Student resources

Academic Advice

If you have any concerns, need help with a problem, or want to check your progress for your degree, come and visit the Engineering Student Support Services!
We can help you with such things as resolving a timetable clash, stream progress, overloading, formal academic advising and much more! If you are struggling with your studies,
please come in and talk to us about formal academic advising to get you back on track.

We are also happy to talk about and direct you to services that can help you, such as health services, disability services, and mental health assistance.  

Coping with stress

With exams looming, being away from home the first time, a difficult course, or a range of other stressful events, you can sometimes start to feel stressed or depressed.
Did you know that 25% of people aged 18-24 will experience some form of mental illness each year?

If you feel like something is not quite right, a good first stop is to have a chat with the Engineering Student Support Services.
We have a lot of experience speaking with and assisting students with problems of this nature. Moreover, your conversations will be treated with the utmost discretion and sensitivity.

Submit your enquiry online or visit the Engineering Student Support Services if you need further assistance.

Organising your timetable

Please note: the following website is not officially supported by UNSW Australia and is only meant to give indications, not formal advice. Submit 
your enquiry online  or visit the Engineering Student Support Services if you need further assistance. 

Bojangles - Timetable organiser 
This web program is designed to help you create a timetable that best suits your needs. It can also help you see and avoid timetable clashes.
As noted above, this program is not officially supported by UNSW Australia.


As a part of your degree, you are required to take electives in addition to your core courses. Electives are an opportunity to take a course in a subject you find interesting, expand your skillset, delve further into an area of your core stream that interests you, and/or study an area peripheral to your stream to broaden your knowledge. Please refer to your program charts to see which courses are applicable to you.

For undergraduates:

First year electives

General Education

Disciplinary Electives 

For postgraduates:

Electives from other schools

Engineering and Technical Management  (ETM)


You must be available for all tests and examinations. Final examinations for each course are held during the University examinations periods. Provisional examination timetables show the exam dates and times; final examination timetables show the exam dates, times, and locations. For more information and for the official provisional and final examination timetable release dates, please visit the Exams  website.

Approved Calculators

Where a calculator is required for an examination, you will need to provide your own that is a make and model approved by UNSW. Please take a moment to check if your calculator make and model is on the list of Exam Approved Calculators and Computers. It is your responsibility to ensure the calculator is of an approved make and model and to obtain an "Approved" sticker for it from the Student Services Office prior to the examination. Calculators not bearing an official "Approved" sticker will not be allowed into the examination room. 

Advanced Standing 

During your first semester/ term, you have the option to either apply for advanced standing OR reject advanced standing credits you have received.
Submit your enquiry online or visit the Engineering Student Support Services if you need further assistance.

Computers and IT Assistance 

Logging IT Issues

The first point of contact for any IT related enquiries is the UNSW IT Service Centre.

The UNSW IT Service Centre can be contacted by

Telephone: (02) 9385-1333 
Walk-up counter: Near Post Office at Kensington campus

A map and further details are at


Creating a zPass is a simple task you complete yourself. At times, you will also need to update your zPass (you will get a message saying that it is expiring). Detailed instructions can be found at the following link:

Creating a zPass

MME Computer Labs

The School’s computing facilities are provided to you for work associated with your course and are not to be used for other purposes. You are responsible for ensuring that your use of the University’s computers is ethical, lawful and considerate​. 

MME has two Computer Labs available for the use of its students. The School computer labs are located in rooms 203 and 204 of the Ainsworth Building (J17). The rooms are Cardax controlled, and you will have access via your staff/student card.  

Access Hours During Session:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:59pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • No access otherwise

Please note: Classes are sometimes scheduled for these rooms. The class timetables for the School computer labs are displayed via the TV screens at the entrances of the Computer labs. 

For more information, please visit the MME Computer Labs page. 


Academic Advising

Email the School office to get academic advice. 

Academic advising interview form - Fill this in and bring to your appointment

Advanced standing variation form  - Postgraduate Coursework 

Assignment Submission

Group assignment cover sheet 

Individual assignment cover sheet 

Clash Approvals / Enrolment assistance 

Course substitution form

myUNSW forms

Academic transcript | Award/enrolment statement | Course enrolment variation | Credit transfer | Cross-institutional study | New eCoe requests |
Program discontinuation | Program leave | Program transfer | Release letter request | Special permission to withdraw without penalty

New Confirmation of Enrolment Request (CoE)

Helpful Links

Credit Transfer - UNSW Guidelines

Internal Program Transfer

New Student Information​

Plagiarism and Academic Integrity 

Program Leave​

Special Consideration​​