Enrolment information



Firstly, a word of welcome to all students of The School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications. We hope you have an enjoyable learning experience here this year.

This site has been designed to help new students (including advanced standing students) with enrolment and getting started with their studies. Please read through this information carefully and take special note of dates and deadlines, as these will be strictly followed.

If you have not yet accepted your offer, please go myUNSW Accept Online and follow the steps. This website has all the information you need regarding online enrolment and how to get support and assistance.

EET will provide you with Undergraduate Advisers during the enrolment period leading up to the start of the Session. Please feel free to discuss any matters relating to your program by visiting the School Office: Room 549, MSE/Hilmer Building (E10). You may wish to call ahead to ensure the person you need to speak to will be available - 9385 4000, or email eet@unsw.edu.au

It is suggested that you check this website regularly as updates on enrolment information may occur, and deadlines and course offerings can be subject to change without notice.

Important dates

Please see https://student.unsw.edu.au/calendar


UNSW terminology

Advanced Standing is credit awarded towards a current degree based on study done at another tertiary institution or within another program at UNSW.

Assumed knowledge is what a lecturer or tutor of a first year UNSW course could reasonably expect all students enrolled in that course to know at the beginning of the course.

Compulsory course: a course required for completion of the degree, often a prerequisite for more advanced courses.

Co-requisite: a course which must either be completed successfully before, or studied concurrently with, the course for which it is prescribed.

Course: a "subject" (eg MATH1141, ELEC1111 etc). Students normally enrol in 4 courses in a session and these combine to give a study load.

Course Convenor: academic in charge of a course

Elective course: a course chosen according to the student's interests, from a specified list.

Excluded course is a course that students are NOT permitted to take. Some courses have exclusions with other similar courses, e.g. students who have completed MATH1141 are excluded from taking MATH1131.

Exemption: in specially considered circumstances, a student may be given exemption from completing a specific course requirement of their program and need not complete that specified course. Exemptions need to be applied for and approved by the course coordinator.

General Education: General Education is required as a part of all single degrees. They are selected by students and must be taken outside the Faculty of Engineering. Rules and exclusions regarding General Education requirements often change. Students should contact the School Office if they are unsure of these requirements or are seeking a substitution.

Program: the combination of approved courses, completion of which leads to the award of a degree or diploma.

Pre-requisite: a course which must be completed before enrolling in another course or the next level of courses - e.g. Completing a Level I MATH course before progressing to Level II MATH courses.

Study load: the total number of Units of Credit taken in a session, typically 24 UOC.

Units of Credit (UOC): units (credit points) awarded for successful completion of a course, usually 6. A specified number of units of credit is required for the completion of a degree.

Enrolment procedure

All commencing students finalise their enrolment by enrolling themselves into their courses for 2017. This is done by using the Online Enrolment Portal myUNSW.

You must be enrolled into courses by the date specified above, as late enrolment will incur a fee and you will be disadvantaged with course choices.

Remember that the University requires you to enrol in one semester initially at the start of the academic year.


You must have access to MyUNSW before you can enrol.

For details on how to create your ZPass, visit IT at UNSWYou will require the following information to create your UNIPass online:

  • Student Number (e.g. 1234567)
  • Academic Program (e.g. 3502)

Once you have successfully created a ZPass, you may log in to myUNSW.

Before you can enrol:

  • You need a Full offer for your desired program
  • You need to have accepted the Full offer by returning signed forms attached to the offer letter to the Direct Admissions Department, UNSW, OR via online at myUNSW
  • International and local fee paying students need to have paid their deposit.

If you need help enrolling, you can contact the Enrolment Support Centre.

The Centre will support face-to-face, telephone and email enquiries in relation to admissions, acceptance of offer and enrolment - including UNIPASS and HERI matters, but excluding academic advice (i.e "Should I enrol in course A or course B?" questions)

Telephone: 9385 1110

Email: enrol@unsw.edu.au

Odd and Even Classes

The School of EE&T runs most, but not all, of its labs and tutorials in odd and even weeks. This means that when you are enrolled into a lab or a tut, you may have been enrolled into an odd or even class. Odd weeks are weeks 1, 3, 5 etc of the session, and even weeks are 2, 4, 6 etc of the session. If you were enrolled into an odd week lab for example, you would only have to go to labs in the odd weeks.

General Education

Please refer to UNSW General Education guidelines

Academic advising for enrolment

The Engineering Student Support Services will be providing academic advising to assist new and continuing students to make correct course choices.

Students can ask for advice before enrolling online. Feel free to come by the Engineering Student Support Services located in Ainsworth Building (J17), level 1 or submit an enquiry to us.

Late enrolment

The University expects that students will be able to enrol online during the online enrolment period. Interstate and international students are advised to arrive in Sydney at least 3 weeks prior to the start of session to give themselves time to find accommodation, to finalise enrolment and to participate in orientation programs. Late enrolments severely inconvenience the School and other students.

New students who cannot enrol online by the end of the enrolment period, must notify UNSW Student Central to have their status identified.

Students who attempt to be enrolled after Week One of the session will be required to apply in writing to the Registrar showing cause why they should be permitted to enrol.

If permission is granted, students may be liable for a late enrolment fee per course. Students who receive a late offer of admission to a program, or students with documented circumstances, which would reasonably prevent them from attending to enrol in accordance with the schedule, will be exempted from the penalties of late enrolment.

Note: The School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications DOES NOT recommend missing more than 2 weeks of classes. Students will be asked to sign a declaration stating that they will take full responsibility for the consequences associated with late enrolment.

Email accounts

It is very important that you access your UniMail account upon successful enrolment as this account is an official means of communication between you and UNSW.

Zmail is the UNSW Central Electronic Mail System, provided by the UNSW Communications Unit and supported byUNSW IT. Uni-wide related notices such as messages from the Chancellor, notices of student fees, end of session exam results are sent via this account. School related notices such as timetable changes, submission deadlines and many other announcements are communicated via this account. You can forward your UniMail to another account for convenience if you prefer. See ZMail for assistance.


If you are considering withdrawing from a course or your entire program, please consider the dates above.

What next?

Familiarise yourself with the Campus

Find the rooms where you will be studying. If you print your timetable from MyUNSW you will see the location displayed like this, for example:


K = Kensington Campus
G17 = is the building map reference
G3 = the room number, where G stands for Ground Floor

Therefore this class would be held in the Electrical Engineering Building (G17) on the Ground Floor in room G3.

Uni Map: http://www.facilities.unsw.edu.au/maps/kensington.pdf

  • Visit ELSOC
  • Read the information on the School website
  • Information for Current Students contains very important information on academic matters, facilities, student support services and safety around the School.
  • Attend O-Week