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).

wdt_ID COUNTRY / QUALIFICATION DIPLOMA IN ENGINEERING DIPLOMA IN SCIENCE
1 Australia (ATAR) 75 70
2 Bangladesh * 80% (average of 5 best subjects) 75% (average of 5 best subjects)
3 Brazil * 8.5/B Average (of 6 best subjects) 8.0/B Average (of 6 best subjects)
4 Britain (GCE A-Levels) * 6 (D average of 2-4 best subjects) 5 (D average of 2-4 best subjects)
5 Cambodia * A/B Average (of 4 best subjects) B Average (of 4 best subjects)
6 Canadian BC 3 (average) 2.8 (average)
7 Canadian OSSD 75 (average of 6 best subjects) 68 (average of 6 best subjects)
8 Chile * 6.5 (average of 6 best subjects) 6.0 (average of 6 best subjects)
9 China (GaoKao) 70% 65%
10 German Abitur 2.5 (average of 4 best subjects) 3.0 (average of 4 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

wdt_ID Test / certificate Requirement
1 IELTS (academic module) 6 Overall, Writing 6, sub-scores 5.5
2 TOEFL (paper based) 550 Overall, TWE 4.5
3 TOEFL iBT (Internet) 75 Overall, Writing 20
4 A-Level English C (A- or AS-Level), Humanities subject or General Paper
5 Cambridge Advanced English 169 Overall, Writing 169 (sub-scores 162)
6 Pearson Test of English 50 Overall, Writing 50 (sub-scores 46)
7 UNSW Institute of Languages C Overall, Writing C
8 HKDSE English 3 Overall, Writing 3
9 All India Senior School Certificate – [CBSE] C2 in English core
10 Indian School Certificate – [ICSE] 60% in English

University English Entry Course (UEEC) Entry Requirements

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

wdt_ID Test / Certificate 10 Week Program 15 Week Program 20 Week Program
1 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)
2 TOEFL (paper based) 537 Overall, TWE 4.5 513 Overall, TWE 4.5 513 Overall, TWE 4.0
3 TOEFL iBT (Internet) 75 Overall, Writing 18 65 Overall, Writing 18 65 Overall, Writing 14
4 Cambridge Advanced English 169 Overall, Writing 162 (sub-scores 154) 162 Overall, Writing 162 (sub-scores 154) 162 Overall, Writing 154 (sub-scores 154)
5 Pearson Test of English 50 Overall, Writing 46 (sub-scores 38) 46 Overall, Writing 46 (sub-scores 38) 46 Overall, Writing 38 (sub-scores 38)
6 UNSW Institute of Languages C Overall, Writing D+ D+ Overall, Writing D+ D+ Overall, Writing D
7 O-Level English D E N/A
8 HKDSE English 3 Overall, Writing 2 2 Overall, Writing 2 2 Overall

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