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UNSW Diplomas

Enter Second Year at university

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If you have big goals to study at university, a UNSW Diploma can get you there.

This 12-month program in Business, Computer Science, Engineering or Science will launch you straight into Second Year of your chosen UNSW bachelor’s degree.


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“The Diploma Program was tailored to be just like a regular First Year in a bachelor’s degree, which made it easier to progress into Second Year of my Computer Science degree. The program and the supportive environment prepared me for the rest of my journey at UNSW.”
Yousif Midhat Khalid, Iraq
Diploma in Computer Science
Current student at UNSW Sydney

Your journey with a UNSW Diploma

High School
Year 12
English Program
(if required)
UNSW Diploma Program
Second Year at
UNSW Sydney

UNSW Diploma Programs CRICOS Provider Code 00098G

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Diploma in Business

A Diploma in Business at UNSW Sydney is your first step to a career in business, with a direct pathway to Second Year at UNSW Business School.

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Diploma in Computer Science

Take the first step in your study of the design, construction and uses of computer systems with a Diploma in Computer Science at UNSW Sydney, for a direct pathway into Second Year at Australia’s top Engineering faculty.

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Diploma in Engineering

Calling all future engineers! This is the pathway into Australia’s #1 Engineering faculty. The UNSW Diploma in Engineering will launch you straight into Second Year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at UNSW.

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Diploma in Science

Spark your curiosity and make a difference by studying science at UNSW.The UNSW Diploma in Science will launch you straight into your Second Year of a Bachelor of Science at UNSW. Your STEM career starts here.

Direct path to Second Year

Diplomas are equivalent to your First Year of university, with all content recognised by UNSW. If you missed out on direct entry into UNSW this program can keep your university plans on track – without adding extra time on to your journey.

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QS World University
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Supported and ready to succeed

Access UNSW’s world-class facilities (like libraries, design studios, computer, engineering and science labs), clubs and societies from day one, with the added support of UNSW Global behind you.

This means smaller class sizes and personalised consultations with your teachers. You’ve got this!

We have a range of pathway programs to suit your needs.

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