At UNSW Online, you have the flexibility to shape your learning experience to fit around your busy work and life commitments.

With over 22 fully online programs to choose from, you can broaden your skillset in an area that interests you. Expand your career prospects through an online postgraduate course, such as one of the 100% online masters programs. Or through an online undergraduate program or short course.

You'll have access to leading academics and industry experts. You’ll be able to engage and connect with your fellow peers. You’ll have access to innovative and cutting-edge learning design and materials. You’ll have access to all of this at times that work for you.

Studying at UNSW is possible for everyone. No matter where you are in the world, whether you're working full-time or have family responsibilities or other obligations, you can join the UNSW community and advance your learning journey.  

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Top 20 university

UNSW is ranked the 19th university globally in QS World University Rankings, 2025.

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Leading innovation

UNSW is the #1 attended institution for Australian startup founders and best overall Australian university for entrepreneurs, Crunchbase venture capital start-up data 2021.

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Strong links to industry

We are recognised as the Australian university with the strongest links to industry.

Orientation for online study courses

You’ve taken the first step towards furthering your knowledge and skills with Australia's global university. Before you start your studies, it’s important to orient yourself and prepare for the challenges ahead, particularly if you haven’t studied online before. Working through this orientation information will set you up for success.

This is just the beginning of your orientation process - further information and activities will be provided in your individual program and courses.

Short courses

UNSW's range of short courses are designed so you can upskill in a certain area and advance your career without the time commitment that comes with full programs and degrees. 

Transitioning to online learning

You may be new to studying online or have not studied for quite some time due to work and life commitments. No matter your study experience, we are here to guide you through your new learning online journey.