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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

 

Sample Timetable

Please find below a sample Essential English timetable. This is a guide only, and is subject to change. 

Morning class times: 9.00 - 11.00 am and 11.30am - 1.30pm
Afternoon class times: 1.30 - 3.30pm and 4 - 6pm

Monday

Listening to Lectures: identifying specific information and supporting ideas

Reading Skills: locating specific information in the literature and reporting structures

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

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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. 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

Entry RequirementsDirect entry10 Weeks15 Weeks20 WeeksEAE (prior to UEEC)
IELTS6.5, Writing 6.0
(sub-scores 6.0)
6.0, Writing 6.0
(sub-scores 5.5, speaking 5.0)
6.0, Writing 5.5
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.5
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 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 5454, Writing 5450, Writing 5046, Writing 4638, Writing 38
Cambridge Advanced English176 Overall, Writing 169169 Overall, Writing 169169 Overall, Writing 162162 Overall, Writing 162154, Writing 154
UNSW Global ProgramsC+, Writing CC, Writing C-C, Writing D+D+, Writing D+D, Writing D
HKDSE English4, Writing 33, Writing 33, Writing 22, Writing 22

Entry RequirementsDirect entry10 Weeks15 Weeks20 WeeksEAE (prior to UEEC)
IELTS7.0, Writing 6.0
(sub-scores 6.0)
6.5, Writing 6.0
(sub-scores 5.5)
6.0, Writing 6.0
(sub-scores 5.0)
6.0, Writing 5.5
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.5
(sub-scores 4.5)
TOEFL (paper)589, TWE 5.0577, 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 5464, Writing 5454, Writing 5454, Writing 4646, Writing 46
Cambridge Advanced English185, Writing 169176, Writing 169169, Writing 169169, Writing 162162, Writing 154
UNSW Global ProgramsB, Writing C+C+, Writing CC, Writing CC, Writing D+C, Writing D+
HKDSE English5, Writing 44, Writing 43, Writing 43, Writing 32, Writing 3

* For each 0.5 band in Listening, Reading or Speaking subscore below the requirement, add 5 weeks

Entry RequirementsDirect entry10 Weeks15 Weeks
IELTS7.0, Writing 7.0
(sub-scores 6.5)
6.5, Writing 6.5
(sub-score 6.0)
6.5, Writing 6.0
(sub-scores 5.5)
TOEFL Paper-based PBT589, TWE 5.5577, TWE 5.5577, TWE 5.0
TOEFL Internet-based Test iBT96, Writing 2790, Writing 2590, Writing 23
Pearson Test of English65, Writing 5864, Writing 5864, Writing 54

Entry RequirementsDirect entry10 Weeks15 Weeks20 WeeksEAE (prior to UEEC)
IELTS6.0, Writing 6.0
(sub-scores 5.5)
6.0, Writing 5.5
(subscores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.5
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.0, Writing 5.0
(sub-scores 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 5050, Writing 4646, Writing 4646, Writing 3838, Writing 38
A-Level EnglishC (A- or AS-Level), Humanities subject or General PaperDEN/A
Cambridge Advanced English169, Writing 169
(sub-scores 162)
169, Writing 162
(sub-scores 154)
162, Writing 162
(sub-scores 154)
162, Writing 154
(sub-scores 154)
154, Writing 154
UNSW Global ProgramsC, Writing CC, Writing D+D+, Writing D+D+, Writing DD, Writing D
HKDSE English3 Overall, Writing 33, Writing 22, Writing 222
All India Senior School Certificate u2013 [CBSE]C2 in English core
India School Certificate u2013 [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

Entry RequirementsDirect entry10 Weeks15 Weeks20 WeeksEAE (prior to UEEC)
IELTS6.5, Writing 6.0
(No score less than 6.0)
6.0, Writing 6.0
(sub-scores 5.5)
6.0, Writing 6.0
(sub-scores 5.0)
5.5, Writing 5.5
(sub-scores 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 5450, Writing 5050, Writing 4646, Writing 4638, Writing 38
A-Level EnglishC (A- or AS-Level), Humanities subject or General PaperDEN/A
Cambridge Advanced English176, Writing 169
(sub-scores 162)
169, Writing 169
(sub-scores 162)
169, Writing 162
(sub-scores 154)
162, Writing 162
(sub-scores 154)
154, Writing 154
UNSW Global ProgramsC+, Writing CC, Writing CC, Writing D+D+, Writing D+D, Writing D
HKDSE English4 Overall, Writing 33, Writing 33, Writing 22, Writing 22
All India Senior School Certificate u2013 [CBSE]C1 in English Core
India School Certificate u2013 [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 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

20 weeks15 weeks10 weeksContinue
UNSW Diploma Program
16 Nov 20204 Jan 20218 Feb 2021May 2021
15 Mar 202119 Apr 202124 May 2021Aug 2021
2 Aug 20216 Sep 202111 Oct 2021Jan 2022

UEEC start dates for entry to UNSW undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

20 weeks15 weeks10 weeksContinue
Year one UNSW
XX12 Oct 2020Term 1 2021
X12 Oct 202016 Nov 2020Term 1 2021
16 Nov 20204 Jan 20218 Feb 2021Term 2 2021
4 Jan 20218 Feb 202115 Mar 2021Term 2 2021
15 Mar 202119 Apr 202124 May 2021Term 3 2021
19 Apr 202124 May 202128 Jun 2021Term 3 2021
2 Aug 20216 Sep 202111 Oct 2021Term 1 2022
6 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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