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                                                                                                                              REVEAL YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL
                                              Your journey
                                              starts here.
                                              Your full potential is waiting to be discovered and at UNSW we’re
                                              committed to helping you achieve something unique and extraordinary.

                                              Through hands-on learning and original thinking, you will be inspired to
                                              develop and grow – as you build towards your future career.

                                              We are passionate about ensuring our graduates have both the theory and
                                              practical experience they need to do incredible things around the globe.

                                              Learning from academics that are recognised as global leaders in their
                                              fields and working in world-class facilities, you will interact with industry
                                              leaders and apply the latest research in the real-world.

                                              Whatever your own personal challenge, we’ll help you rise to it and
                                              enjoy success.

                                              So join us. Together we can make a difference.

                                              UNSW is on Aboriginal land.
                                              UNSW acknowledges the Bedegal, Gadigal and
                                              Ngunnawal people who are the Traditional Custodians
                                              of the land upon which our campuses stand.

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                                                                                                                                                      REVEAL YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL
                                              What’s                                       Where
                                              inside:                                      are you
                                              Reveal your true potential
                                              Your journey starts here
                                              UNSW. A world leader.
                                                                                           I’m not sure where to start,                        p4
                                              Your experience
                                              Graduate employment			p6                     what’s the first step?
                                              Career readiness				p8                       Start with getting to know us. Discover more
                                                                                           about the different ways you can shape your
                                                                                           experience at UNSW. Here’s what we bring.
                                              Sydney. One of the best.		             p10
                                                                                           I know what I love and what                         p40
                                              Where great minds
                                                                                           I’m good at, what are my options?
                                              come together                                If you’ve got passion, bring it. We’ll help you
                                              Scholarships for the brightest minds   p16
                                                                                           turn it into a career. Go straight to the Degrees
                                              Leading thinkers and researchers		     p18
                                                                                           section and start your search.

                                              Pathways to success		                  p22   I’m ready to apply.
                                              Global pathway programs			 p24                                                                   p104
                                                                                           Good for you! Read about the UNSW
                                              Global diplomas				p26
                                                                                           application, enrolment and admission process.

                                              Campus life
                                              Live on campus				p28
                                              Make new friends				p32
                                              Student support				p34

                                              Your UNSW experience
                                              Study overseas with exchange		         p36
                                              Our academic calendar			               p38

                                              What can I study?			                   p40
                                              Degrees					p42                              At UNSW, we believe that university
                                                                                           is about seeking space to discover
                                              Entry to UNSW                                the best version of yourself. As you
                                              Direct entry table				p100                   prepare for your future, regardless of
                                              English language requirements		 p105
                                                                                           what you want to study, search for what
                                              How to apply				p106
                                                                                           inspires you to change the world for the
                                              Scholarships				p107
                                                                                           better, in an environment where you’re
                                              Tuition fees				p110
                                                                                           encouraged to explore and grow. This
                                                                                           guide is designed to help you get started
                                              Contact us				p114
                                                                                           with your exploration. So dive in and see
                                                                                           where UNSW can take you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      REVEAL YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL
                                                                                                                                                      Top 50 university                               Employer reputation

                                                                                                                                                      We are ranked 44th overall.                     We are ranked 24th in the world
                                                                                                                                                      QS World University Rankings, 2021              for employer reputation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020

                                              UNSW.                                                                                                   23 of the world’s                               International university

                                              A world
                                                                                                                                                      top 50 subjects
                                                                                                                                                                                                      We are the 22nd most international
                                                                                                                                                      With Mineral & Mining Engineering               university in the world*.
                                                                                                                                                      (4th), Civil & Structural Engineering           Times Higher Education Rankings, 2019.
                                                                                                                                                      (11th), Law (14th) & Accounting and             *Based on numbers of international staff and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        students, and research papers with at least
                                                                                                                                                      Finance (15th) all in the top 15.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        one co-author from another country.
                                                                                                                                                      QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020

                                                 UNSW is an internationally acclaimed teaching and                                                    Leading innovation                              Extensive research funding
                                                 research powerhouse.
                                                 As the number one university in Australia for research, our                                          UNSW is the #1 institution attended             UNSW is the leading research institute
                                                 knowledge is proven to make a highly positive impact on                                              by Australian startup founders.                 in NSW with a combined income of
                                                 industry as well as everyday lives across economic, social                                           Startup Muster 2018                             $156.3m in Australian Research Council
                                                 and environmental issues.*                                                                                                                           (ARC) and National Health and Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Research Council (NHMRC) funding
                                                 Throughout your time here, you’ll be mentored by our
                                                                                                                                                                                                      for 184 new projects commencing in
                                                 renowned researchers and educators who are dedicated to
                                                 shaping a generation of forward thinking, environmentally
                                                 conscious and socially engaged individuals.
                                                 The combination of your ambition and our expertise won’t
                                                 just help shape your future, it can help you to create a
                                                 positive impact and make a difference in the world.

                                                                                                                                                      Leaders in education                            5 Stars +

                                                                                                                                                      UNSW Sydney is a founding member of             UNSW Sydney was the first university in
                                                                                                                                                      the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) and        the world to be awarded the maximum
                                                                                                                                                      the PLuS Alliance and we are a member of        QS Five Star Plus rating across
                                                                                                                                                      the Association of Pacific Rim Universities     teaching, research, employability,
                                                                                                                                                      (APRU) and Universitas 21. We are also          facilities and innovation categories.
                                                                                                                                                      the only Australian university to be            We continue to hold this rating in 2020.
                                                                                                                                                      invited to join the Global Alliance of          QS Stars University Ratings, 2020
                                                                                                                                                      Technological Universities.

                                                 *E xcellence in Research in Australia Report & National Engagement and Impact Assessment, 2018/19

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                                              UNSW graduates.

                                                                                                                                                                     YOUR EXPERIENCE
                                              Amongst the
                                              most employable
                                              in the world.
                                              Position yourself for international success with UNSW.

                                              UNSW graduates are making their mark on the world working with some of the biggest global organisations, such as
                                              Google, Unilever, Ernst & Young, Microsoft, Rio Tinto, HSBC, Slater & Gordon, NASA, UNESCO and Oxfam.

                                              When you graduate, you’ll join a global community of more than 315,000 UNSW alumni across 152 countries. You’ll have
                                              unlimited access to a range of exclusive benefits and services, and be invited to a range of alumni events hosted by
                                              UNSW and UNSW-affiliated alumni committees in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, USA
                                              and the UK.

                                              For more information, visit

                                              27th in the world                          5-star rating for                          Rich list
                                              for graduate employability.                getting a job                              UNSW has educated four of
                                                                                         Good Universities Guide, 2020              the top 10 young rich listers
                                              QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020
                                                                                                                                    in Australia.
                                                                                                                                    AFR Young Rich List, 2019

                                              Top earners                                Most employable
                                              The median full-time starting              1st in Sydney & NSW for
                                              salary for UNSW postgraduate               Employer Reputation.
                                              coursework students is the                 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020
                                              highest in Australia.
                                              QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      YOUR EXPERIENCE
                                              Turn your
                                              into a career.
                                              UNSW’s extensive career and academic development services can help you gain practical
                                              workplace skills, obtain professional experience and develop a plan for global career success.

