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University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Kensington , New South Wales ,Australia

Diploma in Architecture

A Diploma is a 12-month course that gives you the foundational skills and knowledge in a specific area of study. A Diploma in Architecture will take you straight into Second Year at UNSW – in a Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) or a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours).  

It's a great option for international students, if you need a bit more support, but don't want to add extra time to your degree. If you've just missed out on direct entry into your preferred bachelor's degree, or hold qualifications that aren't recognised by UNSW Sydney, this could also be the program for you. 


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Application Processing Time in Days: 21

Application Process

Application Process
21 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years Post Study work visa for international students completing Bachelors at Sydney campus.
  • 3 years Post Study work visa for International students completing Bachelors at Canberra campus.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Specific entry requirements of INDIA

Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Awarded by CBSE, overall grade in best four externally examined subjects where A1=5, A2=4.5, B1=3.5, B2=3, C1=2, C2=1.5, D1=1, D2=0.5. Students also need to provide CBSE Admit Card.

Indian School Certificate
Awarded by ICSE, overall average from English and the best three externally examined subjects.
Indian State Boards (Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate)
Average of English and the 3 best subjects in the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka. India HSSC issued by other states are not accepted.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or Bilingual Diploma
Entry criteria is based on scores required for entry into UNSW in 2021 and are only applicable if the Diploma has been completed. Students currently attempting the IB Diploma or Bilingual Diploma can apply directly to UNSW or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
Commonly Accepted Secondary Qualification

India -  India CBSE, Indian School Certificate (grade 12) or Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate (Indian State Boards of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka)
Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan GCE Advanced Level

  • Course Code: 107826B
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 39040 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 125 AUD
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