Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme (FEAS)

At UNSW Engineering we strive for a better world, driven by our graduates who are passionate in creating solutions for humanity through their diverse perspectives.  

We know that things don’t always go to planand we recognise that your passion for Engineering and your performance in relevant subjects may not be reflected in your ATAR. We are pleased to offer you the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme (FEAS) to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your passion for engineering and performance in relevant subjects to support your ATAR.  

FEAS is an alternative pathway for students who want to study at UNSW but don’t meet the Guaranteed Entry Rank (GE) of 91.00. You should apply for the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme (FEAS) if you are expecting an ATAR between 81.00 and 90.95. FEAS applies to most UNSW Engineering undergraduate programs, including the double degrees with a GE of 91.00. 

Thinking of commencing your UNSW Engineering degree in 2021? FEAS Applications for Term 1, 2021 (UAC December Round 2) will open at 9am on Monday 21st September and close at 11am on Monday 30th November. 

FEAS may re-open for UAC January Round 2 dependant on available places. 

With the Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) we will evaluate your ability in mathematics, physics and other sciences, design and problem solving, as well as your attitude and motivation towards engineering studies. To be eligible you will need to submit your Year 12 report, upload a video demonstrating your suitability to study engineering and an accompanying personal statement. Students who are already part the way through tertiary studies at another university, and are applying to transfer via FEAS only need to complete the FEAS application survey

Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme (FEAS) - How to submit your FEAS application video

It's simple to apply!
Step 1. Submit written responses to four questions in the ‘personal statement’ section.

Step 1

Submit written responses to four questions in the ‘personal statement’ section.

Step 2 - Attach your year 12 school report

Step 2

Attach your year 12 school report.

Step 3. Upload a short video demonstrating how and why you are suited to engineering studies.

Step 3

Upload a short video demonstrating how and why you are suited to engineering studies.

We will evaluate your ability in mathematics, physics and other sciences, design and problem solving, as well as attitude and motivation towards engineering studies.

Just remember, an application for the Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme is not an application to Engineering at UNSW. You will still need to complete a UAC application by the due date. If you need more information on applying for admission to UNSW, visit the Universities Admissions Centre website.

Call 1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679) or ask a question unsw.edu.au/ask-question

Application Portal

Applications for 2021 T1 entry (UAC December Round 2) will open 9am, Monday 21st September.

Apply Here

Personal Statement

The application includes a personal statement section which will ask you..

  • …why you would like to be an engineer 
  • …what is it that attracts you to Engineering at UNSW and the Engineering field
  • …what relevant experience you have had, for example computer programming, model building, design projects, part-time job, work experience
  • …to add anything else that’s not covered in the responses above

You only need to submit one application for FEAS. Remember to save your application after each completed section until you’re ready to submit the complete application.

Video

You are required to submit a video (maximum 5 minutes), which is your chance to tell us all about your motivation and passion to study engineering.*

In the video, you will need to clearly identify yourself and include:

  1. Your full name
  2. UAC application number
  3. Photo identification

Some questions to consider when creating your video:

  • Why are you keen to study engineering?
  • How did you become interested in engineering?
  • Why do you think you’ll be a good engineer?
  • What have you done recently to explore your interest in engineering?

You can also talk about:

  • Any engineering projects you’ve recently been a part of
  • Types of engineering subjects you were passionate about in high school and why
  • Types of engineering subjects you’re interested in and why

Overall, we want to get a really clear sense of why you are passionate about studying Engineering at UNSW.

*If you are applying for FEAS and have undertaken some form of tertiary education (either completed or not completed) then you will not be required to submit a video 

You are eligible if you are...
  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen who is attempting a 2020 Australian Year 12, International Baccalaureate (IB), 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 or NZ NCEA Level 3 whose highest qualification is a Secondary qualification (eg. HSC, International Baccalaureate, GCE A Levels, etc); or
  • An international fee-paying student attempting a 2020 Australian Year 12, International Baccalaureate (IB), or New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification.

Still have questions?

Check out the FAQs or give us a call on 1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679) or ask a question

FEAS FAQS