                                              UNSW Student Academic and                                 > Learn about employer expectations in the
                                                                                                          Australian workplace
                                              Career Success
                                                                                                        > Improve your business communication and business
                                              Employers seek well-rounded graduates who can
                                                                                                           writing skills
                                              demonstrate relevant studies, work experience and
                                              extra-curricular involvement. UNSW’s dedicated            For more information, visit
                                              Student Academic and Career Success (SACS) team
                                              helps students gain practical workplace skills, connect   International Students Careers Week
                                              with industry and develop a plan for global career        A week of seminars, panels and online events highlights
                                              success. Career Development Learning Facilitators         the global opportunities available to international
                                              along with Academic Language Learning Facilitators        students. You can meet with international employers,
                                              and English language support are available to you         create beneficial networks, and learn valuable
                                                                                                                                                                    Career-focused learning                                  Offshore networks
                                              throughout your degree to help you become career          recruitment tips from employers and alumni. For more        Taking a professional practice course will show          UNSW maintains offices in China, India and Indonesia
                                              ready. You can attend free seminars, access online        information, visit         employers that you are career focused. It will also      as well as staff posted around the world in North
                                              resources or book a one-on-one careers appointment.                                                                   enhance your competitiveness in the graduate             America, Europe, Africa, and South East Asia.
                                              You’ll also have access to career support up to 18                                                                    recruitment process.                                     Our overseas staff have relationships with leading
                                              months after completing your degree. For more
                                                                                                        Internships                                                                                                          industry partners to promote the UNSW brand and
                                              information, visit                    UNSW offers internships through Work Integrated             CDEV1112: Creating Your Career: Employability            ensure insights from companies around the world
                                                                                                        Learning (WIL) opportunities as part of many of our         for the Future                                           inform our programs. For more information, visit
                                                                                                        degrees. These opportunities can be credited towards        Develop the skills you need to be successful in the
                                              Professional Development Program                          your degree, giving you valuable insights into your         job market and to manage your ongoing career
                                              for International Students                                industry’s workplace culture. WIL provides you with         through this online course supported by interactive
                                                                                                        specific work experience as part of your degree. Check
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Professional skills programs
                                              As an international student, you can take advantage of                                                                face-to-face seminars. For more information, visit
                                                                                                        with your Faculty Student Centre for full details of what                                                            Employers expect graduates to have strong
                                              a Professional Development Program tailored to give                                                         
                                                                                                        is available, or visit                                                                               analytical and problem-solving skills, which are vital
                                              you hands-on experience in a professional workplace.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in many industries. Gathering information, analysing
                                              The program includes a three-day seminar covering                                                                     International Student                                    it, communicating with others, utilising logic and
                                              topics such as business communication, employer           Careers Expo
                                              expectations and recruitment processes. You also          Held twice a year, the UNSW Careers Expo is a
                                                                                                                                                                    Employability Guide                                      imagination and working well in a team are all skills
                                                                                                                                                                    This employability guide is designed specifically for    that help solve problems. UNSW will help you enhance
                                              have the opportunity to complete a 50-hour workplace      chance for students to meet and discuss potential
                                                                                                                                                                    UNSW international students. It provides tips on how     your skills thanks to programs such as Interchange and
                                              experience in offices located throughout UNSW.            employment and internship opportunities with over
                                                                                                                                                                    you can become more employable and includes the          the UNSW Hero Program, which require students to
                                              > Get hands-on experience and confidence in a            100 participating employers, including BHP Billiton,
                                                                                                                                                                    resources and programs available to you as a UNSW        consider and address real world business issues. For
                                                 professional setting                                   Shell, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deloitte,
                                                                                                                                                                    student. For more information, visit   more information, visit
                                                                                                        HSBC, Microsoft, IBM Australia, and many more. For
                                              > Improve your job application and interview skills                                                                   au/international-student-careers
                                                                                                        more information, visit

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                                                                                                                                                                                 Take a break from the books.
                                                                                                                                                                                 There’s always something fun and exciting happening
                                                                                                                                                                                 in Sydney to take your mind off your studies - from
                                                                                                                                                                                 concerts in the Opera House, to free events including

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SYDNEY. ONE OF THE BEST.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Vivid light and musical festival, Chinese New Year
                                                                                                                                                                                 celebrations and the multicultural Parramasala.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Or if you’re more into sport, there are top class sporting
                                                                                                                                                                                 events including cricket, soccer, and rugby. We even
                                                                                                                                                                                 have our own football here called Aussie Rules.

                                                                                                                                                                                 For the more artistic visitors, there are eclectic
                                                                                                                                                                                 theatre productions, local and international music
                                                                                                                                                                                 acts, and arts and culture exhibitions to keep you
                                                                                                                                                                                 entertained and inspired all year round.

                                              one of the
                                                                                                                                                                                 And if you just want a cup of coffee and a quiet
                                                                                                                                                                                 place to sit, Sydney’s café culture is hard to beat.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Get amongst the fun in Sydney

                                              best cities.                                                    Sydney downtown                                                                                                                 Bondi Beach, Sydney

                                              Sydney. It’s one of the best. And that’s not just                     Feel safe and welcome.                                                                                                          Sydney on a budget.
                                              according to us. It’s rated as the third most liveable
                                              city in the world *.                                                  G’day. Hello. Hi. How’s it going? Get used to                                                                                   On a budget? No worries. There are lots of affordable
                                                                                                                    Australians greeting you like this. It’s how we do it                                                                           indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy in Sydney.
                                              What makes it so great? Well, take a look. With a                     here. Aussies are known for being friendly and you’ll
                                              stunning harbour and year-round amazing weather,                                                                                                                                                      Pop into a free art gallery, catch a movie at the local
                                                                                                                    find a smile wherever you go. Plus, Sydney was
                                              it’s easy to see why people fall in love with it.                                                                                                                                                     cinema, set off on a coastal walk, snorkel or surf at
                                                                                                                    ranked fifth safest city in the world in 2019 **.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the beach, or enjoy a budget-friendly lunch or dinner
                                              But Sydney is more than just a pretty face. It offers                 It’s a multicultural city full of people from all over the                                                                      in one of our neighbouring suburbs.
                                              countless business and career opportunities,                          world. So, it will feel like a home away from home,
                                              it’s Australia’s financial and economic powerhouse,                   no matter where you’re from. And the best bit about
                                              plus it’s a multicultural, global city.                               living in a multicultural city? The food. You can find                                                                          Explore Sydney’s surroundings.
                                              There’s always something to do in Sydney, and                         any food you want here. There’s Chinatown, Spice
                                                                                                                    Alley, Little Italy and an array of fresh food markets                                                                          Sydney is all about the outdoors. And it’s more than
                                              UNSW is right in the heart of it all. Come join in.                                                                                                                                                   just beaches.
                                                                                                                    all within easy reach.
                                                                                                                    Bring your appetite. You’ll need it.                                                                                            Grab a picnic and head to one of the beautiful public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    parks for a barbecue with friends. Or if you’re up for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a daytrip or weekend adventure, the Blue Mountains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to the west of Sydney, the Royal National Park to
                                                                                                                    Jumpstart your career connections                                                                                               the south or stunning Palm Beach in the north are
                                                                                                                    in the business capital of Australia.                                                                                           great for a getaway. And of course, there are those
                                                                                                                    Sydney is home to more global firms than any other                                                                              beautiful beaches to the east.
                                                                                                                    Australian city. And as a gateway to Asian economies,                                                                           Fall in love with Sydney
                                                                                                                    you’ll find many valuable networking opportunities to                                                                 
                                                                                                                    help you stand out in the global job market.

                                              *Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, 2019         **Economist Intelligence Unit Safe Cities Index 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sydney Harbour Bridge during
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                                                                                          Crows Nest

                                                                                                                        Neutral Bay

                                              Lane Cove River
                                                                                                       North Sydney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Here’s a little
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Watsons Bay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SYDNEY. ONE OF THE BEST.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       taste of what
                                                                                                                                                        Taronga Zoo
                                                  Parramatta River

                                                                                                                     Sydney Harbour Bridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       you’ll find
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in Sydney.
                                                                                         Millers Point
                                                                                              The Rocks

                                                                             Pyrmont                             Woolloomooloo                                                                                         The best bits.
                                                                                                              Sydney Centre                                                                                                    Sydney is the 9th best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               student city in the world.
                                                                                          Haymarket                                                                                                                            QS Best Student Cities, 2019

                                                                     Glebe       Central Station                                                                                                                               Sydney has an average of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               236 days a year with sun.
                                                                                                                        UNSW Art & Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               31.7% of Sydney’s
                                                                                                                                                                                             Bondi                             population is born overseas.
                                                                                                       Surry Hills

                                                                                                                                                            Bondi Junction                                                     There are over 100 beaches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in Sydney.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bondi Beach

                                                                                                           Moore Park                                                                                                          There are over 250
                                                                                   Alexandria                                                                                                                                  languages spoken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in Sydney.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Sydney Harbour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bridge is also called
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “the coat hanger”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Sydney Opera House
                                                                                                                                                           CBD and South East                                                  hosts 40 events a week.
                                                                                                              UNSW Sydney                                  Light Rail Route
                                                                                                                        Kingsford                                                       Coogee Beach
                                                                                                                                          Light Rail Route

                                                                       International Airport

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                                              Live in the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                SYDNEY. ONE OF THE BEST.
                                              heart of it all.

