Selecting units of study

A unit of study is what you probably called a "subject" in high school. Each unit of study is worth a certain number of credit points. Most units of study are worth 6 credit points (though some first year maths units are worth 3). Each semester, a full time student would enrol in 24 credit points.

Each unit of study has a code and a name - eg ENGG1800 Introduction to Engineering Disciplines. Knowing the code for your units of study will help you in the enrolment process.

For many degrees, there is a standard course program that lists the units of study you must chose. If you are enrolling in flexible first year, a combined degree, project management or an IT course, there is some specific information you need to know before enrolling.

Visit CUSP (Course and Unit of Study Portal) to find the course program and list of units of study for your enrolment.

Using CUSP, print, save or write down the units of study for your course, and have that list with you when you commence the online enrolment process.

We have some sample videos on how to navigate CUSP.

Flexible First Year students

Our Flexible First Year program gives you the time and freedom to discover where your strengths and interests lie before deciding where you'd like to specialise. You can start your engineering or IT degree with the Flexible First Year program and then transfer, either at the end of your first semester or at the end of your first year, to one of the many specialisations we offer.

However you will need to decide between two streams at enrolment:

Stream A: Aeronautical, Biomedical, Chemical and Biomolecular, Civil, Mechanical, Aeronautical (Space) or Mechanical (Space) Engineering.

Stream B: Biomedical, Electrical, Electrical (Computer), Electrical (Power), Electrical (Telecommunications), Mechatronics, Mechatronics (Space), Software Engineering, Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology or Bachelor of Information Technology.

Visit CUSP (Course and Unit of Study Portal) to find the course program and list of units of study for your enrolment.

Combined degree students

You can combine your engineering or IT degree with studies in architecture, arts, commerce, law, medical science or science.

Your UAC offer will be for a combined degree, however you will need to select a stream of engineering on enrolment. Note, you must have achieved the required ATAR of your selected engineering stream to enrol.

If you are enrolling for a combined degree with science or arts, you should choose one subject per semester to contribute towards your major in the field of arts or science. We encourage you to research the majors and rules for enrolment in science or arts before you enroll.

Visit CUSP (Course and Unit of Study Portal) to find the course program and list of units of study for your enrolment.

Project management students

Students undertaking a Bachelor of Project Management will need to choose a stream of Civil Engineering Science, Software or Built Environment on enrolment. Research these options

If you are doing a combined engineering/project management degree, you will need to select a stream of engineering on enrolment. Note, you must have achieved the required ATAR of your selected engineering stream to enrol.

IT students

The IT degrees have two streams, Computer Science and Information Systems, however you do not have to commit to one of these on enrolment.

You can, if you like, replace the Normal Maths units (MATH100x) with the Fundamental Maths units (MATH101x).

If you are enrolling in the Bachelor of Computer Science or the Bachelor of Information Technology (single degree), you will have two free elective subjects in Year 1 - one per semester.

Visit CUSP (Course and Unit of Study Portal) to find the course program and list of units of study for your enrolment.

How to use CUSP

How CUSP works - single degree

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How CUSP works - combined degree

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How CUSP works - flexible first year

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