Commonwealth Supported Fees

The below table displays the UNSW tuition fee (student contribution) amounts per Equivalent Full-Time Study Load (EFTSL); i.e. one year of full-time study (48 uoc) for a Commonwealth supported student.

2020 Commonwealth supported tuition charges

2020 Student contribution bands Student contribution amount per EFTSL Student contribution amount per 6uoc (0.125 EFTSL)
Band 3: Law, Medicine, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce $11,155 $1,394
Band 2: Mathematics, Statistics, Science, Computing, Built Environment, other health, Allied Health, Engineering, Surveying $9,527 $1,190
Band 1: Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts $6,684 $835
Note: Courses are charged based on relevant content which means, in some cases, the band amount may vary. Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for details.

In addition to tuition fees, UNSW will charge you a Student Services & Amenities Fee


Higher Education Relief Package 2020

Students studying in 2020 under the Higher Education Relief Package will be charged at the following rates.

2020 Student contribution bands   Student contribution amount per EFTSL            Student contribution amount per 6uoc (0.125 EFTSL)     
Allied Health, Other Health, Information technology, Architecture & Building, Science, Engineering, Medical Science, Environmental Studies $5,000 $625
Teaching, Nursing, Psychology, English, Mathematics, Foreign Languages, Agriculture $2,500 $312

Please note, these rates are for study in 2020 only. If you continue in your current program or transfer to another program for 2021 you will be charged at the 2021 maximum student contribution rates.

Pricing per course can be found below under: Higher Education Relief Package: Charges per course.

Students will be charged the discounted fee for up to a maximum of four courses studied as part of their Graduate Certificate during Terms 2 and 3 (or Semester 2) 2020. The discounted rate will not apply to enrolment in 2021.

In addition to tuition fees, UNSW will charge you a Student Services & Amenities Fee


Higher Education Relief Package: Charges per course

The table below shows the charges per course (based on 6 units of credit) when enrolling in one of the courses listed below, as a commencing student in the second half of 2020, under an approved Graduate Certificate program. The reduced student contribution fees will only apply to these courses and are only applicable to students commencing in Term 2 or Semester 2 2020 in one of the approved Graduate Certificate programs.

All prices are based on courses that are 6 units of credit. Courses with more or less units of credit will adjust the cost accordingly.

