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UNSW Diploma Programs

Our Diploma Programs are designed for international students who miss out on direct entry to a UNSW degree and who want to fast track to the Second Year* of an undergraduate degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering or Science at UNSW Sydney.

Your journey with a Diploma Program

High School
Year 12
UNSW Diploma Program
Second Year at
UNSW Sydney

Diploma in Business

A Diploma in Business is your first step towards a career in business and finance. This program is your pathway to the Bachelor of Commerce. On successful completion of the Diploma, you will progress straight into Second Year of an undergraduate degree at UNSW Business School, one of the top-ranked business schools in Australia.

  • 12 months

  • Year 12

  • Bachelor of Commerce

Diploma in Computer Science

Fast track your studies and get the support and guidance you need with a UNSW Diploma in Computer Science focusing on the design and construction of computer systems. When you successfully complete the program, you will progress straight into the Second Year of a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree, accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

  • 12 months

  • Year 12

  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

Diploma in Engineering

A Diploma in Engineering is your first step to achieving your career goals of working in one of the many exciting areas of engineering. When you study engineering at UNSW Sydney, you will be studying under the best minds in the country, with the UNSW Engineering Faculty ranked #1 in Australia.

  • 12 months

  • Year 12

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Diploma in Science

A Diploma in Science is a powerful transition to further your study and develop a career in the sciences. We provide the practical and theoretical skills and experience to fast track your career. The UNSW Science Faculty has more than 400 staff and 700 researchers.

  • 12 months

  • Year 12

  • Bachelor of Science

* Diploma in Business students must achieve a Satisfactory Grade (equivalent to IELTS 7.0) for the Communication and Academic Literacy course and a minimum pass for all other courses (with an overall average of 60%), to progress to Second Year of the Bachelor of Commerce at UNSW.

Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering and Science students must achieve a Satisfactory Grade (equivalent to IELTS 6.5) for the Communication and Academic Literacy course and a minimum pass for all other courses to progress to Second Year of the relevant degree program at UNSW.

Students who become Australian permanent residents or Australian Citizens during a Diploma Program will be subject to additional competitive processes for entry to a UNSW Sydney degree program. Students must complete the pre-requisite courses in a Diploma within 24 months to progress to Second Year. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, contact us to discuss your options.

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