Congratulations to all students who have received an offer for one of our coursework programs. We look forward to meeting you and are glad to have you join our Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy community. We hope that you find your university career with us chellenging, rewarding, and above all enjoyable.
New students can accept their offer and enrol online using myUNSW. If you have any questions about how to do this, the Enrolment Support Centre is available to answer your questions.
As of 2006, the Faculty of Engineering has introduced a new Flexible First Year program. As part of this new program students can enrol in a general flexible program and delay their choice of specialisation for a year, or they can enrol directly into the Photovoltaics and Solar Energy program (3642), or Renewable Energy Engineering program (3657). Regardless of which program they enrol in, as of 2006 all first year engineering students will do the following courses:
Students then choose 3 electives from the list of approved courses available on the website of the Faculty of Engineering. For students enrolling in the first year of one of our undergraduate programs (3642, 3655, 3656, 3657, 3658) we require that you take:
By taking the electives listed above, you will be maximising your elective options in later years, and ensure you have the required knowledge to undertake 2nd year courses. Full program outlines for students commencing after 2006, can be obtained from the Online Handbook.
A full-time load for students studying at UNSW is 24 units of credit each session. Some of the courses listed above are offered both semester 1 and semester 2, whereas, others may only be offered in one of the sessions. Where a course is offered both sessions, it is at a student's discretion which session to enrol in the course provided that they have a workable timetable and are enrolled in 24 units of credit each session.
The School of Mathematics lists the assumed knowledge on their website for their first year Mathematics courses. Please check this website or use the COLA facility when you enrol to determine which Mathematics course to take. If you still have questions or concerns after this, please contact staff from the School of Mathematics. Bridging courses are available before the start of session 1 for students who do not have the required level of knowledge, and the School of Mathematics suggests other alternatives for students without the required assumed knowledge on their website.
Students are advised to use the COLA online advising tool as part of their enrolment when selecting the level of physics to enrol in. Where students are unsure which Physics course to enrol in they should contact staff in the First Year Teaching Unit of the School of Physics.
Students can enrol in courses for the Commerce, Science, or Arts part of their combined program at any stage after year 1. In first year, combined degree students are expected to complete the fundamental courses for their Engineering studies.
International students cannot enrol as a part-time student due to certain visa regulations. Local students may enrol part-time if they wish, however, we strongly encourage students to complete first year full-time as it is a good idea to have the fundamental science and engineering courses completed first.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the staff in our School Office by calling 9385 6848 or emailing email@example.com.