Entry requirements

Make sure that you meet the minimum English language and academic entry requirements for the course you wish to study.

Academic requirements

Foundation Year, UniLink diplomas, vocational education and bachelor degrees

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Other qualifications

To confirm entry requirements using an overseas qualification that does not appear on the list, please call 1800 897 973 (within Australia)
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Master and research degrees

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English language requirements

Each Swinburne course has a minimum English language requirement for entry.

Use Course Search to find the English language requirements for your chosen course or use the table below.

 

 
Swinburne English Language Centre
IELTS
(Academic Module)
TOEFL iBT
PTE Academic
Common European Framework

Foundation Year (12 motnhs)

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 65%
Overall 5.5
65 
42 
B1

Foundation Year (8 months)

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 65% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 5.5
No individual band below 5.0
 65 (no band less than 15)
 42 (no communicative skill less than 36)
B1

Vocational Education: 
Certificates III & IV, Diploma & Advanced Diploma

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 65% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 5.5
No individual band below 5.5
 65 (no band less than 15)
 42 (no communicative skill less than 36) 
B1

UniLink diploma (12 months)

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 70%
Overall 6.0
75
 50
B1

UniLink diploma (8 months)

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 6.0
No individual band below 5.5
 75 (no band less than 17)
 50 (no communicative skill less than 45) 
B1

Undergraduate, including honours (all except education, law, honours in psychology and professional degrees)

EAP 5 advanced level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 6.0
No individual band below 6.0
 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20)
  50 (no communicative skill less than 50)
B1

Undergraduate, including honours (education, law and professional degrees)

EAP 5 advanced level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 6.5
No individual band below 6.0
 79 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20)
  58 (no communicative skill less than 50)
B2

Honours (psychology only)

EAP 5 advanced level with overall 75% & all skills 70% or above
Overall 7.0
No individual band below 7.0
95 (Reading no less than 20, Writing no less than 22)
66 (no communicative skill less than 58)
C1

Masters Qualifying Program

EAP 4 upper intermediate level with overall 65% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 6.0
No individual band below 5.5
75 (no band less than 17)
 50 (no communicative skill less than 45) B1

Postgraduate*

EAP 5 advanced level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above
Overall 6.5
No individual band below 6.0
 79 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20)
 58 (no communicative skill less than 50)
B2

* These English requirements are not acceptable for postgraduate occupational therapy and research applicants. Use Course Search to find the English language requirements for your chosen course.

Swinburne English Language Centre

Swinburne offers English language courses that can help you meet the minimum English language requirement for study. On successful completion of English for Academic Purposes at Swinburne, you may be granted direct entry to your chosen degree, diploma or certificate provided you also meet other (academic) entry requirements.

Alternative English language entry

There are also a number of alternative ways to meet the English language requirements for courses, depending on where you completed your secondary education.