Credit Equivalencies

All students on exchange must gain credit for the equivalent of a full time load while on exchange. This equates to either:

  • A minimum of 13.5 UniSA units, OR
  • A maximum of 18 UniSA units

Each host university calculates course loads and credit differently, so you will need to negotiate with your Program Director to determine how many courses at the host university are equivalent to either 13.5 or 18 UniSA units. Some guidelines are listed below. However, the course equivalency will be at the discretion of the Program Director.

Austria

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

University of Salzburg

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS

  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Business School students only

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Belgium

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

KU Leuven
Faculty of Economics and Business
Business School students only

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS

  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

Ghent University

Open to students following courses belonging to the following faculties at Ghent:

  • Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
  • Faculty of Political and Social Sciences

 

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Canada

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Alberta University of the Arts
(Formerly Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD))
School of Art, Architecture & Design only

An average course load is 15 credits per semester. Therefore we recommend that:

  • 18 units at UniSA = 15 credits at ACAD (so, 5 courses of 3 credits each) 
  • 13.5 units at UniSA = 12 credits at ACAD (So, 4 courses of 3 credits each)

 Brock University

Students are expected to complete 5 courses (2.5 Brock credits/30 ECTS) each semester to be considered full time students.

One course at Brock= 0.5 Brock credits/6 ECTS.
2.0 credits is roughly equal to 22.5 ECTS/13.5 UniSA units
2.5 credits is roughly equal to 30 ECTS/18 UniSA units

 Carleton University

A semester long course is worth (.5) credits, a year long course is worth (1.0) credits. The recommended full-course load for Undergraduate (first year to fourth year) exchange students is (2.0) credits – maximum (2.5) credits – for a semester. For a full academic year the recommended load is (4.0) or a maximum of (5.0) credits.

Carleton recommends 4 courses for exchange students per semester, with 5 courses being the full time course load for domestic students. Carleton further advised that the study of 3 courses a semester is also considered full-time.

Therefore we recommend that:

  • 2.0 credits is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 1.5 credits is equivalent to 13.5 units

Concordia University

Most courses are valued at 3 credits each with the exception of intensive courses (usually language courses) that are valued at 6 credits. Courses are approximately 39- 40hours (excluding homework, presentations, projects, mid-term and final exams) over a 13-14 week period.

To assist with calculating credit equivalency, an undergraduate degree is a total of 90 credits over a 3 year period (therefore, maximum full time is 15 credits per semester). Concordia recommend the minimum course load of 12 credits per semester.

Therefore we recommend that:

  • 5 courses (@ 3 credits each) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 4 courses (@ 3 credits each) is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units

HEC Montreal
Business School students only

A semester consists of 15 weeks. A 3 credit course is 45 contact hours. For each credit, students need to contribute about 30 hours of additional personal work. To be considered a full time student a minimum of 12 credits is required.

Therefore we recommend that:

  • 5 courses (15 credits) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 4 courses (12 credits) is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units

Laval University
Faculty of Business Administration
Business School students only

Undergraduate students: 5 courses (15 credits) = 30 ECTS. Postgraduate Students: 4 courses (12 credits) maximum.

Therefore we recommend that:

  • 5 courses (30 ECTS) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 4 courses is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units

Contact hours per courses = 45 hours.
Credits per course = 3

Ryerson University
Architectural Studies not open for exchange

For a domestic student 4-6 courses is considered full course load on the basis that students pay the same tuition for 4, 5 or 6 courses per semester. Unless it is a full year course, each semester long course is of equivalent value (i.e. 1 credit). Ryerson recommends:

  • Faculty of Communication & Design: for exchange students 4 courses per semester is considered full time.
  • Faculty of Business: for exchange students 4 courses is considered a full time load

Therefore we recommend that:

  • 5 courses is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 4 courses is equivalent to 13.5 units

University of Calgary
Education courses not open for exchange

Most courses are half credit courses, 3 credit hours. The means that students are in class 3 hours per week for a total of 13 weeks. Each half course usually has a total of 39 hours.

Calgary recommend that exchange students take no more than four courses but to be considered full-time a student needs to take at least three courses per term. Therefore we recommend that:

  • 4 courses is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 3 courses is equivalent to 13.5 units

University of Ottawa 
Education courses not open for exchange

To be considered a full time student a minimum of 12 credits is required.

Therefore we recommend that:

  • 5 courses (15 credits) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 4 courses (12 credits) is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba. To be considered a full time student a minimum of 12 credits is required.

Therefore we recommend that:

  • 5 courses (15 credits) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 4 courses (12 credits) is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units

University of Ottawa
Telfer School of Management

Business School students only

Telfer courses are worth 3.0 credits for BCom and 1.5 or 3.0 credits for MBA. To be considered a full time student (BCom) a minimum of 12 credits is required. Therefore we recommend that:

  • 5 courses (15 credits) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 4 courses (12 credits) is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units

University of Victoria 
Restricted to courses within the 3 faculties of Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

There are 2 terms per year, each runs for 13 weeks. Each course is worth 1.5 units. Domestic students normally complete five (1.5 unit) courses per term. Each 1.5 course requires 3 hours of study a week for one term. Laboratory, tutorial and other similar activities, if required, are in addition to the basic three hours a week. A smaller load of four courses is recommended by UVic for exchange students.

