Enrolment Advice - All Undergraduates

The CSE Student Office is here to advise you on any matters relating to your study and we are the best first point of contact, so please phone, email, or drop in for a chat.

by phone – +61 2 9385 4329

via email – undergrad@cse.unsw.edu.au

in person – Ground Floor, K17 Building

Commencing students

New students will need to accept their offer before they can enrol.  Please visit the Getting Started website to accept (or defer) your offer and commence the enrolment process.

General advice on course selection

Selecting your courses for the coming semester can be challenging. A good starting point is to consult the program structure outlined on the stream pages which you will find in the table below.

Once you know the core courses and/or electives you want to enrol in, you can consult the UNSW Timetable to determine availability and class times.

Students should take care in 2017 as some courses have had their semester offerings changed or discontinued. The list of changes below is a summary of changes to core courses only and students should confirm elective offerings by checking the timetable before finalising their enrolment.

  • COMP1917 will no longer run. It has been replaced by COMP1511.
  • COMP1927 will no longer run. It has been replaced by COMP2521.
  • SENG1031 will no longer run. It has been replaced by COMP1531.
  • COMP2911 will no longer run. It has been replaced by COMP2511 and will be offered in Semester One only. (Starting 2018)
  • COMP2121 will be offered in both semesters
  • COMP2041 will be offered in Semester Two only
  • COMP3311 will run in Semester One 2018.

You may also find it useful to use Bojangles to plan your study. Bojangles was developed by UNSW Computing students and though we think it works well it's important to confirm your timetable through myUNSW as this is not an official site.

Finally, enrolling in the courses can be done through myUNSW - make sure that you complete your enrolment and do not leave any courses as 'pending'.

If there have been some program changes you need to be aware of, these will be listed in the following table under program notes.  Wherever possible you should endeavour to follow the revised and current version of your program. It is in your best interests to graduate with a qualification reflecting the current requirements for the discipline at UNSW. Should you have any problems following the new program due to a change in program requirements, please seek advice from the UNSW Computing Student Office. We will assist you in developing an appropriate enrolment plan that will not cause any delay in your completion and graduation.

Academic advice can be given by program coordinators, whose details are listed below, however we recommend that you contact the CSE Student Office first as we can assist you with the majority of your enquiries. Enquiries via email will receive a response within 24 hours.

Program Contact Program Notes

Bioinformatics Engineering

Program Director

  • All single and dual award students follow the same core program
  • Students in previous versions of the program should transition to the new program if they are unable to complete core courses because they are no longer offered.  This can be done by internal program transfer after semester 1, or by making appropriate substitutions in your program (new for old courses).  Please seek advice from the CSE Student Office if you have any questions.
  • No special instructions for 2017

Computer Engineering

Program Director
  • All single and dual award students follow the same core program
  • Students in previous versions of the program should transition to the new program if they are unable to complete core courses because they are no longer offered.  This can be done by internal program transfer after semester 1, or by making appropriate substitutions in your program (new for old courses).  Please seek advice from the CSE Student Office if you have any questions.
  • No special instructions for 2017

Software Engineering

Program Director
  • All single and dual award students follow the same core program
  • Students in previous versions of the program should transition to the new program if they are unable to complete core courses because they are no longer offered.  This can be done by internal program transfer after semester 1, or by making appropriate substitutions in your program (new for old courses).  Please seek advice from the CSE Student Office if you have any questions.
  • Approved substitution:  MATH2859 (3UOC), MATH2400 (3UOC), and one professional elective (6UOC) may be substituted by MATH2801 (6UOC) (or MATH2901) and MATH3411 (6UOC).
  • Approved substitution: SE Students commencing 2016 or prior may replace COMP2121 with COMP1521

Computer Science

Program Director
  • All single and dual award students follow the same core program
  • Students in previous versions of the program should transition to the new program if they are unable to complete core courses because they are no longer offered.  This can be done by internal program transfer after semester 1, or by making appropriate substitutions in your program (new for old courses).  Please seek advice from the CSE Student Office if you have any questions.
  • Approved substitution: CompSci Students commencing 2016 or prior may replace COMP2121 with COMP1521