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University English Entry Course (UEEC)

UEEC prepares you for entry into university if you’ve received a conditional offer from UNSW Sydney.

Level
Upper-Intermediate / Advanced
Duration
10 - 20 weeks
CRICOS
080692D

Why study UEEC?

A pass grade for UEEC allows you entry into UNSW Sydney. You do not need to sit any other English tests.

  • UEEC prepares you for university

  • Over 90% of UEEC students progress directly to UNSW

  • You can package your UEEC and UNSW degree under one visa

  • This course is based on real UNSW lectures, readings and assessments

  • It is taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers

Course Content

Prepare for university by developing your skills in:

  • Establishing academic conventions
  • Listening to and processing real lectures, discussions and media reports
  • Giving academic presentations in your discipline
  • Participating effectively and confidently in academic discussions
  • Reading real university-level texts
  • Producing complex essays, case study analyses and reports
  • Independent learning strategies

"The quality and good disposition of teachers at UNSW Global make it a great place to study. The teachers are always available to help you. They have helped me acquire useful skills to improve my research performance."

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Entry Requirements

Alternative English test results accepted due to COVID-19

The following tests will be accepted for UNSW Global programs until further notice:

  • IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition will have the same entry requirements as those set for IELTS Academic and TOEFL iBT. Scroll down for entry requirements.
  • Duolingo English Test will be accepted for applications from China and Iran until 31 March for 2021 intakes. Applications after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis for students affected by COVID-19. See entry requirements for Duolingo here..
  • English Language Test scores and prior studies in English (including High School) will be accepted for tests completed no more than:
    • Three years before the intended start date in Foundation Studies or Diploma program
    • Two years before the intended start date in an English language course

Undergraduate & Postgraduate

Entry RequirementsDirect entryUEEC 10 WeeksUEEC 15 Weeks
IELTS7.0, Writing 7.0
(subscores 6.5)
6.5, Writing 6.5
(subscore 6.0)
6.5, Writing 6.0
(subscores 5.5)
TOEFL Paper-based PBT589, TWE 5.5577, TWE 5.5577, TWE 5.0
TOEFL Internet-based Test iBT96, Writing 27
(subscores 23)
90, Writing 2590, Writing 23
Pearson Test of English65, Writing 58
(subscores 58)
64, Writing 5864, Writing 54

Entry RequirementsDirect entryUEEC 10 WeeksUEEC 15 WeeksUEEC 20 WeeksEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS7.0, Writing 6.0
(subscores 6.0)
6.5, Writing 6.0
(subscores 5.5)
6.0, Writing 6.0
(subscores 5.0)
6.0, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.5
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)589, TWE 5.0 577, TWE 5.0550, TWE 5.0537, TWE 4.5513, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (internet)94, Writing 2590, Writing 2380, Writing 2075, Writing 1865, Writing 18
Pearson Test of English65, Writing 54
(subscores 54)
64, Writing 5454, Writing 5454, Writing 4646, Writing 46
Cambridge Advanced English185, Writing 169176, Writing 169169, Writing 169169, Writing 162162, Writing 154
HKDSE English5, Writing 44, Writing 43, Writing 43, Writing 32, Writing 3

Entry RequirementsDirect entryUEEC 10 weeksUEEC 15 weeksUEEC 20 weeksEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS6.5, Writing 6.0
(subscores 6.0)
6.0, Writing 6.0
(subscores 5.5, Speaking 5.0)
6.0, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)577, TWE 5.0550, TWE 5.0537, TWE 4.5513, TWE 4.5483, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (internet)90, Writing 2380, Writing 2075, Writing 1865, Writing 1856, Writing 14
Pearson Test of English64, Writing 54
(subscores 54)
54, Writing 54 50, Writing 5046, Writing 4638, Writing 38
Cambridge Advanced English176, Writing 169169, Writing 169169, Writing 162162, Writing 162154, Writing 154
HKDSE English4, Writing 33, Writing 33, Writing 2 2, Writing 2 2

