
application. Must meet standard admission requirements
for the course.
• Into any course in another Faculty: application via UAC.
Must meet standard admission requirements for the
course.
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UNDERGRADUATE
PROGRAM
INFORMATION
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Undergraduate IT Students
Faculty staff you should know:
Director – Undergraduate Programs (IT)
Chris Wong
Course Coordinators (and Academic Advisors)
BIT
Priya
Nanda
BScIT
BBus
BScIT
Games
IT
Practice
Hons
Bruce
Moulton
Yusuf
Pisan
Sri
Madhisetty
Valerie
Gay
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Undergraduate IT Students
General Course Structure and Advice
> First year of your study is mainly core IT subjects.
> Complete prerequisite subjects in your core, major and
electives.
8 Core Subjects
+
IT Major (48cp)
2nd IT Major
o
r
Sub-Major
(24cp)
o
r
+
2nd Sub-Major
(24cp)
o
r
4 x Electives
IT Experience Program
8 x Electives
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Undergraduate IT Students
Choosing majors:
> Choose major at end of 1st year
> Start with core subjects  until you know what you like.
> Research majors from the handbook.
> Read subject descriptions
> There will be an info session about majors held later
this year – advertised on the student intranet http://my.feit.uts.edu.au/myfeit
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Undergraduate IT Students
Industrial training (DipITProfPrac)
> 9+ months paid work experience
> 3rd full-time year of the BScIT
> Industry Partnering Unit  assist you with
finding a job  YOU still have to apply!!!
> info sessions held each semester.
> Extremely valuable experience on your CV
If you have a problem,
ask someone.
Enjoy your studies at
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TECHNOLOGY
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