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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

VSE Season 1, 2021-22: Courses offered by UNSW Sydney


Application Deadline

APPLICATION CLOSED
Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
Jul 12 2021, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)




Academic Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's academic requirements listed below:

Entry requirement for UNSW student exchange program is GPA 3.0 or equivalent.

UNSW online courses that are part of the APRU Virtual Student Exchange do not have any pre-requisites and are open to students from all majors and disciplines.

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at UNSW Sydney.




English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's English language proficiency requirements listed below:

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.

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at UNSW Sydney.



Course Information

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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentNura Gili Indigenous Programs
Course TeacherMr BL Kelly
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 09, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 1300-1500Tue 1500-1700
Time ZoneUTC+10 (before Oct 3, 2021) / UTC+11 (after Oct 3, 2021)
RestrictionsN/A
Course DescriptionIn this course students are introduced to Aboriginal Sydney through local written and oral histories, as well as notable works in film, performance, television and art, seeking to make visible Aboriginal experiences, lives and connections to place in the city. Different approaches to urban history and to understanding the relationship between identity, memory and place are discussed against the broader context of imperial and colonial history and the marginalisation of Aboriginal land and heritage. With a specific focus on doing place-specific research, students are encouraged to get outside of the classroom and visit the places they are learning about.
Points to Note for StudentsThis is a face-to-face course however it will have the fully online class components that will allow students to complete this course remotely. Class times will be released on Jul 2.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Science
Course TeacherDr BN Wijenayake Gamachchige
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 09, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeWed 1400-1600
Time ZoneUTC+10 (before Oct 3, 2021) / UTC+11 (after Oct 3, 2021)
RestrictionsN/A
Course DescriptionWeight 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.
Points to Note for StudentsThis course has been scheduled to run in the fully online mode. Class times will be released on Jul 2.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Science
Course TeacherApro G Abramowitz
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 09, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting Timen/a
Time ZoneUTC+10 (before Oct 3, 2021) / UTC+11 (after Oct 3, 2021)
RestrictionsN/A
Course DescriptionWhy do people disagree so much about climate change? How can you tell fact from fiction in the debate? How do we know climate change is happening and what are the causes? Climate change is now an issue confronting many disciplines, from architecture, engineering and business through to environmental science, public health, law and economics. This online course will draw on a broad collection of UNSW experts to cover the basics of climate change science, as well as a selection of key related areas from psychology, law, politics, economics, energy supply, ethics and health. A range of perspectives on the nature of these challenges will be treated with a critical analysis approach, as well hands-on engagement with the peer review process, highlighting its role in the scientific process. This course is an online-only offering. Take a look at our short introduction video.
Points to Note for StudentsThis course has been scheduled to run in the fully online mode. Class times will be released on Jul 2.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentUNSW Business School
Course TeacherTBA
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 09, 2021
Course ComponentTBA
Mode of TeachingTBA
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+10 (before Oct 3, 2021) / UTC+11 (after Oct 3, 2021)
RestrictionsN/A
Course DescriptionDo you want to lead change and implement social innovations? Would you like to find ways to address complex social problems? This course is for aspiring change agents across all sectors, including business, not-for-profit and government. Whether your career lies in business, law, art and design, arts and social sciences, the built environment, science, engineering or medicine, you will develop practical skills to lead complex systems for create better social outcomes. We explore the issues that policy makers, industry leaders and social service providers grapple with every day, such as inequality, place-based disadvantage, mental health, homelessness, and human rights. We will introduce models for systems change, social innovation, and cross-sectoral collaboration. You will complete the course with a broad understanding of social systems and the keys to initiating and sustaining positive social change. The course introduces local and global trends through a range of case studies, and you will have the opportunity to hear directly from experts in business, government and social purpose organisations who have successfully initiated social change.
