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University of New South Wales

4.6 out of 5 (31 ratings / 26 reviews) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Welcome to UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales), one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. At UNSW, we take pride in the broad range and high quality of our teaching programs. Our teaching gains strength and currency from our research activities, strong industry links and our international nature; UNSW has a strong regional and global engagement. 

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (41)



The University was incorporated by Act of the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney in 1949, but its character and idea can be traced back to the formation of the Sydney Mechanics Institute in 1843, leading to the formation of the Sydney Technical College in 1878. The Institute sought ‘the diffusion of scientific and special knowledge’, the College sought to apply and teach it.  


At UNSW, we’ll help you develop the knowledge and hands-on skills to support your goals and ambitions, whatever they might be. Explore all types of UNSW degrees and take the next step in your career journey. 


UNSW is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities and has a strong international reputation. Postgraduate research candidates undertake research through supervision with some of Australia's leading researchers to produce a thesis In the AOM Lab., where there is support from experienced researchers enabling the development of laboratory and scientific writing skills. 


UNSW can link you with potential employers and help you develop the skills you need for your career beyond the classroom. 

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The International Student Experience Unit (ISEU) at UNSW Sydney is the first point of contact for new arriving international students. We are always here to help with personalised advice and information about all aspects of university life, student visa, wellbeing, academic performance or if you need help but don’t know where to go.

Housing services

  • Living on campus at UNSW Australia provides more than just a place to live. It provides a home - as supportive, safe and secure as a true home should be. More than this, it provides a community lifestyle that encourages the new friendships and experiences that are essential to a fulfilling University life. Being on campus at UNSW is about being a part of a community.
  • The UNSW Apartments are located either on-campus or off campus and are designed for independent living for undergraduates and postgraduates, including couples and families with children. 

Library services

Main Library and Law Library, Kensington and UNSW Paddington Library.

Library space and facilities

  • Printing, copying & scanning
  • Room bookings
  • Computers in the library
  • Information Kiosks

ICT services

Access to the UniWide wireless network is available to all current UNSW students. Please note that UniWide access is not available to the general public. 

Medical services

  • We provide a quality health service to the students, staff and visitors of UNSW.
  • Our doctors, nurses and administration staff are non-judgemental and are here to help you with any concerns you may have about your health and wellbeing. 

Student Life

Campus life

UNSW, located in the eastern suburbs, is just minutes away from the city and is easily accessible from Central Station and other major transportation hubs located throughout Sydney.

  • Kensington Campus
  • Paddington Campus
  • UNSW CBD Campus
  • Randwick Campus
  • Cliffbrook Campus
  • David Phillips Field
  • Manly Vale Campus
  • UNSW Canberra

Student clubs

Discover new connections and knowledge by joining a UNSW student club or society. We have over 300 student-run clubs and societies supported by ARC to enrich your experience and help you get involved in our dynamic campus community. Whether it’s sports, educational clubs, creative hobbies or secret passions, UNSW has something to offer for everyone. Get involved in anything from the Chocolate Society to Oxfam UNSW. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Firstly, the fees have quadrupled overnight for a local student. They have incorporated identity politics and critical race theory into almost every subject within the arts and humanities. Colonisation and gender studies are found in almost every subject within the arts and fine arts degrees. They have removed all of the traditional art history subjects from the fine arts...

Depress after pandemic
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Very good experience before pandemic. But from 2020 I cannot go back to Australia to proceed my degree because the 4th year of my degree is totally lab based. I have been waiting for 5 terms. All of my friends have already graduated but I can’t. And the uni and school can nothing to help me with it. Nobody can help me in uni. I’m so desperate and depressed now and not know...

UNSW PhD experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The graduate school is very supportive and caring, supervisors are also very professional and supportive.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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