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Choosing Classes at UC

Please read through the following information carefully before selecting your units.

Twelve (12) credit points is the normal full time load at UC. All Study Abroad and Exchange students can take between 9 and 12 credit points at UC. Exchange students (those paying tuition to their home university) must take 12 credit points unless given permission by their home university advisor to take only 9 (the minimum allowed by an Australian student visa). Taking more than 12 credit points is not recommended and each additional unit will cost $2125 AUD.

Before applying to UC, please ensure that you can find at least four units & 2 back up units that you would like to study at UC. It is important to choose back up units in case a unit is cancelled or the timetable for your units clash. The units you choose must be offered in the correct semester and you must meet any listed prerequisites (as per your home university transcript uploaded with your application to UC). You should get approval for all 6 classes at your home university to ensure you will still have enough suitable units to take in the case any unexpected changes or timetable clashes. The more units you choose across different faculties or degrees, the more likely that the units may have a clash as units are scheduled based on UC course structure.

Prior to orientation, you will be sent an Enrolment Guide so that you can enrol yourself in your chosen classes.

As you will be enrolling yourself into your units (using the Enrolment Guide), you are not required to provide the UC Study Abroad Office with your unit choices, however, if you have limited flexibility with the units you must take, you are advised to e-mail studyabroad@canberra.edu.au with your specific requirements before applying. It is expected that at the time of your application to UC, you have found enough suitable units and have checked their availability using this guide. Please note that unit availability can change or some of the units you wish to take may have clashing timetables. To ensure you are as prepared and aware as possible, you are encouraged to check the availability of your chosen units a few times prior to the start of the semester and the timetable when it becomes available. To check for availability, check the list of units on this page (see below) to ensure that your unit still appears on the list in the semester you intend to study. This list should automatically update for any changes.

Study Abroad & Exchange Unit Options

Please use the unit lists below to select units in the appropriate semester. If your planned semester is not showing, the units have not been finalized yet for that period. The units for any given year should appear on this website by November 1 in the previous year. Please view the units in the same semester the previous year as a good indication of what will be offered in the same semester the following year. You may take units across all four of our faculties, but please check that you meet any listed prerequisite requirements to ensure your eligibility to take the class (see "How to Check Your Eligibility for UC units" below). Undergraduate students should refrain from requesting units labelled G or PG as these denote post graduate level units which you are not eligible for.

Key Terminology

Course = Degree/field of study
Unit = Class/Subject/Module
S1 = Semester 1 (February – May)
S2= Semester 2 (August – November)
Unit Number = A Unit (Class) has a course number usually 3-4 digits. This number is random and has no significance to the level.

Semester 1 2017 (February – May) Undergraduate Units

Semester 1 2017 (February – May) Postgraduate Units

Business, government and law semester 1 2017 postgraduate units

Semester 2 2017 (August – November) Undergraduate Units

Business, government and law semester 2 2017 undergraduate units

Semester 2 2017 (August – November) Postgraduate Units

Business, government and law semester 2 2017 postgraduate units

How to Check Your Eligibility for UC units:

  1. Open the unit page by clicking on your chosen unit from the list of available units on this page.
  2. Scroll down until you see the heading, "Prerequisites". If there are any requirements listed here, you must be able to prove you have met this requirement at your home university based on your current transcript (as uploaded with your UC application). Please also check for any requirements listed under the heading "Corequisites". If there are any corequisites, these are units you are expected to enrol in at the same time. If you must take a particular unit and you are unsure whether you meet this requirement, please e-mail your transcript and the name and number of the unit to studyabroad@canberra.edu.au to enquire.

Please refer to the diagram below to understand how to navigate a UC unit page.

Unit Page Explanation