School of Population Health

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is recognition of prior study that has been completed at another institution which you are requesting to transfer to your current degree.

If you receive an offer to a program at the School, you may be eligible for credit for courses (subjects) completed at another institution. To be awarded credit UNSW would need to assess the courses or combination of courses as equivalent to UNSW courses. You may apply for a credit transfer on the basis of relevant postgraduate coursework previously completed within the last 7 years.

Please refer to the UNSW Credit Transfer website for further information.

Credit may be granted for up to 50% of the total credit value of the program requirements. For example, a Master of Public Health requires 48 units of credit (UOC) for completion, therefore, the maximum amount of credit transfer allowed would be 24 UOC. Please note: Credit may be granted for up to a total of 24 units of credit (UOC) for the Dual Degree programs.

Applications will be considered on a case by case basis by the relevant Program Director. All requests must meet the following criteria:

  1. Courses must be relevant to the postgraduate degree area in which the student is enrolled– please note the course content must be in public health, health management, international public health or infectious diseases intelligence;
  2. All courses must be postgraduate coursework level;
  3. All courses must have been completed satisfactorily.


  • Courses in Financial Management or other management courses completed in a business faculty will not be approved;
  • Credit for courses completed in Undergraduate or Honours level degrees or for research degrees will not be approved.

How to apply for credit

  • Applications for Credit need to be submitted online.  See UNSW Web Forms.
  • Attach a detailed Course Outline which includes the course description, course aims, contact hours, units of credit and assessment details.
  • Include an Academic Transcript which confirms the final result for the course.

Any credit granted must be consistent with requirements for progression in the relevant program at UNSW and must be approved by the Program Authority.