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First Year Enrolment Guides

We know that planning your course can be overwhelming, and have provided First Year Enrolment Guides to help with your subject selection. Here are a few things to know before you select your subjects.

Identify your course
All guides are listed by UAC code and UOW course code, which correspond to your offer letter or prior communications sent to you by UOW. It is important you can identify your course to ensure you select the correct First Year Enrolment Guide.

Pre-loaded subjects
Some courses will have compulsory first year subjects, which will already appear in your online student account. If you require credit transfer for subjects, email us or contact 1300 ASK UOW.

Credit for prior learning
Your previous study, work experience and training may count as credit towards your degree. If you haven’t already applied for credit for prior learning, you will need to bring along a copy of your academic documents and speak to an academic adviser at your faculty orientation session.

Full time and part time study
Whether you are a full-time or part-time student, depends on how many credit points you are enrolled into each session. To be classified as a full-time student you must be enrolled in at least 75% of a normal full-time load for your course. If you would like to change between full-time and part-time, this can be done session by session. However, some degrees require full-time enrolment due to their structure. If you are considering going to part-time, you will need to first consult with an academic adviser through your faculty.

Select your guide

Please see below subject guides for 2019. 

Please note: these guides only list first year subjects, for more information on further years of your course, see our course handbook.



Engineering and Information Sciences

Law, Humanities and the Arts

Science, Medicine and Health

Social Sciences

Not sure which Faculty you belong to? Check out the faculty listing for more information.