Step 4: Plan your course - Section contents

Choosing the right subjects and thinking about your future will enhance your university experience. Use our resources to plan your course so you'll be ready to enrol in subjects.

Know your course requirements

Each course has specific requirements that you must satisfy in order to graduate, including core subjects and hurdle requirements. In many course structures, you will have the opportunity to focus on a specific discipline through specialisations. By concentrating on a specific group of subjects, you will achieve a specialised knowledge in your chosen field of study.

Explore our resources

You will need to look at all of the following resources regularly to help plan your course and make informed decisions.

Faculty information

Your faculty or graduate school will have lots of information specific to your course that will help you plan your subjects and specialisations.

University Handbook

The University Handbook outlines your course structure in detail, providing you with a guideline on how you should plan your studies. It includes information on how many credit points must be completed to fulfil different levels of study, and different requirements such as specialisations and capstone options. For details on how to use the University Handbook, visit our FAQ and watch the video below.

Need help?

If you need further assistance with planning your course and subjects you can book a 15-minute appointment to speak with a course adviser. Find out more.

Credit for prior study

You may be eligible for ‘Advanced Standing’ (credit for prior learning) where you can demonstrate you have completed equivalent studies at another institution. If Advanced Standing is awarded to you, it may reduce the number of subjects you need to complete in your degree. Find out how to apply for Advanced Standing.

Subjects and credit points

Our helpful FAQ explains in detail the different types of subjects you can take as a student, including core subjects, capstone subjects and electives.

Get to know Uni speak

As a new student, you may not be familiar with all the terminology used at the University, especially if you’re coming from interstate or overseas. Our University glossary page will help you navigate your course, understand requirements and settle into your studies.