                                              UNSW has the best of Sydney right at its doorstep. The city
                                              centre and its global businesses are just a short light rail trip
                                              away. Or if you need a break from the books, the beaches
                                              at Bondi and Coogee are not far from campus. Up for some
                                              sightseeing? The famous Sydney Opera House and Sydney                        Sydney Centre
                                              Harbour Bridge are so close you can see them as many times                   20 minutes by bus
                                              as you like.                                                                                     UNSW                Bondi Junction
                                              Plus, there are plenty of food options off-campus with China                                     Art & Design        20 minutes by bus
                                              Town, Thai Town, Spice Alley and more only a bus ride away.
                                                                                                                                               10 minutes by bus
                                              All this and more is easy to get to thanks to Sydney’s public
                                              transport system. There are trains, buses, ferries and light rail
                                              options at all hours of the day. And if you want to make the
                                              most of this beautiful city, jumping on a bike or walking will
                                              help you take it all in at your own pace.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Bondi Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                            20 minutes by car
                                              But what about getting to the main campus? Easy. There’s a
                                              new Light Rail network that’s making it even easier to get to
                                              UNSW. Plus, there are 1,700 buses to and from Central station
                                              every week.                                                                                                                              Randwick
                                                                                                                                                                                       Shopping Complex
                                              Make the most of your time in Sydney.
                                                                                                                                                        10 minute walk
                                                                                                                    UNSW Canberra
                                                                                                                             3 hours by car

                                                                                                                   Sydney Airport
                                                                                                                    20 minutes by car

                                                                                                                                                                                            Coogee Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                            8 minutes by bus

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                                                                                                                                                         International Scientia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Australia’s Global University Award
                                                                                                                                                         Coursework Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Non-financial benefits
                                                                                                                                                         Value                                                    Recipients of the award may also be offered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the following:

                                              For the brightest
                                                                                                                                                         The scholarships will be offered as one of the
                                                                                                                                                         following:                                                 • Invitation to UNSW networking events
                                                                                                                                                           • Offer 1: Full tuition fee scholarship                 • Invitation to attend the Award Ceremony

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WHERE GREAT MINDS COME TOGETHER
                                                                                                                                                           • Offer 2: A$20,000 per annum tuition fee
                                                                                                                                                              scholarship for the minimum duration of             Selection criteria

                                                                                                                                                              the program                                         Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  demonstrate academic merit
                                                                                                                                                         Non-financial benefits
                                                                                                                                                         Recipients of the scholarship may also be offered
                                                                                                                                                         the following:
                                                                                                                                                           • Guaranteed ‘fast-track’ application and interview   UNSW Global Academic Award
                                                                                                                                                              for on-campus accommodation at a UNSW
                                              We offer a number of scholarships and sponsored awards to high achieving international                          Kensington College
                                              students. If you are applying for an undergraduate coursework degree, our scholarships                                                                              UNSW Global offers a range of academic
                                                                                                                                                           • Invitation to UNSW networking events                and English language pathway programs to
                                              and awards are a fantastic opportunity for you to gain financial support while studying.
                                                                                                                                                           • Guaranteed entry to the UNSW Professional           international students who have just missed out
                                                                                                                                                              Development Program                                 on direct entry into university.
                                                                                                                                                           • Ceremony to award the scholarship                   Students who successfully complete a UNSW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Global Foundation Studies program and intend to
                                                                                                                                                         Selection criteria                                       progress to a UNSW bachelor degree are eligible
                                                                                                                                                         Each applicant will be assessed on their ability         for the UNSW Global Academic Award.
                                                                                                                                                         to demonstrate:
                                                                                                                                                           • Academic merit                                      Non-financial benefits
                                                                                                                                                           • Leadership skills (school, workplace                Recipients of the Award may also be offered
                                                                                                                                                              or community)                                       the following:
                                                                                                                                                           • E xtracurricular activities (sporting, cultural       • Invitation to UNSW networking events
                                                                                                                                                              activities, volunteer/work experience)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Invitation to attend the Award Ceremony
                                                                                                                                                           • Reasons for undertaking studies at UNSW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Selection criteria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Each applicant will be assessed on their ability to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  demonstrate academic merit

                                                                                                                                                         My scholarship has given me a platform to focus          Find a scholarship that supports and
                                                                                                                                                         more on my studies and obtain a marketing                recognises your potential!
                                                                                                                                                         internship which is relevant to my course and thus
                                                                                                                                                         adds significant value to my overall profile.            Visit to see the full
                                                                                                                                                         –                                                        range of scholarships available.
                                                                                                                                                         Saurabh Kaura,                                           For more information on eligibility and how
                                                                                                                                                         Master of Commerce - International                       to apply refer to page 107 or
                                                                                                                                                         Business, Economics & Finance                  

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                                                                                                                          Quadrangle Building and lawn

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Established in 2018, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Founders Program has seen

                                                                                                                                                                                                             some outstanding results

                                                                                                                                                                                                             20,000+ individuals have
                                                                                                                                                                                                             participated in entrepreneurial

                                                                                                                                                                                                             activities and events organised
                                                                                                                                                                                                             by the Founders Program team

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WHERE GREAT MINDS COME TOGETHER
                                                                                                                                                                                                             400+ startups and teams supported

                                              World-class                                                                                                                                                    230+ mentors engaged as advisors
                                                                                                                                                                                                             to startup entrepreneurs

                                              researchers.                                                                                                                                                   20+ Hackathons with industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                             partners and faculty

                                                                                                                                                                                                             43% of our startups have female
                                                                                                                                                                                                             co-founders compared to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             industry average of 23%

                                              We transform clever ideas and research
                                              discoveries into successful innovations to benefit
                                                                                                                                                  Your entrepreneurial
                                              society, the economy and future generations.                                                        journey starts here.
                                              We conduct research across a wide range of areas, investing       One of the country’s largest      UNSW offers Australia’s most comprehensive
                                              where we believe we can make the biggest difference, such as:     research communities with         university entrepreneurship program graduating
                                              • S
                                                 olar power (photovoltaics): We broke the record for           approximately 4,500 dedicated     the highest number of Australian startup
                                                the conversion efficiency of a silicon solar cell, and we are   research students.                founders. You will be primed for future success
                                                home to one of the world’s fastest solar-powered cars.                                            by developing entrepreneurial confidence
                                                                                                                                                  throughout your student experience – both
                                              • C
                                                 lean drinking water: We created membrane filtration
                                                technology to filter water that is now used in taps             The Torch Innovation Precinct     within your studies and through involvement
                                                around the world.                                               brings together industry,         with the specialist UNSW Founders Program.
                                                                                                                entrepreneurs, investors, and                                                                The Founders Program fast-tracked our
                                              • Recycling: We have revolutionised recycling by                 policy makers from around the     UNSW Founders is a university-wide program available       growth by putting us in touch with industry
                                                 delivering critically needed innovations to help manage        world. These networks allow       to students, staff and alumni. It is designed to embed     experts and mentors that have been crucial
                                                 the world’s waste.                                             us to facilitate the transition   entrepreneurial skills and knowledge into your             to our product development and business
                                                                                                                from innovation to research and   university experience, while also supporting exceptional   strategy. We've gained not only exposure to the
                                              • Population Ageing: We are developing economic and
                                                                                                                development to realisation.       entrepreneurial talent.                                    startup industry as a whole, but it has made us
                                                 health policy frameworks for government and industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                             think more globally and aspire to expand into
                                                 to sustainably manage this global challenge.
                                                                                                                                                  An inclusive mindset underpins the development and         the larger US market in the future. The funding,
                                              • H
                                                 IV/AIDS: Since diagnosing Australia’s first case of                                                                                                        office space and resources provided have been
                                                                                                                12 Australian Research Council    delivery of UNSW Founders wide-ranging initiatives
                                                HIV, we have been involved in the development of every                                                                                                       invaluable to us succeeding on our journey.
                                                                                                                Centres of Excellence.            which aim to inspire, nurture and educate everyone,
                                                existing antiretroviral HIV drug.                                                                                                                            –
                                                                                                                                                  whether you’re completely new to entrepreneurship,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Vanessa Zhao
                                              • T
                                                 he world’s first quantum computer: Using silicon,                                               or an experienced founder. With one-on-one coaching,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Co-founder, Yellowbox
                                                we are one of the global leaders in the race to build a                                           interactive workshops, pre-accelerator and accelerator
                                                                                                                                                                                                             UNSW Founders 10x Accelerator,
                                                quantum computer.                                                                                 programs, and access to cutting-edge facilities,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cohort 4, 2019
                                                                                                                                                  UNSW Founders clearly signposted journey can take
                                                                                                                                                  you from foundational classes in entrepreneurial
                                                                                                                                                  mindset right through to launching your startup into
                                                                                                                                                  the global marketplace.

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                                              a taste of

                                                                                                                                               WHERE GREAT MINDS COME TOGETHER
                                              UNSW Sydney.

