- Usually, the online interview runs for 10-15 minutes
- You’ll be asked questions such as why you are interested in Engineering and the relevance of your past degree
- The interviews are held with one of the academics from UNSW Engineering, not necessarily the school you are applying to study with
- The meetings are held online via Zoom. If you haven't used Zoom before, it might be useful to watch a tutorial
Preparing for the interview
We know that interviews can be a bit nerve-wracking, but they don’t have to be. Being prepared is a great way to put your nerves at ease. Here are a few tips:
Do your homework
It seems obvious, but you might like to think about the sort of questions you could be asked – such as what’s the relevance of your past degree or how you will transition to postgraduate studies. Being ready to answer questions like these will make you feel more relaxed with the situation.
Have you arranged a quiet space to do your online interview? Do you know who you’ll be interviewed by? Have you done an online interview before?
It might be worth doing a practice run - interviewing online can be a bit different to one in person - and making sure you're familiar with Zoom by watching a tutorial. Also, make sure you are ready to go 10 minutes before the interview starts - feeling organised, and calm, goes a long way!
Confidence is key
Put your best foot forward. Talking about yourself might be something you’re not so comfortable with, but remember this is your opportunity to talk about your achievements and what you want to do with your career.
There’s more useful information in the FAQs.