University English Entry Course (UEEC)

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

  • Upper-Intermediate / Advanced

  • 10 - 20 weeks

  • CRICOS Course code: 095863M

Student girl taking notes in class

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:

  • Established 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

Entry Requirements

UEEC for entry to UNSW undergraduate or postgraduate study

wdt_ID Program Length IELTS Academic Module IELTS Sub scores TOEFL Internet based Test iBT TOEFL Paper based Test PBT Pearson Test of English
1 10 weeks 6 Overall, Writing 6.0 L & R ≥ 5.5, S ≥ 5.0 80 Overall, Writing 20 550 Overall, TWE 5.0 54 Overall, Writing 54
2 15 weeks 6 Overall, Writing 5.5 No score less than 5.0 75 Overall, Writing 18 537 Overall, TWE 4.5 50 Overall, Writing 50
3 20 weeks 5.5 Overall, Writing 5.5 No score less than 5.0 65 Overall, Writing 18 513 Overall, TWE 4.5 46 Overall, Writing 46

UEEC for entry to UG and PG Business, UG and PG Law, UG, PG and Research Built Environment, and PG Arts and Social Sciences, UG Medicine

wdt_ID Program Length IELTS Academic Module IELTS Sub scores TOEFL Internet based Test iBT TOEFL Paper based Test PBT Pearson Test of English
4 10 weeks 6.5 Overall, Writing 6.0 L, R, S ≥ 5.5 90 Overall, Writing 23 577 Overall, TWE 5.0 64 Overall, Writing 54
5 15 weeks 6.0 Overall, Writing 6.0 No score less than 5.0 80 Overall, Writing 20 550 Overall, TWE 5.0 54 Overall, Writing 54
6 20 weeks 6.0 Overall, Writing 5.5 No score less than 5.0 75 Overall, Writing 18 537 Overall, TWE 4.5 54 Overall, Writing 46

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

Pathway to Business and Law postgraduate research programs

wdt_ID Program Length IELTS Academic Module IELTS_subscores TOEFL Internet based Test iBT TOEFL Paper based Test PBT Pearson Test of English
7 10 weeks 6.5 Overall, Writing 6.5 L, R, S ≥ 6.0 90 Overall, Writing 25 577 Overall, TWE 5.5 64 Overall, Writing 58
8 15 weeks 6.5 Overall, Writing 6.0 No score less than 5.5 90 Overall, Writing 23 577 Overall, TWE 5.0 64 Overall, Writing 54

Dates and Fees

There are 10 terms per year for Essential English. 

UEEC 10 week course (2019) AUD $5,600

wdt_ID Program Dates
1 UNSW Term 1 8 October - 14 December 2018
12 November - 8 February 2019
3 UNSW Term 3 27 May - 2 August 2019
1 July - 6 September 2019
5 UNSW Diploma 8 October - 14 December 2018
27 May - 2 August 2019
1 July - 6 September 2019
8 UNSW Diploma (2020) 14 October - 20 December 2019
9 UNSW Term 1 (2020) 14 October - 20 December 2019
18 November 2019 - 7 February 2020

UEEC 15 week course (2019) AUD $8,400

wdt_ID Program Dates
1 UNSW Term 1 3 September - 14 December 2018
8 October - 8 February 2019
2 UNSW Term 3 23 April- 2 August 2019
27 May - 6 September 2019
3 UNSW Diploma 3 September - 14 December 2018
23 April - 2 August 2019
27 May - 6 September 2019
4 UNSW Diploma (2020) 9 September - 20 December 2019
5 UNSW Term 1 (2020) 9 September - 20 December 2019
14 October 2019 - 7 February 2020

UEEC 20 week course (2019) AUD $11,200

wdt_ID Program Dates
1 UNSW Term 1 30 July - 14 December 2018
3 September - 8 February 2019
2 UNSW Term 3 18 March- 2 August 2019
23 April - 6 September 2019
3 UNSW Diploma 30 July - 14 December 2018
18 March - 2 August 2019
23 April - 6 September 2019
4 UNSW Diploma (2020) 5 Aug - 20 Dec 2019
5 UNSW Term 1 (2020) 5 Aug - 20 Dec 2019
9 September 2019 - 7 February 2020

Important Information

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).