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When a student enrols in a degree at UNSW, it is assumed that they are competent at communicating in both written and spoken English. Many courses require students to make oral presentations, prepare assignments or write essays. Without a high level of written and spoken English, it would be difficult to meet the requirements for successful course completion. (See UNSW's English language requirements)

For some degrees and first-year courses, it is assumed that through secondary school studies or other equivalent studies a student will have achieved a level of knowledge of the subject area (eg. Mathematics) that is considered desirable for successful university level study. Performance in relevant Year 12 courses is taken into account in the admission of current Australian Year 12 applicants via UNSW's HSC Plus.

Students who do not have the assumed knowledge background are not prevented from enrolling but may be placed at a considerable disadvantage and are strongly advised to undertake a Bridging Program or other appropriate preparation.

You can find the assumed knowledge for your desired degree in the Find a Degree tool. 

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