Each course a student undertakes at UNSW is assessed using a variety of methods.

Course authorities are responsible for assigning a single, final result to each student who has enrolled in any of their courses throughout the semester.

This result generally takes the form of a mark between 0 and 100 which determines your final grade.

UNSW grade definitions

Definitions of the grades used at UNSW (HD, DN, CR, PS etc.)


How your WAM (Weighted Average Mark) is calculated.


UNSW does not use a grade point average (GPA) system.

Comparison of grading systems

How the grades you receive at UNSW compare with overseas grading systems.

Amalgamated institution’s grading systems

Information on the different grading systems that were used for amalgamated institutes.

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