                                              Young Entrepreneurs & Leaders Program

                                              UNSW is a leading entrepreneurial university,
                                              with one of the biggest student start-up programs
                                              in Australia. Whether you're completely new to
                                              entrepreneurship, or already experienced, you can
                                              take advantage of a range of initiatives including
                                              the Founders Program, the 10x Accelerator and the
                                              Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

                                              Within UNSW Global, the Young Entrepreneurs & Leaders
                                              Program is designed to instil you with key leadership and
                                              entrepreneurial skills, including innovation, creativity,
                                              and persuasiveness.

                                              The 10-day program will help you to get a head-start in
                                              developing global entrepreneurial and leadership solutions,
                                              while experiencing first-hand the teaching approach at
                                              UNSW and the culture in Sydney.

                                              For more information, visit

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                                                                                                            Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

                                                             Your pathway                                                                                                  UNSW Global
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Explore UNSW Global’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                three unique, market-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                leading university
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pathways and a range of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                other programs that can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                help you achieve your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                academic and career goals.

                                                                for success.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
                                                                                                                                                                                                Pathway 1*

                                                                                                                                                                                               High school                                      Foundation Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Year 11/12                                    Programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Prepare for life at university
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Build your proficiency
                                                                                                                                                                                        Foundation Studies                                          in English and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    academic subjects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Create your pathway to a
                                                                                                                                                                                             UNSW Sydney                                            successful career through a

                                              Why study at                                                        Who is it for?
                                                                                                                  Students who want to study a bachelors degree                    Undergraduate degree, Year 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UNSW bachelors degree

                                              UNSW Global?                                                        but have missed out on direct entry because they
                                                                                                                  haven’t finished high school, their qualifications are
                                                                                                                  not recognised, they have not met the entry criteria,
                                                                                                                  or they need some additional English tuition.

                                              If you do not meet the entry requirements                                                                                                                                                         Diploma Programs
                                                                                                                                                                                               Pathway 2*
                                              for UNSW, you can choose from multiple                              Progression to UNSW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Fast-track to Second Year of
                                              pathway options that will help you get into a                       When you successfully complete your pathway                                                                                       your UNSW bachelors degree
                                              bachelors degree at UNSW Sydney - one of                            program, and meet the grade point average (GPA)                                                                                   Receive two qualifications:
                                              the world’s top 50 universities.                                    and English language requirements, you will gain                             High school                                      •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a Diploma and a Degree
                                              QS World University Rankings, 2020                                  entry to your chosen UNSW bachelors degree. If                                    Year 12                                     •   Study Business, Computer
                                                                                                                  you are studying Foundation Studies and do not                                                                                    Science, Engineering or
                                                                                                                  meet the GPA required to enter first year, you may                                                                                Science
                                              What is a pathway?                                                  have the option to complete a Diploma Program

                                              Pathway programs are tailored for international
                                                                                                                  before progressing to second year at UNSW.                                      Diploma
                                              students and prepare you for success at University.*
                                              UNSW Global pathways^ include Foundation
                                              Studies Programs, Diploma Programs and English                                                                                                 UNSW Sydney
                                              Language Courses. These programs and courses
                                                                                                                                                                                   Undergraduate degree, Year 2
                                              are designed to give you the academic knowledge                                                                                                                                                   English Language Courses
                                              and English language skills needed to meet the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Prepare for academic
                                              entry requirements to a university degree, while
                                                                                                                             UNSW Foundation Studies will help                                                                                      excellence
                                              making your transition into UNSW Sydney as
                                                                                                                             me gain direct entry into the bachelors                                                                            •   Get a head start on your
                                              smooth as possible.
                                                                                                                             degree in Commerce & Information                                                                                       global career
                                                                                                                             Systems, which will help start my career.                                                                          •   Build your English
                                                                                                                             -                                                                                                                      skills for entry into
                                                                                                                             Sahel Mohammed                                                                                                         Diploma and Foundation
                                               Students who become Australian permanent residents or Australian
                                                                                                                             India                                                                                                                  Studies Programs, and
                                               citizens during a Diploma Program will be subject to additional                                                              An English pathway may be required prior to commencing your

                                               competitive processes for entry to a UNSW Sydney degree program.              Foundation Studies                             program. For more information, see page 108. On completion of           UNSW bachelors and
                                               UNSW Global Pty Limited (ABN 62 086 418 582) delivers UNSW
                                                                                                                                                                           a Foundation Studies Program, if the GPA requirements are not           masters degrees
                                               Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs on behalf of UNSW Sydney                                                             met, students may be eligible to study a Diploma Program and then
                                               under UNSW CRICOS Provider Code 00098G.                                                                                      progress to second year of their chosen UNSW degree.

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                                                    Why complete a                                                                                      Foundation
                                                                                                                                                        Studies will get
                                                    Pathway Program?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
                                                                                                                                                        you there.
                                                                                                                                                        UNSW Global’s Foundation Studies program
                                                                                                                                                        can help you meet the academic and English
                                                                                                                                                        entry requirements for a bachelor degree at
                                                    Over 85% of students from our Foundation Studies programs progress to university.                   UNSW Sydney.

                                                                                                                                                        The program is for you, if you:
                                                                                                                                                        •   Have completed at least 11 years of schooling or
                                                                                                                                                            finished high school.
                                                                                                                                                        •   Just missed out on entry to a UNSW Sydney
                                                    Over 30,000                       University experience              Over 30 years of                   degree or diploma program.
                                                    students have completed our       with lectures and tutorials,       experience preparing           •   Want to study at UNSW.
                                                    Foundation Studies Programs,      for an easy transition to          students for university.
                                                    enjoying success at university    university learning.
                                                    and in their careers.

                                                    1st                               Small classes                      Expert teachers
                                                    Foundation Program                with up to 20 students             who are committed and          We have a range of programs depending
                                                    in Australia.                     per class so you receive           experienced in teaching        on your academic and English language
                                                                                      individual attention.              international students,        levels. To find out which program you are
                                                                                                                         in an engaging and             eligible for, visit
                                                                                                                         supportive manner.             foundation

                                                    Enjoy Foundation Studies supportive learning experience for students through:                       Scholarships
                                                                                                                                                        Scholarships of up to A$7,500 are available
                                                                                                                                                        for Foundation Studies programs for high
                                                          Assisted                               Academic                           Social              achieving students. For more information, visit
                                                          learning                                support                          support    

                                              Personalised    English language           Ongoing                              Peer      Social clubs    The Foundation Studies Standard, Standard Plus and Extended programs meet
                                                                                                        Study clubs                                     the requirements for Foundation Programs which have been registered on CRICOS
                                                learning           support             Assessments                          support     and societies
                                                                                                                                                        for delivery in Australia to overseas students providing an academic preparation
                                                                                                                                                        for seeking entry to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent. UNSW
                                                                                                                                                        Global (CRICOS Provider Code:10120K). Foundation Studies Programs (CRICOS
                                                                                                                                                        Provider Code 00098G), Transition Program (CRICOS Course Code 060623E),
                                                                                                                                                        Standard Foundation Studies Program (CRICOS Course Code 000725G), Standard
                                                                                                                                                        Plus Foundation Studies Program (CRICOS Course Code 019277D), Extended
                                                                                                                                                        Foundation Studies Program (CRICOS Course Code 095626B)

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                                              UNSW Diploma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
                                              Successfully complete a                                                A UNSW Diploma in Business, Computer Science, Engineering
                                              Diploma and progress to                                                or Science provides you with a fast track to success.
                                              second year of a Bachelor                                              A Diploma is equivalent to the first year of a UNSW bachelors
                                              Degree in:                                                             degree. The programs have been designed as an alternative
                                                                                                                     path for international students who have just missed out on
                                              • Bachelor of Commerce
                                                                                                                     direct entry to a UNSW degree. Successfully completing the
                                              • Bachelor of Economics                                               12-month program will allow you to progress into second year
                                              • Bachelor of Engineering                                             of a UNSW bachelors degree in Business, Computer Science,
                                                 (Honours)                                                           Engineering or Science.

                                              • Bachelor of Science                                                 As a Diploma student you will:
                                                 (Computer Science)                                                  • Graduate at the same time as your friends at UNSW
                                              • Bachelor of Science                                                 •    Take equivalent courses and assessments as
                                                                                                                          first year students so you are ready for success in
                                                                                                                          the degree program
                                              For a full list of specialisations
                                              and for more information visit                                         •    Enjoy smaller tutorial classes and have access to additional
                                                                                         free tutoring and consultation
                                              diplomas                                                               •    Access the same facilities and resources as first year
                                                                                                                          undergraduate students
                                                                                                                     •    Earn two UNSW Sydney qualifications by the time you
                                                                                                                          complete your degree - a Diploma and a Bachelors Degree.

