UNSW Diploma Programs

Enter Second Year at university

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Your journey with a UNSW Diploma

This 12-month program in Architecture, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Media & Communication or Science will launch you straight into Second Year of your chosen undergraduate degree.   

High School Year 12 progresses to Diploma at UNSW College progresses to Second Year at UNSW Sydney High School Year 12 progresses to Diploma at UNSW College progresses to Second Year at UNSW Sydney
The UNSW Diploma gave me the knowledge to smoothly transition to a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Aileen Inez Widaja

UNSW Diploma Graduate

Equivalent
to First Year

As a Diploma student, you will study course content equivalent to your First Year of university, with all content recognised by UNSW.

Direct path
to Second Year

A Diploma program offers entry to Second Year of a range of degree programs at UNSW. You can explore pathways to your degree below.

Supported
and ready to succeed

With personalised consultations and smaller class sizes you get more attention and support, so you feel confident when it’s time to progress.

  

Explore Areas of Study

Diploma in Architecture

The Diploma in Architecture is designed to provide you with a pathway to Second Year of your chosen bachelor's degree, where you will have the option to choose a degree from the following:

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies
  • Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) 
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Diploma in Business

The Diploma in Business is designed to provide you with a pathway straight into Second Year of a Bachelor of Commerce where you will have the option to choose a degree major from the following:  

Bachelor of Commerce majors

  • Accounting
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Technology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Taxation 
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Diploma in Computer Science

The Diploma in Computer Science is designed to provide you with a pathway straight into Second Year of a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) where you will have the option to choose a degree major from the following:

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) majors

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Science
  • Database Systems
  • eCommerce Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Security Engineering 
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Diploma in Engineering

The Diploma in Engineering is designed to provide you with a pathway straight into Second Year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) where you will have the option to choose a degree major from the following:

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majors

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majors
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Product Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Photovoltaics & Solar Energy
  • Quantum Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Telecommunications
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Diploma in Media & Communication

The Diploma in Media & Communication is designed to provide you with a pathway to Second Year of a Bachelor of Media where you will have the opportunity to choose from one of five specialisations below:

Bachelor of Media specialisations

  • Cinema Studies
  • Communication & Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Screen Production
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Diploma in Science

The Diploma in Science is designed to provide you with a pathway straight into Second Year of a Bachelor of Science where you will have the option to choose a degree major from the following:

Bachelor of Science majors

  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Food Science
  • Genetics
  • Marine and Coastal
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Statistics
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Diploma in Science student Claudia from Indonesia
"By studying at UNSW College, I received a chance to continue my studies at UNSW directly after finishing my Diploma Program in UNSW College, which is equivalent to first-year undergraduate studies of my intended degree."

Claudia Velda Widjaja

Indonesia