How to create and use your class timetable

Below you will find a comprehensive step-by-step guide for creating and using your class timetable via myUNSW.

You can start building your Class Timetable once you have added courses to your enrolment and clicked Proceed to Enrol. If you need help with adding courses, please see the step-by-step guide for how to enrol in a course.

 

Automatically build your timetable

The Auto Timetable button automatically selects classes for all the courses you have added to your enrolment basket. It will only select valid class combinations and will avoid class clashes.

Using this feature will not overwrite or change any classes that you have manually selected and added to your timetable and will build a timetable to include these classes.

To automatically create a timetable:

Step 1

Once you have selected courses and clicked Proceed to Enrol, you will be taken to the Class Selection screen. From this screen, click the Auto Timetable button at the bottom-right of the screen.

Screenshot of Class Selection


Step 2

The screen will refresh and display your automatically selected classes. 

Screenshot of Class Selection with classes automatically selected

You can also view your timetable in a weekly grid by clicking the View Class Timetable button. See more on how to view and use your timetable below.

If you are not happy with a particular class, you can remove it by clicking the rubbish bin button. Once you have removed the class, the Add Classes button will reappear and you can manually select this class from the available options. See more on how to manually add classes below.


Step 3

To complete the process you must enrol by clicking either Enrol beside an individual course or Enrol in ALL courses. You will only reserve your place in the course(s) once you have completed this step.

If the enrolment is unsuccessful you will see an error message in red. See Enrolment error messages for more info.

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Manually add classes

Step 1

Once you have selected courses and clicked Proceed to Enrol, you will be taken to the Class Selection screen. From this screen, click the Add Classes button at the bottom-right of the screen.

Screenshot of Class Selection


Step 2

Select your desired classes from the list of available options for each course. If there is more than one class component (e.g. a Tutorial AND a Lecture), you will need to select one option for each.

Screenshot of Add Classes screen

You can click the Filter Results button at the top-right of the Search Results to view particular types of classes (e.g. classes held on specific days of the week and classes that are full). The filter options are:

  • Campus: By default only classes held at your campus (e.g. Sydney) are displayed. Click the "All" button to display classes held at all campuses.

  • Show Full Classes: By default only "Open" classes (i.e. classes with available places) are displayed. Select "Yes" to display full classes for your selected courses. Note: You cannot enrol in full classes.

  • Show Days: By default classes held on any day of the week are displayed. Select your preferred day(s) to display classes held on those days only. Note: If a class has multiple meeting times and one of the meeting times matches your search criteria, the class will be displayed. You must attend all the meeting times specified for a course.

Step 3

Click Continue. The screen will refresh and display your selected classes.

Timetable clashes will be highlighted in either red or orange. You can proceed to enrol in classes with a permitted clash (orange) but you cannot enrol in classes with a non-permitted clash (red). If you have a red clash, use the rubbish bin button to delete one or all of the clashing classes and click Add Classes to reselect. If this does not resolve the clash and you believe you have good reason to enrol in the clashing classes, you may want to contact your Program Authority for advice.

Screenshot of Class Clash


Step 4

To complete the process you must enrol by clicking either Enrol beside an individual course or Enrol in ALL courses. You will only reserve your place in the course(s) once you have completed this step.

If the enrolment is unsuccessful you will see an error message in red. See Enrolment error messages for more info.

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Remove pending classes

You can remove classes for pending courses without financial implications as you are not officially enrolled in the course yet.

To remove a pending class, simply click the rubbish bin button next to the class you want to remove.

Screenshot of Pending class rubbish bin icon

Note: This button will only be displayed for pending classes. To remove a pending course altogether, you must go back to the Course Selection screen. To remove classes for an enrolled course, you must use the Drop or Swap button. See How to update your enrolment for more info.

The screen will refresh and you can now re-add classes.

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View and use your timetable

You can view your timetable in a weekly grid by clicking the View Class Timetable button during the class selection process. This will display all pending (green) and enrolled classes (blue). Remember that you are NOT enrolled in pending classes.

Screenshot of Class Timetable with pending and enrolled classes

Once you have enrolled in courses, you can also view your Class Timetable directly from your My Student Profile tab by clicking Class Timetable on the left navigation menu. Only enrolled classes will appear in this view.

Screenshot of Class Timetable under My Student Services 

Additional information such as class instructor(s), teaching weeks, units of credit, etc. are listed below the timetable grid.

Screenshot of additional class timetable info

 


Teaching Period Weeks

The View Timetable for drop-down menu allows you to view timetables for any Teaching Period that you are currently enrolled in.

Screenshot of Teaching Period drop-down menu

When you select a Teaching Period in the View Timetable for menu (e.g. Teaching Period One), the numbered checkboxes refer to weeks for that Teaching Period only. They do NOT refer to Semester weeks. The Academic Calendar lists start and end dates for all Teaching Periods.

See Teaching Periods for more information.


