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This program travels to several locations in Australia. To learn more about this country, please visit:
UNSW has over 40,000 students including 9,000 international students from over 90 different coutries. Founded in 1949, this fairly young university is noted for its long-standing commitment to enrolling international students and many joint programs with overseas institutions.
UNSW is one of Australia's leading research universities and is home to a number of internationally recognized research developments in the fields of Quantum Computing, Photovoltaics, HIV/Aids Research, Interactice Cinema and Polymer Chemistry. UNSW has extensive science, technology and engineering based courses and flexible course structures.
The main campus of 85 acres is located within 20 minutes from the center of Sydney and within walking distance of Coogee Beach. UNSW is a modern, urban campus with extensive sporting and recreational activities to complement its great reputation for research and scholarship.
- on-campus dormitories
- off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
Students will be housed in single room dormitories when on the UNSW campus and in a variety of accommodation styles when traveling, including shared, budget-style accommodation, serviced apartments, and a few nights camping.
Because this is a traveling program, meals are available in a variety of ways. At some locations, students will be able to cook for themselves. At other locations, meals will be provided cafeteria-style. Students will have to purchase some meals on their own.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
In addition to the semester program options, UNSW offers several summer programs, one of which we believe would be very interesting to GT students. It is a five-week summer program called "Energy Tomorrow." This program is designed for engineering students and explores energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Additional information about "Energy Tomorrow" is available on-line: click here. The Energy Tomorrow program is a group program which accepts students from various institutions worldwide. The program is restricted to twenty-five students total in order to allow greater student participation and a more hands-on approach to learning. GT is allotted a limited number of spots (out of the 25 total places) each summer.
Another UNSW summer program that to consider is the Australian Environment, Wildlife and Conservation program.
Please indicate in the essay portion of the OIE application which summer program you are applying for (e.g. Energy Tomorrow or Australian Environment).
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
UNSW uses the following credit transfer system:
1 5-week UNSW summer program = 6 GT credits
The Energy Tomorrow program has standing approval to transfer to GT as:
ME 3XXX (3 credits) + ME 2XXX (3 credits)
CEE 4XXX (6 credits)
ECE 3903 (3 credits) + ECE 3XXX (3 credits)
UNSW Grade = US Grade
75-100% (DN, HD) = A
65-74% (CR) = B
50-64% (PS) = C
46-49% (PC, PT) = D
45% or under (FL) = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.