Enrolment Advice

Enrolment Advice

Congratulations on gaining admission to the Faculty of Engineering! We welcome you to your new program and look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

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.


Enrolment and Census Dates

Each teaching period has associated payment and census dates, and enrolment and withdrawal deadlines (final add and drop dates) and it is important that you familiarise yourself with these dates. Other key dates can be found here.

Semester 1
1 September myUNSW accept online commences. Visit the Getting Started website for full instructions on accepting or deferring offers.
29 September Semester 1, 2018 final UNSW Class Timetable is released
Enrolment appointments commence via myUNSW.
10 October Semester 1, 2018 - Enrolment open for all Postgrad commencing and continuing students
11 October Semester 1, 2018 - Enrolment appointments begin for Undergrad continuing students
20 October Semester 1, 2018 - Enrolment open for all Undergrad commencing and continuing students
19 February UNSW Orientation Week activities commence - Engineering Undergraduate Welcome: 10am, Clancy Auditorium
Contact your school regarding Postgraduate Welcome
26 February Semester 1 teaching period commences
Semester 2
9 January myUNSW accept online commences. Visit the Getting Started website for full instructions on accepting or deferring offers.
13 April Semester 2, 2017 final UNSW Class Timetable is released
9 May Enrolment appointments commence via myUNSW.
20 July UNSW Orientation Week activities commence - Engineering Undergraduate Welcome: 2pm, Ainsworth Building G03
Contact your school regarding Postgraduate Welcome
24 July Semester 2 teaching period commences

 

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 on the stream pages you find in the table below. Jump straight to undergraduate degreespostgraduate degrees or helpful links.

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.

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 is 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’. A helpful resource to assist you with enrolling is the Enrolment Step by Step Guide.

 

Faculty initiatives

There are many student-led projects at UNSW, allowing students to gain important leadership and project management skills. Some of these projects are in diverse areas such as electronics, photovoltaics and artificial intelligence.

Each school offers its own opportunities, allowing students to challenge themselves and have fun with practical, real-world engineering while studying.

Learn more about what's on offer by visiting the links below:

 


 

Undergraduate degrees

Program

Program Notes

Aerospace Engineering

 

Bioinformatics Engineering

  • 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.

Biomedical Engineering

 

Chemical Engineering

 

Civil Engineering

 

Civil Engineering with Architecture

 

Computer Engineering

  • 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 Science

  • 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

Electrical Engineering (BE/ME)

 

Electrical Engineering

 

Environmental Engineering

 

Flexible First Year

 

Food Science

 

 

Geospatial Engineering

 

Industrial Chemistry

 

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

 

Mechatronic Engineering

 

Mining Engineering

 

Naval Architecture

 

Petroleum Engineering

 

Photovoltaics & Solar Energy Engineering

 

Renewable Energy Engineering

 

Software Engineering

  • 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

Surveying

 

Telecommunications

 

 

Postgraduate degrees

Program

Program Notes

Biomedical engineering degrees

https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/study-with-us/postgraduate-degrees/master-of-biomedical-engineering#outlines

 

https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/study-with-us/postgraduate-degrees/biomedical-engineering#outlines

 

Chemical and Food Science engineering degrees

https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/study-with-us/postgraduate-degrees/chemical-process-engineering

 

https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/study-with-us/postgraduate-degrees/food-process-engineering

 

https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/study-with-us/postgraduate-degrees/master-of-food-science

 

Civil and Environmental engineering degrees

 

Earth Science engineering degrees

 

Electrical engineering degrees

 

Energy engineering degrees

 

Information technology degrees

Recommended courses:

COMP9020 Foundations of Computer Science
COMP9021 Principles of Programming
COMP9311 Database Systems (co-requisite COMP9021)
COMP9032 Microprocessors and Interfacing (co-requisite COMP9021) 
GSOE9820 Engineering Project Management (not for Grad Cert)

 

If you have transfer credit or exemptions you should select courses consistent with your prerequisite knowledge and choice of specialisation

Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering degrees

 

Multidisciplinary degrees

 

 

Helpful links

Students may find the following resources helpful when completing their enrolment:

Faculty Engineering Enrolment rules

Here you find the Faculty Rules regarding non-standard enrolment in the following areas:

UNSW Policies

UNSW policies and procedures that will be useful to know including:

  • Grades
  • Fees
  • Deadlines

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

On the FAQ page you can find several frequently asked questions and their answers, including:

  • Timetable clashes
  • Course selection information
  • Enrolment errors

Bojangles

Bojangles is an auto timetable generator which assist students in planning their timetable.

English and Academic Skills

If you are an international student looking to improve your English Language Skills and meet new people, then check out the available short courses and programs available at UNSW.

Program Transfers

If you are intending to transfer to another program at UNSW, please refer to the Internal Program Transfer (IPT) guidelines here.

UNSW Terminology

Find out what the definition is of terms commonly used at UNSW.

Other useful links

Other useful links including:

  • Disability Support Service
  • The Learning Centre
  • Counselling and Physiological Service