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.

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 + bonus points) at or above the Guaranteed Selection Rank published below

2. Have the degree listed as one of your UAC preferences for the 2016 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

Degree name

UAC code

2016 Guaranteed Entry Selection Rank

2017 Guaranteed Entry Selection Rank

Aerospace Engineering (Hons)

425050

91.00

92.00

Bioinformatics Engineering (Hons)

425770

91.00

92.00

Chemical Engineering (Hons)

425550

91.00

92.00

Civil Engineering (Hons)

425400

91.00

92.00

Civil Engineering/Environmental

425400

91.00

92.00

Engineering (Civil with Architecture) (Hons)

425450

96.00

96.00

Civil/Mining Engineering

425400

91.00

92.00

Computer Engineering (Hons)

425700

91.00

92.00

Computer Science (BSc)

425800

91.00

92.00

Computer Science/Arts

425800

91.00

92.00

Computer Science/Media Arts (Hons)

425801

91.00

92.00

Computer Science/Science

425800

91.00

92.00

Electrical Engineering (Hons)

425100

91.00

92.00

BE ME Electrical Engineering

425150

95.00

96.00

Engineering (Hons)/Arts

425850

91.00

92.00

Engineering (Hons)/

Master of Biomedical Engineering

425950

91.00

92.00

Engineering (Hons)/Commerce

425900

97.00

97.20

Engineering (Hons)/Computer Science

425850

91.00

92.00

Engineering (Hons)/Science

425850

91.00

92.00

Environmental Engineering (Hons)

425470

91.00

92.00

Flexible First Year

425000

91.00

92.00

Food Science and Technology (BSc)

425600

91.00

92.00

Geospatial Engineering (Hons)

425500

91.00

92.00

Industrial Chemistry (Hons)

425550

91.00

92.00

Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

425050

91.00

92.00

Mechanical and Manufacturing

Engineering (Hons) 

425050

91.00

92.00

Mechatronic Engineering (Hons)

425020

91.00

92.00

Mining Engineering (Hons)

425300

91.00

92.00

Naval Architecture (Hons)

425050

91.00

92.00

Petroleum Engineering (Hons)

425650

91.00

92.00

Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Engineering (Hons)

425200

91.00

92.00

Renewable Energy Engineering (Hons)

425200

91.00

92.00

Software Engineering (Hons)

425750

91.00

92.00

Surveying (Hons)

425500

91.00

92.00

Telecommunications (Hons)

425100

91.00

92.00

Frequently asked questions

What is Guaranteed Entry?

Offers to UNSW are made based on your selection rank – which is your ATAR plus any eligible bonus points. 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 2016, you will be able to confirm your eligibility for a Guaranteed Entry offer by comparing your selection rank (ATAR + bonus points) 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 + bonus points) 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 2016 Guaranteed Entry Selection Rank cut-off as a guide to how competitive you may be. If you are near the 2016 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.