Enrolments Main Page
This page describes how to enrol, discusses some problems that arise when enrolling and shows you what a typical degree program looks like.
See the Degree Information pages for an overview of the degree programs and for details of the Faculty resolutions concerning requirements for each specialisation.
Students Caught in Transition (by Change of Rules to Their Degree Program)
The degree programs are revised periodically to maintain their currency and relevance. For example, major changes took place in units of study and in the rules governing the specialisations administered by the School in 2005. The new rules apply fewer constraints than the old ones. There have also been a few minor changes in 2008 and 2009. There is no problem for the students starting their degree under new rules. However, we try to accommodate all other students who are caught by these changes. It is best to discuss your situation with your year adviser if the rule changes are going to affect you.
It is a policy of the School, Faculty and University that no student will be disadvantaged by any rule changes.
When Do I Pre-enrol or Enrol?
Some Enrolment Restrictions
Certain general constraints apply to all enrolments:
- If you are enrolling in 1st year for the first time, special permission is required from the Faculty to take less than 48 credit points.
- In your 2nd year, you may enrol in 1st and 2nd year units of study only.
- You must enrol in all core units of study for which you were qualified to enrol in a previous year. For example, if you are enrolling as a 3rd year student, or reenrolling as a 2nd year student, you must enrol in all outstanding 2nd (and 1st year) core units of study.
- Special permission is required to enrol in more than 54 credit points per year (and/or 30 credit points in any given semester).
- Special permission is also required for an enrolment of less than 36 credit points in a year, unless you have already completed 156 credit points or more, in which case you may enrol in the number of credit points needed to satisfy graduation requirements.
Failure to adhere to these requirements can cause a preenrolment to fail or cause difficulties later.
What Units Do I Enrol In?
Select the degree or combination of degrees you are interested in from the list below to see a year by year enrolment plan. Please note that ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT has been introduced as a core unit to all our degree programs in 2008. As the rule changes don't apply retrospectively, you do not need to do this unit if you first enrolled in our degree prior to 2008. Those who first enrolled in 2007 would have done ENGG1803: Professional Engineering 1 instead.
Note for Flexible First Year (FFY) students who wish to pursue an EIE degree: your enrollment plan is now same as others, because under the new rules you would do ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT in semester 1 of the first year. Further information is available at the Faculty of Engineering web page.
Note for students enrolled in Software Engineering: The Software Engineering program has been restructured extensively in 2008 and all the students who are already in the degree have been affected by this transition. Unfortunately, there is no general advice that will work for all (or even a majority) of the students. It is best to consult your year adviser who can work with you to draft a suitable transition program for you.
These guides are an indication only; they are a good indication for students in the early years but later year enrolments may - in fact usually will - differ significantly. There are a number of reasons: changes in rules (core requirements, etc) over the years, changes in the names and codes of units, etc.
If you are part way through a degree course and the enrolment guides shown here differ in a major way from those in previous years, you may need to consult the Faculty rules governing the course. If that does not suffice, you may need to contact an academic advisor.
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