                                                                                                                     Scholarships of up to A$7,500 are available for
                                                                                                                     Diploma Programs for high achieving students.

                                                                                                                     For more information, visit

                                              Note: Diploma in Business students must achieve an average of 60% across all Diploma academic courses to be guaranteed entry into Second Year at UNSW. Students studying a
                                              Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering or Science must achieve a pass across all Diploma courses to be guaranteed entry into Second Year at UNSW.

                                              Diploma in Business CRICOS Course Code 102394F, Diploma in Computer Science CRICOS Course Code 102393G, Diploma in Engineering CRICOS Course Code 095863M,
                                              Diploma in Science CRICOS Course Code 095862A

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                                              Places to live.
                                                 Room to grow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       CAMPUS LIFE
                                                                                                                                                      The Kensington Colleges

                                              UNSW has among the largest student housing capacity in Sydney with award-winning
                                              accommodation on and off campus. Live within walking distance of your lecture halls, meet
                                              people from around the world, and make lifelong friends. Alternatively, find your own home
                                              in the neighbouring Eastern Suburbs or by the beach.

                                              Accommodation at UNSW                             Private accommodation options                                    Temporary accommodation

                                              Colleges                                          Rental property                                                  If you haven’t confirmed your university
                                              Colleges provide a choice of full board,          There are many private rental properties in the                  accommodation before you arrive, we recommend
                                              partially catered, and self-catered               suburbs surrounding UNSW. Costs vary according                   you allow three to four weeks before classes begin
                                              accommodation. There is also a range of           to the number of bedrooms, the condition and                     to look for private housing, settle in, and attend
                                              gender-specific options including male only,      location. When renting, you usually sign a six                   orientation sessions. Be sure to book short-term
                                              female only, and mixed male and female            or 12 month lease and pay rent in advance                        accommodation first, then look for long-term options
                                              accommodation. Most colleges cater for dietary    plus a security deposit called a bond. You can                   in person. Short-term accommodation can include
                                              requirements like halal, kosher and vegetarian.   rent a furnished or unfurnished property and                     private hotels, motels, hostels, lodges or furnished
                                                                                                generally there will be additional expenses such                 apartments ranging from A$45 to A$300 per day.
                                                                                                as electricity, gas, telephone and Wi-Fi. Costs
                                              Apartments                                        vary but usually range from A$250 – A$350 per
                                              Apartments offer independent-style living for     student per week in a shared house or apartment.                 Private student housing assistance
                                              undergraduates, postgraduates, couples, and                                                                        UNSW’s International Student Housing Assistance
                                              families with children. There are apartments on                                                                    (ISHA) team can help you look for temporary or
                                              and off campus and costs vary depending on the    Homestay (full board and room-only)                              private accommodation if UNSW accommodation
                                              number of rooms and the location.                 Homestay options include full board and single                   isn’t available when you apply. The service is available
                                                                                                room-only accommodation. Full board usually                      at the start of each term. For more information, visit
                                              You should organise your university
                                                                                                includes a furnished room, use of facilities in the    
                                              accommodation early as places book up
                                                                                                private home of a family or single person, plus
                                              quickly. Go to
                                                                                                breakfast and dinner. Some also include bed
                                              for information about accommodation on the
                                                                                                linen, a laundry service and weekly room cleaning.               Under 18s
                                              UNSW Campus.
                                                                                                Single room-only homestays include a furnished                   Arrangements must be made for students under
                                                                                                room, and gas and electricity expenses in the rent.              18 years of age. These requirements are in line with
                                                                                                You will be responsible for buying your own food,                Australian Government regulations for the care and
                                                                                                cooking, cleaning, laundry and telephone costs.                  welfare of international students under 18. For more
                                                                                                Costs vary but usually range from A$250 - A$350                  information, visit
                                                                                                per student per week. Search our database of
                                                                                                locally listed private properties at

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Outdoor seating near Matthews Food Court

                                                                                                                                                         Private bathroom           Weekly rate                                                                                                                            Private bathroom             Weekly rate
                                                                  Colleges                         Configuration         Catering           Internet                                                                      Apartments                           Configuration              Catering          Internet
                                                                                                                                                             (ensuite)                 (2020)                                                                                                                                  (Ensuite)                   (2020)

                                                                                                                                                                                                        University Terraces                                        Studio and            Self catered          Wi-Fi               Yes                  From A$433.65
                                               The Kensington Colleges: Basser,                       Single rooms     Fully catered –        Wi-Fi     Ensuites in some rooms,        A$532.45
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stylish, affordable and                                    1-bedroom                                                                             per apartment
                                               Philip Baxter and Goldstein                                                19 meals                      shared unisex for others   (shared bathroom)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        modern, the Terraces are a                                 apartments
                                               Made up of the three                                                       per week
                                                                                                                                                                                                        self-sufficient style of living
                                               residentialcolleges — Basser,                                                                                                           A$587.15
                                                                                                                                                                                                        at the heart of UNSW. Find bars,
                                               Baxter and Goldstein — you’ll                                                                                                        (ensuite room)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        cafés, and a supermarket right at
                                               find a strong sense of community
                                                                                                                                                                                                        your doorstep.
                                               and a vibrant social life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Barker Street Apartments                                Studio, 2, 3 and         Self catered          Wi-Fi        No – shared unisex          From A$340.10
                                               Fig Tree Hall                                          Single rooms     Fully catered –        Wi-Fi               Yes                 A$586.65          Five-bedroom apartments offer a                           5-bedroom                                                                               per student
                                               A multi-faith and multicultural                                            19 meals                                                  (ensuite room)      private room with common living                           apartments
                                               college with strong academic                                               per week                                                                      spaces. There are also options
                                               support. In respect for a                                                                                                                                for families, couples and people
                                               multitude of faiths the college                                                                                                                          needing wheelchair access.
                                               is alcohol-free and features
                                               both gender segregated and                                                                                                                               Mulwarree Apartments                                       5-bedroom             Self catered          Wi-Fi        No – shared unisex            A$304.40
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Located approximately 1.5 kilometres                       apartments                                                                            per student
                                               mixed floors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        from UNSW, Mulwarree offers a short
                                                                                                                                                                                                        commute to classes but a reasonable
                                               UNSW Hall                                              Single rooms    Partially catered –     Wi-Fi       No – shared unisex           A$395.75

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CAMPUS LIFE
                                                                                                                                                                                                        distance for people who want a
                                               Drawing students from around                                          breakfast and dinner                                          (shared bathroom)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        distinct life at home.
                                               the world and Australia, this
                                               is a place to broaden your                                                                                                                               High Street Apartments                                 1 and 2-bedroom           Self catered          Wi-Fi               Yes                   From A$495
                                               understanding of others in a                                                                                                                             Located across the road from                              apartments                                                                            per apartment
                                               close and active community, with                                                                                                                         UNSW at Gate 9, this strikes the
                                               many optional events.                                                                                                                                    perfect balance for families or
                                                                                                                                                                                                        couples. Preference is generally
                                               Colombo House                                          Single rooms       Self catered         Wi-Fi               Yes                 A$436.65          given to couples and families
                                               This is the only college to give                                                                                                     (ensuite room)      with children.
                                               you the freedom to cook your
                                                                                                                                                                                                        New College Village                                        Single-room         Optional catering      Wi-Fi                Yes                 A$403 per
                                               own meals, but still be part of
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Quality, fully furnished, air-                             apartments                               and wired                                  apartment,
                                               college events and social life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        conditioned secure accommodation                           and studios                                                                       A$443 per studio
                                                                                                                                                                                                        for postgraduates and selected
                                               Creston College                                        Single rooms     Fully catered –        Wi-Fi         Private ensuite              A$410
                                                                                                                                                                                                        undergraduates on lower campus.
                                               Provides accommodation for up to                                           21 meals                        bathroom in some         (shared bathroom)
                                               25 undergraduate and postgraduate                                          per week                          rooms, shared                               UNSW Village                                          1-bedroom studios          Self catered         Wi-Fi        Ensuite bathrooms in          A$310.70 –
                                               full-time female students.                                                                                bathrooms for others           A$445           A range of fully furnished,                                   and                                   and wired      some rooms, shared             A$489.20
                                                                                                                                                                                    (ensuite room)      stylish and contemporary                                1 to 8-bedroom                                              unisex bathrooms             per student
                                                                                                                                                                                                        apartments conveniently located                           apartments                                                    for others
                                               International House                                    Single rooms     Fully catered –        Wi-Fi       No – shared unisex           A$287.35         on campus.
                                               A cross-cultural college with                                              21 meals                                                 (shared bathroom)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        UniLodge @ UNSW                                            Studio and            Self catered         Wi-Fi        Ensuite bathrooms in         A$442 – A$580
                                               a mix of international and                                                 per week
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Only 10 minutes from UNSW                               2 to 5-bedroom                              and wired      some rooms, shared             per student
                                               domestic students in their senior
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kensington Campus, with a                                 apartments                                               bathrooms for others
                                               undergraduate or postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                        choice of fully furnished studio
                                               studies. Cultural, social and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and shared serviced apartments
                                               sporting activities add to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        with 24-hour security and a
                                               supportive environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        live-in manager.