Points to Note for StudentsThis course has been scheduled to run in the fully online mode. Class times will be released on Jul 2.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentUNSW Business School
Course TeacherDr J Lim
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 09, 2021
Course ComponentLectureOtherTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1200-1330; Wed 1000-1130Sat 1500-1900 (October 30 only)Wed 1530-1700
Time ZoneUTC+10 UTC+11 UTC+10
RestrictionsN/A
Course DescriptionEconomics is a social science that studies how people make decisions in a world with limited resources and the ways in which they interact with one another. 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 and the effect of policies. We will cover topics such as how individuals or firms make decisions about the demand for or supply of a product, how we can determine the efficiency of a market, and how we evaluate the costs and benefits of trade or government intervention in a market.
Points to Note for StudentsThis is a face-to-face course however it will have the fully online class components that will allow students to complete this course remotely. Class times will be released on Jul 2.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentUNSW Business School
Course TeacherDr NY Oh
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 09, 2021
Course ComponentLectureLaboratoryTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeThu 1100-1300Select one session from:
Tue 1200-1300
Tue 1300-1400
Tue 1400-1500
Tue 1500-1600
Tue 1600-1700
Tue 1800-1900
Select one session from:
Fri 1400-1530
Fri 1530-1700
Thu 1930-2100
Wed 1800-1930<
Wed 1930-2100
Time ZoneUTC+10 (before Oct 3, 2021) / UTC+11 (after Oct 3, 2021)
RestrictionsN/A
Course DescriptionThis 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.
Points to Note for StudentsThis is a face-to-face course however we anticipate that it will have the fully online class components that will allow students to complete this course remotely. Class times will be released on Jul 2.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentUNSW Business School
Course TeacherTBA
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 09, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1600-1900
Time ZoneUTC+10 (before Oct 3, 2021) / UTC+11 (after Oct 3, 2021)
RestrictionsN/A
Course DescriptionThe course introduces students from a non-financial background to the principles of accumulating, managing and protecting wealth. The course covers the topics of tracking expenses and preparing budgets, savings, buying on credit, securing a good job, buying a home, paying off mortgages faster, protecting yourself through using insurance, building wealth using superannuation, paying appropriate levels of tax and avoiding investment mistakes.
Points to Note for StudentsThis course has been scheduled to run in the fully online mode. Class times will be released on Jul 2.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Law and Justice
Course TeacherTBA
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 09, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting Timen/a
Time ZoneUTC+10 (before Oct 3, 2021) / UTC+11 (after Oct 3, 2021)
RestrictionsN/A
Course DescriptionThis course focuses on the role of women in five of the world’s major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It examines the traditional theological principles and the practical laws that have directly impacted, for better or for worse, upon the lives of women within these religious traditions. It also explores historical and contemporary challenges to doctrines and practices that are seen to undermine women’s equality and freedom. Key themes include: femininity and divinity; historical founders’ attitudes to women; key scriptural texts and their interpretation; life-cycle rituals; marriage and divorce; sex and procreation; clothing and social freedom; worship and purity; leadership and authority.
Points to Note for StudentsThis course has been scheduled to run in the fully online mode. Class times will be released on Jul 2.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Science
Course TeacherDr K Jackson
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 09, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting Timen/a
Time ZoneUTC+10 (before Oct 3, 2021) / UTC+11 (after Oct 3, 2021)
RestrictionsN/A
Course DescriptionIntroduction 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.
Points to Note for StudentsThis course has been scheduled to run in the fully online mode. Class times will be released on Jul 2.
Course OutlineLink
Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentFaculty of Science
Course TeacherDr S Morris
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 13, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 09, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting Timen/a
Time ZoneUTC+10 (before Oct 3, 2021) / UTC+11 (after Oct 3, 2021)
RestrictionsN/A
Course DescriptionThe subject matter of this course covers theories and research regarding the science of self-optimisation (e.g. time management, study skills, emotional regulation), and provides students with opportunities to improve self-management capacity that could help them survive, and thrive, in university and beyond. Self-management is the capacity to work effectively toward meaning goals, and to be flexible in the face of setbacks. The course is open to all students as a general education offering, and its online delivery mode will allow for some time/place flexibility while learning.
Points to Note for StudentsThis course has been scheduled to run in the fully online mode. Class times will be released on Jul 2.
Course OutlineLink


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