Therefore we recommend that:

  • 4 courses (@ 1.5 units each) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 3 courses (@ 1.5 units each) is equivalent to 13.5 units

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China

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Beijing Jiaotong University

Please refer to the host university website for details of credits and course loads. You will also need to discuss equivalencies with your Program Director

Beijing Normal University

Students must complete 9-10 BNU credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 13-14 BNU credits for 18 UniSA units

Beijing University of Technology

Please refer to the host university website for details of credits and course loads. You will also need to discuss equivalencies with your Program Director

Lingnan University College

Students must take 11 Lingnan credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 15 Lingnan credits for 18 UniSA units

Shandong University

Students must complete 7-8 Shandong credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 9-10 Shandong credits for 18 UniSA units

Tianjin University

Please refer to the host university website for details of credits and course loads. You will also need to discuss equivalencies with your Program Director

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Colombia

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Universidad del Rosario

TBA

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Denmark

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Aarhus University Business and Social Sciences 
Business School students only

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

Roskilde University

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France

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

ESCE Paris - Ecole Superieur du Commerce Exterieur
Business School students only

 

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

IMT Atlantique
Division of ITEE only

KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux/Marseille)
Business School students only

Rennes School of Business
Business School students only

Toulouse Business School
Business School students only

Université Paris II – Université Panthéon-Assas
Business School students only

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Germany

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalency

EBS University of Business and Law
Business School students only
EBS Law Term (September to December)
Law students only

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

Due to the high workload required at this partner, we recommend that 24 ECTS – 30 ECTS equal 18 UniSA units, and 20 – 22.5 ECTS equal 13.5 UniSA units. Credit equivalencies can be decided on a case to case basis in conjunction with the Program Director and Regional Officer.

FH Munster University of Applied Sciences (MUAS)

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management
Business School students only

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

Due to the workload at this partner, we recommend that 24 ECTS – 30 ECTS equal 18 UniSA units, and 20 – 22.5 ECTS equal 13.5 UniSA units. Credit equivalencies can be decided on a case to case basis in conjunction with the Program Director and Regional Officer.

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Hong Kong

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalency

City University of Hong Kong

Students are classified as full time when registering for a minimum of 12 credits per semester (students must maintain 12 credits to satisfy the Hong Kong Immigration student visa requirements).

Students must take 12 Hong Kong credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 14-15 Hong Kong credits for 18 UniSA units.

Hong Kong Baptist University

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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India

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalency

Madras Christian College
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy placement students only

Students from the School of Social Work and Social Policy studying at Madras Christian College will complete the equivalent of the field education course at UniSA (13.5 units)

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy placement students only

Students from the School of Social Work and Social Policy studying at Madras Christian College will complete the equivalent of the field education course at UniSA (13.5 units)

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Italy

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalency

Universita di Bergamo

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

University of Bologna
Business School students only

L’Universita degli Studi di Milano 
Division of Education, Arts & Social Sciences students only

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Japan

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalency

Kwansei Gakuin University

Students must register for 12 Kwansei Gakuin credits for 13.5 UniSA units and 14 Kwansei Gakuin credits for 18 UniSA units

Nagoya University

Students must take a minimum 15 Nagoya units per semester equivalent to 18 UniSA units Students cannot take fewer than 15 Nagoya units.

Nagoya University of Foreign Studies

Students must register for 14 NUFS credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 15/16 NUFS credits for 18 UniSA units

Okayama University

Students must take a minimum 15 Okayama credits per semester equivalent to 18 UniSA units Students cannot take fewer than 15 Okayama credits.

University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Engineering students only

Please refer to the host university website for details of credits and course loads. You will need to negotiate equivalencies with your Program Director.

University of Tsukuba
Division of IT, Engineering & Environment students only

Please refer to the host university website for details of credits and course loads. You will need to negotiate equivalencies with your Program Director.

Waseda University
Graduate School of Engineering and Science

Graduate School of Science & Engineering students only

Please refer to the host university website for details of credits and course loads. You will need to negotiate equivalencies with your Program Director.

 Rikkyo University

Students must register for 14 Rikkyo credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 16/18 Rikkyo credits for 18 UniSA units.

