What do the codes mean on the timetable?


Your timetable has been organised to include a letter/number key to identify the different types of classes you attend. The main keys on the University timetable are outlined below:

Key  Definition

C

Computer LabComputer labs are based in a room with either a university computer on each desk, or have seating space available for students to use their own personal devices.

D

StudioStudio classes are usually associated with units from the design/architecture disciplines. Studios are held where students are required to undertake activities such as drawing and model making.

L

LectureThese classes are where the majority of the unit content is provided/presented by the convenor. Lectures usually involve a presentation by the speaker and can sometimes involve audience interaction.

P

LaboratoryLaboratories or 'labs' are used to run practical classes, generally from the science/health disciplines. Laboratories are fitted with sinks, gas lines, fume hoods and other equipment suitable to the unit. In most circumstances safety clothing is required to enter the labs.

S

SeminarSeminars are similar to lectures but tend to have more interaction with the audience compared to a traditional lecture. Seminars also generally run longer than a lecture.

T

TutorialTutorials are classes where information provided at lectures can be put into practice. Generally, tutorial time consists of discussions or activities.

W

WorkshopWorkshops are similar to tutorials but often have a more practical component. Workshops tend to be used interchangeably with tutorials (i.e. one week you may have a tutorial, and the next week you may attend a workshop).

You may also see the following less common keys used:

Key Definition

MOD

Module A module class runs across a discrete 3 week block over the semester rather than the typical weekly classes. 

D

Drop InDrop in classes will be distinguished by the written description denoting that it is a 'drop in session'. This is not a mandatory class and you will not be able to allocate yourself in the timetable system Allocate+. These classes are read only and appear only for your information.

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