New Student Enrolment Guide

Congratulations on your offer and welcome to UNSW Science!

This enrolment guide contains important information to help you select your courses and enrol in your Science degree at UNSW.

The video below explains some of the key concepts and resources available, and there’s more information below.


Step 1: Accept your offer

All new students must accept their offer before they can enrol in courses.

Instructions on how to accept were included with your offer letter, but if you need help, click here.

Step 2: Understand your degree and choose your courses

Each degree at UNSW is slightly different, and the courses (units) you take depends on your degree, the types of science that interest you, and when courses are available.

You should have received a link to your personalised offer page which will help you to plan your enrolment. However, the links below provide more detailed information about all of our science degrees, and some tips on how to choose the best courses:


Advanced Mathematics


Advanced Science 






Data Science and Decisions


Environmental Management


Life Sciences 


Materials Science and Engineering


Medical Science


Medicinal Chemistry


Psychological Science






Science (International)


Science and Business


Vision Science


Vision Science/Optometry








Step 3: Enrol in your courses 

After you’ve decided what courses you want to take, you can enrol for the year via myUNSW

Remember: a full-time study load from 2019 is 3 x 6 UoC courses per term (18 UoC), and a total of 8 courses (48 UoC) across the year, which means one term per year of your choice can have a ligher load with just 2 courses (12 UoC). However, students have the option to enrol in 9 courses in a year (3 per term) if they want to fast-track their degree. 

To check course availability, go to:


Step 4: Create a Timetable 


The final step is to register for your classes for the upcoming term via myUNSW. Once this has been completed, you will be able to view your timetable for the term.

You can check all the available class times for each course on the online timetable


What’s next?