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Liechtenstein

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

University of Liechtenstein 
Master of Architecture students only

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

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Malaysia

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Taylor's University

Students must take 16 credits at Taylor’s for a UniSA semester credit of 13.5 units or 20 credits at Taylor’s for 18 UniSA units

University of Malaya

Students must take 9 credits at Uni Malaya for a UniSA semester credit of 13.5 units or 12 credits at Uni Malaya for 18 UniSA units

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Mexico

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

IPADE Universidad Panamericana
MBA students only

Must be approved by MBA Program Director

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Norway

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

University of Agder

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

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Philippines

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

University of the Philippines Diliman

Students must take 12 UPD credits per semester (minimum and maximum), which is equivalent to 18 UniSA units. Most modules at UPD are worth 3 credits

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Portugal

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics - Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
Business School students only

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

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Singapore

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Nanyang Technological University 
Business School students only

Students must take 9 AU credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 12 AU credits for 18 UniSA units

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Slovenia

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

University of Ljubljana

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

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South Korea

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Chung-Ang University
Business School students only

Students must take 15 Chung Ang credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 19 Chung Ang credits for 18 UniSA units

KAIST

Students must take 9 KAIST credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 12 KAIST credits for 18 UniSA units

Sogang University Business School students only

We recommend that undergraduate students complete 4 courses for 13.5 UniSA units and 5 courses for 18 UniSA units at Sogang University, as each course is valued at 3 credits / 6 ECTS. Postgraduate students should enrol in 3 courses for 13.5 UniSA units and 4 courses for 18 UniSA units, as postgraduate courses are valued at 3 credits each / 8 ECTS, with a higher workload than UG courses.

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Spain

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

The following applies to Spanish language course credit: 1 Spanish credit = 0.8 ECTS (therefore 12 Spanish credits = 12 ECTS)

All exchange students must complete a 2 week intensive Spanish course at the beginning of their exchange. The intensive course is located at the Gandia campus; however it is not recommended that students select other courses at the Gandia or Alcoy campuses as they are located too far out of the city. ‘AB’ indicates a full year course.

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Sweden

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Linköping University
Social Work students only

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

KTH Royal Institute of Technology 
ITEE 4th year undergraduate or Masters level students only. Master of Architecture students only.

Stockholm University, Stockholm Business School
Business School students only

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Thailand

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Thammasat University
Business School students only

Average course load per semester is 3-5 courses (3 units per course).

Therefore we recommend that:

  • 5 courses (@ 3 credits each) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 4 courses (@ 3 credits each) is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units

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The Netherlands

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Arnhem Business School
HAN University of Applied Sciences 

Business School students only

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

University of Twente

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS.

The UT also offer ‘modules’ which consist of two or three individual courses, taken as a whole, and equivalent to 15ECTS (9units)

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Turkey

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Bogazici University

Please refer to the host university website for details of course credit values. Bogazici courses are weighted in both Turkish credits as well as ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

The following ECTS rules apply:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

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United Kingdom

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Aston University

Aston requires exchange students to be enrolled full time (30 ECTS/18 UniSA units) however it may be possible to study a lighter load (22.5 ECTS/13.5 UniSA units) upon negotiation with Aston Business School.

Postgraduate students may only complete 9 units whilst on exchange at Aston. Please contact the Study Overseas team at UniSA if you are considering exchange at postgraduate level.

Cardiff University

Students must take 60 credits per semester (minimum and maximum), which is equivalent to 18 UniSA units. Most modules at Cardiff are worth 10 or 20 credits.

Kingston Business School

Business School students only

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

Lancaster University

Credits are measured by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the following applies:

  • 18 units = 30 ECTS
  • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS

It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units (not all courses will be worth exactly 7.5 ECTS), but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your PD if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS

Students must complete a full time load (30ECTX/18 units) in the Lancaster Lent and Summer semester (SP2) Students can only study 24 ECTS (13.5 units) in Lancaster’s shorter semester – Michaelmas (SP5)

University of Essex

Students must take 60 Essex credits per semester (minimum and maximum), which is equivalent to 18 UniSA units.

University of Liverpool

Students must take 60 credits per semester, which is equivalent to 18 UniSA units

University of Strathclyde
Business School students only

Two Strathclyde credits are equivalent to 1 ECTS credit. The number of credits for each class is given in Strathclyde credits and ECTS. Incoming exchange students should take 3 classes (20 credits each) per semester (60 credits = 30 ECTS = 18 units). Exchange students cannot undertake 4th year classes.

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USA

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

Buffalo State College (SUNY)

Courses at US partner universities are generally valued at 3 credits each. Students are required to undertake a minimum of 12 credits per semester, equal to 13.5 UniSA units. 15 credits are equivalent to 18 UniSA units.

Therefore we recommend that:

  • 15 US credits = 5 US courses (@ 3 credits each) is equivalent to 18 UniSA units
  • 12 US credits = 4 US courses (@ 3 credits each) is equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Courses at Stetson are generally valued at 4 credits each so 3 courses totalling 12 US credits will be equivalent to 13.5 UniSA units and 4 courses totalling 16 US credits will be equivalent to 18 UniSA units.

Colorado State University

Kansas State University
School of Engineering only

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Northern Arizona University

Oklahoma State University

San Diego State University

Stetson University*

The University of North Dakota

University of Texas at Dallas

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Vietnam

Exchange PartnerCourse Load / Equivalencies

RMIT University

4.5 UniSA units = 12 RMIT credits.

Students must take 36 RMIT University credits for 13.5 UniSA units or 48 RMIT University credits for 18 UniSA units

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