What the different degree types mean

An undergraduate degree is for those who have never graduated from university before. The undergraduate bachelor degree is the base university qualification.

A postgraduate degree is for those who already have a bachelor degree, or occasionally for those who have significant work experience in that area. There are several postgraduate study options available.

Entry requirements for a bachelor degree

Applicants usually require year 12 English, plus an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of at least 70 (80 for engineering and other select courses). The ATAR required for each course changes from year to year, depending on demand.


Generally three or four years’ full-time study or part-time equivalent.

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