Guaranteed Entry for admission to UNSW

UNSW has introduced Guaranteed Entry to provide clarity and reduce uncertainty for prospective students. This allows us to tell you today what selection rank will guarantee you a place in Engineering at UNSW. For more information about Guaranteed Entry visit this page and read through the information below. 

How do I apply for Guaranteed Entry?

There is no application for Guaranteed Entry – all you need to do is apply via the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for a degree at UNSW. To receive a Guaranteed Entry offer to UNSW, you must:

1. Have a rank (ATAR + adjustment factors) at or above the Guaranteed Selection Rank published below

2. Have the degree listed as one of your UAC preferences for the UAC Main Round

3. Ensure that UNSW degree is your highest eligible preference

If you are unsure about how to order your preferences, contact the UNSW Future Students Office for advice.

Guaranteed Selection Ranks for Engineering
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Degree Name UAC Code 2017 GE Rank 2018 GE Rank 2019 GE Rank
Aerospace Engineering (Hons) 425050 92.00 92.00 93.00
Bioinformatics Engineering (Hons) 425770 92.00 92.00 93.00
Chemical Engineering (Hons) 425550 92.00 92.00 93.00
Civil Engineering (Hons) 425400 92.00 92.00 93.00
Civil Engineering/Environmental 425401 92.00 92.00 93.00
Engineering (Civil with Architecture) (Hons) 425450 96.00 96.00 96.00
Civil/Mining Engineering 425401 92.00 92.00 93.00
Computer Engineering (Hons) 425700 92.00 92.00 93.00
BE ME Electrical Engineering 425150 96.00 96.00 96.00
Computer Science (BSc) 425800 92.00 92.00 93.00
Computer Science/Arts 425800 92.00 92.00 93.00
Computer Science/Media Arts (Hons) 425801 92.00 92.00 93.00
Computer Science/Science  425800  92.00  92.00   93.00 
Electrical Engineering (Hons)  425100  92.00   92.00   93.00 
BE ME Electrical Engineering  425150 96.00 96.00  96.00
Engineering (Hons)/Arts  425850 92.00  92.00  93.00 
Engineering (Hons)/Master of Biomedical Engineering  425950 92.00  92.00  93.00 
Engineering (Hons)/Commerce 425900 97.20 97.00 97.00
Engineering (Hons)/Computer Science 425850 92.00  92.00  93.00
Engineering (Hons)/Science 425850 92.00  92.00  93.00
Environmental Engineering (Hons) 425470 92.00  92.00  93.00
Flexible First Year 425000 92.00  92.00  93.00
Food Science and Technology (BSc) 425600 92.00  92.00  93.00
Geospatial Engineering (Hons) 425500 92.00  92.00  n/a
Industrial Chemistry (Hons) 425550 92.00  92.00  n/a
Mechanical Engineering (Hons) 425050 92.00  92.00  93.00
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Hons)  425050 92.00  92.00  93.00
Mechatronic Engineering (Hons) 425020 92.00  92.00  93.00
Mining Engineering (Hons) 425300 92.00  92.00  93.00
Naval Architecture (Hons) 425050 92.00  suspended suspended
Petroleum Engineering (Hons) 425650 92.00  92.00  93.00
Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Engineering (Hons) 425200 92.00  92.00  93.00
Renewable Energy Engineering (Hons) 425200 92.00  92.00  93.00
Software Engineering (Hons) 425750 92.00  92.00  93.00
Surveying (Hons) 425500 92.00  92.00  93.00
Telecommunications (Hons) 425100 92.00  92.00  93.00
Frequently asked questions
What is Guaranteed Entry?

Offers to UNSW are made based on your selection rank – which is your ATAR plus any eligible Adjustment factors. With the introduction of Guaranteed Entry, UNSW provides clarity by publishing the Guaranteed Selection Rank that assures your entry to UNSW in a particular degree.

Can I use Guaranteed Entry after UAC Main Round?

Guaranteed Entry applies to UAC Main Round offers only.

How will my Guaranteed Entry offer be confirmed?

Once ATARs are released in mid-December 2018, you will be able to confirm your eligibility for a Guaranteed Entry offer by comparing your selection rank (ATAR + Adjustment factors) to the Guaranteed Selection Rank.

Based on your UAC preferences, we will send you a letter confirming your Guaranteed Entry to UNSW via a UAC Main Round offer.

What if I change my UAC preferences?

If you change your preferences don’t worry. While you may not receive a letter confirming your Guaranteed Entry to UNSW, as long as your selection rank equals the Guaranteed Selection Rank, you will receive an offer to study in the main round.

Your preferences for the UAC Main Round must be ordered in a way that will allow us to make you an offer. If you are unsure about how to order your preferences, contact the UNSW Future Students Office for advice on +61 2 9385 1844.

What if my selection rank is below the Guaranteed Selection Rank?

If your selection rank (ATAR + adjustment factors) is below the Guaranteed Selection Rank, you may still receive an offer to study at UNSW – it’s just that we won’t be able to confirm this until the UAC Main Round. If this situation applies to you, look at the 2018 Guaranteed Entry Selection Rank cut-off as a guide to how competitive you may be. If you are near the 2018 cut-off, you may be competitive for an offer in the UAC Main Round. If you want to chat about this, or what back-up plans may be appropriate, please speak to the Future Students Office or another way to maximise your chance of an offer is to apply for the UNSW Engineering FEAS (Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme). Visit this page 

I have more questions… who can I talk to?

The UNSW Future Students Office is available to help. Please ring them on +61 (2) 9385 1844 or email the Future Student Office and they will be able to answers any questions you may have.