Course code Course Name Student Contribution per 0.125 EFTSL (6UOC)
AVIA5015 Safety Management Systems $625
AVIA5018 Aviation Human Factors $625
AVIA5022 Aircraft Accident Investigation Techniques $625
CEIC8102 Advanced Process Control $625
CEIC8104 Topics in Polymer Technology $625
CEIC8204 Topics in Business Management in Chemical Engineering $625
CEIC8330 Process Engineering in the Petroleum Industry $625
CEIC8341 Membrane Processes $625
CHEN6701 Advanced Reaction Engineering $625
CHEN6703 Advanced Particle Systems Engineering $625
COMP6447 System and Software Security Assessment $625
COMP9020 Foundations of Computer Science $625
COMP9021 Principles of Programming $625
COMP9024 Data Structures and Algorithms $625
COMP9032 Microprocessors and Interfacing $625
COMP9311 Database Systems $625
COMP9331 Computer Networks and Applications $625
COMP9511 Human Computer Interaction $625
COMP9322 Software Service Design & Eng $625 
COMP9323 e-Enterprise Project $625
COMP9444 Neural Networks, Deep Learning $625
COMP6443 Web Application Security $625
COMP6447 Security Assessment $625
COMP6452 Blockchain App Architecture $625
COMP6721 (In-)Formal Methods $625
COMP6752 Modelling Concurrent Systems $625
COMP6771 Advanced C++ Programming $625
COMP6843 Extended WebApp Security $625
COMP9044 Software Construction $625
COMP9101 Design & Analysis of Algorithms $625
COMP9154 Foundations of Concurrency $625
COMP9201 Operating Systems $625
COMP9242 Advanced Operating Systems $625
COMP9313 Big Data Management $625
COMP9319 Web Data Compression & Search $625
COMP9332 Network Routing and Switching $625
COMP9336 Mobile Data Networking $625
COMP9414 Artificial Intelligence $625
COMP9417 Machine Learning & Data Mining $625
COMP9517 Computer Vision $625
COMP4121 Advanced & Parallel Algorithms $625
COMP4161 Advanced Verification $625
COMP4418 Knowledge Representation $625
COMP4511 User Interface Design and Construction $625
COMP6080 Web Front-End Programming $625
COMP6445 Digital Forensics $625
COMP6448 Security Engineering Masterclass $625
COMP6714 Info Retrieval and Web Search $625
COMP6733 Internet of Things $625
COMP6741 Parameterized & Exact Comp. $625
COMP6845 Extended Digital Forensics $625
COMP9164 Concepts of Programming Lang. $625
COMP9222 Digital Circuits and Systems $625
COMP9243 Distributed Systems $625
COMP9418 Advanced Machine Learning $625
COMP9434 Robotic Software Architecture $625
CONS0005 Construction Informatics $625
CONS0010 Construction Contracts Management $625
CONS0013 Construction Management Theory and Practice $625
CONS0016 Construction Risk Management and Business Analytics $625
Cost and Value Management
CVEN4103 Engineering Contracts $625
CVEN4104 Sustainability in Construction $625
CVEN4202 Advanced Topics in Geotechnical Engineering $625
CVEN4204 Ground Improvement and Monitoring Techniques $625
CVEN4301 Advanced Concrete Structures $625
CVEN4308 Structural Dynamics $625
CVEN4402 Transport Systems - Part 1: Network Analysis $625
CVEN4405 Human Factors in Civil and Transport Engineering $625
CVEN4703 Advanced Water Engineering $625
CVEN4705 Environmental Sustainability $312
CVEN9407 Transport Modelling $625
CVEN9504 Urban Transport Planning Practice $625
CVEN9513 Advanced Foundation Engineering $625
CVEN9521 Slope Instability and Stabilisation $625
CVEN9612 Catchment and Water Resources Modelling $625
CVEN9630 Groundwater Hydrology and Resources Analysis $625
CVEN9702 Project Planning and Control $625
CVEN9710 Management of Risk $625
CVEN9731 Project Management Framework $625
CVEN9802 Structural Stability $625
CVEN9824 Advanced Materials Technology $625
CVEN9888 Environmental Management $625
EDST5101 Advanced Quantitative Research $312
EDST5106 Behaviour Management of Exceptional Students $312
EDST5107 Teaching Methods for High Incidence Disabilities $312
EDST5111 Intellectual Disabilities $312
EDST5122 Enhancing Student Learning in Higher Education $312
EDST5129 Transitions in the Lives of Students with Disabilities $312
EDST5131 Oral Communication Across the Curriculum $312
EDST5138 Inclusive Education: Policy, Planning and Pedagogy $312
EDST5142 Leading Educational Change $312
EDST5303 Learning, Problem Solving, and the Development of Expertise $312
EDST5308 Teacher Learning $312
EDST5320 Individual Differences and Education $312
EDST5321 Motivation in Educational Settings $312
EDST5433 Organisation Theory in Education $312
EDST5436 Evaluation of Educational Programs $312
EDST5440 Advanced TESOL Methodology $312
EDST5441 Advanced TESOL Curriculum Design and Assessment $312
EDST5443 Assessment for Learning: From Theory to Practice $312
EDST5448 Educational Research $312
EDST5451 Educational Policy: Theory and Practice $312
EDST5454 Developing Literacies: From Kindergarten to University $312
EDST5608 Instructional Leadership $312
EDST5802 Identification of Gifted Students $312
EDST5805 Curriculum Differentiation and Assessment in Gifted Education $312
EDST5807 Social and Emotional Development of Intellectually Gifted Children $312
EDST5808 Key Concepts and Issues in Gifted Education $312
ELEC4602 Microelectronic Design and Technology $625
ELEC4603 Solid State Electronics $625
ELEC4605 Quantum Devices and Computers $625
ELEC4613 Electrical Drive Systems $625
ELEC4617 Power System Protection $625
ELEC4622 Multimedia Signal Processing $625
ELEC4631 Continuous - Time Control System Design $625
ELEC4632 Computer Control Systems $625
ELEC9701 Mixed Signal Microelectronic Design $625
ELEC9711 Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Generation $625
ELEC9712 High Voltage Systems $625
ELEC9714 Electricity Industry Planning and Economics $625
ELEC9716 Electrical Safety $625
ELEC9719 Real-Time Digital Simulations $625
