School of Population Health

Graduation SPH


Once students have completed the requirements for their degree they will be eligible to graduate. Please note students are assessed for graduation based on the program structure from the year they commenced their degree. The program structure,  including units of credit that are required to be completed, can be found in the Online Handbook. If you are completing a specialisation in your degree, it is important to ensure you have met the specialisation requirements as outlined in the Online Handbook.

Students can check their graduation status in myUNSW under their Student Profile. To graduate students must show “completed” on their academic record after the release of results. Further information can be obtained about the graduation ceremony from the Graduation website.

  • Term 1 completing students attend graduation ceremonies in August
  • Term 2 completing students attend graduation ceremonies in December
  • Term 3 completing students attend graduation ceremonies in May

Please do not make travel arrangements until your ceremony has been allocated in myUNSW, and you have RSVP’d to confirm your attendance.

If your graduation details have not been finalised please note the following reasons why your graduation may still be pending:

  • You must clear all outstanding debts with the University. Debts include all fees, loans, library fines and equipment. If your debt is not cleared before graduation your graduation will be blocked and you will not be added to the conferral list until the debts are cleared.
  • All outstanding enrolment including pending grades including WD, WC, LE must be finalised before you are eligible to graduate.
  • If you have credit that is yet to be added to your academic record, this must be finalised and added to your academic record before you will roll-over to ‘Completed’.

Students who require a letter confirming they have completed their degree can obtain an Award Statement by applying through MyUNSW.  See UNSW Award and Enrolment website for more details. For further information or advice regarding how to apply please contact The Nucleus: Student Hub.


Award with Excellence for Postgraduate Coursework Programs

  • Award with Excellence provides formal recognition on the testamur and academic transcript of outstanding performance in Masters (coursework) programs.
  • Award with Excellence is awarded to Postgraduate Coursework students enrolled in a Masters program at UNSW who have completed their studies with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 80 or higher. Please note: PHCM9100 Academic Practice will not be included in the calculation as it is worth 0 units of credit.
  • Students do not need to apply for this award as the Program Authority will calculate students who will be awarded 'with Excellence' when they are checked for graduation.
  • Students eligible for Award with Excellence will be notified by email shortly after the release of results in their final term.
  • Further information and criteria can be found on the Award with Excellence (Postgraduate) website.