Step 8: Plan your course - Section contents

Choosing the right subjects allows you to make the most of your course and your university experience. Use our resources to plan your course so you’ll be ready to enrol in your subjects.

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Course information sessions for new students

Get a kickstart to your degree at Melbourne by attending one of our course information sessions for undergraduate students. They will help you:

  • Understand your course structure and requirements
  • Plan your course according to your interests, goals and circumstances
  • Meet other students from your course
  • Give you an opportunity to ask questions and get answers from a course planning adviser.

Check what sessions are on offer and register now

Understand your course structure and plan your subjects

Each course has a specific structure and set of requirements which must be met in order to be eligible to graduate. A key feature of most undergraduate courses is the flexibility to try out different disciplines and to tailor majors and specialisations to your interests and goals.


Check your prerequisites

Prerequisites are subjects or other requirements that must be successfully completed before you can enrol in a subsequent, more advanced subject. Prerequisites ensure that all students who enrol in a subject have sufficient background knowledge to cope with the subject content.

Students who have completed their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) will usually have their prerequisite subjects automatically approved. If the enrolment system does not recognise your VCE prerequisites you can use the Enrolment Variation form to request assistance.

If you have completed your Year 12 studies in a state other than Victoria you will usually have your prerequisite subjects automatically approved.

  • Students admitted to a course based on secondary studies completed under an International Baccalaureate (IB) will have prerequisites automatically approved for Level 1 Languages, Maths and Science subjects only.
  • If you have been admitted to a course on the basis of a pathway other than VCE (e.g. Trinity Foundation Studies, GCE A Levels), your prerequisites will not be automatically recognised by the University’s enrolment system. You will be prevented from enrolling into subjects until you have your prerequisites approved. To do this, read our helpful FAQ on non-VCE prerequisites.

Advanced standing (credit for prior learning)

If you have completed prior tertiary study, you may be eligible for advanced standing towards a new course. Advanced standing may be granted as:

  • Exempt subjects (for equivalent subjects completed at another institution)
  • Credited subjects (for subjects completed in another University of Melbourne course)
  • General advanced standing (for unspecified credit).

Find out how to apply for advanced standing.


Explore your course resources

  1. Check the Handbook for course overview, course structure and major options.
  2. Explore the faculty resources (below) to learn more about your course.

If you still need help, contact one of our specialist advisers at Stop 1.

  1. Check the Handbook for the Bachelor of Arts course overview, majors, minors, subjects and breadth options.
  2. Explore the faculty resources (below) to learn more about your course.
  3. Complete a course map (below) so you know which subjects to enrol in.

If you still need help, contact one of our specialist advisers at Stop 1. Don't forget to bring your completed course map with you.

Discover our interactive course planning tool to help you plan your subjects and majors.

  1. Check the Handbook for course overview, course structure and breadth options.
  2. Check the faculty resources (below) to learn more about your course.
  3. Complete a course map (below) so you know which subjects to enrol in.

If you still need help, contact one of our specialist advisers at Stop 1. Don't forget to bring your completed course map with you.

  1. Check the Handbook for course overview, entry requirements, course structure and breadth options.
  2. Explore the BCom planner and other faculty resources (below) to learn more about your course.
  3. Complete a course map (below) so you know which subjects to enrol in.

If you still need help, contact one of our specialist advisers at Stop 1. Don't forget to bring your completed course map with you.

Discover our interactive course planning tool to help you plan your subjects and majors.

  1. Check the Handbook for the Bachelor of Design course overview, course structure, majors, electives and breadth options.
  2. Explore the faculty resources (below) for sample course plans.
  3. Complete a course map (below) so you know which subjects to enrol in.

If you still need help, contact one of our specialist advisers at Stop 1. Don't forget to bring your completed course map with you.

  1. Check the Handbook for course overview, course structure and breadth options.
  2. Complete a course map (below) so you know which subjects to enrol in.

If you still need help, contact one of our specialist advisers at Stop 1. Don't forget to bring your completed course map with you.

  1. Check the Handbook for course overview, course structure and breadth options.
  2. Complete a course map (below) so you know which subjects to enrol in.

If you still need help, contact one of our specialist advisers at Stop 1. Don't forget to bring your completed course map with you.

  1. Check the Handbook for course overview, core participation and course structure.
  2. Visit Welcome to Melbourne Dental School and Melbourne Dental School resources for more information about your course.
  3. Complete and submit your Student Placement Compliance requirements to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Health Hub.

If you still need help, contact one of our specialist advisers at Stop 1.

Welcome to the Bachelor of Science! Our Plan Your Bachelor of Science resources have everything you need to get started with planning your course, choosing your subjects and understanding your options.

Make sure you also plan to attend Science: Day 1, a day full of activities and information sessions and new friends!

If you still need help, contact one of our specialist advisers at Stop 1.

Discover our interactive course planning tool to help you plan your subjects and majors.


I've planned my course. What's next?

Preview subjects

You can get a taste of your potential subjects by logging into the Learning Management System. You will be able to see course materials, lecture slides and videos

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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.