Diploma Programs

Entry RequirementsDirect entryUEEC 10 WeeksUEEC 15 WeeksUEEC 20 WeeksEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS6.5, Writing 6.0
(No score less than 6.0)
6.0, Writing 6.0
(subscores 5.5)
6.0, Writing 6.0
(subscores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)577, TWE 5.0550, TWE 4.5537, TWE 4.5513, TWE 4.5483, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (internet)90, Writing 2375, Writing 2075, Writing 1865, Writing 1856, Writing 14
Pearson Test of English64, Writing 54
(subscores 46)
50, Writing 50
(subscores 46)
50, Writing 46
(subscores 38)
46, Writing 46
(subscores 38)
38, Writing 38
A-Level EnglishC (A- or AS-Level), Humanities subject or General Paper DEN/A
Cambridge Advanced English176, Writing 169
(subscores 162)
169, Writing 169
(subscores 162)
169, Writing 162
(subscores 154)
162, Writing 162
(subscores 154)
154, Writing 154
HKDSE English4 overall, Writing 33, Writing 33, Writing 22, Writing 22
All India Senior School Certificate [CBSE]C1 in English core
India School Certificate [ICSE]70% in English
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)Pass in 920 English
International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)Grade 4 or above in either English A: language and literature at standard or higher level
Australian Foundation Programs70%/B- in English

Entry RequirementsDirect entryUEEC 10 WeeksUEEC 15 WeeksUEEC 20 WeeksEAE 10 Weeks
IELTS6.0, Writing 6.0
(subscores 5.5)
6.0, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.0
(subscores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(subscores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)550, TWE 4.5537, TWE 4.5513, TWE 4.5513, TWE 4.0483, TWE 4.0
TOEFL iBT (internet)75, Writing 2075, Writing 1865, Writing 1865, Writing 1456, Writing 14
Pearson Test of English50, Writing 50
(subscores 46)
50, Writing 46
(subscores 38)
46, Writing 46
(subscores 38)
46, Writing 38
(subscores 38)
38, Writing 38
A-Level EnglishC (A- or AS-Level), Humanities subject or General PaperDE
Cambridge Advanced English169, Writing 169
(subscores 162)
169, Writing 162
(subscores 154)
162, Writing 162
(subscores 154)
162, Writing 154
(subscores 154)
154, Writing 154
HKDSE English3 overall, Writing 33, Writing 22, Writing 22
All India Senior School Certificate [CBSE]C2 in English core
India 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 4 SL or HL
Australian Foundation Programs65%/C+ in English

Dates and Fees

There are multiple entry points for UEEC during the year.

AUD $565 per week (2020/2021 indicative fees)

UEEC start dates for entry to UNSW Diploma Programs

UEEC 20 weeksUEEC 15 weeksUEEC 10 weeksProgress to UNSW Diploma Program
X04 Jan 202108 Feb 2021May 2021
15 Mar 202119 Apr 202124 May 2021Aug 2021
02 Aug 202106 Sep 202111 Oct 2021Jan 2022

UEEC start dates for entry to UNSW undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

UEEC 20 weeksUEEC 15 weeksUEEC 10 weeksProgress to UNSW
X04 Jan 202108 Feb 2021Term 2 2021
04 Jan 202108 Feb 202115 Mar 2021Term 2 2021
15 Mar 202119 Apr 202124 May 2021Term 3 2021
19 Apr 202124 May 202128 Jun 2021Term 3 2021
02 Aug 202106 Sep 202111 Oct 2021Term 1 2022
06 Sep 202111 Oct 202115 Nov 2021Term 1 2022

Entry requirements

You will be placed in an appropriate class based on a test score under the following conditions:

  1. IELTS, TOEFL and PTE tests must have been taken within 12 months of the enrolment date.
  2. If you have variations in test subscores, you may be assessed individually for placement and may require additional weeks of study.
  3. UNSW Global reserves the right to require you to undertake our placement test to confirm appropriate course placement.
  4. UNSW Global reserves the right to make changes to this course placement guide without notice.
  5. Progression into the next English course level depends on your achievement in course assessments. You may progress more quickly or slowly than the indication in weeks provided in this table.
  6. UNSW Global also accepts Cambridge Advanced English (CAE).
  • Please note that Commonwealth financial support is not available for Non-Award programs including Global’s Foundation programs and all language courses
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