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What will I learn?

Take the first step in your study of the design, construction and uses of computer systems with a Diploma in Computer Science at UNSW Sydney, for a direct pathway into Second Year at Australia’s top Engineering faculty.

Is a UNSW Diploma right for you?

A UNSW Diploma is the perfect transition to university life in Australia. It’s ideal for international students who need extra support, including those who missed out on direct entry into their preferred bachelor degree, or hold qualifications that aren’t recognised by UNSW Sydney.

Study a Diploma in Computer Science at UNSW Global2, and progress to Second Year at UNSW Sydney to study a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science).

A UNSW Diploma makes it easy to adjust to the second year of your undergraduate degree:

  • Smaller classes and at least 20% extra teaching time
  • Additional English and academic skill support
  • Course material equivalent to first year courses within the UNSW Sydney degree
  • Access to the same facilities and resources as undergraduate students

Why study Computer Science at UNSW Sydney?

Pursue your passion to create solutions that will change the world, with a career in the dynamic world of computer systems. UNSW’s globally renowned School of Computer Science and Engineering is in the #1 Engineering faculty in Australia, providing world-class education that empowers students through a hands-on approach. You’ll explore new ideas and diverse perspectives within a vibrant student community, through a wide choice of majors available in your Bachelor of Science (Computer Science).



Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$38,400.00 (20,55,675) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


UNSW Global

223 Anzac Parade,


New South Wales,

2033, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must have ATAR with 74 or equivalent to other countries. For more detailed entry requirements, please visit the UNSW Global website.

English Language scores:

  • IELTS (academic module): 6.0, Writing 6.0 (sub-scores 5.5);
  • TOEFL (paper): 550, TWE 4.5;
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet): 75, Writing 20;
  • Pearson Test of English: 50, Writing 50;
  • A-Level English: C (A- or AS-Level), Humanities subject or General Paper;
  • Cambridge Advanced English: 169, Writing 169 (sub-scores 162);
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB): Grade 3 in English A: language and literature at standard or higher level or English B at higher level or 3.5 in English B (at SL or HL).