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NEW ENTRY SCHEME FOR ENGINEERING

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of New South Wales has introduced a new entry scheme that looks beyond just exam results.

Multiple Criteria Entry involves potential students attending an interview to assess their suitability to the profession.

"Engineering is a professional discipline and while academic performance is important, success in the field also depends on motivation, attitudes and commitment," said Associate Professor Tim Hesketh, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Engineering.

"Through the multiple criteria entry program's interview process, we can assess a student's attitude and their ability in certain areas not measured in high-school examination assessment."

Students who believe their UAI may fall in the range of 75-85 are encouraged to apply or to phone the Faculty of Engineering to talk it over. Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 26 September at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, at UNSW@ADFA in Canberra, Coffs Harbour City Council and Dubbo City Council.

The application form may be accessed at www.eng.unsw.edu.au/multiplecriteria/2005. Both Year 12 students and other applicants are eligible to apply.

Applications close Friday 16 September 2005. Students will still need to lodge their university preferences through UAC.

Engineering at UNSW also offers a wide range of scholarships. The closing date for a number of scholarship applications is September 30, 2005. For further information visit www.eng.unsw.edu.au/prospect/ug/ugschol.htm.

Enquiries to Carly McIver, (02) 9385 5000/6171, email mcer@unsw.edu.au, web www.eng.unsw.edu.au


 

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