Enrolment Advice

Commencing students should consult this page in addition to the below advice.

Important Dates

28 July 2014 Classes commence
3 August 2014 Last day to change your enrolment
31 August 2014 Last day to withdraw without academic or financial penalty (census date)
14 September 2014 Last day to withdraw with finanical penalty but without academic penalty

General Advice on Course Selection

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 care in 2014 as some courses have had their semester offerings changed and a few are now 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.

  • COMP2911 and COMP2121 will be offered in Semester One only
  • COMP2041 will be offered in Semester Two only
  • COMP3311 will run in Semester One for 2014

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.

ProgramProgram CoordinatorProgram Notes
Bioinformatics Bruno Gaeta • No change for 2014
Computer Engineering Annie Guo • No change for 2014
Computer Science Alan Blair • COMP4920 and an additional COMP 3/4 Elective replace COMP3711 and SENG4921.
Software Engineering Fethi Rabhi

• Students are advised to take COMP4920 (Management and Ethics) in Semester 2 in place of SENG4921.

• The MATH1081 co-requisite for COMP2111 has been changed to a pre-requisite. Students must complete MATH1081 in first year to be able to take COMP2111 and the SENG workshops during second year.

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