                                               New College                                            Single rooms     Fully catered –        Wi-Fi          Private ensuite             A$465         Accommodation costs are subject to change and are indicative only.
                                               New College is well-known for                                              21 meals          and wired      bathroom in some        (shared bathroom)
                                               its vibrant community, academic                                            per week                       rooms, shared single-
                                               excellence, pastoral care and                                                                               sex bathrooms for            A$522          Living on campus compared to living off campus
                                               Christian Foundations. Welcomes                                                                                   others             (ensuite room)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       UNSW owned and/or affiliated                                     Independent
                                               students of all denominations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 UNSW Apartment                 UNSW College               Share house              One bedroom
                                               Shalom College                                         Single rooms     Fully catered –        Wi-Fi        Ensuite rooms and             A$487
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Set-up costs                                        A$0                          A$0                           A$3,000                  A$3,700
                                               Warm and friendly, diverse,                                                19 meals                         rooms with shared       (shared bathroom)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bond, furniture, utility
                                               multicultural community                                                    per week                       single-sex bathrooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                        connections etc
                                               open to undergrad and                                                                                            available               A$557
                                               postgrad students.                                                                                                                   (ensuite room)      Accommodation per week                               A$290 to A$580*              A$280 to A$600*               A$250 to A$350           A$470 to A$650

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Internet                                            A$0                          A$0                           A$20 to A$55             A$20 to A$55
                                               Warrane College                                        Single rooms     Fully catered –        Wi-Fi       Shared bathrooms               A$460           Gas and electricity                                 A$0                          A$0                           A$35 to A$140            A$35 to A$140
                                               Open to male students at UNSW.                                             21 meals          and wired                              (shared bathroom)
                                                                                                                          per week                                                                       Food (groceries and eating out)                     A$80 to A$280                A$10 to A$50                  A$80 to A$280            A$80 to A$280
                                                                                                                                                                                        A$600           Transport to university                              A$0                          A$0                           A$40                     A$40
                                                                                                                                                                                    (ensuite room)
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Weekly total                                        A$370 to A$860*              A$290 to A$650                A$425 to A$865           A$645 to A$1,165

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Total annual cost                                    A$19,240 to A$44,720*        A$12,760 to A$28,600*         A$22,100 to A$44,980     A$33,540 to A$60,580
                                              Accommodation costs are subject to change and are indicative only.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              52 weeks                    44 weeks                      52 weeks                 52 weeks

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Living costs are indicative only and will vary based on the location, number of people you live with and the condition of the housing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       For more information, visit and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       *Costs will vary depending on the type of accommodation and catering offered.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Social activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Make the most of your time here and see

                                              A place to make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   some of Australia’s natural wonders, take
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a weekend trip to the Blue Mountains, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Royal National Park or Hunter Valley, go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   whale-watching, surfing and more.

                                              new friends.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Religious centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We welcome students from all religious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   backgrounds to our interfaith religious centre.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chaplains conduct services and studies and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   offer spiritual counselling.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CAMPUS LIFE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Staying safe
                                              UNSW has a village atmosphere that will make you feel at home.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Student safety is our number one priority.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We provide 24/7 security services and have an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   app to help: StaySafe@UNSW. Get the details at

                                                                                                                                              UNSW Library lawn

                                                                                                                                                     Campus life
                                                                                                                                                     Walk to the beach. Tram to the city. Hang out
                                                                                                                                                     on campus.

                                                                                                                                                     Campus facilities
                                                                                                                                                     You’ll find dozens of cafes and restaurants, banks,
                                                                                                                                                     ATMs, a post office, supermarket, food cooperative,
                                                                                                                                                     pharmacy, medical centre, dentist, libraries, a
                                                                                                                                                     fitness and aquatic centre, sports fields and courts!

                                                                                                                                                     Study areas
                                                                                                                                                     We’ve got indoor computer labs and outdoor
                                                                                                                                                     study areas so you can find the right vibe to suit
                                                                                                                                                     your study style. Our outdoor areas have power
                                                                                                                                                     outlets to charge your devices, and our whole
                                                                                                                                                     campus has free Wi-Fi.

                                                                                                                                                     Student Association, Clubs
                                                                                                                                                     and Societies
                                                                                                                                                     Arc is our student association run by students for
                                                                                                                                                     students. With over 300 clubs and societies, you’ll
                                                                                                                                                     find a group that’s right for you! Get amongst it.

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                                                                                                               Whitehouse near UNSW Village                                                                  Engineering Road

                                              We’re here
                                              for you -

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CAMPUS LIFE
                                              every step
                                              of the way.
                                              Our students tell us we are one of the friendliest universities in
                                              Australia with many support services you can rely on. We have
                                              a range of support and development services to assist you from
                                              the time you arrive through to your graduation.

                                              Arrival support                                   Making friends and settling in                        International Student Advisors                      Academic Support
                                              From picking you up at the airport, running new   New students can apply to be matched with a           UNSW’s International Student Advisors are always    As a UNSW Sydney student, you will have
                                              arrival workshops, and taking you on campus       Cultural Mentor before they arrive in Australia.      here to help you with personalised advice and       access to free online resources, academic
                                              tours, our dedicated International Student        Your Cultural Mentor could be an international or     information about all aspects of your university    skills workshops, individual consultations with
                                              Welcome Centre will make sure you feel welcome,   Australian student. The program introduces new        life, your student visa, your wellbeing, and your   Academic Language & Learning Facilitators,
                                              safe and well connected.                          international students to a senior student ‘buddy’    academic performance. Advisors also run our         exam preparation advice, and more. UNSW has
                                                                                                who will answer questions about UNSW and              Under-18 Care Program, supporting younger           a dedicated Learning and Careers Support Hub,
                                                                                                Sydney before you arrive. After you arrive, you can   students throughout their study.                    located right in the middle of campus, which caters
                                                                                                meet up with your mentor to learn about Australian                                                        to all students’ academic support needs.
                                                                                                culture, customs, and being a student at UNSW.        For more information, visit
                                                                                                                                                               For more information, visit
                                                                                                UNSW has many other mentoring programs in                                                       
                                                                                                faculties and the wider university community.
                                                                                                There are also a number of Cultural Transition
                                                                                                programs including Culture of Oz, the Language
                                                                                                Exchange Program, the Discussion Group
                                                                                                and more.

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                                                Gain an
                                                perspective as part
                                                                                                                                             Studying abroad as part of your UNSW          300+ exchange partners
                                                                                                                                             degree will not only enhance your             UNSW offers many opportunities for overseas
                                                                                                                                             time here but will give you invaluable        study, short programs and interning through
                                                                                                                                             life experience. Go immerse yourself          hundreds of leading universities and companies
                                                                                                                                             in another culture, expose yourself to        across Asia, North America, Europe and South

                                                of your degree.
                                                                                                                                             new and different perspectives, build         America. You may be taken out of your comfort
                                                                                                                                             connections with people on the other          zone, but the challenges will empower you to
                                                                                                                                             side of the world. Just go. We promise        develop greater self-awareness and cross-cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                           competencies, establish global professional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  YOUR UNSW EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                                             it will be nothing short of life changing.
                                                                                                                                                                                           networks and make lasting international friendships.