ELEC9721 Digital Signal Processing Theory and Applications $625
ELEC9732 Analysis and Design of Non-linear Control $625
ELEC9741 Electrical Engineering Data Science $625
ENGG9743 Fuel Cycle, Waste and Life Cycle Management $625
ENGG9744 Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards $625
FOOD8450 Advanced Food Engineering $625
GMAT4220 Geospatial Information Science $625
GMAT9600 Principles of Remote Sensing $625
GMAT9606 Microwave Remote Sensing $625
GSOE9111 Energy Storage $625
GSOE9141 Smart Grids and Distribution Networks $625
GSOE9210 Engineering Decision Structures $625
GSOE9340 Life Cycle Engineering $625
GSOE9360 Academic Discourse in Engineering $625
GSOE9445 Entrepreneurial Engineering $625
GSOE9740 Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering $625
GSOE9810 Process and Product Quality in Engineering $625
GSOE9820 Engineering Project Management $625
GSOE9830 Economic Decision Analysis in Engineering $625
IEST5002 Tools for Environmental Management $625
IEST5003 Addressing Environmental Issues $625
IEST5005 Environmental Communication $625
IEST5007 Environment and Development $625
IEST5021 Corporate Environmental Sustainability Reporting $625
IEST5500 Understanding Environmental Policy $625
IEST6001 Field Ecology for Environmental Management $625
IEST6641 Qualitative Research Methods in Regional Australia $625
IEST7200 Environmental Management: Law Fundamentals $625
IEST7500 Environmental Management: Engineering Fundamentals $625
MANF4611 Process Modelling and Simulation $625
MANF9400 Industrial Management $625
MANF9420 Operations and Supply Chain Management in Engineering $625
MANF9472 Production Planning and Control $625
MANF9543 Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacture $625
MMAN4200 Additive Manufacturing $625
MMAN4400 Engineering Management $625
OPTM7003 Epidemiology of Blinding Eye Disease $625
OPTM7104 Advanced Contact Lenses $625
OPTM7107 Ocular Therapy 1 $625
OPTM7115 Visual Neuroscience $625
OPTM7208 Research Skills in Optometry $625
OPTM7218 Research Project $625
OPTM7302 Evidence Based Optometry $625
OPTM7511 Advanced Ocular Disease 1 $625
OPTM7521 Advanced Ocular Disease 2 $625
OPTM7611 Introduction to Myopia   $625
OPTM7612 Myopia Management $625
PHCM9050 Immunisation Policy and Practice $625
PHCM9440 Economic Evaluation in Health Care $625
PHCM9622 The Global HIV Epidemic: Social Aspects and Impacts $625
PHCM9701 Health Leadership & Workforce Management $625
PHCM9781 Evidence-Informed Decision-Making $625
PHCM9784 Tropical Disease Control $625
PHCM9785 Predictive Modelling in Public Health $312
PHCM9787 Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Setting $625
PHCM9788 Outbreak Investigation and Intelligence $625
PHCM9789 Bioterrorism and Health Intelligence $625
PHTN4662 Photonic Networks $625
SOLA3010 Low Energy Buildings and Photovoltaics $625
SOLA3020 Photovoltaic Technology and Manufacturing $625
SOLA4012 Photovoltaic Systems Design $625
SOLA5051 Life Cycle assessment $625
SOLA5052 Biomass $625
SOLA5056 Sustainable Energy for Developing Countries $625
SOLA9001 Photovoltaics $625
SOLA9103 Renewable Energy System Modelling & Analysis $625
SOLA9120 Advanced Photovoltaic Manufacturing $625
TELE4642 Network Performance $625
TELE4651 Wireless Communication Technologies $625
TELE4652 Mobile and Satellite Communications Systems $625
TELE9751 Switching Systems Architecture $625
TELE9754 Coding and Information Theory $625
TELE9755 Microwave Circuits, Theory and Techniques $625
TELE9756 Advanced Networking $625
TELE9782 Special Topics in Telecommunications 2 $625
ZEIT8009 Global Navigation Satellite Systems $625
ZEIT8011 Space Systems Technology $625
ZEIT8032 Information Assurance Principles $625
ZEIT8221 Spaceborne Imaging Technology $625
ZEIT8230 Requirements Practice $625
ZEIT8231 Test and Evaluation $625
ZEIT8303 Project Management Body of Knowledge $625
ZEIT8403 Capability Option Analysis $625
ZHSS8467 Military Game Changers in 21st Century Warfare $625
ZHSS8504 Space Conflict and Competition $625
ZPEM8208 Human Factors and the Technological Interface $625

Enrolling in courses under the approved Graduate certificate programs that are not listed above will incur the standard 2020 Commonwealth supported tuition charges. If the course is not approved to count towards your program you may be asked to change your selection, withdraw from the course or agree to be charged under a Non-award enrolment incurring the full Domestic Fee Paying rate and not eligible for Commonwealth Assistance for that course. Please consult your program authority for further details.


How to calculate fees

Below is an example for a 6 uoc course in Band 1.

Course units of creditEFTSL in units of creditstudent contribution band chargeCharge per course
6   ÷48   ×$6,684  =$835


You can find the units of credit per course in the UNSW Handbook. The EFTSL at UNSW is currently always 48.

Am I eligible for Commonwealth support

Commonwealth supported places are competitive and are only available to domestic students.

Domestic undergraduate students who are offered a place through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) will be offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).

There are also postgraduate Commonwealth supported places. These places are limited and must be applied for, either directly to UNSW or through UAC. Please see our Postgraduate Commonwealth Support page for more details.

For more information on Commonwealth support eligibility, please refer to Commonwealth Assistance.

See also

Summer term fees

For courses offered in summer

Incidental fees

For goods/services incidental to study

Financial assistance

Student loans and payment plans

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