Admission Requirements

Undertaking a postgraduate by coursework program with UNSW Engineering is a rewarding and challenging experience. Our highly sought after graduates are leaders in their fields and are part of an engaged alumni network. We take pride in supporting our students to develop their passion for their chosen area and through the provision of scholarships, awards and prizes believe a university experience should be accessible to anyone. Find out how to qualify to study with us.

Postgraduate Coursework Degrees

Master of Engineering

If you’re interested in undertaking a Master of Engineering you must:

  • Have a three- or four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree in a related discipline with a minimum 65% average*
  • If you hold a three-year Engineering Science degree at least equivalent to the first three years of a related Engineering degree accredited under the Washington Accord may be considered also

Master of Engineering Science

To study a Master of Engineering Science, students need:

  • A recognized four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree
  • UNSW Graduate Diploma in a related discipline of engineering with a minimum 65% average*.

Master of Information Technology

In order to undertake a Master of Information Technology program you’ll need:

  • A three-year undergraduate degree equivalent to a standard Australian Bachelor degree in a discipline containing mathematics up to year two level, and an average mark of 65% average;
  • Or completion of the 7543 UNSW Graduate Certificate in Computing, and an average mark of 70% average;
  • Or completion of the 5543 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, and a minimum 65% average.

*Cutoffs will vary for some students, please see specific country information below.

NOTE: The minimum average required for entry is as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator which adjusts for the pass mark of your institution.

Country and Regional Specific Admission Requirements

British Students

If you have a three-year British degree, you’re eligible to apply for UNSW Engineering's postgraduate programs. However, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE: Students accepted with 3-year degrees will not be granted Advanced Standing for UNSW Engineering Masters programs and must complete the full 2 years of Masters study.

Chinese Students

Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average for most engineering programs.