Undergraduate

Find the Degree That's Right for You

Start your undergraduate career at UNSW Canberra at ADFA. If you have just completed high school, or have never graduated from university before, then an undergraduate bachelors degree is for you. 

Whether you’re an ADFA trainee officer, current serving Defence Force member or a non-defence student, our unique range of undergraduate programs will provide you with the theoretical understanding and practical experience to propel you towards an exciting and rewarding career.  

We know there’s a lot to consider before you embark on a university education. If you’re thinking of studying an undergraduate degree, we want you to be ready to hit the ground running. Explore our undergraduate course options and see where a degree at UNSW Canberra can take you.

View our 2021 Undergraduate Guide

Your Undergraduate Study Pathways

Regardless of your study pathway, all our undergraduate students benefit from the best university student-to-teacher ratio in Australia. Our custom-built facilities, world-class academic staff and outstanding industry networks make us one of Australia’s leading universities.

Explore our undergraduate degree options and begin your journey with us.

ADFA Trainee Officers

Complete your undergraduate degree alongside military training with an undergraduate program tailored to the educational needs of the Australian Defence Force.  

Explore your options with UNSW Canberra at ADFA across Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Information Technology and Science.  

  

ADF Current Serving Members

If you’ve already started your career in the Australian Defence Force, you can boost your job prospects with a defence-tailored degree from UNSW Canberra at ADFA. Focus on your studies in a tri-service environment, which fosters networks that enhance defence capabilities and operations.

Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship (DCUS)

The Department of Defence offers the Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship (DCUS) scheme for aspiring students* wishing to pursue a Computing and Cyber Security or Engineering degree at UNSW Canberra.  

Have your tuition covered, gain access to paid work experience, and enter the workforce HECS-HELP debt-free. 

*Please note that international offers may be restricted during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Non-Defence Students

If you’re keen to gain practical experience working alongside defence, government, and industry, our specialist non-defence degrees could be for you.   

UNSW Canberra offers degrees in Engineering, double degrees in Engineering and Science, and a range of single-year honours programs for non-defence undergraduate students.   

  

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Scholarships

UNSW offers a wide range of scholarships and funding to both domestic and international students, at all levels of study. Exceptional research candidates can apply for scholarships to undertake a higher degree by research. Scholarships may include an annual stipend, tuition fee payment and student health cover.

Support Services

Choosing a program or enrolling at a university can be overwhelming – but don’t worry, you won’t be doing it alone. We'll support you with general program advice, enrolment queries, student visas, personal wellbeing, and any essential information you’ll need throughout your studies. Whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student, we're happy to assist.  

Student Life

Student life at UNSW Canberra is vibrant, inclusive, and immersive. We offer plenty of opportunities to enrich your study experience and help you connect with other students and our campus community. Whether it’s sports, educational clubs, or creative hobbies, there are many ways to make the most of your time outside of the classroom.