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Foundation Studies: Design Standard Plus, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #43 (QS) Canberra, Australia
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UNSW Foundation Studies offers two Design Streams. Students wishing to undertake a degree with the Faculty of Built Environment (e.g. Architecture) should undertake the Design and Built Environment Stream. 

The programme

Students wishing to undertake a Design degree at UNSW Art & Design or a degree not requiring a mathematics prerequisite should undertake the Fine Arts Stream.

  • Design and Built Environment: for students intending to study a degree in Architecture, Industrial Design, Planning
  • Fine Arts: for students intending to study a Design degree requiring no mathematics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic English
  • Computing Studies
  • Design
  • Essentials of Mathematics
  • Australian Studies
  • International Issues and Perspectives
  • Management

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Passport (page showing your signature and photograph)
  • Academic/previous study transcripts
  • English Proficiency Test results (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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