UNSW Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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.



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.


UNSW offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. We attract talented students from across Australia and around the world.


Commenced as The New South Wales University of Technology, the University’s international context is that of the Australian recognition of that scientific and technological impulse in tertiary education that produced the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Berlin University of Technology. It acknowledged at university level that profound development in human knowledge and concern that had impelled the nineteenth century industrial and scientific revolution.


UNSW is committed to helping you succeed well beyond the classroom and translating your skills into the workforce. Our Careers and Employment service can help you find employment, both during and after university. Here you can find resources to help you develop your career and link you with potential employers.

Master's Programmes


Student services

If you are an international student then Student Development International has a range of services available to you, from the time you arrive through to your graduation. These programs and activities are aimed at creating a student experience that is personally inspiring and culturally enriching for students visiting from overseas. Click here for more information on international student support at UNSW.

Housing services

There are many benefits to living on campus including value for money, easy access to campus facilities and support within a fun and friendly environment. A variety of room types and apartments are available including catered colleges, self-catered university apartments or privately run colleges on (or very close) to campus. University accommodation should be prearranged as places are limited. For more information on the full range of on campus accommodation options see UNSW Student Accommodation.

Library services

The tours identify library services, collections and student facilities across all levels of the Main Library and Law Library, Kensington and UNSW Paddington Library.

ICT services

The Identity Manager website (IDM) allows you to manage your UniPass and zPass passwords and your UNSW email account attributes.

Medical services

Doctors are located on campus to provide a quality health service to the students, staff & visitors of UNSW. Students are their priority and all UNSW doctors, nurses and administration staff are non- judgemental and have a special interest in youth health. The UNSW health service is located on the Ground Floor, East Quadrangle Building, Kensington campus.

Student Life

Campus life

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are Art & Design in Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia