Frequently Asked Questions

Alternative Admissions FAQ

The FAQ below refers to Alternative Admissions.

When do I submit my portfolio and application?
  • Submit your portfolio and letter: Applications open 9am on 1st September 2016 and close at 4pm on 15th November 2016
  • Applicants will be advised whether they have been selected for interview by 28th November 2016
  • Interviews will take place in the week commencing 5th December 2016

How do I submit my portfolio?

You must have your chosen UNSW BE degree as a UAC preference to be eligible. Once you have lodged a UAC application for your preferred BE degree, and wish to apply under the alternative admission scheme, simply click here to submit your portfolio.

What makes a good portfolio?

Please click on your degree of interest to view the portfolio submission requirements:

Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Interior Architecture
Bachelor of Industrial Design
Bachelor of Computational Design
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

How are places allocated?

Depending on available places, applicants who have submitted a portfolio and are within 10 points of the cut-off will be re-ranked based on a combination of a portfolio and interview scores and ATAR (or equivalent).