Credit Transfer

If you gain entry into a program at UNSW, you may be eligible for credit for courses (subjects) studied at another institution. To be awarded these credits UNSW would need to assess the courses or combination of courses as equivalent to UNSW courses. Credit transfer is also known as 'advanced standing'.

The awarded credits are governed by the UNSW degree program rules and the rules covering credit.

You can apply for credit transfer by completing the forms in the links above and attaching the relevant course outlines. To find out what you should include on each course outline, please see the course outline requirements below. The final approval for credit transfers resides with the Faculty/School offering the course.

Course outline requirements

The following components are required when submitting course outlines:

  • Course code and title
  • Course description
  • Total hours for the whole course (e.g. How many lecture/tutorial hours per week and how many weeks per semester)
  • Assessment weighting schedules (e.g. 30% mid-semester exam, 70% final exam etc)
  • Weekly topic schedule (i.e. Which topics were taught in each week)

Optional components that may be required:

  • Textbook materials used
  • Credit units for the course and total credit units for a full-time student per semester

Go8 Credit Transfer Agreement

The Go8 universities (Adelaide, Melbourne, Monash, ANU, Queensland, Sydney, NSW and WA) have developed a Credit Transfer Agreement to enhance the mobility of students between Go8 institutions by facilitating the transfer of credit from one Go8 university to another. This Agreement is based on an acceptance that the assessment regimes at all Go8 universities are comparable and transferable.