My Course Planner can help you to plan your subjects and majors for your Bachelor of Arts, Commerce or Science.
How to get the most out of My Course Planner
- Plan out your subjects and majors with the planner. Once you’ve chosen your subjects, enrol in them using the Study Plan.
- We recommend using Google Chrome on a desktop or laptop computer.
- Remember to check the Handbook for more detailed subject, assessment, contact hours and timetable details.
- If you have any questions after you have created a course plan, you can ask for feedback from a course adviser by:
If you are a new student make sure you follow all the steps in Get Started at Melbourne to finalise your enrolment.
If your course doesn’t have a planning tool yet (ie if you're not enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts, Commerce or Science) please use the other course planning resources related your discipline to plan your subjects.
My Course Planner does not replace the normal enrolment process. They are to be used as a guide only to plan out your subjects and majors. You will still need to add and enrol in subjects via your Study Plan.
This is the first release of My Course Planner and we are continuously seeking feedback to make improvements. If you'd like to provide feedback about the tool, or if you experience any issues, please let us know using the feedback survey.
Frequently asked questions
Can I use My Course Planner if I haven’t started my course yet?
Yes, My Course Planner can be used by current and prospective students to plan their course. Please select the year of commencement as 2021.
What courses are available in My Course Planner?
There are currently three courses available: the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science. More courses will be available in the future.
Can I enrol into subjects via My Course Planner?
No, this does not replace the normal enrolment process. My Course Planner should be used as a guide only to plan out your subjects and major(s). You will still need to add and enrol in subjects via your Study Plan.
Can I access My Course Planner on a mobile device?
My Course Planner is optimised to be used on a desktop or laptop. Although you may be able to access the Planner on a mobile, some functions may not perform as expected.
Is it possible to save a course plan and come back to it later?
Yes, by copying and saving the URL you can always paste it back into a web browser to come back to the plan you were working on.
Information in My Course Planner is different to what I can see in the Handbook. Which is correct?
Although My Course Planner uses the same source of information as the Handbook, sometimes changes may take a while to flow through to the planner. You should always check and follow information that is displayed in the Handbook if you are unsure.
My plan shows 100% planned, but I have red crosses on some subjects. Is this ok?
Although you have met all the course requirements you need to check subject pre-requisites and make sure subjects are planned in the correct semesters.
Can I include subjects I have completed in previous years (prior to 2021) as part of my plan?
Yes, however the current version of My Course Planner is only set up for 2021 courses and subjects. You may wish to add previously completed subjects in non-matching years to help build your plan, however, please check when future subjects are running and that pre-requisites have been met.
As My Course Planner is using Handbook data from 2021, some subjects that have been discontinued or changed may not appear. You can put similar subjects (eg at the same subject level and area of study) on your plan to the ones that you have completed to have a full overview of your course and the rules.
Can I include general credit from previous studies as part of my plan?
It’s not currently possible to add general credit to a plan, however future releases may include this function.
You may like to include similar University of Melbourne subjects (eg at the same subject level and area of study) in place of the credit you were awarded to have a full overview of your course and the rules. If you were awarded ‘exempt’ credit, you can add that subject to your plan (unless it has been discontinued or changed in 2021).
Why is a subject not appearing in the search?
This could be for several reasons:
- My Course Planner is only set up for 2021 commencement, so if a subject is no longer running or has changed it may not appear. You can put similar subjects (eg at the same subject level and area of study) on your plan to the ones that you have completed to have a full overview of your course and the rules.
- When you click on a space in your study plan, there are automatic filters applied. You may need to adjust those filters (Level, Availability and/or ‘Breadth’) for subjects to appear.
- If it is neither of the above, please use the ‘Feedback’ function to report the issue and we can investigate.
Why is My Course Planner indicating that I don’t meet the requirements of my major, but I have all the required subjects on my plan?
To have the tool count subjects towards your major, you will need to ‘assign’ the major subjects to that major.
I commenced prior to 2021 and my course structure has since changed. Can I still use My Course Planner?
Yes, you can use the tool to plan your future subjects, but you should always refer back to the Handbook entry for the year you commenced to ensure you are meeting the rules of your course.