Support to pursue an exciting career

The Department of Defence offers the Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship (DCUS) scheme for aspiring students who wish to pursue a Computing & Cyber Security or an Engineering degree with UNSW Canberra at ADFA.

DCUS provides participants with full tuition fee coverage, a generous bursary of $2000 per year of study and paid work experience placements.

If you complete your degree at UNSW Canberra as a DCUS student, you'll graduate from one of the top universities in Australia with no HECS-HELP debt and also be eligible to apply for a full-time job at the Department of Defence.

Although the DCUS scheme is aimed at students interested in a career in the Department of Defence, there are no return of service obligations upon graduation.

Explore your study options

Explore your undergraduate study options across Engineering or Computing & Cyber Security.

Bachelor of Computing & Cyber Security

This degree helps you develop the attributes and skills needed for a career in software and cyber security engineering, research, innovation, management and operations.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Aeronautical)

Graduate and kickstart your career as an aeronautical engineer working at the cutting-edge of engineering by designing, manufacturing and maintaining aircraft in the aviation and aerospace industries.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

As a civil engineering student at UNSW Canberra, you’ll have access to purpose-built workshops and facilities. You'll also benefit from the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)

Our degree equips you with the skills, including high-level project management skills and engineering expertise, you need to practice as an electrical engineer.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

This program focuses on building high-level project management skills and engineering expertise. You’ll be challenged to design, create and improve systems that turn energy into power and motion.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Naval Architecture)

This program runs in parallel with Mechanical Engineering for the first two years. You'll then be admitted (based on suitable progress) to the honours Naval Architecture degree.

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