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Global leadership

Learn to be a leader and set yourself up for a wide range of career opportunities.

A diverse & supportive community

Access the best student-to-teacher ratio in Australia and be part of a supportive learning environment.

Career ready graduates

Receive a top-quality education and graduate with a UNSW degree.

Our undergraduate programs are tailored to the educational needs of the Australian Defence Force. Officer cadets and midshipmen accepted into the Australian Defence Force Academy (Ӱ̳) program undertake undergraduate degrees alongside their military education and training. They graduate with a bachelor's degree from one of Australia’s top universities, the University of New South Wales.

Read what our students have to say

"Studying at UNSW Canberra as a trainee officer has provided me with an amazing opportunity to study with world-class lecturers. The small class sizes has helped me to gain a more thorough understanding of course content, and my lecturers always make themselves available if I have any questions."

Jade Burton, Bachelor of Arts student

Explore your study options

Explore your study options across Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technologyand Science. Choose the degree that’s right for you. All our courses are designed to prepare you for a successful career in the Army, Navy or Air Force.

Bachelor of Arts

This degree prepares you for a multifaceted career in a variety of fields. Whether you wish to learn a new language, study a new culture or discover the past, the choice is yours.

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Bachelor of Business

Become a vital asset and stand out in your Australian Defence Force career by completing a business degree at UNSW Canberra.

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Bachelor of Computing & Cyber Security

This degree helps you develop the attributes and skills needed for a career in software and cyber security engineering, research, innovation, management and operations.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

As a civil engineering student at UNSW Canberra, you’ll have access to purpose-built workshops and facilities. You'll also benefit from the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Aeronautical)

Graduate and kickstart your career as an aeronautical engineer workingat the cutting-edge of engineering by designing, manufacturing and maintaining aircraft in the aviation and aerospace industries.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)

Our degree equips you with the skills, includinghigh-level project management skills and engineering expertise, you need to practice as an electrical engineer.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

This program focuses on building high-level project management skills and engineering expertise. You’ll be challenged to design, create and improve systems that turn energy into power and motion.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Naval Architecture)

This program runs in parallel with Mechanical Engineering for the first two years. You'll then be admitted (based on suitable progress) to the honours Naval Architecture degree.

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Bachelor of Science

At UNSW Canberra, you can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in a variety of disciplines, including chemistry and subatomic physics, ocean and planet behaviour, contemporary changes in social and cultural life, and computational techniques and data analysis.
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Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical Engineering)

This degree provides a solid foundation in engineering technology. It's specially developed to meet the needs of the Australian Defence Force and is accredited by Engineers Australia at the Engineering Technologist level. 

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Lifelong connections

UNSW Canberra graduates are a highly engaged and influential community who shape Australia and the international community as leaders in defence, government, and industry. Build lifelong connections and tap into our influential network of fellow reputable graduates.

Support services

Choosing a program or enrolling at a university can be overwhelming – but don’t worry, you won’t be doing it alone. We'll support you with general program advice, enrolment queries, student visas, personal wellbeing, and any essential information you’ll need throughout your studies. Whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student, we're hap

Student life

Student life at UNSW Canberra is vibrant, inclusive, and immersive. We offer plenty of opportunities to enrich your study experience and help you connect with other students and our campus community. Whether it’s sports, educational clubs, or creative hobbies, there are many ways to make the most of your time outside of the classroom.

School contacts

  • Undergraduate Student Enquiries
    E:business@adfa.edu.au

  • Undergraduate Student Enquiries
    E:seit@adfa.edu.au
    T:(02) 5114 5247

  • Undergraduate Student Enquiries
    E:hass@adfa.edu.au
    T:(02) 5114 5275

  • Undergraduate Student Enquiries
    E:science@adfa.edu.au
    T:(02) 5114 5246