Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme

 At UNSW Engineering we strive for a better world, driven by our graduates who are passionate in creating solutions for humanity through their diverse perspectives.   

We know that things don’t always go to plan, and we recognise that your passion for Engineering and your performance in relevant subjects may not be reflected in your ATAR. We are pleased to offer you the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme (FEAS) to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your passion for engineering and performance in relevant subjects to support your ATAR.   

FEAS is an alternative pathway for students who want to study at UNSW but don’t meet the Guaranteed Entry Rank (GE).You should apply for the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme if you’re expecting an ATAR between 83.00 and 90.95 and want to study at UNSW. FEAS applies to most UNSW Engineering undergraduate programs, including our double degrees with a Guaranteed Entry Rank (GE) of 91. Students who are applying for the Bachelor of Food Science (Hons) program can submit a FEAS application with an ATAR of 80 and upwards.

Find out more about Engineering Degrees on offer at UNSW here

To apply, you must meet one of the following sets of eligibility criteria: 

  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen who is attempting a 2020 Australian Year 12, International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia or the New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification
  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen who is NOT currently undertaking an Australian Year 12, IB in Australia. Or NZ NCEA Level 3 whose highest qualification is a Secondary qualification (such as HSC, International Baccalaureate and GCE A Levels) 
  • An international fee-paying student attempting a 2020 Australian Year 12, International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia or New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification

FEAS Applications for Term 3, 2021 are open now, and you can submit your application through the survey link on the right-hand side of the page. Successful applicants will be made an offer in UAC July Round 1.

Thinking of commencing your UNSW Engineering degree in 2022? Applications for T1, 2022 will open in September.

How to Apply

Step 1: Personal Statement

The application includes a personal statement section, which will ask you:

  • Why you would like to be an Engineer?
  • What is it that attracts you to UNSW Engineering and the Engineering field?
  • What relevant experience you have had? For example, computer programming, model building, design projects, part-time job, work experience, etc.
  • To add anything else that’s not covered in the responses above

Note: Submit written responses to four questions in the ‘personal statement’ section.

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Step 2: Attach Your Year 12 School Report

We’ll evaluate your ability in mathematics, physics and other sciences, design and problem-solving, as well as attitude and motivation towards Engineering studies.

Step 3: Upload a Short Video Demonstrating How & Why You’re Suited to Engineering Studies

Some questions to consider when creating your video:

  • Why are you keen to study engineering?
  • How did you become interested in engineering?
  • Why do you think you’ll be a good engineer?
  • What have you done recently to explore your interest in engineering?

You can also talk about:

  • Any engineering projects you’ve recently been a part of
  • Types of engineering subjects you were passionate about in high school and why
  • Types of engineering subjects you’re interested in and why

Find out more tips with our video on how to submit your FEAS application.

Note: an application for FEAS is not an application to UNSW Engineering. You will still need to complete a UAC application by the due date. If you need more information on applying for admission to UNSW, visit the Universities Admissions Centre website.

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