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 we look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
The deadline for international students to accept their offer is Sunday 28th of July (midnight) while domestic students have until Sunday 4th of August (midnight) to accept their offer.
Enrolment appointments for Semester Two 2013 open on the 26th of April and will close Sunday 4th of August with classes commencing Monday 29th of July. We encourage all students to accept their offer and enrol early to ensure a preferred timetable and be available to commence classses on Monday 29th of July.
Please take the time to read through this information as it contains important advice designed to assist you in successfully enrolling for your first semester of study at UNSW.
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 – postgrad@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. We encourage students to visit one of our labs and go through the lab orientation (Lab Zero) prior to their first lab class.
Selecting your courses for the coming semester can be challenging, a good starting point is to consult the program structure and course list on the CSE postgraduate programs website which is linked from the table below.
Students are advised to take extra care in selecting courses for 2013 as semester offerings for some courses have changed from previous years.
The following list of courses are recommended in your first semester.
COMP9020 Foundations of Computer Science
If you have advanced standing or exemptions you should select courses consistent with your pre-requisite knowledge and choice of stream. Other than GSOE9820 for MIT students, there are no program level core courses . There are only required courses for each stream if you elect to specialise.
COMP9020 Foundations of Computer Science
All students are exempt from the professional development courses as admission is only granted to students with a degree in the discipline of computing. If you choose to repeat material, you must contact the CSE Student Office to have your advanced standing adjusted. It will not be possible to graduate with credit for more than 24 units of credit in professional development courses.
Students should select courses from the list of engineering and technical management, and specialisation courses consistent with their pre-requisite knowledge. There are no program level core courses.
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.
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'.
Please contact the CSE Student Office if you have any questions on course enrolment as enrolling in the wrong courses may cause you to enrol in (and pay for) an additional semester to complete requirements.
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.
Students with a background in computing may apply to be granted Advanced Standing (transfer credit) or Exemption (course or pre-requisite waiver). A knowledge test will need to be completed in some cases. Full details can be found on the advanced standing website. Advanced Standing applications should be finalised before you commence study at CSE UNSW.