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University English Entry Course (UEEC)

University English Entry Course (UEEC) has been developed specifically for students who have received conditional offers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) but do not meet the UNSW English entry requirements. It provides an outstanding preparation experience for academic study at UNSW.

Successful students progress directly into their degree and do not need to retake an IELTS or similar test.

Depending on your level of English you may be placed into a 20 week course, a 15 week course or a 10 week course.  You can progress to UEEC from the other Academic English courses offered at the Institute of Languages or by providing a test score.

Recent surveys of students who completed the UEEC showed a very high level of satisfaction with the course.
CRICOS Code Type Duration Maximum Class Size Fees (2019)
080692D Full-time 10 weeks 18 students AUD$5,600
080692D Full-time 15 weeks 18 students AUD$8,400
080692D Full-time 20 weeks 18 students AUD$11,200


Key Benefits

  • On successful completion of the UEEC, you progress directly into your degree program and do not need to retake an IELTS or a similar test
  • Over 90% of enrolled students pass the UEEC course
  • You will improve your academic English language skills including speaking and presentation skills
  • You will improve your essay and assignment writing skills
  • UEEC tasks, activities and teaching methods prepare you for those used in degree courses at UNSW
  • You will have access to UNSW campus facilities and support services
  • You will develop a student support network before commencing your degree course
  • Classes of no more than 18 students allow for high levels of interaction between you and your teachers
  • Highly qualified and experienced teachers understand your needs and provide the support and advice that you need
  • Up to date classroom technology is used to engage and motivate you in your learning

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UEEC for entry to UNSW undergraduate or postgraduate study


IELTS Academic Module IELTS Sub scores TOEFL Internet based Test iBT TOEFL Paper based Test PBT Pearson Test of English
University English Entry Course
10 weeks
6.0

Writing 6.0

L & R ≥ 5.5

S ≥ 5.0

80

Writing 20

550

TWE 5.0

54

Writing 54

University English Entry Course
15 weeks
6.0

Writing 5.5

No score less than

5.0

75

Writing 18

537

TWE 4.5

50

Writing 50

University English Entry Course
20 weeks
5.5

Writing 5.5

No score less than

5.0

65

Writing 18

513

TWE 4.5

46

Writing 46

UEEC for entry to UG and PG Business, UG and PG Law, UG, PG and Research Built Environment, and PG Arts and Social Sciences, UG Medicine


IELTS Academic Module IELTS Sub scores TOEFL Internet based Test iBT TOEFL Paper based Test PBT Pearson Test of English
University English Entry Course
10 weeks
6.5

Writing 6.0

L, R, S ≥ 5.5 90

Writing 23

577

TWE 5.0

64

Writing 54

University English Entry Course
15 weeks
6.0

Writing 6.0

No score less than

5.0

80

Writing 20

550

TWE 5.0

54

Writing 54

University English Entry Course
20 weeks
6.0

Writing 5.5

No score less than

5.0

75

Writing 18

537

TWE 4.5

54

Writing 46

Pathway to Business and Law postgraduate research programs


IELTS Academic Module IELTS Sub scores TOEFL Internet based Test iBT TOEFL Paper based Test PBT Pearson Test of English
University English Entry Course
10 weeks
6.5

Writing 6.5
L, R, S ≥ 6.0 90

Writing 25
577

TWE 5.5
64

Writing 58
University English Entry Course
15 weeks
6.5

Writing 6.0
No score less than

5.5

90

Writing 23
577

TWE 5.0
64

Writing 54

Please read our other conditions.

The course is structured around topics of interest to students in all disciplines and is designed to develop  English proficiency and academic study skills needed for success at UNSW including:

  • Seminar presentation and academic discussion skills
  • Listening and note-taking
  • Critical reading and research skills
  • Academic essay, report and case study writing
  • Advanced grammar

The course also includes comprehensive course materials based on UNSW lectures and academic journal articles as well as online resources for independent learning and out of class practice

Please read more information about non tuition fees.

 2018/2019 UEEC
10 week course
UEEC
15 week course
UEEC
20 week course
For entry to UNSW
Term 1, 2019
8 Oct - 14 Dec 2018 3 Sep - 14 Dec 2018 30 July - 14 Dec 2018
12 Nov 2018 - 8 Feb 2019 8 Oct 2018 - 8 Feb 2019 3 Sept 2018 - 8 Feb 2019
For entry to UNSW
Term 3, 2019
27 May - 2 August 2019 23 Apr - 2 August 2019 18 Mar - 2 August 2019
1 Jul - 6 September 2019 27 May - 6 September 2019 23 Apr - 6 September 2019
For entry to UNSW Diploma
(January 2019)
8 Oct - 14 December 2018 3 Sept - 14 December 2018 30 Jul - 14 December 2018
For entry to UNSW Diploma
(September 2019)
27 May - 2 August 2019 23 Apr - 2 August 2019 18 Mar - 2 August 2019
1 Jul - 6 September 2019 27 May - 6 September 2019 23 Apr - 6 September 2019
Fees per course AUD $5,600 AUD $8,400 AUD $11,200

Classes may be scheduled in the morning or the afternoon at our Kensington or Randwick Campus

Morning class times: 9.00 - 11.00 am and 11.30am - 1.30pm
Afternoon class times: 1.30 - 3.30pm and 4 - 6pm

A sample timetable is provided below.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Listening to Lectures
  • identifying specific information and supporting ideas
Writing Skills
  • paraphrasing and quoting
  • Harvard
    referencing
Writing Practice
  • planning and drafting a discussion essay
Writing Workshop
  • writing objectively
  • hedging / reporting
    structures
Discussion skills
  • indicating readiness to speak
  • interrupting
  • asking for clarification / elaborating
Reading Skills
  • locating specific information in the literature
  • reporting
    structures
Critical Reading and Research
  • evaluating information sources for an academic context
Listening Practice
  • engaging with digital media
  • making critical
    comments
Presentation Skills
  • incorporating
    evidence / visual aids describing trends and interpreting information
Consultation and
Guided Independent
Learning
  • guidance on independent study skills
  • individual
    consultations with
    teacher

 

UEEC final course results are based on:

  • Seminar Presentation and speaking tasks
  • Essay and Writing tasks
  • Tests during the course
  • Independent learning and participation in class
  • End of course examination

If you successfully complete the assessment for the UEEC, you will progress directly into your degree and do not need to take an IELTS or similar test. You will receive a UNSW Institute of Languages certificate at a graduation ceremony.

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  1. Please read our How to Apply section.
  2. Please study our Application Checklist and have all documents ready. (International or Domestic)
  3. Click here for the promotion code to claim your UNSW Staff/Student (for full-time students only) discount.  

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