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Selecting units in Sydney Student

As part of your enrolment, you may need to select the units of study you'd like to complete. 

During your online enrolment, you may be asked to make your unit of study selections. If you’re enrolling for Semester 1, you will also select units for Semester 2.

If you’re enrolling as a cross-institutional, non-award, or study abroad / exchange student, or are enrolling in Summer/Winter school units outside your award course, you will not need to select units of study. In these situations we will enrol you in the unit(s) of study on your behalf.

Make sure you’ve looked at our information on planning your course and your handbook so you know which units of study you're going to choose on the unit of study selection screen.

1. Selecting your major

If your course requires you to nominate a program, major or specialisation, you’ll be prompted to do this before you select your units of study.

If you decide later in your course that you’d like to change your program, major or specialisation, log in to Sydney Student (go to ‘My studies’, ‘Units of study’, then ‘Change your major’). This may also require reallocating units of study.

Make sure you check your course requirements in your handbook, to confirm to are eligible to change your major.

2. Unit of study selection screen

The unit of study selection screen has the following sections for you to view:

  • Your course rules
  • Collections
  • Your selected unit(s) of study
  • Tracking your totals

You can download a guide to the unit of study screen (pdf, 643KB) to reference as you complete the task.

Your course rules

This section lets you view the rules that are specific to your course. More information can be found in your handbook. It’s important you understand these rules so that you meet your course requirements.

Collections

Collections are the groups of units available for your course, divided up according to your course rules. Each collection contains a different type of unit, for example junior units of study.

The unit of study selection screen indicates how many credit points you need to choose from each collection to meet your course requirements.

Your selected unit(s) of study

This section displays the units you have selected from the collections box.

Tracking your totals

This section tracks the credit points that you have selected against what is required for your course. The green tick turns grey if you make selections that do not meet the requirements of your course.

3. Selecting your units of study

To choose your units of study, select ‘View’ in the relevant collection. You can either browse all the units in the collection or search for a specific one using the unit of study code, such as NURS5081.

When you select a unit from one of the collections on the left of your screen, you will see it added to the unit of study box on the right. To remove a unit you’ve selected, click on the rubbish bin symbol next to that unit. If you can’t see a rubbish bin symbol, you need to contact us.

Once you have chosen your units, you need to select 'Continue' and then 'Confirm' your selection on the next screen.

Departmental permission and special permission

Some units of study require faculty or school approval for any student wanting to enrol, for example it may be an advanced-level unit, have special registration requirements or limited places. If you need departmental permission to enrol in a unit of study, you will be prompted to make a request after selecting your units of study.

If you are unable to add a unit of study, you will need to request special permission to enrol in the unit. Before you can request special permission, you will need to complete your unit of study selection and the enrolment task.

Find out how to request special and departmental permission.

Troubleshooting

During the unit of study selection task, there are certain conditions that may prevent you from being able to select a unit. In this instance, an error message will display and you will be unable to select that unit.

Your handbook will provide information on these rules. If the error persists but you think you should be able to select the unit, contact us.

Changing your units of study

After you've enrolled you can still change your units of study through Sydney Student (go to ‘My studies’, ‘Units of study’, then ‘Change your units of study’).

Each session has a deadline for the last day to add a unit of study. For Semester 1 and 2, this is the end of week two. You can find a full list of dates on our study dates page. 

If you'd like to withdraw from a unit of study before its census date, you can remove it by selecting the rubbish bin symbol. You'll need to select 'Continue' and then 'Confirm' on the confirmation screen to finalise your change.

If the rubbish bin symbol doesn't appear, you'll need to contact us.

If the census date for that unit has passed, dropping it may have financial or academic penalties. Find out more about discontinuing a unit after census.

Re-allocating units of study

All the units of study you select need to be allocated to a specific unit collection within your course, for example ‘Table A junior’. If you have units of study that are unallocated, you will be prompted to allocate these units before you can make selections in the units of study screen.

During your studies you might want to reallocate units to different unit collections or change either your major (undergraduate) or specialisation (postgraduate). You can reallocate your units of study by logging in to Sydney Student (go to ‘My studies’, ‘Units of study’, ‘Other options’, then ‘Reallocate units’).

Codes used in unit of study selection

In the ‘Your selected unit(s) of study’ box, you will see a series of different codes next to each unit. These codes refer to the session, mode of attendance (MoA), location and credit points (CP) of each unit.

Session dates are available on the Study dates page and the codes for mode of attendance and location are listed below.

Code

Description

BM

Block mode

CE

Clinical experience

DE

Distance education

DI

Distance education / campus intensive

EX

External

FE

Field experience

ND

Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day

NE

Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening

OL

Online

PP

Professional practice

SU

Supervision

Code

Description

AE

United Arab Emirates

AM

Amsterdam

BS

Burren Street, Sydney

CC

Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

CD

Concord Clinical School

CE

Central Clinical School

CF

Camden, Sydney

CH

Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School

CN

China

CS

Surry Hills, Sydney

DB

Distance education (via Burren Street Campus)

DC

Distance education (via Camperdown Campus)

DF

Distance education (via Camden Campus)

DL

Distance education (via Cumberland Campus)

DM

Distance education (via Mallett Street Campus)

DO

Distance education (via Orange Campus)

DR

Distance education (via Rozelle Campus)

DS

Distance education (via Surry Hills Campus)

DW

Distance education (via Westmead Campus)

DY

Distance education (via Sydney Campus)

GE

Germany

HK

Hong Kong

ID

Indonesia

IT

Italy

KT

Kyoto/Tokyo

LC

Cumberland Campus (in Lidcombe), Sydney

ML

Malaysia

MS

Mallett Street Campus, Sydney

NE

Nepean Clinical School

NO

Northern Clinical School

NP

Nepal

OC

Orange

RC

Rozelle Campus, Sydney

SA

Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School

SC

Sydney Campus

SH

Shanghai

SJ

St James Campus, Sydney CBD

SP

Singapore

UK

United Kingdom

WC

Westmead Campus

WN

Western Clinical School, Westmead

ZZ

No information on location

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