What is University English Entry Course (UEEC)?

Be among the 90 per cent of UEEC students who progress to UNSW with the confidence and ability to study at university. 

Have you received a conditional offer from UNSW Sydney, but do not meet the UNSW English entry requirements? Our University English Entry Course (UEEC) will help you improve your English skills before starting your UNSW Diploma Program or an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at UNSW Sydney. In 20 weeks or less, this advanced course will equip you with the English skills you need to start your learning journey. If you pass the UEEC, you do not need to sit any other English tests.

With 15- and 20-week courses available, as well as a 10-week online option, you have the flexibility to study in a way that suits you best.

Intakes

Multiple

Duration

10, 15 or 20 weeks

Weekly class time

20 hours

Progression

A UNSW Diploma or Degree

Delivery mode

On-campus*

Who is this program for?

Our University English Entry Course (UEEC) has been designed specifically for international students who have received a conditional offer from UNSW Sydney but don’t yet meet the UNSW English entry requirements.

The program provides the support you need to achieve your English goals so you can start your UNSW Diploma Program or degree. You’ll improve your writing, speaking and digital skills, develop independent learning skills and receive individual feedback. When you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll progress straight into your UNSW Diploma Program or degree.

*You can study UEEC, our 10-week English Program taught fully online.

Why study with UNSW Global? 

Flexible study options

Choose from a 15- or 20-week program that’s presented in class or a 10-week online program. With multiple intake dates for each duration and pathway, you can find an option that fits your schedule.

Specially designed for UNSW

The UEEC is specially built to prepare you to succeed in the Diploma Program or degree of your choice. You’ll learn content based on UNSW lectures and readings, giving you a preview of what’s to come after you finish your course.

Package under one visa

You can package your UEEC and UNSW degree under one visa, which means fewer steps before you start your learning journey.

Your future at UNSW

The UEEC provides a great foundation to launch your learning career at UNSW.

Once you successfully complete your University English Entry Course, you will progress to a UNSW Diploma Program, or to UNSW Sydney to complete the bachelor’s degree or master’s degree of your choice.

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Overview

The UEEC builds English skills that will help you succeed in real-world student settings. Upon successful completion of the University English course, you’ll have the practical tools you need to get the most out of every lecture, assignment and assessment.

These skills include:

  • Giving academic presentations
  • Contributing effectively and confidently to group discussions
  • Reading university-level text
  • Developing independent learning strategies
  • Using established academic rules and principles
  • Understanding lectures, discussions and media reports

During the course you’ll listen to real lectures, discussions and media reports; practise giving academic presentations; read university-level texts; write essays, case study analyses and reports, and learn about independent learning strategies that fit you and your learning pathway.

You’ll learn from experienced UNSW teachers who will help prepare you for the academic journey ahead. Their knowledge of course material and university course structure will help prepare you for your future at UNSW.

Entry requirements

The University English Program is designed for international students who have received a conditional offer from UNSW Sydney. The duration of the UEEC that works best for you is determined by your current English and academic levels.

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 Academic English Program 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).

View entry requirements

Academic calendars

The academic calendar consists of important dates throughout your study period such as orientation, census dates, study weeks, exam weeks and breaks for your program or course of study.

UNSW Degree

EAE Start EAE Finish UEEC Start (20 weeks) UEEC Start (15 weeks) UEEC Start (10 weeks) UEEC Continue to Second Year
        23–May–22 29–Jul–22 Term 3 – 12 Sep 2022
      23–May–22 27–Jun–22 2–Sep–22 Term 3 – 12 Sep 2022
23–May–22 29–Jul–22 1–Aug–22 5–Sep–22 10–Oct–22 16–Dec–22 Term 1 – 13 Feb 2023
27–Jun–22 2–Sep–22 5–Sep–22 10–Oct–22 14–Nov–22 3–Feb–23 Term 1 – 13 Feb 2023

UNSW Diploma

EAE Start EAE Finish UEEC Start (20 weeks) UEEC Start (15 weeks) UEEC Start (10 weeks) UEEC Diploma Start Diploma Finish Continue to Second Year
6–Sep–21 12–Nov–21 15–Nov–21 4–Jan–22 7–Feb–22 15–Apr–22 9–May–22 28–Apr–23 Term 2 – 29 May 2023
4–Jan–22 11–Mar–22 14–Mar–22 19–Apr–22 23–May–22 29–Jul–22 29–Aug–22 18–Aug–23 Term 3 – 11 Sep 2023
23–May–22 29–Jul–22 1–Aug–22 5–Sep–22 10–Oct–22 16–Dec–22 16–Jan–23 8–Dec–23 Term 1 – 12 Feb 2024

University English Entry Course fees

2022 tuition fees

$A565 per week

UEEC 10 weeks: $A5,700
UEEC 15 weeks: $A8,550
UEEC 20 weeks: $A11,400

UNSW Global fee information.

Note: The tuition fee that you will pay depends on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course. Fees are reviewed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed, so it’s important to remember that indicative tuition fees shown above are not guaranteed. Any update to fees is effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

Ready to apply?

Unsure of what you need to apply? Visit our How to apply page for a step-by-step guide.

 

Why study with UNSW Global?

  • More than 50 years experience

    As the first university language centre in Australia, we have more than 50 years experience in teaching English and preparing students for university.

  • Support as you learn

    Our English language programs are designed for international students like you, so you can develop the study skills to take the next step with confidence.

  • The foundations of your university journey

    Experience life on campus, engage in university style learning and make friends from around the world as you start to prepare for university.

Yin Ziqi UEEC student from China
By doing this English Language Course I have learnt the skills needed for success in my future studies, such as writing English essays, emails, letters and preparing presentations.

Yin Ziqi, China

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