Step 1: Plan your timetable

See an automatically generated example of what your class timetable may look like for a selected set of subjects.

When MyTimetable opens for planning, the University's annual timetable will be available for you to view. You can use the planner tool to see an example clash-free class timetable for a selected set of subjects, or to view class times for all University subjects offered in the upcoming study period.

The planning step is not compulsory for building your timetable, but example timetables generated by the planner can help you to select your preferences in the next step. Note that while you can use the planner to generate timetables for both enrolled and unenrolled subjects, you must be enrolled in subjects before you can select preferences for them.

For information on when the planning period opens, see timetable dates.

Log into MyTimetable

The MyTimetable homepage gives a summary of your enrolled subjects and the allocation statuses for each class type.

Allocation status summary

At the top of the page under your personal details, you can see a summary of your allocations:

  • Allocated: You have been allocated to a class.
  • Pending: You have entered your preferences and are waiting to be allocated.
  • Not Allocated: You have not selected any preferences and/or have not been allocated into any classes.

Enrolled subjects and their allocation statuses

The left sidepanel contains a list of all your enrolled subjects, as well as information about the allocation and preference statuses of your classes for these subjects. Click on a class type (eg Lecture1) to see a list of all its available classes, and details such as when and where the class is held.

Icons beside the subject or class type

  • Blue: The info icon links to the subject's entry in the University Handbook.
  • Green: You have been allocated to a class.
  • Orange: You have entered your preferences and are waiting to be allocated.
  • Red: You have not selected any preferences and/or have not been allocated into any classes.

Class allocation statuses

The allocation status for each class type (eg Lecture 1) is shown in brackets beside each class type:

  • Read only: This class type is available for viewing only. Check timetable dates for information about when it will be available for preference entry, or review and adjust.
  • Adjust: you have an allocation but you can choose to change it.
  • Select: you have not been allocated to a class and will need to select one.
  • Off: This class type is currently closed. Please contact Stop 1 for more information.

How to use the planner

1. Access the planner

On the MyTimetable home page, click on the 'planner' tab on the menu bar.

2. Select your enrolled subjects, or view unenrolled subjects

Name your plan and select all subjects you want to include in the generated timetable. You can choose from the list of subjects you are currently enrolled in, or scroll down to search for subjects you are not enrolled in. For example, you may want to add a subject you're considering enrolling in to see how it would fit alongside your currently enrolled subjects.

3. Generate a timetable

Click the 'generate' button when you have selected all subjects. The planner will generate a possible timetable that avoids class time clashes for the subjects you have selected. Some classes, shown in blue, will require you to manually select an option.

You can repeat the above for different combinations of subjects, for example to help you decide when you want to take a subject offered in both semesters of the year. You can access your saved plans at any time.

The planner is open for most of the year, so you can view timetables and create plans at any time, including during the preference entry and review and adjust periods.

How to view all classes for a subject

For a subject you're enrolled in

All of your enrolled subjects and their associated class types (eg Lecture1) are listed in the left Enrolment sidepanel. Click on a class type to see all the classes available.

For a subject you're not enrolled in

You can search for other University subjects that you're not enrolled in using the left Search sidepanel, below the list of your enrolled subjects.

  • After searching for a class, click 'view' to see the class details for the subject.
  • The search results will not contain subjects for which you are currently enrolled in.
  • Note that while you can see the class details, you will not be allocated into any classes for subjects that you are not enrolled in.
  • You can make enrolment changes in my.unimelb. There will be a slight delay while MyTimetable updates enrolment changes from my.unimelb. There could be a delay of up to 7 hours during peak times.

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

Step 2: Selecting your timetable preferences