International Public Health


Program Information

What are the admission requirements?

Domestic students (Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders)

2021 Guaranteed Entry: 80.00

International students

Refer to the UNSW International website.

I am an international student – can I come to Sydney to complete the BIPH?

Unfortunately not. The BIPH is an online degree which is not CRICOS approved. International students can complete the degree online without having to leave their home country. 

Are there any face to face (internal) classes for the BIPH?

The BIPH is a fully online degree. There are no internal classes students are required to attend. (In Year 3 under the Capstone course you will have the option of learning through being in a work placement) 

I am a domestic applicant. I really want to do this BIPH program, but I am afraid that I won't get the marks?

You will need to apply through the University Admissions Centre (UAC) and your application will be assessed by UAC based on ATAR (or equivalent). If you are transferring from another university, your application may be assessed on combination of university marks and ATAR (or equivalent).

If I am accepted into another undergraduate course at UNSW, am I able to transfer into the BIPH if my academic performance is suitable?

Applicants wishing to transfer into the Bachelor of International Public Health must have completed a minimum of 48 Units of Credit (UoC) and achieved a weighted average mark (WAM) of 65.

When are the starting dates?

The Bachelor of International Public Health degree may be started in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 each year.

Can I undertake this program as a part-time student?

Yes. The standard duration of the program is three years of full-time study or equivalent part-time. All courses are available online. Please refer to the Online Handbook entry for the suggested Program structure and Progression rules.

Can I get advanced standing for tertiary courses that I have already completed?

Yes. Students can apply for courses completed with other universities as long as the courses completed are in public health and relevant for the BIPH. Please refer to the UNSW credit transfer website for further information.

How do I enrol in Arizona State University (ASU) and the UNSW courses?

UNSW students will enrol in both UNSW and ASU courses via the online UNSW enrolment process.

Does this program comply with accreditation standards?

The program aligns with the curriculum accreditation requirements of undergraduate public health degrees conferred by the U.S. Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). While Australia has not yet set formal accreditation of public health programs, the BIPH program has been developed to be consistent with Foundational Competencies recommended by the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions of Australia (CAPHIA), to achieve the core generic areas of public health needed as a baseline for public health practice. 

Can the capstone project be undertaken as an internship or research project overseas?

Yes. Students are given autonomy to select from among diverse opportunities such as a research project or an internship in a public health area of their own interest through a placement with a leading multinational/development agency. Students can select from within a range of areas of study such as health promotion; policy and practice; reproductive, maternal and child health; infectious diseases; non-communicable diseases; drug and alcohol; mental health; primary care; and, Indigenous health. 


General Information

I am new to studying online- where can I find help to support my studies?

UNSW has provided a wealth of useful resources to help support students’ online learning. Please refer to the below websites for further information and support:

  • UNSW e-learning - provides an overview of the suite of technologies and applications that support student learning including Moodle, Turnitin, and myLibrary.
  • UNSW Online Study – provides for useful tips to online study.
  • Academic skills – provides an overview on  academic skills.
  • UNSW Essentials provides an online orientation to UNSW.
  • ELISE – is an online tutorial developed by UNSW Library to help students make the most of the Library’s online resources for their studies and research.

An orientation module to the BIPH program will cover these aspects in greater detail to help students succeed in navigating the online learning management systems and feel supported in the PLuS Alliance online student community.

Are there any scholarships available for students in this program?

There are scholarships available for entry into UNSW but not for the PLuS Alliance International Public Health program specifically. For information on University scholarships, please visit the UNSW Scholarships website.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

To find out more about studying the PLuS Alliance Bachelor of International Public Health program, at UNSW, contact:

T +61 (2) 9385 1699
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Key Contact

School of Public Health and Community Medicine

UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052
T: +61 (2) 9385 1844
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