Enrolment advice

Commencing students should consult this page in addition to the below advice.

Important Dates - Semester 2, 2016

Deadline Event
25 July 2016 Classes commence
31 July 2016 Last day to change your enrolment
31 August 2016 Last day to withdraw without academic or financial penalty (census date)
11 September 2016 Last day to withdraw with financial penalty but without academic penalty
30 October 2016 Last day to discontinue courses with academic penalty, resulting in a AW grade

 

Postgraduate coordinators

Postgraduate Coordinator
Head, Student Services

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 and course list on the UNSW Computing postgraduate programs website which is linked from the table below.

Students are advised to take care in selecting courses for 2016 as semester offerings for some courses have changed. 

The following list of courses are recommended in your first semester.

Program Recommended Courses

MIT (8543)

GradDip (5543)

COMP9020 Foundations of Computer Science
COMP9021 Principles of Programming
COMP9311 Database Systems (co-requisite COMP9021)
COMP9414 Artificial Intelligence
GSOE9820 Engineering Project Management

If you have advanced standing or exemptions you should select courses consistent with your pre-requisite knowledge and choice of stream. Other thanGSOE9820 for MIT students, there are no program level core courses. There are only required courses for each stream if you elect to specialise.

GradCert (7543)

COMP9020 Foundations of Computer Science
COMP9021 Principles of Programming
COMP9311 Database Systems (co-requisite COMP9021)
COMP9414 Artificial Intelligence

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.

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'.

Please contact the UNSW Computing Student Services Office if you have any questions on course enrolment as enrolling in the wrong courses may cause you to enrol in (and pay for) an additional semester to complete requirements.

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

Students with a background in computing may apply to be granted Advanced Standing (transfer credit) or Exemption (course or pre-requisite waiver). A knowledge test will need to be completed in some cases. Full details can be found on the advanced standing website. Advanced Standing applications should be finalised before you commence study at UNSW Computing.