                                                                              Iceland >
                                                                                                                                                                                           Every student should apply
                                                                                                                                                                                           Experiences are as brief as a two-week study
                                                                                            UK >                                                                                           tour or as long as a year of exchange. There are
                                                                                     Ireland >                                                                                             even scholarships to help you get there. One of the
                                                                                                                                                                                           benefits of the UNSW academic calendar is the
                                              < Canada                                             < Europe                                                                                flexibility to choose a program that is right
                                                                                                   Austria, Belgium, Croatia,                                                              for you. Credit is available for many of our
                                                                                                   Czech Republic, Denmark,
                                                                                                                                                                                           overseas programs.
                                                                                                   Finland, France, Germany,
                                                                                                   Italy, Netherlands,                                                < Japan              Start planning your experience at
                                                    < USA                                          Norway, Spain, Sweden,
                                                                                                                                                            < Republic of Korea  

                                                                                                                                                  < China

                                                                                                                                                      < Taiwan, China
                                              < Mexico                                                                                             < Hong Kong, China

                                                                                                                                India >
                                                                                                                                          < Thailand
                                                                                                                                               < Vietnam

                                                                                                                                           < Malaysia
                                                            < Colombia                                                                     < Singapore

                                                                                                                                                        < Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                           Exchange gave me the opportunity to study,
                                                                                                                                                                                           explore and live overseas. I knew that by going on
                                                                                                                                                                                           exchange I would have to learn to be independent,
                                                                                                                                                                                           flexible and open minded. It definitely lived up to
                                                                                                                                                                                           everything I thought it would be. UNSW was an
                                                                                                                                                                                           easy choice for me because initially I didn’t really
                                                                                                        < South Africa                                                                     know what to study, but the broad double degree
                                                                                                                                                                                           options available made it easier to find my degree
                                                             < Chile
                                                                                                                                                                                           and combine it with an overseas exchange.
                                                                                                                                                                           New Zealand >   –
                                                                                                                                                                                           Linda Truong, Bachelor of Science
                                                                < Argentina

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                                              Make your
                                                                                                                                                                         Planning your study.
                                                                                                                                                                         The UNSW Academic Calendar allows you to shape your study to suit your needs, giving you the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                         pursue the experiences you want to have both in and outside the classroom.

                                              studies work                                                                                                                                        Standard load option
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The standard study load is eight courses per year spread over three terms.

                                              for you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Year 1                         Year 2                         Year 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Term 1             3 courses                      3 courses                     3 courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Term 2             3 courses                      2 courses                     3 courses                      Graduation

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Term 3             2 courses                      3 courses                     2 courses
                                              The innovative UNSW3+ academic calendar gives you the flexibility to choose your own study plan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              YOUR UNSW EXPERIENCE
                                              UNSW3+ features three standard 10-week teaching terms plus an optional five-week summer term. You only need to
                                              enrol once annually which allows you to fully plan your entire academic year.
                                              A standard study load is 8 courses (48 Units of Credit) per year spread over three terms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Experiences student option
                                              With UNSW3+ you can schedule a lighter study load of just two courses during the term to suit your needs or
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Flexibility to undertake for-credit experiences such as exchange and Work Integrated Learning (WIL).
                                              undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Experience Term for credit as part of your degree. You can also complete
                                              nine courses per year to free up time for an extracurricular internship or pick up an additional course in the summer                                                    Year 1                        Year 2                         Year 3
                                              term if you just want to get ahead.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Term 1              2 courses                     3 courses                      2 courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Term 2              3 courses                     3 courses                     WIL Term^                      Graduation

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Term 3              3 courses                     Exchange*                      3 courses

                                              The major benefits of the UNSW 3+ academic calendar are:
                                                  tudying a maximum of three courses per term ensures
                                                 you have time to gain deeper knowledge of each subject.
                                                  lexibility to get involved in activities outside of your
                                                 F                                                                                                                                                Early finisher option
                                                 studies, to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
                                                 Experience Term, or build your networks through an                                                                                               Overload to finish one term early in September of Year 3.
                                                 extracurricular internship to enhance your employability.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Year 1                         Year 2                        Year 3
                                                  etter alignment with international university calendars
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Term 1             3 courses                     3 courses                      3 courses
                                                 so you can add global experiences into your studies                                                                         Codie
                                                 more easily.
                                                                                                                          The 3+ Academic Calendar enables                                        Term 2             3 courses                     3 courses                      3 courses
                                              In 2021, a number of degrees will have three                                international students to have more time and
                                              intakes - Term 1 (February), Term 2 (June) and                              flexibility to focus on other commitments,                              Term 3             3 courses                     3 courses                      Graduation
                                              Term 3 (September).                                                         such as job hunting, internships and
                                                                                                                          volunteering. It’s not as overwhelming as
                                              Check the UNSW Degree Finder at
                                                                                                                          other calendars where you might need to
                                              for up-to-date information on UNSW Degrees and their
                                                                                                                          take five courses in one semester.
                                              term intake.
                                              The UNSW3+ calendar dates for 2021 and beyond can be                        Jackie Wu,
                                              found at                                       Bachelor of Computer Science

                                                                                                                                                                         The above examples are based on a standard 3 year degree. Study options available may vary depending on your specific degree requirements.
                                                                                                                                                                         *To maintain full time status at UNSW while on exchange, you need to transfer back 24 Units of Credit per half year.
                                                                                                                                                                         ^The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Experience Term enables you to undertake a real-world placement or project for credit toward your degree.

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                                                           Design and making, art and       Art & Design    p 42   Graphic design, drawing,
                                              Start here                                                                                            Start here
                                                           culture, creative technologies                          animation, photography,
                                                                                                                   textiles, filmmaking

                                              Study        International cultures and
                                                           societies, politics and
                                                           philosophy, education, social
                                                           media and news stories
                                                                                            Arts & Social
                                                                                                            p 46   Languages, English, history,
                                                                                                                   music, debating, storytelling,
                                                                                                                   activism, social sciences        Study
                                              what you     Architecture and outdoor
                                                           spaces, environmental
                                                           challenges, sustainable
                                                                                                            p 56   Design and technology,
                                                                                                                   geography, building and
                                                                                                                   construction, landscaping,
                                                                                                                                                    what you’re

                                                                                                                                                                  WHAT CAN I STUDY
                                              love.                                                                                                 good at.
                                                           and liveable cities, making                             model making
                                                           and building

                                                           Banking and finance,                 UNSW        p 62   Business studies,
                                                           leadership and social                                   economics, technology,
                                                           impact, entrepreneurship                                problem solving and
                                                           and startups, app and web             School            innovation, data and analytics
                                                           development, business
                                                           and investment

                                                           Renewable energy, coding         Engineering     p 68   Mathematics, technology,
                                                           and computing, food                                     software design, science,
                                                           and health sustainability,                              coding and robotics,
                                                           aerospace and future vehicles                           problem solving

                                                           Debating, global and                     Law     p 78   History, English, legal
                                                           environmental challenges,                               studies, debating,
                                                           world news and politics,                                social sciences
                                                           human rights and activism,
                                                           criminology and justice

                                                           Health and wellbeing,               Medicine     p 84   Science, mathematics,
                                                           medical research and                                    sports and exercise
                                                           diagnosis, disaster relief,
                                                           exercise therapy

                                                           Climate change, the universe         Science     p 88   Mathematics, science,
                                                           and exploration, data and                               researching, experimenting,
                                                           technology, experimentation                             exploring nature
                                                           and discoveries

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Graphics Studios,
                                                                                                                                  Paddington Campus

                                              Art &

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ART & DESIGN
                                              Build confidence in your creativity. Supported by our
                                              open community, you will become ready for a thriving
                                              creative career.

                                                       Top ranking in Art & Design
                                                       Immerse yourself in Australia’s top creative
                                                       faculty* - where you will develop future-proofed
                                                       creative, conceptual and professional skills in an
                                                       interdisciplinary environment.

