If you have previous studies that you would like counted towards your new award course at the University of Sydney, you may be eligible to receive credit for those units.

Formal Faculty Resolutions

  • Please read Clause 6 of our Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Resolutions that outline the formal rules for the maximum amount of credit we will give for specific degrees and the maximum time since you passed the units of study.
  • Within the limits given in our resolutions, we will usually give credit if you have passed a unit of study and the content of that unit of study is reasonably similar to a unit of study in your new degree at the University of Sydney.
  • You can use our CUSP site (Course and Unit of Study Portal) to research the outlines of the units of study in your new degree to assess if their content is similar to units you have taken elsewhere.

How to apply for credit

Applying for credit is performed online during the enrolment process.

Visit the Apply for credit page on our enrolment site to read instructions on how to apply.

Reduced Volume Learning (RVL) for Postgraduate Students

The Master of Engineering and the Master of Professional Engineering have reduced volume learning which is assessed when you apply for the degree program. Applicants are advised of the reduced volume learning for which they are eligible when they receive their offer for the degree program. Reduced volume learning will shorten the duration of your program and influence your enrolment. Students should refer to CUSP for information on reduced volume learning and degree requirements. Individual units of study granted as reduced volume learning for Master of Professional Engineering should appear in the unit of study selection screen, however, if you are unsure you should contact the faculty.