Find out more about our class timetable system, including how it works.
What is MyTimetable?
Starting Semester 1 2020, MyTimetable is replacing my.unimelb (eStudent) as the University’s new class timetabling system. MyTimetable gives you more time to consider and enter your class preferences, giving you an equitable opportunity to plan and create your preferred class timetable.
MyTimetable is a class timetabling system that creates individual timetables for students based on submitted class preferences, ensuring everyone has an equitable opportunity of getting their preferred class timetable. You will use this system to create your class timetable prior to each study period.
By following a preference-based model, students who have other commitments, such as employment or carer responsibilities, or who are returning or living overseas during the timetabling period, aren’t disadvantaged by their limited availability. When allocating class timetables, MyTimetable also takes into consideration factors such as class size limits and potential clashes to ensure all students are equally accommodated.
The three steps
- The University timetable for the upcoming year becomes available for you to view. You will be able to see any classes that have been scheduled for the upcoming year.
- You can use MyTimetable to view the class options for any scheduled subject, as well as generate example timetables for subjects you are enrolled in or are planning to enrol in.
- Once preference entry opens for your subjects, you can enter your preferred classes for any subjects you are enrolled in. You can change your preferences at any time while preferencing is open, but make sure you finalise them by the deadline to give yourself the best chance of getting your preferred timetable. Everyone has an equal opportunity no matter when they enter or change their preferences, as long as they submit them before the deadline.
- After preference entry closes for your subjects, MyTimetable will sort the preferences of all students and allocate everyone’s individual timetables.
- Once your timetable has been allocated, you will have an opportunity to review it and make any adjustments as required.
- If you missed out on entering preferences, for example due to late enrolment or enrolment changes after the preference period closed, you can directly allocate yourself to any available classes during this period.
- If no spaces are available in your preferred class times, you can submit a swap request, which will be fulfilled if places become available.