UMD: A Globally Connected University

ENGR Exchange: University of New South Wales (UNSW) (Australia)

Sydney, Australia
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
EA Advisor: 

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Host Institution
University of New South Wales is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. UNSW takes pride in the broad range and high quality of its teaching programs. Its teaching gains strength and currency from research activities and international nature. UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities in Australia and a member of the Universitas 21 international consortium, showcasing its strong regional and global engagement.

UNSW is renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Its motto, Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly.

Established in 1949, UNSW has expanded rapidly and now has over 50,000 students, including more than 14,000 international students from over 130 different countries. The University offers more than 300 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate programs, and has developed an extensive network of alumni chapters throughout Asia. The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney.

Host City
UNSW is located in Sydney, Australia.  Sydney, the most famous city in Australia, offers a cosmopolitan city center, vibrant cultural activities and attractions, sparkling beaches, and dramatic national parks. UNSW's main Kensington campus is located 15 minutes from the Central Business District and about 3 kilometers from Sydney’s famous Coogee and Bondi beaches.

Universitas 21
The University of New South Wales and the University of Maryland are both members in Universitas 21 (U21). U21 is the leading global network of research-intensive universities; working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalization. 

Learn more about Universitas 21 and it's programs and mission on the U21 website.


Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be an ENGR major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.


  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  6. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

Course offerings are available on the university's website.

Disciplines available: 
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Sciences and Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering
Surveying and Spatial Information Systems

Credit

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree. Most courses at UNSW will be converted as follows:
 

UNSW Credit UMD Credit
.32 UNSW Credit 1 UMD Credit
12.5 UNSW Credit 4 UMD Credit

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on June 5, 2014. 

You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents on the International Study Course Search hosted by the Clark School of Engineering website and the Transfer Credit Services Equivalency Database (TCEQ). If you are interested in taking a course not listed on TCEQ, you may have it evaluated for acceptability by following the  UMD Registrar’s evaluation request guidelines.

Grading
Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit. 
 

UNSW Grade UMD Grade
50/P C -

 


Exchange students can choose to live on campus in Residential Communities, in one of the affiliated Colleges, or off-campus. If you wish to live on campus, you should apply as soon as possible. For more information on housing options, you can visit UNSW's international student accommodation page, and the regular UNSW accommodation page


UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:


Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 02/17/2018 06/25/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018
Year (Fall-Spring) 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018