Students should be familiar with the enrolment deadlines as advertised in the Key Dates section of the myUNSW website. Students will have access to the online enrolment facility over the Christmas / New Year university break, however, you will not be able to obtain any assistance from UNSW / SPREE staff as we will be on holidays.
Students are responsible for their own enrolment and need to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their program so they are eligible to graduate. You must ensure that you have met all the relevant pre-requisites / assumed knowledge for the courses you are enrolling in. Program outlines are available in these webpages, and rules relating to your enrolment and general education can be found on myUNSW. If you have any questions about the courses you should be enrolling in, please do not hesitate to contact staff in the School Office.
1. What do I do if I have a timetable clash?
If you have a timetable clash, you should first attempt to resolve the clash by enrolling in alternative lectures / tutorials / labs for one or both of the courses. If the clash cannot be resolved in this way, then you may be able to enrol in a different course and take the clashing course in winter / summer session, or a later session of your program. However, please keep in mind how this will affect your enrolment in later years, particularly with regard to meeting prerequisite requirements. Finally, if the clash cannot be resolved and you have no other option but to take the courses in the current session, then you can use the Timetable Clash Form to apply to undertake the courses with the clash. This form must be approved by the academic-in-charge of the course that you will be missing, and the student also signs to accept the risk of failure associated with the clash. Students will only be allowed one hour of timetable clashes per week per session if they have a WAM over 55.
2. How many units of credit am I allowed to take in a session?
Local students (i.e. Australian citizens and permanent residents) can enrol in between 3 and 27 units of credit each session. However, if you are enrolled as a part-time student, then you will not be eligible for certain concessions that full-time students are entitled to receive, i.e. transport concessions. International students must be enrolled full-time to satisfy the requirements of their visas. Only in very exceptional circumstances will students be permitted to enrol in more than 27 units of credit in a session. If you need to overload, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which course you want to be enrolled in and your reasons for taking more than 27 units of credit. Students who are allowed to enrol in more than 27 units of credit do so at their own risk of failure.
3. Can I do a language for General Education?
Yes, students can substitute 6UoC of a language course for 6UoC of general education, provided that they have not completed any other general education courses from within the Faculty of Arts and Social Science. Please collect a Course Substitution Form from the School Office, complete, and return to the School Office.
The new General Education rules can be found at the UNSW online handbook.
4. What do I do if I want to take leave?
Students may take leave for up to one year during their undergraduate studies. Program Leave forms are available from UNSW Student Central. You must apply for leave, otherwise you may be withdrawn from the program if you do not re-enrol.