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EFTSL - Equivalent Full-time Student Load
Equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) is a measure of a student's study load. An EFTSL of 1.0 is the standard annual study load of a student undertaking a program on a full-time basis.

At UNSW, a normal full-time enrolment for one year is defined as 48 units of credit (24 per semester). A course (unit of study, e.g. MATH1011) has the same unit of credit value and generates the same load (EFTSL) irrespective of the program (e.g. BSc) or the stage in which it is taken. Most courses at UNSW have a value of 6 units of credit (6UOC).

Information on how to calculate the EFTSL for your program of study can be found in the University’s guide to Commonwealth Support & HECS-HELP and Tuition Fee Charges.

See also the myUNSW A-Z Guide for information on Courses and Units of Credit.

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