Postgraduate Coursework Admission Requirements 2019

Postgraduate Coursework Degrees

Master of Engineering

Entry is open to students with a three or four year Bachelor of Engineering degree in a related discipline with a minimum 75% average*.

(Applicants who hold a three year Engineering Science degree at least equivalent to the first three years of a related Engineering degree accredited under the Washington Accord may be considered also.)

Master of Engineering Science

Students need a recognized four year Bachelor of Engineering degree or a UNSW Graduate Diploma in a related discipline of engineering with a minimum 70% average*.

Master of Information Technology 

  • a three year undergraduate degree equivalent to a standard Australian bachelor degree in a discipline containing mathematics up to year two level, and an average mark of 70% average OR
  • completion of the 7543 UNSW Graduate Certificate in Computing, and an average mark of 70% average OR
  • completion of the 5543 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, and a minimum 65% average. 

*Cut offs will vary for some students, please see specific country information below.

NOTE: The minimum average required for entry is as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator which adjusts for the pass mark of your institution.

Country and regional specific admission requirements

British students 

Students with three year British degrees are eligible to apply for UNSW Engineering's postgraduate programs. However, applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

NOTE: Students accepted with 3 year degrees will not be granted Advanced Standing for UNSW Engineering Masters programs and must complete the full 2 years of Masters study.

Chinese students

Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 75% average for most Engineering programs. If students are applying to the Master of Engineering, an 80% average is required.


South Asian students

Students who have a degree from an institution in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Sri Lanka have varying grade point average (GPA) requirements based on the institution at which they completed their undergraduate degree. The minimum needed is either 70%, 75%, 80% or 85% depending on the institution.

Entry requirements for the Master of Engineering will be 5% higher in all cases.


South Asian students require an overall average according to the following list:  

70% Average
Indian Institutions
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University
  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University
  • Andhra University
  • Anna University
  • Annamalai University
  • Bangalore University
  • Birla Institute of Technology & Science
  • Charotar University of Science and Technology
  • Christ University
  • Cochin University of Science & Technology
  • Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwa University
  • Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology
  • Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management
  • Goa University
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • Guru Jambheshwar Universtiy
  • Guru Nanak Dev University
  • Hindustan Institute of Science and Technology
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Indian Institute of Technology (all branches)
  • Indian School of Mines
  • Institute of Chemical Technology
  • Jadavpur University
  • Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (Kukatpally)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (Anantapur or Kakinada, depending on campus)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Kakatiya University
  • Karnatak University
  • Kurukshetra University
  • Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education
  • Mahatma Gandhi University (depending on campus)
  • Manipal Institute of Technology
  • Manipal University
  • Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  • National Institute of Technology (all branches)
  • Nirma University of Science & Technology
  • North Maharashtra University
  • Osmania Univeristy
  • Padmashree Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
  • Panjab University
  • Pondicherry University
  • Punjab Agricultural University
  • Punjabi University
  • Rajiv Gandhi Technical University (Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki)
  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology
  • SASTRA University
  • Sathyabama University
  • SRM University
  • Symbiosis International University
  • Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • University of Calicut
  • University of Delhi
  • University of Hyderabad
  • University of Kerala
  • University of Mumbai
  • University of Pune
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
  • VIT University
Pakistani Institutions
  • Bahauddin Zakariya University
  • Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology
  • Government College University Lahore
  • Lahore University of Management Sciences
  • National University of Sciences and Technology
  • NWFP University of Engineering & Technology (ACTUALLY UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECH, PESHAWAR)
  • Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
  • University of Karachi
  • University of Peshawar, Peshawar
  • University of Science & Technology
  • University of the Punjab
Bangladeshi Institutions
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology
  • Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology
  • Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
  • University of Dhaka
Sri Lankan Institutions
  • Moratuwa University
  • University of Colombo
  • University of Ruhuna
  • University of Peradeniya
Nepali Institutions
  • Kathmandu University
  • Pokhara University
  • Tribhuvan University
75% Average
Indian Institutions
  • Amity University (depending on campus)
  • Gauhati University
  • Jaypee Institute of Information Technology
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (Anantapur or Kakinada, depending on campus)
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT)
  • Lingaya's University
  • Lucknow University
  • Maharshi Dayanand University
  • Mahatma Gandhi University (depending on campus)
  • PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh (previously Punjab Engineering College)
  • Punjab Technical University
  • Rajiv Gandhi Univeristy
  • Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Sharda University
  • Sikkim-Manipal University of Health, Medical & Technological Sciences
  • University of Petroleum & Energy
  • Visvesvaraya Technological University
  • West Bengal University of Technology
Pakistani Institutions
  • Air University
  • Bahria University
  • COMSATS Institute of IT
  • Dawood University of Engineering and Technology
  • Foundation University, Islamabad
  • Hamdard University, Karachi
  • Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad (IST)
  • International Islamic University
  • Mehran University of Engineering and Technology
  • N.E.D. University of Engineering & Technology
  • National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
  • Sir Syed Uni of Eng & Tech
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
  • University of Lahore
Bangladeshi Institutions
  • BRAC University
  • Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology
  • American International University
  • Independent University of Bangladesh
  • International Islamic University
  • Islamic University of Technology
  • North South University

5 years degree required from these Bangladeshi institutions.

80% Average
Indian Institutions
  • Amity University (depending on campus)
  • CEPT, Ahmedabad
  • Chandigarh University
  • Delhi Technological University
  • Gautam Buddha Technical University
  • Graphic Era University
  • Gujarat Technological University
  • ITM University
  • Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences
  • K L University (Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation)
  • Kerala University
  • Lovely Professional University
  • Maharishi Markandeshwar University
  • Mahatma Gandhi University (depending on campus)
  • Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth
  • Mody Institute of Technology & Science
  • Rajasthan Technical University
  • Rajasthan University
  • Shiv Nadar University
  • Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow
  • Vinayaka Missions University
Pakistani Institutions
  • Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences, Quetta
  • Beaconhouse National University, Lahore
  • HITEC University, Taxila
  • Preston Institute of Management Science and Technology, Karachi
  • Sarhad University of Science and Technology, Peshawar
  • University of Wah