My Course Planner can help you to plan your subjects for different majors, minors and specialisations in a number of undergraduate and graduate courses. You can also plan for a concurrent diploma in Computing, Languages, Mathematical Sciences, and Music.
About My Course Planner
Understanding your course structure and planning what you will study is an important step to ensure you are choosing the right subjects and majors to achieve your academic goals. My Course Planner is an interactive web application that allows you to explore your options and validate your choices to design a program that’s right for you.
Who can use My Course Planner
Current and prospective undergraduate students studying the Bachelor of:
- Fine Arts (all disciplines)
Current and prospective graduate students studying:
- Juris Doctor
- Master of Food Science
- Master of Teaching (Primary)
- Master of Marketing Communications
- Master of International Journalism
- Master of Biomedical Engineering
- Master of Chemical Engineering
- Master of Mechanical Engineering
- Master of Mechatronics Engineering
- Master of Electrical Engineering
- Master of Software Engineering
- Master of Information Technology.
If your course doesn’t have an online planner yet, please use the other course planning resources related your discipline to plan your studies.
What you CAN do in My Course Planner
- View what subjects and majors are available for your course
- Test what happens if you select a particular major/subject before you enrol
- If you’re part-way through your course you can input what you have done so far to see how this impacts your options
- Get a visual course plan that you can print and share.
What you CAN’T do in My Course Planner
- Enrol in subjects or your major. Once you have planned your course you must enrol using your Study Plan
- Find detailed information about your subjects. Remember to check the Handbook for more detailed subject, assessment, contact hours and timetable details.
- Accept your offer. If you are a new student make sure you follow all the steps in Get Started at Melbourne to finalise your enrolment.
Access My Course Planner
We recommend using Google Chrome on a desktop or laptop computer when accessing My Course Planner.
Using my course planner
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 the most recent year.
What courses are available in My Course Planner?
Please refer to the above list of courses available on My Course Planner.
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.
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.
Can I include subjects I have completed in years prior to 2021 as part of my plan?
Yes, however the current version of My Course Planner doesn’t include subject and course data prior to 2021. 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 onwards, 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 you can now add credit from subjects where you have been awarded a direct exemption (exempt credit). You can do this by clicking the ‘add advanced standing’ option in the main menu at the top of your plan.
If you only have been awarded general credit, e.g. level 1 math credit, 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.
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.
Can I add Summer or Winter subjects?
Yes. You can select the 3 dots next to the year and select ‘study period’ to add Summer or Winter subjects if applicable.
Can I include my concurrent diploma subjects in the course planner?
Yes. You can select the 3 dots next to the 'My Course Plan’ and then click 'Select Diploma’ to add a concurrent diploma onto the plan.
Then, when you’re adding subjects to your plan, you can select the three dots next to a subject to assign it to the Bachelor, Diploma, or both (cross-credit).
Can I add an extra year or two into the course planner?
Yes. If you are studying part time, you may add extra years onto the study plan by selecting the 3 dots next to the name of your course which is listed at the top of the course planner. Select ‘add another year’.
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.
You may also need to select the self-evaluation toggle to confirm that you have acknowledged and understood the pre-requisites before the red cross is removed.
Why is a subject not appearing in the search?
This could be for several reasons:
- My Course Planner doesn’t include course and subject data prior to 2021, so if a subject you took earlier 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.
Why can’t I add a double major, minor or specialisation for the Bachelor of Design?
The first launch of the Bachelor of Design My Course Planner will only include the possibility of adding a single major.
Please refer to the Faculty Resource page for more information on double majors, specialisations and minors.
Share your feedback
We are continuously seeking your feedback to make enhancements to improve your course planning experience. You can provide feedback, or report an issue with My Course Planner by completing the feedback survey below.