                                                       Connected to industry
                                                       Belong to our world-class creative community. Take
                                                                                                                                                      Career outcomes
                                                       up professional experience opportunities with over
                                                       1,000 industry partners and graduate as part of our                                            Advertising executives      Curators                        Interactive designers
                                                       celebrated graduate network.
                                                                                                                                                      Animators                   Designers                       Jewellery designers

                                                                                                                                                      Artists                     Digital media designers         Media specialists
                                                       Dedicated creative community
                                                       Become a groundbreaking maker on our creative                                                  Arts journalists            Film and television producers   Researchers
                                                       campus in Paddington, which gives access to an
                                                                                                                                                      Arts managers               Furniture designers             Textile designers
                                                       unmatched array of studios, workshops, digital labs
                                                       and expert support staff.                                                                      Communication specialists   Gallerists                      UX designers

                                                                                                                                                      Contemporary artists        Graphic designers               VR specialists
                                                       *UNSW is the only institution to consistently be rated well above world
                                                        standard in the field of Creative Arts and Writing in the Australian                          Creative arts teachers      Illustrators                    3D visualisation specialists
                                                        Research Council’s, Excellence in Research Reports.
                                                                                                                                                      Creative directors          Industrial designers

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Bachelor of Design                                                                                                                              Bachelor of Fine Arts

                                                Program code 4822                With a future-focused, studio-based and                Career opportunities                                    Program code 4821                             The Bachelor of Fine Arts enables you to           Double degree options:
                                                                                 research-led approach, the Bachelor of                 Graphics, media, interaction and digital design,                                                      develop your creative skills and knowledge.        •   Advanced Science (Hons)
                                                CRICOS code 097695F                                                                                                                             CRICOS code 097696E
                                                                                 Design will equip you with the knowledge               communications, branding and advertising,                                                             Taught by our internationally-recognised           •   Arts
                                                Duration 3 years                 and skills to understand how design-led                user experience design, design management,              Duration 3 years                              staff of artists and scholars, you will be         •   Commerce
                                                (+ 1 year Honours option)        solutions enable people to perform at                  consulting and strategy, social innovation              (+ 1 year Honours option)                     able to develop your independent artistic          •   Education (Secondary)
                                                                                 their best. In this degree you will integrate          and entrepreneurship, app development, data                                                                                                              •   Law
                                                Entry February and                                                                                                                              Entry February, June and                      practice in a rigorous and supportive
                                                                                 digital and physical production, critical              visualisation and immersive design, design and                                                                                                           •   Science
                                                September                                                                                                                                       September                                     community of artists and thinkers.
                                                                                                                                        media studios, object, furniture and lighting
                                                                                 thinking, emerging technologies, design
                                                Estimated first year                                                                    design, film, television, and digital production,       Estimated first year                          Two distinct majors are available
                                                                                 research and entrepreneurship.                         design for exhibitions, stage and events, design
                                                tuition A$37,440                                                                                                                                tuition A$37,440                              allowing you to focus on Studio Practice
                                                                                                                                        teaching and academia, jewellery design,
                                                Units of credit (per year/                                                                                                                      Units of credit (per year/                    or Art Theory.
                                                                                 Studio specialisations                                 packaging, illustration and publishing, textile,
                                                total) 48/144                                                                           fashion and costume design.                             total) 48/144
                                                                                 Choose two of the following disciplines to
                                                Assumed knowledge None           specialise in:                                                                                                 Assumed knowledge None

                                                                                 3D Visualisation | Delve into the computer-
                                                                                                                                        Double degree options:
                                                                                                                                        • Commerce
                                                                                 generated world learning key technologies such
                                                                                 as virtual reality systems.                            • Education (Secondary)                               Studio Practice Major                                                          Art Theory Major
                                              Core Studio                                                                               • Media (PR & Advertising)
                                              (6 courses)                        Object | Bring together ceramic, furniture and                                                               Structure                                                                      Structure
                                              +                                  jewellery design to explore materiality, form                                                                Core Studio                                                                    Core Studio
                                              Studio Specialisation              and practice.                                                                                                (6 courses)                                                                    (6 courses)
                                              (8 courses)                                                                                                                                     +                                                                              +
                                              +                                  Experience | Explore the way people experience and                                                           Studio Specialisation                                                          Art Theory Major
                                              History & Theory                   interact with space and design for fields such as                                                            (6 courses)                                                                    (10 courses)
                                              (4 courses)                        exhibitions, events and performing arts.                                                                     +                                                                              +
                                              +                                                                                                                                               History & Theory                                                               Elective & General Education
                                              Professional Practice/Experience   Graphics | Engage with the manipulation of image                                                             (4 courses)                                                                    (8 courses)
                                              (2 courses)                        and type for applications including publications,                                                            +
                                              +                                  visual identity and digital spaces.                                                                          Elective & General Education
                                              Elective & General Education                                                                                                                    (8 courses)                                                                    Study themes
                                              (4 courses)                        Interaction | Learn to design interactive                                                                                                                                                   • Art and Embodiment
                                                                                 experiences for digital systems, products,                                                                                                                                                  • Art and Institutions
                                                                                                                                        I chose my degree because it gave me                  Studio specialisations                                                         • Art, Media and Technology
                                                                                 websites, environments and services preparing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ART & DESIGN
                                                                                                                                                                                              Choose two of the following disciplines to specialise in:                      • Local and Global Art
                                                                                 for a career in User Experience (UX).                  the chance to combine multiple areas of
                                                                                                                                                                                              Drawing | Learn the formal, material and conceptual possibilities of
                                                                                                                                        design and explore the exciting spaces                contemporary drawing practice.
                                                                                 Textiles | Advance the rich histories of textiles to                                                                                                                                        Career opportunities
                                                                                 form an experimental practice in textile design,       in between. It’s given me so much                                                                                                    Arts and cultural management, policymaking and administration,
                                                                                 wearable art, costume and fashion design.              confidence as a professional designer.                Painting | Engage with painting as a formal, material and                      galleries, libraries, archives and museums, creative direction,
                                                                                                                                                                                              conceptual practice.                                                           planning and production, art and design criticism, communications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and journalism, cultural and creative research and scholarship,
                                                                                                                                        Forough Najarbehbahani,                               Printmaking | Gain diverse technical skills across etching,                    multi-platform publishing and distribution, curatorship, festival, event
                                                                                                                                        Bachelor of Design                                    lithography, relief-printing, screen-printing and digital imaging.             and museum management, design thinking and management, public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             programming and engagement, entrepreneurship, strategy, creative
                                                                                                                                                                                              Photography | Develop diverse and transferable photographic skills             social enterprise and startups.
                                                                                                                                                                                              across digital and analogue processes.
                                              Bachelor of Media Arts                                                                                                                          Sculpture | Engage with sculptural, spatial and social possibilities of
                                                                                                                                                                                              contemporary art.

                                                Program code 4813                This is a ground-breaking degree                       3D Visualisation | Delve into the computer-           Moving Image | Explore contemporary approaches to video art, short
                                                                                 introduced to meet industry demand for                 generated world learning key technologies such        film, audio-visual composition and installation.
                                                CRICOS code 097694G                                                                     as virtual reality systems.
                                                                                 creative practitioners who can work across
                                                Duration 3 years                 a range of emerging media technologies.
                                                                                                                                        Moving Image | Explore contemporary
                                                                                                                                                                                              Career opportunities
                                                (+ 1 year Honours option)        You will be taught by accomplished, active
                                                                                                                                        approaches to video art, short film, audio-visual     Contemporary art practice including commercial gallery
                                                Entry February, June and         media artists, producers and theorists,                composition and installation.                         representation, public funding and commissioned work, art direction
                                                September                        creating your work in some of the world’s                                                                    and advertising, arts and cultural administration and policymaking,
                                                                                 best labs and studios.                                                                                       arts education and training, arts writing, publishing and criticism,
                                                Estimated first year                                                                    Career opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                              commercial and news photography, curating and artistic program
                                                tuition A$37,440                                                                        Animation design and production, video, online
                                                                                                                                                                                              management in galleries, museums, festivals and public spaces,
                                                Units of credit (per year/       Studio specialisations                                 and mobile media, interaction, user experience
                                                                                                                                                                                              exhibition planning, design and installation, entertainment, digital
                                                                                                                                        and related environments, game development
                                                total) 48/144                    Choose two of the following disciplines to                                                                   media and technology industries, theatre, film and television
                                                                                                                                        and production, digital publishing, advertising and
                                                                                 specialise in:                                                                                               production, site activation and public art.
                                                Assumed knowledge None                                                                  communications, digital strategy, film, television,
                                                                                 Animation | Develop skills and knowledge across        online and mobile production, multi-platform
                                                                                 contemporary animation processes.                      media development and production, production
                                              Core Studio                                                                               management and development, sound design,
                                                                                 Visual Effects | Explore contemporary potentials       composition and production, scientific imaging
                                              (4 courses)
                                                                                 of animated media from visual effects to motion        and visualisation, media strategy and planning,
                                                                                 capture and encoded media.                             entrepreneurship, innovation and media startups.
                                              Studio Specialisation
                                              (6 courses)
                                                                                 Sound | Create media artworks using
                                              +                                                                                         Double degree options:
                                                                                 sound-based techniques and processes in studio
                                              History & Theory                                                                          • Computer Science
                                                                                 and acoustic environments.
                                              (4 courses)                                                                               • Education (Secondary)
                                              Professional Practice/Experience
                                              (2 courses)
                                              Elective & General Education
                                              (8 courses)

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