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The Indigenous Pre-Science/Engineering course is an intensive four-week residential course for prospective Indigenous students wanting to enrol in an undergraduate degree in the faculties of Science or Engineering at UNSW. The course has been designed to assess your academic potential and to provide a realistic environment within which you can develop the knowledge and skills to manage your undergraduate studies effectively.

The Pre-Science/Engineering course will engage you in learning activities associated with the following disciplines: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Sustainable Engineering, Computer Science.  There is a strong focus on the acquisition of the study and learning skills required to undertake studies at the university level. Students are also given opportunities to apply their learning through fieldwork, written and oral presentations.

Entry into the Indigenous Pre-Science/Engineering course would require students to apply through Nura Gili. Students would have to:

  • Attach documentation to confirm their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent as part of the application process.
  • Lodge an application with the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for the UNSW undergraduate degree program that they wish to study
  • Complete the online Nura Gili, UNSW Indigenous Preparatory Programs application and attach all supporting documentation.

On successful completion of the course, measured through participation, assessments and a final interview, students may then be offered a place in a relevant degree at UNSW. For further information please contact Nura Gili at UNSW.


DVC (Academic) Board of Studies

Study Level


Offering Terms

Summer Term



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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