Courses

upage_UNSW

UNSW Sydney
Sydney, Australia

UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities. Established in 1949, it is ranked among the top 60 universities in the world, renowned for the quality of its graduates and its world class research.

UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, and of the prestigious international network Universitas 21. With more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries, it is one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities.

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are the College of Fine Arts in the Sydney suburb of Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australia Defence Force Academy.

In addition to UNSW Canberra at ADFA, UNSW has eight Faculties – Arts and Social Sciences; Built Environment; Engineering; Law; Medicine; Science; the Australian School of Business; and the College of Fine Arts – which offer an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

Website: www.unsw.edu.au

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants to VSE courses offered at UNSW Sydney are required to fulfill the following English language proficiency requirements set by UNSW Sydney:

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency at time of application. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one of UNSW’s approved criteria. This is currently 6.5 IELTS or 90 TOEFL (iBT) for Exchange students. You are only required to meet the overall score for IELTS and TOEFL, you do not need to meet each of the subtests. For prior study conditions and other acceptable criteria please see https://www.international.unsw.edu.au/english-language-requirements.

You should make sure that you met the above requirements before applying. For enquiries, please consult the VSE Coordinator at UNSW Sydney.




Course Offerings for the semester from January to August 2021

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application online before:
December 21, 2020 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Home universities must submit the list of endorsed students to VSE Central Office before:
December 22, 2020 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Science
Course TeacherDr. BN Wijenayake Gamachchige
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassFeb 15, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 16, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting Time-
Time ZoneUTC+11 (before Apr 4); UTC+10 (from Apr 4)
Restrictions-
Course Description Weight loss fads in the form of diets and exercise regimes (with mostly unrealistic claims) are ubiquitous in modern day life; however, there is surprising ignorance and confusion about how we lose weight, with most people unable to answer the simplest question: when you lose weight, where does the fat go? Popular (incorrect) answers include energy, heat, faeces and sweat. Surprisingly, this question has also baffled health professionals including general practitioners, dietitians and professional trainers. This course will lift the veil on weight loss by tracing every atom you eat into and out of your body, and you will learn the fate of fat during weight loss, that is, it is converted to carbon dioxide and water and exits your body mainly through your lungs. Along the way, you will also learn how humans convert foods into useful energy, what exactly is happening in your bodies during weight loss and weight gain, and by the end you will be able to critically examine popular weight loss claims as well as your own diet and lifestyle. Diet myths and wellness nonsense topple like dominoes along the way. No prior scientific knowledge is assumed as we aim to provide you with the knowledge to answer this big, fat myth.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentUNSW Business School
Course TeacherTBC
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassFeb 15, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 16, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 1200-1330, Thu 1200-1330Tue 1500-1630
Time ZoneUTC+11 (before Apr 4); UTC+10 (from Apr 4)
Restrictions-
Course Description Economics is a social science which studies the ways in which people interact with one another and make decisions in a world with limited resources. The goal of this course is to provide you with the basic tools to “think like an economist” – that is, to be able to use basic economic principles to ask and answer questions about how the world works or the effects of policies. We will cover topics such as how individuals or firms make decisions about the demand or supply of a product, how we can determine the efficiency of a market, and how we evaluate the costs and benefits of government intervention in a market.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentUNSW Business School
Course TeacherAsso. Prof. A Kolotilin
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassFeb 15, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 16, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1600-1730, Wed 1600-1730Tue 1330-1500 or Tue 1500-1630
Time ZoneUTC+11 (before Apr 4); UTC+10 (from Apr 4)
Restrictions-
Course Description Mathematics is an important part of theoretical and applied analysis in economics and business. This course equips students with a working knowledge of the most common techniques, providing the basis for their further studies. Topics include the mathematics of finance, matrix algebra, linear programming, as well as calculus and (unconstrained and constrained) optimisation. Special emphasis is put on the illustration of the covered concepts and techniques with applications to typical problems in business and economics.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentUNSW Business School
Course TeacherTBC
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassFeb 15, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 16, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 1600-1730, Thu 1600-1730Tue 1330-1500 or Tue 1500-1630
Time ZoneUTC+11 (before Apr 4); UTC+10 (from Apr 4)
Restrictions-
Course Description This course introduces students to basic statistical concepts and methods that are widely used in economics, finance, accountancy, marketing and, more generally, business. Emphasis is placed on applying statistical methods to draw inferences from sample data as an aid to informed decision-making. Course topics include: descriptive statistics, probability distributions, point and interval estimation of parameters, hypothesis testing, and regression models. Students will learn to solve statistical problems in an Excel spreadsheet environment. This course provides the basis for further study of statistical and econometric methods.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentUNSW Business School
Course TeacherAsso. Prof. J Zein, Dr. NY Oh
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassFeb 15, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 16, 2021
Course ComponentLectureLaboratoryTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeThu 1200-1400 or Fri 1100-1300Tue 1500-1600 or Tue 1800-1900 or Tue 1900-2000 or Wed 1200-1300 or Wed 1300-1400 or Wed 1400-1500 or Thu 1400-1500 or Thu 1700-1800 Tue 1800-1930 or Tue 1930-2100 or Wed 0900-1030 or Wed 1800-1930 or Wed 1930-2100 or Thu 0900-1030 or Thu 1330-1500 or Thu 1500-1630 or Thu 1630-1800 or Thu 1800-1930 or Thu 1930-2100 or Fri 0900-1030 or Fri 1200-1330 or Fri 1500-1630 or Fri 1630-1800
Time ZoneUTC+11 (before Apr 4); UTC+10 (from Apr 4)
Restrictions-
Course Description This course will provide students with an introduction to Australian financial markets and an evaluation of the institutions, instruments and participants involved in the industry. The mainstream markets to be evaluated include the equity, money, bond, futures, options and exchange rate markets. The subject systematically reviews each of the mainstream financial markets and investigates the various institutional participants and the different types of financial instruments offered. 
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Science
Course TeacherTBC
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassFeb 15, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 16, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting Time-
Time ZoneUTC+11 (before Apr 4); UTC+10 (from Apr 4)
Restrictions-
Course Description Introduction to Astronomy and the search for life elsewhere.This course provides a broad overview of Astronomy and our place in the Cosmos. It covers the solar system and its exploration, stars, galaxies and cosmology, the Earth as a habitable planet and the search for life elsewhere in the universe. The course is delivered wholly on the internet through  Moodle. The course is suitable as an introductory course for science students or as a general education course for non-scientists.
Course OutlineEnglish



Course enrollment is subject to final approval from your home university and the course offering university. Please contact the APRU VSE Coordinator of your home university for credit transfer information.