UNSW Institute of Languages

Courses

The University English Entry Course

The University English Entry Course (UEEC) has been developed specifically for students who have received conditional offers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) but do not meet the UNSW English entry requirements. It provides an outstanding preparation experience for academic study at UNSW.

Successful students progress directly into their degree and do not need to retake an IELTS or similar test.

Depending on your level of English you may be placed into a 20 week course, a 15 week course or a 10 week course.  You can progress to UEEC from the other Academic English courses offered at the Institute of Languages or by providing a test score.

Recent surveys of students who completed the UEEC showed a very high level of satisfaction with the course.

CRICOS Code Type Duration Maximum Class Size Levels Fees
080692D Full-time 10 weeks 18 students 3 AUD$4,700 (2014)
AUD$4,900 (2015)
080692D Full-time 15 weeks 18 students 3 AUD$7,050 (2014)
AUD$7,350 (2015)
080692D Full-time 20 weeks 18 students 3 AUD$9,400 (2014)
AUD$9,800 (2015)


Key Benefits

  • On successful completion of the UEEC, you progress directly into your degree program and do not need to retake an IELTS or a similar test
  • Over 90% of students have passed the course
  • You will improve your academic English language skills including speaking and presentation skills
  • You will improve your essay and assignment writing skills
  •  UEEC tasks, activities and teaching methods prepare you for those used in degree courses at UNSW
  • You will have access to UNSW campus facilities and support services
  • You will develop a student support network before commencing your degree course
  • Classes of no more than 18 students allow for high levels of interaction between you and your teachers
  • Highly qualified and experienced teachers understand your needs and provide the support and advice that you need
  • Up to date classroom technology is used to engage and motivate you in your learning

Download the Course Flyer

Lizeth Albornoz

Lizeth Albornoz (Venezuela)
UEEC (10 weeks)

"I needed to improve my writing skills to be prepared for university. I’ve learnt how to write an essay with proper sentence structures. The teachers at the Institute of Languages are very kind and willing to help, the facilities are good too."

UEEC 20

IELTS Overall 5.5, Writing 5.5
TOEFL iBT 65
Pearson Test of English (Academic)  46
Course Length: 20 weeks

UEEC 15

IELTS Overall 6.0, Writing 5.5
TOEFL iBT 75
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 50
Course Length: 15 weeks

UEEC 10

IELTS Overall 6.0; Writing 6.0
TOEFL iBT 80
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 54
Course Length: 10 weeks

Please read our other conditions.

The course is structured around topics of interest to students in all disciplines and is designed to develop  English proficiency and academic study skills needed for success at UNSW including:

  • Seminar presentation and academic discussion skills
  • Listening and note-taking
  • Critical reading and research skills
  • Academic essay, report and case study writing
  • Advanced grammar

The course also includes comprehensive course materials based on UNSW lectures and academic journal articles as well as online resources for independent learning and out of class practice

  UEEC
20 week course
UEEC
15 week course
UEEC
10 week course
For entry to UNSW
Semester 2, 2014
06 Jan -23 May 2014
10 Feb - 27 Jun 2014
10 Feb -23 May 2014
17 Mar – 27 Jun 2014
17 Mar - 23 May 2014
22 Apr – 27 Jun 2014
For entry to UNSW
Semester 1, 2015
4 Aug - 19 Dec 2014
8 Sep 2014 - 6 Feb 2015
8 Sep - 19 Dec 2014
13 Oct 2014 - 6 Feb 2015
13 Oct – 19 Dec 2014
17 Nov 2014 - 6 Feb 2015
For entry to UNSW
Semester 2, 2015
5 Jan - 22 May 2015
09 Feb  - 26 Jun 2015
09 Feb - 22 May 2015
16 Mar – 26 Jun 2015
16 Mar – 22 May 2015
20 Apr – 26 Jun 2015
For entry to UNSW
Semester 1, 2016
3 Aug - 18 Dec 2015
7 Sep 2015 - 5 Feb 2016
7 Sep - 18 Dec 2015
12 Oct 2015 - 5 Feb 2016
12 Oct – 18 Dec 2015
16 Nov 2015 - 5 Feb 2016
Fees AUD$9,400 in 2014 AUD$7,050 in 2014 AUD$4,700 in 2014

Classes may be scheduled in the morning or the afternoon at our Kensington or Randwick Campus

Morning class times: 9.00  - 11.00 am  and  11.30am - 1.30pm
Afternoon class times: 1.30 – 3.30pm and 4 – 6pm

A sample timetable is provided below.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Listening to Lectures
  • identifying specific information and supporting ideas
Writing Skills
  • paraphrasing and quoting
  • Harvard
    referencing
Writing Practice
  • planning and drafting a discussion essay
Writing Workshop
  • writing objectively
  • hedging / reporting
    structures
Discussion skills
  • indicating readiness to speak
  • interrupting
  • asking for clarification / elaborating
Reading Skills
  • locating specific information in the literature
  • reporting
    structures
Critical Reading and Research
  • evaluating information sources for an academic context
Listening Practice
  • engaging with digital media
  • making critical
    comments
Presentation Skills
  • incorporating
    evidence / visual aidsdescribing trends and interpreting information
Consultation and
Guided Independent
Learning
  • guidance on independent study skills
  • individual
    consultations with
    teacher

 

UEEC final course results are based on:

  • Seminar Presentation and speaking tasks
  • Essay and Writing tasks
  • Tests during the course
  • Independent learning and participation in class
  • End of course examination

If you successfully complete the assessment for the UEEC, you will progress directly into your degree and do not need to take an IELTS or similar test. You will receive a UNSW Institute of Languages certificate at a graduation ceremony.