To view your timetable for a specific week:

Select or deselect one or more weeks and click Get Timetable. Weeks labelled N1, N2 etc. are non-teaching weeks in which classes are not usually held.

Screenshot of Teaching Period week checkboxes


To print your timetable:

Click the Print button at the bottom-right of the screen. You can also select File > Print from your browser menu or press Ctrl+P (PC) or Cmd+P (Mac) on your keyboard.


To view your timetable on your device or desktop calendar app:

See instructions on the Personal Timetable page.

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Search for specific classes

The Class Search feature enables you to search for classes using specific criteria such as days of the week, instructor and class component/type. There are two types of searches:


Basic Class Search

Step 1

Click the Class Search link displayed under My Student Services on the My Student Profile tab.

Screenshot of Class Search under My Student Services

Step 2

Select/Enter your search criteria. Mandatory fields are displayed on screen with an asterisk (*).

  • Term: Defaults to the current semester (e.g. Semester 1 2017). To search classes for another semester, select a semester from the drop-down list. Mandatory field.
  • Subject Area: Refers to the four alphabetical characters that make up a course code (e.g. ACCT). Mandatory field if searching by Catalogue Nbr.
  • Catalogue: Refers to the four numerical digits that make up a course code (e.g. 1501). Subject Area is mandatory if searching by this field. E.g. If you are searching for ACCT1501 you should select 'ACCT' from the Subject Area drop-down list and enter '1501' in the Catalogue Nbr field.
  • General Education Courses: Tick the box to search for all General Education Courses.
  • Course Title: Enter the full or partial title of the course (e.g. Mathematics 1A). This field is case sensitive.
  • Show Inactive Classes: Refers to classes that are not available for enrolment (e.g. because they are full, on hold or have been cancelled). Closed classes are hidden by default. To view closed classes in your search, select "Yes".
  • Course Career: The default is set to your program's career (e.g. Undergraduate). To view classes held for a different career, change the career using the drop-down list. Note: You cannot enrol in courses from a different career without approval from your Program Authority.
  • Component: Refers to a specific class type or component (e.g. Web Delivery, Project, Lecture, etc.)

Screenshot of Basic Class Search

Step 3

Once you have entered your search criteria, click Search.

Step 4

A list of classes matching your search criteria will be displayed. Select View Details to see more information about the class including start and end dates, maximum enrolments permitted, etc.

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Advanced Class Search

Step 1

Click the Class Search link displayed under My Student Services on the My Student Profile tab.

Screenshot of Class Search under My Student Services

Step 2

Click the Advanced Class Search button.

Step 3

Select/Enter your search criteria. Mandatory fields are displayed with an asterisk (*).

  • Term: Defaults to the current semester (e.g. Semester 1 2017). To search classes for another semester, select a semester from the drop-down list and click Go. Mandatory field.
  • Teaching Period: A semester can be made up of multiple teaching periods. Select from the drop-down list to display classes held for a particular teaching period (e.g. Teaching Period One).
  • Subject Area: Refers to the four alphabetical characters that make up a course code (e.g. ACCT). Mandatory field if searching by Catalogue Nbr.
  • Catalogue: Refers to the four numerical digits that make up a course code (e.g. 1501). Subject Area is mandatory if searching by this field. E.g. If you are searching for ACCT1501 you should select 'ACCT' from the Subject Area drop-down list and enter '1501' in the Catalogue Nbr field.
  • General Education Courses: Tick the box to search for all General Education Courses.
  • Course Title: Enter part of or the complete title of the course (e.g. Mathematics 1A). This field is case sensitive.
  • Show Inactive Classes: Refers to classes that are not available for enrolment (e.g. because they are full, on hold or have been cancelled). Closed classes are hidden by default. To view closed classes in your search, select "Yes".
  • Course Career: The default is set to your program's career (e.g. Undergraduate). To view classes held for a different career, change the career using the drop-down list. Note: You cannot enrol in courses from a different career without approval from your Program Authority.
  • Component: Refers to a specific class type or component (e.g. Web Delivery, Project, Lecture, etc.)
  • Show Days: By default, the search will include classes held on any day of the week. To view classes held on a particular day(s) of the week deselect the days you want to exclude.
  • Instructor Surname: Enter the full or partial surname of an instructor (e.g. "Richardson" or "Richards"). Wildcard is selected by default but you can select Exact Match instead if you only want to search for an exact match.
  • Instructor First Name: Enter the full or partial first name of an instructor. Wildcard is selected by default but you can select Exact Match instead if you only want to search for an exact match.
  • Campus: Select from the drop-down list to view classes held at a specific campus (e.g. Sydney, Paddington, UNSW Canberra, etc.).
Screenshot of Advanced Class Search

Step 4

Once you have entered your search criteria, click Search.

Step 5

A list of classes matching your search criteria will be displayed. Select View Details to see more information about the class including start and end dates, maximum enrolments permitted, etc.

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