Congratulations on gaining a place at the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)!
We welcome you to your new program and hope you find your time at CSE challenging and rewarding and look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
Please take the time to read through this information as it contains important advice about your study at UNSW. Students studying dual degree programs or looking for information on the non-CSE component of their degree should consult the online handbook for advice relating to their other discipline.
Enrolment appointments for Semester Two 2013 open (by appointment only) April 26th and classes will commence Monday 29th July 2013. Enrol early or risk missing out on your preferred schedule.
The CSE Student Office is here to advise you on any matters relating to your study and we are the best first point of contact, so please phone, email, or drop in for a chat.
by phone – +61 2 9385 4329/4007
via email – undergrad@cse
in person – Ground Floor, CSE Building (K17)
myUNSW Accept and Enrol Online
You will need to formally accept your offer online before you can enrol.
Full details on how to accept, decline or defer your offer and enrol can be found here in myUNSW.
As part of your study with CSE you will be given a CSE account and email address, in addition to your university email account, and this will be used for assignment submission and for other important information related to your study with the school. It is important that this cse account be set up before semester starts and you can activate your account by accepting the conditions on the Yellow Form.
The deadline for accepting your offer is midnight Sunday 28th of July March and all enrolments must be finalised, as for all students, by Sunday 4th August. We advise students to accept their offer and enrol early to help build their preferred timetable and to arrive in time to participate in Orientation Week activities and start their classes on time.
Selecting your courses for the coming semester can be challenging. A good starting point is to consult the program structure outlined on the CSE website which is linked from the table below.
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.
Students should take extra care in 2013 as some courses have had their semester offerings changed and a few will now be offered once per year. The list of changes below is a summary of changes to core courses only and students should confirm elective offerings by checking the timetable before finalising their enrolment.
You may also find it useful to use Rectangles to plan your study. Rectangles was developed by CSE students and though we think it works well it's 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'.
If there have been some program changes you need to be aware of, these will be listed in the following table under program notes. Wherever possible you should endeavour to follow the revised and current version of your program. It is in your best interests to graduate with a qualification reflecting the current requirements for the discipline at UNSW. Should you have any problems following the new program due to a change in program requirements, please seek advice from the CSE Student Office. We will assist you in developing an appropriate enrolment plan that will not cause any delay in your completion and graduation.
Academic advice can be given by program coordinators, whose details are listed below, however we recommend that you contact the CSE Student Office first as we can assist you with the majority of your enquiries. Enquiries via email will receive a response within 24 hours.
|Program||Program Coordinator||Program Notes|
|Bioinformatics||Bruno Gaeta||• No change for 2013|
|Computer Engineering||Annie Guo||• No change for 2013|
|Computer Science||Alan Blair||• COMP4920 and an additional COMP 3/4 Elective now replace COMP3711 and SENG4921.|
|Software Engineering||Fethi Rabhi||
• The 2012 program revision will affect students who commenced in 2012 only.
• SENG4921 (Professional Issues and Ethics) and COMP3711 (Software Project Management) will not be offered in 2013. Students are advised to take COMP4920 (Management and Ethics) in semester 2 and enrol into INFS2848 Software Project Management.
If you are enrolled in a dual degree, you should consult with the respective Faculty Program Authority for advice on your program requirements.
If you are taking Thesis Part A or Thesis Part B this semester, make sure you review the course outline provided on the Thesis Website. This will give you up-to-date information on any requirements for your thesis as well as important dates and deadlines for undertaking a thesis.
Please be advised of the recent release of a CSE Thesis Report Library. You will have access to download select reports of past students to assist you in choosing a topic. The reports can be accessed from the thesis topic database, or from the myCSE thesis report library directly.
All students enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering degree are required to complete 60 days industrial training prior to graduation. We recommend students start thinking about their first placement in summer of year two so that this requirement is not left until the end of the degree. Full details on industrial training can be found on the IT Website.