Diploma entry requirements

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General Entry Requirements

Please find below the entry requirements for the UNSW Diplomas including entry requirements for the University English Entry Course (UEEC).

COUNTRY / QUALIFICATIONDIPLOMA IN ENGINEERINGDIPLOMA IN SCIENCE
Australia (ATAR)7570
Bangladesh *80% (average of 5 best subjects)75% (average of 5 best subjects)
Brazil *8.5/B Average (of 6 best subjects)8.0/B Average (of 6 best subjects)
Britain (GCE A-Levels) *6 (D average of 2-4 best subjects)5 (D average of 2-4 best subjects)
Cambodia *A/B Average (of 4 best subjects)B Average (of 4 best subjects)
Canadian BC3 (average)2.8 (average)
Canadian OSSD75 (average of 6 best subjects)68 (average of 6 best subjects)
Chile *6.5 (average of 6 best subjects)6.0 (average of 6 best subjects)
China (GaoKao)70%65%
German Abitur2.5 (average of 4 best subjects)3.0 (average of 4 best subjects)
HKDSE (Hong Kong)14 (3 average of 5 best category A)13 (2/3 average of 5 best category A)
India (AISSC)12 (B2 average of 4 best subjects)9 (C1 average of 4 best subjects)
India (ISC)78% (A/B average of 3 best subjects)75% (A/B average of 3 best subjects)
Indonesia *8 (average of 4 best subjects)7 (average of 4 best subjects)
International Baccalaureate *25 (total of 6 best subjects)24 (total of 6 best subjects)
Iran (Konkur) *15 (average of 4 best subjects)13 (average of 4 best subjects)
Japan (National)53 (average best 6 Hensachi scores)50 (average best 6 Hensachi scores)
Japan (Upper Sec) *75% (average of 4 best subjects)70% (average of 4 best subjects)
Kenya *65 (average of 7 best subjects)60 (average of 7 best subjects)
Korean CSAT300300
Korean NUAT *12 (total of best 4 subjects)14 (total of best 4 subjects)
Korean Yr.12 *80% (average of 4 best subjects)80% (average of 4 best subjects)
Macau *80% (average of 4 best subjects)75% (average of 4 best subjects)
Malaysia (STPM)C+/C average (of 4 best subjects)C average (of 4 best subjects)
Malaysia (UEC)B4 average (of 5 best subjects)B4 average (of 5 best subjects)
Middle East (Saudi, UAE) *90% (average of 4 best subjects)90% (average of 4 best subjects)
Myanmar *85% (average of 4 best subjects)80% (average of 4 best subjects)
Nepal *85% (average of 5 best subjects)85% (average of 5 best subjects)
New Zealand80 total Credits with >= 65 at Level 3 and 70 Credits with >= 60 at Level 3 and
North American College Testing (ACT)2220
Norway3 (average of 5 best subjects)2 (average of 5 best subjects)
Pakistan *880800
Philippines *85% (average of 4 best subjects)85% (average of 4 best subjects)
Russia *4.5 (average of 4 best subjects)4.5 (average of 4 best subjects)
SAT11001050
Singapore A-Levels *9 (max 3 H1, max 3 H2 and and max 1 H3 subjects)8 (max 3 H1, max 3 H2 and max 1 H3 subjects)
Sri Lanka A-LevelsC/S average (of 3 best subjects)S average (of 3 best subjects)
Taiwan GSAT *6055
Taiwan Senior 3 *80% (average of 4 best subjects)75% (average of 4 best subjects)
Thailand *B average (of 6 best subjects)B/C average (of 6 best subjects)
Uganda *B/C average (of 4 best subjects)C/D average (of 4 best subjects)
UNSW Foundation Studies7.06.4
Vietnam *30 (total four best subjects)30 (total four best subjects)
West Africa (WASSC)*6 (total four best subjects)8 (total four best subjects)

* In most cases, Year 12 forecast results (Semester 1) are accepted.

Notes:

  • This table is a guide only. For additional qualifications, please enquire at admissions@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au
  • Additional prerequisites in Mathematics and Science may apply.
  • The UNSW Sydney method for calculating total scores and averages are used for Diplomas
  • If you are eligible for direct entry to the same program at UNSW Sydney you may not be admitted to the Diploma program

English entry requirements

Test / certificateRequirement
IELTS (academic module)6 Overall, Writing 6, sub-scores 5.5
TOEFL (paper based)550 Overall, TWE 4.5
TOEFL iBT (Internet)75 Overall, Writing 20
A-Level EnglishC (A- or AS-Level), Humanities subject or General Paper
Cambridge Advanced English169 Overall, Writing 169 (sub-scores 162)
Pearson Test of English50 Overall, Writing 50 (sub-scores 46)
UNSW Institute of LanguagesC Overall, Writing C
HKDSE English3 Overall, Writing 3
All India Senior School Certificate – [CBSE]C2 in English core
Indian School Certificate – [ICSE]60% in English
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)Pass in 914 English
International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)Grade 3 in English A: language and literature at standard or higher level or English B at higher level or 3.5 in English B (at SL or HL)
Australian Foundation Programs65%/C+ in English

University English Entry Course (UEEC) Entry Requirements

(Packaged with the Diploma program and your degree if required)

Test / Certificate10 Week Program15 Week Program20 Week Program
IELTS (academic module)6.0 Overall, Writing 5.5 (Sub-scores 5.0)5.5 Overall, Writing 5.5 (sub-scores 5.0)5.5 Overall, Writing 5.0 (sub-scores 5.0)
TOEFL (paper based)537 Overall, TWE 4.5513 Overall, TWE 4.5513 Overall, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (Internet)75 Overall, Writing 1865 Overall, Writing 1865 Overall, Writing 14
Cambridge Advanced English169 Overall, Writing 162 (sub-scores 154)162 Overall, Writing 162 (sub-scores 154)162 Overall, Writing 154 (sub-scores 154)
Pearson Test of English50 Overall, Writing 46 (sub-scores 38)46 Overall, Writing 46 (sub-scores 38)46 Overall, Writing 38 (sub-scores 38)
UNSW Institute of LanguagesC Overall, Writing D+D+ Overall, Writing D+D+ Overall, Writing D
O-Level EnglishDEN/A
HKDSE English3 Overall, Writing 22 Overall, Writing 22 Overall

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