Undergrad Internal Program Transfer (IPT)

Undergrad (IPT) Internal Program Transfer

This page tells you all about applying for Internal Program Transfer (IPT) as a current undergraduate student. IPT enables you to move from one program to another within UNSW, without having to apply again through UAC. IPT is a free service for UNSW undergraduate students.

IPT enables you to transfer:

  • From one program to another
    (e.g. from a BE to a BSc),
  • Within the same faculty
    (e.g. from a BE in Computer Engineering to a BE in Chemical Engineering), or
  • Between single degree and dual degree programs.



The eligibility criteria may vary for programs across UNSW. While many coursework programs are available for IPT, programs that have other selection processes or criteria, such as undergraduate Medicine, won't be available.

To use the IPT service you must be:

  • An undergraduate student.
  • Currently enrolled or on official program leave from UNSW. This excludes discontinued, excluded, suspended or lapsed enrolments.
  • A commonwealth-supported domestic student or an international student (see this important note for sponsored international students).
  • Not in your final semester of study. If you're in your final semester, contact the relevant Program Authority directly.
  • Over 18 years old. If you are under 18, contact Student Central to complete your application.

Your eligibility depends on:

Conditions and requirements

The following conditions apply to IPT:

  • One program application per semester is permitted.
  • Not all programs will be available for transfer in each semester.
  • You must apply within the advertised application period. No late applications will be considered.
  • Applications are considered on the basis of information available at the time applications are assessed. There is no provision for considering late results or delaying decisions.
  • You must satisfy the academic rules of the program you wish to transfer to. See program availability for specific academic requirements

When and how to apply

You should check program availability for faculty specific application procedures and availability. Generally you can apply in both semesters 1 and 2, but this isn't always the case.

During the application period you can Apply for IPT via myUNSW. However, if you are under 18 years of age, you must contact Student Central to complete your application.

The application periods are:

Monday 29 Aug 2016, 9:00amFriday 28 Oct 2016, 5:00pm

IPT Application period for Semester 1 2017 intake

Monday 15 May 2017, 9:00amFriday 9 Jun 2017, 5:00pm

IPT Application period for Semester 2 2017 intake

How and when can I accept my offer?

Your IPT application is assessed after the application period has closed.

The outcome of your application will be emailed to your UNSW Email account.

If your application has been successful, the email will advise you to go to the myUNSW My Applications tab to accept your program transfer offer.

Please note: You cannot accept your offer outside of the acceptance periods:

Wednesday 14 Dec 2016, 9:00amMonday 2 Jan 2017, 5:00pm

IPT acceptance period for Semester 1 2017 intake

Wednesday 19 Jul 2017, 9:00amSunday 23 Jul 2017, 5:00pm

IPT acceptance period for Semester 2 2017 intake

Program availability

Here you can find the programs available for IPT. Check these pages for semester availability and for specific application/eligibility requirements.

Contacts for more information