Client: UTS – FEIT (Faculty of Engineer and IT).

Tasks performed:


The Faculty of Engineering is a faculty of the University of Sydney, Australia. It was established in 1920 and is Australia’s oldest engineering school and one of the most prestigious.

The school has an excellent academic reputation with its programs being ranked in 2011 by the QS World University Rankings by Subject at 21st in the world for Civil Engineering and 27th in the world for Mechanical Engineering. Programs at the school are accredited by professional bodies including Engineers Australia, The Australian Institute of Project Management and the Australian Computer Society

In 2011 it had a student enrolment of 4,645 (9.5% of all students), thus making it Australia’s fourth largest university.






The challenge

In 2019, UTS FEIT (Faculty of Engineering and ITS), approached Pulse for a great project: Promoting a suite of very interesting short courses as part of their continuing education strategy and offering.

The biggest challenge was how to market and differentiate the UTS offering of high-calibre premium courses in a highly cluttered and noisy market ranging from face-to-face events through to free tasters, blended learning options and high-volume, low-cost online alternatives.



The solution

We conducted thorough initial research in conjunction with the client’s internal stakeholders to gather insights, statistics and all possible factors that could inform our strategy.

As a result we identified user personas, audience acquisition strategies and channels to deploy the campaigns. This generated great traffic,  strong engagement and click-through statistics.




The image represents an example of the type of creative we tested throughout the campaign.

Campaign results

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Client Review:

“We found Nico and his team very responsive and committed to the project during our time working together. In addition to the raw results in terms of site traffic and enquiries, we gained a lot of specific insights into digital marketing, our target audience, and the metrics and dashboards which the Pulse team developed and shared to help us monitor and manage the campaigns and our portfolio.“

Steve Crooks, Manager, Professional Education Unit
UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT