Undergraduate degree programs
Undergraduate degree programs lead to the award of a degree, which does not require students to have previously undertaken university study. They are designed for students who have completed secondary studies (high school) in Australia, or have a level of education deemed equivalent to this (e.g. equivalent overseas study or alternate entry programs).
Undergraduate degree programs are typically 3-4 years in duration and are designed to provide a foundation of knowledge in the chosen area of study.
Postgraduate coursework degree programs
Postgraduate coursework degree programs are completed after the student has previously completed undergraduate studies at a university level. Coursework programs focus on developing knowledge in a particular area of study through a structured program that can include lectures, tutorials, group-work with fellow students and formal assessments such as exams and assignments.
Postgraduate coursework programs are typically 1-2 years in duration and are designed to give students specialist knowledge in a particular field of study.
Postgraduate research degree programs are completed after the student has previously completed undergraduate studies at a university level. Postgraduate research degree involves in-depth self-directed study under the guidance of an academic supervisor with the aim of completing a research thesis. Research programs allow students to focus on a particular field of study that they have nominated.
Postgraduate research programs are typically 3-4 years in duration. Most commonly the degrees that are attained at this level are Doctorate degrees, however, Master by Research programs are also available at UNSW.