Modes of Study

Modes of study include full-time and part-time study, distance learning, online learning and Summer Term.

Full-time and part-time study

You are required to progress at a full-time rate to ensure you can complete your program within the length of  your student visa.

Full-time enrolment is 24 units of credit (UOC) per semester. If you study less (or more) than 24 UOC, or complete courses in Summer Term, it will have an impact on your completion date and your student visa.

See Amendments and Variations to Enrolment for further details.

Distance learning and online learning

You are allowed to complete 25% of your total program by distance or online learning as long as you study at least one face-to-face subject per compulsory semester.

Research students may be permitted to undertake research at an approved UNSW-affiliated institution. For further information please contact the Graduate Research School.

Semester 1 and Semester 2 are compulsory study period whereas Summer Term is a non-compulsory study period.

Summer Term

You can enrol in Summer Term.

Summer Term is a non-compulsory study period and therefore you can enrol in only one course (6 UOC) face-to-face or online/distance and do not need to maintain a full time enrolment (24 UOC).

Studying during Summer Term may make you eligible for early completion. See Amendments and Variations to Enrolment for further details.