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Enter Second Year at UNSW Sydney


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If you have big goals to study at UNSW Sydney, a UNSW Diploma can get you there.

Successfully complete this 12-month program to progress straight into Second Year of a UNSW bachelor's degree, no time wasted.

New UNSW Diplomas in 2022

Architecture

A UNSW Diploma in Architecture is your first step to a career in Built Environment. Learning the same content as First Year degree students, you'll study fundamental design and building concepts, with the opportunity to delve deeper into your future career prospects as an architect, interior designer or landscape architect.

Progress to a UNSW Bachelor's degree in:

  • Architectural Studies
  • Interior Architecture (Honours)
  • Landscape Architecture (Honours)
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Media and Communications

A UNSW Diploma in Media and Communication is your first step to a career in media. Learning the same content as First Year degree students, you'll sharpen your academic and English language skills, while studying the fundamentals of journalism, PR or production - to prepare you to launch right in to Second Year with confidence.

Progress to a UNSW Bachelor in Media, specialising in:

  • Communication & Journalism
  • Public Relations & Advertising
  • Screen & Sound Production

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“The Diploma Program was tailored to be just like a regular First Year in a bachelor's degree, which made it easier to progress into Second Year of my Computer Science degree. The program and the supportive environment prepared me for the rest of my journey at UNSW.”
Yousif Midhat Khalid, Iraq
Diploma in Computer Science
Current student at UNSW Sydney

Your journey with a UNSW Diploma

High School
(Year 12)
UNSW Diploma Program
(Year 1)
UNSW Bachelor Degree
(Year 2 & 3)
Graduation

UNSW Diploma Programs CRICOS Provider Code 00098G

UNSW is Sydney's only Group of 8 university to offer a Diploma Program for international students.

Giving you access to a world-class education from day one
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Diploma in Architecture

A Diploma in Architecture at UNSW Sydney is your first step to a career in Built Environment. It provides a direct pathway to Second Year of one of three bachelor's degree programs within UNSW's Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture.

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Diploma in Business

A Diploma in Business at UNSW Sydney is your first step to a career in business, with a direct pathway to Second Year at UNSW Business School.

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Diploma in Computer Science

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.

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Diploma in Engineering

Calling all future engineers! This is the pathway into Australia's #1 Engineering faculty. The UNSW Diploma in Engineering will launch you straight into Second Year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at UNSW.

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Diploma in Media & Communication

A Diploma in Media and Communication at UNSW Sydney is your first step to a career in media. It provides a direct pathway to Second Year of one of three Bachelor of Media programs within UNSW's Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture.

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Diploma in Science

Spark your curiosity and make a difference by studying science at UNSW.The UNSW Diploma in Science will launch you straight into your Second Year of a Bachelor of Science at UNSW. Your STEM career starts here.

Direct path to Second Year

Diplomas are equivalent to your First Year of university, with all content recognised by UNSW. If you missed out on direct entry into UNSW this program can keep your university plans on track - without adding extra time on to your journey.

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Supported and ready to succeed

Access UNSW's world-class facilities (like libraries, design studios, computer, engineering and science labs), clubs and societies from day one, with the added support of UNSW Global behind you.

This means smaller class sizes and personalised consultations with your teachers. You've got this!

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