FEAS Video Submission

Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) Video Submission


Who needs to submit a video?

If you are submitting a FEAS application for admission into a UNSW Engineering program in 2018, and you are an applicant who falls under one of the categories below, you must also submit a personalised video (no more than 5 minutes) by Friday 5th of January 2018 (note new submission deadline for consideration in UAC January Round 1):

  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen who is attempting a 2017 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 (eg. HSC, International Baccalaureate, GCE A Levels, etc).
  • An international fee-paying student attempting a 2017 Australian Year 12, International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, or New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification.


What to include in the video?

The video submission provides you an opportunity to express your motivation for an engineering career. The only requirements are that you:

  • Identify yourself at the start of the video, stating your full name and UAC application number, and clearly show some form of photo identification, and
  • Talking to a PowerPoint style presentation;
  • Use the remaining video time to express your motivation and passion for engineering. You may like to elaborate on:
    • how you became interested in engineering,
    • why you are keen to undertake an engineering degree at UNSW,
    • why you think you will make a good engineer, and
    • what you have done to explore your interest in engineering.

      Other than this, how you do the video is up to you. Be as creative as you wish.

      Examples of how you may address these broad requirements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Simply talking to the camera either using a prepared presentation or speaking ad-lib;
  • Talking to a PowerPoint style presentation;
  • Doing a ‘show and tell’ style presentation, where there is a demonstration of something you have designed, or built, or are proud of, or really interested in, which in turn demonstrates your passion for engineering,
  • Combinations of the above.

There are no requirements for the formatting of the video, except that it should be no more than 5 minutes in duration, and that it should be of a sufficient quality that we can adequately view and hear the presentation. It does not need to be high production quality!


What do I need to do?

  • At the end of your online FEAS application you’ll be provided with a link to the Dropbox used to upload your personalised video.

    Once you have recorded your video (of no more than 5 minutes), you will need to save it to a file name that includes UAC application number and full name. Please use the following format:


    The .xxx refers to the video file extension. So for an applicant, Josephine Blogs, with UAC application number 987654321, and who submits a .mov video file, the naming format should be:


  • Use the Dropbox link to upload the video. You can choose a file from your own computer or from your own Dropbox folder if you have one.


What happens if I do not submit a personalised video?

If you are in one of the categories (listed above) of applicants for which a video submission is compulsory, then the video submission is necessary for your application to be assessed.


I am experiencing difficulty in creating my video or uploading my video to the Dropbox folder, what can I do?

Please email FEAS if you require help with the video submission or other areas of the FEAS process.

Please also check the FAQs on the FEAS web page.


DEADLINE FOR VIDEO SUBMISSION: Video submission will be open until 5pm Wednesday, 6th June 2018.